Wednesday, May 25

* Habeas Corpus vernissage at Mainline Gallery
* KickDrum’s Backyard Sessions
* Bernardino Femminielli album launch
* What She Said speaker series begins at the W
* Beaux Dégâts art battle 4th anniversary edition
* Bass Drive Wednesdays 7th anniversary


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Performance artist Miles Greenberg presents Habeas Corpus, a five-day long exhibition devoted to performances relating to the human body, with works by 10 different artists being presented each afternoon beginning today, in addition to this evening’s vernissage at MainLine Gallery. 3905 St-Laurent, performances from 1–7 p.m. daily, vernissage today at 6 p.m.

Summertime means outdoor jams like KickDrum’s Backyard Sessions, kicking off this evening at cute Plateau café/laundromat Blanc de Blanc with live sets by Neil Holyoak, Thanya Iyer and Joshua Carey (Po Lazarus). 248 Villeneuve W., 6 p.m., $7/PWYC

Neo-Italo/electro-pop/noise artist Bernardino Femminielli launches a new record, Plaisirs Américains, with a free show at Café Cleopatra, where he’ll be accompanied by DJ Facialist, and an afterparty at Bethlehem XXX. 1230 St-Laurent, 8 p.m./afterparty at 6568 St-Laurent

The W Hotel launches a woman-centred speaker series called What She Said featuring presentations by Miss Me, Marie Saint Pierre, Andréanne Marquis (Womance) and Stephanie Liverani (Crew). 901 Square Victoria, 6:30 p.m., free

It’s a very special edition of Beaux Dégâts, where Montreal’s premier street art crews like K6A and Artgang help celebrate the live art showdown’s fourth anniversary with performances by Killa-Jewel, Manzo, Cracked Lips and more. 87 Ste-Catherine E., 8 p.m., $5

Le Belmont’s long-running club night Bass Drive Wednesdays marks seven years running with a special edition tonight starring founder and recent-ish Montreal to Berlin transplant DJ Vilify, plus Crimewave, Wicked Fat Noize B2B Kapture and Ryan Orphan. 4483 St-Laurent, 10 p.m., $5

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