It’s the season’s very first edition of Piknic Électronik, and the weekly outdoor dance party and hang is kicking off with music by Maeve Records artists Mano le Tough, the Drifter and Mayssam on the Moog stage and Gold Diggerz on the Videotron stage. Parc Jean-Drapeau, 2 p.m., $15/$10 between 2 and 3 p.m.
A Mile End sorta-secret block party is happening at the Champ des Possibles with a line-up of live music and DJs including Tony Denzel, Sara G and Project Pablo. Champs des Possibles (St-Viateur & St-Dominique), 2–11 p.m., donations appreciated
Head to Velvet Speakeasy for third edition of the Noire fashion show, featuring fashion from labels like Lingot, Chic Couture, G2G Boutik and Arielle’s Closet. 426 St-Gabriel, 6 p.m., $30
Twenty years after the Oka crisis, the issues that set those events in motion persist. With that in mind, NDG’s Coop Maison Verte is screening Alanis Obomsawin’s 1993 film Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance, produced by the NFB, followed by a discussion and talk by Mohawk journalist Dan David. 5785 Sherbrooke W., 7:15 p.m., free
Tonight’s edition of Comedy Abroad at the M Bar, The Ambiguously Long Weekend, features headliner Eddy King (Just for Laughs) plus Jen Sakato, Scott Carter, Mary Becquet and more, hosted by Morgan O’Shea. 1245 St-André, 8:15 p.m., PWYC ($8–$10 suggested)
Singer-songwriter Ms. Holmes launches her debut album, Ten, tonight at Casa Del Popolo, backed by a full band featuring members of Nomadic Massive, plus openers Tali Taliwah & the Ruckus. Check out our interview with Ms. Holmes here. 4873 St-Laurent, 9 p.m., $8 or $15 with CD
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