Wednesday, July 10

* Jean-Michael Seminaro exhibit at atelier b.
* Just for Laughs’ The Ethnic Show
* Outdoor screening of Jaws
* Italian film screenings in Parc Dante
* The Backhomes launch their debut album at Sala
* Marie Davidson launches her solo EP
* Can singer Damo Suzuki at Divan Orange
* Zoofest offers a full line-up of smutty laughs

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Head to the vernissage for a new exhibit of lovely fairy-world landscapes by photographer Jean-Michael Seminaro. atelier b. (5758 St-Laurent), 5–7 p.m., free

The Just for Laughs festival kicks off in full force tonight with the political identity jokes of The Ethnic Show, hosted by Shaun Majumder. Club Soda (1225 St-Laurent) 7 p.m., $45-52, reserve online

*POSTPONED* If you’ve never seen Jaws on the big screen, Scotiabank’s Summer of Free-Movie Tour series presents the 1975 classic by the water and under the stars. Parc Jean Drapeau Beach (1 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve), after sunset, free, BYO lawn chair/blanket

Les rendez-vous du Cinéma Italien’s weekly Italian-film series screens Letti Sfatti’s Minerali sconosciuti (a documentary about Tuscan musician Piero Ciampi) and Paolo Casali’s Langhe doc, Storie di Eretici nell’Italia dei capannoni (about a back-to-the-land movement in opposition to Italy’s food-industrial complex). Parc Dante (between Alma and de Gaspé), 8:30 p.m., free, original Italian version with English subtitles

Montreal-born psych pop duo the Backhomes launch their debut album ONLY FRIEND at Sala with brilliant local band Maica Mia and Ought. 4848 St-Laurent, 9 p.m., $8

Marie Davidson(of les Momies de Palerme, Essaie Pas and various projects with David Kristian and Sam Shalabi) launches a solo EP with support from Mykalle Bielinski and Silent Land Time Machine. Casa Del Popolo (4873 St-Laurent), 9 p.m., $7

Legendary Can singer Damo Suzuki comes to town, supported by local bearers of the krautrock torch, Pachyderm, with DJ Mathieu Beauséjour. Divan Orange (4234 St-Laurent), 9:30 p.m., $12

Zoofest offers a full line-up of smutty laughs this evening: burlesque-comedy-mystery Bad Ladies and the Detective takes the stage of Café Cléopatre (1230 St-Laurent, 10:30 p.m.), while Co-op Katacombes hosts Cameryn Moore’s slut (r)evolution (see our interview here) at 10 p.m., followed by comedian Jon Bennett’s hilarious Pretending Things Are a Cock at 11:30 p.m. Co-op Katacombes (1635 St-Laurent), all shows $23.67, buy in advance

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