5 things to do in Montreal today: Wednesday, February 22

Feb 23 2017, 12:48 am

From an inspirational speaker series to a truly unique theatre production, here is everything you need on your social calendar today.

Alcove x BHM

The Alcove speaker series welcome Gildas Awuye, one of the creative minds behind Atelier New Regime. Gildas will talk about his journey, his passion for fashion, creativity and more. His business ventures started in his early teens serving as a director at Benjamin Bros. Over the years he’s acquired a variety of skills becoming Atelier New Regime’s business strategist, production manager, creative director, and a key player in the brand’s marketing efforts.
When: February 22 at 6 pm
Where: Breather 4398 Saint Laurent Blvd, Montreal

BHM 2017 Octavia E. Butler & Black Women Writers Commemoration

As part of Black History Month 2017 at McGill, the Social Equity and Diversity Education Office (SEDE), McGill University is collaborating with The Alternative Resource Library at QPIRG | GRIP McGill to co-present a commeoration evening for Octavia Butler and other Black women writers hosted by writer and creator of Writing While Black, Whitney French.
Guests will be invited to read passages and poems by Octavia Butler and other Black women writers who have inspired them. 
When: February 22 at 8 pm
Where: 3559 Rue University, Montréal

Chagall: Colour and Music

Starting January 28th, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts will open a brand new special exhibition on world-renowned painter, Marc Chagall. The exhibit, titled “Chagall: Colour and Music,” explores the importance of music in Chagall’s life. It will be multidisciplinary, featuring over 400 works ranging from sculptures and paintings to photographs and films. In addition, puppets, costumes, stained glass windows, maquettes, and gouaches will be on display. According to the official site, “Music was a constant source of inspiration” for the Russian-French artist. “A favourite subject for his creations, it served as an internal rhythm and driving force for his compositions, and a key to the intensity and range of colour in his work.”
When: Until June 11, 2017
Where: Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

Snow Tubing on Mount Royal

Slide down the snow atop Mount Royal on the designated snow tubing trails near Beaver Lake. Rent an inflatable inner tube or bring your own, and enjoy an afternoon of gliding down the mountain at high speeds. Rentals are $9 for adults and $5 for kids, however snow tubing is free for those who bring their own gear.
When: Until March 6, 2017
Where: Beaver Lake, Mount Royal

Bakersfield Mist

Here’s a theatre production that truly different. Hard-drinking, chain-smoking, down-and-out, Maude Gutman is convinced she bought an unknown Jackson Pollock masterpiece worth millions at a junk shop. The question is whether the highbrow art expert, Lionel Percy, will agree. He’s about to find out what makes art, and people, truly authentic.
When: Until February 26
Where: Centaur Theatre, 453 Rue Saint-François-Xavier, Montréal

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