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Thursday, July 26, 2018

Have a weekend that's absolutely extra with these Sure Things

Posted By on Thu, Jul 26, 2018 at 1:39 PM

Being low key is not always the recipe for maximum summer weekend fun, as this weekend's over-the-top happenings prove: Live it up as early-2000s legend Thrice throws a free show, Pride wraps with its beloved Dykes vs Divas baseball game, RuPaul's Drag Race star Thorgy Thor hosts the first-ever drag queen-led orchestra in Canada from the Rebecca Cohn stage and a retro-y roller disco hits the Mayflower Curling Club.

The Dykes vs Divas softball game sees drag queens and lesbians face off on the final day of the Halifax Pride festival. - HALIFAX PRIDE PHOTO
  • Halifax Pride photo
  • The Dykes vs Divas softball game sees drag queens and lesbians face off on the final day of the Halifax Pride festival.

Roller Disco party
Friday
Coffin Skate Shop hosts this groovy get-together that sees you sailing around the rink like an extra from That '70s Show. Food trucks, a licensed bar and an afterparty keeps the good times rollin' at the Mayflower Curling Club. more deets

Fortune Düsseldorf vs. Atlantic Selects international soccer friendly
Saturday
The city continues to warm up for the arrival of its very own soccer team as Fortuna Düsseldorf and Atlantic Selects face off for some footie at the new Wanderers Grounds stadium grounds, located between the Public Gardens and the Museum of Natural History. more deets

Next Act Festival
Thursday, Friday, Saturday

A three-day hat-tip to improv takes over The Bus Stop Theatre with open-to-the-public sets that'll have you in stitches. Catch the latest edition of Hello City—the recurring improv show all about life in Halifax—on July 26, while July 27 sees established improvisers performing in duos. July 28 wraps it all up with The Canadian Improv Game's Mark Little delivering some on-the-spot silliness. more deets

Dykes vs Divas softball game
Sunday
One of the brightest stars in the Pride Fest schedule, this hilarious softball game sees drag queens and self-professed dykes duke it out on the diamond. Many make an afternoon of it, cracking a can of pop on The Common pre-and-post game—and this year's addition of the OUTfield beverage garden will prove to make the game a hotter ticket than ever. more deets

Visiting artist Yuri Dojc brings portraits of Underground Railroad descendants to the Anna Leonowens Gallery. - YURI DOJC
  • Yuri Dojc
  • Visiting artist Yuri Dojc brings portraits of Underground Railroad descendants to the Anna Leonowens Gallery.

Conversations
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
See works by a slew of emerging names at this Craig Gallery show, which features pieces by members of the Visual Arts Nova Scotia 2017-18 Mentorship Program. more deets

North Is Freedom
Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Artist Yuri Dojc brings a stack of intimate portrait shots capturing "the descendants of freedom-seekers who escaped slavery in the United States in the years before the American Civil War" to the Anna Leonowens Gallery, which calls him "an artful observer of the vestiges of history’s most vulnerable." more deets

Dog Days
Saturday
Argyle Fine Art tips its hat to Greyhounds with this art show capturing the racing dogs in all their skinny glory. Four-legged pals of all breeds are welcomed to stop by, see the pictures and get a treat. more deets

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  • Ted Coldwell
See like Me...
Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Ted Coldwell's texture-rich fine-art photos light up Gallery Nineteen Nineteen with close-ups of plants and rock formations of all kinds. more deets

Your prayers for an epic summer concert have been answered as Thrice throws a free Marquee Ballroom show. - DAN MONIC PHOTO
  • Dan Monic photo
  • Your prayers for an epic summer concert have been answered as Thrice throws a free Marquee Ballroom show.

One More Time: A 2000s dance party
Saturday
Sometimes all you want is to hear a little Crazy In Love-era Beyonce or a Nelly Furtado-Timbaland collab while sweating it out on the dance floor. This new 2000s-era dance party at Menz makes it happen. more deets

Braden Lam w/Rudy Pacè, Cal Johnson
Friday
We're calling it now: New-on-the-scene Braden Lam has all the polished pop suave and relatable-lyric-realness to be A Thing in the coming years. Say you saw him when, by hitting up this house show at 6386 South Street. more deets

Thrice w/Old Blood, Sleepshaker
Saturday

What an unexpected gift for our unworthy ears: Early-aughts hard rock gem Thrice is playing a free show at The Marquee to make all your teenage, guitar-shredding dreams come true. Even though there's no cover charge, space is limited, so fans will wanna hop on illuminationseries.ca stat to snag a spot. more deets

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Thorgy and the Thorchestra
Friday, Saturday
RuPaul's Drag Race alum Thorgy Thor makes good on her impossible-seeming career goal to blend orchestra and drag as she leads Symphony Nova Scotia through a set spanning both classical mainstays and gay icons for Canada's first-ever orchestral drag performance. Witness the herstory at the Rebecca Cohn. more deets

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