Thursday, Nov. 26

* Shadows Dreams and Forms vernissage at Galerie Youn
* image + nation LGBT film fest begins
* Rap Battle for Climate Justice at le Bleury
* Gianna Lauren, Alana Yorke & Risa Dickens play Cagibi
* MTL all-stars cover Radiohead’s The Bends at le Ritz
* Savage: Metal Breaks Your Senses DJ night at Blue Dog

Art by Christine Kim

By Christine Kim

Mile End’s Galerie Youn hosts a vernissage for the exhibition Shadows Dreams and Forms by Toronto mixed-media collage artist Christine Kim, who combines drawing and painting with paper cutting and folding to create works that situate the body between architecture and fashion. 5226 St-Laurent, 6–9 p.m., free

The image + nation LGBT film festival officially kicks off tomorrow, but the festival is offering two “amuse-bouche” screenings of shorts slated to play the fest as a preview of things to come. Pavillon Judith Jasmin Annexe (1564 St-Denis), 7 & 9 p.m., $13.50

Just ahead of le Bleury’s weekly live hip hop jam, le Cypher, the third edition of the Rap Battle for Climate Justice brings some serious local talent to the mic. Details here. 2109 Bleury, doors 8 p.m., $5 donations for Aamjiwnaang + Sarnia Against Pipelines

Passovah Productions has organized a meeting of Canadian dream-pop singer-songwriters, namely Gianna Lauren, Alana Yorke and Risa Dickens. Cagibi (5490 St-Laurent), 9 p.m., $8/$10

Head to Bar le Ritz PDB to see a supergroup composed of members of Plants and Animals, Katie Moore, Dear Denizen, the Key Lites and more play the entirety of Radiohead’s 1995 album The Bends, with an opening set from Li’l Andy, plus DJ Dbom. 179 Jean-Talon W., 10 p.m., $10/PWYC

Blue Dog changes gears a little with a heavy DJ night called Savage: Metal Breaks Your Senses, with DJs No Fun, Taylor Hoodlum Stevenson and Dark Parts. 3958 St-Laurent, 10 p.m.

For more art events, see our Arts Listings.