Give yourself a break from all that last minute Christmas shopping and go see these shows this week!


Warhol Dervish @ La Sala Rossa

Warhol Dervish describe themselves as an unorthodox chamber collective that brings together many accomplished Montreal musicians, most of whose work can be described as experimental or operating on the fringes of music. Saturday’s performance will feature new and improvised music from Lukas Ligeti, Land of Kush‘s Sam Shalabi, and Vergil Sharkya’.

Doors are at 8 p.m. and tickets cost $12.

Holiday Hooligans Xmaz Party @ Maz Bar

Christmas band the Holiday Hooligans are putting on a show at Maz Bar (5617 Sherbrooke o.) to benefit in-house charity the Maz Christmas Basket Fund. In addition to live holiday-themed music, there will be a raffle with some prizes provided by 514 BMX, Chez Geeks, and comic book store Komico. You can also get your photo taken with Santa for a small fee. All proceeds from the raffle, photos, and the $5 cover charge will go towards the bar’s Christmas basket fund, which provides food baskets for the less fortunate during the holiday season.

The event starts at 9 p.m., $5 cover charge.