Monday, Jan. 28

* The art of Damien Hirst at Galerie Bellefeuille
* Cinema Politica welcomes Alanis Obomsawin
* Bounce diva Big Freedia at le Belmont
* Metal monday at l’Esco’s Midnight Shakedown

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Big Freedia, at le Belmont

Get close to the work of famous/infamous British artist Damien Hirst, whose latest controversial move was redesigning the Brit Award. Galerie Bellefeuille (1367 Greene), 10 a.m.–6 p.m.

As part of Concordia’s Cinema Politica series, veteran First Nations filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin will be on hand to present her documentary The People of the Kattawapiskat River, on the community that sparked the Idle No More movement. Hall Building (1455 de Maisonneuve W., H-110) 7 p.m., suggested donation $2–$5

Big Freedia, aka queen diva of New Orleans bounce, plays le Belmont, AND it’s her birthday, so asses will be shaking deep into the night at the afterparty. Keep your eyes on Cult MTL this morning for an interview with Freedia. 4483 St-Laurent, 8 p.m., $18

A different genre of badass music awaits at l’Escogriffe, site of the Monday metal weekly Midnight Shakedown with JP Hearse. 4467 St-Denis, 9 p.m., free

Check out our complete listings for more great club, stage and gallery events.

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