Friday, March 2

* Ari Pop’s Queer Astro-Disco party
* Mondial des Cidres
* Mourning A BLKstar with Markus Floats
* No Aloha with Smokes and Bland
* Helena Deland with le Bleu

Helena Deland

Montreal artist Ari Pop hosts an all-day Queer Astro-Disco party at Villeray’s Baklava Café, where guests are encouraged to dress in their fab finest and dance up a storm while day-long workshops and activity zones will keep you busy creating your own planetary decorations (supplies provided) and developing your astrology and tarot reading skills. 373 Villeray, 3–10:30 p.m., $10 suggested

Cidre fans can wrap their lips around a bunch of applicious bubblies at the SAQ’s Mondial des Cidres, happening today through Sunday at la Grande Place du Complexe Desjardins. 150 Ste-Catherine W., 4–9 p.m. (12 p.m.–12 a.m. Saturday, 12–5 p.m. Sunday), $17 day pass/$50 three-day pass

Members of Montreal’s comedy community join together at Cagibi tonight for Stand Up for the Revolution, an evening of killer comedy in support of the upcoming Revolution They Wrote feminist short works theatre festival, with host Jacy Lafontaine and sets from Tatyana Olal, Sehar Manji Alo Azimov, Dawn Ford and more. 5490 St-Laurent, 8 p.m., $10/NOTAFLOF

Cleveland afrofuturist neo-blues outfit Mourning A BLKstar hits up Casa del Popolo courtesy of Suoni Per Il Popolo, CKUT and Le Congrès des Futurismes Radicaux, with opener Markus Floats. 4873 St-Laurent, 9 p.m., $13/$10 in advance

Alt-music show promoters Analogue Addiction presents the launch of No Aloha’s new record Cigarettes for Optimists at l’Escogriffe with openers Smokes and Bland. 4461 St-Denis, 9 p.m., $10

Montreal indie pop/folk artist Helena Deland — who’s on the cover of the new March issue of Cult MTL — launches From the Series of Songs “Altogether Unaccompanied” Vol. I & II with opener le Bleu at la Sala Rossa. 4848 St-Laurent, 9 p.m., $12/$15, all ages

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