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Have a fire-hot weekend with these Sure Things

The Coast's Hot Summer Guide is HERE and that's the official start of Halifax's summer, so watch team Canada and USA face off in a rugby match, go to game night at The Discovery Centre, catch Partner's stadium rock at The Seahorse and hit an outdoor house show with Devarrow. Whew! More weekend fun awaits below.

Have a fire-hot weekend with these Sure Things
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Saturday's match between Canada and USA's rugby teams is the first event at the new Wanderers Grounds Stadium.

Last Laugh: Erica Sigurdson, Andrew Chapman and Jay Malone
Friday, Saturday
A new comedy club hatched by the great minds behind the Ha!ifax Comedy Fest sees a trio of laugh-getters storming the stage at The Atlantica and bringing the funny. more deets

Game On!
Let your inner kid out to play at this adults-only night at the Discovery Centre that features retro and super-sized video games, augmented and virtual reality, giant board games, pop-up escape rooms and more. more deets

Growing Up Gerwig: The House of the Devil
The monthlong tribute to everyone's girl crush Greta Gerwig wraps with a Halifax Central Library screening of the 1983-set flick, about a college student's realization her babysitting gig isn't as harmless as it first appeared. more deets

Canada vs. USA rugby match
A test match at the new Wanderers Grounds (5819 Sackville Street, sandwiched between Summer Street and Bell Road) sees Canada's senior men's rugby team face off against Team USA for some high-adrenaline action. more deets

Have a fire-hot weekend with these Sure Things
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Studio 21 shows a collection of conversation-starting fine art jewellery.

Grand Theft Terra Firma
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
“Pick your thief and play a part in the crime,” reads the instructions to Grand Theft Terra Firma. A combination of installations and photographic compositions at the Saint Mary's University Art Gallery, the exhibition makes reference to gameplay from the popular video game Grand Theft Auto, and invites visitors to participate in one of the world’s greatest heists: Colonialism. more deets

Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
If you haven't seen the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia's impressive collection of ceramics by professional and folk artists, get to this show before it closes mid-July and see a number of newly acquired pieces by famed Quebec ceramic artist Edouard Jasmin. more deets

A Walk in the Woods
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Shelley Mitchell's latest collection of oil paintings takes endless inspiration from trees of all types, at the Teichert Gallery. more deets

Have a fire-hot weekend with these Sure Things
Ginette Melanson artwork
Lies of the Beautiful People
Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Peep Ginette Melanson's pro palette knife work in these paintings presenting people's daily lives, on view at Gallery Nineteen Nineteen. more deets

Have a fire-hot weekend with these Sure Things
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Partner brings its brand of Led Zepplin-influenced rock to The Seahorse.

Madchild w/Nasty RudeDawg and guests
Swollen Members' Madchild stops in Halifax as part of an epic cross-country tour, showing off tracks from his upcoming album Darkest Hour and a few mildly terrifying face tattoos at Reflections. more deets

Make Music Day Halifax
A free, sonic celebration of the summer solstice attempts to fill HRM with as much music as possible. See amateur and professional noise-makers of all stripes in a variety of locations, like Hydrostone Park, Argyle Fine Art, the Public Gardens, Bistro Le Coq, the Grand Parade, Alderney Landing and Quaker House. more deets

Partner w/Century Egg, No, It's Fine.
Tegan and Sara back-and-forths paired with stadium rock riffage is what makes Partner the type of act you can't get enough of. See the duo shred alongside art-rock cool-quirky Century Egg and the fun-but-punky No, It's Fine. for an unmissable show at The Seahorse. more deets

Have a fire-hot weekend with these Sure Things
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The Barn Presents: Devarrow, Dana Sipos, Abigail Lapell

The seasonal house show at 5673 Bilby Street returns just in time for the summer solstice. Celebrate the longest day of the year in sonically sweet company as Devarrow—whose haunting, huge sound evokes Save Your Scissors-era City and Colour mixed with some Ryan Adams vibes—performs with powerhouse singer-songwriters Dana Sipos (pictured) and Abigail Lapell. Bring your own food for the barbecue and BYOB. 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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