Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Clothing Swap Sockhop: Bring your clothes leave with your neighbour's!

I'm invitin' y'all out to support the 'Walking Distance Distro', a not-for-profit zine distro delivered in St. Henri by foot! For free! They're having a clothing exchange/sock hop and you can expect the usual goodies:
-Cheap Drinks!
-Local talent!
-Good food!

Since the distro is a free monthly venture for the lucky zine recievers, benefits like this one help to repay the zinesters who donate their zines.
So it's March 31st at the Bread Factory (617 St. Remi, room 304) which is a Friday. 9pm, $3.

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Expozine Alternative Press Awards Gala!

Announcing the inaugural Expozine Alternative Press Awards Gala!

Join us on March 22, 2006 at the Mainline Theatre, 3997 St Laurent, at 9pm to hear the announcement of the winners! The event will feature Montreal's favourite air band Never Surrender, master of ceremonies Jean Giscagne plus some surprises! Admission is free.

About the awards and nominees:

After four years of promoting Montreal's small press community, Expozine decided to recognize the best it has to offer with the first annual Expozine Alternative Press Awards! To reflect the wide diversity of printed matter represented last November at Expozine, Montreal's only annual small press, comic and zine fair, six prizes will be awarded (three in English and three in French), for the following categories:

Best book
Best comic
Best zine

Each of the more than 200 Expozine participants were asked to submit their best creation for consideration for the prizes. An extensive shortlist was selected and made public by the Expozine organizing committee. Following are the English finalists:


Something for Michael 003 (girl on girl) by Shannon Gerard
The Hero Book by Scott Waters
Asthmatica by Jon Paul Fiorentino
The Official St Leonard Dictionary by John Trivisonno
Making Stuff and Doing Things by Kyle Bravo (Microcosm Publishing)
The YPF Yearbook (Young People's Foundation)
Garbage Head by Christopher Willard (Vehicule Press)


ojingogo by Matthew Forsythe
horror perditii by Amanda Crawford
Mocking Irony by Edward Bak
Revolver by Salgood Sam
Big Questions #7
Anders Nilsen (Drawn & Quarterly)


four minutes to midnight
Leg Moustache Advisor
Tarhonya by Stephen Guy
LASH by Shawn Kuruneru
G-Eunuch Digest (The Cowboy Issue)
Lifelike by Chris Binkowski

E-mail us for more info.

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Head & Hands Youth Zine project!

Head & Hands is hosting a youth zine project! If you're between the ages of 12-25, we want YOU to get involved! Get your voice heard, highlight stuff that's important to you.

The zine project participants are meeting every Thursday at 3:30pm at the Head & Hands main office (5833 Sherbrooke Street W.).

Also there is a call for submissions for the zine, due March 16th, on the theme "Your Life in NDG", though we are definitely flexible. It is also important to note that the project is bilingual and we are actively seeking third language submissions in order to better represent and give voice to diversity in our community.

Also, at tomorrow's meeting we are having local zinestress Paula Belina, co-editor of the long-running Street Eaters zine and local poet in to give an artist talk.

Feel free to come on down! Coffee, tea and snacks will be served.
5833 Sherbrooke Str. W. (105 bus from Vendome- near Melrose in NDG)
Call for more info at 514.481.0277.



Friday, March 03, 2006

(Super) Reel Dames Film Festival!

Monday March 6, 2006
(Super) Reel Dames Film Festival
La Sala Rossa, 4848 St-Laurent, Montreal QC, CA
Doors 7:30, begins 8:30, 5$

Two days before International Women’s Day film enthusiasts from across the city will gather to celebrate the handiwork of women filmmakers with Montreal’s first annual (Super) Reel Dames Film Festival.

Co-presented with Cat Call, a monthly open stage for women-fronted performances of all shapes and sizes, SRD is a showcase of film/video projects where women play primary roles (such as director, producer, sound engineer, etc.)

This year’s program features numerous works that range from animation and experimental to amateur and documentary, with submissions from Montreal, Victoria, Berlin and Paris. The majority of the works were done on Super 8 film.

“This festival allows women filmmakers from all levels to screen their work to new audiences,” says co-organizer Hosay Breau. “We hope the evening will attract people from all over the city who want to see some amazing films, as well as have the opportunity to meet people with similar interests and network.”

For more information please contact curators:

Hosay Breau – 514-767-6302 (h)
Aimée van Drimmelen – 514-223-2418 (h), 489-8000 (w)


Thursday, March 02, 2006

Save our Sex Ed!

Une version française suit.

Please sent this out to your e-mail contacts!

Did you know that sex education has been eliminated from Quebec's public school curriculum? The material is now meant to be integrated into other courses like French class and Geography, but without formal guidelines. If you feel that Montreal youth deserve quality sexual education, then sign the petition at

STI/STD rates are rising among youth, and young people are engaging in risky sexual behavior. A recent study by SIECCAN confirms this:

Please show your support by signing the petition and forwarding this email to as many people as possible.

Thank you for your support

Head & Hands
5833 Sherbrooke West
P.O. 446, Station NDG
Montreal, QC
H4A 3P8

Veuillez faire suivre cet e-mail à autant de monde que possible.

Saviez-vous que l'éducation sexuelle a été supprimée du progamme d'éducation québécois ? Ce cours doit maintenant être intégré à travers d'autres enseignements comme le français ou la géographie mais sans directives précises. Si vous pensez que les jeunes Montréalais méritent une éducation sexuelle de qualité alors signez la pétition sur

Les taux de ITS/MTS augmentent chez les jeunes et ils sont engagés dans un comportement sexuel risqué. Une étude récente du SIECCAN confirme cela, celle ci est disponible en anglais à l’adresse suivante

Veuillez montrer votre soutien en signant la pétition et en faisant suivre cet e-mail à autant de monde que possible.

Merci pour votre aide.

À Deux Mains
5833 Sherbrooke Ouest
CP 446, Succ. NDG
Montréal, PQ
H4A 3P8