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

Holy Saturday

Easter Vigil & First Eucharist of Easter

Starts: April 19th, 2014 - 11:00am
Where: King's College Chapel

For more information, visit www.kingschapel.ca

Souls Harbour Rescue Mission hosting a Free Easter Dinner for the community!

Starts: April 19th, 2014 - 12:00pm
Where: 5568 Cunard Street

Everyone is invited! Come and enjoy an amazing 3 course holiday dinner - delicious soup to start, ham, corn, potato and pasta salads, and buns. With the best for last - cheesecake for dessert! Live music and gift bags to take home. For more info, email Melanie Hack at mhack.rescue@gmail.com.

 

Jazz Appreciation Month Concert: The Willem Paynter Trio

Starts: April 19th, 2014 - 3:00pm
Where: Captain William Spry Public Library

Initiated by the Smithsonian Institution, Jazz Appreciation Month celebrates jazz as both a historical and living treasure. Now in its thirteenth year, over forty countries take part in this annual tradition. For more information about the Halifax Jazz Festival and Jazz Appreciation Month, visit jazzeast.com.

Upcoming

Easter Sunday Service

Starts: April 20th, 2014 - 10:30am
Where: St. Matthew’s United Church


King's College Chapel: Holy Week 2014

Choral Communion

Starts: April 20th, 2014 - 11:00am

Sermon by Father Dr. Thom Curran

For more information, visit www.kingschapel.ca

Rae Spoon and Ivan Coyote's Gender Failure Book Launch in Halifax

Starts: April 20th, 2014 - 7:00pm
Where: The Bus Stop Theatre

Two of Canada’s most treasured and celebrated trans artists, Ivan Coyote and Rae Spoon, present their acclaimed multimedia show “Gender Failure,” featuring animation and video elements from Seattle artist Clyde Petersen. Through visuals, words, sounds, and original music, “Gender Failure” explores and exposes the prolific pair’s failed attempts at fitting into the gender binary—and ultimately how the gender binary doesn’t add up. Coyote brings their razor-sharp timing and powerful narrative, while Spoon adds an ethereal voice and poetic turns of phrase to the dynamic duo’s now eight-year-old artistic partnership.

 

The Decision Making Master Class

Starts: April 22nd, 2014
Where: Dalhousie University – College of Continuing Education

The Decision Making Master Class is designed for leaders who

  • ·         Face important decisions on a daily basis
  • ·         Want to build their own, their teams and their organizations’ decision making capacity
  • ·         Seek a greater impact and satisfaction at work, in their personal life, and in their community
  • ·         Want to teach coach, mentor and supervise other to become more masterful decision makers

The key learnings are:

“Spruce up the Planet” for Earth Day!

Earth Day Celebration in support of the Ecology Action Centre

Starts: April 22nd, 2014 - 6:00pm
Where: Lion and Bright

Please join us for an enjoyable evening of music, food and drink at the Lion & Bright on April 22nd, 2014 to celebrate Earth Day!

 

Reframing the Feminine

The Show is Dedicated in Memory of Rehtaeh Parsons

Starts: April 22nd, 2014 - 7:00pm
Where: Ballroom Gallery, Universalist Unitarian Church

The exhibit is an attempt to gently, with beauty and sensitivity, reawaken an awareness and respect for the feminine principle.

Hours of viewing: Monday, Wednesday & Friday 10 am - 3 pm. This exhibit runs until May 18th.

Parents of Children with ADHD Support Group

Support Group in Mulgrave Park

Starts: April 22nd, 2014 - 7:00pm
Where: Phoenix Youth and Community Centre Mulgrave Park

This support group is open to anyone who has a teen with ADHD (does not have to be diagnosed).

For child-minding, contact Phoenix Youth & Community Centre at 444-3401.

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Spring Film Series: Exploring Ethics through Film

Starts: April 22nd, 2014 - 7:00pm
Where: Halifax Public Library


"This personal and touching journey takes an unflinching look into the lives of Eva Markvoort and her two online friends who are all battling cystic fibrosis (CF) – a fatal genetic disease affecting the lungs and digestive system."

 

Trans Clinical Training

Community based approach to navigating treatment protocols, assessments and standards of care for transgender patients

Starts: April 23rd, 2014
Where: QEII Health Sciences Centre Hugh Bell Theatre

Please join Primary Health Care, Capital Health, along with Primary Health, IWK Health Centre, in partnership with the Institute for Sexual Minority Health for a two day CME (pending) training session focused on navigating treatment protocols, assessments and standards of care for transgender patients.

 

Community based approach to navigating treatment protocols, assessments and standards of care for transgender patients

CME Accreditation Pending

Starts: April 23rd, 2014
Where: Hugh Bell Lecture Theatre, Nova Scotia Hospital

You are invited to join Primary Health Care, Capital Health, along with Primary Health, IWK Health Centre, in partnership with the Institute for Sexual Minority Health for a two day (CME accreditation pending) training session focused on navigating treatment protocols, assessments and standards of care for transgender patients.

 

Emergent Learning Conference

Starts: April 23rd, 2014
Where: World Trade & Convention Centre

This year, we’re tackling “the elephant in the classroom” and the “800 lb Gorilla.” We’ve all heard a version of those phrases, but most of us don’t know what to do with those large creatures that sit among us, clearly visible, but collectively ignored. Clouded by stigma or shrouded by taboo, these issues have a profound effect on the development and education of our children. From the quiet shame of a student who struggles academically or socially, to the subtle erosion of attitudes regarding gender and human rights, to the ubiquitous influence of porn culture.

Our keynote speakers will not only throw light on these topics but will address what you, as an individual, can do to notice the elephants in our families, in our educational institutions, and in our society. They will support open, frank, and constructive conversations. They will also inspire you to send the beasts packing.

Everyday Ethics: Cyberbullying, the Law and Free Expression on the Internet

Starts: April 23rd, 2014 - 12:00pm
Where: CCEPA Boardroom

Halifax lawyer David Fraser will discuss the legal response to harmful behavior online, the challenges of definitions and the chilling of Charter protected speech. 

Presented by the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Public Affairs

Have/not Neighborhoods for better or worse: A story of declining income or the rise of the rich?

Starts: April 23rd, 2014 - 12:00pm
Where: JBO Centre Halifax


Changing levels of affluence and poverty are impacting neighborhoods in HRM. Halifax Neighborhood
Change Research Partnership is hosting a community meeting to discuss recent findings on income
inequality in Halifax.

6th Annual Women & Wellness

Starts: April 23rd, 2014 - 6:00pm
Where: Westin Nova Scotian

Save the Date!

We are pleased to welcome our guest speaker Dr. Linda Liebenberg, Co-Director of the Resilience Research Centre!

Mayworks Opening Ceremony – Art & Indigenous Resistance

Starts: April 23rd, 2014 - 6:00pm
Where: Dalhousie Arts Centre

Free admission

 

Women and Wellness

Raise a glass, lift a spirit!

Starts: April 23rd, 2014 - 6:00pm
Where: Westin Nova Scotian

Presented by the Canadian Mental Health Association Nova Scotia - Mental health for all

Join us for an uplifting evening in support of the Canadian Mental Health Association, Nova Scotia Division. This evening is in support of Nova Scotians who are affected by issues surrounding mental health. Reception, silent auction, and entertainment. 

GRANT WRITING for Artists

Starts: April 23rd, 2014 - 6:30pm
Where: Halifax: Visual Arts Nova Scotia

Instructor: Eleanor King
Registration Deadline: April 15

This workshop focuses on writing a convincing project description for Arts Nova Scotia and Canada Council creation grants. The instructor will discuss how to position yourself and your practice in a way that supports your proposal and what jury members look for when reviewing submissions. Participants are asked to bring in their partially completed grant applications for feedback. The workshop will not cover aspects such as CVs or artist statements, and does not guarantee success, but aims to improve grant writing skills. 

