Wednesday, April 27

* YES entrepreneurship conference
* Meemoza fashion line 5th anniversary
* Joan Jonas vernissage at DHC/ART
* John Jacob Magistery album launch
* Local acts Smokes and Ohara Hale live



The annual YES (Youth Employment Services) entrepreneurship conference is on today at the Phi Centre, featuring a full day of presentations and workshops for those interested in developing their business ideas into successful enterprises, with keynote speaker Andrew Lutfy, CEO of Quebec fashion retailer Groupe Dynamite. 407 St-Pierre, 3–9 p.m., $49.99 includes light supper

Locally made fashion line Meemoza celebrates five years of operations with a festive 6 à 9 at the Rialto featuring a fashion show to launch their Spring/Summer 2016 collection plus cocktails, a special musical performance, pop-up shop and prize giveaways. 5723 Parc, 6–9 p.m., free

Head to DHC/ART for the vernissage of American multimedia artist Joan Jonas’s retrospective exhibition From Away, spanning five decades of innovative and influential video, choreographic and performance based works that explore subjects as varied as environmental politics, gender issues and existential questions of individual vs. collective experiences. 451 & 465 St-Jean, 5:30–8:30 p.m., free

Get a sneak peek of John Jacob Magistery’s upcoming full-length album with a special launch party at Turbo Haus to launch the music video for the album’s first single Carol. 5011 Notre-Dame W., 9 p.m., PWYC

Catch local rockers Smokes and Ohara Hale at la Plante with support from visiting East Coast openers Motherhood and Cellarghost. Secret location, 9 p.m., $5–$8 PWYC