Emerging + Developing Artist Training Day
A safe space workshop helping women, femme, trans and gender non-conforming artists learn how to get started or get to the next level—from social media to soundcheck to networking. Register at musicnovascotia.ca.
Music Nova Scotia, 2169 Gottingen Street, Fri Mar 8, 11am-6:30pm
Encore: The Women of Neptune
The women of Neptune gather to share songs from past productions in honour of International Women's Day. Chocolate and wine rounds out the fun.
Neptune Theatre, 1593 Argyle Street, Fri Mar 8, 7-9 pm
Painter Suzanne O'Callaghan offers an IWD-themed set of canvases that capture women of all ages, backgrounds and body types in strong brush strokes.
14 Bells Fine Art Gallery, 5523 Young Street, Mar 8-22
Holding Space + Taking Care
Not Your Boys Club hosts this open-to-all workshop "that empowers attendees to build an understanding of—and tool-kit for—facilitating safer spaces." RSVP at musicnovascotia.ca.
Radstorm, 2177 Gottingen Street, Fri Mar 8, 10am-1pm
Home Bass w/Kittybass, Lyra, Nausikaa
A mix of hip hop, house and bass awaits after Toronto's best export, The Sorority, wraps its killer IWD set.
Reflections Cabaret, 5187 Salter Street, Fri Mar 8, 11:30pm-3:30am
International Women's Day Show
w/Hillsburn, Kim Harris, SAMM
A serious dose of girl power awaits as a slew of local gems shred for International Women's Day.
The Seahorse Tavern, 2037 Gottingen Street, Fri Mar 8, 10:30pm
Women in Sciences, Technology, Engineering and Math
This panel discussion sees four local women in STEM (that's Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) discuss their contributions to their respective fields. Presented in French.
Cafe Lara, 2347 Agricola Street, Fri Mar 8, 6-8:30 pm
The Sorority w/DJ Nausikaa, DJ Tranzishen
The all-killer, no-filler hip hop trio that founded itself on International Women's Day a couple years back captures lightening in a bottle again as it celebrates women and femmes with the types of bangerz and bops we haven't seen since TLC taught us how to turn down a scrub.
Reflections Cabaret, 5187 Salter Street, Fri, March 8, 9pm, $20
The Girls of Meru screening
Andrea Dorfman presents her documentary, that sees "a multinational team led by Canadian lawyer Fiona Sampson and Tumaini Shelter head Mercy Chidi Baidoo build the case of 160 girls to pursue an unheard of legal tactic"—and make legal history in Kenya.
Halifax Central Library, 5440 Spring Garden Road, Fri Mar 8, 7-9 pm, free
Women and the Power of Words: A Literary Celebration of International Women's Day
Readings, refreshments and door prizes await at this IWD celebration that features writers Dian Day, Jacqueline Dumas and Genevieve Lehr.
1113 Marginal Road, Sun Mar 10, 2 pm, free
Zamani Miller, Mia Cathleen, Maura Whitman, Jody Upshaw
An all-ages, all-women IWD showcase.
Radstorm, 2177 Gottingen Street, Fri Mar 8, 6:30pm, $7/pwyc