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)

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)

Art & Form

Through Sept. 12
902-420-1852


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.
Studio 211273 Hollis Street, Halifax Downtown (map)

Børghild

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

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The Waiting Room6040 Almon Street, Halifax North End (map)

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 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.
Art Gallery of Nova Scotia1723 Hollis Street, Halifax Downtown (map)

Creases, Fold

Through Sept. 17
902-492-2522


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.
Mary E. Black Gallery1061 Marginal Road, Halifax Waterfront (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

Electronic Labs Open Night

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
Centre for Art Tapes2238 Maitland Street, Halifax North End (map)

Explosion! Dartmouth’s Ordeal of the 1917 Disaster

Through Jan. 31, 2018
902-464-2300


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.
Dartmouth Heritage Museum26 Newcastle Drive, Halifax Dartmouth (map)

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)

FACE

Mon., Sept. 4, 10 p.m., Tue., Sept. 5, 7:50 p.m. and Wed., Sept. 6, 10:05 p.m.
1-888-639-1169


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.

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The Bus Stop Theatre2203 Gottingen Street, Halifax North End (map)

Fire under the ice: Landscapes of Iceland

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.
gallery@thelinc306 Lincoln Street, Lunenburg Out of Town (map)

Foundries: Assemblages of artifacts from Lunenburg Foundry

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.
gallery@thelinc306 Lincoln Street, Lunenburg Out of Town (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)
GOTTIJAM

Guy & Doll’s utterly awkward world tour

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.
1-888-639-1169


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.

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The Bus Stop Theatre2203 Gottingen Street, Halifax North End (map)

Halifax Fringe Fest 2017

Through Sept. 10


The 27th annual showcase of weird and wonderful theatre—formerly known as the Atlantic Fringe Festival—takes over for more than 50 shows of performances of all kinds, qualities and artistic approaches, including 20 visiting productions.

The Harness

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.

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The Living Room2353 Agricola Street, Halifax North End (map)

I, The Greatest: The Dan Bray Story

Tue., Sept. 5, 6:35 p.m., Sat., Sept. 9, 7:30 p.m. and Sun., Sept. 10, 3:25 & 8:30 p.m.
1-888-639-1169


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

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The Bus Stop Theatre2203 Gottingen Street, Halifax North End (map)

I Think I’m Dead

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).

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In My Wildest Dreams

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

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The Waiting Room6040 Almon Street, Halifax North End (map)

The Indian River Festival 2017

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.

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, 10:30 p.m.
902-435-1770


The local king of Karaoke guides you through your five minutes of fame at this sing-along show.
Monte’s Showbar Grill245 Waverley Road, Dartmouth Dartmouth (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 Video Mix Show w/DJ Savory

Tuesdays, Sundays
902-421-1655

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

Mind Games

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.
1-888-639-1169


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.

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The Bus Stop Theatre2203 Gottingen Street, Halifax North End (map)

Nature’s Spirit

Through Sept. 5
902-446-4077


An ode to nature’s beauty, this show sees Cristine Sonntag’s ethereal, mixed-media paintings paired with Jean Hughes’ colourful, bohemian jewellery.
Art 1274 Hollis1274 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.

New works by Katharine Burns

Through Sept. 22
902-425-9456


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.
Argyle Fine Art1559 Barrington Street, Halifax Downtown(map)
New works by Katharine Burns

Nicky’s Solo Improvised Musical

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).

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On the Town screening

Tue., Sept. 5, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
902-490-5700


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.
Halifax Central Library5440 Spring Garden Road, Halifax Spring Garden (map)

One Boy’s Day

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.

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The Living Room2353 Agricola Street, Halifax North End (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)

Paddy N’Rob

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

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Perk up, pianist!

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.

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The Living Room2353 Agricola Street, Halifax North End (map)

Poster Art

Through Oct. 2
902-496-0022


Artists from around the globe created these posters based on interpretations of text by Duncan Harper. The theme? Navigating wellbeing.
Lion & Bright Cafe Wine Bar2534 Agricola Street, Halifax North End (map)

Prime Suspects: Canada’s Prime Minsters in Caricature

Through April 1, 2018
902-424-5280


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.
Art Gallery of Nova Scotia1723 Hollis Street, Halifax Downtown (map)

Punchline Presents

First Monday of every month, 8:30 p.m. and First Tuesday of every month, 8:30 p.m.
902-422-2227


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).
Oasis Pub & Eatery5661 Spring Garden Road, Halifax Spring Garden (map)

Quiz Night in the Seanchai

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

The Old Triangle Irish Alehouse5136 Prince Street, Halifax Downtown (map)

The Return

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.
1-888-639-1169


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.

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The Bus Stop Theatre2203 Gottingen Street, Halifax North End (map)

Robbie G w/Cess and T, The Lochness, Rude Dawg

Tue., Sept. 5
902-423-7786


A jam-packed night of noise!
Gus’ Pub & Grill2605 Agricola Street, Halifax North End (map)

SakKijâjuk: Art and Craft from Nunatsiavut

Through Sept. 10
902-424-5280


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.
Art Gallery of Nova Scotia1723 Hollis Street, Halifax Downtown(map)
SakKijâjuk: Art and Craft from Nunatsiavut

The Secret Life of Mother Tamisa

Tue., Sept. 5, 8:30 p.m., Thu., Sept. 7, 8:30 p.m. and Sat., Sept. 9, 8:30 p.m.
902-452-4684


Tom Niles’ workshop solo show tackles topics like working with sassy seniors, coming out as queer and the life of a (sometimes) working actor.

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Cempoal de la Calavera Negra2376 Agricola Street, Halifax North End (map)

A Sigh and a Wish: Helen Creighton’s Maritimes! screening

Tue., Sept. 5, 7 p.m.
902-490-5745


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
Alderney Gate Public Library60 Alderney Drive, Halifax Dartmouth (map)

Somebody Dies! (Maybe): a Play With No Script

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.
Plan B Merchants Co-op2180 Gottingen Street, Halifax North End (map)

Stop Kiss

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.

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The Waiting Room6040 Almon Street, Halifax North End (map)

The Storm

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).

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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

TRUNK!

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.

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Plan B Merchants Co-op2180 Gottingen Street, Halifax North End (map)

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 Pub1645 Argyle Street (at Sackville), Halifax Downtown(map)

Vanguard: 150 Years of Remarkable Nova Scotians

Through Oct. 15
902-424-7353


To celebrate Canada’s 150th, this exhibit highlight 150 Nova Scotians, sharing their remarkable stories.
Museum of Natural History1747 Summer Street, Halifax South End (map)

We are the Wild

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.
The Sunroom5440 Spring Garden Road, Halifax Spring Garden (map)

We Shall See

Through Nov. 5
902-457-6160


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.

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!

Yoga

First Tuesday of every month, 7-8 p.m.
902-421-2667


What’s better than a good downward dog, anyway?! free
Mountain Equipment Co-op1550 Granville Street, Halifax Downtown (map)
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