Megan Leslie

Member of Parliament, Halifax

Events

Please note that this events page is a tool for the Member of Parliament as well as local groups and organizations to promote community events. The topics of events listed below do not necessarily reflect the views or position of the Member of Parliament or the New Democratic Party of Canada.

Today

Saturday Camp for Children with ADHD

Starts: September 20th, 2014
Where: Our Saviours Church

For children age 6 to 12 years

Cost - $100.00 family members; $120.00 non-members

Food Up! Skilling Day

Starts: September 20th, 2014 - 8:30am
Where: Shambhala School

"If you eat, you're invited to attend. Everything you always wanted to learn about growing, preserving and cooking your own food."
Transition Bay St Margarets has teamed up with the Ecology Action Centre to host a spectacular learning opportunity on all aspects of growing, harvesting, storing, preserving and cooking your own food.  Pick and choose the classes that you want to attend, learn about local organizations involved in local food, network with others and have an enormous amount of fun!

Cost:  $20 suggested donation ($10 under 30).  No advanced registration is required.  Lunch will be served for an extra donation.
Information: 
info@transitionbay.ca or aimee@ecologyaction.ca

Northwood’s Walk of Ages

Starts: September 20th, 2014 - 9:00am
Where: Halifax Forum

Walk for Dignity and support Northwood’s Dignified Living Fund with a 2km or 5km walk. 

 

The Brood, This Ship, Liars on Fire, The Barrowdowns

+ Live Art! Live Projection! Local Crafts Market!

Starts: September 20th, 2014 - 10:00am
Where: Bus Stop Theatre

$9.00 Advance / $12 at Door 

Tickets available at www.boomboxoffice.ca

Halifax VegFest

Starts: September 20th, 2014 - 10:00am
Where:

 

The first VegFest in Atlantic Canada will celebrate and promote healthy, sustainable, and compassionate living by bringing together community, and sharing the benefits of a plant- based diet and vegan lifestyle.

The MacDonald House Open House & Fun Day

Come & Celebrate this local gem!

Starts: September 20th, 2014 - 10:00am

4144 Hwy 207, between Lawrencetown & Stoney Beach,

We are restoring an old community tradition by inviting you all to come out & enjoy: 

Universalist Unitarian Church of Halifax Open House

Starts: September 20th, 2014 - 10:00am

5500 Inglis Street, home to the Universalist Unitarian Church of Halifax, the Halifax Early Childhood School and several other community groups, is holding an Open House. Come and find out about the Religious Exploration programme for children, a non-dogmatic place to learn about world religions, and explore themes such as compassion, kindness, acceptance and equality. There will be music,and displays highlighting the different groups that use the building. Activities for children include a bouncy castle and games. Free burgers, hot dogs, corn and drinks will be served.

For more information, call Norm Horofker at 902 229-9239

2014 Halifax Oktoberfest

Starts: September 20th, 2014 - 11:00am
Where: Garrison Brewing

Quinpool Road's Quinfest

Family Fun Day

Starts: September 20th, 2014 - 11:00am
Where: Quinpool Road

The street will be alive with free food samples*, fun, entertainment, carnival games, sidewalk sales, and so much more! All events are free!

Free Live Concert! Dwight D'Eon and Adam Driscoll. Will be playing some of your favourite top hits from 1:30 to 3:00PM at the former St. Pat's High Site. 

NS Citizens' Health Care Network AGM

Starts: September 20th, 2014 - 11:00am
Where: Johanna B. Oosterveld Centre

Following business, lunch will be provided and we'll be joined by guest speaker
Dr. Monika Dutt, from 1pm - 2:30pm. 

Among many other distinctions, Dr. Dutt is the Chair of Canadian Doctors for Medicare, the Medical Officer of Health for Cape Breton, an Adjunct Professor at Cape Breton University, and a family physician. 

Mocean Dance performs at the Improvathon with a Benefit for suddenlyLISTEN and Feed Nova Scotia

Starts: September 20th, 2014 - 12:00pm

$10 / $5 with non-perishable food item for Feed Nova Scotia.
Tickets available at the door, and allow all-day access.

Celebrate Nova Scotia’s vibrant improvising community at the Improvathon! Featuring 12 hours of performances by Nova Scotian musicians and dancers.

Improvathon!

suddenlyLISTEN presents the first Halifax Improvathon!

Starts: September 20th, 2014 - 2:00pm

suddenlyLISTEN presents the first Halifax Improvathon! at 1313 Hollis Street.

Admission is $10 or $5 with a non-perishable food item for Feed Nova Scotia. Tickets are available at the door, and allow all day access to the show.

Dancing for our Stars – A Fundraiser for Bridgeway Academy

Starts: September 20th, 2014 - 6:30pm

Dancing for our Stars gives local celebrities a chance to slip on a pair of dancing shoes and put themselves in the shoes of a student with LD. They are way outside of their comfort zones as they try to cram years of ballroom dance training into a few short months. On top of all that, they are raising money and awareness.

You can follow their progress on our website, Facebook, or Twitter. Our competitors show a lot of heart and are highly motivated because they know that the money they raise will be used for bursaries and assessment support for Nova Scotia youth struggling with learning disabilities.

Settling Africville

Starts: September 20th, 2014 - 7:00pm
Where: Alderney Landing Theatre

For more Information contact:
902-461-8401

Go online for tickets
ticketpro.ca

Cosmic Bingo in support of the Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life

Starts: September 20th, 2014 - 10:00pm
Where: Halifax Forum Bingo Hall

What? Join The Bounce Crew for Bingo like you have never seen it before! Glow in the dark bingo, lights, games and a BOUNCE DJ on-site spinning nothing but the hits. Glow in the dark cards and daubers. Licensed and all ages section available. Wear white or bright clothes!

 

Upcoming

How to effectively deal with a Child with ADHD (6 - 12 yrs)

Starts: September 21st, 2014
Where: Excalibur ADHD Assoc.

This is a 10 session course on Saturdays from 1:00-3:30pm.

No sessions on Oct 11 and Nov 1

Bike, Walk or Run for Breast Cancer Action Nova Scotia

Starts: September 21st, 2014 - 10:00am
Where: First Lake Trail

For all ages!

Join us for a beautiful, fun lakeside walk, and a delicious barbeque, sponsored by Sobeys First Lake, to wrap up the event.

The Word on the Street Festival

Starts: September 21st, 2014 - 11:00am
Where: Halifax Waterfront

The Word On The Street Halifax is a free community event that promotes literacy and a love of the written word. The Festival features author readings, panel discussions, workshops, and a variety of engaging activities for a diverse audience.

