Wednesday, Feb. 4

* Sarah Gerard launches Binary Star at Drawn & Quarterly
* Jeremy Shantz Vernissage + Live Painting at SuWu
* The New Pornographers with openers Operators at Corona Theatre
* The Sidekicks with openers LVL UP and Nanimal at Casa
* GrandBuda and Montrilla on deck for A$AP Wednesday at Salon Officiel

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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


Columbus punks The Sidekicks play with NY’s LVL UP and locals Nanimal at Casa. 4873 St-Laurent, 9 p.m., $10


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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