September 6 To Do In Halifax

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Sept. 6-9
902-492-4900


A blast from the past that’ll also make you dance!
The Old Triangle Irish Alehouse5136 Prince Street, Halifax Downtown (map)

2017 Atlantic Flamenco Festival

Sept. 6-10


Halifax’s flamenco queen, Maria Osende, returns with her annual. spicy celebration of the classic Spanish dance form. Learn how to shake it at a series of workshops or see local and international flamenco stars at a handful of special shows.

Acoustic Wednesdays

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


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

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)

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)

Carpe Noctem

Mon., Sept. 4, 3 p.m., Wed., Sept. 6, 10:55 p.m. and Fri., Sept. 8, 5:40 p.m.


We think writer Kathryn Reeves’ synopsis says it all: “There are some things in life so beautiful they hurt, and Sara walking into Steph’s life is one of those things. How can the two women find a way to exist in the same world when there’s hardly enough room for just one of them? What is so appealing about being talked to the way you’ve always talked to yourself? And is it worth it? Carpe Noctem explores mental health, roommates, falling apart, falling into place, and things so beautiful it hurts… including you.”
Held at the Old Pool Hall Theatre (6050-6070 Almon Street), a portion of this show’s ticket sales will be donated to mental health organizations. $10

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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)

Convergence

Sept. 6-Oct. 8
902-461-4698


The dedicated volunteers behind this fall’s photography fest Photopolis show off a swath of photos they’ve snapped at this group show.
Craig GalleryAlderney Landing, 2 Ochterloney Street, DartmouthDartmouth (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)

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)

Dan Grider Juggling & Circus Nerdery

Wed., Sept. 6, 5:10 p.m., Thu., Sept. 7, 10:50 p.m. and Sat., Sept. 9, 11:55 a.m., 3:45 & 11:30 p.m.


Professional juggler and circus nerd Dan Grider shares comedy, tragedy and a love of his craft at this sweet show. $11

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

Discover flamenco! workshops

Sept. 6-7


Halifax’s flamenco queen Maria Osende guides beginners through the basics of this classic Spanish dance style at these workshops. Part of the Atlantic Flamenco Festival, you can register and get full details at flamencofestival.ca. free

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

Eric Brandon w/Blue Lobelia

Wed., Sept. 6, 7-10 p.m.
(902) 453-8627


Timeless tales of old love are troubadour Eric Brandon’s speciality.
Timber Lounge2712 Agricola Street, Halifax North End(map)
Eric Brandon w/Blue Lobelia

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)

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)

First date, Last date

Wed., Sept. 6, 8 p.m., Thu., Sept. 7, 8 p.m., Fri., Sept. 8, 6 p.m., Sat., Sept. 9, 2 p.m. and Sun., Sept. 10, 2 p.m.


This Fringe piece bills itself as ” a 25 minute experiment in connection. How many ways can you love? When do you know if you feel it? A pint-sized, fragmented exploration into the world of meeting and greeting and talking and feeling and loving.” Colour us intrigued!

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Good Robot Brewing Company2736 Robie Street, Halifax North End (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)

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)

Full Moon Yoga

Wed., Sept. 6, 9-10 p.m.


Welcome the new moon with a series of stretches at this outdoor mat session! Held at Gorsebrook Park (1034 Wellington Street). PWYC

Ghost walk of historic Halifax

Wednesdays, Fridays, Sundays, 7:30 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)

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 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.

it’s getting hot i need you more than ever

Sept. 6-28


Lisa Cochrane’s 3D panels and abstract sculptures—crafted from decommissioned firehose—create a highly-textured world all their own.
Chase Exhibition Room6016 University Avenue, Halifax South End (map)

Jason Campbell & The Rum Runner Trio

Wednesdays. Continues through Sept. 27
(902) 431-0505


A blend of jazz and pop to move to.
Halifax Distilling Co.1668 Lower Water Street, Halifax Waterfront(map)
Jason Campbell & The Rum Runner Trio

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

Wednesdays, 10 p.m.
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 & Ribs1269 Barrington Street, Halifax Barrington (map)

Late Nite w/t Bard

Wed., Sept. 6, 10:10 p.m., Thu., Sept. 7, 9:10 p.m., Sat., Sept. 9, 7:45 p.m. and Sun., Sept. 10, 3 p.m.


We know he thinks life is but a walking shadow, and that he spends a fair time recounting the tales of great kings—often to those great kings. But what do we really know about the elusive man from Avon? Here, late-night talk show host Humphrey Hubert sits down with the man behind the quill.

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

Comedy hour

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 & 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)

The Lost Gentleman

Wed., Sept. 6, 7 p.m., Thu., Sept. 7, 7 p.m., Fri., Sept. 8, 8 p.m., Sat., Sept. 9, 2:20 p.m. and Sun., Sept. 10, 11:30 a.m. & 8 p.m.


Jean-Francois Plante-Tan brings this storytelling piece from Montreal (with the September 6 show being in French) to talk about being a gentleman and still getting rejected.

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

Major! screening

Wed., Sept. 6, 6-8 p.m.


