Megan Leslie

Member of Parliament, Halifax


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.


Junior League of Halifax: Homes for the Holidays

Starts: November 28th, 2014
Where: Various Halifax area locations


  • $20.00 in advance
  • $25.00 at the door

Tickets Sold Here:

NSCAD's Pop-up at the Christmas Shop

Starts: November 28th, 2014

We’d like to festively invite you to 'Pop-up at the Christmas Shop' taking place Friday, November 28 and Saturday, November 29 at the former Christmas By The Sea, 1880 Hollis Street (near NSCAD’s Art Supply Shop).


Dalplex Christmas Craft Market

Starts: November 28th, 2014
Where: Dalplex

30 years of one-of-a-kind gift ideas! Buy local this holiday season at the Dalplex Christmas Craft market.

Featuring vendors from the Atlantic region and across Canada exhibiting their handcrafted pottery, jewelry, art, woodwork, toys, handmade treasures, delicious treats and more!

Queer Dharma

Starts: November 28th, 2014 - 6:00pm
Where: Halifax Shambhala Centre

LGBTQI & Friends:  Join us for a light vegan meal followed by meditation practice/instruction, a brief teaching and discussion.

Ouch!  The Good News of the Four Noble Truths

Hydrostone Tree Lighting

Starts: November 28th, 2014 - 6:30pm

POSTCARDS FROM THE SKY - Dalhousie University Chorus and Chamber Orchestra

Presented by The Fountain School of Performing Arts

Starts: November 28th, 2014 - 7:30pm
Where: St. Matthew's United Church

Admission $15/$10 at the door or purchase a 5-event package and save!  Tickets on sale now at the Dalhousie Arts Centre Box Office, 902-494-3820, or 1-800-874-1669 or


Portia White Gala Concert 2014

Starts: November 28th, 2014 - 7:30pm
Where: Faith Tabernacle

Featuring the Dalhousie Health Professions Chorale, the Vocal Chords and TestosterTONES student ensembles & the Sackville Concert Band in a program of classical and popular repertoire along with seasonal favourites.


Angel on the Road CD Release Show

Starts: November 28th, 2014 - 7:30pm
Where: The Music Room

This is the celebration of Erika's 4th studio release of 2014! Come out and hear her new songs from Angel on the Road, Year of the Water Snake, Revolution and WINGS. Bring your open heart and your voice!


WASSAIL - The Vesuvius Chamber Orchestra and Chamber Choir

Starts: November 28th, 2014 - 8:00pm
Where: Halifax Music Co-op

A night filled with the music of Charpentier, "Masse de Minuit" and "Te Deum" performed by the HMC's Vesuvius Chamber Choir and Vesuvius Chamber Orchestra.



String Masterclass with Jeanne Lamon

Starts: November 29th, 2014 - 2:00pm
Where: Dalhousie Arts Centre

Free Admission


Genealogical Association of Nova Scotia Open House

Starts: November 29th, 2014 - 2:00pm
Where: Genealogical Association of Nova Scotia

GANS has moved into a new office located at 33 Ochterloney Street in Dartmouth! Come and check out the new office space! See our amazing new research room and the lecture hall!

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Donizetti's opera Don Pasquale

Cecilia Concerts

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

Cecilia Concerts welcomes the Jeunesses Musicales Opera Troupe to the concert stage on Saturday, November 29 at 7:30pm to perform Gaetano Donizetti’s comic opera Don Pasquale

Lucy Hayes Davis, currently a vocal performance professor at Dalhouse Univeristy’s Fountain School of Performing Arts and Cecilia Concerts’ previous musician in residence, will present an outline of the opera in a pre-concert talk at 6:45 pm on the main floor of the Conservatory. Admission to the talk is free to all ticket holders.

North End Yuletide Market & Celebration

Urlaubs Festival

Starts: November 29th, 2014 - 3:00pm


NEBA will be kicking off the holiday season German-style!

Rainmen Basketball Games

Starts: November 29th, 2014 - 7:00pm
Where: Scotiabank Centre

November Special

Kids 12 years old and Under FREE for the month of November when accompanied by an adult. Limit 2 tickets per adult.

