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Thursday, July 18, 2019

Take Pride in your weekend with these Sure Things

Posted By on Thu, Jul 18, 2019 at 10:39 AM

From the return of Wannabe: A Spice Girls Tribute to the Pride parade to the kitchen party vibes of Jesus Murphy, this weekend will be the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.

FIN Outdoor returns with another alfresco offering that's perfect for Pride's opening weekend: The Rocky Horror Picture Show. - SUBMITTED PHOTO
  • FIN Outdoor returns with another alfresco offering that's perfect for Pride's opening weekend: The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
  • Submitted photo

Family Over Fame day
Saturday
An outdoor community celebration that sees R&B royalty JRDN taking the stage—along with free haircuts, face painting and other fun on deck. Held in Uniacke Square. more deets

2019 Afrifest
Friday, Saturday, Sunday
The annual celebration of African arts and culture returns to the Halifax waterfront with master drummers from Burkina Faso, Guinea, the Ivory Coast and Senegal bringing the noise while traditional dances round out the scene. Food, art and craft vendors add to the good times. more deets

FIN Outdoor screens The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Friday
An at-dusk screening of the 1975 cult hit that'll get your pulse racing as you see Dr. Frank-N-Furter woo a vanilla couple who show up on his doorstep. Themed dress up is encouraged to this Public Gardens screening, so start sourcing some fishnet tights now. more deets

2019 Halifax Pride parade
Saturday
This year's parade ambassador is the dripping-in-finesse, Best of Halifax Readers' Choice Award-winning drag queen Elle Noir—meaning we're even more stoked than usual for the rainbow-filled march from Sackville Street to the Garrison Grounds. The parade goes from 1-3pm and lining up along Spring Garden Road is your best bet for primo views. Bonus? You can get more Elle in your life by picking up our annual Pride issue—on newsstands today—which has Ms. Noir as our cover star. more deets

This weekend is your last chance to peep a mini-retrospective of a Canadian art legend at 14 Bells. - PETER GOUGH ARTWORK
  • This weekend is your last chance to peep a mini-retrospective of a Canadian art legend at 14 Bells.
  • Peter Gough artwork

Moving
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Denise Soper unpacks the inertia of life itself with this showcase that focuses on the constant motion of our day-to-day, from driving and walking to emotional shifts. See it at Art 1274 Hollis. more deets

Collection of the artist: Peter Gough
Thursday, Friday
The internationally lauded realist painter gets a mini retrospective that acts as a masterclass in capturing—and playing with—light at 14 Bells. more deets

Ocean Treasures: Anthropocene Artifacts
Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Artist/researcher Jennifer MacLatchy documents (and mourns) our changing oceans with this Anna Leonowens Gallery showcase filled with marine debris she's gathered. more deets

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group effort
Thursday, Friday
It's your last chance to peep this Craig Gallery showcase, which sees the results of the Visual Arts Nova Scotia Mentorship Program on display. more deets

Wannabe will make you zig-a-zig-ah at Neptune this weekend. - SUBMITTED PHOTO
  • Wannabe will make you zig-a-zig-ah at Neptune this weekend.
  • Submitted photo

For All Mankind: A Music & Video Tribute to Apollo 11
Friday

The Bedford Brass Quintet invites you to relive humankind's giant leap with this sonic tribute to the moon landing that features pop hits from the 1960s and historical footage. This 50th anniversary tribute is held at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. more deets

Wannabe
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Toronto's Spice Girls tribute act has travelled the world, making sold-out audiences from Halifax to Dubai go zig-a-zig-ah. Now, the dedicated four-piece—who plots original choreography and sings instead of lip synching—returns to our city by the sea to light up Neptune Theatre with some serious girl power. more deets

Jesus Murphy summer bash
Saturday

"Fill your cup, lace up the toe tappers and get your ass down to our only summer kitchen party this year," commands the down-home-feeling, dance-floor-heating Jesus Murphy. Who are we to argue? Held at Clay West Bar & Grill. more deets

Broadway Our Way
Saturday

Participants from the 15th annual Halifax Summer Opera Festival take a break from their usual repertoire to sing their favourite Broadway hits at Lilian Piercey Concert Hall. more deets

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Thursday, July 11, 2019

Have a jazzy weekend with these Sure Things

Posted By on Thu, Jul 11, 2019 at 2:10 PM

From the opening weekend for Spryfield's new outdoor movie theatre to the Halifax Jazz Fest's return, there's so much fun under the sun (and stars) this weekend! Read on for deets.

Moonrise Movies helps you catch a chill in this summer heat, screening old-school horror flicks under the stars Friday and Saturday. - IAN SELIG PHOTO
  • Moonrise Movies helps you catch a chill in this summer heat, screening old-school horror flicks under the stars Friday and Saturday.
  • Ian Selig photo

Dartmouth at Dusk
Friday

A food, art and craft fair held outside Alderney Landing that sees you getting a taste of the local maker scene and taking in a sweet summer sunset. more deets

Strawberry Social
Saturday

Wholesome vibes abound as the Cole Harbour Heritage Farm Museum celebrates the bounty of early summer with homemade, super-sized strawberry shortcakes. Live music, lemonade and a chance to see the farm animals all equal the perfect afternoon outing. more deets

Moonrise Movies
Friday, Saturday

A totally twee and also free outdoor movie watching mecca in the heart of Spryfield arrives just in time for summer! Things kick off with a weekend of horror flicks—Night Of The Living Dead and Let The Right One In July 12 and 13 at the Spryfield Urban Farm, across the street from 75 Rockingstone Road. more deets

Lebanese Festival 2019
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Leb Fest returns for year 18, offering unmissable, authentic eats, traditional dance performances and live Lebanese music at Olympic Hall. more deets

ViewPoint Gallery's latest showcase is an homage to a Nova Scotian poet that made the everyday sound extraordinary. - ROXANNE SMITH PHOTO
  • ViewPoint Gallery's latest showcase is an homage to a Nova Scotian poet that made the everyday sound extraordinary.
  • Roxanne Smith photo

Collection of the artist: Peter Gough
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

The internationally lauded realist painter gets a mini retrospective that acts as a masterclass in capturing—and playing with—light at 14 Bells. more deets

From the Vault: Human/Nature
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
It's your last weekend to peep this assortment of photography-based works from the gallery's permanent collection, which explores the place that human nature and the natural world intersect. more deets

