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May 2018

Folk/Funk

May 1 - July 15
Art Gallery of Nova Scotia

Continuing through the new year, this exhibit focuses on the work of professional and folk ceramists who use clay as a form of storytelling. This one’s sticking around for awhile, so if you can’t fit it in over the winter, there will still be plenty of time later.

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Mamma Mia!

May 1 - July 15
Neptune Theatre

The storytelling magic of ABBA's timeless songs propels this charming tale of love, laughter and friendship. Dance along to pop classics like "Take a Chance on Me," "Dancing Queen" & more in this ultimate feel-good show the New York Times calls "terrific fun!" (Playing on our Fountain Hall Stage). Showtimes: Tuesday to Friday at 7:30pm Saturday at 4:00pm & 8:30pm Sunday at 2:00pm & 7:30pm

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Grafton Street Dinner Theatre

May 1 - May 25
Grafton Street Dinner Theatre

Grafton Street Dinner Theatre pairs lively music and witty comedy with a three-course dinner and lots of audience participation. The current production, The Show Must Go On, is a murder mystery featuring pop hits from the 1960s to today.

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Game Changers

May 9 - September 10
Discovery Centre

Atlantic Canada’s premier Science Centre presents its newest exhibition, Game Changers, from May 9 until mid-September, 2018. Game Changers is a fascinating step inside the world of video games, where visitors will experience an evolving journey of creativity, technology, and design. Visitors to the Centre will become a character themselves, operate a super-sized Nintendo controller, test their knowledge of retro video game music, and view original concept art, storyboards, and scripts from some of the most influential games ever developed. In…

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Duo Dialogue

May 19 - May 23
Multiple Venues

The violin and organ duo, Duo Dialogue, with violinist Daniel Fuchs and organist Mark McDonald, will be touring the Maritimes from May 19 to 23. Their mission is to showcase repertoire for this unique combination of instruments, selecting pieces from the baroque era to the 21st century, as well as focusing on creating their own adaptations of music written for other instrumentations. The program contains adaptations of Arvo Pärt’s iconic Fratres, Bruch’s Kol Nidrei, Vivaldi’s Spring from the Four Seasons, and a work by…

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Tour de Keji Omnium

May 26 - May 27
Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site

Voted the 2017 "Race of the Year" by Bicycle Nova Scotia, the 2018 Tour de Keji will once again bring the top cyclists from all over Atlantic Canada to Kejimkujik for two days of fast-paced action on the Park's paved roads. Organized by Roadents Competitive Cycling, the omnium features an aerodynamic individual time trial, a high-energy circuit race, and a colourful mass-start road race. Competitors, volunteers and spectators of all ages are invited to attend. Kids with bikes can partake…

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Professional Bull Riders Monster Energy Tour

May 26
Scotiabank Centre

While bull riding is huge in Western Canada, it’s a rarely-seen sport on the East Coast. This month, the Professional Bull Riders Monster Energy Tour comes to the city, bringing top competitors from across the country and around the world to Scotiabank Centre on Duke Street.

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Scotia Festival of Music

May 27 - June 10
Dalhousie Arts Centre

The Scotia Festival of Music is a must for classical purists, showcasing chamber-music artists from around the world with 50 events, including concerts, recitals, open rehearsals, master classes, and more. Guests include Philip Glass (composer), Elissa Li (violin), and Sharon Wei (viola).

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The Ken Barlow Effect

May 28
Spatz Theatre

It’s impossible to think of the long-running and much-loved English series Coronation Street without thinking of William Roache. He’s played the ladies’ man, frustrated intellectual, and beleaguered patriarch Ken Barlow since the show’s inception 57 years ago. He shares behind-the-scenes secrets at this Spatz Theatre Q&A session.

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June 2018

East Coast Music Showcase

June 2
Spatz Theatre

June 2: Featuring Makayla Lynn, John Gracie, Hal Bruce, Reeny Smith, J.J. Roots, the Paul Eisan Band, Roxeen and Dalrymple, Bach to Beatles Trio, and Soundtrax Choir. Fund raiser for CIOE-FM 97.5 Community Radio. 

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Kids’ Run for Nature

June 10 @ 9:30 am
Shubie Park

Encourage the kids in your life to get active and help protect nature and wildlife through World Wildlife Fund Canada. Kids’ Run for Nature is a national 1 km, 3 km and 5 km fun run and fundraiser, founded in 2015 by two 10-year-old girls determined to help prevent wildlife loss. The event, which takes place in multiple locations across Canada, brings together thousands of kids and families for a fun-filled, inspiring day of community building. The Halifax event takes…

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Pieces of Sable Island Exhibition

June 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Argyle Fine Art

“Pieces of Sable Island” is an upcoming solo exhibition of Briana Corr Scott's work hosted at Argyle Fine Art on Barrington Street. The opening reception is Friday, June 15, 7-9pm and is free and open to the public.   Briana Corr Scott is an artist who is inspired by the natural world. Her latest body of work showcases 30 oil paintings, sketches, and drawings inspired by Sable Island and its curious ecosystem.

