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

Becoming Fierce - Halifax Launch

Starts: September 30th, 2014 - 2:00pm
Where: Just Us! Cafe

Join us as we celebrate the launch of Becoming Fierce. Several of the authors featured in the anthology (Ben Boudreau, Alison DeLory, Chris Benjamin, Cale Liom) will be reading and copies will be available for purchase.

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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.

Panel Discussion on program prioritization, “Whose Priorities? Whose Choices?”

Starts: September 30th, 2014 - 7:00pm
Where: Dalhousie Student Union Building

Program prioritization — a process that ranks a university’s academic and administrative programs according to set criteria and allocates resources  based on those rankings — has become a reality at many Canadian and U.S. universities…but not without controversy.

At the University of Saskatchewan, criticism of the administration’s TransformUS process snowballed into the firing of a dean and the subsequent departure of both the university’s President and Provost.  At the University of Guelph, such non-academic programs as intercollegiate athletics, food services, residences and alumni relations received a high ranking, while language, literature, mathematics, sociology and theatre programs scored poorly.

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/

Upcoming

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

 

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.

Unlearn Rape Culture

A Panel Discussion

Starts: October 1st, 2014 - 6:30pm
Where: Room 302 Dalhousie Student Union Building

NSPIRG's Rad Frosh and the DSU Equity and Accessibility office have come together to hold a panel series surrounding issues on and off campus. This week we are deconstructing rape culture on campus. We are looking how the university reacts sexualized violence, and how it can do better. So excited to see you there!

Information Session: Mental Health Mobile Crisis Team

Starts: October 1st, 2014 - 7:00pm
Where: Johanna B. Oosterveld Centre

The Mental Health Mobile Crisis Team (MHMCT) provides intervention and short term crisis management for children, youth and adults experiencing a mental health crisis. They offer telephone intervention across Nova Scotia and mobile response in most communities in Halifax Regional Municipality.

The support is confidential, non-judgemental and respectful.

Film Screening: What Happened to keouac

The Beat Generation on Screen

Starts: October 1st, 2014 - 8:00pm
Where: Dalhousie Art Gallery

Richard Lerner, Lewis MacAdams, USA, 1986, 96 minutes. The first Kerouac documentary to make an impact, this conventionalised non-fiction film remains a strong introduction to the Beats.

Free admission

Play: It Is Solved By Walking

Starts: October 2nd, 2014
Where: Neptune’s Scotiabank Studio Theatre

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.

Intro to Screenwriting

AFCOOP Fall Filmmaking Workshop

Starts: October 2nd, 2014

For more information, visit www.afcoop.ca

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

Open Heart Forgery the grassroots writers' journal of Halifax, N.S.

PLEASE JOIN US FOR THE OCTOBER LAUNCH

Starts: October 2nd, 2014 - 6:30pm
Where: Sobeys Community Room

In conjunction with The Left Bank Reading please join us for an entertaining evening of poetry and literature. There will be free coffee for all!

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.

Halifax Jazz Festival Presents Eliozabeth Shepherd

Starts: October 2nd, 2014 - 7:00pm
Where: Peggy Corkum Music Room

Montreal pianist and vocalist Elizabeth Shepherd is back in Halifax releasing her fifth album The Signal. This three-time JUNO nominee will be joined by an all-star quartet of Canadian jazz musicians including trumpeter Kevin Turcotte.

$25/ $20 (students, seniors and HJF members)

Rewriting the History of Science & Philsophy in Late Colonial India

Part 2 in the 2014 Lecture Series, Centuries of Dialogue: Asia and the West

Starts: October 2nd, 2014 - 7:00pm
Where: KTS Lecture Hall, New Academic Building, University of King's College

Free public event. Reception to follow.

Live streaming at www.CosmoLocal.org

Devices of Wonder : A Spectacle of Global Performance - Christopher Baugh

2014 MacKay Lecture Series: Performance Across Boundaries

Starts: October 2nd, 2014 - 7:00pm
Where: Scotiabank Auditorium, McCain Arts & Sciences Building, Dalhousie University

Lecturer: Christopher Baugh, University of Leeds.

Free admission. Presented by Dalhousie’s Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

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.

Carbon Arc Independent Cinema

Carbon Arc this Friday

Starts: October 3rd, 2014 - 7:00pm

‘Life Itself’ recounts the surprising and entertaining life of world-renowned film critic and social commentator Roger Ebert – a story that is by turns personal, wistful, funny, painful, and transcendent.

