4th Wall: Justice, Art & Youth

Through June 19

This innovative project and exhibition sees youth using art to raise awareness about issues surrounding restorative justice, public safety, rehabilitation and incarceration

Art Gallery of Nova Scotia(map)
1723 Hollis Street
Downtown
phone 902-424-5280
infodesk@gov.ns.ca
4th Wall: Justice, Art & Youth

AFCOOP’s Screenwriters’ Circle

Second Wednesday of every month, 6 p.m.

Join Brett Hannam and John Davies for the Writers’ Perspective, to discuss screenwriting structure and conventions. Everyone is welcome, all you need is a desire to write! Coffee provided and participants are encouraged to bring snacks.

Atlantic Filmmakers Cooperative(map)
Regal Building, 5663 Cornwallis Street
North End
phone 902-420-4572

Alex Thuku: Maritime Safari

June 7-July 19

Lion & Bright’s latest art exhibit features the work of Alex Thuku, a Kenyan-Canadian painter reclaiming his heritage and rediscovering his roots through painting at NSCAD. The exhibit,Maritime Safari, is a collection of colourful, large-scale paintings of African animals, from a regal lion to playful giraffes.

Lion & Bright Cafe Wine Bar(map)
2534 Agricola Street
North End
phone 902-496-0022
Alex Thuku: Maritime Safari

Anne Launcelott: STREET

Through June 30

Photographer Anne Launcelott returns to her methods of shooting travel fine art photography in black and white. The street images are candid, non-invasive and spontaneous.

Atlantic Auteurs #1

Wed., June 8, 7 p.m.

A series of short films ranging from three to 22 minutes long, Atlantic Auteurs #1debuts a number of new works from local filmmakers. Some films are decidedly experimental in feel while others offer a dose of realist drama. $7

Buy Tickets
North Street Church (map)
5657 North Street
North End
phone 902-454-7298
Atlantic Auteurs #1

Bike Week Evening Trail Ride

Through June 10, 6-8 p.m.
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Promises of fun, food and freebies make this all-ages, all-levels bike ride around the Bedford Community trail sound even more appealing.

True North Diner (map)
1658 Bedford Highway
Bedford/Lower Sackville/Tantallon
phone 902-832-1950
Bike Week Evening Trail Ride

Canada’s Titanic–The Empress of Ireland

Through Nov. 13

Pier 21’s dramatic temporary exhibit plunges visitors into the history of one of the most devastating maritime disasters in Canadian history.

Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 (map)
1055 Marginal Road
Waterfront
phone 902-425-1365, 902-492-0768
Canada’s Titanic–The Empress of Ireland

Carl Zimmerman: Cold City

Through June 8

Carl Zimmerman’s series of photographsCold City is inspired by former Soviet restricted military and industrial complexes.

Studio 21 (map)
1273 Hollis Street
Downtown
phone 902-420-1852
Carl Zimmerman: Cold City

Comedy BarnBurner hosted by Kyle Barnet

Wednesdays, 7 p.m.

Kyle Barnet hosts this weekly comedy showcase featuring local comics and touring pros from across the country.

Red Stag Tavern(map)
Brewery Market, 1496 Lower Water Street
Waterfront
phone 902-422-0275
info@redstag.ca
Comedy BarnBurner hosted by Kyle Barnet

Dab That Tune

Wednesdays, 8:30-10:30 p.m.

This isn’t your nana’s bingo night–Dab That Tune is a marriage of music trivia and bingo. free

Monte’s Showbar Grill(map)
245 Waverley Road
Dartmouth
phone 902-435-1770
events@montes.ca

The Deep End at The Board Room

Second Wednesday of every month, 8-11 p.m.

DJ Snug guides you through the deeper end of electronic music.

The Board Room Game Cafe (map)
1256 Barrington Street
Barrington
phone 902-423-7545

The Dining Room

June 8-25

Directed by Nick Jupp, The Dining Roomutilizes six actors to create 18 unique dining room situations to incite nostalgia, tears and riotous laughter.

Dartmouth Players Theatre(map)
33 Crichton Street, Dartmouth
Dartmouth
phone 902-465-7529

Discovery Centre World Oceans Day

Wed., June 8, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.

Get curious and have fun at this all ages event.
You’ll learn all about the ocean courtesy of the Discovery Centre’s activities- and can even play biologist by dissecting squids, fish and sharks!

