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

Angels & Heroes Theatre 10th Anniversary Pride Concert

Mon., July 18, 8 p.m.
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The artists at Angles & Heroes Theatre are celebrating the 10th year of this Pride event, where works inspired by LGBTQ+ artists and allies are performed.Musicians as varied as Annie Lennox, Elton John, David Bowie and Nirvana will be celebrated on the stage.$20

Buy Tickets
The Seahorse Tavern (map)
2037 Gottingen Street
North End
phone 902-423-7200
theseahorse@live.ca
Angels & Heroes Theatre 10th Anniversary Pride Concert

As You Like It

Through Sept. 1

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. The show schedule alternates over the summer with SBTS’s Pinocchio and King Lear, and Mondays are dark, so check the website before you go. $25

http://shakespearebythesea.ca/asyoulikeit.html

Balance Point: 20 Years of Artistic Process

Through Aug. 28

Malone Bay’s Kate Church is a self-described “maker,” crafting life drawings, paintings and sculptures. This retrospective collection delves into Church’s figurative puppets, quirky creatures that tell a soulful story. free

Mary E. Black Gallery (map)
1061 Marginal Road
Waterfront
phone 902-492-2522
Balance Point: 20 Years of Artistic Process

BODIEZ PRIDE

Mon., July 18, 10 p.m.-2:30 a.m.
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Three stages. Over 10 acts. One big party.
Get ready to dance all night long with the likes of DJ T-Woo, Tommy Knuckles and Robert Robert!
Tickets are $15 advanced and $20 at the door. $15/$20

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

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

The Carriage Room Photography Studio

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.

Dartmouth Heritage Museum (map)
26 Newcastle Drive
Dartmouth
phone 902-464-2300
The Carriage Room Photography Studio

Chester Playhouse Summer Festival

Through Aug. 22

Is there anything nicer on a summer evening than heading out of town for supper and a show in a quaint little seaside town? In July, head into Chester for campy fun with Ruthless!, a musical about would-be child star and her (stage) mother who’ll go to any lengths to climb the ladder of success. In August, Rhys Bevan-John stars as a very unreliable narrator in the one-man show Here Lies Henry. Also check out Back Home Again, a John Denver tribute, as well asBohemians in Brooklyn, a cabaret narrated by CBC’s Tom Allen. —Kate Watson $15-29

http://chesterplayhouse.ns.ca

Chester Playhouse (map)
22 Pleasant Street
Out of Town

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

Cocktail Hour and The Abominable Crime Film Screening

Mon., July 18, 5:30-9:30 p.m.
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An elegant evening of cocktails aiming to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS, this event is prioritizing non-white voices in the LGBT+ community.
Rounding out the evening is a screening of the Jamaican film The Abominable Crime followed by a Q&A with Jamaican Attorney-at-law Maurice Tomlinson who is featured in the film. free

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

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

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.

Don Russell: A Metaphor for the Subconscious

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.

Studio 21 (map)
1273 Hollis Street
Downtown
phone 902-420-1852
Don Russell: A Metaphor for the Subconscious

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

Family Play Group

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

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

Frances Dorsey w/ Robin Muller

Through July 23

Frances Dorsey, Foundation and Textiles instructor at NASCAD, says this collection is the fruit of ideas she’s been reflecting on for decades, like how colour evokes emotion in a way words never could.
Sharing galleries 2 and 3 with Dorsey is Robin Muller, offering many of the works he created over his 36-year career instructing at NASCAD. He explains that much of his weaving was inspired by Peruvian openwork weaving and quilts, and that he creates narratives by adding photographic elements to textile works.
Get to know the work even better by attending the grand opening July 11 between 5:30-7pm or by going to the artists’ talk at 12pm on July 13.

Anna Leonowens Gallery (map)
Granville Square, 1891 Granville Street
Downtown
phone 902-494-8223
Frances Dorsey w/ Robin Muller

Gerald Ferguson: Collected Works

Through Aug. 1

A collection of mixed media stencil paintings by the late artist, this show features strong lines and an undone feel, plus a variety of themes.

