Friday, July 6

*Montreal Comiccon
*8th annual RRR Band Off!
*Inaugural edition of United Colors of [ ] dance party
*Last day of Jazz Fest
*AIM three-day electronic dance music festival

AIM Festival. Photo by Patricia Brochu

Fanboys and fangirls please report to Palais des Congrès for Montreal Comiccon, a cavalcade of geek culture celebrating comics, sci-fi, fantasy, horror and more. This year’s guests include David Duchovny, Jason Momoa, Val Kilmer, Danny Trejo, Doug Jones and Sonequa Martin-Green. 1001 Place Jean-Paul-Riopelle, exhibition hall 1–8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.–7 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Sunday, $69 three-day pass, $25/$39/$31 single day tickets

Pack your camping gear and get ready to dance to techno, bass, trance, house and more at AIM (“art, innovation, music”), the three-day electronic dance music festival happening 50 minutes west of Montreal. Parc Carillon (Saint-André- d’Argenteuil, QC), non-stop Friday 3 p.m. till Sunday 9 p.m., shuttles available, $120 three-day pass, $40 single-day tickets Friday and Sunday, Saturday $76

The 8th annual RRR Band Off! kicks off tonight at Bar le Ritz. Come and see ten bands perform covers of your favourite female-fronted music acts over the course of two nights as they perform to raise money for the local Rock Camp For Girls* organization. 179 Jean Talon, 8 p.m., $20 for one night/$25 for both nights

Tonight at the Jazz Fest, Colombian Canadian “pop satanico” singer Lido Pimienta (who won the prestigious Polaris Music Prize last year) plays l’Astral (305 Ste-Catherine W., 10 p.m., $31), Montreal hip hop/R&B/Afrobeat artist Pierre Kwenders plays the Monde stage (de Maisonneuve & Clark, 10 p.m., free) and the 15th edition of reggae/cumbia dance party MTL Pachangon goes into Jazz Fest mode at their usual digs, Groove Nation (410 Rachel E., 10 p.m., free before 11 p.m., $7 after).

NDQ host the inaugural edition of United Colors of [ ], a dance party celebrating the diversity of the local arts and culture scene featuring the music stylings of DJs Wake Island and Hua Li. 32 Beaubien E, 10 p.m., free


For more concert recommendations, consult our Music Listings and see this week’s edition of Hammer of the Mods.