Thursday, Dec. 8

* Souke Pou Haïti party & hurricane relief fundraiser
* Fresh Hope SkateXhibition vernissage
* Bike Mechanic Calendar
* The Luyas’ 10th anniversary
* Heatwave dance party w/ Darius Syrossian
* Island Time dance party w/ Patrick Mocan



Head to Artgang for the fundraiser Souke Pou Haïti, organized by Montreal members of the Haïtian diaspora to support those affected by Hurricane Matthew and, in the process, enjoy performances by Don Barbarino, Eddy King, Poirier, KYOU, Sagewondah, Dramatik (Muzion) and Phénix, plus a silent auction of artworks by MissMe, Keithy LadySpecialK, Jimmy Baptiste and Kevin Calixte, live art by Maliciouz and culinary delights and cocktails from Saveur Soleil, Yum Rum Cakes and Barbancourt Rum. 6524 St-Hubert, 6 p.m.–3 a.m., $25/$20 in advance

Fresh Paint Gallery hosts a vernissage for Fresh Hope, a SkateXhibition to benefit Skateboards for Hope featuring 40 skate decks customized by artists including Axe, Fléo, Futur Lasor Now, HoarKor, Carolina Espinosa, TurtleCaps, Mateo, Valerie Bastille and Chris Dyer. Once the exhibition is over, the custom decks will be delivered by Skateboards for Hope to underprivileged kids around the world. 209 Ste-Catherine E., 7–11 p.m., free

The only thing finer than a Montreal bike mechanic is a naked Montreal bike mechanic, amirite? Support the city’s greasiest transportation facilitators — and the bike coops where many of them volunteer year-round to share their knowledge and affordable bike fixes — at tonight’s launch party for the seventh annual edition of the Bike Mechanic Calendar, packed with fun and often funny risqué photos. Expect and performances by the Chaotic Insurrection Ensemble, Esmeralda Nadeau-Jasso, Vieux Néant and DJ Psycho Kitten. 1673 Mont-Royal E., 8:30 p.m., PWYC ($5–$10 suggested), calendar for sale for $15

Montreal indie mainstays the Luyas celebrate 10 years of tunes with an anniversary show at Bar le Ritz PDB with a very solid line-up including openers Fiver and Loon. 179 Jean-Talon W., 9 p.m., $13/$10 in advance

Manchester house DJ and producer Darius Syrossian headlines Newspeak’s “no frills” Thursday weekly Heatwave, with support from Hicky & Kalo and the Holy. 1403 Ste-Elisabeth, 10 p.m., $10

And at Datch, Patrick Mocan delivers reggae, zouk, boogie, digi and dancehall at Island Time. 98 Laurier W., 11 p.m., price unlisted

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

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