The film explores the impact and legacy of Roger Ebert’s life: from his Pulitzer Prize-winning film criticism and his nearly quarter-century run with Gene Siskel on their review show, to becoming one of the country’s most influential cultural voices, and finally to Roger’s inspiring battles with cancer and the resulting physical disability – how he literally and symbolically put a new face on the disease and continued to be a cultural force despite it.

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
Where: Train Station Bike and Bean

The RIDE for Refuge is a family-friendly, non-competitive bike-a-thon that raises funds and awareness for vulnerable, exploited, and displaced people groups. The RIDE takes place the morning of Saturday, October 4th, along the beautiful St. Margaret's Bay Rails to Trails, and concludes with a free BBQ!

 

Living Proof with Beth Moore

Live simulcast

Starts: October 4th, 2014 - 9:00am
Where: Good Shepherd Church

Experience Beth Moore's dynamic event.

For tickets & info, visit: www.godshandsandfeet.ca

City Harvest at Argyle Fine Art

Heritage Moments and YOGA

Starts: October 4th, 2014 - 10:00am
Where: Argyle Fine Arts Gallary

CITY HARVEST is an event that happens downtown Halifax and celebrated I LOVE LOCAL business with special events, food samples and more throughout the day! Visit http://www.ilovelocalhfx.ca/v1/ for ALL THE DETAILS!

Clown Workshop in Halifax with John Beale

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

Location: TBA

11am -5pm each day

K'Jipuktuk Sisters in Spirit Vigil

Starts: October 4th, 2014 - 2:00pm
Where: Mi'kmaw Native Friendship Center

At 2:00pm we will meet to Parade Square and walk to the Mi'kmaw Native Friendship Center. There will be a feast, speakers and live entertainment:

El Jones

Istanbul Nights

Starts: October 4th, 2014 - 7:00pm
Where: Cafe Istanbul

A night of live Middle Eastern dance and delicious Turkish food and drink at Cafe Istanbul! Dance performances by Laura Selenzi at 7:30 and 8pm in the warm and exotic atmosphere of Cafe Istanbul.

We will continue every Saturday for the Fall and Winter, with performances by Laura or Monique Ryan, and the occasional special guest!

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

Lunch with Mary Pratt

Art Gallery of Nova Scotia exhibition

Starts: October 5th, 2014 - 12:00pm
Where: World Trade and Convention Centre

Join artist, Mary Pratt along with exhibition curators Sarah Fillmore ( Art Gallery of Nova Scotia) and Mireille Eagan (The Rooms Provincial Art Gallery) for a lunch and lecture touching on the aritst's career and the retrospective exhibition Mary Pratt opening October 2014 at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia.


 To purchase tickets, visit:

Musical Meet n' Greet with Jack & Eileen

"Music for Three"

Starts: October 5th, 2014 - 2:00pm
Where: Parkhill United Church

Jack Chen, Flute

Sue Sayle, Viola

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!

 

Earthquake Hazard in Atlantic Canada: Of Concern or Not?

NSIS Free Public Talk

Starts: October 6th, 2014 - 7:30pm
Where: Museum of Natural History Auditorium

Speaker: Alan Ruffman, President of Geomarine Associates Ltd., and Honorary Research Associate with the Department of Earth Sciences at Dalhousie University. 

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.

Art in the Dark

Starts: October 7th, 2014 - 12:00pm
Where: CNIB

Get a glimpse of what it may be like to experience art while living with vision loss!

CNIB and Swoon Fine Arts have put together a unique exhibit showcasing the art of Jan Hull, who has carved a troop of Sentinels out of sandstone. Blindfolded attendees will be guided into the exhibit and will feel what it may be like to experience art while living with vision loss.

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

"In Whose Backyard?: Organizing Against Environmental Racism"

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

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.

NOVA SCOTIA-GAMBIA ASSOCIATION AGM

Starts: October 7th, 2014 - 7:00pm
Where: Room 319, Chase Building on Dalhousie Campus (second building on your left as you enter Dalhousie Campus from Coburg Road down Lord Dalhousie Drive).

Following a short business meeting several presentations will be made:
Ebola Project in The Gambia by Chris Field
Role of Female Drama Troupe and school PHE teams in the Ebola Project by Burris Devanney
Video Report from Abdou Kanteh, Program Manager in The Gambia.
We invite you to come learn more about the valuable work being done in The Gambia.
All are welcome.

Parking around the building is unrestricted after 6 pm.