Friends of McNabs Island Annual General Meeting

Starts: April 23rd, 2014 - 7:00pm
Where: MARITIME MUSEUM of the ATLANTIC

Ha Ha's for HomeBridge!

Presented by the Halifax Comedy Fest and the Mic Mac Amateur Aquatic Club in partnership with HomeBridge

Starts: April 23rd, 2014 - 7:00pm
Where: The Mic Mac Amateur Aquatic Club

Ha Ha's for HomeBridge Returns!!! 

Get ready for a bad case of the giggles because Halifax Comedy Fest and the Mic Mac Amateur Aquatic Club have once again partnered with HomeBridge to put on this night of laughs in support of therapeutic programming and educational supports.

Is Fracking the Energy Answer for Nova Scotia?

Online discussion with geologist David Hughes, author of Drill Baby Drill

Starts: April 23rd, 2014 - 7:00pm

David Hughes will discuss fracking in Nova Scotia, the current review model, and energy security in Nova Scotia, Canada and beyond. Audience Q&A to follow.

Space is limited for this online lecture. Register at www.ecologyactioncentre.ca/upcoming-events

Film Screening - Secrets and Lies

Starts: April 23rd, 2014 - 8:00pm
Where: Dalhousie Art Gallery

Mike Leigh, UK, 1996, 142 minutes. Leigh’s breakthrough comedy-drama sees a young professional woman unexpectedly reuniting with a lower-class family she’s never known.

 

Uplift and Shift: Change your self, change your classroom

Emergent Learning Conference 2014

Starts: April 24th, 2014
Where: World Trade & Convention Centre

This year, we’re tackling “the elephant in the classroom” and the “800 lb Gorilla.” We’ve all heard a version of those phrases, but most of us don’t know what to do with those large creatures that sit among us, clearly visible, but collectively ignored. Clouded by stigma or shrouded by taboo, these issues have a profound effect on the development and education of our children. From the quiet shame of a student who struggles academically or socially, to the subtle erosion of attitudes regarding gender and human rights, to the ubiquitous influence of porn culture.

Our keynote speakers will not only throw light on these topics but will address what you, as an individual, can do to notice the elephants in our families, in our educational institutions, and in our society. They will support open, frank, and constructive conversations. They will also inspire you to send the beasts packing.

Amnesty International: Alain Roy (Director of Campaigns & Activism) on Stop Torture campaign

Starts: April 24th, 2014 - 6:30pm

Amnesty International Halifax Action Circle A73 is hosting special speaker Alain Roy (Director of Campaigns & Activism) to speak about our upcoming Stop Torture campaign being launched on May 13th. All are welcome! 6009 Quinpool Road, Suite 305. Call 479-2222 to be let in the front door if you'll be late. maritimes@amnesty.ca 

Halifax Pride Live Auction Fundraiser – OUTBid! 9

Starts: April 24th, 2014 - 7:00pm
Where: Lord Nelson Hotel, South Park Street

 Halifax Pride will be holding our ninth annual live auction fundraiser, OUTBid! 9 at the Lord Nelson Hotel on Thursday April 24th, 2014 at 7pm.

The Halifax Pride Festival is Atlantic Canada’s largest festival celebrating the culture of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities and the 4th largest Pride celebration in Canada. Funds raised atOUTBid! 9, through ticket sales and auction items, are vital to Halifax Pride Festival’s continued success.

Genetically Engineered Foods & Your Health

A Cross-Canada Speakers' Tour

Starts: April 24th, 2014 - 7:00pm
Where: Potter Auditorium, Kenneth Rowe Building, Dalhousie University

Do you have questions about GE foods? Hear a scientific point of view  on the risks to your health.

Join Dr. Thierry Vrain, a retired genetic engineer who speaks against GE technology, and Mr. Tony Mitra, an internationally active citizen journalist and food security activist.

LIVE ART CHAT

Starts: April 24th, 2014 - 7:15pm
Where: DALHOUSIE ART GALLERY

Don't miss Sara Cofin, creator of MoceanÌs Body Abandoned, in discussion with Multimedia Designer,Andrew Hawryshkewich (Vancouver).


Society of Law

Us vs Them Theatre Cooperative

Starts: April 24th, 2014 - 8:00pm
Where: The Bus Stop Theatre – 2203 Gottingen St

April 24 – 278:00PM

The Stillborn Lover - by Timothy Findley

Theatre Arts Guild

Starts: April 24th, 2014 - 8:00pm
Where: Pond Playhouse

The Stillborn Lover was dedicated to William Hutt and Martha Henry who appeared in the original production in March of 1993. Though the play centres around a Canadian ambassador and his wife who have been abruptly recalled to Ottawa from Moscow after a brutal murder takes place there, it is as much about the players on the periphery who become intensely involved in the intriguing aftermath – friends of the couple, their own daughter and the investigating officers of the RCMP.

Directed by Gisela O’Brien, Stage Manager: Cathy McAuley, Producer: Bill VanGorder

Body abandoned : Canadian premiere

presented by Live Art Dance Productions

Starts: April 24th, 2014 - 8:00pm
Where: Sir James Dunn Theatre, Dalhousie Arts Centre

Following its recent U.S. premiere at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, Body Abandoned will have its hometown premiere in Halifax April 24th, 25th and 26th at 8 PM at the Sir James Dunn Theatre (click here for tickets:  Live Art Dance Productions).

Sharing the bill will be a solo work by Rhonda Baker, plus a new group piece from Alexis Cormier on her crew, The Woods.  The works will collectively illustrate the beauty and diversity of dance currently being made in Halifax.

Live Art Dance Presents: Mocean Dance, Rhonda Baker & The Woods

Starts: April 24th, 2014 - 8:00pm
Where: Sir James Dunn Theatre

Mocean Dance has been playing a leading role in the renaissance of Halifax's contemporary dance scene, so it's only fitting they should headline our season closer with two of our community's other bright lights: the stunningly talented Rhonda Baker and hip-hop sensation, The Woods! With a Canadian Premiere by Mocean Dance Artistic Associate, Sara Coffin, a daring new group piece from Alexis Cormier on her crew, The Woods, and an exquisitely performed solo by Baker, these three works illustrate the beauty and diversity of dance in Halifax!

 

A Show of Force

Art + Activism @ NSCAD

Starts: April 25th, 2014
Where: Plan B Merchants Coop

Free admission

 

Saltscapes East Coast Expo

Starts: April 25th, 2014
Where: Exhibition Park

Enjoy 450 exhibitors, over 100 presentations throughout the weekend and browse through five distinct categories of the show:

Unique Retail, Culture/Music/Travel, Savour The Flavour, Home/Cottage/Garden and Living Healthy in Atlantic Canada.

