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

Sunday, Sep 2

The Unrehearsed Dream

Shakespeare by the Sea caps off its 25th season with an epic theatre experiment. As Carey Bray writes in a blog post

Saturday, Sep 8

BenDeLaCreme's Inferno A-Go-Go

The Ru Paul's Drag Race alum brings her off-Broadway hit to Spatz Theatre, taking on Dante’s Inferno as "the original travel brochure

Saturday, Sep 8

Halifax Anarchist Bookfair

"In a world teetering on the brink of disasters due to industrial capitalism, and experiencing the rising power of authoritarian populists and

Thursday, Sep 13

Five Alarm Funk

The band describes this show best: "Some bands want to change the world. Five Alarm Funk’s goal is much simpler. They want

Friday, Sep 14

Christina Martin album release show

Martin celebrates album number six, Impossible To Hold, with a hometown release show after wowing fans worldwide. Event organizers call it a

Friday, Sep 14

Measha Brueggergosman

If classical music had rock stars, Brueggergosman would be one of 'em, with her diva-y fashion sense and out-of-this-world pipes making fans

Thursday, Sep 20

Rufus Wainwright

One of the greatest vocalists, composers and songwriters of our time graces our unworthy presences as he takes the Rebecca Cohn stage

Saturday, Sep 22

Stéphane Tétreault & Marie-Ève Scarfone

Cecilia Concerts presents; Stéphane Tétreault and Marie-Ève Scarfone, a highly impressive young piano-cello duo, who recently released an "album Haydn, Schubert &

Tuesday, Sep 25

Charlotte Cornfield w/Michelle Willis, Hello Delaware

Drawing comparisons as diverse as Neil Young and Courtney Barnett, Charlotte Cornfield reels in audiences with her raw, real lyrics cushioned by

Friday, Sep 28

David Myles w/Symphony Nova Scotia

The bolo-tie wearing crooner who's latest effort, Real Love, is a serving of the Buddy Holly realness we didn't know we needed,


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