Ms. Lauryn Hill
As part of Encuentro, Cinema Politica are presenting a week-long film series “Creativity, Colonization, Contestation: Indigenous Cultures and Peoples of the Americas on Screen and Stage.” Tonight they screen Alex Rivera’s Sleep Dealer, which explores the high-tech militarized dam that controls Mexico’s Santa Ana’s water supply. J.A. de Sève Cinema (1400 de Maisonneuve W.), 5 p.m., suggested donation $2–$5, Rivera will be in attendance
St-Jean is upon us, and with la Fête Nationale comes the annual alternative outdoor show l’Autre St-Jean — an alternative to tomorrow’s cheesier flag-waving bonanza at Parc Maisonneuve, which, to its credit, booked Boogat this year, and actually shares one act with tonight’s show, namely Lisa LeBlanc. Also up at l’Autre is Dead Obies, Alex Nevsky, Bloodshot Bill & the Hick-ups, Random Recipe and Gros Mené. Parc Pélican (Laurier E. & 1st Avenue), 5 p.m., first band at 6:25 p.m.
And because nothing goes together like language politics and comedy, the Comedy Nest presents So You Think You’re Bilingual, feat. local comedians such as Mike Paterson and Jess Salomon, with host Derek Séguin. 2313 Ste-Catherine W., 8 p.m., $15
Over at the Segal Centre, direct-from-Broadway musical Soul Doctor: The Journey of a Rock Star Rabbi tells the tale of the father of modern popular Jewish music (Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach) and his friendship with Nina Simone. (This is on nightly through June 29.) 5170 Côte-Ste-Catherine, 9 p.m., $25–$49
And don’t tell us we didn’t warn you that R&B/soul/hip hop royalty Ms. Lauryn Hill is in town tonight. Olympia (1004 Ste-Catherine E.), 8 p.m., $63.24
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