After Eepersip Disappeared

Through July 24

This play tells the story of a wife in 1939 who, deeply unhappy with her marriage, decided to walk out with only $30 in her pocket. She is never seen again. Moving to Parrsboro, she builds her own pirate ship and lights the small town with possibility.
Performed by the Ship’s Company Theatre, this daily performance is held in Parrsboro, NS.

After Eepersip Disappeared

Against All Odds: Lynda Diamond and Students Painting Exhibition

Through July 30
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A varied show featuring the works of Lynda Diamond and her students, attending this show means seeing a variety of styles with everything from landscapes to figurative paintings.
The grand opening is July 8 from 6-8pm, but works can be viewed anytime in July.

Public Archives of Nova Scotia(map)
6016 University Avenue
South End
phone 902-424-6075
<i> Against All Odds</i>: Lynda Diamond and Students Painting Exhibition

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

Amateur DJ Night w/DJ Master

Tuesdays

See what’s coming up in the scene.

Menz & Mollyz Bar (map)
2182 Gottingen Street
North End
phone 902-446-6969
Boss@MenzBar.ca
Amateur DJ Night w/DJ Master

Ann Bradley and Shawn Whynot in concert

Tue., July 5, 12:15-1 p.m.

Hear the amazing sounds of Ann Bradley’s soprano voice teamed with Shawn Whynot’s organ at this part of the Summer Sounds At Barrington Series.
Bring a boxed lunch and pay what you can.

Anna Helper, Collected Works

Through July 9

Mixed-media sculptor Anna Hepler uses a wide variety of materials to create pieces that are “unassuming but enigmatic visual language.”
By following a well-honed instinct, she lets artistic experiments blend from one medium to the next: A collaged image becomes a woodcut that is then printed to fabric and the fabric is sewn into a sculpture.
These mutations in form allow her to make one material look like something else. The result? quietly thoughtful pieces that demand a long look.

Anna Leonowens Gallery (map)
Granville Square, 1891 Granville Street
Downtown
phone 902-494-8223
Anna Helper, Collected Works

As You Like It

Through Sept. 1
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Shakespeare by the Sea takes on the 317 year old classic, telling the upside-down story of Rosalind, Frederick and Orlando, love, exile and honesty. $25

http://shakespearebythesea.ca/asyoulikeit.html

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

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

The Colour of Courage

July 5-10, 3 & 7:30 p.m.

A new stage play written and directed by Anthony Sherwood, The Colour of Courage is meant to be an educational tool commemorating the 100 year anniversary of World War One.
Inspired by the diary of Rev. Captain William Andrew White, the only Black Chaplin serving in the British Military at the time, it offers a more diverse retelling of a familiar slice of history. $30/$20

Buy Tickets
Alderney Landing Theatre(map)
2 Ochterloney, Dartmouth Waterfront
DartmouthThe  Colour  of Courage

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.

Doomtown Reloaded Weekly Ranked Tournament

Tuesdays

Play Doomtown Reloaded every Tuesday night at The Last Game Store at 278 Lacewood Drive. The evening is a ranked battle for players with prizes awarded after monthly totals. free

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.

Etchings by Salvador Dalí

Through July 25

Celebrating their 130th year, Zwicker’s Art Gallery is displaying coloured etchings by famed surrealist artists Salvador Dali.
In addition to this collection, the gallery is also showing works by New Brunswick watercolorist Lucy Jarvis.

Zwicker’s Gallery (map)
5415 Doyle Street
Spring Garden
phone 902-423-7662
Etchings by Salvador Dalí

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

GOTTIJAM

Tuesdays, 10:30 p.m.

