Tuesdays, 9 p.m.
Make it a Saturday on a Tuesday with these hot dance floor vibes. free
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Tuesdays. Continues through Dec. 19
These guys stand out from the pack, dishing up all your favourites.
Through Sept. 12
A rotating group exhibition that showcases a number of gallery artists and flits from sculpture to jewellery to two-dimensional works takes over Studio 21 this summer.
Mon., Sept. 4, 1:10 p.m., Tue., Sept. 5, 8:40 p.m., Wed., Sept. 6, 9:30 p.m., Thu., Sept. 7, 10 p.m., Fri., Sept. 8, 8:45 p.m. and Sun., Sept. 10, 1:30 p.m.
This brand-new, pitch-black comedy tells the tale of Børghild, the strongest person in Denmark, as they embark on a quest to destroy Copenhagen’s evil slaughterhouse and punch its owner right in the face. $5
Through Oct. 29
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 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 its curly script and gilded trim.
Through Sept. 17
An exhibition of new work by emerging craftspeople in ceramics, jewellery, metal, textiles and book arts—including pieces by Kaas Ghanie, Laura Horrocks-Denis, Violeta Izquierdo, Amanda Kopas, Juliana Naccarato, Eunseon Park and Nicolas Soni.
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
Tuesdays, 5-8 p.m. Continues through Nov. 28
If you were the type of kid who took the TV remote apart to see how it works, this drop-in, open-to-all-levels meet up is for you! Aiming to help people learn, create and engage with electronics in a friendly atmosphere, the Electronics Lab sees people repair equipment, create devices and get advice. Join in on the fun—and note that the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month are reserved for female, femme and non-binary folks. free
Through Jan. 31, 2018
The Dartmouth Heritage Museum examines the dark side’s story of what happened 100 years ago on the morning of December 6, 1917—including audio and interactive content available on www.dartmouthmuseum.ca by the end of July.
Through Oct. 29
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.
Mon., Sept. 4, 10 p.m., Tue., Sept. 5, 7:50 p.m. and Wed., Sept. 6, 10:05 p.m.
Heist, the live art crew behind Halifax Fringe’s 2016 best of the fest The Princess Show, returns with a cabaret show full of hot messes sharing sickening talents.
Through Oct. 21
William Weedmark shares snaps of Iceland’s stunning landscape at this photography show held at the out-of-town (but worth the drive!) Gallery@theLinc.
Through Oct. 21
Deborah Washington shares her found and assembled art, made of bits gleaned from the historic Lunenburg Foundry, at this out-of-town (but worth the trip!) gallery.
Tuesdays, 10:30 p.m.
Open stage every Tuesday, $75 prize, full backline of drums and amps. Each night ends with a free-for-all jam! Sign up at firstname.lastname@example.org. $3
Mon., Sept. 4, 8:30 p.m., Tue., Sept. 5, 9:30 p.m., Wed., Sept. 6, 7 p.m., Sat., Sept. 9, 3 p.m. and Sun., Sept. 10, 7 p.m.
Fresh off the plane from a European tour, Guy and Doll explore the spirit of adventure and romance through sharing their most awkward encounters on the road.
Through Sept. 10
Mon., Sept. 4, 5:15 & 10 p.m., Tue., Sept. 5, 8:25 p.m., Sat., Sept. 9, 10:30 p.m. and Sun., Sept. 10, 4:45 & 10:20 p.m.
This play, based on a short story by Ernest Buckler, sees a man navigating single parenthood in rural 1950s Nova Scotia.
Tue., Sept. 5, 6:35 p.m., Sat., Sept. 9, 7:30 p.m. and Sun., Sept. 10, 3:25 & 8:30 p.m.
A biography written by someone with only limited knowledge of his subject, I, The Greatest tells the apparent story of Dan Bray, who quite possibly was a noted lawyer, detective, and choreographer. After his father’s mistress is found dead and his mother is framed for her murder, it’s up to Dan to navigate a crooked legal system, teach inner-city schoolchildren the love of dance and solve a mystery that may or may not have a shocking twist, depending. $10/$7
Tue., Sept. 5, 7 p.m., Thu., Sept. 7, 8 p.m., Sat., Sept. 9, 1 p.m. and Sun., Sept. 10, 7 p.m.
Just For Laughs award-winner Al Lafrance brings this comedy about sleepless nights, wandering minds and wacky projects to the Old Pool Hall Theatre (6050-6070 Almon Street).