Anti-Oppression Training

Starts: October 7th, 2014 - 7:00pm
Where: Room 302 Dalhousie Student Union Building

Many of us are not aware that we live in a society that benefits certain people at the cost of other people being denied these same benefits. In this workshop, we will explore, define and unpack the terms Privilege and Oppression and the different ways they affect us/and the society we live in. We will also take a closer look at “Anti-Oppression” and the work that it often includes – and excludes.

Hosted by South House and Jackie Barkley

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

Introduction to Directing

AFCOOP Fall Filmmaking Workshop

Starts: October 9th, 2014

For more information, visit www.afcoop.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

Film Screening: African Grandmothers Tribunal,Seeking justice on the frontlines of the AIDS crisis.

Starts: October 9th, 2014 - 2:00pm
Where: First Baptist Church

Admission: free. Donations  to SLF are encouraged.  Info: 902-454-7269

 

Halifax Timeraiser

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

Save the date for the 3rd Halifax Timeraiser!

Timeraiser 101: Bid Time on art and support great causes at Timeraiser. Artists get paid. Nonprofits connect to skilled volunteers. Skilled people put their time to good use. And y'know, fun!

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

Freedom from Disordered Eating

Starts: October 9th, 2014 - 6:30pm
Where: South House

Thursday, October 9th, 6:30-8:30 pm

Creating your recovery plan

Black Carpet Celebrity Night

Starts: October 9th, 2014 - 6:30pm
Where: Craig Gallery

Bluenose Ghosts Attractions 

RSVP By October 7th to Linda@alderneylanding.com

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.

Anti-Oppression Training

Starts: October 9th, 2014 - 7:00pm
Where: Room 302 Dalhousie Student Union Building

Many of us are not aware that we live in a society that benefits certain people at the cost of other people being denied these same benefits. In this workshop, we will explore, define and unpack the terms Privilege and Oppression and the different ways they affect us/and the society we live in. We will also take a closer look at “Anti-Oppression” and the work that it often includes – and excludes.

Hosted by South House and Jackie Barkley

A Clash in Cultures? Reconciling Aboriginal Perspectives with Conservation in Canada

2014 Ransom A. Myers Lecture in Science and Society

Starts: October 9th, 2014 - 7:30pm
Where: Potter Auditorium, Rowe Management Building, Dalhousie University

Speaker: Dr. Donna D. Hurlburt, Acadia University, Wolfville, Nova Scotia


Synopsis: The application of Aboriginal knowledge in environmental decision-making has been the subject of much debate. Some argue that Indigenous knowledge systems are laden with socio-political values and have no place alongside impartial Western science, whereas other believe that the two bodies of knowledge are complementary. In the 2014 Myers Lecture on Science and Society, conservation biologist Donna Hurlburt will highlight the opportunities for reconciling multiple forms of ecological knowledge through her experiences as a Mi'kmaw person with scientific training who has worked extensively on the conservation of Species at Risk in Canada.
 
About the Lecture Series: Ransom Aldrich Myers (1952-2007) was a mathematically gifted, intellectually pugnacious, passionately humane individual committed to the unconstrained communication of science to decision-makers and to society. He was appointed Dalhousie University's inaugural Killam Chair in Ocean Studies in 1997.
Predicated by a desire to address questions of fundamental importance, Ram sought general patterns by applying sophisticated modelling techniques to the analysis of regional and global datasets.  His articles on worldwide declines of large predatory fishes, and the threats these pose to marine ecosystems, are the best known of his more than 150 publications. Ram's scientifically-driven provocations reflected a conviction that the protection of marine biodiversity and ocean ecosystems is a responsibility to future generations that humanity can neither afford, nor has the right, to ignore. This Lecture is funded by the Dalhousie Presidents Office and co-sponsored by the Departments of Biology, Statistics, and Oceanography at Dalhousie University.

"How Israel Spins Gaza to You and the World"

Starts: October 9th, 2014 - 7:30pm
Where: Alumni Hall, New Academic Building

Free public lecture by Tyler Levitan, Campaigns Coordinator for Independent Jewish Voices – Canada

Sponsored by Independent Jewish Voices - Halifax, Canadians and Arabs and Jews for a Just Peace

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 

L2: Learn - Lead

Ready to Learn. Ready to Lead.

Starts: October 10th, 2014
Where: Comfort Hotel 88

For more information, go to www.johnmaxwell.com or www.L2Halifax.eventbrite.ca or call 506-622-8132

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.

