Saturday, Aug. 11

* Japanese culture on display in Matsuri Japon
* Under Pressure hip hop fest
* Three Stars at Cinéma du Parc
* Local bands at Pop Lafontaine

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The Luyas

Check out the 11th anniversary of Matsuri Japon, including displays of martial arts, archery, dance, drumming and a spread of traditional foods. Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre of Montreal (8155 Rousselot), noon onwards

It’s the first full day of Under Pressure! See their programming here, see our piece on graph writers here and our hip hop columnist’s festival testimonial here.

Grab your heavy metal poncho and head to Heavy MTL. Check out our interview with Cancer Bats here, and Top 5 picks by Endast’s James Arsenian here. Parc Jean-Drapeau, 1–11 p.m. onwards

Top-chef doc Three Stars screens all weekend at the Cinéma du Parc. See our resident food critic’s take here. 3575 Parc

Pop Montreal presents local bands hangedup and the Luyas in Parc Lafontaine. Théâtre de Verdure, 8 p.m.

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