Playboi Carti. Photo by Villunderlondon on Flickr.
With the beginning of Mural Fest and the St-Laurent sidewalk sale comes a bunch of sweet outdoor shows, and this year the hip hop programming is particularly tight. Tonight see Playboi Carti, Pusha T and (maybe) Vic Mensa (his headlining show last night was cancelled). Outside 3527 St-Laurent, 6–11 p.m., free
Goethe Institute presents Valeska Grisebach’s Western, which Justine Smith called one of the year’s best when it screened at FNC last year. Cinéma du Parc (3575 Parc), 7 p.m., $12.50
The Montreal Fringe Fest is hosting a series of free outdoor events for the duration of the festival, starting tonight. Fringe Park Opening Night features the musical stylings of Oupelaï, Sonido Pesao and Urban science brass band. For more information about the upcoming activities, concerts and events, check out the program here. (Parc des Amériques, corner St-Laurent and Rachel) 6 p.m., free
As part of the Suoni per il Popolo festival, local music-scenesters Pietro Amato and Mathieu Charbonneau launch a record they made together called Synth Works Vol. 1, with openers Zimpel / Ziolek and N Nao. Casa del Popolo (4873 St-Laurent), 9 p.m., $11/$14