Switch Halifax

Starts: September 21st, 2014 - 12:00pm
Where: North End Halifax

Switch Halifax is not to be missed with everything from street sales, to kids activities to music and free bike rentals.

We are coming back to Halifax with some swagger after two successful Dartmouth events.

People's Climate March Halifax

Starts: September 21st, 2014 - 1:00pm
Where: Meet at 5425 Sackville Street

Fully embodying the Green Heart theme (in hearts!!) and everyone carrying NOISE makers, we leave at 1pm from the corner of Queen and Sackville (south face of Citadel Hill) on SUNDAY, September 21st. From there, we walk south along Queen Street, east along Spring Garden Road, south along Barrington, east along Morris, and north along Hollis to arrive at the Provincial Legislature (1726 Hollis Street) where we will make noise, maybe make speeches and deliver a letter to our provincial leaders. Join the march at any point -- a march that begins small and gathers momentum is hugely powerful! Turn up yourselves and (so important) make sure ANYONE WHO CARES turns up too!!! Reason for September 21, 2014 March: It's just days before a landmark UN climate summit takes place in New York. If world leaders don’t think we care enough about climate change, on September 21 we have a chance to prove them wrong, wrong, wrong! This could be the largest worldwide demonstration against climate change ever -- will you be there?

Oboe and Piano Concert

Suzanne Lemieux and Carl Phillippe Gionet

Starts: September 21st, 2014 - 2:00pm
Where: Lilian Piercey Concert Hall

Cecilia Concerts.

A wag once said that an oboe is what a duck might sound like if it was a song bird. But the oboe does sing! Why else would so many composers who wrote for the human voice also write arias and sonatas for the oboe? Oboist Suzanne Lemieux, Musician in Residence for the 2014-2015 Cecilia Concerts, gets the season off to a lyrical start with an afternoon of some of her personal favorites from the oboe repertoire. Along with Acadian pianist Carl Philippe Gionet, she will present Gaetano Donizetti's “Sonata and Aria” as well as “Three Romances” by Schumann, Saint-Saens Sonata for Oboe, Benjamin Britten's …... and a “Morceau de Salon” by Johann Kalliwoda. Join us for an afternoon of wonderful lyricism.

Settling Africville

Starts: September 21st, 2014 - 2:00pm
Where: Alderney Landing Theatre

For more Information contact:
902-461-8401

Go online for tickets
ticketpro.ca

Sunday night at the opera – DVD SERIES

Starts: September 21st, 2014 - 6:00pm
Where: Ondaatje Hall, Marion McCain Building

Admission is free but you MUST reserve a seat by e-mailing Michael Parker at michael.parker@dal.ca.

 

Coffee House

Starts: September 21st, 2014 - 6:30pm
Where: St. James United Church

Concert: The Modern Grass Quartet

with Thomas McCallum & Karis Tees

Starts: September 21st, 2014 - 7:30pm
Where: King's College Chapel

All proceeds go to Saint George's YouthNet

Suggested donation $10

Professional Development Courses

Starts: September 22nd, 2014

Free courses in professional development!

Social Media Skills for Beginners:

Indian Book Road

Official Book Launch

Starts: September 22nd, 2014 - 7:00pm
Where: Maritime Museum of the Atlantic

Symphony Week and Culture Days- Free Concerts! by Symphony Nova Scotia

Starts: September 23rd, 2014 - 12:00pm

Symphony Week schedule of events:

 Tuesday, September 23, Rockingstone Heights School, Spryfield

Global Health Day 2014

Starts: September 23rd, 2014 - 3:30pm
Where: Tupper Building, Dalhousie University

The Global Health Office invites you to join us for our annual Global Health Day open house. This event focuses on research initiatives and education programs in Global Health at Dalhousie University, and provides students, faculty and the community an opportunity to highlight their global health experience.

There will be a poster exhibit and an opportunity to interact with others engaged in global health.

Save the Date! Ladies Little Black Dress Night!

Starts: September 23rd, 2014 - 6:00pm
Where: St. Mary's Boat Club

 

                                                                                         ADVANCE TICKET SALES ONLY

Lecture: A Perfect Storm

Starts: September 23rd, 2014 - 9:00pm
Where: Wonder'Neath Studio

We are happy to announce that we will be running six lectures this season, in collaboration with Eyelevel Gallery!!!

Since the beginning of the Lecture Series in 2008, the series has hosted approximately 100 speakers and over 700 audience members. In the past, we have hosted the Lecture Series in the backyard of 2664 Fuller Terrace and in backyards around Nova Scotia. As always, the Lecture Series is held with the intention of bringing people together to share stories and experiences while building connections within a community. We perceive the 2014 season as an ideal opportunity to expand the traditional format. This year, we will be hosting lectures in two locations, three in Berlin and three in Halifax at Wonder’Neath Studio 2891 Isleville Street.

Moving forward: Pathways to 'Culturally Competent' Practice with African Canadians

Starts: September 24th, 2014
Where: Park Place Ramada Plaza Hotel

Join the Nova Scotia Association of Black Social Workers in celebrating their 35th anniversary at this conference.

A Bold Vision

Women's Leadership Conference in PEI

Starts: September 24th, 2014
Where: Rodd Brudenell River Resort

Symphony Nova Scotia at Province House

Symphony Week event

Starts: September 24th, 2014 - 12:00pm
Where: Red Room, Province House

Hear Symphony Nova Scotia perform live at Province House! The full orchestra performs highlights from our upcoming concert season.

 

Walk a mile in her shoes

Starts: September 24th, 2014 - 12:00pm
Where: Scotia Square Mall

Half of all women in Canada have experienced at least one incident of physical or sexual violence. YWCA Halifax is working to end violence against women and girls, and we need your help.

The Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event brings men together to literally put themselves in the shoes of women raising eyebrows and funds in support of violence prevention programs for women and young woman.

Live Art Dance Presents: Peter Trosztmer’s Eesti: “Myths and Machines”

Starts: September 25th, 2014
Where: Sir James Dunn Theatre

Where does reality end and fiction begin? Sifting through family history in a search for the truth behind his grandfather’s escape from Estonia at the end of WWII, acclaimed performer Peter Trostzmer leads the audience on a voyage of self-discovery that reveals the resiliency of the human spirit and the ravages time exerts on our collective memory. Sharing the stage with the machine, an ominous sculpture wired for sound, Trosztmer delivers a knockout punch of a solo performance that Philip Szporer of the Dance Current calls: “…easily one of the best productions of the year.”

