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Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Sure Things for January 6-12

Fill your calendar with these local happenings—both online are IRL.

Posted By on Wed, Jan 6, 2021 at 6:01 PM

Alan Syliboy & The Thundermakers gets this year's Open Waters Festival off to a lightening strike of a start Wednesday night.
  • Alan Syliboy & The Thundermakers gets this year's Open Waters Festival off to a lightening strike of a start Wednesday night.

Wednesday January 6

Alan Syliboy & The Thundermakers

Renowned artist, activist and musician Alan Syliboy and his rain-bringing, eardrum-slapping Thundermakers open this year's online-only edition of the Open Waters Festival to deliver music that'll crack your skull open and scramble up what's inside.
Jan 6, 7:30pm, details and tickets at Ticket Halifax, $5/$10

Thursday January 7

Squawk Talk

So it turns out the tropical bird that lives at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic—Merlin Macaw, the ride-or-die of the Museum of Natural History housepet Gus the Gopher Tortoise—has his own online talk (er, squawk) show. Tune in live for the feather-flinging fun on Facebook Live.
January 7, 11am, Facebook Live, free
The 2020 documentary First We Eat has has garnered lots of buzz—and won two awards at the Hot Docs Awards, placing in the top 20 audience favourites and top five Canadian offerings at the prestigious festival. Rent it until Jan 14 from Carbon Arc.
  • The 2020 documentary First We Eat has has garnered lots of buzz—and won two awards at the Hot Docs Awards, placing in the top 20 audience favourites and top five Canadian offerings at the prestigious festival. Rent it until Jan 14 from Carbon Arc.

Friday January 8

Virtual screening: First We Eat

Carbon Arc Cinema continues to help tide over your indie film cravings until we can gather safely at the Summer Street screening spot. This time around, you can rent this 2020 documentary described by Carbon Arc as follows:
"Putting food sovereignty to the test in the far North of Canada–filmmaker Suzanne Crocker, living just 300km from the Arctic Circle, removes absolutely all grocery store food from her house. For one year, she feeds her family of five, only food that can be hunted, fished, gathered, grown or raised around Dawson City, Yukon on the traditional territory of the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in. Add three skeptical teenagers, one reluctant husband, no salt, no caffeine, no sugar and -40 temperatures. Ultimately the story becomes a celebration of community and the surprising bounty of food that even a tiny community in the far North can provide."
To Jan 14, details and tickets at Carbon Arc, $11.29

Saturday January 9

Hello Dollface w/Sean Farley

A shot of smooth R&B to make your weekend kick, thanks to Hello Dollface. Tune into the livestream through Side Door.
Jan 9, 9pm, details and tickets at Side Door, $25

Sunday January 10

India Gailey

A cellist and composer who mixes palettes of classical and improvisational music, Gailey gives the sort of full-body listening experience that makes a livestream show more than just watching something on your phone. "I like the physicality of the cello," she tells The Coast—tune into the New Hermitage band member's solo set at Open Waters Festival and we bet you will, too.
Jan 10, 7:30pm, details and tickets at Ticket Halifax, $5/$10
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Monday, December 28, 2020

Aquakultre's feast of a lifetime

How the band's debut LP Legacy sets the table for excellence.

Posted By on Mon, Dec 28, 2020 at 4:00 AM

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Thursday, December 17, 2020

Seven sure things for December 17-23

All the local, live art and events you need to see—IRL and online.

Posted By on Thu, Dec 17, 2020 at 5:49 PM

Maureen Batt has the type of golden voice that makes diehard fans of folks who didn't even know they liked classical music. See for yourself as she takes the virtual stage this week for the new opera December. - TOM BELDING PHOTO
  • Maureen Batt has the type of golden voice that makes diehard fans of folks who didn't even know they liked classical music. See for yourself as she takes the virtual stage this week for the new opera December.
  • TOM BELDING Photo

Friday December 18

Evergreen Festival: John Gracie w/Zamani, Carloyn Curry

Read more about triple-threat Zamani here.
Dec 18, 6-9pm, Facebook Live @EvergreenFestNS

Christmas Cheers! with Shane the Bartender

Craft cocktail connoisseur Shane Beehan is back on his BS (that's bespoke spirits), showing you how to make fancy-as-all-get-out cocktails with whatever's languishing in your pantry and fridge ATM. Read more about the fun here.
Facebook live and Instagram live, Dec 11 and 18, 8pm, free

Saturday December 19

Evergreen Festival: Hillsburn w/Keonté Beals

Keonté Beals released one of the year's best albums with his sophomore effort King: It's pure R&B that would rouse Usher himself to the dance floor.
Dec 19, 7-9pm, Facebook Live @EvergreenFestNS


Sunday December 20

Evergreen Festival's Evergreen Bright

City hall, but make it a gingerbread house. Sullivan's Pond, but make it Disney's Fantasia. Yup, the downtown holiday shindig Evergreen Fest has done it again, taking beloved Halifax landmarks and glazing them in enough holiday lights to make for the brightest winters' eve you've ever witnessed. Fill a reusable mug full of hot cocoa and take an evening stroll in downtown Halifax and Dartmouth between now and January 1 to witness the magic. To Jan 1, 4:30-9:45pm, details at evergreenfestns.com

Monday December 21

Essential Opera presents December

Monica Pearce's one-act opera about a lesbian couple going home for the holidays is decked with talent—including internationally lauded soprano Maureen Batt, a queen of the local classical scene.
Dec 21, 8pm, YouTube Live, Details at tickethalifax.com, $20

Tuesday December 22

Downtown Dartmouth virtual holiday party w/Rich Aucoin

The dance pop king who's spent most of 2020 giving you sonic tye-dye for your ears to feast upon is back: This time, it's to help you make merry with a livestream set that's part of this online holiday hootenanny. Opening acts like Willie Stratton and Laura Merrimen kick things off at 6pm.
Dec 22, 6pm, stonepizza.ca for details and tickets, $10

Wednesday December 23

To Bethlehem with Kings

The men and boy choristers of Capella Regalis will be joined by Paul Halley on pipe organ and Maritime Brass Quintet to present their 11th annual Christmas concert. The virtual showcase is still being confirmed according to the group's website, but fans of composers both ancient and modern should keep an eye on capellaregalis.com as the second wave continues. Dec 23, 7:30pm, YouTube Live, Details and links at capellaregalis.com, $10/$25
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Ria Mae headlines the city's free, online New Year's Eve concert

Let's be honest: We all freeze our butts off in the Grand Parade anyway.