The Night of Inspiration 2014

the 2nd “Jan and Stan Kutcher Turkish Community Award”

Starts: November 29th, 2014 - 7:00pm
Where: Maritime Museum of the Atlantic

Third time in Halifax we are creating an event that is bringing three amazing communities under one roof for a night that promises to be an unforgettable experience. One hour of live performances. There will be some dance shows/live entertainment followed by DJ Erfan dance party (Arabic, Persian and Turkish). Come and dance away the night with us and take part in this great event.

The Night of Inspiration organizing committee launches the 2nd “Jan and Stan Kutcher Turkish Community Award” to recognize and honour the individuals or groups who have made exceptional contributions to the Turkish Halifax Community. Recipient/s of the award will be selected by the Night of Inspiration 2014 Nomination Committee (Greater Halifax Partnership, World Trade Centre Limited and Virtual Management Group) and presented at this Gala event.

The Celtic Christmas Show

Starts: November 29th, 2014 - 7:00pm
Where: Spatz Theatre Halifax

The RCMP Pipes and Drums and Dancers / The Amethyst Scottish Dancers
The Scaip na Celiti Dancers with Liter Joe Murphy / The Acadian Step Dancers 
The Diaga Irish Dancers 

Solo Vocalist: Patricia Murray/ Narrator and MC: Ronan O'Driscoll
Band: Cassie & Maggie MacDonald, Glenn Coolen, Mark Currie and Tony Quinn 

Mary, A Christmas Concert, by Aeolian Singers and Creative Voices

Starts: November 29th, 2014 - 7:30pm
Where: First Baptist Church of Halifax

Halifax’s The Aeolian Singers and Creative Voices of Truro will present Mary, A Christmas Concert on Saturday, November 29 at 7:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church (1300 Oxford Street, Halifax) and on Sunday, November 30 at St. Andrew’s United Church (55 King Street, Truro). Tickets are $15 and can be purchased from choir members and from MacQuarries, Esplanade (Truro concert) and will also be available at the door. Children twelve and under are five dollars. The performance features special guest, Shimon Walt, Cello. Conducting the Aeolian Singers is Artistic Director, Janet Gaskin, and Creative Voices is led by Jacqueline Chambers, the former Artistic Director of the Aeolians. You can visit both groups’ websites at and The Aeolian Singers are accompanied by Diana Torbert and Creative Voices’ accompanist is Sandra MacAulay-Thompson.


The "Inquiry" Exhibition

Portraits of 18 people who participated in the Mackenzie Valley Pipeline Inquiry

Starts: November 30th, 2014
Where: Dalhousie University

During the month of November, the Faculty of Law at Dalhousie University is hosting an exhibition called "Inquiry", with portraits of 18  people who participated in the Mackenzie Valley Pipeline Inquiry (the Berger Inquiry). In interviews, each explains how the Dene and Inuvialuit residents of 30 small villages in the Northwest Territories stopped the largest engineering project in North America. In the atrium of the Weldon Law building from November 3 to 30.

Aboriginal AIDS Awareness Family Fun Day

Starts: November 30th, 2014 - 1:00pm
Where: Holiday Inn Harbourview

Musical Meet and Greet - Jollimore Trio

with Jack and Eileen

Starts: November 30th, 2014 - 2:00pm
Where: Parkhill United Church

Admission by donation.

Proceeds will go to William's Lake Conservation Company.

Symphony Nova Scotia Presents: Tafelmusik’s Galileo Project

Starts: November 30th, 2014 - 2:00pm
Where: Rebecca Cohn Auditorium

Symphony Nova Scotia proudly presents "one of the world's top baroque orchestras" (Gramophone) right here in Halifax! Tafelmusik takes over the Rebecca Cohn with its breathtaking Galileo Project - an award-winning multimedia concert experience commemorating Galileo's first public demonstration of the telescope. Watch in awe as Tafelmusik's musicians perform masterpieces from Monteverdi, Vivaldi, Bach, and Handel by memory to a backdrop of high-definition images from space in this "breathtaking" achievement that's "enough to make the stars weep" (CBC).


The North Street Singers Concert

Starts: November 30th, 2014 - 2:00pm
Where: Northwood Halifax

Call 454-3351 for more details or to reserve your tickets.

$10 for Reboom members, $15 for community and at the door.

Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street / music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim


Starts: November 30th, 2014 - 6:00pm
Where: Ondaatje Hall, Marion McCain Building, Dalhousie University

Admission is free but you MUST reserve a seat by e-mailing Michael Parker at

Join us for the 2014-2015 season of “Sunday Night at the Opera Video Series”; a screening on DVD of eight of the best operas in the repertoire.  A brief historical and musical introduction to the works will be given by Dr. Michael Parker.  All operas will be presented with English subtitles.

