Moving Day! Photo by Lisa Sproull
It may be Moving Day in Quebec but it’s also Canada Day nationwide, which means a lot of shops and services are in vacay mode. Closed: banks, most government offices (including post offices — there will be no mail delivery either) and shopping malls. Open: SAQs, food markets, museums and all tourist sites, most restaurants and many shops (though it’s wise to call ahead if you have a specific retail destination, just in case).
Yes, there is a Canada Day parade, moving east on Ste-Catherine from Fort to Peel — not very long, but that’s Canada Day in Quebec for you. Ste-Catherine and Fort, 11 a.m.
The Mutek electronic music festival is in charge of today’s programming at the sandy outdoor party site Village au Pied du Courant, presenting live sets by Magnanime and Stephen Beaupré, alongside Patti Schmidt (yes, the host of CBC radio’s long-gone but awesome Brave New Waves) and RIOHV. 2100 Notre-Dame E., 3 p.m. to midnight, free entry (note that bars and food stands are cash-only; there are ATMs on-site)
There’s a lot happening at the Jazz Fest tonight — see our recommendations in the first part of our almost-daily festival guide.
Their festival may be over, but Suoni per il Popolo counters the Jazz Fest action with a night of experimental music, featuring 1/4 Tonne Kabelgewirr (Eric Craven – Nick Kuepfer – Mark Molnar) and Charlotte Clermont, Elizabeth Anka Vajagic and Guillaume Vallée, evoked response vs. Montreal Nintendo Orkestar and Mr. Saboteur and Black Givre and Sonya Stefan. La Sala Rossa (4848 St-Laurent), 8:30 p.m., $10
The “reVAMP”edition of Gay Goth Nite will start early with a screening of Elvira before the dance party kicks in. Organizers encourage dressing up, minus any flagrant cultural appropriation, and goth purists please note that there will be pop music mixed in with the death rock and batcave stuff, okay? No reason to sulk. Bar le Ritz PDB (179 Jean-Talon W.), screening at 9 p.m., $5 before midnight/$10
Also on the party front is the fourth edition of You Better Stretch at Matahari Loft, with DJs Larue and NoKliché (1673 Mont-Royal E., 10 p.m., $10 after 11:30 p.m., cheaper earlier) and the Moving Day edition of boogie, disco, funk, house and rare groove night Vinyl Love with DJs Huile, le Laitier and Mayor Wax D, which, fittingly, appears to have moved from le Bleury to le Belmont (4483 St-Laurent, 10 p.m., free).