We spoke to one of the organizers of the annual festival about Montreal’s gay history and RQS’s all-inclusive, anti-corporate programming.
* Hip Hop Week panel Fight the Power: Hip Hop, Activism and Revolution
* Beautiful City Theatre Gala Chocolat fundraiser
* St. Patrick’s Week Irish comedy & burlesque at Comedyworks
* Isis Giraldo Poetry Project record launch at Resonance
* Yes All Girls DJ night at Bar le Ritz PDB
* POMPe / Faggity Ass Fridays launch party for Radical Queer Semaine
This week in art sees a tribute to Nadia Myre, the annual YES Arts Conference and Art Expo, more Art Matters shows, an artistic brunch, artworks for Radical Queer Semaine and a discussion on Inuit art from Nunavik.
* The Atlantic’s Ta-Nehisi Coates speaks about race and reparations at McGill
* Cheap Thrillz, Mad Skillz vernissage at Café l’Artiste Affamé
* Art Matters festival opening party with live music & more
* San Francisco indie/psych act Moon Duo plays Bar le Ritz PDB
* Party & Radical Queer Semaine fundraiser at Cabaret Playhouse
* 119m below sea level exhibition ends with a screening of Le Semeur (The Sower)
* March for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women
* Self-Love Cabaret at Café L’Artère
* Cirque de Boudoir’s Pinup Valentine party
* The Sauce dancefloor funk at le Bleury Bar à Vinyle
* LGBT party Let’s Have a Kiki at Atomic Café
Here’s what’s happening at this year’s RQS, April 18–27.
Your weekly guide to what’s happening in local art shows, vernissages and performances, including the Beaux Dégats art battle and the next Data:Salon.
* Read the Rant Line™!
* Amira Shabhson’s Curio closes
* Léa Trudel’s Imago Mundi opens
* Howl! presents Detroit rapper Invincible! & A K U A
* John Porter screens his films at FIFA
* Sydney’s the Death Set play Divan Orange
* POMPe raises funds for Radical Queer Semaine
* Jef Barbara: free show!
* CITTA magazine launch
* Monster trivia quiz!
* Harlem Duet
* Felix Kubin
* Pang Attack and Sunfields
* Queer Ass Punk / dia de los muertos party