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Thursday, April 18, 2019

Hop into the long weekend with these Sure Things

Posted By on Thu, Apr 18, 2019 at 1:43 PM

Hop to it this long weekend: 4/20-themed rock shows, fat fashion fetes with The Bounty, nerdy times at The Spring Geekquinox and more good times await below.

If you've ever wished that there was a testosterone equivalent to the friendship meditations Judy Blume is known for, New Magic Valley Fun Town might be it. - LEIF NORMAN PHOTO
  • Leif Norman photo
  • If you've ever wished that there was a testosterone equivalent to the friendship meditations Judy Blume is known for, New Magic Valley Fun Town might be it.

Fat Babes Clothing Swap
Thursday
Calling all plus-sizes QTs looking to get their wardrobes fresh for spring: The Bounty, AKA the curated thrift pop-up catering to those size large and above, is hosting a clothing swap at South House. Drop off duds you're done with, mine for new-to-you treasures or just roll in the body-positive vibes of it all. more deets

New Magic Valley Fun Town
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
It's your last weekend to catch this Neptune Scotiabank Studio offering, which picks up where an abandoned friendship left off over two decades ago, exploring what we remember and what we try to forget. If you've ever wished that there was a testosterone equivalent to the friendship meditations Judy Blume is known for, this play might be it. more deets

Spring Geequinox
Friday, Saturday, Sunday

The surest sign that spring has sprung? The descent of cosplay, comics, video games and all things nerdy at the Spring Geequinox. Online pre-sale tickets have sold out, so Big Bang Theory wannabes better show up at the Halifax Forum early to snap up the few door tix that remain. more deets

Someone: A queer storytelling event
Friday
A group of local artists—including Stewart Legere, Meghan Hubley, Michael Lake and more—share tales of their favourite queer role models at this Bus Stop Theatre event. An open mic portion and a dance party cap off the good times. more deets

Sydney Blum gets her Halifax debut with a collection of sculptures inspired by the legend of Icarus. - SYDNEY BLUM ARTWORK
  • Sydney Blum artwork
  • Sydney Blum gets her Halifax debut with a collection of sculptures inspired by the legend of Icarus.

Halifax Harbour 1918
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia's latest memorial of the Halifax Explosion sees the city's waterfront shown "through the eyes of artists Arthur Lismer and Harold Gilman, following one of the most searing events in Canadian history," the gallery explains. more deets

A Walk in the Woods
Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Hallie Watson celebrates the arrival of warmer temperatures with a collection of large paintings and oil pastels focusing on forest scenes at the Chase Gallery. more deets

Icarus-Colour-Space
Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Inspired by the legend of Icarus and his ill-fated attempt to fly close to the sun, sculptor Sydney Blum debuts this collection of wing-shaped pieces that suggest a "continuum of time and space." more deets

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Geometric Perfection as Universal Matrix
Saturday, Sunday

Reni Gower wants you to be here, now, in this place—and is giving your eyeballs the sharp-edged, geometric work to make it happen at Hermes. more deets

Dartmouth Brit-metal machine Black Moor makes the most of the first post-legalization 4/20 with a killer show. - SUBMITTED PHOTO
  • Submitted photo
  • Dartmouth Brit-metal machine Black Moor makes the most of the first post-legalization 4/20 with a killer show.

The Reset feat. Roxy & The Underground Soul Sound, Natalie Lynn, Kids Losing Sleep, Sarah Ellen Morrison, Willow St. Station, Wolf Parade
Thursday

NSCC celebrates the end of classes with the rock-steeped sound of Roxy & The Underground Soul Sound. Pro tip? Don't miss the pop-punk awesomeness of Kids Losing Sleep, one of the stage-warming acts (oh, and you need not be a student to reap the end-of-term fun). more deets

4/20 Reefer Madness feat. Black Moor w/Lionsault, Burgerfriespop, Dreadfort, 5 Day Suspension, Hitman, Electric Spoonful, Voodoo Sometimes
Saturday
Celebrate the first post-legalization 4/20 with this killer set featuring ECMA-winning metal act Lionsault and the Black Sabbath-loving Black Moor. more deets

Hip Hop Karaoke w/DJ IV, DJ RS Smooth
Thursday
If you know you can flow like Busta, drop verse like Missy or rhyme like Big Boi, this is the karaoke you've been dreaming of: DJs IV and RS Smooth spin your track of choice while you spit bars overtop, doing your best to keep it accurate and on-time. Email hfxhiphopkaraoke@gmail.com to snag your song (how many will try and call dibs on "Get Ur Freak On"?) or just come thru The Seahorse to witness the fire. Remember, using the space to perform an original tune—or using a racial slur, even if it's in the original lyrics—means you can kiss your chance at the cash prize goodbye. more deets

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Julie Dorion w/Prism Shores
Sunday

From artsy-oddball fun at Sappy Fest to grunge-y goodness in the '90s band Eric's Trip, Julie Dorion is Can-rock royalty who's been gracing us unworthy peasants with gifts for decades. Here, a small present—her presence—gets us through the long weekend with the tunes we need. more deets
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