May 23, 2017

After a Very Long Winter

Through June 7
902-446-4077


A group exhibition by gallery members celebrates the return of warmer weather with still life florals and blue sky scenes.
Art 1274 Hollis1274 Hollis Street, Halifax Downtown (map)

Ailleacht Nadurtha by Eric Boutilier-Brown

Through May 28
902-420-0854


Boutilier-Brown latest exhibit features soft, nude photographs taken among the ruins and landscapes of Ireland.
ViewPoint Gallery1272 Barrington Street, Halifax Barrington (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)

ANCESTRA OBSCURA; going. gone.

Through May 24
902-425-9456


The first solo show of watercolors from artist Michelle SaintOnge focuses on animals and bugs on the brink of extinction, a choice SaintOnge makes because the medium’s inability to be undone once it dries mirrors the animal’s fate: Once gone, there’s no bringing them back.
Argyle Fine Art1559 Barrington 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)

The Archive of Missing Things

Through May 27

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This Zuppa Theatre piece bends the rules of what a play can be, arming viewers with wifi and an iPad to solve a mystery in 90 minutes—using snippets of overheard dialogue heard through a headset. Nancy Drew, your time is now. Part of the Stages Theatre Festival. $25-$30
Dalhousie Killam Library6225 University Avenue, Halifax South End (map)

Art

Through June 4
902-429-7070


When Marc realizes his friend’s large. all-white painting isn’t a joke, awkward conversations about what is (and isn’t!) art ensues. Neptune promises this play by Yasmina Reza (writer of God of Carnage) delivers “sophisticated laughs.”
Neptune Theatre1593 Argyle Street, Halifax Downtown (map)

Barry Colpitts With GUST-O

Through June 4
902-461-4698


Local folk artist Barry Colpitts brings his whimsical, whirligig art to the Craig Gallery to celebrate sunny days and “having art outside, moving with the wind almost like it’s alive.”
Craig GalleryAlderney Landing, 2 Ochterloney Street, DartmouthDartmouth (map)

Beth Biggs: Florilegia

Through July 9
902-492-2522


Bigg’s fine art jewellery weaves signs and symbols with gender politics to explore the tension between the intimate and the public.
Mary E. Black Gallery1061 Marginal Road, Halifax Waterfront (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.

CENTURIES OF SILENCE: THE DISCOVERY OF THE SALZINNES ANTIPHONAL

Through Oct. 29
902-424-5280


In 1550s Belgium, nuns scrawled hymns and scraps of daily life in choir books—but none as beautifully, perhaps, as the nameless writer who crafted the large-scale, vellum book known as the Salzinnes Antiphonal. Thought to have travelled to Halifax in the luggage of an Archbishop, the then-unidentified piece was discovered in dusty files at Saint Mary’s University library in 1998. Now, finally cleaned up and ready for its debut, the book arrives at the AGNS to show off it’s curly script and gilded trim.
Art Gallery of Nova Scotia1723 Hollis Street, Halifax Downtown (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

Eighty – David Sorensen

Through June 7
902-420-1852


Sorensen’s abstract landscapes “gave voice to an inner reality.” See some of his best alternative universes at this show falling on what would have been the late artist’s 80th birthday.
Studio 211273 Hollis Street, Halifax Downtown (map)

The Enchor East Choir: Canadiana

Tue., May 23, 7:30 p.m.
902-455-0521

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A choral collage celebrating the 150th birthday of Canada, this show sees a lineup of all-Canadian compositions take the stage. $15
The Enchor East Choir: <i>Canadiana</i>

An Expression of Faith: Sacred Art of Centuries Past

Through Oct. 29
902-424-5280


Twenty Northern European works from the 15th, 16th and 17th centuries explore an ancient, longstanding tie between artistic movements and religious iconography. Mostly carvings and etchings, the pieces come together to give the gallery the feeling of a small Gothic chapel.
Art Gallery of Nova Scotia1723 Hollis Street, Halifax Downtown (map)

“The Fine Print” small print show

Through May 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)

Garrett Mason

Tue., May 23, 8:30 p.m.
902-423-2526

Bearly’s House of Blues and Ribs1269 Barrington Street, Halifax Barrington (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)

House On Haunted Hill Screening

Tue., May 23, 8-11 p.m.
902-424-7353


The horror-movie loving Thrillema returns with a screening of this 1959 classic that tells the tale of a millionaire who offers five people $10,000 to be locked in a large, spooky house overnight with him and his wife. PWYC
Museum of Natural History1747 Summer Street, Halifax South End (map)

IWK Auxiliary Art Show & Sale

Through May 27


Over 100 artists with pieces in various mediums—from original watercolours to hand carved bowls to queen sized quilts—await at this sale benefiting the IWK Auxiliary.
Chase Exhibition Room6016 University Avenue, Halifax South 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)

