Friday, June 14

* Free outdoor Orkestar Kriminal show
* No More Radio records live podcast
* WORN fashion journal presents Books About Looks
* Myths of the Near Future: An evening of Ballardian film + video
* Fringe kicks off with 43 shows in 12 theatres

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J.G. Ballard’s Crash!

Local collective Orkestar Kriminal broadcast their multilingual, multiethnic party music at a free outdoor show as part of the Suoni per il Popolo festival. In case of rain, the show will take place in the main lobby of the Jewish General. Côte-Ste-Catherine/Côte-des-Neiges, 12 p.m., free

No More Radio records a live podcast in Fringe Park, featuring the Bawdy Electric, Moe Clark and Victoria Laberge. St-Laurent & Rachel, 3–10 p.m., free

WORN fashion journal is in town to present Books About Looks, a series of readings that address fashion in literature. Librairie Drawn & Quarterly (211 Bernard W.), 7 p.m., free

Videographe, The Noah and Suoni per il Popolo present Myths of the Near Future: An evening of Ballardian film + video, celebrating the works of, and influenced by, British iconoclast J.G. Ballard. Peut-être Vintage (6029a Parc), 9 p.m., free

The Fringe Festival kicks off in earnest tonight. It’s opening night for 43 shows in 12 theatres, followed by the inaugural Après Fringe live talk-show format roundup of the day’s plays, followed by a dance party. Cabaret du Mile End (5240 du Parc), 1 a.m., free

Check out our complete listings for more great club, stage and gallery events.

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