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