Monday, May 14

Doug Stanhope

The fifth edition of Made With Love’s annual week-long mixology celebration Invasion Cocktail kicks off today in over 20 drink-slinging venues across the city whose bartenders have created a set of over 250 very special cocktails to sample. Download a free passport to get special pricing at participating venues. Various locations, menu pricing, continues through May 20

The Montreal edition of worldwide event series Pint of Science, bringing science to the people via expert guest speakers in casual bar settings, hosts over a dozen events over the next three days across five neighbourhood pubs like l’Amère à Boire, McKibbins and Brutopia. Various locations, 7:30–9:30 p.m., all events free, continues through Wednesday

No stand-up comic has earned more comparisons to the legendary Bill Hicks than Doug Stanhope, whose subversive material is not for the faint of heart. Check him out tonight at la Tulipe (because he’ll never play Just for Laughs, by choice). 4530 Papineau, 8 p.m., $67.25

Eclectic Brooklyn indie pop band Pollens touches down at la Vitrola with locals AWWFUL and Mich Cota. 4602 St-Laurent, 9 p.m., $10/$7 in advance

Sample the queer musical stylings of Kellarissa and Devours, who’ve embarked on an Eastern Canadian tour for the first time. Opening are locals Sylvia Wrath and Drones Club. Brasserie Beaubien (73 Beaubien E.), 9 p.m., price unlisted

For more concert recommendations, see this week’s edition of Hammer of the Mods.

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