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Ten tasty weekend picks 

The Coast's Food Truck Party, FIN, Oktoberfest and Word on The Street means a boundless weekend awaits. 

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Ropeworks
Thursday // Friday
Violet Rosengarten's stunning painted-rope pieces at the Corridor Gallery are a study in texture, symbolically expressing her attachment to the Maritimes. 

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Paul Greenberg
Thursday 
The best-selling American author, who penned the 2014 effort on seafood sustainability Four Fish, comes to Dal's Marion McCain Building to talk about the future of our oceans and our fish-eating habits. 

click to enlarge Hollerado just wanna love you, damnit, and its dance-y Seahorse show will make the feeling downright mutual (see 3). - RYAN FAIST PHOTO
  • Hollerado just wanna love you, damnit, and its dance-y Seahorse show will make the feeling downright mutual (see 3).
  • Ryan Faist photo

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2017 Garrison Oktoberfest
Saturday
Halifax’s original Oktoberfest returns for a full day of traditional German food, music and—the main event—beer! The Garrison Brewing Company's party is the closest you'll get to the German foodie fest without cashing in your Air Miles. 

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Burnwater: Alchemy
Thursday // Friday // Saturday // Sunday
Mocean Dance invites you to an intimate, 30-seater redux of its 2016 production at Alderney Landing, melding percussion, dance, poetry and the iron sound-sculptures of famed Nova Scotia blacksmith John Little. 

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Brian Wilson Presents Pet Sounds: The Final Performance
Saturday
Wouldn't it be nice to see the king of surf-rock say so long to his band's most iconic album with what's sure to be an equally-iconic Scotiabank Centre performance?  

Violet Rosengarten's stunning rope art is a study in textures (see 10). - VIOLET ROSENGARTEN PHOTO
  • Violet Rosengarten's stunning rope art is a study in textures (see 10).
  • Violet Rosengarten photo

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The Coast's September Food Truck Party
Thursday
The Coast knows the best meals come on wheels so we're serving up street eats like tacos and ice cream from over 15 different Halifax food trucks at the Museum of Natural History. Bring a blanket, a chair and some fives for this party that also features tastings with local breweries. 

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Word On The Street
Saturday 
Get lit(-erary) at this annual celebration of the written word! From writing workshops to author talks, the Central Library promises to be buzzing all day with book and magazine fuelled fun. Stop by the library's RBC Room between 1-2pm to catch the can't-miss Hali Slam's spoken word show. 

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Hollerado
Thursday
Hollerado loves its fans. So much so that the blues-funk-rock getup's 2015 effort, 111 Songs, was a project where they wrote custom songs for specific fans (no, really). Catch some warm-fuzzy vibes at its Seahorse show—and get ready to dance. 

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FIN
Thursday // Friday // Saturday // Sunday
Movie buffs, start upping your popcorn intake now! Moving into its 37th year, the Atlantic Film Festival (now rebranded as FIN) will once again take over silver screens around the city with dozens of movies veering from local flicks to international indie darlings. Get the full rundown of titles and times at fin festival.ca/by-day.

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Cris Dereksen's Orchestral Powwow 
Sunday
As the Prismatic Arts Festival kicks off this weekend, Cris Derksen marries traditional Indigenous Powwow music and dance with classic symphonic stylings for the ultimate cultural mash-up. The Rebecca Cohn Auditorium ticket gets even hotter with the addition of Rebecca Thomas' perfect poetry.

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