Thursday, June 9

* Fringe Fest begins!
* Citizen Vintage fifth anniversary party
* Day one of les FrancoFolies music fest
* Nuwrk launch party
* Opening night of Mural Fest
* Beaver Sheppard album launch

Beaver Sheppard

One of Beaver Sheppard’s many music guises

The Fringe Festival begins in earnest today! Catch some cutting-edge theatre, dance and comedy shows for reasonable prices, through June 19. Check out the program here.

Mile End vintage boutique Citizen Vintage celebrates five years of timeless style with a party featuring music from Radiant Baby and Frankie Teardrop, tea, wine and cider plus plenty of prizes to raffle off from neighbours like Drawn & Quarterly, Sweet William Salon, Maïs, Fixture Records and more. 5330 St-Laurent, 6–9 p.m., free

The FrancoFolies festival launches with a bang with a free outdoor show featuring Brown, Alaclair Ensemble, Dead Obies and Loud Lary Ajust. See all of our FrancoFolies recommendations here. Place des Festivals, Ste-Catherine W. & Jeanne-Mance, 6 p.m., free

Nuwrk, a new co-working space on St-Laurent Blvd., opens with a party and art show curated by Artgang featuring works by Benny Wilding, Earth Crusher, Five Eight, Laurence Vallières, Miss me, Ms Teri, Stare, Zek and more. 3790 St-Laurent, 6 p.m., free

This year’s edition of Mural Fest kicks off tonight with a free opening party, promising performances by Schoolboy Q, Bambii, Lou Phelps, CJ Flemings and more. 3527 St-Laurent, 7 p.m., free

Local musician (and chef) Beaver Sheppard has been the frontman for darkwave and afterhours synth acts in recent years, but tonight he returns to his solo singer-songwriter roots, launching a new record called Still in Love, with openers Watering and Hellenica. Bar le Ritz (179 Jean-Talon W.), 9 p.m., $10

See our Event Listings for more concert, nightlife, theatre, comedy and community event options. See our Art Listings here.