Out of Town: San Diego
What’s happening this summer:
* More than 450 artists from 11 countries bring laughter to the streets, comedy clubs and theaters during the 16th edition of the Just for Laughs comedy festival, July 15-26. There will be five festival galas at the St. Denis Theatre, hosted by Don Rickles, Ray Romano, Rob Schneider, Fred Savage and Kevin Pollak, and featuring a lineup of veterans and up-and-coming artists. Montreal’s Club Soda hosts 27 shows including an all-female comic revue hosted by Kathy Griffin, right, July 21-22. Also on the festival bill: a new talent showcase, an alternative comedy lab, one-person shows, theater presentations, a showcase of short films and animation, a lineup of British comedy stars, tributes, alternative and experimental comedy. Various locations. (514) 790-HAHA. Web site: https://www.hahaha.com.
* The Montreal Jazz Festival, July 1-12, offers 100 ticketed indoor concerts and more than 300 free outdoor shows, including a Gershwin tribute featuring Michael Feinstein, pianist Adam Makowicz and the Grand Orchestre du Festival de Jazz. The festival showcases long-established players like Wynton Marsalis, Joe Henderson and Wayne Shorter, as well as newcomers such as Roni Size, the Herbaliser and Federation. Festival site bounded by St. Catherine, President Kennedy, Bleury and St. Urbain streets. (800) 361-4595.
* At the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts through Oct. 18: “Alberto Giacometti,” a major exhibition of sculpture, paintings and drawings by the Swiss surrealist. Through Aug. 2: “Mediterranean Gold: Ancient Jewelry From the Dallas Museum of Art.” 1379 and 1380 Sherbrooke Street West. (514) 285-2000.