Thursday, May 17

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flatbush Zombies. Photo by Krista Schlueter

Downtown green space and summer event spot Jardins Gamelin opens for 2018 with live music by the Gypsy Kumbia Orchestra, Nomadic Massive, and Debbie Tebbs as well as a “papillionière” by Sentier Urbain, who’ll release the season’s first butterflies. 1500 Berri, 5–11 p.m., free

Nneka Onuorah’s documentary The Same Difference will be screened at feminist and queer library la Mandragore. The film follows the tensions between butches and femmes within the African-American lesbian community. 1407 Valois, 6–10 p.m., free

The fourth edition of the Anarchist Film Festival kicks off tonight at Coop les Récoltes. The four day long festival will screen a selection of documentary, animation, comedy and experimental film in both English and French. 1679-1681 St-Denis, 7 p.m., PWYC

NYC hip hop trio Flatbush Zombies return to Montreal just over a month after releasing their sophomore LP Vacation in Hell. Catch them at Olympia with openers (and fellow Brooklynites) Kirk Knight and Nyck Caution. 1004 Ste-Catherine E., doors 8 p.m., $42.25

Dream folk artist Maggy France (aka Montreal singer-songwriter Emma May Austin) launches her new EP Daze at Bar le Ritz PDB. Stacking the bill are fellow local acts (representing various shades of indie rock) Sick, Wetface, and Joint Custody. 179 Jean-Talon W., 9:30 p.m., $8/$10

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