Thursday, April 30

* Day one of La virée des ateliers
* The Scrivener Creative Review launch party at Kafein
* Allie X performance and two-day residency launch at the Phi Centre
* Albert Maysles’ film Iris screens at Excentris
* Body Meta brings the Afrodisiac party to Club Balattou
* Blue Hawaii, Project Pablo and Bataille Solaire DJ at Datcha

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From today through Sunday, head to the East End for La virée des ateliers, a weekend-long event showcasing dozens of local artisan workshops from fashion to visual arts and more, spanning across three neighbouring venues along Parthenais. 2065, 2205 and 2220 Parthenais, 11 a.m.–9 p.m., free

The Scrivener Creative Review throws a launch party for its spring issue at Kafein. 1429 Bishop, 7 p.m.

Toronto/L.A. pop singer Allie X makes her live debut at the Phi Centre, launching her first record CollXtion 1 with a 48-hour residency, which begins with her performance tonight and runs through May 2. See our interview with Allie X here. 407 St-Pierre, 8 p.m., free

RIDM presents Iris, legendary documentarian Albert Maysles’ penultimate film, at Excentris. Iris tells the story of nonagenarian fashionista Iris Apfel. 3536 St-Laurent, 8 p.m., $12/$9.75 students & seniors

Casa’s monthly International Discotheque night Body Meta is moving to Club Balattou to host a new party, Afrodisiac, with Bowly joining resident DJs Dimitri & Nico Sé. 4372 St-Laurent, 9 p.m., $5

Montreal electronic duo Blue Hawaii plays a DJ set at Datcha, alongside Project Pablo and Bataille Solaire. 98 Laurier W., 10 p.m., $5
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