Dive into the weekend with these 12 Shore Things

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This weekend, Oceans Week washes ashore while the Scotia Festival of Music ups your classical IQ. Plus: The Cedar Lebanese Fest and Doors Open return while Ghettosocks and Aquakultre drop a new EP.

Halifax filmmaker Cory Bowles' Black Cop arrives at Cineplex Parklane this weekend. - BLACKCOPMOVIE.COM SCREENSHOT
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  • Halifax filmmaker Cory Bowles' Black Cop arrives at Cineplex Parklane this weekend.

Doors Open 2018
Saturday, Sunday
Get to know some of the city's most iconic buildings with these free tours that give you lots of fun facts about sweet spots like the city greenhouses, the Cambridge Military Library, Alexander Keith’s Brewery and more. Get the full list of 30 venues at doorsopenhalifax.com. more deets

12th Annual Lebanese Cedar Festival
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
The epic celebration of Lebanese food, music and culture returns! Wear your stretchy pants to make the most of the uber-authentic eats, and don't forget to take in a show while you're there. Held at the Our Lady of Lebanon Maronite Catholic Church (3844 Joseph Howe Drive). more deets

Our Changing Oceans
Saturday
An Oceans Week celebration at Alderney Landing that features a 10am harbour-side litter clean-up, sea-level rise mapping activities with the Ecology Action Centre and more at Alderney Landing. more deets

Black Cop
Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Cory Bowles' film following the daily struggles of a Black cop ("Your community doesn’t trust you, your colleagues are wary of you and everyone assumes you hate NWA")—which closed out the 2018 Halifax Black Film Festival—returns to Parklane's silver screen this weekend. more deets

Nicholas Rosin makes you think about your daily habits with his Hermes Gallery show. - NICHOLAS ROSIN ARTWORK
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  • Nicholas Rosin makes you think about your daily habits with his Hermes Gallery show.

The Lastest Tech
Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Andrew Godsalve and Nathan Wilson's joint thesis exhibition takes over all three gallery rooms at the Anna Leonowens Gallery, exploring space and time through architectonic sculpture and photomontage, while presenting the viewer with the ways they are complicit in the information age. more deets

Reflections on Memorial Tattoos
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Held in the main floor of the MSVU library, this collection of snaps explores the meaning and purpose of commemorative tattoos. more deets

Disposable Income
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Nicholas Rosin dives into the deep end of social norms and the impact of status anxiety with satirical pieces that tackle our daily consumption habits—think a gilded coffee cup and stir stick—to highlight the coping mechanisms we have to survive our daily grind. See them at Hermes Gallery. more deets

KAASHIF GHANIE
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Adaptation
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Also at Hermes Gallery, Kaashif Ghanie’s latest collection of ceramic vessels sees the emerging artist contrast lived experiences of Islamophobia with traditional Islamic pottery forms, adapting the surface of urns with mutations that "embody the systemic discrimination against Muslims in Canada." more deets

Postdata, the side project of Wintersleep frontperson Paul Murphy, arrives at The Seahorse on Thursday. - NORMAN WONG
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  • Postdata, the side project of Wintersleep frontperson Paul Murphy, arrives at The Seahorse on Thursday.

Scotia Festival of Music Highlight 4
Thursday
Andrew Armstrong rocks Bartok's "3 Burlesques, Op. 8" at this Scotia Festival of Music set that also features the sonic tonic of Elissa Lee, Sharon Wei, Blair Lofgren and more, at Sir James Dunn theatre. more deets

East Coast Music Showcase feat. John Gracie, Makayla Lynn, Reeny Smith and more
Saturday
CIOE 97.5 FM takes a snapshot of the east coast soundscape that features the golden vocal chords of R&B queen—and this week's Coast cover star—Reeny Smith, Nashville-trained country name-to-know Makayla Lynn and more. Catch it at the Spatz Theatre. more deets

Postdata w/Quiet Parade, DJ Century Samuel
Thursday

Wintersleep frontperson Paul Murphy returns to his beloved side project Postdata, bringing his brand of confessional electro folk to The Seahorse stage. more deets

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Abu Dhabi vinyl release party
Friday
AQUASOCKS—the best new super group you haven't heard of yet, made up of OG MC Ghettosocks (pictured) and early-D'Angelo-esque crooner Aquakultre—celebrates some hot new wax at this album release show that also features United Arab Emirates-inspired hors d'oeuvres. It all goes down at Alteregos Cafe. more deets

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