Wednesday, May 28

* Richie Hawtin plays the esplanade of Place des Arts
* Sud-West at Terrasse St-Ambroise
* Beaux Dégâts #19 at Foufounes Electriques
* Au sein des plus raides vertus at FTA
* The Peopl’s Comedy at Club Peopl
* Masterpieces of Polish Cinema at Cinémathèque québécoise

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Richie Hawtin

Yesterday, Canadian techno giant Richie Hawtin announced that he would be playing an impromptu “dotUP” show on the esplanade of Places des Arts today. He’s in town for the EM15 (MUTEK + Elekta) festival, which also has a stack of free events happening today and through the week. 175 Ste-Catherine W., 5–7 p.m., free

After postponing the event due to rain yesterday, Poirier and Ghostbeard are ready to bring the noise back to Terrasse St-Ambroise today with the first edition of their summer monthly, Sud West — think beats, bass, BBQ & beer. Check out this playlist for a taste of what’s to come. 5080 St-Ambroise (Lachine Canal side), 7 p.m., free

The 19th edition of the Beaux Dégâts art battle features six teams of artists doing their thing live, with music by the High on Beats crew. Foufounes Electriques (87 Ste-Catherine E.), 7 p.m., $5 

See Catherine Gaudet’s choreography and risquée wardrobe (ie. none) in Au sein des plus raides vertus at the Festival TransAmériques — see our highlights of the festival’s dance program here. Théâtre la Chapelle, 8 p.m., $33/$38 under 30/over 65  

The Peopl’s Comedy celebrates its one-year anniversary. Freddie James hosts, with sets from Daniel Carin, Chris Sandiford, Jess Salomon, Brad MacDonald, Stephen Spinola, Tommy Fitz, Kuba Kierlanczyk and headliner Eman El-Husseini. Club Peopl (390 Notre Dame W.), 8 p.m., $10 

The Cinémathèque québécoise screens Krzysztof Zanussi’s The Constant Factor as part of Martin Scorsese Presents: Masterpieces of Polish Cinema. 335 de Maisonneuve E., 8:30 p.m., $8

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