Wednesday, Nov. 23

* Launch of Frigid’s 7 Deadly Soaps
* Mapplethorpe exhibit with live models
* Reading by Metatron authors
* In the Wings presents the stage musical Hair
* Matt Haimovitz & the MSO perform the music of Philip Glass & more
* Free show by the Posterz


Robert Mapplethorpe

Some of local artist Frigid’s many talents will be on display at the launch of 7 Deadly Soaps, a line of soaps designed by Frigid in conjunction with his project Violence of the Heart (see more about the musical and visual side of that here). The event will feature music by Frigid (the DJ) and Cointreau cocktails by Frigid (the mixologist). Philippe Dubuc boutique (417 St-Pierre), 58 p.m.

If you haven’t yet checked out the Mapplethorpe exhibit Focus : Perfection at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, tonight will be a good chance: the weekly Wednesday half-price evening special is in effect, plus there will be live models on site recreating the iconic poses depicted in Mapplethorpe’s famous photographs throughout the evening. 1380 Sherbrooke W., 5–9 p.m., $10

Montreal publisher Metatron hosts a reading at the Word bookstore in the McGill Ghetto, featuring some of the up-and-coming authors from its roster, namely Madelyne Beckles, Sadie Laett-Babcock, Lindsay Nixon, Nikolas Tyrakis, Jason ‘Blackbird’ Selman, Ally Turner, Christian Maria Brun Del Re, Hannah Karpinski, Scott Moodle and Charles Gonsalves. 469 Milton, 7–9:30 p.m., PWYC (wine fund)

Tonight you can see a special preview of In the Wings Promotions’ new production of the musical Hair at the MainLine Theatre for a special rate. The play, set in 1967 tells the story of a group of youthful dreamers dealing with the changing times and objectionable American imperialism abroad, and features classic songs like “Let The Sun Shine In” and “Aquarius.” 3997 St-Laurent, 8 p.m., $20/$15 students. Runs nightly until Saturday

For a night of high culture (and we’re not talking about drugs here, though combining the two might be a thing), go to the Maison Symphonique de Montréal to see Matt Haimovitz and Montreal’s Symphony Orchestra perform Philip Glass’s Cello concerto No. 1, as well as music by Stravinsky, Debussy, Gershwin and Barber. 1600 St-Urbain, 8 p.m., $34–$200

Check out a free hip hop show at Club Soda, headlined by local hip hop act the Posterz — who recently released a new EP, Bored in Canada  (see more about that in our latest interview with the trio, here) — with openers Of Course, l’Amalgame and Ragers.1225 St-Laurent, 8 p.m., get free tickets here

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