Five characters from The Big Lebowski
For those into animé, manga, cosplay and other aspects of Japanese pop culture, this is the third and final day of Otakuthon at Palais des Congrès. Yesterday’s crowd was possibly even crazier than the crush at last month’s Comiccon, and with today’s major cosplay event in the afternoon, the closing day promises to be a serious spectacle. 201 Viger W., 10 a.m.–6 p.m., $35
Day two of Heavy Montreal brings the noise to Parc Jean-Drapeau one last night in 2016, closing Evenko’s annual series of festivals with headliners Disturbed as well as Napalm Death and Hatebreed. See our connoisseur’s guide to Heavy here. (Note that tonight’s afterparty, featuring a set by Cult of Luna, is happening at l’Astral. See the details here.) 1–10:30 p.m., $82.50/$150 Gold pass
Check out the closing party for Mile End’s open-air market/showspace/activity zone Marché des Possibles, with bands playing through the late afternoon, evening and night, including a Kid Koala robot-building workshop/DJ set and a surprise headliner at 10 p.m. Check out the full-day’s programming and artisan/vendor list here. 5635 St-Dominique, fitness activities from noon, live music from 3–11 p.m., free entry
Catch Baltimore post-industrial/counter-chillwave producer TRNSGNDR/VHS at la Vitrola tonight, topping a bill (c/o Suoni per il Popolo, Slut Island and CKUT) with Marcelline, Oakland’s AH MER AH SU and guests. 4602 St-Laurent, 9:30 p.m., $6–$10
Film noir au Canal screens one of the more contemporary movies in this year’s program, The Big Lebowski (which has a film noir-esque narrative, we suppose), in English with French subs. Square St-Patrick (St-Patrick and Wellington), 8:40–11 p.m.
Whether or not you’ve seen the latest film in the series, Jason Bourne, you can get a refresher on how the franchise began at tonight’s screening of The Bourne Identity (2002) at le Ritz. 179 Jean-Talon W., doors 9:30 p.m., screening 10 p.m., suggested donation $2-$5 (at the bar)