Reina Lewis — London College of Fashion professor and author of Muslim Fashion: Contemporary Style Cultures — is in town to host a panel discussion at the Phi Centre on the topic of Faith and Fashion: Religion, Dress and Politics exploring the ways fashion and politics intersect in the Montreal and Canadian contexts of multiculturalism and xenophobia. 407 St-Pierre, 6 p.m., free (also to be livestreamed here)
Local poets are coming together at the Word for Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here: Poets in Solidarity With Iraqi People, commemorating the 2007 attack on a cultural community in Iraq. 469 Milton, 7–9 p.m.
We’re assuming that the Perfecto chefs are providing the vegetarian curry, but we’re positive that musician/chef Beaver Sheppard is on top of the musical entertainment at tonight’s Souper Spectacle. 20 Duluth E., 7 p.m., $20 including a meal and glass of wine/$5 for the show (after 8 p.m.) only
Bar le Ritz PDB hosts a film screening of Jazz at the NFB, featuring two 1960s-era National Film Board jazz scene films including the 1963 documentary Toronto Jazz and the 1964 Coltrane-soundtracked Montreal coming of age story The Cat in the Bag. 179 Jean-Talon W., 8 p.m., free
L.A.-based experimental vocalist and composer Odeya Nini performs her work A Solo Voice at the Plant, followed by a brassy jazz set from Felix Del Tredici and Friends alongside animation projections from Elysha Poirier. Secret Location, 9 p.m., $7–$10 PWYC
Our annual readers poll — the Best of MTL — is open! Vote for all your favourite local people, places, artists, services, restaurants and retailers here!