 

Conflict and the Compassionate City - with Paul Hutchinson

Who Cares? Cultivating Compassion for Social Progress

Starts: October 14th, 2014 - 7:00pm
Where: Scotiabank Conference Theatre, Sobey Building, St Mary's University

First of a week-long series of events brought to you by the Segelberg Dialogues on Faith and Public Policy, L’Arche, Dalhousie Multi-Faith Centre, Waves of Compassion and the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Public Affairs.

Paul Hutchinson, Mediator (Norhtern Ireland)

Lucien's Labour Lost

Starts: October 14th, 2014 - 7:30pm
Where: Neptune Theatre

Lucien, Northern New Brunswick’s blue-collar philosopher, has seen better days, but his sense of humour is alive and well. The mill has long shut down, most of his buddies are living in Fort Mac, but his fear of flying has made him stay home and become the owner of a little bar, The Wooden Squirrel. Politics, technology, alcohol, obesity, health care, and the new economy. . . no topic is off-limits for the North Shore raconteur Lucien!

Lucien, the opinionated New Brunswick mill-worker, was created by New Brunswick theatre artist Marshall Button, who put together a two-minute monologue for what he thought would be a brief dinner-theatre appearance in 1984. Over the ensuing three decades, the character has evolved and found its way into four full-length plays; Lucien, Lucien’s Labour Lost, Lucien Snowbird, and Helter Smelter.

Take Flight to Freedom

Dalhousie’s Fountain School of Performing Arts 2014-15 season Launch

Starts: October 14th, 2014 - 8:00pm
Where: Murray Theatre - Dalhousie Arts Centre

THE BIRDS, by Aristophanes

In a verse version by Sean O’Brien

HJF Artist Submissions

Halifax Jazz festival

Starts: October 15th, 2014
Where: Halifax Jazz Festival

The Halifax Jazz Festival accepts artist submissions from Atlantic Canadian artists between October 15 and January 15 to be considered for the next year’s line-up. All applications must be made electronically. For more information including submission guidelines visit www.halifaxjazzfestival.ca/artist-submissions

 

Mulgrave Park Community Meal

Starts: October 15th, 2014 - 5:00pm
Where: Mulgrave Park United Baptist Church

Please join your neighbours (and maybe invite one?) for a meal and a chance to celebrate the good things happening in the North End.

All ages welcome.

McIntosh Run Watershed Association (MRWA) Open House

Starts: October 15th, 2014 - 5:00pm
Where: Captain William Spry Centre

 

The Open House commences at 5:00 p.m. for viewing maps and discussing the plans, with a formal presentation scheduled for 7 p.m.

For the Love of Sharks

Starts: October 15th, 2014 - 7:00pm
Where: Museum of Natural History

Action and Education to Save Sharks!

We are very excited to be hosting a series of public events celebrating the diversity of sharks and how we can work together to protect them.

Mosaic for Mental Health

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

Opening Night: October 16th 7pm - 9pm

 

Faciliated Business Networking Event

Local Businesses Help Each Other Thrive

Starts: October 16th, 2014 - 8:30am
Where: Downtown Halifax Business Commission

Hosted by Megan Leslie, MP, in collaboration with the Halifax-area Business Improvement Districts.

Deadline to RSVP is October 8th.

Everyday Ethics Panel Discussion

Who Cares? Cultivating Compassion for Social Progress

Starts: October 16th, 2014 - 12:00pm
Where: CCEPA Boardroom

With Danny Graham, Paul Hutchinson and Sarah MacLaren.

Reguistration required:  admin@ccepa.ca or 902 428 1416

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.

Martin Beaver (violin) Plays Bruch

Symphony Nova Scotia

Starts: October 16th, 2014 - 7:30pm
Where: Rebecca Cohn Auditorium, Dalhousie University

Featuring: Bernhard Gueller, conductor; Martin Beaver, violin

Brahms: Haydn Variations ;Max Bruch: Violin Concerto in G minor ; Mendelssohn: Symphony no. 3 "Scottish"

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.

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty - Community Breakfast

Panel Discussion: Open Mic; and March to Province House

Starts: October 17th, 2014 - 8:30am
Where: St Matthew's United Church

Several groups engaged in the struggle against poverty in Halifax and Nova Scotia are holding events in Halifax that morning, starting at 8:30 am, with a Community Breakfast at St Matthews United Church, 1479 Barrington Street. 

The breakfast will be followed by a panel discussion with people who live in poverty speaking about their experiences.  This will be followed with a Question and Answer session with the panellists, then an Open Mic. 

