Monday, Feb. 5

Michelle Obama

In an effort to celebrate the contribution of female chefs to prominent kitchens around the world (and address sexism in the restaurant industry), Women With Knives presents a panel discussion featuring luminaries of culinary culture and academia, as well as two cooking demonstrations and a dinner, tonight through Thursday. The event begins today with chef Ana Ros in conversation. Phi Centre (407 St-Pierre), various times and prices

Quebec’s local distilleries are hosting a month-long downtown pop-up bar called Tribute to shine a light on some of the special products coming out of the region, with daily events, tastings and classy cocktail menus. Tonight, visitors will get to sample treats from Saint-Alexandre-based gin micro-distillery les Subversifs. 1270 St-Dominique, 5 p.m. till late, free entry

Former first lady Michelle Obama speaks at Palais des Congrès care of the Montreal chamber of commerce. Expect airport-level security checks. 1001 Place Jean-Paul Riopelle, 6:30 p.m., remaining tickets $189.71–$689.85

You may look at your smartphone a little differently after tonight’s Cinema Politica presentation of Complicit, a 2017 documentary by filmmakers Lynn Zhang and Heather White that examines the human cost of electronics manufacturing through the lens of workers in Chinese factories producing devices for Apple and Samsung. 1455 de Maisonneuve W., 7 p.m., $5–$10 suggested

Get your fix of sleaze-rock with San Francisco’s Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, back in Montreal following the release of their latest, eighth record Wrong Creatures, with Seattle experimental R&B band Night Beats opening. Club Soda (1225 St-Laurent), 8 p.m., $28.75–$34.25, all ages

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