So far, the second Atlantic Fashion Week (OK, weekend) is much more subdued and focused than the first event, held last October. Gone are all the parties, and the blending of retailers and national designers—instead we have two nights highlighting local fashion designers. Perfect. Still, it was a strange crowd gathered in the almost-full Olympic Centre last night. Attendees seem to be divided between NSCAD fashion students and faculty, friends and supporters of the designers and a rather vocal group of model pals—at times it was hard to tell if clapping was for the clothes or the walk (also, thank
If you’ve never seen the 1978 film Ice Castles, I suggest you dig up a videotape—-perhaps there’s one hiding in the “be still my melting heart” pile in Value Village. A remake of the romance-on-ice is being shot here in Halifax, and Filmworks Casting Agency is looking for volunteers to sit in the stands at the Metro Centre on April 6, from 9am-3pm, for a skating competition. You don’t need special skills—-plus there will be prizes, raffles, free hot dogs, skating superstar Michelle Kwan and some local celebs, like the Mooseheads, too. If you have some time, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Paradise Sisters members can see movies like Lost Song for no additional admission prices. Here’s a marriage that makes more sense than Madonna and Guy Ritchie ever did: AFCOOP’s Monday Night Movies and the Paradise Sisters Film Society are partnering up in continued support of bringing indie cinema to Halifax. MNM usually screens about 12 limited-release films per season, a refreshing respite from the Miss Marchs and Nic Cage’s usual fare. In case you haven’t been following, Paradise Sisters was founded in 2002 with the dream of developing a rep cinema in Halifax. That, of course, didn’t happen, but the
Politicians are legally required to reveal contributions to their political campaigns, but the information is often unreadable, not easily accessible and always comes in too late for voters to make informed choices.