Thursday, Nov. 5

* Rad Hourani vernissage
* Take Back the Night March/The F Word zine launch
* The Cinemania festival begins
* Life Lessons live talk show at the Wiggle Room
* Technical Kidman record launch
* Andy Milne plays Resonance
* Real Music party c/o Thomas Von Party & Beaver at Datcha

Technical Kidman

Technical Kidman

Haute Couture garment designer and multidisciplinary artist Rad Hourani (who spent his formative years living in Montreal) invites you to Arsenal tonight for the vernissage of his new exhibition, Neutrality, which is built around his five-pronged philosophy of being nationless, genderless, ageless, raceless and limitless. 2020 William, 6–9 p.m., free

Show your support for safe streets by ending street harassment with tonight’s annual Take Back the Night March, organized by the Centre for Gender Advocacy. Afterwards, finish off your night at the launch party for the fourth edition of McGill’s feminist and anti-oppressive zine project, The F Word at TRH Bar, with performances by Ryan Gazzola, the Magic Hats and Venus. Take Back the Night March departs from Norman Bethune Square, de Maisonneuve & Guy, 6:30 p.m., free. The F Word launch party is at 3699 St-Laurent, 10 p.m., $5, no one turned away

The Cinemania festival opens with a gala presentation of Jacques Audiard’s (Un prophète, De rouile et d’os) Palme d’Or winner Dheepan. Star Antonythasan Jesuthasan will present the film. Cinéma Imperial (1432 Bleury), 7:45 p.m., $21.95

Life Lessons, the recurring live talk show hosted by Keith Waterfield and Leighland Beckman, plumbs the depths of the saddest, most embarrassing moments of its guests’ lives. This month Ken Yuen, Cult MTL contributor Sarah Deshaies, Alison Louder and Alain Mercieca will share the stage with Keith and Leighland. The Wiggle Room (3874 St-Laurent), doors 7:30 p.m., $10

High-intensity Montreal electronic trio Technical Kidman launch their long-awaited first album, Something Stranger Coming on the Horizon, at la Vitrola with openers Le syndicat du cauchemar jaune and Zones. 4602 St-Laurent, 9:30 p.m., $10/$8 in advance.

New York-based jazz pianist Andy Milne returns to Montreal for the first time since 2004 to play his funk and hip hop infused compositions at Resonance with his band, Dapp Theory. 5175A Parc, 9:30 p.m., $15

Datcha’s Thomas Von Party and a certain Beaver Sheppard have teamed up to present what could be an early contender for party of the weekend (obviously the weekend starts Thursday), Real Music, which promises to be an eclectic-sounding and active-looking night of hard partying. 98 Laurier W., 10 p.m., free