Thursday, June 4

* Mural Fest hits St-Laurent Blvd.
* Queens Creation begins in Verdun
* Tranna Wintour’s Trantasy begins at the Wiggle Room
* Just Rap Tour feat. Ryan Hemsworth, Tommy Kruise & Dave Luxe
* No Joy record launch at Bar le Ritz PDB
* We Are Wolves, Duchess Says & Meta Gruau play Divan Orange

>> Click to read more…

Tommy Kruise garden (640x427)
Tommy Kruise
St-Laurent Boulevard is combining the usual two street sales into one big event this year, merging with Mural Fest and running for 11 straight days of car-free public art installations, sales and special events, beginning today and running until June 14. Sherbrooke to Mont-Royal

Another can’t-miss arts event begins today in Verdun, with the second annual Queens Creation fest, featuring four days of all-woman programming including an exhibition of 30 visual artists, a live painting Art Attack, b-girl dance throwdown and sidewalk sale. Vernissage at 3966 Wellington, 7 p.m., free

Rising star of stand-up Tranna Wintour (#3 Best Comedian in this year’s Best of MTL readers poll, among rankings in many other categories) launches the Fringe Festival run of her new show Trantasy at the Wiggle Room. See our June cover story on Ms. Wintour by picking up our newspaper here. (Note that newspaper distribution is continuing throughout the day today.) 3874 St-Laurent, 8 p.m., $12

SaintWoods and Lndmrk present the hometown stop of the Just Rap tour feat. 514 DJs Ryan Hemsworth, Tommy Kruise and Dave Luxe. The event doubles as the official opening party for the Mural fest. 3500 St-Laurent, 9 p.m., $20

Montreal shoegaze band No Joy launch their new record, More Faithful, with Beaver Sheppard’s ’80s-styled synth emo act Country at Bar le Ritz PDB. (See our interview with No Joy’s Jasamine White-Gluz here.) 179 Jean-Talon W., 9:30 p.m., $10/$13

Though it’s unlikely that Divan Orange needs the money anymore, given the city’s recently announced investment in the beleaguered Plateau bar, the fourth edition of their Levée de son fundraiser series has a solid line-up of local synth punk bands: We Are Wolves, Duchess Says and Meta Gruau. 4234 St-Laurent, 9:30 p.m., $17
For a thorough rundown of art events across Montreal, see Art This Week, here.

For a list of recommended rock, punk, noise and metal shows, see Hammer of the Mods, here.

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