Wednesday, Feb. 18

* Vernissage for found-items sculptor Lisa Cochrane at Galerie Espace
* Groupe Intervention Vidéo screening of short films by women
* 2 for 1 special on tickets to see The Nisei & the Narnauks at the MAI
* Montreal band Ought preview new material at Brasserie Beaubien
* Post-punk/cold wave/etc night Comfort Zone at Bar Kabinet

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Artist Lisa Cochrane uses repurposed found items to capture the forgotten grace of the commonplace while reflecting on the volume of waste produced by our throwaway lifestyles. See her  large-scale sculptures at today’s vernissage at Galerie Espace. 4844 St-Laurent, 5–8 p.m.

A selection of film shorts created by women will be screened at GIV (Groupe Intervention Vidéo), curated by Emily Pelstring and Lesley Marshall. Among the 13 shorts are Madame Winger Makes a Film: A Survival Guide for the 21st Century, Born to Never Throw Anything Away and A Total Jizz Fest. 4001 Berri, #105, 7:30 p.m., free

Grab a friend and head to the MAI for a special two-for-one night, where a pair of tickets to see the cross-cultural puppet theatre piece The Nisei & the Narnauks will cost you just $25. Check out our review of the work here. 3680 Jeanne-Mance, 8 p.m., $25/pair

Nickelback is playing the Bell Centre tonight, so we suggest you get as far away from there as possible and take refuge at Brasserie Beaubien, where Ought will share some brand new material with openers Nennen and the Past. 73 Beaubien E., 9 p.m., $6 or PWYC

Post-punk/psych/new wave/cold wave night Comfort Zone is back at Bar Kabinet, with DJ Taylor Hoodlum Stevenson picking up the reins. 92 Laurier W., 9 p.m.

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