Ten totally electric weekend picks

From blues legends to ballet to not-your-nana's-bingo, you don't wanna miss these events.

10
Aftermath: The Town Heroes w/After Funk, Roxy & The Underground Soul Sound, Pino & Loeb
Friday
A handful of buzzy bands all specializing in feel-good fun adds up to a sweet show.

9
Pretty/Ugly
Thursday // Friday // Saturday
Xiaocheng Li takes on fast fashion with a rich textile exhibit inspired by the garment industry's massive waste and environmental damage.

click to enlarge Blues legend Guy Davis brings his finger-picking guitar style to Halifax (see 1). - JOSEPH A. ROSEN PHOTO
Joseph A. Rosen photo
Blues legend Guy Davis brings his finger-picking guitar style to Halifax (see 1).

8
Cosmic Drag Queen Bingo
Friday
Head to the Forum for this night of dabbing and dancing that also quashes community hunger by raising funds for Feed Nova Scotia.

7
Finding Common Ground
Sunday
See flamenco's Indian roots at this part workshop, part performance event that draws lines between the classic Spanish style and Indian Bharatnatyam dance.

6
Swan Lake
Friday // Saturday // Sunday
The classic ballet of beauty and desire is re-imagined in 17th century Nova Scotia.

click to enlarge Lorraine Field's artwork about loss and hope inspires verse from local poets (see 5). - LORRAINE FIELD
Lorraine Field
Lorraine Field's artwork about loss and hope inspires verse from local poets (see 5).

5
Alas, A Visual Lament poetry reading
Thursday
Lorraine Field's photographic art show Alas, A Visual Lament unfurls the tight pain and decay stemming from her late husband's passing—as well as delivering a sliver of hope. Here, four poets respond to her work.

4
Once
Friday // Saturday // Sunday
The Broadway smash about a Dublin street musician finding (and falling for) a beautiful muse comes to Neptune.

3
The Magic Project
Friday
See the standout snaps from three different photo shoots celebrating diversity and portraiture at this party featuring tunes by Chudi Harris and Aquakulture.

2
Heist! launch party
Saturday
Halifax's newest live art company says hello with theatre, drag performances, DJ beats and Mother's kitchen treats.

1
Guy Davis w/John Campbelljohn
Friday
The New York blues legend (and king of finger-picking guitar!) brings a fresh album to Halifax.

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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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