Performance at 8:00pm each night

Politics of the Right of Way / Jared Kolb

Green Week Lecture : Change: Environment, Sustainablity and Society Lectures

Starts: September 25th, 2014 - 7:00pm
Where: Ondaatje Theatre, Marion McCain Building

Jared Kolb, Cycle Toronto
Panelists: Gaynor Watson-Creed, Medical Officer of Health, Captial District Health Authority; Ben Wedge, Halifax Cycling Coalition.

Free.

PEACEWORK: a juried exhibition of works by NSDCC members

Starts: September 26th, 2014
Where: Mary E. Black Gallery

Reception: September 25, 2014, 6:00pm

A juried exhibition of works by NSDCC members

Northern Exposure

Art Gallery of Nova Scotia exhibit opening

Starts: September 26th, 2014 - 9:00am
Where: Art Gallery of Nova Scotia

Members' Opening Reception: September 25, 6:30 pm

Most Canadians form their impressions of the Arctic based on information from outsiders who have visited the area. This group exhibition juxtaposes contemporary, historical and Aboriginal works on the theme of Canada's north.

Dal Cycling Pilot Project and Lecture

Starts: September 26th, 2014 - 11:30am
Where: Dalhousie University

Dalhousie University is excited to announce its first annual Cycling Forum on September 26 from 11:30-3:30 at Dalhousie University. Dalhousie University is working to create a first class cycling environment through its planning work, on-campus facilities, and strong cycling culture. The Cycling Forum will serve as an opportunity to celebrate and reinforce this work and includes a showcase of new bike infrastructure featuring a University Avenue pilot project, a keynote presentation by Jared Kolb Executive Director of Cycle Toronto on the impact of protected and connected cycling networks and focus group sessions for further implementation of Dalhousie’s Vision for cycling.  For further info: https://blogs.dal.ca/sustainabilitynews/category/campus-sustainability-events/

“Pints and Politics” with Maureen MacDonald, MLA

Starts: September 26th, 2014 - 5:00pm
Where: Lion’s Head Tavern and Grill

“Pints and Politics” with Maureen MacDonald, MLA

 

SCANS 2nd ANNUAL DINNER AND SOCIAL

Starts: September 26th, 2014 - 5:30pm
Where: The Waegwoltic Club

YOU ARE INVITED TO OUR 2ND ANNUAL DINNER AND SOCIAL FOR SCANS MEMBERS, FRIENDS AND INVITED GUESTS

AT THE WAEGWOLTIC CLUB, 6549 COBURG ROAD, HALIFAX

ROAR: An Art Auction for NSCAD

Starts: September 26th, 2014 - 6:30pm
Where: NSCAD Port Campus

Get ready to sharpen your claws because it’s time for NSCAD University’s second annual fall fundraising event ROAR: An Art Auction for NSCAD. On Friday, September 26, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. guests will raise their paddles to bid on a fine collection of art by NSCAD faculty and alumni.

This year’s event will feature a live and silent auction, wine tasting and gourmet food in a festive party atmosphere. It takes place in one of the most beautiful locations in the city, NSCAD University’s Port Campus located at 1107 Marginal Rd. The emcee for the evening is Don Connolly of CBC’s Information Morning.

Rolling Revolution! Cats Glare Back at Sexual Street Harassment and Sexual Violence

Starts: September 27th, 2014

Cats Call Back! Calling all cool cats, fat cats, tom cats, felines, and familiars. We’re hissing at street harassment and sexualized violence and saying no more will we feel unsafe walking, running, rolling, skating, and strolling in our city. No more will we allow a culture which tells us that cat calls are just compliments. That we should be flattered by yelling, stalking and other forms of violence. That we should fear verbal or physical abuse when we do not ‘appropriately’ respond to barking, jeering, and objectifying statements just to be told it is our fault for being out on the street. We're saying stop it, meow!

 

Bike and Walk Festival

Starts: September 27th, 2014 - 10:00am
Where: Westmount Elementary School

For more Information contact:
Dave Macisaac

Ph: 1-902-490-1665
Email: macisad@halifax.ca

The Samurai Game Workshop

Starts: September 27th, 2014 - 10:00am
Where: Four Points by Sheraton Halifax

Introductory offer- $97 (regular $597)

Seats are limited- register today by emailing Heather Hickey at heather@thecreatorscode.com or calling Leanne Cochrane at 506 653 0113

Symphony Nova Scotia Musical Munchkins

Symphony Week event

Starts: September 27th, 2014 - 10:15am
Where: Woodlawn Public Library

Enjoy this interactive introduction to music and movement for preschoolers aged three to five and their families.

Two performances: 10:15 and 11;00 AM.

Friendship Bracelet Making Workshop

Starts: September 27th, 2014 - 11:00am

As part of the nationwide Culture Days, join us for this free Friendship Bracelet Making workshop.

 

David Suzuki's Blue Dot Tour - Halifax

Starts: September 27th, 2014 - 7:00pm
Where: Rebecca Cohn Auditorium

Singers Joel Plaskett and Jenn Grant will join scientist David Suzuki in Halifax during the September stop of what could be the environmentalist's final national tour.

Suzuki is launching a campaign to pressure Canada to join 110 other countries that recognize the right of citizens to live in a healthy environment.

Banda Madga

A Halifax Jazz Festival Event

Starts: September 27th, 2014 - 8:00pm
Where: The Company House

Straight from New York, Banda Magda promises infectious rhythms and a lively, rambunctious and joyful good time! Fronting the critically-acclaimed four-piece band is Magda Giannikou, a Greek-born singer, accordionist, film scorer and composer. Banda Magda skips and jumps from baiao to jazz manouche, from Greek dance rhythms to samba beats, in a can't-miss live show. With a new release "Yerakina" set to drop September 23, just before they land in Halifax, prepare for a mixture of their old favourites and new! 

 

How-to-Tie-Dye Workshop

Starts: September 28th, 2014 - 11:00am

As part of the nationwide Culture Days, join us for a free How-to-Tie-Dye workshop.

 

Symphony Nova Scotia at the Maritime Museum

Symphony Week event

Starts: September 28th, 2014 - 1:30pm
Where: Maritime Museum of the Atlantic

Join Peter on a musical adventure as he explores the forest and meets birds, cats, ducks, and a big bad wolf! The performance at 1:30 features a "sensory friendly" performance especially for those with autism or developmental disabilities.

Two performances: 1:30 and 3;00 PM.

AIDS Walk for Life

Starts: September 28th, 2014 - 2:00pm
Where: Halifax Commons

Join us on September 28th at the Halifax Commons, where we celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Halifax walk. Join us for a family friendly afternoon of dancing, activities, entertainment, BBQ and of course walking all hosted by the 101.3 The BOUNCE morning crew.

