Wednesday, Oct. 1

* Hong Kong pro-democracy solidarity rally at McGill
* Hip Hop Café’s Biggie vs. Jay Z vs. Nas 5 à 7
* Vernissage for Steven Orner’s Banlieue Narrative at Galerie Bernard
* Fontarabie, Fanny Bloom and Bernhari, free show at Metropolis
* Performative literary event at Resonance
* EMA with She Devils and Baby Blue at Divan Orange

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Hong Kong

Hong Kong this week

If you’re so inclined, express your solidarity with pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong by attending a rally on the McGill Campus. McConnell Hall (Milton & University), 2 p.m.

The Hip Hop Café is hosting a new series of Wednesday 5 à 7’s throughout October with DJ Afternoon. Today’s mix poses the question, “Who’s the Best Emcee? Biggie, Jay Z or Nas?” 4801 Parc, 5–7 p.m., free

See work by Steven Orner at Galerie Bernard’s vernissage for his new show Banlieue Narrative. Check out a full list of this week’s vernissages and closing shows here. 3926 St-Denis, 5–8 p.m., free

Remember Malajube? The francophone indie rock band that inspired devotion across this province, and crossed over to anglos in Quebec and beyond with tunes like this? Various band members have popped up in other projects but back in the spring, singer Julien Mineau finally emerged fronting a new, orchestral ensemble: Fontarabie. Tonight’s show, with openers Fanny Bloom and Bernhari (both very much worth a look), is FREE. Metropolis (59 Ste-Catherine E.), doors at 6, show at 7:30 p.m., free

The Resonance Reading Series proposes a performative literary event featuring Adèle Barclay, Noah Cebuliak, Kaie Kellough, Roland Pemberton and live music by Moe Clark. 5175A Parc, 9 p.m., free

Indie rocking singer-songwriter Ema (ex-Amps for Christ, Gowns) released an impressive “post-Internet” album this year (The Future’s Void), and if you missed her show back in May, here’s a second chance. Opening acts are She-Devils and Baby Blue. Divan Orange (4234 St-Laurent), 9 p.m., $13
Check out our complete listings for more club, stage and gallery events.