Wednesday, July 1

* Canada Day activities in the Old Port
* Public art fest MTL en Arts begins
* The Overnight is screening at the Forum
* Olympia noise rockers Broken Water & co. at the Brass
* Kanada Day Bash at l’Escogriffe
* Cibo Matto play the Jazz Fest

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Happy Canada Day! The weather is not ideal for outdoor activity (also a pain for Moving Day) but maybe the rain will let up for at least part of the full day of activities planned at the Old Port, culminating in fireworks at 10 p.m. (probably the best part).

It’s the first day of MTL en Arts, a public arts festival taking over the pedestrian area along Ste-Catherine in the Village from St-Hubert to Papineau. Planned activities include an art fair and exhibition of work by over 160 artists, plus performances, live painting and more. Ste-Catherine between St-Hubert and Papineau, 12–8 p.m. daily to July 5

Rainy day movie? The Overnight, a movie we’ve described as “the thinking man’s boner comedy” (see the full review and trailer here), is screening at the Forum. 2313 Ste-Catherine W., various times

Olympia noise rockers Broken Water join Ottawa’s Blue Angel plus locals Crabe and Harsh Reality at Brasserie Beaubien. 73 Beaubien E., 9 p.m., $7 or PWYC

More heavy music can be had at l’Esco, site of a Kanada Day Bash, feat. live music by Melted Faces, Beechwood Park and Ignition Riot. 4467 St-Denis, 10 p.m., $5

For something a little more refined, NYC Japanese duo Cibo Matto time-travel from the ’90s to play the Jazz Fest tonight. Club Soda (1225 St-Laurent), 10 p.m., $31.50
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