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Make your weekend a slam dunk with these Sure Things

From the annual Peace Basketball Tournament to the first weekend of the Halifax Urban Folk Festival to a musical by Xara Choral Theatre, it's gonna be a slam-dunk weekend!

Make your weekend a slam dunk with these Sure Things
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It's your last weekend to have a time with the Argyle Street Kitchen Party.

Lindell Wigginton

Meet Dartmouth basketball star and Toronto Raptors player Lindell Wigginton at this meet-and-greet that's also a fundraiser for kid's school supplies. Held at The Staples location at 114 Woodlawn Road. more deets

The Argyle Street Kitchen Party
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Neptune Theatre is havin' a time this summer with its annual warm-weather showcase that stages the east coast kitchen party experience with award-winning musician Ian Sherwood and a rotating collection of local talent delivering song-and-dance-fuelled fun. The show wraps Sunday, so this is your last chance to catch the ceilidh! more deets

Third annual Peace Tournament
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

A city-wide tournament promoting unity and celebrating basketball, Peace Basketball Tournament sees courts all over town booked up. Peep the extensive schedule by following @peacetournament on Instagram. more deets

Rings Through Water
Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Xara Choral Theatre, Sarain Fox and Deantha Edwards explore our relationship to water with a show packed with choral and solo singing, contemporary and traditional Indigenous dance, and text and theatrical presentation. As three short stories unfold, water becomes spoken for as the voices of its protectors are amplified. See it at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. more deets

Make your weekend a slam dunk with these Sure Things
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Tyshan Wright's showcase examining the cultural objects of Jamaican Maroons wraps this weekend.

Hopelessly Devoted To You
Thursday, Friday, Saturday
If you're yet to see The Khyber's latest group show—which examines the apocalypse, Olivia Newton-John and iced coffee—do it now, now, now: The exhibit packs an incredible range and closes Saturday. more deets

Craft LAIR: Tyshan Wright
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

The Nova Scotia Centre for Craft and Design's latest Local Artist In Residence, Tyshan Wright, is a "traditional maker of Jamaican Maroon instruments and cultural objects," the gallery says. Here, Wright aims to "explore the intersections between traditional and contemporary craft," as he creates mixed-media representations of sacred Maroon objects. more deets

Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Anne Launcelott's fine-art photos are a pulse-check of modern life in rural Russia. See them at the Teichert Gallery. more deets

Patterns of Growth
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Toni Losey's earthenware pieces rest, nubbly-textured and smooth-silhouetted, in waves of ombre gradient. This weekend marks your last to see the statuettes at the Mary E. Black gallery. more deets

Make your weekend a slam dunk with these Sure Things
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The 10th annual Halifax Urban Folk Festival kicks off with a bang—and lots of bops—as The Burning Hell arrives at The Carleton.

Spirit Of The Wildfire w/June Body, Mattel's, Nothing Serious

The funk-infused punk of Spirit Of The Wildfire is like letting your ears suck on a sour candy: A wild rush! See what we mean at this Oasis Pub showcase. more deets

The Burning Hell w/Museum Pieces, Gianna Lauren

The Burning Hell is exuberant indie-rock, bringing songs about love, loss and Kiefer Sutherland to this, the banner opening night of the Halifax Urban Folk Festival at The Carleton. more deets

Natalie Lynn w/Izra Fitch, Sore Loser

Ride a sugar high as a triple dose of gritty-yet-glittery pop-rock bands storm The Seahorse Tavern's stage. more deets

norc w/The Brood, No, It's Fine., Sleeping Machines

Genre-blending three-piece norc aims to "liquify your senses" with its new EP release show at The Seahorse. 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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