Saturday, June 8

* Butcher’s Hook vernissage
* Quebec Drama Federation season preview
* Young Galaxy album launch w/ CFCF
* Awesome Tapes From Africa @ Casa
* Suoni presents Field Trip w/ Generator Montréal
* Under Pressure’s Fresh Paint Gallery pre-launch party

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Jesse Hazelip and Jon Todd’s Butcher’s Hook opens today with an afternoon vernissage. Check out our interview with the artists here. Galerie Yves Laroche (6355 St-Laurent), 2–5 p.m., free

The Quebec Drama Federation previews the next stage season with 15 small doses theatre, hosted by Matt Goldberg and Shane Adamczak. Eats and sangria on the side. Mainline Theatre (3997 St-Laurent), 5–7 p.m., free

Local electro-pop stylists Young Galaxy launch their recently released record Ultramarine with opener CFCF and a DJ set by Ladytron’s Reuben Wu. SAT (1201 St-Laurent), 10 p.m., $15

Brian Shimkovitz, aka ethnomusicologist and mp3 blogger Awesome Tapes From Africa, DJs at Casa del Popolo as part of the Suoni per il Popolo festival. Read about how analogue technology enabled a continent’s worth of hip hop and dance music here. 4873 St-Laurent, 9:30 p.m., free

Experience the sounds of the city in a new way, as Suoni presents Field Trip, a site-specific performance by Generator Montréal. The ultimate destination is a secret, but participants can meet up near midnight with a battery-powered FM radio, which Gambletron will turn into an improvised soundscape over the course of the group’s travels, before leading them to the final location for a sound and light show by Jen Reimer and Max Stein. Meet in front of Sala Rossa (4848 St-Laurent), 11:59 p.m., free

Under Pressure’s Fresh Paint Gallery reopens in a new spot, with a pre-launch party feat. art by Carolina Espinosa, Eric Clement, Hoarkor, Isaac Joseph Holland, Kirsten McCrea, Trevor Wheatley and XRAY, and music by DJs Construct, Bus, River Lance and NOYL. 221 Ste-Catherine E., 7–11 p.m., $5

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

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