Monday, May 1

* Official opening party for the Snowbird Tiki Bar
* International Worker’s Day march
* My Irnik (My Son) premiere
* Swing it with Les Royal Pickles and Driving La Nuit
* Atlanta’s Chew and Squalor and Deaf

snowbird tiki bar

Snowbird Tiki Bar officially opens

From the crew that brought Taverne Cobra to Little Italy comes the nearby Snowbird Tiki Bar. Stop in for a cocktail on this grand opening evening. 6714 St-Laurent, 5 p.m., free entry

May Day! Anti-capitalist activists, unions, left-leaning politicians and other workers’ rights advocates will be assembling downtown for the annual International Workers’ Day march. Phillips Square (Ste-Catherine & Union), 6 p.m., departure 6:30 p.m. (marcher meet-ups at Frontenac metro and CEGEP St-Laurent)

Mile End’s beautiful Rialto Theatre will be the site of the premiere of the new independent film My Irnik (My Son), a crowdfunded project by filmmakers Matthew Hood and François Lebeau and shot in remote Kuujjuaq, Nunavik telling the story of a young father and son who travel from Montreal to Nunavik to experience the traditional Inuit way of life. 5723 du Parc, screenings at 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., price unlisted

Retro-inspired Montreal swing band Les Royal Pickles takes the stage at Le Divan Orange with their own high energy compositions plus a collaborative set with vocalist Marie-Lou Desage, who also fronts pop-driven openers Driving La Nuit. 4234 St-Laurent, 8 p.m., price unlisted

Atlanta band Chew will be rolling out some psychedelic waves of instrumental electronic/rock sound at Bar le Ritz PDB with local openers Squalor and Deaf. 179 Jean-Talon W., 9 p.m., $10

For more music events, see our Event Listings. Art Listings can be found here.