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 Big Sing

Every other Monday, 7-9 p.m.

A bi-weekly, no commitment, drop-in singing event for anyone who’s sung arias in the shower, or pop songs on a road trip. $5
The Company House2202 Gottingen Street, Halifax North End (map)

The Big Sing

Every other Monday, 7-9 p.m.

The Big Sing is a bi-weekly, drop-in singing event open to anyone who’s ever sung arias in the shower, pop songs on a road trip, or rock’n roll while vacuuming. $5
The Company House2202 Gottingen 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)

Buck Tingley Group

Mondays, 9:30 p.m.

Economy Shoe Shop1663 Argyle Street, Halifax Downtown (map)

Chubby Chicks

April 17-May 19

Doug Belding celebrates spring, pallet knife in hand, with these cheerful canvases of plump, baby chickens.
Gallery Nineteen Nineteen6025 Stanley Street, Halifax North End (map)

Dave MacIsaac & Louis Benoit


Classic for a reason.

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)

Family Play Group

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

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


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)
Foreshadow To Spring

Freestyle Monday

Mondays, 8 p.m.

With space for acts of every kind, this open mic night promises variety and fun. free
The Company House2202 Gottingen Street, Halifax North End (map)

Get Your Drag On

Mondays, 9 p.m.

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 Bar2182 Gottingen Street, Halifax North End (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

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 & Grub26 Portland Street, Dartmouth Dartmouth (map)

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 House1726 Argyle Street, Halifax Downtown (map)

Luke Morris

Mon., April 17, 8:30 p.m.-12 a.m.

Split Crow Pub1855 Granville Street, Halifax Waterfront (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)


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 & Grill2605 Agricola Street, Halifax North End (map)

Moose Mondays w/DJ Tom Fleming


Toothy Moose Cabaret1661 Argyle Street, Halifax Downtown (map)

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)

One Man Show


Halifax Alehouse1717 Brunswick 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 Night w/Larry and Friends

Mondays, 5-9 p.m.

The Perfect Pour Pub & Grill19 Norm Newman Drive, Dartmouth, Halifax Dartmouth(map)

Open Mic W/Theo Macintosh

Mondays, 8 p.m.

Get ready to croon away the Monday blues.

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)

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-op2180 Gottingen Street, Halifax North End (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)


Mondays, 10:30 p.m.

Big bucks are up for grabs. Play on. $4
Reflections Cabaret5187 Salter Street, Halifax Downtown (map)

Rolling Rockstar Karaoke


Hosted by Jackie Smith with prizes by Pizza Pizza.
Cheers Bar & Grill1741 Grafton Street, Halifax Downtown (map)

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

Rum Ragged

Sun., April 16, 2 p.m. and Mon., April 17, 9:30 p.m.

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

Buy Tickets

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

Scott n’ The Rocks

Mon., April 17, 8 p.m.

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)

St. Practice Day

17th of every month

A monthly fundraiser, leading up to the almighty St. Patrick’s Day. The charity changes with each event, but the party stays consistently awesome.
Finbar’s Irish PubSunnyside Mall, 1595 Bedford Highway, BedfordBedford/Lower Sackville/Tantallon (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)

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

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 Pub5221 Sackville Street (at Argyle), Halifax Downtown (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.
Urban Paper Illuminated

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