Thai Yoga Massage Course

Starts: April 25th, 2014
Where: Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy (CCMH)


Price: $595 + tax

Social Enterprise for Public Benefit

A Workshop for Registered Charities and Non-Profit Organizations

Starts: April 25th, 2014 - 1:00pm
Where: Human Resource Association of NS

A common premise of social enterprise is connecting public benefit missions with the marketplace sale of goods and services.  Join Richard Bridge, Barrister and Solicitor, and David Oyler, Development Consultant, on April 25 in Halifax for a discussion on topics relevant to this concept.
For more information please visit: http://www.oylerconsulting.ca/SectorPresentations.html

all that glows

Curated by Mireille Bourgeois

Starts: April 25th, 2014 - 6:30pm
Where: Art Gallery of Nova Scotia

Presented by the Centre for Art Tapes and the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia

Broadway Songbook 2014 - Songs from the Great White Way

Starts: April 25th, 2014 - 7:00pm
Where: Cathedral Church of All Saints

DOORS OPEN 6:30PM SHOWTIME 7PM

 

Oh! To Be Free

A benefit concert with Quanda Johnson, soprano

Starts: April 25th, 2014 - 7:00pm
Where: Lilian Pearcey Concert Hall, Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts

Tickets at the door: $25 / $15 (Students)

More information: quanda.johnson@yahoo.com

Screening: Expedition To The End Of The World

Daniel Dencik | Danish Doc | 2013 | 90 mins

Starts: April 25th, 2014 - 7:00pm
Where: Carbon Arc Cinema


A real adventure film – for the 21st century. On a three-mast schooner packed with artists, scientists and ambitions worthy of Noah or Columbus, we set off for the end of the world:

Art Show and Sale with Wine & Cheese

Starts: April 25th, 2014 - 8:00pm
Where: Saint Augustine’s Church Hall

Hosted by Saint Augustine’s Ladies Guild

 

The Good, the Bad & the Hopeful

An honest exploration of living with dementia

Starts: April 26th, 2014 - 9:00am
Where: Bethune Ballroom, QEII Victoria General Site

An opportunity for people with a diagnosis of dementia and their family members to come together and discuss the realities of living with dementia and learn more about strategies and resources that can help.

Please join us for this FREE workshop on Saturday April 26

4th Annual Early Stage Forum

Starts: April 26th, 2014 - 9:00am
Where: Bethune Ballroom, Victoria General Site, Queen Elizabeth II Hospital

The Early Stage Forum offers persons with early-stage dementia and their partners in care an opportunity to come together to share and learn about dementia. The forum supports and encourages hope as those experiencing dementia work together to change images and understandings of dementia and identify better ways to support others in continuing to live a meaningful life with dementia.

This is a free event, but registration is required by calling 422-7961, Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia.

The Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia Spring Fling

In celebration of National Poetry Month

Starts: April 26th, 2014 - 10:00am
Where: Cultural Federations of Nova Scotia offices

What: The Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia is holding a spring carnival in celebration of National Poetry Month. There will be games, activities, a bake sale, and more!
 
Who: The Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia, a non-profit organization that supports the craft of writing in Nova Scotia.
 
Why: In celebration of National Poetry Month, and as a fundraiser for the WFNS.
 
Who Should Attend: Everyone is welcome! There will be games and activities suitable for all ages.

Settlers of Catan Tournament

Starts: April 26th, 2014 - 1:00pm
Where: Veith House

When you donate $20 to Veith House, you enter Halifax's first charity Catan tournament.

Prizes will be awarded!

Pathways to Freedom Ministries 2nd Annual Fundraising Initiative

Starts: April 26th, 2014 - 7:30pm
Where: Rock Church

Pathways to Freedom Ministries provides one on one mentoring to those who are incarcerated in both our Federal and Provincial correctonal institutions, as well as ex-offenders in the Atlantic Region.  We provide support while on the "inside" and post-release.  We are an organization that is entirely 100% funded on the good will donations of others, that allows us to help meet the needs of the clients we serve.

Our 2nd Annual Fundraising initiative this year is called it "A Night of Hope".  It will be an evening of incredible music, spoken word poetry, and presentation; all by those who have willingly donated their time and talents.  We would like to extend this invitation to see and hear some amazing performers, and to also learn how we work to make a difference in the lives of those who need it, and to play a part in breaking the recedivism cycle.  This is an issue that has impacts in all of our communities, no matter what riding, political stripe, or faith community we all come from.

Blue Tie Bingo

Save your daubers

Starts: April 26th, 2014 - 8:00pm
Where: The Westin Nova Scotian

Tickets: $125 each or $1,000 for a table of 10. On sale soon.

You won't want to miss this fabulous evening, filled with exciting bingo games, amazing prizes, late-night dancing, a silent auction, and a fun, delicious, camp-inspired menu! All this, and more, to send children who have chronic illness, chronic condition, or special need to Brigadoon Village.

Halifax Dump & Run Community Yardsale

Reduce - Reuse - Recycle

Starts: April 27th, 2014 - 9:00am
Where: Studley Gymnasium, Dalhousie University

All proceeds to be donated to local not-for-profit organizations.

For details on donation drop-offs and pick-ups, visit

Acabella Handbell Choir, Easter Music at church service

Starts: April 27th, 2014 - 10:30am
Where: St. Matthew’s United Church

Phone: 423-9209

Artful Afternoon

A series of four Sunday afternoons for those with Dementia and their Partners in Care

Starts: April 27th, 2014 - 1:00pm
Where: Art Gallery of Nova Scotia

This is a free event, but registration is required by calling 422-7961, Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia.

The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia (AGNS) and the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia have come together to create an exciting new

The Art Song

Starts: April 27th, 2014 - 2:00pm
Where: Lillian Piercey Concert Hall

Jason Davis, tenor

Lucy Hayes Davis, mezzo-soprano

New World symphony

Nova Scotia Youth Orchestra, Dinuk Wijertne, Music Director.

Starts: April 27th, 2014 - 7:00pm
Where: St. Andrew's United Church

Featuring 2014 Composer Competition winner Roydon Tse's Sinfonia concertante. Also Schubert's Rosamunde Overture, Bartok's Hungarian Puictures concluding with Dvorak's New World symphony.

$20 adults; $15 seniors; $10 students - admission at the door. More information: 423-5984.

NOVA SCOTIA YOUTH ORCHESTRA SEASON FINALE

Starts: April 27th, 2014 - 7:00pm
Where: St. Andrew’s United Church in Halifax

Join Dinuk Wijeratne and the Nova Scotia Youth Orchestra for their season finale concerts! The NSYO performs Dvorak’s New World Symphony on Sunday, April 27 at St. Andrew’s United Church in Halifax. Concert takes place at 7:00 pm. NSYO will be performing 2014 Composer Competition winner Roydon Tse’s world premiere work Sinfonia Concertante for percussion ensemble and large orchestra. Schubert’s Rosamunde Overture begins the program, and also included is Bartok’s Hungarian Pictures. It promises to be an exciting finish to our 37th season!  Admission at the door is $20 adults, $15 seniors, $10 students.   Call 423-5984 for more information.

Workplace Injury: Documentary Photography By Trevor Beckerson

Presented with The Office of the Worker Counsellor

Starts: April 28th, 2014
Where: Location TBA

2014 MayworksHalifax Festival
http://mayworkshalifax.ca/

In commemoration of the National Day of Mourning, when workers mourn and protest people harmed or killed on the job, The Office of the Worker Counsellor present a photographic documentary exhibition in which the work of photographer Trevor Beckerson opens the shutter on the people of the tragedies of workplace injury.

Unto Every Person There Is A Name

Starts: April 28th, 2014 - 12:00pm
Where: Victoria Park

On Monday, April 28th between noon and 3:00 pm at Victoria Park, we in Halifax will join with Jewish communities throughout the world in the public recitation of names of Jewish victims of the Holocaust. This reading aloud of the names of Jewish victims who were murdered by the Nazi regime has become a cherished ritual in our community.

 

SOCIAL MEDIA AND COPYRIGHT ONLINE

Starts: April 28th, 2014 - 6:30pm
Where: Visual Arts Nova Scotia

Registration Deadline: April 22.
Suggested donation of $10 towards the Artist's Legal Information Society

The Internet: your best friend and worst enemy. Artists have had images of their work copied from the web and sold on handbags and mugs. Several social media websites help promote your work, but also claim ownership over what users post. Join the Artist’s Legal Information Society in a session about copyright online and the risks of featuring your artwork on websites and social media. Confirm your registration by e-mailing vans@visualarts.ns.ca.

Yom HaShoah/Holocaust Memorial Day Program.