Glimpses of Forgotten Memories
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Elizabeth Bishop—the 1911-born poet from Great Village, Nova Scotia—wrote the sort of heart-reviving verse that made the everyday seem anything but, just like Hemingway or Woolf. Here, Kathleen Flanagan and Roxanne Smith meditate upon her verses, unpacking themes of presence, absence, memory and loss (the themes of Bishop's work) while capturing the essence of Bishop's childhood home. See 'em at ViewPoint Gallery. more deets

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Eight of Clay: Sea Worthy
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
The annual ceramic and pottery showcase by Eight of Clay returns to the historic Scott Manor House to treat your eyeballs before wrapping on Sunday eve. more deets

chik white brings some pals from Toronto to take your ears on a mind-expanding trip. - ALEX PEARSON PHOTO
  • chik white brings some pals from Toronto to take your ears on a mind-expanding trip.
  • Alex Pearson photo

Mdou Moctar w/Superfluid
Thursday

Hailing from a teensy village on the hems of the Sahara, Mdou Moctar is a singer-songwriter who strums in the style of Tuareg, becoming an underground success on the pirate mp3 networks of West Africa with his first release in the early 2000s. Since then, he's released hit record after hit record, with no two sounding alike. He arrives at The Seahorse for Halifax Jazz Festival on the wings of soft, lush-layered songs from the desert picnics of youth—where he and his pals learned to play and pen music. What could be a better soundtrack for summer? more deets

chik white w/Ilyse Krivel, Colin Fisher
Sunday
Lauded music outlets like The Quietus and Tiny Mix Tapes love the wild sound experiments of chik white (née Darcy Spidle), who uses a jaw harp to build music at once familiarly ancient and completely fresh. Inspired by dadaism, sound poetry, noise and nature (to name a few), his aim is "to conjure visceral experiences." Here, the musician shares the stage with equally avant-garde offerings—Toronto's Ilyse Krivel and Colin Fisher—to rock you hard at 1313 Hollis. more deets

Joe Murphy's Broomdusters w/Zamani, Tuesday Night Big Band, Hubtown Big Band
Sunday
The last afternoon of free Jazz Fest programming—held at the fest's waterfront stage—sees local blues mainstay Joe Murphy take a break from his Water Street Blues Band and regular stand at Your Father's Moustache for a bigger stage—and bigger party. The main event, though (well, to us at least) is the 2:30pm set by verified triple-threat producer, songwriter and singer Zamani (star of our recent OBEY Convention issue), who's sure to summon sonic magic of all sorts. more deets

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Makayla Lynn
Saturday, Sunday

Lynn's taken her early-Taylor Swift vibe to Nashville, shared the stage with the likes of Keith Urban and Carrie Underwood, gained major props from Rolling Stone and has even won awards like Music Nova Scotia's Entertainer of the Year and Best Country Artist and Best Artist Most Likely To Make It Big in the Best Of Halifax Readers' Choice Awards. Here, she shows us this summer is all hers with a stint of all-ages shows at White Point Beach where she hypes her latest single, "I'm Over You." more deets

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Friday, June 28, 2019

In the Dead of Winter takes 2020 off

The fest is "taking a step back" on its 15th year.

Posted By on Fri, Jun 28, 2019 at 2:23 PM

Toronto's Witch Prophet played the 2018 festival. - SAMUEL ENGELKING
  • Toronto's Witch Prophet played the 2018 festival.
  • SAMUEL ENGELKING

Following last month's announcement that a cease-and-desist from artist Shepard Fairey will force the OBEY Convention to change its name for 2020, comes the announcement from another small-and-tough festival, the 14-year-old In the Dead of Winter: It's taking next year off.

“It’s expensive and it’s hard to do this right now, so we’re taking a step back,” says executive director Dana Beeler matter-of-factly. Beeler took the reigns three years ago from Heather Gibson, who started it with Jenn Grant, Jill Barber and Rose Cousins as a singer-songwriter festival in 2006. Under Beeler it leaned more indie-rock and experimental.

“I don’t want to shut things down totally—I think IDOW is an important part of the Halifax music scene," says Beeler, who also leads the rock band Hello Delaware. “But with a little bit of space, for myself mostly, I can re-evaluate what IDOW can be or could be going forward. The only for-sure thing is it’s not happening this year.”

IDOW has brought the likes of Waxahatchee, Palehound, Owen Pallett, Shawn Colvin and Ani DiFranco to town across 14 Januaries.

“We kind of broke Witch Prophet here on the east coast,” says Beeler. “After she played IDOW she played every other east coast festival and is now a pretty big indie name. That’s my most prideful moment. We brought in some pretty great bands and I am really happy I got the opportunity.”

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Thursday, June 27, 2019

Make your Canada Day weekend strong and free with these Sure Things

Posted By on Thu, Jun 27, 2019 at 6:20 PM

From fireworks, to the massive free concert featuring The Sorority, to seeing an honest-to-god live sloth, we've got the goods for a great long weekend.

The FUSE Festival keeps you dancing all day long as it takes over The Oval on Canada Day. - GOVERNMENT OF NOVA SCOTIA PHOTO
  • The FUSE Festival keeps you dancing all day long as it takes over The Oval on Canada Day.
  • Government of Nova Scotia photo

Canada Day 2019 official fireworks
Monday
After A-Trak wraps what's sure to be a red-hot set this July 1, Alderney Landing keeps it lit with the annual Canada Day fireworks. The city adds that if you're not partaking in the concert but still wanna see the light show, Ferry Terminal Park is the spot for you. Get more fireworks info here. more deets

Halifax Ribfest
Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday

Carnivores, get ready! The celebration of ribs returns to the Halifax waterfront for your feasting pleasure, with barbecue legends from across the continent dishing up their best.more deets

FUSE Festival
Monday

Part of the all-day celebration of the nation happening on The Oval, this dance festival features a showcase of performers stepping in a swath of styles—and a flash mob you can move along to at 2pm. more deets

Pour/Taste
Saturday

Halifax Pride's legendary pop-up wine tasting slash all-night-rager is returning—but location details are still being kept hush-hush. What awaits you at the secret space? A drag performance by Best of Halifax Readers' Choice Award winner (and 2019 Pride ambassador) Elle Noir, tastings of wine, beer and kombucha, and the chance to dance the night away. Hop to tickethalifax.com for tix and to keep an eye on location details. more deets

