Acoustic Wednesdays

Wednesdays, 8 p.m.

Chill out to these singer-songwriter sets.
Gahan House1869 Upper Water Street, Halifax Waterfront (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)

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)

BJM Danse

Wed., April 19, 7:30 p.m.

Re-scehduled after an early 2017 snow storm, this Montreal movement group delivers powerful love stories and sizzling tension in three pieces: Closer, O Balcon de Amor and Kosmos.
Dalhousie Arts Centre6101 University Avenue, Halifax South End (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)

Broken Bridges

Wed., April 19, 8:30 p.m.-12 a.m.

Split Crow Pub1855 Granville Street, Halifax Waterfront (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

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!

Down Town Trivia w/Caesar

Wednesdays, 7 p.m.


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)


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)

Form Filling Aid

Wednesdays, 9-11 a.m. & 1-3 p.m.

ReachAbility in partnership with the YMCA and Pro Bono Students Dalhousie host a drop-in centre to assist individuals with filling out forms (such as Criminal Record Pardons, lease agreements, applications etc).
YMCA Gottingen2269 Gottingen Street, Halifax North End(map)

Ghost Walk of Historic Halifax

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

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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)

Hammonds Plains Area Garden Club

Every fourth Wednesday, 7-9 p.m. Continues through May 24

Got a case of green thumb?! Head to the Bedford Hammonds Plains Community Centre (202 Innovation Drive, Bedford) for an evening of all things gardening, from how to take care of seedlings indoors to how to photograph your plants. Held the last Wednesday of each month from now ’till spring.

John Tetrault

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/DJ Bear

Wednesdays, 10:30 p.m.-2 a.m.

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

Karaoke Night


Hosted by Dave Smith, this karaoke night is the perfect time to bust out your best Adele impression! From 8:30-12pm

Karaoke w/Mimi Cho


The giant stage, the ever-growing list of tunes and the sweetheart host who will help you out on a song when you’re too tipsy—or nervous—to stay on key: That’s why this is the best karaoke night in the city.
Bearly’s House of Blues and Ribs1269 Barrington Street, Halifax Barrington (map)

Laughter Burner

Wednesdays, 8:30 p.m.

A pro-am, alt-comedy showcase featuring touring pros from across the country and hosted by Catherine Robertson.
Bearly’s House of Blues and Ribs1269 Barrington Street, Halifax Barrington (map)

Lip Sync Battle

Wednesdays, 8 p.m.

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

Wednesday Night Jazz W/Damien Moynihan, Silvio Pupo, Ronald Hynes

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

Jazzy tunes provided by local talent make the perfect backdrop to swill $8 martinis and celebrate surviving the first part of the work week.
The Local2037 Gottingen Street, Halifax North End (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)

Me and You and Everyone We Know

Wed., April 19, 8 p.m.

Idiosyncratic artist and writer Miranda July’s first 2005 feature is the story of a quirky couple trying to make it in an unforgiving world. July takes the role of the wife. Free
Dalhousie Art Gallery6101 University Avenue, Halifax South End (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)

Open House

Wednesdays, 7 p.m.

Open house gathering with free introduction to meditation, social tea and discussion on Shambhala Buddhist philosophy and practice. Free
Shambhala Centre1084 Tower Road, Halifax South End(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

Wednesdays, 8 p.m.

Open Mic Night w/Jeff Bonang

Wednesdays, 7-10 p.m.

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

Open Mic Nights

Wednesdays, 6-9 p.m.

Coburg Coffee House6085 Coburg Road, Halifax Spring Garden (map)

Opening Gala: Emerging Lens Film Festival

Wed., April 19, 6:30-9:30 p.m.
902-425-1365, 902-492-0768

The kick-off to this year’s Emerging Lens Film Festival features two African-Canadian flicks: Jean of the Joneses, a Toronto-set family drama and Hustle and Heart,a Halifax-filmed dramatic short. free

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)

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)

Pot Yoga

Wednesdays, 7 p.m.

If the downward dogs don’t de-stress you, High Life has some other ideas that might. $10
High Life Social Club5982 Spring Garden Road, Halifax Spring Garden (map)

Rickard’s Quiz Night

Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m.

Finbar’s Irish PubSunnyside Mall, 1595 Bedford Highway, BedfordBedford/Lower Sackville/Tantallon (map)

Roger Levatte

Wednesdays, 9 p.m.

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

Roger Stone

Wed., April 19

Screaming Queen Karaoke w/Rouge Fatale

Wednesdays, 10 p.m.

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

Stewart Legere album release party

Wed., April 19, 7:30 p.m.

With rave reviews from CBC music, Stewart Legere and his tender lyrics are about to have a moment. See for yourself as he drops his album, Quiet The Station.

Buy Tickets

The Seahorse Tavern2037 Gottingen 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)
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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 w/Dennis

Wednesdays, 7-9 p.m.
902-445-5256, (Delivery Hotline 902-455-7000)

Trivia Night at The Fickle Frog

Wednesdays, 8 p.m.

Halifax Comedy Fest comedian Andrew Evans acts as quiz master at this new trivia night. free
The Fickle Frog Pub5675 Spring Garden Road, Halifax Spring Garden (map)

Trivia Night at Dooly’s

Wednesdays, 7:30 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, lots of fun. free

Trivia Night at Staggers

Wednesdays, 8 p.m.

Staggers Pub & Grub26 Portland Street, Dartmouth Dartmouth (map)

Trivia Night at Celtic Corner

Wednesdays, 8:30 p.m.

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

Tyler Key and Dion Macbeth

Wednesdays. Continues through Dec. 20

Tyler and Dion bring cozy harmonies to the stage.
Halifax Alehouse1717 Brunswick Street, 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 Wednesday Comedy & Improv Jam

Wednesdays, 5:30-9:30 p.m.

Second City grad Adrianne Gagnon facilitates a two hour improv workshop at 6pm that’s all about flexing your comedic muscles. Afterwords, participants show off their new silly skills in a one-hour show (at 8pm) that’s a prefect way to get your daily dose of humour. $10
The Company House2202 Gottingen Street, Halifax North End (map)

Where Dance and Music Meet: Improvising On Form

Wednesdays, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Continues through April 19

Dancers and musicians of all levels are welcome to this space where music and movement join forces for powerful improvisation. Hosted by percussionist Jerry Granelli and dance artist Susanne Chui.
1313 Hollis1313 Hollis Street, Halifax Waterfront (map)

Willem Paynter and friends

Every other Wednesday, 8-11 p.m.

Jam out to the bebop-blues sounds of Willem Paynter’s trio while enjoying a featured wine. free
Obladee, A Wine Bar1600 Barrington Street, Halifax Barrington (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)
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