Tuesday, May 17

* Où sont les femmes? at Apt. 200
* Coach House Books authors at the Resonance Reading Series
* Country cover band The Firemen play le Ritz
* Chicago’s Twin Peaks play la Vitrola
* Back 2 Basics live hip hop video-mixing
* Boston band Ursula and Montreal’s Ursula unite



Today marks the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, and in honour of the day, Lez Spread the Word hosts their monthly social Où sont les femmes? at Apt. 200 with DJ sets from Claudine Prévost and Mary Hell. Guests can also contribute to the upcoming first edition of #lstwmag, a brand-new magazine from LSTW. 3643 St-Laurent, #200, 6–10 p.m., free

Tonight’s Resonance Reading Series presents selections from the latest works by Coach House Books poets Susan Holbrook and Nicole Markotic in their own voices. 5175A du Parc, 7 p.m., free

Classic country cover band the Firemen play Bar le Ritz tonight, playing tunes by George Jones, Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Kris Kristofferson and more. 179 Jean-Talon W., 8 p.m., free

Chicago rockers Twin Peaks play la Vitrola with openers White Reaper (Louisville, KY) and Jimmy Whispers (Chicago). 4602 St-Laurent, 9 p.m., $15/$12 in advance

The Blue Dog Motel hosts Back 2 Basics, a weekly Tuesday live video-mixing session with VJs Redd Dredd and Frank One, highlighting the golden age of hip hop with tracks from the ’70s and ’80s. 3958 St-Laurent, 9 p.m., free

Get two Ursula’s for the price of one at Brasserie Beaubien where Boston’s Ursula, a no-wave two-piece, will join Montreal’s own punk quartet of the same name, with extra support from the Submissives. 73 Beaubien E., 9:30 p.m., $5–$10 PWYC

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