Celebrate a winning weekend with these Sure Things

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Have simply the best weekend with Sure Things like the Best of Halifax Ball, Rebecca Thomas's symphony debut, a tribute to icon Portia White and more.

2019 Fringe Fest favourite Kick At The Dark Theatre Co-op returns with a play that's equal parts stand-up comedy and storytelling. - STOO METZ PHOTO
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  • 2019 Fringe Fest favourite Kick At The Dark Theatre Co-op returns with a play that's equal parts stand-up comedy and storytelling.
Romeo & Juliet: a drink-along
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

A quartet of performers work through the ultimate boy-meets-girl play, all while imbibing. "Will they drink themselves into an oblivion before the fated lovers‘ tragic end? You’ll have to buy a ticket to find out!" event organizers add. Featuring sweet dance moves, hand-stitched ruffled collars, many a beer and equal parts kissing and fighting scenes, it ain't the bard's ballad—except that it sort of is. It all goes down at Good Robot Brewing. more deets

Every Brilliant Thing
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Ice cream, the colour yellow, people falling over: These are the sorts of little things a child begins listing for his mother as her battle with depression continues. As time passes, the list grows—and becomes a record of life’s small joys. Billed as part stand-up and part story telling, this play by Kick At The Dark Theatre Co-op shows at The Bus Stop Theatre. more deets

The Best of Halifax Ball
Friday

The best of the best, as voted by you in our annual readers' choice survey, celebrate their excellence at this swank party at the Delta Halifax Hotel. Come bask in the awesomeness. more deets

Decidedly Jazz Danceworks
Saturday

Need more Will in your world? Live Art Dance brings the Calgary movement troupe to town to showcase Juliet and Romeo, a decidedly jazz take on Shakespeare created by Kimberley Cooper and Cory Bowles. more deets

Jenny Yujia Shi's latest show—her biggest to date—sees the Halifax-based artist mark the end of an era in her work. - JENNY YUJIA SHI ARTWORK
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  • Jenny Yujia Shi's latest show—her biggest to date—sees the Halifax-based artist mark the end of an era in her work.

Suddenly It Is As Though Nothing Had Happened

Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Studio 21 itself sums up its latest showcase, saying: "Figurative painter Brian Burke was one of the most extraordinary artists to have come out of PEI. He was a genius at capturing psychological states of being through minimal means. Studio 21 director Deborah Carver recently visited Burke’s home in Murray Harbour, PEI, to select works for this exhibition." more deets

This Does Not Authorize Re-Entry
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

The latest showcase by Jenny Yujia Shi coincides with the approval of her permanent resident status—a process that’s shaped her life and work for a decade as she’s chronicled the newcomer experience through her art. “I take this opportunity to explore and reflect upon the process of navigating through the Canadian immigration system—a self-hood pieced together with numbers, abbreviated codes and a passport,” her artist’s statement adds. Celebrate the closing of a chapter with the artist at The Craig Gallery. more deets

Althea Thauberger: The State of the Situation
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Althea Thauberger has garnered international attention since the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia first showed her work in 2004, and now, in The State of the Situation, the gallery is pleased to present the first overview of her practice and collaborative art-making process. more deets

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Without Rules
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Impressionistic realist oil painter Henry Tian and fibre artist Jessica Steponaitis celebrate new works with a shared showcase that flaunts their self-taught skills at Art 1274 Hollis. more deets







Soprano Harolyn Blackwell pays tribute to Portia White with a note-for-note redux of White's famed Town Hall concert. - CECILACONCERTS.CA SCREENSHOT
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  • Soprano Harolyn Blackwell pays tribute to Portia White with a note-for-note redux of White's famed Town Hall concert.
Rebecca Thomas w/Symphony Nova Scotia
Thursday

Former poet laureate and recently published author Rebecca Thomas—whose verse we once described “as melodic and witty as it is damning”—proves there’s nothing she can’t do as she teams up with Symphony Nova Scotia to deliver a challenging, captivating new work. more deets

Bryan McPherson
Friday

The sonic son of Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen, raised in the rough-and-tumble of Dorchester, Boston, Bryan McPherson is what happens when an Americana-tinged sound gets sieved through a punk attitude: Working-class songs that make your head nod, feet tap and middle fingers fly up. Catch it at Gus' Pub. more deets

Genius Child: Portia White at Town Hall feat. Harolyn Blackwell
Saturday

It's been 75 years since Truro-born soprano Portia White made her New York City debut with a legendary Town Hall show (that also featured history-making poet and Black activist Langston Hughes dropping verses, in the same venue where Billie Holiday made her name). Here, Cecilia Concerts pays tribute to the iconic performance, with lyric coloratura soprano and Broadway star Harolyn Blackwell delivering a note-for-note tribute, complete with live piano backing at Saint George's Round Church. more deets

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Paper Beat Scissors
Thursday

If you’re not familiar with Tim Crabtree’s project Paper Beat Scissors, get with it—because all your favourite artists are: Crabtree has worked with the likes of Arcade Fire's Jeremy Gara and sad-rock sultan Michael Feuerstack. Now, the honest songs and haunting vocals of PBS return to Crabtree’s old Halifax stomping grounds (the band sprouted here before setting up in Montreal). more deets

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