Open stage every Tuesday, $75 prize, full backline of drums and amps. Each night ends with a free-for-all jam! Sign up at rainbowroombooking@gmail.com. $3

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

HABITAT: illuminating our freshwater & coastal resources

Through Sept. 30

Nova Scotian artist Gilbert van Ryckevorsel has captured 31 underwater photographs shot in the freshwater rivers and lakes of the maritimes. The artist hopes to call attention to the importance and beauty of our waters through this thoughtful exhibits.

gallery@thelinc(map)
306 Lincoln Street
Out of TownHABITAT: illuminating our freshwater & coastal resources

How We Are Talking 2015-16 Mentorship Program Exhibition

Through Aug. 7

Visual Arts Nova Scotia’s latest installation of the results of their mentorship program, How We Are Talking features works by emerging artists and their mentors.
A vivd collection of mixed-media works, this collection explores as array of themes.

Craig Gallery(map)
Alderney Landing, 2 Ochterloney Street
Dartmouth
phone 902-461-4698
<i>How We Are Talking</i> 2015-16 Mentorship Program Exhibition

Jason Price’s Acoustic Open Mic

Tuesdays, 7-10 p.m.

Arguably the top open mic night in Dartmouth.

Ceilidh’s Pub(map)
245 Waverley Drive
Dartmouth
phone 902-466-5310

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

Jigs Start Here with Brad Reid, Dave MacIsaac.

Tue., July 5, 7-8 p.m.

Part of the Tuesday Night Tunes Concert Series, celtic music fans can get out of the house for a free night of fiddle-driven favourites with Brad Reid!
Dave MacIssac brings added flair to the evening with layers of guitar sound. free

Maritime Museum of the Atlantic (map)
1675 Lower Water Street
Waterfront
phone 902-424-7490, 902-424-6447 (events)
Jigs Start Here with Brad Reid, Dave MacIsaac.

Karaoke

Tuesdays, 9 p.m.-2 a.m.

free

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

Karaoke With Laurie the Guy

Tuesdays, 10 p.m.
phone 435-1770

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

Kid’s Coding Camp: Minecraft Level Two

Starts July 4. July 4-8, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Children aged 10 to 14 build their coding skills at this day camp while also making new friends!
Located at NSCC Halifax, 5685 Leeds Street. Register your child at the link below: $189

http://codingcamp.ca/halifax/

Kid's Coding Camp: Minecraft Level Two

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

Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m.

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

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

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

Learn Samba Drumming

Tuesdays, 6-7:30 p.m.

Whether you’re a rhythmic guru or can’t carry a beat with a bucket, you’re invited to learn to play samba drums every Tuesday night at St. Matthew’s Church. The workshops will continue until a grand season finale during the Halifax Pride parade. $5

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

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

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

Meryl McMaster:Collected Journeys

Through July 9

A compilation of photographic pieces from three bodies of work, this collection shows the breadth of artist Meryl McMaster’s vision and inspiration. The images explore our connection to the past, our relationship to the present, and the possibilities of our future.

Anna Leonowens Gallery (map)
Granville Square, 1891 Granville Street
Downtown
phone 902-494-8223
Meryl McMaster: <i>Collected Journeys</i>

New Parent’s/Baby Play Group

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

Snacks and coffee are free. Up to the age of 12 months. Socialize and let your little ones explore. Public health nurse available every other Tuesday.

Open Mic

Tuesdays, Sundays, 9 p.m.-1 a.m.

Enjoy drink specials, and friendly staff. Players, prepare three or four tunes to share with the audience. free

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

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 w/Dave Bradshaw

Tuesdays, 9 p.m.-12 a.m.

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

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

Pinocchio

Through Sept. 4

Shakespeare by the Sea presents an original musical adaptation of the classic story of the fake boy who wants to be a real boy. $25

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

Robert Kortgarrd and Peter Tiefenbach

Starts July 4. July 4-5

One of Canada’s most famed concert pianists, Robert Kortgaard takes the stage with vocalist/composer Peter Tiefenbach for a classical concert with a different twist.
Their July 4 performance is held in Mahone Bay while the July 5 concert is in Yarmouth.

