January 11 & 12
LIVE ART DANCE
With Man, Norwegian choreographer Sølvi Edvardsen marries his Nordic culture with the vibrancy of Southeast Asia. Live Art presents Indian dancer Sudesh Adhana in a unique and provocative solo performance at the Dalhousie Arts Centre on University Avenue. He explores the concept of “man” in terms of masculinity and humanity as a whole. liveartdance.ca

January 12
NOVA SCOTIA MASS CHOIR
Every year, the Nova Scotia Mass Choir honours the work of Martin Luther King Jr. with The Dream Continues, a special concert at the Dalhousie Arts Centre featuring a selection of established and rising local musical talents performing music to stir the soul. artscentre.dal.ca

January 24
DAN MANGAN

From festival to solo shows, two-time Juno winner Dan Mangan is always a Halifax favourite. See the West Coast indie-rock singer/songwriter this time in the cozy confines of the Marquee Ballroom on Gottingen Street. sonicconcerts.com

February 24
CECILIA CONCERT SERIES
Halifax pianist Marc Djokic returns to his hometown stage at the Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts on Chebucto Road to join forces with Trio Tangere. Cecilia Concert Series presents the matinee concert, featuring works by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Astor Piazzolla, Claude Debussy, Christine Donkin, Matthias Maute, Béla Bartók, and Clarice Assad. ceciliaconcerts.ca

January 24
SYMPHONY NOVA SCOTIA
A very busy month for the Symphony continues with a treat for classic purists, as Finnish violin sensation Elina Vähälä joins the Symphony at the Dalhousie Arts Centre for Superb Sibelius and Great Schubert. Simon Rivard conducts an ambitious program that climaxes with Schubert’s majestic final symphony The Great. symphonynovascotia.ca

February 7 to March 3
THE CRAIG GALLERY
Visit the gallery at Alderney Landing in Dartmouth, where the Halifax Transit ferries dock, to discover art in a variety of media by talents from around the region. In February, it hosts Cellular Expressions, an exhibition of paintings and drawings by Maria Doering. alderneylanding.com/gallery

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