Wednesday, Sept. 28

* Multimedia art festival Sight & Sound begins
* Montreal’s Black Film Festival begins
* Beaux Dégâts art battle
* CJLO FUN-drive presents Joyce N’Sana, Strange Froots and Wiklow live
* We Are Wolves LP launch
* The Red Bull Music Academy presents Fucked Up and Tanya Tagaq

Tanya Tagaq at Flamingo Cantina for SXSW Music on March 19, 2015

Tanya Tagaq

Mile Ex art  and technology space Eastern Bloc launches its annual Sight & Sound festival tonight with a party featuring a participatory performance of “Murmurate” by Tim Shaw and Sébastien Piquemal, in which audience members use their smartphones to connect to a website that allows each phone to broadcast a unique part of a dynamic audiovisual composition that’s experienced differently by each participant as they move through the space. 7240 Clark, 6–10 p.m., $10/$8 reduced

The Montreal International Black Film Festival opens today with a screening of a documentary about Maya Angelou, And Still I Rise, a selection from the Sundance Film Festival by directors Bob Hercules and Rita Coburn Whack. Also on tonight’s program is a tribute to prominent black Canadian director Clement Virgo (The Book of Negroes). Imperial Cinema (1432 Bleury), 7 p.m., $25

Head to Foufs for this month’s edition of Beaux Dégâts, the Old vs. New School edition that sees six teams of artists — including Katie Paglialunga, Mono Sourcil, Wzrdgng and Charles-Félix Neron — live-painting new canvases as the audience votes for their faves using empty beer cans. DJs Branche Collective, Stram and Advss will be manning the decks. 87 Ste-Catherine E., 8 p.m., $5

Montreal electro-rock trio We Are Wolves launch their fifth album Wrong tonight at Matahari Loft, with opener Void Republic — check out our We Are Wolves review here. 1673 Mont-Royal E., 8 p.m., $10/$15 with CD in advance, $15/$25 at the door

Concordia’s radio station CJLO (1690AM) begins its annual FUN-drive with an opening party featuring live sets by its On Rotation artists in residence, namely Joyce N’Sana, Strange Froots and Wiklow. Casa del Popolo (4873 St-Laurent), 8:30 p.m., $10/PWYC

The Red Bull Music Academy has paired Toronto hardcore band Fucked Up and throat singer/experimental composer Tanya Tagaq for tonight’s show at la Tulipe, along with Emma-Jean Thackray and Venopian Solitude. 4530 Papineau, 9 p.m., $24.50 

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