Wednesday, March 18

* Montreal designers Fashion Preview at Maison Ogilvy
* Hip Hop Week Montreal events
* Montreal Game Studios presents games from Pixelles
* The Phi Centre screens The Farewell Party
* Preview performance of Random by U.K. playwright Debbie Tucker Green
* Ghettotogether with DJ MySpace Top 8 at Bar Kabinet

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T-shirt by WRKDEPT. Photo by Andy Long Hoang
Get a peek at new collections by Montreal designers WRKDEPT, KQK, V-Franz and Elisa C-Rossow at the first day of the two-evening Fashion Preview at Maison Ogilvy. 1307 Ste-Catherine W. (5th floor), 5 p.m., $18.95–$25

Hip Hop Week Montreal continues with a number of events today, including a marquee workshop on beatmaking with producer Freddie Joachim, plus a panel discussion on the shift towards depoliticization in current mainstream hip hop at Divan Orange, followed by a night of performances showcasing Montreal acts including Strange Froots, Emrical and ST. Check here for full program details.

Tonight’s Montreal Game Studios (MRGS) meet-up — a monthly public event that focuses on game design — presents games from the latest incubator by Pixelles, a women-in-games initiative that promotes diversity in the game-making community. Café l’Artère (7000 Parc), 6:309:30 p.m., free

The Phi Centre opens a four-day program of special film screenings showcasing some of the best films from the non-competitive selections of the Venice Film Festival. Venice Days will feature eight films in all, beginning with tonight’s screening of The Farewell Party by Tal Granit and Sharon Maymon. 407 St-Pierre, 7:30 p.m., $11.25

Catch the (reduced price) preview performance of Black Theatre Workshop & Imago Theatre’s production of Random by British playwright Debbie Tucker Green. MAI (3680 Jeanne-Mance), 8 p.m., $15

Ghettotogether is the new Wednesday banger at Bar Kabinet, with DJ MySpace Top 8 (aka Melissa Matos). 92 Laurier W., 8:30 p.m.
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