Friday, Sept. 25

* Weekend arts festival Journées de la Culture begins
* Stay Home Club pop-up shop at Two Horses
* The Dears’ 20th anniversary/album launch show at Phi Centre
* Never Apart hosts the Equinox all-nighter at Espace Reunion
* Sébastien Godron’s Scratch opens at Cinéma du Parc
* MSTRKRFT headlines a Concordia/CJLO party at SAT



Mile Ex cultural space Never Apart is hosting its major event of the season tonight, their first semi-annual Equinox all-nighter going down at Espace Reunion and featuring nine hours of DJ action including sets from Ron Morelli (L.I.E.S.), Veronica Vasicka, DVA Damas, Marie Davidson, Paul Trafford and more. Also, be sure to swing by Never Apart’s home base in the afternoons Friday and Saturday for Q&A sessions with the headlining DJs. Afternoon Q&A is at 7049 St-Urbain, 2 p.m. Fri–Sat, Equinox party is at 6600–6610 Hutchison, 9 p.m.–6 a.m., $40/$35 in advance, Q&A free with Equinox pass or $10 without

This weekend marks Quebec’s Journées de la Culture, a three-day festival of arts activities and open houses all across the province. There are over 500 such activities in Montreal where you can visit artists’ studios and take workshops to learn new skills. Check the website here for program details. Various times and locations, runs Friday through Sunday

Head to Two Horses tattoo and hair salon for a pop-up shop hosted by Stay Home Club featuring goods by New York’s Adam J. Kurtz, Vancouver’s Explorers Press and Toronto’s No Fun Press and Yo Sick. 170 Jean-Talon W., #306, 6–10 p.m., continues Saturday 12–5 p.m.

Montreal “pop noir romantique” band the Dears mark their 20th anniversary with a very special show at the Phi Centre; it’s also the launch of their brand new album Times Infinity Vol. 1. See our interview with the band here. 407 St-Pierre, 8:30 p.m., $26.25 (Note that space at the venue is very limited.)

After premiering during this year’s edition of the Fantasia Festival, Montreal director Sébastien Godron’s street-gang drama Scratch opens at Cinéma du Parc. 3575 Parc, 9:30 p.m., $12/$10 for young adults 13-25/seniors

MSTRKRFT headlines a show at the SAT hosted by the Concordia CSU and CJLO, with openers Saxsyndrum, UN and Dead Horse Beats. Don’t worry if you’re not a student — this party is open to everyone. 1201 St-Laurent, 10 p.m., $17