Host - AIDS Coalition of Nova Scotia (ACNS)

The EU and Canada: A Strategic Partnership - Stronger than Ever

Starts: September 29th, 2014 - 2:30pm
Where: University Hall, Macdonald Building

The European Union Centre of Excellence at Dalhousie University is hosting a talk by the Ambassador of the European Union to Canada, Marie-Anne Coninsx on Monday, September 29th. The Ambassador will speak about The EU and Canada: A Strategic Partnership - Stronger than Ever.

Symphony Nova Scotia AGM

Starts: September 30th, 2014 - 5:00pm

Get the inside scoop on Symphony Nova Scotia’s activities and successes at the Symphony Nova Scotia 2013/14 Annual General Meeting. The meeting will report on the past 2013/14 season, and will include the election of the 2014/15 Board of Directors.

 

Transforming Health Care

Three Big ideas

Starts: September 30th, 2014 - 5:00pm
Where: Spatz Theatre. Citadel High School

Last spring, Dr. Danielle Martin took on a U.S. Senate committee and defended Canada's health care system. While igniting pride from coast to coast, Dr. Martin also acknowledged that our health care system still has a long way to go.

Join us on Tuesday, Sept. 30, to hear this health care leader's ideas on how we can improve our health care system for every Canadian.

'I Got Sick Then I Got Better' : one woman show by Jenny Allen

Ovarian Cancer Dinner/Theater Fundraiser

Starts: September 30th, 2014 - 6:15pm
Where: Schooner Room, Casino Nova Scotia

Don't miss the Canadian premiere of the excellent one woman show by Jenny Allen about her experience with ovarian cancer.

I Got Sick Then I Got Better is a comic riff on one woman’s adventures after falling down the medical rabbit hole. Diagnosed with and treated for ovarian cancer in 2005, writer and performer Jenny Allen (The New Yorker, The New York Times) tells her story of the harrowing tailspin she took following her diagnosis, combining biting humor with searing emotion in a witty, bittersweet monologue that illuminates the personal and family collateral damage a life-threatening illness brings.

Speciesism: The Movie

Starts: September 30th, 2014 - 7:00pm
Where: Museum of Natural History

Invite your friends and family to see this remarkable film about animal rights and abolitionist veganism as a social justice issue.

See the trailer: http://speciesismthemovie.com/

Play: It Is Solved By Walking

Starts: October 1st, 2014
Where: Scotiabank Studio Theatre, Neptune Theatre

Presented by White Rooster Theatre and HomeFirst Productions
It Is Solved By Walking is framed by the American poet Wallace Stevens' brilliant if enigmatic poem, Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird. Tantalizingly surreal, the play is at its core the story of a woman determined to escape the prison of a failed marriage and reclaim her creativity. It Is Solved By Walking is full of passion, wit, grace, and sensuality.
This will be the Atlantic Canadian premiere of the Governor General Award winning script by local playwright Catherine Banks.
The show is approximately 90 minutes long with no intermission.
TEAM
• Ruth Lawrence as Margaret
• Hugh Thompson as Wallace Stevens
• Directed by Mary Vingoe
• Sets and Costumes by Sue Lepage
• Projection Design by Nick Bottomley
• Lighting Design by Ingrid Risk
Music Composed by Paul Cram
• Choreography by Alexis Milligan
PERFORMANCES
• Wednesday Oct 1st - 8pm - Pay What You Can
• Thursday October 2nd- 8 pm
• Friday October 3rd- 8 pm
• Saturday October 4th- 4 pm & 8 pm
• Sunday October 5th- 2 pm & 8 pm
• All performances are held at the Scotiabank Studio Theatre.
TICKETS
• General- $25
• Students/ Seniors/ Arts workers - $20
• Groups- $15 per person (10+) - Please call the Neptune Theatre Box Office at (902) 429-7070 for Group Bookings.
Please note: Prices do not include HST or $1.50 per ticket service charge for online and phone orders
Tickets are available in person at the Neptune Theatre Box Office at 1593 Argyle Street or by phone at (902) 429-7070.

Workshops –One-Day Resiliency Skills Program Training for Professions Working with Children

Starts: October 1st, 2014
Where: Halifax and Dartmouth Locations

Sessions are from 9am to 4:30pm

 

Bright Business

Energy efficiency, a strategy for growth

Starts: October 2nd, 2014 - 8:00am
Where: World Trade & Convention Centre in Halifax

Register today for the Bright Business Conference!

Last chance for early bird discount rate - register today! 

Nova Scotia’s energy efficiency industry is poised to grow at more than five times the rate of the provincial economy over the next five years, which is good news for consumers, businesses, and our environment. Join our session on Driving Investment in Energy Efficiency to learn what opportunities and challenges are ahead, how to adapt your business model to stay competitive and gain insights from companies that have managed to get it right.

One World Alumni Dinner

Starts: October 2nd, 2014 - 6:00pm
Where: Loyola Conference Hall

Be part of the alumni community as we come together in support of Junior Achievement of Nova Scotia, a charity that works to help youth realize their potential, to provide them with financial skills and literacy and to create future business leaders of Nova Scotia.

Special Guest Speaker Katrina MacLean, 2nd year Saint Mary's University Commerce Student and MC, Wendy Brookhouse BComm'91 EMBA'02

Film Screening: Pandora's Promise (2013)

Change: Environment, Sustainablity and Society Lectures

Starts: October 2nd, 2014 - 7:00pm
Where: Ondaatje Theatre, Marion McCain Building

Co-sponsored with Canada Green Building Council, Atlantic Chapter.

Film description: Impact Partners, in association with Vulcan Productions and CNN Films, present PANDORA’S PROMISE, the groundbreaking new film by Academy-Award®-nominated director Robert Stone. The atomic bomb and meltdowns like Fukushima have made nuclear power synonymous with global disaster. But what if we’ve got nuclear power wrong? An audience favorite at the Sundance Film Festival, PANDORA’S PROMISE asks whether the one technology we fear most could save our planet from a climate catastrophe, while providing the energy needed to lift billions of people in the developing world out of poverty. In his controversial new film, Stone tells the intensely personal stories of environmentalists and energy experts who have undergone a radical conversion from being fiercely anti to strongly pro-nuclear energy, risking their careers and reputations in the process. Stone exposes this controversy within the environmental movement head-on with stories of defection by heavy weights including Stewart Brand, Richard Rhodes, Gwyneth Cravens, Mark Lynas and Michael Shellenberger. Undaunted and fearlessly independent, PANDORA’S PROMISE is a landmark work that is forever changing the conversation about the myths and science behind this deeply emotional and polarizing issue.

