Have a super-sweet weekend with these Sure Things

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See the Oscar-nominated Netflix film Roma on the big screen at Carbon Arc, peep Letitia Fraser’s portraits that explore her family’s North Prestron roots at The Anna, learn some African recipes with Mary Nkrumah and more!

Mary Nkrumah helms both a popular Seaport Market stall and Barrington Street restaurant. This Thursday, she steps out of the kitchen to give you a glimpse of African cooking. - MEGHAN TANSEY WHITTON PHOTO
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  • Mary Nkrumah helms both a popular Seaport Market stall and Barrington Street restaurant. This Thursday, she steps out of the kitchen to give you a glimpse of African cooking.

James Mullinger
Saturday
New Brunswick's biggest hype boy, AKA the British comedian taking Atlantic Canada by storm, returns to The Carleton—despite having recently graduated to larger rooms—to deliver a dose of English-style comedy off his new album. more deets

Food demonstration and tasting of African cuisine w/Mary Nkrumah
Thursday
Mary Nkrumah, the chef behind beloved Seaport Market stall Mary's African Cuisine (and, recently, a restaurant on Barrington Street of the same name) leads this African Heritage Month workshop at the Halifax North Memorial Public Library. more deets

Roma screening
Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Carbon Arc delivers big-screen showings of this Netflix Oscar-nominated film that's written and directed by Alfonso Cuaron and traces the life of a live-in maid in 1970s Mexico City. more deets

Dark Chocolate Hike: Fall in Love with Nature
Saturday
If you want the great outdoors to be your bae, consider this sweet after-dark hike that sees you stomping under the stars before enjoying a glass of wine and a triple-chocolate mousse dessert. The guided trek departs from The Links At Brunello, 120 Brunello Boulevard, Timberlea, and tix can be yours at hikenovascotia.ca. more deets

Letitia Fraser—cover star of this week's Coast, our 2019 New Art Issue—explores her family's North Preston roots with a show at The Anna. - LETITIA FRASER ARTWORK
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  • Letitia Fraser—cover star of this week's Coast, our 2019 New Art Issue—explores her family's North Preston roots with a show at The Anna.

Daydreams and Dart Nights
Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Gina Rogers displays a set of paintings completed at Picnic, the Dart Gallery's restaurant, which features live painting every Friday night. Bunnies with David Bowie style makeup, flying through space, are just some of the zany fun on deck. more deets

Mommay's Patches: Traditions and Superstitions
Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Letitia Fraser interviewed family members and mimicked the prints from her grandma's handmade quilts to create a set of stunning oil portraits on view at The Anna. more deets

Water Works
Saturday, Sunday
14 Bells' first show of the year sees W. Scott Sinclair display a set of boundary-pushing watercolours, with the gallery adding his work is so adventurous he's even been known to forgo using a brush. more deets

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A Different Place: The 2018/19 Media Art Scholarship Exhibition
Friday, Saturday, Sunday
The Centre for Art Tapes' latest crop of media scholars (aka the graduates of "a mentorship program that provides local artists with the chance to explore an aspect of media art with which they have little to no experience") take over the former movie mausoleum Video Difference with shows ranging on topics from the male gaze to material deterioration. We're extra excited to see what traditional Indigenous bead artist Carrie Allison and mixed-media/video artist Regine Tiu (left) unveil. more deets

Roots-reggae queen Jah'Mila co-headlines the mini-fest Reggae Splash at The Seahorse this weekend. - SUBMITTED PHOTO
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  • Roots-reggae queen Jah'Mila co-headlines the mini-fest Reggae Splash at The Seahorse this weekend.

Rolston String Quartet
Sunday

The Rolston String Quartet stormed onto the international classical music scene this past year with sold-out concerts in Europe and North America, performing at the Smithsonian, the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Koerner Hall at the Toronto Royal Conservatory of Music and the Esterhazy Palace. Here, it performs a program including works by Haydn, Schafer and Beethoven at the Lilian Piercey Concert Hall. more deets

Reggae Splash 2019 feat. Andru Branch & Halfway Tree, Jah'Mila, Smoke 'n' Rhythm
Friday

A night of hot reggae and cool vibes await as Andru Branch and pals take the stage at The Seahorse. Pro tip? Don't sleep on co-headliner Jah'Mila, the Kingston, Jamaica transplant whose voice will melt your eardrums. more deets

Morgan Davis
Saturday

The king of the cigar box guitar, local blues legend and walking encyclopedia of the genre takes a trip to Dartmouth to school you in everything from Chicago to Mississippi Delta stylings with a mix of classics and originals. It all goes down at New Scotland Brewing Co. more deets

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Pineo & Loeb
Saturday
While any Saturday night at Pacifico means seeing these BFFs deliver sweet EDM from the DJ decks, this weekend also marks the launch of the duo's latest album—meaning the party will be extra rockin'. more deets

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