Thursday, Nov. 20

* Vernissage for group show Preview at new gallery CK2
* Underground Internet direct action double book launch at Drawn & Quarterly
* LGBT film festival Image + Nation opens with The Way He Looks
* M for Montreal day 2 brings a pretty awesome show at Café Cleopatra
* Les Sympathiques performance night at Résonance

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Light Fires
Light Fires
Brand-new gallery space CK2 holds its inaugural vernissage, for Preview, a group show of seven artists hailing from Montreal, Toronto and New York exploring subversions of pop iconography. 6560 Esplanade #203, 69 p.m., free

Drawn & Quarterly hosts a double launch for books about underground Internet direct action with Gabriella Coleman’s Hacker Hoaxer Whistleblower Spy — The Many Faces of Anonymous and Molly Sauter’s The Coming Swarm. 211 Bernard W., 7 p.m., free

LGBT film festival Image + Nation opens with The Way He Looks. See a trailer and read more about the award-winning Brazilian film (which apparently has lots of Belle and Sebastian on the soundtrack) here. A short film entitled I’ll Get There will open the program. Imperial Cinema (1432 Bleury), 7:30 p.m., $13

Day two of the M for Montreal music festival promises a free afternoon show at Café/Petit Campus (57 Prince-Arthur E., 1–6 p.m.) and a rare show at Café Cleopatra (yes, the strip club) featuring Heat, Weaves, the Muscadettes, Homeshake, the Posterz, Light Fires and Ragers 666 — see more about the bands here1230 St-Laurent, 8:30 p.m., $14

Résonance’s resident non-profit org Les Sympathiques hosts a fiery performance night in three acts, presenting Jane Chan on cello, improvisations by Isis Giraldo & co, and the “cosmic free-dome funk” of dArk mAAt’r. 5175A Parc, 9 p.m., PWYC
See a list of vernissages and complete gallery & museum listings here.

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