Ten deadly weekend picks

In the Dead of Winter fest returns, The Villain's Theatre hosts a potato chip party and Matt Mays headlines the Scotiabank Centre for a weekend you wouldn't be caught dead missing out on.

Winter Games Fun Day
Pier 21 is hyped about the upcoming winter Olympics in PyeongChang and to get you in on the good vibes, too, it'll be hosting a bilingual, interactive afternoon for families and newcomers to learn about winter sports in Canada.

Silver + Gold
Eyelevel has been treating Halifax's eyeballs to art of all kinds for over 40 years, and now the gallery's patrons get a chance to give back to the space with this epic fundraising party slash drag show. Check out the silent auction before tearing it up on the dance floor as local drag royalty Jennifer Dafuque, Rhett Sluter and more bring it on stage. Held at Eyelevel's new space, 100-5663 Cornwallis Street.

Ten deadly weekend picks
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Matt Mays rocks the Scotiabank Centre this Saturday while opening act The Beaches (pictured) delivers an unmissable mix of Garbage and Hole (see 1).

The Music of David Bowie
Friday // Saturday // Sunday
Symphony Nova Scotia sells the world as it pays tribute to the star man in the sky, giving all of Bowie's biggest hits the full orchestral treatment at the Rebecca Cohn Auditorium.

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour
A night of films chronicling epic adventures, remote journeys and ground-breaking expeditions at Spatz Theatre is sure to stoke your wanderlust.

Intersections: SNARCON Faculty Panel
Friday // Saturday
Aiming to provide a space for under-represented voices in academia, this University of King's College conference sees presentations and discussions by the likes of El Jones, Rebecca Thomas, Asha Jeffers and more. Held in the New Academic Building's Red Room, topics include the Renaissance, colonialism and queerness in art and history.

Ten deadly weekend picks
Tom Belding
Soprano Maureen Batt debuts a new work written especially for her golden vocal chords this Saturday (see 5).

Crossing Borders—Mission: Compassion
One part music and one part musing, this evening of contemporary compositions at The Music Room sees soprano Maureen Batt and pianist Cheryl Duvall explore the meaning of compassion while playing a slew of works—including the premiere of Halifax-based composer Robert Bauer's Ice Kaleidoscope.

Black Tie Chip Night
The Villain’s Theatre’s self-taught chip connoisseurs Dan Bray and Colleen MacIsaac host this black tie affair, guiding guests through flights of the finest fried potatoes. Tickets must be bought in advance and can be purchased at villainstheatre.com.

Cathy Jones: Stranger To Hard Work
The This Hour Has 22 Minutes star helps you beat the January blahs with this one-woman show stuffed with side-splitting laughs at Spatz Theatre.

Palehound w/Dance Movie, Skye Wallace, Emily Rockarts
The Boston fuzz-rock band Palehound comes to Halifax for the first time for the In the Dead of Winter Festival, with its latest LP, the emotionally charged A Place I’ll Always Go, in tow for a Seahorse Tavern show that'll have you feeling all the glorious feels.

Matt Mays w/July Talk, The Beaches
A ticket so hot we need about a thousand flame emojis, this show sees Dartmouth's rock 'n' roll prince share the Scotiabank Centre stage with the gruff-soft energy of Can-rock it duo July Talk. Pro tip? Don't sleep on The Beaches, the east-side Toronto offspring of Garbage and Hole that'll bowl you over with its punk goddess vibes.

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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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