Saturday, July 2

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Rufus Wainwright

Rufus Wainwright

The 41st annual Carifiesta parade brings beats, dancing and colourful carnival costumes and floats to the streets of downtown Montreal. Proceeding east on Ste-Catherine from Fort to Phillips Square, beginning at noon

The Oh Hi collective takes over the Marché des Possibles tonight with performances from Holobody, Ohara Hale, Tamara Sandor and Charlotte Cornfield. 5635 St-Dominique, 7 p.m., free

Get a taste of the ’90s with the first of two nights of the Riot Grrl Band-Off at Bar le Ritz PDB, with raucous live renditions of songs from bands like PJ Harvey, 7 Year Bitch and the Runaways, with proceeds going to support Rock Camp for Girls. 179 Jean-Talon W., 8 p.m., $15 per night or $20 for both nights

See our Jazz Fest picks in the second installment of our festival guide. And know that Rufus Wainwright is finally bringing the music from his opera Prima Donna to Montreal, to be performed live accompanied by a film screening, and playing orchestral renditions of his greatest hits at Place des Arts — this two-part show is happening tonight and tomorrow. 175 Ste-Catherine W., Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier, 7:30 p.m., $82.68/$91.38/$104.43

Phi Centre screens Martin Scorsese’s timeless film Taxi Driver for its 40th anniversary, showcasing the talents of Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Harvey Keitel and others in a classic psycho story written by Paul Schrader. 407 St-Pierre, 7:30 p.m., $11.75/$9.50 students

Montreal rappers the Posterz, voted the Best Hip Hop Act in this year’s Best of MTL readers poll, play a set at Newspeak with openers DJ Smokey, Tibe and Franck Kash. 1403 Ste-Elisabeth, 10 p.m., $5 first 50 people/$10 

See our Event Listings for more concert, nightlife, theatre, comedy and community event options. See our Art Listings here.

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