Friday, April 25

* Vues d’Afrique opens at the Imperial Cinema
* Kama La Mackerel hosts Gender B(l)ender at Café l’Artère
* The Pains of Being Pure at Heart play le Belmont
* Ought launch their debut LP at Brasserie Beaubien
* Girls in Uniform launch a VHS tape at Cabaret Playhouse
* DJ Maya Jane Coles & more at the SAT

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The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
The Vues d’Afrique festival opens with a screening of Aya de Yopougon. Imperial Cinema (1430 Bleury), 7 p.m., $20

Kama La Mackerel hosts the Gender B(l)ender queer open mic at Café l’Artère. The night will feature music, poetry, dance and more. 7000 Parc, 8:30 p.m., free

NYC indie pop band the Pains of Being Pure at Heart play le Belmont with Fear of Men and Ablebody. 4483 St-Laurent, 9:30 p.m., $15/$20

Local band Ought launch their debut LP on Constellation Records, with support from Lungbutter, Skin Tone and DJ Pas Cha. Brasserie Beaubien (73 Beaubien E.), 9 p.m., PWYC

Also launching a record (on VHS!) is Girls in Uniform, with Ramzi and the Wilcox band. Cabaret Playhouse (5656 Parc), 10 p.m., $5

If it’s a dance party you seek, get down to SAT, where the Apex tour brings in international DJ talent Maya Jane Coles, Magda and James Holden to play with local boys Seb Diamond b2b Kyle Kalma. 1201 St-Laurent, 10 p.m., $30 
Check out our complete listings for more great club, stage and gallery events.