YMCA S'mores in the City

Starts: October 3rd, 2014 - 6:30pm
Where: World Trade and Convention Centre

Join us at our second annual YMCA S’mores in the City – camping like you have never experienced before!

Summer camping – it might conjure up thoughts of rustic cabins, hiking, canoeing and campfires topped off with late night bunk chats. Camp memories are most treasured; outdoor adventures, lifelong friendships and personal growth and achievement.

Natalie McMaster with Symphony Nova Scotia

Starts: October 3rd, 2014 - 7:30pm
Where: Rebecca Cohn Auditorium

She's Cape Breton's sweetheart, a consummate fiddler, and a Grammy Award-winning, multiple-gold-album international superstar. The unparalleled Natalie MacMaster returns home to Symphony Nova Scotia for two foot-stomping, high-stepping performances of down-home jigs, reels, and strathspeys celebrating the best of Nova Scotia's rich Celtic heritage.

www.symphonynovascotia.ca

The RIDE for Refuge

Starts: October 4th, 2014

The RIDE for Refuge    

October 4

Clown Workshop in Halifax with John Beale

Starts: October 4th, 2014 - 11:00am

Location: TBA

11am -5pm each day

Natalie McMaster with Symphony Nova Scotia

Starts: October 4th, 2014 - 7:30pm
Where: Rebecca Cohn Auditorium

She's Cape Breton's sweetheart, a consummate fiddler, and a Grammy Award-winning, multiple-gold-album international superstar. The unparalleled Natalie MacMaster returns home to Symphony Nova Scotia for two foot-stomping, high-stepping performances of down-home jigs, reels, and strathspeys celebrating the best of Nova Scotia's rich Celtic heritage.

www.symphonynovascotia.ca

Andrew Pickett and Simon Docking

Cecilia Concerts

Starts: October 5th, 2014 - 2:00pm
Where: Lilian Piercey Concert Hall

After hearing Halifax counter-tenor Andrew Pickett sing the title role of Orfeo in Gluck's opera last year, we knew we had to hear more from him. While males singing in the higher registers have a long and glorious history in music, especially in the Renaissance and Baroque periods, they became a rarity, almost an endangered species. It was not until the second half of the twentieth century that composers began taking up the mantle of Purcell, Bach and Handel and writing pieces specifically for counter-tenors. Even now, you hear counter-tenors more frequently in vocal consorts performing early and Renaissance music. So we are delighted that Andrew, along with pianist Simon Docking, has taken up our invitation to share a millennium of music, demonstrating the art of the counter-tenor from the 12th to the 21st century. A rare treat!

 

The Mental Health Coalition of Nova Scotia Presents: Forum 2014 Progress and Challenges in Mental Health and Addicition

Starts: October 7th, 2014 - 11:00am
Where: Holiday Inn Hotel and Conference Center

Doors open at 10am for booths.

Admission is free but spaces are limited. Please RSVP by emailing mhc2014forum@gmail.com to reserve your seat. There is also a limited amount of bus seats available should you need transportation from Halifax to Truro return. Please indicate this need in your email.

Coastal Matters- Offshore Wind Power Working in Harmony with Nature

Starts: October 7th, 2014 - 12:30pm
Where: ACAP-Grenfell Campus

Kirby Mercer Presenting Beothuk Energy

Film Screening: "In Whose Backyard?: Organizing Against Environmental Racism"

Starts: October 7th, 2014 - 5:30pm
Where: McInnes Room, Dalhousie University Student Union Building

This is an invitation to be part of an important conversation that is rarely brought into the spotlight in Nova Scotia. The Environmental Noxiousness, Racial Inequities and Community Health Project (ENRICH) and NSPIRG are hosting an evening to discuss environmental racism in Nova Scotia.

Environmental racism is the disproportionate location of toxic industries and other environmental hazards close to racially marginalized communities. This is a systemic form of oppression and discrimination happening in our own backyard.

MetroWorks Skills for Life

Open House

Starts: October 8th, 2014 - 12:00pm

We're opening our doors to our neighbours and would ike you to join us. Tour our fac ility, meet our staff, sample some Stone Hearth Bakery treats, and get to know us better!

RSVP by 24 September, 2014: rsvp@mymetroworks.ca

Author Michael Harris speaks at NSFL Union Retirees Meeting

Starts: October 9th, 2014 - 10:00am
Where: UNIFOR Office

Michale will talk about his new book, "Government of One"

For more information, call Joan Wark at 902-454-6735

7th Mental Health Community Festival of Hope

Starts: October 9th, 2014 - 2:00pm
Where: Alderney Landing

Halifax Timeraiser

Starts: October 9th, 2014 - 6:00pm
Where: The Halifax Club, 1682 Hollis Street

 

Tickets Available

Film Screening: Attutauniujuk Nunami - Lament for the Land (2013)

Change: Environment, Sustainablity and Society Lectures

Starts: October 9th, 2014 - 7:00pm
Where: Ondaatje Theatre, Marion McCain Building

Ashes Cunsolo Wilcox, Assistant Professor and Canada Research Chair in Determinants of Healthy Communities at Cape Breton University.

Free.

Mavis Staples w/ Erin Costelo

Presented by Halifax Jazz Festival

Starts: October 9th, 2014 - 8:00pm
Where: Rebecca Cohn Auditorium

Tickets on sale now. 

(902) 494-3820, 1 800 874-1669 

David for Queen : play by John Lazarus, updated by Kristin Slaney

Halifax Theatre for Young People

Starts: October 10th, 2014 - 7:00pm
Where: Alderney Landing Theatre

David for Queen is the funny, moving story of a high school student coming to terms with his sexual identity in an unsupportive world. David seems to have everything going for him; a great girlfriend, a popular best friend, good grades, and run of the school’s morning news show, but he also has a secret. So when a cruel bully enters him in the race for Prom Queen, he wonders if he shouldn’t stay in the race to prove a point. David has gone far by following the rules, but to be honest with himself and others, he might have to break a few rules and risk losing those he loves.

David for Queen is the latest production from Halifax Theatre for Young People, Halifax’s only professional theatre company dedicated to creating theatre for children, youth, and family audiences. Written in 1988 by John Lazarus, the script has been updated for this production by Kristin Slaney. Telling the story in a thoughtful and honest way, David for Queen examines how young people deal with their developing sexuality. It looks at the language of LGBTQ issues and demonstrates the importance of communication and compassion. It’s a timely, entertaining, and thought-provoking play that all teens and their families should see. Recommended for those 12 and up.