Climate Action Camp

Training for strategic community-led creative resistance

Starts: October 17th, 2014 - 4:00pm
Where: The Deanery Project

Join us for a training camp on how to take direct action against environmental degradation and climate chaos. Led by a team of Greenpeace trainers and local organizers, the camp will offer both a basic and advanced training on non-violent direct action, campaign strategy, and creative activism. The three-day activist training will include direct action planning, media, campaigning, non-violence and legal considerations, tools and tactics for creative and effective direct action anti-oppression, local struggles, and more.

The camp is an opportunity to get together with like-minded community members who want to tackle environmental and social injustice together, and build a connected and powerful movement for climate justice in our region.

The Strong and the Fragile : The Unexpected Gift of Vulnerability - Ian Brown, public lecture

Who Cares? Cultivating Compassion for Social Progress

Starts: October 17th, 2014 - 7:00pm
Where: Spatz Theatre, Citadel High School

Ian Brown, Globe & Mail columnist.

Free admission – Reception to Follow.

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.

 

Night of Discovery

A Fundraiser for QEII Health Sciences Foundation

Starts: October 18th, 2014 - 6:00pm
Where: Cunard Centre

The black-tie gala that helps fund research to save lives.

To purchase your tickets today, visit www.QU2Foundation.ca 

Nocturne at Pier 21: Who is a Stranger?

Starts: October 18th, 2014 - 6:00pm
Where: Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21

Come explore the Museum and take a walk to the edge of your comfort zone. Ask yourself: Who is a Stranger?

Also explore Peace –The Exhibition animated by the beats of DJ Plaeboi and Jules Bangsworth.

Fundraising Auction In support of Alexandra Children’s Centre

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

Tickets: 20 dollars

 

A Toast to Billy Bishop - A Scotch Tasting and Fundraiser

Starts: October 18th, 2014 - 7:00pm
Where: Neptune Theatre

Join us for an evening of unique scotch sampling hosted by NSLC and the Shearwater Aviation Museum.

Tickets are $60 each, including HST, and can be booked at the Neptune Box office at 902-429-7070 or online at neptunetheatre.com

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.

TREATING TRAUMA-RELATED DISSOCIATION: PRACTICAL APPROACHES TO INTEGRATION

Starts: October 20th, 2014
Where: Holiday Inn Harbourside

“Though much is written about the necessity of working with dissociative parts in order to promote integration of the self in Dissociative Disorders, there is little published information on exactly what to do in the therapy room. This workshop will offer practical, in-depth skills on how to understand and work with dissociative aspects of self, using integrated psychotherapy approaches”. Kathy Steele

Early Bird rate September 27, 2014

Halifax Peninsula Community Health Team Conversations

Starts: October 21st, 2014 - 9:30am
Where: Maritime Hall, Halifax Forum

Your Community. Your Health. Your Choice. Capital Health is pleased to announce the opening of a new Community Health Team on the Halifax Peninsula. Community health teams provide free wellness programs and navigation in your community where people live, work and play. We also work closely with our great community partners to help build a stronger community together. We need your help to shape the programs and services to best address the needs and concerns of your community. Come make your voice heard and receive a $10 grocery gift card for your time.

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.

Halifax Peninsula Community Health Team Conversations

Starts: October 21st, 2014 - 6:00pm
Where: Maritime Hall, Halifax Forum

Your Community. Your Health. Your Choice. Capital Health is pleased to announce the opening of a new Community Health Team on the Halifax Peninsula. Community health teams provide free wellness programs and navigation in your community where people live, work and play. We also work closely with our great community partners to help build a stronger community together. We need your help to shape the programs and services to best address the needs and concerns of your community. Come make your voice heard and receive a $10 grocery gift card for your time.

Project WELL Kick-off and Art Auction

Starts: October 21st, 2014 - 7:00pm
Where: Summit Suite, World Trade Centre

Project WELL (Women Empowered by Life-long Learning) Society is a non-profit society incorporated in 2014 to help mature students realize their dreams of further education. It was established in response to the difficulties, and endless red tape, faced by these women when looking for funding to further their education. Project WELL is a 100% volunteer run society.

The Project WELL Society founders resolved to make a positive change in the world by setting up an independent fund to help deserving women achieve their full potential. Project WELL’s mission is to allow candidates to reach their goals, lead independent and productive lives, and become able to give back to their communities both with their skills and their financial success.

