Saturday, Aug. 25

* Maker Faire
* Empire Backyard Party
* Wiener dog races
* Kent Monkman’s Miss America
* Bones Brigade: An Autobiography
* Day two of Zodiak Club
* The Goods at Sala
* Soul Clap Dance Off at Divan Orange

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Meet Nao 1337 and his “maker” Carlos Asmat at Maker Faire today.
Get hot tips for recycling old junk and check out some cool DIY gadgetry at Montreal’s first Maker Faire. Olympic Park Esplanade (4141 Pierre de Coubertin), 12–6 p.m., $6

Prefer to see skateboarding in person instead of on celluloid? Head to the Empire Backyard Party, a no-nonsense contest that recalls the ramp sessions of yore. Centre Pierre-Charbonneau (3000 Viau), 1-8 p.m., $18

Whether you’re a dog person or a connoisseur of cute, get to the fifth annual wiener dog races in NDG’s Girouard Park. Sherbrooke and Girouard, 1:30 p.m.

Head to the vernissage for Miss America, a new solo exhibit by 2-spirited First Nations artist Kent Monkman, who will be present. Galerie Bernard (3926 St-Denis), 2–5 p.m.

The Phi Centre’s Skate or Die series continues with Bones Brigade: An Autobiography, a portrait of the seminal skateboarding crew. Phi Centre (497 rue St-Pierre), 5 p.m., $12

Go to day two of Zodiak Club, a sonic feast of krautrock sounds featuring Montreal’s Pachyderm and Ottawa’s the Band Whose Name Is a Symbol. Bain St-Michel (5300 St-Dominique), 9 p.m., $15

Get a hefty helping of soul at the 10th anniversary of local monthly the Goods at la Sala Rossa and the Soul Clap Dance Off at Divan Orange. Dancing shoes mandatory. 4848 St-Laurent/4234 St-Laurent, 9:30/10 p.m., $15/$10

Check out our full Montreal Music Listings for more great shows, club nights, and special events.


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