Singer, songwriter, and guitarist Lucinda Williams has influenced a generation of country/blues/folk artists and was one of VH1’s “100 Greatest Women in Rock & Roll.” And this month, she makes a rare visit to Halifax. See her with her band Buick 6 at the Dalhousie Arts Centre.
Fin Atlantic Film Festival
A favourite with fans and industry insiders alike, this festival boasts a diverse roster of cutting-edge cinema, including screenings of features, shorts, and documentaries, plus lots of parties and special events. This year’s lineup includes Assholes: A Theory, What Happened to Holly Bartlett?, Conviction, Drag Kids, and the Closing Night Gala featuring the Nova Scotian-shot horror film The Lighthouse, starring Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe.
Another season of classical music begins at the Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts on Chebucto Road. Violinist Jinjoo Cho and pianist Hyun Soo Kim join forces for a program of French compositions that includes works by Eugène-Auguste Ysaÿe, Francis Poulenc, Gabriel Fauré, and Edith Piaf.
The Word on the Street
Halifax Central Library hosts readings and signings by dozens of authors, including Mayann Francis, Michael de Adder, Harry Bruce, Amy Spurway, Alan Syliboy, Janet Barkhosue, and many others.
Festival of Wines
This year, NSLC’s annual celebration of the wines of the world sets its sights on South America. Events include a Winemaker’s Dinner at the Stubborn Goat on Sept. 25 with Argentine vintner German Buk, an exploration of the wines of Chile at Antojo Taco + Tequila on Sept. 26, and a Grand Tasting on Sept. 27–28 at the Cunard Centre on the Halifax waterfront.