Monday, Feb. 26

* Jo Walton launches Starlings
* Charles Officer attends screening of Unarmed Verses
* Beaver Sheppard with Adrian House
* Hanorah with Yitzy and Colin Weeks
* Dip ‘n’ Dots dance night

Charles Officer

Award-winning Montreal author Jo Walton launches her latest work, a collection of short stories called Starlings. La Petite Librairie Drawn & Quarterly (176 Bernard W.), 7 p.m., free

Cinema Politica holds a special Black History Month screening of the 2016 documentary Unarmed Verses with director Charles Officer in attendance to talk about the film, which follows the residents of a predominantly black Toronto community facing forced relocations. 1455 de Maisonneuve W., 7 p.m., $5–$10 suggested

Le Cagibi hosts a music night straight from the rock with Newfoundland-born Beaver Sheppard and St. John’s-based touring singer/songwriter Adrian House taking the stage at the intimate corner venue. 5490 St-Laurent, 8 p.m., $8

Bust winter blues with a Beach Party at Casa del Popolo, featuring live music by local soul singer Hanorah, writer of sad songs and collector of Hawaiian records Yitzy and wacky-costumed songsmith Colin Weeks. 4873 St-Laurent, 9 p.m., $10/$8 with a Hawaiian tee

Yes you can dance on a nasty winter Monday night, thanks to Dip ‘n’ Dots at Blizzarts, where DJs Comfort Zone, Molly, Aso Ani and Linkin Build will be spinning ambient, U.K. garage, house, witch house, jungle, breaks, drum & bass, grime, dubstep, pop, Eurodance, trance and techno. 3956A St-Laurent, 10 p.m., free

For more music events, see our Event Listings. Art Listings can be found here.

For more concert recommendations, see this week’s edition of Hammer of the Mods.