Monday, Aug. 11

* Lazy-ass critters at the Biodôme
* Féminin/Féminin screening/discussion
* Ruins: Chronicle of an HIV Witch Hunt screening/reception
* The Shalabi Effect at Casa del Popolo

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If you’re off today and looking to simultaneously connect with nature and escape the scorching heat (or simply seeking a family- or stoner-friendly activity), consider entering the weird world of sloths and other slow-moving critters at the Biodôme. 4777 Pierre-De Coubertin, 9 a.m.–6 p.m., $15/$14 seniors/$11.25 18+ students/$7.50 18-

As part of Fierté Montreal Pride, a week of LGBT festivities that begins today and culminates in the annual parade on Sunday, highlights of the local (French-language) web series Féminin/Féminin will be screened, with director Chloé Robichaud and Lez Spread the Word president and founder Florence Gagnon in attendance for a discussion about the show. Hotel des Gouverneurs (Place Dupuis, 1415 St-Hubert), 6 p.m., $5 Fierté bracelet available at the door

The alt-pride week, Pervers/Cité, screens the documentary Ruins: Chronicle of an HIV Witch Hunt, the story of the public vilification of 26 HIV-positive women in Athens by the right-wing Greek government in the lead-up to the 2012 election. The screening will be followed by a reception hosted by the Centre for Gender Advocacy with food, drinks and discussion. John Molson School of Business building (1450 Guy), 7 p.m.

Catch a rare performance by the Shalabi Effect, the neo-psych band led by Montreal/Cairo music wizard Sam Shalabi. Note that the show has been moved from la Vitrola to Casa del Popolo. 4873 St-Laurent, 8:30 p.m., $10
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