Thursday, August 8

* Under Pressure’s Women in Hip Hop conference
* Stomp Records & Greenland’s Lac-Mégantic benefit
* Pervers/Cité’s annual Dyke March
* Space Dates at Rats 9
* Etienne de Crecy at le Belmont

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Dyke March

Check out Under Pressure’s Women in Hip Hop conference, a panel discussion featuring emcee Masia One, filmmaker Idalina Leandro, artist Delphine Delas and b-girl Kate Lynx Alsterlund, mediated by graffiti scholar Aude Le Saxe. Fresh Paint Gallery (221 Ste-Catherine E.), 6:30 p.m., $2

Stomp Records and Greenland present a show to benefit the Red Cross’s effort in the wake of the Lac-Mégantic disaster. Bands: the Sam Roberts Band, the Planet Smashers, Grimskunk, Caféïne, Ladies of the Canyon, Miracles and East End Radicals. Club Soda (1225 St-Laurent), 7 p.m., $23.50

Pervers/Cité’s annual Dyke March goes down today, starting from Place Emilie-Gamelin. St-Denis and Ste-Catherine, 7 p.m., free

Rats 9 hosts Space Dates, a collaborative performance by artists and queer activists Jessica Whitbread and Morgan M Page/Odofemi, who don space suits to have the safest (and unsexiest) sex ever, plus new video work by Shayo Detchema. Belgo Building (372 Ste-Catherine W.), #530, performance 8–9 p.m., vernissage 7–10 p.m., free

French DJ Etienne de Crecy comes to le Belmont, with support from locals Vosper and Mayday. 4483 St-Laurent, 10 p.m., $17.40

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

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