Admission is free between six and eight pm.

Discovery Centre(map)
1593 Barrington Street
Barrington
phone 902-492-4422
Discovery Centre World Oceans Day

Double Take

Through Aug. 21

Double Take is a collection of paintings and assemblage by Gerald Ferguson and sculptural objects by Marc Courtemanche and Kelly Mark. The works are modified found objects designed to give the viewer pause on a double or triple-take.

Down Town Trivia w/Caesar

Wednesdays, 7 p.m.

Freeman’s Little New York, downtown (map)
1726 Grafton Street
Downtown
phone 902-444-7008
feedback@freemanspizza.ca

The Epistle of Tightrope Time

Wed., June 8, 8 p.m., Thu., June 9, 1 & 8 p.m., Fri., June 10, 8 p.m. and Sat., June 11, 8 p.m.

Walter Borden stars in this theatrical production directed by Juanita Peters.$20/$25

Buy Tickets
The Bus Stop Theatre (map)
2203 Gottingen Street
North End
phone 1-888-639-1169

Form Filling Aid

Wednesdays, 9-11 a.m. & 1-3 p.m.

ReachAbility in partnership with the YMCA and Pro Bono Students Dalhousie host a drop-in centre to assist individuals with filling out forms (such as Criminal Record Pardons, lease agreements, applications etc).

YMCA Gottingen(map)
2269 Gottingen Street
North End
phone 902-422-9622

Ghost Walk of Historic Halifax

Wednesdays, Fridays, Sundays, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
phone 494-0525
tattletours@gmail.com
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(This tour operates May through October.) Meet Andy Smith at the town clock and have a look at the spookier side of city. Hear about Halifax’s darkest tales, eerie mysteries and town gossip. $15

The Golden Age of Postcards & Beyond: A Look Back at the Original Text Message

Ongoing

The Dartmouth Heritage Museum is re-opening after a tough winter with a sweet exhibit celebrating postcards from around the world. $2

Dartmouth Heritage Museum (map)
26 Newcastle Drive
Dartmouth
phone 902-464-2300

The Great Escape

Wednesdays, Thursdays, 7 p.m. and Fridays-Sundays, 7 & 9 p.m.
info@thegreatescape-HFX.com

An interactive real-time puzzle game that accommodates up to 10 players, The Great Escape is a mysterious social experience and puzzle set during the Halifax Explosion in 1917. You enter a room and the doors are “locked,” participants must work together to solve riddles and puzzles, and manipulate three dimensional objects in order to survive imminent doom. The story is based on the Halifax Explosion of 1917. The game takes a total of 1.5 hours, and is appropriate for ages 12-90. 5693 North Street, Halifax. Go online to thegreatescape-hfx.com to book your time slot. $20

http://www.thegreatescape-hfx.com/

The Great Escape

Grow Your Own: Companion Planting in Your Vegetable Garden

Wed., June 8, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
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Get your hands dirty and learn how to group veggies and herbs for optimal harvests in small spaces. Call 902-454-7456 or email retail@halifaxseed.ca to register. $10

Halifax Seed(map)
5860 Kane Street
North End
phone 902-454-7456

Halifax Independent Filmmakers Festival

June 8-12
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The 10th annual Halifax Independent Filmmakers Festival kicks off this June, showing the works of local directors, actors and more. Come celebrate the newest Atlantic Canadian films! Festival passes are $25, but tickets to individual screenings also available. Festival Passes must be purchased online by June 8th.$25

Buy Tickets
North Street Church (map)
5657 North Street
North End
phone 902-454-7298
Halifax Independent Filmmakers Festival

Home to Overseas (H20) Conference

Wed., June 8, 9 a.m.-9 p.m.

A daylong conference discussing all things ocean, H2O features workshops, meetings and a gala dinner. The workshops will be discussing how big data can be used in the field of marine study.

$165 ticket includes all day events and the gala dinner, $75 ticket excludes the gala dinner but allows access to all daytime events. $165/$75

Buy Tickets
Holiday Inn Harbourview(map)
101 Wyse Road
Dartmouth
phone 902-463-1100
Home to Overseas (H20) Conference

Jane Reagh: Listening to the Land

Through June 8

Corner Brook-based plein air painter Jane Reigh’s landscapes are colourful, vast and touching.

