POP! Goes the Free Stuff


Film POP

Notman House (51 Sherbrooke St. W.)
The Notman House will host multiple BBQs where you can check out some free music, drink some beer, spin a prize wheel and take a swing at a piñata. On Friday, the Notman House is putting on a show presented by Exclaim! and CBC Radio 3. Bands include Hot Panda,Prairie Cat and more.
Oct. 2 at 4:00 p.m.

Divan Orange (4234 St. Laurent Blvd.)
Divan Orange is offering a load of free music including No Joy, Black Feelings, The Golden Dogs, Leif Vollebekk and some
secret guests!
Sept. 30 to Oct. 2 at 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Red Bird Gallery (135 Van Horne Ave.)
Local sweethearts The Luyas will win over your hearts, for free, at the Red Bird Gallery. Someone bring roses to throw.
Oct. 2 at 8:00 p.m.

A few film screenings are scheduled during POP, some of which are free of charge.

Studio OFF Interarts (5143 St. Laurent Blvd.)
POP will screen San Francisco’s Disposable Film Festival
selections, which will include Toilet Paper Animation by Montrealer Christophe Jordache. This event is dedicated to new forms of film media such as cellphone and webcam video.
Sept. 30 at 8:00 p.m.

Trusst Club (6341 St. Laurent Blvd.)
Dark Night Of The Soul is a video installation by Jean Luc Della Montagna, which combines 13 video clips and still
photographs by David Lynch set to music from Danger Mouse and Sparklehorse. You can view this film at Trusst Club (6341 St. Laurent Blvd.)
Sept. 30 at 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Oct. 3 at 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Ubisoft (5480 St. Dominique St.)
Canadian filmmaker Yung Chang will present his short film Before Night. The Concordia Alumnae will be projecting his film on the roof of the Ubisoft Building (5505 St. Laurent Blvd.) in the Mile End.
Oct. 2 at 5:30 p.m.

Puces Pop


Puces POP is a free event until you decide to buy something.
Sept. 30 – Oct. 3

The Rialto (5723 Ave. Du Parc)
Puces POP Fashion Show
Sept. 30
8:30 p.m.

Église Saint-Michel (105 St. Viateur St.)
Puces POP Craft fair
Oct. 2 and 3
11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Ukrainian Federation
(5413 Hutchison St.)
Puces POP Record Fair
11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Little Burgandy POP Loft (660 Hutchison St.) Need to shake off some school jitters? Need to let loose? Big Freedia will be offering some free bounce classes featuring DJ Rusty & Altercation. There will also be discussion on topics such as female sexual empowerment, cultural reciprocation, and our ‘inner beat.’ Oct. 3 at 4:00 p.m.

Stanley POP!


Cheer on bands,
promoters, bar and club staff as they compete for the
Stanley POP!
(pophockey.blogspot.com for directions and game times)

(200 Sherbrooke St. W.)

The Symposium is a relatively new feature that’s worth checking out. It’s a series of conferences and workshops on various aspects of the music industry led by inspiring artists and knowledgeable music professionals. Learn all about how to start your own record label, tour across Quebec, write songs and much more.

This article originally appeared in Volume 31, Issue 07, published September 28, 2010.