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Bring Halifax culture home with our June 15-21 streaming guide

From trivia night to learning about microaggressions, here's your plans for the week.


Jeremy Dutcher—the Indigenous musicologist turned superstar—chats and performs alongside the National Arts Centre's orchestra music director Thursday. - MATT BARNES
  • Matt Barnes
  • Jeremy Dutcher—the Indigenous musicologist turned superstar—chats and performs alongside the National Arts Centre's orchestra music director Thursday.

Monday June 15

Trivia for Shut-ins

Halifax trivia hosts-about-town Jason Dorey and Andrew Evans have shifted their popular trivia game from pubs like Durty Nelly's, the Lion's Head and The Fickle Frog, to a Facebook livestream. Three 20-question rounds will challenge, amuse and delight, and with no prizes on the line, you won't even mind missing a few answers. The stream opens every Monday at 7pm, first question at 7:30.

Tuesday June 16

Dismantling and addressing microaggressions

Dalhousie Human Rights and Equity Services delivers this online workshop, saying: "As part of the unlearning and relearning that needs to take place, we will be discussing the various forms of microaggressions, the individual and societal impacts, as well as tips and pointers to address and prevent microaggressions from taking place." You can register for the workshop via eventbrite and it takes place over Zoom from 6-7:30pm.

Traditional Tattoo Theatre Tuesdays

Dion Kaszas—a tattoo artist who practices traditional Indigenous techniques—hosts a Facebook watch party " from the voices and perspective of those doing the work." Tune in via Facebook at 7pm.

Self-archiving through sound w/Lindsay Dobbin

EVERYSEEKER Festival sees the curator of Nocturne 2020, sound and performance artist Lindsay Dobbin, hosting a workshop on self-archiving through sound. Remaining workshop spaces are reserved for BIPOC participants, who can register here for the 7pm Zoom.

Wednesday June 17

Christina Martin

Fresh off the release of a new, live version of her award-winning 2018 record Impossible To Hold, Martin keeps reminding us of the magic living in live music. Get enchanted as she performs via Facebook Live at 7pm.

Terra Spencer

The Americana queen delivers a live show from The Carleton stage at 7pm via Facebook Live.

Brian Fallon w/Matt Mays

Yep, you read that right: The actual frontperson of the actual Gaslight Anthem is having Dartmouth's own answer to Tom Petty on his Instagram Live at 9pm for what's sure to be a rip-roaring set.  We love to see it.

Thursday June 18

Musically Speaking: Alexander Shelley and Jeremy Dutcher

A live conversation between the National Arts Centre orchestra music director Alexander Shelley and the Polaris Prize-winning musician and composer Jeremy Dutcher is followed by a performance. Held at 1:30pm via Facebook Live, you can catch up on all the ways Dutcher is changing the music game here.

Terra Spencer

The Americana queen delivers her second live show of the week at 7pm via Facebook Live

Charmaine Lee

EVERYSEEKER Festival's Instagram gets a takeover from the New York vocalist at 9pm. Follow along here.

Friday June 19

Christina Martin

She performs for the second time this week via Facebook Live at 4pm.

Adam Baldwin

A quarantine tradition continues as Baldwin kicks off his weekly Thursday show at 9pm on Youtube, all while helping you get your RDI of Americana.

Zoom dance party w/Bembona, DJ Lil Arepa, Analuisaaaaaa

EVERYSEEKER Festival brings the good times to you with a trio of DJs spinning hot hits. It all kicks off at 10pm via Zoom.

Saturday June 20

Alan Syliboy & The Thundermakers

The culturally-rich, immersive rock of Syliboy and his Thundermakers will take you to a higher plane. Let it. The show goes on at 8pm here.


An Instagram Live session at 8pm with Bria Miller and the Jill Scott-meets-Lauryn Hill singer Kwento wraps this week's EVERYSEEKER Festival programming.

Sunday June 21

Full Circle Festival

The self-described "newfangled stringband hootenanny" returns to mark the summer solstice, bringing the party online through Side Door. Imagine a more indie, wholesome spin on Woodstock and that's what you can anticipate at this family-friendly fest that features the stylings of Jennah Barry and Thomas Stajcer, amongst others. It all kicks off at 11am.

Gabrielle Papillon w/Raine Hamilton

Side Door delivers an intimate singer-songwriter double hitter, starring Halifax's own art-pop queen, Papillon. Get to know her last record, the excellent Shout, here before the 5pm show.

Throwing a virtual art event or hosting an online concert? Email it to The Coast so we can add it to the Halifax streaming guide.

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