World AIDS Day 2014: Getting to Zero. Getting Tested.

Starts: December 1st, 2014 - 12:00pm
Where: Dalhousie University Schulich School of Law, room 207

The theme for World AIDS Day 2014 is: Getting to Zero. Zero new HIV infections. Zero Discrimination. Zero AIDS-related deaths.

Join us for an interactive, information sharing 'lunch & learn' on HIV testing to mark World AIDS Day.

Book Launch- Own it: Your success, your future, your life by Clare Beckton

Starts: December 1st, 2014 - 12:30pm
Where: MacDonald Room, MSVU Library

Clare Beckton is Executive Director of the Centre for Women in Politics and Public Leadership at Carleton University, where she leads research, facilitates workshops, and mentors. She is a former law professor and retired senior executive in the Government of Canada, where she held roles such as Assistant Deputy Attorney General in Justice Canada and deputy head of Status of Women Canada.

The author of a number of articles on freedom of expression and equality, she has received wide recognition for her work, including being named as one of Canada’s top 100 most Powerful Women in Canada in 2008 and 2012. She was also a Fulbright Scholar attending Harvard to obtain a MPA in 2005. She lives in Ottawa.

Local Council of Women Christmas event

Starts: December 1st, 2014 - 5:30pm
Where: Women's Council House

Christmas Event for Council members and guests.

There will be music, a light buffet, and interesting guests.

Film Screening: Shameless

An Impact Ethics Fall Film Series Event

Starts: December 1st, 2014 - 7:00pm
Where: Alderney Gate Public Library

The ART of disability; a portrait of five individuals. 

Industrial Heritage Nova Scotia

Starts: December 1st, 2014 - 7:30pm
Where: Maritime Museum of the Atlantic

Join members of Industrial Heritage Nova Scotia for a presentation about Nova Scotia’s Furniture Industry, featuring speakers Terry Eyland and David Rollinson.

The Power of Participation

7th Annual Symposium on Inclusive Education and Employment

Starts: December 2nd, 2014
Where: World Trade and Convention Centre

In celebration of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities

This two-day Symposium, sponsored in partnership with the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission, the Disabled Persons Commission, and the province-wide Collaborative Partnership Network for Persons with Disabilities, is an opportunity for you to identify, reduce and eliminate barriers to inclusive education and employment experienced by persons with disabilities, through meaningful discussion and dialogue with employers, educators, employment service providers, the government and the community. The shared partnership that plans and implements this Annual Symposium continues to emphasize the importance of collaboration in ensuring persons with disabilities take their rightful places at all levels of education, in the workforce, and in the community.

Creating Good Food

Starts: December 2nd, 2014 - 6:00pm
Where: G. Bauld Centre

Please join us as we celebrate the launch of Creating Good Food 


The Aftermath of the Halifax Explosion with Joel Zemel

Starts: December 2nd, 2014 - 7:30pm
Where: Maritime Museum of the Atlantic

During this evening presentation, author Joel Zemel will discuss his book, Scapegoat, which explores the extraordinary proceedings following the 1917 Halifax Explosion.

In the aftermath of the disaster, a state of panic, paranoia and anger arose in the city. A litany of baseless, sensationalistic stories appeared in the Halifax Herald claiming German spies and saboteurs as the culprits.

LET YOUR SPIRIT TAKE FLIGHT - Dalhousie Symphony Orchestra

Presented by The Fountain School of Performing Arts

Starts: December 2nd, 2014 - 7:30pm
Where: St. Matthew’s United Church

Admission $15/$10 at the door or purchase a 5-event package and save!  Tickets on sale now at the Dalhousie Arts Centre Box Office, 902-494-3820, or 1-800-874-1669 or


Immigrant Settlement & Integration Services Open House

Starts: December 3rd, 2014 - 3:00pm
Where: Mumford Professional Centre, second floor

Please Join Us!

It's that time of year again!
Join us for food, fun and great conversation.

Making Spirits Bright 2014

Starts: December 3rd, 2014 - 5:30pm
Where: Westin Nova Scotian

Halifax's premiere Christmas networking party is back again! Join us for the always great mix of entertainment, food, and fun, all served up in the classic Atlantic Ballroom.


