Wednesday, July 29

* Nicki Minaj plays the Bell Centre with Meek Mill & more
* Présence Autochtone begins with a screening of Circus Without Borders
* Cinema Out of the Box screens 1960 Japanese film Good for Nothing
* Nancy Pants, Look Vibrant and Pop Goes play the Rialto
* Mykki Blanco headlines an Osheaga pre-party at Newspeak
* Zoofest presents The Real Killaz of Comedy

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Nicki Minaj is in town tonight, playing the Bell Centre with Meek Mill (yeah, the guy embroiled in a beef with Drake), Rae Sremmurd, Tinashe and Dej Loaf. 1909 Avenue des Canadiens de Montréal, 7 p.m., $52–$148

Montreal’s First Nations cultural festival Présence Autochtone opens tonight with a film screening at the Grand Bilbliothèque of the 2014 documentary Circus Without Borders by Susan Gray and Linda Matchan, which tells the stories of two circus companies based in Iqaluit and Guinea and the ways they offer support and opportunities to their communities. 475 de Maisonneuve E., 8:30 p.m., free, or $4 to reserve a seat in advance

You can also catch a free outdoor screening, hosted by Cinema Out of the Box, of the 1960 Japanese film Good for Nothing, a tense love story between disillusioned postwar youths, directed by New Wave filmmaker Yoshida Kijū. Under the Rosemont viaduct, just west of St-Denis, 8:30 p.m., free

POP Montreal presents a hometown show by party bands Nancy Pants, Look Vibrant (as part of a tour they’re doing together this summer) and Pop Goes. Rialto Hall (5723 Parc, upstairs), 9 p.m., $8/$10

Rapper Mykki Blanco headlines an Osheaga pre-party, with more music by DJs Shaydakiss, Jay’dore and River Lance. Newspeak (1403 Ste-Elisabeth), 10 p.m., $20

Live late-night comedy is calling from Katacombes, where Zoofest’s The Real Killaz of Comedy brings Alex Pavone, Chris Robinson, Patrick Hakeem and Massimo. 1635 St-Laurent, 11:30 p.m.,  $24.13
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