Thursday, July 30

* Woman x Women vernissage at Station 16
* Satanic Panic: Pop-Cultural Paranoia in the 1980s book launch at Drawn & Quarterly
* Montreal’s Metropolitan Orchestra plays the Mount Royal Lookout
* Osheaga launch party with Joey Bada$$, Tommy Kruise, the Yardlets and more
* Pat Jordache album launch at Bar le Ritz PDB
* The MEG festival continues with a Lisbon Lux Records showcase

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Joey Bada$$

Check out tonight’s vernissage for the Woman x Women exhibition at Station 16, featuring works by over 30 artists representing women’s bodies from their own perspective, with a lineup that includes Guerrilla Girls, Gilf, Pony, Sandra Chevrier, Hannah Yata and many more. Check out our interview with curator Mira Silver of Sugar 4 Brains here. Afterparty at Belmont with Ryan Playground. 3523 St-Laurent, 5–9 p.m., free. Afterparty 4483 St-Laurent, 10 p.m., $5

Kier-La Janisse of blog/journal Spectacular Optical (and formerly of Montreal’s Blue Sunshine movie theatre) is in town to launch her second book, Satanic Panic: Pop-Cultural Paranoia in the 1980s. See our interview with her here. Drawn & Quarterly (211 Bernard W.), 7 p.m.

Get classical at a very special free show at the Mount Royal lookout by Montreal’s Metropolitan Orchestra, conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin, featuring the music of Tchaikovski and Dvorak. Mount Royal Lookout, 7:30 p.m., free

Vans Canada is throwing a free Osheaga launch party at Bain Mathieu with a pretty killer line-up including Mikey Dangerous & the Higher Heights, Joey Bada$$, Tommy Kruise and the Yardlets. RSVP to 2915 Ontario, E., 9:30 p.m., free

After rescheduling the event twice, local band Pat Jordache will finally launch their latest record Steps at le Ritz tonight, with openers Vesuvio Solo, Forever and the Dandana Club DJs. See our interview with Pat Jordache singer Pat Grégoire. 179 Jean-Talon W., 9:30 p.m., $8

The MEG music festival rolls into its second weekend with a Lisbon Lux Records showcase at Divan Orange, featuring the synth-wave/electro-pop/nu-disco of Paupière, le Couleur and Das Mörtal. 4234 St-Laurent, 9:30 p.m., $10

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