Friday, Oct. 2

* Oktoberfest at Atwater Market
* Art exhibit/auction and raffle with live music at Long Haul
* Yo La Tengo acoustic show at the Corona Theatre
* ATM: The Musical at Théâtre Sainte Catherine
* Alien Movement night with music by Heaventide & more at le Belmont
* Portland’s Pure Bathing Culture and Wild Ones play Bar le Ritz PDB

Pure Bathing Culture
Pure Bathing Culture
Start your October off right with the first of three days of Oktoberfest at the Atwater Market. Beers from over 40 regional brewers like Dieu du Ciel, le Castor, Beau’s and Glutenberg (that’s gluten-free beer) will be on offer, with a portion of the proceeds of each drink ticket going to the Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation. 138 Atwater, 1–6 p.m., free entry. Continues Saturday 10 a.m.–5 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m.–5 p.m.

Show your support for non-profit Parc Ex collective art space the Long Haul/le Corrid’art at tonight’s fundraiser, with an exhibition and silent auction for over 30 artworks, raffle tickets for prizes from local businesses like Centaur Theatre, Monastiraki, Magpie Pizzeria, DeSerres, Santa Barbara Restaurant, Laïka and more, plus live music from indie pop songstress Maerin. 450 Beaumont, auction 6–8 p.m., party til late, free entry

Yo La Tengo drops by the Corona Theatre for an all-acoustic performance joined by original and occasional member Dave Schramm. The band is on the road supporting the recently released ‘Stuff Like That There,’ which, reminiscent of their 1990 record Fakebook, includes a number of genre-spanning covers. 2490 Notre-Dame W., 8 p.m., $29.50

Laugh about ATM fees and our shit economy via Théâtre Sainte Catherine’s new bilingual production headed by Alain Mercieca, ATM: The Musical, which also features DJ Mausner, Paul Naiman and Ladies & Gentlemen comedy duo Chris Sandiford and Daniel Carin delivering a slate of original songs and choreography in this satirical story of economically star-cross’d lovers. 264 Ste-Catherine E., Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m., $12

The team behind Atelier Céladon’s Common Alien exhibition and conference are teaming up with Yellow Noise Magazine and CKUT to bring you Alien Movement, a performance night at le Belmont featuring Heaventide, Detroit’s Onyx Ashanti, Hua Li, shakti-in-flux, Toronto’s KEL-LI and Dr. MaD. 4483 St-Laurent, 9:30 p.m., $15/$10 in advance

Our sympathies to the good, progressive people of Oregon after yesterday’s tragedy. Show some love to a bunch of Oregonians passing through town tonight, namely Portland indie electro/pop bands Pure Bathing Culture and Wild Ones, who are playing le Ritz. 179 Jean-Talon W., 9:30 p.m., $10/$13
See more rock/punk/metal concert recommendations for the week to come in Hammer of the Mods.