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Thursday, May 11, 2017

Ten weekend picks that are better than Netflix

A Dough Ball, Open City and Atlantic Book Award picks upgrade the coolest days of the week. 

Posted By on Thu, May 11, 2017 at 10:18 AM

10
Halifax Record Fair
Saturday
Music lovers can get their hands on some hot (and cool, and rare!) wax at this shopping session filled with over 40 tables of LPs and 45s. 

9
Craft Beer Week Full House
Friday // Saturday
Start training now for this marathon session that features over 25 local brews! 

click to enlarge Jenn Grant brings her new, electronic-infused record home with a Big Ticket show (see 2). - SCREENSHOT VIA JENNGRANT.COM
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  • Jenn Grant brings her new, electronic-infused record home with a Big Ticket show (see 2). 

8
Art
Thursday // Friday // Saturday // Sunday
This play offers witty banter between three friends on what is (and isn't!) art.

7
Weekend Dads w/Building Confidence Through Play, Goldbloom, Nightbummerz, Tief Unter
Friday
The adored-in-Europe punks Weekend Dads snag a rare Halifax show. 

6
The Art of Short Fiction
Sunday
Alexander MacLeod moderates this discussion on the oft-overlooked genre as a part of the Atlantic Book Awards.

click to enlarge Catch a rare show of pop-punk Weekend Dads and see why they're Euro-famous (see 7). - SUBMITTED
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  • Catch a rare show of pop-punk Weekend Dads and see why they're Euro-famous (see 7).

5
The Coast's Dough Ball
Sunday
The VIP bake sale returns with four one-hour tasting sessions that'll make your sweet tooth sing! Along with some of the city's finest bakers and treat-makers, Spirit Spa will also be on hand to give mini-makeovers. 

4
Open City
Saturday
See your city in a new, rosy light as neighbourhoods around town organize block parties, kitchen tours, special sales and more. A full list of the deals, steals and fun on offer is available at ilovelocalhfx.ca

3
Jim Gaffigan: The Noble Ape Tour
Friday 
Hold the hot pockets! The ultimate-foodie-funnyman brings his world tour (and all new material) to Halifax. 

2
Veronica MacIssac Apparel 2017 Collection Launch
Saturday
Local fashion legend Veronica MacIsaac debuts her latest line of tartan threads, complete with modern bagpipe music. Opening the show? New-to-the-scene Selasie Tagboto, who crafts highly-constructed pieces in traditional prints from Ghana. 

1
Jenn Grant
Saturday 
Nova Scotia native (and JUNO-nominee) Jenn Grant brings her album Paradise home at this sweeping show that weaves R&B and electronic influences into her singer-songwriter style.

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