On Thursday night, we’re offering readers a unique opportunity to get the story behind the cover story of our April/May issue. We’re presenting a sustainable seafood tasting at Carbonstok on Barrington Street. Chef Chris Velden, from Ryan Duffy’s, will prepare some tasty samples, paired with local beverages, and discuss his sustainable-seafood philosophy. This is an invitation-only event; we’re giving away …
April 1 to 25 The Enigma of Aging. Penny Maloney Ridley’s work explores the enigma of aging through the metaphor of landscape, the symbolism of found objects and the technique of mixed media. April 29 to May 23: Redux, Redux. Mixed-media works by Teena Marie Fancey. Alderney Landing, 2 Ochterloney St., Dartmouth, 461-4698. www.alderneylanding.com
April 24 and 25 This fundraiser for Symphony Nova Scotia, organized by Women in Music, brings thousands of secondhand books, records and CDs together under one roof. Halifax Forum, 2901 Windsor St. 451-1900.
April 1 to 25 Artist Penny Maloney Ridley explores The Enigma of Aging at the Craig Gallery at Alderney Landing in Dartmouth.
April 24 Reincarnated for their post-Steven Page era, The Barenaked Ladies are once again touring Canada, this time with special guest Joel Plaskett. Halifax Metro Centre, 451-1221, www.ticketatlantic.com
April 20 to 24 The country’s top comics descend on Halifax, as the Fest returns for its 15th year. The lineup includes Mark Critch and Shaun Majumder of This Hour Has 22 Minutes, plus Caroline Rhea, Gerry Dee, Steve Patterson, Jay Malone, Jonny Harris, Debra DiGiovanni, Mark Little and Irwin Barker. Venues around the city host shows. halifaxcomedyfest.ca
April 6 to 24 Bigger Than Jesus. This one-man show uses multimedia and multiple characters to explore Christianity through conflicting viewpoints. April 13 to May 30: Peter Pan. Neptune’s most ambitious show of the season—an actor will “fly” on its stage for the first time. Halifax native Blair Irwin stars as Wendy. Neptune Theatre, 1593 Argyle St. 429-7070 or 1-800-565-7345. …
April 7 to 24 The Importance of Being Earnest. Farces don’t get much better than this Oscar Wilde classic—mixed identities lead to a confusion of wedding proposals, christenings and other surprises. Dartmouth Players Theatre, 33 Crichton Ave., Dartmouth, 465-PLAY (7529). www.dartmouthplayers.ns.ca
April 24 The Barenaked Ladies return to Halifax, the city they vilified in their hit song “Hello City.” Halifax Metro Centre, 5284 Duke St. 451-1221. www.ticketatlantic.com
April 21 to 24 This five-day celebration of film, video and media geared towards youth includes a school program, plus evening and weekend screenings and family events. Various locations around Metro. 422-FILM (3456). www.atlanticfilm.com