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Fall Arts Calendar 2018: Fests, Talks + Films 

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SEPTEMBER

Flamenco Night with Virginia Castro Duràn While The Atlantic Flamenco Festival gives you a host of chances to fall for the Spanish stepping style, featuring Virginia Castro Durán, famed Spanish flamenco dancer, bringing her signature mix of stomping feet and coiling wrists to Halifax. The Seahorse Tavern, 2037 Gottingen Street, Thu Sep 27, 8pm, $24

HALIFAX 48-HOUR FILM PROJECT SCREENING Members in the 48 hour film project (which sees filmmakers create a short from scratch in two days) see their finalized flicks shown at this screening. Halifax Central Library, 5440 Spring Garden Road, Thu Sep 27, 6:30-8:30pm, $10

ALMOST WORTHWHILE PREMIERE SCREENING It's the debut of the documentary about all-ages music venue The Pavilion. Bella Rose Arts Centre, 283 Thomas Raddall Drive, Fri Sep 28, 6pm

UNPACKING THE LIVING ROOM ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION El Jones, Sherry Pictou, Lynn Jones and Gloria Ann Wesley helm this discussion on colonialism and environmental racism in Halifax. Mount Saint Vincent University Art Gallery, 166 Bedford Highway, Sat Sep 29, 3-4:30pm

UNPACKING THE LIVING ROOM WORKSHOP W/CARRIE ALLISON Artist Carrie Allison, who specializes in traditional Indigenous beading, introduces guests to the foundations of the medium. Mount Saint Vincent University Art Gallery, 166 Bedford Highway, Sat Sep 29, 1-2:30pm

OCTOBER

THE DEATH CAFE SCREENS THE INTOUCHABLES The Death Cafe—a meet-up where peeps talk about all things death-related—continues its screening of end-of-life tales with this showing of the 2012 movie about a quadriplegic and his live-in caretaker. Local Council of Women House, 989 Young Avenue, Mon Oct 1, 7pm, $5/PWYC

I AM ROHINGYA SCREENING Carrying the full title I Am Rohingya: A Genocide in Four Acts, Yusuf Zine's documentary traces the story of 14 Rohingya youth preparing for the opening night of a play of the same name, which will see the youth performing their families' stories during the ongoing Myanmar genocide of Rohingya Muslims. Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, 1055 Marginal Road, Tue Oct 2, 7pm

THERE'S SOMETHING IN THE WATER: ENVIRONMENTAL RACISM IN INDIGENOUS & BLACK COMMUNITIES book launch Ingrid Waldron celebrates the launch of her book tackling the local legacy of environmental racism with a reading and discussion. Halifax Central Library, 5440 Spring Garden Road, Wed Oct 3, 6-9pm

UNPACKING THE LIVING ROOM workshop w/Ruth Marsh Artist Ruth Marsh, known for creating highly-textured works that meld taxidermy and sci-fi (and often feature mummified bees), hosts this workshop about "how environmental change is affecting delicate bee ecology." Mount Saint Vincent University Art Gallery, 166 Bedford Highway, Wed, Oct 3, 12-1:30

A LEAGUE OF CANADIAN POETS MEMBERS READING Writers' Federation of Nova Scotia, 1113 Marginal Road, Thu Oct 11, 7-9pm

Cyberhive Artist Ruth Marsh, known for her fascination with bees and blending taxidermy and sci-fi, debuts a 15-minute stop-motion piece at the Maritime Museum's Seadome. "Featuring a 360-degree immersive environment with original music and sound design... the piece conjures a technologically altered, large-scale beehive," event organizers promise. Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, 1675 Lower Water Street, Wed Oct 3, 7:30pm

PONDERCAST LIVE TAPING Museum of Natural History, 1747 Summer Street, Thu Oct 11, 7pm, $20

NOCTURNE 2018 Art's big night out returns for another evening of epic, outdoor displays in a swath of mediums. This year's edition of the fest is curated by groundbreaking Indigenous artist Raven Davis. Sat Oct 13

CBC Massey Lectures presents All Our Relations: Finding the Path Forward Event organizers sum up this lecture: "Prize-winning journalist Tanya Talaga (Seven Fallen Feathers) explores the legacy of cultural genocide against Indigenous peoples—in Canada and elsewhere." Halifax Central Library, 5440 Spring Garden Road, Thu Oct 18, 7pm, $25/$30

ATLANTIC FASHION WEEK 2018 Now entering season 12, AFW continues to give you serious wardrobe inspo. Stay tuned for details. Oct 18-21

Unpacking the Living Room performance: WORK OUT I WORK OUT An exhibit that sees the MSVU art gallery turned into a gathering space, complete with couch, where "the many dynamics of domestic environments" could be explored. The show's performance by Julie Hollenbach and Gambletron is fitting: The collaboration sees feminine gender performance put under the microscope as friends attempt to create self-portraits and then consider the weight of "performing femininity to perfection." Mount Saint Vincent University Art Gallery, 166 Bedford Highway, Sat Oct 20, 2-4pm

THE ANGRY INUK SCREENING A screening of the 2016 documentary that follows "a new tech-savvy generation of Inuit as they campaign to challenge long-established perceptions of seal hunting." Ondaatje Hall, Marion McCain Building, 6135 University, Thu Oct 25, 7pm, free

Hal-Con 2018 Bonus for all you Reading Rainbow Stans: This year's guest list includes LeVar Burton. Halifax Convention Centre, 1650 Argyle Street, Oct 26-28

NOVEMBER

THE DEATH CAFE SCREENS DEATH MAKES LIFE POSSIBLE Local Council of Women House, 989 Young Avenue, Mon Nov 5, 7pm, $5/PWYC

Earthline Tattoo Collective An Indigenous art collective that is an expert in Indigenous tattoos, invites Indigenous artists to its pop-up tatt school in Halifax, a "safe space...for Indigenous artists to (re)learn their craft." A talk about the revival of ancestral tattooing traditions follows. Halifax Central Library, 5440 Spring Garden Road, Tue Nov 6, 7pm, free

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