Friday, June 20

* My Playwright Sister, Human Traffic Jam & Iredea at the Fringe
* Dead Obies play the FrancoFolies music fest
* Heart of Friday Night all-star tribute to Tom Waits
* Candyass Cabaret beach party at Café Cleopatra
* Afro-Night at la Marché à Coté

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Dead Obies

Here are three great options at the Fringe Festival today: Local playwright Johanna Nutter’s My Pregnant Brother and her brother James Diamond’s response (co-starring Nutter), My Playwright Sister, will be performed back to back (4 p.m.); British rant poet Jem Rolls’ latest show, Human Traffic Jam, is a riot as usual (6 p.m.); and Woo Me Myth Productions’ Iredea bridges dance and sci-fi. For venue and ticket info, click here.

Montreal hip hop act Dead Obies, whose album Montréal $ud was just announced as a nominee for the Polaris Music Prize long list, play Club Soda with openers K6A as part of the ongoing FrancoFolies music fest. 1225 St-Laurent, 7 p.m., $27

Heart of Friday Night is an all-star tribute to Tom Waits, featuring Patrick Watson, Katie Moore, Li’l Andy, Notre Dame de Grass and more. For more about this event and the rest of the Folk Festival (including free outdoor shows beginning today and running through the weekend), go here. Théâtre Paradoxe (5959 Monk), 9 p.m., $40

Candyass Cabaret is throwing a beach party at Café Cleopatra with loads of burlesque variety show talent on stage, including locals Nat King Pole, Lady Hoops and Roxie Hardon and performers from Ottawa and Paris. Bikinis and Hawaiian shirts are encouraged. 1230 St-Laurent, 10 p.m., $10

It’s Afro-Night at la Marché à Coté, with DJs Andy Williams, Kobal and Kyou spinning Afrobeat, Afrosoul and Afrofunk. 5039 St-Denis, 10 p.m.


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