Tuesday May 22nd

All Request w/DJ Bill Kidney

Tuesdays, 9 p.m.

Make it a Saturday on a Tuesday with these hot dance floor vibes. free
Staggers Pub & Grub26 Portland Street, Dartmouth Dartmouth

Amateur DJ Night w/DJ Master


See what’s coming up in the scene.
Menz & Mollyz Bar2182 Gottingen Street, HalifaxNorth End

April Showers

Through May 31

A group show focussing on florals and featuring the works of Fuze, Tylor McNeil, Eleni Manolakos, Rhonda Marineau, Sanna Rahola, Lisa-Maj Roos and Al Simm.
14 Bells Fine Art Gallery5523 Young Street, Halifax North End

Argyle Street Sessions w/Red Skeletons

Tue., May 22, 10 p.m. and Tue., May 29, 10 p.m.

Toe-tappin’ times. free


Through June 6

Charley Young’s new series of drawings, based on helicopter travels through the Rocky Mountains, are in the perfectly sweet spot between blink-and-you’ll-miss-it minimalist and texture-rich rendition of the alpine landscape.
Studio 211273 Hollis Street, Halifax Downtown


Through June 6

As nature begins to awaken from a long winter’s nap, Chris Sonntag and Jean Hughes celebrate climbing temperatures and the optimism of spring with canvases of flowering trees and fine jewellery in dozens of shades of green.
Art 1274 Hollis1274 Hollis Street, Halifax Downtown

Behind Closed Doors

Through May 27

Erica Flake explores her artistic practice with drawings, maps and three-dimensional photographs during her Hermes artist residency and exhibition.
Hermes5682 North Street, Halifax North End

The Big Sing

Every other Tuesday, 7-9 p.m.

The Big Sing is a bi-weekly, drop-in singing event with Jack Bennet, George Woodhouse and YOU! $5
Gus’ Pub & Grill2605 Agricola Street, Halifax North End

Blue Rocks

Through Nov. 4

A retrospective show tracing how two years living in the rural community of Blue Rocks, Nova Scotia, shaped the artistic practice of painter Marsden Hartley, this exhibit highlights how this American modernist was able to make good on the wish of his artistic movement and live a more authentic, simple life—captured in his canvases.
Art Gallery of Nova Scotia1723 Hollis Street, Halifax Downtown

Choral Collage by EnChor East

Tue., May 22

Wayne Rogers conducts the golden vocal chords of EnChor East as it tears into “Magificat” by John Rutter with Dean Bradshaw and Ann Bradley, soprano, accompanying. $20

The Closer Together Things Are

Through May 27

The gallery describes this show best: “The Closer Together Thing Are explores the space between difference and similarity that arises from intense observation and consideration. It focuses on the proximity of time, heredity, frottage, palette, concept and presentation. Under close scrutiny, the most mundane objects and situations can compel us. The more we look, the more variations surface; differences arise from things that once seemed identical, and sameness arises from things that once seemed unrelated. The exploration of nearness guides how the artworks interact with one another though proximity, mirroring, repetition and reinterpretation.”
Saint Mary’s University Art GalleryLoyola Building, 5865 Gorsebrook Avenue, Halifax South End

Collision in the Narrows: The 1917 Halifax Harbour Explosion

Through Nov. 4
902-424-7490, 902-424-6447 (events)

While the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic’s permanent nod to the Halifax Explosion, Halifax Wrecked, shows what the Explosion did, this exhibit takes the next step: Viewing the events of December 6, 1917 through the lenses of a deeply rooted indigenous culture, a global maritime culture and a Canadian national culture, Collision in the Narrows explains what it means for those who suffered the explosion and for the city today.
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic1675 Lower Water Street, HalifaxWaterfront

Colours of the Earth

Through June 3

Ted Coldwell’s solo show is stuffed with snaps of rock formations that celebrate nature’s colour palette.
ViewPoint Gallery1272 Barrington Street, Halifax Barrington

Dirty Dancing

Tue., May 22

Nobody puts baby in a corner in this stage redux of Swayze’s most famous flick. $50-$100

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Scotiabank Centre5284 Duke Street, Halifax Downtown

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

Erotic Landscapes

Through June 3

Carlos Gomez crafts colourful, texture-rich landscapes featuring sunbathing beauties in works he says “are related to femininity, beauty and power. Women and femininity have always remained a strong focus and inspiration for my work. This series is an homage to the feminine,” his artist’s statement adds.
Craig GalleryAlderney Landing, 2 Ochterloney Street, Dartmouth Dartmouth

