Make your weekend pitch-perfect with these Sure Things

The ECMAs are rockin', Mayworks gets you woke with a must-see photo exhibit, the Lebanese Film Fest in Canada makes its Halifax debut and more magic to fill the best days of the week awaits.

The Lebanese Film Fest in Canada—Halifax kicks off with critical darling The Insult. - ROTTENTOMATOES.COM PHOTO photo
The Lebanese Film Fest in Canada—Halifax kicks off with critical darling The Insult.

Halifax Crafters Society Spring Market
Saturday, Sunday
Score some sweet treats and trinkets at this market filled with gems made by local makers at Olympic Community Hall. more deets

Jane's Walk: Daylighting the Sawmill River
A Jane's Walk is an outdoor step session held in honour of Jane Jacobs, the famed urban planning activist who fought to make cities like New York and Toronto more walkable. This walk, departing from Lion's Beach Park (10 Nolan Street, Dartmouth), discusses the process of bringing the Sawmill River back to the surface from being buried in a pipe for 45 years. more deets

2018 Craft Beer Week Full House
The banner event of Nova Scotia Craft Beer Week sees two tasting sessions at the Forum give you ample opportunity to sip the local suds scene, with samples from breweries from all over the province. more deets

The Lebanese Film Festival in Canada-Halifax opening night
A travelling film fest bringing a taste of Lebanese cinema to a smattering of Canadian cities, the inaugural Lebanese Film Festival in Canada-Halifax kicks off with a red carpet screening of the award-winning flick The Insult, which follows the media frenzy around a civilian dispute blown out of proportion in modern Beirut. Catch it at the Rebecca Cohn Auditorium. more deets

Lou Sheppard explores the space between languages with their Khyber show A Strong Desire. - LOU SHEPPARD ARTWORK
Lou Sheppard artwork
Lou Sheppard explores the space between languages with their Khyber show A Strong Desire.

SS Atlantic: Immigrant Ship Disaster
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
"On April 1, 1873, the White Star ocean liner SS Atlantic sank at Lower Prospect near Halifax with nearly 1,000 people aboard—most of them Irish, English, Scandinavian and German immigrants. The wreck was a precursor to the White Star Line's loss of SS Titanic in 1912 and was Canada's worst shipwreck until the sinking of the SS Empress of Ireland in 1914," the Canadian Museum of Immigration explains. Explore the tragedy at the museum's exhibit filled with rare artifacts from the wreck. more deets

A Strong Desire
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Lou Sheppard traces the space where meaning is lost in translation, envisioning it as a queer space and exploring how the diagnostic criteria for gender dysphoria fits within it, at this Khyber exhibit. more deets

Under the Surface
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
A group exhibition on display throughout the Mayworks Festival at the Bus Stop Theatre, this show sees Kim Cain pay homage to the arduous agricultural labour of African Nova Scotians with a collection of paintings titled Seeds of the Seven Year Harvest. Also in the exhibit: Tina Roberts-Jeffers' In Full View, a photo exhibit exploring the unpaid labour of women—particularly Black women—and Face Control, Katie Toth's collection of photographs documenting Romani people in Europe and the discrimination they face. more deets

Zamani brings her powerhouse vocals to the Sankofa Singer-Songwriter Circle at The Bus Stop. - SUBMITTED PHOTO
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Zamani brings her powerhouse vocals to the Sankofa Singer-Songwriter Circle at The Bus Stop.
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Marilyn McAvoy’s figurative paintings are inspired by song lyrics and the shadows cast backstage, capturing the women who wove in and out of her life during her days "living a life surrounded by live music." See them at Studio 21. more deets

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Bleep In The Dark
Head to the Dalhousie Student Union's room 302 for this night of live, experimental music experienced in darkness, featuring the wild styles of anecdote, new hermitage, Northern Apparatus, brandon auger and Shield of Want. more deets

Mark Bragg w/The Brood, Fantasy Eye
Deliciously psychedelic and delightfully eccentric, The Brood will rock you well at The Local. more deets

The Sankofa Singer-Songwriter Circle
A song circle studded with local talent—including powerhouse vocalists Cyndi Cain and Zamani—shares original songs and stories while paying tribute to Four the Moment, a Halifax a capella group that formed in response to the Ku Klux Klan's plan to establish a base in Halifax. Catch it at The Bus Stop Theatre. more deets

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ECMA Rock Showcase w/Sloan, Walrus, The Town Heroes, Hello Delaware, Adyn Townes
Sloan comes home from T-O for this epic celebration of East Coast rock that'll make the Seattle of the North feel as fresh as it did in 1993. Oh, and showing up early is a must so you don't sleep on the psych-rock weirdness of Halifax's Walrus or the Taylor Swift-y feels of Hello Delaware (pictured) at The Marquee Ballroom. 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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