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/

Halifax Peninsula Community Health Team Conversations

Starts: October 22nd, 2014 - 6:00pm
Where: Maritime Hall, Halifax Forum

Your Community. Your Health. Your Choice. Capital Health is pleased to announce the opening of a new Community Health Team on the Halifax Peninsula. Community health teams provide free wellness programs and navigation in your community where people live, work and play. We also work closely with our great community partners to help build a stronger community together. We need your help to shape the programs and services to best address the needs and concerns of your community. Come make your voice heard and receive a $10 grocery gift card for your time.

DalOUT Presents Making Queer and Feminist Movements More Inclusive with Julia Serano

Starts: October 22nd, 2014 - 7:30pm
Where: Goldberg Computer Science Building, Dalhousie University

DalOUT has invited guest speaker Julia Serano to speak at Dalhousie University. With the support of amazing queer and feminist organizations throughout Halifax, we are excited to announce that she will be visiting Dal to make a presentation will be based on her recently published book, "Excluded" titled, "Making Queer and Feminist Movements More Inclusive."

Julia Serano is a writer, performer, trans activist, and biologist. She is best known for her book Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity, a collection of essays that reveal how misogyny frames popular assumptions about femininity, and shapes many of the myths and misconceptions people have about transgender women. Julia's second full-length book, Excluded: Making Feminist and Queer Movements More Inclusive came out in October 2013.

Film Screening: Howl

The Beat Generation on Screen

Starts: October 22nd, 2014 - 8:00pm
Where: Dalhousie Art Gallery

ob Esptein, Jeffrey Friedman, USA, 2010, 84 minutes. The feature adaptation of Allen Ginsberg’s Howldramatizes the poem’s famous trial while featuring unconventional animation and an extraordinary cast of James Franco, Jeff Daniels, Jon Hamm, Treat Williams and Mary-Louise Parker.

Free admission

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:

Successful Canadian Women's Dinner

A Fundraiser for Adsum for Women and Children

Starts: October 23rd, 2014 - 6:00pm
Where: Pier 21

Honoring Sally Armstrong, noted Canadian Journalist,  Photographer, Author and advocate for the rights of women girls around the globe.

For tickets and more info visit

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

Halifax Pop Explosion: Whitehorse

Symphony Nova Scotia

Starts: October 24th, 2014 - 7:30pm
Where: Rebecca Cohn Auditorium

Featuring: Luke Doucet and Melissa McClelland as Whitehorse
Martin MacDonald, conductor

Two 7:30 PM performances.

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

Fundraiser: Camerata Uncorked

Starts: October 25th, 2014 - 7:30pm
Where: Zwicker's Art Gallery

An eclectic mix of music with concerts around Nova Scotia is included in the 28th concert season of the award-winning Halifax Camerata Singers (HCS). The season gets under way with a new fundraiser, Camerata Uncorked at Zwickers on Saturday, October 25 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm in the intimate setting of Zwicker’s Art Gallery, with musical entertainment by small ensembles, soloists and the full choir performing throughout the gallery as guests enjoy wine from Bishop’s Cellar and finger food by Jane’s Catering.  Tickets are $45, including a $25 tax receipt.  Please join the choir for a fun, relaxing evening at Zwicker’s (5415 Doyle Street, off Brunswick, near the old Halifax Library).  You can purchase tickets from the HCS website, or, please call 902-422-5403 to reserve.

Energy East: Our Risk, Their Reward Fall Tour

Starts: October 26th, 2014 - 7:00pm
Where: Scotiabank Auditorium, McCain Arts & Sciences Building, Dalhousie University

TransCanada's Energy East project would be the longest tar sands pipeline in North America. It would ship 1.1. million barrels of oil every day from Alberta to ports in Cacouna, Quebec and Saint John, New Brunswick. Join us to find out why this tar sands pipeline in all risk and little reward for Atlantic Canada.

Featuring:

Energy East: Our Risk. Their Reward

Starts: October 26th, 2014 - 7:00pm
Where: Scotiabank Auditorium, McCain Arts & Social Sciences Bldg

Featuring:

Maude Barlow, National Chair, of the Council of Canadians

This Hour has 22 Minutes - Angels in the Night - Fundraiser

Starts: October 27th, 2014 - 7:00pm
Where: CBC Building at the corner of Bell Road and Summer Street

We have 26 tickets for the taping of This Hour has 22 Minutes. All proceeds will be going toward Angels in the Night.

Tickets – $25.00 a ticket
Time: 6:20pm the doors open, taping starts at 7pm

Amnesty International Book Club - Halifax

Starts: October 28th, 2014 - 7:00pm
Where: Amnesty Maritimes

Join us as we discuss "The Book of Negroes" by Lawrence Hill! All are welcome.

