’80s night with Height Requirement

Sat., April 15, 9:30 p.m.-1 a.m.

All Request DJ

Saturdays, 10 p.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)

Entities – NSCAD Student Art Jewellery and Metalsmithing Exhbition

Through April 19, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

NSCAD’s senior students show off their skills at this show studded with, well, studs—and bangles and pendants and trinkets of all types.
Historic Properties1869 Upper Water Street, Halifax Waterfront (map)

The Aviators

Sat., April 15, 8 p.m.

Casino Nova Scotia1983 Upper Water Street, Halifax Waterfront (map)

Bereavement Support Group

First and Second Saturday of every month, 10-11:30 a.m. and Third Saturday of every month, 10-11:30 a.m.

The Halifax Hospice (618 Franklyn Street) welcomes you to their support group, helping people work through their grief with sharing and camaraderie. free

Big Knife Little Knife W/Wax Face, Pros and Cons

Sat., April 15, 10 p.m.

Gus’ Pub & Grill2605 Agricola Street, Halifax North End (map)

Billow and Well and Bone and Bough

Through April 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)

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)

Bruce and Jay

Saturdays, 4-7 p.m.

Durty Nelly’s Authentic Irish Pub5221 Sackville Street (at Argyle), Halifax Downtown (map)

Buck Tingley and the Galaxy 500s

Sat., April 15, 10:30 p.m.

Bearly’s House of Blues and Ribs1269 Barrington Street, Halifax Barrington (map)

Bump & Grind: A 90’s R&B Thang V.2

Sat., April 15, 9:30 p.m.-2 a.m.

Lion & Bright Cafe Wine Bar2534 Agricola Street, Halifax North End (map)


Sat., April 15, 9:30 p.m.

Lion & Bright Cafe Wine Bar2534 Agricola Street, Halifax North End (map)

Cape & Cowl Spring Craft Fair

April 15-16

A sweet, springy pop-up packed with art by local makers.

The Carletones W/The Wicked Deadlys

Saturdays and Saturdays. Continues through May 20

The Carleton’s house band will get you groovin’! $5

Cowboy Adventures

Saturdays, Sundays, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Saddle up on Saturdays and Sundays and join in on the farm life. Enjoy two hours of wagon riding, mini putting, hot dog-eating, animal petting and more. $13.75
Hatfield Farm Cowboy Adventures1840 Hammonds Plains Road, Hammonds Plains Out of Town (map)

Departures w/DJ Jonathan David

Every other Saturday, 10 p.m.-2 a.m.

A night of steamy, high-energy underground house music hosted by DJ/Producer Jonathan David makes the perfect pairing for your appletini. David adds that the music on offer is “a journey through the sounds of underground classic deep house & tribal tech house music of the purest form… for the true underground music lover,” so get ready for a sonic trip. free
Bitter End1572 Argyle Street, Halifax Downtown (map)

DJ Frost

Saturdays, 10 p.m.-1 a.m.

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

DJ Mo Bounce


Lower Deck, HalifaxHistoric Properties, 1887 Upper Water Street, HalifaxWaterfront (map)

DJ Randy


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

DJ Sticks


Toothy Moose Cabaret1661 Argyle Street, Halifax Downtown (map)

The Dog & Pony Show

Through April 21

Photographer Rob MacInnis’ stunning, dramatically-lit portraits of barnyard animals have become an internet sensation after landing on the site 9gag: Victoria Page of Page & Strange says the gallery has been fielding calls from as far away as Germany for the highly-textured and totally-adorable photos. See the snaps for yourself before they fly the coop!


Through April 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)

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)


Through April 15

Celibou Atelier Danse presents this sweeping show of movement.

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Alderney Landing Theatre2 Ochterloney Street, Dartmouth Dartmouth (map)


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)

Foreshadow To Spring

Through April 27

Briana Corr-Scott’s still life works are filled with soft, spring-feeling light.
Argyle Fine Art1559 Barrington Street, Halifax Downtown (map)

Fundraiser Breakfast

Saturdays, 7-10:30 a.m. Continues through May 1

A classic breakfast with all the fix-ins built for big appetites (3 eggs, 2 sausages, 3 strips of bacon AND hash browns?!) raises funds for local Veterans. Held at 137 Main Street, Dartmouth on Saturdays. $8/$5

Gordon Tucker

Sat., April 15, 5 p.m.

Gordon Tucker

The Harbour Kings

Saturdays, 4-7 p.m.

Good tunes, good times. free
Staggers Pub & Grub26 Portland Street, Dartmouth Dartmouth (map)

Height Requirements

Sat., April 15

HMC at the Drive-In: Movie Night Fundraiser

Sat., April 15, 7 p.m.-12 a.m.

