A Jam-Packed Fringe Calendar
Hot Pick of the Week: ‘I Know Why the Caged Bird’ Exhibition, Feb. 6 and 13
Anyone else feel like cramming in as much art as possible this week?
Wednesday, Feb. 5
It’s the first Poetry Nite of the decade. Do you have a joke, a poem, a rant? Do you want to hear people express themselves? Head to Chez Morrígan, two steps away from Concordia’s downtown campus.
Thursday, Feb. 6
The student-run Visual Arts Visuels Gallery never fails to feature vibrant, thought-provoking work. Mingle with artists and appreciate their work over a free drink at the vernissage of their new show.
Friday, Feb. 7
Montreal rapper Hua Li released her first full-length project, Dynasty, in September 2019, and has since garnered a lot of buzz. Don’t miss out on the chance to see her at Notre-Dame-des-Quilles for Cinderella ‘99, “a ride through all your favourite hip hop, left-field house, and R&B.”
Saturday, Feb. 8
Confabulation brings personal storytelling to the stage monthly. This time, they are “joining with Centre Phi to focus on the work of Black artists and storytellers.”
The CJLO hip-hop show The Limelight is celebrating its seventeenth anniversary at The Diving Bell Social Club on Saturday night.
Sunday, Feb. 9
Visit the Kate & Anna McGarrigle photo exhibition at URSA, singer-songwriter Martha Wainwright’s space. Between Feb. 7 and 9, Kate, tu nous manques will be open between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
The Centre-Sud Coop Touski on Ste. Catherine St. W. is struggling to stay afloat. Encourage a community organization while shopping for your next favourite spring jacket at the thrift event they are holding on Sunday between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Monday, Feb. 10
Cinema Politica is hosting the Quebec premiere of The Cancer Journals Revisited, a film by Lana Lin, who will be in attendance. The movie “is prompted by the question of what it means to re-visit and re-vision Black lesbian feminist poet Audre Lorde’s classic 1980 memoir of her breast cancer experience today.”
Tuesday, Feb. 11
You don’t want to miss the exhibit I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. Running between Feb. 6 and Feb. 13 at Fonderie Darling before moving on to two other galleries, “the group exhibition is a reflection on issues related to mental health in Black communities (intergenerational trauma, depression, the stigma of mental illness, political violence, racism and oppressive systems).”