Saturday, Aug. 20

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Black Orpheus

NDG’s Monkland Village gets the sidewalk sale treatment this weekend for the Flavours of Monkland festival featuring food trucks, special deals from merchants, musical performances, games and more. Tonight’s music line-up features sets by Safe & Sound, les Barricades and the Hold, and ends with a special outdoor screening of CBC’s live stream of the Tragically Hip’s final concert in Kingston. Monkland Avenue, 10 a.m.–11 p.m., free

It’s also sidewalk sale time on the St-Hubert Plaza, where this afternoon Kid Koala continues his introduction to his upcoming Nufonia performance with a special appearance and DJ set at l’Armoire à Glaces to launch a new Nufonia-themed coconut-and-sesame handmade gelato created by chef Eric Dorval, available to take home by the cone or by the pint. 6220 St-Hubert, 2–5 p.m., free

POP Montreal’s annual Bike-In goes down today in Côte-des-Neiges’s Parc Jean-Brillant, and in keeping with the Olympics, this year’s theme is Brazilian. The screening will be Marcel Camus’s influential 1959 film Black Orpheus, a retelling of the classic Greek story of Orpheus and Eurydice reset in Rio de Janeiro’s steamy Carnival. Come early for a picnic with bossa nova and Brazilian tunes from DJ Oonga, Bïa and Tupi Collective plus bike tune-ups from Coop Bécik. Parc Jean-Brillant, corner Jean-Brillant & Decelles, music from 3 p.m., screening at 8:30 p.m., free

The Phi Centre offers a Jim Jarmusch double-header tonight, opening with 1986’s Down by Law starring Tom Waits, John Lurie and Roberto Benigni as a trio of Louisiana prisoners, followed by 1984’s Stranger Than Paradise, a skeezy road tripper starring Lurie, Eszter Balint and Richard Edson. 407 St-Pierre, showtimes at 7:15 p.m. and 9:15 p.m., $11.75/$9.50 students

Montreal Garage rock royalty Mark Sultan (aka BBQ) plays new songs from two as-yet-unreleased albums, Whatever I Want and Wherever I Want at Divan Orange, with openers the GTs and Tang Soleil. 4234 St-Laurent, 9:30 p.m., $12

Mec Plus Ultra gets flamboyant with tonight’s Glambang edition of their monthly MPU party, promising a glitter orgy of beats by resident DJs Franz, Diskommander and Montag (joined by guest DJ Aeryn Pfaff from Toronto), and a parade of outrageous stye (that’s on you). Bonus: A performance by Tristan Ginger. Le Belmont (4483 St-Laurent), 10 p.m., $5 before 11 p.m./$8

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