Friday, Dec. 22

* Popolo Press holiday market
* The Virgin Mario
* Winter Lush: Bad Santa dance party
* Tinder Tales hosted by Emma Wilkie
* Alexandre Lemieux B2B Vincent Lemieux

FAWNA. Photo by Alfredo Cristinziano

Check out Casa del Popolo’s own holiday market — Popolo Press — on its second to last day selling handcrafted gifts. 4873 St-Laurent, 12–5 p.m., free entry

A brand-new bilingual Christmas play directed by Alain Mercieca takes the stage at Théàtre Sainte Catherine for one night only this evening: The Virgin Mario is a hilarious retelling of the Christmas story featuring baby-seeking lovers Mario and Joe and a host of cherubs led by one Mustang Sally. 264 Ste-Catherine E., 8 p.m., $10/$5 students

Join party planners Good Vibe People at Nomad Nation for Winter Lush: Bad Santa, an indoor-outdoor party with tons of entertainment including live music from FAWNA, Die Cherry, Saints and Franky Fade plus DJs, maple tire, a pop-up shop, beer pong, wintry projections and more. 129 Van Horne, 8 p.m. till late, $10

Feel better about your dating woes by laughing at everyone else’s at tonight’s very special Montreal edition of Toronto’s Tinder Tales, a comedic storytelling performance of hilariously horrible dating stories, hosted by Emma Wilkie and headlined by Tranna Wintour, with live music by singer-songwriter Claire Porter. 3655 St-Laurent, 9 p.m., $10

Former Montreal music scenester Alexandre Lemieux is back from Berlin for the holidays and tonight he’ll be DJing alongside Vincent Lemieux for an all-night, all-Lemieux dance party at Datcha. 98 Laurier W., 11 p.m., price not listed

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

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