NSFL Town Hall on Federal Issues for Union Members, Retirees, and Local Leaders

Starts: October 14th, 2014 - 6:00pm
Where: NSGEU Conference Centre

This Town Hall is designed to determine the major federal issues that union members are facing and to begin building capacity toward the 2015 Federal Election. The labour movement across the country is preparing to defend our members’ interests and hold the right-wing Harper government to account.

 

Mosaic for Mental Health

Starts: October 16th, 2014
Where: Craig Gallery, Alderney Landing

Opening Night: October 16th 7pm - 9pm

 

Food Banks and Beyond

Lunch and Learn Panel and Discussion

Starts: October 16th, 2014 - 12:00pm
Where: Christ Church Hall (Upper Hall)

World Food Day

Solutions for Eliminating Hunger in Our Community

Coastal Matters- Growth of Green Economy in Newfoundland and Labrador

Starts: October 16th, 2014 - 12:30pm
Where: ACAP-Grenfell Campus

Ted Lomond Presenting Newfoundland and Labrador Environmental Industry Association

How Did Canada Go From Sustainability Leader to Laggard? / Elizabeth May

6th Annual Douglas M. Johnson Lecture ; Change: Environment, Sustainablity and Society Lectures

Starts: October 16th, 2014 - 7:00pm
Where: Ondaatje Theatre, Marion McCain Building, Dalhousie University

Elizabeth May - OC, MP, Leader of the Green Party of Canada.

Co-sponsored with the Marine & Environmental Law Institute.

The 5th Canadian Adventure Therapy Symposium

C.A.T.S 5: Exploring Adventure Therapy in the Hospital, Home and Hills

Starts: October 17th, 2014
Where: Brigadoon Village

A 3 day conference style gathering for practitioners, researchers and outdoor enthusiats nation-wide. Pre-symposium full day workshops, keynote speakers, hands-on experiential learning, on-site accomodations and meals, and networking opportunities.

For more information visit our Website.

Introductory Weekend Workshop in Nonviolent Communication (NVC) with Gina Cenciose

Starts: October 17th, 2014
Where: Johanna B. Oosterveld Centre 2103 Gottingen St.

Birds do it. Bees do it. Humans do it... or we try!

Nonviolent CommunicationSM (NVC), developed by Marshall B. Rosenberg, Ph.D., is a powerful 4-step communication model. NVC allows us to understand ourselves and others to radically change the quality of ourmoment to moment interactions by accessing our own wisdom, self- awareness and empathy.

McNabs Island Fall Foliage Tours

Friends of McNabs Island Society

Starts: October 18th, 2014 - 9:30am
Where: Murphy’s Cable Wharf

Rain date - October 26.

Join the Friends of McNabs Island Society for the annual Fall Foliage Tour of McNabs Island Provincial Park. See the island in its autumn splendour and participate in guided history and nature tours.

NOCTURNE at Megan Leslie's Community Art Gallery

Chantal Doak: Understated Nonsense

Starts: October 18th, 2014 - 6:00pm
Where: Megan Leslie Community Art Gallery

Chantal Doak’s Understated Nonsense will be opening, as part of Halifax’s 2014 Nocturne festival, Sat Oct 18 and continue through January 2015.

 

Fundraising Auction In support of Alexandra Children’s Centre

Starts: October 18th, 2014 - 7:00pm
Where: Jenny’s Pub

Tickets: 20 dollars

 

Performing Arts Lodge – PAL Halifax – AGM

Starts: October 19th, 2014 - 2:30pm
Where: Cultural Federations Boardroom, in the Immigration Annex building

Here is a link to where exactly the Immigration Annex building is http://www.halifaxseaport.com/tenant-directory/index.html.

If you are able to come, and we hope that you are, please RSVP me at palhalifax@gmail.com or call 902.817.2492.

Reverse Trade Show hosted by the Government of Nova Scotia

Starts: October 21st, 2014 - 1:00pm
Where: Pier 21

Over $2 billion in public sector spending....Are you interested?
• Have you ever considered selling your goods or services to the public sector?
• Have you ever wondered if the public sector purchases goods and/or services that your business offers?
• Would you like to meet face-to-face with government representatives?
If you answered yes to any or all of the above questions then register to attend!

Procurement Services, now a division of the Department of Internal Services, is proud to present the 34th show in partnership with the Greater Halifax Partnership, the Federal Office of Small and Medium Enterprises and the Construction Association of Nova Scotia.
The Reverse Trade Show concept was developed to work collaboratively across government departments, throughout the greater public sector, and with our community and business partners. This event is a great way to not only strengthen relationships with the people that do the buying but with the 300+ businesses that attend.

The Blue Lecture

Starts: October 21st, 2014 - 9:00pm
Where: Wonder'Neath Studio

We are happy to announce that we will be running six lectures this season, in collaboration with Eyelevel Gallery!!!

Since the beginning of the Lecture Series in 2008, the series has hosted approximately 100 speakers and over 700 audience members. In the past, we have hosted the Lecture Series in the backyard of 2664 Fuller Terrace and in backyards around Nova Scotia. As always, the Lecture Series is held with the intention of bringing people together to share stories and experiences while building connections within a community. We perceive the 2014 season as an ideal opportunity to expand the traditional format. This year, we will be hosting lectures in two locations, three in Berlin at Studio Nihil Baxter: Stromstraße 11-17. 10551, and three in Halifax at Wonder’Neath Studio 2891 Isleville Street.

Coady Celebrates 11th Annual Gala Dinner

Starts: October 22nd, 2014 - 5:00pm
Where: World Trade and Convention Centre

Master of Ceremonies
Piya Chattopadhyay

More information:
coadyevents@stfx.ca/coadycelebrates/

Coastal Matters- Plate Tectonics, Wilson Cycles, Super Continents

Starts: October 23rd, 2014 - 12:30pm
Where: ACAP-Grenfell Campus

Dr. Steve Piercey Presenting Associate Professor MUN and MSERC-Altius Research Chair in Mineral Deposits

Nature Trust 17th Annual Dinner and Auction

Starts: October 23rd, 2014 - 5:30pm
Where: Cunard Centre

Celebrate 20 years of conservation in Nova Scotia. This event is one of Halifax’s most exciting environmental events, offering guests the opportunity to network with like-minded individuals, hear stories and experiences of conservation efforts taking place in Nova Scotia and help raise critical funds for the Nature Trust to continue saving unique and outstanding places across Nova Scotia.

Here are some highlights:

Happiness, Time and Sustainability

Change: Environment, Sustainablity and Society Lectures

Starts: October 23rd, 2014 - 7:00pm
Where: Ondaatje Theatre, Marion McCain Building

John de Graaf, Executive Direcor of Take Back Your Time, Co-founder of The Happiness Initative.

