It’s the final day of the Taste of the Caribbean festival in the Old Port, featuring lots of grub, cooking demonstrations, live music and DJs. Bassin Bonsecours, 11 a.m.–10 p.m., free before 6 p.m./night programming $5/$10
Performers Peggy Hogan (Hua Li) and Toronto’s Marshia Celina sit down at le Cagibi for a panel discussion titled “Public Persona V. Private Persona: Do Artists Have a Right to Unmediated Lives?; Millie, Roxanne and a Married Man: From Soul to Hip Hop Feminism,” organized as part of the Plant’s Summer Community Workshop/Lecture Series. 5490 St-Laurent, 4–6 p.m., donations appreciated
Get ready to rumble at Foufounes Électriques for the annual Battlewar Block Party, a free professional wrestling match held on Fouf’s outdoor terrasse. If you like what you see, come back in July for Battlewar’s main (paid) event. 87 Ste-Catherine E., 5–7 p.m., free. (In case of rain, the match will be held indoors on Fouf’s second floor.)
Popolo Press is hosting a book launch for Coming and Going, a new book by poet Ian Ferrier documenting the yearlong tour of Montreal-based contemporary dance company For Body and Light’s show of the same name. The evening’s program also includes a short film by New-York filmmaker Ben Richards, storytelling by John Arthur Sweet and live music by Isis Giraldo. 4873 St-Laurent, 8:30 p.m., free
American musician Thor Harris — a member of Swans and solo recording artist — is playing his first ever solo show in Montreal, with openers Insect Ark and Echo Beach. (See our interview with Harris here.) La Vitrola (4602 St-Laurent), 9 p.m., $10/$13 ***Moved to Sala Rossa, 4848 St-Laurent***
Montreal hip hop producer and MC Jai Nitai Lotus plays the Jazz Festival’s Bell stage with his full band, a sonic spectacle to behold. Clark & de Montigny, 10 p.m., free
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