Starts: April 28th, 2014 - 7:30pm
Where: McNally Theatre Auditorium, Saint Mary’s University

This year’s theme “Jews on the Edge 1944: Between Annihilation and Liberation”, will recognize Holocaust survivor Helena Jockel, with a presentation from The Azrieli Foundation. Members of the audience will receive compliments of The Azrieli Foundation a copy of the memoirs of Helena Jockel, We Sang in Hushed Voices. 

Cafe DaPoPo

Starts: April 28th, 2014 - 7:30pm
Where: Bearly's House of Blues and Ribs

$5 admission

 

Dalhousie Conference on University Teaching and Learning

Fostering Deep Learning with Technology

Starts: April 29th, 2014
Where: Kenneth C. Rowe Management Building

Many faculty members in Health Professions are using technology in very innovative ways to teach. This Conference intends to profile some examples of the excellent teaching and learning going on using technology across Dalhousie programs.

For more information: http://www.dal.ca/dept/clt/events-news/DCUTL.html

71st Anniversary of the Battle of the Atlantic Commemorative Concert

An evening of wartime and contemporary music featuring the Stadacona Band and the Royal Canadian Navy

Starts: April 29th, 2014 - 7:00pm
Where: Spatz Theatre at Citadel Highschool

Tickets are $25 for general admission, including fee and tax.

Available at Ticket Atlantic (cash or major credit cards - no cheques), online at ticketatlantic.com, by phone at 451-1221, or toll free at (877) 451-1221, in person at the Halifax Metro Centre Box Office, and at all participating Atlantic Superstore ticket outlets. 

The Market: The Trade in Human Organs

Spring Film Series: Exploring Ethics through Film

Starts: April 29th, 2014 - 7:00pm
Where: Halifax Public Library

"The Market delves into the world of human kidney trafficking, from the point of view of a Canadian woman who needs a kidney, an impoverished mother from an Indian slum, and the go-betweens that broker the deals. Filmmaker, Rama Rau, takes us in to the dark corners of the kidney trade, exploring the bioethics of transplant tourism, and the decisions people can live with when lives are at stake."  

Visit the event webpage for further information.

Reel Justice

Starts: April 29th, 2014 - 7:30pm
Where: AFCOOP

Co-curated with the Atlantic Filmmakers Cooperative

Admission by Donation to The Burnley “Rocky” Jones Education Fund

4th Annual Emerging Lens Film Festival

The Fluidity of Community

Starts: April 30th, 2014
Where: Various locations around HRM

Please join us for the Emerging Lens Films Festival! This event is free and refreshments will be served. You will also be able to take in performances by Kaleb Simmonds, Verena Rizg, and Cathy Martin. Special presentations, such as the Best Music Video Award, The Emerging Lens Choice Award, and the Audience Choice Award, will also be taking place. Please check out the website for details.

For more information: http://www.theemerginglens.com/

Mobilizing Our Communities

Taking Health Promotion to the Streets

Starts: April 30th, 2014
Where: The Delta Halifax, NS

Presented by Injury Free Nova Scotia, this is a dynamic, two-day, provincial health promotion learning and mobilizing event. It will provide health promoters who are passionate about population-level health the opportunity to build capacity, collaborate, network and build partnership with health promoters from across Nova Scotia.

For more information: http://hpcallforabstractsns.weebly.com/

National conference on peer support

Hope. Empowerment. Recovery. Promoting growth and accessibility of peer support.

Starts: April 30th, 2014
Where: Halifax Marriott Harbourfront

Canada's first National Conference on Peer Support (NCPS) is only 4 months away!   Keynotes have been scheduled, speakers have been selected, and exhibits are being planned.  A wide spectrum of topics related to peer support within clinical sites, community organizations and workplaces will be included.  

PRICING YOUR ART WORK

Starts: April 30th, 2014 - 6:30pm
Where: Halifax: Visual Arts Nova Scotia

Instructor: Stacey Cornelius
Registration Deadline: April 23

How much should you be paid for your work? What price is the “right price”? How to you put a price tag on your work without second guessing yourself? In this workshop, you will learn how to calculate prices from a business perspective, and how labour and materials are just one part of the picture. We will explore the factors that affect pricing: where you fit into the marketplace, your target customer, as well as where, and how, you sell your work. There will also be a brief discussion about other types of artist income, such as teaching, and how to deal with inevitable requests to work for little or nothing — and how some of those opportunities can work to your advantage.

56th Charter Night Dinner Celebration

presented by the members of the Rotary Club of Halifax Northwest

Starts: April 30th, 2014 - 7:00pm
Where: Ashburin Golf Club

The members of the Rotary Club of Halifax Northwest cordially invite you to our 56th Cherter Night Dinner Celebration and Paul Harris Fellow recognition of three dedicated individuals in our community.

3 course dinner and the company of many notable Rotarians and Friends of Rotary

Screenings: "The Spirit of Annie Mae", "Seeking Netukulimk" and "We Call it Wikuom"

4th Annual Emerging Lens Film Festival: The Fluidity of Community

Starts: April 30th, 2014 - 7:00pm
Where: Mic Mac Friendship Centre

Cathy Martin - "The Spirit of Annie Mae"
Martha Stiegman - "Seeking Netukulimk"
Ann Verrall - "We Call it Wikuom"

Free admission. Refreshments will be served.

Profit U : with Linda McQuaig

Who controls our universities and why you should care.

Starts: April 30th, 2014 - 7:00pm
Where: ScotiaBank Auditorium, Marion McCain Building

Link to the announcement:  http://ow.ly/uvkug

Symphony Nova Scotia: Festival – Musically Speaking

Starts: April 30th, 2014 - 7:30pm
Where: MacAloney Room 406, Dalhousie Arts Centre, 6101 University Ave, Halifax, NS

Go behind the scenes and explore the music of Mozart, Strauss, and Tchaikovsky in this personal, insightful concert. Through intimate chamber music performances and candid commentary from Symphony Nova Scotia’s Maestro Bernhard Gueller and Adrian Hoffman, you’ll experience the ultimate insiders’ perspective on the festival’s featured composers.

For more information, please visit http://www.symphonynovascotia.ca

Film Screening- A Simple Life

Starts: April 30th, 2014 - 8:00pm
Where: Dalhousie Art Gallery

Anne Hui, Hong Kong, 2012, 112 minutes. The story of a producer and his long-term servant, A Simple Life won multiple awards for its low-key portrayal of loyalty and compassion in lives long lived.

 

Talk Sexxxy: the not so sexy journal of a phone sex operator

Starts: April 30th, 2014 - 8:00pm
Where: The Bus Stop Theatre

$10 admission

 

Consumer Racial Profiling in NS

Starts: May 1st, 2014 - 12:00pm

How the Friendliness of Maritimers Contrasts with Reality.   What happens to African Nova Scotians and other visible minorities when they shop or access services in Nova Scotia? Join us to learn about some findings from focus groups which were part of a Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission project on Consumer Racial Profiling. 

 

4th Annual Emerging Lens Film Festival: The Fluidity of Community

Screenings: "Continuing a Legacy", "Making It", "Stroll", "Mary & Myself" and Black Strathcona P1

Starts: May 1st, 2014 - 7:00pm
Where: Centre for Arts & Technology

Free admission. Refreshments will be served. For more information, visit www.theemerginglens.com.

Symphony Nova Scotia: Festival – Jane Archibald Sings Mozart

Starts: May 1st, 2014 - 7:30pm
Where: Rebecca Cohn Auditorium, 6101 University Ave, Halifax, NS

Since her beginnings in Truro, Nova Scotia, Jane Archibald has emerged as one of the most in-demand sopranos of our time. Her stratospheric rise to fame and “brilliant vocal pyrotechnics” have enthralled both critics and audiences alike (The Globe and Mail). Now, Jane returns home for two very special concerts with Symphony Nova Scotia. In this first festival concert, Jane will sing several of Mozart’s virtuoso concert arias, alongside “Grössmachtige Prinzessin” from Strauss’ beloved Ariadne auf Naxos. Our expanded orchestra also performs Tchaikovsky’s stunning “Mozartiana” and Mozart’s Symphony no. 25.

