10 ways to have an epic weekend

Beyoncé, DIY-bling, opera, animal rescues and more!

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BAH-NAH-NAH bring the party with world music at The Company House (see 4). - DYLAN CHEW
  • Dylan Chew
  • BAH-NAH-NAH bring the party with world music at The Company House (see 4).

10. The APEX w/TMHM, Engage The Threat, Joy Departed
Sunday, Aug 28, 10pm
Zig-zagging across the East Coast to support their upcoming EP Underbelly, this is your chance to catch Ontario's tech-metal rockers The APEX live at Gus' Pub. Sharing the stage with Saskatchewan's The Man And His Machine, Moncton's Engage The Threat and Hali's own Joy Departed.

9. Five and 10 dollar pop-up
Saturday, Aug 27, 12-5pm
Bauer Street Clothing (2085 Bauer Street) is selling out last season's stock at five and 10 bucks a pop. Call it retail therapy?

8. North End Photographs by Maggie Rahr
To Sept 17
Snapshots exploring Halifax's north end grace the walls of Lion & Bright. Rahr describes her collection via email as streetscapes capturing "the light and colours unique to this mercurial coastal city. Nova Scotians are sure to recognize the soft greys of winter, the stark twilight of autumn nights and the jewel-like blue skies that don't discriminate winter from spring."

7. Hope for Wildlife annual open house
Sunday, Aug 28, 12-4pm
The perfect day for animal lovers, this is a chance to peer into the behind-the-scenes world of wildlife rescue and rehabilitation. Learn about the programs and processes offered at Hope For Wildlife and see how you can help. With live music, local crafts and food, this promises to be much more than your average afternoon.

6. Beyoncé's Lemonade screening
Thursday, Aug 25, 6:30-9pm
Put some hot sauce in your bag and head to the Art Bar (1873 Granville Street) to watch Bey's latest visual album. This screening is part of South House's Bechdel Test Film Fest, which explores how women are presented in film.

Adorableness in action at Hope For Wildlife (see 7). - HOPE FOR WILDLIFE
  • Hope For Wildlife
  • Adorableness in action at Hope For Wildlife (see 7).
5. Jewellery making workshop
Saturday Aug 27, 2:30-3:30pm
Up your crafting skills (and your bling game!) at this workshop, held at The Center, 2616 Windsor Street. The best part? Telling people you made it when they ask where that amazing necklace is from. Materials included in cost of workshop, and advance tickets are available at modernbohoboutique.com.

4. BAHNAHNAH's wholetimes goodsomes dance party
Saturday, Aug 27, 10pm-2am
DJ Budi, DJ Fadzwa and DJ Fancy Pants are back at The Company House, and they're bringing big world beats with them. Get ready for a party, everybody.

3. Opera From Scratch gala concert
Sunday, Aug 28, 2:30pm
The grand finale of the Opera From Scratch Festival! This afternoon sees six mini operas that composers and singers have spent the past week crafting come to the stage at St. Matthew's United Church.

2. Millenials
Aug 25-27, 8pm
An original play by Brody Wilkinson-Martin, this story follows university kids getting ready for and going to a major party. All the weed, selfies and awkwardness make the script. And, in a unique twist, prior to the play’s opening, you can follow all the characters on social media—just like a real millennial. Catch it at The Pit, in the Arts and Administration Building at University of King's College.

1. OOPIK writing workshop and book reading
Thursday, Aug 25, 6-8pm
OOPIK is an art collective focussing on telling “current and authentic” stories about Inuit, First Nation and Metis people. Join one of their members, Delilah Saunders, at Radstorm as she shares insights and exercises on writing. Saunders will also read from her forthcoming book, A Princess and A Monkey: My Sister and I. The book tells the story of Delilah and her sibling Loretta, who was murdered in 2014 while writing a thesis at SMU about missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. It is a celebration of life, words and those the Saunders sisters have fought for.

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