Have a sunshine-filled weekend with these Sure Things

The days are getting longer and, lucky for you, there's lots to fill those extra hours with—like Neptune's #metoo-feeling play Lo (or Dear Mr. Wells), Jah'Mila's roots-reggae African Heritage Month showcase at Alteregos and an all-night bop sesh courtesy of Discwoman's Ciel. Start texting the squad now.

Thursday night the AGNS screens Neil Diamond's flick Reel Injun, which explores the way movies have created and fuelled various Indigenous stereotypes. - SUBMITTED PHOTO
Submitted photo
Thursday night the AGNS screens Neil Diamond's flick Reel Injun, which explores the way movies have created and fuelled various Indigenous stereotypes.

"R" is for Reparations book launch
Saturday

A celebration of last year's book-in-a-day venture (an AHM celebration that saw youth create a book in a scant 12 hours) sees the Global Afrikan Congress: Nova Scotia Chapter and local youth read from "the first ever children's book on Reparations for Afrikan people." Event organizers add that international guests will also be on deck and that lunch will be provided at the Halifax North Memorial Public Library. more deets

Lo (or Dear Mr. Wells)
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

It's your last weekend to catch Neptune's latest, topical play—which sees Rose Napoli's #metoo-feeling story centre on the survivor's experience while tracing the relationship between a teacher and protege. more deets

Reel Injun: On The Trail of the Hollywood Indian screening
Thursday
Cree filmmaker Neil Diamond explores a century's worth of Indigenous representation in cinema—and the lasting stereotypes this has created—with a blend of vintage footage and new interviews. See the flick at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia. more deets

SONDERLING
Saturday, Sunday

Kinetic Dance’s Open Studio at DANSpace means movement of all kinds will be on display this weekend—but don't sleep on Lydia Zimmer's cerebral performance that's lightly influenced by horror flicks and tackles topics around mental health. more deets

A Sense of Site sees a host of temporary, location or performance-based works by some of the biggest names in Canadian art captured for further discussion and digestion. - URSULA JOHNSON ARTWORK
Ursula Johnson artwork
A Sense of Site sees a host of temporary, location or performance-based works by some of the biggest names in Canadian art captured for further discussion and digestion.

The Memorialist
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

D’Arcy Wilson delivers this mix of photography, video projection and historical artifacts while studying the colonialist way settlers view and understand nature with this Dalhousie University Art Gallery show. more deets

A Sense of Site
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Big names in the world of Canadian art—think Ursula Johnson and Jin-me Yoon—share preserved snippets of performance or location-based works at this Art Gallery of Nova Scotia show. more deets

Daydreams and Dart Nights
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Gina Roger's zany canvases—complete with bunnies flying through space in Ziggy Stardust makeup—will make you smile at The Dart Gallery. more deets

Eudaimonia
Thursday, Friday

Interdisciplinary artist Laura Bucci delivers a set of hand-stitched textile panels that explore the nature of happiness and well-being at this Corridor Gallery show. more deets

Ciel, a DJ/beatmaker/party-starter from Toronto's Discwoman Collective, keeps your feet shuffling this weekend. - SUBMITTED PHOTO
Submitted photo
Ciel, a DJ/beatmaker/party-starter from Toronto's Discwoman Collective, keeps your feet shuffling this weekend.

Washing Machine w/Klarka Weinwurm, Prism Shores, Power Party
Friday

The indie awesome of Washing Machine will clean your ears out real good, so get thee to Radstorm. more deets

Jah'Mila w/Adrian Dunn
Sunday

Known for her signature mix of roots-reggae and soul, Jah'Mila—a Kingston, Jamaica transplant who now calls Halifax home and was a finalist for Casino Nova Scotia’s 2018 Artist in Residence—helps cap off African Heritage Month with this showcase that's bound to make a fan out of you. It all goes down at Alteregos Cafe. more deets

Ciel w/Shevy Price, DJ Fadzwa, DJ 5RIVERS, DJ Tran'ziSH(e)n
Friday
OBEY Convention keeps it weird in the fest's off-season, bringing Discwoman Collective Ciel from Toronto to Halifax, "combining subtle hints of her isolated conservatory background and throughlines into far-out tastes and ranges." Set openers DJ 5RIVERS and TranˈziSH(ə)n. meanwhile, "premiere a new collaborative set blending hip-hop, soca, dancehall, bhangra and more" to keep the dance floor shaking all night at The Seahorse. more deets

Trio Tangere w/Marc Djokic
Sunday
Two of the closest equivalents classical guitar would have to Slash—that'd be Jérôme Ducharmen and Louis Trépanier—form a trio with decorated violinist Marc Djokic to perform works by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Astor Piazzolla, Claude Debussy, Christine Donkin, Matthias Maute, Béla Bartók and Clarice Assad at the Lilian Piercey Concert Hall. 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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