If you've yet to see the National Metal Collective's celebration of female-identifying metalsmiths, this weekend is the time—as the show wraps June 30. - ANNE-SOPHIE VALLÉE ARTWORK
  • If you've yet to see the National Metal Collective's celebration of female-identifying metalsmiths, this weekend is the time—as the show wraps June 30.
  • Anne-Sophie Vallée artwork

Re-Living the Line
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Heather Crout debuts a collection of paintings that, according to the Art 1274 Hollis gallery, "captures the essence of time and place, thus evoking a sense of connectedness" in sharp lines and soft watercolours. more deets

Illuminations
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
A 15-piece travelling exhibit highlighting the contributions of Canadian women in the arts—and featuring pieces welded from heritage silver—this weekend marks your last chance to peep this metalsmith show at the Mary E. Black Gallery. more deets

Brandscapes
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
If the mark of a true artist is making you re-examine the everyday and seeing it suddenly rendered extraordinary, Jack Bishop delivers with his set of acrylic and oil paint canvases that capture industrial parks and malls. This weekend is your last to see 'em at Studio 21. more deets

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Survival of the Slowest
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
While we tend to focus on fast animals when we think of evolution, considering the speed of a cheetah more advanced than the slog of a sloth, this Discovery Centre exhibit—filled with live animals like a green iguana, two-toed sloth and a spur thigh tortoise—explores the evolutionary benefits of slowness. more deets

Partner arrives at The Seahorse to remind you how fun rock 'n' roll can be. - KATE KILLET PHOTO
  • Partner arrives at The Seahorse to remind you how fun rock 'n' roll can be.
  • Kate Killet photo

4Korners w/Karate Kactus
Saturday

4Korners—AKA the official DJ of the Toronto Raptors—helps your heart swell with true patriot love as your booty wiggles and feet shuffle on The Dome's dance floor. more deets

Canada Day 2019 concert feat A-Trak, The Sorority, Elevator, Kallitechnis, Carmen Townsend
Monday
OK, alright, A-Trak (who used to go by the name Duck Sauce) may have headliner status at this year's all-ages birthday party for the settler state, but to us, the stars of this show will always be opening act The Sorority—AKA the four-piece hip hop group from Toronto that's currently delivering the 6ix's hottest bars. In other words? Don't even dream of arriving late to Alderney Landing's outdoor stage. more deets

Partner w/Designosaur
Saturday

An early show that lets you bask in the Sackville duo's signature blend of stadium rock riffage and Tegan and Sara-style back-and-forths is the perfect way to kick off your summer. It all goes down at The Seahorse. more deets

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Lungbutter w/Glazey, Meat Substitute
Saturday

An all-ages, pay-what-you-can set at Lost & Found sees Montreal's post-punk trio Lungbutter deliver scuzzy-sweet art-rock that'll make your toes tap, head nod and heart heave. more deets
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Thursday, June 20, 2019

Here's all the best ways to spend summer's first weekend

Posted By on Thu, Jun 20, 2019 at 12:11 PM

It's the first weekend of summer (as designated by the release of our annual Hot Summer Guide—you're welcome) so you gotta make it count! We gotchu with fun like an adults-only night at the Discovery Centre, the epic Indigenous Day celebration at Zatzman Sportsplex and a screening to the unofficial follow-up of Paris Is Burning, the 2016 doc KIKI.

A two-day celebration of various Indigenous cultures arrives in Dartmouth to mark National Indigenous Day. - SUBMITTED PHOTO
  • A two-day celebration of various Indigenous cultures arrives in Dartmouth to mark National Indigenous Day.
  • Submitted photo

Discovery After Dark: Wild Things
Saturday
An adults-only night at the Discovery Centre means you don't have to feel bad for playing with the exhibits or worry you're taking away from a kid's trip to the science-focused spot. This time around, the evening focuses on the centre's latest exhibit, Survival of the Slowest, which sees a live green iguana, a two-toed sloth, a veiled chameleon and more critters chillin' in enclosures and providing a case for a more leisurely pace. An on-site cash bar adds to the fun. more deets

Mawita'jik
Friday, Saturday

"'Mawita’jik' in Mi’kmaq means 'Let us gather',” begins the Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Centre as it explains this two-day celebration of culture and connection at Zatzman Sportsplex. Traditional song, dance and drumming await—including jingle dress dancing and Inuit throat singing—in what's basically the ultimate way to mark National Indigenous Day. Vendors and cultural displays round out the awesomeness. more deets

KIKI screening
Thursday
A screening of the 2016 documentary, which follows the New York drag and voguing scenes during the era of Black Lives Matter, is held at Glitter Bean Cafe. "The film was directed by Sara Jordenö and is considered an unofficial sequel to the influential 1990 film Paris Is Burning," event organizers add. more deets

African dance workshop
Saturday
Build your repertoire with some new moves from north, east, south and central parts of the continent with this free class held at 3200 Kempt Road, Suite 202. more deets

Shelagh Duffett's gouache-looking pieces are big on whimsy. See 'em at the Chase Gallery. - SHELAGH DUFFETT ARTWORK
  • Shelagh Duffett's gouache-looking pieces are big on whimsy. See 'em at the Chase Gallery.
  • Shelagh Duffett artwork

Clifton Street group show
Thursday, Friday, Saturday
A collaborative exhibit by four artists who are also roommates, complete with furniture from their apartment, creates a shared living space vibe within The Anna. more deets

Joy and Possibility
Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Timothy Andrew McGuire and Shelagh Duffett present a collection of oil and acrylic paintings at the Chase Gallery that, as show organizers put it, "celebrates the joy of being alive and the beauty that surrounds." more deets

Develop Decay
Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Nathan Wilkinson-Zan explores how community continues to exist despite money and power in a collection of drawings of public landscapes on view at The Anna. more deets

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Atlantic: Shades of Emotions
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
The Teichert Gallery describes this collection by Asha Roznowski as "a beautiful new body of work exploring the multilayered experience of emotional perception." more deets

Abigail Lapell brings her critically adored brand of folk to Elle's Bistro. - GAELLE LEGRAND PHOTO
  • Abigail Lapell brings her critically adored brand of folk to Elle's Bistro.
  • Gaelle Legrand photo

Valerie EP release show w/Juice Girls
Thursday
The reverb-drenched dream noise of Valerie is celebrated as the band releases its EP Thin Veil alongside the shoe-gaze-y goodness of Juice Girls at The Seahorse. more deets