Studio 21 (map)
1273 Hollis Street
Downtown
phone 902-420-1852
Jane Reagh: Listening to the Land

Jesse Cook

Wed., June 8, 7:30 p.m.

$51/$58.50

Buy Tickets
Rebecca Cohn Auditorium(map)
6101 University Avenue
South End
phone 902-494-3820
Jesse Cook

Karaoke w/DJ Bear

Wednesdays, 10:30 p.m.-2 a.m.

Menz & Mollyz Bar (map)
2182 Gottingen Street
North End
phone 902-446-6969
Boss@MenzBar.ca

Karaoke w/Mimi Cho

Wednesdays

The giant stage, the ever-growing list of tunes and the sweetheart host who will help you out on a song when you’re too tipsy—or nervous—to stay on key: That’s why this is the best karaoke night in the city.

Bearly’s House of Blues and Ribs (map)
1269 Barrington Street
Barrington
phone 902-423-2526
Karaoke w/Mimi Cho

Karen Robinson Trio

Second Wednesday of every month, 8-11 p.m.

$5

Stayner’s Wharf Pub & Grill (map)
5075 George Street
Waterfront
phone 902-492-1800
todd.abbass@ns.aliantzinc.ca

Khyber Sound Club

Wednesdays, 6-8 p.m.
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A weekly community-led workshop for music lovers who want to play with other people. No experience necessary, just bring whatever you want to make sound with. $3

Khyber Centre for the Arts (map)
1880 Hollis Street
North End
phone 902-422-9668

Kyle Jackson: To Those Still At Sea…

Through Oct. 31

Pier 21’s very first artist-in-residence Kyle Jackson will spend six months working with museum visitors on To Those Still At Sea…, a large sculptural painting of the Empress of Ireland.

Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 (map)
1055 Marginal Road
Waterfront
phone 902-425-1365, 902-492-0768
Kyle Jackson: To Those Still At Sea...

Laugh House Comedy

Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m.

A brand-new weekly comedy show produced by Chanel Freire and Frank Russo. free

The Company House (map)
2202 Gottingen Street
North End
phone 902-404-3050
Laugh House Comedy

Laughter Burner

Wednesdays, 8:30 p.m.

A pro-am, alt-comedy showcase featuring touring pros from across the country and hosted by Catherine Robertson.

Bearly’s House of Blues and Ribs (map)
1269 Barrington Street
Barrington
phone 902-423-2526

Laura Kenney: Surfing the Ironing Board

Through July 10

Truro-based fibre artist Laura Kenney’s latest series Surfing the Ironing Board is a collection of 30 hooked rugs detailing the daily life and quirky narrative of a redheaded character named Judy.

Mary E. Black Gallery (map)
1061 Marginal Road
Waterfront
phone 902-492-2522
Laura Kenney: Surfing the Ironing Board

Lip Sync Battle

Wednesdays, 8 p.m.

Red Stag Tavern(map)
Brewery Market, 1496 Lower Water Street
Waterfront
phone 902-422-0275
info@redstag.ca

MEC Bike to School Day

Wed., June 8
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With this event, kids are being encouraged to ditch the bus and bike to school instead. Halifax School Boards are organizing special rides and safety demonstrations to help youth celebrate bike week. Check with your child’s school for details.

Mountain Equipment Co-op(map)
1550 Granville Street
Downtown
phone 902-421-2667
MEC Bike to School Day

MEC Pancake Breakfast

Wed., June 8, 7:30-9 a.m.

Get a jumpstart on a full day of biking by carb-loading on some free, fluffy pancakes courtesy of Mountain Equipment Co-op! Oh, and don’t forget to add lots of maple syrup. Free

Mountain Equipment Co-op(map)
1550 Granville Street
Downtown
phone 902-421-2667
MEC Pancake Breakfast

Meditation

Wednesdays, 12:15-1:15 p.m., Mondays, 7:30-8:30 p.m. and Tuesdays, 7:30-9 p.m.

Instructions will be given at the beginning of every meditation session, feel free to stay for as long as you like. $5-$7 suggested donation

Creative Crossing (map)
2526 Agricola Street
North End

Mina Walking | Yosef Baraki

Wed., June 8, 9 p.m.
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Mina Walking tells the tale of a 12 year old Afghani girl who works tirelessly-and thanklessly-to hold her family together in war-torn Kabul.

