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Thursday, February 28, 2019

Lights, camera, weekend!

Posted By on Thu, Feb 28, 2019 at 1:37 PM

Sure Things like a Bollywood movie night, the 2019 Halifax Black Film Festival, and an art exhibit full of forgeries and fakes make this weekend a win.

Black Girl in Suburbia is a tableau of everyday isolation. - SUBMITTED FILM STILL
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  • Black Girl in Suburbia is a tableau of everyday isolation.

Festival of Whisky grand tastings
Saturday
The marquee event for the Festival of Whisky sees you sampling and sipping on varieties from all over the globe at the Marriott Harbourfront Hotel. more deets

Black Girl in Suburbia and 63 Boycott screening
Sunday
While both Saturday and Sunday see a host of important Black stories being shared through the Halifax Black Film Fest, this double bill at Cineplex Parklane looks especially excellent, with the doc 63 Boycott sharing snippets of a Chicago boycott of segregated schools in previously unseen 16mm footage. Black Girl in Suburbia, meanwhile, depicts the "uniquely alienating" experiences that litter a day in the life of Black women in suburban America. Get the full list of films on view at halifaxblackfilm.com. more deets

Vaudville fashion show
Saturday
The annual Brigadoon Village Camp fundraiser returns to see student-designed clothing and emerging artists (and models) storm the catwalk while serving serious historical vibes at Dalhousie's McInnes Room. more deets

Bollywood Night: A Celebration of Indian Film and Food
Saturday
Head to 2535 Robie Street for this screening of a Bollywood flick, complete with samosas, masala chai and other treats, that's a fundraiser for Care for Children. more deets

The Chase Gallery's latest show sees an extensive collection of whimsical, fake artifacts displayed. - SUBMITTED ARTWORK
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  • The Chase Gallery's latest show sees an extensive collection of whimsical, fake artifacts displayed.

Love Languages
Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Olivia Rose Mansveld "seeks a material representation of love, in fabric" with "a collection of hand-embellished, handwoven garments and textile sculpture" on view at The Anna. more deets

Make Believe: The Secret Library of M. Prud'homme—A rare collection of Fakes
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
A collections of fakes, frauds and dupes from across cultures and decades, this library of oddities celebrates the legacy of M. Prud'homme, a collector of curiosities, by highlighting his most intriguing treasures. See the quirky offerings at the Chase Gallery. more deets

Cellular Expressions
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
If you're yet to see Maria Doering's latest pen-and-ink conjurings that imagine "what personality traits and emotions look like in cellular form," get thee to the Craig Gallery ASAP—with your imagination in tow—for the show's closing weekend. more deets

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James R. Shirley: Landscapes from the Soul
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

A collection of monotypes and pinhole photographs by Jim Shirley—the iconic New York artist who relocated to Cape Breton in the 1970s and shares the same ragged energy as Robert Frank—adorns the Mount Saint Vincent University Art Gallery walls. more deets

For his 28th year, George Woodhouse issued himself a challenge: To write a song a week. Saturday night, he debuts the results of the endeavour with his band. - SUBMITTED PHOTO
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  • For his 28th year, George Woodhouse issued himself a challenge: To write a song a week. Saturday night, he debuts the results of the endeavour with his band.

Pretty Archie
Thursday
The dapper-dressed Cape Breton five-piece returns to woo you with its Atlantic-tinged take on Canadiana at The Carleton. more deets

George Woodhouse & The Public Service present: The Diamond Sushi Grand Finale
Saturday

Local troubadour George Woodhouse and his band, The Public Service, celebrate the finish line of Woodhouse's quest to write a song a week for his entire 28th year with this jubilant performance of new works. "What started as a wintery solo-endeavour quickly morphed into a collaboration with friends and total strangers across Canada," show organizers say, before adding that the show also acts as a fundraiser for the North End Opportunities Fund. It all goes down at St. Andrew's United Church. more deets

Peter Panthers w/Hemineglect, Mattel's and more
Friday

The Peter Panther's lead singer—Coco Marie—has the stage presence and style of a riot grrl legend, so don't sleep on this Menz show! more deets

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The Tar Sands Songbook by Tanya Kalmanovitch
Saturday
suddenlyLISTEN brings virtuoso violist and environmental activist Tanya Kalmanovitch to The Bus Stop Theatre to deliver an in-progress reading of her new documentary theatre piece, The Tar Sands Songbook, accompanied with music by both Kalmanovitch and Norm Adams. A facilitated conversation, titled "Oil: Where we go from here and how do we heal," follows the performance. more deets

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