Posted By on Thu, Dec 17, 2020 at 5:11 PM

Ria Mae comes home to Halifax for the GOAT of couch concerts this NYE. - LANE DORSEY PHOTO
  • Ria Mae comes home to Halifax for the GOAT of couch concerts this NYE.
  • Lane Dorsey photo
Somewhere on the list of all the reasons to love Halifax—between skating on the Oval and browsing the shelves of the Central Library—rests the fact that, every December 31, we all cram into Grand Parade square to mark a new year's arrival with a free, live concert that packs serious music cred. (Need we remind you that past NYE lineups have included A Tribe Called Red and Famba?)

Of course, in this cursed year that is 2020, most of those reasons to love the city we call home have to be held close in memory, since they can't be experienced firsthand during the second wave of a global pandemic. The Grand Parade concert felt like just another casualty on the list of events that wouldn't happen this year.

But then, yesterday, the municipality made a surprise announcement: While we won't be stuffed like sardines into the square where City Hall sits, the party will continue—thanks to HRM's decision to take the show online instead.

Yup, that's right: You can boogie down until the end of a very long year, indeed, with a free livestream headlined by queen of pop (and our hearts) Ria Mae. Also on the bill? R&B heavyweight JRDN, grand mistress of rock Leanne Hoffman, baroque balladeer Ben Caplan and more.

Wondering how to take part in the fun? Tune in on Youtube or Eastlink TV, starting at 10:30pm on December 31.  
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Thursday, December 10, 2020

Seven sure things for December 10-16

All the local, live art and events you need to see—IRL and online.

Posted By on Thu, Dec 10, 2020 at 4:31 PM

Aquasocks—the moniker for DJ Ghettosocks and Aquakultre's Lance Sampson—hit the virtual stage for Evergreen Festival this weekend. - BANDCAMP.COM SCREENSHOT
  • Aquasocks—the moniker for DJ Ghettosocks and Aquakultre's Lance Sampson—hit the virtual stage for Evergreen Festival this weekend.
  • bandcamp.com screenshot

Thursday December 10

the UNSEEN

The Centre For Art Tapes' latest group show will help you connect with Halifax while you shelter in place—thanks to the augmented reality-based works it's sharing through the LARGE app. Download the app from the App Store or Google Play, open its map and explore the pins to see art by Wren Tian-Morris, Merle Harley, Annik Gaudet, Carrie Allison and Israel Ekanem. Read more about the show here.
to Dec 12

Christmas with Heather Rankin

After three sold-out holiday shows at the Rebecca Cohn last year, east coast music icon Heather Rankin returns to Symphony Nova Scotia for an online-only special.
Dec 10, 7pm,  Details at symphonynovascotia.ca, free


Friday December 11

Christmas Cheers! with Shane the Bartender

Craft cocktail connoisseur Shane Beehan is back on his BS (that's bespoke spirits), showing you how to make fancy-as-all-get-out cocktails with whatever's languishing in your pantry and fridge ATM. Read more about the fun here.
Facebook live and Instagram live, Dec 11 and 18, 8pm, free


Saturday December 12

Evergreen Festival: Aquasocks & DJ Uncle Fester

Lance Sampson has had quite a year, from releasing Aquakultre's Polaris-longlisted masterpiece Legacy to teaming up with DJ Uncle Fester to drop the totally fire Bleeding Gums Murphy LP. Now, he shares the virtual stage with Fest and collaborator Ghettosocks for some spicy songs. Dec 12, 8:15pm, Facebook Live @EvergreenFestNS

Kwento brings soothing neo-soul to the Evergreen Festival virtual stage Sunday afternoon. - KRISTA COMEAU PHOTO
  • Kwento brings soothing neo-soul to the Evergreen Festival virtual stage Sunday afternoon.
  • KRISTA COMEAU PHOTO

Sunday December 13

Christmas at Home with the Jubilate Singers and Friends

A virtual fundraiser to help feed families in need, with musical stylings from the Jubilate Singers choir and Best of Halifax Readers' Choice Award-winning jazz pianist Holly Arseneault. Dec 13, 7pm, Facebook Live @Jubilate SingersHalifax, PWYC, jubilatesingers2020@gmail.com

Evergreen Festival: East Coast Carolling w/DJ Centurysamuel, Postfun, Paul St-Amand, Kwento

Kwento's kept a key spot in our Spotify rotation this year with her Jill Scott-meets-Lauryn Hill twist on neo-soul.
Dec 13, 1-5:40pm, Facebook Live @EvergreenFestNS


Wednesday December 16

Cecilia Concerts: Andrew Wan & Charles Richard-Hamelin
If you've missed classical music purveyor Cecilia Concerts while in lockdown, you're not alone. But now, fans can rejoice as the showrunner  launches a collection of live-streamed gigs—starting with this piano and violin showcase. Stream the Beethoven-stuffed show between Dec 16 and 22.
Dec 16-22, details and tickets at ceciliaconcerts.ca, $12.50
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Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Wylin' in a winter wonderland

The Coast helps you feel holly jolly with a playlist of holiday tunes heavy on local favourites.

Posted By on Wed, Nov 25, 2020 at 12:38 PM

Jenn Grant's new holiday album Forever On Christmas Eve is full of classic tunes and a new original track that proves slow jams and holiday hits can overlap. - DANIEL LEDWELL
  • Jenn Grant's new holiday album Forever On Christmas Eve is full of classic tunes and a new original track that proves slow jams and holiday hits can overlap.
  • Daniel Ledwell
How do you make your holiday zoom party feel a little more like the real thing? Treat it the way you would an IRL gathering—which means building the perfect party playlist. This is no small order, people: The background music of the evening sets the tone of how things unfold. It fills gaps in conversation. Ideally, it gets butts moving at some point—and helps get them moving out the door at some point, too. (There's a reason why many a bar plays Semisonic's biggest hit at the end of the night without a trace of irony.)

But since this holiday is bound to be even more stressful than the usual December (sorry but it's true), we here at Team Coast are giving our gift to you a little early: A pitch-perfect playlist of carols and classics, by everyone from Jenn Grant to Ben Caplan to, yes, Mariah Carey. These are the only songs we've ever had help our heart grow three sizes while partaking in eggnog drinking or tree trimming. Here's hoping they do the same for you.


“O Holy Night” by Ben Caplan

The thundering folk star himself goes for Baroque with this holiday standard, making it the prime opening slot on this playlist: Its slow-building anticipation is perfect for waiting for the first guests to (virtually) arrive.


“The Banister Bough” by Chilly Gonzales feat. Feist

Collaborations between Canada’s premiere songbird and musician-producer Gonzales are always solid gold (see the Gonzales-produced Feist album Let It Die for proof). This, the duo’s first-ever holiday hit, proves no exception as it tickles your every vertebra with warm piano and soaring vocals.


“Make You Mine This Season” by Tegan and Sara

When it’s time to kick the party into high gear, this glossy synth-pop gem is what you need—especially since it sounds so in the wheelhouse of the Quinn twins you’d barely know it was a holiday track if you weren’t paying attention to them sing “you’re the only girl I’ve got on my list.”


