Wednesday, Oct. 24

* Jef Barbara: free show!
* CITTA magazine launch
* Monster trivia quiz!
* Harlem Duet
* Felix Kubin
* Pang Attack and Sunfields
* Queer Ass Punk / dia de los muertos party

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Jef Barbara: Free show!

Heads up: Phénomena festival’s offering a free afternoon show by glammy androgyne rocker Jef Barbara. Divan Orange (4234 St-Laurent), 5 p.m.

CITTA art, culture and design magazine is launching their inaugural issue, and will be having a fundraising raffle, sale and other festivities to celebrate. Founderie (6596 St-Laurent), 6–10 p.m., $12 buys you entry, a copy and a beer

Think you know monster and horror film trivia? Test your knowledge at the Halloween edition of Know It All team quiz night, featuring guest expert Mario DeGiglio-Bellemare. Cagibi (5490 St-Laurent), 8 p.m. (“sharp!”), $5 cover includes a drinking snack

It’s opening night for the Black Theatre Workshop’s production of Djanet Sears’ Harlem Duet, a prequel to Othello set in the tense racial climate of 60s New York. Segal Centre (5170 Côte-Ste-Catherine), 8 p.m., $17–$25

Don’t miss a rare performance by German dadaist provocateur and music artist Felix Kubin, presented as part of the Phénomena festival. La Sala Rossa (4848 St-Laurent), 9 p.m., $12

Local musician Alex Hackett (formerly of Kill the Lights etc) takes beautiful brooding indie rock to new depths with his latest project Pang Attack. Catch the launch of his second EP, Phantom Forest, with support from Jason Kent’s Sunfields. Quai des Brumes (4481 St-Denis), 10 p.m.

Queer Ass Punk does dia de los muertos with Hua Li, Tutu-Bang-A-Bang & Brittany Kwasnik, host Antonio Bravado and DJs the Velvet Underparts, Wilde Boy and JNNBNNRCK. Katacombes (1635 St-Laurent), 10 p.m., $10 suggested donation (Radical Queer Semaine fundraiser)

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

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