Wednesday, Dec. 9

* Holiday pop-up at Beaufort Café
* Le Matos record launch at Phi Centre
* Chris Hedges speaks: “The Algebra of Revolution”
* Mike Ward and Tranna Wintour comedy show for charity
* Merganzer, Erika Angell and Klardrøm at Casa del Popolo
*’s Sub.Struktur at Play nightclub

Mike Ward

Mike Ward

Beaufort Café presents a one-day holiday pop-up shop. See vendor details here. 414 St-Zotique E., 3–9 p.m., free entry

Local synth artists le Matos will launch their new record, Chronicles of the Wasteland (the soundtrack for the Montreal-made sci-fi film Turbo Kid), with a free show at Phi Centre. 407 St-Pierre, 5:30 p.m., free, all ages

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Chris Hedges speaks at Concordia about the revolutionary times we’re living in. 1455 de Maisonneuve W. H-110, 6:30–9:30 p.m., $30/$20 for students

Nasty Show comedian extraordinaire Mike Ward headlines a stand-up show at Village art space la Galerie, with opener Tranna Wintour and hostess Emma Wilkie. Proceeds go to the T. Williams MS Foundation. 1200 Amherst #102, 8 p.m., $20

A pretty great trio of acts is playing Casa del Popolo tonight, namely Merganzer, aka violinist Mika Posen playing an instrument she created — the mikatron — plus Thus Owls singer Erika Angell with guests and Klardrøm, which is Sienna Dahlen and Marie-Hélène Brousseau with special guest Stefan Schneider on drums. See more details here. This will be a good one. 4873 St-Laurent, 9 p.m., $10

If you haven’t been keeping up with shifts in the Village’s nightlife scene, the nightclub at 1450 Ste-Catherine E. is now Play, and the second edition of’s mid-week party Sub.Struktur is happening there tonight, with French import DJ Huge joining residents Sqwench Onoray and Labz. 1450 Ste-Catherine E., 10 p.m., $5/free w/ guest list (aka “Going” on the event page)