For more information, please visit http://www.symphonynovascotia.ca

Argentine Tango with Rebecca Shulman and Dan Boccia

Starts: May 2nd, 2014
Where: DANSpace

For more information, visit www.tangonova.com

Italian Arts & Cultural Excursion

Starts: May 2nd, 2014 - 4:00am
Where: Pavia Gallery 995 Herring Cove Rd Halifax, NS

This unique tour will allow you to discover Italy like never before. Local Italian-Canadian artist Christopher Webb and Pavia Gallery co-owner Victoria Foulger lead the group from the Etruscan town of Tarquinia, throughout Tuscany and finally into the eternal city of Roma. Experience magical lands from a passionate perspective. Amazing landscapes and locales. Unique dining. Exclusive tours. Visits to contemporary Italian artsts' Studios. Savout la dolce vita!

This itinerary includes:
-At least 3 contemporary Artist/Gallery visits
-Art Gallery/Church tours and visits including the Uffizi Gallery, Siena Duomo and Vatican Museums
-All Breakfasts: 1 very large typical Italian meal featuring: antipasti, primi piatti, secondi, dolci
-Airport pick-up
-Ground transportation
-Admissions to all Galleries/Churches
-Guided Tours

Vintages of The Mind

A Wine Tasting & Silent Auction Experience

Starts: May 2nd, 2014 - 7:00pm
Where: Maritime Museum of the Atlantic

In support of the Nova Scotia Early Psychosis Program & the Nova Scotia Psychosis Research Unit.

Wine by Bishop's Cellar

My Mother's Kitchen

Collaborative installation and performance presented by Mocean Dance

Starts: May 3rd, 2014
Where: Exhibition Room, School of Architecture, Dalhousie University

Mocean Dance will perform My Mother's Kitchen at Mind into Matter: Bodies in Responsive Space Symposium  on five occaasions at the Dalhousie School of Architecture in Halifax.

Art direction by Sarah Bonnemaison, choreography by Claire French, multimedia by Lukas Pierce; musical composition by Sandy Moore, Derek Reilly, Robin Muller, costumes; Performers include: Jacinte Armstrong, Susanne Chui, and Sarah Rozee

Milonga 1313

Tango Social Dance & Tango Performance with special guests Rebecca & Dan

Starts: May 3rd, 2014 - 8:30am

$10 at the door ($7 students)

For more information, visit www.tangonova.com

Rock-A-Thon and Diaper-Drop for Supportive Housing for Young Mothers (SHYM)

Starts: May 3rd, 2014 - 10:00am
Where: Bay Court at Mic Mac Mall

Discover Culture: Henna Workshop

Starts: May 3rd, 2014 - 11:00am
Where: Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21

www.pier21.ca 

Come learn about the history and tradition of henna—the temporary body art that has been used in many cultures for over 5000 years. Get your very own small henna tattoo! The workshop is free and for all ages. Space is lmited and registration is required. Email Lena Hardiman at Learn@pier21.caDiscover Culture: Henna is presented in English in partnership with Halifax Henna.

The Schizophrenia Society of Nova Scotia’s 6th Annual Road to Recovery Walk

Starts: May 3rd, 2014 - 12:00pm
Where: St. Antonio's Community Hall

 

 

New Backlands Coalition to host three ‘Backlands 360’ walks

Starts: May 3rd, 2014 - 1:00pm
Where: Spryfield/Purcell’s Cove

The Backlands Coalition invites all interested Nova Scotians to participate in an afternoon of guided walks and discussions on Saturday, May 3, organized as part of the annual Jane’s Walk events across Canada and around the world. The ‘Backlands 360’ walks aim to raise awareness about the importance of the Backlands, a unique 1,300-hectare urban wilderness area west of the Halifax peninsula and bordered by Purcell’s Cove Road, Williams Lake Road, Herring Cove Road and Powers Pond.

Backlands 360’, Three walking tours and a follow-up discussion
Saturday, May 3, 2014
, 1:00 – 5:00 pm (rain or shine)
Walks from 1:30 – 3:00 pm, meet at 1 pm at starting points in the Spryfield/Purcell’s Cove area 
Discussion and refreshments at 3:30 pm, Purcell’s Cove Social Club, 505 Purcell’s Cove Road
For complete details, including locations & maps, visit www.backlandscoalition.ca/janeswalks

Progress Club Halifax Big Spring Gala & Auction

Starts: May 3rd, 2014 - 5:30pm
Where: Cunard Centre

Tickets Available

www.progressclubhalifax.ca

Supper Nova

Multicultural potluck.

Starts: May 3rd, 2014 - 6:00pm
Where: St. Benedict Church, Lower Level

Join us for a multiculturalmpotluck and help us give a warm welcome to newcomers to Canada.  Everyone welcome!

Cost = Bring a dish of food to share with everyone (No frozen food)

4th Annual Emerging Lens Film Festival: The Fluidity of Community

Screenings: "Anatomy of Assistance", "A True Legacy - Preston's Largest Family", Black Strathcona Pt. 2 and "The Making of a Judge"

Starts: May 3rd, 2014 - 7:00pm
Where: Black Cultural Centre for Nova Scotia

Free admission. Refreshments will be served. For more information, visit www.theemerginglens.com.

Wine, Women & Singer

with The Aeolian Singers

Starts: May 3rd, 2014 - 7:30pm
Where: Saint Agnes Church Hall

Cabaret seating and cash bar

Seats - $20; Student - $10

Argentine Tango Workshops

Starts: May 4th, 2014
Where: DANSpace

Friday, May 2
8:00 - 9:30 pm
Walking with Power and Personality
(All levels welcome)

Saturday, May 3
1:00 - 2:30 pm
A Potent Mix of Space & Spice
(For beginners/intermediate)

Run for Women

Starts: May 4th, 2014 - 1:00pm
Where: Victoria Park, Halifax

Run for Women is a fun 5km/10km run which raises funds for women's mental health programs at the IWK. Lend your support either as a participant and/or through promotion of the run. Last year the race had 200 participants. This year we are aiming for 500!

One in three women will suffer with some form of mental health issue in their lifetime. We need to raise awareness and provide support to those who have or will be afflicted.

Come Hike With Us!

Hike for Hospice Palliative Care

Starts: May 4th, 2014 - 1:00pm
Where: Bedford Lions Park

1pm: Check in/ register

1:50: Welcome and warm up

Walk for Memories in support of the Alzheimer Society of NS

Starts: May 4th, 2014 - 1:30pm
Where: Cunard Centre

 

To speak to your Walk for Memories Coordinator:

Music Appreciation and the Zen of DJing

Public Lecture & Tango DJ Session with Dan Boccia

Starts: May 4th, 2014 - 4:45pm

$15 ($10 to full workshop participants)

For more information, visit www.tangonova.com

Symphony Nova Scotia: Festival – Jane Archibald Sings Strauss

Starts: May 4th, 2014 - 7:30pm
Where: Rebecca Cohn Auditorium, 6101 University Ave, Halifax, NS

Jane Archibald has “an unbelievable mastery of singing… combined with a remarkable dramatic presence” (Le Figaro). This international superstar joins Symphony Nova Scotia for a second festival concert, this time highlighting the music of Richard Strauss. We’ll hear Jane sing Strauss’ heart-wrenchingly beautiful Four Last Songs, as well as two other massive Strauss masterpieces: Don Juan and Death and Transfiguration. Don’t miss this grand finale of our concert season!

