Friday, Dec. 18

* Le Marché de la Dernière Chance at Resto Plateau
* Astrology & tarot readings at Cagibi
* Southern Comfort vegan night at Chez Boris
* Year of Glad album launch
* Qualité de Luxe at Artgang
* MPU, Intergalactic Blast edition at le Belmont

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Holiday-season pop-ups are happening everywhere this month, and this weekend le Marché de la Dernière Chance is setting up at Resto Plateau to sell goods by roughly 30 local designers. 4450 St-Hubert, 5–9 Friday, 11 a.m.–7 p.m. Saturday, 12–5 Sunday

Looking for guidance or illumination from the stars? Astrology and tarot card readings are happening at Cagibi, care of Metonymy, soundtrack by DJ Diggy Smalls 5490 St-Laurent, 6 p.m.

Mile End café Chez Boris hosts another “After Dark” culinary event, and vegans are in luck: Southern Comfort promises tempeh BBQ, corn bread and braised greens. 5151 Parc, 6–10 p.m., free entry, see menu prices here

Montreal band Year of Glad launches their new LP with openers Faw Haja and Caro Diaro. 185 Van Horne, 9 p.m., $6

Artgang is the place for dancehall, soca and Afro-pop ambiance care of master selectors Poirier, Mr. Touré and Kyou. They don’t call their night Qualité de Luxe for nothing. 6524 St-Hubert, 10 p.m., $4 before midnight/$7

Monthly LGBT party Mec Plus Ultra has picked up on the sci-fi mania in the air, naming this month’s edition Intergalactic Blast. Expect stellar tracks from DJs Montag, Franz and Diskommander. 4483 St-Laurent, 10 p.m., $5 (+free drink) before 11 p.m./$8

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