Adult Fitness Skate

Wednesdays, 11 a.m.-12:50 p.m. and Mondays, 11 a.m.-12:50 p.m. Continues through March 27

Get some cardio in a fun, seasonal way at this skating session. Held at the LeBrun Arena, 36 Holland Road, Bedford. free

Adult Fitness Skate

Artful Afternoon

Through March 17

A collection of works by members of the museum’s art apprication program, (a workshop aimed at folks with dementia and their partners in care), this show features pieces in all mediums.

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

Buck Tingley Group

Mondays, 9:30 p.m.

free

Economy Shoe Shop (map)
1663 Argyle Street
Downtown
phone 902-423-8845

Call and Response: Collages and Paintings

Through March 31

Artist Terri Whetstone’s fragile, lace-like layers evoke images of melding cultures and nature.

Craig Gallery (map)
Alderney Landing, 2 Ochterloney Street
Dartmouth
phone 902-461-4698
Call and Response: Collages and Paintings

CEED Entrepreneurship Camp

March 13-17

Move over, lemonade stand! This fun day camp will arm littles in grade four to seven with the skills to launch their own small business. Parents can register and get more info at ceed.com.

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CEED Entrepreneurship Camp

CONFEDERATION-150 YEARS: 23 Prime Ministers

Through March 17

A collection of portraits depictimg the nation’s founding fathers and subsequent leaders—from Sir John A. MacDonald to Justin Trudeau—in engravings, lithographs, drawings, paintings and sculpture. Adding edge to the collection? A series of editorial cartoons depicting various moments from our politcal past.

Art Gallery of Nova Scotia (map)
1723 Hollis Street
Downtown
phone 902-424-5280
infodesk@gov.ns.ca
CONFEDERATION-150 YEARS: 23 Prime Ministers

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

Family Play Group

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

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

< i>FEATHERS (Faisan)

Through March 29

Katie Belcher uses charcoal to relay (and exaggerate) the first time she plucked a bird, highlighting her lack of expertise in executing this once common culinary process. As she explains in her statement, “Faisan as a project aims to merge the process (the doing—en faisant) with the subject (the pheasant—faisan).”

Studio 21 (map)
1273 Hollis Street
Downtown
phone 902-420-1852
< i>FEATHERS (Faisan)</i>

FLOWERS

Through March 29

Alex Livingston’s mixed-media works rest on the life-edge slash between nature and man-made, rendering flowers and botanicals in highly-pixelated, digital art and traditional still-life.

Studio 21 (map)
1273 Hollis Street
Downtown
phone 902-420-1852
<i>FLOWERS</i>

A Forever Frozen Story (a musical based on Hans Andersen’s “The Snow Queen”)

Mon., March 13, 7 p.m.
phone (902) 494-3820
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Tohu-Bohu Productions presents an interactive family musical, conjuring the dazzling world of Hans Christian Andersen’s classic The Snow Queen with original music. $33

http://www.aforeverfrozenstory.com/the-show

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Rebecca Cohn Auditorium (map)
6101 University Avenue
South End
phone 902-494-3820
A Forever Frozen Story (a musical based on Hans Andersen's "The Snow Queen")

Free Open Skate

Fridays, 3-4:50 p.m., Mondays, 3-3:50 p.m. and Wednesdays, 3-3:50 p.m. Continues through March 29

A weekly skating session to get your body moving and grooving in the colder months. No session on Monday, February 20. Held at the LeBrun Arena, 36 Holland Road, Bedford.

Free Open Skate

Freestyle Monday

Mondays, 8 p.m.

With space for acts of every kind, this open mic night promises variety and fun.free

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

Get Your Drag On

Mondays, 9 p.m.
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A weekly drag show with an open-stage policy, Get Your Drag On sees both first-timers and seasoned vets stepping out in their most fabulous looks. Hosted by Drag Kings Richard Rockhard and Matthew McImagay, it’s the chance to live your stage star dreams. $3

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

Golden Moons

Through March 19

In the stargazing mood? So is Halifax textile artist Frances Dorsey, who’s weft printing processes and warm natural dye hues focus on the moon in all it’s symbolism and glory. She shares the gallery with 20 works by New Brunswick potter Rachel Morouney. Morouney’s stoneware funerary urns feature intricate designs and themes of loss, death and darkness. The gallery calls it an “arranged marriage” and we think it’s a perfect pair.

Mary E. Black Gallery (map)
1061 Marginal Road
Waterfront
phone 902-492-2522
<i>Golden Moons</i>

Karaoke with Laurie The Guy

Mondays, 8 p.m.-1 a.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

Karaoke with Laurie The Guy

Sundays, 6-10 p.m. and Mondays, Thursdays, 6-10 p.m.

A local legend, Laurie will guide your good-time sing alongs.

