What’s On, Montreal: February

Until April 9th Leonard Cohen: A Crack in Everything  @ the MAC
Until March 25th Regalia “Explore striking imagery, outstanding personalities, and a culture proud of its heritage through 30 portraits of men, women, and children from 14 different nations dressed in stunning and colourful regalia, magnificent outfits that tell their personal stories as well as those of their people and their worldview

@ Montreal Science Centre

Feb 6th – 23rd BSN: Visage Outremer For Black History Month

“This exhibition is brought to you by Francokaraïbes in collaboration with Social Equity and Diversity Education Office (SEDE), McGill University, Black Students’ Network of McGill, the Office of Communications and External Relations at McGill University, and Musée Redpath Museum

@  McGill University’s Redpath Museum.

Feb 6th “What the U.S and Canada can learn from each other on immigration” A talk by Alex Nowrasteh

It is being co-hosted by McGill’s Research Group on Constitutional Studies.

@ McGill University in ARTS – W-215, 4pm.

Feb 9th Centerfold Gallery’s grand opening, and first exhibition of the year: Zoë

Palwak’s “Arrival Measures”



Feb 9th Book launch of “The Lie and How We Told It” by Tommi Parrish @ Drawn & Quarterly
Feb 10th Monthly Drag Show- Love Ya Self! ACCM Fundraiser “This Valentine’s Day, celebrate by LOVING YA SELF!”

@Cafe Cleopatra 1230 St-Laurent 2nd floor 10pm

Feb 10th “Transindia” — documentary screening and Q&A “TRANSINDIA is a moving documentary exploring the Transgender community (Hijras) in Ahmedabad, India. Many years ago, in India, Mughal Empire accepted Hijras in society; they earned a good sense of respect and were found in ancient Hindu scriptures”


@ 7049 Rue Saint-Urbain, Montreal, Quebec H2S 3H4

Feb 10th FamJam v5 “FamJam is a regular social event for makers and shakers to connect, play, and create.

For the first edition of 2018, come try some badass virtual reality games, enjoy an intimate concert, mix mingle and participate in an open jam end of the night.”



Feb 10th Workshop: Self-Producing with Amy Blackmore “Thinking about producing your own work? Take a straight-forward self-producing workshop with MainLine Theatre’s Executive & Artistic Director Amy Blackmore. The workshop will include tailored advice and feedback stemming from questions regarding upcoming projects produced by those attending… We will also cover the DOs and DON’Ts of DIY producing on topics such as marketing, fundraising, production, finances and administration.”


@ MainLine Theatre, 3997 St-Laurent.

Feb 10th “What is a Blockchain?” Hosted by Concordia Fintech Society and the Data Intelligence Society of Concordia – DISC,

Our guest lecturers will teach you all of the basic fundamentals of blockchain, you too will be able to understand the impact that this innovative technology will have on society. In this lecture will cover all the fundamentals of blockchain…

[Including discussion on Bitcoin, Ethereum, Cryptocurrencies]”


Feb 11th Cinéclub Film Society Screening of “The Psychic” Cinéclub’s film screenings are preceded by a handful of short films with themed snacks for sale at intermission. (8$ & 6$ for students)


@ Cinéma VA-114, Visual Arts Building of Concordia University.

Feb 14th Erotic Art Fair “Come and discover the best of erotic arts by Montreal artists for Valentine’s Day ! Paintings, comics, illustrations, zines, candles, drawings, photos and many other items will be on display for your viewing pleasure”


Feb 15th LGBT Film Series: Residue: an evening of shorts by B.G-Osborne LGBT Film Series: RESIDUE: an evening of shorts by B.G-Osborne

Doors 6pm

Films 7pm followed by Q&A

Feb 15th BSN advanced screening of The Black Panther https://www.facebook.com/events/1557498507679296/
Feb 16th Conversations in Contemporary Art: Suzy Lake Suzy Lake is a Canadian fine art photographer


Feb 16th Tumbao! Historia Afro-Latina “African rhythms, drums and traditional chants made their way painfully through the oceans to come crashing on the Colombian, Brazilian, Peruvian,Venezuelan and Cuban coasts! Come celebrate this wonderful heritage on the dancefloor with us in honor of Black History Month.”


Feb 17th – 19th Screening: Mr Goldberg goes to Tel Aviv Part farce, part suspenseful drama, award-winning writer Oren Safdie’s play is a jaw-rattling ride through the Palestinian/Israeli conflict, where allegiances constantly shift, religion is irreverent, and politics is a matter of survival.”

@ St-James Theatre (265 Rue Saint-Jacques)


Feb 22nd Don’t Touch My Hair pt. II “A discussion panel to follow up on our last black hair discussion with more of a focus on the hair care aspect this time around, followed by an open Q&A section with the audience about everything and anything black hair related”


@ Dawson College

February 25th Cinéclub Film Society Screening of “The Searchers” Cinéclub’s film screenings are preceded by a handful of short films with themed snacks for sale at intermission. (8$ & 6$ for students)


@ Cinéma J.A. deSeve, McConnell Building, Concordia University.

Feb 26th – 28th Redéfinir Le Journalisme A conference about journalism and the media.

Hosted by La Societe de Publication de la Tribune and La Societe Des Publications Du Daily


Feb 27th “Savvy sessions” writing workshop https://www.facebook.com/events/315452632287031/
Feb 27th ARTiFACT An open mic styled multi-disciplinary art space held once a month at the Tuesday Night

@ 3485 McTavish Street, 8pm

March 1st “Warnings from the Rohingya” “What can be done about these ongoing human rights violations, and how can we help the Rohingya? Hear Canada’s Special Envoy to Myanmar, the Honourable Bob Rae in conversation with Payam Akhavan, Professor at McGill University’s Faculty of Law, as they discuss these important questions”


@ McGill University, Faculty of Law, 5pm

Source: Archives de la Ville de Montreal
[Source of featured photo: https://www.pinterest.ca/kimcdiaz52/montréalité/]