2019 Make Music Day
Friday
To mark the summer solstice, Alliance Française and friends are helping bring as much music as humanly possible to the streets and public places of Halifax. From the Grand Parade to the Public Gardens to Hydrostone Park, musicians of all levels and genres will wail, rip, shred and sing to mark the longest day of the year, taking part in a tradition now celebrated in over 340 cities worldwide. So take a stroll and see what there is to sing along to, in the name of summer. more deets

Abigail Lapell w/Raine Hamilton
Thursday
Canadian Folk Music Awards darling Abigail Lapell celebrates a new album full of her genre-pushing, prairie noir sound with a criss-crossing, coast-to-coast tour that lets the singer-songwriter live her collection of road-worn ballads before delivering them, shimmering, to your hungry ears at Elle's Bistro. more deets

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Alan Syliboy and The Thundermakers in concert with the Upstream Ensemble
Sunday

Renowned artist, author, activist and musician Alan Syliboy and his rain-bringing, eardrum-slapping Thundermakers partner with the improv-adoring Upstream Ensemble to deliver music that'll crack your skull open and scramble up what's inside—with Silyboy's visual art acting as the inspiration. It all goes down at The Marquee. more deets
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Monday, June 17, 2019

Barack Obama to speak in Halifax this November

You can see Michelle's husband at the Scotiabank Centre.

Posted By on Mon, Jun 17, 2019 at 12:35 PM

INSTAGRAM.COM/BARACKOBAMA SCREENSHOT
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The 44th president of the United States—best remembered for working hard to save the oceans, being restrictive towards the press, being America's first Black president (obvs) and, well, being way better at his job than Trump (double obvs)—Barack Obama is setting out on a coast-to-coast tour to talk about leadership, civic engagement and, ever on-brand, hope. It'll be happening at the Scotiabank Centre on November 13, with tix going on sale June 29. While price is TBA as of yet, we're getting our credit cards warmed up so we can bask in his presence and feel better about the world for a hot minute.

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Thursday, June 6, 2019

Drink in the weekend with these Sure Things

Posted By on Thu, Jun 6, 2019 at 1:01 PM

From the Drink Atlantic festival's celebration of local cocktail culture to big shows by R&B powerhouse Keonté Beals and art-rockers The Drug Rugs, this weekend has all sorts of fun to slurp up.

Bring your appetite for culture, music and feta-laced plates to the Halifax Greek Festival this weekend. - SUBMITTED PHOTO
  • Bring your appetite for culture, music and feta-laced plates to the Halifax Greek Festival this weekend.
  • Submitted photo

Hook, Line & Drinker: A Blender Bender
Saturday 
The crown jewel of this year's Drink Atlantic Cocktail Festival, the party to end all parties, the sipping sesh you'll wanna stick a compostable straw in, stat: This night on the town features 12 blended cocktails, 36 bartenders and the chance to dance the night away at the Halifax Seaport Farmers' Market. Which bevvie will be your favourite? more deets

The Ocean and You
Friday
A sort of one-stop-shop expo about all things ocean, this is the marquee event of Oceans Week 2019. Field experts, all-ages activities and informative displays at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic are bound to satiate your thirst for salt water stories and facts. more deets

Halifax Greek Festival
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
This year's celebration of all things Greek (the culture, the music and especially the food) will be held at 1146 Purcells Cove Road. Peep religious artifacts, take your little ones to the kid's olympics area and wear your stretchy pants to feast on souvlaki and spanakopita. more deets

Bike-In Movie
Saturday
Bike Week 2019 rolls on with this sweet celebration that sees you pedalling to The Oval to catch a flick. The movie in question? Break Away, the 1979 classic that traces the tale of a young American man who is obsessed with Italy's cycling team. more deets

CO/ADORN Art Jewellery Society delivers fine-art statement bling with its latest Craig Gallery show. - SUBMITTED PHOTO
  • CO/ADORN Art Jewellery Society delivers fine-art statement bling with its latest Craig Gallery show. 
  • Submitted photo

Jaime Angelopoulos: Oblique Choreography
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
A collection of animated, colourful sculptures by critically adored artist Jaime Angelopoulos has recently opened at the Saint Mary's University Art Gallery. Bask in the bright colours and fun vibe. more deets

BROACH/BROOCH
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
CO/ADORN Art Jewellery Society returns to the Craig Gallery, showcasing sculptural-feeling fine-art jewellery by a host of local artists. more deets

Brandscapes
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
If the mark of a true artist is making you re-examine the everyday and seeing it suddenly rendered extraordinary, Jack Bishop delivers with his set of acrylic and oil paint canvases that capture the "artificial business park landscapes" that clutter Canada—and are at once interchangeable, familiar, a sign of home and a marker of rampant consumerism. See the works at Studio 21. more deets

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Repeat
Saturday, Sunday
Jessica Wiebe, a former artillery soldier, unpacks themes swirling around gender politics, the economy and the architecture of war with figurative, repeating patterns that mimic camo. See the results at Hermes. more deets

Beloved North Preston R&B powerhouse Keonté Beals snags his first headline show this Saturday. - HASSAN E.ALMUSAWII PHOTO
  • Beloved North Preston R&B powerhouse Keonté Beals snags his first headline show this Saturday.
  • Hassan E.ALmusawii photo

Bilal Khan
Friday
The Pakistani pop star comes to Spatz Theatre to help the city celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr with a steady stream of bops. more deets

Keonté Beals w/aRENYE
Saturday
The early 2000s-influenced R&B powerhouse from North Preston just dropped a new single and is finally gracing the stage (and our ears) with his first headlining show. Here, he'll serve up a sound nodding to the likes of Whitney Houston, Destiney's Child and Usher while making you dance in your seat at The Music Room. more deets

Leanne Hoffman
Saturday
 
If you missed Hoffman's recent album release show at The Carleton, don't sleep on this Bedford house concert that sees the Lou Reed and Metric-influenced artist set fire to your ears. Get show details at patchworkhouseconcerts.camore deets

The Drug Rugs w/Calm Baretta, Superfluid
Friday
The indie rock sonic blender that is The Drug Rugs celebrates a new single with this be-boppin' Seahorse Tavern show. more deets

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Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Autumn concert announcements: Lucinda Williams and Japanese Breakfast

Williams celebrates 20 years of Car Wheels on a Gravel Road at the Cohn; Japanese Breakfast joins the HPX lineup.

