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The Bridge’s community connections

Shauntay Grant puts the Black Nova Scotian experience on stage this week as playwright of 2b theatre’s latest production.
Shauntay Grant's words are thoroughly embedded in Nova Scotia's cultural fabric: She is Halifax 's third poet laureate; the author of children's literature including last year's picture book Africville, a 2018 Governor General's Literary Award nominee; she's taken her work all over the country and the world to competitions and literary festivals.

Five Nerdy Things You Can Do at Hal-Con This Year

(We know, they’re all nerdy things.)
Hal-Con October 26-28 Halifax Convention Centre 1650 Argyle Street free-$125 hal-con.com

Keeping it casual at Atlantic Fashion Week

The impact and influence of streetwear is evident at AFW where local lines BZLY, Tücy and CELLOPXNE keep it chill on the catwalk.
Atlantic Fashion Week Oct 18-20 350 Horseshoe Lake Drive tickethalifax.com If fashion is a pendulum swinging between extremes, it’s clearly taken a break from ricocheting between hemlines and waist heights to lean hard in a new direction—away from dressing up and into casual clothing.

From Paris with love, Lore Collective

The Dalhousie-born line comes home fresh off a trip to Paris Fashion Week.
AFW’s Opening Showcase Thursday, October 18 350 Horseshoe Lake Drive 7pm, $25, tickethalifax.com Spending a little too much time sewing, and a little less time hitting the books worked out for former Dalhousie English student Kristen Reid.

Three can’t-miss collections from Atlantic Fashion Week

Talk about lewks
As Atlantic Fashion Week begins its annual sartorial shakeup, inspiration abounds with designers from across Nova Scotia and beyond bringing everything from statement-making streetwear to pop-art-y cocktail wear to the catwalk.

Enter sandcastle: celebrating 40 years of Clam Harbour's annual competition

For decades Haligonians have been building castles in the sand in the name of art and friendly competition.
Clam Harbour Sandcastle Competition Clam Harbour Beach, 158 Beach Road Sunday, August 12 9am-6pm It all started with $200 and a beach.

Nova Multifest does it for the culture

New single-day festival shines a light on the province’s rich and diverse cultural makeup.
Nova Multifest Saturday, July 28, 10am-8pm Alderney Landing, 2 Ochterloney Street, Dartmouth free multifestns.ca

Coast 25: EST. 1993

These venerable arts organizations are also celebrating their 25th years.
SHAKESPEARE BY THE SEA "My first visit to Point Pleasant Park, I saw the Cambridge Battery and then the Fort Ogilvie and thought, ‘Wow, these are great places.

Coast 25: The truth is out there

The Coast is not out to get you
One thousand one hundred and fifty-seven issues leave a lot of lines for readers to read between. Are Coast writers actually a bunch of left-leaning, pot-smoking, Green-voting, indie-rock-lovers?

The fabric of Weaves

The Toronto quartet, fuelled by its excellent second LP Wide Open, is now close enough to feel like “one human being.”
Weaves w/Chudi Harris, Like a Motorcycle Thursday, May 17, 9pm The Seahorse Tavern 2037 Gottingen Street $10

Good morning, and good luck

After 42 years, more than 70,000 interviews and nearly as many taxi rides, Don Connolly will sign off for the last time this week. As his “season of cake” winds down, he looks back on four decades of hosting Information Morning.
Don Connolly's last Information Morning Friday, January 26, 5:55-8:37am Cunard Centre, 961 Marginal Road or hear it on CBC Radio, 90.5FM Don Connolly still remembers his worst interview of all time: Frank Zappa.

After the Don

Five possible candidates to be the new host of Information Morning.
A new parlour game launched in late November when Don Connolly announced his retirement. “Who’s going to be the new Information Morning host?” is based on the premise that CBC has one chance to get this right, as precedent tells us the person filling Connolly’s chair could be a public face of the corporation for decades. 

How to make the most of your
New Year's Eve in Halifax

...And how to recover the morning after.
Now that this garbage heap of a year is coming to an end—OK, enough negativity—it's time to get our party on. Trust us, there's plenty going on around Halifax on New Year's Eve.

Wannabe makes it last forever

Halifax really, really wants the Spice Girls tribute band, girl-powering into the Marquee this weekend. But the throwbacks don’t stop there: What’s the deal with the nostalgia blitz?
Wannabe: The Spice Girls Tribute Band Saturday, November 25, 8pm The Marquee Ballroom 2037 Gottingen Street tickethalifax.com There's a scene in Spice World—the 1997 musical that would come to be the high water mark in the Spice Girls' saturation of pop culture—where Sporty, Ginger, Scary, Posh and Baby crowd at a forest's edge, watching a silver UFO descend into a clearing in a cloud of smoke.

The noise-rock dynamics of Botfly

The Halifax trio let the best ideas win on its debut LP, which is still heavy but intriguingly listenable.
Botfly w/Vulva Culture (solo) Dark Sky Parks, Die Hexe Thursday, September 28, 7pm Plan B Merchants' Co-op 2180 Gottingen Street $5, all ages

The Lifeblood of Pineo & Loeb

The EDM duo goes all in on its debut album, out September 29.
Lifeblood Friday, September 29 pineoandloeb.com

Kiss a Frog’s cos and effect

Alicia Renaé is promoting body positivity at Hal-Con via Kiss a Frog Cosplay.
One would think that nerds would be the most welcoming of people, however, when we get into the realm of cosplay things can take an ugly turn.

X man, Mitch Pileggi

Quit dreaming about The X-Files’ 11th season and see Walter Skinner himself at Hal-Con.
T wo things about Walter Skinner on The X-Files stand above the rest: He was the badass of all badasses; and Scully kissed him.

100 years of the Halifax Explosion

The definitive guide to events of the centennial commemoration

Prismatic Arts Festival at a glance

Our full events listings for the Prismatic Arts Festival, happening September 14-23

Prismatic shines

Prismatic Arts Festival brings dozens of exciting multidisciplinary art events to the city, and there’s no other festival quite like it.

In Print This Week

Vol 26, No 38
February 14, 2019

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