Thursday, May 14

* Terrasses Bonsecours opens
* OFFTA launches at Jardins Gamelin
* Peter Farmer’s The Hanging Gardens Collection opens at Galerie 203
* Double vernissage at Galerie Youn
* Socalled launches his Peoplewatching LP at Théâtre Fairmount
* Zink magazine’s Tokyo Nights party at Bar Félix

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Terrasses Bonsecours
Terrasses Bonsecours
If you’re looking for a novel 5à7 spot, the Terrasses Bonsecours is opening for the season today. Music by DJ Yo-C. 364 de la Commune W., 5 p.m.

The FTA (Festival TransAmériques) is approaching quickly, and its spinoff, OFFTA launches today with outdoor festivities in Place Émilie-Gamelin’s new summer garden, Jardins Gamelin. For the next three weekends, OFFTA will take over the square with installations, performances, games and more. Get your first look this evening with the organizers and artists. De Maisonneuve & Berri, 5–9 p.m., free

Spring is in full bloom at Old Montreal’s Galerie 203 where artist Peter Farmer is hosting a vernissage for The Hanging Gardens Collection, a series of abstract and angular floral paintings. Each canvas will be flanked by bouquets of fresh blossoms as depicted in the works, creating a multi-sensory experience. Music by Andres Velilla. 203 Notre-Dame W., 6 p.m., free

Mile End’s Galerie Youn celebrates two years of art with oysters and champagne to accompany the vernissage for two new shows: Somnium by photographer Osheen Harruthoonyan and Become the Sky by abstract painter Erin Loree. 5226 St-Laurent, 7–10 p.m., free

Montreal klez rapper Socalled launches his new record Peoplewatching at Théâtre Fairmount. 5240 Parc, 8 p.m., $16

Zink magazine hosts a Tokyo Nights party at Félix with DJs Shaydakiss and Debbie Doe. Arrive early for sushi from Boite Geisha. 6388 St-Hubert, 10 p.m., $20
To see our round-up of vernissages and other art events (+ complete gallery and museum listings), see Art This Week here.

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