For more information, please visit http://www.symphonynovascotia.ca

Community Transit Roundtable

Co-hosted by Community Transit – Nova Scotia and the Province of Nova Scotia

Starts: May 5th, 2014 - 10:00am
Where: Captain William Spry Community Centre

 How do you get around if you do not drive?

Help us help you meet your needs now and build a plan for the future.

Xenotransplantation: The International Debate

Spring Film Series: Exploring Ethics through Film

Starts: May 6th, 2014 - 7:00pm
Where: Halifax Public Library

Xenotransplantation is the use of organs and cells from a non-human species to treat disease in humans. It has enormous potential to meet the increasing demand for transplantable organs. However, while science is making progress in this area, there are still many medical risks, not least of which is the possibility of transferring an infectious agent from an animal to the human population.


While much of the debate around xenotransplantation is focused on safety, there are substantial ethical issues which the discussion will explore.

Film Screening - An American Family: Anniversary Edition

Starts: May 7th, 2014 - 8:00pm
Where: Dalhousie Art Gallery

Alan and Susan Raymond, USA, 2011, 120 minutes. In 1971, the pre-PBS US Educational TV network followed the Loud Family of California with 16mm cameras for 18 months in a Reality TV experiment that would change media and documentary forever.

 

Tiny Vaudevilles - Two Short Plays by Anton Chekhov

Starts: May 7th, 2014 - 8:00pm
Where: The Music Room

For those of you who loved the vaudevillian comedy in Zuppa Theatre Co.’s Slowly I Turn: a parlor vaudeville in one act – it’s back, and this time it’s Russian!  This May, say “dosvedanya” to winter doldrums and “hello” to laughter as the Zuppa Theatre Co. ensemble brings their trademark theatrical style to Anton Chekhov’s The

Bear and The Proposal. Written in the heyday of Vaudeville, these two Mini Farces, or Jokes in One Act, are fast-paced comedies full of preposterous situations and

The World Knew: Jan Karski's Mission for Humanity

Starts: May 8th, 2014 - 6:00pm
Where: St Mary's University

A story of the Polish Secret State courier, on the mission to inform the Western allies of the situation in occupied Poland and the Holocaust during World War II. 

This exhibition was created by the Polish History Museum in partnership with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland and the Jan Karski Educational Foundation. 

The Hypersexualization of Youth Culture and its implications for criminal justice and society

Starts: May 9th, 2014 - 9:00am
Where: The Sobey SB Theatre, Saint Mary’s University

Presented by the Nova Scotia Criminal Justice Association

 

Dreamscape 2014

Starts: May 9th, 2014 - 6:30pm
Where: Cunard Centre, Halifax NS

Dress: Business/Cocktail

Join us as we celebrate Dreamscape's 15th anniversary!

Queen for a Night

Starts: May 9th, 2014 - 6:30pm
Where: PACIFICO

Join us and HRM's celebrity Queens, for a sexy night! Pampering, shopping, dancing, many performances and so much more! Grab everyone you know and come on out to the event that will be sure to spice up your night!

Trena's Studio

David Briggs concert

Presented by Halifax Royal Canadian College of Organists (RCCO)

Starts: May 9th, 2014 - 7:30pm
Where: Cathedral Church of All Saints

"With an extensive repertoire spanning five centuries, he is known across the globe for his brilliant organ transcriptions of symphony music..." 

 

Beer & Beethoven

Starts: May 9th, 2014 - 8:00pm
Where: Halifax Forum's Multi-Purpose Centre

Symphony Nova Scotia’s annual end-of-season fundraising party returns for a night of frothy musical fun. Come on out for your chance tosample delicious beer, participate in our live auction, watch a painting come to life live by artist Richelle Williams, and hear classical masterpieces alongside beloved scores from some of the most popular films in cinematic history, including Superman, E.T., West Side Story, and more! 

Singer-songwriter and guitarist extraordinaire J.P. Cormier returns to perform with Symphony Nova Scotia for this year's Beer & Beethoven!

The Man Behind the Shades: The Music of Roy Orbison

presented by the Bella Rose Arts Centre

Starts: May 10th, 2014 - 8:00pm
Where: Bella Rose Arts Centre

Few early rockers were more gifted in their peak than the “immortal man behind the shades,” whose vaulting tenor and vulnerable love songs conjured emotions of heartbreak and desire with operatic intensity. Darrin Martin is simply brilliant as Roy Orbison with his dramatic soaring falsetto in such classics as Pretty WomanCryingOnly the Lonely, and In Dreams. An incredibly talented band of musicians and singers will be sure to make you believe you are watching Roy Orbison live in concert!

Back by popular demand, this encore performance will feature some of your favourite songs from the previous show but also feature new ones as well.

DOWNTON ABBEY STYLE AFTERNOON TEA

Starts: May 11th, 2014 - 4:00pm

After the success of last year’s Downton-Abbey themed afternoon tea, the Nova Scotia Youth Orchestra invites you to take afternoon tea again with all the trimmings, on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 11, from 4:00 to 6:30 pm. 

 

Sexual Health Conference

Starts: May 13th, 2014
Where: Mount Saint Vincent University

Presented by the NS Association for Sexual Health and CATIE. Topics include:

·         Sexual health and aging

Amnesty International open house launching Stop Torture campaign

Starts: May 13th, 2014

Tues, May 13th - Amnesty International Halifax is hosting an open house to mark the launch of our Stop Torture campaign, followed by an evening training session. For further details, contact maritimes@amnesty.ca. All are welcome! 6009 Quinpool Road, Suite 305. Call 479-2222 to be let in the front door if you'll be late. maritimes@amnesty.ca

Halifax IDAHoT Rally

Starts: May 14th, 2014 - 6:00pm
Where: Victoria Park

This year's rally for the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia will be held at Victoria Park and is scheduled for 6:00 pm on Wednesday, May 14th.  More details will follow on NSRAP's website, Facebook and Twitter as they become available; aFacebook event has also been created for the rally.

The Halifax rally is organized by a committee of community volunteers.  If you or your organization are interested in helping plan this year’s event or can provide other types of support, please contact us at nsrap@nsrap.ca.

Film Screening - 56 Up

Starts: May 14th, 2014 - 8:00pm
Where: Dalhousie Art Gallery

Michael Apted, Paul Almond, UK, 2013, 138 minutes. This enduring documentary series followed British children every seven years from the early ’60s to now. At age 56, the subjects of the series continue to confound and illuminate audiences with their profound stories of everyday life.

 

A Symposium on the First World War: Remembrance, Commemoration and Perspectives in the 21st Century

Starts: May 15th, 2014
Where: Mount Saint Vincent University

To commemorate the centenary of the First World War, the World Heritage Tourism Research Network (WHTRN) is proud to host "A SYMPOSIUM ON THE FIRST WORLD WAR, REMEMBRANCE, COMMEMORATION AND PERSPECTIVES IN THE 21ST CENTURY," May 15-17, 2014, at Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax, NS.

You are invited to join people from across Canada to recall history, to share information and perspectives, to reflect upon, to discuss, and to remember and honour this period of our Canadian heritage and its significance and lessons for future generations. Participants at this important event will include representatives from various levels of government, veteran associations, military personnel, academics, teachers, historians, museum administrators, youth and others.

Salvation Army Hope in the City Leadership Breakfast

Starts: May 15th, 2014 - 7:30am
Where: Westin Nova Scotian Hotel

Keynote Speaker:  Gen. Rick Hillier, Ret.

Emcee:  Steve Murphy, CTV

Meet Your Local - Wine & Spirits Gala

Saint Cecilia Concert Series

Starts: May 15th, 2014 - 6:30pm
Where: The Halifax Club

Tickets (winegala.eventbrite.com)

Join us for an evening celebration and showcase of local wine, spirits, food, music from St. Cecilia Concert Society, and art from Argyle Fine Art! This event is going to be based on our "7 Rooms. 7 Experiences" platform; event details available by visiting: localconnections.ca/events .

