Thursday, Dec. 1

* We gon’ be alright exhibition & pop-up shop
* Empire Exchange 2nd location launch party
* Montreal bands play a #NoDAPL anti-pipeline benefit
* Millagram EP launch
* Comedy show by three local sketch troupes
* Party w/ DJs Tommy Kruise, High Klassified and Drewbyrd



Don’t miss today’s one-day-only exhibition and pop-up shop entitled We gon’ be alright at Espace POP, hosted by Montreal web-based arts platform the Woman Power and featuring artworks and merch like sweatshirts, totes and pins by illustrator Niti Mueth incorporating empowering visuals and slogans like “Stay Woke” and “Free ‘Em.” 5587 Parc, 11 a.m.–9 p.m. with vernissage from 6–9 p.m.

Mile End-based second-hand boutique Empire Exchange celebrates the opening of their nearby second location with a launch party tonight featuring free gifts, discounts on stock, snacks from Boucherie Lawrence, Preservation Society and le Cake Studio plus beverages and kombucha from Fous de l’îsle and brand-new limited edition tote bags from Gillian Wilson and Olivia Mew of Stay Home Club. 5225 St-Laurent, 6–9 p.m., free

Montreal’s music scene is banding together to throw a benefit concert to support the #NoDAPL anti-pipeline land defenders at Standing Rock with performances by Brave Radar, Phern, Mich Cota, B.H.C., Inland Island and Lil Fire. All of door proceeds and 10 per cent of bar sales will go directly towards the Oceti Sakowin Camp. 4602 St-Laurent, 8:30 p.m., PWYC, $10 or more suggested, no one turned away for lack of funds

Marc Rowland hosts tonight’s comedy show at Montreal Improv featuring local sketch troupes Big Mall, Gross and Smart Alec Baldwins. 3697 St-Laurnent, 8:30 p.m., $8/$5 students

Nova Scotia singer, songwriter and musician Millagram, who recently relocated to Montreal, launches her new EP Creative Destruction, a collaboration with producer Nø Fåuxs that showcases her hybrid of folk, jazz, soul, electronic, reggae and hip hop. The opener is local artist Hanorah. Casa del Popolo (4873 St-Laurent), 9 p.m., $10

Ecole Privée hosts an afterparty for the launch of Off the Hook’s pop-up shop collab with 40s & Shorties, featuring primo DJs Tommy Kruise, High Klassified and Drewbyrd. 1 Milton, 10 p.m., free

For more concert suggestions (tonight and through next Tuesday), see this week’s edition of Hammer of the Mods.

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