Tue., Sept. 5, 7 p.m. and Sun., Sept. 10, 8:15 p.m.
One part musical and one part memories, this play by Marge Hemsworth and Charles Salmon recounts the tale of how, in 1956 Halifax, a young Marge met her idol, county legend Hank Snow. $7
Through Sept. 17
A historic, gothic church in rural PEI lights up all summer long as a slew of hot Maritime acts (think Matt Andersen, Tomato Tomato and Port Cities) perform under its pitched ceilings.
Tuesdays, 9 p.m.-2 a.m.
Tuesdays, 10:30 p.m.
The local king of Karaoke guides you through your five minutes of fame at this sing-along show.
Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m.
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
Mon., Sept. 4, 7 p.m., Tue., Sept. 5, 11 p.m., Fri., Sept. 8, 8:40 p.m., Sat., Sept. 9, 1:40 p.m. and Sun., Sept. 10, 5:30 p.m.
This magic show sees Jeff Newman messing with your head: Influencing your thoughts, making impossible predictions and even reading your mind. Using science, suggestion, and good old-fashioned trickery Newman will fool you badly, and you’ll love every minute of it.
Through Sept. 5
An ode to nature’s beauty, this show sees Cristine Sonntag’s ethereal, mixed-media paintings paired with Jean Hughes’ colourful, bohemian jewellery.
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.
Through Sept. 22
Burns brings a slew of sea-themed canvases that catalogue crashing waves in their many glorious forms to Argyle Fine Art. It’s perfect timing as scenes like these seem to be harder to come by with summer’s end looming.
Tue., Sept. 5, 9:50 p.m., Wed., Sept. 6, 8 p.m., Thu., Sept. 7, 10:50 p.m., Fri., Sept. 8, 7 p.m., Sat., Sept. 9, 3:50 p.m. and Sun., Sept. 10, 1:20 & 9:50 p.m.
With nothing but a piano and a musical director on stage, Nicky uses his serious skillz to create a brand-new, totally-improvised musical based on audience suggestions. Held at the Old Pool Hall Theatre (6050-6070 Almon Street).
Tue., Sept. 5, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Zack Miller of Carbon Arc Cinema presents this retro piece that sees Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra and Jules Munshin as sailors on shore leave in New York.
Mon., Sept. 4, 2:30 p.m., Tue., Sept. 5, 5:30 p.m. and Wed., Sept. 6, 6:30 p.m.
One day in 1949, seven-year-old Raymond Birch is following his typical morning routine—buttering toast, brushing teeth—while a graduate student from the University of Kansas records every last detail on a clipboard. The results of this research would propel that student to the top of his field—and this one person show envisions the true tale.
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
Mondays-Fridays, 7:30 a.m. & 5:30 p.m. and Sundays, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Finding peace every week. free
Tuesdays, 9 p.m.-12 a.m.
Mon., Sept. 4, 7 p.m., Tue., Sept. 5, 8:30 p.m., Thu., Sept. 7, 6:40 p.m., Sat., Sept. 9, 10 p.m. and Sun., Sept. 10, 8:30 p.m.
Armchair philosophers, get ready as this sketch comedy duo answer life’s big questions: Can a light sabre be used as a musical instrument? Who invented public bathrooms? And what does the Hulk do on his days off?
Held at the Old Pool Hall Theatre (6050-6070 Almon Street). $5
Mon., Sept. 4, 7 p.m., Tue., Sept. 5, 8:40 p.m., Wed., Sept. 6, 8:30 & 10:45 p.m. and Thu., Sept. 7, 5:30 & 8:30 p.m.
A concert pianist invites you into her world with this comedy showing how she keeps her spirits up in the midst of troublesome times.
Through Oct. 2
Artists from around the globe created these posters based on interpretations of text by Duncan Harper. The theme? Navigating wellbeing.
Through April 1, 2018
Editorial cartoonist Bruce MacKinnon premieres his latest renderings of the various residents of 24 Sussex Drive—from John A. Macdonald to Justin Trudeau—with this solo show.
First Monday of every month, 8:30 p.m. and First Tuesday of every month, 8:30 p.m.
Chanel Freire and Richie Bell host this open mic that aims to grow local comedy, one laugh at a time. Get in on the fun(ny) times Tuesdays at Oasis or Mondays at The Local (2037 Gottingen Street).
Tuesdays, 8-11 p.m.
