Wednesday, May 16

* Kickdrum Backyard Sessions
* Bishop Briggs live
* Michel Tremblay’s Hosanna (translated)
* Fever Ray live

Bishop Briggs

Kickdrum’s cosy outdoor concert series Backyard Sessions returns to Mile End café/laundromat Blanc de Blanc, launching with an evening of performances by Future States, Beige-à-Coeur and Vancouver Island’s Alexandria Maillot. Check out a new line-up every Wednesday until Sept. 26. 248 Villeneuve W., 7–9 p.m., $5–$10 suggested

British singer-songwriter Bishop Briggs plays l’Astral for the Montreal leg of her Church of Scars tour. 305 Ste-Catherine W., doors at 7 p.m., $33

Tableau d’Hôte Theatre’s award-winning Hosanna — a translated Michel Tremblay play about a drag performer, directed by Mike Payette — returns to the Centaur, where it’ll run through June 10. See our review of the original 2015 iteration here. 453 St-François-Xavier, 8 p.m., $46/$37.50 under 30/$28 students

As Fever Ray, Swedish singer, musician and songwriter Karin Elisabeth Dreijer (who you may also know as half of the Knife) creates a musical and visual aesthetic with a haunting allure, as heard/seen on her 2017 album Plunge. Check her out tonight at MTelus. 59 Ste-Catherine E., 8 p.m., $38-$43

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