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
First Monday of every month, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Learn the basics of bike care! $10
First Monday of every month, 8:30 p.m.
Catch chill vibes from blues legend Morgan Davis at this weekly jam. free
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.
Through May 19
Doug Belding celebrates spring, pallet knife in hand, with these cheerful canvases of plump, baby chickens.
Classic for a reason.
April 28-June 7
Come celebrate the work of the late David Sorensen on what would be his 80th birthday.
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.
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
Mon., May 1, 7 p.m.
When thinking of design leaders, the state of Vorarlberg, Austria probably doesn’t leap to mind—but, as this exhibit shows, it should: By investing in young designers, focusing on traditional craftsmanship and keeping a small eco-footprint, the region has been pushed to the forefront of good design. See for yourself at this exhibition which also features a talk from exhibit curator Wolfgang Fiel.
April 28-May 10
Mon., May 1, 6-7 p.m.
Halifax’s hat-tip to the global day of celebrating the working class sees union activists and working folk of all types gather for speeches and marching. A reception at the Bus Stop Theatre follows.
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!
Sundays, 6-10 p.m. and Mondays, Thursdays, 6-10 p.m.
A local legend, Laurie will guide your good-time sing alongs.
Mon., May 1, 8:30 p.m.
Mondays, 9 p.m.-12 a.m.
Got the Monday blues? Paul Lamb’s guitar stylings will help you come around.
Mondays, 8:30 p.m.
A stellar lineup of comedians that explode on stage each week, spinning tales of magic and adventure. free
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.
April 28-June 7
Multi-medium artist James Kirkpatrick showcases his latest sci-fi, bad graffiti and cult inspired pieces.
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.
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.
Mondays-Fridays, 7, 9 a.m. & 5 p.m., Wednesdays, 7 p.m. and Sundays, 9 a.m.
Finding peace every week. free
Mondays, 5-9 p.m.
Mondays, 8 p.m.
Get ready to croon away the Monday blues.
April 28-May 26
Carol Mahtab’s minimalist works and Randy Engelberg’s colorful abstracts share the Secord Gallery floor in this exhibit.
Mondays, 10:30 p.m.
Big bucks are up for grabs. Play on. $4
Hosted by Jackie Smith with prizes by Pizza Pizza.
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
Mon., May 1, 7-8 p.m.
Take a vacation from consuming with some much needed R&R&R&R (that’s rest and relaxation and resistance and revolution) at this micro-vacation complete with non-alcoholic daiquiris. free
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.”
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
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.
Mon., May 1, 6:30-9 p.m.
Halifax Needham MLA Lisa Roberts hosts this event that features a light meal and tackles topics surrounding housing on the eve of the Canadian Housing and Renewal Assocation Congress in Halifax . Everyone welcome! free