Thursday, March 5

* Triple vernissage at FOFA Gallery
* Chocolate Moose’s production of Richard III begins at MainLine Theatre
* Dear Criminals play le National
* Le Cypher live hip hop/soul jam welcomes Parisian rapper ESPIIEM
* The Under the Snow indie/post-rock festival begins

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Dear Criminals
Concordia’s FOFA Gallery presents a triple vernissage, featuring Véronique La Perrière M.’s multimedia installation La clinique alchimique, Chloé Desjardins & Simone Rochon’s collages and sculptures Orderly Objects / Unbuilt Spaces and Alice Jarry’s installation “Spectrales.” 1515 Ste-Catherine W., 57 p.m., free

A new production of Shakespeare’s Richard III — by Chocolate Moose Theatre Company directed by Andrew Cameron and starring Martin Law as the villainous monarch — begins a four-day run at MainLine Theatre. 3997 St-Laurent, 8 p.m., $16/$12 students & QDF members

Dive into a deep well of dark indie pop via Montreal’s Dear Criminals, playing le National with Tomas Furey. 1220 Ste-Catherine E., 8 p.m., $20

Weekly hip hop and soul jam session Le Cypher brings beats and rhymes to le Bleury, with house band Urban Science, DJ Mad and special guest ESPIIEM, a rapper from France. 2109 Bleury, 8 p.m., $4

The 11th edition of the Under the Snow festival begins at Casa del Popolo, with local post/indie rock bands Carnior and Dye by the Sword. 4873 St-Laurent, 9 p.m., $8
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