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April 2017

Vimy Ridge: Artists Document the First World War

April 1 - October 15
Art Gallery of Nova Scotia

A century ago, Canadian troops won a historic First World War victory at the Battle of Vimy Ridge. The exhibition Vimy Ridge: Artists Document the First World War shares poignant works of art by the soldiers who lived through the war’s horrors.

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July 2017

Folk/Funk Art Exhibit at AGNS

July 22, 2017 - July 15, 2018
Art Gallery of Nova Scotia

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 summer, there will still be plenty of time later.

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August 2017

Sea Dome

August 1 - October 31
Sea Dome

Continuing through October 31st, this domed theatre on the waterfront near the Maritime Museum on Lower Water Street offers an immersive 360-degree film experience. Shows include Whale Story and Bluenose: The Legend Lives.

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Ahead by a Century

August 4 - October 29
Grafton Street Dinner Theatre

Celebrating Canadian music—songs by The Tragically Hip, Shania Twain, Stan Rogers, and others. Join us at the Grafton Street Dinner Theatre for rollicking music and live entertainment, served up with a three-course dinner.

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September 2017

Seeds

September 12 - October 1
Neptune Theatre

Well known to Canadian TV fans, Eric Peterson (Street Legal, Corner Gas) joins Neptune Theatre for the taut docudrama Seeds, about a fight over genetically modified crops. Hang on—it’s more exciting than it sounds: it’s about Saskatchewan farmer Percy Schmeiser and his landmark 1998 Supreme Court fight with Monsanto, which accused him of planting patented genetically modified seeds.

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FIN: Atlantic International Film Festival

September 14 - September 21
Cineplex Cinemas Park Lane

A celebration of film, media, and music from around the world. For eight days, Halifax becomes an international mecca for the arts, abuzz with filmmakers, industry types and film lovers.

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Chris de Burgh

September 20 - September 21
Dalhousie Arts Centre

The Irish singer/songwriter, best known for his 1986 hit "Lady in Red", has sold some 45 million albums worldwide and performs at the Dalhousie Arts Centre.

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Re-Quickening

September 21 - September 23
Dalhousie Arts Centre

As beautiful as it is arresting, Santee Smith’s ground breaking piece Re-Quickening explores the intersection of indigenous and new dance performance. Created through a process unique to her culture, Re-Quickening is a spiritual resurgence — a piecing together of shards of knowledge that tip colonialism on its head. Provoking, conceptual and visceral, this work is a timely call for reawakening. Kaha:wi Dance Theatre is one of Canada’s leading contemporary dance companies, renowned for its artistry and creative excellence.

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Hal-Con 2017

September 22 - September 24
World Trade and Convention Centre

Atlantic Canada’s largest sci-fi, comic, and gaming convention returns to the World Trade and Convention Centre on Argyle Street. The schedule includes autograph signings and photo sessions, panels, gaming sessions, cosplay galore, dozens of vendors, and more. Guests include Mitch Pileggi (The X-Files), James Marsters (Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Angel), Samuel Anderson (Doctor Who), and several Degrassi High cast members for some reason.

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Daniel O’Donnell

September 25
Scotiabank Centre

Always a local favourite, the Irish crooner returns to Halifax, performing a mix of country, and easy-listening favourites at the Scotiabank Centre.

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Festival of Wines

September 26 - September 30

This year’s Festival of Wines celebrates the vibrant culture of Spain, complete with Spanish wines, Iberian inspired food and Spanish music. Wines from around the globe will join award-winning Spanish labels for Nova Scotia’s premier wine lover’s event. There will be wine dinners at local restaurants with visiting wineries, wine tastings, the Festival of Wines Gala dinner in support of Symphony Nova Scotia, and the Festival Grand Tastings featuring 300+ wines.

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The Wiggles

September 27
Scotiabank Centre

The internationally beloved children's entertainment group returns with a lively stage show and infectious music at the Scotiabank Centre.

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Order in the House

September 28 - September 30
Pond Playhouse

For 3 nights only: A staged reading of Order in the House by Nick Jupp. Centering on a fictitious Nova Scotia Minister of Finance and his wife: Successful, wealthy and highly respected, they are close to perfect in every way except, shall we say, even the best of people have the occasional skeleton in the cupboard. How it gets dealt with leads us to a terrifying and unexpected conclusion.

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Matt Andersen

September 29 - September 30
Rebecca Cohn Auditorium

New Brunswick bluesman Matt Andersen is a multi-award-winning, bona fide international star. With his commanding stage presence, deft multi-instrumental prowess, and signature soul-filled voice, he's built a formidable following around the world, earning more than 10 million YouTube views, international media accolades, and a spectacular string of sold-out shows. Now, Matt combines his powerful sound with bold new arrangements in an electrifying, soul-stirring collaboration with Symphony Nova Scotia.

