Wednesday, June 5

* Renata Morales’ The 8-Day Week
* Devendra Banhart plays the Corona Theatre
* Suoni per il Popolo festival starts
* Fringe Festival’s Strip Spelling Bee

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Devendra Banhart plays the Corona Theatre

Renata Morales curates The 8-Day Week, seven days of parties til dawn, with a painting exhibition by Joe Becker, evening pop-up boutiques featuring Denis Gagnon, Complex Geometries, Odd Future’s Golf Wang, Andrew Floyd and Morales herself. Tonight is the Grand Opening featuring exclusive pre-purchase in the pop-up shops, food and drinks and more. Starting from 9 p.m. are performances by Young Paris, the Salivation Army, Nom de Plume and Anita Alvarez de Toledo. PHI Centre (407 St-Pierre), shops 12 p.m.–12 a.m, music 9 p.m.–3 a.m., (Grand Opening, 6 p.m., $200)

Devendra Banhart and Rodrigo Amarante will play some sweet, sweet tunes for you this evening. Corona Theatre (2490 Notre-Dame W.) 8 p.m., $22-27

The  Suoni per il Popolo festival of avant music of all sorts begins tonight, with the release of folk/country artist Glenn Jones’ My Garden State and M. Mucci. Casa del Popolo (4873 St-Laurent), 8:30 p.m. $11/13

Also at Suoni per il Popolo, the magical ambient sound of Portland’s Grouper (Liz Harris), Oliver Davidson Southgate and Syngja. Read Johnson’s Cummins’ rave about Grouper in yesterday’s Hammer of the Mods column, here. La Sala Rossa (4848 St-Laurent), 8:30 p.m., $12/$14

The Fringe Festival offers Strip Spelling Bee part of Fringe After Dark, where 10 contestants will compete in front of a live and enthusiastic audience. Théâtre MainLine Theatre (3997 St-Laurent), 9 p.m., $10

Check out our complete listings for more great club, stage and gallery events.

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