Wednesday, March 2

* See The Witch
* Journalist Chantal Hébert’s political lecture at Concordia
* Louis Riel: A Comic Strip Stage Play at Théâtre la Chapelle
* Wintersleep album launch at le Ritz
* Alcool, Sexe & Musique at Studio Backstage

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The Witch

If you haven’t seen the critically acclaimed Puritan possession movie The Witch, note that it may be out of theatres come Friday, and the big screen is the place to see it. See our interview with director Robert Eggers (as well as showtimes and the trailer) here.

Esteemed Toronto Star writer, Le Devoir/L’Actualité columnist and The National (CBC TV) panelist Chantal Hébert speaks as part of the Readers Digest annual journalism lecture series at Concordia. The topic: The Post-election Landscape: Can Quebec and Canada Really Get Along? 1455 de Maisonneuve W., doors 6:30 p.m., lecture 7 p.m., free

Montreal theatre company RustWerk ReFinery present their bilingual stage production Louis Riel: A Comic Strip Stage Play, a play employing 2D paper puppets, adapted from the award-winning 2003 graphic novel by Chester Brown. Théâtre La Chapelle (3700 St-Dominique), 8 p.m. nightly through Saturday, March 5 $28.50/$32.50

Wintersleep launch their new record The Great Detachment at le Ritz with openers Walrus. 179 Jean-Talon W., 9 p.m., $20/$25

It’s always hard to resist Alcool, Sexe & Musique — presumably you can expect all three at this mid-week dance party at the Village’s Studio Backstage, along with a number of game consoles loaded with classic video games and some sweet babyfoot. On the music front, DJs Kostello, Clerk and BXSSCXMXNAL will play techno, deep house, minimal and U.K. garage. 1661 Ste-Catherine E., 9 p.m., free before 11 p.m./$5

See our Event Listings for more concert, nightlife, theatre, comedy and community event options. See our Art Listings here.