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Ten lovely weekend picks 

Valentine's, schmalentines—we're loving these live shows, foreign films and art talks.

10
Coach Carter in Halifax
Saturday
Meet the iconic coach-turned-motivational-speaker, or chill at the library with a screening of the 2005 film he inspired. Yeah, this guy's so cool he was played by Samuel L. Jackson.

9
CinemaScope: An evening with Otto Künzli
Thursday
Swiss-trained, Munich-based artist Otto Künzli discusses his multi-decade career in conceptual jewellery at the Central Library.

Chris Lorenzo brings British house music to Halifax (see 2). - FIONA GARDEN PHOTO
  • Chris Lorenzo brings British house music to Halifax (see 2).
  • Fiona Garden photo

8
Friends trivia night
Thursday // Friday
Take your besties—the ones who’ll be there for you, and you’ll be there for them too—and crowd on a couch at The Board Room for this night of trivia based on the ‘90s classic.

7
The London Festival Opera w/Symphony Nova Scotia
Sunday
A slew of UK opera greats cross the Atlantic for a compilation show of classic stage songs at the Rebecca Cohn Auditorium.

6
Downtown Dartmouth food crawl
Thursday
If good eats are your one true love, book it to Bodega Boutique for a snack-filled stroll around Dartmouth's downtown.

Conceptual jewellery—like this chain of wedding rings—is artist Otto Künzli's speciality. He talks bling at the Central Library  Thursday night ( See 9). - COURTESY OF NSCAD
  • Conceptual jewellery—like this chain of wedding rings—is artist Otto Künzli's speciality. He talks bling at the Central Library Thursday night ( See 9).
  • courtesy of NSCAD

5
Tanna
Friday
If you think you've seen it all when it comes to tales of star-crossed lovers, this South Pacific flick will prove you wrong.

4
The Nature of Nature: The Photographs of Thaddeus Holownia
Thursday // Friday // Saturday // Sunday
Thaddeus Holownia spent four decades exploring how we interact and respond to our environment from behind a camera lens. Here, 180 of his best snaps snag AGNS wall space.

3
Valentine's Dough Ball
Sunday
Because chocolate is the best part of Valentine season anyway, The Coast hosts this VIP bake sale with one-hour tasting sessions.

2
Chris Lorenzo
Thursday
Part of the Birmingham, UK house music resurgence, Lorenzo brings heavy beats to Pacifico.

1
Tunes For Trees
Thursday
Exiled To Sea rocks out for our forests at this Greenpeace fundraiser.

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