Friday, May 16

* Montréal Monochrome II at M.A.I.
* Sappy Forever book launch
* Rich Aucoin plays the One Man Band Fest
* Come Worry With Us! at Cinéma du Parc
* Howler play Quai des Brumes
* Hydromatic at the Royal Phoenix

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Rich Aucoin

Articule presents Montréal Monochrome II, a discussion about ethnic diversity in the arts, with presentations by local artists in English and French, followed by an open discussion. M.A.I. (3680 Jeanne-Mance), 3–5 p.m., free

Sappy Forever is a book documenting eight years of New Brunswick music festival SappyFest — proceeds from the book will help the festival deal with a deficit from last year’s festival. Michael Feuerstack, Alden Penner and four other bands will play tonight’s local book launch. La Vitrola (4602 St-Laurent), 8 p.m., $10

It would be unwise to miss Halifax’s Rich Aucoin tonight, headlining a stacked bill at the One Man Band Festival — see more about Aucoin and his spectacular live show here. Also playing tonight at la Sala Rossa are Xania and Digit Missile Command. 4848 St-Laurent, 8 p.m., $18

Check out Silver Mt. Zion documentary Come Worry With Us!, which tells the tale of locals Jessica Moss and Efrim Menuck’s struggle to balance parenthood and making music. Cinéma du Parc (3575 Parc), 9:15 p.m., $11.50

Minneapolis indie rockers Howler play Quai des Brumes with Loose Pistons. 4481 St-Denis, 9:30 p.m., $12

Head over to the Royal Phoenix for Hydromatic, their trap and R&B night with DJs Cadence Weapon and Babi Audi. 5788 St-Laurent, 10 p.m., $5

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