Wolf Parade, 2015
It’s day one of Osheaga! Unfortunately all tickets and weekend passes for the mega music fest at Parc Jean-Drapeau are sold out, and if you aren’t holding tickets and aren’t willing to dish out for scalper tickets or online resale finds, you are out of luck. If you ARE going, check out our guide to the afternoon sets and afterparties here. If you’re NOT, there’s a lot more to do today:
The crew from Concordia Ghetto resto Schlouppe Bistro Nakamichi goes head to head with Mile End’s Thazard at Marché des Possibles’s Ramen Rumble; the celebration of Japanese cuisine continues tomorrow with Marusan’s Yakitori. Check out this weekend’s list of vendors, music and activity programming at the Mile End open-air fun zone here. Outside 5635 St-Dominique, 11 a.m.–7 p.m., free
Griffintown’s Arsenal gallery hosts a vernissage for I Think We Feel Bad, an exhibition of works created by U.K. artists Ed Fornieles and Hannah Perry plus Montrealer Matt Goerzen during a recent residency. The exhibition’s installations, videos and immersive environments deal with the distorted realities of cyberspace. 2020 William, 6–9 p.m., free
Bar le Ritz is screening Michael Winterbottom’s brilliant 2002 film 24 Hour Party People, telling the story of 20 fraught years of Factory Records, home of Joy Division, New Order, the Happy Mondays, and other Manchester post-punk, new wave, “Madchester” and acid house acts, with a killer soundtrack and cameos by Manchester scenesters like Howard Devoto and Mark E. Smith. 179 Jean-Talon W., 8 p.m., $1–$5 suggested
The team behind the recent Cure vs. Depeche Mode and New Order vs. Indochine events presents the gothest party of them all: Sisters of Mercy vs. Siouxsie vs. Bauhaus. DJ Team Rocket will play the hits, rarities, covers and work related to these giants of post-punk and dark wave. Matahari Loft (1673 Mont-Royal E.), 9 p.m., $5
Reformed Montreal indie rock royalty Wolf Parade are playing Osheaga today, but you can also catch them under cover of darkness at the Corona Theatre, with openers Freak Heat Waves. 2490 Notre-Dame W., 11 p.m., $32
See our reviews of films screening at the Fantasia festival today here.
For more concert recommendations, check out this week’s edition of Hammer of the Mods.