J.S. Bach Easter Cantata: Christ Lag in Todesbanden (BWV 4)
To May 31, Youtube, free
Princess’ Pride ‘n’ Joy
HEIST Live Art has always been about turning stage performance on its head, tearing down the walls between theatre and drag with a glitter-encrusted manicure. During the pandemic, the company doubled down on its outside-the-box ethos, producing livestreams that brought multimedia live storytelling to new heights.
Now, the company is back with a brand-new online offering that picks up the narrative of its debut production, The Princess Show (which won the prestigious Best of the Fest award at the 2016 Halifax Fringe Festival). Billed as a mix of “isolation dance parties, lip sync party games, and costume contests with a narrative performance,” Princess’ Pride ‘n’ Joy is three episodic live recordings which will be broadcast April 15, April 29 and May 15. “Princess' Pride 'n' Joy follows the beloved character Princess Edward (Aaron Collier) and her true love Abel T. Suckizone (Richie Wilcox) as they battle The Terrifying Cloud of Darkness and attempt to inject a lonely devastated world with a big dose of hope,” show organizers add.
Thu May 15; 7:30pm, $0-$50, liveheist.ca
The latest Thursday streaming with SNS features the bearded bard himself, presenting a new work of Bolero music with the classical/jazz pianist Silvio Pupo on deck.
Thu May 13, 7pm, Facebook or Youtube, free
Mays celebrates the 16th anniversary of his acclaimed record Matt Mays + El Torpedo by performing it in a live, solo, acoustic format. (Yes, this is the record with "Cocaine Cowgirl" *AND* "On The Hood," but don't let the deep cuts pass you by.)
Fri May 14, 9pm, Youtube, free
While the bars are closed and gathering is unsafe, you can still support the city's local, vibrant drag community—this time by catching new recorded performances on Zoom. Email email@example.com for tickets, details and Zoom links.
Sat May 15, 8pm, Zoom, PWYC
Mayworks Halifax continues to celebrate working people and the arts as we shelter in place with this online, sci-fi musical adventure from the mind of Peter Sarty. As the festival bills it, this play follows an unlikely hero in the year 3000 as humanity wanes in a digital purgatory. Will Jax be able to journey deep into cyberspace and free us all from "an endless cycle of fear and distraction?" Tune in to see!
To May 16, mayworkskjipuktukhfx.ca for event link and tickets, $12