Friday, Oct. 21

* Marie Saint-Pierre sample sale
* First vernissage at a new St-Henri art gallery
* Mike Badger (the La’s, Viper Records) talk and performance
* Johanna Nutter’s English adaptation of French play Chlorine
* Marie Davidson and John Londono’s Bullshit Threshold show
* Médecins Sans Frontières/Haiti benefit party


Duds by Marie Saint-Pierre

This weekend you’ll have a chance to pick up some designer duds from one of Montreal’s most prominent labels, Marie Saint-Pierre, at her sample sale with 50 to 80 per cent off samples and previous collections. Rockland Centre (2305 Rockland, 3rd floor), 10 a.m.–9 p.m., free, continues through Sunday

Help inaugurate St-Henri art gallery l’Inconnue at their first vernissage, debuting the group show Hybrid Objects featuring works by Chris Dorland, Hanna Hur, Alex Morrison and more in which the artists take a critical look at the impact of recent technologies on artistic practice by using a variety of tangible materials to produce the works. 4863 Notre-Dame W., 6–8 p.m., free

Liverpool Britpop musician (now head of Viper Records) Mike Badger, co-founder of ’80s indie rock band the La’s, stops by BBAM! Gallery to launch his memoir The Rhythm and the Tide with an acoustic performance, a pop-up exhibition of his artworks and a Q&A with BBAM! curator Ralph Alfonso. 3255 St-Jacques, 7 p.m., Free

Montreal playwright Johanna Nutter’s English adaptation of the French-language 2012 play Chlorine is this year’s Brave New Looks selection at the Centaur Theatre. The dark but humourous story, set in the Eastern Townships in the 1980’s, follows two young friends dealing with the long-felt trauma of a bullying incident gone very wrong. 453 St-François-Xavier, 7:30 p.m., $28/$25 students

The Phénomena Festival presents a one-night only performance of the multi-faceted audiovisual theatrical piece Bullshit Threshold by electronic musician Marie Davidson (who recently released a new record, Adieux au Dancefloor) with visuals by noted local photographer John Londono. La Sala Rossa (4848 St-Laurent), 9 p.m., $12

En Cachette is the site of another benefit for Médecins Sans Frontières in the wake of Hurricane Matthew’s devastating impact on Haiti. This one promises music by Godafther D and Mr. Mike Steven and a free shot for every $5 donation (while quantities last). 1765 St-Denis, 10 p.m. 

For more concert recommendations, check out this week’s edition of Hammer of the Mods.

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