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Thursday, June 28, 2018

Have a glorious and free Canada Day weekend with these Sure Things

Posted By on Thu, Jun 28, 2018 at 1:49 PM

This weekend is the celebration of 151 years of the confederation, and the whole city seems ready to party (if not for Canada then at least for summer’s arrival). From Skratch Bastid’s dance parties to cheering on The Great Race to stuffing your face at Ribfest, here are all the spots to be this long weekend.

The Great Race, which every year sees throwback rides like this one racing a multi-day route, arrives in Halifax for 2018's finish line this weekend. - SUBMITTED PHOTO
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  • The Great Race, which every year sees throwback rides like this one racing a multi-day route, arrives in Halifax for 2018's finish line this weekend.

Khyber Night Flea Market
Saturday
In some of the world's most bustling cities, night markets are a way for shoppers to score one-of-a-kind trinkets and hunt for vintage treasures. Here, the Khyber borrows the idea for an after-dark shopping sesh full of unique items. more deets

Official Canada Day Fireworks
Sunday
After Mo Kenney and Allan Rayman wrap their Alderney Landing concert, this set of sky sparklers is poppin' off. Alderney Landing or Ferry Terminal Park are the best spots to peep the show, so plan accordingly. You can also read more about all the fireworks happening this weekend here. more deets

Halifax Ribfest 2018
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Meat-eaters, rejoice: The annual celebration of world-class barbecue returns to the Halifax waterfront for four days of feasting and saucy goodness. Wear something with an elastic waist, mmkay? more deets

2018 Great Race grand finish
Sunday
The Great Race—a race that sees cars built before 1972 test their speed and endurance—rolls to the finish line in downtown Halifax after setting off in Buffalo, New York. Cheer for the wild and wacky sets of wheels that survived the journey at this grand finish celebration, held outside Waterfront Warehouse. more deets

Noted Canadian textile artist Jane Kidd gets a must-see retrospective at the Mount Saint Vincent University gallery. - JANE KIDD ARTWORK
  • Jane Kidd artwork
  • Noted Canadian textile artist Jane Kidd gets a must-see retrospective at the Mount Saint Vincent University gallery.

Blue Rocks
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
A retrospective show tracing how two years living in the rural community of Blue Rocks shaped the artistic practice of painter Marsden Hartley, this AGNS exhibit highlights how the American modernist was able to make good on the wish of his artistic movement and live a more authentic, simple life—captured in his canvases. more deets

Jane Kidd: Curious
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
One of the biggest names in Canadian textile arts, Jane Kidd gets a mini-retrospective at the Mount gallery, with works from her tapestry series Curiosities, Wonderland, Land Sentence and Phenomena presenting nightmarish visions of genetic modification and environmental devastation based on satellite photographs. more deets

In The Wild Art Show & Sale
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
The Dartmouth Visual Arts Society's annual show features a crop of works capturing the beauty of nature in a million unique ways, on view at the Craig Gallery. more deets

click to enlarge SUZANNE O'CALLAGHAN
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Summer Dress
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Suzanne O'Callaghan shares post-impressionist, expressionist-influenced paintings exploring the lives of women—and how no summer will be as long as the one when she was 10 years old. See the works at Lion & Bright. more deets

Dammien Alexander (shown at centre with his band) is back in Nova Scotia after a winter gigging in Guatemala. Catch The Seahorse show Thursday. - DYLAN CHEW PHOTO
  • Dylan Chew photo
  • Dammien Alexander (shown at centre with his band) is back in Nova Scotia after a winter gigging in Guatemala. Catch The Seahorse show Thursday.

Canada Day: Red White and Ginger
Saturday
DJ OKAY TK and a certain top-secret wax spinner with orange hair known for barbecue skills skratch up some of your favourite bops at this all-night rager, held at Lion & Bright. more deets

The Conqueralls w/Quiet Hill, Dame Alexander
Thursday
Dammien Alexander (aka Dame Alexander) fuses funk, blues and pop for a signature sound—and doesn't gig nearly as much as our hungry ears wish he did. Catch him here as he warms the stage for The Conqueralls and see his soul-tinged magic unfurl IRL. more deets

Canada Day Concert: Allan Rayman w/Mo Kenney, Skratch Bastid, T. Thomason, Alfie
Sunday
Mo Kenney, true Dartmouth royalty, makes us see stars as she shares sharply written indie rock just in time for the July long weekend. Osheaga favourite Allan Rayman snags headline status at this Alderney Landing show while local talent T. Thomason and hip hop/R&B genre-blender Alfie warm the stage. The party goes late with the help of DJ Skratch Bastid, so bring your dancing shoes! more deets

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It's Mackie and X-Plycit
Thursday
The Eminem-influenced lady-rappers It's Mackie and X-Plycit are a best friend rhyme-slinging duo that'll make you drop to the beat as they bring a host of other MCs along for the trip at Menz. more deets

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