Friday, Dec. 11

* Puces des Neiges
* Discovering Nothing group photography vernissage
* Hetain Patel’s American Boy at the MAI
* New Mile End venue Mademoiselle launches
* Bonsound Xmas party
* Swing Easy party at Matahari Loft

Lady Josephine

Lady Josephine

In Mile End, holiday shoppers can peruse the accessories, home decor, tchotchkes and edibles at Puces des Neiges, the holiday edition of POP Montreal’s art fair Puces POP. This one runs through Sunday. 5035 St-Dominique, Fri 5–9 p.m., Sat/Sun 11 a.m.–6 p.m., free entry

A group of six artists hosts a vernissage in a Mile Ex loft tonight for their show Discovering Nothing: Six Artists Approaching Image Production, featuring works by Brittany Shepherd, Cat Lamoureux, Fraser McCallum and more, exploring the ways new technologies have impacted photography and other image-based arts. 6545 Durocher #307, 7–10 p.m., free

British performance artist Hetain Patel’s one-man show American Boy promises a lively, choreographed and personal examination of pop culture and identity. The show’s two-day run begins tonight, and you can enter a contest to win tickets to tomorrow’s performance here. MAI (3680 Jeanne-Mance), 8 p.m. nightly, $25

A new venue is opening in Mile End tonight: Mademoiselle launches with a night of burlesque and music, starring Lady Josephine and the Continentals. 5171 Parc, doors/cocktails 7 p.m., show 9 p.m., free

Celebrate the holidays with your friends at Bonsound, who are hosting a free party tonight at la Sala Rossa with DJs Dr. Mad and Hua Li. 4848 St-Laurent, 10 p.m., free

Put on your dancing shoes and head to Matahari Loft for Swing Easy, a night of afrobeat, soul jazz, rock steady, funk, calypso and more with visiting Parisian DJ Greg de Villanova plus Mossman, Aïsha Vertus and Andy Williams of The Goods. 1673 Mont-Royal E., 11 p.m., $5

See recommendations for rock, punk, metal, noise and weird-pop shows in this week’s edition of Hammer of the Mods.