Friday, June 22

*Imagine Monkland street fest
*SOIR Plateau Mont-Royal neighbourhood art party
*POP Montreal’s marketplace Marché des Possibles opens
*Bas Bleu presents Eva Young, Maggy France and Syliva Wrath
*1999-2009 Dance Party at Bar le Ritz

Marché des Possibles. Photo by Lisa Sproull

NDG Arts week has rebranded the West End neighbourhood’s Monkland Village street fest, and today is day one of the three-day block party, featuring a sidewalk sale, live music, family activities and a mythical-creatures theme. See Imagine Monkland’s programming details here.

SOIR is a celebration of local arts and culture in neighbourhoods around Montreal. The first of the three-part event series takes place tonight in Plateau Mont-Royal, featuring interdisciplinary art exhibitions, live music and more, both outdoors and in multiple venues around Mont Royal Avenue. For more info about participating artists and to buy your passes, check out the event page. Various venues, 5 p.m., $18/$28

POP Montreal’s marketplace and low-key party space Marché des Possibles opens up for the season. See the first weekend’s music, food and vendor programming here. Outside 5635 St-Dominique, 5–10 p.m., free entry

Following four editions in Toronto, Startup Fashion Week has arrived in Montreal to showcase the work of promising up-and-coming designers as well as host conferences and give exposure to companies making fashion tech and wearable tech. The event culminates in tonight’s runway show. Crowley Arts Centre (5325 Crowley), 6:30–11:30 p.m., $35–$65

Intersectional feminist collective Bas Bleu presents a line-up of local artists at la Plante, including Eva Young, Maggy France and Syliva Wrath. Keep an eye on the event page for the release of location info. 9 p.m., $10/$12

Revisit the pop, indie rock and hip hop hits of the aughts while helping a couple of local artists raise funds for their upcoming exhibition at 1999-2009 Dance Party, with DJs Thomas Leblanc and David Rancourt. Bar le Ritz PDB (179 Jean-Talon W.), 10:30 p.m., $5


For more concert recommendations, consult our Music Listings and see this week’s edition of Hammer of the Mods.