Saturday, June 18

* Joel Plaskett headlines the Folk Festival on the Canal
* Berlin’s Bikini Waxx Records hosts a record fair & dance party
* Pourquoi Pas? group vernissage
* 90s Hip Hop Tape Cassette Exhibition screening/closing party
* Fringe, POP & Passovah present a sick outdoor show
* L.A. nu-goth act Tropic of Cancer live

Olivia Mew

Art by Olivia Mew

This weekend’s Folk Festival on the Canal offers free outdoor concerts all afternoon and evening along the Lachine Canal (perfect for biking), with performances tonight from headliner Joel Plaskett plus David Myles, Will Driving West, Notre Dame de Grass, Sharon and Bram and plenty more. St-Patrick & Pitt, 2–10 p.m., free

Berlin-based Bikini Waxx Records is in town hosting a record fair with new and used vinyls straight from their Berlin shop (plus local vendors as well) with labels like Slow Life, Soundscape Version, Torben and more. Stick around after dark for a dance party with the shop’s DJs Kim Bruun, Gerd Tammist and Yannick Zander. The Hive (secret location), record sale 3–8 p.m., free, dance party from 11 p.m., $10–$15

Over a dozen local artists, illustrators and photographers are gathering their works at the Plateau’s Gonzo Café for the expo Pourquoi Pas? with a vernissage this evening, including Raymond Biesinger, Tyson Bodnarchuk, Olivia Mew, Jen Storey, James Kerr and James Braithwaite. 919 Duluth E., 6–9 p.m., free

Check out the closing party for the 90s Hip Hop Tape Cassette Exhibition, starting with the Montreal premiere of the documentary Stretch and Bobbito: Radio That Changed Lives, followed by a DJ marathon featuring Godfather D, Lexis, Dr MaD, MusoNi, Syde, Walla P and Toast Dawg. 6524 St-Hubert, exhibition open from 611:55 p.m., free/PWYC/$10 suggested donation

The Fringe Fest, POP Montreal and Passovah Productions present a pretty decent and diverse line-up of local bands in Parc des Amériques tonight and tomorrow, namely Ms.Holmes, Bateau Noir and CO ∕ NTRY tonight (7–10 p.m.) and Holy Data, Commander Clark, Obra anaïs: performance ensemble, Mehdi Cayenne, Watering and Harris Shper on Sunday (4–9 p.m.). St-Laurent & Rachel, PWYC

L.A. nu-goth act Tropic of Cancer plays the Phi Centre with opener Kara-Lis Coverdale. 407 St-Pierre, 9:30 p.m., $27.50

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