The ten best ways to fill your weekend

Clear your calendar for the Best of Halifax Ball, big tickets like Mo Kenney and Lisa LeBlanc, plus Holocaust Awareness Week.


Sixth annual Harvest Hootenanny and Pumpkin Smash
If your jack o' lantern is starting to feel as done as pumpkin spice, bring it to Common Roots' Harvest Hootenanny so it can be used for compost. Global music, apple cider, garlic planting and scavenger hunts round out the fun.

Author's Stage: Ken Dryden in conversation with John Demont
Ken Dryden, the NHL hall-of-famer turned concussion activist, talks about his latest book Game Change: The Life and Death of Steve Montador, and the Future of Hockey at the Central Library's Paul O'Regan Hall.

Get a dose of Mo Kenney's sonic tonic for the soul at her Thursday night show (see 3). - PHOTO VIA MOKENNEY.COM
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  • Get a dose of Mo Kenney's sonic tonic for the soul at her Thursday night show (see 3).

Organizing For The Long Haul: a Solidarity Halifax conference
Friday // Saturday // Sunday
Three days of lectures and discussions on everything from resistance in the time of Trump to anti-capitalist environmental organizing will have you armed to take on the system. Held at the Mi'kmaq Friendship Centre.

Lionsault w/Stoolface
The ECMA-winning hardcore outfit Lionsault brings big noise to Gus' Pub.

Wapikoni: Cinema On Wheels screening
A travelling audiovisual studio dedicated to Indigenous youth, Wapikoni presents this collection of award-winning shorts directed by emerging Indigenous filmmakers at The Bus Stop Theatre as it sets out to travel coast to coast, collecting and creating stories with over 100 Indigenous communities along the way.

The Harvest Hootenanny celebrates the season (see 10). - SUBMITTED PHOTO
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  • The Harvest Hootenanny celebrates the season (see 10).

The Mirror screening
Andrei Tarkovsky's 1974 classic Soviet Russian film is personal and opaque, recalling a childhood under Stalinist Russia. It screens at the Dalhousie Art Gallery.

Holocaust Education Week sees this Mayworks Festival play arrive at Pier 21, telling the truth-based story of a group of homosexual men sentenced to "extermination by labour" in a Nazi concentration camp. They defy their captors—and their fate—by producing a searing, satire-laden cabaret.

Mo Kenney w/Devarrow
With a third full-length that rips from bruising rock ’n’ roll to haunting, left-of-the-dial pop, Plaskett's protege hits The Seahorse stage, showing she's a (tour de) force to be reckoned with—not that we needed convincing.

Best Of Halifax Ball
A red carpet, DJ IV—Halifax gold-winning Best DJ and Classified’s turntablist—and dancing are all on order as we toast the winners of 2017’s Best Of Halifax Readers' Choice Awards at Olympic Hall.

Lisa LeBlanc
In the Dead of Winter celebrates the beginning of shorter days by bringing New Brunswick's banjo-toting, Acadian folk-trash queen Lisa LeBlanc to The Seahorse stage. Feed your hungry ears her blend of Bob Dylan and Dolly Parton—we promise you won't be sorry.

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