Friday, Sept. 4

* Check out St-Denis’s Grande Terrasse Rouge
* Ladyfest comedy festival begins
* Lost Weekend party at le Bleury
* Chelsea Wolfe plays Théâtre Fairmount
* She-Devils, Michael Stasis and Pat Jordache play Poisson Noir
* Arbutus Records party at Poisson Noir
* The Famines’ launch Too Cool & Other Songs at l’Escogriffe

St-Denis Street invites you to enjoy the newly installed Grande Terrasse Rouge with special activities all weekend long, including food, musical performances, workshops, special deals from the street’s boutiques, and other treats like pressing your own apple juice. St-Denis between Roy & Gilford, 10 a.m.–8 p.m., continues to Sunday, Sept. 6

Montreal’s brand new women in comedy festival, Ladyfest, kicks off today with a night of stand-up at Théâtre Ste-Catherine featuring Tranna Wintour, Emma Wilkie, Eman, Natalie Willett, Mariam Khan and Toronto’s Aisha Alfa. Check out our interview with the fest’s organizers here. 264 Ste-Catherine E., 8 p.m., $12

Downtown club/lounge le Bleury Bar à Vinyle is the site of the Lost Weekend party, featuring a solid bill of Montreal DJs: the Body Meta “international discothèque” crew from the monthly parties at Casa del Popolo, Francis Oak and Ninja Tune alumnus the One Tash. 2109 Bleury, 9 p.m.

L.A. singer-songwriter-sorceress Chelsea Wolfe is playing Théâtre Fairmount, bringing fresh material from her Abyss record. The opener is the mysterious Motorkiller. 5240 Parc, 9 p.m., $15/$18

Catch some hot local bands at an Arbutus Records party at Poisson Noir (if you can find it), namely She-Devils, Michael Stasis and Pat Jordache. 10 p.m. till late, $5

If you like it loud ‘n fast, get over to L’Escogriffe for the launch of Montreal duo the Famines’ latest LP Too Cool & Other Songs, where the pair will be supported by openers Big Knife Little Knife and Emotional Hardcore. 4467 St-Denis, 10 p.m., $8