All Request w/DJ Bill Kidney

Tuesdays, 9 p.m.
902-406-3661


Make it a Saturday on a Tuesday with these hot dance floor vibes. free
Staggers Pub & Grub26 Portland Street, Dartmouth Dartmouth (map)

Amateur DJ Night w/DJ Master

Tuesdays
902-446-6969


See what’s coming up in the scene.
Menz & Mollyz Bar2182 Gottingen Street, Halifax North End (map)

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)

Another Damn Duo w/ Dion Macbeth and Teddy Zee

Tuesdays. Continues through Dec. 19
902-423-6113


These guys stand out from the pack, dishing up all your favourites.
Halifax Alehouse1717 Brunswick Street, Halifax Downtown (map)

Anthony McMullin

Tue., April 18, 8:30 p.m.-12 a.m.
902-422-4366

Split Crow Pub1855 Granville Street, Halifax Waterfront (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)

Audio Arson feat. CHELL, Ray Reaves and The Antagonists, Spirit of the Wildfire

Tue., April 18
902-423-7786


This NSCC Music Business fundraiser helps kids studying the music biz head to Saint John, NB for this year’s ECMA ceremonies. Bonus: It also helps you cut a rug with some cool hip hop and psychedelic vibes.
Gus’ Pub & Grill2605 Agricola Street, Halifax North End (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)

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)

Chubby Chicks

Through 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)

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!

Doomtown Reloaded Bi-Weekly Ranked Tournament

Every other Tuesday, Wednesday


Play Doomtown Reloaded every Tuesday night at The Last Game Store at 278 Lacewood Drive. The evening is a ranked battle for players with prizes awarded after monthly totals. free

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)

Garrett Mason Trio

Tue., April 18, 8:30 p.m.
902-423-2526

GOTTIJAM

Tuesdays, 10:30 p.m.
902-446-6969


Open stage every Tuesday, $75 prize, full backline of drums and amps. Each night ends with a free-for-all jam! Sign up at rainbowroombooking@gmail.com. $3
Menz & Mollyz Bar2182 Gottingen Street, Halifax North End(map)

Karaoke

Tuesdays, 9 p.m.-2 a.m.
902-429-9999


free
The Fickle Frog Pub5675 Spring Garden Road, Halifax Spring Garden(map)

Karaoke With Laurie the Guy

Tuesdays, 10 p.m.
435-1770

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

Laugh House Comedy

Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m.
902-404-3050


A weekly comedy show hosted by Frank Russo—not to be confused with a weekly podcast of the same name—sees comedy newbies take the mic for five minute slots. PWYC
The Company House2202 Gottingen Street, Halifax North End(map)

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)

Mountainfilm on Tour

Tue., April 18, 7 p.m.


A screening of shorts from the annual Mountainfilm festival in Telluride, Colorado that explore themes swirling around the great outdoors, from surfing to illegal wildlife trading. free

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)

New Parent’s/Baby Play Group

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


Snacks and coffee are free. Up to the age of 12 months. Socialize and let your little ones explore. Public health nurse available every other Tuesday.

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)

ohForgery April issue launch celebration

Tue., April 18, 6-8 p.m.


Local, grass-roots poetry journal ohForgery celebrates the launch of it’s April issue with readings by Halifax wordsmiths—and maybe even the mayor. Budding poets will even have the chance to share their own work at the mic. free

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/Dave Bradshaw

Tuesdays, 9 p.m.-12 a.m.
902-464-0764

Celtic Corner Public House69 Alderney Drive, Dartmouth Dartmouth (map)

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)

Quiz Night in the Seanchai

Tuesdays, 8-11 p.m.
902-492-4900

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)

The Soup’er Bowl

Tue., April 18, 5-7 p.m.
902-404-7330


Have your soup and eat it too at this art-fuelled meal! House-made soup from Picnic restaurant is ladled into one-of-a-kind ceramic bowls by local artists, which you can keep once you’ve sipped your last spoonful. $30
The Dart Gallery127A Portland Street, Dartmouth Dartmouth (map)

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)

Taco Tuesday with The Barrowdowns

Tuesdays. Continues through May 2

The Local2037 Gottingen Street, Halifax North End (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.

Trivia Night at Rockbottom

Tuesdays, 8-10 p.m.
902-423-2938


Your pal Norm hosts this battle royale for bragging rights and Rockbottom gift certificates.
Rockbottom Brewpub5686 Spring Garden Road, Halifax Spring Garden (map)

Trivia Night w/Dennis

Tuesdays, 7-9 p.m.
902-444-7008

Trivia Night at Cheachie’s

Tuesdays, 8 p.m.
902-446-3663


Halifax comedian Andrew Vaughan serves as quiz master at this 60-question trivia night. free

Trivia w/Dennis

Tuesdays, 7-9 p.m.
902-429-0241

Tuesday Night Trivia

Tuesdays, 8 p.m.
902-423-7786

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

Tyler and Scott

Tuesdays, 9:30 p.m.
902-406-7640

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.

Weekly Bedford Hike

Tuesdays, 4:15 p.m.


Join Chebucto Hiking Club every Tuesday for a 10km (2-hour) hike through Bedford. Meet at the Sobeys/NSLC parking lot at Mill Cove on the Bedford Highway. Everyone welcome!

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