Pride Parade

Sunday, August 18

* Final day of Otakuthon
* Big-O Rebirth celebration
* Montreal Pride Parade
* Festival d’art érotique opening party
* John Hughes double feature at Le Cagibi
* Qompilation Qouleur launch party

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Pride Parade

Otakuthonanime convention takes over the Palais de congrès. Check in to see the anime symposia, peruse a massive manga library and art exhibition and, of course, see attendees’ amazing cosplay costumes. 201 Viger W., 9 a.m.–7 p.m., $30

The Big-O Rebirth 2013 celebrates the return of one of the city’s sweetest skate spots, with live music by the Yardlets, Scarlet Beast, UBT, Bearmace, Vernon Maytone, Danny Rebel & the KGBs, Full Course and DJs Spoon-Bee, Drunk-Dee, Mossman and Juan Love. Read our article about it here. Olympic Stadium (Sherbrooke E. and Pie-IX), 12–9 p.m., free

Pride parade is today! Fierté Montreal’s Pride parade takes off from the corner of Guy and René-Levesque, heading east to Sanguinet. 1 p.m.

Get kinky at the opening party for the Festival d’art érotique, featuring DJs, burlesque shows, body painting and more. Foufounes Électriques (87 Ste-Catherine E.), 6 p.m.–3 a.m., free

Tonight Le Cagibi is offering a John Hughes double feature, including The Breakfast Club (1985) and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986). 5490 St-Laurent, 8 p.m., free admission (donations accepted, free popcorn

Qouleur are launching their music Qompilation with a party and fundraiser. The night will feature acts from the CD, DJs and more. Club Peopl (390 Notre Dame W.), 8 p.m., $10

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

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