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Take Pride in your weekend with these Sure Things

From the return of Wannabe: A Spice Girls Tribute to the Pride parade to the kitchen party vibes of Jesus Murphy, this weekend will be the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.

Take Pride in your weekend with these Sure Things
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FIN Outdoor returns with another alfresco offering that's perfect for Pride's opening weekend: The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

Family Over Fame day
An outdoor community celebration that sees R&B royalty JRDN taking the stage—along with free haircuts, face painting and other fun on deck. Held in Uniacke Square. more deets

2019 Afrifest
Friday, Saturday, Sunday
The annual celebration of African arts and culture returns to the Halifax waterfront with master drummers from Burkina Faso, Guinea, the Ivory Coast and Senegal bringing the noise while traditional dances round out the scene. Food, art and craft vendors add to the good times. more deets

FIN Outdoor screens The Rocky Horror Picture Show
An at-dusk screening of the 1975 cult hit that'll get your pulse racing as you see Dr. Frank-N-Furter woo a vanilla couple who show up on his doorstep. Themed dress up is encouraged to this Public Gardens screening, so start sourcing some fishnet tights now. more deets

2019 Halifax Pride parade
This year's parade ambassador is the dripping-in-finesse, Best of Halifax Readers' Choice Award-winning drag queen Elle Noir—meaning we're even more stoked than usual for the rainbow-filled march from Sackville Street to the Garrison Grounds. The parade goes from 1-3pm and lining up along Spring Garden Road is your best bet for primo views. Bonus? You can get more Elle in your life by picking up our annual Pride issue—on newsstands today—which has Ms. Noir as our cover star. more deets

Take Pride in your weekend with these Sure Things
Peter Gough artwork
This weekend is your last chance to peep a mini-retrospective of a Canadian art legend at 14 Bells.

Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Denise Soper unpacks the inertia of life itself with this showcase that focuses on the constant motion of our day-to-day, from driving and walking to emotional shifts. See it at Art 1274 Hollis. more deets

Collection of the artist: Peter Gough
Thursday, Friday
The internationally lauded realist painter gets a mini retrospective that acts as a masterclass in capturing—and playing with—light at 14 Bells. more deets

Ocean Treasures: Anthropocene Artifacts
Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Artist/researcher Jennifer MacLatchy documents (and mourns) our changing oceans with this Anna Leonowens Gallery showcase filled with marine debris she's gathered. more deets

group effort
Thursday, Friday
It's your last chance to peep this Craig Gallery showcase, which sees the results of the Visual Arts Nova Scotia Mentorship Program on display. more deets

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Wannabe will make you zig-a-zig-ah at Neptune this weekend.

For All Mankind: A Music & Video Tribute to Apollo 11

The Bedford Brass Quintet invites you to relive humankind's giant leap with this sonic tribute to the moon landing that features pop hits from the 1960s and historical footage. This 50th anniversary tribute is held at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. more deets

Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Toronto's Spice Girls tribute act has travelled the world, making sold-out audiences from Halifax to Dubai go zig-a-zig-ah. Now, the dedicated four-piece—who plots original choreography and sings instead of lip synching—returns to our city by the sea to light up Neptune Theatre with some serious girl power. more deets

Jesus Murphy summer bash

"Fill your cup, lace up the toe tappers and get your ass down to our only summer kitchen party this year," commands the down-home-feeling, dance-floor-heating Jesus Murphy. Who are we to argue? Held at Clay West Bar & Grill. more deets

Broadway Our Way

Participants from the 15th annual Halifax Summer Opera Festival take a break from their usual repertoire to sing their favourite Broadway hits at 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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