Thursday, March 21

* Montreal Queer 2S at McCord
* After Picasso at Espace Mushagalusa
* Drunken Cinema at Bar le Ritz
* Hanorah at Casa
* Sake & Vinyl at Marusan
* Montreal Modular Club at Datcha

Thursday, March 14

* Lee Ramsay vernissage at Projet Pangée
* Kent Monkman vernissage at Pierre François Ouellete art contemporain
* “Meanwhile, in Warsaw” lecture at CCA
* Native Friendship Centre benefit at Casa
* SSSHAKE app launch at Ausgang

Art this week

Kent Monkman’s Urban Res opens tomorrow PLUS all the other vernissages, art festivals and gallery & museum events in Montreal.

On the walls: the art you need to see this week

Everything you need to know about what’s happening in Montreal’s art scene this week, including highlights of Elektra fest, a major painting exhibit at Galerie de l’UQAM, two street art-related vernissages and a star-studded benefit auction at ARTSIDA.

Review: Kent Monkman’s Miss America

Kent Monkman gives me performance anxiety.

My politics and my day job both lead me to do some solidarity work with aboriginal people, and have given me opportunities to learn about local Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) and Kanien’kehá:ka (Mohawk) culture, but nothing about the Cree culture that figures into Monkman’s work. And sure, my love of creative expression has left me with an pile of sketchbooks and a vague knowledge of Western art history. Truthfully, though, none of these things qualify me to write an insightful review of Miss America, Monkman’s current show at Pierre-François Ouellette Art Contemporain. It didn’t take me long, though, to realize I shouldn’t be so worried.

Saturday, Aug. 25

* Maker Faire
* Empire Backyard Party
* Wiener dog races
* Kent Monkman’s Miss America
* Bones Brigade: An Autobiography
* Day two of Zodiak Club
* The Goods at Sala
* Soul Clap Dance Off at Divan Orange

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On the Walls: The Week in Cult/ure

Lovers of boxed wine, cheese cubes and individual florets of broccoli on catering trays, rejoice! This week is packed with vernissages, as a number of galleries have events ushering in new shows for month’s end.