Famous curator Hans Ulrich Obrist’s 20-year long regenerative project do it is being executed at Galerie de l’UQAM this month, and this afternoon and evening will see a series of performances in which local artists will find original ways to follow instructions proposed by other local and international artists. Today’s schedule features Thierry Marceau, Wants & Needs Dance, Alexis O’Hara and Rodolphes-Yves Lapointe. 1400 Berri, 12–8 p.m., free
Life of Pi author Yann Martel is back in Montreal — his onetime home — to launch his latest novel The High Mountains of Portugal. See him in conversation with Joseph Rosen at Westmount’s Victoria Hall. 4626 Sherbrooke W., 7 p.m., $5
Imago Theatre’s powerful new production Pig Girl, by Governor General’s Award-winning playwright Colleen Murphy, begins its second (and final) week of performances at the Centaur Theatre tonight. The play focuses on four characters involved in the story of Canadian serial killer Robert Pickton: the dying woman (played by aboriginal actor Reneltta Arluk), the killer, the cop and the sister. 453 St-François-Xavier, 8 p.m., $15/$10 students in advance or pay what you decide after the show.
Senegalese Québécois pop singer Karim Ouellet is playing a very special show at Laval’s Salle André-Mathieu, accompanied by l’Orchestre symphonique de Laval. 475 l’Avenir, 8 p.m., $60/$30 for students (by phone only)/$90 VIP
It’s old-school video game night at le Ritz, where patrons are invited to play any and all games made for Nintendo and Super Nintendo on a giant screen. 179 Jean-Talon W., 8 p.m., free