Montreal community-building non-profit Stories For Humanity hosts an evening at Théàtre Fairmount including a panel discussion on revitalizing neighbourhoods through art and culture plus demos with local orgs including Projet MR-63, Gentriville, Made in MTL and more, and a pop-up shop with locally made products. 5240 du Parc, 5–8 p.m., $20/$12 students
Concordia student-run visual arts festival Art Matters hosts a vernissage at Hochelaga’s Gham + Dafe for a group exhibition called The Art of Sinking, curated by Hannah Silver and Alexa Hawksworth with works that take a humorous and subversive look at the ability of art to help us navigate our search for life’s answers. 3425 Ste-Catherine E., 6–8 p.m., free
Illustrators, collagists and drone-music fans ought to make an appearance at Drone & Draw at Mile Ex bar Notre Dame des Quilles, where live music will accompany your creative session. Some drawing and collage supplies will be provided, but it would be best to bring your own. 32 Beaubien E., 7–10 p.m., free
Drawn & Quarterly’s monthly Graphic Novel Book Club takes a look at an English translation of acclaimed Swedish cartoonist Anneli Furmark’s graphic novel Red Winter, which takes a look at the relationship between a married mom and a young Communist against the politically tense climate of late 1970s small town Sweden. 176 Bernard W., 7 p.m., free
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