Acoustic Jam


Trellis Cafe22 Highway 3, Exit 6 from Highway 103, Hubbards Out of Town (map)

Alas, A Visual Lament

Through April 9

Lorraine Field’s artistic response to the loss of her husband melds photography with poetry and motifs of new life blended with decay.
Saint Mary’s University Art GalleryLoyola Building, 5865 Gorsebrook Avenue, Halifax South End (map)

Alas, A Visual Lament: Poetry Reading

Thu., April 6

Artist Lorraine Field’s response to the loss of her husband took shape in visuals that used her photography and his poetry. Here,four poets share their own words that inspired by her images of loss, decay and new life.
Saint Mary’s University Art GalleryLoyola Building, 5865 Gorsebrook Avenue, Halifax South End (map)

Andrew Frelick

Thu., April 6, 9 p.m.-12 a.m.

Parkside Pub & Smokehouse14 Highfield Park Drive, Dartmouth Dartmouth (map)

Annapolis, Subd. B: Postcards from the future

Through April 30

When sketching and snapping photos of the place where her roots reside, artist Janice Leonard realized that ethereal-sounding Paradise, Nova Scotia is cooly called “Annapolis Subd. B” in geographical tags. Here, her work explores the way unending nature is clinically catalogued by technology.
Studio 211273 Hollis Street, Halifax Downtown (map)

Arsoniste w/Magnetic North, Chaotically Zen

Thu., April 6

Light your night on fire.
Gus’ Pub & Grill2605 Agricola Street, Halifax North End (map)

Audio Therapy Thursdays w/ DJ IV

Thursdays, 11 p.m.

Start your weekend a bit early with DJ IV every Thursday night at Reflections. $7/$9
Reflections Cabaret5187 Salter Street, Halifax Downtown (map)

Billow and Well and Bone and Bough

April 6-30

Figurative paintings of imagined landscapes by Adele McFarlane Wile deck the Craig Gallery, exploring natural cycles of forests and oceans through human narrative.
Craig GalleryAlderney Landing, 2 Ochterloney Street, DartmouthDartmouth (map)

The Blue Lane W/Peter Willie Youngtree

Thu., April 6, 9 p.m.

The Blue Lane bring rockabilly-blended jazz to The Carleton. $5
The Carleton Music Bar & Grill1685 Argyle Street, Halifax Downtown (map)

Blue Spirits

Thu., April 6, 8:30 p.m.

The Boat

Through April 9

Adapted from the short story by Alistair MacLeod, this play follows life in a 1940s Cape Breton fishing village. The youngest of seven children must decide between carrying on the family business or—like his older siblings—leave for the romance and adventure of the big city.

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Neptune Theatre1593 Argyle Street, Halifax Downtown (map)

Botanical Artists of NS Association Exhibition & Sale

Through April 28

Over 90 dreamy, (mostly) watercolour renderings of flora and flowers by members of the Botanical Artists of NS Association.
Chase Exhibition Room6016 University Avenue, Halifax South End (map)

Canadian Colours

Through April 14

Photos of rippling water re-imagined in striking colour combinations are Connie Publicover’s specialty.
Gallery Nineteen Nineteen6025 Stanley Street, Halifax North End (map)

Chase the 7 of Diamonds

Thursdays, 6-8:45 p.m.

The Rockin’ Rodeo Lounge552 Windmill Road, Dartmouth Dartmouth (map)

Crossed Wires W/Beauts, We Need Secrets

Thu., April 6, 9 p.m.-12 a.m.

All killer local punk, no filler and no junk.
The Seahorse Tavern2037 Gottingen Street, Halifax North End(map)
Crossed Wires W/Beauts, We Need Secrets

Death Café

First Thursday of every month, 12-1 p.m.

Looking to increase understanding of death in an effort to help people live their best “finite life,” this unusual event asks you to bring your thoughts and questions. Those needing greifcouncelling can find resources here, while others can explore what it means to be alive.

DJ Randy


Monte’s Showbar Grill245 Waverley Road, Dartmouth Dartmouth(map)


April 6-30

Four ceramic urns that as anthropomorphic feminine figures, this show is a response to Craig Gallery’s March show by Kaas Ghanie. Together, Kaas Ghanie’s thrown platters and Kate Grey’s urns “allude to a sense of an imagined future that is based on our current world affairs. “
Craig GalleryAlderney Landing, 2 Ochterloney Street, DartmouthDartmouth(map)

Electronics Club

Thursdays, 5-10 p.m.

Centre for Art Tapes2238 Maitland Street, Halifax North End(map)

Elephant’s Graveyard

Through April 15

George Brant’s 1916-set exploration of humanity’s connection to animals still strikes a chord, with the Dartmouth Players telling this tragic true story about a struggling circus and a tiny town in Tennessee. Showtimes are Thurs-Sat at 8pm and Sun 2pm.

