Saturday, March 21

* YES Montreal Art Expo at Théâtre St-James
* Secondhand clothing/accessories sale at Espace POP
* LAFF with Women in Comedy Montreal at Théâtre Sainte Catherine
* Matana Roberts plays Bar le Ritz PDB with Jessica Moss & Hraïr Hratchian
* Rap legend Rakim speaks at McGill, plays le Belmont
* Cousins LGBT/hip hop party, Black & White edition, at la Vitrola

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Matana Roberts
See a sweet spread of art for sale and other creative endeavours at the YES Montreal Art Expo at Théâtre St-James. 265 St-Jacques W., 10 a.m.-5 p.m., free entry

Low prices are promised at an “Awesome!” two-day sale of new, secondhand and vintage clothing for ladies and kids, at Espace POP. 5587 Parc, 11 a.m.–6 p.m.

Women in Comedy Montreal present LAFF at Théâtre Sainte Catherine, featuring stand-up, sketches, improv, storytelling and a little live music. 264 Ste-Catherine E., 8 p.m., $10/$8 students

From NYC (but signed to MTL label Constellation), experimental composer/saxophonist Matana Roberts plays a local record launch, preceded by solo performances from Jessica Moss and Hraïr Hratchian. Bar le Ritz PDB (179 Jean-Talon W.), 9 p.m., $12

Hip Hop Week Montreal presents legendary MC Rakim in conversation at McGill and in concert with openers Nomadic Massive and Gabe ‘Nandez at le Belmont. Talk at 855 Sherbrooke W. #132, 4:30 p.m., $10, show at 4483 St-Laurent, 11 p.m., $30. Tickets for both events cost $35, or $30 for students

Tonight’s edition of monthly queer hip hop/dance party Cousins has a black and white dress code in honour of the spring equinox and solar eclipse. DJs Sammy Royale, Nino Brown and Tamika will be in the house. La Vitrola (4602 St-Laurent), 10 p.m., $5
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