Ten wild weekend picks

From dinosaurs to dachshunds to an old-timey circus, this weekend's a wild one.

Blues Brothers screening
Good Robot's spring outdoor screening series ends with a bang as this 1980s comedy starring John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd gives you some serious road trip vibes.

Georgian tea
Spend an afternoon on the rolling hills of idyllic Scott Manor while sipping tea in vintage china cups and overdose on the sugary-sweetness of it all.

DJ T-Woo's monthly hip hop night turns 10 this weekend (see 3). - ANDREW DONOVAN/PHOTOTYPE
DJ T-Woo's monthly hip hop night turns 10 this weekend (see 3).

Once Upon a Fairytale: Chapter Two
Saturday // Sunday
A celebration of all things fairy tale, from magical creatures to Harry Potter, awaits at this two-day dreamland at the Forum. Explore a medieval village, have tea with Cheshire cats and visit Nocturne Alley!

Open Form: New Hermitage, Cutting The Argus, Sam Wilson
Check out two of the artists in this week's epic New Music Issue of The Coast—Sam Wilson and New Hermitage—at what Art Bar calls "A Concert of Improvised and Creative Music for Curious Ears."

MAJE's album release show
Celebrate OBEY Convention king MAJE's album release with two back-to-back release parties: The Calm, a laid-back verse-spitting session at Alteregos Cafe from 6-8pm, and The Storm, a louder, longer party with DJ Uncle Fest on deck at The Company House from 10pm-2am.

One of the 101 artists we cover in our epic New Music issue, Sam Wilson is emotive improvisation. - SUBMITTED
One of the 101 artists we cover in our epic New Music issue, Sam Wilson is emotive improvisation.

The Great Benjamin's Circus
Clowns, acrobats, human cannonballs: All the stunts of your circus dreams await at this vintage-tinged evening of family fun. The circus appears to be animal-free, too (except, perhaps, for one fluffy Pomeranian)—meaning you can indulge in the fun without supporting questionable practices.

Summer Lovin': Peachy Keen short plays
A sizzling summer collection of stories featuring tender missed connections, a hipster Blanche DuBois, Eros the Love Clown and a top-notch list of local talent.

Ten years of Doin' Damage w/DJ Cosmo
DJ T-Woo's regular night of sweaty, steamy hip hop is a north end institution. Come shake a leg and celebrate its 10th year at this show that sees the return of Doin' Damage co-founder DJ Cosmo.

Wienerpawlooza 2017
This fun, on-theme fundraiser for Atlantic Canadian Dachshund Rescue celebrates all things wiener dog with races, costume prizes and a doggie kissing booth.

The Summer Roar!
A kid-free, booze-fuelled night at the museum that'll see the Discovery Centre's new dinosaur exhibit come alive! Bask in the Ben Stiller movie spirit.

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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