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Dartmouth Players Theatre33 Crichton Street, Dartmouth, Halifax Dartmouth(map)

Fairview Jamboree w/Troy Arsenault

Thursdays, 8 p.m.-12 a.m.
902-445-5256, (Delivery Hotline 902-455-7000)


Through May 15

An immersive artwork that part blacksmithing, part ceramics and part gestural drawings, this show by Ruben Irons, Fenn Martin and Raina McDonald explores themes of rural lanscape, ownership, permissions and borders.
Mary E. Black Gallery1061 Marginal Road, Halifax Waterfront(map)

Foreign Pants

Through April 22

Inger Heeschen and Molly MacLellan present a study in highly-textural, soft neutrals.
Lion & Bright Cafe Wine Bar2534 Agricola Street, Halifax North End(map)

Colour and Light (Wind Ensemble)

Thu., April 6, 7:30 p.m.
(902) 494-3820

This innovative wind ensemble collaborates to explore the relationship between sound, colour and space with pieces by Schwantner, Beethoven, and local artists. $10-15
James Dunn Theatre6101 University Avenue, Halifax South End(map)

Grawood Trivia


The GrawoodDalhousie Student Union Building, Halifax South End(map)

High Life Standup Comedy

Thursdays, 9 p.m.

Get the giggles at the Amsterdam-inspired social club’s weekly stamp night. Bring your own cannabis. No, really. $5
High Life Social Club5982 Spring Garden Road, Halifax Spring Garden(map)

Jeff Bonang

Thursdays, 8 p.m.

Acoustic stylings to help you slide into the weekend.
Staggers Pub & Grub26 Portland Street, Dartmouth Dartmouth(map)

John Tetrault

Through April 6, 6-9 p.m., Through April 20, 6-9 p.m. and Through April 29, 7-10 p.m.

Le Bistro by Liz1333 South Park Street, Halifax Spring Garden(map)

Karaoke w/Krazee Kraig

Thursdays, 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.

Karaoke with Krazee Kraig
The Perfect Pour Pub & Grill19 Norm Newman Drive, Dartmouth, Halifax Dartmouth(map)

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.
Karaoke with Laurie The Guy

Kitchen Party

Thursdays, 7-10 p.m.

Trellis Cafe22 Highway 3, Exit 6 from Highway 103, Hubbards Out of Town(map)

Landing Sound

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

A blend of covers and originals in acoustic style add ambiance to your night. free
The Loose Cannon1556 Argyle Street, Halifax Downtown(map)


Through April 8

A multi-artist, multi-discipline show studying Canada’s national parks in time for the country’s 150th birthday.
NSCAD Port Campus1107 Marginal Road, Halifax Waterfront(map)

The Lunenburg Farmers’ Market

Thursdays, 8 a.m.-12 p.m.

The year-round market on the South Shore, is celebrating 30 years of commitment to all things local. 17 Green Street, Lunenburg, NS. free


Thursdays, 10 p.m.

There’s no dance party like a soul funk dance party. Halifax’s favourite eight-piece ensemble boogies down every Thursday at Bearly’s. $7/$9

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 Scotia1723 Hollis Street, Halifax Downtown(map)

Nicole & Zehava Power: DARTMOUTH

Through April 30

An ode to downtown Dartmouth in realist canvases, these works by Nicole Power and Zehava Power show just how sunny the dark side can be.
Teichert Gallery1723 Hollis Street, Halifax Downtown(map)


Through May 28

The runaway Broadway hit comes to Halifax to recount a classic tale of guy-meets-girl: As a Dublin street musician falls for an enchanting woman, his music reaches new heights.
Neptune Theatre1593 Argyle Street, Halifax Downtown(map)

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 Centre1084 Tower Road, Halifax South End(map)

Open Mic

Thursdays, 4 p.m.

Rockbottom Brewpub5686 Spring Garden Road, Halifax Spring Garden(map)

Open Mic

Thursdays, 8:30 p.m.-1 a.m.

With full backline and house tech. free
Monte’s Showbar Grill245 Waverley Road, Dartmouth Dartmouth(map)

Open Mic with Phil Leferriere

Thursdays, 9 p.m.

Rockbottom Brewpub5686 Spring Garden Road, Halifax Spring Garden(map)

Outlandish Thursdays w/DJ Master


Menz & Mollyz Bar2182 Gottingen Street, Halifax North End(map)

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 Gallery6101 University Avenue, Halifax South End(map)
<i>Parallel Journey</i> Works on Paper

Postcards from the Island

Through April 27

Gary Castle’s stark, black and white snaps of Horseshoe Island show how the once-popular swimming spot has gone the way of shake shacks and sock-hops. While trends come and go, Castle views this unchanging land through the passage of time.
Corridor Gallery1113 Marginal Road, Halifax Waterfront(map)


Through April 15

Xiaocheng Li takes on fast fashion with a rich textile exhibit inspired by the massive waste and environmental damage caused by the fashion & textile industries. The aim? “Slow down and question currently held standards of fashion.” And, ya know, maybe don’t buy that three-dollar cardigan you don’t need.
Anna Leonowens GalleryGranville Square, 1891 Granville Street, Halifax Downtown(map)

Pride & Prejudice

Thursdays, 8 p.m., Fridays, 8 p.m. and Saturdays, 8 p.m. Continues through April 8

A stage adaptation of Jane Austen’s classic comedy of manners (and marriage), this play also features rich, period costumes designed by Susan Hall. $18

PUBLIC 54: Indigenous Art Launch

Thu., April 6, 7:30 p.m.

