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Have a globetrotting weekend with these Sure Things

Can't catch a flight this weekend? Get the next best thing as global offerings like the eats at Italian Weekend, the A-grade performers at the Experience China Gala and the English football vibes at the HFX Derby fill the coming days.

Have a globetrotting weekend with these Sure Things
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Homemade mains and the desserts dreams are made of await at Italian Weekend.

Experience China Gala
The Halifax Chinese Festival kicks off with a luxe bang at this showcase. Watch a half dozen internationally acclaimed Chinese performing troupes, including the Chinese National Opera and the country's national acrobatic troupe, take the Rebecca Cohn stage. more deets

Halifax Anarchist Bookfair

In a bid to push back against late capitalism and its horrors, this book and craft fair sees anyone interested in anarchism, or anyone who just hates the government, descending upon 5450 Russell Street. more deets

Italian Weekend
Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Get a taste of the dolce vita as the Italian Cultural Centre serves up eats like nonna makes (think tiramisu, cannoli and all the pasta you could dream of) alongside live entertainment and bocce games at the Agricola Street spot. more deets

The HFX Derby: A SMU vs Dal double header

A derby—known to hardcore soccer fans as a match between two rival footie teams of close geographical proximity—sees both the men's and women's Tigers and Huskies teams face off at the Wanderers Grounds Stadium. more deets

Have a globetrotting weekend with these Sure Things
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Artist Damien Webb serves up Disney-inspired awesome at Argyle Fine Art.

Farewell to 1272
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
After 10 years of sharing snapshots from 1272 Barrington Street, ViewPoint Gallery prepares to move house with this sweet exhibition full of members' favourite photos. more deets

On & Off The Wall: The Peer Gallery of Lunenburg Shows in Halifax
Saturday, Sunday
A smattering of artists from the famed Lunenburg gallery showcase works ranging from watercolours to abstract at the Chase Exhibition Room. more deets


Artist Damien Webb invites you to his pint-sized world of wonder as he shares a collection of original, miniature sculptures (often made from found materials) that are a bite-sized spin on a fictional theme park. See 'em at Argyle Fine Art. more deets

Have a globetrotting weekend with these Sure Things
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Saturday, Sunday
The SMU art gallery unveils its eyeball-energizing, heart-thumping, brain-flooding show #callresponse—featuring work from five Indigenous women artists "living within the Canadian nation state" and includes a piece by the Sobey Art Award-winning Ursula Johnson—“to ground art in responsible action, value lived experience, and demonstrate ongoing commitment to accountability and community building.” more deets

Have a globetrotting weekend with these Sure Things
Photo Kylee Nunn
Hello Delaware brings Red-era Taylor Swift realness to the UNI Festival Saturday.

Dancing Down The Walls
DJ Fadzwa, DJ Dentata and DJ Nausikaa make you raise a fist (and shake yo' butt) at this fundraiser in solidarity with the inmates at Burnside Prison, raising money for the strike they're undertaking until September 9. Held at Glitter Bean Cafe. more deets

UNI Festival 2018
The outdoor festival celebrating community returns to Gottingen Street, bringing an open-air vendors' market and a three-on-three basketball tournament with it. Live performances by the likes of UK artist Shauna and Toronto's Nilla—and local gems Hello Delaware, Aquakultre, Ced, Marty & Dave and more—round out the fun. It all goes down near the YMCA, at 2183 Gottingen Street. more deets

The Midnight Ramblers cover The Rolling Stones

No one can ever be Mick Jagger, but this Moncton five-piece gives it its best go, delivering enough vintage Stones covers that you might finally be able to get some satisfaction. Catch it at The Carleton. more deets

Botfly w/Motherhood, Washing Machine

A night of hardcore—with '80s-rock tones thanks to Washing Machine, pictured—takes over The Seahorse. 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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