Sunday, Jan. 17

* Circuits of Consumption symposium at Eastern Bloc
* Beats to Eat brunch at Fresh Paint Gallery
* Lisa Leblanc plays Quai des Brumes
* The Film Society screens Jour de Fête
* Open Michelle at Comedy Nest
* Gabi plays Casa del Popolo
* Jazz & Dilla at Honey Martin



In conjunction with the recent opening of the exhibition BPLTC III: Food Control, Mile Ex art space Eastern Bloc hosts a one-day symposium called Circuits of Consumption: Art, Activism and the Biopolitics of Food Control with panel discussions and a keynote performative presentation and meal by Anishinaabe artist and chef Lisa Myers, plus guests from orgs such as Santropol Roulant, Lufa Farms and EcoTechArt. 7240 Clark, 10:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m., free

Fresh Paint Gallery, CHOQ and Café 180g join forces to launch a new monthly brunch called Beats to Eat, where you can enjoy a full breakfast or smaller coffee and pastry option with rotating guest DJs, film projections, “pimp your vinyl” workshops, a photobooth and more. Today’s inaugural edition welcomes DJ Lexis of Music Is My Sanctuary. 221 Ste-Catherine E., 11 a.m.–5 p.m., $5 entry plus $5–$10 brunch options

Acadian breakout star Lisa Leblanc plays an unplugged show at Quai des Brumes — get there early, because this one will definitely be packed to the rafters. 4481 St-Denis, 5–7 p.m., PWYC

The Film Society is screening a restored, subtitled version of Jour de Fête, a 1949 film by French comedy auteur Jacques Tati. Cinéma VA-114 (1395 René-Lévesque W., 6:30 p.m., $8/$6 students

The Comedy Nest’s lady-centric comedy night Open Michelle is back for their first edition of 2016, with sets by funny ladies Heidi Foss (award-winning This Hour Has 22 minutes writer) plus Emma Wilkie, Rachel Gendron, DJ Mausner and more. 2313 Ste-Catherine W., 8 p.m., $8/$5 students

POP Montreal presents a show by U.S. vocalist/composer Gabi (aka Gabrielle Herbst), an artist with a background in experimental music and opera who’s touring in support of her record Sympathy. Casa del Popolo (4873 St-Laurent), 9 p.m., $10/$12

Hip hop lovers in the deeg will be glad to know of the return of Jazz & Dilla nights at Honey Martin with live and DJ sets by Frase, Fawna and Atamone. 5916 Sherbrooke W., 10:30 p.m., free

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