Monday, August 12

* Hit La Ronde while summer’s still here
* Street dance battles at Médéric-Martin park
* Check out Elysium
* Pervers/Cité keeps you busy
* Montreal Pride kicks off
* There’s Something Funny Going On at Blue Dog
* Cinema 17 screens Bubbles Galore

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Bubbles Galore

While we’ve still got some summer left, hit La Ronde! Île Ste-Hélène, 11 a.m.–9 p.m., $46 (purchased online)/$56

Under Pressure may be over, but there’s one more chance to catch some b-boys and girls in action, as street dance battles take over Médéric-Martin park. Ontario and Gascon (near metro Frontenac, 2:30–5 p.m., free

Read our review of Elysium and decide for yourself whether it’s the best genre movie of the summer. Cinéma du Parc (3575 Parc), 4:45 / 7 / 9:15 p.m., $11.50

Pervers/Cité have two events this evening for you to choose from, tune into CKUT 90.3 FM for Poking the Bear, a radio documentary on gay rights in Russia or head to Rats 9 for Videoqueer, queer film screenings followed by a discussion. 372 Ste-Catherine W., both 6 p.m., free

Montreal Pride also kicks off today with a Queer Comics Conference at 6:30 p.m. and a screening of Trans at 7 p.m. at the Cinémathèque québécoise (335 De Maisonneuve). Not to mention, for the first time in history, they’ll be illuminating the tower of the Olympic stadium with the colours of the rainbow. 4141 Pierre-De Coubertin, 8 p.m., free

There’s Something Funny Going On brings comedy (and football players) to the Plateau for a good cause. After sets by Sebastien Bourgault, Kate Connor, headliner Walter J. Lyng and more, members of the Alouettes will meet and greet fans and sign autographs. Proceeds go to autism research. Blue Dog Motel (3958 St-Laurent), doors 8 p.m., show 8:45 p.m., PWYC

Cinéma 17 screens Cynthia Roberts’s Bubbles Galore, an unflinching look into the hardcore porn industry. Le Cagibi (5490 St-Laurent), 9 p.m., by donation

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

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