Twelve ways to make your long weekend lit

International hip hop stars, iPad theatrics and the Bluenose Marathon await.

Seven Bays turns two
Rock out at this cafe's celebration that features a special climbing session followed by beers and beats!

Blue Nose Marathon 2017
Friday // Saturday // Sunday
Run, cheer or volunteer in the city's biggest cardio session while raising funds for various charities.

Maritime Tattoo Festival
Saturday // Sunday
Local and international ink artists show off their skills in live sessions while vendors offer up art, jewellery and clothing.

DJ Heather brings bold beats to The Marquee (see 1). - SUBMITTED PHOTO
Submitted photo
DJ Heather brings bold beats to The Marquee (see 1).

Bump N Grind: A '90s R&B Thang
Janet Jackson vibes on repeat.

Get A Leg Up On Homelessness featuring Scumgreif, Black Moor, Orchid's Curse, Hitman, Dumpster Mummy
A concert full of heavy sounds to hit hard against homelessness, this event raises funds for Phoenix Youth Services.

The Jazz Loft screening
This 2015 documentary blends found footage from famed photographer W. Eugene Smith as he chronicled the jam sessions and goings-on of the loft next door during jazz's heyday.

John Prine's guitarist, Jason Wilber, does a set at The Carleton (see 3). - LISA SULLIVAN PHOTOGRAPHY
Lisa Sullivan Photography
John Prine's guitarist, Jason Wilber, does a set at The Carleton (see 3).

The Archive of Missing Things
Thursday // Friday // Saturday // Sunday
This piece bends the rules of what a play can be, arming viewers with wifi and an iPad to solve a mystery in 90 minutes—using snippets of overheard dialogue heard through a headset. Nancy Drew, your time is now.

Poor Bunny fundraiser
Live music and performance art turn The Bus Stop Theatre into a total circus. Cover is $12 or a piece of art, and all funds raised go towards this year's White Rabbit Festival, a rural NS celebration of visual arts and creativity.

Downtown Dartmouth food crawl
Wear your stretchy pants and walking shoes for this two-hour trek offering take-away eats for $10 or less.

Jason Wilber w/Dave Carroll, Kim Dunn
Missed John Prine's recent Halifax show? Here, his longtime guitarist shreds folky blues for similar vibes but with more indie cred.

RA The Rugged Man
You may never have heard of RA The Rugged Man, but the late Notorious B.I.G. called this rhyme-slayer even greater than himself, saying "And I thought I was the illest.”

DJ Heather w/Max Hebert, Isaac Haze, Adam Osbourne
Named one of Chicago's top 45 noise-makers (alongside the likes of Kanye West and Green Velvet), DJ Heather has been making honest, flowing beats since the early 2000s.

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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