5pm. Vernissage: Pavitra Wickramasinghe & Richard Kerr @ FOFA Gallery, 1515 Ste. Catherine St. W, EV 1.715. Pavitra Wickramasinghe’s (winner of the Claudine and Stephen Bronfman Fellowship in Contemporary Art 2011) exhibition “Time Machine” will be on display at FOFA until May 24, along with Richard Kerr’s “snap, crack, pop…(less about meaning than being)”. Vernissage April 18, from 5-7pm. Free admission.

6:30pm. Scotland in a Glass @ Santropol Roulant, 111 Roy E. Experience the peaty, heath-covered crags of Scotland in glass! Following the success of their last sold-out event, Santropol Roulant invites you to another whisky tasting. Brian McQueenie of Ouidram will take you on a journey through Scotland’s various whisky producing regions and the tastes they inspired. Four of Scotland’s single malts will be paired with Santropol Roulant edibles. Tickets $45, all proceeds go to support Santropol Roulant. Space is limited! Reserve your spot now.

10pm. Hip-Hop Karaoke @ Le Belmont, 4483 St-Laurent. HHKMTL is back! This time, they’re paying homage to fallen legends, so bust out your favorite Biggie and Tupac tracks. Don’t forget to brush up on your hip-hop facts: HHK have added live hip-hop trivia, with prizes to win from WESC! Chef Enzo’s delicious $3 Biscuits & BBQ will compliment $5 gin, rum, and vodka specials, available all night. Sign up at $5 before 11pm, $10 after.


10pm. Neon 15th Anniversary Party @ S. A. T., 1201 St-Laurent. Montreal brothers Tiga and Thomas Von Party join Jori Hulkkonen, forming one “dancerous” line-up to celebrate 15 years of party making by Neon. Tickets $28.


9pm. Akron/Family @ Il Motore, 179 Jean-Talon W. AZ/NY/OR experimental rock act Akron/Family plays Il Motore. With Absolutely Free and M. Geddes Gengras. $15.  

10pm. Cousins @ Royal Phoenix, 5788 St-Laurent. “Chillll my cousins.” So says Royal Phoenix’s Friday night residents Nino Brown, Sammy Rawal and Tamika as they celebrate Montreal’s slow thaw. Hip-hop, R&B, and dancehall.  $5.

10pm. Congorock & Clockwork @ Le Belmont, 4483 St-Laurent. Italian producer Congorock continues his Canadian tour alongside LA producer Clockwork. With Montreal’s Botnek and TO’s Bridge & Law. $16.