Love the way we list

Our legendary entertainment listings are changing—here's what you need to know.


Well hello there. You're a person-about-town who's working on a play/concert/one-human-show that's not so much confessional as it is semi-autobiographical, really, and if you love Fleabag you'll be totally into it. Or maybe you're home on your couch and wondering where to see a play or concert or just do something other than re-watch Fleabag for the thousand time.

For 26 years, The Coast has been connecting Haligonians with the creatives making art around our fair city, with extensive listings both online and print: We help you get the word out about the cool thing you're doing and also let you know what cool thing you should be going to.
But after 26 years, we've started using an exciting new listings system online, so we want you to know all about it. If you're looking for things to do, click "Event Listings" in the navigation menu, and you'll get a sharp list of events—with a layout that's responsive to whether you're on a phone or a desktop or any device in between. Searching and filtering functions work well, and we're starting to get events further out of town, which you can seek out (or limit) by changing how far from central Halifax you'd like the system to give you events for, from 1km to 150km out.

It's great for finding events. But if you're putting on an event, it's even better. There's now a simple page where you can upload your event right into the system—including a photo!—that is way slicker and easier than our old submission form. And vastly better than sending your event info to the listings email address and hoping I (The Coast's arts & listings editor) receive it, open it, read it and win a wrestling match with our old system to successfully upload it.

This is what the new listing submissions button looks like! Click it to get the word out on your awesome thing.
  • This is what the new listing submissions button looks like! Click it to get the word out on your awesome thing.

OK, the old system wasn't that bad. We used it to publish hundreds of events a week. But the new one is better, especially for sending in your listings information. Just tap that "+ Add Event" button at the top of any listing, or click here.

If you can make a Facebook event, you can use this. And as a bonus, instead of having Russian trollbots crawling your events, they'll get read by real live Haligonians who are looking for cool things to do. Everyone wins. Except the trollbots—so that's another win.

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