5 things to do in Montreal today: Wednesday, September 28

Sep 28 2016, 1:14 pm

From the International Black Film Festival to some stellar programming at the Red Bull Music Academy, here is everything you need on your social calendar today.

The International Black Film Festival

What: The International Black Film Festival is coming to Montreal from September 28th until October 2nd. Otherwise known as the largest black film festival in Canada, 2016 marks the 7th year of the International Black Film Festival being held in Montreal. Presented by the Fabienne Colas Foundation, the International Black Film Festival will feature a slew of movies all written and directed by black directors and starring black actors and actresses.
When: September 28 to October 2
Where: Various locations

Montreal’s International Literature Festival

What: Are you a fan of books, poetry, art, music, and film? Then Montreal’s International Literature Festival is for you. This year’s event will feature several unique exhibits, including “100 Years with Anne Hebert,” “Jack Kerouac: Life Is Tribute,” “Haiti Is A Party,” and “The Swallowed of Swallowed.” Additional events including live musical performances, poetry readings, book readings, and art expos.
When: September 23 to October 2
Where: Quartier des Spectacles

Le temps d’une chanson at the MMFA

What: Join Catherine Pépin, host of ICI Musique’s Le temps d’une chanson at the MMFA for a [email protected] directly inspired by the Toulouse-Lautrec exhibition. This soirée will feature performances by Sébastien Ricard, Betty Bonifassi, Florence K and Debbie Lynch-White, who will whisk you away you to Montmartre cabarets in Paris of the late nineteenth century.
When: September 28 at 5 pm
Where: Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal, 1380 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest

Red Bull Music Academy

What: The music program lands in Canada for the second time since 1998 and it will feature Björk, Fucked Up & Tanya Tagaq, Chilly Gonzales, Tiga, and The Black Madonna, among many others. With the line up of musicians from all genres, and the extensive workshops, lectures, and gigs, the Red Bull Music Academy provides a unique learning environment for up-and-coming artists.
When: Until October 28
Where: Various locations

My Name is Asher Lev

What: Huffington post called this one of the best shows of the year and now you can see it in Montreal! Based on the book by Chaim Potok, this is a story about
Asher Lev who discovers he has a mystifying artistic talent. But when his passion for painting conflicts with his traditionally religious family, Asher’s gift threatens to divide his entire community.
When: Until October 2
Where: Segal Centre, 5170 Chemin de la Côte-Sainte-Catherine