Eyelevel Reshelving Initiative: Inner/ Outer space

Through June 8

Eyelevel Gallery “imagines new worlds, possible futures and forgotten pasts” through this show of printed matter featuring over 70 works by a group of 40 new artists, and many more from the gallery’s bookstore archive. See some of the works at Eyelevel’s new digs (100-5663 Cornwallis Street) as well as at a host of off-site spots, like Beaver Sailor Diner, One Block Barbershop, South House, Alteregos Cafe, Seven Bays Bouldering, Pramana, Java Blend Coffee Roasting and more.
Eyelevel Gallery5663 Cornwallis Street, Suite 100, HalifaxNorth End


Through July 15

Get a serious spoonful of whimsy at this ceramic show featuring politcally-charged, satirical works by both professional and folk artists. A highlight? The gallery’s recently-acquired collection of ceramic platters by folk artist Edouard Jasmin, which depict scenes of recent Quebec history.
Art Gallery of Nova Scotia1723 Hollis Street, Halifax Downtown

Funny To The Core : Comedy At Blue Apples

Tuesdays, 8 p.m.
(902) 444-8274

A rotating roster of house favourites and special guests that’ll make you laugh and ponder. free
Blue Apples Arts and Wellness Centre5228 Blowers Street, Halifax Downtown


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 rainbowroombooking@gmail.com. $3
Menz & Mollyz Bar2182 Gottingen Street, Halifax North End

Hello City: May the Improv Be With You ft. Maggie Rahr

Tue., May 22, 7:30 p.m.

The monthly improv night that’s a love letter to the city we love (and sometimes love to hate) returns, this time with journalist and sometimes-Coast contributor Maggie Rahr on deck (hi Maggie!) for some Star Wars themed fun. $5-$20

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The Bus Stop Theatre2203 Gottingen Street, Halifax North End

Hiroshige: The 53 Stations of the Tokaido

Through March 17, 2019

An epic, sprawling retrospective celebrating Utagawa Hiroshige, one of the greatest artists of Japan’s Ukiyo—e genre, sees original 1834 woodcut prints of the artists’ middle-class scenes displayed in a complete set.
Art Gallery of Nova Scotia1723 Hollis Street, Halifax Downtown

Holly Marie

Tue., May 22, 7 p.m.

Smooth sonic stylings
Stayner’s Wharf Pub & Grill5075 George Street, Halifax Waterfront

In My Wildest Dreams

May 22-25

One part musical and one part memories, this play by Marge Hemsworth and Charles Salmon —originally a 2017 Fringe hit and now the opening show for STAGES Theatre Festival—recounts the tale of how, in 1956 Halifax, a young Marge met her idol, county legend Hank Snow.
Neptune Theatre1593 Argyle Street, Halifax Downtown


Through July 8

Catherine Allen’s exhibit dives into the deep end of the imagination as it shows children’s early representations of self: “Over the past two years, Allen collaborated with children ages three to seven to draw portraits of themselves and their families and then ‘inflated’ these images into jewellery objects,” the artist’s statement explains.
Mary E. Black Gallery1061 Marginal Road, Halifax Waterfront

IWK Kermesse Art Show and Sale

Through May 26

Over 100 original paintings by local artists support a good cause at this fundraising sale.
Chase Exhibition Room6016 University Avenue, Halifax South End

Karaoke w/Chrissy Snow


Sing along to your favourites!
The Fickle Frog Pub5675 Spring Garden Road, HalifaxSpring Garden

Karaoke With Laurie the Guy

Tuesdays, 10:30 p.m.

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

The Light Fantastic

Through Sept. 16

Questioning identity, sexuality and the seeming futility of existence, this group show of works in neon, video, print and paint recalls John Milton’s 1645 poem about the nature of existence. “In an anxious political climate, compounded by challenging questions of nationality, indigenization and sexual identity, artists in this exhibition set forward with urgency to shine a greater light on uncomfortable issues,” the gallery adds.
Art Gallery of Nova Scotia1723 Hollis Street, Halifax Downtown

Live Video Mix Show w/DJ Savory

Tuesdays, Sundays

Cheers Bar & Grill1741 Grafton Street, Halifax Downtown

Mamma Mia!

Through June 3 and Through July 15

A mother, a daughter and three possible dads: ABBA’s classic tale of criss-crossed family ties gets the full theatre treatment with this play.
Neptune Theatre1593 Argyle Street, Halifax Downtown

Michell Russell

Tue., May 22, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Promising three hours of communication with other side and the guarantee each guest will receive a message from beyond, Michelle Russell returns to Halifax for an intimate, 35-seater show fans won’t wanna miss. $149

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Comfort Hotel88 Chain Lake Drive, Bayers Lake Business Park, Halifax Bayers Lake/Fairview/Clayton Park

Nana Mouskouri

Tue., May 22

The Cher of Greece graces us with her presence! Listen up, bow down and stand in awe of pipes that’d make Adele jealous.

