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Ten unmissable weekend picks

NSCAD hosts a TEDx talk, African Heritage Month kicks off with a swank opening night and Don Connolly hosts his last Information Morning from the Cunard Centre. 

Morgan Mullin Jan 24, 2018 16:58 PM
Tell It To The Mic presents Jessica Leblanc
Poet Jessica Leblanc shares some verses at this Alteregos Cafe open-mic session, where audience members are encouraged to share their stories, songs or even read blog posts at the mic. 

The 2nd annual Garrett Mason Extravaganza
The local blues legend shares a swath of original songs at this Resolutes Club show. 

Riley Smith photo
Dartmouth fashion designer Tabitha Osler talks about the way forward for sustainable fashion as NSCAD's TEDx talk Sunday (see 4).

UCW Management Night
Head to the Spryfield Lions Rink (25 Drysdale Road) for this night of mat-slamming madness as wrestlers Chuck Martin and Dave Boyce each pick an opponent to face off against in the ring. 

Celluloid Stream Film Series: Marianne and Juliane
The Modulating Mansion screens a celluloid copy of New German Cinema titan Margarethe Von Trotta's 1981 flick that follows two sisters—one a journalist, one a radical terrorist and both devoted to the same cause. 

Don Connolly's last Information Morning
The legendary host who's been helping Nova Scotians wake up for over four decades is retiring from the airwaves. This, his last broadcast, is a roast filled with special surprise guests and familiar voices that you can watch at The Cunard Centre. Read more about Don's goodbye in this week's issue of The Coast. 

Meghan Tansey Whitton photo
MAJE and a slew of local hip hop heavyweights light up the T-Room Thursday (see 5).

T-Party Episode 1 feat. MAJE, King Wooz and more
One of the brightest rising stars in the local hip hop scene, MAJE brings killer rhymes to the T-Room for a show that'll make you wanna move. 

NSCAD gives you some serious brain food with a slew of speakers on various topics at its Bell Auditorium, including Adrian Fish tracing Germany's history through its abandoned buildings; Tabitha Osler speaking about sustainable fashion and the next steps for the industry; and Ken Schwartz on creating a rural culture. 

Being Evil feat. DJ Queen
One part dance party and one part drag performance, this all-out riot at Menz & Mollyz asks what's the use in being good, anyway, when being evil is so much more fun. Rocadella Deluca and Jennifer Dafuque perform while DJ Queen spins hot wax to make you melt into the dance floor. 

African Heritage Month opening night
The kickoff to 2018's African Heritage Month sees a traditional opening night ceremony stuffed with musical entertainment and special guests at the Halifax North Memorial Public Library. 

Stop Kiss
Thursday // Friday // Saturday // Sunday
The Dartmouth Players give a redux of Diana Son's off-broadway '90s hit, a shuffled-deck story bouncing between the early days of Sara and Callie's relationship and the days following a homophobic attack.

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