Ten rockin' weekend picks

Hopscotch Festival, Mirus' mixtape release party, the Halifax Record fair and Halifax Oyster Festival make for one bangin' weekend. 

Halifax Mooseheads vs Acadie-Bathurst Titan
Halifax's hockey season kicks off with a Scotiabank Centre home opener against the formidable (in name and in play) northern New Brunswick team. 

The Delinquents movie premiere
While it's barely felt like fall lately, this screening at Pro Skates will have you dreaming of the white weather ahead as it chronicles the best and baddest in local snowboarding. 

Every Time I Die brings big-name metalcore to the Marquee (see 5). - PHOTO VIA EPITAPH.COM
Photo via epitaph.com
Every Time I Die brings big-name metalcore to the Marquee (see 5). 

Amy Goodman in Halifax
Longtime Democracy Now! host Amy Goodman brings her brand of activist journalism to the Marion McCain Building's Ondaatje Hall with a talk titled “Stories of Democracy, Resistance and Hope.” 

East Meets West
Friday // Saturday
An evening of contemporary dance at the Bus Stop Theatre by choreographers from across the country, East Meets West offers a sampling of pieces to fall for.

2017 Confucius Institute Performance Tour
Consider this whirlwind hour-and-15-minute Spatz Theatre show an introduction to some of China's most iconic cultural touchstones: Think traditional Chinese folk music and dance, Peking opera, Kungfu, traditional Chinese dress and more. 

East Meets West shows off sharp Canadian choreography (see 7). - PHOTO BY ALANAH CORREIA
Photo by Alanah Correia
East Meets West shows off sharp Canadian choreography (see 7).

Every Time I Die w/Knocked Loose, Hollow Earth
New York metalcore titan Every Time I Die has been shredding guitars and melting faces since the early 2000s, when the genre-revatlising Hot Damn! dropped like fire on our ears. Catch them at The Marquee and #tbt it to your angsty younger self. 

Halifax Record Fair
Get some hot wax at the Forum's epic treasure hunt that'll have you sifting through thousands of records for your collection's missing piece. 

Soulstice: The East Coast Edition
Hip hop/reggae slayer—and Quake Matthews' bestie—Kayo Guevarra hosts this chill, unplugged kickoff to the Hopscotch Urban Arts Festival at Seven Bays. 

Mirus Mixtape Release w/Geil, Juice Girls, Sarah Denim
Mirus Records, a new label hyping the hot sounds on offer from women and people of colour in the local music scene, drops its first mixtape at this Modulating Mansion show. The slippergaze Juice Girls, heavy Geil and multi-media dream Sarah Denim give a preview of the tape with live sets. 

Halifax Oyster Festival
Friday // Saturday
Get shell-shucked at The Coast's Halifax Oyster Festival, Atlantic Canada's premiere shell fish fest (if we say so ourselves!): A to-dive-for waterfront location, oysters from 18 producers and a three-hour, all-you-can-sample tasting session make for an unforgettable foodie experience.

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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