Wednesday, May 11

* Bad Jews begins at the Segal Centre
* PETRIFIES (& A FOREST) vernissage at 820Plaza
* Land of Talk comeback show/Little Scream LP launch
* Bishop & Gags stand-up night at Bishop & Bagg
* Trepanated Heads, Hyenas and more at Brasserie Beaubien

2200 Jake Goldsbie, Victoria Diamond, Sarah Segal-Lazar, Jamie Elman BAD JEWS (Photo by Andrée Lanthier)

Jake Goldsbie, Victoria Diamond, Sarah Segal-Lazar and Jamie Elman in Bad Jews. Photo by Andrée Lanthier

Joshua Harmon’s hit play Bad Jews — a fast-paced drama (albeit with lots of laughs) about cousins in a Manhattan apartment vying for inherited goods from their late grandmother, directed by Lisa Rubin — begins its 2.5-week run at the Segal Centre, with shows every day of the week except Friday. 5170 Côte-des-Neiges, 1 and 8 p.m. today, $44/$24.50 students/$30 under 30/$39.50 seniors

Mile Ex garage-turned-art space 820Plaza hosts a vernissage for the exhibition PETRIFIES (& A FOREST) by Parisian artist Félicia Atkinson that uses an allegorical novel and sound installation to examine the question of whether or not to store and archive our ideas and ephemera. 6820 Marconi, 4–9 p.m., free

There’s a local-scene double whammy taking place at the Fairmount theatre tonight, with the comeback of Land of Talk and the launch of the new record by Little Scream. 5240 Parc, 9 p.m., $15

There’s a new comedy night at Mile End pub Bishop & Bagg called — wait for it — Bishop & Gags. Check it out tonight to see sets by Darren Henwood, Chris Sandiford, Mike Carrozza, Emma Wilkie, Shawn Stenhouse, Scott Andrew Carter and Daniel Carin. 52 St-Viateur W., 10 p.m., free/PWYC

Join indie show organizers Mothlight for a night of shoegaze, pop and garage rock at Brasserie Beaubien with performances by Trepanated Heads, Hyenas, the Scarecrows and Ankou. 73 Beaubien E., 10 p.m., $7