Alex Thuku: Maritime Safari

Through 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.

Teichert Gallery(map)
1723 Hollis Street
Downtown
phone 902-424-3087

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

Capella Regalis Men & Boys Choir

Through June 29
www.musiqueroyale.com

Bask in the rich, traditional sounds of this Haligonian European-style choir at one of their many tour dates:
June 23- Baddeck
June 24- Cheticamp
June 25- Glace Bay
June 26- Iona
June 28- Lake Charlotte
June 29- Halifax
Part of Musique Royale’s 31st annual summer season programming.

Capella Regalis Men & Boys Choir

Centre Plan Open House: Growth Scenarios

Mon., June 27, 6-9 p.m.

Join the folks from Planning and Development Halifax to learn about the various possibilities for growth in our city’s regional centre. Give your input on policy changes and have your voice heard!

Citadel High School (map)
1855 Trollope Street
QuinpoolCentre Plan Open House: Growth Scenarios

Charley Young, New Drawings

Through July 7

Canadian artist Charley Young’s latest collection of drawings capture the rugged beauty and vivd edges of the Arctic Circle, a place she visited in June of 2014.
Themes of the relationships between landscape and artifact and humanity’s mark on nature are examined in these works.

Studio 21 (map)
1273 Hollis Street
Downtown
phone 902-420-1852
Charley Young, New Drawings

Circus of Steam

Through July 31

For those looking for educational family fun, Discovery Centre offers their Circus of Steam, a Big Top celebration of all things Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math.
It’s the perfect way to introduce your youngster to the world of engineering.

Discovery Centre(map)
1593 Barrington Street
Barrington
phone 902-492-4422
Circus of Steam

Dave MacIsaac & Louis Benoit

Mondays

Classic for a reason.

The Old Triangle Irish Ale House(map)
5136 Prince Street
Downtown
phone 902-492-4900
info@oldtriangle.com
Dave MacIsaac & Louis Benoit

Dave MacIssac & Louis Benoit

Mondays, 7:30-10:30 p.m. Continues through June 27

Let these two local musicians help you sing away the Monday blues with their celtic-inspired tunes! free

The Old Triangle Irish Ale House(map)
5136 Prince Street
Downtown
phone 902-492-4900
info@oldtriangle.com
Dave MacIssac & Louis Benoit

Department of Prints and Drawings Collection

Through Aug. 19

This collection of works—from multi-media wall hangings to wood turnings—is meant to be a reflection about defining art by the medium it’s made in.
As the exhibit curators say, many large public collections are grouped by how the art is made rather than what it is about.
This showing, which feature prints and drawings done in atypical ways, aims to change that.

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.

Family Play Group

Mondays, 9:30-11:30 a.m.

There is snack time, reading circle, rhymes, games, crafts and more. free

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.

Dartmouth Heritage Museum (map)
26 Newcastle Drive
Dartmouth
phone 902-464-2300
Economy Shoe Shop (map)
1663 Argyle Street
Downtown
phone 902-423-8845

Jennifer Hornyak, New Paintings

Through July 7

Distinctive, colourful and highly textured paintings are trademarks of Jennifer Hornyak’s style, and her latest works are no exception.
To her, flowers are not still-life pieces but rather a metaphor on waiting and watching.
Watch her work for yourself at Studio 21!

Studio 21 (map)
1273 Hollis Street
Downtown
phone 902-420-1852
Jennifer Hornyak, New Paintings

Karaoke with Laurie The Guy

Mondays, 8-11:45 p.m.

With the infinitely sad closing of Michael’s in the north end, you’re going to have to look elsewhere for your Monday night karaoke fix. Thank goodness ol Laurie The Guy already has a back up plan starting weekly tonight. Whew!

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

Kid’s Camp & Concert

June 27-29, 6-7:30 p.m.
phone 902-445-5908
halifaxhal@hotmail.com

Let your little ones join Living Hope Community Church at this music camp that features music instruction, games and snacks.

With groups aimed at grades one to four and five to eight, this free event is located at the Rosaria Multipurpose Auditorium at Mount Saint Vincent University. Register your child via the email or phone number below. free

Kid’s Camp & Concert

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...

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

Lunch n’ Learn with the Canadian Cancer Society

Mon., June 27, 12-1 p.m. and Wed., July 27, 12-1 p.m.

Bring a lunch and your questions about sun damage to this informative event! Learn about how to stay safe in the bright weather and step under the TanCam to see how much sun damage you may have.

Lunch n' Learn with the Canadian Cancer Society

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

MegaComedyMondays

Mondays, 8:30 p.m.

