Annapolis, Subd. B: Postcards from the future

Through April 30
902-420-1852


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)

Billow and Well and Bone and Bough

Through April 30
902-461-4698


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)

Blues Jam

Sundays, 8:30 p.m.
902-423-2526


A show that’s set for your laid-back Sunday attitude.
Bearly’s House of Blues and Ribs1269 Barrington Street, Halifax Barrington (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)

Brad Reid and Catherine Little

Sun., April 16, 5-7:30 p.m.
902-464-0764


Fiddle tunes, fun times.
Celtic Corner Public House69 Alderney Drive, Dartmouth Dartmouth (map)

Cape & Cowl Spring Craft Fair

April 15-16


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

Chicago Style Blues W/ Buck Tingley, Ray Yo, Aaron Flint Churchill & Phil Potvin

Sundays, 3-7 p.m.


Bring your dancing shoes for this jam-packed blues roster that also features whiskey specials and a family-style dinner.
The Local2037 Gottingen Street, Halifax North End (map)

Coupon Network

Sundays, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
902-461-4698


Bring in your unwanted coupons and exchange them for ones you will use. With giveaways and a free draw. free
Alderney Landing2 Ochterloney Street, Dartmouth Dartmouth (map)

Cowboy Adventures

Saturdays, Sundays, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
902-835-5676


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)

DJ Trixxx

Sundays
902-425-1501

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

The Dog & Pony Show

Through April 21
902-422-8995


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!

EFFECT

Through April 30
902-461-4698


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)

Fencelines

Through May 15
902-492-2522


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
902-496-0022


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

Foreshadow To Spring

Through April 27
902-425-9456


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

Funday Sunday

Sundays, 3 p.m.-1 a.m.


Drink deals and guest DJs make this the dance lover’s place to be on Sundays.

Ghost Walk of Historic Halifax

Wednesdays, Fridays, Sundays, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
494-0525

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(This tour operates May through October.) Meet Andy Smith at the town clock and have a look at the spookier side of city. Hear about Halifax’s darkest tales, eerie mysteries and town gossip. $15
Old Town ClockCitadel Hill, Halifax Downtown (map)

Goofy Moose Comedy

Sundays, 9 p.m.
902-407-3170


Turn your Sunday blues into “bahahas” at the weekly comedy night hosted by Ian Black. PWYC
Toothy Moose Cabaret1661 Argyle Street, Halifax Downtown (map)

Jeff Goodspeed and His Ultimate Band of Super Heros

Sundays, 5 p.m.
902-492-1800


Jeff Goodspeed’s resilience is almost as impressive as his resume–he’s worked with the likes of Frank Sinatra, Liza Minnelli, Bob Hope, The Toronto Symphony Orchestra and Aretha Franklin. There’s no place like home, though, so you can catch Goodspeed and his band of “Ultimate Superheroes” every Sunday evening at Stayner’s Wharf. free

Karaoke with Laurie The Guy

Sundays, 6-10 p.m. and Mondays, Thursdays, 6-10 p.m.
902-835-5212


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

The LAB Ensemble

Sundays, 8-10 p.m.


The LAB is a weekly improvisation workshop that focuses on strengthening fundamentals through collective improvisation. Leading every session are local improvising educators Jerry Granelli and Tim Crofts. The LAB is for anyone no matter what age, medium, or skill level; the only prerequisite is that you come willing to learn and participate. $10
1313 Hollis1313 Hollis Street, Halifax Waterfront (map)

Lake Charles guided walk

Sun., April 16, 10 a.m.


Meet the Dartmouth Volksmarch Club at the Shubie Park Campground parking lot (30 John Breton Drive) for a six or 10km trek.

Live Video Mix Show w/DJ Savory

Tuesdays, Sundays
902-421-1655

Cheers Bar & Grill1741 Grafton Street, Halifax Downtown (map)

The Magic Project Presents: A Collection of Photography

Through April 30
902-431-3170


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 Nature of Nature: The Photographs of Thaddeus Holownia

Through May 28
902-424-5280


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
902-424-3087


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)

Once

Through May 28
902-429-7070


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

Tuesdays, Sundays, 9 p.m.-1 a.m.
902-407-8797


Enjoy drink specials, and friendly staff. Players, prepare three or four tunes to share with the audience. free
The Loose Cannon1556 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.
902-479-1876


Finding peace every week. free
Shambhala Centre1084 Tower Road, Halifax South End (map)

Open Mic w/Carl

Sundays, 7-11 p.m.
902-445-5256, (Delivery Hotline 902-455-7000)

Open Mic

Sundays, 8 p.m.
902-406-7640

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

Open Mic and Jam

Sundays, 4-8 p.m.
902-455-5824

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

Open Session & Irish Set Dancing

Sundays, 2 p.m.
902-492-4900

Parallel Journey Works on Paper

Through April 23
902-494-2403


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)

Postcards from the Island

Through April 27
902-423-4694


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)

Ray Mattie

Sun., April 16, 8:30 p.m.-12 a.m.
902-835-6544

Split Crow, Bedford1717 Bedford Highway, Halifax Bedford/Lower Sackville/Tantallon (map)

Rick Gautreau

Sundays, 4-7 p.m.
902-406-3661


Acoustic sounds to end your weekend on the right note.
Staggers Pub & Grub26 Portland Street, Dartmouth Dartmouth (map)

Rum Ragged

Sun., April 16, 2 p.m. and Mon., April 17, 9:30 p.m.
902-404-3050


Traditional Newfoundland roots rockers bring a big sound to the mainland.

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The Company House2202 Gottingen Street, Halifax North End (map)

Running and yoga club

Sundays, 8:30 a.m.
902-421-2667


A 5km run with new friends followed by a yoga class. One catch – you must attend the run to participate in the yoga class!
Mountain Equipment Co-op1550 Granville Street, Halifax Downtown (map)

Signal Hill

Sundays, 9:30 p.m.
902-425-1501


Fun times in the maritimes. $6-$10
Lower Deck, HalifaxHistoric Properties, 1887 Upper Water Street, HalifaxWaterfront (map)

Sound Etiquette

Through April 24
902-422-9668


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)

Spryfield & District Community Market

Every other Sunday, 8 a.m.-12 p.m.


What do eight farmers, 11 crafters, five bakers and a kimchi vendor have in common?
No joke, this is Spryfield’s community market! With lots of live music and new vendors, go get your shop on!
This event has no cover. Located at the Spryfeild Lions Rink Rec Centre.

Still Lifes and Lifes Re-Lived

Through April 30
902-420-1852


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)
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Student Sundays

Sundays
902-425-1501


Celebrate a class schedule that lets you sleep in by letting your weekend party run all the way into Sunday night!
Lower Deck, HalifaxHistoric Properties, 1887 Upper Water Street, HalifaxWaterfront (map)

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.

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.

You Are Here

Through April 30
902-420-0854


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