Celebrate the launch of anti-colonialism, Indigenous art-championing publication PUBLIC 54 with the mag’s editors—and catch conversations on pieces from Nova Scotia to New Zealand.
Art Bar + Projects1873 Granville Street, Halifax Downtown(map)

Richard & Gordon

April 6-8

Running Club

First Thursday of every month, 5 p.m.

Don’t forget your sneakers! free
Mountain Equipment Co-op1550 Granville Street, Halifax Downtown(map)

Salsa Dura

Thursdays, 9-11 p.m.

An all-levels night of swaying awaits at this night of salsa, bachata and kizomba music. No partner or skills needed, it’s all about getting down and having fun! $3
1313 Hollis1313 Hollis Street, Halifax Waterfront(map)

Sound Etiquette

Through April 24

In situations where comprehensible language proves to be insufficient—too linear, too gendered, too exclusionary—three artists turn to new communication methods. This exhibition showcases their new ometimes indecipherable communication methods through sound and video. It’s an experiment in bible, slam poetry and soundless close-captioning to a point where language unravels.
Khyber Centre for the Arts1880 Hollis Street, Halifax North End(map)

Still Lifes and Lifes Re-Lived

Through April 30

Ineke Graham’s works centre around her home studio, overlooking Chocolate Lake. As she creates new still-life works in the space, older canvases end up being featured as backdrops. See her geometric approach in these paintings (and paintings within paintings) at Studio 21 and peel back several decades of craft.
Studio 211273 Hollis Street, Halifax Downtown(map)

Stories Galore!

Every other Thursday, 7-9 p.m.

An initiative from the Storytellers Circle of Halifax (SCH) that showcases local and visiting writers and storytellers. This meeting, in the words of SCH’s president Elinor Benjamin, “focuses on [storytelling] being an oral art, rather than a literary one.”

Throwback Thursdays

Thursdays, 11 p.m.-3:30 a.m.
902-454-9344 ext. 228

students free
The Dome1726 Argyle Street, Halifax Downtown(map)

Suzie Leblanc: Where Have All the Curves Gone? Musical Notation and its Influence on Phrasing

Thu., April 6, 12 p.m.

Acadian soprano Suzie LeBlanc is one of the most sought-after sopranos of her generation, producing more than 50 recordings and earning the Order of Canada. Here, she talks about changes in musical notation in room 406 of the arts centre.
Dalhousie Arts Centre6101 University Avenue, Halifax South End(map)

Take Hold

Through April 15

Emily Wareham’s exhibit of contemporary art jewellery is a personal response to the strong emotional transition of becoming a mother—from loss of control to identity changes. Through metalsmith-ing, she structures bracelets that represent the circles of emotions and actions this new role brings.
Anna Leonowens GalleryGranville Square, 1891 Granville Street, Halifax Downtown(map)

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 with Julian Caesar

Thursdays, 7:30 p.m.

Parkside Pub & Smokehouse14 Highfield Park Drive, Dartmouth Dartmouth(map)

Trivia Night at the Red Stag

Thursdays, 7 p.m.

Red Stag TavernBrewery Market, 1496 Lower Water Street, HalifaxWaterfront (map)

Trivia w/Julien Caesar

Thursdays, 8:30 p.m.-1 a.m.

Parkside Pub & Smokehouse14 Highfield Park Drive, Dartmouth Dartmouth (map)

Trivia with Caesar

Thursdays, 7:30-11:30 p.m.

Parkside Pub & Smokehouse14 Highfield Park Drive, Dartmouth Dartmouth (map)

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.


Through April 15

Juss Heinsalu shifts your perception at this exhibit that “presents a range of optical conditions in which clay and light are merged.” Themes of curiosity and de-familiarization are on hand, too.
Anna Leonowens GalleryGranville Square, 1891 Granville Street, Halifax Downtown(map)

Varsity Laughs

Thursdays, 8 p.m.

Belly laughs hosted by Dan Hendricken. free
The Muse Cafe & Pub1252 LeMarchant Street, Halifax South End (map)

Weekly Dartmouth Hike

Thursdays, 9:45 a.m.

Join Chebucto Hiking Club every Thursday for a 10km (2-hour) hike through Dartmouth. Meet at the Graham’s Grove Park parking lot on Prince Albert Road in Dartmouth, opposite the Atlantic Superstore on Braemar Drive. Everyone welcome!

Women for Music Society Meeting W/Ellen Gibling

Thu., April 6, 1 p.m.

Ellen Gibling, a harpist who swivels from orchestral to chamber music, hosts this edition of the monthly music lover’s meet-up—and also offers a solo performance.
Maritime Conservatory6199 Chebucto Road, Halifax West End (map)

You Are Here

Through April 30

Roxanne Smith’s photographic responce to media representation of people and places celebrates slow living.
ViewPoint Gallery1272 Barrington Street, Halifax Barrington (map)
You Are Here