Free.

Dartmouth Handcrafters Craft show

Starts: October 24th, 2014 - 12:00pm
Where: Dartmouth Sportsplex

Over 175 JURIED Crafters on 2 levels... NOT FOR PROFIT CRAFT SHOW Admission $5.00 Pass good for entire weekend http://www.handcraftersguild.ca

For more information, contact Sadie Burns at 902-850-2556 or sadieburns@bellaliant.net

Last Call Peter Barlow Coronation St.

Starts: October 25th, 2014 - 1:00pm
Where: Spatz Theatre

Presented by strollpro.ca, @Strollpro

2 shows: 1pm matinee & 7:30 pm

Renewable Energy and Community Action - Innaugural RBC Foundation Lecture

Change: Environment, Sustainablity and Society Lectures

Starts: October 30th, 2014 - 10:08am
Where: Ondaatje Theatre, Marion McCain Building

Sarah Hermansen, Director, Samso Energy Academy, Denmark.

Free.

CCPA NS Annual Gala Fundraising Dinner with Kevin Page

Starts: October 30th, 2014 - 6:00pm
Where: Italian Canadian Cultural Centre, 2629 Agricola Street

 

Enjoy a delicious three-course meal at Halifax’s Italian Cultural Centre, and spend the evening with Kevin Page, Canada’s first Parliamentary Budget Officer.

Dine By Design East Gala

Starts: October 30th, 2014 - 7:00pm
Where: Olympic Community Centre

View the 10 dramatic dining rooms and sample the menus inspired by each space You are invited to sip, nibble and engage your way through this not-to-be-missed design and culinary event of the year. Enjoy a “cocktail by design” and a red-carpet photo op at the door. Experience two levels of inspired design and cuisine, including a live and silent auction, pop-up galleries and sampling of wine, beer and spirits from top East Coast suppliers.

 

Professor Jula Hughes: History of Legal Disputes for Abortion Access in New Brunswick

Starts: October 31st, 2014 - 8:30pm

About the Speaker:

Jula Hughes is an Associate

NSFL Political Action Conference

Starts: November 1st, 2014
Where: NSGEU Conference Centre

9am to 5pm on Nov 1st; and 9am to 3pm on Nov 2nd

For more information, contact Joan Wark at 902-454-6735

1st Women in Business HFX Trade Show - A Chance to Shine

Starts: November 1st, 2014 - 10:00am
Where: Dartmouth Sportsplex

FREE ADMISSION!

Whether you are a business person looking to learn more about the products and services women offer in our city, our a family coming to expose your children to the possibilities of entrepreneurship, this Trade Show will not disappoint you.

Annual North-End Dance

Starts: November 1st, 2014 - 9:00pm
Where: Halifax Forum Multi Purpopse Centre

Doors open at 8:30 P M

Ticket will be $ 15.      

Fandango Guitar Quartet

Cecilia Concerts

Starts: November 2nd, 2014 - 2:00pm
Where: Lilian Piercey Concert Hall

Jeunesses Musicales presents this young and dynamic guitar quartet whose repertoire runs from Vibaldi to Paul Simon.

 

Urban Advocacy: The LA City Project

Change: Environment, Sustainablity and Society Lectures

Starts: November 6th, 2014 - 10:10am
Where: Ondaatje Theatre, Marion McCain Building

Robert Garcia, Civil Rights Attourney, Los Angeles, CA.

Free.

Hearty Mac & Cheese Harvest Hot Lunch

Starts: November 7th, 2014 - 12:30pm
Where: St. Mary's Basilica

Please save the date and plan to join us for another hot lunch at St. Mary's!

 

San Martino Gala

Starts: November 8th, 2014
Where: ICCA, 2629 Agricola St.

This event celebrates the season's bounty, and the opportunity to reflect on it and give thanks.

Tickets go on sale on September 15th.

Food Secure Canada’s 8th National Assembly in Halifax

Starts: November 13th, 2014
Where: Halifax Marriott Hotel

 

Have you checked-out the delicious menu Food Secure Canada has crafted for its 8th Biennial Assembly? Join us November 13-16 at the Halifax Marriott Hotel as we taste the flavours of Canada’s growing food movement.

Waves of Change - Sustainable Food for All / Vandana Shiva

Change: Environment, Sustainability & Society Lectures

Starts: November 13th, 2014 - 8:00pm
Where: Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel

Tickets: http://www.foodsecurecanada.org

Hundreds of food leaders from across Canada will converge in Halifax November 13-16th, 2014 for Waves of Change: Sustainable Food for All, Food Secure Canada’s eighth National Assembly.

Coastal Matters- Governing Access & Allocation for Coastal Communities

From Innovation to Crisis in Shrimp Fisheries

Starts: November 20th, 2014 - 12:30pm
Where: ACAP-Grenfell Campus

Dr. Paul Foley Presenting Environmental Policy Institute

The Fall 2014 CESD Report: Climate Change, Oil Sands and Marine Navigation

Change: Environment, Sustainablity and Society Lectures

Starts: November 20th, 2014 - 7:00pm
Where: Ondaatje Theatre, Marion McCain Building

Julie Gelfand, Commissioner for the Environment and Sustainable Development, Office of the Auditor General.

Free.

Festival of Trees

Starts: November 21st, 2014

Mark off your calendars for the 23rd annual Compass Group Canada Festival of Trees!

On Friday, November 21st, kick off the holiday season at the Shannex Holiday Luncheon - a wonderful way to celebrate with colleagues and friends.

Songwriters in the Round

Starts: November 23rd, 2014 - 6:30pm
Where: St. James United Church

2014 African Nova Scotian Mental Health & Addictions Initiative Conference

Starts: November 27th, 2014
Where: Holiday Inn

The first-ever-of-its-kind 2014 African Nova Scotian Mental Health & Addictions Initiative Conference (ANSMHAI), is an exciting 2 day affair that will put Nova Scotia/ Canada on the map by showcasing leading experts of mental health issues for diverse African, Caribbean, Black (ACB) populations by giving health professionals and service users that provide or receive mental health services an opportunity to gather to focus on the impact of health system delivery, navigation and response for persons of African descent living in Nova Scotia.

On Thursday evening, there will be a FREE Networking Mingler Event from 5-9pm that will present you with the opportunity to meet with leading local, regional, provincial, and international mental health providers and clinicians for diverse African, Caribbean, Black (ACB) populations. On Friday, the critical exchange of dialogue about mental health service navigation, usage, delivery, and responsiveness from representatives across local, regional, provincial, national, and international levels will begin with the intent to examine considerable contextual issues when providing health services to diverse ACB populations so that they can be better served.

