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The Montreal Weekend Playbook: Food trucks, Carifiesta, and laughing at French people

Event of the Week: It’s the first Friday of July, so head to Secteur 300 of Parc Olympique for creatively named First Fridays to get food truck goodies (from Meatball Montreal, Chaud Dog, etc.) and, for the first time, "the sale of privately imported wine"! But first, the website. Friday, July 5th If you’re up for a road trip, head to Laval just outside of Montreal for the Black Keys’ big double-header show w/ Chicago and Credence Clear Water Revisited. Visit the event page here. Saturday July 6th It’s Carifiesta weekend in Montreal, which basically means the city will be full of bikini-adorned dancers… plus Caribbean food, drink, and culture. The party starts at 12 at Square Phillipe; head here for the deets. Head to Parc Jean Drapeau tonight for a free outdoor performance of the scarily acrobatic Cirque Carpe Diem, as a part of the Complement Cirque festival. Swing over to the website here. See how many people believe you when you tell em you’re going to strip-club Café Cleopatra for “the music.” Seriously though, ODONIS ODONIS is playing this Saturday night. Read the website "for the articles" right here. Sunday July 7th Hit Just For Laughs’ Franglos Comedy Show tonight, where laughing at French people is encouraged. They're trying to make jokes in English! It's hilarious!... Wait. Find out more right here. To top it all off, peep local Montreal buzz-band the Suuns on the last night of the Jazz Festival. Say goodnight sweet 'fest right here.