First look: <i>Egyptian Mummies and Eternal Life</i>

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

Constellate’s group dynamics

The reading series wants to create and support community.
Constellate: "Form or cause to form into a cluster or group; gather together."

Visit with The Realistic Joneses

KAZAN CO-OP's production of Will Eno's comedic drama hilariously plods through everyday life, just hoping to connect.
I n the odd and moving The Realistic Joneses, on until this weekend at the Park Place Theatre, one married couple moves in next door to another.

Why getting a hobby is a perfect form of punk rock rebellion

For a life less monetized, you can fight burnout and the demands of capitalism by spending time on yourself.
S ometimes the pulse of a moment is best tracked not in books or headlines or even philosophy, but a snippet of song lyrics that, looking back, tell more than any diary entry ever could have.

Reclaiming your time

Find the fun in being distinctly mediocre with one of these amateur-friendly, all-levels activities that’ll help give you a life outside of your job.
Maybe you read our feature on the serious benefits of getting a hobby. Or perhaps you just wandered by.

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Vol 27, No 39
February 20, 2020

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