Thursday, Jan. 24

* Radical Reading Fair at Concordia
* ABC:MTL’s Heritage Montreal at CCA
* Babette Mangolte’s solo show at VOX
* PARA Site at Studio XX for Wired Women
* Double vernissage at Centre Clark
* Ellen Allien and Miss Kittin at Igloofest
* Godspell christens Beautiful City Theatre
* The NOAH screens The Cremator
* New Voivod LP listening party at Café Chaos
* Hush with DJ Ledisko at Blizzarts

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Zohar Kfir’s PARA site opens tonight at Studio XX

The Anarchist Bookfair is still months away, but you needn’t wait until May to get your hands on some political reading materials — QPIRG Concordia is hosting its Radical Reading Fair today. Concordia Hall Building (1455 de Maisonneuve, 7th floor), 12–3 p.m., free entry

The ongoing ABC:MTL exhibit’s latest public offering is “Heritage Montreal.” At 4 p.m., the CCA’s beautiful Shaughnessy House hosts an open discussion about the issues surrounding the preservation of Montreal’s heritage. At 7 p.m., Emanuelle Léonard will give a talk reflecting on her photography and its intersections with the idea of citizenship. Canadian Centre for Architecture (1920 Baile), free

Tonight is the vernissage for famed Franco-American experimental artist Babette Mangolte’s eponymous solo show at VOX. The work on display recounts the tale of her time spent in New York in the ’70s through audiovisual pieces, film and performance. VOX (2 Ste-Catherine E., #401), 5 p.m., free

Brave the cold for supreme DJs Ellen Allien, Miss Kittin and company at the Old Port’s mega-dance-party, Igloofest. Jacques Cartier Pier, 6:30 p.m., $18.50

Check out Salon FB94, part of Studio XX’s Wired Women. Zohar Kfir presents PARA site, a video installation (that will remain on display at the Studio through Feb. 14), followed by an artist talk. Breeders bassist Josephine Wiggs is also slated to speak via Skype about her own contributions to the project. Studio XX (4001 Berri, #201), 7 p.m.

It’s opening night for a local production of Godspell, the first production by newly minted local company Beautiful City Theatre. Centaur Theatre (453 St-François-Xavier), 7:30 p.m., $20–$35

Underground screening series the NOAH presents The Cremator, a 1969 Czech drama set in pre-Hitler Germany, along with 1972 Spanish short La Cabina. Peut-être Vintage, 6029a Parc, doors 7:30 p.m., film 8 p.m., $5, BYOB

Centre Clark ushers in two new exhibits today: Claudie Gagnon’s Les queues de comète and Karen Kraven’s As Above, So Below. The vernissage for both takes place tonight. Centre Clark (5455 de Gaspé, #114), 8 p.m., free

A listening party for Target Earth, Voivod’s latest (and 13th) releaseis happening tonight at Café Chaos. Members of Voivod will be on hand, too. Café Chaos (2031 St-Denis), 8–10 p.m., free entry

Jazz supergroup the Whammies play the music of late soprano sax master Steve Lacy. La Sala Rossa (4848 St-Laurent), 8:30 p.m., $16

DJs Ledisko and Ponsolo bring deep bass music to Hush, the “adults only” monthly at Blizzarts, home to the Main’s best sound system (they say). 3956A St-Laurent, 10 p.m., free

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

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