Sigourney Weaver in Alien
Find out why Ridley Scott’s 1979 film Alien has inspired so much discussion about its feminist and other social themes with a screening and panel discussion hosted by McGill Students for Feminisms. McGill University Leacock Building (855 Sherbrooke W., #232), 5:45 p.m., free
Cagibi hosts Beats, Rhymes and Resistance, a multidisciplinary showcase of native talent featuring rapper Warrior Minded, spoken word artist Tiffany Harrington and folk musician Pamela Fillion (aka Demiel Pepin). 5490 St-Laurent, 7 p.m., PWYC
The minus-teens cold is breaking briefly today, hopefully long enough to pack the Place des Festivals for a free show by Montreal Afro-electro singer-songwriter Pierre Kwenders, presented by the Montreal en Lumière festival. Jeanne-Mance & de Maisonneuve, 8 p.m., free
St-Henri’s Bar de Courcelle devotes a night to Montreal alt-country with a book launch of Turn Right, Turn Left, Repeat: Life On the Road for the Canadian Indie Band by the United Steel Workers of Montreal’s Gern F. Vlchek, with a performance by the Leftwingers. Readings from authors Larissa Andrusyshyn and Melissa Bull round out the program, hosted by comedian Peter J. Radomski. 4685 Notre-Dame W., 9:30 p.m., free
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