SHOP THIS: Shad Bay Weaving

Bring the outdoors inside with Allison Pinsent Baker's ethereal, hand-woven wall hangings.
The next-best-thing to a picture window on a big, blank wall in your bedroom might just be a woven tapestry from Allison Pinsent Baker.

Hannah Thomson celebrates a star Nova Scotian photographer

Hannah Thomson shot her first Coast cover in 1995.

Halifax Taco Week is on!

The inaugural celebration of the hand-held meal rolls into restaurants around town.
The idea behind the taco is simple—protein, vegetables and condiments in a starch wrapper—but the results are spectacular.

NS municipalities call for inquiry on offshore drilling risks

Meetings this week call attention to efforts to stop the practice
Tonight, Offshore Alliance is meeting in Mahone Bay to speak about international efforts from municipalities to stop offshore drilling.

Love the way we list

Our legendary entertainment listings are changing—here's what you need to know.
Well hello there. You're a person-about-town who's working on a play/concert/one-human-show that's not so much confessional as it is semi-autobiographical, really, and if you love Fleabag you'll be totally into it.

The Bus Stop wins big at the Creative Nova Scotia Awards Gala

It's "one step closer to owning our space," the theatre co-op says.
This past Saturday (November 2), the bright, wide-open spaces of the Halifax Central Library took on a new level of glitz for the 14th annual Creative Nova Scotia Awards Gala. Artists, creators and their supporters poured through the doors.

Celebrate a winning weekend with these Sure Things

Have simply the best weekend with Sure Things like the Best of Halifax Ball, Rebecca Thomas's symphony debut, a tribute to icon Portia White and more.

Every single winner from the 25th annual Best of Halifax Readers' Choice Awards

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Ten questions with Alestorm

The Scottish kings of pirate metal on the addictive rush of Magic the Gathering and Mountain Dew.
Sailing the high seas of heavy metal since the mid-2000s, the members of Scottish band Alestorm wanna melt your face with Metallica-inspired guitars while having their tongues firmly planted in their cheeks.

Stop, pop and roll: Our favourite moments of Halifax Pop Explosion 2019

The mega music fest continues to surprise and inspire.
To call Halifax Pop Explosion a varied fest feels obvious: The venerable event has been celebrating the best of local, national and international acts for more than two decades. A peep at this year's schedule alone—which saw bluegrass-y concerts in churches slotted next to sweeping emo showcases on the city's biggest stages—belies both the breadth of experience and sound that awaits when you buy a wristband.

Sure Things, Halloweekend edition

The best costume parties and Jack-o-Lantern farewells await below.
So, you're a last-minute Halloween lover and you're trying to decide where to debut your costume. We've got your back with a roundup of the top parties in town, both tonight and over the weekend.

Charity Doucette rises and shines

How learning traditional Mi’kmaq beadwork helped an artist see the beauty in her own culture.
Shimmering opals, oceanic blues, cream white pearls; that's Charity.

Fiends finds a home on Agricola

A magical space for intentionality, self care, tarot and shopping.
Fiends 5775 Charles Street, second floor Opens Thursday, October 31

Liberals hold on to all four HRM seats in federal election

The Coast takes you to three results parties in the Halifax riding for a taste of the election night energy.
After a nearly too close for comfort six-week campaign that did little more than expose how poorly we Canadians are educated in the ins and outs of our governance system—and puff unearned wind into fringe party ideology—Halifax (and the country) gets another go at Liberal leadership. All four Liberal incumbent MPs in Halifax Regional Municipality (Andy Fillmore, Geoff Regan, Darrell Samson and Darren Fisher) were re-elected by their constituents.

Ursula Johnson rewrites the book

The lauded artist—along with translator Diane Mitchell and curator Robin Metcalfe—tells the story of her work in an ambitious, trilingual catalogue.
Award-winning artist Ursula Johnson gathered with Diane Mitchell and Robin Metcalfe last Wednesday night under dimmed lights—laughing, teasing and talking like old friends.

Review: Jeremy Dutcher and Symphony Nova Scotia float your soul in a sea of song

The Polaris-winning artist continues to change the cultural current, one live show at a time.
A spotlight beams down over two women on stools, warm blue.

The alarming links between climate, ocean and cryosphere

What happens when the ocean takes the brunt—about 90 percent—of global heating.
We’ve been dumping oil, plastic, toxic chemicals, radioactive sludge, sewage and fishing gear into the ocean for decades.

Ten questions with Dave Sampson

The Cape Breton crooner celebrates a new, Nashville-recorded EP with a few Moscow mules and maybe even a new hat.
Folk music strained through an indie-pop sieve is the signature of Nova Scotia's own Dave Sampson, who arrives at The Marquee on Oct 19 to celebrate his new album, All Types of Ways, with a hometown(-ish) show.

Nova Scotia's street check moratorium to become permanent ban

"Now we can actually walk around with our chest out and confident about ourselves. And able to just be free, free to walk."
Seven months after the release of Scot Wortley's report on street checks—which found that Black people were five to six times more likely to be street checked than their proportion of the population would predict—the province has made up its mind.

District 11 Councillor Stephen Adams says he won't be running for council again

Says he's giving such lengthy notice so others have time to plan to vy for his seat.
With plenty of deep breaths and a few sideways smiles, Stephen Adams made it through his announcement with almost no tears in City Hall Friday morning.  Adams, Halifax's longest-serving councillor, told colleagues and media that this year would be his last in politics. Adams, says he chose to make this announcement now in order to give anyone in his district—Spryfield - Sambro Loop - Prospect Road—sufficient time to plan to run in next year's municipal election, which will take place on October 17, 2020.

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