Two to three movies (titles TBA) will be projected on big screens, complete with concessions. BYOB (that’s blanket!) for extra-comfy vibes. PWYC/$5
Halifax Music Co-op2170 Barrington Street, Halifax Downtown (map)

Hootenanny for Cecil MacDougall

Sat., April 15, 2:30-4:30 p.m.

Jimmy Sweeny & Kevin Roach

Through April 15

Joe Murphy & The Water Street Blues Band

Saturdays, 4-8 p.m.

Your Father’s Moustache5686 Spring Garden Road, Halifax Spring Garden (map)


Fridays and Saturdays


Fridays, Saturdays

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

Karaoke w/Val

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

Jenny’s Place6211 Lady Hammond Road, Halifax West End (map)

Karaoke w/Brandon The Babe

Saturdays, 9 p.m.-2 a.m.

Hugo’s Bar & Grill451 Windmill Road, Dartmouth Dartmouth (map)

The Magic Project Presents: A Collection of Photography

Through April 30

Celebrating portraiture and diversity, the Magic Project captures photographs of under-represented groups. Here, see the standout snaps from three different sessions.
Alteregos Coffee House2193 Gottingen Street, Halifax North End (map)

The Mellotones

Sat., April 15

The south-end funk band goes north for a night of big rockin’.
The Seahorse Tavern2037 Gottingen Street, Halifax North End (map)

The Natural Talent Band

Sat., April 15, 9 p.m.

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)
Nicole & Zehava Power: DARTMOUTH


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 Mic and Karaoke with Val

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

Jenny’s Place6211 Lady Hammond Road, Halifax West End (map)

Open Mic w/Bill Kidney


Staggers Pub & Grub26 Portland Street, Dartmouth Dartmouth (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)

Pineo & Loeb

Fridays, 11 p.m.-2 a.m. and Saturdays, 11 p.m.-2 a.m.

PacificoMaritime Centre, 1505 Barrington Street, Halifax Barrington(map)

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)

Rochon Wentzell Duo

Sat., April 15, 4:30 p.m.

Bearly’s House of Blues and Ribs1269 Barrington Street, Halifax Barrington (map)


Through April 15

Let Satori guide you to a musical awakening!
Halifax Alehouse1717 Brunswick Street, Halifax Downtown (map)

Silver Flame

Sat., April 15, 8 p.m.-12 a.m.

Bust out those dancing shoes!
Somme Legion54 King Street, Halifax South End (map)

SIN City: five DJs and a band

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

The Dome1726 Argyle Street, Halifax Downtown (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 sometimes indecipherable communication methods through sound and video. It’s an experiment in babble, slam poetry and soundless closed-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)

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)

Taking Flight

Through April 15

See the Maritime Dance Academy’s senior elites soar.

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Alderney Landing Theatre2 Ochterloney Street, Dartmouth Dartmouth(map)
Taking Flight

Thirty days of biking

Through April 30

The Halifax Cycling Coalition invites you to make the most of spring’s arrival and register for this nation wide challenge that invites people to bike every day throughout the month of April. Weekly rides in various HRM communities will help you get back in the saddle (er, seat!) and also highlight how to improve biking for everyone. Get full ride details and register for the challenge at cyclehalifax.ca.

Tie the Knot Wedding Pop Up Shop

Saturdays. Continues through April 22

Those considering nuptials will no doubt be flocking to 47 Wentworth Street, Dartmouth, for this pop-up shop about all things weddings. Open almost every Saturday all month long, the space is stocked with dresses, paper goods and more.

Tristan Legg and the Mad Dogs

Through April 15, 9:30 p.m.-1 a.m.

Split Crow Pub1855 Granville Street, Halifax Waterfront (map)

Tristan Perich Artist Talk

Sat., April 15, 3 p.m.

The composer and sound artist who specializes in one-bit symphonies shares a peek into his process. free
Halifax Central Library5419 Spring Garden Road, Halifax Spring Garden (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)

Venus Retrograde

Sat., April 15, 9 p.m.-12 a.m.

Reflections Cabaret5187 Salter Street, Halifax Downtown (map)

Vicky Chow W/ Tonja Gunvaldsen-Klaassen

Sat., April 15, 8 p.m.

Pianist Vicky Chow has been called “brilliant” by the New York Times, touring the world while tickling the ivories with her contemporary take on composing. Now, as part of programming by OBEY Convention, she brings the work Surface Image to the Halifax stage. $25

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Maritime Conservatory6199 Chebucto Road, Halifax West End (map)

Willem Paynter

Sat., April 15, 1-2 p.m.

Catch Willem Paynter’s hard-bop vibes! free
Woodlawn Public Library31 Eisener Boulevard, Dartmouth, Halifax Dartmouth (map)

WISH: Widowed in Self-Help

First and Third Saturday of every month

A recovery group open to men and women dealing with bereavement. In the Sobeys Community Room.
Halifax Shopping Centre7001 Mumford 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)

Zoe Leger

Through April 15, 7-10 p.m.

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