Monday, May 28

*Fringe Fest kicks off with the annual Fringe-for-all show
*The Decemberists play Theatre Corona
*OFFTA live art festival continues this week
*QWAM at Brasserie Beaubien
*UUBBUURRUU and Population II play l’Escogriffe

Fringe Fest 2017. St. Photo by Ambroise Montreal Fringe Festival.

Get a free feel for the 2018 programming of the upcoming Fringe Festival as all participating local companies preview their shows (in two minutes or less) at the annual Fringe-for-all, happening in the Quartier des Spectacles for the first time. Club Soda (1225 St-Laurent), 7 p.m., free

The OFFTA live art festival continues this week, bringing the best avant-garde theatre, dance and performance. On the program today is Habiter & Strange moods and dissonant feelings, a double-feature of dance and immersive concert Mythe. See the official program here for showtimes. 1435 Bleury, $15–$23

Portland indie rock mainstays the Decemberists play Théâtre Corona, and with each purchased ticket they’re giving away a digital download of their latest album I’ll Be Your Girl. Opening is Eleanor Friedberger (of Fiery Furnaces fame) so don’t be tardy. 2490 Notre-Dame W., 8 p.m., $53.50

“Rock ‘n’ roll time machine” psych-rock group UUBBUURRUU play l’Escogriffe, joined by Population II. 4461 St-Denis, 9 p.m., $7

NYC alt-rockers QWAM (ie. Queen With a Megaphone) headline a show at Brasserie Beaubien, topping a stacked bill that also includes locals A Death in Canada, S’cuse and the Seems. 73 Beaubien E., 9 p.m., $8


For more concert recommendations, see this week’s edition of Hammer of the Mods.