Friday, April 12

* Black.Art.Empowerment series at MAI
* From the Ground Up at CCA
* Orville Peck plays Casa
* Black Neon at Théâtre Fairmount
* Aurora Halal at Exposé Noir

Friday, Jan. 18

* MAC Nocturne
* Art Battle MTL at La Shop
* Jim Beam Talent Search at Sala Rossa
* Under Black Helmet at Katacombes
* Blue Hawai at Datcha
* Raw Moments/Anoma afterhours

Thursday, April 30

* Day one of La virée des ateliers
* The Scrivener Creative Review launch party at Kafein
* Allie X performance and two-day residency launch at the Phi Centre
* Albert Maysles’ film Iris screens at Excentris
* Body Meta brings the Afrodisiac party to Club Balattou
* Blue Hawaii, Project Pablo and Bataille Solaire DJ at Datcha

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Mikey B Trippin: NXNE part 1

The best part about NXNE, Toronto’s answer to Austin’s SXSW, is that the city’s crack-smoking mayor allows bars and venues to close @ 4 a.m. during festivals, meaning more bands, more afterparties, more spending and more blackouts. Let’s just say the drug business is booming. Smart…

Friday, June 7

* Wunderkammer pop-up sale at Espace Pop
* Actress, Agor, CFCF and Cadence Weapon at the PHI Centre
* Le Révélateur at the MAC’s Vendredis Nocturnes
* Galerie FRINGE vernissage at M.A.I. Centre
* The XX and Grizzly Bear by the Lachine Canal
* Sole Power at Greenlight Gallery
* Jonathan Richman at la Sala Rossa

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Mikey B Trippin: The Great Escape pt. 1

M for Mikey reports from the Great Escape music festival in the (alleged) lesbian capital of England: Brighton. Read about the festival’s excess of bands, booze and blondes, and what it feels like to pass out on a rocky beach with a God-awful chicken salad sandwich in your face.