Nastassja Kinski in Paris, Texas
Check out a vernissage for Nathalie Boissonnault’s acrylic works at Mile End’s Espace 40. 160 St-Viateur E. #108, 5 p.m., free
Mireille Silcoff (once known as Mireille Silcott) is a journalist who’s been an editor at The National Post and (in the ’90s) the Montreal Mirror, and the author of Rave America, The Book of E and Archetypes. Tonight she’s launching Chez l’Arabe, a new collection of nine stories with themes of isolation and alienation, at the Emerald Hotel (aka No Name Bar). 5295 Parc, 8 p.m., free
M. Ward brings his very particular style of celestial folk music to Petit Campus tonight. Especially if you’ve never seen him live before (but even if you have, solo or with She & Him or Monsters of Folk), his is a show to see, as is that of opener Jennifer Castle (so don’t be late). 57 Prince-Arthur E., 8:30 p.m., $27/$29.50
Just south of the SAT, in the green and concrete space known as Place de la Paix, Wim Wenders’ brilliant 1984 film Paris, Texas (starring Harry Dean Stanton, Nastassja Kinski and Dean Stockwell) screens under the stars. South of 1201 St-Laurent, 8:30 p.m., free
Inside the SAT’s Satosphere dome, hear the new record by Ghislain Poirier’s art beat project Boundary, Still Life. 1201 St-Laurent, 9 p.m. (SHARP), free with RSVP
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