“Kisses for Christmas” by Christina Martin

Warm, jaunty and mid-tempo: Martin’s new holiday single is not only a catchy-as-hell reminder of what matters most this time of year—it’s also the perfect mood music.


“Downtown Christmas Eve” by Jenn Grant

If you ever doubted that a holiday song could double as a baby-making anthem, well, you’ve never heard Grant’s ode to life in a winter wonderland. 


“Jingle Bell Rock” by Serena Ryder

Not since Regina George has someone made this rock ’n’ roll song slap so hard.


“It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas” by Anne Murray

The grand dame of Nova Scotia’s folk tradition is back with the sort of album made for tinsel-edged days. Get into it as she tackles silver-throated standards like this one.


“Merry Xmas Everybody” by Sloan

This John Lennon-feeling 2012 holiday hit still holds up.


“Little Road to Bethlehem” by Don Brownrigg feat. Rose Cousins

A slow, sweet folk lullaby that’s perfect for deep conversation.


“Then It Snowed” by Gabrielle Papillon

A soaring, pop-tinged song that will make the moment feel like it stepped straight out of your favourite holiday movie.


“Do You Hear What I Hear?” by Destiny’s Child

Transport yourself to the days of girl power and butterfly clips with this early 2000s holiday staple.


“All I Want for Christmas Is You” by Mariah Carey

The GOAT of holiday hits helps end your Zoom call on the perfect, vibrato-soaked note.

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Thursday, November 12, 2020

Seven Sure Things for November 12-18

All the local live art you need to see—IRL and online.

Posted By on Thu, Nov 12, 2020 at 4:59 PM

Jennah Barry plays a livestreamed Legion show Friday night.
  • Jennah Barry plays a livestreamed Legion show Friday night.

Thursday November 12

Art Market

Local artists in a host of mediums—including illustrator Bria Miller and the handmade jewellery line Rocks From My Bra—deliver gift-ready works at this sale. The best part? Your $2 entry fee is being directly donated to help moderate livelihood Mi'kmaq fishers in southern Nova Scotia.
Glitter Bean Cafe, 5896 Spring Garden Road, 6-9pm, $2

"The Dawn of Tango" lecture

A Zoom presentation by Pierre Baston, event organizers describe this talk as follows: "An interactive discussion revealing the seminal (and surprising) Black contribution to tango music and dance. From Argentina’s 19th-century African candombe dance parties, to the milongas and Mundiales (World Tango Championships) of today: see the connection, and learn about the long-concealed Black influences on the dance we love."
Zoom, 7-8:30pm, $15, email mdspore@gmail.com for tickets and Zoom link

Neon Dreams

Back in 2015, Neon Dreams won Gold in the Best of Halifax Readers’ Choice Awards category “Best Artist/Band Most Likely To Make It Big.” In June, the Halifax EDM-tinged duo nabbed the Juno Award for “Breakthrough group of the year.” Halifax, you saw it comin’—now, get ready for a homecoming as the fellas play their first local gig since the massive win, happening Nov 12 and 13 at the Convention Centre.
Halifax Convention Centre, 1650 Argyle Street, Nov 12-13, 8pm,
$156 - $270, ticketatlantic.evenue.net

Halifax Independent Filmmakers Festival

The celebration of indie cinema is delivering a 100 percent online, 100 percent free version of its four-day event—and is stacked to the rafters with cool-looking flicks from near and far. We're obsessed with the entire catalogue, which you can peep here. Pass the popcorn!
hiff.ca, Nov 12-15, free

So Pretty—the film based on Ronald M.Schernikau’s novel about 2SLGBTQ+ youth in New York—will screen at HIFF 2020.
  • So Pretty—the film based on Ronald M.Schernikau’s novel about 2SLGBTQ+ youth in New York—will screen at HIFF 2020.

Friday November 13

Jennah Barry

A National Arts Centre-sponsored livestream from the Legion in Mahone Bay sees Barry's rosewater voice move between soft rock, folk and alt-country for a soul-soothing set.
nac-cna.ca, 9pm, free

LAL w/Sivani, Kelvin Mansaray

Radstorm is livestreaming this album release show from the Polaris Prize longlisted LAL, giving you soulful electronic music to make your bedroom the best show venue in town.
Facebook Live, 8pm, PWYC (donations to Mi'kmaq moderate livelihood fisheries)

No, It's Fine.

The fun and funny indie rocker No, It's Fine. is back with some new tunes to rock the roof off of Gus' Pub.
Gus' Pub, 2605 Agricola Street, $10, DM @_no_its_fine on Instagram for tickets
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Thursday, November 5, 2020

Seven Sure Things for November 5-11

All the local, live art you need to see and stream.

Posted By on Thu, Nov 5, 2020 at 9:50 PM

Composer and cellist Emily Kennedy is the current artist-in-residence at suddenlyLISTEN. See her debut some new songs Friday.
  • Composer and cellist Emily Kennedy is the current artist-in-residence at suddenlyLISTEN. See her debut some new songs Friday.

Thursday November 5

Drag Trivia w/Brooke Rivers

One third of the Haus of Rivers drag family hosts this wig-snatching night of trivia as part of Francofest 2020.
Alderney Landing, 2 Ochterloney Street, 7pm, $40-$60, alderneylanding2020.ticketpro.ca

Kim Harris's album release show

With one of 2020's best records—the 10-track effort Heirloom—Kim Harris celebrates new songs and the return of live performance with a belated album release show.
St. Andrew's Church, 6036 Coburg Road, 7:30pm

Friday November 6

Emily Kennedy, Arthur Bull and Nicole Rampersaud

The improvisational and adventure-loving music organization suddenlyLISTEN is back, helping its artist-in-residence, Emily Kennedy, debut some new work.

Saint David's, 1544 Grafton Street, 7:30pm, $20/PWYC

Saturday November  7

Splinters

If you're yet to see Halifax directorial legend Thom Fitzgerald's 2018 stunner Splinters as it screens at Neptune Theatre, you're not too late. The movie will keep showing nightly until Nov 8. Read more about why it's a must-see here.
Neptune Theatre, 1593 Argyle Street or stream online at neptuneathome.com.
Daily until Nov 8, 8pm; Nov 7-8 4pm & 8pm $10, neptunetheatre.com for tickets

Sue Goyette, the city's eighth Poet Laureate, hosts an online talk with some of her predecessors on Tuesday.
  • Sue Goyette, the city's eighth Poet Laureate, hosts an online talk with some of her predecessors on Tuesday.

