Sunday, May 20

*Piknic Electronic kicks off
*The Waiting Room secret show ft. Menace
*Going Back to My Childhood is a photo exhibit
*Ms.Holmes, Shem G and the Many and Clerel at Casa
*Yasssssss Queen edition of RapMommies dance party










Rap Mommies at Artgang. Photo by Bruno Guerin

Parc Jean-Drapeau-adjacent dance party Piknic Électronik kicks off with the usual double-barrelled long weekend, with events on Sunday and Monday afternoon/evening. Check out today’s line-up here. Plaine des Jeux, 2–10 p.m., $14.50/$19

If Piknic is rained out (or you don’t feel like leaving Mile End/the island to dance), the Waiting Room hosts members of the crew from French label/collective Menace, namely Midori and Miraa, along with locals Spliff Jacksun, Stramiboi and BROM. Secret location, 6 p.m., $5, BYOB

Going Back to My Childhood is a photo exhibit about childhood and nostalgia by Montreal-based photographer Conor Nickerson. His work will be exhibited at Mescal Cafe, alongside live music from Zach Bachand of Perfect Perfect and the Sofia Gadbois Group. All donations will go to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. 160 Prince Arthur E, 6–9 p.m., $10

Show promoters Kickdrum presents Ms.Holmes, Shem G and the Many and Clerel at Casa del Popolo for an evening of blues, soul and jazz to end off the week. 4873 St-Laurent, 8 p.m., $8/$12

The Yasssssss Queen edition of RapMommies is on at Artgang, celebrating the opportunity to hold a dance party on a Sunday night (this is a long weekend, if you’ve forgotten) with the rap and R&B selections of DJ RrKelly plus a performance by Tyleen Johnson. 6524 St-Hubert, 10 p.m., $5 before 11 p.m./$10

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