Friday, Sept. 26

* Mehrathon Trading sample sale
* The Stop Motion Film Festival begins with Robot Chicken animator Alex Kramer
* Double book launch for art critic David Balzer and artist Margaux Williamson
* Bryan Ferry plays Théâtre St-Denis
* Black Lips and the King Khan & BBQ Show play Club Soda
* Roche Musique French beat party at le Belmont

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Bryan Ferry

Bryan Ferry and friend

Check out day one of the Mehrathon Trading sample sale, feat. brands like Zoo York, Fuct, Primitive and Black Scale. 642 de Courcelle #107, 12–9 p.m.

The sixth annual Stop Motion Film Festival opens today with a discussion with Robot Chicken animation director Alex Kamer, with several character figures of the show on hand for viewing. J. A. de Sève Cinéma, 1453 Mackay, 7 p.m., $10

Art critic David Balzer and artist Margaux Williamson drop in to Drawn & Quarterly for a double book launch and discussion about today’s art world and curation. 211 Bernard W., 7 p.m., free

Having helmed futuristic glam rock band Roxy Music and a long solo career as a classic pop crooner, Bryan Ferry (releasing a new record, Avonmore, next month) is a full-on music legend. He’s back in Montreal tonight, playing Théâtre St-Denis with opener Dawn Landes. 1594 St-Denis, 8 p.m., $66.75–$132.25

Check out a crazy rock ’n’ roll twofer at Club Soda, with Atlanta headliners Black Lips and Montreal/Berlin openers King Khan & BBQ Show, plus Chocolat. 1225 St-Laurent, 8:30 p.m., $2

At le Belmont, MEG copresents a showcase for French beat label Roche Musique, with local six-person DJ crew Melt MTL joining the Euro talent. Details here. 4483 St-Laurent, 10 p.m., $15
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