Robert Kortgarrd and Peter Tiefenbach

Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo

Through July 7
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With performances ranging from highland dancers to acrobats to military bands, the Tattoo is seven jam-packed days of culturally-rich entertainment. A blend of Canadian and international acts —with some as far-flung as Germany and Kenya— this festival aims to combine traditional Maritime standbys (like bagpipes) with more eclectic, global offerings (like trapeze shows). With a family-friendly vibe, the Tattoo is a great option for an outing with the kids or grandparents. Check out the whole lineup on their website.

http://www.nstattoo.ca/2016-show/2016-line-up#

Buy Tickets
Scotiabank Centre (map)
5284 Duke Street
Downtown
phone 902-451-1221
Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo

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

South Shore Suite by Kip Harris

July 3-31

Photographer Kip Harris’ latest collection of photos examine nature’s hard edge. “When you live at the edge of a continent, the elemental force of weather, wind, and wave strips away your sentimentality for nature,” the artist says in a press release.

Jo Beale Gallery(map)
10327 Peggys Cove Road
Out of TownSouth Shore Suite by Kip Harris

Stand Up Comedy Night

Tuesdays, 8 p.m.

The laughs will be unlimited. free

Lower Deck, Clayton Park(map)
278 Lacewood Drive
Bayers Lake/Fairview/Clayton Park
phone 902-443-7024
info@lowerdeck.ca

Sun Safety Info Session

Tue., July 5, 5:30-6:30 p.m. and Tue., Aug. 2, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Bring 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.

Sun Safety Info Session

Trivia Night w/Dennis

Tuesdays, 7-9 p.m.

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

Terroir

Through Jan. 1, 2017

“A Nova Scotia Survey” might suggest a lot of Maud Lewis and 18th-century engravings of Halifax Harbour, but Terroir skips the tourist fare and celebrates the artists who are living and working in our province today. Curated from an open submission process, the exhibition shows the work of 29 contemporary Nova Scotian artists working in all media, including works by Wayne Boucher, Melanie Colosimo, Ursula Johnson, Susan Tooke and others. Curator Sarah Fillmore calls it “the first of its kind in the province.” Taking up three floors of the gallery and including painting, sculpture, video, drawings and mixed media, this exhibition is one not to be missed on any local or tourist’s itinerary this summer. —Laura Kenins

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

Tipsy Tuesdays

Tuesdays, 8-11 p.m.
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Live music and casual jam sessions every Tuesday night. Play covers or originals on any instrument! free

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

Trivia Night

Tuesdays, 8-10 p.m.

Your pal Norm hosts this battle royale for bragging rights and Rockbottom gift certificates.

Rockbottom Brewpub (map)
5686 Spring Garden Road
Spring Garden
phone 902-423-2938

Trivia Night

Tuesdays, 8 p.m.

Halifax comedian Andrew Vaughan serves as quiz master at this 60-question trivia night. free

Cheachie’s Grill(map)
102 Chain Lake Drive
Bayers Lake/Fairview/Clayton Park
phone 902-446-3663
bigearl@cheachies.ca

Trivia w/Dennis

Tuesdays, 7-9 p.m.

Freeman’s Little New York, Quinpool (map)
6092 Quinpool Road
Quinpool
phone 902-429-0241
feedback@freemanspizza.ca

Tuesday Night Comedy

Tuesdays, 8 p.m.

Belly laughs hosted by Dan Hendricken.free

The Grad House Cafe (map)
1252 LeMarchant Street
South End
phone 902-494-3816
gradh@dal.ca
Gus’ Pub & Grill(map)
2605 Agricola Street
North End
phone 902-423-7786

Tyler and Scott

Tuesdays, 9:30 p.m.

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

Weekly Bedford Hike

Tuesdays, 4:15 p.m.

Join Chebucto Hiking Club every Tuesday for a 10km (2-hour) hike through Bedford. Meet at the Sobeys/NSLC parking lot at Mill Cove on the Bedford Highway. Everyone welcome!