Advanced Leadership Master Class

Starts: November 27th, 2014 - 8:30am
Where: College of Continuing Education, Dalhousie University

The Decision Making Master Class is designed for leaders who:

  • Face important decisions on a daily basis

Divest Dal: Bringing Climate Justice to Campus

Change: Environment, Sustainablity and Society Lectures

Starts: November 27th, 2014 - 7:00pm
Where: Ondaatje Theatre, Marion McCain Building

Members of the DivestDal Collective.

Free.

Donizetti's opera Don Pasquale

Cecilia Concerts

Starts: November 29th, 2014 - 3:00pm
Where: Lilian Piercey Concert Hall

The Jeunesses Musicales touring production of the popular 19th century comic opera.

 

Symphony Nova Scotia The Nutcracker

Starts: December 5th, 2014 - 7:30pm
Where: Rebecca Cohn Auditorium, Halifax

December 5, 6, 12, & 13 at 7:30 pm

December 6, 7, 13, & 14* at 2:00 pm (added performance)

Seton Choir's Seton's Greetings

Cecilia Concerts

Starts: December 14th, 2014 - 3:00pm
Where: Bethany United Church

One of Halifax's most popular choirs joins Cecilia Concerts to present music of the Christmas season.

 

Down Home Christmas

Starts: December 14th, 2014 - 6:30pm
Where: St. James United Church

Pro Love

Starts: January 1st, 2015 - 8:00am
Where: Victoria General Hospital

www.yourchoicehalifax.com

There are signs in the city, signs we don’t like.

Suzanne Lemieux and Blue Engine String Quartet

Cecilia Concerts

Starts: January 11th, 2015 - 2:00pm
Where: Lilian Piercey Concert Hall

Going for Barique and more, our Musician in Residence and Eastern Canada's finest string quartet play music from J.C. Bach to Arnold Bax.

Valerie Milot (harp) & Andre Bareil (violin)

Cecilia Concerts

Starts: February 8th, 2015 - 2:00pm
Where: Lilian Piercey Concert Hall

Debut Atlantic presents a unique pairing in a program that ranges from classic to pop.

 

Coffee House in the Round

Starts: February 8th, 2015 - 6:30pm
Where: St. James United Church

A Tribute to Fritz Kreisler

Cecilia Concerts

Starts: February 22nd, 2015 - 2:00pm
Where: Lilian Piercey Concert Hall

Jeunesses Musicales presents two witty and gifted musicians -Ewald Cheung (violin) and Philip Chiu (piano) - recreating the charisma and virtuosity of the legendary violinist and composer.

 

Thibault Cauvin, guitarist

Cecilia Concerts

Starts: March 8th, 2015 - 2:00pm
Where: Lilian Piercey Concert Hall

International sensation Cauvin stops in Halifax as part of his cross-Canada tour in a concert co-presented with Alliance Francaise.

 

Video Games Live

Starts: March 10th, 2015 - 7:30pm
Where: Dalhousie Arts Centre

Tickets Available

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Quartet La Corde

Cecilia Concerts

Starts: March 15th, 2015 - 2:00pm
Where: Lilian Piercey Concert Hall

This remarkable award-winning string quartet (Ben Marmen, cello; Artem Kolosov and Hee Min Choi, violin; and Warda Limaye, viola) returns to the Cecilia Concert stage at the onset of their professional careeers.

 

Coffee House

Starts: March 29th, 2015 - 6:30pm
Where: St. James United Church

Willem Blois & Cindy Thong

Cecilia Concerts

Starts: April 19th, 2015 - 2:00pm
Where: Lilian Piercey Concert Hall

Two outstanding young pianists combine showmanship with technique to present a populist approach to the two piano concert format.

 

Fifth Wind

Cecilia Concerts

Starts: May 10th, 2015 - 2:00pm
Where: Lilian Piercey Concert Hall

Musician in Residence Suzanne Lemieux introduces the woodwind quintet which she helped to found in a program spanning three centuries of music for wind qunitets.

 

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OUT: Queer Looking, Queer Acting Revisited

Starts: September 19th, 2014 - 7:00pm
Where: Khyber Centre for the Arts

OUT: Queer Looking, Queer Acting Revisited partially recreates the 1997 exhibition, Queer Looking, Queer Acting: Lesbian and Gay Vernacular, originally presented at the Mount Saint Vincent University Art Gallery and curated by long-time gay activist, Robin Metcalfe (now Director/Curator of Saint Mary's University Art Gallery). The original exhibition comprised ephemeral, mostly print materials that served or reflected Queer activist struggles in Halifax between 1972 and 1997. These included print multiples, such as posters, handbills, T-shirts, and pins; video and film; performance, broadly defined to include drag shows and political demonstrations, and their props; and ways of marking, creating, and animating queer space within urban and architectural contexts.

The current exhibition is one of a series of events that the Khyber Art Society initiated to mark the 125th anniversary of 1588 Barrington Street, the former Church of England Institute (built in 1888), more recently the home of the Khyber Centre for the Arts. A building with a rich history that touches on many cultural communities in Halifax, 1588 Barrington has a particular historic importance for the local Queer (LGBT) community, having housed the legendary Turret social club from 1976 to 1983. The Turret was central to a generation of Queer activism that generated the materials featured in the exhibition.

A world that is being reshaped: A cross-examination on the construction, persistence and disappearance of the walls and borders.

Panel discussion

Starts: September 19th, 2014 - 7:00pm
Where: Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21

 

Free panel discussion and public debate.

JM Abraham Poetry Award - Shortlist Reading

Sue Goyette, Mary Dalton, Don Domanski

Starts: September 19th, 2014 - 6:30pm
Where: The Nook on Gottingen

Join us for an evening celebrating the nominees of this year's JM Abraham Poetry Award.

Sue Goyette, "Ocean,"

Thomas Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award - Shortlist Reading

William Kowalski, Ed Kavanagh, Shashi Bhat

Starts: September 19th, 2014 - 12:00pm
Where: Alderney Gate Library

Join us for a noon hour reading of shortlisted authors at the Alderney Gate Library in Dartmouth.

Featuring readings by:

Glam Delusion - A fundraiser for the AIDS Coalition of Nova Scotia

Starts: September 18th, 2014 - 9:00pm
Where: Pacifico Halifax

Sublime sounds, surreal sights, and scandalous scenery.

Tickets can be bought in advance for $10 at www.glamdelusion.myevent.com or for $15 at the door.

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