Wednesday, May 27

* Ping Pong Club hosts a Bernard Street BBQ
* JJ Levine and Jamie Ross double book launch at Articule
* The last open mic at Argo Bookshop
* The Festival TransAmériques presents What Happened to the Seeker?
* The One Take Super 8 Event at la Sala Rossa
* The Mutek festival begins, with Boundary, James Holden and more

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Nelly-Eve Rajotte and Mini
Nelly-Eve Rajotte and Mini
Ping Pong Club launches its summer terrasse with a Bernard Street BBQ and ping-pong tournament (natch), with music by DJ Frannie Holder (Random Recipe). 5788 St-Laurent, 5 p.m., free. Rain date: Thursday.

Articule hosts a book launch, discussion and exhibition of works by Montreal queer artists Jamie Ross and JJ Levine. Ross’s Rousings documents the making of a set of conceptual erotic videos, and Levine’s Queer Portraits and Switch feature collections of the artist’s photographs. 262 Fairmount W., 7 p.m., free

Argo Bookshop hosts the final edition of its open mic series tonight, welcoming live music and readings. Afterparty at Grumpy’s. 1915 Ste-Catherine W., 7 p.m., free

Festival TransAmériques presents a theatre/video/installation triptych entitled What Happened to the Seeker: Intimacy With a Thousand Things, on today through Friday. (See our interview with the show’s creator Nadia Ross here.) Théâtre Prospero (1371 Ontario E.), 7 p.m., $34/$28 under 30

It’s the fifth edition of the One Take Super 8 Event, a screening of 24 three-minute films shot on Super 8 and edited in-camera by 28 filmmakers. La Sala Rossa (4848 St-Laurent), 8 p.m.

It’s the opening day of the Mutek festival, bringing an exciting range of electronic musicians, producers, DJs and digital artists to town to take part in five days of parties and art events. Tonight, the Nocturne 1 double program goes down at the MAC, featuring Ghislain Poirier’s Boundary and fellow locals Nelly-Eve Rajotte & Mini, along with U.K. DJ James Holden and more. 185 Ste-Catherine W., 9 p.m., $35
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