Friday, Sept. 18

* McGill First People’s House Pow Wow
* Indigenous Beats POP Montreal Symposium
* Chez Boris After Dark with special menu and off-POP performances
* Ancient Future techno festival from La Bacchanale
* Silk Road documentary ‘Deep Webb’ opens at Cinéma du Parc
* Giorgio Moroder plays POP Montreal with openers Organ Mood
* The Besnard Lakes play the Rialto with Anamai


Giorgio Moroder

McGill’s First People’s House invites the public to today’s 14th annual Pow Wow on campus, to take part in celebrations of Indigenous culture past and present, with performances and workshops of traditional dance, throat singing, arts and crafts, storytelling and more. A few blocks away at POP Montreal HQ, join a symposium on Indigenous Beats featuring Yamantaka // Sonic Titan’s Angela Loft, Anishinaabe musician Mskwaankwad Mnoomnii and Beat Vandalz rapper Will E. Skandalz in a conversation about decolonization, reconciliation and resurgence moderated by Dr. Allan Downey. These events (and everything on our To-Do Lists every day) are taking place on unceded Kanien’kéhá:ka and Algonquin territories — don’t act like you forgot. First People’s House Pow Wow, McGill University Lower Field, 11 a.m.–4 p.m., free. Indigenous Beats symposium at POP Montreal HQ (3450 St-Urbain), 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m., free

Chez Boris stays open late tonight for Chez Boris After Dark, with a special menu of fish or veggie tacos and the Montreal premiere of the documentary Food for Change followed by a discussion with the filmmaker. Stick around for an extra special off-POP performance with Smokes, Walrus (Halifax), Motherhood (Fredericton), Bantam Wing and a surprise headliner. 5151 Parc, menu from 6–10 p.m., screening at 7:30 p.m., performances from 12 a.m. Free before 11 p.m., $10 after or $5 if you have a POP bracelet or day pass.

Head to the Quai d’Horloge for the free opening party of Ancient Future, the techno and electronic music festival brought to you by La Bacchanale, featuring Iron Galaxy, Matt Brancatella and Mossa. Afterwards, the party moves to Hangar 16 for A Rave New World with Groj & Van Did, Extrawelt, Phuture and Eric Cloutier. Opening party at Quai d’Horloge, 5–9 p.m., free. A Rave New World at Hangar 16 (1 Port-de-Montréal), 9 p.m.–3 a.m., $40/$30 in advance

Deep Web, a documentary about Silk Road founder Ross Wiliam Ulbricht and his troubles with the law, is opening at Cinéma du Parc. Directed by Alex Winter (yes, the same Alex Winter from Bill & Ted), the film is being presented in conjunction with FACIL (Pour l’appropriation collective de l’informatique libre), and four of the screenings will be followed by Q&A sessions with experts in the field. For the premiere, FACIL vice-president Robin Millet will be in attendance. 3575 Parc, 7 p.m., $12

Legendary disco producer Giorgio Moroder is bringing the party to Plateau church Eglise St-Jean Baptiste, with Montreal duo Organ Mood opening. 309 Rachel E., 9 p.m., $45/$50/$60

Cult MTL is copresenting a POP Montreal show featuring a very special performance by local masters of psych-rock the Besnard Lakes, who will perform as a 17-piece band with openers Anamai. 5723 Parc, 9:30 p.m., $20