Sable Island National Park's 1st Birthday Party!

Starts: December 3rd, 2014 - 7:00pm
Where: Natural History Museum

The Friends of Sable Island Society is hosting a Birthday Party to celebrate Sable Island National Park Reserve's 1st anniversary in Halifax. 


Town Hall Meeting on Retirement Security hosted by the Canadian Labour Congress

Starts: December 3rd, 2014 - 7:00pm
Where: Maritime Hall (Halifax Forum Complex)

suddenlyLISTEN presents Les Mains de Son

Starts: December 3rd, 2014 - 8:00pm
Where: Bus Stop Theatre

Magali Babin (Montreal) – electronics, etc

Geordie Haley – guitar

Usually Beauty Fails

A Live Art Dance Event

Starts: December 4th, 2014
Where: Dunn Theatre, Dalhousie Arts Centre

Info and Tickets: 902-420-0003 or

Ecology Action Centre Annual Open House

Starts: December 4th, 2014 - 4:00pm
Where: Ecology Action Centre

Please join us for a festive evening at our annual Holiday Open House!

The Open House is a great opportunity to meet some of the staff and volunteers of the Ecology Action Centre, hear about what we've been working on, and of course enjoy some delicious food and drink! This year, you'll also get a chance to learn about our proposed Fern Lane expansion project and have a look at the latest schematic drawings - very exciting.

A workshop series presented by: The Eating Disorders Project, The Self-Help Connection

Freedom from Disordered Eating Part 3

Starts: December 4th, 2014 - 6:30pm
Where: South House

Thursday, December 4th, 6:30-8:30 pm

Dealing with the holidays….and other stressful stuff.

Autism Nova Scotia's Holiday Open House

Starts: December 4th, 2014 - 6:30pm
Where: Maritime Museum of the Atlantic

Awards ceremony begins at 7:00PM

Please RSVP by Monday, December 1, 2014
Robyn Bradshaw, Executive Assistant
Phone: 902-446-4995

The Doppler Effect presents: THE CONTRIBUTION

Starts: December 5th, 2014
Where: The Waiting Room

Alistair and Iraq Barrington live in a perfect world. A world defined by respect for Nature, free of poverty and disease; a world with no hunger, no war, no crime. In it, concepts like money and greed are obsolete, and humanity is united by a collective vision of progress, comfort and love. A true Utopia. And it's all thanks to Cadimus.


Call for Applications ~ Two Opportunities for Emerging Dance Artists ~

Starts: December 5th, 2014

Apprenticeship Program – Dates: Dec 1-12, April 6 - 24
Emerge Creation/Performance Project – Dates:    January 26 – February 13
                                                                                   Performances: Feb 21 - 22

Mocean Dance is pleased to announce two new programs supporting the development of emerging dance artists in our region.

Halifax Crafters Society 10th Birthday Winter Market

Starts: December 5th, 2014
Where: Olympic Community Centre

This December, we’re celebrating our 10 year anniversary of hand craft markets in Halifax! To mark this crafty occasion, our winter show will be a three-day event


Planning Walkable Communities Workshop

Starts: December 5th, 2014 - 9:00am
Where: Dalhousie University in Halifax

How communities are planned and designed directly impacts local environments and health. Walking is the most accessible form of active transportation for the average person of any age, yet Nova Scotia’s communities have a considerable need for improving the availability, safety and convenience of walking routes. Community design can encourage populations to travel between destinations actively by foot. This workshop, for planners and others, is about making our communities more walkable for everyone, from children to seniors. It will address the state of walkability in NS and how to improve walkability in the areas of planning and infrastructure.

The Cities & Environment Unit (CEU) and its team of Community Planners will facilitate the workshop, drawing on their experience in active transportation planning and community design to deliver an engaging and informative workshop. CEU project experience includes the Municipalities for Green Mobility project, Complete Streets Policy development in HRM, Walkability Assessment Tools for East Hants, as well as a Shared-Use Street Design for Argyle Street in Downtown Halifax.

King's View Academy Presents: Gild on the Lily

Starts: December 5th, 2014 - 7:00pm
Where: Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts

Gild On The Lily , a Melodrama in One Act, will be performed by The King's View Academy Players and Directed by Willy Badger. Gild On The Lily was written by famed Bishop's University professor George Rideout AKA Walter Young.

