Skip the bouquet of flowers, artisanal chocolates, and flirty DMs. Just bring your date out for a great time at POP! We have a plethora of events that will set the perfect ~romantic~ mood and make it a memorable time for years to come. It's a fact that many POP babies have been made in the past... Yours could be next ;-)
6:30pm. Start off the fun at Peggy Kouroumalos' vernissage of Dream Baby Sweet Dreams. Quartiers POP.
4pm. KEXP live from POP with The Besnard Lakes. This husband and wife duo knows how to make aural magic and is sure to inspire. Breakglass Studios.
7:30pm. "A: The Movie" is an intimate film about a musicians struggle by director Mitchell Stafiej, starring musicians Alex Zhang Hungtai, Romy Lightman, Petra Glynt and more. Fun fact: Stafiej and Glynt met on set and are now two inseparable peas in a pod. Cinéma du Parc.
10pm. Kali Uchis brings the Colombian heat. Théâtre Fairmount.
11:30pm. Common Holly plays indie folk that will tug at your heartstrings. Quai des Brumes.
11:40pm. Bernardino Femminielli is the master of love. Just listen to his album Plaisirs Américains. This is also the official "A: The Movie" after party. Bring a change of underwear. Piccolo Little Burgundy (Late Night).
2pm. Check out Zoe Sky Jordan's sweet airy melodies, a singer-songwriter from Toronto now located in Nashville. BBQ Quartiers POP.
4pm. Nicolet launch their album Hochelaga. Agreeable date music. White Wall Loft.
8pm. Forever. Her soft vocals over laid-back lounge beats will make you dance and give you goose bumps. Bring her a rose and she will never ever forget you. Théâtre Rialto.
9pm. Chocolat (the band)... Need we say more? Romantique. La Tulipe.
9:30pm. Vagabon AKA Laetitia Tamko is an indie rock game changer with a powerful voice. Church of St. John the Evangelist.
8pm. Searching for some moving folk music? BEYRIES strikes the right chord. Club Soda.
8:30pm. Graham Van Pelt (Miracle Fortress, Think About Life) plus a very special guest with the voice of an angel, you won't want to miss. Casa del Popolo.
9pm. Ada Lea plays lovely moody folk for the soul. Divan Orange.
10pm. William Basinski, the master of ambient. Be there if you want to feel something. Ukrainian Federation.
11am-6pm (open Friday and Sunday as well). Stop by Puces POP and check out Cocooning Love's products. Featured: Organic Argan Oil, $32. Église Saint-Denis.
2pm. KEXP live from POP with Montreal heartbreakers The Luyas. Breakglass Studios.
9pm. New Zealand's Aldous Harding self-describes as "gothic folk". Her rich vocals take over Rialto Hall for a FREE show to celebrate Montreal's 375th.
10pm. Go see Weyes Blood and ggpeach at Sala Rossa and leave with giant crushes.
9pm. You're probably not doing too bad if you're already on a date, but still... How To Talk To Girls At Parties by director John Cameron Mitchell starring Elle Fanning and Nicole Kidman. Cinema du Parc.
9pm. Jay Som has an awesome hit single called 'Baybee'. Listen to it and you will swoon. Petit Campus.
9pm. An emotional but good way to wind down the festival week. Mount Eerie will probably make you sob during the entire show as he performs the music he wrote to grieve his wife's passing in 2016. Ukrainian Federation.
11pm. OURI is a favorite with many in the Montreal electronic music scene and the producer will surely know how to win your heart too. Casa del Popolo.