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Are you missing the so-called Maple Spring? So’s ATSA, and that’s why they’ve invited 25 Quebec revolutionaries and various other folk to speak tonight at Place Émilie-Gamelin about, among other things, the notion of public space. Don’t forget to bring your pots and pans, and like, a wooden spoon or something. Cast of characters here. Place Émilie-Gamelin (Ste-Catherine between Berri and St-Hubert), 6–9 p.m., free
Do you love balls? Give ’em some support for Movember, at a fundraising party for the annual men’s health and prostate cancer awareness drive chez Citizen Vintage. A donation to Movember and Sons gets you in the door, where cupcakes, drinks, prizes, DJs, photo booth, art sale and other treats await. Citizen Vintage (5330 St-Laurent), 6–9 p.m.
The 25th annual Image+Nation Festival of LGBT films opens tonight with not one, not two, but three films: dramas Keep the Lights On and Pariah, and Une dernière chance, a doc about gay refugee claimants in Canada. Cinéma du Parc (3575 Parc). All three films screen at 7 p.m.
Concordia’s Community Lecture Series on HIV/AIDS, in conjunction with Cinema Politica and Image+Nation, presents Jim Hubbard’s United in Anger: The ACT UP Revolution on Screen. The feature-length documentary focuses on the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power’s work during the 1980s AIDS crisis. Hubbard will be on hand for the screening and for a workshop the following day (see here for details). Concordia Hall Building (1455 de Maisonneuve H-110), 7 p.m., free
Punk rockers East End Radicals launch Carry On, their first album with Stomp Records, with support from Prevenge, KMan and the 45s and The Stimps. The show’s also a benefit for Montreal Rock Camp for Girls and the Barry Walsh Skate School. Petit Campus (57 Prince-Arthur E.), 7 p.m., $7 advance/$10 doors
Wordplay goes meta as Toronto’s BookThug press launches experimental prose journal The Coming Envelope’s latest issue, with readings by Alan Reed, Alex Licker and a super-secret VIP surprise guest. Librairie D&Q (211 Bernard W.), 7 p.m., free
Do you ever feel socially irresponsible when laughing? Kill two birds with one stone by helping Warm Heart Initiatives raise money to build a shelter and classroom for kids in Thukuta, Malawi while laughing at Alan Park’s jokes. Read the Facebook event page for details on how to reserve tickets. Comedy Nest (2313 Ste-Catherine W., third floor of AMC), doors 7:30 p.m., show at 8:30 p.m., $10 in advance
Treat yourself to the renowned punk rock of Toronto’s Metz, supported by Absolutely Free and Young Lungs. Il Motore (179 Jean-Talon W.), 8 p.m., $15
Passovah‘s got MTL indie’s back at Casa, hosting Jef Barbara, Freelove Fenner and Brave Radar. 4873 St-Laurent, 8:30 p.m., $6
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