Sunday November 8

Alan Doyle & The Big Beautiful Band

The Great Big Sea front person gives a trio of salt water-tinged shows as a solo act at the Halifax Convention Centre. Expect to hear most of his new, pandemic-produced EP, Rough Side Out.
Nov 5-8, Halifax Convention Centre, 1650 Argyle Street, 8pm, $67.50 - $87.50

Tuesday November 10

Poets Laureate in conversation

The city's current wordsmith—Sue Goyette—hosts an online discussion with past Laureates Afua Cooper, Tanya Davis and Lorri Neilsen Glenn via Zoom.
Zoom, 7pm, register here

Wednesday November 11

Remembrance in Music

Symphony Nova Scotia marks Remembrance Day at the Museum of Immigration with music from Mozart’s Clarinet Quintet and a reading of In Flanders Fields. Registration is required for the free showcase. 
Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, 1055 Marginal Rd, 1pm and 2:45pm, register here
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Thursday, October 29, 2020

666 Sure Things happening this Halloweekend

All the online parties and IRL happenings on our calendars from Oct 29-31.

Posted By on Thu, Oct 29, 2020 at 12:49 PM

DJ Fadzwa and pals help make your living room the hottest dance floor in town on Friday night. - DYLAN CHEW, DESIGN TARA ANDREWS
  • DJ Fadzwa and pals help make your living room the hottest dance floor in town on Friday night.
  • DYLAN CHEW, DESIGN TARA ANDREWS

Haunted Hike food drive

A ghoulish, ghost story-laden walk through Russel Lake Trail awaits for one night only! Meet fellow hikers at Woodlawn Public Library to pick up your map and depart on the skin-crawling trek—and to make a donation to Feed Nova Scotia, if possible.
Thur Oct 29, Woodlawn Public Library, 31 Eisner Boulevard, Dartmouth, 6-8pm, free/donations to Feed Nova Scotia

Ghost tour: Dare to be scared

It's never a bad time to take a ghost tour of the Citadel, but is there a better time than late October? We think not.
Thu Oct 29-Fri Oct 30, Halifax Citadel National Historic Site, 5425 Sackville Street, 8:20pm, 8:30pm and 8:40pm, $15.87, eventbrite.ca

Spine-chilling science

The Discovery Centre wants to see your Halloween Costume! Hit up the waterfront spot for fun programming like the media literacy 'Trick or Truth' game and more.
Fri Oct 30-Sun Nov 1, Discovery Centre, 1215 Lower Water Street, 9am

Light It Up virtual Halloween party

Three of the city's coolest wax-spinners—that's DJ Fadzwa, DJ ShyShaya and DJ VJ—make the hottest dance floor in town your living room. All proceeds from the fun are being sent to Mi'kmaw fishers and the 1752 frontline. Get your tix by emailing tickets@thekhyber.ca.
Fri Oct 30, Zoom, 8-11pm, PWYC, tickets@thekhyber.ca

RobieScope screens Hocus Pocus

By now, it's tradition for Good Robot to screen this Sarah Jessica Parker/Bette Midler classic on a big screen over its outdoor Astroturf-carpeted beer garden. Bundle up and prepare for the scares!
Fri Oct 30, Good Robot Brewing Co, 2736 Robie Street, 7pm, tickets from $74.37 for four, eventbrite.ca 

Haus of Rivers Halloween

The trio that's been selling out shows since the spring returns to The Carleton stage for another sickening showcase. Tickets for this event have, predictably, been all snatched up—but hopefuls can hop on the waitlist at thecarleton.ca.
Sat Oct 31,The Carleton, 1685 Argyle Street,  7-9pm, $15, thecarleton.ca

Sales From The Crypt

Radstorm knows that, since Halloween comes but once a year, it should be an all-day event. So, why not hit up the Gottingen Street spot from 11am-4pm for this sale of screenprints and posters?
Sat Oct 31, Radstorm, 2177 Gottingen Street, 11am-4pm

Ghost tour: Dare to be scared

It's never a bad time to take a ghost tour of the Citadel, but is there a better time than late October? We think not.
Thu Oct 29-Fri Oct 30, Halifax Citadel National Historic Site, 5425 Sackville Street, 8:20pm, 8:30pm and 8:40pm, $15.87, eventbrite.ca

The Drag Show: Halloween Edition

Haus of Jeckyll—yup, the beloved Halifax Drag royalty themselves— brings a show you'll never forget to Murphy's On The Water. Tickets must be purchased in advance.
Sat Oct 31, Murphy's On The Water, 1751 Lower Water Street, 9-11:30pm, $15, text 902-223-7243 for tickets.

Halloween Drive In: Scream

Watch Wes Craven's autumnal opus from the nerve-soothing safety of a locked car.
Sat Oct 31, NSCC  Akerley Campus, 21 Woodlawn Road, Dartmouth, 10:30pm, $28,  showtix4u.com
Haus of Jeckyll brings fierce frights to Murphy's On The Water with its devilish spin on drag this Saturday. - FACEBOOK SCREENSHOT
  • Haus of Jeckyll brings fierce frights to Murphy's On The Water with its devilish spin on drag this Saturday.
  • Facebook screenshot

Museum Halloween Fun

As if the current Mummy-themed exhibit at the Museum of Natural History wasn't enough for an all hallow's afternoon visit, the Summer Street spot is offering scary stories, scavenger hunts and more.
Sat Oct 31, Museum of Natural History, 1747 Summer Street, 10am-4pm

Halloween Drive-In and Trick-or-Trunk

A screening of the animated Addams Family Halloween complete with car-to-car trick-or-treating before the movie begins. Don't forget your mask and to practice social distancing!
Sat Oct 31, NSCC Akerley Campus, 21 Woodlawn Road, Dartmouth, 3:30pm, $28, showtix4u.com

House of Doom

A pop-up haunted house has arrived at 153 Lindenwood Terrace, Dartmouth. Wear a mask, stick within your bubble and prepare to scream your head off.
Sat Oct 31, 153 Lindenwood Terrace, Dartmouth, 6-8:30pm, free

Halloween Rollout

A frightful take on Coffin Skate Shop's monthly meet-up for skaters of all stripes, this event sees you wheeling about the Emera Oval with like-minded pals-to-be. Costumes encouraged; masks required.
Sat Oct 31, Emera Oval, Halifax Common, 1:30-3:30pm, free

Constellate 15

The live story-telling showcase helps the Halloween hubbub hold on for a day longer with this creepy-crawly set of tales.
Sun Nov 1, Good Robot Brewing Co, 2736 Robie Street, 7:30pm or stream on Twitch
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Thursday, October 22, 2020

Seven Sure Things happening in Halifax from Oct 22-28

All the local, live art you need to see.

