Thursday, Sept. 11

* French graphic novelist Régis Loisel (translated) book launch
* Art Loop Project vernissage
* Radio Radio, Dead Obies, Beat Market free show
* ELAN party at Eastern Bloc
* PyPy, Jesuslesfilles and DJ Bonnes Manières at Divan Orange

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Radio Radio, playing a free show

Best-selling French graphic novelist Régis Loisel will be in town to launch the English version of his book Peter Pan at le Marché du livre, which also happens to be hosting The 30th Anniversary of the Comic Strip exhibition. 801 de Maisonneuve E, 6 p.m., free

Check out the Mile End vernissage for the Art Loop Project, bringing together works by 12 artists from 10 countries, each of whom had one week to create a work inspired by that of the preceding artist in the Loop. 5445 de Gaspé #333, 5 p.m., free

The University of Montreal’s student federation FAÉCUM is putting on a free concert to welcome students back to class, featuring Radio Radio, Dead Obies and Beat Market. Place de la Laurentienne (3200 Jean-Brillant), 7 p.m., free

ELAN (the English Language Arts Network) is throwing a party at Eastern Bloc to celebrate 10 years of operation, including lots of fun door prizes like tickets to music and theatre shows, plus CKUT’s Nick Schofield on the turntables. 7240 Clark, 7:30 p.m., free

As part of Divan Orange’s 10th anniversary celebration, garage rock/dance punk band PyPy, Jesuslesfilles and DJ Bonnes Manières play what promises to be a rowdy show. 4234 St-Laurent, 9:30 p.m., $10/$15
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