Vox Sambou performs at Viaduct 375.
The Mile End neighbourhood turns the Van Horne viaduct into a pedestrian zone this weekend during Viaduc 375, with an opening soirée tonight featuring demos, exhibitions, food trucks and a POP Montreal-curated music program with Vox Sambou, DJ Gayance and a collaborative digital mapping performance with MAPP MTL. Van Horne from St-Denis to St-Urbain, 5 p.m.–midnight, free
Never Apart throws a party to open their brand-new fall exhibitions, including works by MAPP MTL artists, The Editorial Magazine’s Claire Milbrath and Callan Ponsford, textile artist Erin M. Riley and more, plus the launch of Anteism Books’ newly published volume Portrait of an Artist featuring interviews with prominent women artists like Marina Abromovic, Yoko Ono, Shirin Neshat, ORLAN and more, with DJ Andy Williams manning the turntables. 7049 St-Urbain, 6–10 p.m., free
Notable local writers Guillaume Morissette and Laura Broadbent host a showcase of emerging talent with a reading at DIY alternative school Godberd, where the presenters recently participated in a nine-week creative writing and poetry workshop led by the pair. 2080 Joly, 8 p.m., free
Montreal band Videoman — indie rockers rooted in classical composition (and produced by local musician Patrick Krief) — launch their debut album A Kind of Serenity at Petit Campus. 57 Prince-Arthur E., 8 p.m., $12 at the door/$15 in advance (includes CD)