*Please call 902-479-2222 if you'll be late as the front door may lock at 7:30pm.*

Forgiven/Forgotten

Theatre of the Beat

Starts: October 29th, 2014 - 7:00pm
Where: First Baptist Church

This fall, in partnership with Mennonite Central Committee Maritimes and other organizations supportive of restorative values, Toronto-based troupe Theatre of the Beat will be touring their original drama, Forgiven/Forgotten. This hour-long play will be presented in universities, prisons, high schools and various denominational churches throughout New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island, and will engage communities on concepts of justice and crime.

Forgiven/Forgotten follows a family and their reactions to learning that an ex-offender will be serving his parole in their community. The play is meant to examine the rippling effects of crime and the individuals who get lost in its wake. The result is an emotionally driven piece with a hard-hitting script and talented performers. “The play is designed to get audiences talking” says writer/director Johnny Wideman. That's why the troupe follows up every performance with a “Talk Back,” where the audience is encouraged to process the play with the actors and professionals working in the field.

Film Screening: The Life and Times of Allen Fubsverf

The Beat Generation on Screen

Starts: October 29th, 2014 - 8:00pm
Where: Dalhousie Art Gallery

Jerry Aronson, USA, 2001, 84 minutes. The great Beat Poet’s life, art, activism and impact on American Culture from the 1950s to the 1990s and beyond.

Free admission

Nova Scotia Dementia Care Public Consultations

Starts: October 30th, 2014 - 2:00pm
Where: Holiday Inn

The Department of Health and Wellness and the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia have been co-leading an Advisory Committee, guiding the development of Nova Scotia's first dementia strategy. This comprehensive plan seeks to enhance delivery of dementia care and treatment, ensuring people living with dementia, as well as their families or care partners, are well supported.

If dementia has touched you personally either as a person living with dementia or as a family member caring for someone with dementia, the Department of Health and Wellness would like to invite you to share your ideas and experiences at one of the five consultations below. Please attend to provide your insight and recommendations.

Dinner Theater - "9am To 5pm", a musical comedy

A Fundraiser for Chisholm Services for Children

Starts: October 30th, 2014 - 6:00pm
Where: Grafton Street Dinner Theatre

A three course dinner accompanies the show!

Tickets are $60.00 each and are available at Grafton Street Dinner Theatre at 902-425-1961

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.

 

Renewable Energy and Community Action - Inaugural RBC Foundation Lecture

Change: Environment, Sustainablity and Society Lectures

Starts: October 30th, 2014 - 7:00pm
Where: Ondaatje Theatre, Marion McCain Building

Sarah Hermansen, Director, Samso Energy Academy, Denmark.

Free.

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 to students with valid ID. General public is $10 and applicable fees through Eventbrite. Anyone who purchases a ticket online is automatically entered into a draw to win an iPad Air. All proceeds from the event will go to charity.

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.

Excalibur ADHD Association Presents Russian Dinner

Starts: November 1st, 2014 - 6:30pm
Where: First Baptist Church

Purchase your tickets by Wednesday, October 29th. 

Cost: $25.00 per person. Ticket includes $15.00 charitable donation.

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.

 

Film Screening: Naked Lunch

The Beat Generation on Screen

Starts: November 5th, 2014 - 8:00pm
Where: Dalhousie Art Gallery

David Cronenberg, Canada, 1991, 115 minutes. Cronenberg filmed the unfilmmable by turning Burroughs novel into a ‘Cronenberg’ film. The result is a mind-bending delight: surrealistic, subversive, and yet retaining many of the characters and situations of the print version.


Free admission

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.

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

Freedom from Disordered Eating

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

Thursday, November 6th, 6:30-8:30 pm

Moving forward in your recovery

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!

 

Cultivating the Heart and Compassion

A Six-Month Contemplative Training program

Starts: November 8th, 2014
Where: Cathedral Church of All Saints

CULTIVATING THE HEART OF COMPASSION - A Six-Month Contemplative Training Program

Nov 8th

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.

Maria Osende Flamenco Company

10th Anniversary Gala –

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

Join us as the Maria Osende Flamenco Company celebrates 10 years of bringing the best of Flamenco and Spanish culture to Atlantic Canada.

 

Film Screening: Willam S. Burroughs - A Man Within

The Beat Generation on Screen

Starts: November 12th, 2014 - 8:00pm
Where: Dalhousie Art Gallery

Yony Leyser, USA, 2010, 87 minutes. With a soundtrack by Patti Smith and Sonic Youth, this feature length doc on the oldest and craziest of the Beat Writers reveals some surprising new insights on the adding machine heir, writer, spoken word artist and ‘shotgun art’ painter.

