Monday, May 18

* Semaine du Vélo Urbain community bike ride in NDG
* Tiki Takeover at SuWu
* Street art and social issues discussion at Fresh Paint Gallery
* Ian Svenonius’s Chain and the Gang plays Casa del Popolo
* L.A.’s Death Valley Girls and Australian duo the Gooch Palms play l’Esco

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Death Valley Girls
Death Valley Girls
Mark the beginning of the Montreal Bike Coalition’s Semaine du Vélo Urbain with a community bike ride to celebrate the recently upgraded bike path near NDG Park. Ice cream and music to follow. Departing from NDG Park (Sherbrooke & Girouard), 2 p.m., free

Wear your best Hawaiian shirt to SuWu’s Tiki Takeover, with chef Dan Geltner (the city’s #1 Best Chef, according to the Best of MTL readers poll) and special guest Alex Ragoussis preparing a secret set-menu meal, and barman Julien D’aoust joined by guest Vito Ciocca to serve five tiki-inspired cocktails. 3581 St-Laurent, 5 p.m., $45. Reserve at 514-564-5074.

Fresh Paint Gallery hosts a panel discussion for their Off the Record series, with today’s edition looking at the connection between street art and social issues, featuring guests from Cactus Montreal, Café Graffiti and educator in art therapy Janis Timm-Bottos. 256 Ste-Catherine E., 6 p.m., $2

Chain and the Gang, the latest undertaking by weird-rock veteran Ian Svenonius, plays Casa del Popolo with the Verboden Boys and the Commander Clark Group. 4873 St-Laurent, 9 p.m., $10/$13

L.A. rock ’n’ roll band Death Valley Girls (imagine the Brian Jonestown Massacre fronted by Beth Ditto) play l’Escogriffe with Australian duo the Gooch Palms. 4467 St-Denis, 9 p.m.
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