Saturday, June 1

* Spring POP
* Betina Lou / la Raffinerie pop-up boutique
* New Regime spring/summer line launch
* Robin Poitras’ Bells 13
* Double book launch @ Monastiraki
* Riot Grrl Band-Off
* Mess Around @ Divan Orange
* Hooded Fang album release show w/ Blonde Elvis and How Sad

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Hooded Fang
Photo by Jenna Wakani

Pop Montreal presents Spring Pop (or Sticky Gross Thunder Pop), with a free event out in Parc Ex feat. live music by local bands Blood and Glass, Johnny Griffin, Li’l Andy and Ira Lee, plus Alexandraplatz’s Madame Monsieur Hot Dog. Place de la gare Jean-Talon (corner Jean-Talon and Parc), 2–6 p.m.

It’s your last chance to catch the pop-up boutique with girlish casual looks by Betina Lou and statement jewelry pieces by La Raffinerie. Espace POP (5587 du Parc), 11 a.m.–5 p.m.

New Regime launches its spring/summer line in NDG today, with cocktails and sounds by High Klassified. Sub-V (5666 Sherbrooke W.), 1–7 p.m., free

Catch Robin Poitras’ Bells 13, a performance-procession with meditatively chiming bells winding through the Quartier des Spectacles, presented by the Festival TransAmériques. Starting point in front of the Grande Bibliothèque (475 de Maisonneuve E.), 3 p.m., free

Swing by a double book launch at Monastiraki, as Conundrum Press introduces new books by Joe Ollmann and Lorenz Peter. 5478 St-Laurent, 7–9 p.m., free

The super-fun annual Riot Grrl Band-Off features local ladies covering iconic female-led groups, with proceeds donated to Rock Camp for Girls. This year, catch Doppelbanger, Heathers, Ruff Talons and Studfinder. Brasserie Beaubien (73 Beaubien E.), 9:30 p.m., $5–$10/PWYC

If you’ve been missing vintage soul, R&B and Motown on the Main since the longtime Blizzarts weekly Mod Club wrapped recently, check in to Mess Around at Divan Orange. 4234 St-Laurent, 9:30 p.m. 

Toronto’s Hooded Fang released a record this week. Come see them with fellow 416ers Blonde Elvis and locals How Sad. The Plant (ask the Internets), 9 p.m., $10

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

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