Tom's Little Havana is re-branding

After 22 years, the bar signs off to become Sura Lounge
It might not feel that surprising to hear that Tom’s Little Havana (1535 Dresden Row) is saying goodbye.

Yeah Yeahs Pizza is coming to Halifax

If you're a Yeah Yeahs Pizza fan you're probably willing to go to the ends of the earth (or at least across the harbour) for your fix, but brilliant news—soon Haligonians won't have to. Co-owners of Dartmouth's highly addictive pizza joint, Josh Nordin and Dean Petty, have just started the renovation phase of their new location, which will call the character-filled 1663 Barrington Street (AKA the former Little Mysteries book shop, across from Stillwell and The Barrington) home later this spring.

Gucci Mane's Forum show is on sale now

The rapper is set to visit May 15.
Rapper and Spring Breakers star Gucci Mane is scheduled to perform at the Halifax Forum on May 15 with guests August Alsina, Merkules and Peter Jackson.

Green guide: All the Sure Things you need this St. Patrick's Day Weekend

From an Irish tea party to Gus' legendary St. Patty's Puketacular party to drag reviews and a Missy Elliot-themed play, here's a four-leaf clover of fun.

NSCAD faculty strike ends, classes resume

Students are happy but teachers and admin are still “so far apart.”
N SCAD's 95 faculty and librarians ended their strike on Tuesday after just over a week on the picket line.

SCIENCE MATTERS: Government should heed Unist’ot’en message

Promises aren't being kept and the consequences are dire
I visited the Unist’ot’en camp near Kitimat, BC, a year ago.

Have a funky-fresh weekend with these Sure Things

From The Sorority's epic International Women's Day show to Ria Mae at The Marquee to a screening of the powerful The Girls of Meru doc, this weekend is full of must-see shows, screenings and more.

The best International Women's Day events in Halifax

Text these plans to your #wcw
Emerging + Developing Artist Training Day A safe space workshop helping women, femme, trans and gender non-conforming artists learn how to get started or get to the next level—from social media to soundcheck to networking. Register at

The Ville Caffeine Bar opens on Sackville Street

Taking over one of the former Smiling Goat locations, the cafe offers rotating coffee roasts, buttery baked goods and fresh-to-order sandwiches
“I was done working for a boss and I wanted to do something on my own,” says Jenna Oosterholt, owner of the newly opened The Ville Caffeine Bar (5146 Sackville Street). The Ville offers a rotating bean, cycling through various roasters from around the world to provide a diverse selection of coffee.

Introducing The Coast Cannabis Sessions

Get your questions answered at this day of pot-focused education, April 6 in downtown Halifax.
The Coast always likes raising awareness around things people consume for fun, whether that’s in print—the annual Beer Guide comes out this week—or IRL with events like Burger Week, Halifax Oyster Festival and the Drink Atlantic cocktail festival. And now that recreational weed is officially on the menu, we are continuing our tradition of enjoyable education by starting an event called The Coast Cannabis Sessions.

SCIENCE MATTERS: Carbon, climate and corruption coalesce in concrete

Cementing a better future for the environment
Most of us rarely think about concrete, but it’s the foundation of modern society — from roads, buildings and bridges to the economy, political power and crime. We use more of it than anything except water.

Nominations for the 2019 Merritt Awards for theatre are out now

Eastern Front Theatre (Kamp and Half-Cracked: The Legend of Sugar Mary), Neptune Theatre (Mamma Mia and Cinderella) and Two Planks and a Passion (Animal Farm) are among the double-digit nominees for this year's Robert Merritt Awards, which celebrate excellence in Nova Scotia theatre.

Neptune Theatre launches 2019-20 season

Neptune Theatre announced its new season this afternoon, with artistic producer Jeremy Webb summing it up thusly: "This year we're celebrating more Atlantic Canadian works, talent and stories about female empowerment."

NSCAD faculty and librarians on strike

Students and labour union supporters rallied outside of NSCAD’s Granville campus today
After 18 meetings and five days of sessions with the university’s administration, NSCAD faculty and librarians are on strike.  Almost 100 students, faculty and community supporters attended a rally in support of the strike on Friday at the university’s Granville campus. 

Lights, camera, weekend!

Sure Things like a Bollywood movie night, the 2019 Halifax Black Film Festival, and an art exhibit full of forgeries and fakes make this weekend a win.

Making the case for Black spaces

Survival-mode shouldn't be the status-quo.
No, it’s not segregation.

Fire closes CHKN Chop—for now

The blaze was out in 30 minutes, but the damage is significant
CHKN Chop (6041 North Street), the north end charcoal rotisserie chicken restaurant, will be closed for an undetermined amount of time after a fire broke out on Sunday.

Common Roots Urban Farm awaits approval of their new home

City council will vote on next steps for the community garden.
It's up to city council to decide on recommendations for Common Roots Urban Farm’s relocation plans passed by the community planning and economic development standing committee. If passed, the community garden, which has called the land outside the QEII Health Sciences Centre Emergency Department home since 2012 will be broken up, with 110 of the 200 plots moving to Bi-Hi Park between the exit ramp of the 102 and Bayers Road.

Halifax activists get face-to-face apology from Trudeau

“The work starts now.”
Halifax leaders who spoke up about a racist incident at Parliament this month got their apology in a big way yesterday. 

Scott Long leaves Music Nova Scotia

The executive director departs after 10 years for the Tattoo.
Music Nova Scotia has announced that its executive director Scott Long has stepped down after a decade's tenure. "When I took the job a lot of those issues that the industry is now facing, they weren’t at the forefront at the time," says Long of the inclusion and diversity pushes in the cultural (and all) industries in recent years.

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