Wednesday, Oct. 19

* La Biennale art event begins
* Restaurants for Change 2016
* Street artist Miss Me at Romeo’s View
* Alexandre Trudeau book launch
* Sampha live
* Last Clinton vs. Trump debate



Major Montreal art event la Biennale (aka BNL MTL) — the 2016 “Grand Balcony” edition — opens today with a vernissage (by invitation) at the MAC, along with other activities including performances, roundtables and artists talks. For more information, check out our round-up here. Various times and locations, full-access passports $30–$75

Enjoy a dinner out at one of Montreal’s finest restaurants and support a good cause via tonight’s Canada-wide Restaurants for Change 2016, wherein proceeds will be donated to organizations that support improvements to food security. In Montreal, the participating restaurants are Garde Manger, le Bremner, Santa Barbara, Lavanderia and Park, and they’ll be supporting the NDG Food Depot and Community Food Centres Canada. Various locations, 5–11 p.m., prices per restaurant menu

This week’s edition of Pandore’s art expo cocktail party Romeo’s View features provocative local feminist street artist Miss Me, by invitation of this week’s guest curator and host Frédéric Loury (Art Souterrain). 1300 St-Dominique, 5th floor, 6–11 p.m., free

Alexandre Trudeau might not be as well-known as his brother Justin, but you can get to know him a little better tonight at the launch of his non-fiction book Barbarian Lost: Travels in the New China. Check out our interview with Mr. Trudeau here. Victoria Hall (4626 Sherbrooke W.), 7–10 p.m., $5/$3 for seniors

British electro-soul singer Sampha plays le Fairmount as part of the Red Bull Music Academy’s public programming, with cellist Kelsey Lu opening. 5240 Parc, 8 p.m., $15

Just in time for Halloween season, the horror of the 2016 U.S. presidential election continues with the third and final debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. You can watch the trainwreck at a number of neighbourhood spots including Chez Boris, Taverne Cobra and HELM Microbrasserie. Various locations, 9 p.m., free 

See our Event Listings for more concert, nightlife, theatre, comedy and community event options. See our Art Listings here.