Concordia’s FOFA Gallery opens the summer residency program Visitations today, featuring over 20 participating artists who will build installations, stage interventions and host performances throughout the coming month. Stop in this afternoon to see the beginning stages as local musician Alexis O’Hara joins artist Jacinthe Loranger to build a pyramid of speakers in the gallery space. Concordia EV Building, 1515 Ste-Catherine W., 12–6 p.m., free
Film Noir au Canal screens Jean-Pierre Melville’s 1967 film Le Samourai, in its original French with English subtitles. Richmond & Peel Bassin, 7:30 p.m.
Tonight Maison Sociale is launching Cinema Sociale: Movie Mondays, competing directly with le Ritz’s weekly Movie Mondays night — though tonight’s schedule would allow for a triple-feature. The inaugural film event at Maison Sociale (5386 St-Laurent, 8 p.m.) presents ’80s comedy Top Secret (starring a very young Val Kilmer) and vampire cheese The Lost Boys (Kiefer Sutherland, the two Coreys etc) while le Ritz (179 Jean-Talon W., 11 p.m.) screens ’80s comedy classic Uncle Buck (starring John Candy).
Tonight’s Just for Laughs and Zoofest highlights include the first of 10 shows by Dave Chappelle (Théâtre Maisonneuve, Place des Arts, 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., $82.27) as well as the first show of a six night run by The Daily Show’s Wyatt Cenac (Café Cleopatra, 1230 St-Laurent, 7:30 p.m., $20.87). And the local troupe behind DéPFLIES, which got to the finals in the CBC Comedy Coup, reunite for a one-night-only performance at Théâtre Ste-Catherine. Check out our interview with DéPFLIES creator Alain Mercieca during the Comedy Coup run last fall here. (264 Ste-Catherine E., 10:30 p.m., $20.87).
Festival Haïti en Folie launches tonight with Wyclef Jean, who’ll play a free concert in the Place des Festivals (Jeanne-Mance between Ste-Catherine & de Maisonneuve, 9 p.m., free) followed by a ticketed DJ set at the Melting Pot stage (Esplanade of Place des Arts, 12 a.m., $20).
And at Grumpy’s, Chick Pickin’ Mondays presents Ottawa-based singer-songwriter Lynne Hanson, whose sound sits at the crossroads of country, blues, rock and pop. Check her out. 1242 Bishop, 9:30 p.m.
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