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October 2017

Giora Schmidt Plays Brahms

October 12
Rebecca Cohn Auditorium

Symphony Nova Scotia kicks off Maestro Gueller’s final season as Music Director with a joyous concert of bright, beautiful masterworks. Hear the internationally acclaimed Giora Schmidt, one of Gueller’s favourite violinists, performing Brahms’ soulful, expressive, and fiendishly difficult Violin Concerto. Then, Symphony Nova Scotia’s expanded orchestra performs Dvořák’s Eighth Symphony, a merry, radiant work that’s an audience favourite around the world.

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Snake in the Grass

October 17 - November 5
Neptune Theatre

Ghosts from the past arise to deliver a story of shocking twists and supernatural turns sure to leave you questioning even those closest to you. (Playing on our Scotiabank Stage).

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Ria Mae

October 20
Rebecca Cohn Auditorium

Halifax’s own Ria Mae is one of Nova Scotia’s hottest breakout artists, with an international record deal, an ECMA win, and a platinum-certified, millions-viewed, Juno-nominated single, Clothes Off. She’s been touted by Spotify as a 2016 Spotlight Artist, by CBC Music as a “Next Big Thing”, and by media outlets as “a captivating performer” (Ottawa Citizen) and a “tremendous East Coast talent” (CBC). Don’t miss this rising phenomenon’s catchy songs, warm voice, and brand-new orchestral arrangements in her debut concert…

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Denise Djokic

October 26
Rebecca Cohn Auditorium

Halifax’s own Denise Djokic is one of the top “25 Canadians Who Are Changing Our World” (Maclean’s) and one of “Canada’s Most Powerful Women” (ELLE). Her spectacular career has included a performance at the Grammy Awards, a top-15 spot on Billboard’s classical charts, and rave reviews for her “arrestingly beautiful tone colour” (The Strad) and “hugely impressive technique” (BBC Music). Now, this famous classical music star returns home to Symphony Nova Scotia for a rare performance of Shostakovich’s passionate, deeply…

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November 2017

It’s A Wonderful Life

November 21 - December 31
Neptune Theatre

Get into the Christmas spirit with the stage adaptation of one of the most iconic films ever made. Make a visit to Bedford Falls for the timeless message that faith, hope and family make life truly wonderful. (Playing on our Fountain Hall Stage).

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Dickens’ A Christmas Carol

November 28 - December 24
Neptune Theatre

The classic family holiday show is brought lovingly to life in this very special holiday experience. Hilarious & sometimes spooky, Dickens' A Christmas Carol has been lovingly recreated for the whole family. (Playing on our Scotiabank Stage).

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January 2018

Jonas & Barry in the Home

January 16, 2018 - February 11, 2018
Neptune Theatre

One of Canada's most celebrated playwrights delivers laughs in this play about two retirees and their quest to find friendship, love and happiness in an assisted living home. (Playing on our Fountain Hall Stage).

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Makayla Lynn Brings Nashville to Nova Scotia

January 18, 2018 - January 21, 2018
Neptune Theatre

Poised for country superstardom, rising star Makayla Lynn takes the stage, hot on the heels of the release of her second album On a Dare and a Prayer. Makayla has shared the stage with the biggest names in country music including Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood, Brad Paisley and Tim McGraw. She has received recognition from Music Nova Scotia, the ECMAs and IMEAs, and is ranked by Reverbnation as the #1 country artist in Nova Scotia and #3 in Canada. (Playing…

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Salt-Water Moon

January 30, 2018 - February 18, 2018
Neptune Theatre

Time does not heal all wounds – but is fate written in the stars? Written by Newfoundland playwright David French, Salt-Water Moon is a classic Canadian play that has been performed hundreds of times since its premiere in 1985. (Playing on our Scotiabank Stage).

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February 2018

Port Cities

February 16, 2018 - February 17, 2018
Neptune Theatre

One of Canada's next big acts, Halifax-based band Port Cities are a perfect balance of Nashville and Nova Scotia. Comprised of already-established solo musicians Carleton Stone, Dylan Guthro and Breagh MacKinnon, the Port Cities are only just beginning. In February, the former CBC Searchlight semifinalists released their debut album Port Cities, produced by Gordie Sampson, and were chosen as iHeartRadio's Future Star in April for their new single "Back to the Bottom". (Playing in our Fountain Hall Theatre).

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The Mountaintop

February 27, 2018 - March 18, 2018
Neptune Theatre

In this moving production by playwright Katori Hall, Dr. King's final hours are re-imagined as he confronts his destiny and legacy as a leading figure in the Civil Rights Movement. (Playing on our Fountain Hall Stage).

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