Comedy for Community: A Night of Punch Lines for Proceeds

in support of the Chebucto Family Centre

Starts: May 15th, 2014 - 7:15pm
Where: Bella Rose Arts Centre

Join world touring L.A comedians James Uloth and Lamont Ferguson for a night of stand-up comedy, stories and serious laughing! James has played shows all over the world, leaving people in stitches with his one-liners and personal stories.  Lamont has opened for the likes of Bill Cosby, Steve Harvey and George Lopez, and is a comedian who always receives a standing ovation at the end of every performance!  The evening will also include a wine and cheese reception and silent auction, with many great items to bid on!

More Information

Camerata’s Choral Concert

Starts: May 15th, 2014 - 8:00pm
Where: St. Patrick’s Church, Halifax

Camerata is joining forces at, with Edmonton’s professional choir Pro Coro Canada. This highlight concert is part of Podium 2014, the biannual conference of the Association of Canadian Choral Communities. The concert will include a new work by Latvian composer Ēriks Ešenvalds, featuring celebrated bass clarinetist Jeff Reilly of Halifax.

Podium will be a special concert for Jeff, Camerata’s founder and artistic director, as he is president of the national association this year. The Association of Canadian Choral Communities represents 600 conductors and 38,000 singers as well as publishers, composers and arts administrators.

Blue Nose Marathon

Starts: May 16th, 2014
Where: Halifax

On your mark, get set, let's giv'er!

http://bluenosemarathon.com 

Youth Engagement for Non-Profits

Starts: May 21st, 2014 - 9:00am
Where: Captain William Spry Centre

Does your organization want to increase your youth volunteer base? This workshop will use a participatory process to introduce HeartWood’s Framework for Community Youth Development. This will provide you with an opportunity to practice the approach as well as identify and personalize the value in engaging youth in the volunteer work. HeartWood’s vision “is that all youth are active and valued members in their communities and, together with adults, take action to create vibrant and caring communities.”
To register, contact Veronica at vmcneil@csc-ns.ca

Check out this video about youth engagement that illustrates Heartwood’s principles of community youth development:  http://heartwood.ns.ca/2012/10/bridgewater-placemaking/

THE ROLE OF COMMERCIAL ART GALLERIES - PANEL DISCUSSION

Starts: May 22nd, 2014 - 6:30pm
Where: Visual Arts Nova Scotia

e-mail vans@visualarts.ns.ca to RSVP

Panelists Deborah Carver of Studio 21, Dave Hayden of (((Parentheses))), and Christopher Webb of Pavia Gallery will share their stories from how they got started, to what excites them about Nova Scotian art. The discussion will also aim to shed light on the commercial gallery’s role in the art community. For example, who is buying art today, and how do galleries generate and maintain relationships with collectors? What roles do galleries play in shaping the direction of art practices, and how do they support art and artists in the province?

Participate in the Halifax Community Band Festival!

Starts: May 23rd, 2014
Where: Saint Mary's University

On behalf of the Second Chances Community Band Society of Nova Scotia, I would like to invite you and any of your musical colleagues to take part in our first Halifax Community Band Festival during the weekend of May 23rd- 25th,  2014 at Saint Mary’s University.  The community band festivals in Nova Scotia are intended for amateur band musicians of all playing levels and always include a fantastic lineup of activities, clinics and amazing guest conductors/performers. The festivals are an opportunity for the many members of our Maritime musical family to come together, learn from each other’s experience, celebrate each other’s successes, build lasting friendships, and make memorable music together.

This year’s festival will include the conducting talents of: Dr. Jason Caslor (Memorial University), Maggie Helms (Northeast Kings Education Centre), Dr. Gregory Irvine (University of Prince Edward Island) and Ron Murphy (Atlantic Festival of Music). There will be a number of talented instrumental clinicians running break-out sessions. Long & McQuade will be on hand with a few interesting products for purchase as well as a selection of new and used instruments for you to try. We will also be welcoming the Stadacona Band of the Royal Canadian Navy as guest performers for our participants.

Mozart by Don Giovanni

Starts: May 23rd, 2014
Where: Sir James Dunn Theatre, Dalhousie Arts Centre

Director, Ken Schwartz
Music Director, Walter Kemp

Tickets: General Admission $30, Seniors $25, Students $10

Flashback 1978

A stayin' alive fundraiser for Neptune Theatre

Starts: May 23rd, 2014 - 6:30pm
Where: Schooner Room, Casino Nova Scotia

A night of fun, food, and dance fever!

Satisfy your soul with a gourmet dinner, then dance the night away with The Chess Club. Wear your favourite "disco inferno" 1970s outfit (or come in regular business attire). 

Drawings

by Ron Shuebrook

Starts: May 24th, 2014
Where: Mount Saint Vincent Art Gallery

Organized by Thames Art Gallery

John Kissick, Curator

Spring Breakfast in Sambro

Starts: May 24th, 2014 - 9:00am
Where: Saint James United Church, Sambro, NS

The Sambro & Area Community Association invites you to bring the family out for an enjoyable Spring breakfast in Sambro beside the sea!

Come enjoy a platter of scrambled eggs, pancakes, sausages, and tea/coffee or juice.

Strike Out Homophobia

Bowlathon.

Starts: May 25th, 2014 - 12:00pm
Where: Bayer's Road Bowlarama

In support of the Youth Project and their efforts to combat homophobia in schools to make Nova Scotia a healthier, happier, and safer place for LGBTQ youth.

Register a team of 5, yourself, or pledge a bowler. More information at: www.youthproject.ns.ca

Artful Afternoon

A series of four Sunday afternoons for those with Dementia and their Partners in Care

Starts: May 25th, 2014 - 1:00pm
Where: Art Gallery of Nova Scotia

This is a free event, but registration is required by calling 422-7961, Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia.

The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia (AGNS) and the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia have come together to create an exciting new

Canadian Council for Refugees Spring Consultation

Starts: May 29th, 2014
Where: St. Mary’s University

Leading Innovative & Engaging Youth Programs

Starts: May 29th, 2014 - 7:00pm
Where: Tatamagouche Centre

An essential program for those working with youth.

The Nova Scotia HIV-STBBI Knowledge Exchange and Health Promotion Forum

Starts: May 30th, 2014
Where: Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax, Nova Scotia

What is the Nova Scotia HIV-STBBI Knowledge Exchange and Health Promotion Forum?

The Nova Scotia HIV-STBBI Knowledge Exchange and Health Promotion Forum (The Forum) is an annual event hosted by the AIDS Coalition of Nova Scotia (ACNS). The Forum provides an opportunity for learning and sharing around HIV and other STIs as well as emerging issues surrounding prevention, treatment and care. It is an excellent opportunity for those living with, community workers and other health professionals to network with others who are also involved in HIV-STBBI work across Nova Scotia and in some cases the Atlantic region.

902 NonStop Records cd release party for "Confident"

Starts: May 30th, 2014 - 8:30pm
Where: Jacob's Lounge

902 NonStop Records is having a cd release party for their made for radio album titled "Confident" in support of the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign. All proceeds from ticket sales/admissions and cd sales will be donated to the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign.
The event will be held at Jacob's Lounge in Dartmouth on May 30, 2014. The entry fee is $10.
See FaceBook Event at: 
https://www.facebook.com/events/1438313273077856/

Gregg Braden: Creating Resilience in a Time of Extremes

A full day seminar

Starts: May 31st, 2014 - 9:00am
Where: Bella Rose Arts Centre

There’s a time when every crisis can become transformation; where simply surviving can become joyous thriving. In our lives that time is The Turning Point. In our world that time is now! The Turning Point emerges when a new force—an idea, a discovery, a revelation—turns a course of events away from a tipping point of no return toward a turning point of new possibilities.

