Wednesday, Jan. 2

* Wine tasting at Kabinet
* Bass Drive charity at Belmont
* KaraRock at Piranha Bar
* G-REX at Newspeak
* 64hz NYE afterparty at Salon Daomé
* Mind Bath and Empress at Datcha


Weekly wine-tasting event Acquired Taste is taking place at Kabinet. The cocktail bar offers staff prices on selected bottles, and tonight the music is by silktits and Appraiser. 92 Laurier W., 7 p.m., entry free

Le Belmont’s regular Bass Drive Wednesdays is doing a charity event, with proceeds going to addiction prevention organization Fondation Jean Lapointe. 4483 St-Laurent, 10 p.m., $5 suggested donation

Loud and proud of their distinction as the only rock karaoke night in town, Piranha Bar’s weekly KaraRock event invites would-be frontmen and frontwomen to pick up the mic. 680 Ste-Catherine W., 10 p.m., price unlisted

Yet another NYE afterparty is taking place at Newspeak, where Detroit-based G-REX will be playing, with local support from the W4rriors and DJ Frozen. 1403 Ste-Élisabeth, 10 p.m., $10–$15

The festivities continue at Salon Daomé with the 64HZ New Years Afterparty, featuring techno by Galaks, Monokini San and Tone Selekt and visuals by VJ Pumpkin. 4465 St-Laurent, 10 p.m., price unlisted

And if techno is not your bag, “no house, no techno” is a promise at Datcha Wednesdays, where Mind Bath and Empress will be playing funk, dancehall, hip hop and baile. 98 Laurier W., 11 p.m., free

For more concert recommendations, see our Music Listings.