The evening will also be a fundraiser for Scholarships to attend King's View Academy.

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)

Derbyoke for Team NS

Starts: December 5th, 2014 - 9:00pm
Where: Company House

Come out and support Nova Scotia's very first provincial roller derby team in the funnest way possible ......


Glamazons Unleashed

Starts: December 5th, 2014 - 9:00pm
Where: Atlantica Hotel Halifax

The queens of the Glamazon Army and the ladies of The Unleashed Dancers are coming together for a fusion of drag and dance. This unique show will feature both drag and dance routines as well as Unleashed performing with each queen. This will be a night you won't want to miss.!!


An Introduction to Hope and Survival: The Halifax Explosion Memorial Project

Starts: December 6th, 2014 - 1:00pm
Where: Maritime Museum of the Atlantic

Free - we welcome donations to our Christmas at Sea campaigns for Mission to Seafarers and Boatload of Toys

Artist Laurie Swim will be introducing her proposed community art project for the centenary of the Halifax Explosion in 2017 at the Maritime Museum. An Introduction to Hope and Survival includes a special beading in Braille of the Scroll of Remembrance for The Halifax Explosion Memorial and quilt pieces depicting the images of the aftermath of the tragedy.

The Halifax Explosion in Story and Song

Starts: December 6th, 2014 - 2:00pm
Where: Maritime Museum of the Atlantic

Free - we welcome donations to our Christmas at Sea campaigns for Mission to Seafarers and Boatload of Toys.

On December 6th, 1917, the French munitions ship Mont Blanc collided in the Narrows with the Norwegian supply ship Imo. At about five minutes after 9:00 am, Mont Blanc exploded in what was, at the time, the largest man-made explosion in history. Over 1,900 people were killed and nearly half the city was left homeless.

Rev. Darlene Young Memorial Community Dinner

Starts: December 6th, 2014 - 6:00pm
Where: St. Andrew’s United Church

EnChor East Choir’s Christmas Concert - “Noel, Noel”

Starts: December 6th, 2014 - 7:30pm
Where: St Benedict Roman Catholic Church

With special guests, the Baroque n’ Fiddle String Quartet, Soloists Julie Monette – soprano, Pamela Rogers, mezzo-soprano and accompanist, Dean Bradshaw, under the direction of conductor Wayne Rogers

The concert will feature Antonio Vivaldi’s Gloria along with seasonal songs from spirituals to a composition by Wayne Rogers, Ring Those Christmas Bells and as a tribute to those who have fought for our freedom, Halifax composer Alex Tilley’s In Flanders Fields.

Tales of a Charlie Brown Christmas

With the Jerry Granelli Trio & the Vivace Children's Choir

Starts: December 7th, 2014
Where: Spatz Theatre Halifax

We don't think it is too early to start talking about the holidays, especially with Tales of A Charlie Brown Christmas coming up! Experience the magic of this timeless classic, featuring local jazz legend and original member of the Vince Guaraldi Trio, Jerry Granelli. Tales of A Charlie Brown Christmas, a Halifax Jazz Festival fundraiser for music education, takes place at 2 PM and 8 PM Sunday, December 7. Tickets for Halifax Jazz Festival's fundraiser are $40, during the matinee performance one child (12 and under) may accompany an adult for free. For more information about the 2 PM child-friendly matinee visit here, for more about the 8 PM silent auction visit here


Family Holiday Celebration

Starts: December 7th, 2014 - 12:00pm
Where: Maritime Museum of the Atlantic

Start a holiday tradition at the museum by spending a December Sunday afternoon with us! In our beautifully decorated Small Craft Gallery, you’ll have a chance to make a holiday craft for your tree or help decorate ours! Colour a limited edition wood-cut ornament as your museum memento, make traditional paper and nautical decorations while enjoying some warm, light refreshments and musical sounds to round out a memorable Maritime family afternoon. Don’t forget to bring your donation to Mission to Seafarers and Boatload of Toys campaigns and visit our LEGO: Halifax’s City by the Sea display!


Our Sable Island Home - Book Launch

Starts: December 7th, 2014 - 2:30pm
Where: Museum of Natural History

The official book launch for Our Sable Island Home will take place on Sunday, December 7th at the Museum for Natural History in Halifax in the Sable Island Exhibit. Refreshments will be served. Mary and Sharon will be there to discuss the book and present some of Ernest's great photos!


