Monday, April 18

* Double vernissage at FOFA Gallery
* Suuns in-store performance at Phonopolis
* Noam Chomsky’s Requiem for the American Dream screens at Phi Centre
* Public Enemy: Prophets of Rage screens at le Ritz
* Syrian refugee benefit concert at Kaza Maza

Public Enemy

Public Enemy

Head to Concordia’s FOFA Gallery for the double vernissage of the exhibitions One City, Nine Towns by Jacques Bellavance, a photographic examination of Shanghai’s attempts to manage urban sprawl due to population growth, and Lac St-Anne by Richard Cornelisse, an audio-visual exploration of the Northern Alberta town. 1515 Ste-Catherine W., 5–7 p.m., free

Ahead of the hometown album launch show for their new album Hold/Still on Wednesday, Suuns play an in-store performance at Mile End record store Phonopolis today. 207 Bernard W., 6 p.m., free

Phi Centre screens the 2015 documentary Requiem for the American Dream, wherein intellectual Noam Chomsky expounds on the deliberate concentration of wealth and power, and subsequent death of the middle class, in the U.S. 407 St-Pierre, 7:30 p.m., $11.75/$9.50 students & seniors

Also on the political tip, le Ritz is screening a 2011 documentary about old-school East Coast protest rappers Public Enemy: Prophets of Rage. There’ll be a bonus DJ set by Sweet T (aka Eric Thomas). 179 Jean-Talon W., 8 p.m., free ($1-$5 suggested donations to cover copyright fees)

A special benefit concert is being presented at Mile End resto Kaza Maza as part of this week’s Howl! Arts Festival, featuring performances of classical Syrian and Iraqi music from the Ensemble Zaman, Al- Zahawi Ensemble and Masmoudi Oud. Proceeds will go to support Syrian refugees. 4629 Parc, 8:30 p.m., $10

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