Wednesday, Nov. 16

* It’s All Happening So Fast group exhibition vernissage
* Graphic Novel Book Club does Jillian Tamaki’s SuperMutant Magic Academy
* Heidi Foss headlines Plateau comedy showcase
* Martha Wainwright plays day 1 of M for Montreal
* Mundial Montreal’s Music Without Borders showcase
* Thee Oh Sees live
* Blue Skies Turn Black free show


Super Mutant Magic Academy

The Canadian Centre for Architecture celebrates the opening of their new exhibition It’s All Happening So Fast, exploring Canadians’ changing relationship with the natural environment with a live recording of the web series Hostile or Docile featuring special guests David Suzuki, Douglas Coupland (who’s contributed works to the exhibition), indigenous rights activist Eriel Deranger, landscape architect Cornelia Hahn Oberlander, playwright Annabel Soutar and CCA director Mirko Zardini. 1920 Baile, 5:30 p.m., free

This month’s edition of Drawn & Quarterly’s Graphic Novel Book Club highlights Jillian Tamaki’s award-winning magical realism-infused high school story SuperMutant Magic Academy. 211 Bernard W., 7 p.m., free

Acclaimed stand-up comic and screenwriter Heidi Foss headlines tonight’s monthly comedy extravaganza at Plateau bar Pompette, where she’ll be joined by Jon Selig, Anthony Imperioli, Abdul Butt, Jakub Stachurski, Paul Silverman and host Franco Taddeo. 4128 St-Laurent, 7:30 p.m., $9

The M for Montreal music fest gathers some of this city’s best rock, pop, hip hop, punk, metal and electronic acts, as well as a handful of acts from out of town, for four days and nights of shows (Nov. 16–19). Among M’s many events on day one is a show headlined by Martha Wainwright, with openers Groenland and Joe Grass. Rialto Theatre (5723 Parc), 8:30 p.m., $32/$38

It’s day two of the Mundial music festival, and tonight’s main concert is a characteristically mixed bag of sounds representing cultures around the world, from Wales to Estonia. Montreal’s own Afrotronix headlines the Music Without Borders showcase, preceded by Villalobos Brothers, Trad.Attack!, 9Bach, David Greely and Frigg. Café Campus/Petit Campus (57 Prince-Arthur E.), 8:30 p.m., $15

San Francisco garage band Thee Oh Sees plays la Tulipe tonight with local openers les Marinellis and IDALG. 4530 Papineau, 9 p.m., $25/$30

As part of the RIDM documentary festival’s ongoing Beat Dox Sessions music nights, promoters Blue Skies Turn Black has assembled a short stack of promising up-and-coming local bands — representing varying shades of experimental/indie/pop/rock sounds — namely Yoo Do Right, Loon, Best Fern and Penny Diving (formerly the Muscadettes). Ancienne Ecole des Beaux Arts (3450 St-Urbain), 9:30 p.m., free

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