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Thursday, May 2, 2019

Walk into the weekend with these Sure Things

Posted By on Thu, May 2, 2019 at 4:44 PM

Good times like the annual Jane's Walk celebration, a Metric/July Talk Big Ticket show and the Halifax Crafters spring market await.

Lauded artist Raven Davis sparked national conversations with their July 2017 Khyber exhibit The De-Celebration of Canada 150. This Thursday, they discuss their practice and unveil a new work at a bound-to-be-packed artist's talk. - SUBMITTED PHOTO
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  • Lauded artist Raven Davis sparked national conversations with their July 2017 Khyber exhibit The De-Celebration of Canada 150. This Thursday, they discuss their practice and unveil a new work at a bound-to-be-packed artist's talk.

Halifax Crafters Society Spring Market
Saturday, Sunday

The seasonal sale celebrating local makers returns to get you geared up with artisanal snacks, self-care supplies, homewares and more. Held at Olympic Community Hall. more deets

Jane's Walk: Where the water was
Sunday

Departing from the water fountain in the north Common, this Jane's Walk (a citizen-led neighbourhood tour in honour of walkable cities advocate Jane Jacobs) traces lost waterways in Halifax, with walk organizers asking: "Did you know that the Halifax Commons used to be a swamp? Or that a babbling brook used to run through the middle of the South End? Most of the peninsula's wetlands and waterways of are lost or buried, but their legacy remains in the city's spongy soils and flooded basements." more deets

Artist Talk w/Raven Davis
Thursday

Head to the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia's Windsor Foundation Lecture Theatre for this talk, part of a series celebrating the Centre For Art Tapes' 40th anniversary. Here, multidisciplinary artist Raven Davis (best known for their defibrillator to our national conscious, the Khyber gallery show The De-Celebration of Canada 150) discusses narratives of race, gender, colonization and more while presenting a work that responds to a decade of CFAT's history. more deets

Game over, Cancer
Sunday

Atlantic Canada's largest console gaming fundraiser sees video game virtuosos put their controllers to use for a good cause. Register at gameovercancer.ca—or swing by the Dalhousie Student Union Building to check out the free play area, packed with over 1,000 games. more deets

Are they photographs or incredibly detailed paper sculptures? These works by Amy Ordoveza at Argyle Fine Art will fool you—they're really paintings. - AMY ORDOVEZA ARTWORK
  • Amy Ordoveza artwork
  • Are they photographs or incredibly detailed paper sculptures? These works by Amy Ordoveza at Argyle Fine Art will fool you—they're really paintings.

The Captive Rain Forest
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Ford Doolittle recently visited the Biosphere 2, an enclosure in Arizona which set out in the early '90s to prove it's possible for plants to completely self-sustain in a three-acre enclosure. Here, at ViewPoint Gallery, the results are shared—but believe they aren't just any collection of vacation snaps: "Now the site of research and a tourist destination, [the] 20,000 square foot rain forest biome looks very much like it is trying to escape from the enclosing glass, unaware that it would soon perish in the surrounding Sonoran Desert," Doolittle's artist's statement says. "I took many pictures of leaves desperately plastered against the windows and will show some of them." more deets

Recollected in Tranquility
Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Amy Ordoveza's gouache paintings are so lifelike, they could almost be mistaken for paper sculptures or photographs. Get up close to the juicy details and 3D qualities at this Argyle Fine Art showcase. more deets

Rag & Bone
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Genny Killin unveils a collection of sculptural works at the Craig Gallery that, according to the gallery, were borne from "being on the land, the Victorian display of curiosities, and the idea of artifact." The result? Large, abstract pieces that mimic fragments found in nature (think bone, rock and trash), displayed as relics would be. more deets

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Salvador Dali, a suite of prints
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

The dandy of dadaism and sultan of surrealism, there is no comparison to Dali. Here, at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, his later work—widely influenced by the Italian Renaissance and the Catholic Church—provides a rare glimpse into the post-melting-clock years. more deets

This Thursday night is the lineup of your Can-rock dreams as Metric (pictured) and July Talk share a show at the Scotiabank Centre. - JUSTIN BROADBENT PHOTO
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  • This Thursday night is the lineup of your Can-rock dreams as Metric (pictured) and July Talk share a show at the Scotiabank Centre.

Colette w/DJ Heather
Friday
The two matriarchs of house music reunite on this, the 10-year anniversary of their first tour, to remind you why Chicago still does it better. See for yourself at The Seahorse. more deets

Metric w/July Talk, Murray A. Lightburn
Thursday
In a match made in playlist heaven, two of Can-rock's best acts du jour are teaming up for a show that'll have you pounding your fists, stamping your feet and screaming your lungs out: Yep, it's art-rocker Metric and salty-sweet July Talk sharing a bill at the Scotiabank Centre. more deets

Evergreen Concert Series Vol. 2: Mama's Broke
Friday

The bluesy-folk duo delivers a blend of Celtic, Balkan and doom metal influences for your toe-tapping pleasure at the Dartmouth Heritage Museum. more deets

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Jennifer Holub & The Erratics w/Helen & Lucy
Sunday

Jennifer Holub and her backing band, The Erratics, scream into town to celebrate her second album, which show organizers describe as "a hawkish condemnation of society’s place for women, and an urgent call to rouse from it." Sonically, it blends Feist-style softly sung choruses with brash guitar riffs that act like hot sauce on your eardrums. The result? Addictive, crunchy songs that stay stuck in your head. Catch it at Menz. more deets

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