Ten ways to have a wheely great weekend

Bike Week celebrations, Doors Open returns and the Scotia Festival of Music takes a bow.

My Week On Welfare screening
Filmmaker (and former welfare recipient) Jackie Torrens chronicles the stories of several welfare recipients and their struggles in this powerful documentary.

PACO ride
A leisurely five kilometre bike ride around downtown Dartmouth followed by a BYOT (bring your own toppings) pizza party at the Park Avenue Community Oven.

Amelia Curran brings a new album to The Marquee (see 1). - VIA AMELIACURRAN.COM
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Amelia Curran brings a new album to The Marquee (see 1).

SWITCH Dartmouth
Two kilometres between Portland Street and Price Albert Road in Dartmouth forgo cars and buses for bikes, music and fun at this summer-welcoming block party.

Doors Open guided bike ride
Just in time for Doors Open 2017, the event that lets you go inside local landmarks, this I Heart Bikes and Halifax Cycling Coalition collab brings you a guided tour of downtown.

Africville Gospel Concert
A toe-tapping, roof-raising concert featuring the sounds of The Sanctified Brothers and the Revival Tabernacle Church Choir, this show commemorates the 50th anniversary of Seaview United Baptist Church's demolition.

Sickboy Podcast records a live episode at Lion & Bright (see 5). - NXN PHOTOGRAPHY
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Sickboy Podcast records a live episode at Lion & Bright (see 5).

Scotia Festival of Music: There Might Be Others
Mocean Dance teams up with the Scotia Festival of Music for a one-night showing of this award-winning piece that features 15 dancers paired with 12 percussionists.

Sickboy Live
It's the latest live taping the the Best of Halifax-winning podcast, which sheds light on life with an illness. A cocktail hour proceeds a frank, funny discussion on life after a brain injury. When the recording wraps, hit the dance floor with beats by Bosby.

3rd Annual Halifax Donair Crawl
Bring your appetite (and elastic-waist pants) to this Quinpool Road feeding frenzy that re-imagines the classic late-night food in doughnut, cheesecake and pizza forms.

Dartmouth Makers Market
Saturday // Sunday
Some of the best and brightest crafters, bakers and makers of all stripes bring their creative heads together for this two-day buying bonanza.

Amelia Curran
The Juno award-winning singer-songwriter returns with her third album Watershed, a directional change that features feminist themes and strokes of soul-inspired sound.

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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