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Get shucky this Oyster Fest weekend with these Sure Things

Get shucked this weekend as the Halifax Oyster Festival brings Canada's biggest raw bar back to the waterfront, the 48 Hour Film Project screens flicks made in a scant two days, Hopscotch Festival delivers hip hop heavyweights to Dartmouth and indie darling The Burning Hell keeps it weird at Gus' Pub.

Get shucky this Oyster Fest weekend with these Sure Things
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The Atlantic Flamenco Festival goes out with a bang as Spanish dancer Virginia Castro Duràn takes The Seahorse stage Thursday.

Halifax Oyster Festival 2018
Friday, Saturday

Oh baby! The best in bivalves awaits at this two-day raw bar event held on the Halifax Waterfront. Tasting sessions featuring over 20 different oyster producers from Atlantic Canada and abroad will make you a connoisseur in no time, while shucking competitions dial up the energy (and the fun!), no matter if you're watching or partaking. more deets

Flamenco night with Virginia Castro Duràn

While The Atlantic Flamenco Festival gives you a host of chances to fall for the Spanish stepping style, this marquee event is sure to bowl over fans as it sees Virginia Castro Durán, famed Spanish flamenco dancer, bringing her signature mix of stomping feet and coiling wrists to The Seahorse stage. Live backing music, tapas and wine round out the good times. more deets

Festival of Wines grand tastings
Friday, Saturday

The marquee event of the Festival of Wines sees you exploring great grapes from across North America (the region of this year's fest theme) with a whopping 350-plus wines to swill and sip. Held at the Cunard Centre. more deets

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 Halifax Central Library screening. Audience members vote for their favourites, which could win $1,000 and the chance to be shown at Cannes (!!!). more deets

Get shucky this Oyster Fest weekend with these Sure Things
Sarah Irwin artwork
14 Bells Fine Art Gallery sees the forest for the trees with Sarah Irwin's collection of leaf-filled canvases.

Close to the edge... The work of Gerald Ferguson
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Billed as a "comprehensive overview of Gerald Ferguson's practice," this Art Gallery of Nova Scotia show sees some of the artist's signature works displayed from the gallery's vaults—underscoring why he was included in such seminal showcases as the Museum of Modern Art's 1970 conceptual art showcase Information. more deets

James G. Davis: Selections from Five Decades
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Studio 21, a longtime staple in the local arts scene, celebrates its new digs at 5431 Doyle Street with an exhibit worthy of the occasion: A selection of highly-narrative, mythically-inspired works by famed artist James G. Davis, spanning his career. more deets

Poet Trees
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Sarah Irwin takes you into an enchanted forest as she debuts a collection of canvases celebrating trees both real and imagined at 14 Bells Fine Art Gallery. more deets

Travelling Textiles
Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Visting Japanese artist Nobuko Hiroi arrives at the Anna Leonowens Gallery with this, an exhibit "celebrating the intimate and sensorial nature of textiles in our everyday life." more deets

Get shucky this Oyster Fest weekend with these Sure Things
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Indie-rock weirdo The Burning Hell brings songs about love, loss and Kiefer Sutherland to Gus' Pub Saturday.

Hopscotch 2018: Brother Ali w/MURS

Atlantic Canada's largest hip hop festival returns for a full day of rhyme-slinging ruckus, capped off with this show starring the indie MC with a social justice bent, Brother Ali. It all goes down at Dartmouth's Ferry Terminal Park. more deets

Birdie Whyte & Caribou Run w/Nik Field, Ken Viota
For her latest jaunt out east, Ottawa's banjo queen Birdie Whyte collaborates with a new backing band in each city, adding endless influences to her songbook's mix of garage, bluegrass, jazz and folk-tinged tunes. In Halifax, it's the neo-folk Caribou Run rounding things out, while Nik Field and Ken Viota hold the undercard. See it at The Carleton. more deets

BA Johnston w/The Burning Hell, Keith Doom and the Wrecking Crew

It's a lit night of oddball rock at Gus' Pub: Hamilton dirtbag BA Johnston plays songs about food while quirky, world-travelling indie-rock outfit The Burning Hell doles out lyrics about hope, heartbreak and the ideal situations to launch your own cult. more deets

Sarah Jane Scouten
The Vancouver-based singer-songwriter counts Hank Williams and Stan Rogers as her greatest influences and regularly draws comparisons to the likes of Lucinda Williams, Nanci Griffiths and Iris Dement. Here, she shares her rootsy-Canadiana sound for all your boot-stompin' needs from The Carleton stage. more deets

About The Author

Morgan Mullin

Morgan is the Arts & Entertainment Editor at The Coast, where she writes about everything from what to see and do around Halifax to profiles of the city’s creative class to larger cultural pieces. She’s been with The Coast since 2016.

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