Iceland’s Aron Gunnarsson in the Euro Cup 2016
It’s block party time in Mile Ex, where group street art exhibition Pimp Ton Vinyle: 180g Remix is launching — with work by artists including TurtleCaps and Regimental OneTon — at café/record store 180g, with DJ sets by Branche Collective and Vinyl Love, and BBQ, hot dogs and refreshments available on site. 6546 Waverly, 11 a.m.–10 p.m., free
Montreal’s International Percussion Festival continues its 15th edition in Verdun today with a stacked day of beats and art with performances and DJ sets from Eloize, JNNBNNRCK, Robert de la Gauthier, Pierre Kwenders, M.E.H.D.I. and Ohm Hourani, plus live art from Hoarkor and Anew Street Art, all taking place on a rooftop and terrasse just off Wellington. 3990 Ethel, 1–10 p.m., free
The Euro Cup is nearing its end but before we find out whether the final will be a predictable pairing of France and Portugal, there are two underdogs still in contention. Today Iceland plays France, and if you’re looking for a place with a seat (and perhaps, a place to NOT cheer for France), skip the Plateau! Here are two options:
Watch the game on the jumbotron at McGill Stadium, housing Burgundy Lion’s annual Goal MTL event — the main event is a live charity soccer game featuring local celebs and sponsors, and there will also be a “human babyfoot” contest on the side. Food and drink will be available on-site. 475 des Pins W., 1 p.m., free
You could also pull up a chair at le Ritz, which is screening this game and (probably) the tournament’s remaining three games. 179 Jean-Talon W., 3 p.m., free entry, free popcorn with beverage purchase
Fans of True Norwegian Black Metal (and curious metal tourists) take note: Grimposium presents the Canadian premiere of Blekkmetal, a 2015 concert film about a festival that celebrates the roots of the heaviest Scandinavian music there is. The film’s director David Hall will also speak on a panel with the festival organizers and members of the band Enslaved. Cinema VA-114 (1395 René-Lévesque), 7 p.m., free
Highlights of the Jazz Fest tonight include free sets from Kalmunity’s Malika Tirolien on the Rio Tinto stage (Ste-Catherine & Jeanne-Mance, 8 & 10 p.m., free) and Hamburg’s electroacoustic, techno and minimal house producer Pantha Du Prince with opener CRi at Metropolis (59 Ste-Catherine E., 8:30 p.m., $37–$49.30). See the second installment of our Jazz Fest guide, with more picks for tonight, here.