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Tuesday, Nov. 22

* Quebec Writers’ Federation gala
* In Flames live with Hellyeah and From Ashes to New
* Advance screening of Manchester by the Sea
* Porte Parole theatre company presents The Watershed
* Recording Arts Canada presents a Hip Hop/Cypher/Urban Music night
* Ping Pong Club 2nd anniversary

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The Quebec Writers’ Federation hosts their annual QWF Awards Gala to honour the cream of the crop of the past year’s literary contributions of Quebec writers, with shortlisted writers including Jacob Wren, Kelly Norah Drukker, Chelsea Vowel and Madeleine Thien, who has already won this year’s Governor General’s Award and the Giller Prize for her novel Do Not Say We Have Nothing. Corona Theatre (2490 Notre-Dame W.), 6:30 p.m., $20/$10 students for ceremony only, or $50/$40 students for ceremony and opening cocktail.

Swedish metal band In Flames plays Metropolis with openers Hellyeah (a metal supergroup based in Dallas, TX) and Lancaster, PA’s From Ashes to New. 59 Ste-Catherine E., 7 p.m., $42/$48

Phi Centre presents an advance screening of Kenneth Lonergan’s critically acclaimed new film Manchester by the Sea (which opens on Friday), starring Casey Affleck and Michelle Williams. 407 St-Pierre, 7:30 p.m., $11.75/$9.50 students

The Centaur Theatre is home to Porte Parole theatre company’s production of The Watershed, a true story that follows playwright Annabel Soutar as she and her family embark on a cross-country road trip to Fort McMurray to investigate the environmental and economic issues surrounding Canada’s tar sands developments. 453 St-François-Xavier, 8 p.m., $28–$51, runs to Dec. 4

Recording Arts Canada presents a Hip Hop/Cypher/Urban Music night at la Sala Rossa, showcasing up-and-coming local acts as well as American artist P. Goods. See the complete line-up here. 4848 St-Laurent, 8 p.m., free

Stop in at the Ping Pong Club — celebrating their second anniversary with $5 drink specials (cash only please) — and try out their new custom-made ping-pong table. 5788 St-Laurent, 8 p.m., free entry

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