Tuesday, July 19

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An outdoor show at Village Nuits d’Afrique

The Nuits d’Afrique festival began a week ago, but today is day one for the free outdoor programming in the Village Nuits d’Afrique, installed in the space recently vacated by the Jazz Fest, Place des Festivals in the Quartier des Spectacles. See what’s up today and for the rest of the fest (which runs through July 24) here.

Among the Brian DePalma films screening at Cinéma du Parc — a mini-retrospective of six films by the American director, in conjunction with the new documentary DePalma, also screening at Parc (see more about that here) — is the 1980 “erotic thriller” Dressed to Kill, starring Michael Caine and Nancy Allen. 3575 Parc, 6:45 p.m., $12

The Julie Ruin is the latest band led by Kathleen Hanna of early ’90s punk band Bikini Kill — who kickstarted the riot grrrl phenomenon — and early aughts electro-rock band le Tigre, and tonight they’re playing a show at Theatre Fairmount with local openers Nancy Pants. Check out our feature interview with Hanna — about Hillary, Bernie, Donald, Brock Turner, gun control, feminist strides in the music world and the new Julie Ruin record — here. 5240 Parc, 9 p.m., $24/$27

Speaking of the QDS, Melting Pot is a part of series presented in conjunction with Just for Laughs and its affiliate Zoofest, and tonight Montreal’s own Zombie Boy will be DJing as part of the Freak-Off Block Party, alongside DJ Alchemist, amid figures from the fashion world. Place des Arts Esplanade (by 175 Ste-Catherine W.), 10 p.m.–3 a.m., $20

See our reviews of films screening today the Fantasia Festival here.

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

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