EnChor East Choir’s Christmas Concert

Starts: December 7th, 2014 - 3:00pm
Where: Knox United Church

With special guests, the Baroque n’ Fiddle String Quartet, Soloists Julie Monette – soprano, Pamela Rogers, mezzo-soprano and accompanist, Dean Bradshaw, under the direction of conductor Wayne Rogers

The concert will feature Antonio Vivaldi’s Gloria along with seasonal songs from spirituals to a composition by Wayne Rogers, Ring Those Christmas Bells and as a tribute to those who have fought for our freedom, Halifax composer Alex Tilley’s In Flanders Fields.

A John Gracie Christmas

Starts: December 7th, 2014 - 7:30pm
Where: Bella Rose Arts Centre

Featuring Samantha Gracie

Tickets: $25

The Phoenix Nutcracker Luncheon

Starts: December 9th, 2014 - 11:30am
Where: Cunard Centre

The Phoenix Nutcracker Luncheon is a moving experience celebrating the joy and hope of the season with performances by the Phoenix Community Choir and Symphony Nova Scotia. Inspiring stories from Phoenix youth, a festive three-course lunch and beautiful music are the perfect way to kick-off the holiday season and to host friends, family, colleagues, clients or staff.


International Human Rights Day 2014

Starts: December 10th, 2014 - 8:00am
Where: Cole Harbour Place, Multipurpose Room

Parterns for Human Rights Working toward a respectful and inclusive community. Parters for Human Rights invites you! 

This year's theme: Human Rights Education! 

Auction for Asylum

Starts: December 10th, 2014 - 8:00pm
Where: Maritime Museum of the Atlantic

:: Please come out to join the Halifax Refugee Clinic on International Human Rights Day for our Auction for Asylum fundraising event! The event will be held on December 10th, 2014, at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, and will run from 8:00PM-11:00PM. Doors open at 7:30PM


Ward 5 Neighbourhood Centre 32nd Annual Christmas Bingo!

Starts: December 13th, 2014 - 12:00pm
Where: St. Joseph's School Gym

8 Turkeys, 7 Hams and GREAT Merchandise!

$100.00 Lotto Tree Draw - Tickets $2.00

The Secret Lantern

Starts: December 13th, 2014 - 6:30pm
Where: Alderney Landing

Xara Choral Theatre invites you to experience a magical winter evening of music and theatre on December 13, 2014. This candle-lit event will consist of two parts.


Multicultural Holiday Gala

Starts: December 13th, 2014 - 6:30pm
Where: Rosaria Hall Multipurpose Room, Mount Saint Vincent University

Tickets are $30 per guest, available for purchase at ADAM Office (3110 Kempt Road, Suite 202)

For more information, contact ADAM (African Diaspora Association of the Maritimes) at 902-404-3670 or

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

A Night at the Movies

Starts: December 14th, 2014 - 7:00pm
Where: Lord Nelson Hotel, Halifax

Dinuk Wijeratne, Conductor

$25 per ticket/$250 per table
Ph:902-423-5984 for more information 

Grab That Dough: XMAS Hamper Edition

Starts: December 14th, 2014 - 9:00pm
Where: Menz Bar

First of two performances. 

Hosted by Mz. Vicki de Knight and Madison Hart

safeTALK: suicide alertness for everyone training session

Presented by Communities Addressing Suicide Together (CAST) of the Canadian Mental Health Association Nova Scotia Division

Starts: December 15th, 2014 - 9:30am
Where: Room 105 (Serenity Room) at Community Mental Health Bayers Road - Suite 109

safeTALK, about three hours in duration, is a certified LivingWorks Education training that prepares anyone over the age of 15 to identify persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them to suicide first aid resources. Most people with thoughts of suicide invite help to stay safe. Alert helpers know how to use these opportunities to support that desire for safety.For more information on safeTALK or LivingWorks, go to:  

Cost: $35.00

The 5th Annual "Carols in the Cathedral" Concert

Starts: December 15th, 2014 - 7:30pm
Where: Cathedral Church of All Saints

Join LunaSea Theatre Company for its fifth annual fund-raising event "Carols in the Cathedral", hosted by Mary-Colin Chisholm. Becoming a treasured Christmas tradition, this festive evening features Ian Sherwood, soprano Andrea Jeffrey along with Women's and Men's choirs, Yuletide music and, yes, sing-along-opportunities, along with sales of cider and baked goods, and the always popular Silent Auction.

