Saturday, Nov. 21

* Restaurant Day
* Cassis launch party at Nomad Nation
* The Sketch Republic at Théâtre Sainte Catherine
* How Sad album launch
* Montreal Vice party
* Karneef album launch

Dead Horse Beats
Dead Horse Beats

It’s the eighth edition of Restaurant Day, where you can sample delicious home cooking from your friends and neighbours in parks, sidewalks and ruelles all across town. Check the event’s Facebook feed and website to find restaurants near you. Various times and locations.

New Montreal hip hop and electronic music creative agency Cassis holds a launch party at Nomad Nation featuring a one-night art exhibition presented by Art Cible, plus music from Dead Horse Beats, Ryan Playground, Echo 6 and Mr. Nobody. 129 Van Horne, vernissage 5–8 p.m., PWYC, party from 8 p.m., $12/$8 in advance

Second City member and Canadian Comedy Award winning comedian Kirsten Rasmussen headlines this month’s edition of The Sketch Republic at Théâtre Sainte Catherine, with opening sets by local troupes Hot Raw Fire, Employees of the Year and Big Mall, hosted by Ladies & Gentlemen. 264 Ste-Catherine E., 8 p.m., $8/$6 students

The M for Montreal festival hosts the long-awaited album launch of Montreal indie pop band How Sad, with sets by Wake Island, Joyful Talk and happymovie. Casa del Popolo 4873 St-Laurent, 10 p.m., $10

M teams up with Samourais des Jungles Urbaines and Neon to present Montreal Vice, that kind of party with music by Pomo, Shash’U, Harrison and Dead Horse Beats. Newspeak (1403 Ste-Elisabeth), 10 p.m., $10

M for Musiq Impossible is not an M show, it’s the launch of the second solo album by pop fusionist Karneef — he’ll be playing a band set with openers Pascale Project and Doldrums playing a DJ set. Secret location, 11 p.m.