Posted By on Tue, Jun 4, 2019 at 2:21 PM

Williams will make you cry live in September. - DAVID MCCLISTER
  • Williams will make you cry live in September.
  • David McClister

Even as summer's heat remains a distant memory, the crispness of fall can already be felt in a pair of excellent show announces today.

On September 15, the iconic (actually) Lucinda Williams will bring her 20th anniversary celebration of the seminal Car Wheels on a Gravel Road to the Rebecca Cohn. "The influence of Car Wheels On A Gravel Road is immeasurable," Williams' own bio accurately states, "and it is considered, much like Williams’ 1988 self-titled album, one of the cornerstones of what is now called Americana." Tickets are $65 and on sale Friday, June 7 at noon right here.

Zauner will also shake up your feelings this fall. - JOYCE JUDE
  • Zauner will also shake up your feelings this fall.
  • Joyce Jude

The Halifax Pop Explosion, which has announced Toronto punks PUP as its only headliner so far, followed that up today with an exciting addition: Michelle Zauner AKA indie-rock powerhouse Japanese Breakfast. Zauner was last in Halifax opening for Tegan & Sara at the Cohn in 2017. A limited number of HPX wristbands is on sale now; individual tickets for the October 24 show go on sale June 14 (presale June 12 via HPX's Facebook). HPX 2019 runs October 23-26.
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Thursday, May 30, 2019

Dribble and dunk into the weekend with these Sure Things

Posted By on Thu, May 30, 2019 at 4:09 PM

From an outdoor Raptors watching party to Aquakultre's epic album release show to OBEY Convention's return, this weekend is gonna be gooooooood.

Tired: Watching reality TV has-beens on Dancing With The Stars. Wired: Spinning (and pole dancing and hula-hoop-aerial-things-ing) with local stars instead. - STOO METZ PHOTO
  • Tired: Watching reality TV has-beens on Dancing With The Stars. Wired: Spinning (and pole dancing and hula-hoop-aerial-things-ing) with local stars instead.
  • Stoo Metz photo

Tidal League Block Party: NBA Finals Viewing at Rogers Square
Thursday

An epic outdoor viewing party held in Rogers Square (the outdoor space in the centre of the Convention Centre) sees Halifax creating its own take on Jurassic Park as the Raptors (hopefully) make history. Beats by Neon Dreams' DJ JO makes it even more of a party. more deets

Spinning With The Stars
Friday

The Dancing With The Stars-inspired performance returns, seeing pole and circus performers pair with Halifamous locals for jaw-dropping performances at Spatz Theatre. more deets

Cycle Through A Cathedral
Sunday

Peep the stunning gothic architecture and stained glass of the Cathedral Church of All Saints as you pedal along the guided indoor pathway at this Bike Week celebration. more deets

Zero-Waste Night Market
Sunday

As part of Oceans Week 2019, this nighttime market goes waste-free to remind us of all our trash that's winding up in bodies of salt water the world over. Held at Alexander Keith's Nova Scotia Brewery. more deets

Argyle Fine Art's latest showcase is a visual hit of Vitamin C. - NATASHA GRENKE ARTWORK
  • Argyle Fine Art's latest showcase is a visual hit of Vitamin C.
  • Natasha Grenke artwork

Here We Are Here: Black Canadian Contemporary Art
Saturday, Sunday

A stereotype-challenging, narrative-reshaping exploration of Blackness in Canada at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, with works by artists Sandra Brewster, Chantal Gibson, Sylvia D. Hamilton, Bushra Junaid, Charmaine Lurch, Esmaa Mohamoud, Michèle Pearson Clarke and Gordon Shadrach. more deets

No Artificial Flavours or Colours
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Natasha Grenke provides detail-rich depictions of your favourite vitamin-added thirst quenchers at this sweet Argyle Fine Art showcase. more deets

And 5, 6, 7, 8
Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Erin Chapman's print-and-installation-based showcase explores Obsessive Compulsive Disorder through her memories of competitive dance. "OCD causes Chapman to count continuously," the gallery adds, so here she gives the endless march of numbers a visual representation with bright patterns and kinetic screen prints. See it at The Anna. more deets

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Still Under
Saturday, Sunday
Fionnuala Reynolds' set of deep-sea-inspired canvases are leaving the walls of Hermes soon—so peep the blue-filled beauts while you can. more deets

Halifax music scene vet Leanne Hoffman finallllly releases her long-awaited solo album with a can't-miss show this weekend. - CAROLINA ANDRADE PHOTO
  • Halifax music scene vet Leanne Hoffman finallllly releases her long-awaited solo album with a can't-miss show this weekend.
  • Carolina Andrade photo

Music For a Great Space: Celebrating the Feast of the Ascension w/The Choir of All Saints Cathedral
Sunday

"The Choir of All Saints Cathedral will present a concert of masterworks composed for the great cathedrals of England and Europe to commemorate the Feast of the Ascension," show organizers offer of this sweeping set of songs directed by the Grammy-winning Paul Halley. Marking the end of the choir's current season, attendees can expect "celebratory music from Renaissance composers such as Schütz, Pachelbel, Byrd and Gibbons" and more in the history-steeped church. more deets

Leanne Hoffman album release show w/Kellie Older
Thursday
Hoffman's website bio describes her sound as a mix of Lou Reed and Metric, mentioning her long-awaited solo debut was produced by the award-winning soul and rock powerhouse Erin Costelo. Celebrate the new stack of songs at this show at The Carleton. more deets

Strange Froots w/Zamani
Friday

A chill afternoon of deep grooves awaits as Montreal's Strange Froots, the trio of female MCs exploring the Black diaspora through sound, dishes up tunes. Opening act Zamani, this week's Coast cover star and a singer-songwriter-composer who counts Solange and India.Arie as influences, rounds out the fun. Part of the Mayworks Festival and OBEY Convention, this show is held on the George Dixon Centre's Greenspace, with a rain location at the Bus Stop Theatre. more deets

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Aquakultre + Ghettosocks album release party
Friday

The D'Angelo-y Aquakultre and golden-era hip hop-influenced MC Ghettosocks are a match made in playlist heaven. Here, the semi-frequent collaborators celebrate brand new bops with an album release show that sees Black Buffalo Records on site at the Mayflower Curling Club selling wax. more deets
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Friday, May 24, 2019

Video premiere: Leanne Hoffman, "If I Leave Town"

A cold night with some cold thoughts in the the new single from What Remains.

