Friday, July 17

* La Cuvée d’été spirits & beer fest
* Ile Soniq pre-party in the Peel Basin
* Jackalope Action Sports Festival at Olympic Park
* Hip hop night at Marché des Possibles
* Cinema Out of the Box screens Spike Lee’s Do the Right Thing
* Ladies Night Every Night at ComedyWorks
* Fantasia screens Ugandan action film Who Killed Captain Alex?

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Spike Lee in Do the Right Thing
You might be familiar with la Cuvée d’Hiver, a festival of spirits, food and rock ’n’ roll that takes place every February. Well now it’s time for the first annual Cuvée d’été, bringing microbrews and cocktails to Place Emilie-Gamelin, along with food and live music. The three-day event begins today, with rockabilly duo les Deuxluxes playing sets at 8 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Berri & de Maisonneuve, 3–11 p.m., $8 for a glass, $1/alcohol sample

The Ile Soniq festival (coming up in August) hosts a free, all-ages outdoor pre-party at the Peel Basin, featuring Paris & Simo, Zaxx and Dylan Aiden. Peel Basin (Peel & de la Commune), 5–10 p.m., free

Skateboards and bikes are centre-stage at the Jackalope Action Sports Festival at Olympic Park, featuring three days of competition and demonstration, beginning today. 4141 Pierre-de-Coubertin, 5–11 p.m. (afterparty at TRH Bar)

It’s hip hop night at Marché des Possibles, with local producer/DJs Kenlo Craqnuques and Vlooper and rapper Eman (of Alaclair Ensemble) playing the festive Mile End green space, which (for the uninitiated) features a bar, food trucks and vendors selling edible goods, art and accessories. Check it! 5635 St-Dominique, 8 p.m., free

Cinema Out of the Box screens Spike Lee’s Do the Right Thing (1989) in conjunction with with the Black Students’ Network of McGill, in commemoration of the anniversary of Eric Garner’s death and subsequent building of the Black Lives Matter movement. The screening will be preceded by a panel of speakers. Little Burgundy, check link for exact location, 8:30 p.m., free

Local females of stand-up take over ComedyWorks for Ladies Night Every Night, namely Bianca Yates, Emma Wilkie, Jenn Hayward and many more. 1238 Bishop, 8:30 p.m., $10/$5 ladies

If you’ve missed the buzz about Wakaliwood — Wakagali, Uganda’s DIY film scene — check out our article about it here, and join the party tonight at Fantasia, where Wakaliwood’s flagship film Who Killed Captain Alex? will be screened. 1400 de Maisonneuve, 11:59 p.m., $11
See our rundown of vernissages and other art events, plus gallery and museum listings, in Art This Week, here.

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