How to make the most of your <br/>New Year's Eve in Halifax

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 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

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.

All the events and festivals to liven up your fall

Including authors, speakers, sneakers, oysters, zinemakers and cosplayers.

The magical Bounty

The plus-sized pop-up thrift shop is providing a sorely needed service for local shoppers.
When Krista Kirby and Stevie Fort settle into their chairs, flowy, all-black ensembles rustling on their seats, it'd be easy to think the two were sisters.

Anti Fashion’s a treasure

You can wear a fringe suede jacket in summer and a silk Alaïa shirt in winter, you just need Andre Merlo’s new shop.
Anti Fashion 5687 West Street

Yes, Faire Child

Tabitha Osler’s soon-to-launch Faire Child Makewear is children’s wear made with recycled material.
When Tabitha Osler, NSCAD instructor and visionary behind the upcoming children's line Faire Child Makewear Limited, talks about the environment, her eyes light up: "The world is at a tipping point.

Style tips from the best in the biz

I love a Q&A as much as my collection of ties and shoes—136 and 42 respectively.

Sew, don’t shop

Erica Penton is on a mission to rock nothing but DIY duds.
Erica Penton feels as if she's in a master's program of one.

How busker Victor Rubilar got into the biz

"It has become the entire purpose of my life."
“I never thought of being a performer.

Ten things buskers want you to know

Mighty Mike spills the goods on busker etiquette in advance of this year’s fest.
Halifax Busker Festival August 2-7 Halifax waterfront

A day in the life of a busker

Sharon from Canada talks caffeine and self-starting. Hint: they go together.
Halifax Busker Festival August 2-7 Halifax waterfront

Haus of Jeckyll doesn’t hide

Drag is “a political and thoughtful process ruffling the hegemony and re-educating the masses on identity and representation” and Haus of Jeckyll does it so well.
Haus Of Jeckyll goes down the Rabbit Hole Sunday, July 23 at 9pm Menz & Mollyz Bar, 2182 Gottingen Street $10

Start your engines: RuPaul’s Drag Race takes over Halifax

With three drag queens and a trivia event, this Pride season’s really come through.
Between Halifax Pride events and clubCOUTURE's July event, a whopping THREE RuPaul's Drag Race favourites will be sashaying into town this month.

Mayworks paints a picture of worker’s rights

The festival surrounding International Workers’ Day uses art to fight for the labour movement
Mayworks Festival of Working People & The Arts various locations April 28-May 10 free-$25 (festival pass $50)

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Vol 25, No 32
January 11, 2018

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