Posted By on Thu, Oct 22, 2020 at 2:14 PM

Kye Clayton's star continues to shoot into space as he performs at emerge Fest's Friday Night showcase. - ANDREW RHODENIZER
  • Kye Clayton's star continues to shoot into space as he performs at emerge Fest's Friday Night showcase.
  • Andrew Rhodenizer

Thursday October 22

Music Meets Art at the AGNS

Symphony Week rolls on with this absolute treat for your eyes and ears: Take in the Art Gallery's latest showcases while two Symphony Nova Scotia musicians—
Isabelle Fournier, violin and Susan Sayle, viola—perform a set of intimate songs.
Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, 1723 Hollis Street, 6:30-8pm, free

Friday October 23

Braden Lam album release show

We're sure no members of the Lamflock left it this late to get tix to see their troubadour prince celebrate his latest set of comforting-as-coffee songs. But if they did? Well, they better hop on over to thecarleton.ca, add their names to the waitlist, and cross every last finger and toe.
The Carleton, 1685 Argyle Street, 8:30pm, $15, thecarleton.ca

Kye Clayton at Emerge Fest

The fresh prince of Uniacke Square continues to prove 2020 belongs to him with a live showcase at Emerge Fest, where he promises to be sharing some new music. Head to Saint Andrew's for a free, IRL show (reserve your seat via eventbrite) or tune into the livestream via Sidedoor.
Saint Andrew's Sanctuary, 6036 Coburg Road, or livestream via sidedooraccess.com, 7pm, free (reserve spot for physical show via eventbrite)

Splinters at Neptune Theatre

No, Neptune isn't yet returning to live performance—but the legendary downtown theatre is playing the part of a cinema from October 23 to November 8. What's showing? Thom Fitzgerald's Splinters, the 2018 TIFF-debuted flick that traces how a woman's relationship with her mother changes after her father dies.

Saturday October 24

BREACH! An Antonym for Token

Excel Garay curates this explosive blend of performance, installation and media art that aims to disrupt the tokenization they and their peers have felt within fine art academia. It is irreverent, visceral work by a set of fresh talent.
The Anna, 1891 Granville Street, free, to Oct 29
A still from Splinters, the Annapolis Valley-set tale of a woman's turbulent relationship with her mother. The movie—directed by legendary Halifax director Thom Fitzgerald—plays at Neptune Theatre starting Friday. - FILM STILL
  • A still from Splinters, the Annapolis Valley-set tale of a woman's turbulent relationship with her mother. The movie—directed by legendary Halifax director Thom Fitzgerald—plays at Neptune Theatre starting Friday.
  • Film still

Sunday October 25

Gremlins drive-in

Celebrate creepy-crawly season with this screening of the 1980s cult classic, viewed in the tweest retro way.
Dartmouth Crossing, Best Buy lot, 87 Gale Terrace, 7pm, free (reserve your spot through showtix4u.com)

Tuesday October 27

Gottijam

The weekly live music drop-in returns to its rightful home: Menz & Mollyz. Come by to test-drive your band's latest songs or to bask in the glow of bands new and old working the stage. Don't forget your mask.
Menz & Mollyz, 2182 Gottingen Street, 8:30pm-midnight
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Thursday, October 8, 2020

Seven Sure Things happening in Halifax from October 8-14

The can't-miss events happening this week.

Posted By on Thu, Oct 8, 2020 at 6:19 PM

Daniel Walker's Bright Eyes-influenced band Owen Meany's Batting Stance is back with a second LP—and a show at The Carleton to celebrate.
  • Daniel Walker's Bright Eyes-influenced band Owen Meany's Batting Stance is back with a second LP—and a show at The Carleton to celebrate.

Thursday October 8

Emerging Lens Film Festival 10th Anniversary Screenings

The indie film fest celebrates its multicultural focus with a three-day streak of screenings. Thursday is day two of the event, with a host of flicks and local shorts being shown at The Bus Stop Theatre—including Beyond Curls and Kinks, the story of women defying beauty standards with their natural hair.
The Bus Stop Theatre, 2203 Gottingen Street, 6:30pm, free

Loretta Gould's Fire and Ice Display

Part of the Fire and Ice Festival at Alderney Landing, the Craig Gallery is showcasing a collection of works by Mi’kmaq artist Loretta Gould—and the bold use of colour has us swooning. Peep them yourself in the Gallery's cases.
Craig Gallery, Alderney Landing, 2 Ochterloney Street, to Oct 11

Friday October 9

Owen Meany's Batting Stance album release show

The literary folk-rock that Daniel Walker has made his signature sound is back at last, with a followup to OMBS's 2016 debut that hasn't the slightest shade of sophomore slump. Celebrate the immaculate effort at this Carleton show.
The Carleton, 1685 Argyle Street, 8-11:30pm, $15

Sunset Fridays

The days might be getting shorter, but Alteregos is here to remind you that the nights can get hotter—thanks to its mix of dancehall and reggae from 5-10pm.
Alteregos, 2193 Gottingen Street, 5-10pm

We're swooning for Loretta Gould's artwork, on display until October 11 at the Craig Gallery. - LORETTA GOULD
  • We're swooning for Loretta Gould's artwork, on display until October 11 at the Craig Gallery.
  • Loretta Gould

Saturday October 10

Lennie Gallant

The Marquee's new, socially distant live music venue, The Derby ShowBar, has its coming out with a live show by the Maritime musical legend.
The Derby ShowBar, 2037 Gottingen Street, 7-11pm, $49.97

Tuesday October 13

I Don't Karaoke

The karaoke party to end 'em all is back at Gus' Pub and wow, haven't you missed it? Better brush up on the words to your favourite indie rock jam, stat.
Gus' Pub, 2605 Agricola Street, 8:30pm

Wednesday October 14

Meeting Waters: Cross-Cultural Collaborations on Environmental Racism

Dr. Ingrid Waldron, world-leading researcher on environmental racism, continues to push the needle on public discourse—this time, by having 
Black, African Nova Scotian, Mi’kmaq and mixed-race artists and activists of all genders and orientations collaborate on pieces surrounding, as Waldron puts it, “any land-based struggles.” The resulting projects will be presented at this panel, with a discussion hosted by Waldron to follow. Part of Nocturne's 2020 festival, you can read more about the event here.
Zoom, 7-9pm, details and links at nocturnehalifax.ca
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Friday, October 2, 2020

Seven Sure Things happening in Halifax from October 2-7

The can't-miss events happening this week.

