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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Tuesday's rundown: 9 things you need to know in Halifax today

Long weekend recovery with Seinfeld, PowerPuffs and more.

Posted By on Tue, May 19, 2015 at 12:44 PM

click image Black and white image of B.B. King playing guitar overlaid on a colour picture of QEH School
  • Image by Halifax Public Libraries + the internet + rudimentary PhotoShop
  • B.B. King at Queen Elizabeth High: True thing that happened or mira230's wonderful fever dream?

Needing this so badly on this Tuesday-feels-like-Monday-tomorrow-can't-be-Wednesday-already. Maybe you do too? When Jerry Met Kendrick.

Our question of the day comes from commenter mira230, who wonders if anyone out there remembers BB King playing Queen Elizabeth High School back in the ‘70s. "I cannot find any record of it online, but it happened. I was there!" If you remember any details about King's visit, let us know in the comments. In the meantime, why not check out this list of the best Halifax concerts ever.

The Liberal government just keeps being the worst. CBC has a look at the impact from cutting $190,000 out of the consumer-led initiative grants, which funded a number of mental health programs. This week's Coast cover feature by Jacob Boon highlighted the Liberal's current public relations catastrophe, and here we have another dizzying example. Activist Katherine Taylor tells Brett Ruskin “people will die because of these cuts.” Maybe that's true, maybe not. A department spokesperson's email to Ruskin says the program was wasting money, and with that we're supposed to take the government at its word. If mental health money can be more efficiently spent, then by all means move it around. But if the decision will seriously impact people's lives, at least have the courtesy to offer more of an explanation than emailed talking points. That's even more necessary when overall health spending has increased, with the budget now surpassing $4 billion. Actions like these are what make the current government seem so scornful of the public. It's our money, but they can't explain how they're spending it.

Already dreading eating your bunk, leftovers lunch? Ditto. Downtown's Cantonese Bakery, Kee Heong, is tucked away on Granville Street and serves a kick ass dim sum daily. Melissa Buote calls it cheap, simple and marvelous, we call it worth ditching the brown bag for.

This coming Thursday's issue is all about the OBEY Convention. A four-day celebration of experimental, avant-garde, contemporary and underground music and art, if you are craving something remarkably different, you'd do well to take in a show. This year the festival is bringing in jazz legend Peter Brotzmann, Bing & Ruth and tons more local and international artists. Last year's cover featured the glam and glowing Jef Barbara. Have a read and prep your ears and mind for some expanding this week.

Have you recovered from the long weekend yet? Does your hair still smell like bonfire? Personally, I spent it elbow deep in my garden and my Annapolis Valley nursery report is as follows: EVERYONE FOR THEMSELVES! GRAB THOSE ANNUALS! CAN I GET A DISCOUNT ON ALL THESE VERBENA CANDY CANES? If you're interested in dipping your toe in the wild world of gardening, this story from our archives about guerrilla vegetable gardening might pique your interest.

Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today request that you impart your wedding wisdom on our second annual Best of Wedding survey. Which florist helped you achieve Pinterest perfection? Which DJ avoided playing “The Chicken Dance” all night? Vote now or forever hold your peace.

Of our Sure Thing picks for your going-out pleasure tonight.
Waye Mason's participatory budgeting party happens tonight at the Halifax Central Library. Downtown residents will decide how to spend the $94,000 in municipal grants District 7 receives each year. Potential projects include:
$10,000 for urban furniture on the Halifax Waterfront
$500 for a deployable scrabble board for community events
$20,000 for beautification and bike racks on Spring Garden Road
$15,695 for picnic tables and bike racks along University Ave. Boulevard
…and many more. Residents will get to view all the proposals, “science fair style,” before voting. The event kicks off at 6pm, with winners announced at 9.

Geeks Versus Nerds tape episode 44 tonight at the Bus Stop Theatre and the debates are as follows: Wonder Woman versus Avatar Korra: Which Ambassador Uses Diplomacy More Violently? PowerPuff Girls versus My Little Pony: Which Team Best Embodies the Ideals of Sisterhood? If that appeals, and it's hard to see how it couldn't, click here for the details. If you want to know more about the whole GVN thing, here's a cover story to bring you up to speed. And for a cram session on the PPGs, see below.

Get ready for Geeks Versus Nerds tonight with this GVN PowerPuff Girls brain dump.

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