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.
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.
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.
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
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.
1055 Marginal Road
Through Aug. 4
Calling all shutterbugs! Learn how the art of photography has evolved through the years and peer into the past through the lenses of select antique cameras.
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.
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.
166 Bedford Highway
Through Sept. 3, 12-4 p.m.
Newfoundland’s Don Russell shares a mini exhibition of his black and white drawings and prints, tackling themes about the mind and subconscious. On July 9 from 12-4 pm you can chat with the artist at the collection’s launch, inspired by his rich Acadian and Mi’kmaq heritage. Works are on display until Seot 3.
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.
166 Bedford Highway
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.
Mondays, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
There is snack time, reading circle, rhymes, games, crafts and more. free
July 11-15, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Girl power! This day camp teaches girls aged nine to fourteen all about coding and game design.
Located at NSCC Halifax, 5685 Leeds Street. Register your child at the link below: $189
The Dartmouth Heritage Museum is re-opening after a tough winter with a sweet exhibit celebrating postcards from around the world.
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.
Looking for a concert that’s far from typical? Join Hank Knox as he woos audiences with his harpsichord.
Part of Musique Royale’s 31st annual summer season programming, there are several opportunities to catch him in concert:
July 11- Tatamagouche
July 12- Wolfville
July 13- Chester
July 14- Blue Rocks
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.
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!
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.
1055 Marginal Road
Wednesdays, 12:15-1:15 p.m., Mondays, 7:30-8:30 p.m. and Tuesdays, 7:30-9 p.m.
Health & Wellness
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
Mondays, 8:30 p.m.
A stellar lineup of comedians that explode on stage each week, spinning tales of magic and adventure. free
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.
Through July 30
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.
Mondays-Fridays, 7, 9 a.m. & 5 p.m., Wednesdays, 7 p.m. and Sundays, 9 a.m.
Health & Wellness
Finding peace every week. free
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
A celebration of art inspired by the beauty of the Peggy’s Cove area, the Festival of the Arts features painting, scupture, wood working and more by local artists. Featuring musical performances as well as a studio tours, this years festival is spread over 36 beautiful locations. Come and experience Nova Scotia through the eyes of an artist.–– Shelby Bona
Through Sept. 4
Stages Theatre Festival
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
Mondays, 5-8 p.m.
Come share your words in one of the city’s coolest settings. free
Through Aug. 21
A new collection of works by Eileen Boyd graces the walls of this Wolfville gallery.
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.
Through July 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.
Through Sept. 3
A rotating exhibition featuring works from many of the gallery’s artists in dozens of mediums, this exhibit offers something for every art lover.
highlights include a small selection of paintings by Belgian-born New Brunswick artist Francis Coutellier , who’s back on the art scene after a four-year hiatus with this show.
Other gallery artists with new works include Janice Leonard and Michael Harrington.
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
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
5221 Sackville Street (at Argyle)