Posted By on Fri, Oct 2, 2020 at 4:17 PM

Matt Mays is helping Alexander Keith celebrate 225 spins 'round the sun this week. - DEVIN MCLEAN
  • Matt Mays is helping Alexander Keith celebrate 225 spins 'round the sun this week.
  • DEVIN MCLEAN

Friday October 2

Drag Revival 

Craven Blood hosts this evening of local drag royalty at the recently re-opened Menz & Mollyz bar. You've been missing nights like this, so get to gettin'.
Menz & Mollyz, 2182 Gottingen Street, 9:30pm, $9

Dispatch

If anything can be a play, as Halifax indie theatre continues to prove, why not a walking tour? Here, two of the city's most noteworthy indie playmakers (Annie Valentina and Isa Grant) do their thing—this time, sending you out to explore the harbour city you think you know with text message missives. Part of the Halifax Fringe Festival, it takes under two hours to complete.
10am-4pm; to Oct 4, tickethalifax.ca for details, $5/PWYC

Saturday October 3

Drunk Mean Girls livestream

Yes, your chance to sit in The Carleton for this drunk read-through of the GOAT of teen movies might have passed (it's no surprise the event sold out lightning-fast!)—but all hope is not lost: Montreal's Talking Dog Productions will also be livestreaming its Halifax event. So Fetch!
Facebook Live, 7pm

Black Lives Matter rally

Held in North Preston at the community cenotaph (next to St. Thomas Baptist Church), this rally aims to discuss Premier McNeil's recent apology to the African Nova Scotian community and RCMP funding, among other issues.
North Preston Cenotaph, 35 Simmonds Road, North Preston, 2pm

This Studio 21 art show gives us serious Abstract Expressionist vibes. - JEAN-FRANÇOIS PROVOST
  • This Studio 21 art show gives us serious Abstract Expressionist vibes.
  • Jean-François Provost

Sunday October 4

Roxane Gay at Afterwords Literary Festival

A livestream conversation with one of the most luminous living authors and 
Mary Lynk of CBC Radio’s IDEAS. Part of the online Afterwords Literary Festival, you can nab tix via Eventbrite for the live chat, held via Zoom.
Zoom, 4-5:30pm eventbrite.ca for tickets and links, $15

Monday October 5

Alexander Keith's 225th birthday livestream

No, you can't get absolutely shitfaced at The Lower Deck to celebrate Sir Alexander this year, but that doesn't mean you have to miss out on every Ontario transplant's favourite Halifax party: A livestream of the suds-founder's fete will be held via Facebook, where you can watch performances by Matt Mays and Lower Deck mainstay Signal Hill.
Facebook Live, 8-11pm

Wednesday October 7

À tire-d'aile

Studio 21's latest art show sees gallery stalwart Jean-François Provost exploring the beauty of transformation as he delivers a set of colourful canvases. A departure from his previous, more monochrome work, the new paintings add a vibrant layer to the artist's continued study of formalist subject matter. Get lost in planes of baby blue and beige.
Studio 21 Fine Art, 5431 Doyle Street, to Oct 14

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Thursday, September 17, 2020

What's happening in Halifax from September 17-23

Sure Things to stream and seek out IRL this week.

Posted By on Thu, Sep 17, 2020 at 5:49 PM

One of the films we're most excited to see at this year's FIN Festival? The Forbidden Reel, a documentary sharing the secret film history of Afghanistan that should be seen as that nation's answer to French New Wave. Watch it Monday night. - FINFESTIVAL.CA SCREENSHOT
  • One of the films we're most excited to see at this year's FIN Festival? The Forbidden Reel, a documentary sharing the secret film history of Afghanistan that should be seen as that nation's answer to French New Wave. Watch it Monday night.
  • finfestival.ca screenshot

Thursday September 17

Dispatch

Part play, part riddle-solving text message game, this Fringe Festival offering promises to "send you on a code-cracking trek through a cityscape you thought you knew." Get started here.
halifaxfringe.ca, Sep 11-27, 10am-4pm daily, $5/PWYC

Jah'Mila w/Owen O'Sound Lee

Halifax's reigning reggae queen takes to The Carleton stage for an already sold-out Prismatic Festival set. Hopefuls can hop on the waitlist here.
The Carleton, 1685 Argyle Street, 7-10pm, sold out

Friday September 18

Drag After Dark

The Haus of Rivers queens continue their string of must-see shows at The Carleton. This time around, top-secret surprise guests are rounding out the bill.
The Carleton, 1685 Argyle Street, 10pm, $10, thecarleton.ca for tickets

Salt Yard Sessions

The open-air showcase of local talent continues on the Halifax Waterfront. While this week's lineup was still TBA as of press time, past guests have included Jody Upshaw and Zamani.
Salt Yard, 1521 Lower Water Street, 4:30-6:30pm, free

Saturday September 19

Mosaic Festival 2020

Halifax's celebration of multiculturalism and diversity is taking the party online, with livestream performances by the likes of soul superstar Reeny Smith and rapper Shanii22, whose J Cole and Drake-influenced sound is absolutely addictive.
Youtube Live and Facebook Live, 4-8pm, free

Unearth album release show

"In a difficult year, New Hermitage throws down a set of songs that need to be experienced, rather than listened to: It’s a soundtrack for fumbling through the dark; a soundtrack for finding slivers of light," writes Coast music critic Sam Gillett in his recent review of the experimental classical quartet's new LP, Unearth. Celebrate the set of songs at this release show.
St. George's Round Church, 2222 Brunswick Street, 7:30pm,
$15/PWYC, newhermitageinfo@gmail.com to RSVP

The Butterfly Effect

"Featuring familiar faces, dazzling locations, and technological twists, The Butterfly Effect is a humorous, dark, and compelling look at how the seemingly menial choices we make every day can have inconceivable consequences," offers the Halifax Fringe Festival of this series of plays performed via Instagram Live.
Instagram Live, PWYC

Sunday September 20

Watch a movie from FINpedia

Hundreds of movies of every stripe—from local shorts to international blockbusters—makes thte annual movie lovers' mecca that is FIN so damn fun. This year, the fest is online, meaning you can stream all its titles on demand (save the time-sensitive gala screenings). Get started with Bone Cage, Taylor Olson's film reproduction of Catherine Banks's award-winning play of the same name.
FIN Festival, Sept 17-24, finfestival.ca

Reeny Smith is poised to steal the show at Mosaic Festival, streaming live Saturday night. - SUBMITTED
  • Reeny Smith is poised to steal the show at Mosaic Festival, streaming live Saturday night.
  • Submitted

Monday September 21

The Forbidden Reel gala presentation

FIN Atlantic International Film Festival is kicking it online this year, bringing its signature gala presentations along with it. This gala is your 24-hour window to catch The Forbidden Reel, one of the movies we're most excited about at this year's fest. It tells the story of Afghanistan's boldest filmmakers, the movement they pioneered—and the movies that almost didn't survive.
finfestival.ca, 7pm (rental available for 24-hour window), $15/$30

Tuesday September 22

Gottijam gathering

The dependable Tuesday night gathering, which spawned many a local band's first performance at Menz & Mollyz in a pre-COVID-19 world, is back, in a different way: Gathering at a distance on the Halifax Common if the weather is nice via Zoom when it's not, this community proves its endurance and commitment to noise. Follow along on Facebook for weekly weather updates/Zoom links.
Halifax Common or Zoom, Tuesdays, 9pm, follow on Facebook for details

Wednesday September 23

Listen to a Fringe show on Bandcamp

Have you heard? No hurricane or global pandemic can stop the force that is the Halifax Fringe Festival. While there's lots of live performance to take in as part of this year's event, there's also a bank of recordings of one-person shows from fests past. Check 'em all out here.
To Sept 30, halifaxfringe.ca
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Wednesday, September 9, 2020

What's happening in Halifax from September 10-16

Our guide to the Sure Things you need to stream and seek out offline this week.

