Green guide: All the Sure Things you need this St. Patrick's Day Weekend

From an Irish tea party to Gus' legendary St. Patty's Puketacular party to drag reviews and a Missy Elliot-themed play, here's a four-leaf clover of fun.

Green guide: All the Sure Things you need this St. Patrick's Day Weekend
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Eureka Love, Rouge Fatale and Farrah Moan are the Queens of the Glamazon—and the trio crowning the best in local drag this Saturday night.

Miss N Me
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
It's the opening weekend for Eastern Front Theatre's latest at Neptune's Scotiabank Stage. The play sees hairdresser Dawna go on "a theatrical road trip through the human psyche" as she embarks on the quest to meet her icon, Missy Elliott. more deets

The Clever Hand screening
A showing of the new, four-part short that's a collaboration between At Land Films and maggie jayne—and sees maggie jayne follow the lead of designers like Marc Jacobs by releasing a fashion film—will have you dreaming of a new wardrobe. The immersive environment at the Atlantic Filmmakers Cooperative also acts as the launch for the Halifax label's latest colourful and soft collection, so you might wanna bring your credit card along. more deets

Queens of the Glamazon High Heel Awards

Eureka Love, Rouge Fatale and Farrah Moan return to the stage to celebrate the year’s best in local drag, acting as a perfect primer to the scene or the chance to relive your fave performances at The Bus Stop Theatre. more deets

An Afternoon of Celtic Tales & Tea

Over the boozing side of St. Patrick's, or simply looking for a family friendly take on the big day? Head to the Dartmouth Heritage Museum's historic Evergreen House for an afternoon tea complete with cookies, fresh scones and fine china to sip your brew out of. Completing the good times? Celtic tales from storytellers Elinor Benjamin, Liz Newkirk and Linda Winham. more deets

Green guide: All the Sure Things you need this St. Patrick's Day Weekend
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A new installation at the Mount Saint Vincent University Art Gallery delivers an all-ages lesson on Mohawk culture.

this is where i live now
Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Sara MacCulloch delivers simple vignettes of daily life in these oil paintings of the apartment where she lives with her daughter. "Subjects such as an unmade bed, things left on a table, the recently occupied living room," as her artist's statement says, are captured portrait-style in this show at The Anna. more deets

Teiakwanahstahsontéhrhá | We Extend The Rafters
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Known for her digital art that uses video game-style graphics, Skawennati brings an installation to the MSVU gallery that educates viewers on Mohawk culture. A skeleton of a traditional longhouse, re-imagined in steel, is anchored at one end by a screening of "a futuristic saga set in 3025, yet firmly rooted in the ancestral Haudenosaunee confederation story." more deets

Family Bonds & Belonging
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

An exploration and meditation on what family means, this exhibition promises to "celebrate Canadian identity by exploring families and family history, linking past to present and province to nation." Catch it at the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21. more deets

Hiroshige: The 53 Stations of the Tokaido
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

This Sunday marks your last chance to see this sprawling retrospective of woodcuts by Japanese Ukiyo-e legend Utagawa Hiroshige. Get to the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia before the complete, original 1834 series is gone! more deets

Green guide: All the Sure Things you need this St. Patrick's Day Weekend
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Craig Cardiff is one of The Carleton's favourite musicians—high praise for a spot that sees so many troubadours trailing through.

St. Patrick's Day Puketacular

If there are two camps for St. Patrick's Day—team green beer and team Irish culture, say—this show has both feet firmly planted in the former, with a roster of bands (Smoke N Rhythm, Labour Camp, West Ave, Hatchet Lake, Electric Spoonful, Designosaur, Klackers, B + Players, Privacy Bag, Which Witch is Which and Outtacontroller) playing heavy tunes for you to knock back brews to at Gus'. more deets

Craig Cardiff
Thursday, Friday

"Craig Cardiff builds landscapes of sound using live digital loops, bringing the room to a hush. Edged, folk, beautiful, melancholy and left leaning, one song breaks your heart and the next one puts it back together," The Carleton promises of Cardiff's two shows at the downtown spot, meaning if you're not a fan yet, you will be. more deets

Matt Steele & The Corvette Sunset w/Cameron, The Backstays
The sunshine-y, vintage-tinged rock of Matt Steele will put a smile on your face and spring in your step—exactly what we need during winter's dregs, so get to The Seahorse! more deets

A Party Boots St. Patrick's Day feat. Party Boots, Willie Stratton & The Freestars, The Barrowdowns, Aisling Highland Dancers and more

It's a full afternoon of fun at The Carleton as the good-time-givin' Party Boots headlines a show that includes ceilidhs, highland dancers and a host of local talent. more deets

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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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