Thursday, July 17

* Roxy Peroxyde vernissage at Galerie 203
* The Fantasia film fest opens with Jacky au royaume des filles
* Cinema Out of the Box screens The Swimmer at Parc Lafontaine
* Pierre Kwenders & Masala DJs at la Sala Rossa
* J Dilla tribute with the Pharcyde & Slum Village
* Mess Around DJs spin vintage soul & R&B 45s at Divan Orange

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“Serene” by Roxy Peroxyde

Down in Old Montreal, see a vernissage of new work by Roxy Peroxyde, who captures women’s strength and vulnerability in her glamorous, hyperreal portraiture. Galerie 203 (203 Notre-Dame W.), 5–9 p.m., free

Fantasia officially launches with a screening of its opening film, Riad Sattouf’s satirical Jacky au royaume des filles. Hall Theatre (1455 de Maisonneuve W.) 6:30 p.m., $10/$11

Cinema Out of the Box offers a free outdoor screening with a twist: the projector runs off a bike-powered generator. This week’s film is Frank Perry and Sydney Pollack’s The Swimmer (1968). Parc Lafontaine (near Sherbrooke & Avenue du Parc Lafontaine), 8:30 p.m., free

L.A. rappers the Pharcyde and Detroit’s Slum Village pay tribute to legendary producer J Dilla, with DJs Redd Dredd, Spoon-Bee, Taigenz, Armel and Cee filling out a full night of music at Cabaret Underworld. 1403 Ste-Elisabeth, 9 p.m., $20

The Nuits d’Afrique festival has a great party happening tonight, with Montreal-based, Kinhasa-born singer Pierre Kwenders and the Masala DJ crew. La Sala Rossa (4848 St-Laurent), 9:30 p.m., $10

Divan Orange hosts the monthly Mess Around, feat. DJs New Breed Nick & Ben Shulman and their collection of vintage R&B and soul 45s. 4234 St-Laurent, 9:30 p.m., $5
Check out our complete listings for more club, stage and gallery events.
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