Shot by Yosef Baraki in 19 days with non-professional actors on the busy streets of Kabul, Afghanistan. $7

Buy Tickets
North Street Church (map)
5657 North Street
North End
phone 902-454-7298
Mina Walking | Yosef Baraki

New works by Keith Capstick and Amber Solberg

June 7-July 3

Local artists Keith Capstick and Amber Holberg exhibit new, detailed drawings of the maritime kingdom of Animalia.

The Nook (map)
2116 Gottingen Street
North End
phone 902-444-9889
New works by Keith Capstick and Amber Solberg

NFB Film Club: Shorts for World Oceans Day with Boris Worm

Wed., June 8, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
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Boris Worm, a world-renowned marine diversity researcher at Dalhousie University, presents a collection of oceans-related short films in honour of World Oceans Day. Learn all about aquatic life while being entertained.

Pass the popcorn! Free

Halifax Central Library (map)
5419 Spring Garden Road
Spring Garden
phone 902-490-5706
NFB Film Club: Shorts for World Oceans Day with Boris Worm

Nocturne Halifax Annual General Meeting

Wed., June 8, 6:30 p.m.

Join Nocturne Halifax at the organization’s AGM to have your say in how the festival can be improved. free

Halifax Central Library (map)
5419 Spring Garden Road
Spring Garden
phone 902-490-5706

Nova Scotia Spotlight: Cecil Day

Through June 12

Port Maitland artist Cecil Day’s intaglio and relief prints are on display as part of AGNS’ Nova Scotia Spotlight series.

Art Gallery of Nova Scotia(map)
1723 Hollis Street
Downtown
phone 902-424-5280
infodesk@gov.ns.ca

NSCC Photography Student Grad Show

Through July 3

Graduating NSCC students show off their new skills and bodies of work at this guest group show.

ViewPoint Gallery (map)
1272 Barrington Street
Barrington
phone 902-420-0854

Oceans Gala Dinner

Wed., June 8, 6:15-8:30 p.m.

Bust out your formal wear and celebrate Oceans Week in high style at this gala dinner! Tickets are regularly $125 each and $60 for students.
Part of the daylong Home to Overseas (H20) Conference. $125/$60

Buy Tickets
Holiday Inn Harbourview(map)
101 Wyse Road
Dartmouth
phone 902-463-1100
Oceans Gala Dinner

Open House

Wednesdays, 7 p.m.

Open house gathering with free introduction to meditation, social tea and discussion on Shambhala Buddhist philosophy and practice. Free

Shambhala Centre (map)
1084 Tower Road
South End
phone 902-479-1876

Open meditation sessions

Mondays-Fridays, 7, 9 a.m. & 5 p.m., Wednesdays, 7 p.m. and Sundays, 9 a.m.

Finding peace every week. free

Shambhala Centre (map)
1084 Tower Road
South End
phone 902-479-1876

Open Mic Night

Wednesdays, 6 p.m.

The Seahorse Tavern (map)
2037 Gottingen Street
North End
phone 902-423-7200
theseahorse@live.ca

Open Mic Night w/Jeff Bonang

Wednesdays, 7-10 p.m.

The Perfect Pour Pub & Grill (map)
19 Norm Newman Drive, Dartmouth
Dartmouth
phone 902-462-7827

Open Mic Nights

Wednesdays, 6-9 p.m.

Coburg Coffee House (map)
6085 Coburg Road
Spring Garden
phone 902-429-2326
coburgcoffeehouse@gmail.com

Open Mic w/Lindsay Misiner

Wednesdays, 7 p.m.
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Join siren Lindsay Misiner as she hosts The Nook’s open mic night.

The Nook (map)
2116 Gottingen Street
North End
phone 902-444-9889
Open Mic w/Lindsay Misiner

PEER Gallery member’s exhibit

Through June 29, 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Highly-textured and subdued images created by members of the artist collective behind PEER Gallery make up this new exhibit.
Make a day trip to Lunenburg and see pieces by artists Zalman Amit, Regina Coupar, Bob Hainstock, Anke Holm, Susan Hudson, Barbara Mclean, David Pember and more. This exhibit runs until June 29.

