Wednesday, Jan. 31

Galaxie. Photo by Marc Eteinne Mongrain

The third annual Taverne Tour music festival begins, bringing well-known local and touring bands to small bars in the Plateau. Among tonight’s shows is the launch of Super Lynx Deluxe, the new album by Montrealers Galaxie, featuring a short performance. Cabaret la Tulipe (4530 Papineau), 5–7 p.m., free

Now in a new Plateau location, Café 180g’s Loop Sessions beatmaking series is back, inviting emerging DJs and producers to join a fun and informative beat production workshop creating beats from vinyl samples, with participants sharing their new jams with the crowd at the end. 6409 Papineau, 5–10 p.m., free

Catch a screening of Erik Pauser and Dylan Williams’ documentary The Borneo Case, a film that followed activists for five years as they “investigate(d) how profits from illegal logging in the Borneo rainforest have ended up in portfolios all around the world, including Canada.” The activists will be on hand for a post-film panel discussion. Samuel Bronfman Building (1590 Docteur-Penfield, SB Atrium), 6:30–8:30 p.m., free

Hear and share some opinions about fresh lit at Drawn & Quarterly’s New Reads book club. The subject of tonight’s talk is the acclaimed 2017 novel The Idiot by New Yorker writer Elif Batuman. 176 Bernard W., 7–9 p.m., free

Make your way to the Segal Centre to catch Black Theatre Workshop’s collaboration with Ontario’s Shaw Festival, a production of South African playwright Athol Fugard’s modern classic play “Master Harold” … and the Boys, which was initially banned in his home country for its portrayal of inequality during Apartheid. 5170 Côte-Ste-Catherine, 1 p.m. and 8 p.m., $24.50–$61

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

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