The Coast Fall Arts Preview hits the streets! You’ve got one, you’re OK.
Darrin Rose brings his live stand-up show, My Dad’s Other Son, to the Neptune Theatre. Read more on page 22.
In-Flight Safety launches its latest album Conversationalist in Halifax. Get a live taste tomorrow (Sunday, September 14), the band plays at Obsolete Records at 1:30pm. See more on page 27.
Gord Downie, The Sadies and The Conquering Sun are coming to town. Soak up that CanCon at the Marquee Ballroom, 9pm.
Meisen, a show of kimonos and haoris from Haruko Watanabe’s collection, opens at Anna Leonowens Gallery at 7pm. Presented by Nancy Price and Naoko Furue, 54 stunning kimonos made from 1930-1940 in Japan will inspire your fall palette. Running to September 27.
Musician Ria Mae gets catchy with the first single from her Classified-produced upcoming album, Clothes Off, dropping today. Read about it on page 29.
Say happy anniversary to the Atlantic Filmmakers Cooperative at their 40th anniversary spotlight screening at the Atlantic Film Festival, Park Lane Cinema, 7:30pm. Featuring films from creators like Chuck Clark, Helen Hill, Shandi Mitchell, Andrea Dorfman, Ashley McKenzie and more, the screening is the perfect way to thank AFCOOP for 40 years of workshops, filmmaker support, residencies, programs and love for the local film community.
Doubt: A Parable opens at Theatre Arts Guild, 8pm. Directed by Emily Jewer, the play centres around turmoil and suspicion at a Bronx Catholic elementary school. Runs to Oct 4.
The Out: Queer Looking, Queer Acting Revisited exhibition finally makes its way to the new Khyber space. Opening at 7pm, running until October 18, viewers can explore and learn about the rich queer history of the Khyber.
Helm Fest—that’s Halifax Electronic Live Music Festival—brings electronic music from all over the world (and from down the block) to a one-day, two-stage festival. Featuring Blau, TWRK, Dub Fx and tons more, expect lots of PLUR and dancing, from the corner of Lower Water and Salter Streets to the waterfront, starting at 1pm.
Word on the Street floods the waterfront with pages, authors and readers 11am-5pm. City poet laureate El Jones reads from her latest book Live from the Afrikan Resistance! 12:30 on the Vibrant Voices stage (Live launches Sept. 18 at the Company House, 7pm).
On NBC’s upcoming live TV production of Peter Pan, Marnie from Girls plays the titular boy who won’t grow up. How do you feel about that? Work out your feelings watching the Russian Ice Stars performance of Peter Pan on Ice (Marnie-free). Halifax Metro Centre, 6:30pm.
Rabble-rousing political songwriter Billy Bragg returns to Halifax on a wave of union-love and good stage banter. Head to the Rebecca Cohn tonight to get inspired.
The best hip-hop celebration in Atlantic Canada is kicking off its fifth year in style. Hopscotch Urban Arts Festival highlights the positivity and energy of hip-hop, and this year they’ve partnered with the Dart Gallery to showcase the Urban Art exhibition from September 18-30. Opening night will feature a live performance from local beatmaster/producer SEbP. The festival officially kicks off September 26 with a party at Dartmouth Cove featuring over 100 artists, and it closes with the legendary rapper Lil Jon teamed up with Tech N9NE at the Cunard Centre. Other events include live painting with over 50 artists and the Pat Stay vs. Rone compliment battle. Let the flattery begin. For more info click with facebook.com/hopscotchhalifax. —JS
David Suzuki brings his Blue Dot tour to the Rebecca Cohn, and with it comes performances from Joel Plaskett, Jenn Grant and Shane Koyczan. Suzuki will speak in an attempt to get all levels of government in Canada to legally recognize the right to live in a healthy environment—you know, basic stuff like fresh air, clean water and healthy food—as 110 nations already do.
Artist Leah Decter and curator Jaimie Issac present a provocative piece of art that relies on audience participation in (official denial) trade value in progress at Anna Leonowens Gallery. A massive blanket made from multiple Hudson’s Bay blankets will hang in the gallery from September 29 to October 11. Embroidered in the centre is prime minister Stephen Harper’s statement, “We also have no history of colonialism.” Visitors are asked to write their responses to the quote, which invited guests will sew into the blanket. Decter and Issac are giving a free public talk Oct. 6 at 5:30pm. —JN
Hip-hop boss Cam Smith’s much anticipated Cannon drops, making your October infinitely better. Possibly even edging out your yearly PSL as the Most Exciting Fall Happening?