Sheenah Ko. Photo by Linus Ouellet
Montreal NGO Diversité artistique Montréal (DAM) hosts a public consultation on systemic discrimination and racism in the cultural and media sector, giving opportunity for stakeholders to share their experiences and ideas for improving representation. 1212 Panet, 9 a.m.–7 p.m., free
Today through March 10, Arsenal Gallery plays host to the world premiere of dramaturgist Hanna Abd El Nour’s ambitious 12-hour long performance anthology Utopie(s), featuring 15 women performers telling stories of the impacts of exceptional women on the development of cultural identities in Montreal and beyond, with opportunities to visit the work in nightly thematic segments or as one extensive exploration complete with a feast. 2020 William, various dates and times, $35–$100
Don’t miss the Black Theatre Workshop’s production of Black Boys at Espace Libre, offering a unique take on the inner lives of three young black men, subverting notions of gender, sexuality and race as they discover and assert their true identities. The play begins its run today and continues through Saturday, Feb. 17. 1945 Fullum, various showtimes $19–$33
Montreal’s bi-monthly queer reading series The Violet Hour showcases emerging and established LGBTQ writers and artists. Hosted by Christopher DiRaddo, this edition features readings from Will Aitken, Carolyn Boll, Shawn Hitchins and more. Stock Bar (1171 Ste-Catherine E.) 7 p.m., $5/PWYC
Ambient electronic artist Sheenah Ko, who’s worked with the likes of Besnard Lakes and USA Out of Vietnam, launches a solo EP called Free with a show at Casa del Popolo, featuring Brittney Canda. Openers are local “new synth folk” artist Munya and L.A. Foster, who will be playing a DJ set. 4873 St-Laurent, 9 p.m., free
For more concert recommendations, see this week’s edition of Hammer of the Mods.