Saturday, Sept. 12

* High Klassified, the Posterz and Clay and Friends play the Peel Basin party
* Multiple vernissages at the Belgo Building
* Third and final VHS art/music party in Rosemont
* BadBadNotGood, Heat, the Muscadettes and more play the OUMF block party
* David Heti headlines at ComedyWorks
* Montreal’s the Adam Brown launches a record

VHS Van Horne station party

VHS (Van Horne Station) party


Party with MASSIVart under the landmark Farine Five Roses sign at the Weekend at the Peel Basin, featuring fun outdoor activities and games plus performances by High Klassified, the Posterz, Clay and Friends and more. 987 de la Commune W., $5 Saturday, free Sunday

It’s a good day to head to the Belgo Building, with several vernissages taking place this afternoon, many of which are part of September’s biennial arts event, Le Mois de la Photo.  Among the exhibitions is Texting Syria at Galerie B-312 (unit #403) by photographer Liam Maloney, The series follows 16 families of Syrian refugees living in camps in Lebanon, who attempt to text their families back home each night when the reception is clearest. 372 Ste-Catherine W., #403, 3 p.m., free. Check our arts listings here for full information about today’s vernissages

The season’s final outdoor party event at Village au-Pied-du-Courant in the East End promises a pretty cool line-up of live music acts and DJs including Kroy, Marie Davidson and Canicule Tropicale’s la Mano Peluda. As usual there will be a cocktail bar and food trucks on site. Adjacent to 2100 Notre-Dame E., 3 p.m. till late

Also ending a successful summer run is the VHS (Van Horne Station) parties in Rosemont/Petite Patrie. Today’s third edition has DJs including Ponsolo b2b Ledisko, artists like Earth Crusher painting live as well as a bar, food trucks and “fashion trucks.” Adjacent to 5797 de Gaspé, 4-11 p.m., $10

Day three of UQAM Ghetto block party OUMF goes indie/alt with Foreign Diplomats, BadBadNotGood, CRI, Heat, Syzzors, the Muscadettes and, closing the night, a DJ set by Pierre Kwenders. Desjardins stage (Ste-Catherine & Pasteur) and the Metro stage (just north of Emery on St-Denis), 6:30–11 p.m., free

Take advantage of two chances to see Montreal comedian David Heti perform tonight as he brings his unique brand of stand-up home to headline back to back shows at ComedyWorks. Opening for Heti will be local comics François Tousignant, Scott Andrew Carter, Chris Sandiford and Jakub Stachurski. 1238 Bishop, 8:30 p.m. & 10: 30 p.m., $15. Check out our interview with Heti here.

Montreal band the Adam Brown launches Sometimes I Try — a record that was a decade in the making (see more about the band and that long gestation period in our interview with them, here) — with openers the GT’s and Lunar Exile at Salon Sweet William. 5337 St-Laurent #210, 9 p.m., $7