Wednesday, Sept. 2

* Fashion Fest: The September Issue shopping & cocktail event
* MainLine Theatre’s fall programming launch
* Vélo Party bike ride
* Clay and Friends play Matahari Loft
* The Fleshtones play Divan Orange
* French singer/multi-instrumentalist Jeanne Added plays the Phi Centre

Downtown loft Galt hosts the one-night-only Fashion Fest: The September Issue hosted by local labels and boutiques Shop the 26th Look, Jane & Rye, Sokoloff Lingerie and Creatival Bijoux. Enjoy special cocktails, music by the Hush and special deals on items hand-picked by Montreal’s fashion bloggerati. 1232 de la Montagne, 5–9 p.m., free

Get your first taste of the MainLine Theatre’s fall programming at tonight’s open house launch party, featuring special performances, art exhibitions and more. 3997 St-Laurent, 5–9 p.m., free

Grab your bike and join the first edition of Montreal’s Vélo Party, heading on a leisurely two-hour bike tour of the city with a planned route that includes a stop at Parc Jean-Drapeau on St-Helen’s Island before ending up near Place Émilie-Gamelin. Meet at McGill’s Roddick Gates, Sherbrooke & McGill College, 7:30 p.m. for 8 p.m. departure, free

Clay and Friends are turning it up at Matahari Loft with their high-energy bilingual blend of hip hop, funk, reggae and beatboxing at a party that also features a performance by Phases Cachées and art from LSNR, Loopkin and Mirabolle. 1673 Mont-Royal E., 7:30 p.m., $10, BYOB

NYC rock ‘n’ roll band the Fleshtones are playing Divan Orange tonight, with openers the Castagne’s. See our interview with the band here (and a selection of their music videos) here. 4234 St-Laurent, 9 p.m., $15/$20 

In conjunction with the Emerging Music Festival (happening this week in Rouyn-Noranda), French chanteuse/multi-instrumentalist Jeanne Added is playing the Phi Centre tonight before heading north. Sample her music here. 407 St-Pierre, 10 p.m., $16.25