Names of the Orlando victims in Montreal’ Gay Village. Photo by Lisa Lalonde
Beginning today and running through Sunday, Taste of the Caribbean promises an array of food samples ($2–$10) representing the cuisine of the island nations, as well as live cooking, rum demos and live music in the Old Port, with VIP dinner and seating available ($95) and more action at afterparties on the weekend (Groove Nation, June 17 and 18). Old Port, free from 11 a.m.–3 p.m., 3 p.m.–11 p.m., $5–$15
Check out some classic cassettes and the boomboxes that played them at the 90s Hip Hop Tape Cassette Exhibition, running through Saturday night. For more detail about the event, which wraps with a film premiere on Saturday, see our interview with the curator here. Artgang (6524 St-Hubert), 5 p.m.–midnight, free entry (different hours on the weekend)
Turbo Haüs’s new monthly film screening series Grind Haüs presents a double-header of Japanese films including 1977’s Hausu by Nobuhiko Ôbayashi, about a group of friends visiting a haunted house, and 1999’s Wild Zero by Tetsuro Takeuchi, which involves an alien invasion plus a zombie-fighting rock band. 5011 Notre-Dame, 7 p.m., free for members, $5 for non-members.
Fierté Montreal Pride has organized a peaceful vigil in the Gay Village for the victims of last weekend’s tragic mass shooting at Orlando’s Pulse nightclub. Parc de l’Espoir (1294 Panet), 7 p.m.
As part of the Suoni per il Popolo festival’s Transmissions series, which showcases trans artists and bands with trans members, New Jersey’s Screaming Females are headlining a show at la Vitrola that also features fellow Americans Vacation and locals les Temps Liquides and Chipped Nails (4602 St-Laurent, 9:30 p.m., $12/$15) and Montreal’s 10,000 Horses are playing Casa del Popolo with locals Lucas Charlie Rose and J0J1 (4873 St-Laurent, 9:15 p.m., $8/$10).
The SAT brings back its summertime Thursday night party series Dômesicle, taking place in the SATosphere dome with some of the city’s best DJs bringing the vibes amidst trippy 360 degree projections. Tonight’s edition features Voyage Funktastique DJs Walla P and Dr. MaD, plus visuals from Création Ex Nihilo and TiND. 1201 St-Laurent, 10 p.m., $10.25