Thursday, May 15

* Feline Expo 2014 at Galerie Escape
* FIMAV begins today
* Inauguration of Parc Lhasa de Sela
* Julie Delporte & Pascal Girard at Librairie D&Q
* The 9th Montreal Israeli Film Fest begins
* Pearson Sound & Compton Chic at the One Man Band Fest

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Pearson Sound

It’s the vernissage for Feline Expo 2014, five days of live painting and drawing by artists A Kray, Coco Khan, Rupert Bottenberg and Oily Chi, though you may want to pop in tomorrow for live music by Eddy Blake (May 16, 8 p.m.) and on Saturday for a show by Cocobeurre (May 17, 8 and 10 p.m., with projections by Louis Pelletier). Galerie Escape (4844 St-Laurent), 5–8 p.m.

Victoriaville’s 30th annual jazz, rock, electroacoustic and free improvisation event, the Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville (aka FIMAV) begins today. See more info about that festival here.

Parc Lhasa de Sela (formerly Parc Clark), named after the late local singer-songwriter, will be officially inaugurated today. South of Van Horne btwn St-Urbain & Clark, 6–8 p.m.

Librairie Drawn & Quarterly host a double book launch for Julie Delporte (Everywhere Antennas) and Pascal Girard (Petty Theft). 211 Bernard W., 7 p.m., free

The 9th Montreal Israeli Film Festival (FCIM) begins today with screenings of The Garden of Eden at 7 p.m. and Kidon at 9 p.m. Cinéma du Parc (3575 Parc), $11.50

British DJ Pearson Sound and locals Lexis and Compton Chic play the One Man Band Festival, which begins today and runs through Sunday. See more info about the festival here. La Sala Rossa (4848 St-Laurent), 10 p.m., $20

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