Posted By on Fri, May 24, 2019 at 8:55 AM

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Leanne Hoffman has been out on the road in support of her solo debut What Remains, which dropped May 10—produced by Erin Costelo, it's the first release on Costelo's new label Venue Records. Today we've got the premiere of the brand-new Mirror Image Media-produced clip for "If I Leave Town," a string-laden mournful ballad, that finds her pensively walking around on a cold Halifax night.

"This song was a post-breakup collection of all the things you wonder about after a relationship ends. Specifically, will that person remember all the things we shared, will they miss me and would they notice if I left?" says Hoffman. "It felt fitting to shoot the video in the streets of the city the relationship took place in, which has also been my home for the past eight years. It’s about being afraid to be left behind, and to leave that person behind."

Hoffman gives What Remains the hometown release on May 30 at The Carleton. Tide yourself over for the next week with the new video right here.

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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

First Aid Kit cancels all summer dates, including Halifax

Noooooooo

Posted By on Tue, May 21, 2019 at 3:00 PM

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The past weekend was made long in the bad way with an announcement that First Aid Kit, AKA sisters Klara and Johanna Söderberg, have cancelled all their summer dates, included a highly anticipated Halifax Jazz Festival appearance in July.
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Thursday, May 16, 2019

Have a memorable Memorial Cup kickoff weekend with these Sure Things

Posted By on Thu, May 16, 2019 at 12:07 PM

A roller disco party, Mayworks Festival's climate change cry, Motorhead-y metal from Pale Mare and, of course, the first weekend of the Memorial Cup makes for an extra-memorable weekend.

After a year of waiting, the Memorial Cup kicks off Thursday week in Halifax, making downtown the spot to be as the Mooseheads battle for the Cup and a host of local favourites play free concerts. - DAVID CHAN PHOTO
  • After a year of waiting, the Memorial Cup kicks off Thursday week in Halifax, making downtown the spot to be as the Mooseheads battle for the Cup and a host of local favourites play free concerts.
  • David Chan photo

the effects were cumulative and i almost didn't notice
Saturday

Mayworks Festival—the fest blending arts and activism as it explores life for the working class—continues with this 250-minute piece by performer and artist Colleen MacIsaac. A meditation on climate change and human habits, you can catch snippets (or sit for the whole thing, you champ) at Glitter Bean Cafe. more deets

Memorial Cup: Prince Albert Raiders vs Halifax Mooseheads
Friday

As the Memorial Cup gets underway, this game provides a rare chance to see a west coast team while also letting you check in on the hometown effort, too. It all goes down at the Scoitabank Centre. more deets

Brundibár: A Children's Opera
Saturday, Sunday

The Halifax Theatre for Young People presents this written-for-children opera, which was penned in Prague in 1938 and performed at Jewish orphanages and concentration camps across the German occupation. The tale of children who are chased from the marketplace by a cruel organ player is billed as "light-hearted and a great opportunity to introduce children and youth of all ages to the topic of the Holocaust and racial discrimination." See it at Sir James Dunn Theatre. more deets

Coffin Skate's roller disco
Friday

An old-school roller disco par-taaay—complete with lights and a DJ—to get your spring started with peak That '70s Show vibes. An after party in the upstairs lounge of the Mayflower Curling Club keeps the good vibes rollin'. more deets

If you've yet to catch the MSVU gallery's sprawling retrospective of boundary-pushing photography by James R. Shirley, this weekend is your last chance. - JAMES R. SHIRLEY ARTWORK
  • If you've yet to catch the MSVU gallery's sprawling retrospective of boundary-pushing photography by James R. Shirley, this weekend is your last chance.
  • James R. Shirley artwork

BIGsmall
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

A smattering of works from the Saint Mary's University Art Gallery's permanent collection, this show acts as a study in contrasts, with opposing subject matters, compositions and, yup, sizes facing off on the gallery walls. more deets

James R. Shirley: Landscapes from the Soul
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

It's your last weekend to catch the Mount Saint Vincent University Art Gallery's retrospective to James R. Shirley, an artist of the ilk of photography giants like Robert Frank, who used pinhole cameras and negative tampering to create his one-of-a-kind snaps. more deets

Illuminations
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

The National Metal Collective presents this group show celebrating the contributions of Canadian women in the arts at the Mary E. Black Gallery. more deets

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Still Under
Saturday, Sunday
Fionnuala Reynolds' explorations of the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef fuel colourful canvases capturing the altered sensory experience of diving, and the otherworldly organisms living below the waves. See the show at Hermes. more deets

Imagine Motorhead slowed down and you can imagine Pale Mare, the next big thing in Canadian metal. - SAMANTHA CARCASCOLE PHOTO
  • Imagine Motorhead slowed down and you can imagine Pale Mare, the next big thing in Canadian metal.
  • Samantha Carcascole photo

Silverwigs w/Cuddlefish 3000
Thursday
Hooky pop-punk all the way from Japan, Silverwigs is doling out sonic tonic you don't wanna miss. Sharing the bill (and an upcoming split LP) is Cuddlefish, the heavy, Jawbreaker-influenced pop punk act from Georgia and Montreal. Catch the show at Radstorm. more deets

Pale Mare w/Enemy Designed, Doom Machine, Halva
Saturday
Stoner-sludge outfit Pale Mare could be called Motorhead slowed down or Sleep sped up. See it at Gus' and know you're catching a glimpse of Canadian metal's next big name. more deets

Onyx w/L'Nu Joker, CHELL, X-Plycit, It's Mackie and more
Sunday

The two remaining members of the iconic early '90s hardcore hip hop group come to eastern Canada for the first time, ready to burn your ears with fiery hot bars at The Marquee. more deets

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Sloan
Saturday

Day two of the free, open-air fest on Argyle Street that boasts a host of the city's biggest names—and, oh yeah, day two of the Memorial Cup—continues with this set by the the landmark Halifax-born band. more deets
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Thursday, May 9, 2019

Have the mother of all weekends with these Sure Things

Posted By on Thu, May 9, 2019 at 4:58 PM

Take a break from trying to comprehend camp and live it instead, with fun like an ABBA tribute band, a James Bond-themed art show and the mother of all vintage sales.

