Wednesday, March 11

* Marvels and Mirages of Orientalism exhibit & Moroccan night at MMFA
* Aperitivo at Little Italy’s Hostaria
* Naomi Klein speaks at UQAM
* Socalled launches Life of Slice cookbook at Drawn & Quarterly
* Southern Cross comic launch at Bar le Ritz PDB

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Naomi Klein
Naomi Klein
Head to the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts to see the exhibit Marvels and Mirages of Orientalism. Along with the Wednesday evening half-price rate, visitors can sample a glass of mint tea and receive a henna tattoo at the Moroccan-themed soirée. 1380 Sherbrooke W., 5–9 p.m., $12.50

Sample fine wine and food at Aperitivo, a recurring 5à8 event that aims to introduce the public to restaurants, cafés and bars in Little Italy. Hostaria (236 St-Zotique E.), 5–8 p.m., $15 (includes one drink, all-you-can-eat finger food)

Naomi Klein will speak at UQAM tonight for a bilingual Q&A at the launch of the French translation of her 2014 book This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate. Salle Marie-Gérin-Lajoie, 405 Ste-Catherine E., 7 p.m., free.

Montreal musician and rapper Socalled (aka Josh Dolgin) launches a 40-page collection of recipes, Life of Slice, his second culinary tome. The event promises a knish workshop and an interview with Socalled by Giller Prize winner Sean Michaels. Drawn & Quarterly (211 Bernard W.), 7 p.m., free

The first edition of Southern Cross, a “lo-fi sci-fi and psychological horror” comic by local artists and writers Becky Cloonan, Andy Belanger and Serge Lapointe, launches at Bar le Ritz PDB with a Q&A and signing session, plus music by DJ Sabrina Sabotage. 179 Jean-Talon W., 7 p.m., free
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