ART GALLERY OF NOVA SCOTIA
The Hollis Street gallery takes visitors back to a fast-fading era of Japanese history with Hiroshige: The Fifty-Three Stations of the Tōkaidō. This unique exhibition showcases woodcut prints by ukiyo master Utagawa Hiroshige depicting middleclass Japanese life in the early 1800s. artgalleryofnovascotia.ca
NOVEMBER 24, DECEMBER 1
CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING
Back downtown on November 24, Grand Parade square in front of Halifax City Hall hosts the city’s annual Christmas Tree Lighting, a family-friendly celebration with live entertainment and a visit from Santa. The party moves across the harbour the next weekend, as the park at Sullivan’s Pond hosts the Dartmouth Christmas Tree Lighting on December 1, where the highlights include the Santa Claus Express Train and fireworks. halifax.ca/recreation/events
NOVEMBER 30 TO DECEMBER 2
SYMPHONY NOVA SCOTIA
Symphony Nova Scotia offers a full calendar of holiday concerts at the Dalhousie Arts Centre, starting with A Celtic Tenors Christmas. Martin MacDonald conducts as tenors Matthew Gilsenan, James Nelson, and Daryl Simpson join the Symphony for classic carols and Celtic favourites.
NOVEMBER 27 TO JANUARY 5
Neptune Theatre’s long-awaited holiday production begins on November 27 and continues through January 5. Artistic director Jeremy Webb adapts the classic fairy tale Cinderella as a musical comedy for the stage, starring Samantha Walkes as the title hero.
He was once a doctor but Ken Jeong found his true calling in comedy, showcasing an uninhibited and razor-sharp wit. He first appeared in hits like Knocked Up, Pineapple Express, and The Hangover, and recently created the ABC sitcom Dr. Ken. See him in the Schooner Showroom at Casino Nova Scotia.