Tuesday, Feb. 17

* The Future of the CBC panel discussion
* Studio Béluga wraps its Art Up residency at Théâtre Sainte Catherine
* Malcolm X documentary Make It Plain screens at the MAI
* Werner Herzog/Klaus Kinski doc My Best Fiend screens at the Phi Centre
* Essouma Long and Static Gold play Club Balattou

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Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X
Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X

If you’re concerned about the fate of our national broadcaster in face of mounting problems, Concordia University is hosting a panel discussion on the Future of the CBC, dealing specifically with funding models, featuring CBC and other media insiders Patricia Pleszczynska, Meredith Dellandrea and Matthew Hays. Samuel Bronfman Building (1590 Côte-des-Neiges), 5:30 p.m., free

Join Studio Béluga for the finissage of their first two-month-long Art-Up residency at Théâtre Sainte Catherine, throughout which painter David Biddle has been creating animation connecting the characters from his paintings, themselves based on appropriated photographs and film stills. The animation will be screened, and there’ll be a musical performance by Wider Smile on Success. 264 Ste-Catherine E., 6 p.m., free

As part of Black History Month, the Malcolm X documentary Make It Plain will be screened at the MAI (in English with French subs), followed by a discussion about the impact of his life’s work. 3680 Jeanne-Mance, 6 p.m., free

Witness the megalomania of infamous actor Klaus Kinski in My Best Fiend, Werner Herzog’s 1999 documentary about his twisted, toxic relationship with the actor who starred in. Phi Centre (407 St-Pierre),7:30 p.m., $11.25 (all in)

Tonight marks the first of 22 free concerts to be held at Club Balattou each Tuesday and Wednesday for the next two months, as part of the Syli d’Or World Music Showcase. On board tonight is Cameroonian artist Essouma Long playing rhythms on the mvet, a traditional stringed instrument, followed by soul/funk French-Colombian-Haïtian group Static Gold. 4372 St-Laurent, 8:30 p.m., free

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