10 totally-on-fire weekend ideas.

We got your back with tea parties, star gazing, all-night hip-hop, a punk record release and more!

click to enlarge Colleen MacIssac takes the stage in The Blazing World, her climate change play aiming to make audiences take action (see number 2). - ASHLEY MARIE PIKE
Ashley Marie Pike
Colleen MacIssac takes the stage in The Blazing World, her climate change play aiming to make audiences take action (see number 2).

10. Food & Drink › Georgian Tea Party. Sat Jun 25, 2-4pm. Start practicing your British accent now: Scott's Manor House is inviting you for high tea, Georgian-style! Free teas, sandwiches and sweets are on offer with live entertainment. Complete the experience by checking out the art exhibit by students of Peggy-Lynn Holland.

9. Visual Arts › Great Women of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. To Jun 25, 9am-4:30pm. Curator Jo Napier’s compliation of portraits—primarily in pencil and watercolour forms—of women who changed the face of science, technology, engineering and math, come together to create a powerful exhibit. Lean about the often-forgotten women behind big innovations and how they shaped their respective fields.

8. Live Music › GRAN Fiesta Salsa & Flamenco Latin Party. Fri Jun 24, 8pm. Experience The Marquee Ballroom as it transforms into a steamy dance salon! Live flamenco performances followed by a salsa dance party will keep your hips swaying all night long.

7. Stages Theatre Festival › Drawing Your Own Conclusions. Sat Jun 25, 8pm. Take a wild ride of emotions through text, projection, dance and drawing during Véronique MacKenzie’s double bill of movement theatre! She Wakes Up Gasping, the evening's first piece, is a multimedia performance about the discovery of an eerie, old photograph that launches a journey into the surreal. Switching gears, the evening ends with a comedy: You, Me, and One Piece of Chalk is a bittersweet and witty social commentary.

6. Visual Arts › Anne Launcelott: STREET. Through June 30. Photographer Anne Launcelott returns to her methods of shooting travel fine art photography in black and white. The street images are candid, non-invasive and spontaneous.

click to enlarge Halifax punk-rockers Weekend Dads celebrate their latest EP (see number 1). - HEATHER GRANT
Heather Grant
Halifax punk-rockers Weekend Dads celebrate their latest EP (see number 1).

5. Literary › Left Bank Writers Meeting. Thu Jun 23, 6:30pm. The Left Bank writers are a collection of local poets and poetry enthusiasts who meet to share work and discuss the art of pairing words. Grab a cup of complimentary coffee and meet some fellow poetry lovers!

4. Outdoors › The Summer Sky 2016. Thu Jun 23, 7:15pm. Learn all about the stars dotting the summer sky and their constellations! See bright planets and maybe even make a wish.

3. Live Music › The Rap Turn Up w/Ghettosocks, Ok TK, Tachichi & Moves. Sat Jun 25, 10pm. A mix of old hip-hop favourites and new tracks from local MCs, this is a party you won't wanna miss!

2. Stages Theatre Festival › The Blazing World Workshop Production. Fri Jun 24, 8pm. Colleen MacIsaac reimagines Margaret Cavendish's 1666 epic science fiction tale The Blazing World to reflect the contemporary issue of climate change.

1. Live Music › Weekend Dads EP Release Party w/ Crossed Wires, Dyscontrol, Noise Policy. Fri Jun 24,10pm. Halifax pop-punks the Weekend Dads are celebrating their return from a European tour and the hometown release of their latest EP. Join them as they party all night with Crossed Wires, Dyscontrol and Noise Policy!

About The Author

Morgan Mullin

Morgan is the Arts & Entertainment Editor at The Coast, where she writes about everything from what to see and do around Halifax to profiles of the city’s creative class to larger cultural pieces. She’s been with The Coast since 2016.

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