Thursday, Nov. 12

* Heffel auction house presents a major two-day art show
* Two vernissages at Concordia
* Anna & Jane McGarrigle’s Mountain City Girls book launch
* Esmerine album launch at la Sala Rossa
* U.S. Girls plays la Vitrola
* King Britt DJ set at Newspeak


U.S. Girls

Heffel auction house is hosting a two-day exhibition of major works that have been travelling across Canada in advance of their upcoming auction in Toronto. Check out the show for a chance to see works by artists like Roy Lichtenstein, Jean-Paul Riopelle, Alex Colville, Lawren Harris, Barbara Hepworth and the Group of Seven’s Tom Thomson in a collection that’s valued at over $10-million. 1840 Sherbrooke W., 11 a.m.–7 p.m., free. Continues through Friday.

Concordia hosts two arts events this evening focusing on the work of Canadian indigenous artists. First, head to the FOFA Gallery courtyard for a vernissage of Dita, a massive photograph by Montreal based artist Dayna Danger that honours the lives of trans women of colour and commemorates those who are missing and murdered. Danger and Dita will both speak at the event. Later, head to the Visual Arts building for an artist talk by Anishinaabe artist Rebecca Belmore, one of Canada’s leading contemporary artists and winner of the Governor General Award in 2013. Dayna Danger vernissage: 1515 Ste-Catherine W., 5 p.m./ Rebecca Belmore talk: 1395 René-Lévesque W., #114, 6 p.m., both free

Anna and Jane McGarrigle — sisters of the late Kate McGarrigle and aunts of Rufus and Martha Wainwright — launch their new family memoir Mountain City Girls with a conversation at Indigo that’ll be moderated by film producer Kevin Tierney. 1500 McGill College, 6 p.m., free

Montreal chamber ensemble Esmerine launches their new record Lost Voices, with opener AroarA. La Sala Rossa (4848 St-Laurent), 9 p.m., $10/$12

Toronto’s U.S. Girls — sound artist and pop explorer Meg Romy — is playing la Vitrola with Montreal’s L.A. Foster and Ottawa band Boyhood. 4602 St-Laurent, 9 p.m., $12/$15

Philly DJ/producer and onetime Diggable Planets member King Britt is DJing at Newspeak with MTL’s own Maus and the Body Meta crew. 1403 Ste-Elisabeth, 10 p.m., $5 before midnight/$10