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

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

Brendan Melchin & The Forward Bound

Tue., July 19, 9 p.m.-12 a.m.

The brand-new modern jazz group Brendan Melchin & The Forward Bound are releasing their first album at this night of smooth sounds.

The Company House (map)
2202 Gottingen Street
North End
phone 902-404-3050
Brendan Melchin & The Forward Bound

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

Crazy Sea Creatures w/ Peter Lockerbie

Tue., July 19, 2-5 p.m.
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Artist Peter Lockerbie invites you to create your own sea creatures at this free children’s workshop. free

Maritime Museum of the Atlantic (map)
1675 Lower Water Street
Waterfront
phone 902-424-7490, 902-424-6447 (events)
Crazy Sea Creatures w/ Peter Lockerbie

Debate: The Dude vs Baloo on failing the way to mediocrity

Tue., July 19, 8 p.m.
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Two teams of geeks face off in this debate-style comedy, arguing over who failed their way to the middle better: The Jungle Book‘s Baloo or The Big Lebowski‘s the Dude? $5

Bubba Ray’s Too(map)
7071 Bayers Road
West EndDebate: The Dude vs Baloo on failing the way to mediocrity

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

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

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

Gordie Sampson

Tue., July 19, 8 p.m. and Wed., July 20, 8 p.m.

$30

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

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

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

Starts July 18. 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

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

Jigs Start Here with Brad Reid, Dave MacIsaac.

Tue., July 19, 12:15-1 p.m.

Part of the Summer Sounds at Barrington Concert Series, this celtic-style concert is the perfect excuse for fiddle lovers to tap their toes! PWYC

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 One

Starts July 18. 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/

Kid's Coding Camp: Minecraft Level One

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

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

The Life of “Titanic Hero” Sir Arthur Henry Rostron with Eric L. Clements

Tue., July 19, 7 p.m.

The Titanic Society of Canada and the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic have teamed up to welcome speaker Eric L. Clements, author of a book based on the life of Sir Arthur Henry Rostron and his ties to the Titanic.
Perfect for history buffs and wannabe seafarers to learn something new about the iconic ship! free

Maritime Museum of the Atlantic (map)
1675 Lower Water Street
Waterfront
phone 902-424-7490, 902-424-6447 (events)
The Life of "Titanic Hero" Sir Arthur Henry Rostron with Eric L. Clements
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

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

Morgan Davis

Tue., July 19

Award-winning blues artist Morgan Davis takes the stage at Bearly’s House of Blues and Ribs to throw a party like you’ll never forget. Toe-tapping and chair-dancing guaranteed.

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

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

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. 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

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

Rad Pride Halifax Presents: Aro/Ace Closed Space

Tue., July 19, 6-8 p.m.
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A closed, facilitated discussion space for anyone who considers asexuality, demisexuality, or aromanticism to be part of their identity. Those who are questioning if these titles apply to them are also welcome.
Located in the Dalhousie SUB Wellness Room, in the basement. free

Rad Pride Halifax Presents: Beyond Asexuality 101

Tue., July 19, 1:30-3 p.m.
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If you’ve ever wondered what being asexual means, this lecture offers room for explanations and discussions.
Aiming to explain aromantic and asexual identities within an anti-oppressive framework, the lecturers want to break down binaries and help asexual/aromantic inclusion in queer organizing.
Other topics include deconstructing oppression and privilege, feeling not “enough”, mental health, trauma and hypersexuality, and intersections with gender identities.
Located in the Dalhousie SUB’s Wellness Room, in the basement. free

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

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

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

Starts July 18. 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

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

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

Vacation Bible School

Starts July 18. 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

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!