Wednesday, Jan. 16

* Miriam Lanail vernissage
* 60-second performances at Concordia
* Denis Côté launches screening series
* Jan Fabre and Lisbeth Gruwez’s political choreography
* MTL punk legend Chris Barry spins discs with James Clutch
* Contemporary flamenco piece HomoBLABLAtus
* Gong Show Giveaway!

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Denis Côté presents Ben Rivers’ Two Years at Sea at the PHI Centre

Get nostalgic about Montreal as it was at Le Plateau de mon enfance, a solo exhibition by painter Miriam Lanail presenting the neighbourhood as she remembers it from her childhood in the 1950s. Galerie du Mile End (5345 du Parc), 5:30 p.m., free

Catch the next wave of Montreal music, dance and theatre stars at 60×60, a fast-paced hour of 60-second performances by Concordia performance students. D.B. Clark Theatre (Concordia’s Hall Building, 1455 de Maisonneuve W.), 6-7 p.m., free

The PHI Centre’s Carte blanche à Denis Côté launches tonight, with the celebrated Montreal director on hand to present the first in his series of favourite contemporary films, Ben Rivers’ Two Years at Sea. 407 St-Pierre, 7:30 p.m., $11.25

Choreographer and plastics-maker Jan Fabre and Lisbeth Gruwez team up to present It’s Going to Get Worse and Worse and Worse, My Friend, a piece of highly politicized choreography, on to Jan. 19. Usine C (1345 Lalonde), 8 p.m.

Former Mirror reporter and part of our punk heritage, Chris Barry, teams up with James Clutch to spin ’70s punk, ‘60s garage, freakbeat and psychedelia. Le Bleury – Bar à Vinyle (2109 Bleury), 8 p.m.

Tonight’s opening night for HomoBLABLAtus, a contemporary flamenco piece by la Otro Orilla, featuring Myriam Allard and presented as part of Danse Danse. Cinquième Salle (175 Ste-Catherine E.), 8 p.m., $36.35

It’s the inaugural edition of Gong Show Giveaway, a new Wednesday night weekly where comedy and free swag come together to make your night right. This round, catch DeAnne Smith, Leighland Beckman, François Tousignant, Eman and Jon Malanos. Comedyworks (1238 Bishop), 8:30 p.m.

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