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Ten holly-jolly weekend picks 

The NSCAD Holiday Pop-up ticks names off your nice list, the Central Library's Harry Potter Yule Ball is festive and formal and the Portia White Gala Concert returns.

Point Pleasant Park shoreline cleanup
Meet fellow eco-warriors and get some Vitamin D while you brave the chill to help Point Pleasant's shorelines get plastic-free. Meet at the park's lower parking lot, near Black Rock Beach.

Les Rois Mongols screening
Set in the height of Quebec's 1970 FLQ crisis, this flick follows two siblings struggling to stay together despite the threat of foster care. They launch their own revolution, kidnapping an elderly woman and hiding her in the country, providing a child's-eye view of the era. English subtitles and a post-film talk with the producer round out this screening at the Museum of Natural History.

Citadel+Compagnie perform works by Canadian choreographer James Kudelka that celebrate atypical inspirations like Johnny Cash (see 3). - JOHN LAUENER PHOTO
  • Citadel+Compagnie perform works by Canadian choreographer James Kudelka that celebrate atypical inspirations like Johnny Cash (see 3).
  • John Lauener photo

iPhone Food Photography Workshop 101
Up your Instagram game with this smartphone photography class that sees an intro to food styling basics and simple editing at Haskapa Premium Berry Products.

Portia White Gala Concert
The annual show paying tribute to the great African Nova Scotian concert singer returns to Faith Tabernacle with the Sackville Concert Band and the Dalhousie Health Professions Choral and Ensembles bringing their golden vocal chords along for the ride.

Cosmic Reclamation: NSCAD Queer Collective
Thursday // Friday // Saturday
Exploring sci-fi representations of marginalized beings, this Anna Leonowens Gallery show bills itself as a "decolonization of the galaxy," a reclaiming of symbols and aesthetics from the idea of space.

Make your Instagram drool-worthy with a food styling and photographing workshop (see 8).

Policing Black Lives: State Violence in Canada From Slavery to the Present book launch
Robyn Maynard's study on state violence and racism in Canada is sure to be a must-read, so get yourself to this Halifax North Memorial Public Library launch, stat.

NSCAD holiday pop-up
Friday // Saturday
The annual holiday pop-up returns to Art Bar + Projects with over 70 NSCAD students selling original art, from photographs to textiles.

Yule Ball
Polish your wand, don your robes and head to this Harry Potter-themed holiday bash that sees live music, craft making, a digital photo booth and more descend on the Central Library's Paul O'Regan Hall. Formal and semi-formal wear is encouraged at this all-ages bash.

Mixed program of James Kudelka dances
Thursday // Friday // Saturday
Citadel+Compagnie brings this celebration of Canadian choreographer James Kudelka to the Dunn Theatre for a bill overflowing with three works. The critically acclaimed highlight? Man in Black, Kudelka's celebration of working-class grit and the man who embodied it: Johnny Cash.

A tribute to the great ladies of classic country w/Norma MacDonald
Norma MacDonald sings the praises—and songs—of country queens like Dolly Parton, Patsy Cline and Loretta Lynn at this Carleton show.

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