Last Chants

Through June 4
902-403-0030


Nine artists who work in a shared space form the loose collective behind this group show. The thread tying them together? The space above the Army Navy Surplus Store on Agricola Street, where they have splattered paint for almost a decade. Here, the relation to art and the space it is made in is explored: “What does it mean to ‘have space’? And how does that inflect a sense of ‘having place’?” the joint statement asks.
Hermes5682 North Street, Halifax North End (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 Art Dance Wine Tasting Fundraiser

Tue., May 23, 6-9 p.m.
902-494-6511

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Swill and sip on eight fine wines from Bishop’s Cellar, each with a matching hors d’oeuvre, at this fundraiser supporting the boundary-pushing movement of Live Art Dance. Tickets are limited, so wine and dance lovers should grab theirs by contacting (902) 420 0003 or info@liveartdance.ca. $60
Dalhousie University Club6259 Alumni Crescent, Halifax South End (map)

Live Video Mix Show w/DJ Savory

Tuesdays, Sundays
902-421-1655

Cheers Bar & Grill1741 Grafton Street, Halifax Downtown (map)

The Long Time: 21st Century Art of Steele + Tomczak

Through July 16
902-494-2403


For over a decade, artists Lisa Steele and Kim Tomczak have studied the subjectivity of self, examining their identities as individuals. The result? Documented bits form a multi-screen art piece that also chronicles the digital revolution of video.
Catch the show, including their 12-years-in-the-making trilogy …before I wake and get lost in deep questions about the human experience. Free
Dalhousie Art Gallery6101 University Avenue, Halifax South End (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.

100% Real Humdinger by James Kirkpatrick

Through June 7
902-420-1852


Kirkpatrick showcases his latest sci-fi, bad graffiti and cult inspired pieces, splattered and sewn on old sails.
Studio 211273 Hollis Street, Halifax Downtown (map)

NSCC Novafest 2017

Through May 25


A celebration of new music that skips across genres and venues, Novafest will help your hankering for the next hot sound.

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, 7:30 a.m. & 5:30 p.m. and Sundays, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
902-420-1118


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)

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)

Quiz Night in the Seanchai

Tuesdays, 8-11 p.m.
902-492-4900

Rachel Ryan: Holding Patterns

Through July 19
902-492-2522


Rachel Ryan’s fabric works blend painting and stitching, blurring the line between quilts and canvases. With a strong use of colour and mostly up cycled materials, the artist tackles conceptual issues like “the transient military population and the farm culture of Annapolis River.”
Mary E. Black Gallery1061 Marginal Road, Halifax Waterfront (map)

Ruth Marsh: Ideal Bounds

Through June 4
902-461-4698


Multi-disciplinary artist Ruth Marsh chronicles the bee population crisis through bee sculptures and animations.
Craig GalleryAlderney Landing, 2 Ochterloney Street, DartmouthDartmouth (map)

The Semi-Annual Group Show 2017

Through May 28
902-424-3087


A juried exhibition featuring over 70 new artworks from 55 local artists.
Teichert Gallery1723 Hollis Street, Halifax Downtown (map)

SPECTRA

Through May 27
902-423-7662


Nancy Stevens revisits classic ground, crafting seven traditional watercolour still life pieces. Electricity is added to the scenes, though, with impressionistic-esque use of colour and light.
Zwicker’s Gallery5415 Doyle Street, Halifax Spring Garden (map)

Stages Theatre Fest 2017

Through May 27


What’s in a name? Well, when it comes to Stages fest, a whole lot. The two weeks of theatre happen at various stages in the city, with people in various stages of their theatre careers. Stay tuned as individual shows for this year’s lineup are announced!

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)

Tristan Legg

Tue., May 23
902-422-4366

Split Crow Pub1855 Granville Street, Halifax Waterfront(map)
Tristan Legg

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 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)

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!

Wreckhouse

Through May 27
902-425-1501

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

Writing workshop

Tuesdays, 6-8 p.m. Continues through June 6


A free, six-week writing workshop for women who have (or have survived) cancer, this workshop offers a chance to explore poetry, fiction and creative non-fiction with those who have had a similar journey.
Sobeys1120 Queen Street, Halifax South End (map)

The Year Of The Fire Rooster And other impossible feats of the Occult

Through May 31
902-404-7330


Lee Cripps explores the rooster figure, weaving elements of occult, superstitions and general theosophy into illustrating and painting methods.
The Dart Gallery127A Portland Street, Dartmouth Dartmouth (map)
The Year Of The Fire Rooster And other impossible feats of the Occult