Wednesday, March 16

* Faith and Fashion: Religion, Dress and Politics discussion
* Ou Sont les Femmes DJ night with Rebecca Makonnen & Mary Hell
* Poets in Solidarity With Iraqi People at the Word bookstore
* Beaver Sheppard Souper Spectacle at Perfecto
* Jazz at the NFB film screenings at Bar le Ritz PDB
* Vocalist/composer Odeya Nini performs A Solo Voice

Rebecca Makonnen
Rebecca Makonnen

Reina Lewis — London College of Fashion professor and author of Muslim Fashion: Contemporary Style Cultures — is in town to host a panel discussion at the Phi Centre on the topic of Faith and Fashion: Religion, Dress and Politics exploring the ways fashion and politics intersect in the Montreal and Canadian contexts of multiculturalism and xenophobia. 407 St-Pierre, 6 p.m., free (also to be livestreamed here)

Head to Apt. 200 for Ou Sont les Femmes, an evening DJ set with Rebecca Makonnen and Mary Hell. 3643 St-Laurent #200, 6–10 p.m., $8 (includes a free drink)

Local poets are coming together at the Word for Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here: Poets in Solidarity With Iraqi People, commemorating the 2007 attack on a cultural community in Iraq. 469 Milton, 7–9 p.m.

We’re assuming that the Perfecto chefs are providing the vegetarian curry, but we’re positive that musician/chef Beaver Sheppard is on top of the musical entertainment at tonight’s Souper Spectacle. 20 Duluth E., 7 p.m., $20 including a meal and glass of wine/$5 for the show (after 8 p.m.) only

Bar le Ritz PDB hosts a film screening of Jazz at the NFB, featuring two 1960s-era National Film Board jazz scene films including the 1963 documentary Toronto Jazz and the 1964 Coltrane-soundtracked Montreal coming of age story The Cat in the Bag. 179 Jean-Talon W., 8 p.m., free

L.A.-based experimental vocalist and composer Odeya Nini performs her work A Solo Voice at the Plant, followed by a brassy jazz set from Felix Del Tredici and Friends alongside animation projections from Elysha Poirier. Secret Location, 9 p.m., $7–$10 PWYC

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