Tickets $20 (reg), $15 (senior, student, artsworker), $5 (under 13)

Ultimate Elvis Christmas and Gospel Show

Featuring the 16 piece UFC Choir

Starts: December 16th, 2014 - 7:00pm
Where: Dalhousie Arts Centre

For more information visit 

The Fifth Annual Twelve Beers of Christmas

Starts: December 17th, 2014 - 6:30pm
Where: Propeller Brewing Company

Event registration is by invitation only. Register with your email address to attend this event. 

What started out as one man drinking by himself during the holidays has now morphed into an annual holiday tradition. The Twelve Beers of Christmas is a celebration of many things. It's a celebration of craft beer, and Nova Scotian craft beer in particular. It's a celebration of good food and good friends, or in some cases, people who don't even know each other but become good friends over good...

Film Screening: Magic Trip

The Beat Generation on Screen

Starts: December 17th, 2014 - 8:00pm
Where: Dalhousie Art Gallery

Alison Ellwood, Alex Gibney, USA, 2011, 107 minutes. The definitive end of the Beat Era and the beginning of the 1960's counterculture is documented in this extraordinary film about Ken Kesey's Merry Pranksters cross-country bus trip in 1964.

Free admission.

Handel's Messiah

Starts: December 19th, 2014
Where: Rebecca Cohn Auditorium

Handel’s Messiah is a moving, electrifying masterpiece, and a highlight of the Christmas season for hundreds of Nova Scotians each year.


Direction 180 ANNUAL HOLIDAY Community Christmas Party

Starts: December 19th, 2014 - 11:30pm
Where: Mic Mac Native Friendship Centre

Donations welcome, if you wish to contribute please contact Cindy at 420-0567 or email 

MP's Community Skating Party

Hosted by Megan Leslie

Starts: December 20th, 2014 - 10:00am
Where: Scotiabank Centre (formerly Metro Centre)

FREE event for all ages!

All levels of skaters are welcome!

Grab That Dough: XMAS Hamper Edition

Starts: December 21st, 2014 - 9:00pm
Where: Menz Bar

Second of two performances. 

Hosted by Mz. Vicki de Knight and Madison Hart

First Night with Onelight: A New Year's Eve Fundraiser

Starts: December 31st, 2014 - 7:00pm
Where: Alderney Landing

First Night with Onelight is a unique opportunity to step out in style on New Year's Eve with friends, family or colleagues.


Pro Love

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

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

Blue Nose Icebreaker

Starts: January 4th, 2015 - 1:00pm
Where: The Oval in Halifax

Join us on Sunday, January 4 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., for the Blue Nose Icebreaker, a family skating session at The Oval in Halifax. Whether you participate in Blue Nose, or are thinking about it; maybe you volunteer with us; or if you simply cheer us from the sidelines we’d love to see you at The Oval. The event is free and everyone is welcome – even if you don’t skate, come enjoy the fun and be part of our photo event for the Bluenose Marathon.

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.

DaPoPo Theatre presents

A Good Death by Kim Parkhill and Directed by Garry Williams

Starts: January 14th, 2015 - 7:30pm
Where: Neptune Scoatiabank Studio Theatre


Samantha Wilson

Craft Beer and Local Food Celebration 2015

Starts: January 15th, 2015 - 7:00pm
Where: Halifax Club

Local Connections Halifax returns for its Second Annual Craft Beer & Local Food Celebration. As is the case with all LCH events, we will be raising the game once again.

And yes, tickets are all-inclusive, and you will again get a wonderful take-home glass as well, but this time we'll be using a Belgian-style glass which we think is the best available.

Better Politics Awards

A Springtide Collective Celebration

Starts: January 21st, 2015 - 7:00pm
Where: Loyola Conference Hall, Sobey Building, Saint Mary's University

Buy your tickets today for the first annual Better Politics Awards!


Magnificent Mozart and Pre-Concert Chat

Symphony Nova Scotia

Starts: January 29th, 2015 - 7:30pm
Where: Rebecca Cohn Auditorium

Thursday, January 29, 2015, 7:30 pm

Rebecca Cohn Auditorium, Halifax

David Myles

Symphony Nova Scotia

Starts: February 6th, 2015 - 7:30pm
Where: Rebecca Cohn Auditorium, Dalhousie University

Featuring: David Myles, vocals; Martin MacDonald, conductor

Two performances: Friday and Saturday at 7:30PM.

