Friday, Jan. 9

* Clothing swap (feat. BeDazzler) at RATS 9 gallery
* Hivernale outdoor party with DJs, bar, skating, Norwegian food
* Anti-shale fracking talk at Chez Boris
* Montreal & Toronto experimental pop/psych bands at the Plant
* Parisian rapper Teki Latex live at Blue Dog

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Petra Glynt
RATS 9 hosts a clothing swap open to all in their Belgo Building studio, so bring some swappables in good condition and get ready to refresh your wardrobe. Be prepared — rumour has it there will be an onsite BeDazzler. 372 Ste-Catherine W., #530, 3:306:30 p.m., free

The esplanade outside of Olympic Stadium becomes an outdoor winter paradise called Hivernale every Friday and Saturday all winter long, with ice skating, a bar and rotating chefs with a labo culinaire, plus DJs — today’s program includes DJs Daox, Driss Skali, the Doctors and Ostrich, with a special Oslo-themed menu by Bethlehem XXX’s Beaver Sheppard. Olympic Stadium Sun Life Esplanade (4141 Pierre de Coubertin), 411 p.m., free

Activists across the country are fighting back against the environmental destruction that comes with fossil fuel exploration and transportation. Come to Chez Boris to hear a first-hand account from one of New Brunswick’s frontline anti-shale fracking activists Ann Pohl with a Report From the Eastern Door. 5151 Parc, 7 p.m., free

Montreal and Toronto music scenes collide as experimental pop act Petra Glynt and balladeer Luka play with Montreal experimental dream-pop act Dreamboy and the Walls Are Blonde, a Toronto psych-folk band that recently moved to MTL. The Plant, 10 p.m., $5

Parisian rapper Teki Latex (you might remember him from TTC, and from guesting on the Omnikrom track that made him an honorary Quebecer) brings his live show to Blue Dog, with support from Dave Luxe and M. Bootyspoon. 3958 St-Laurent, 10 p.m., $8
Check out our complete listings for more club, stage and gallery events.