Three to See Monday: Icehouse turns six, Sad Mondays and poetry in bloom

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Rocky Mountain Icehouse: On our sixth birthday we vaguely recall Happy Meals and failing to blow out a sparking candle. Rocky Mountain Icehouse celebrates its sixth anniversary in far finer fashion Monday night, with a socially distanced show featuring The Payback on the back patio as part of Downtown Live, presented by the Downtown Business Association. Call for reservations, because the Icehouse could fill up quickly. Bring a mask, shimmy in your seats to some soulful sounds, and help celebrate one of Jasper Avenue’s finest watering holes as it turns old enough to start counting the digits on two hands. For a puzzled look and nothing more tell Flint the Journal sent you.

Details: 7 p.m. at Rocky Mountain Icehouse (10516 Jasper Ave.). Free entry, but try the Scooby Snacks and Mystic Express.

Sad Mondays with Jon Brooks: Mark Twain is quoted as saying “The secret source of humour is not joy but sorrow; there is no humour in heaven.” That may be debatable, but Jon Brooks treats online viewers to a celebration of sadness — “Give us sorrow, that sad joy!” the poster proclaims — each and every Sad Monday at 6 p.m. In addition to sorrow the Toronto-based singer, who fronts Jon Brook & The Outskirts, offers folk tunes from an ever-expanding catalogue, including his latest album, Moth Nor Rust II, released on Fallen Tree Records last September.

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