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Thursday, November 29, 2018

Have a rockin' weekend with these Sure Things

Posted By on Thu, Nov 29, 2018 at 5:00 PM

It's a rockin' weekend as T. Thomason celebrates a new single with a party-ready release show, The Barr Brothers bring a Big Ticket to The Marquee and Elle Noir steps back from the drag world (for now) with a farewell performance.

Elle Noir gives her devoted fans a farewell performance this weekend before taking a hiatus. - ALEXA CUDE PHOTO
  • Alexa Cude photo
  • Elle Noir gives her devoted fans a farewell performance this weekend before taking a hiatus.

Singing To Myself screening
The Bluenose-Ability Film Fest's marquee screening tells the story "of a young deaf woman living in Prince Edward Island and the precocious musician who comes into her life," as it serves up themes surrounding debt, underemployment and awkward relationships. Catch it at the Museum of Natural History. more deets

The Black Panthers, the Black United Front and the African Nova Scotian Struggle for Self-Determination

"During the evening of November 30, 1968, more than 400 Black Nova Scotians gathered in a mass Black political—Black Family—meeting at the North Branch Memorial Library to discuss and debate Black liberation," event organizers begin. Here, a 50th anniversary commemoration sees a discussion on the impact and legacy of this event, held at the Halifax North Memorial Library. more deets

She's A Woman
Elle Noir—winner in the 2018 Best of Halifax's Readers' Choice Awards for Best Drag Performer—gives a sweeping performance as she prepares to take a hiatus following "her final surgery to complete her journey on to womanhood." Known for her ability to capture old and new acts alike, Noir gives a dose of glamour from the Menz stage before bowing out. more deets

Winter pop-up market
"We've got makers and bakers, hot drinks and sweet treats and major holiday vibes," promises Quinpool Road coffee shop Lucky Penny of this seasonal sale stuffed with local vendors. more deets

Gallery Nineteen Nineteen's latest showcase sees an artist study womanhood from all angles. - RHONDA BARRETT ARTWORK
  • Rhonda Barrett artwork
  • Gallery Nineteen Nineteen's latest showcase sees an artist study womanhood from all angles.

Calgary Days
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
This weekend is your last shot to catch Hélène Blanchet's detail-rich depictions of daily life, that see quilted works topped with delicate beads and stitching, before The Craig Gallery show wraps. more deets

Maiden, Mother, Crone
Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Rhonda Barrett's collection of works is billed as "a self-directed exploration of what it means to the artist, Rhonda Barrett, to be a female in today's world. It is informed by her readings, observations and personal experiences of being a woman recently turned mother, who is starting to experience early transition into crone." See the works—which use portraits, symbols and both modern and historical ideas of womanhood—at Gallery Nineteen Nineteen. more deets

Inuit art and the market: 1950s to present
Thursday, Friday

Into Inuit art? Swing by Zwicker's Gallery before Dec 1 to see the spot's impressive, historical collection of prints and carvings. more deets

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Sarah Archibald and Barb Scott light up the Chase Exhibition Room with a collection of sun-soaked canvases that highlight female voices and creativity. more deets

T. Thomason celebrates his new single, "Loser," with an epic party at The Seahorse. - FACEBOOK SCREENSHOT
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  • T. Thomason celebrates his new single, "Loser," with an epic party at The Seahorse.

Walrus w/Carinae, Moonwake
Fuzzed-out rock 'n' roll in the grand tradition of Love and Black Sabbath, Walrus routinely reminds audiences that Halifax has still got it. See for yourself as the band shreds at The Seahorse, alongside Massachusetts' Carinae and local fave Moonwake. more deets

T. Thomason single release show w/The Drug Rugs, Aquakultre
T. describes his music as "dirty, lonely, spacey sounds"—and celebrates a new single, "Loser," with an epic party full of feels. Making arriving early a must? The D'Angelo-y Aquakultre performs a rare acoustic set at The Seahorse. more deets

Adyn Townes
Adyn Townes' website bio has us ready to dig this sweet house show, held at 30 First Avenue: "At the place where endings become beginnings, you’ll find Adyn Townes. He turned a fall into the ocean and months of recovery into his jumping off point. His music is challenging. Alternative indie-folk with raw and honest lyrics. Like finding your feet just before you fall, his songwriting is the gravity that pulls you back to earth." more deets

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The Barr Brothers w/Michael Feuerstack

The Barr Brothers, Brad and Andrew, stand out from the pack of sun-bleached Americana artists by recruiting celebrated experimental harpist Sarah Pagé into their band. Together the three craft sprawling sounds so big, they even filled the Grand Canyon (not a hyperbole—the band performed at the canyon's edge in 2012). Rounding out the bill? Sappyfest fave Michael Feuerstack (pictured, right), whose soft songs will 100 percent melt your heart of stone. more deets

Survey Asks

What kind of February weather is your favourite?

  • Slush city
  • Cold snap—ice streets, pretty trees
  • Big ol' dumping of snow
  • Oddly warm, tricks innards into thinking Spring is just around the corner
  • Anything that gets me out of going to school/work

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