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Make Music Day

June 21

Make Music Day is a world wide celebration of live music held on June 21, the Summer Solstice, in more than 750 cities in 120 countries. The Alliance Française organized the 2017 event in the Halifax Public Gardens, and this year expects it to expand to dozens of venues all over Halifax and Dartmouth, with live performances, afternoon and evening. All free to the public, and performed by volunteer musicians.

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National Indigenous Peoples Day

June 21 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site

Drop-in to the Merrymakedge area between 11am and 2pm for a variety of on-site activities and demonstrations, such as traditional birch bark canoe building, medicinal tea and bread tasting, survival skills demonstrations, and more. School groups welcome, call (902) 682-3263 to book your school visit.

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Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo 2018

June 26 - July 2
Scotiabank Centre

2018 marks the 40th anniversary of the Tattoo and this year they will celebrate by honouring our Heroes and Legends, commemorating the end of the First World War, The Battle of the Atlantic and Women in Service and will kick off the celebration with a good old fashioned ceilidh. The show features everything from pipers, drummers, dancers, acrobats, bands, choirs, display teams and more.

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July 2018

Canada Day Celebrations

July 1 @ 9:30 am
Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site

Come celebrate Canada’s 151st Birthday at Kejimkujik, along with FREE admission, early morning visitors and campers can enjoy a FREE pancake breakfast served up by the Friends of Keji volunteers and Keji staff in Jeremy’s Bay Campground. Join us at 9:30 am and be sure to arrive on time, as quantities may be limited. Talk about a fun and relaxing way to start your Canada Day celebrations!

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Savour the Seaside at Kejimkujik Seaside

July 21
Kejimkujik Seaside, 1188 St. Catherines River Road
Port Joli,

2018 is a special year for Kejimkujik Seaside. Thirty years ago, this important ecosystem was designated as part of Kejimkujik National Park to provide protection for the unique coastal attributes of the region. To mark the occasion, we’ve invited the Kilted Chef, Alain Bossé and his team, to cook an unforgettable and delectable feast! Join us for an afternoon at Harbour Rocks Beach; learn why this place is so important while you enjoy traditional Nova Scotian fare.

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Learn to Camp Weekend

July 21 - July 22
Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site

Never camped before but curious about this truly Canadian tradition? The Learn-to Camp program will introduce you and your family to the basics of camping, from packing to tenting and campfire cooking. Over the course of the weekend, participants will have the opportunity to attend special programs and activities offered in Kejimkujik! Learn-to Camp is presented in partnership with MEC (Mountain Equipment Co-op) and our friends, ‘A for Adventure’. Cost $44 per adult, $22 per child (6-16) and free for 5…

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August 2018

Kejimkujik’s 49th Birthday Party

August 4
Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site

Join us in Jeremy’s Bay Campground in celebration of this momentous occasion for a slew of fun activities including a Bicycle Poker Rally, the Keji Tintamarre Birthday Parade, cupcakes and lemonade, a group campfire, star-gazing and more! Campers and visitors are invited to participate. More details to come.

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Dark Sky Weekend

August 17 - August 19
Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site

Search Kejimkujik’s spectacular night skies for planets, galaxies, constellations and much more in Nova Scotia’s only Dark Sky Preserve!  There will be stories and discoveries for all ages.  Plan to camp or stay overnight close by – you don’t want to miss the show. Presented in partnership with the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (RASC).

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September 2018

Gourmet Fall Night Hike to Peter Point

September 22
Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site

Take a hike out to Peter Point to reveal a beautiful sunset and watch as the moon and stars take the stage in one of the darkest spots in Keji. The perfect place to enjoy beer tasting and food pairing offered by Boxing Rock Brewing Co. (19 and over only). To enhance the experience knowledgeable RASC (Royal Astronomical Society of Canada) volunteers and Keji guides will be on hand to entertain and educate. Tickets available May 18th, $22 per person…

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Keji Multisport Festival: Women’s Triathlon and Mixed Team Relay

September 22 - September 23
Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site

Capture the magic of endurance sport in lush forests, meandering rivers and a rich cultural landscape. Athletes of all abilities are encouraged to embrace the challenge with a sense of adventure and fun. Events will include a day of triathlon racing in 2 distances, and skills workshops in other complimentary outdoor pursuits open to female participants, friends and family. Camp or stay close by and participate in evening activities. Sunday will be dedicated to Keji Mixed Triathlon Relays & Skills…

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Savour the Trail

September 29
Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site

Discover a unique way to savour the fall at Keji. Take to the trails and experience stunning colours and sample delicious flavours – served up by Mother Nature, NS Community College’s culinary arts students of Lunenburg Campus and participating local suppliers. Enjoy a variety of nature-inspired and locally sourced dishes and beverages while hiking among the beautiful fall scenery of Kejimkujik. It will satisfy your soul, and your palate. Mark your calendar now - more details to come.

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October 2018

Thanksgiving Weekend

October 5 - October 7
Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site

Soak up the brilliant colours of fall and enjoy what has become one of Kejimkujik’s most popular weekends of the year! Participate in the annual Pumpkin Carving Contest, the Haunted Jaunt, and take the plunge at the annual Cold Turkey swim. It’s the perfect weekend to spend with friends and family.

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