Friday, Feb. 19

* Nadia Myre artist talk
* Crooks & Castles sample sale begins
* Dumpster Diving Workshop
* Nocturne at the MAC
* Stand-Up Guide to Montreal at ComedyWorks
* Besnard Lakes album launch at Théâtre Plaza
* Voyage Funktastique vs. Canicule Tropicale DJ nights


Work by Nadia Myre

Montreal-based Algonquin artist and 2014 Sobey Art Award winner Nadia Myre will give a lunchtime artist talk at Concordia today about her work using participatory and collaborative approaches to conversations around identity, resilience and belonging. She’s currently working as artist-in-residence at the McCord Museum on a project called Decolonial Gestures or Doing it Wrong? 1395 René-Lévesque W., #323, 12:30 p.m., free

Fans of streetwear label Crooks & Castles are in luck — today’s the launch of a three-day warehouse sample sale with up to 80 per cent off men’s and women’s styles, including looks from the Spring 2016 collections. 109 Louvain W., 4–9 pm., free entry, continues to Sunday

As part of Concordia’s Anti-Consumerism Week, the Concordia Food Coalition is putting on a Dumpster Diving Workshop to help you reduce your grocery bills and cut down on food waste. The two-hour skill-building workshop will be followed by a field practicum at an undisclosed city market. CSU Lounge (1455 de Maisonneuve W.), 7th floor, 4 p.m., free

Tonight’s a great chance to check out the festivities around the Quartier des Spectacles, all lit up for Montréal en Lumière with a giant ferris wheel and other fun, games and food. Right in the centre of it all is the MAC, where you can see the brand new audiovisual exhibition by Icelandic performance artist Ragnar Kjartansson as part of this month’s edition of Nocturne, featuring DJs Josef, Eloïze and Funkyfalz. 185 Ste-Catherine W., outdoor Montréal en Lumière activities are free, MAC Nocturne from 5 p.m.–2 a.m., $14 or free for MACarte holders

Head to ComedyWorks for the Brunch Club’s Stand-Up Guide to Montreal featuring Tranna Wintour, Asaf Gerchak, Travis Cannon, DJ Mausner and more. 1238 Bishop, 8:30 p.m., $15

Psych-gazers Besnard Lakes launch their new record A Coliseum Complex Museum at Théâtre Plaza, with openers Heat. Check out our interview with Besnard Lakes here. 6505 St-Hubert, 9 p.m., $17/$20

Close out your night with an afterparty thrown by RVCQ (Rendez-Vous du Cinéma Québécoise) in collaboration with M for Montreal as DJs from island style beat collectives Voyage Funktastique and Canicule Tropicale go head to head, with cocktails from guest mixologist Sophie Courchesne of Outremont lounge Alambika. Cinémathèque Québécoise (335 de Maisonneuve E.), midnight, free

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