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Rebecca Cohn Auditorium6101 University Avenue, Halifax South End

New Music Tuesdays

Tuesdays, 8:30 p.m.

Hear up-and-coming talent.

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.

Open Mic

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
The Loose Cannon1556 Argyle Street, Halifax Downtown

Open meditation sessions

Mondays-Fridays, 7:30 a.m. & 5:30 p.m. and Sundays, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

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

Quiz Night in the Seanchai

Tuesdays, 8-11 p.m.

Test your knowledge at this trivia night!
The Old Triangle Irish Alehouse5136 Prince Street, Halifax Downtown


Through June 6

Marilyn McAvoy’s figurative paintings are inspired by song lyrics and the shadows cast backstage, capturing the women who wove in and out of her life during her days “living a life surrounded by live music.”
Studio 211273 Hollis Street, Halifax Downtown

Reflections on Memorial Tattoos

Through Oct. 29

Held in the main floor of the MSVU library, this collection of snaps explores the meaning and purpose of commemorative tattoos.

Refuge Canada

Through Nov. 11

“Refugees face fear, shattered lives and often dangerous voyages in search of refuge,” The Canadian Museum of Immigration says of its latest exhibit, a sprawling session of refugee contributions and success stories that also acknowledges Canada’s sometimes-spotty record of welcoming those in need to our shores.


May 21-26

Shaydid probably do the best cover ever of Shania Twain’s “Man! I Feel Like a Woman,” so wear your dancing shoes to this party.
The Lower Deck, Halifax1887 Upper Water Street, HalifaxWaterfront

Spencer Burton w/Sisterhood of Sound: Annie Sumi & The Lifers

Tue., May 22, 8-11 p.m.

When Spencer Burton commits to something, the Ontario singer-songwriter goes all-in: In 2014, he switched his punk sound for a more folky vibe and even moved to an off-the-grid farm. Now, when he’s not tending to crops and livestock, he’s strumming bits from his recent effort Songs Of. The Halifax Urban Folk Fest favourite returns to The Carleton as part of the live music spot’s monthlong 10th birthday celebration.
The Carleton1685 Argyle Street, Halifax Downtown

SS Atlantic: Immigrant Ship Disaster

Through May 31

“On April 1, 1873, the White Star ocean liner SS Atlantic sank at Lower Prospect near Halifax with nearly 1,000 people aboard—most of them Irish, English, Scandinavian and German immigrants. The wreck was a precursor to the White Star Line’s loss of SS Titanic in 1912 and was Canada’s worst shipwreck until the sinking of the SS Empress of Ireland in 1914,” The Canadian Museum of Immigration explains. Explore the tragedy at the museum’s exhibit filled with rare artifacts from the wreck.
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Stages Theatre Festival 2018

May 21-June 3

Eastern Front Theatre’s celebration of plays at various stages of development returns to theatre spaces around town.

A Strong Desire

Through May 26

Khyber artist-in-residence Lou Sheppard traces the space where meaning is lost in translation, envisioning it as a queer space and exploring how the diagnostic criteria for gender dysphoria fits within it.
Khyber Centre for the Arts1880 Hollis Street, Halifax North End

Teichert Gallery group show

Through May 28

Over 70 new works by 51 local artists await.
Teichert Gallery1723 Hollis Street, HalifaxDowntown

Transatlantique: The Art of Fashion and Costume Design in Paris and Halifax

Through Sept. 23

This exhibit traces the history and trends of costume design in Halifax and their Parisian Art Deco influences.
Art Gallery of Nova Scotia1723 Hollis Street, Halifax Downtown

Trivia Night at Rockbottom

Tuesdays, 8-10 p.m.

Your pal Norm hosts this battle royale for bragging rights and Rockbottom gift certificates.
Rockbottom Brewpub5686 Spring Garden Road, Halifax Spring Garden

Tuesday Night Trivia

Tuesdays, 8 p.m.

Gus’ Pub & Grill2605 Agricola Street, Halifax North End

Tyler and Scott

Tuesdays, 9:30 p.m.

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

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!

Works by Erin Hollingshead

Through June 1

Erin Hollingshead arrives at Gallery Nineteen Nineteen with realistic portraits of contemporary women that have an element of the fantastical thrown into the mix.
Gallery Nineteen Nineteen6025 Stanley Street, Halifax North End

Works by Peggy Beaton and Renate Gosain

Through May 31

The art gallery airport treats your eyeballs while you wait at arrivals with a selection of Nova Scotian scenes by Peggy Beaton and Renate Gosain.
Artport Gallery1 Bell Blvd, Enfield (Inside Halifax Stanfield International Airport), EnfieldOut of Town
Works by Peggy Beaton and Renate Gosain