Bilingual? Celebrate St. Jean by supporting Quebec indie cinema and check out the latest film by director Jimmy Larouche, Antoine et Marie. See our interview with him about it (and how your ticket can get you a free beer) here. Cinema Excentris (3536 St-Laurent), 12:15 p.m., 4 p.m., 8 p.m., 9:40 p.m., $12/$10 students & seniors
Anyone interested in checking out the St. Jean Baptiste parade can head to St-Denis. The parade heads south from the corner of Boucher (one street north of Laurier) at 1 p.m. and wraps near Sherbrooke. For details about the official free outdoor Fête nationale concerts, look here.
This month’s edition of Drawn & Quarterly’s Graphic Novel Book Club takes an inside look at Michael Deforge’s first full-length graphic novel, Ant Colony. 211 Bernard W., 7 p.m., free
Kabinet celebrates one year in business with a Golden Dreams party featuring a soundtrack of ’80s electro pop, classic house, Afrobeat and funk. 92 Laurier W., 8 p.m., free
St. Jean celebrations in Villeray continue with a second block party headlined by Belgian pop/new wave legend Plastic Bertrand and Montreal’s own Xavier Caféine. De Castelnau between Henri-Julien & St-Denis, headliners at 9 p.m., free
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