Free admission

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.

Film Screening: Big Sur

The Beat Generation on Screen

Starts: November 19th, 2014 - 8:00pm
Where: Dalhousie Art Gallery

Michael Polish, USA, 2013, 81 minutes. Perhaps the most faithful of all Beat Film versions, Big Sur tracks Kerouac’s retreat to a cabin near the California Shore near the end of the Beat era, with music by members of The National.

Free admission.

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.

Professional Adaptation of Migrant Social Workers in Canada

Knowledge Exchange Forum

Starts: November 21st, 2014 - 9:00am
Where: St. Mary's Boat Club

Join in this free, one-day event with social workers, managers, educators, researchers, and policy makers with the goal of understanding & facilitating professional adaptation among internationally educated social workers in Canada.

As members of a national research team, Marion Brown and Kate Matheson, from Dalhousie University, along with Annie Pullen Sansfacon of Universite de Montreal, will present with migrant social workers in Canada.

Songwriters in the Round

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

Film Screening: Pull My Daisy and Me and My Brother

The Beat Generation on Screen

Starts: November 26th, 2014 - 8:00pm
Where: Dalhousie Art Gallery

Robert Frank, Alfred Leslie, USA, 1959, 1969, 30 minutes, 91 minutes. Nova Scotia resident Robert Frank’s unorthodox films broke new ground somewhere between documentary and fiction, with performances by Kerouac, Ginsberg, Corso and many other Beat luminaries.

Free admission.

Film Screening: Pull My Daisy and Me and My Brother

The Beat Generation on Screen

Starts: November 26th, 2014 - 8:00pm
Where: Dalhousie Art Gallery

Robert Frank, Alfred Leslie, USA, 1959, 1969, 30 minutes, 91 minutes. Nova Scotia resident Robert Frank’s unorthodox films broke new ground somewhere between documentary and fiction, with performances by Kerouac, Ginsberg, Corso and many other Beat luminaries.

Free admission.

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

A Merry Cable Christmas

Symphony Nova Scotia

Starts: November 27th, 2014 - 4:00pm
Where: Rebecca Cohn Auditorium

"Christmas reminds me of home so I can’t imagine missing this Christmas concert with Howard Cable and Michael Vanhevel. Last year’s crooner concert was unbelievably fantastic and I can’t imagine not being in the audience for this performance. I know this concert is going to be my kick off to the Christmas season!"

Two performances: Thursday (4 PM) and Friday (7:30 PM)

African Nova Scotian Mental Health and Addictions Initiative Conference 2014

Starts: November 27th, 2014 - 5:00pm
Where: Holiday Inn

The 2 day affair will give 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.

The event kicks of on Thursday evening, with a FREE Networking Mingler Event 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 full conference will commence.

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.

 

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.

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

Freedom from Disordered Eating

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.

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

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 the1960s counterculture is documented in this extraordinary film about Ken Kesey’s Merry Pranksters ‘cross-country bus trip in 1964; Neal Cassady was literally at the wheel.

Free admission.

Pro Love

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

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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.

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.

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

"This is my fifth season with the Symphony office and I haven’t missed a youth orchestra performance yet. I love seeing the stage overflowing with our musicians and the youth orchestra members."

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.

 

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

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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.

 

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.

 

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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.

COMPOSITION MASTERCLASS with JAMES HARLEY

Starts: September 29th, 2014 - 9:30am
Where: Room 121, Dalhousie Arts Centre

Community auditors $15 / $10
Tickets available at the door

Free to all Fountain School of Performing Arts faculty and students

Invest Atlantic

Starts: September 29th, 2014
Where: Halifax

Over 250 entrepreneurs, mentors, investors & students.

 

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)

Symphony Nova Scotia at the Maritime Museum : Peter and the wolf

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 encounters birds, ducks, and cats – and a big bad wolf! This full-orchestra, all-ages concert will feature narration by popular Halifax performer Jeremy Webb, and also includes family-friendly music like Flight of the Bumblebee and the William Tell Overture (a.k.a. the unforgettable Lone Ranger Theme)! Families can also try out their favourite musical instruments in Long & McQuade’s Musical Instrument Fun Zone, and explore the Maritime Museum with FREE admission for concert attendees.This event also features a "sensory friendly" performance at 1:30 PM especially for those with autism or developmental disabilities.

Two performances: 1:30 (45 minnutes) and 3:00 PM (one hour).

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