Love your weekend with these Sure Things

Looking for the perfect Valentine's, Galentine's or Palentine's plans? We gotchu with a whimsical ballet take on Alice in Wonderland, a trio of BFFs (that’d be Chudi Harris, Aquakultre and MAJE) performing for African Heritage Month, and more below.

Alice: The Ballet sees a host of professional dancers and lush costumes take you through the looking glass this weekend. - RACHEL DYER PHOTO
Rachel Dyer photo
Alice: The Ballet sees a host of professional dancers and lush costumes take you through the looking glass this weekend.

Rafiki screening
Friday
Carbon Arc Cinema marks the day after Love Day with this electric story full of vivid colour and vibrant streetscapes that traces the budding relationship of two young women in Kenya, where homosexuality is still criminalized. more deets

Dance party fundraiser for the Halifax Anarchist Book Fair
Friday
Organizers of the annual anti-oppressive, anti-capitalist book fair want you to let your inner Rosa Luxemburg out for a night on the town, setting it off with DJs, performances and special surprises at 1313 Hollis. more deets

Alice: The Ballet
Saturday, Sunday
A blend of Lewis Carroll's two beloved tales of adventure—Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass—rendered in elaborate costumes and rich performance, this ballet dares you to fall down the rabbit hole. See it at Spatz Theatre. more deets

I Heart Beer: A Celebration of Beer and Chocolate
Thursday
The Ladies Beer League and Garrison Brewing Co. celebrate V-day with everyone's true loves—beer and chocolate—at this guided tasting, held at the brewery. more deets

Studio 21 celebrates a new crop of work—including some can't-miss gestural abstracts by Jimy Sloan. - JIMY SLOAN ARTWORK
Jimy Sloan artwork
Studio 21 celebrates a new crop of work—including some can't-miss gestural abstracts by Jimy Sloan.

Egg Life Café
Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Shane Song showcases a collection of new works that act as "a visual memoir and self-analysis" through depictions of egg-based dishes in The Khyber's new Khyber Window, a street-facing exhibit space that's viewable 24/7 from Hollis Street. more deets

Pre-Shrunk 2019
Thursday, Friday, Saturday
If you haven't checked it out already, this weekend marks your last chance to catch Argyle Fine Art's biggest little sale of original four-by-five inch canvases. See all 390 of 'em at the gallery. more deets

Colour Your Winter
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

A show highlighting new gestural abstract paintings by Jimy Sloan, the 30-panel painting by Yang Hong that "pokes fun at keeping track of numbers and accomplishments," and the first showing of Toni Losey's abstract sculptures in Halifax, lands at Studio 21. more deets

MARIA DOERING ARTWORK
Maria Doering artwork
Cellular Expression
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Maria Doering continues proving that it's what's on the inside that counts as she debuts a new collection of works "inspired by imagery of cells and the body’s interior" at the Craig Gallery. more deets

Chudi Harris, the purveyor of unpredictable R&B, throws an African Heritage Month party with his BFFs on Thursday. - NATHANIEL COLE PHOTO
Nathaniel Cole photo
Chudi Harris, the purveyor of unpredictable R&B, throws an African Heritage Month party with his BFFs on Thursday.

Love Hangover: Russoul feat. Nick Nonsense
Friday
Chicago house producer Russoul comes to Stayner's Wharf to give you the jams you need. more deets

Third Annual African Heritage Month Concert feat. Chudi Harris, Aquakultre, MAJE
Thursday
Thoughtful, well-produced R&B that weaves in synths, rock elements and other surprises is the calling card of local act Chudi Harris. Here, he shares the stage with Aquakultre, who gives us early D’Angelo vibes, and MAJE, who spits verses so fire the stage at the Halifax North Memorial Library might just ignite. more deets

The Jam's 5th Birthday
Saturday
The all-genre dance party celebrates five years of booty-shakin' at The Seahorse. more deets

KT LAMOND PHOTO
KT Lamond photo
quiet hill w/Jessie Brown, Arsoniste
Friday

Indie-rock and soul blend quiet hill headlines this night of toe-tappin' at The Carleton, but don't sleep on opener Jessie Brown (right), whose powerful, arena-tinged rock is equal parts Queens of The Stone Age and Heart. more deets

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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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