Wednesday, May 22

* Creative business conference C2-MTL
* Vernissage for ANARCHY a thematic group show
* Dawson College graduate exhibit: CAPTURED
* Anarchist Theatre Festival
* Cassérole manif leaving from Papineau metro
* Festival TransAmériques kicks off
* Montreal Sketch Comedy Fest
* The Thermals at Il Motore

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The Thermals play Il Motore

Creative business conference C2-MTL continues today, with talks by innovative icons. See the full conference schedule for more info.

Fete the city’s next generation of photographers at Dawson College’s graduating exhibitionCAPTURED. Dawson College (4001 de Maisonneuve W.), 6–9 p.m., free

It’s the vernissage for ANARCHY, a thematic group show timed to coincide with the Anarchist Theatre Fest and the weekend’s Anarchist Bookfair. Rats 9 (Belgo Building, 372 Ste-Catherine W. #530), 6 p.m., free

And speaking of which, it’s the second and final day of the Anarchist Theatre Fest, where you can catch five short political theatre pieces over three hours. La Sala Rossa (4848 St-Laurent), 7:30 p.m., $12

Is that the sound of (last) summer? Join or avoid the large cassérole manif leaving from Papineau metro at 7:30 p.m.

Festival TransAmériques kicks off today, with an opening performance of German auteur Thomas Ostermeier’s production of Ibsen’s An Enemy of the PeopleThéâtre Jean-Duceppe (175 Ste-Catherine W.), 8 p.m., $58/$48 under 30, $48/$43 over 65

It’s day two of the Montreal Sketch Comedy Festival, where you can take in 7 sketches from troupes from all over — well, Toronto and Montreal, mostly. Tonight, catch Cash Grab, Thunder Tickle, Misguided Empathy and Adam Susser at 8 p.m. & Jewbacca, Power Struggle and Uncalled For at 10:30 p.m.  Théâtre Ste-Catherine (264 Ste-Catherine E.), 8 p.m./10:30 p.m., $12

Portland’s the Thermals are in town tonight, playing with nice local openers Reversing Falls and Nanimal. If you missed it yesterday, read Johnson Cummins’ testimonial about the heroic lo-fi headliners here. Il Motore (179 Jean-Talon W.), 9 p.m., $15

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