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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Ten wild weekend picks

From dinosaurs to dachshunds to an old-timey circus, this weekend's a wild one.

Posted By on Thu, Jun 22, 2017 at 11:38 AM

10
Blues Brothers screening
Sunday
Good Robot's spring outdoor screening series ends with a bang as this 1980s comedy starring John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd gives you some serious road trip vibes.

9
Georgian tea
Saturday
Spend an afternoon on the rolling hills of idyllic Scott Manor while sipping tea in vintage china cups and overdose on the sugary-sweetness of it all.

DJ T-Woo's monthly hip hop night turns 10 this weekend (see 3). - ANDREW DONOVAN/PHOTOTYPE
  • ANDREW DONOVAN/PHOTOTYPE
  • DJ T-Woo's monthly hip hop night turns 10 this weekend (see 3).

8
Once Upon a Fairytale: Chapter Two
Saturday // Sunday
A celebration of all things fairy tale, from magical creatures to Harry Potter, awaits at this two-day dreamland at the Forum. Explore a medieval village, have tea with Cheshire cats and visit Nocturne Alley!

7
Open Form: New Hermitage, Cutting The Argus, Sam Wilson
Saturday
Check out two of the artists in this week's epic New Music Issue of The Coast—Sam Wilson and New Hermitage—at what Art Bar calls "A Concert of Improvised and Creative Music for Curious Ears."

6
MAJE's album release show
Friday
Celebrate OBEY Convention king MAJE's album release with two back-to-back release parties: The Calm, a laid-back verse-spitting session at Alteregos Cafe from 6-8pm, and The Storm, a louder, longer party with DJ Uncle Fest on deck at The Company House from 10pm-2am.

One of the 101 artists we cover in our epic New Music issue, Sam Wilson is emotive improvisation. - SUBMITTED
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  • One of the 101 artists we cover in our epic New Music issue, Sam Wilson is emotive improvisation.

5
The Great Benjamin's Circus
Saturday
Clowns, acrobats, human cannonballs: All the stunts of your circus dreams await at this vintage-tinged evening of family fun. The circus appears to be animal-free, too (except, perhaps, for one fluffy Pomeranian)—meaning you can indulge in the fun without supporting questionable practices.

4
Summer Lovin': Peachy Keen short plays
Friday
A sizzling summer collection of stories featuring tender missed connections, a hipster Blanche DuBois, Eros the Love Clown and a top-notch list of local talent.

3
Ten years of Doin' Damage w/DJ Cosmo
Saturday
DJ T-Woo's regular night of sweaty, steamy hip hop is a north end institution. Come shake a leg and celebrate its 10th year at this show that sees the return of Doin' Damage co-founder DJ Cosmo.

2
Wienerpawlooza 2017
Sunday
This fun, on-theme fundraiser for Atlantic Canadian Dachshund Rescue celebrates all things wiener dog with races, costume prizes and a doggie kissing booth.

1
The Summer Roar!
Saturday
A kid-free, booze-fuelled night at the museum that'll see the Discovery Centre's new dinosaur exhibit come alive! Bask in the Ben Stiller movie spirit.

Survey Asks

What use would you like to see for the old Spring Garden Road library?

  • Acadian cultural centre
  • Municipal archive and museum
  • Bulldoze it and make a park
  • Let it rot
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