Posted By on Wed, Sep 9, 2020 at 5:47 PM

Welcome to The Coast's weekly roundup of can't-miss Halifax events, happening both online and IRL. Looking for more things to do? Check out our complete event listings calendar here.

This weekend, as part of the Halifax Fringe Festival, A Tale on Two Wheels will bring whimsy and live performance to a handful of HRM green spaces. - SUBMITTED
  • This weekend, as part of the Halifax Fringe Festival, A Tale on Two Wheels will bring whimsy and live performance to a handful of HRM green spaces.
  • Submitted

Thursday September 1o

Be Heard: Black and Indigenous Voices (The Scholar Strike for Black and Indigenous Lives)

An open-mic-style rally aiming to elevate the voices of BIPOC community members through speaking or performance. Part of the North America-wide Scholar Strike, this event is held rain or shine on Dal's Studley Quad (next to Wickwire Field). Can't make it? Tune into the event's Facebook Live feed instead.
Dalhousie University, Studley Quad, 10am-1pm, additional livestream via Facebook

Listen to a Fringe show on Bandcamp

Have you heard? No hurricane or global pandemic can stop the force that is the Halifax Fringe Festival. While there's lots of live performance to take in as part of this year's event, there's also a bank of recordings of one-person shows from fests past. Check 'em all out here. To Sept 30, halifaxfringe.ca

Friday September 11

Definition of Man

This Fringe Fest play, held via Zoom, is described by the fest as follows: "A sexier, more violent Waiting for Godot, Definition of Man is a physicalized postmodern de-creation myth. Drawing from Kenneth Burke’s essay of the same name, the show investigates the human drive to communicate and the inevitable breakdown that results from the inherent incompleteness of language. The one-act synthesizes personal narratives, academic texts, and acrobatic counterbalancing to explore issues of identity, race, gender performance, and communicative breakdown."
Zoom, 7pm, $15, watch link and tickets via tickethalifax.com

Dispatch

A Fringe experience described by the fest as "a series of enigmatic texts sends you on a code-cracking trek through a cityscape you thought you knew" will have you and your bubble exploring the streets of Halifax as if for the first time.
Sep 11-27, $5/PWYC, tickets and details via tickethalifax.com

Salt Yard Sessions

Live music and DJs spinning hot hits on the Halifax waterfront make for peak Friday night vibes. While this week's performers are still TBA, past names have included Keonté Beals and DJ IV.
Salt Yard, 1521 Lower Water Street, 4:30-6:30pm, free

Classified

Enfield's own gives a summer send-off with this physically distant Shore Club show.
Shore Club, 250 Shore Club Road, Hubbards, 9:30-11:30pm, ticket for tables $420-$800,  eventbrite.com for tickets and details
Factory Girls' sweet spin on folk music has us hooked. See the duo live at Gus' Pub on Saturday. - KAYLA MACAULAY PHOTO
  • Factory Girls' sweet spin on folk music has us hooked. See the duo live at Gus' Pub on Saturday.
  • Kayla Macaulay Photo

Saturday September 12

A Tale on Two Wheels

A family-focused outdoor theatre experience that tells the whimsical tale of "the adventure of two slightly lost postal workers, a giant monarch butterfly, and their mountain of packages." Held in a host of green spaces around town for free as part of the Halifax Fringe Festival.
Conrose Park, 6510 Jubilee Road, 11-11:30am; Fort Needham Memorial Park, 3340 Union Street, 2-2:30pm; free

East Coast Kite Festival

Because god knows we need some wholesome soul-soothing these days, why not make like the event tagline of this fest and fly as high as you can? Bring your kite, your mask and your sense of adventure!
Halifax Citadel Historic Site, 5425 Sackville Street, Sep 12-13, 10am-7pm, free

Savour The Sea From A Distance

If a hurricane couldn't stop the Halifax Fringe, why would a pandemic? Here, as part of the 30th indie theatre fest, magician Vincenzo Ravina delivers an interactive, virtual show via Zoom that'll knock your socks off.
Sept 12, 7pm; Sept 13, 3pm, tickethalifax.com for details, PWYC

Hello City & 30 Years of Fringe Shows

Halifax's reigning improv royalty returns with a round of "yes, and" inspired by the synopses of Fringe plays from past years.
Cambridge Battery, Point Pleasant Park, 5530 Point Pleasant Drive, 6pm (rain date Sept 13), PWYC-$30, tickethalifax.com for tickets and details

Factory Girls

A duo that mixes First Aid Kit dreaminess with a streak of Appalachian folk makes its debut at Gus' Pub.
Gus' Pub, 2605 Agricola Street, 7-10pm, $30-$60, factorygirlsduo@gmail.com for tickets

Dave Gunning

The fresh, folky sounds of Dave Gunning arrive at Alderney Landing thanks to the space's new partnership with New Scotland Brewing.
Alderney Landing Theatre, 2 Ochterloney Street, 8pm, $40.25/$46, tickets and details here

DJ Dandi

Menz & Mollyz—the city's premiere gay bar and an early victim of COVI-19—has risen from the ashes and recently re-opened. Celebrate by shaking your groove thang (with your bubble and a mask!) on its disco-y dance floor once more as DJ Dandi helms the ones and twos.
Menz 7 Mollyz, 2182 Gottingen Street, 9pm-1am
Definition of Man, a play performed via Zoom, promises to be a sexier take on the classic story of Waiting for Godot. See it Friday.
  • Definition of Man, a play performed via Zoom, promises to be a sexier take on the classic story of Waiting for Godot. See it Friday.


