Wednesday, April 17

* Vote for the Best of MTL!
* Grandparents Zine launch
* Gilbert Hernandez at D&Q
* Heart Streets video launch
* Indie comedy Somebody Up There Likes Me at PHI Centre
* Sean Price at Underworld
* The Deathwish Video launch w/ bands at Fouf
* Knife Slits Water DJ night at NDQ

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Gilbert Hernandez launches his new book Marble Season at Librarie Drawn & Quarterly

Vote for the Best of MTL!

Grandparents Zine meets the world with a launch and reading. The collaborative publication is edited by local artist Kerri Flanagan (creator of Nailbiter, winner of Expozine’s best English zine a few years back), who invites local authors to contribute, then illustrates their short stories. This round features readings by Sarah Pupo, Marty Fink and Cult MTL lit critic Jeff Miller as well as Flanagan. Dépanneur le Pick-Up (7032 Waverly), 7 p.m., free

Librairie Drawn & Quarterly welcomes cartoonist Gilbert Hernandez (of LOVE & ROCKETS fame), presenting a slideshow on his creative process and discussing his new autobiographical work Marble Season at the book’s Montreal launch party. Read our interview with him here. 211 Bernard W., 7 p.m., free

Party with Heart Streets at the launch of their new video. They’re playing a short live set, champagne and snacks on the side. Salon Officiel (351 Roy E.), 7 p.m., $5

Bob Byington’s award-winning indie comedy Somebody Up There Likes Me, starring a host of top-notch comic actors including Megan Mullally and Parks and Rec’s Nick Offerman, screens at the PHI Centre. 407 St-Pierre, 7:30 p.m., $11.25

The brokest rapper you know, Sean Price, will spit rhymes and talk shit as only a curmudgeon of his stature can, proving once again that you can’t fuck with Ruck. Underworld Cabaret (1403 Ste-Elisabeth), 8 p.m., $20 in advance

The Deathwish Video, Deathwish Skateboards’ long-anticipated first full-length effort, has its Montreal premiere. Expect stunt-heavy skating and all manner of shitbaggery, as well as sets from Bearmace, Tommy Kruise and the Goat and the Occasional Others, a band comprised of well-known skate figures — read our interview with them here. Foufounes Électriques (87 Ste-Catherine E.) doors at 8:30 p.m., free

If you’re uptown after 10, stop in at Notre Dame des Quilles for the debut of Jonah Campbell’s DJ night, Knife Slits Water. Expect “post-punk, Afro-rock and things united by either TOO MUCH GUITAR or cool SPACE BASS.” Also note that the guy is a foodie and the singer in a metal band. 32 Beaubien E., 10 p.m., free

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

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