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Have a whimsical weekend with these Sure Things

This weekend promises to be a goodie as The Discovery Centre hosts an adults-only game night, the new, multicultural Mosaic festival takes over the waterfront and the Dartmouth Comic Arts Festival returns for year seven. If that wasn’t enough, R&B queen supreme Reeny Smith is throwing a house show, Sweet Crude brings Cajun rock to The Seahorse all the way from Louisiana and more!

Have a whimsical weekend with these Sure Things
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This weekend is your last chance to see Shakespeare By The Sea's Othello, which The Coast's theatre critic Lara Lewis noted "the individual performances are outstanding."

Dartmouth Comic Arts Festival
Get a hot cup of DCAF as local comic-creators and illustrators show off their wondrous works at this, the seventh edition of the annual festival celebrating all things cartoon and craft-related. Held at Alderney Landing. more deets

Game On 2.0: Fan Edition
A 19-plus night at the museum sees you exploring the Discovery Centre's Game Changers exhibit—and playing retro video games, checking out virtual reality experiences, learning Dungeons and Dragons and more. more deets

Saturday, Sunday
Summer's not over yet—and neither is Shakespeare By The Sea's seasonal run—but this weekend does mark the last two showings of Othello in Point Pleasant Park. A biting tale of white male privilege, the timeless piece feels extra-needed these days. more deets

Mosaic Festival 2018

This brand-new festival fills the void left by the Multicultural Fest's 2016 departure and then some: Live music, dance, vendors and a parade keeps a wild party winding along the Halifax waterfront all day long. more deets

Have a whimsical weekend with these Sure Things
Charles Bishop artwork
ViewPoint Galley's latest show explores instant film.

Tiny Takeover: Kid Critics
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
The Centre For Art Tapes asked its neighbours, the attendees of a nearby daycare, to curate and critique a collection of works for this show. more deets

Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
The Craig explores the purpose of abstract art at this group show. more deets

Instant Gratification
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
ViewPoint Gallery member Charles Bishop explores the playful, spontaneous nature of instant film with a series of one-of-a-kind instant shots that see abstract, manipulated images develop. "I wanted the viewer to experience the results of image engineering through heat, light, found objects and intimate physical manipulation of the inks in the photo," Bishop's statement adds. more deets

Have a whimsical weekend with these Sure Things
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Reflections on Memorial Tattoos
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Held in the main floor of the MSVU library, this collection of snaps explores the meaning and purpose of commemorative tattoos. more deets

Have a whimsical weekend with these Sure Things
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Reeny Smith shows off her long-awaited debut album at a sweet house show.

DCAF kickoff show feat. Wordburglar
Wordburglar drops hot verses at Jacob's Lounge as part of his annual hat-tip to the Dartmouth Comic Arts Festival. more deets

Reeny Smith w/Museum Pieces
The beloved R&B-belting Reeny Smith brings her golden vocal chords—and long-await recent debut, WWII: Strength. Courage. Love.—to this north end house show. Tyler Messick's jangle-rock Museum Pieces warms the stage, making an early arrival a must. Get location details and tickets through shows.sidedooraccess.com. more deets

The Gnarltones
Adam Baldwin and pals jam on at this show of rock 'n' roll faves at Bearly's. more deets

Have a whimsical weekend with these Sure Things
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Sweet Crude w/The Lionyls
Louisiana's Sweet Crude keeps Cajun musical traditions—and the party—alive and kickin' at this Seahorse Tavern show. more deets

Morgan Mullin

Morgan was the Arts & Entertainment Editor at The Coast, where she wrote about everything from what to see and do around Halifax to profiles of the city’s creative class to larger cultural pieces. She started with The Coast in 2016.
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