Acoustic Wednesdays

Wednesdays, 8 p.m.
902-444-3060


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

Backcountry Clinic

First Wednesday of every month, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
902-421-2667


Brush up on a variety of skills to make the most of time in the great outdoors. free
Mountain Equipment Co-op1550 Granville Street, Halifax Downtown (map)

Baer with me/The cloud and the mountain – Mariette Roodenburg

May 3-7
902-420-1852


Through art, Mariette Roodenburg chronicles her time spent as artist-in-residence at the Baer Art Center in Northern Iceland.
Studio 211273 Hollis Street, Halifax Downtown (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.

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)

Cole Harbour 10km guided walk

Wed., May 3, 6:30 p.m.


Meet the Dartmouth Volksmarch Club at the Cole Harbour Place parking lot (51 Forest Hills Parkway, Cole Harbour) for this dose of cardio.

Crit Night

Every third Wednesday, 6-8 p.m.


Artists in all stages of their careers are welcome to bring work (works in progress are encouraged!) to receive feedback at this open meeting. Here’s the details: CFAT will provide a screen, projector, speakers and laptop. Anything else required for viewing must be brought by the artist. All time-based works must be under 10 min. Get in on the action every the third Wednesday of each month!
Centre for Art Tapes2238 Maitland Street, Halifax North End (map)

Diana Gabaldon Book Signing

Wed., May 3, 7:30 p.m.
902-494-3820


The author behind the wildly popular Outlander novels hits Halifax for a book reading and signing! Grab your tickets at Bookmark (5686 Spring Garden Road) or at www.dal.ca/artscentre.

Buy Tickets

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

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

Down Town Trivia w/Caesar

Wednesdays, 7 p.m.
902-444-7008

Eighty – David Sorensen

Through June 7
902-420-1852


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

Evergreen Writing Group

First Wednesday of every month, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
463-5612


Always welcoming newcomers, the Evergreen Writers’ Group get together for discussion, feedback, guest speakers and workshops for aspiring writers.
Evergreen Historic House26 Newcastle Street, Halifax Dartmouth (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)

“The Fine Print” small print show

May 2-31
902-423-4694


A collection of petite prints on an array of themes crafted by local makers.
Corridor Gallery1113 Marginal Road, Halifax Waterfront (map)

Form Filling Aid

Wednesdays, 9-11 a.m. & 1-3 p.m.
902-422-9622


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.
494-0525

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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)

Ghost walk of historic Halifax

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


Andy Smith guides you on a goose bump inducing walk around downtown’s best haunts, all while sharing fun facts and local gossip.
Old Town ClockCitadel Hill, Halifax Downtown (map)

Halifax Mayworks Festival 2017

Through May 10

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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.

Jen Powley’s book launch

Wed., May 3, 7-8:30 p.m.
902-490-5706


Local environmentalist, activist and author Jen Powley launches her memoir about having progressive multiple sclerosis and still making her impact on the world. free
Halifax Central Library5419 Spring Garden Road, Halifax Spring Garden (map)

Karaoke w/DJ Bear

Wednesdays, 10:30 p.m.-2 a.m.
902-446-6969

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

Karaoke Night

Wednesdays


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

Wednesdays
902-423-2526


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.
902-423-2526


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)

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)

McGinty

May 1-6
902-425-1501

Lower Deck, HalifaxHistoric Properties, 1887 Upper Water Street, HalifaxWaterfront (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 Works – James Kirkpatrick

Through June 7
902-420-1852


Multi-medium artist James Kirkpatrick showcases his latest sci-fi, bad graffiti and cult inspired pieces.
Studio 211273 Hollis Street, Halifax Downtown (map)

NSCAD 2017 Graduation Exhibition & Catalogue Launch

Through May 6
902-494-8223


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)

NSCC Music Program Showcase

Wed., May 3
902-423-7786

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

Open House

Wednesdays, 7 p.m.
902-479-1876


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.
902-479-1876


Finding peace every week. free
Shambhala Centre1084 Tower Road, Halifax South End (map)

