Wednesday, Nov. 19

* M for Montreal begins!
* Fennario: The Good Fight screens at RIDM
* Japanese design exhibit L’Objet Japonais opens at UQAM
* The Art of Eating Through the Zombie Apocalypse book launch with live music
* Johnny Marr plays the Corona

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The M for Montreal music festival begins today and runs through Saturday, mounting dozens of great shows featuring a lot of Montreal’s best rock, hip hop and electronic acts. Have a look at our festival highlights, including details about all of tonight’s shows. See our interview with one of tonight’s acts, Lydia Ainsworth, here.

Screening at the RIDM festival tonight, Fennario: The Good Fight is a portrait of local playwright David Fennario, who’s still working despite being confined to a wheelchair. Director Martin Duckworth will be in attendance. Amphitheatre du Coeur des Sciences de l’UQAM (200 Sherbrooke W.), 5:45 p.m., $11.50/$9.50 for students/seniors

A travelling exhibit of Japanese design, L’Objet Japonais, opens at the Centre de Design de l’UQAM, featuring 100 examples of both everyday and unusual objects, from the ubiquitous Kikkoman bottle to fold-up temporary disaster shelters. 1440 Sanguinet, 69 p.m., free

Stock up on survival tips at the book launch for Lauren Wilson’s The Art of Eating Through the Zombie Apocalypse, with special musical guests Wake Island and How Sad. Drawn & Quarterly (211 Bernard W.), 79 p.m., free.

Legendary guitarist Johnny Marr (the Smiths, Electronic, the The, Modest Mouse etc) brings his band the Healers to the Corona Theatre tonight, with opener Meredith Sheldon. 2490 Notre-Dame W., 8 p.m., $37

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