Friday, July 10

* 2015 Electronic Sports World Cup finals
* Festival des Bières de Laval begins
* Alaclair Ensemble free show + Artgang vernissage
* Metz and USA out of Vietnam play the Piccolo Rialto
* Mocky plays Resonance with Kara-Lis Coverdale
* Nuits d’Afrique Sound System at la Sala Rossa
* more art events, heavy shows & dance parties

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The 2015 Electronic Sports World Cup finals begin today at SAT, uniting the world’s most skilled CounterStrike: Global Offensive players for a series of showdowns. See more about this event (which runs through Sunday) here. 1201 St-Laurent, 8:45 a.m., $90.48

Over 30 microbrews and a selection of wines, ciders and spirits will be on offer at Laval’s beer fest, which begins today and runs through Sunday. 901 Parc (Laval), 111 p.m, $7 entry/$13 for three-day passport, beer tickets $2-$10 (determined by vendors)

Montreal hip hop gang Alaclair Ensemble are playing a free show at the St-Hubert street fair, Atmosph’air sur la Plaza, and staging an afterparty as part of the Artgang vernissage. 6524 St-Hubert, show 8:30 p.m./afterparty 10 p.m., show free, afterparty $5

Toronto noise rock trio Metz is playing the Rialto Theatre’s little sister venue, the Piccolo Rialto, with the mighty force of USA out of Vietnam and Night Squirts. 5711 Parc, 9 p.m., $13/$15

From L.A. (by way of Toronto and Berlin, and the Feist/Peaches/Chilly Gonzales/World Provider crew), Mocky is descending at Resonance, playing his new, future-standards material with strings by Warhol Dervish and opener Kara-Lis Coverdale. 5175 Parc, 9 p.m., $10

Get ready to dance to the Nuits d’Afrique Sound System at la Sala Rossa (part of the ongoing festival), with DJs Greg de Villanova and Andy Williams (the Goods). 4848 St-Laurent, 10 p.m., $15
See our rundown of art events and vernissages, plus gallery & museum listings, in Art This Week, here.

For our top punk/rock/metal/noise/drone show recommendations, see Hammer of the Mods, here.

For out top rap show & dance party recommendations, see The Shine, here.

Check out our complete listings for more concert, nightclub, theatre, comedy and literary events.