Thursday, Oct. 20

* Le Cartel fall/winter 2016 clothing launch
* Post Punk Art Now book launch
* CKUT funding drive launch event
* Poets Without Borders: Frank Ocean vs. the Weeknd
* Duchess Says album launch
* Le Cypher live hip hop jam


Annie-Claude Deschênes of Duchess Says

Local streetwear clothing label and art collective le Cartel launches their fall/winter 2016 collection of screen-printed tees, sweatshirts and hats featuring designs from local illustrators with a soirée tonight at Mile End’s Art Lounge with DJs Asma, 99 Wolves and Xixool on tune duty. 160 St-Viateur E., #108, 5–10 p.m., free

Arprim, a Belgo-building art space focusing on printed matter, plays host tonight to the Montreal launch of Post Punk Art Now, a new publication put together by Montreal graphic designer Anouk Pennel (FEED) and featuring works from over 20 artists reflecting on the punk and post-punk aesthetic. The book is an accompaniment to an upcoming exhibition of the same name at Brooklyn’s Invisible Dog gallery. After tonight’s launch, the book will be available for purchase at the gallery until Oct. 23. 372 Ste-Catherine W., #426, 5:30–9 p.m. afterparty

Pledge your support for local indie radio at this year’s CKUT Radio Without Borders 28th annual funding drive, launching today on Venus Radio with a noontime on-air performance by Cat Lamoureux (Valeda) and later, a kick-off community dinner party with plenty of performances, food from local restaurants, prizes to be won and more. The drive continues till the end of the month with gifts and special prizes for everyone who donates $25 or more. Launch party at SSMU ballroom, 3480 McTavish, 7 p.m., $5–$10 donation suggested

In the very same buiding, McGill’s Gerts Pub will be the site of Poets Without Borders: Frank Ocean vs. the Weeknd, a night of slam poetry followed by a Frank Ocean/the Weeknd playlist. Profits go to Médécins Sans Frontières’s global emergency medical relief efforts. 3480 McTavish, 7 p.m.–12 a.m.

Montreal synth-punk band Duchess Says launch their new album Sciences Nouvelles with a show at la Tulipe, featuring opener Mick Futures. (And if you’re still feeling festive after the show, check out the afterparty at Matahari Loft.) 4530 Papineau, 8 p.m., $15

Weekly live hip hop jam le Cypher is on at le Bleury, with opener Roberton aka Bullfrog warming up fr the seven-piece house band Urban Science and DJ Asma. Also in the house this week is one Nantha Kumar cooking food for the peckish. 2109 Bleury, doors 8 p.m., show 9 p.m., $4 before 9 p.m./$6

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