Friday, Jan. 11

* The Next Wave of Montreal Writers
* The Maü-Maü and the Crypt Club at l’Esco
* The Bouge d’Ici fest kicks off
* Idle No More protest
* De X La X Rap or Elevator DJ nights

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The Crypt Club, performing with the Maü-Maü tonight at l’Esco, photo by Joni-Louka

The Idle No More movement soldiers ever onward. Today, those who sympathize with Chief Theresa Spence and the struggle of Canada’s First People will gather for a peaceful protest at the Palais des congrès. 1001 Place Jean-Paul-Riopelle, 1–5 p.m.

Five of Montreal’s hottest young English-language writers will be reading at the Next Wave of Montreal Writers. Catch local talents Gleb Wilson, Emma Healey, Jacob Spector, Guillaume Morissette and Ashley Broadbent sharing new work. Drawn & Quarterly (211 Bernard W.), 7 p.m., free

In case you’re still on the fence about global climate change, check out Chasing Ice, a documentary using time-lapse photography to chronicle the melting polar ice caps, opening tonight at Cinéma du Parc. 3575 Parc, 7 p.m., $11.50

The Bouge d’Ici festival launches tonight, with an opening performance by the Sora, a promising local choreographic collective who will be debuting their first complete piece. Mainline Theatre (3997 St-Laurent), 8 p.m., $8–$10

Cramps-inspired band the Maü-Maü play their debut show at l’Esco with local ghouls the Crypt Club. L’Escogriffe (4467 St-Denis), 9 p.m., $8

Catch the debut of Payz Play’s new monthly DJ night De X La X Rap at Blue Dog or the ongoing Elevator monthly at CFC, with Smoked Meat Fax Machine & co. Both 10 p.m., $5

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

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