Author Sarah Gerard
Author Sarah Gerard launches her debut novel, Binary Star, in which two young lovers try to help each other deal with alcoholism and anorexia while on a cross-country road trip. Gerard will discuss her work with local author Jacob Wren (Polyamorous Love Song, Revenge Fantasies of the Politically Dispossessed). Drawn & Quarterly, 211 Bernard W., 7 p.m., free
En Masse artist Jeremy Shantz will be live-painting at SuWu tonight with a special menu collab between him and the resident chef with beats by L.A. Foster, No Kliché and Vincent & Viktor. 3581 St-Laurent, vernissage 7–10 p.m., DJs at 10 p.m., free
Vancouver indie rock heroes The New Pornographers play the Corona Theatre in support of their pretty sweet 2014 record Brill Bruisers. Do not miss the openers, Operators, the latest band fronted by Dan Boeckner of Wolf Parade, Handsome Furs and Divine Fits fame. 2490 Notre-Dame W., 8 p.m., $32
GrandBuda joins DJ Montrilla on the decks for this week’s edition of A$AP Wednesdays at Salon Officiel, spinning up a storm of essential hip-hop and R&B fresh cuts and throwbacks. 351 Roy E., 10 p.m., free
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