If you’re out on Parc this afternoon, look out for bulky marionettes (les Padox) and a stuffed animal enthusiast/artist (Coral Short), who’ll be prowling the avenue doing interactive performances as part of the multidisciplinary Phenomena Fest. 2–4 p.m., free
Nineties revivalists Joey Bada$$ and his crew, Pro Era, are coming through with Ab-Soul, the Underachievers and Chevy Woods to remind you that there was a time before drill hop. Arena Montreal (2313 Ste-Catherine W.), 7 p.m., $30/$60
If you’re on some skateboard shit, check out the premiere of the videos produced for this year’s edition of Connect the Dots, a contest put on by King Shit magazine. L’Écurie Bar et Table, 451 Rachel E., 9 p.m.
Worcester, MA’s Secret Lover play Bistro do Paris alongside Drøm Før Du Dør, Heathers and Furfur. 4536 St-Denis, 10 p.m., $6/PWYC
Montreal musician Marie Davidson previews new material at a special Phenomena Fest show, with film projections, storytelling and dark synth sounds. Read our interview with her here. Casa del Popolo (4873 St-Laurent), 10 p.m., $8
And at Cabaret Underworld, a new monthly drum & bass night, Artefact, has its launch tonight, with DJs Corey K, Code, Daat and Traffic and visuals by 4Eyes. Get a feel for what they have to offer with this mix. 1403 Ste-Elisabeth, 10:30 p.m., $5 before 11 p.m., $10
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