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Drink in the weekend with these Sure Things 

This weekend, the Drink Atlantic Festival raises a glass to local cocktail culture, Oceans Week wraps with a beach cleanup, HIFF debuts a can’t-miss film shot on Cape Breton and there's so much more going on.

Jacquelyn Mills filmed her Halifax Independent Filmmakers Festival pick In The Waves over several years as a one-woman crew. - SUBMITTED FILM STILL
  • Jacquelyn Mills filmed her Halifax Independent Filmmakers Festival pick In The Waves over several years as a one-woman crew.
  • Submitted film still

McNab's Island Beach Cleanup
Sunday
The longest-running beach cleanup in the Maritimes, the annual McNab's cleanup has gathered nearly 13,000 bags of garbage and recyclables from the island's shorelines. Pitch in as part of Oceans Week and register for the event, which departs from Murphy's Cable Wharf, outside of Murphy's Restaurant on the waterfront, on mcnabsisland.ca/events. more deets

Hydrostone Haul
Saturday
Described by organizers as a "dynamic, festive, multi-street yard sale, created in the tradition of other huge neighbourhood sales across the country," this sweet sale is a perfect way to score some finds. more deets

In The Waves screening
Thursday
Day two of the Halifax Independent Filmmakers Fest kicks off with a screening of Jacquelyn Mills’ impressionistic documentary depicting the life of her grandmother Joan in a small coastal village on Cape Breton Island. Shot over several years with a one-woman film crew, it's an intimate portrait of grief and solace. See it at Neptune's Scotiabank Theatre. more deets

Croquet & Cocktails
Saturday
Drink Atlantic, The Coast's celebration of cocktail culture on the east coast, takes a bow with this epic evening of croquet and cocktails hosted by Hendrick’s Gin National Brand Ambassador Alvin Ramchurn. Two signature bevvies are included in your ticket price, plus each round of croquet gets you a Hendrick’s-and-tonic creation of your choice. Location details revealed with ticket purchase, croquet dress encouraged. more deets

Emma Allain attempts to re-create her lost French-English dictionary at the Port Loggia Gallery. - EMMA ALLAIN ARTWORK
  • Emma Allain attempts to re-create her lost French-English dictionary at the Port Loggia Gallery.
  • Emma Allain artwork

Lost Dictionary/Dictionnaire Perdu
Thursday, Friday, Saturday
When Emma Allain's irreplaceable Larousse French-English dictionary—and three replicas—were lost or stolen this past February at the NSCAD port campus's Port Loggia gallery, the artist found material instead: Over a 12-day period, Allain will be stationed in the Port Loggia, attempting to replace the original reference by making new versions of her Larousse. more deets

Mad Expectations: An Homage to Monet
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Artist Karl MacKeeman pays respects to the king of impressionism with a host of water lily paintings. See them at Lion & Bright. more deets

Germinations
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
The Dart Gallery describes its latest exhibit, a show by Rhonda Barrett, best: "a new collection of ideas grown from the seeds of hand-cut collage, ink and acrylic, nurtured with an appreciation of Ikebana (Japanese paper arts and flower arrangement)." more deets

RANDY ENGELBERG
  • Randy Engelberg
Colour Kerfuffle
Thursday, Friday
A small retrospective of process-oriented abstract painting by Randy Engelberg celebrates the artist's non-objective, hard edged, bursting-with-colour style at the Corridor Gallery. more deets

Matt Steele and The Corvette Sunset drop new wax at The Seahorse. - SUBMITTED PHOTO
  • Matt Steele and The Corvette Sunset drop new wax at The Seahorse.
  • Submitted photo

PANDA
Friday
A night of Afrobeats, Afrotrap, Afrohouse and Afrofutirism with DJ KVZI and DJ Fadzwa at The Khyber. more deets

Matt Steele and the Corvette Sunset album release show w/The Kents, Lazeez
Thursday
Indie rock darling Matt Steele—described as "one part Elvis Costello, one part Marlon Brando"—celebrates some new tunes with this fire-hot Seahorse Tavern show. more deets

Scotia Festival of Music Gala
Sunday
Johannes Debus conducts the closing show for the Scotia Festival of Music at the Sir James Dunn theatre, as works by Bach, Bartok and Philip Glass are performed. more deets

FACEBOOK SCREENSHOT
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Sorry w/Stabbing Joy, Chet Martel, Fungus
Friday
PEI's Sorrey describes itself as "an unapologetic reminder of how the heart pulses strongly during our fading romances," performing dreamy shoegaze pop. more deets

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