Wednesday, Sept. 30

* Industry & Zoe sample sale
* Public school teacher solidarity demo at Square Victoria
* Taiwanese film My Mandala screens at Cinéma du Parc
* Book launch for Emmanuelle Walter’s Stolen Sisters at D&Q
* Swedish metal band Ghost plays Metropolis
* Australian alt-pop duo Big Scary plays Divan Orange

Ghost band


Stock up on fall goodies at a sample sale from Industry & Zoe featuring deals on a variety of labels including BB Dakota, Jack, Yumi and Kensie. 225 Chabanel W., #468, 10 a.m.–6 p.m., continues to Saturday, free

Montreal’s public school teachers join their colleagues across Quebec for a one-day strike to denounce planned education cuts that will result in frozen salaries, increased workloads, larger class sizes and other detrimental effects on student learning. A noontime demo in solidarity is planned to kick off at Square Victoria. Corner McGill & St-Antoine, 12 p.m., free

Elsa Yang’s 2013 film My Mandala screens as part of the Taiwanese film festival Ciné Tapis Rouge (which wraps tomorrow) at Cinéma du Parc. The film will be presented in its original Mandarin with English subs. 3575 Parc, 7 p.m., $12/$10 for 13–25-year-olds/seniors

Mile End independent journalist and author Emmanuelle Walter launches her book Stolen Sisters at Drawn & Quarterly with a conversation with Métis filmmaker, artist and educator Michelle Smith on the issue of Canada’s missing Indigenous women. 211 Bernard W., 7 p.m., free

Australian alt-pop duo Big Scary are playing Divan Orange, with local trio Raveen opening the show. 4234 St-Laurent, 8 p.m., $10/$13

Fearsome Swedish metal band Ghost returns to Montreal to play Metropolis, with British neo-psychedelic opening act Purson. 59 Ste-Catherine E., 8:30 p.m., $34.60/$38.60