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Praise these 12 weekend picks

Rihanna wowed at the Met Gala and now the pope of pop gets a tribute night at Lion & Bright. Equally fashionable things to do? Hit up Open City 2018, see a flick at the debut Animation Festival of Halifax and don't miss this issue's cover star, Jeremy Dutcher, play St. Matthew's Church. Read on for more.

Praise these 12 weekend picks
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The immersive show I Am Anna is billed as a new generation's understanding of the NSCAD co-founder.

Animation Festival of Halifax kickoff party
A pre-screening reception with tunes courtesy of DJ James Reid gets Carbon Arc's new hat-tip to animation started, while screenings of the 19th Annual Animation Show of Shows (16 internationally acclaimed animated shorts) and the flick Night is Short, Walk on Girl (an anime comedy set in Kyoto) rounds out day one of the fest. more deets

Open City 2018
Open City returns, meaning all your favourite local spots are dishing up serious deals and special treats to mark the occasion. With mini-events and pop-ups happening everywhere, the best idea is to get out and wander around neighbourhoods like the north end, waterfront, Quinpool Road and more. more deets

I Am Anna
Friday, Saturday
To pay tribute to the efforts of the iconic NSCAD co-founder Anna Leonowens, a crew of the city's creative creme de la creme—including Kate MacDonald, Vogue Dots, Ghettosocks, Anastasia Wiebe and more—present this "collaborative, performance installation [that's] an immersive experience where the audience is arms-length from the show." Fittingly, it's held at the Anna Leonowens Gallery. more deets

Slut: The Play
After a wildly successful 2017 run, LunaSea Theatre returns with its tale of a teen's attempt to deal with the fallout of her rape as her high school's hallways become thick with gossip. A pay-what-you-can showing in advance of the upcoming Stages Theatre Festival, you can see it at the Bella Rose Arts Centre. more deets

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Erica Flake explores her artistic practice with an Hermes Gallery show.

Wreaking Havoc
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
If you haven't made it to see award-winning basketmaker Jane Whitten's show on climate change and marine life, you better get to it: The crocheted pieces—made from salvaged plastic bags—are only on view until May 13. more deets

Behind Closed Doors
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Erica Flake explores her artistic practice with drawings, maps and three-dimensional photographs during her Hermes Gallery exhibition. more deets

Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Charley Young's new series of drawings, based on helicopter travels through the Rocky Mountains, are texture-rich renditions of the alpine landscapes. See them at Studio 21. more deets

Praise these 12 weekend picks
Erin Hollingshead

Works by Erin Hollingshead
Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Erin Hollingshead arrives at Gallery Nineteen Nineteen with realistic portraits of contemporary women that have an element of the fantastical thrown into the mix. more deets

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The LYNNeS, two besties both named Lynn who craft simple, perfect songs, play a house show in Bedford.

Drake & Rihanna Night w/DJ Rhek, Ghettosocks
OG MC Ghettosocks shares our sunken ship dreams at this dance party ode to the President and First Gentleman of hip hop. The only question left to ask: Will you wear a pope hat to the party at Lion & Bright? more deets

Hip Hop vs Capitalism
The Mayworks Festival of Working People and the Arts closes with this epic mic drop that sees Test Their Logik, Lee Reed, Ray Reaves and El Jones pushing back against the crumbling system with fire-hot verses at The Bus Stop Theatre. more deets

The LYNNeS—aka Lynn Miles and Lynne Hanson—are a best friend folk duo that's been slinging gritty lyrics of heartbreak into snug vocal harmonies for over a decade. Here, they celebrate their latest, Heartbreak Song For The Radio, with an evening of “porch music with a little red dirt” at a house concert in Bedford. Get location details and tickets by emailing [email protected]. more deets

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Jeremy Dutcher
Composer and vocalist—and cover star of this week's Coast—Jeremy Dutcher blends his classical training with traditional melodies of his Wolastoq Nation for awe-inspiring results. Catch the magic at St. Matthew's United Church. 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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