Thursday, Sept. 29

* Le Virage MTL festival
* Tiga talk and afterparty
* Vernissage for Kevin Cyr’s Hommage
* Music by Skinny Bros and Mark the Magnanimous
* Montreal Improv’s Triple Threat Thursdays
* First edition of Hiphouse club night


Kevin Cyr

A four-day festival of activities is going down now at the future site of the new UdeM campus, called le Virage MTL. Today’s outdoor programming at the intersections of Outremont, Parc Ex, Mile Ex and Rosemont includes music from DJ Pascal Fioramore, performances, food and drink plus art installations in collaboration with nearby Eastern Bloc’s Sight & Sound festival. Corner Atlantic & Durocher, 4–10:30 p.m., free

Vice and Fido are teaming up to present a conversation with Montreal DJ and producer Tiga at UQAM, followed by an afterparty at Artgang. Conference 405 Ste-Catherine E., 5 p.m., afterparty 6524 St-Hubert, 9 p.m., both free, RSVP required

Head to the old port’s Galerie Matthew Namour for the vernissage of a new solo exhibition called Hommage by painter Kevin Cyr, featuring images of spray-paint decorated vehicles as seen around Montreal. DJ Gayance will be providing the tunes. 217 St-Laurent, 6–9 p.m., free

Catch some great music under the stars at Jardins Gamelin, with a live set by Skinny Bros (brothers Christopher and Paul Cargnello playing a smart blends of rhythms and riffs inspired by everything from Cole Porter to Joe Strummer), preceded and followed by a DJ set by Mark the Magnanimous. 1500 Berri, 7–9 p.m., free

Montreal Improv is launching a monthly improv comedy show called Triple Threat Thursdays, featuring three troupes of the theatre’s resident improvisers. See the line-up of performers and improv-nerd details here. 3697 St-Laurent, 8:30 p.m., $6

Old Montreal’s Club Peopl launches Hiphouse, a fresh Thursday weekly with music by Geses. The kitchen will be serving oysters till midnight, and organizers promise something special for ladies. 390 Notre-Dame W., 10 p.m., no price listed

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