46 events and festivals to liven up your fall

Including authors, speakers, sneakers, oysters, zinemakers and cosplayers.
PAUL GREENBERG The best-selling American author, who penned the 2014 effort on seafood sustainability Four Fish, comes to Halifax to talk about the future of our oceans and our fish-eating habits. Marion McCain Building, Dalhousie University, 6135 University Avenue, Thu Sep 14, 7-9pm

Prismatic Arts Festival at a glance

Our full events listings for the Prismatic Arts Festival, happening September 14-23
Prismatic 2017 Opening Gala R&B powerhouse Reeny Smith, HRM poet laureate Rebecca Thomas and more light up the Prismatic Festival's kickoff with this swank celebration that's also totally free!

53 live music events to satisfy your fall concert cravings

Plan your live music playlist with festivals, big ticket shows and smaller music events and get a good mix going.
Hat Fitz & Cara Robinson w/Three Finger Shot Aussie duo Hat Fitz & Cara Robinson bring bluesy rock’n’roll passion to The Carleton—with a retro-folk twist.

Laugh the fall away: A season of comedy events

Get in some laughs this fall with a sneak peek at this season's local comedy.
CANADA, IT'S COMPLICATED The ever-hilarious Mary Walsh is the brains behind this sketch-and-satire-stuffed laugh fest examining the tragedies and triumphs of Canada.

Halifax Explosion: 100 years later

Look back at history while commemorating the centennial of the Halifax Explosion.

22 theatre productions to warm up your fall

An earlybird sampling of what to see in Halifax theatre this fall.
SEEDS Corner Gas star Eric Peterson delivers this true tale of a small-time farmer accused of planting patented seeds from a major agriculture corporation.

Six fall dance performances you can't miss

A sampling of fall dance events to fill your dance card.
BURNWATER:ALCHEMY Mocean Dance invites you to an intimate, 30-seater redux of its 2016 production Burnwater:Alchemy!

Film and movie events for Haliwood, not Hollywood

Blockbuster releases will come and go, but you'll find interesting screenings and festivals here.
FIN: ATLANTIC INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL Autumn in Haliwood kicks off with the FIN Fest—the freshly re-named Atlantic Film Festival—and we couldn't be more excited.

47 must-see visual art exhibitions this fall

Get thinking, get looking, get listening and get experiencing art right now with our preview of everything for your eyes this fall.
Anna Leonowens Gallery Tue-Fri 11am-5pm, Sat 12pm-4pm, Granville Square, 1891 Granville Street Topiary Rich floral scenes grounded in moody palettes are Zachari Logan's signature.

Iron born

A remount of Mocean Dance’s 2016 production Burnwater: Alchemy asks audiences to see things “in a different way.”
Burnwater:Alchemy  September 13-17, 7 pm Alderney Landing Theatre, 2 Ochterloney Street $20/$25

Backbone slides into town

Red Sky Performance’s Backbone presents a contemporary Indigenous dance performance.
Backbone November 17, 8pm Spatz Theatre $30/$25/$20 Students 

Prismatic shines

Prismatic Arts Festival brings dozens of exciting multidisciplinary art events to the city, and there’s no other festival quite like it.
Prismatic Arts Festival September 14-23 various locations prismaticfestival.com

Nocturne turns 10

Nocturne: Art at Night celebrates a decade of pure art magic this October.
Nocturne: Art at Night October 12 & 14 various locations nocturnehalifax.ca

Brian Wilson Sounds off

Bringing the entirety of Pet Sounds on one last tour, Brian Wilson makes a stop in Halifax.
Brian Wilson Presents Pet Sounds: The Final Performance Saturday, September 16 $99-$144.50 Scotiabank Centre, 5284 Duke Street

Photopolis snaps happy

Halifax’s triennial photography festival happens all October long, and here are some events that earn the early bird award.
PHOTOPOLIS: The Halifax Festival of Photography October 1-31 photopolis.ca

//RESPONSIVE’s light entertainment

//RESPONSIVE: International Light Art Project brings international work to town.
//RESPONSIVE: INTERNATIONAL LIGHT ART PROJECT October 18-21, 7pm-Midnight various locations responsive-halifax.com

Halifax Pop til you drop

Halifax Pop Explosion offers music, comedy and a killer conference this October.
Halifax Pop Explosion Music Festival and Conference Oct 18-21 halifaxpopexplosion.com

Black Cop’s not a warning

Cory Bowles’ locally made feature film delves deep into racism.
Black Cop Monday September 18, 6:30pm, Cineplex Park Lane, $22.50 finfestival.ca

K. Trevor Wilson fixes your life

The Letterkenny star brings the laughs to The Best of the Fest.
Best of the Fest Saturday, November 25, 7:30pm Casino Nova Scotia, 1983 Upper Water Street $40 ticketatlantic.com

Word on the Street’s best

Four expert recommendations for the yearly literary festival.
Word on the Street Halifax Book & Magazine Festival Saturday, September 14 10am-4pm Halifax Central Library, 5440 Spring Garden Road thewordonthestreet.ca/halifax


Sure Things:
Fall Guide

Tuesday, Nov 21


Critics said she couldn't sing a note, but that didn't stop this delightfully eccentric soprano—who kept singing almost to her death. A

Tuesday, Nov 21

Toys Art Us

The thorough cataloguer of Maritime culture (and quirk), Kim Floyd returns with a new stack of paintings centred around the toys that

Thursday, Nov 23

Alice in Wonderland

This family-friendly pantomime wants to take you down the rabbit hole into a twisted take on a traditional story.

Friday, Nov 24

Hey Ocean!

After a three year hiatus, indie darling Hey Ocean! returns with the ethereal, sweeping sounds fans love. Catch snippets from its upcoming

Friday, Nov 24

Walrus Album Release Show w/Like a Motorcycle, WHOOP-Szo, No Problem

The Halifax psych-rock outfit that's all about going its own way (and making quality tunes in the process) comes home to celebrate

Saturday, Nov 25

Wannabe: A Spice Girls Tribute

The world-famous tribute that'll make you zig-a-zig ah sold out weeks ago—but 500 tickets at the door make swinging by The Marquee

Monday, Nov 27

Blue Mondays: Life drawing at the Craig Gallery

If all the new Fall shows at galleries across town have you feeling inspired to pick up the pen, head to the

Monday, Dec 4

Book Launch: Desire Change: Contemporary Feminist Art in Canada

Celebrate the launch of the first-ever Canadian book about feminist art! The 328-page tome features 14 essays focusing on regional histories, activist

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