Montreal Hit List – Anti-Valentine’s Day Party, Old Skool Crafts Valentine’s Fair, Hedwig & Mile End's Police Brothels

Thursday February 10

I’m Your Biggest Fan @ Galerie Powerhouse

Galerie Powerhouse presents a screening of short videos by American artists from Texas, New York, Louisiana and California, circa 1991. Videos are influenced by popular culture and performance art. One night only!
Free. 7pm. Galerie Powerhouse – 4296 St-Laurent.

Friday February 11

8th Annual Anti-Valentine’s Day Party @ Concordia’s Co-op Bookstore

Valentine’s shmalentines. Come out for this year’s Anti-Valentine’s Day Party, an evening of music, poetry, burlesque, comedy and (best of all) cupcakes!
$5 (or Pay-What-You-Can). 7pm. Concordia Community Solidarity Co-op Bookstore – 2150 Bishop.

Saturday February 12 and Sunday February 13

Old Skool Crafts Valentine’s Fair @ L’Église St. Michel

This weekend-long artisan fair will offer local Montreal jewellery, clothing, handmade soap, linens, ceramics, lamps, homemade chocolate and (again, best of all) cupcakes!
Free. 11am to 6pm (both days). L’Eglise St.Michel – 105 St-Viateur.

Saturday February 12

Hedwig + The Angry Inch: The Musical @ Le National

Self-described as “a rock concert with plenty of biographical interludes courtesy of trans-bombshell Hedwig, former East-German twink and lead singer of nonchalant indie band ‘The Angry Inch’”, this production will surely knock off our collective socks.
$22. 9pm. Le National – 1220 St-Catherine East.

Sunday February 13

Lecture: The Police Brothels of Mile End @ Bar Waverly

Montreal’s Red Light District attracted people on both sides of the law who could exploit flexible definitions of morality and justice. However, prostitution was not limited to the intersection of Saint-Laurent Boulevard and Sainte-Catherine Street. This lecture, given by writer and educator Karen Herland and hosted by Mile End Memories, will take place in a building that housed one of Mile End’s brothels in the 1920s.
Free. 4pm. Bar Waverly – 5550 St-Laurent.

The Love Show, Volume 2 @ Montreal Comedyworks

Montreal Comedyworks presents a pre-Valentine’s day spectacle with the hilarious likes of Rodney Ramsay, DeAnne Smith, Eman, Jeff Schouela and John Malanos.
$15. 8:30pm. Montreal Comedyworks – 1238 Bishop.

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