A Halifax Vintage Show helps make your Instagram-inspired interior ideas become reality with a two-day pop-up sale. - SUBMITTED PHOTO
  • A Halifax Vintage Show helps make your Instagram-inspired interior ideas become reality with a two-day pop-up sale.
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12 Tides
Friday
A swish sipping sesh celebrating Nova Scotia's signature wine (Tidal Bay, duh) marks the release of the 2018 vintage. A blind tasting bar, oysters and appetizers from six of the city's top restaurants round out the chic vibes at the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel. more deets

Open City 2019
Saturday
The best excuse to get out and wander around your neighbourhood, Open City returns with a host of local businesses offering free samples, special sales and more. Time to start exploring! more deets

A Halifax Vintage Show
Saturday, Sunday
A highly curated treasure trove of vintage goodies from a handful of local, independent sellers (Including Lady Luck Vintage, What, These Old Things?, Fireworks Gallery, Two Hearts Vintage and more) means all the wicker furniture, kitschy storage tins, retro comics, costume jewellery and glass milk dishes of your dreams may finally be in reach. Held at 1566 Barrington Street. more deets

Art and fashion show
Saturday
Met Gala who? This high-end collision of fashion-focused artwork—and art-worthy fashion—delivers a concentrated shot of couture-feeling glamour to make your pulse race. Held at 14 Bells Gallery, show organizers note it's a collaboration of women-owned businesses, with vintage fashion from Penelope's Boutique filling the runway. more deets

Emmanuel Nwogbo's love of James Bond continues as the artist showcases his digitally manipulated photos and collages at The Corridor Gallery. - EMMANUEL NWOGBO ARTWORK
  • Emmanuel Nwogbo's love of James Bond continues as the artist showcases his digitally manipulated photos and collages at The Corridor Gallery.
  • Emmanuel Nwogbo artwork

A Sense of Site
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
It's your last weekend to catch this Art Gallery of Nova Scotia show that explores site-specific works by 12 Canadian artists, including Sobey award winner Ursula Johnson. more deets

365 James Bond Characters
Thursday, Friday

After pushing himself to make more art by creating a digital collage (or illustration or photo manipulation) a day throughout 2018, the James Bond super fan Emmanuel Nwogbo celebrates the film series with his collection of campy, pop-culture-saturated works at The Corridor Gallery. more deets

James R. Shirley: Landscapes from the Soul
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Iconic New York artist James Shirley gets his due at this showing of his pinhole photographs and monotypes that are full of ragged, Robert Frank energy and raw emotion. See 'em at the Mount Saint Vincent University Art Gallery. more deets

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Admit One
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
The Khyber Window—the Khyber Centre for the Arts' street-facing installation space that's viewable 24/7 from Hollis Street—sees Halifax-based artist Jenny Yujia Shi continue to explore themes of settlement, permanence and belonging with a site-specific exhibit that "aims to visualize the precarious existence of individuals living without permanent status." more deets

Bethany Fulde's shape-shifting band shadow celebrates not one but two EPs with a show this weekend. - DAVID FULDE PHOTO
  • Bethany Fulde's shape-shifting band shadow celebrates not one but two EPs with a show this weekend.
  • David Fulde photo

Andre Fenton & Sam Wilson w/Electro Jaque Therapy
Friday

Local poetry wunderkind Andre Fenton—who has to keep reprinting his books of verse because they sell out so dang fast—partners with jazz guitarist Sam Wilson for a night of spontaneous music and words at The Khyber. more deets

shadow double EP release party w/Teleri
Saturday
Bethany Fulde and her band celebrate the long-awaited release of two EPs at this sweet showcase that highlights shadow's ever-shifting sound. It all goes down at The Seahorse. more deets

Dancing Queen
Friday

The fabulous, four-piece ABBA tribute returns to The Seahorse so you can dance, you can jive, having the time of your life. more deets

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Linda Brooks
Saturday

A Mother's Day-themed concert sees Halifax singer-songwriter Linda Brooks celebrate the nurturers in our lives—and her new album and book, ORCHESTRA IN MY GARDEN: Lessons Learned From Digging Deep. As lush as the unfurling petals of a peony, the songs are perfumed with grand piano, and Brooks will be accompanied by a full band—including a cellist—at St. Matthew's United Church. more deets
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Monday, May 6, 2019

A whole bunch of men won ECMAs

Reeny Smith, Mallory Johnson, Kilmore, Makayla Lynn, Ouroboros and Vishtèn also won

Posted By on Mon, May 6, 2019 at 10:53 AM

Smith's LP won R&B/Soul Recording of the Year.
  • Smith's LP won R&B/Soul Recording of the Year.

The remaining 2019 East Coast Music Awards were handed out last night in Charlottetown, after an initial round on Thursday. There were only three repeat winners amongst the multiple nominees—North Preston's Reeny Smith, Enfield native Classified and Toronto resident Jeremy Dutcher—which is always nice (sweeps are boring).

Album of the Year
Classified, Tomorrow Could Be The Day Things Change

Blues Recording of the Year
Myles Goodwyn and Friends of the Blues, Myles Goodwyn and Friends of the Blues

Bucky Adams Memorial Award
Reeny Smith

Classical Composition of the Year
Charke-Cormier Duo, "Ex Tempore"

Classical Recording of the Year
Duo Concertante, Perfect Light

Contemporary Roots Recording of the Year
Jeremy Dutcher, Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa

Country Recording of the Year
Mallory Johnson, Mallory Johnson

Dance Recording of the Year
PINEO & LOEB, Bump In The Road

Electronic Recording of the Year
Denique, Shape 1

Enregistrement francophone de l’année
Les Hôtesses d’Hilaire, Viens avec moi

Fans’ Choice Entertainer of the Year
The Barra MacNeils

Fans’ Choice Video of the Year
Makayla Lynn, "Joyride" (Director: Scott Simpson)

Folk Recording of the Year
Gunning & Cormier, Two

Gaelic Artist of the Year
Kyle MacDonald

Group Recording of the Year
Les Hôtesses d’Hilaire, Viens avec moi

Indigenous Artist of the Year
Jeremy Dutcher

Inspirational Recording of the Year
Paul Brace, Liars & Actors

Instrumental Recording of the Year
Richard Wood, Unbroken

Jazz Recording of the Year
Ouroboros, Kitchuses

Loud Recording of the Year
Kilmore, Call Of The Void

Pop Recording of the Year
Paper Lions, At Long Creek II

R&B/Soul Recording of the Year
Reeny Smith, WWIII: Strength. Courage. Love.

