Have the mother of all weekends with these Sure Things

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Take a break from trying to comprehend camp and live it instead, with fun like an ABBA tribute band, a James Bond-themed art show and the mother of all vintage sales.

A Halifax Vintage Show helps make your Instagram-inspired interior ideas become reality with a two-day pop-up sale. - SUBMITTED PHOTO
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  • A Halifax Vintage Show helps make your Instagram-inspired interior ideas become reality with a two-day pop-up sale.

12 Tides
Friday
A swish sipping sesh celebrating Nova Scotia's signature wine (Tidal Bay, duh) marks the release of the 2018 vintage. A blind tasting bar, oysters and appetizers from six of the city's top restaurants round out the chic vibes at the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel. more deets

Open City 2019
Saturday
The best excuse to get out and wander around your neighbourhood, Open City returns with a host of local businesses offering free samples, special sales and more. Time to start exploring! more deets

A Halifax Vintage Show
Saturday, Sunday
A highly curated treasure trove of vintage goodies from a handful of local, independent sellers (Including Lady Luck Vintage, What, These Old Things?, Fireworks Gallery, Two Hearts Vintage and more) means all the wicker furniture, kitschy storage tins, retro comics, costume jewellery and glass milk dishes of your dreams may finally be in reach. Held at 1566 Barrington Street. more deets

Art and fashion show
Saturday
Met Gala who? This high-end collision of fashion-focused artwork—and art-worthy fashion—delivers a concentrated shot of couture-feeling glamour to make your pulse race. Held at 14 Bells Gallery, show organizers note it's a collaboration of women-owned businesses, with vintage fashion from Penelope's Boutique filling the runway. more deets

Emmanuel Nwogbo's love of James Bond continues as the artist showcases his digitally manipulated photos and collages at The Corridor Gallery. - EMMANUEL NWOGBO ARTWORK
  • Emmanuel Nwogbo artwork
  • Emmanuel Nwogbo's love of James Bond continues as the artist showcases his digitally manipulated photos and collages at The Corridor Gallery.

A Sense of Site
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
It's your last weekend to catch this Art Gallery of Nova Scotia show that explores site-specific works by 12 Canadian artists, including Sobey award winner Ursula Johnson. more deets

365 James Bond Characters
Thursday, Friday

After pushing himself to make more art by creating a digital collage (or illustration or photo manipulation) a day throughout 2018, the James Bond super fan Emmanuel Nwogbo celebrates the film series with his collection of campy, pop-culture-saturated works at The Corridor Gallery. more deets

James R. Shirley: Landscapes from the Soul
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Iconic New York artist James Shirley gets his due at this showing of his pinhole photographs and monotypes that are full of ragged, Robert Frank energy and raw emotion. See 'em at the Mount Saint Vincent University Art Gallery. more deets

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Admit One
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
The Khyber Window—the Khyber Centre for the Arts' street-facing installation space that's viewable 24/7 from Hollis Street—sees Halifax-based artist Jenny Yujia Shi continue to explore themes of settlement, permanence and belonging with a site-specific exhibit that "aims to visualize the precarious existence of individuals living without permanent status." more deets

Bethany Fulde's shape-shifting band shadow celebrates not one but two EPs with a show this weekend. - DAVID FULDE PHOTO
  • David Fulde photo
  • Bethany Fulde's shape-shifting band shadow celebrates not one but two EPs with a show this weekend.

Andre Fenton & Sam Wilson w/Electro Jaque Therapy
Friday

Local poetry wunderkind Andre Fenton—who has to keep reprinting his books of verse because they sell out so dang fast—partners with jazz guitarist Sam Wilson for a night of spontaneous music and words at The Khyber. more deets

shadow double EP release party w/Teleri
Saturday
Bethany Fulde and her band celebrate the long-awaited release of two EPs at this sweet showcase that highlights shadow's ever-shifting sound. It all goes down at The Seahorse. more deets

Dancing Queen
Friday

The fabulous, four-piece ABBA tribute returns to The Seahorse so you can dance, you can jive, having the time of your life. more deets

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Linda Brooks
Saturday

A Mother's Day-themed concert sees Halifax singer-songwriter Linda Brooks celebrate the nurturers in our lives—and her new album and book, ORCHESTRA IN MY GARDEN: Lessons Learned From Digging Deep. As lush as the unfurling petals of a peony, the songs are perfumed with grand piano, and Brooks will be accompanied by a full band—including a cellist—at St. Matthew's United Church. more deets

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