Ten ways to rock the weekend

Burgers, sculptures and girl power galore.

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Mystic Con
Friday // Saturday
Can't wait till Hal-Con? Neither can the kids at MSVU, who are offering two days of daily gaming, cosplay contests, discussion panels, lip sync battles and more.

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Indie Afternoon at Black Buffalo
Saturday
Benefits and D'Ambrosia sling coffee house vibes at this intimate show.

An all-female lineup (including Gabrielle Papillon, pictured) brings a night of acoustic pop and girl power vibes to The Seahorse (see 2). - SCREEN SHOT VIA GABRIELLEPAPILLION.COM
  • Screen shot via gabriellepapillion.com
  • An all-female lineup (including Gabrielle Papillon, pictured) brings a night of acoustic pop and girl power vibes to The Seahorse (see 2).

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Kirsten Olivia
Thursday

She's been compared to Solange and Jill Scott, and now brings her big R&B voice to the north end library.

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U Sport Men's Basketball Final 8
Thursday // Friday // Saturday // Sunday

National net-swishing action takes a slam dunk in Halifax, returning after years of travelling coast to coast. Hosted by the Dalhousie Tigers.

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Bone Cage
Thursday // Friday // Saturday
Catherine Bank's poetic and darkly humoured portrayal of life in rural Nova Scotia is a place where stripping the environment means stripping your soul. Catch the play at King's!

Meat the Burger Week's burger bus route (see  5)!
  • Meat the Burger Week's burger bus route (see 5)!

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Taste Halifax Burger Bus
Friday // Saturday // Sunday
A VIP preview of this year's Burger Week bests awaits! Burger believers meet at the Marriott for pick up before traipsing through town for meaty morsels washed down by partial pints.

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Welcome to Bananaland
Saturday
An interactive evening that reimagines The Party as an art space, complete with "pre-recorded banana sounds" you can shake a leg to and free banana snacks. Bonus points if you show up in yellow.

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Fashion Forward Film Festival: Barbarella
Thursday
Fashion Forward celebrates flicks from bygone times that imagined what today's clothes would look like. Kicking things off? 1968's Barbarella, a deliciously campy swipe at the '60s futurism movement—complete with Jane Fonda in go-go boots.

2
Galentine's Day Round 2
Thursday
Tara Thorne, The Attempted Murder of Laura Jean, Gabrielle Papillon, Laurenn Marchand and CAMERON perform stripped-down versions of your favourite pop songs.

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The Girl With The Golden Ear
Thursday // Friday // Saturday // Sunday
When a record label receptionist is able to predict which songs will top the charts, her career rises as well. This Bedford Players production is based on a Canadian true story.

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