Thursday, March 1

* Local booze festival la Cuvée
* Darby Milbrath vernissage for The Flowering Songs
* Tinder Tales: March Break-Ups
* Frigs with Lemongrab and Fountain
* DJ Andrea Graham aka the Librarian

The Librarian

The sixth edition of old-school booze-fest la Cuvée — that is, a local beer and hard liquor festival with sounds and aesthetics borrowed from the 1950s — begins with Jeudi Gin-Gin, a party where six portions of Quebec gin will be poured for $20. The event, which also promises a bubbly bar, microbrews, whiskey, local food, live music and other performances and activities, runs through March 3. 550 Richmond, 5 p.m.–12 a.m., entry $8 with la Cuvée plastic reusable cup/$12 with la Cuvée glass/$20 with glass and three-day access

Toronto-based painter Darby Milbrath (who’s also a contributor to The Editorial Magazine) launches a new solo exhibition called The Flowering Songs with a vernissage at the Belgo’s Projet Pangée featuring her nostalgic, fluid expressionist works that recall her west coast childhood among orchards, gardens and old homes. 372 Ste-Catherine W., 5:30–8:30 p.m., free

Now that the warm glow of Valentine’s Day is long over, it’s time for some juicy and hilarious break-up stories at tonight’s edition of Tinder Tales: March Break-Ups hosted by Emma Wilkie at the Wiggle Room where headliners Troy Stark and Shirley Whalen will dig deep with stories of their most devastating relationship-enders alongside special guests Bill Wood (Picnicface), John Cotroc, Joé Russell, James Elias Island and an exclusive Tinder Tales improv troupe. 3874 St-Laurent, 8:30 p.m., $15/$10 in advance

If Sonic Youth had been a goth band fronted by Kim Gordon instead of Thurston Moore, they might have sounded a lot like Toronto’s Frigs. Check them out at le Ritz with Lemongrab and Fountain. 179 Jean-Talon W., 9:30 p.m., $10/$13

Bass music DJ Andrea Graham, aka the Librarian, brings her bag of European dubstep, grime, footwork, jungle, dancehall and halftime drum & bass tricks to Newspeak with openers Bevvy Swift and Living Stone. 1403 Ste-Elisabeth, 10 p.m., $10/$12

For more music events, see our Event Listings. Art Listings can be found here.