Thursday, March 12

* The International Ethnographic Film Festival of Quebec begins
* Our Book & the Authors launch an EP with a two-part free show
* Soil Not Oil author Dr. Vandana Shiva speaks at Concordia
* Burlesque, baked goods & bingo at the Wiggle Room with Miss Ginger
* Le Cypher hip hop/soul jam and party with Urban Science, the Liquor Store & more
* GrandBuda and Noo-Bap spin at Datcha

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Our Book & the Authors
Today marks the beginning of the 2015 edition of FIFEQ, the International Ethnographic Film Festival of Quebec, launching with a party at Café l’Artère that will feature nine short films directed by Montrealers, each offering different views of the city. 7000 Parc, 7 p.m., free

Montreal indie/electro-pop band Our Book & the Authors launch the Equals EP at Casa del Popolo. 4873 S-Laurent, doors at 6 p.m., sets at 7 and 8 p.m., free

Don’t miss out on the chance to hear internationally renowned environmental scientist Dr. Vandana Shiva, author of Soil Not Oil, speak at Concordia on the impact of industrial agriculture in an event organized by the Sustainable Action Fund and the Concordia Student Union. Alumni Auditorium, 1455 de Maisonneuve W. (H-110), 8 p.m., free

If burlesque, baked goods and bingo sound like your bag, join Miss Ginger and the Wiggle Room crew for a sparkly pre-St. Patrick’s Day spectacle and booze-up. 3874 St-Laurent, 8 p.m., $10

Weekly hip hop and soul party le Cypher kicks off with opening acts and special guests the Liquor Store and DJ Creeasian before Urban Science hits the stage. As usual there’ll be food available from Caribbean resto Boom J. 2109 Bleury, 8 p.m., $4

GrandBuda and Noo-Bap take over the decks at Datcha. Consider yourself informed. 98 Laurier W., 11 p.m.
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