Thursday, Oct. 11

* Ecofeminism and food sovereignty discussion
* Chris Kraus launches Summer of Hate
* Opening night of The Medea Effect
* Montreal Ska Festival kicks off with concert and party
* Mr. Freedom & ANA at Festival du nouveau cinéma
* DeAnne Smith and Fireball whisky at Mainline
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The Fundamentals help ring in the fourth Montreal Ska Fest
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Do a little reading up on food sovereignty and ecofeminism, then join the Concordia Greenhouse Food Sovereignty Reading Group for a heady conversation on the subjects. Concordia Greenhouse tea atrium (1455 de Maisonneuve, 13th floor), 5–7 p.m., free

Help Chris Kraus — the author who brought you I Love Dick — launch her new book, Summer of Hate. Read our review here. Drawn & Quarterly (211 Bernard W.), 7 p.m., free

It’s opening night for Talisman Theatre’s new production, The Medea Effect, a psychological drama about trauma and mommas, playing ‘til Oct. 20. Théâtre La Chapelle (3700 St-Dominique), 8 p.m., $24.50-28.50

Dust off your 2-Tone dancin’ shoes and head to the fourth annual Montreal Ska Festival’s kickoff party, with the Fundamentals, the Dropsteppers, PL Mafia and Les Happycuriens, followed by a free afterparty. Petit Campus (57 Prince-Arthur E.), 8 p.m., $12

The FNC and Cinémathèque Québécoise’s retrospective on radical filmmaker William Klein launches with his 1969 satire, Mr. Freedom. 335 Maisonneuve E., 8:30 p.m.

Need a laugh? How about a shot of whisky? Well, you’re gonna get both at Let’s Do This!, where you can catch comedy by DeAnne Smith and friends. Mainline Theatre (3997 St-Laurent), 9 p.m., $5 (first 20 people get free shot of Fireball whisky)

The FNC is presenting an AV performance of Ana de Ouananiche’s new piece, ANA. Cinéma Impérial (1432 Bleury), 9 p.m., $12/7

Check out our complete listings for more great club, stage and gallery events.

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