Thursday, Jan. 29

* Islands of Decolonial Love author Leanne Simpson speaks at Concordia
* Vernissage for David Spriggs’ PRISM at Arsenal
* Corporate satirists Desearch Repartment speak at Articule
* Ghost Pine zine launch at Cagibi
* Ohara, Child Actor and Dirty Organs play Casa del Popolo

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Leanne Simpson, author of Islands of Decolonial Love: Exploring Love on Occupied Land, will present a public lecture in the Concordia CSU Lounge. 1455 de Maisonneuve W., 7th Floor, 1 p.m., free

British-born, Vancouver-based artist David Spriggs has produced nine large-format works on the theme of surveillance — PRISM opens today at Arsenal gallery. 2020 William, 6 p.m., free

Corporate satirists Desearch Repartment will speak about their love of careerism and the status quo at Articule, site of their “corporate creativity workshops” and exhibition. 262 Fairmount W., 7 p.m., free

Longtime zinemaker, Montreal archivist and (full disclosure) Cult MTL lit critic Jeff Miller launches issue #13 of the autobiographical Ghost Pine zine at le Cagibi, with special guests Amber Dearest and Jordan Coulombe. 5490 St-Laurent, 7:3010 p.m., free

If you’re in the mood for some dirty stand-up and music to match, check out The Dirty Show, feat. DeAnne Smith, David Heti, Scott Carter and Leighland Beckman and his Aural Turpitude band. The Wiggle Room (3874 St-Laurent), 8:30 p.m., $10

Check out Montreal musician Ohara with Child Actor and Toronto’s Dirty Organs. Casa del Popolo (4873 St-Laurent), 9 p.m., $7

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