Ten ways to spring into the weekend

Hot beats, basketball and spoken word match these rising temps.

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Pop-Up Mini Market
Saturday
Dearlove Ceramics, Simple Rituals Skincare Co., Madeleine W. Draws and Atlantic Coastlines share sweet, handmade somethings at Lucky Penny's bite-sized buying session.

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New Orleans Style Mardi Gras Celebration
Saturday
Ms. Julie may have moved from New Orleans to Nova Scotia, but she sure didn't leave her love of Mardi Gras behind: She's throwing a NOLA-style soirée to celebrate the countdown to spring at the Olympic Community Centre.

Chicago legend RP Boo brings the noise to Menz (see 1). - SUBMITTED
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  • Chicago legend RP Boo brings the noise to Menz (see 1).

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Signs of the Zodiac
Thursday
Chances are you know your sign, but can you find it in the night sky? The Halifax Planetarium acts as a stargazing spot with a side of astrology, helping you map your way around the night sky.

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AUS Basketball Championships
Friday // Saturday // Sunday
Three days of net-swishing action hits the Scotiabank Centre as univeristy teams vie for the top spot.

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Spoken Word Poetry Showcase W/Mona Mousa
Thursday
A spoken word poet with over 200 shows under her belt, Mona Mousa knows a thing or two about flowery phrases. Here, she shares some of her latest works with local wordsmiths at the coho.

Mona Mouse brings her spoken word to The Company House (see 6). - SCREEN SHOT FROM THEPOETMONA.COM
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  • Mona Mouse brings her spoken word to The Company House (see 6).

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HBFF: Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise
Saturday
A biopic of the iconic writer and poet—followed by a talk from the film director—acts as a debut event for the Halifax Black Film Festival at Spatz Theatre.

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Harlan House's last show
Thursday // Friday // Saturday
The artist's production days are slowing down, meaning this Page & Strange show will be your last chance to see biting bits of social commentary like a ceramic Galaxy Note or carved KFC bucket.

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Fierce Femmes And Notorious Liars Book Launch
Saturday
Kai Cheng Thom shares snippets of her upcoming book about a trans girl's escape from a dystopian future into a lipstick-fuelled subculture at Venus Envy.

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Share W/The Olympic Symphonium
Saturday
If every album has a story, Share's Pedestrian certainly doesn't disappoint. As the band celebrate its' 10 year anniversary with this Timber Lounge show, they recall recording the songs in a shed on Lady Hammond Drive, ripping drum tracks from youtube and making do with one mic.

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RP Boo
Friday
RP Boo, a Chicago-based producer, DJ and noise-maker, rips up the dance floor at Menz with a high-energy set.

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