Looking for a classic good time this weekend? Well, The Main’s got you covered with a curated list of diverse events to check out.


Piknic Electronik – Parc Jean-Drapeau, MOOG stage, 2pm; Guru stage, 3pm, $14


Photo: Miguel Leagault / Miglego.com

Though the back-to-school grind has started and sweater weather is upon us, summer is not technically over until this Saturday. Savour the last relics of those carefree months at Piknic Electronik’s final shows of the 2013 season. Local techno mavens Aurelie Schleger, Vosper, and Radio Slave will be taking to the MOOG stage for this last hurrah. The highlight however, will be the POP @ Piknic showcase at the Guru stage, which will feature the likes of Pho and Savas to get you in the mood for Pop Montreal, which starts next Wednesday. (More info on that here.)


Back to School BBQ – Off The Hook, 1021 Ste-Catherine Ouest, 2pm-9pm, $10


Ring in the school year with Off The Hook’s Back to School BBQ! The party will go down on the store’s rooftop terrace, and promises grub as well as the requisite tunes supplied from DJ’s Bucksmith, Babi Audi, and Kelly Nunes. Get your tickets at the boutique ASAP because space is limited, and who doesn’t love a good rooftop party (amirite?).


Kannibalen Anniversary – Le Belmont, 4483 St-Laurent, 10pm-3am, $5


For your fix of sweat-slicked bodies, look no further than Le Belmont– the city’s favourite grungy electro venue. Local music label Kannibalen, which has gained a ton of traction as well as a biweekly podcast since its inception, will be celebrating its third anniversary in its signature style– bone-rattling, primal, and costume-clad. The performers include Black Tiger Sex Machine, the raunchy group behind the label, and signed artists including Kai Wachi and Snails.


DéPFLIES – Theatre Ste-Catherine, 264 Ste Catherine E, Thurs-Sat Sept 9-28, 8pm, $12

Photo: DéPFLIES by Theatre St. Catherine

Photo: DéPFLIES by Theatre St. Catherine

Two local plays will be hitting Montreal stages with sharp social commentaries on diversity in La Belle Province. In the latest instalment of bilingual “stage sitcom” DéPFLIES St. Henri dep dwellers, tackle issues of faith.


Billy – Theatre La Licorne, 4559 Papineau, Sept 21, 4pm, pay what you can


Elsewhere, the critically-acclaimed Billy (The Days of Howling) gets into the heads of four distinct characters as their lives intersect and end in tragedy. The play is by Talisman Theatre, a local theatre company that stages English translations of French plays.


Montreal Inspired – 1200 Amherst, local 102, Sept 21-Oct 18, 5pm-7pm


Photo: Nicke Gorney

Starting Sunday, indulge in an aesthetic love affair with Montreal at the new exhibit at Amherst Street Gallery. Entitled “Montreal Inspired,” artists Nicke Gorney and Damian Siqueiros pay homage to our city through colour-rich abstract paintings and multi-level mythical photography, respectively.

By Sara B-G