Montreal: The 72-Hour Weekend

Holiday party season is upon us. Gentlemen, start your livers.

Bitter End Booze-Up, Thursday, 9 p.m.
Watch the season finale of locally produced cult comedy series “The Bitter End” – and stay for the massive afterparty. 3956A St. Laurent Blvd.

Art on the Cheap, Friday, 7 p.m.
The It’s Probably Worth More Than That art show (everything’s $100 or less) runs till the end of January, but the artworks will start selling fast at the opening reception, featuring free booze, snacks and DJ Garry Vickers. Headquarters Galerie & Boutique, 1649 Amherst St.

Bloody Good Brunch, Saturday, noon
Sparrow’s got a liquor license now, so DJs and barflies mingle there by night. Brunch, however, is still Sparrow’s finest moment. (They aren’t serving dinner.) Wash down the phenomenal English breakfast (complete with housemade blood sausages) – or the eggs benedict, or the banana-chocolate beignets, or some beef stew – with a frosty pint. Mains, $6 – $14. 5322 St. Laurent Blvd., 514-690-3964.

For the Ladies, Saturday, 1:30 p.m.
Find gifts for females at the Rusty Plum/Puces Pop Xmas bazaar, a treasure trove of all things knitted, woven and hand-crafted. Bring a non-perishable food item. St. Michael’s Church, 105 St. Viateur St. W.

Bottoms Up, Saturday, 11 p.m.
Check out Old Montreal’s new nightclub, Bassment, where Chicago house star Roy Davis Jr. and Montreal’s B’UGO will test out the killer sound system. 990 St-Antoine W., $10.

Mozart Def, Sunday, 8 p.m.
See alt-pop heroes Phoenix play the bulk of their latest album, Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix, following openers, Toronto’s Holy F**k. Metropolis, 59 St. Catherine St. E., $30.

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