5 things to do in Montreal today: Wednesday, February 22
Alcove x BHM
BHM 2017 Octavia E. Butler & Black Women Writers Commemoration
Guests will be invited to read passages and poems by Octavia Butler and other Black women writers who have inspired them.
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
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