Friday, Feb. 22

* Norwegian Wood and Marc Simard sample sale
* Argo reading series
* Weija launch with lotsa readings
* Passovah Productions’ fifth anniversary
* Converse skate shoe launch at LeDep
* Italy: Love It or Leave It
* Elevator at CFC

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Young Galaxy, tonight at Il Motore

Norwegian Wood and Marc Simard are holding a studio sale, where they’ll be selling samples and stock at substantial discounts. 5224 de Gaspé #514, 2–8 p.m., free entry

So Converse is launching a limited-run skate shoe, and LeDep, the new-ish skateshop by Peace Park, is throwing a party. If history holds, there will be free PBR. 1201 St-Dominique, 6 p.m., 19+, free

In advance of the Feb. 24 Italian elections, Cinéma du Parc is helpfully screening Italy: Love It or Leave It, a comedic documentary on the perpetually troubled nation and two dudes’ love-hate relationship with it. 3575 Parc, 7:15 p.m., $11.50

Catch the 14th edition of Argo Featured Readings, featuring Joel Asa Miller, Nyla Matuk and Jacob Wren. 1915 Ste-Catherine W., 8 p.m., free 

Passovah Productions’ fifth anniversary show boasts what might be their best line-up yet, with Miracle Fortress, Young Galaxy, How Sad, Caroline Keating, DJ World Peace (aka Think About Life’s Martin Cesar) and more. Il Motore (179 Jean-Talon W.), 8:30 p.m., $8/$10

Catch the Weija Quarterly launch, with readings by all genres of writer: Guillaume Morrisette, Ashley Opheim, Majical Cloudz, P. Karneef and more. Hosted/animated by Colin Carruthers. La Brique (ask a friend for the address), 8:30 p.m., $5/$10 with copy of Weija

CFC’s monthly dance party, Elevator, has local acts Cyan (from Modular Systems on CKUT) and Master Choice (members of Citofono) joining resident Smoked Meat Fax Machine. 6388 St-Hubert, 10:30 p.m., $5

Check out our complete listings for more great club, stage and gallery events.

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