Zwicker’s Gallery (map)
5415 Doyle Street
Spring Garden
phone 902-423-7662
Gerald Ferguson: Collected Works

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

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

Halifax Pride Festival

Through July 24
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Halifax Pride is back with their annual pride week! This 11-day festival is dedicated to celebrating the LGBTQ+ community. The festival is Canada’s 4th largest pride festival, and draws in approximately 150,000 participants.––Ashley Corbett

http://www.halifaxpride.com

Halifax Pride Festival

Here Comes the Bride exhibit

July 18-24, 1-4 p.m.

The Mayflower Doll Club’s exhibit at historic Scott Manor House features dolls dressed as brides and bridesmaids in costumes from various eras. Perfect for imagining life in a different era or for some fairy-tale wedding planning. free

Scott Manor House (map)
15 Fort Sackville Road, Bedford
Bedford/Lower Sackville/Tantallon
phone 902-832-2336
<i>Here Comes the Bride</i> exhibit

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

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 Coding Camp: Minecraft Level One

July 18-22, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Aimed at children aged seven to nine, this day camp is an introduction to the world of coding.

Located at NSCC Halifax, 5685 Leeds Street. Register your child at the link below: $189

http://codingcamp.ca/halifax/

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...

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

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

Murder at the Dart

Through July 28

Painter and mixed-media artist Lee Cripps and ceramics artist Susan Paczek unveils their newest works at the Dart Gallery, all centred around a crow theme.
The misunderstood creatures (called a murder when they’re in a group) are actually said to be seen as multicoloured birds to other animals who have better vision than humans. See Cripps’ and Paczek’s colourful take on them until July 28.

The Dart Gallery(map)
127A Portland Street
Dartmouth
phone 902-404-7330
Murder at the Dart
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

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. Coast theatre critic Kate Watson loved it: here’s her review. The show schedule alternates over the summer with SBTS’s As You Like It and King Lear, and Mondays are dark, so check the website before you go. $25

http://www.shakespearebythesea.ca/pinocchio.html

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

$ROCKIN 4 DOLLAR$

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

Ropewalk by Susie Brandt

Through July 23

Susie Brandt doesn’t want you to have a passive gallery experience. Rather, she’s using scissors and a hand-crank sewing machine to work with gallery visitors to process donated clothing and textiles into linear raw material.
Then, Brandt will make it into a rope she walks on.
Brandt explains that, to her, rope offers a way to talk about themes like the locality, labor and waste/re-use surrounding textiles.
Attend the show’s grand opening on July 11 between 5:30-7pm or stop by on during the Jul 13 artist’s talk at 12 pm to deepen the experience further.

Anna Leonowens Gallery (map)
Granville Square, 1891 Granville Street
Downtown
phone 902-494-8223
Ropewalk by Susie Brandt

Ruthless at Chester Playhouse

Through July 30

It’s the stage mother of all musicals! This all-female piece tells the story of a bland housewife named Judy Denmark, mother to an eight-year-old aspiring starlet. As her daughter becomes embroiled in a school play scandal, Denmark gets drawn in by the bright lights of stardom.

Chester Playhouse (map)
22 Pleasant Street
Out of Town<i>Ruthless<i/> at Chester Playhouse

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

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.

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

Summer Group Exhibition

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.

Studio 21 (map)
1273 Hollis Street
Downtown
phone 902-420-1852
Summer Group Exhibition

Summerside Lobster Festival

July 18-24

Beach volleyball tournaments, a world-class triathlon, fresh lobster and family fun are all part of what makes Summerside’s Lobster Festival so amazing.
Why not make a trip to the island and see for yourself?

Summerside Lobster Festival

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

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

Vacation Bible School

July 18-22, 8:45 a.m.-12 p.m.
nbm.vbs@gmail.com

A christian day camp filled with crafts, games, music and snacks!
The church also offers an afternoon program from 12-5pm at $10 per child.free

New Beginning Ministries (map)
26 Cherry Brook Road
DartmouthVacation Bible School