Check out brand-new art and fashion space Coolkoala at the official opening party tonight, hosted by DL Jones. The gallery and shop specializes in vintage finds, toys, art and fashion. 1186 Ste-Catherine W., 2nd floor, 5–11 p.m., free
Bar Mme Lee’s second weekly food truck Thursdays welcomes the Au Pied de Cochon truck for a 5 à 7. See the menu and more details here. 151 Ontario E., 5 p.m.
Les Jardins Gamelin, a new summertime public garden concept for Place Émilie-Gamelin opens today with performances by the Franklin Electric and Speakeasy Electro Swing. Berri & de Maisonneuve, 5:30–10 p.m., free
The springtime edition of the RAW Exposure arts showcase goes down tonight at la Tulipe, featuring over 30 artists and performers. 4530 Papineau, 6:30 p.m., $15–$20
The Accès Asie festival presents The Tashme Project: The Living Archives, a performance that draws from the experiences of Japanese-Canadians who were confined to internment camps during WWII. The show runs to May 17. MAI (3680 Jeanne-Mance), 8 p.m., $20–$25
Vancouver electronic duo Humans play le Fairmount with Montreal’s Project Pablo — that’s a guaranteed dance party. 5240 Parc, 8 p.m., $12
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