Ten ways to have a wheely great weekend

Bike Week celebrations, Doors Open returns and the Scotia Festival of Music takes a bow.

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My Week On Welfare screening
Thursday
Filmmaker (and former welfare recipient) Jackie Torrens chronicles the stories of several welfare recipients and their struggles in this powerful documentary.

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PACO ride
Sunday
A leisurely five kilometre bike ride around downtown Dartmouth followed by a BYOT (bring your own toppings) pizza party at the Park Avenue Community Oven.

Amelia Curran brings a new album to The Marquee (see 1). - VIA AMELIACURRAN.COM
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  • Amelia Curran brings a new album to The Marquee (see 1).

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SWITCH Dartmouth
Sunday
Two kilometres between Portland Street and Price Albert Road in Dartmouth forgo cars and buses for bikes, music and fun at this summer-welcoming block party.

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Doors Open guided bike ride
Saturday
Just in time for Doors Open 2017, the event that lets you go inside local landmarks, this I Heart Bikes and Halifax Cycling Coalition collab brings you a guided tour of downtown.

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Africville Gospel Concert
Friday
A toe-tapping, roof-raising concert featuring the sounds of The Sanctified Brothers and the Revival Tabernacle Church Choir, this show commemorates the 50th anniversary of Seaview United Baptist Church's demolition.

Sickboy Podcast records a live episode at Lion & Bright (see 5). - NXN PHOTOGRAPHY
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  • Sickboy Podcast records a live episode at Lion & Bright (see 5).

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Scotia Festival of Music: There Might Be Others
Sunday
Mocean Dance teams up with the Scotia Festival of Music for a one-night showing of this award-winning piece that features 15 dancers paired with 12 percussionists.

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Sickboy Live
Sunday
It's the latest live taping the the Best of Halifax-winning podcast, which sheds light on life with an illness. A cocktail hour proceeds a frank, funny discussion on life after a brain injury. When the recording wraps, hit the dance floor with beats by Bosby.

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3rd Annual Halifax Donair Crawl
Saturday
Bring your appetite (and elastic-waist pants) to this Quinpool Road feeding frenzy that re-imagines the classic late-night food in doughnut, cheesecake and pizza forms.

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Dartmouth Makers Market
Saturday // Sunday
Some of the best and brightest crafters, bakers and makers of all stripes bring their creative heads together for this two-day buying bonanza.

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Amelia Curran
Friday
The Juno award-winning singer-songwriter returns with her third album Watershed, a directional change that features feminist themes and strokes of soul-inspired sound.

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