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Thursday, June 27, 2019

Make your Canada Day weekend strong and free with these Sure Things

Posted By on Thu, Jun 27, 2019 at 6:20 PM

From fireworks, to the massive free concert featuring The Sorority, to seeing an honest-to-god live sloth, we've got the goods for a great long weekend.

The FUSE Festival keeps you dancing all day long as it takes over The Oval on Canada Day. - GOVERNMENT OF NOVA SCOTIA PHOTO
  • Government of Nova Scotia photo
  • The FUSE Festival keeps you dancing all day long as it takes over The Oval on Canada Day.

Canada Day 2019 official fireworks
Monday
After A-Trak wraps what's sure to be a red-hot set this July 1, Alderney Landing keeps it lit with the annual Canada Day fireworks. The city adds that if you're not partaking in the concert but still wanna see the light show, Ferry Terminal Park is the spot for you. Get more fireworks info here. more deets

Halifax Ribfest
Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday

Carnivores, get ready! The celebration of ribs returns to the Halifax waterfront for your feasting pleasure, with barbecue legends from across the continent dishing up their best.more deets

FUSE Festival
Monday

Part of the all-day celebration of the nation happening on The Oval, this dance festival features a showcase of performers stepping in a swath of styles—and a flash mob you can move along to at 2pm. more deets

Pour/Taste
Saturday

Halifax Pride's legendary pop-up wine tasting slash all-night-rager is returning—but location details are still being kept hush-hush. What awaits you at the secret space? A drag performance by Best of Halifax Readers' Choice Award winner (and 2019 Pride ambassador) Elle Noir, tastings of wine, beer and kombucha, and the chance to dance the night away. Hop to tickethalifax.com for tix and to keep an eye on location details. more deets

If you've yet to see the National Metal Collective's celebration of female-identifying metalsmiths, this weekend is the time—as the show wraps June 30. - ANNE-SOPHIE VALLÉE ARTWORK
  • Anne-Sophie Vallée artwork
  • If you've yet to see the National Metal Collective's celebration of female-identifying metalsmiths, this weekend is the time—as the show wraps June 30.

Re-Living the Line
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Heather Crout debuts a collection of paintings that, according to the Art 1274 Hollis gallery, "captures the essence of time and place, thus evoking a sense of connectedness" in sharp lines and soft watercolours. more deets

Illuminations
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
A 15-piece travelling exhibit highlighting the contributions of Canadian women in the arts—and featuring pieces welded from heritage silver—this weekend marks your last chance to peep this metalsmith show at the Mary E. Black Gallery. more deets

Brandscapes
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
If the mark of a true artist is making you re-examine the everyday and seeing it suddenly rendered extraordinary, Jack Bishop delivers with his set of acrylic and oil paint canvases that capture industrial parks and malls. This weekend is your last to see 'em at Studio 21. more deets

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Survival of the Slowest
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
While we tend to focus on fast animals when we think of evolution, considering the speed of a cheetah more advanced than the slog of a sloth, this Discovery Centre exhibit—filled with live animals like a green iguana, two-toed sloth and a spur thigh tortoise—explores the evolutionary benefits of slowness. more deets

Partner arrives at The Seahorse to remind you how fun rock 'n' roll can be. - KATE KILLET PHOTO
  • Kate Killet photo
  • Partner arrives at The Seahorse to remind you how fun rock 'n' roll can be.

4Korners w/Karate Kactus
Saturday

4Korners—AKA the official DJ of the Toronto Raptors—helps your heart swell with true patriot love as your booty wiggles and feet shuffle on The Dome's dance floor. more deets

Canada Day 2019 concert feat A-Trak, The Sorority, Elevator, Kallitechnis, Carmen Townsend
Monday
OK, alright, A-Trak (who used to go by the name Duck Sauce) may have headliner status at this year's all-ages birthday party for the settler state, but to us, the stars of this show will always be opening act The Sorority—AKA the four-piece hip hop group from Toronto that's currently delivering the 6ix's hottest bars. In other words? Don't even dream of arriving late to Alderney Landing's outdoor stage. more deets

Partner w/Designosaur
Saturday

An early show that lets you bask in the Sackville duo's signature blend of stadium rock riffage and Tegan and Sara-style back-and-forths is the perfect way to kick off your summer. It all goes down at The Seahorse. more deets

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Lungbutter w/Glazey, Meat Substitute
Saturday

An all-ages, pay-what-you-can set at Lost & Found sees Montreal's post-punk trio Lungbutter deliver scuzzy-sweet art-rock that'll make your toes tap, head nod and heart heave. more deets
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