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Thursday, April 6, 2017

Ten totally electric weekend picks

From blues legends to ballet to not-your-nana's-bingo, you don't wanna miss these events.

Posted By on Thu, Apr 6, 2017 at 12:31 PM

10
Aftermath: The Town Heroes w/After Funk, Roxy & The Underground Soul Sound, Pino & Loeb
Friday
A handful of buzzy bands all specializing in feel-good fun adds up to a sweet show.

9
Pretty/Ugly
Thursday // Friday // Saturday
Xiaocheng Li takes on fast fashion with a rich textile exhibit inspired by the garment industry's massive waste and environmental damage.

click to enlarge Blues legend Guy Davis brings his finger-picking guitar style to Halifax (see 1). - JOSEPH A. ROSEN PHOTO
  • Joseph A. Rosen photo
  • Blues legend Guy Davis brings his finger-picking guitar style to Halifax (see 1).

8
Cosmic Drag Queen Bingo
Friday
Head to the Forum for this night of dabbing and dancing that also quashes community hunger by raising funds for Feed Nova Scotia.

7
Finding Common Ground
Sunday
See flamenco's Indian roots at this part workshop, part performance event that draws lines between the classic Spanish style and Indian Bharatnatyam dance.

6
Swan Lake
Friday // Saturday // Sunday
The classic ballet of beauty and desire is re-imagined in 17th century Nova Scotia.

click to enlarge Lorraine Field's artwork about loss and hope inspires verse from local poets (see 5). - LORRAINE FIELD
  • Lorraine Field
  • Lorraine Field's artwork about loss and hope inspires verse from local poets (see 5).

5
Alas, A Visual Lament poetry reading
Thursday
Lorraine Field's photographic art show Alas, A Visual Lament unfurls the tight pain and decay stemming from her late husband's passing—as well as delivering a sliver of hope. Here, four poets respond to her work.

4
Once
Friday // Saturday // Sunday
The Broadway smash about a Dublin street musician finding (and falling for) a beautiful muse comes to Neptune.

3
The Magic Project
Friday
See the standout snaps from three different photo shoots celebrating diversity and portraiture at this party featuring tunes by Chudi Harris and Aquakulture.

2
Heist! launch party
Saturday
Halifax's newest live art company says hello with theatre, drag performances, DJ beats and Mother's kitchen treats.

1
Guy Davis w/John Campbelljohn
Friday
The New York blues legend (and king of finger-picking guitar!) brings a fresh album to Halifax.

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