Rap/Hip-Hop Recording of the Year
Classified, Tomorrow Could Be The Day Things Change

Rising Star Recording of the Year
Jeremy Dutcher, Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa

Rock Recording of the Year
Postdata, Let’s Be Wilderness

Roots/Traditional Recording of the Year
Vishtèn, Horizons

Solo Recording of the Year
Classified, Tomorrow Could Be The Day Things Change

Song of the Year
The East Pointers, "Two Weeks" (Producer: Gordie Sampson)

Songwriter of the Year
Ben Caplan
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Thursday, May 2, 2019

Walk into the weekend with these Sure Things

Posted By on Thu, May 2, 2019 at 4:44 PM

Good times like the annual Jane's Walk celebration, a Metric/July Talk Big Ticket show and the Halifax Crafters spring market await.

Lauded artist Raven Davis sparked national conversations with their July 2017 Khyber exhibit The De-Celebration of Canada 150. This Thursday, they discuss their practice and unveil a new work at a bound-to-be-packed artist's talk. - SUBMITTED PHOTO
  • Lauded artist Raven Davis sparked national conversations with their July 2017 Khyber exhibit The De-Celebration of Canada 150. This Thursday, they discuss their practice and unveil a new work at a bound-to-be-packed artist's talk.
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Halifax Crafters Society Spring Market
Saturday, Sunday

The seasonal sale celebrating local makers returns to get you geared up with artisanal snacks, self-care supplies, homewares and more. Held at Olympic Community Hall. more deets

Jane's Walk: Where the water was
Sunday

Departing from the water fountain in the north Common, this Jane's Walk (a citizen-led neighbourhood tour in honour of walkable cities advocate Jane Jacobs) traces lost waterways in Halifax, with walk organizers asking: "Did you know that the Halifax Commons used to be a swamp? Or that a babbling brook used to run through the middle of the South End? Most of the peninsula's wetlands and waterways of are lost or buried, but their legacy remains in the city's spongy soils and flooded basements." more deets

Artist Talk w/Raven Davis
Thursday

Head to the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia's Windsor Foundation Lecture Theatre for this talk, part of a series celebrating the Centre For Art Tapes' 40th anniversary. Here, multidisciplinary artist Raven Davis (best known for their defibrillator to our national conscious, the Khyber gallery show The De-Celebration of Canada 150) discusses narratives of race, gender, colonization and more while presenting a work that responds to a decade of CFAT's history. more deets

Game over, Cancer
Sunday

Atlantic Canada's largest console gaming fundraiser sees video game virtuosos put their controllers to use for a good cause. Register at gameovercancer.ca—or swing by the Dalhousie Student Union Building to check out the free play area, packed with over 1,000 games. more deets

Are they photographs or incredibly detailed paper sculptures? These works by Amy Ordoveza at Argyle Fine Art will fool you—they're really paintings. - AMY ORDOVEZA ARTWORK
  • Are they photographs or incredibly detailed paper sculptures? These works by Amy Ordoveza at Argyle Fine Art will fool you—they're really paintings.
  • Amy Ordoveza artwork

The Captive Rain Forest
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Ford Doolittle recently visited the Biosphere 2, an enclosure in Arizona which set out in the early '90s to prove it's possible for plants to completely self-sustain in a three-acre enclosure. Here, at ViewPoint Gallery, the results are shared—but believe they aren't just any collection of vacation snaps: "Now the site of research and a tourist destination, [the] 20,000 square foot rain forest biome looks very much like it is trying to escape from the enclosing glass, unaware that it would soon perish in the surrounding Sonoran Desert," Doolittle's artist's statement says. "I took many pictures of leaves desperately plastered against the windows and will show some of them." more deets

Recollected in Tranquility
Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Amy Ordoveza's gouache paintings are so lifelike, they could almost be mistaken for paper sculptures or photographs. Get up close to the juicy details and 3D qualities at this Argyle Fine Art showcase. more deets

Rag & Bone
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Genny Killin unveils a collection of sculptural works at the Craig Gallery that, according to the gallery, were borne from "being on the land, the Victorian display of curiosities, and the idea of artifact." The result? Large, abstract pieces that mimic fragments found in nature (think bone, rock and trash), displayed as relics would be. more deets

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Salvador Dali, a suite of prints
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

The dandy of dadaism and sultan of surrealism, there is no comparison to Dali. Here, at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, his later work—widely influenced by the Italian Renaissance and the Catholic Church—provides a rare glimpse into the post-melting-clock years. more deets

This Thursday night is the lineup of your Can-rock dreams as Metric (pictured) and July Talk share a show at the Scotiabank Centre. - JUSTIN BROADBENT PHOTO
  • This Thursday night is the lineup of your Can-rock dreams as Metric (pictured) and July Talk share a show at the Scotiabank Centre.
  • Justin Broadbent photo

Colette w/DJ Heather
Friday
The two matriarchs of house music reunite on this, the 10-year anniversary of their first tour, to remind you why Chicago still does it better. See for yourself at The Seahorse. more deets

Metric w/July Talk, Murray A. Lightburn
Thursday
In a match made in playlist heaven, two of Can-rock's best acts du jour are teaming up for a show that'll have you pounding your fists, stamping your feet and screaming your lungs out: Yep, it's art-rocker Metric and salty-sweet July Talk sharing a bill at the Scotiabank Centre. more deets

Evergreen Concert Series Vol. 2: Mama's Broke
Friday

The bluesy-folk duo delivers a blend of Celtic, Balkan and doom metal influences for your toe-tapping pleasure at the Dartmouth Heritage Museum. more deets

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Jennifer Holub & The Erratics w/Helen & Lucy
Sunday

Jennifer Holub and her backing band, The Erratics, scream into town to celebrate her second album, which show organizers describe as "a hawkish condemnation of society’s place for women, and an urgent call to rouse from it." Sonically, it blends Feist-style softly sung choruses with brash guitar riffs that act like hot sauce on your eardrums. The result? Addictive, crunchy songs that stay stuck in your head. Catch it at Menz. more deets
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Sure Thing Events

  • Wannabe @ Neptune Theatre Scotiabank Stage

    • Through July 21
  • Burnt Black @ The Seahorse Tavern

    • Sat., July 27, 8 p.m. $15
  • Rich Aucoin @ Shore Club

    • Fri., Aug. 9, 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m. $20

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