Spring into the weekend with these Sure Things

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Spring is officially here so let's bounce off the couch and head out to all sorts of fun events like the Pakistan Food Festival, Neptune's creative re-telling of King Lear and a hot lineup of local bands-to-watch at Gus' Pub.

The Pakistan Food Festival 2019 celebrates a food-focused culture with amazing eats you've never seen before. - SUBMITTED PHOTO
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  • The Pakistan Food Festival 2019 celebrates a food-focused culture with amazing eats you've never seen before.

Fresh Looks Fashion Show
Saturday
The creative minds behind the White Rabbit Arts Festival brings this, a night of "dark, dreamy, out-of-this-world looks and a few little surprises," to Menz. more deets

How to read tea leaves
Sunday
Forecast your future with what workshop organizers call "the reviving of a formerly commonplace skill" at The Neighbourhood Witch General Store. more deets

The Lear Project
Friday, Saturday, Sunday
A rapturous blend of Neptune's history and Shakespeare's tale of the aged king, this three-night show sees some of the theatre's most iconic cast members reunited. more deets

Pakistan Food Festival 2019
Saturday
Traditional Pakistani eats, chai, handcrafts and more await at this celebration that also features cultural and musical performances. It all goes down at St. George's Greek Orthodox Church. more deets

This weekend is your last chance to peep Bev Pike's massive paintings that imagine a new, underground society. - BEV PIKE ARTWORK
  • Bev Pike artwork
  • This weekend is your last chance to peep Bev Pike's massive paintings that imagine a new, underground society.

Colour Your Winter
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
This show featuring three must-see things—new paintings by gestural abstract genius Jimy Sloan, a 30-panel work by Yang Hong and the first showing of Toni Losey's sculptures in Halifax—wraps on Wednesday, so get to Studio 21, stat. more deets

Bev Pike: Grottesque
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Known for her monumentally scaled paintings, Pike takes it way underground as this exhibit sees 18-feet-tall gouache-on-paper renderings of caves and subterranean grottos engulf Saint Mary's gallery with dark palettes and baroque detailing. This weekend is the show's last, so get going so you can witness the underground utopian future of Pike's imagination. more deets

Surrender
Thursday, Friday
Michael Greer's collection of charcoal-and-oil figurative works explore the ways our bodies show footprints of change, trauma and life's curveballs. See 'em at the Corridor Gallery. more deets

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One Woman's Retrospective
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Acadian-Metis artist Caroline Nuna Murray depicts snippets of her life from 1979 to today with acrylic canvases that boast wooden and beaded accents, and a magical-realist aesthetic, at the Keshen Goodman Public Library. more deets

Grungy country-rocker Fungus headlines a show of some of the city's best on-the-up talent at Gus'. - HELENA DARLING PHOTO
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  • Grungy country-rocker Fungus headlines a show of some of the city's best on-the-up talent at Gus'.

Villages album release show
Friday

Imagine the sound of the Fleet Foxes, soaked in Atlantic sea spray and mixed with a War on Drugs influence, and you've got Villages. Here the band celebrates its long-awaited debut LP, recorded in rural Nova Scotia, at Good Robot. more deets

Emo Night
Thursday

Dig out your black nail polish now for this early 2000s tribute night that'll make you dance-cry and sing your heart out at The Seahorse. more deets

Fungus w/Juice Girls, Holy Crow
Friday

The infectious rock of Fungus—who marries '90s grunge with country and blues—headlines this show full of on-the-up local gems at Gus' Pub. Pro tip? Don't sleep on Juice Girls, the riot grrl-influenced dream-pop group that slayed at Halifax Pop Explosion 2018. more deets

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Braden Lam w/Awolk, The Bombadills, Carrie MacInnis
Saturday

The salt-water, folk-tinged incarnation of an early-aughts Justin Beiber, Braden Lam is the #mcm you haven't met yet. Here, he helps a host of local acts raise funds for new warming centres in Lower Sackville at Apartment 3 Espresso Bar. more deets

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