by Heidi Craig

Wednesday – Sunday

Our Country’s Good @ Theatre Ste-Catherine
Play based on the true story of convicts sent to Australia to form the country’s first penal colony.

Performances: Wednesday 8pm, Thursday 2pm & 8pm, Friday 8pm, Saturday 2pm & 8pm, Sunday 2pm
Tickets $15/$5 students.
Theatre Ste-Catherine – 264 Ste-Catherine E.


Callipyge Vernissage @ Usine 106 U
From the 3rd ‘til the end of the month, the work of 30 visual artists will be displayed at Usine 106 U for Callipyge, an exhibition devoted to all things erotic. Paintings, silk screens, drawings, jewelry, sculptures and etchings from Mark Prent, Adeline Lamarre, Majka Kwiatowska and many others.
Vernissage Feb. 4, 5pm – 11pm. Free. Show runs ‘til Feb. 28.
Usine 106 U – 160 Roy E.

Friday – Sunday

The Vagina Monologues @ McGill University
Check out McGill’s production of the hilarious and moving Vagina Monologues, performed every year as a V-Day McGill Club event. V-Day is an international organization dedicated to ending all forms of violence against women. Proceeds from the show will benefit Montreal-area charities that promote the health and well-being of women and youth, and that offer resources to women who have survived abuse.

Performances: Friday 8pm, Saturday 8pm, Sunday 8pm
Tickets $15, students/seniors/youth $12. Tickets are available at the door, or reserve ahead by emailing
McGill University, Leacock 132 – 855 Sherbrooke W.

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Transmogrification Vernissage @ Monastiraki
Tyler Rauman, band-poster artist extraordinaire, presents Transmogrification, an exhibition of his latest drawings.
Vernissage Feb. 5, 7pm-10pm. Free. Show runs ‘til Feb. 28.
Monastiraki – 5478 St-Laurent.

Beaubien Magazine Issue #3 Launch Party @ N.Y.S.L Building
Bi-annual arts mag Beaubien celebrates the launch of their 3rd issue. With performances from Rasta Sharma, Flow Child, Sean Nicolas Savage.
9pm. $6 admission includes free magazine. BYOB.
N.Y.S.L Building – 550 Beaumont, room #555.


Links of London Chinese New Year Contest @ Holt Renfrew
Links of London celebrates Chinese New Year by giving away 150 envelopes containing various prizes, including $25 & $50 Links of London gift cards.
Doors open at 9:30am.
Holt Renfrew – 1300 Sherbrooke W.

Passovah Two Year Anniversary Party @ Il Motore
Passovah Productions, a local promotion and production company run by Montreal teens, celebrates their 2nd birthday with performances from the Luyas and Shapes and Sizes.
9pm. $8.
Il Motore – 179 Jean-Talon W.

The Magnetic Fields @ Theatre Corona
Singer-songwriter Stephin Merritt and his group the Magnetic Fields bring their down-tempo acoustic folk pop to Theatre Corona.
8pm. $35.
Theatre Corona – 2490 Notre-Dame W.