Weekly Fringe: Films, Art and Live Concerts! What more could you want?


Grab your popcorn, Montreal has some great movie options

Chart Breea Kobernick

As always, the city is alive and thriving. There is no shortage of fun activities this week.

Monday March 14

Cinema Politica is showing WRITE WITH FIRE March 14 at 7 p.m. in the Hall building at Concordia. The film looks at the journalists of India’s only entirely female-run news organization. The screening will be followed by a discussion moderated by two guest speakers.

tuesday march 15

The Cinéma du Musée presents Montreal director-producer Catherine Mullins SAVE THE MINDS. The documentary follows two characters and their journeys with the mental health system. Tuesday’s screening will begin at 7:30 p.m. and will be followed by a discussion with Mullins herself.

Wednesday March 16

The Decolonial Perspectives and Practices Hub partners with the Center for Gender Advocacy and presents an online event on March 16 at 6 p.m. The event, ARTivism, takes place to celebrate both Women’s History Month and Black History Month. The all-black women’s panel will discuss what arts activism is all about, so make sure you don’t miss out and sign up!

Read more: From quarantine hobby to successful business: Seydee Bien-Aimé celebrates people of color through painting

Thursday March 17

Electronic music trio Ossa celebrate the release of their latest single by performing a set at Diving Bell Social Club on March 17 at 8 p.m. The group will release “Not Too Far” alongside a music video on March 18. Tickets for the live show are $10. and can be purchased at the door or in advance.

Friday 18th March

From March 2 to 19, the Cinémathèque québécoise presents all the classics of director Pedro Almodóvar. To return to and Los abrazos rotos will screen on Friday, but the selection of films in this series is so vast that it’s worth checking out their schedule.

Saturday March 19

March 19 is the last day you can enjoy Bijurya, a drag performance presented at MAI. The show features both music composer Gabriel Dharmoo and drag artist Bijurya, who are one person, on stage at the same time. The show moves from drag and lip-synching to performing original music, all in an effort to celebrate the artist’s identity.

Sunday March 20

The Art Matters student festival is underway this month with a wide selection of events and exhibitions. The 22nd edition brings exhibits such as Belonging to the hinterland which looks at the concept of home, and The degrees of separation that bring us closer which reflects the power of connection. Be sure to check out the Art Matters website to see all of the events they host.


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