Cinema Politica screens Born in Gaza — a documentary about kids in a war zone, filmed during the 2014 siege of Gaza — as part of Israeli Apartheid Week. 1455 de Maisonneuve W. (H-110), 7 p.m., PWYC
Concordia University’s Thinking Out Loud speaker series invites author Joseph Boyden (2014 Canada Reads winner, shortlisted for the Governor General’s Award for his 2013 novel The Norenda) for tonight’s discussion, Writing About Writing Who We Are. D. B. Clarke Theatre (1455 de Maisonneuve W.), 7 p.m., free
Blue Dog’s weekly stand-up showcase, There’s Something Funny Going On, features a slew of local comedians including Alon Azimov, Tim Rabnett, Emma Wilkie and host Mike Carrozza. 3958 St-Laurent, 8:30 p.m., PWYC
Local record label Jeunesse Cosmique marks its fifth anniversary with a show at Casa del Popolo feat. the return of oddball chanteuse Sally Paradise, BYO laptop/iPod DJing and special guests via hologram. 4873 St-Laurent, 9 p.m.
Take in all the Drake you can handle at Korova Bar’s weekly hip hop spotlight, $ucka Free Monday, with DJs MaBonzo and Dr1. 3908 St-Laurent, 10 p.m., free
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