Bring Halifax culture home with The Coast's arts streaming guide May 4-10

What to watch this week for social connection with physical distance.

Triple-threat Zamani is cooler *and more prolific* than you. Sit in awe on Thursday night. - CAROLINA ANDRADE PHOTO
Triple-threat Zamani is cooler *and more prolific* than you. Sit in awe on Thursday night.

Monday, May 4

Campbell Woods

Fresh folk for your ears at 4pm via Facebook Live.

Trivia for Shut-ins

Halifax trivia hosts-about-town Jason Dorey and Andrew Evans have shifted their popular triv game from pubs like Durty Nelly's, the Lion's Head and The Fickle Frog, to a Facebook livestream. Three 20-question rounds will challenge, amuse and delight, and with no prizes on the line, you won't even mind missing a few answers. The stream opens every Monday at 7pm, first question at 7:30.

Tuesday, May 5

Kristen Martell

The singer-songwriter who's work is the aural answer to liquid sunshine keeps up her house show streak with another Tuesday night tune-fest. Hit up Facebook or Instagram at 10pm to follow along and bliss out.

The Big Sing: Mayworks Edition

The festival celebrating working people and the arts has combined forces with the beloved all-levels pop chorus to help you sing it out as COVID-19 continues. The tunes in question? CCR's "Proud Mary" and Wilson Phillips' "Hold On," being sung together on both Facebook and Instagram at 7pm. Get more info about Mayworks' 2020 all-digital fest here and learn more about The Big Sing here.

Wednesday, May 6

Tim Baker

The former Hey Rosetta! frontperson is steadily building his own musical legacy and, in a move showing how far his solo career has grown, he'll be hopping on total GOAT Jenn Grant's Instagram and Facebook to do a live show at 6pm.

JP Cormier

Missing seeing the guitar god do his thing from a downtown Halifax stage? This'll be pretty close to the same thing. The noodling begins at 9pm on Youtube.

Thursday, May 7

Owen Meany's Batting Stance

Literary folk at its best, OMBS is known for its banter-y live sets. We can't wait to see how it transfers the experience to your phone—but we know it'll be great.  Catch it at 6pm on Instagram Live and get to know the band here.

Jody Upshaw w/Zamani

A double dose of R&B-fuelled girl power awaits as two of the city's brightest young talents take turns crushing the mic. It kicks off at 7pm via the African Nova Scotian Music Association's Facebook page. (Not familiar with this, the most dynamic of duos? Read about Zamani and Upshaw already!)

David Myles

The Halifax-based crooner is back—this time, with a set of romantic songs as smooth as silk sheets. Hear 'em first at this album release show (held at 9pm via Youtube) and then send one to your crush with the line "there's no social distance between your heart and mine" and prepare for a zoom romance like no other.

Torquil Campbell

The Stars and Broken Social Scene frontperson offers an evening of song, stories and general strangeness via The wild ride kicks off at 10pm.

Friday May 8

Adam Baldwin

Your weekly date with Dartmouth's Americana mainstay is a COVID tradition at this point and that's sort of beautiful, no? It continues at 9pm via Youtube.

Dave Sampson

The Cape Breton king with a dash of Nashville in his sound gives a showcase at 9pm via Facebook Live. Don't know Sampson? Get introduced as he answers our questionnaire, Ten questions with... 

James Jones of RedPath Talent

A blend of traditional Indigenous dances and hip hop inspired moves, Jones reminds us what moving poetry looks like at 10pm via Facebook Live.


The R&B act that's about to pop off on the national stage celebrates the release of its long-awaited debut LP, Legacy, with this socially distant take on an album release show. It's also a hot wing challenge so order an extra bottle of hot sauce in your next grocery run, ya dig? It all goes down on Instagram at 6pm.

Saturday, May 9

Alan Syliboy & The Thundermakers

The culturally-rich, immersive rock of Syliboy and his Thundermakers will take you to a higher plane. Let it. The show goes on at 7pm via Facebook Live.

Matt Mays

If you wanna drink up the fresh air feeling while not being able to get out all that much, Mays is your man—he's the only one besides Tom Petty who can make you feel like you're driving with the top down, full-blast when you're actually just sitting still. Catch the vibes on Youtube at 9pm.

Sunday, May 10

Christina Martin

Fresh off the release of a new, live version of her award-winning 2018 record Impossible To Hold, Martin keeps reminding us of the magic living in live music.  Get enchanted as she performs via Facebook Live at 4pm.

Jill Barber

The silver-throated singer wants to shout-out the mother figures in your life with a special Mother's Day themed show, happening at 4pm via


Throwing a virtual art event or hosting an online concert? Email it to The Coast so we can add it to the Halifax streaming guide.

About The Author

Morgan Mullin

Morgan is the Arts & Entertainment Editor at The Coast, where she writes about everything from what to see and do around Halifax to profiles of the city’s creative class to larger cultural pieces. She’s been with The Coast since 2016.

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