Wednesday, Sept. 24

* Spike Lee brings his new vampire film to the Black Film Festival
* Comedian Aamer Rahman headlines a free stand-up show at Concordia
* Graphic Novel Book Club at Drawn & Quarterly
* Beaux Dégâts art-off at Foufounes Electriques
* Indie pop band the Drums play Cabaret du Mile End

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The Drums

Spike Lee is in town to present his latest, the crowdfunded vampire film Da Sweet Blood of Jesus, as well as to receive Montreal Black Film Festival’s very first Pioneer award. Tickets to the regular screening are sold out, but there are still tickets available for the award ceremony + screening + Q&A package. UPDATE: The Montreal Canadiens’s PK Subban will be speaking at this event. Cinéma Impérial (1432 Bleury), red carpet 5 p.m., award ceremony & speech 7 p.m., $40

Australian comic Aamer Rahman (whose brilliant takedown of the concept of “reverse racism” has been viewed over a million times on YouTube) brings some realness to QPIRG Concordia’s DisOrientation Week with a free show, also featuring Kama la Mackerel and the Narcicyst. This is a big one folks — don’t miss out. Alumni Auditorium (Concordia Hall Building, 1455 de Maisonneuve W., H-110), 7 p.m., free

Drawn & Quarterly hosts the monthly Graphic Novel Book Club, with this month’s edition focusing on David Boring by Daniel Clowes (Ghost World). 211 Bernard W, 7 p.m., free

Head to Foufs for Beaux Dégâts, where six teams of two go head to head in a live art battle for hearts, minds and cans of PBR. 87 Ste-Catherine E, 7 p.m., $5

Brooklyn band the Drums have changed their tune on their new record, drawing more inspiration from contemporary American indie rock than the ’60s girls groups and ’80s Manchester sounds that influenced their previous albums. Luckily they haven’t lost hold of that pop spirit that makes them great. To enter a contest to win tickets to this show, click here. Cabaret du Mile End (5240 Parc), 8 p.m., $25
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