It’s Record Store Day! This international day of vinyl shopping bring hundreds of exclusive limited-edition records, discounts on other stock and live music at all the local wax shacks. See a our list of Montreal locations (and their longer opening hours), a round-up of events happening therein and RSD release highlights here.
Get some affordable produce at the downtown pop-up Marché Citoyen today. 1845 St-Jacques W., 10 a.m.–1 p.m.
The Howl! Arts Collective’s second annual festival begins today and runs through April 24, celebrating art and revolution with live music, benefit nights for Syrian refugees and Missing Justice, vernissages and panel discussions. Today and tomorrow, the festival’s activist art fair is happening at Casa del Popolo. 4873 St-Laurent, 12–5 p.m., free entry
Never Apart launches their spring exhibitions, featuring works that explore social media, ’90s nostalgia and gender roles, interpersonal connections and wigs, with beats by Alfred Borden. Among the exhibitions are Richmond Lam and Eve Thomas’s Poster Boys. 7049 St-Urbain, 6–11 p.m., free
Pierre Kwenders’ second annual Wakanda Club goes down in Mile End tonight, and this time he and the Moonshine/le Night Market crew are hosting a (Korean-style) barbecue as well as a sick show and party. Chefs Olivier Racicot and André Nicolàs Medina will be working the grill on the patio, while acts including APigeon, Husser of the Posterz and Gayance bring the music. Kwenders himself, who’s launching a new EP, will close out the night with a live set. 129 Van Horne, 6 p.m.–3 a.m., $12 food included/$15 after midnight
If you haven’t checked out Glitter Bomb yet, maybe tonight is the night. The queer dance party that quickly became a rager marks its one-year anniversary (and 10th edition) with a wide range of music to move to, c/o DJs Awwful and Jeffany — everything from ’90s/’00s pop to new wave and synth-pop to hip hop and bass to house and techno to Italo disco and Eurodance. As usual, glitter is encouraged. 179 Jean-Talon W., 11 p.m., $5
There are only two days left to vote in our annual Best of MTL readers poll, and to answer our special Best of MTL question for a chance to win sick prize packs (courtesy of Tourisme Montréal). Pick your favourite local people, places, artists, services, restaurants and retailers (remember, your ballot needs 25 answers to count) and enter that contest here!