Friday, May 1

* Cuisine de Rue food truck meet with live music by Heat & more
* Fringe Festival 5à7 fundraiser auction at Mainline Theatre (and online)
* Studio XX double journal launch
* Montreal poet Melissa Bull book launch at Drawn & Quarterly
* Fanny Bloom, Technical Kidman & more play Divan Orange
* L.A. producer/DJ Samo Sound Boy plays Newspeak

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Samo Sound Boy
Today marks the first food truck party of the season at the Olympic Stadium, organized by Cuisine de Rue. Nearly 40 food trucks will be on site for the monthly get-together, along with performances by Heat, First You Get the Sugar, Brave Shores and David Vertesi. 4141 Pierre-de-Coubertin, 4–11 p.m., free

Join the Fringe Fest organizers at the MainLine Theatre for a 5à7 fundraiser auction with great prizes up for grabs, like Just for Laughs tickets, Barefoot Wine gift packs, restaurant gift cards and of course, Fringe passes. An online auction with a different set of prizes runs until 5 p.m. today. 3997 St-Laurent, 5–7 p.m., free

Come out to Studio XX for a double launch, including issue #31 of .dpi, the feminist online journal of art and digital culture, with this issue exploring music and politics, and issue #104 of ETC Media. The launch includes a performance by artist Émilie Mouchus. 4001 Berri, #201, 6–9 p.m., free

Montreal poet Melissa Bull launches her debut collection Rue (Anvil Press), with guest authors Alexandra Leggat and Jennifer LoveGrove. The event, featuring readings, wine, and conversation, will be hosted by Emma Healey. Librairie Drawn & Quarterly (211 Bernard W.), 7 p.m., free

This year’s first of two spring fundraiser shows for L’amour passe à travers le linge has gathered some great talent from the indie/synth/pop scene, namely Fanny Bloom, Meta Gruau, Choses Sauvages, Technical Kidman and DJ Beni BBQ. Divan Orange (4234 St-Laurent), 8 p.m., $10

Newspeak is the site of a party that one of our crew predicts could be the show of the year, feat. L.A. producer/DJ Samo Sound Boy, Murlo, Obey City, Motions and M.Bootyspoon. 1403 Ste-Elisabeth, 10 p.m., $10 before 11 p.m./$15
See our rundown of vernissages & other art events today and through the weekend in Art This Week, here.

See punk/rock/metal/noise show recommendations in the Hammer of the Mods, here.

Check out our complete listings for more concert, nightclub, theatre, comedy and art events.