Learn to Run 5K

Mondays. Continues through March 27

A 10 week program to help you crush five kilometres (and make good on those new year’s resolutions). Register at events.mec.ca $40

Mountain Equipment Co-op (map)
1550 Granville Street
Downtown
phone 902-421-2667
Learn to Run 5K

Live Music Monday W/Paul Lamb

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

Got the Monday blues? Paul Lamb’s guitar stylings will help you come around.

The Auction House (map)
1726 Argyle Street
Downtown
phone 902-431-1726
Live Music Monday W/Paul Lamb

Maritime Convention Artists

Through March 30

A group of convention artists show what they do and love at this all-genre exhibit. The fun kicks off March 30 from 7-9pm.

Plan B Merchants Co-op (map)
2180 Gottingen Street
North EndMaritime Convention Artists

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 Nature of Nature: The Photographs of Thaddeus Holownia

Through May 28

Thaddeus Holownia spent four decades exploring how we interact and respond to our environment from behind a camera lens, emerging as one of Canada’s biggest names in documentary and analogue photography. Here, 180 of his best snaps snag AGNS wall space.

Art Gallery of Nova Scotia (map)
1723 Hollis Street
Downtown
phone 902-424-5280
infodesk@gov.ns.ca
The Nature of Nature: The Photographs of Thaddeus Holownia

Norval Morrisseau

Through March 31

A rare chance (and big deal) is hitting the walls of this downtown gallery: Art lovers can treat their eyeballs to original works by the Picasso of the North, Anishinabe artist Norval Morrisseau. The late painter’s bold use of colour and x-ray style imaging made him one of the biggest names in the Woodlands art movement.

Zwicker’s Gallery (map)
5415 Doyle Street
Spring Garden
phone 902-423-7662
Norval Morrisseau
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

Open Mic W/Theo Macintosh

Mondays, 8 p.m.

Get ready to croon away the Monday blues.

Freeman’s Little New York, Quinpool (map)
6092 Quinpool Road
Quinpool
phone 902-429-0241
feedback@freemanspizza.ca
Open Mic W/Theo Macintosh

Parallel Journey Works on Paper

Through April 23

A celebration of Vancover-based Landon Mackenzie’s lesser-known paper works (her giant canvases have won her international acclaim), inspired by maps and representational landscapes.

Dalhousie Art Gallery (map)
6101 University Avenue
South End
phone 902-494-2403
<i>Parallel Journey</i> Works on Paper

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

Ray Mattie

March 12-13

Split Crow Pub (map)
1855 Granville Street
Waterfront
phone 902-422-4366
Halifax@splitcrow.com
Ray Mattie

Ripple: Ceramics

Through March 31

Kaashif Ghanie re-invisions his thrown platters as canvas for expression.

Craig Gallery (map)
Alderney Landing, 2 Ochterloney Street
Dartmouth
phone 902-461-4698
Ripple: Ceramics

$ROCKIN 4 DOLLAR$

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

Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron Meetings

Mondays, 6:30-9:15 p.m. Continues through June 19

A weekly meet up for youth aged 12-18, air cadets teaches teamwork, offers friendship, and can even give teens the chance to get their pilot licence. Located at the Halifax Armoury (On the corner of North Park and Cunard streets, facing the Halifax Common). free

Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron Meetings

Serenity

Through March 30

Cape Breton artist Phyllis Adams re-interprets her photography of the island as soft, sun-streaked paintings.

Corridor Gallery (map)
1113 Marginal Road
Waterfront
phone 902-423-4694
Serenity

Shout Out

Through March 26

Phillip Joy’s photos focus on telling stories from within the LGBTQ community, coupling candid portraits with snippets of text.

ViewPoint Gallery (map)
1272 Barrington Street
Barrington
phone 902-420-0854
Shout Out

Tove Storch: How Do I Look?

Through April 9

The Danish up-and-comer who’s shown works in New Zealand and Brazil brings her minimalist sculptures to the MSVU gallery, packing a 1970s-influenced aesthetic.

Trivia Night at Durty Nelly’s

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

Urban Paper Illuminated

Through May 6

This showing of Frankie Macaulay’s work—part of a Nocturne project offshoot called the storefront project—follows “the cycle of urban structures in stages of neglect, decay and reconstruction.” As Haifax whips through this cycle at breakneck speed, the show feels extra timely.

WINTER ESCAPE

Through March 23

Swirling blues and high-gloss finishes make Kimberley Eddy’s work look like portraits of small oceans or snippets of shoreline. It’s the art equivalent of a flight to the Caribbean!

Argyle Fine Art (map)
1559 Barrington Street
Downtown
phone 902-425-9456
gallery@argylefa.com
WINTER ESCAPE

Works by Danny Abriel

Through March 20

Canvases of trees and nature scenes celebrate our local environment.

Lion & Bright Cafe Wine Bar (map)
2534 Agricola Street
North End
phone 902-496-0022
Works by Danny Abriel