LGBTQ youth and their allies are invited to this screening of the 2015 documentary on Miss Major Griffin-Gracy, a formerly incarcerated Black transgender elder and activist.
The Youth Project2281 Brunswick Street, Halifax North End (map)

Morning movement class with Mocean Dance

Wed., Sept. 6, 10 a.m.
902-490-5700


The Halifax movement studio shares tips (and moves!) to bolster your mind-body connection: “Designed for inclusivity and all fitness levels, this workshop will awaken your breath connection, mobilize your joints, and bring a little extra movement excitement to your day.” Sign us up!
Halifax Central Library5440 Spring Garden Road, Halifax Spring Garden (map)

Nascent

Wed., Sept. 6, 8 p.m., Fri., Sept. 8, 8 p.m. and Sun., Sept. 10, 8 p.m.


A contemporary circus show that charts the choppy, exciting waters of new beginnings, untrodden paths and unwanted mistakes. $15
Halifax Music Co-op2170 Barrington Street, Halifax Downtown (map)

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)

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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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 House

Wednesdays, 6 p.m.
902-420-1118


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, 7:30 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 Nights

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

Coburg Coffee House6085 Coburg Road, Halifax South End (map)

Out Late: A double bill

Mon., Sept. 4, 2 p.m., Wed., Sept. 6, 8:30 p.m. and Thu., Sept. 7, 7:30 & 10:25 p.m.


A double bill about coming out late in life, this show sees one lesbian and one trans guy tell their frank, candid, funny and poignant stories.

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

peasant magic: invocations in wax

Sept. 6-Oct. 8
902-461-4698


Ann Morash puts all her eggs in one basket with this show, a showcase of the diverse oval shells she’s decorated with wax and dye.
Craig GalleryAlderney Landing, 2 Ochterloney Street, DartmouthDartmouth (map)

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)

Physical Theatre with Mike Hirschbach

Wed., Sept. 6, 1 p.m.
1-888-639-1169


Mike Hirschbach teaches the basics of creating theatre and character work with a physical (not text-based) approach at this open-to-all workshop. $25

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

Pilates For Fringers and Fringe Artists

Wed., Sept. 6, 10 a.m. and Thu., Sept. 7, 3 p.m.
1-888-639-1169


Decorated pilates instructor Allison Ward hosts this bring-your-own-mat sweat session that’ll unbend cricked necks and help limber lower backs after all that play watching. PWYC/$5-$20
The Bus Stop Theatre2203 Gottingen Street, Halifax North End (map)

Politics and Globalization with Marc Doucet

Wed., Sept. 6, 1 p.m.
902-490-5700


Saint Mary’s University presents this open-to-all university course tackling the political, economic and cultural processes that fall under the term globalization. This lecture acts as the first class, with a potential schedule of follow-up talks discussed at the event.
Halifax Central Library5440 Spring Garden Road, Halifax Spring Garden (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)

Pot Yoga

Wednesdays, 7:30-9 p.m.
902-420-0055


If the downward dogs don’t de-stress you, High Life has some other ideas that might. $5/$10
High Life Social Club5982 Spring Garden Road, Halifax Spring Garden (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)

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)

Rideshares & Rope Swings

Mon., Sept. 4, 9:40 p.m., Wed., Sept. 6, 9:25 p.m., Fri., Sept. 8, 8:25 p.m. and Sat., Sept. 9, 7:10 p.m.


Matt Hertendy brings his Ottawa Fringe show east, sharing a tale of a rideshare agreement gone awry, forcing two troubled strangers to spend time in the great Eastern Ontario wilderness, getting to know each other. Held at the Old Pool Hall Theatre (6050-6070 Almon Street).

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Dodge Levatte

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

Durty Nelly’s Authentic Irish Pub1645 Argyle Street (at Sackville), Halifax Downtown(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

Screaming Queen Karaoke w/Rouge Fatale

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

Menz & Mollyz Bar2182 Gottingen Street, Halifax North End (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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The Return to Baker Street

Mon., Sept. 4, 8:15 p.m., Wed., Sept. 6, 6:15 p.m., Thu., Sept. 7, 8:30 p.m., Fri., Sept. 8, 7:15 p.m. and Sun., Sept. 10, 6:45 p.m.


This play picks up six months after The Final Problem, as Dr John Watson returns to 221B Baker Street to collect on a promise to an old friend. Amongst the debris of his mystery-solving days, Watson relives the twisted riddle that claimed the life of his partner, Sherlock Holmes. Authors Dan Bray and Jacob Sampson call it “a new comedy by two Benedict Cumberbatch fans who have seen The Great Mouse Detective and, on occasion borrowed books from the library.” We call it a bound-to-be-epic tribute to the greatest English detective of all time.

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The Waiting Room6040 Almon Street, Halifax North 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 Celtic Corner

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

Celtic Corner Public House69 Alderney Drive, Dartmouth Dartmouth (map)

Trivia Night at Staggers

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

Staggers Pub & Grub26 Portland Street, 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

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)

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)

Uncle Podger’s Hat

Wed., Sept. 6, 8:30 p.m., Thu., Sept. 7, 7 p.m. and Fri., Sept. 8, 10 p.m.
1-888-639-1169


Mike Hirschbach, a former clown with the Cirque du Soleil, brings to life the story of his mentor, his eccentric Uncle Podger. Weaving physical comedy with storytelling, Hirschbach delivers the tale of a man who couldn’t hang a picture without disaster—but can balance a peacock feather on his chin or play two flutes at once. $12/$9

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The Bus Stop Theatre2203 Gottingen Street, Halifax North End (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 are the Wild

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 Wednesday Comedy & Improv Jam

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


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 perfect 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)