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August 2018

WWE Live

August 25
The Halifax Forum

The “Superstars of Smackdown Live” come to the Halifax Forum for an evening of pro wrestling.

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Halifax Urban Folk Festival

August 26 - September 2
Multiple Venues

Intimate musical performances in 10 of Halifax’s best bars and restaurants. What more could you ask for? This year’s festival features 49 artists, including Rose Cousins, The Dave Sampson Band, and The Olympic Symphonium.

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Wharf Rat Rally

August 29 - September 2
Digby

Last year alone, 21,870 visitors rolled into Digby on 8,020 motorcycles. If you ride, you don’t want to miss the biggest Atlantic Canadian motorcycling event of the year.

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Halifax Fringe Festival

August 31 - September 10
Multiple Venues

Returning on August 31, the Halifax Fringe Festival celebrates cutting-edge theatre with shows at venues around the city, featuring local, national, and international talents. It continues through September 10.

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September 2018

Halifax Public Gardens Summer Concert Series

September 1 - September 17
Halifax Public Gardens

Continuing: Every Sunday from 2pm to 4pm, the Victorian bandstand at the heart of the gardens hosts free shows by local bands.

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Spryfield Farmers’ Market

September 2 - October 14
Emmanuel Church

Now located right in the heart of Spryfield (in the community hall of the Emmanuel Church) at 322 Herring Cove Rd, the market welcomes customers from 1pm to 5pm. The Spryfield Farmers' Market brings fresh seasonal produce, meat, eggs, baked goods and an array of local crafters to the adjacent communities. The live music and espresso bar on site are sure to brighten your day no matter the weather! Bus 9 a/b, Parking lot available, Wheelchair accessible.  Schedule: Sept 2, Sept 16, Sept 30, Oct 14

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Shakespeare in Love: The Play

September 4 - October 7
Neptune Theatre

The fall season begins this month with Shakespeare in Love: The Play. Allister MacDonald stars as the eponymous playwright, finding inspiration in the beautiful muse Viola, who is determined to appear in his next play.

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FIN Atlantic International Film Festival

September 13 - September 20
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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Pan American Canoe Sprint Championships

September 13 - September 16
Lake Banook

Some 250 paddlers from 20 countries compete in this Pan American Games qualifier on Lake Banook in Dartmouth. The international competition features a mix of paddling's top talents and rising stars.

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Cecilia Concert Series: Measha Brueggergosman

September 14
Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts

Back for its 30th season, Cecilia gets things started at the Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts with Classica Vocem, showcasing the considerable talents of soprano Measha Brueggergosman. She'll perform works by Claude Debussy, George Frideric Handel, and Johan Halvorsen. Accompanying her are pianist Philip Chiu, violinists Jinjoo Cho and Roman Fraser, violist Remi Pelletier, and cellist Arnold Choi.

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Ben Caplan

September 14
Dalhousie Arts Centre

The folk/roots musician always puts on a memorable show for his hometown fans. See him at the Dalhousie Arts Centre on University Avenue, performing material from Old Stock.

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Last Laugh Comedy Club

September 14 - September 15
Atlantica Hotel

Comic Sophie Buddle has moved across the country to take a writing gig with This Hour Has 22 Minutes, which is excellent news for local stand-up fans. This weekend, she takes the stage at the Atlantica Hotel on Robie Street, along with Trent McClellan, Kevin Shustack, Heidi Brander, Lachlan Patterson, and Kabir Singh.

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The Word on the Street

September 15
Halifax Central Library

This one-day celebration of the printed word (part of a nationwide network of festivals), returns to the Halifax Central Library on Spring Garden Road. See readings, author Q&As, a sale of Atlantic Canadian books, and much more. This year's lineup includes poet Brian Bartlett, environmental crusader Joan Baxter, photographer Len Wagg, and poet/children's author Shantay Grant.

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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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#ForestsProvide Days

September 28 - September 30
various locations

Youre invited to #ForestsProvide Days to celebrate National Forest Week! Get into the woods and learn all about the Forest Sector in Nova Scotia! Numerous open houses across the province from September 28-30, all activities are free and open to the whole family. Activities to include: mill tours, live harvests, lumber jack games, BBQ's, woodlot tours and more. For full details and addresses see www.facebook.com/forestnovascotia

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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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November 2018

Christmas At The Forum

November 2 @ 10:00 am - November 4 @ 5:00 pm
Halifax Forum Multipurpose Centre
$9

Christmas At The Forum has developed a well-earned reputation for presenting the largest, most diverse selection of quality crafts and art in the region

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For All The Saints: Duruflé Requiem

November 4 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Cathedral Church of All Saints
$15

The featured work is the "Requiem (Mass for the dead)" by Maurice Duruflé (composed in 1948), a really strikingly beautiful work. It is all based on the original Gregorian Chant setting of the text, over which Duruflé layered lush orchestral and choral arrangements. It’s an ingenious way of honouring tradition – and celebrating All Saints and All Souls in Hallowe’en week! The University of King’s College Chapel Choir directed by multi-Grammy-winner Paul Halley offers their tenth annual concert honouring those…

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The Guy Show Halifax

November 9 @ 12:00 pm - November 11 @ 5:00 pm
Halifax Exhibition Centre
$10

The Guy Show is a show with guys in mind. We wanted to create a show built around powersports, sporting goods, hunting & fishing, and Nova Scotia craft breweries, distilleries & wineries.

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Christmas Craft Village

November 9 @ 12:00 pm - November 11 @ 5:00 pm
Halifax Forum Multipurpose Centre
$10

Three days of fun in two full buildings filled with great local food and handmade goods waiting for you.

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Walk Through Bethlehem

November 25 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Memory Lane Heritage Village, 5435 Clam Harbour Road
Lake Charlotte, Novas Scotia B0J 1Y0 Canada
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The Heritage Village will be transformed into the biblical scenes of the nativity, from the census taking of the soldiers of Caesar Augustus, to the "no vacancy" inn, to the marketplace of Bethlehem, to the birthplace of Jesus in the stable with the animals watching. Please allow at least an hour for your visit. Warm drinks and treats will be served in the Cookhouse.

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Portia White Gala Concert

November 30

The concert features Dalhousie Health Professions Chorale, the Sackville Concert Band, and a guest artist that won the Talent Trust's Portia White Award in the past. The proceeds go towards the NSTalent Trust's Portia White Award to assist a young Nova Scotia voice student, and also to support Dalhousie Medical Humanities-HEALS program initiatives that provide opportunities for health professions' students to enhance their training. The event is held at Faith Tabernacle Church in Halifax. Former guest artists included: Reeny Smith, Suzanne Ridgen, Jennifer…

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December 2018

Special Awards Ceremony

December 11 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Halifax Central Library

The Nova Scotia Talent Trust recognizes the Scholarship and Special Award recipients in December at the Halifax Central Library in a ceremony attended by His Honour, Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia and Honorary Chair of the Talent Trust. The Special Award winners are chosen from the field of successful scholarship recipients of a given year representing the artistic disciplines of music, literary arts, visual arts, circus arts, video/new media, dance, and theatre. For the last 74 years the NSTT has continued…

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