Festival Mode & Design kicks off today, with the annual high heel charity foot-race (12:30 p.m.,), a Body Bag retrospective (6 p.m.), the vernissage for Inbox, the festival’s annual art show, with DJ sets by Shaydakiss. Finally, they close out opening day with Phantômes, a fashion-theatre-dance hybrid concocted by art-pop design star and actual Marquis Jean-Charles de Castelbajac (9 p.m.). McGill College between de Maisonneuve and Place Ville Marie, all free
No need to leave your couch to see Montreal’s second edition of Boiler Room, a roving international broadcaster of underground music. In this Osheaga presentation, see Para One, Jimmy Edgar, Dinamo Azari b2b Alixander III (of Azari & III) and Cajmere. 7 –11 p.m., boilerroom.tv.
It’s opening night for Raise the Stakes Theatre company’s production of Lunduntown, about the migrant’s search for a sense of home abroad. Théâtre Ste-Catherine (264 Ste-Catherine E.), 8 p.m., $15-17
Check out The Peopl’s Comedy featuring Derek Seguin (Just for Laughs, CBC’s The Debaters) and hosted by Freddy James (Just for Laughs). Peopl (390 Notre Dame W.), 8 p.m., $10
Celebrate 10 years of Fantasia Festival zappin’ parties with DJ XL5’s Decadent Zappin’ Party: a short film program which includes 35 new films. Between the flicks you’ll get to enjoy the DJ XL5 staple of stills, old ads, safety film clips, and other found footage. Imperial Theatre (1432 Bleury), 9:30 p.m., $9–$10
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