2017 NSCAD Design Graduation Exhibition

Through April 29


Nineteen emerging designers showcase their interdisciplinary works at this swish showing that aims to start conversations about the potential impact young creators have on the present and future.
NSCAD Port Campus1107 Marginal Road, Halifax Waterfront (map)

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 25, 8:30 p.m.-12 a.m.
902-422-4366

Split Crow Pub1855 Granville Street, Halifax Waterfront (map)

Big Island Trio debut album performance

Tue., April 25, 7 p.m.
902-424-7490, 902-424-6447 (events)


The home of all things nautical makes sense as the spot that Halifax’s newest celtic-roots group says hello to the world. The three-piece will be performing snippets of their debut album Songs From The Kitchen.
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic1675 Lower 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)

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)

Brenda Francis Pelkey: A Retrospective

Through July 9
902-457-6160


Longtime photographer Brenda Francis Pelkey crafted heavily-staged shots of landscapes and architecture across Canada for many decades before retiring from behind the lens. Here, she shows a retrospective of her best snaps.

Chasing Champions

Through April 30
(902) 429-7300


In 1930s Atlantic Canada, Sam Langford struggles to overcome racism in his quest to be a successful boxer. As Eastern Front Theatre puts it, “A story of endurance, fortitude, friendship, and hope, Chasing Champions is a fighter’s story from a time when race and sport were colliding head on.”
Neptune Studio Theatre1593 Argyle Street, Halifax Downtown (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)

Commemoration of the 150th Anniversary of Confederation

Tue., April 25, 7-8:30 p.m.


Not your typical historical lecture, this event sees Dalhousie costume studies grads strut their 1867-styled stuff through a series of historical reproductions. free
Government House1451 Barrington Street, Halifax Downtown (map)

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)
Fencelines

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)

Gianna Lauren W/Pony Girl

Tue., April 25, 7:30 p.m.
(902) 453-8627

Timber Lounge2712 Agricola Street, Halifax North End(map)

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)

Mastergeek Theatre

Tue., April 25, 8 p.m.
902-422-2227


The night of dramatic comic book readings returns! Gather round for an epic tale of an aging wolverine, titled Old Man Logan. PWYC
Oasis Pub & Eatery5661 Spring Garden Road, Halifax Spring Garden(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)

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)

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)

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

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)

Support Group for Family and Friends with loved ones living with an Eating Disorder

Last Tuesday of every month, 6:30 p.m.

Sobey’s6990 Mumford Road, West End Mall, Halifax West End(map)

Taco Tuesday with The Barrowdowns

Tuesdays. Continues through May 2

The Local2037 Gottingen Street, Halifax North End (map)

tell me where to go

Through June 4
902-420-5445


A curated collection of works from the SMU gallery’s vaults, this show features works that “interrogate and interrupt implicit cultural codes that inform and dictate the way gendered, diasporic and queer bodies move through the world.”
Saint Mary’s University Art GalleryLoyola Building, 5865 Gorsebrook Avenue, Halifax South 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.
Urban Paper Illuminated

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