About Town: July 2016

July Listings!
Learn about the latest events taking place in Montreal:
(This list is constantly updated throughout the month)

//Série d’animations sur l’accrochage ethnographique des musulmans dans les institutions culturelles canadiennes
//Feminist Book Club meeting
//Picnic Social for game lovers and lady game-makers
//Steelpan Festival
//Screening: Profiled
//Fund-raising night of queer women of colour poetry & song
//Sound of the Mountain
//Café l’Artère fête ses 5 ans
//Drawing series commemorating female, trans and gender non-conforming iconic musicians.
//Festival d’expression de la rue


myth marks

Vernissage/ Opening : Myth Marks de Pansee Atta
30 juin
Exposition: 30 Juin au 8 juillet 2016

Myth Marks est une série d’animations par Pansee Atta, qui considère les moyens par lesquels l’accrochage ethnographique des musulmans et de l’islam dans les institutions culturelles canadiennes contribuent au projet colonisateur. Plus d’info


Feminist Book Club
July 2

This month’s discussion/recording will take place Saturday July 2nd at the Centre for Gender Advocacy, 1500 Maisonneuve Ouest, suite 404. Ideally most participant would have read all or most of the book by then, but if you haven’t got around to it and just want to contribute to the conversation in other ways, don’t let that stop you! Come prepared to have great discussion, good snacks, and to meet some cool people! More info



Pixelles June/July Picnic Social
July 3, 2pm to 5pm

You’re invited to our open air, in-the-park, picnic social! We love summer, we love games, and most of all, we want to celebrate that with a safe-space, super friendly social. Get to know other lady game-makers, meet new people, make friends, and discover an amazing support network. So come on out, bring a blanket to sit on, and be your amazing selves.

Everyone of all ages, gender, and orientation is invited. Kids are welcome too. More info



Steelpan Festival
June 3, 2pm to 7pm

The annual Montreal International Steelpan Festival is being held on Sunday July 3rd, 2016 at Mackenzie-King Parc (Close to Cote Saint-catherine Metro) . It will be a beautiful day to come out and enjoy the E.M.S.B STEELPAN school bands along with other special guest. ADMISSION IS FREE More info



Fundraiser for the Native Women’s Shelter & PagSibol: Canyon Songs. QWOC Earth & AnSister Offerings.
Monday June 4th, 7pm

A fund-raising night of queer women of colour poetry & song to honour earth & an-sisters. More Info


Erik Laska

Erik Laska de Philadelphie, Sound of the Mountain et Alex Scarfone/Anne-F Jacques
July 4 at 8:30 PM

Eric Laska (b. 1986) is an artist currently based in Philadelphia. His work has been featured in such venues as Eyebeam Art + Technology Center, New York; SculptureCenter, New York; Machine Project, Los Angeles; Vox Populi Gallery, Philadelphia; Ausland, Berlin; MACO, Oaxaca; and online at Gauss PDF. He is founding editor of the website Lateral. More info


Screening: Profiled (Summer Night Screenings 2016)

July 5th, 6pm

Profiled knits the stories of mothers of Black and Latin youth murdered by the NYPD into a powerful indictment of racial profiling and police brutality, and places them within a historical context of the roots of racism in the U.S. More Info


cultura de cooperation

Cultura de la Cooperación: le Café l’Artère fête ses 5
Friday, July 15 at 7 PM

Pour célébrer les 5 ans de l’Artère, coop de solidarité enracinée à Parc-Extension, venez appuyer son équipe lors du lancement du projet “Culture Coop”. Nous vous concoctons une soirée savoureuse composée de délicieuses empanadas et enchiladas, de mots porteurs qui enracinent, de photos qui interpellent, de rythmes qui enivrent et de danse! Nous vous y expliquerons le premier projet de reportage photo du collectif. Plus d’info


slut island

Slut Island Festival ::: presents ::: Celebritated by Pascha Marrow
July 16 – 27

“A drawing series created to commemorate female, trans and gender non-conforming iconic musicians. Each abstracted drawing becomes a re-appropriation represent-ation of these celebrated personas.” More info



Festival d’expression de la rue
July 19, 20, 21