Saturday, Jan. 30

* Belgo Building vernissages
* HushLamb music showcase at Goethe Institut
* Bud Rice single launch at Turbo Haus
* The Sadies play Bar le Ritz PDB
* Beaver Sheppard launches Jon Shape at the Emerald Bar
* LGBT club night POMPe 5th anniversary bash at Felix


Beaver Sheppard (right) in Country

Head to the Belgo Building for a handful of vernissages, including SBC Gallery (#507) for Sans peau / No Skin exhibition, in which Brazilian artists Ines Doujak, Pablo Lafuente and Alessandro Marques have created a textile based collection of works that explores the idea of passing through barriers, and PFOAC (#216) for Mark Clintberg’s exhibition using a variety of media including neon, drawing, public art and installations to look at our relationship to public space. 372 Ste-Catherine W., 2–5 p.m., free

The Goethe Institut offers an evening of experimental electronic music and visuals with Montreal underground music collective HushLamb’s showcase featuring performances by Fake_Electronics, Pachyderme, SlowPitchSound and Wiklow. 1625 St-Laurent, 8:30 p.m., $8

A year after launching his album Belfast, Bud Rice launches a new single, “Toxic Wonder,” inspired by the Plateau and a certain St-Laurent Blvd. bar (read more about that here). The show is happening at Turbo Haus, with opener Lone Wolfe. 5011 Notre-Dame W., 9:30 p.m. sharp, $10 (includes the single)

Country rockers the Sadies, who our rock columnist Johnson Cummins describes as “one of Canada’s best live bands ever,” are playing Bar le Ritz. Get in early for an opening set by Montreal’s own Li’l Andy. 179 Jean-Talon W., 9:30 p.m., $20/$25

Restless Montreal musician Beaver Sheppard (Country, SecretSecretGirl) launches a new project — Jon Shape — with a free show at Mile End’s Emerald (fka No Name) bar. 5295 Parc, 11 p.m., free

The monthly LGBT happening known as POMPe marks its fifth anniversary and a move to new digs, from Katacombes to Felix (formerly CFC, and Zoobizarre before that). Resident DJs Like the Wolf and JNNBNNRCK will be joined by another killer duo, Shaydakiss and A-Rock, and there will be a bonus installation/performance by Gambletron. Tonight’s theme is “techno-robot,” so dust off your best retro-futurist digs (or be prepared to bust out your robot dance moves). 6388 St-Hubert, 11 p.m., $5

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