The hottest things to see and do in Halifax this month

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DINOSAURS UNEARTHED
The Museum of Natural History on Summer Street hosts Dinosaurs Unearthed. This immersive exhibition, which has drawn rave reviews across North America, features lifelike animatronic dinosaurs, full-scale skeletons, and fossils from around the world. Also at the museum, you’ll find an array of permanent exhibitions, including Science on a Sphere, to learn about weather, shipping routes, and ocean currents. It’s home to Gus the gopher tortoise, Halifax’s most-loved reptile for some seven decades. naturalhistory.novascotia.ca

MARCH 26
LIVE ART DANCE

Sølvi Edvardsen’s MAN. Dancer: Sudesh Adhana. Photos Trine og Kim Designstudio.

Continuing its mission of showcasing top contemporary dance from across the country, Live Art presents Ballet BC at the Dalhousie Arts Centre on University Avenue. The 16 dancers will perform works by Crystal Pite and Medhi Walerski, plus a new piece by Emily Molnar. liveartdance.ca

MARCH 1–3, 8–10
UNIVERSITY CHAMPIONSHIP BASKETBALL
It’s championship-basketball season in Halifax, as Scotiabank Centre hosts three major tournaments. From March 1–3, the AUS Basketball Championships features Atlantic Canada’s top men’s and women’s university teams battle for the regional titles. Then from March 8–10, the U Sport Men’s Basketball Final 8 comes to town, with top teams coast-to-coast competing for the national title. ticketatlantic.com

MARCH 30
CECILIA CONCERT SERIES
Kerson Leong takes the stage at the Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts, performing Eugène Ysaÿe’s Six Sonatas for solo violin. One of the bright lights of Canadian classical music, Leong has been a soloist with the Oslo-Philharmonien, Wiener Kammer Orchester, Stavanger Symfoniorkester, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, l’Orchestre symphonique de Quebec, and the National Arts Centre Orchestra. ceciliaconcerts.ca

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ART GALLERY OF NOVA SCOTIA
Focusing on Mi’kmaq and Beothuk visual culture, Jordan Bennett uses painting, sculpture, video, installation, and sound to explore themes of land, language, the act of visiting, and familial ties. See his exhibition Ketu’elmita’jik at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia on Hollis Street. (For more on Bennett and his work, see Ray Cronin’s web-exclusive column) artgalleryofnovascotia.ca

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