Fringe Calendar

Weekly listings of all things Fringe in Montreal.

  • Julie Doiron + Nancy Pants Music

    • Date: February 6th – February 6th – 10:00pm
    • Venue: Bar le Ritz PDB
    • Address: 179 Rue Jean-Talon-Ouest, Montréal
    • Tickets: $12 | $15
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    Nancy Pants (Montreal, QC)

    Julie Doiron (Sackville, NB)

    Saturday, February 6th, 2016
    Bar Le Ritz PDB
    Doors: 10:00 pm
    Cover: $12 advance/ $15 at door

  • COOP Poterie-Montreal Art

    • Date: February 6th – February 6th – 10:00am
    • Venue: 999 rue du College Suite 30
    • Address: 999 Rue du Collège, Suite 30, Montréal, QC
    • Tickets: Suggested donation of $10
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    Ever heard of Beard Bangs? They’re an adorable husband/wife duo that makes the cutest ceramics you’ll ever set your eyes on.
    Head on down to blaze and glaze at the COOP Poterie-Montreal this Saturday.

  • Graphic Novel Book Club Literature

    • Date: February 10th – February 10th – 7:00pm
    • Venue: Drawn & Quarterly Bookstore
    • Address: 211 Bernard St. W., Montreal
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    From the facebook event:

    Each month we host a Graphic Novel Book Club meeting, open to all, during which we hang out and informally discuss a featured graphic novel. Our pick for February is BEVERLY by Nick Drnaso. We will meet at Librairie Drawn & Quarterly on Wednesday, February 10th at 7:00 p.m.

    Discussion will be hosted by D+Q Managing Editor Tracy Hurren. There will be refreshments and collective insight!

    The modern lost souls of BEVERLY struggle with sexual anxieties that are just barely repressed and social insecurities that undermine every word they speak. Time passes, bodies change sizes, realities blur with fantasies, truths disintegrate, childhood comforts turn uncomfortable. Again and again, the civilized façades of Nick Drnaso’s pitch-perfect suburban landscapes crack in the face of violence and quiet brutality. Drnaso’s debut graphic novel leaves you haunted and squirming and longing for more.

    We offer you a 20% discount on BEVERLY from now until the meeting date.

  • Every Tree a Staunch Heart: Feminist Spatial Occupations in Bath, England, 1909-1912 Literature

    • Date: February 12th – February 12th – 1:30pm
    • Venue: Hall Building, H-110 Alumni Auditorium
    • Address: 1455 Maisonneuve, Montreal
    • Tickets: FREE
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    On the outskirts of Bath, England, a remarkable feminist landscape took shape between 1909-1912. During these years, over sixty women visited a private home, to plant a tree or shrub in a carefully designed arboretum. This field of trees was intended to be a living monument to women who had either fought for the right to vote in the streets of England, or who had undergone hunger strikes and force-feeding in prison.

    The “Suffragettes’ Wood” (also called “Annie’s Arboretum” after the famous working-class suffragette, Annie Kenney) is the only known example of collective feminist landscape design in England. It is, however, one of many forms of feminist spatial occupation during the same period.

    In 1965 the Suffragettes’ Wood was destroyed to make way for a housing estate, leaving few material traces behind. Fortunately, an extensive photographic archive survived, and was made public, digitally, in 2008. It was this archive that alerted Cynthia Hammond to this powerful feminist history in Bath, and led to her research-creation work, “The Suffragettes’ Orchard.” Her presentation will tell the story of the Suffragettes’ Wood, its creation, decline, and destruction. It will also tell the story of how, starting with a small public art project, a community came together to create this city’s first public monument to women.

  • Brian Chippendale, Michael DeForge, and Nick Drnaso launch their new D+Q books! Art

    • Date: February 17th – February 17th – 7:00pm
    • Venue: Drawn & Quarterly Bookstore
    • Address: 211 Bernard St. W., Montreal
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    D+Q has an amazing winter line-up for you: Brian Chippendale (Puke Force) is visiting Montreal with Michael DeForge (Big Kids) and Nick Drnaso (Beverly). Cartoonist and Lightning Bolt drummer Chippendale’s debut with Drawn & Quarterly is a dark and dense social satire that comments on social media narcissism, the malice of the right, and the hypocrisies of the left. DeForge’s Big Kids is a coming-of-age tale about the transformative years of high school. Drnaso’s Beverly delves into the barely repressed anxieties and obsessions of suburban teens. Join Brian Chippendale, Michael DeForge, and Nick Drnaso for an evening of great comics and book signings!