Saturday, Nov. 19

* Grand opening of the MMFA’s Pavilion for Peace
* Plaza Night show with Cop Car Bonfire and more
* Joketown stand-up night
* Picks for the last night M for Montreal
* Beat Dox Sessions show with Wake Island, Antoine93 DJ set & more
* Multiple tropical dance party crews get together for Sonora Mundial



Head to the Museum of Fine Arts today for the grand opening of the Michal and Renata Hornstein Pavilion for Peace, the brand-new, six-storey wing of the museum devoted to old and new international art and art education, with free admission all day (and until Jan. 15, 2017) plus guided tours in English and French at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. 1379 Sherbrooke W., 10 a.m.–5 p.m., free

Mile Ex DIY space 820Plaza hosts Plaza Night, an evening of tunes with Cop Car Bonfire, Così e Così, David Jones and Urlapse playing live, plus DJ sets by Ramzi/Big Bird and YlangYlang. 6820 Marconi, 6 p.m., $10/PWYC

Théâtre Ste-Catherine’s monthly comedy night Joketown returns with a special edition featuring four brand-new storylines from local comics Daniel Carin, Lar Vi, Paul Naiman, Ellie MacDonald, Steve Patrick Adams and more, plus the launch of affiliated publication, The Joketown Crier. 264 Ste-Catherine E., 8 p.m., $10

It’s the final day of the M for Montreal music festival, and there is no shortage of talent (most of it local talent) climbing up on Montreal stages: electro-pop fans have to check out Beat Market, le Couleur and Paupière at Katacombes (1635 St-Laurent, 9 p.m., $15), while Matahari Loft is the place for gritty rock ’n’ roll, with California’s Nobunny, Indiana’s the Cowboys and Heat (1673 Mont-Royal E., 9 p.m., $15), Quai des Brumes gathers folk-pop and psych-pop acts Gabriella Cohen, Alex Calder, Walrus and Bodywash and Théâtre Fairmount is the party spot for DJ sets by British electronic act Hot Chip and Montreal’s Blue Hawaii (5240 Parc, 10 p.m., $25).

The RIDM film festival is also wrapping tonight, and with it comes the final edition of the affiliated Beat Dox Sessions parties, featuring live music by Wake Island and Exit Someone, b2b sets by DJs Antoine93 and Pascale Project and support by DJ Noah Bick. Ancienne Ecole des Beaux Arts (3450 St-Urbain), 9 p.m., free

A collective of tropical dance party crews calling itself the Montreal Tropical Cartel is banding together for an event tied to the Mundial Montreal music fest: Sonora Mundial brings together the DJs and selectors from Canicule Tropicale, Tumbao, Tupi Collective, Pull-Up Selecta and Speakeasy Electro Swing for a night of heavy dancefloor action. Groove Nation (410 Rachel E.), 9 p.m., $5 before 11 p.m./$10, BYOT (bring your own towel)

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