Open Mic Night w/Jeff Bonang

Wednesdays, 7-10 p.m.
902-462-7827

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

Open Mic Nights

Wednesdays, 6-9 p.m.
902-429-2326

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

The Outcasts W/Rescue Gecko

Wed., May 3
902-423-7786


Rescue Gecko take you on a rocket ride around the rock spectrum.
Gus’ Pub & Grill2605 Agricola Street, Halifax North End (map)

Paint and Perception – Work by Carol Mahtab and Randy Engelberg

Through May 26
902-423-6644


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)

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.
902-832-9170

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

Dodge Levatte

Wednesdays, 8 p.m.
902-406-7640

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

Screaming Queen Karaoke w/Rouge Fatale

Wednesdays, 10 p.m.
902-446-6969

Menz & Mollyz Bar2182 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)

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.
902-429-9999


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 Staggers

Wednesdays, 7 p.m.
902-406-3661

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

Trivia Night at Celtic Corner

Wednesdays, 8:30 p.m.
902-464-0764

Celtic Corner Public House69 Alderney Drive, Dartmouth Dartmouth(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

Tyler Key and Dion Macbeth

Wednesdays. Continues through Dec. 20
902-423-6113


Tyler and Dion bring cozy harmonies to the stage.
Halifax Alehouse1717 Brunswick Street, Halifax Downtown (map)

Untitled (Applying Joint Compound)

May 2-4
1-888-639-1169

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Part theatre piece and part video installation, Michael Di Risio highlights the often unseen and undervalued maintenance work involved in maintaining public spaces.
The Bus Stop Theatre2203 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.

The View From Her(e)

May 2-3, 7:30-8 p.m. and May 9-10, 7:30-8 p.m.
1-888-639-1169

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An abstract piece illustrating the experiences of inclusion and exclusion that women face on a daily basis, this show by Liliona Quarmyne aims to find its footing between movement and message. $10-$20
The Bus Stop Theatre2203 Gottingen Street, Halifax North End (map)

Weekly Wednesday Comedy & Improv Jam

Wednesdays, 5:30-9:30 p.m.
902-404-3050

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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)

Live Jazz with Willem Paynter and friends

Every other Wednesday, 8-11 p.m.
902-405-4505


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)

“with GUST-O!” – Barry Colpitts

May 3-June 4
902-461-4698


Nova Scotian folk artist Barry Colpitts brings his latest works to the Craig Gallery for an exhibit and sale.
Craig GalleryAlderney Landing, 2 Ochterloney Street, DartmouthDartmouth(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

Tyler Key and Dion Macbeth

Wednesdays. Continues through Dec. 20
902-423-6113


Tyler and Dion bring cozy harmonies to the stage.
Halifax Alehouse1717 Brunswick Street, Halifax Downtown (map)

Untitled (Applying Joint Compound)

May 2-4
1-888-639-1169

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Part theatre piece and part video installation, Michael Di Risio highlights the often unseen and undervalued maintenance work involved in maintaining public spaces.
The Bus Stop Theatre2203 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.

The View From Her(e)

May 2-3, 7:30-8 p.m. and May 9-10, 7:30-8 p.m.
1-888-639-1169

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An abstract piece illustrating the experiences of inclusion and exclusion that women face on a daily basis, this show by Liliona Quarmyne aims to find its footing between movement and message. $10-$20
The Bus Stop Theatre2203 Gottingen Street, Halifax North End (map)

Weekly Wednesday Comedy & Improv Jam

Wednesdays, 5:30-9:30 p.m.
902-404-3050

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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)

Live Jazz with Willem Paynter and friends

Every other Wednesday, 8-11 p.m.
902-405-4505


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)

“with GUST-O!” – Barry Colpitts

May 3-June 4
902-461-4698


Nova Scotian folk artist Barry Colpitts brings his latest works to the Craig Gallery for an exhibit and sale.
Craig GalleryAlderney Landing, 2 Ochterloney Street, DartmouthDartmouth (map)