Sunday, June 30

* Grumman 78 drag brunch
* Marché des Possibles
* KMW/Kizi street fair
* Sci-fi poetry launch at Casa
* la Force at MTELUS

Sunday, April 28

* Last day of Gueule d’Érable
* Afternoon dance party at Cabaret Berlin
* Sheenah Ko at l’Esco
* And the Kids at Casa

Saturday, Nov. 3

* Sea Moya play Pâtisserie Bela Vista
* Stephen Orlov’s Birthmark at M.A.I.
* Syngia album launch at Diving Bell
* Nuit Chromatic
* Couteau Papillon album launch at La Sotterenea
* Voyage Funktastique 5th anniversary at Belmont
* LIP at Alexandraplatz

Sunday, Feb. 8

* Seedy Weekend at the Botanical Gardens
* Chocolate extravaganza at Bonsecours Market
* Owen Pallett with opener Jennifer Castle plays Laval
* Open Michelle at Comedy Nest with Women in Comedy Montreal
* Syngja plays Casa with openers Year of Glad, Holobody and Caro Diaro

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A playlist to prep you for Passovah fest

For the next three days and nights, Passovah Productions’ annual cavalcade of local bands features over 50 acts playing fast and dirty sets at the Plant and Il Motore. Here’s a mix of nine artists booked for this year’s festival.

Friday, April 19

* Paul Burgoyne vernissage at BBAM! Gallery
* Talonbooks launch at Librairie Drawn & Quarterly
* Appassionata 2010 screens at the Goethe-Institut
* Reversing Falls, Asthma Camp & Holobody at Casa del Popolo
* I Love Neon 15-year anniversary party at the Satosphere
* Vote for the Best of MTL!

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Passovah in festival mode

Passovah Productions turned four this winter. Noah Bick launched the company with Lukas Glickman (who’s since stepped out of the picture) as a booster for their friends’ bands. They favoured quasi-legal venues like Friendship Cove, where there was no rental fee and no carding — Bick was 17 at the time. He was already an employee at Pop Montreal when Passovah launched, and about a year later, he began working for a company that you’d think would be his primary rival: Blue Skies Turn Black.