Thursday, Aug. 2

* Read the RantLine™!
* Johnson Cummins on WFMU
* Star Wars Identities
* Zoo at the Mac
* Joachim Trier’s Oslo, August 31st at Cinéma du Parc
* Honheehonhee and Chevalier Avant Garde
* Dum Dum Girls DJ at Salon Officiel

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Shary Boyle’s “The Beast” at the MAC’s ongoing Zoo exhibit

Read the latest edition of the RantLine™!

Listen to Cult MTL columnist Johnson Cummins drop a playlist on the great, live-streaming U.S. radio station WFMU. 1 p.m.

Yeah, you’ve seen all the Star Wars movies. Your childhood bedroom even housed a shrine of figurines and paraphernalia. But how much do you really know about the characters that make up the series’ universe? There’s still time to brush up on their origins at the Star Wars Identities exhibit. Montreal Science Centre (Old Port, King Edward Pier), 10 a.m.-9 p.m., $23/$20/$13.50/$63

Head into the air conditioned confines of the Montreal Contemporary Art Museum and check out Zoo, featuring over 20 artists’ work on the subject of animals and nature in today’s universe. MAC (185 Ste-Catherine W.), 11 a.m.-6 p.m., $12 for adults

Get your melancholy on! It’s the final day to catch Norwegian director Joachim Trier’s brilliant and moving second feature film, Oslo, August 31st. Cinéma du Parc (3575 Parc), 9 p.m., $11.50

Indie Montreal and MEG present primo local indie pop acts Honheehonhee and Chevalier Avant Garde. Quai des Brumes (4481 St-Denis), 10 p.m., $10

This week’s edition of On the Rocks with DJ Pat Dynamite and host Mikey Bernard is not only the Honheehonhee afterparty, it features guest DJs the Dum Dum Girls, the L.A. garage rock chicas who’ll be playing Osheaga on Friday. Salon Officiel (351 Roy E.), 10:30 p.m., free

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