Heat up your weekend with these Sure Things

Banish January blahs with an epic, one-person dance show all the way from Norway; BA Johnston's weirdo rock at Gus’ Pub; the return of the Nova Scotia Mass Choir's annual MLK tribute; and more. Thrill to 12 Sure Things below.

Forget about commuter rail

Here's a better way to improve HRM's transportation needs.
Won over by the irresistible romance of railway?

SHOP THIS: East Coast Wedding Planner

Elegant Productions teams up with Nimbus Publishing to print its very own East Coast Wedding Planner
If you had a merry little holiday engagement and now everyone keeps asking you "when's the big day?," the local nuptial experts are here to keep your head from spinning into oblivion.

Audrey Flanders’ growth mindset

Dartmouth’s new tropical shop has its eyes on the green thumbs.
A few days before Christmas, Audrey's Little Shop of Plants (104 Portland Street, the former home of Bodega Boutique)—a sweet spot for tropical plants and expert advice on keeping them alive—bloomed in downtown Dartmouth.

Def Leppard announces summer show in Halifax

Get ready to pour some sugar on July 12.
The 1980s glam metal mainstay Def Leppard arrives straight from your #tbt playlist onto the Scotiabank Centre stage this summer, playing Halifax on July 12 as part of a string of Maritime gigs.

Thank you, next: The Coast's Sex & Dating Survey

Don't ghost on this questionnaire.
It's time once again for The Coast’s annual Sex & Dating survey.

Totem poles and online threats

None of my writings has resulted in violent threats quite like my comment on NHL imagery.
In 2017, I wrote a poem called “What Good Canadians Do” for the Canada 150 events that were held on the Halifax Common.

Erin Costelo doc airs Saturday on CBC

The making of Sweet Marie was directed by Amelia Curran.
Sink into winter Saturday afternoon with a look behind the scenes of one of 2018's best local albums, Erin Costelo's Sweet Marie. Directed by Newfoundland songwriter/legend Amelia Curran, it covers the 10 days Costelo and her band spent in a very nice rural Nova Scotia house.

Start 2019 right with these Sure Things

If your 2019 resolutions include having more fun and leaving the couch behind, seek out events like this weekend's improv-music-rich Open Waters festival or Cinderella at Neptune and watch your glow-up begin.

Shop this: Sunday Rose Handmade

The south-shore-made skincare line is organic, cruelty-free and plant-based
Jaana Kujala knows a lot about putting your best face forward.

Speeds remain steady on Gottingen

Controversial bus lane doesn’t appear to have impacted driver speeds, despite the fears of local business owners.
Average traffic speeds on Gottingen remain the same, and are even a tiny bit slower, now that HRM has installed the street's much-discussed bus lane.

New year, new Ristorante aMano

Our readers’ choice for Best Pasta and Best Italian food is going into hibernation for a quick minute.

Taking care of business: 2018's standout openings and closings

A highlight reel of small biz news
A year isn’t a year until you start making lists, checking ’em twice and remembering all of the good, bad and ugly things that came together to make and/or break it. In the world of local business, we saw lots of growth—especially in Dartmouth and north end Halifax—dealt with some really bad bosses and thanked god the old Oxford Theatre hasn’t been knocked over, yet.

Alternative Christmas plans

Some ideas for how to spend your holidays when everyone else in town is busy with family.
Ah, the holidays.

26 for 25: Holiday special

Looking back at 2018 with Allison Saunders and Stephanie Johns.
Just in time for the holidays, we’re back for one last special episode of 26 for 25. Past audience favourites Stephanie Johns and Allison Saunders join Tara and Jacob for a boozy reflection on the year 2018 in the city of Halifax.

Support the artists that create your fantasies

Porn can be deviant and still be ethical. That starts with paying performers.
You’re probably a thief. If you’re not a thief, you have knowingly benefited from the work of another thief.

Make your New Year's Eve the GOAT with these Sure Things

We know it’s early, but this is the time of year that party animals and early birds are equally on-the-ball, so we’re here to help you plan the most epic New Year’s Eve ever. From country star Brett Kissel at the casino to Neon Dreams' Dome party to fam-focused time at The Oval, here are the hottest tickets to help you say thank u, next year.

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