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

Two Orchestras Play Rachmaninoff

Symphony Nova Scotia and Nova Scotia Youth Orchestra

Starts: February 15th, 2015 - 7:30pm
Where: Rebecca Cohn Auditorium, Dalhousie University

Featuring: Bernhard Gueller, conductor; Ben Marmen, cello;
Nova Scotia Youth Orchestra

César Franck: Le chasseur maudit; Camille Saint-Saëns: Cello Concerto no. 1 in A minor;Rachmaninoff: Symphonic Dances

More than 100 musicians take the stage as Symphony Nova Scotia joins forces with the Nova Scotia Youth Orchestra! Together, the two orchestras anticipate our end-of-season Russian Festival with our first-ever performance of Rachmaninoff's final creation - the rhythmic, fantastical Symphonic Dances. This virtuoso showpiece is accompanied by Franck's cataclysmic Le chasseur maudit ("The Accursed Hunter") in another exciting first for Symphony Nova Scotia's audiences.

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.


Violinist Terry Tam and Pianist Lorraine Min

Symphony Nova Scotia

Starts: February 26th, 2015 - 7:30pm
Where: Rebecca Cohn Auditorium

Symphony Nova Scotia's Music Director, Bernhard Gueller, gives us the inside scoop on the orchestra's upcoming joint performance with violinist Terry Tam and pianist Lorraine Min. -->


Halifax Grammar School Moonlight Supper Club

Starts: February 28th, 2015
Where: World Trade and Convention Centre

Early Bird tickets are on sale now until October 31. Adult Early Bird tickets are $125 and Staff/Student (19+) Early Bird Tickets are $65.

All of those who have purchased tickets by October 31 will be entered into a draw for a one night stay at the Prince George Hotel for the night of the event.

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

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 March 29

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.


Angels' Essentials-Body, Mind and Spirit Fair

Starts: May 9th, 2015 - 10:00am
Where: Halifax Forum-Multi-Purpose Center

Saturday May 9, 10am-5pm - Sunday May 10, 10am-5pm

Admission: $8 One Day, Two Day Pass $11

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.



Rock the Hike

Starts: November 27th, 2014 - 9:00pm
Where: The T-Room, Sexton Campus, Dalhousie University

Facebook link (click here to RSVP)
The Liberals are trying to shove another tuition hike down our throats. come show your opposition at a free night of music, dancing and resistance.
Featuring: The Mankos, TVP and Latitude 44

The Fountain School of Performing Arts presents ANGELS IN THE ARCHITECTURE

Starts: November 27th, 2014 - 7:30pm
Where: St. Andrew’s United Church

Dalhousie Wind Ensemble

Admission $15/$10 at the door or purchase a 5-event package and save! 

HOLIDAY SING! The Vesuvius Chamber Orchestra and Chamber Choir

Starts: November 27th, 2014 - 7:00pm
Where: Fort Massey United Church

Come join the Vesuvius Chamber Orchestra and Chamber Choir for old fashioned Holiday fun. Because what could be more 'tis the season than singing your favourite holiday tunes and sipping on warm cider with friends and strangers alike?


Author Reading: Ann-Marie MacDonald

Starts: November 27th, 2014 - 7:00pm
Where: Saint George’s Round Church

We are happy to announce that we will be hosting a very special reading with the fantastic Ann-Marie MacDonald! She will be giving a reading from her latest release Adult Onset (which has received lots of excellent praise).

After the reading there shall be a Q & A session with Ann-Marie, and her books will be available for purchase – we’re sure she’ll be happy to sign your copy!

Looking Back, Moving Forward

Aboriginal Health Research in Canada, A Public Panel Discussion

Starts: November 27th, 2014 - 7:00pm
Where: Dalhousie Student Union Building, Room 303

You are invited to a public event where three panelists will discuss the changing landscape of Aboriginal health research over the past 25 years. Drawing on their own research experiences they will start a conversation that asks: What should Aboriginal health research look like in the future?

Moderated by Diana Lewis-Campbell, Union of Nova Scotia Indians Tribal Council, and PhD Doctoral Candidate, Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology, Dalhousie University. The panelists for this discussion are Fred Wien, Amy Bombay and Debbie Martin.