Ten super sunny weekend picks

Summer might be slipping by but sandcastles, celebrity pups and critically-acclaimed rockers will help make the most of what's left.

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Anguish and Rapture
Thursday // Friday
Hannah Genosko takes us on a tour of the gallows of her imagination, exploring experiences of revelation through the perspective of invented, outsider artist Elevia Anne Mitchell. The result? Eerie, scratchy, mixed-media work that blurs the line between religious fervor and mental illness.

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Summer Cafe Con
Sunday
If you love board games (no, like, REALLY love them) you better set your Sunday alarm a little earlier for this tabletop gaming session that sees mini-tournaments and events take over the Board Room's Halifax location.

The Olate Dogs will conga-line through your heart, we swear (see 1). - SUBMITTED PHOTO.
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  • The Olate Dogs will conga-line through your heart, we swear (see 1).

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Pug party
Saturday
OK, pugs! Time to take your humans for a walk downtown for this pug appreciation session that features dog treats, pug-themed art and more. (This will also help cure your cuteness hangover if you see the Olate Dogs on Friday- read 1 for more.)

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Clam Harbour Beach sandcastle competition
Sunday
Head to Clam Harbour Beach for this annual gathering that sees the best that sand architects can build! Amateur hour, it ain't.

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Twenty four hour 'zine challenge
Saturday // Sunday
Have a 'zine idea you've been dreaming of making a reality? Swing by the Anchor Archive Zine Gallery (a corner of Radstorm's space) for a chill crafternoon filled with workshops.

Afraaz Mulji's piano skills are sure to dazzle (see 4). - SUBMITTED PHOTO.
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  • Afraaz Mulji's piano skills are sure to dazzle (see 4).

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OVAV w/Cringeworthy, Last Call Chernobyl, Dirt Stache
Friday
OVAV (some fans may remember the band's long-form name, Of Vice and Virtue) and Dirtsache celebrate the release of their split EP with this show of hard-grinding guitars.

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Purist beware!
Saturday
In one of his final Halifax shows, classical prodigy Afraaz Mulji goes a slight shade of punk by throwing out his book of standards and instead creating on-the-spot tunes.

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Willie Nile Band w/James Maddock
Saturday
Two New York rock'n'roll legends take over The Carleton for this no-holes-barred show. Haven't heard of Willie Nile? The Carleton shares his resume best: "The New York Times called Willie Nile 'one of the most gifted singer-songwriters to emerge from the New York scene in years.' His album Streets Of New York was hailed as 'a platter for the ages' by UNCUT magazine." Wowza!

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Live with Black Power Hour
Thursday
Kicking off Sankofest, a celebration of Black brilliance created by Halifax's Black Lives Matter reading group, is this live radio show hosted by poet and activist El Jones.

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The Olate Dogs
Friday
These adorable rescue pups were the proud winners of America’s Got Talent, and a look at their impressive live show—including conga lines, feats of agility and strength and a surprising sense of rhythm—explains why. VIP ticketholders get to meet the dogs, so don’t sleep on that.

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