Peer Gallery(map)
167 Lincoln Street
Out of TownPEER Gallery member's exhibit

Place Holder: Waterfowl Rice

June 8-12, 2 & 5 p.m.
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This 16mm film loop by interdisciplinary/media artist and educator Becka Barker explores memories of places with changing landscapes, presenting ideas about the space where memories and dreams meet.

The piece debuts at Hermes Gallery (5682 North Street) on June 8th at 8pm. It will be shown daily at 2pm from June 9th-12th. free

Hermes (map)
5682 North Street
North End
phone 902-403-0030
hermeshx@gmail.com
Place Holder: Waterfowl Rice

Roger Levatte

Wednesdays, 9 p.m.

free

Durty Nelly’s Authentic Irish Pub (map)
5221 Sackville Street (at Argyle)
Downtown
phone 902-406-7640
info@durtynellys.ca

Ron Kuwahara: Peripheral Visions

Through June 24

The Secord Gallery displays new and recent landscape and abstract works by physicist-turned-painter Ron Kuwahara.

Secord Gallery(map)
6301 Quinpool Road
Quinpool
phone 902-423-6644
Ron Kuwahara: Peripheral Visions
Menz & Mollyz Bar (map)
2182 Gottingen Street
North End
phone 902-446-6969
Boss@MenzBar.ca

Shameless

Through June 11, 9:30 p.m.

Lower Deck, Halifax (map)
Historic Properties, 1887 Upper Water Street
Waterfront
phone 902-425-1501

Squared Circle Trivia

Wed., June 8, 6:30 p.m.

Assemble a tag team of two or a full team of six for a night of wrestling trivia, classic wrestling clips and sweet prizes. $5

The Board Room Game Cafe (map)
1256 Barrington Street
Barrington
phone 902-423-7545
Squared Circle Trivia

Su Rogers: Packing Salt Fish

Through June 26

Lunenburg-based painter Su Rogers’ latest body of work, Packing Salt Fish, is a series of portraits depicting South Shore women working in the fish processing industry.

Craig Gallery(map)
Alderney Landing, 2 Ochterloney Street
Dartmouth
phone 902-461-4698

Toastmasters Club

Wednesdays, 7 p.m.
phone 902-865-2297
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Your palms are sweaty, knees weak, arms are heavy, there’s vomit on your sweater already–you need help from the Toastmasters, a club dedicated to helping awko tacos get over their fear of public speaking in a supportive and fun environment.

It goes down every Wednesday at 93 Chain Lake Drive. free

http://spirited.toastmastersclubs.org/

Trivia w/Dennis

Wednesdays, 7-9 p.m.

Freeman’s Fairview (map)
3671 Dutch Village Road
Bayers Lake/Fairview/Clayton Park
phone 902-445-5256, (Delivery Hotline 902-455-7000)

Trivia Night

Wednesdays, 8 p.m.

Halifax Comedy Fest comedian Andrew Evans acts as quiz master at this new trivia night. free

The Fickle Frog Pub (map)
5675 Spring Garden Road
Spring Garden
phone 902-429-9999

Trivia Night

Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m.

Halifax Comedy Fest comedian Andrew Evans serves as trivia night quiz-master with 60 questions, and an “adult” themed bonus round. Lots of prizes, lots of fun. free

Trivia Night

Wednesdays, 8 p.m.

Staggers Pub & Grub (map)
26 Portland Street
Dartmouth
phone 902-406-3661

Trivia Night

Wednesdays, 8:30 p.m.

Celtic Corner Public House(map)
69 Alderney Drive
Dartmouth
phone 902-464-0764

Trivia w/Jackie Smith

Wednesdays, 6-10 p.m.

free

Monte’s Showbar Grill(map)
245 Waverley Road
Dartmouth
phone 902-435-1770
events@montes.ca

Wednesday Blues Night

Wednesdays. Continues through Dec. 28

The Loose Cannon (map)
1556 Argyle Street
Downtown
phone 902-407-8797

Women’s Bicycle Tire Workshop

Wed., June 8, 7 p.m.
phone 902-407-2462

Want to know about inflating your bike tires? What about patching a hole?
In this workshop for women identified cyclists, you’ll be taught all the basics of bike tires.

Register for this event by calling the number below! free

Women's Bicycle Tire Workshop