Ten epic weekend picks

Nova 7 celebrates 10 bubbly years, the Halifax Hurricanes kick off a new season and Halifax United aims for a better city.

Khyber Night Flea Market
Get your shopping fix at this Khyber fundraiser featuring up to 35 vendors hawking crafts, services and vintage gems.

Adam Baldwin w/The Zolas
Earnest Americana clad in a denim jacket, Dartmouth troubadour Adam Baldwin returns to The Marquee with a stack of relatable rock jams.

Red Sky Performance's critical smash Backbone comes to Halifax for one night only (see 2).
Red Sky Performance's critical smash Backbone comes to Halifax for one night only (see 2).

Craft Nova Scotia Designer Craft Show
Friday // Saturday // Sunday
The waterfront's largest designer craft show sees fibre artists, wood turners, printmakers, metal workers, glass artists and many more showcasing their skills at the Cunard Centre while you stuff your shopping bags with gifts as unique as their recipients.

Garrett Mason w/The Deluxedos
Blues guitarist extraordinaire Garrett Mason will make you feel all the feels at this intimate Music Room show. Warming the stage? Outlaw country kings The Deluxedos.

Ten Years of Nova 7 with Benjamin Bridge
The Kim of the Benjamin Bridge wine family, Nova 7 celebrates 10 years of bubbles (and coast-to-coast success) with a free tasting of all its vintages at The Port. Swill something you like? Take a vintage home for the regular price—and toast to the province's top-selling white wine.

David Myles tries on Buddy Holly stylings with his latest effort, Real Love (see 3). - MAT DUNLAP
Mat Dunlap
David Myles tries on Buddy Holly stylings with his latest effort, Real Love (see 3).

Halifax Hurricanes Home Opener
The Hurricanes nearly won the National Basketball League of Canada championship last season. Now the 2017/18 campaign kicks off with a Scotiabank Centre home game against the St. John's team, which is so new it's still nameless. Get ready for some interesting professional basketball.

Halifax United 2017
Head to the Forum's bingo hall for what organizers are calling "a multicultural/multieverything event to bring people together in the face of the current political climate." The family-friendly fun features music, dancing, spoken word and guest speakers including El Jones, Rebecca Thomas, Andre Fenton, Masuma Khan and the Maritime Bhangra group.

David Myles
The folk-jazz guru who rocks a melody and slim-cut suit like few others returns to Casino Nova Scotia for a celebration of his retro-y release Real Love. Bolo tie not included.

Eight Indigenous dancers deliver a powerful performance at Spatz Theatre inspired by the "spine" of the west coast of North and South America. Presented by Live Art Dance.

Symphonic Soul: The Music of Motown
Friday // Saturday
Berry Gordie himself would be a believer of this Symphony Nova Scotia set featuring the velvety-smooth song of Cyndi Cain, Owen Lee and Dutch Robinson.

About The Author

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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