Mon., Sept. 4, 2:15 p.m., Tue., Sept. 5, 5 p.m., Wed., Sept. 6, 5:20 p.m., Thu., Sept. 7, 5:15 p.m., Sat., Sept. 9, 8:45 p.m. and Sun., Sept. 10, 1:40 p.m.
This drama, set in the fictional, rural Black community of Coleville, NS, follows down-on-her-luck socialite Vicki Flemming’s return to her childhood home. As she attempts to bridge a relationship with her sister Allee, a born-again christian, both women’s lives end up in tatters.
Tue., Sept. 5
A jam-packed night of noise!
Through Sept. 10
Take a journey up north through SakKijâjuk (“to be visible”), the first exhibition of its size and scale to highlight work from the Nunatsiavut region. The autonomous area is claimed by the Inuit people of Newfoundland and Labrador, and it achieved self-government in 2005. The Inuit artists and crafters have used a variety of traditional materials, such as stone, wood, fur, beads and saltwater seagrass. The results are everything from carvings to wearable art to basketry. The AGNS will also display more contemporary works, including painting, photography, ceramics and video.
Tue., Sept. 5, 8:30 p.m., Thu., Sept. 7, 8:30 p.m. and Sat., Sept. 9, 8:30 p.m.
Tom Niles’ workshop solo show tackles topics like working with sassy seniors, coming out as queer and the life of a (sometimes) working actor.
Tue., Sept. 5, 7 p.m.
Celebrate pioneer folklorist Helen Creighton’s birthday in her namesake space (yeah, that’s the Helen Creighton Room at the Alderney Gate Library) while watching the biopic of her life. As the National Film Board puts it, “Creighton helped define Maritime culture: Thanks to her, folk songs moved out of the kitchens and the fishing boats into the main stream. The film is a moving tribute to the genius of a self-taught folklorist. But, is also raises important questions. Does Creighton’s collection truly reflect Maritime culture, or is it tinged by her own upper-midde-class assumptions?” Pass the popcorn! free
Mon., Sept. 4, 7:30 p.m., Tue., Sept. 5, 9 p.m. and Wed., Sept. 6, 7:30 p.m.
What happens when the lights go up and the actors onstage don’t know their lines? Find out at this fully improvised play that sees longtime friends and seasoned improvisers build a funny, sad and intense world before your eyes.
Mon., Sept. 4, 6:30 p.m., Tue., Sept. 5, 9:30 p.m., Wed., Sept. 6, 7:45 p.m. and Sat., Sept. 9, 1 & 7:10 p.m.
After Callie meets Sara, the two unexpectedly fall in love. Their first kiss provokes a violent attack that transforms their lives in a way they could never anticipate.
Mon., Sept. 4, 5:30 p.m., Tue., Sept. 5, 5:30 p.m., Wed., Sept. 6, 6:30 p.m., Thu., Sept. 7, 5:10 p.m. and Sat., Sept. 9, 11:30 a.m.
This modern thriller explores what can happen in a small town when family and politics become uncomfortable bedfellows. A dark comedy (with even darker secrets), the show is held at the Old Pool Hall Theatre (6050-6070 Almon Street).
Tuesdays, 8-10 p.m.
Your pal Norm hosts this battle royale for bragging rights and Rockbottom gift certificates.
Tuesdays, 7-9 p.m.
Tuesdays, 7-9 p.m.
Mon., Sept. 4, 6 p.m., Tue., Sept. 5, 7:30 p.m., Wed., Sept. 6, 6 p.m., Thu., Sept. 7, 6 p.m., Fri., Sept. 8, 5:30 p.m. and Sat., Sept. 9, 6 p.m.
A weaving of stories written by children across the country, TRUNK! follows the magical, musical adventures of Daisy, Oliver and their dragon.
Tuesdays, 8 p.m.
Tuesdays, 9:30 p.m.
Through Oct. 15
To celebrate Canada’s 150th, this exhibit highlight 150 Nova Scotians, sharing their remarkable stories.
Through Sept. 29
A collection of portrait shots by Deedee Morris, this show explores the relationship women have with what the artist describes as their “wild selves”: The part of us lying beyond the day-to-day, the part that’s innate and instinctual. Each photo displays this “wild self” for an intimate, deep gaze into the subject.
Through Nov. 5
Ian Willms documents his father’s months of hospitalization (and eventual death) following a motorcycle accident. Unframed photos printed on easily-bruised, tissue-weight tracing paper stand despite a fraught relationship, capturing unknown emotional terrain through love, grief and mortality.
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!