Friday, May 3

Food trucks! Today at the Olympic Park! Photo by Dan Haber

It’s the first day of the Atwater Market’s beer festival, a chance to taste brews from 18 Quebec brasseries. Glasses of beer $3 each, with 50 cents going to the Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation. 138 Atwater, 1–6 p.m., free

The First Friday Food Truck shindig is back for another season at the Olympic Park, so, basically, prepare to eat. 4141 de Coubertin, 4–11 p.m.

Today is the opening reception for Darsha Hewitt’s “Electrostatic Bell Choir,” which uses the electromagnetic energy of TV sets to power chiming bells, presented as part of the Elektra Festival. Centre Skol (Belgo Building, 372 Ste-Catherine E., #314), 5:30 p.m., free

The multidisciplinary artist XRAY presents an exhibition called High Spirits: A Collection of Paintings. Check out our profile of the artist here. Greenlight Gallery (3878 St-Laurent), 7 p.m., free

Electronic musician ATOM (aka Uwe Schmidt) performs the entirety of his HD album — an exclusive Canadian performance, natch — as part of the Elektra Festival, plus a synaesthetic Atari performance by Nohista and Tasman Richardson and Joel Dittrich’s White Noise/Black Noise. Usine C (1345 Lalonde), 9 p.m., $15–$20

It’s pagan punk and no wave at Brasserie Beaubien, with Youth of Death, the InGrowns and Terrabor, featuring members of Corona Ferox, Think About Life, Special Noise, Dream Girls and Ensorcelor. 73 Beaubien E., 10 p.m., $5  

Wanna be in the pictures, kid? Help a local crew finish their short film Dive by being in a crowd scene. Email for deets about setting and wardrobe. The Fall (6508 du Parc), 11 p.m., free

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