Allie Bennett

Sun., April 30, 6:30 p.m.

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)

Big Country Northend Bluegrass Jam

Sun., April 30, 9 p.m.

Gus’ Pub & Grill2605 Agricola 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)

Blues Jam

Sundays, 8:30 p.m.

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

Brenda Francis Pelkey: A Retrospective

Through July 9

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.

Bryan Kest Power Yoga Workshop

April 28-30

Three days of meditation, yoga fundamentals and long stretches to deepen flexibility hosted by 30-year yogi Bryan Kest.

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Delta Halifax Hotel1990 Barrington Street, Halifax Barrington (map)

Build Your Own Cigar Box Guitar

April 29-30

Create your very own DIY stringed instrument at this supplies-included workshop and you’ll be singing (and strumming!) the blues in no time. $100
Plan B Merchants Co-op2180 Gottingen Street, Halifax North End (map)

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)

Coupon Network

Sundays, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

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.

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 Night (DJ Trixxx and DJ Billy G)


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

Dvorak’s Cello Concerto & Tchaikovsky’s Fifth

Sun., April 30, 7:30 p.m.
(902) 494-3820

The annual Music of Eastern Europe Festival will showcase incredible composers from nations including Czechoslovakia, Hungary and Poland. $30-77

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Rebecca Cohn Auditorium6101 University Avenue, Halifax South End (map)


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)

Eighty – David Sorensen

April 28-June 7

Come celebrate the work of the late David Sorensen on what would be his 80th birthday.
Studio 211273 Hollis Street, Halifax Downtown(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)

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.

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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.

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

Halifax Dump and Run

Sun., April 30, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

One of HRM’s largest garage sales, the Dump and Run sale is the perfect place to score your next vintage treasure, all while helping various charitable organizations. Looking to take part in the “dump” part? Drop off your items at the gym on April 29 or email
Studley Gymnasium6260 South Street, Dalplex, Dalhousie University, HalifaxSouth End(map)

Halifax Mayworks Festival 2017

April 28-May 10

An extended celebration of May Day, the Mayworks Festival takes aim at today’s struggles—from Trump to the Chronicle Herald strike—with creative solutions.

Jeff Beam W/Devarrow, Nomadic Homes

Sun., April 30, 8 p.m.

Indie psych rocker Jeff Team brings light to the Carleton stage.

Jeff Goodspeed and His Ultimate Band of Super Heros

Sundays, 5 p.m.

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

KAMP Songspiel

April 28-30, 7:30 p.m., Tue., May 16, 2 p.m. and Sat., May 27, 11 a.m.

When a group of homosexual men are sentenced to “extermination by labour” in a Nazi concentration camp, they defy their captors—and their fate—by producing a searing, satire-laiden cabaret. $25
Halifax Music Co-op2170 Barrington Street, Halifax Downtown(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.

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)

Letter Writing to Prisoners

Sun., April 30, 3-5 p.m.

Send solace to political prisoners at this letter-writing workshop.
Radstorm6050 Almon Street, Halifax North End(map)

Live Video Mix Show w/DJ Savory

Tuesdays, Sundays

Cheers Bar & Grill1741 Grafton Street, Halifax Downtown(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)

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)

New Works – James Kirkpatrick

April 28-June 7

Multi-medium artist James Kirkpatrick showcases his latest sci-fi, bad graffiti and cult inspired pieces.
Studio 211273 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)

A Night at the Hogs Head

Sun., April 30, 6 p.m.-12 a.m.

Slytherin to Good Robot for this magical night of Harry Potter themed fun, complete with butter beer swilling and muggle-watching.
Good Robot Brewing Company2736 Robie Street, Halifax North End (map)

Not Just Numbers

Sun., April 30, 1-3 p.m.
902-425-1365, 902-492-0768

A nation-wide interactive, mystery game comes to Halifax! Peel back the layers of historical photographs, newspapers, maps and other clues to see the life stories behind numbers in the Canadian census.

NSCAD 2017 Graduation Exhibition & Catalogue Launch

April 28-May 6

The Graduation Exhibition is an annual event showcasing the work of emerging artists who are in the process of completing their degrees at NSCAD University.
Anna Leonowens GalleryGranville Square, 1891 Granville 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 Mic

Tuesdays, Sundays, 9 p.m.-1 a.m.

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.

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, 8-11 p.m.

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

Open Mic and Jam

Sundays, 4-8 p.m.

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

Open Session & Irish Set Dancing

Sundays, 2 p.m.

Paint and Perception – Work by Carol Mahtab and Randy Engelberg

April 28-May 26

Carol Mahtab’s minimalist works and Randy Engelberg’s colorful abstracts share the Secord Gallery floor in this exhibit.
Secord Gallery6301 Quinpool Road, Halifax Quinpool (map)

Rick Gautreau

Sundays, 4-7 p.m.

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

Running and yoga club

Sundays, 8:30 a.m.

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)


April 28-30

Signal Hill

Sundays, 9:30 p.m.

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

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)

Sunday Blues with Buck Tingley & the Galaxy 500’s

Sundays, 3-7 p.m.

Chicago-style blues with a special blue plate menu. free
The Local2037 Gottingen Street, Halifax North End(map)

tell me where to go

Through June 4

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


Sun., April 30

Hip hop has always been a genre that loves an underdog story, so it’s little wonder that HOPSIN, who went from high school dropout to indie internet star, has that “next big thing” status on lock.

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The Marquee Ballroom2037 Gottingen Street, Halifax North End(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.

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