Sunday September 13

East Coast Kite Festival

Because god knows we need some wholesome soul-soothing these days, why not make like the event tagline of this fest and fly as high as you can? Bring your kite, your mask and your sense of adventure!
Halifax Citadel Historic Site, 5425 Sackville Street, Sep 12-13, 10am-7pm, free

A Tale on Two Wheels

A family-focused outdoor theatre experience that tells the whimsical tale of "the adventure of two slightly lost postal workers, a giant monarch butterfly, and their mountain of packages." Held in a host of green spaces around town for free as part of the Halifax Fringe Festival.
Dartmouth Commons, Leighton Dillman Park, 4 Windmill Road, 11-11:30am & 2-2:30pm

Savour The Sea From A Distance

If a hurricane couldn't stop the Halifax Fringe, why would a pandemic? Here, as part of the 30th indie theatre fest, magician Vincenzo Ravina delivers an interactive, virtual show via Zoom that'll knock your socks off.
Sept 12, 7pm; Sept 13, 3pm, tickethalifax.com for details, PWYC

Surfing Association of Nova Scotia's annual longboard contest

Do your best Blue Crush impression out on the waves or chill shoreside as a spectator at this weather-dependent event.
Lawrencetown Beach Provincial Park, NS-207, East Lawrencetown, 8am-5pm, details and weather updates via Facebook

Tuesday September 15

Gottijam gathering

The dependable Tuesday night gathering, which spawned many a local band's first performance at Menz & Mollyz in a pre-COVID-19 world, is back, in a different way: Gathering at a distance on the Halifax Common if the weather is nice or meeting via Zoom when it's not, this community proves its endurance and commitment to noise. Follow along on Facebook for weekly weather updates/Zoom links.
Halifax Common or Zoom, Tuesdays, 9pm, follow on Facebook for details


Wednesday September 16

Listen to a Fringe show on Bandcamp

Have you heard? No hurricane or global pandemic can stop the force that is the Halifax Fringe Festival. While there's lots of live performance to take in as part of this year's event, there's also a bank of recordings of one-person shows from fests past. Check 'em all out here.
To Sept 30, halifaxfringe.ca
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Thursday, September 3, 2020

What's happening in Halifax this Labour Day Weekend

Make the most of summer's swan song with these streams and IRL offerings.

Posted By on Thu, Sep 3, 2020 at 6:40 PM

Keonté Beals will be performing at the Halifax Urban Folk Festival this Friday. We hope he plays his new single, the addictive and timely "King".
  • Keonté Beals will be performing at the Halifax Urban Folk Festival this Friday. We hope he plays his new single, the addictive and timely "King".

Friday September 4

Because I Have A Voice: Hip Hop for Mental Health

The Bluenose Ability Arts & Film Festival's free evening show is already at capacity—and with a lineup featuring Classified, Quake Matthews, MAJE, Jody Upshaw and more, it's hardly a surprise. As of press time, though, the 4pm show (which has the same lineup) still has some spots left, so get on it and smash the eventbrite link.
Alderney Landing, 2 Ochterloney Street, 4pm & 8pm, free, eventbrite.ca

Creed

Michael B. Jordan. Need we say more? OK, what if we add that this outdoor screening is free? See ya there!
Ecole Du Bois-Joli, 211 Avenue du Portage, Dartmouth, 8:30pm free, showtix4u.com

Halifax Urban Folk Festival: Catherine MacLellan w/Dennis Ellsworth, Natan Wiley, Zamani, Breagh Isabel, Keonté Beals

Seeing as two of our favourite songs this summer were by Beals and Zamani (that's "King" and "Outside", respectively), we know this songwriters' circle will be lit.
The Carleton, 1685 Argyle Street, 8-11pm, thecarleton.ca for tickets and details


Saturday September 5

Savour The Sea From A Distance

If a hurricane couldn't stop the Halifax Fringe, why would a pandemic? Here, as part of the 30th indie theatre fest, magician Vincenzo Ravina delivers an interactive, virtual show via Zoom that'll knock your socks off.
Sept 5, 6pm; Sept 6, 3pm, tickethalifax.com for details, PWYC

HUFF: Mo Kenney w/Adam Baldwin, Kim Harris, Deves Matwawana, Jon Samuel, Keeper E

Another star-stacked songwriters' circle, featuring Halifax's answer to Fiona Apple, Kim Harris—whose 2020 record Heirloom has basically kept some members of Team Coast going this pandemic.
The Carleton, 1685 Argyle Street, 8-11pm, thecarleton.ca for tickets and details

Caddyshack

How much more meta does it get than watching Caddyshack on a golf course? Email communications@oakfield.ca for tix so you can take part in this fresh air screening, held on the Oakfield Golf & Country Club grounds.
Oakfield Golf & Country Club, 6055 Nova Scotia Trunk 2, Enfield,
ommunications@oakfield.ca for tickets and details

The Mellotones

Halifax's favourite eight-piece party band hits the new S | E | A Waterfront Theatre. Wanna know how the band builds its dance floor heating setlists? Check out the magic here.
S | E | A Waterfront Theatre, 1521 Lower Water Street, 8pm, $30/each for a group of 10-$95 for VIP seats for two, tickethalifax.com


Sunday September 6

Savour The Sea From A Distance

If a hurricane couldn't stop the Halifax Fringe, why would a pandemic? Here, as part of the 30th indie theatre fest, magician Vincenzo Ravina delivers an interactive, virtual show via Zoom that'll knock your socks off.
Sept 5, 6pm; Sept 6, 3pm, tickethalifax.com for details, PWYC

Adam Baldwin & The Lake City Motor Band

The Duke of Dartmouth gives you the gift of a long weekend show, performing at the new S | E | A Waterfront Theatre. Consider it your RDI of Telecaster-laced tunes.
S | E | A Waterfront Theatre, 1521 Lower Water Street, 8pm, $30/each for a group of 10-$95 for VIP seats for two, tickethalifax.com

Ever After

Bear witness to Drew Barrymore's best work at this outdoor showing of the 1998 classic, held outside of the Ecole Du Sommet in Bedford.
Ecole Du Sommet, 500 Larry Uteck Boulevard, 8:30pm, free, showtix4u.com

HUFF: Carleton Stone w/Reeny Smith, Quake Matthews

We can't wait to see Smith's pipes soar IRL again—and having her perform next to one of the city's biggest names in hip hop and a third of Port Cities feels like the perfect amount of sugar on top.
The Carleton, 1685 Argyle Street, 1-4pm, thecarleton.ca for tickets and details


Monday September 7

Labour Day 2020: A Mayworks Celebration

The festival of working people and the arts and The Halifax-Dartmouth & District Labour Council to deliver the ultimate celebration for workers the world over—all online and all for free. Highlights include the release of a second walking tour app by Zuppa Theatre; An 11am poetry performance by Deirdre Lee and a 7pm showcase by Aquakultre (who created one of 2020's top records), performing with special guests at The Bus Stop Theatre. Stream the good goings-on all day on both Youtube and Facebook.
10am-8pm, free, mayworkshalifax.ca for details and streaming links

James Mullinger

The arena-sellout, critically adored comic who swapped the UK for southern New Brunswick returns to Halifax for some guaranteed IRL LOLs. Get ready for the good times by watching the comedy special he released for free during early quarantine —and read that time he told Team Coast a joke.
S | E | A Waterfront Theatre, 1521 Lower Water Street, 3pm, tickethalifax.com for tickets and details

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