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Friday, September 20, 2019

Twirl on into the weekend with these Sure Things

Posted By on Fri, Sep 20, 2019 at 4:17 PM

From the Brazilian dance troupe Focus Cia de Dança kick-starting Live Art Dance’s new season to Sugar Sammy bringing down the house at Spatz Theatre, it’s a red-hot weekend.

Brazil dance troupe Focus Cia de Dança delivers a boundary-pushing show, Ímpar. Paula Kossatz photo - PAULA KOSSATZ PHOTO
  • Paula Kossatz photo
  • Brazil dance troupe Focus Cia de Dança delivers a boundary-pushing show, Ímpar. Paula Kossatz photo

Sugar Sammy
Friday

The funny guy The New York Times calls "a fearless comic with a talent for provoking both laughter and outrage”, Sugar Sammy brings his particular brand of stand-up to Spatz Theatre. more deets

Focus Cia de Dança
Friday, Saturday

The Brazilian dance troupe Focus Cia de Dança arrives in Halifax thanks to Live Art Dance and Prismatic Arts Festival, ready to wow with the piece Ímpar at Sir James Dunn Theatre. more deets

The Last Wife
Friday, Saturday, Sunday

The Merritt Award-winning, Dora Award-nominated Stephanie MacDonald takes pride in playing tough women—“like your cousin who isn’t gonna let that shit slide at family dinner,” she tells The Coast. Here, she brings her considerable talent and same ain’t-no-pushover attitude to the role of Catherine Parr in Neptune’s season opener, The Last Wife. A play about the careful dance of power and progress, see MacDonald and Jodee Richardson (who plays leading man as King Henry VII) as the ultimate power couple. more deets

Maddie Alexander's latest Khyber exhibit highlights the lasting pain of  microagressions. - MADDIE ALEXANDER PHOTO
  • Maddie Alexander photo
  • Maddie Alexander's latest Khyber exhibit highlights the lasting pain of microagressions.

Celebrating Mary Pratt
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
At this year’s FIN Atlantic International Film Festival, the flick It was All so Wonderful: The Everyday Magic of Mary Pratt will debut. The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia joins in on celebrating one of Canada’s most beloved artists by displaying her piece"Artifacts on Astroturf" in the gallery’s main lobby. more deets

21 days to make or break a habit
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
For the first 21 days of November 2018, artist Maddie Alexander embarked on a performance piece that concluded the day after Trans Day of Remembrance. Each day during the performance, Alexander would document whether or not they were misgendered, marking this with self-tattooing on their hands. A year later, the resulting photographs—as well as 21 needles, written notes, and an empty container of ink—will be displayed in the Khyber’s window gallery. more deets

Atmospheric Events
Tursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
The university gallery's contribution to this year's RESPONSIVE Light Art Festival sees the brutalist building in a whole new light. more deets

Renée Fleming brings big pipes and LA glamour to Symphony Nova Scotia. - TIMOTHY WHITE PHOTO
  • Timothy White photo
  • Renée Fleming brings big pipes and LA glamour to Symphony Nova Scotia.

Vortex w/Enemy Designed, Ignightor
Friday

Face-melting metal awaits at Gus' Pub. more deets

Opera gala: Renée Fleming
Saturday

Called “the people’s diva” by Symphony Nova Scotia, Fleming brings her powerful pipes all the way from the LA classical music scene to your hungry ears (and the Cohn), pairing with the symphony and conductor Alexander Shelley for what it bills as “a blockbuster showcase.” more deets

Since U Been Gone
Friday

The early 2000s dance party you crave at The Seahorse. more deets

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