Thursday, Dec. 11

* First day of Grover building desginers’ Christmas market
* In Circulation art history mag launch / vernissage at Studio XX
* Fifth annual Hilarious Holiday Hoedown comedy night for charity
* Crooked Fagazine issue #4 launch at Bar le Stud
* Hip hop jam le Cypher moves to Brutopia, hosts freestyle competition

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Le Cypher. Photo courtesy of Manikmati Photography
A slate of local designers who work in the Grover building host a four-day Christmas market beginning today, with offerings from Josiane Peron, OÖM Ethikwear, Sokoloff Lingerie and more. 2025–2065 Parthenais, 11 a.m.–9 p.m., free

Studio XX teams up with Media@McGill to launch a new issue of In Circulation, McGill’s art history magazine, as well as a new group exhibit, Contingent: Only If Participation Occurs featuring presentations from the artists and curators. 4001 Berri, #201, 5–9 p.m., free before 7 p.m., $5 suggested after

Comedian Walter J. Lyng presents the fifth annual Hilarious Holiday Hoedown, featuring Leighland Beckman, Stephen Trepanier, Chris Sandiford and Lyng. All proceeds go to the NDG Food Depot. Wheel Club (3373 Cavendish), 8 p.m., $5 (or two non-perishable food items)

Crooked Fagazine launches issue #4 at Bar le Stud. 1812 Ste-Catherine E., 8 p.m.

Weekly live hip hop jam le Cypher moves downtown to Brutopia, and hosts its first ever freestyle competition for big prizes. Sign up to compete here: 1219 Crescent, 9 p.m., free
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