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Have a festive, summery weekend with these Sure Things

Morgan Mullin Jul 5, 2018 14:51 PM
It's a festival-filled weekend as Lebanese Fest, Cat Fest and the East Coast Kite Fest take off around town, but there's lots more going on, including Dre Ngozi and Nino Brown melting the dance floor at Lion & Bright and sculptor Robert Murray gets his first solo Nova Scotian show.

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The Museum of Natural History makes a purr-fect weekend destination as Cat Fest returns.

Monster Jam
Saturday, Sunday
Jacked-up trucks with names like Grave Digger and Iron Warrior spin their wheels and wear out their breaks at this epic Scotia Speedworld show that satisfies your childhood monster truck obsession at last. more deets

Halifax Lebanese Festival
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
A four-day celebration of Lebanese food, music and dancing sees you noshing on A-grade baklava, witnessing the talents of a live band and seeing handcrafted work at Olympic Hall. more deets

Cat Fest
Saturday, Sunday

The Museum of Natural History is promising year four of the annual fest celebrating all things feline will be the biggest yet, with cat charities, vendors, hands-on activities and live cats taking over multiple areas in the museum. If you need us, we'll be at Lily Pad Cat Lounge's on-site cat cafe for the full weekend, k thanks bye. more deets

East Coast Kite Festival
Saturday
A family-focused afternoon by Indian Festivals Club of Nova Scotia and Atlantic Kite Festivals, this event is all about seeing your kite soar above the city as you traipse across Citadel Hill, string in hand. more deets

Robert Murray artwork
Robert Murray's first-ever solo show in Nova Scotia sees Studio 21 filled with awesome and abstract works like Lillouette.

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Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
It's your last chance to catch Catherine Allen's Mary E. Black gallery show of fine art jewellery, modelled off young children's self-portraits. more deets

Folk/Funk
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
The AGNS's showcase of ceramics by both professional and folk artists closes mid-month, so don't miss the chance to see a host of platters by Quebecois folk art legend Edouard Jasmin. more deets

Robert Murray: Models, painting sculpture
Saturday, Sunday
One of North America's most eminent sculptors, Robert Murray makes his Nova Scotia solo show debut with this exhibit of models, watercolour paintings, metal wall work and one full-scale sculpture—the must-see "Enigma"—at Studio 21. more deets

Andreea Murgu
Vague Associations
Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Andreea Murgu's Anna Leonowens Gallery exhibit "explores craft and commodity fetishism, paradoxical oddities, and metaphysical niceties" with a mix of metal and textile adornments and "photographs of how these objects are meant to exist outside the gallery space." more deets

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Dre Ngozi and Nino Brown will make the dance floor melt as the Toronto DJs spin hot wax at Lion & Bright.

Fungus EP release show w/Stand Back, No, It's Fine., Dimension Boys
Friday
Witty and warm indie rock band No, It's Fine. makes even this show's undercard super-lit. See it at Gus' Pub. more deets

Tragic Kingdom, Smells Like Girl and Freakshow: A No Doubt, Hole and Silverchair Tribute
Friday
A trio of tribute acts tip their hats to three of the '90's best acts at The Seahorse. more deets

Dre Ngozi w/Nino Brown
Thursday
Toronto DJ Nino Brown is used to making dance floors across the country heave as the co-founder of the inclusive Yes Yes Y'all dance party series. Here, she spins wax with Dre Ngozi, famed for working the turntables at Manifesto Festival's regular High Power party, for an evening of soca, dancehall, Afrobeat, hip hop and house at Lion & Bright. more deets

Thomas Stajcer album release show w/David R. Elliott, Adam Baxter
Thursday

Thomas Stajcer, Best of Halifax Readers' Choice Award nominee for Best Country Artist and the in-house engineer at Joel Plaskett's New Scotland Yard, shows he can honky-tonk with the best of 'em at this Carleton show that celebrates his debut, Will I Learn To Love Again? Sharing the stage with the outlaw country gem? Poetic songster David R. Elliott and folk-rocker Adam Baxter. more deets

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