Saturday, Dec. 3

* Common Aliens: Diaspora in Time performances & workshops
* Fresh Paint market
* Drag star Peaches Christ talk & film screening
* Orgasmo Sonore album launch
* Booka Shade live
* Play nightclub first anniversary party


Montreal arts org Atelier Céladon is hosting their annual weekend-long event Common Aliens: Diaspora in Time with several associated events today including a performance/conversation with Artivistic called The All-Token Speakers’ Panel Presents, the zine-making workshop Black Cosmic Mythologies and a dance party with Tshizimba. Studio XX, 4001 Berri, #201, 11:30 a.m.–7:30 p.m. free, plus dance party at 820 Plaza, 6820 Marconi, 11 p.m., $10

Fresh Paint Gallery hosts a holiday edition of their recurring market days, selling streetwear, art, posters, jewellery and more, with food kiosks, a Christmas-card-making workshop and a crew of DJs providing some background beats. (See more holiday pop-up markets and craft fairs in our 2016 round-up here.) 209 Ste-Catherine E., 12–6 p.m., free entry, same hours tomorrow

Never Apart welcomes San Francisco drag star Peaches Christ for a conversation with creative director Michael Venus as part of the ongoing Legends series of events with innovative LGBTQ artists in a variety of fields. Also on the agenda will be a screening of Peaches’ cult film All About Evil. 7049 St-Urbain, 6:30 p.m., $5

Local outfit Orgasmo Sonore launches their new album, Themes International, taking inspiration from cult film soundtracks of the ’60s and ’70s as well as library music of the period. Support provided by Toronto’s Chris Alexander and his Music for Murder project, a synth-and-drums excursion into soundscapes inspired by cult horror soundtracks. Divan Orange (4234 St-Laurent), 9:30 p.m., $8

German house duo Booka Shade bring their Movements 10 tour to Montreal, with L.A. producer Doorly as the opening act. Club Soda (1225 St-Laurent), 9 p.m., $30/$32, all ages

LGBT nightclub Play marks its first anniversary with an even bigger banger of a Saturday than usual, with DJ Alain Jackinsky taking the reins of the weekly Playhouse. 1450 Ste-Catherine E., 10 p.m., $10/$20

See our Event Listings for more concert, nightlife, theatre, comedy and community event options. See our Art Listings here.