Friday, March 18

* Défi 35 vernissage at Articule
* Andra Day plays the Corona Theatre
* Vernissage for Mark Jenkins’ Remix
* Double zine launch
* Fuad and the Feztones vs. les Séparatwists
* Qualité de Luxe at Artgang vs. Pull-up Selecta at Divan
* David Bowie Nite II at le Ritz


Andra Day

Mile End artist-run centre Articule celebrates 35 years in operation with a vernissage for Défi 35, a group show of new works by member and alumni artists including Graham Hall, Nelson Henricks, Edwin Janzen, Kevin Yuen Kit Lo, Katerina Pansera and more, plus a special performance by Julie Laurin and Victoria Stanton. 262 Fairmount W., 7 p.m., free

Grammy nominated R&B songstress Andra Day lands in Montreal to perform at the Corona Theatre. 2490 Notre-Dame W., 8 p.m., $27/$24.50 in advance

Washington-based sculptor Mark Jenkins hosts a vernissage at Arsenal to present Remix, an exhibition of new pieces referencing iconic paintings of the past, created on the premises during an artist residency in which the artist used local residents as models for the figures. 2020 William, 8 p.m., free

Creative writing zines Emanator and Plasmag release brand-new issues full of poetry and science fiction at tonight’s double zine launch which also features readings, short film screenings and performances by Portable Cosmoshrine, In Hock and Alex Pelchat. La Plante (secret location), 9 p.m., $5/PWYC

Get out your dancing shoes for a battle between two of Montreal’s finest 1960s-style party bands, the garage act (with Egyptian roots) Fuad and the Feztones vs. the band Chubby Checker wishes he could’ve had, les Séparatwists. This one will get messy. Mademoiselle (5171 Parc), 9 p.m., $8

You’ve got a couple of options for heavy reggae and dancehall parties tonight: Qualité de Luxe at Artgang with Poirier, Kyou and Mr. Touré (6524 St-Hubert, 10 p.m., free before 11 p.m./$7) and the battle crew edition of Pull-up Selecta at Divan Orange, featuring the Nomadic Massive Reggae Crew, Barrio Son Sao and Clinton Sly & Seed Organization (4234 St-Laurent, 9:30 p.m., $10).

Following a jammed first edition in early February, DJ Awwful presents David Bowie Nite II, a dance party to celebrate the late music legend. Bar le Ritz PDB (179 Jean-Talon W.), 11:30 p.m., $5

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