Events: Art and Culture

Science Documentary Films at Redpath

Weekly screenings of documentary films on topics ranging from life in the Arctic to the depths of the Grand Canyon, food security and indigenous cultures.

Players’ Theatre

A non-profit theatre group founded in 1921, Players' Theatre is Montreal's oldest English black box theatre and one of the few remaining English theatre groups in Montreal.

International Cellphilm Festival

Dedicated to videos filmed using a cellphone camera, the festival encourages non-expert videographers to explore social and individual challenges and build community autonomy.

The Shakespeare Lecture Series

A series of talks organized by Friends of the McGill Library about William Shakespeare and his works.

A. Jean de Grandpré Speaker Series

The A. Jean de Grandpré Distinguished Speaker Series is named in honour of McGill’s Chancellor Emeritus, an astute and visionary administrator known for his wisdom, clarity of thought, and persuasive logic.

Cutting Edge

Lectures bring together ‘cutting edge’ research across faculties to reflect on the past and future of our region and country's diverse biological, geological, and cultural heritage.

Sunday Discovery Workshops

A family-friendly science workshops covering a broad range of topics designed to inspire curiosity in young and old alike. Each workshop includes a hands-on craft.

Cinema Out of the Box

Critical, experimental, and independent films are projected in a variety of non-traditional locations by a fully mobile, self-sustaining film projection system.

Opera McGill

Opera McGill puts on at least three new productions each season: a mainstage opera with orchestra, a baroque opera with period instruments and tuning, and a “black box” production.

Friends of the Library

The Friends of the Library offers free public lectures each year in which speakers – actors, writers, broadcasters, historians, judges and more – share their knowledge, entertain and inspire!

Indigenous Awareness Week

McGill University’s Indigenous Awareness week honours Indigenous cultures including First Nations, Métis and Inuit. The event creates opportunities for exchange and collaboration, exploring important issues in an atmosphere that celebrates indigenous culture and accomplishment.

Annual Pow Wow

McGill’s Annual Pow Wow, organized by the First People’s House, includes traditional dancing and drumming, artisan vendors, student groups and Indigenous organizations. It is free and open to the public!