More Information

Until we meet again - dramatic comedy by Colleen Hagen.

Bust Stop Theatre

Starts: May 31st, 2014 - 2:00pm
Where: Bus Stop Theatre

Nova Scotian playwright Colleen Hagen's dramatic comedy directed by the playwright and starring Carole Ball and Geoff Ball.

$15.00 tickets@busstoptheatre.org

Halifax Boat Cruise

Kick off for Atlantic CAAMP Symposium 2014 with Invis-Mortgage Intelligence

Starts: June 1st, 2014 - 2:00pm
Where: Queen's Wharf

Cruise along the stunning Halifax waterfront! Mortgage Intelligence and Invis Consultants would be honored if you could join us for this sell-out event! 

Casual attire, watch weather forecast

2nd Annual Choreographic Lab, Exploration and Research

CLEaR Forum with Ross Creek Centre for the Arts

Starts: June 2nd, 2014

In partnership with the Ross Creek Centre for the Arts, CLEaR Forum is a residency-based lab providing choreographers with a skilled mentor, studio space, skilled dancers to work with, and more.   The Lab takes place in the picturesque setting of Canning, NS.  Applications for choreographers and dancers.

 

Stories from the Grassroots: Turning the Tide of HIV/AIDS in Africa

Starts: June 3rd, 2014 - 7:30pm
Where: Dalhousie Student Union Building, Room 307

Speaker: Ida Nambeya,

Field Representative of the Stephen Lewis Foundation

Annual Cedar Festival

Starts: June 5th, 2014
Where: 3844 Joseph Howe Drive

902.443.4162

info@cedarfestival.ca

Angel's Essentials

Mind, Body, and Spirit Fair

Starts: June 7th, 2014 - 9:00am
Where: Forum Multi-Purpose Centre

Admission:

$8 One Day, Two Day Pass $11

5th annual Walk to Fight Arthritis

Starts: June 8th, 2014 - 9:30am
Where: Emera Oval on the Commons

Opening Ceremony – 9:30 am

Walk – 10:00am

TELUS Walk to Cure Diabetes

Starts: June 8th, 2014 - 10:40am
Where: Dewolf Park, Bedford, NS

Opening ceremonies will be taking place at 10:40am. 

Over 1,000 participants are expected.

Halifax - Walk the walk for autism

Starts: June 14th, 2014 - 9:00am
Where: Start location: North Commons, Halifax

Welcome to the Halifax Walk, we look forward to seeing you on Saturday, June 14th!

Join us in Halifax for the fourth annual Walk the Walk for Autism! The Halifax Walk Route offers 1K and 5K walk routes. Additional fun family activities at the Walk launch site will make it the place you'll want to be. We can't wait to see you on June 15th!

HepNS Annual General Meeting

Starts: June 14th, 2014 - 10:00am
Where: Boardroom, Second floor

This will be a busy and important Annual General Meeting (AGM), as voting will take place on proposed changes to the HepNS bylaws and the members of the Board of Directors will also be voted on.

For more information: http://www.hepns.ca/

Community Sector Council of NS Conference

Starts: June 16th, 2014
Where: NSCC Waterfront Campus

Community Sector Council of NS is planning a conference to take place on June 16-17, 2014 at the Nova Scotia Community College Waterfront campus. Meanwhile…please hold these dates!

Investing Close to Home: Philanthropy, Entrepreneurship & the Courage to Lead with Zita Cobb, Founder, Shorefast Foundation

Starts: June 17th, 2014 - 7:00pm
Where: Lord Nelson Hotel, South Park Street

We are thrilled to announce the third instalment of our Inspired Conversations Series.This year we are featuring philanthropist, innovator and entrepreneur Zita Cobb!

 

Artful Afternoon

A series of four Sunday afternoons for those with Dementia and their Partners in Care

Starts: June 22nd, 2014 - 1:00pm
Where: Art Gallery of Nova Scotia

This is a free event, but registration is required by calling 422-7961, Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia.

The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia (AGNS) and the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia have come together to create an exciting new

Creative Music Workshop

Mocean Dance partners with Halifax Jazz festival

Starts: July 3rd, 2014
Where: Sacred Heart School of Halifax

Where the ensemble is the classroom and improvisation is more than a style, it is a path for learning and building community. 

Dance and music meet in the Creative Process program; creative minds of all disciplines will deepen their creative practice.  Core faculty: Jerry Granelli, J. Anthony Granelli, Ani Oore, Simon Fisk, Tim Crofts, Christian Kogel; Guest Faculty: Juilan Priester; Clinicians: Erin Costelo and (Mocean's own) Susanne Chui.  The core program offers practical experiences for musicians and artists of all disciplines, genres, and skill levels to take their playing to the next level.  For more information and to register: halifaxjazzfestival.ca/creativemusicworkshop.

AIDS 2014 and the International Indigenous Pre-conference on HIV & AIDS

Starts: July 17th, 2014

Are you thinking of attending AIDS 2014 in Melbourne, Australia and/or the International Indigenous Pre-conference on HIV & AIDS in Sydney, Australia? If your answer is yes, the following information should help you figure out how to prepare.

 

Symphony Nova Scotia announces its 2014/15 concert season!

Starts: August 1st, 2014

With guests ranging from David Myles and Natalie MacMaster to Martin Beaver and the Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, Symphony Nova Scotia presents another season of brilliant classical virtuosos, East Coast music icons, and great Canadian music.     

Season ticket packages are now available for 2014/15. Highlights include:

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Good Friday Choral Service

Starts: April 18th, 2014 - 7:30pm
Where: St. Matthew’s United Church

Phone: 423-9209

Screening: The Husband

Bruce McDonald | Can | 2013 | 80 mins

Starts: April 18th, 2014 - 7:00pm
Where: Carbon Arc Cinema

Saddled with an infant son, and a wife doing jail time for sleeping with a 14-year-old, a disgruntled Toronto ad-agency copywriter struggles to deal with his impotent rage, in this gutsy black comedy from beloved Canadian maverick Bruce McDonald.

Henry, the hero of Bruce McDonald’s gutsy The Husband, is having a really bad year. His wife, Alyssa, a former teacher, is in jail for sleeping with a fourteen-year-old student, leaving Henry to raise their infant son alone. He loathes his ad agency job — and his co-workers even more. Moreover, the burden of single-parenting has essentially cut Henry off from his friends, leaving him to stew. Henry has kept a lid on things so far, but as Alyssa’s release looms, he finds it increasingly difficult to contain himself.

The Music Room Chamber Players Series, in partnership with Dalhousie Music, presents: “CIRCA: ROMANTIC”

Starts: April 18th, 2014 - 2:00pm
Where: Peggy Corkum Music Room

For ticket information please contact:    902.429.9467 or http://scotiafestival.ns.ca

$20 ($15 Students/Seniors)

King's College Chapel: Holy Week 2014

Good Friday

Starts: April 18th, 2014
Where: King's College Chapel

7 am Holly Communion (said)
10 am Veneration of the Cross & Reproaches

www.kingschapel.ca

Ballet Jörgen Canada with Symphony Nova Scotia in Romeo & Juliet

Starts: April 17th, 2014 - 8:00pm
Where: Rebecca Cohn Auditorium, Dalhousie Arts Centre

Canada’s Ballet Jörgen (CBJ) is bringing its full-length production of Romeo and Juliet to Halifax as part of its 20 city cross-Canada tour on April 16 and 17 at the Rebecca Cohn Auditorium, Dalhousie Arts Centre.   

Halifax shows will be accompanied with live orchestra provided by Symphony Nova Scotia (www.symphonynovascotia.ca).

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