State of the arts

Why did it take a global pandemic for us to start seriously talking about cultural funding?
Why do you live in Halifax?

Going out this weekend? Read this first

Many events are being cancelled and postponed in the wake of COVID-19 concerns.
Hours ago, Nova Scotia's chief medical officer Robert Strang said at a press conference that while there's no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the province yet, he expects the virus will arrive here eventually. In the meantime, he urges that public gatherings must be kept to a maximum of 150 people.

Take a look at HFX Wanderers FC's new kits for the 2020 season

A trip to Italy, an anthem waveform and blue, because, the ocean.
Nothing screams "Halifax" like wearing a jersey with a literal waveform of "Barret's Privateers" across the front—and HFX Wanderers FC's new jerseys do it well.

First look: Egyptian Mummies and Eternal Life

Take a trip to ancient Egypt thanks to the new, world-travelling exhibit at the Museum of Natural History.
Egyptian Mummies and Eternal Life Feb 22-Jun 21, Museum of Natural History, 1747 Summer Street

Pardis Parker tells us a good one

The comic finishes a huge North American tour with two hometown shows stuffed with new material.
Pardis Parker w/Cathy Jones The Carleton, Fri Jan 17 and Sun Jan 19, 7pm, 1685 Argyle Street, $15/$12.50

Chris Locke's key to comedy

Canada's absurdist comic king hits Halifax for a double bill.
Chris Locke is a stand-up comedian, writer and actor based in Toronto.

Hal-Con, a homecoming

Why one local cosplayer says the yearly convention helped her become her truest self.
Kristina Gillis has come a long way since her first Hal-Con three years ago.

Catherine Robertson keeps it real

The local comedy mainstay talks inspiration and stage readiness.
Catherine Robertson's Comedy Hour Wednesdays, 8:30pm Bearly's, 1269 Barrington Street

Zomblet apocalypse

A halloween-y take on Hamlet means something is rotting in the state of Denmark.
Zomblet Oct 24-25, 8pm; Oct 26-27, 2pm & 8pm The Bus Stop Theatre 2203 Gottingen Street $15-$30

Elizabeth Gilbert says relax

Highly quotable advice from the author and self-help guru in advance of her Halifax appearance.
Soul Tribe Live Fri Oct 11-Sat Oct 12 Halifax Convention Centre 1650 Argyle Street $65-$490

Travis Lindsay is taking off

On the eve of his big Yuk Yuk’s gig, the comic talks confidence and public bathrooms.
Travis Lindsay Thu Sep 26, Sat Sep 28 Yuk Yuk's, 1181 Hollis Street, 8pm $12.18

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Award-winning comedian Tom Hearn tells us a joke

In advance of a live sketch and drag performance this weekend, Hearn helps you laugh it off.
Aug 16-17, 9pm Menz & Mollyz Bar, 2182 Gottingen Street $10/$12

REVIEW: Pardis Parker re-prioritizes your life at The Haviland Club in Charlottetown

The Halifax-born comic clears your skin, fixes your credit and gets your to-do list in shape with a rich, relatable live set that's part of his latest national tour.
The last time Pardis Parker visited PEI was 25 years ago, when he helped his grandfather—who was living there at the time—collect milk for making yogurt.

Comic Travis Lindsay makes us LOL

The local laugh-getter shares a joke in advance of the 10th Annual Natal Day Comedy Night.
Natal Day Comedy GALA

In Print This Week

Vol 27, No 43
March 19, 2020

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