Friday, May 25

*OFFTA festival + launch party
*The seventh annual Montreal Comic Arts Festival
*Local female-fronted music acts at Sister Singer III
*Evil Dead is screening at Cinema Parc
*C U L T U R E S outdoor party and BBQ

Body Politic, Helen Simard, OFFTA 2017. Photo by Vanessa Fortin.

The 12th edition of multidisciplinary festival OFFTA (which begins today and runs through June 3) promises 10 days of “live art” at various venues — dance, theatre, visual art and disciplines in between. Happening today as part of OFFTA is Danse mutante and the launch party at Monument-National, which is free and open to the public.

The seventh annual Montreal Comic Arts Festival takes place at Parc La Fontaine’s Espace la Fontaine, where over 130 comic artists and 40 exhibitors come together this weekend to celebrate the field of illustration and graphic storytelling, with this year’s theme focusing on careers in comic arts. Espace La Fontaine, 1–7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Sunday, free

Sister Singer III is the third edition of a new event series that celebrates female and non-binary music artists in Montreal. On tonight’s bluesy-soul lineup is Ruwby Stone, Rayana Speede and Ziggi Jadovsky & The Firing Squad, to name a few. 264 St. Catherine E, 7:30 p.m., $10

C U L T U R E S is party and BBQ celebrating diversity in Montreal. Stop by Aire Commune for the free outdoor party featuring live music from DJs playing Afro-Beats, Soul, Dancehall and more. 5705 Gaspé, 8 p.m., free

Sam Raimi’s 1980s horror flick Evil Dead is screening at Cinema Parc, as part of the ongoing Parc au Minuit midnight film screening series. 3575 Parc, 11:30 p.m., $11/$12.50


For more concert recommendations, see this week’s edition of Hammer of the Mods.