Friday, Dec. 16

* La Petite Floride “office party”
* Holiday art party
* Sam Roberts Band live
* Gulfer, Jet Black, thisquietarmy & Hashed Out live
* Garage Forever party
* K-Pop Video Dance Soirée



Head over to Mile End’s brand-new outdoor holiday village la Petite Floride for an open “office party” and enjoy a game of broomball or a board game on board the school bus café, plus hot soup and mulled wine by the fire with tunes by DJ ASMA. 5705 de Gaspé, 5–11 p.m., free

Just down the street, the Centre Clark is hosting a holiday bash and telethon-style fundraiser. The art party will feature performances from Petra Glynt, Ellementue and Géraldine plus DJs Riboulet, ToNy LoLaMa and joujou fragile will be behind the decks. 5455 de Gaspé, #114, 8 p.m., free

Thinking man’s rocker Sam Roberts and his band play a hometown show for the first time since releasing their latest record Terraform in October, with openers Hollerado. Corona Theatre (2490 Notre-Dame W.), 8 p.m., $44

Promoters l’Oeil du Tigre present a good excuse to pack in to l’Escogriffe one last time before Christmas: four local punk/noise/shoegaze bands, namely Gulfer, Jet Black, thisquietarmy and Hashed Out. 4467 St-Denis, 9 p.m., $10

Music Is My Sanctuary teams up with Branche Collective to host Garage Forever, a major all-nighter honouring the NYC and London garage scenes of the ’80s and ’90s, with DJs Lexis, Dr. Love, the Rawsoul, 2GZ and Stram. Secret location, 11 p.m., $10 before midnight

An alternative dance party awaits at le Ritz, specifically a K-Pop Video Dance Soirée, with contemporary Korean pop selections by Frédéric St-Hilaire. 179 Jean-Talon W., 11 p.m., $5/PWYC 

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

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