A stellar lineup of comedians that explode on stage each week, spinning tales of magic and adventure. free

Gus’ Pub & Grill(map)
2605 Agricola Street
North End
phone 902-423-7786
MegaComedyMondays

Melissa Townsend: “Sing Your Song”

Through July 17

Halifax-based painter Melissa Townsend presents 14 new pieces featuring quirky, light-hearted takes on woodland creatures.
The collection, titled Sing Your Song, is bright and sunny with broad brushstrokes.
On display at he Harvest Gallery in Wolfville, NS.

The Melville Boys at Victoria Playhouse

Through July 30
phone 18009252025

A classic Canadian comedy by Norm Forester, this play is presented at the Victoria Playhouse, in Victoria by the Sea, PEI. For details and tickets, call their 1 800 number.

<i>The Melville Boys</i> at Victoria Playhouse

New works by Keith Capstick and Amber Solberg

Through 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

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
Halifax Alehouse (map)
1717 Brunswick Street
Downtown
phone 902-423-6113

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

Painting Party to support Purple Cat Society

Mon., June 27, 7 p.m.

Bust out the brushes! Prospector’s Pub & Eatery is throwing an art party with Creative Crew Art Parties. Learn how to paint and support the efforts of Purple Cat Society, a Bedford charity that rescues and fosters stray cats.

Tickets are $40 and can be bought via the link below. $40

Buy Tickets

Paintings by Barbara McLean and sculpture by Carol Smeraldo

Through July 28

Take a trip to Truro and experience the works of two established Nova Scotian artists.
Barbara McLean is one of the province’s most noteworthy abstract painters, while Carol Smeraldo has made the transition from pottery to sculpture. free

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

The Plan B Unplugged Open Mic & Spoken Word with The Jukebox Ninja

Mondays, 5-8 p.m.

Come share your words in one of the city’s coolest settings. free

Plan B Merchants Co-op(map)
2180 Gottingen Street
North End

Portaging with Chocolate by Eileen Boyd

Through Aug. 21

A new collection of works by Eileen Boyd graces the walls of this Wolfville gallery.

Jack’s Gallery(map)
450 Main Street, Wolfville
Out of Townjacksgallerywolfville@gmail.com
Portaging with Chocolate by Eileen Boyd

Ray Mattie

June 26-27, 8:30 p.m.-12 a.m.

End the weekend on the right note rockin’ out with Ray Mattie’s live music!

Ray Mattie

$ROCKIN 4 DOLLAR$

Mondays, 10:30 p.m.

Big bucks are up for grabs. Play on. $4

Reflections Cabaret (map)
5187 Salter Street
Downtown
phone 902-422-2957
mail@reflectionscabaret.com
$ROCKIN 4 DOLLAR$

Rolling Rockstar Karaoke

Mondays

Hosted by Jackie Smith with prizes by Pizza Pizza.

Cheers Bar & Grill (map)
1741 Grafton Street
Downtown
phone 902-421-1655

Sea Level by Katharine Burns

Through July 2

Stop by Argyle Fine Art to explore artist Katharine Burns’ oil paintings, a collection of thoughtful meditations about the sea.
Her well-used sense of light makes it so you can almost feel the salt spray on your face! free

Argyle Fine Art(map)
1559 Barrington Street
Downtown
phone 902-425-9456
gallery@argylefa.com
<i>Sea Level</i>  by Katharine Burns

A Second Look

Through July 30, 6-9 p.m.

A Second Look re-examines leftover fragments from recent art installations at the Khyber, re-imagining old scraps in a new light.
Featuring work by Erika Ellsworth, Anni Araujo Spadafora, Daltry Rose C.-L and more.

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

Stephen Fearing

Mon., June 27, 8 p.m.

Vancouver-born, Dublin-raised and now Halifax-based, Stephen Fearing takes the stage at The Carleton to share his blend of roots-y rock music.
Making music since the ’80s and having gained multiple JUNO nods, Fearing’s soft, acoustic sound is classic Canadiana. Tickets are $22.50 advanced and $25 at the door. $25

The Carleton Music Bar & Grill (map)
1685 Argyle Street
Downtown
phone 902-422-6335
info@thecarleton.ca
Stephen Fearing

Trivia Night

Mondays, 8 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, nine video clues, nine picture clues, lots of fun.free

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

Visual In Formation by Caitlin McGuire

Through June 29

Local up-and-coming artist Caitlin McGuire documents the signs and messages encountered when travelling the city by foot.
Using a small colour palette on birch board, she discusses how the information on street signs becomes part of our own everyday language through repeated exposure.
Catch the last week of this interesting exhibition at the Corridor Gallery, tucked inside the Visual Arts Nova Scotia office at the Halifax Seaport.

Corridor Gallery(map)
1113 Marginal Road
Waterfront
phone 902-423-4694
<i>Visual In Formation</i> by Caitlin McGuire