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September 2019

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

September 6, 2019 - September 8, 2019
Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site

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

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Prismatic Arts Festival: DIOMIRA – feat. Dinuk Wijeratne, Nick Halley, Joseph Petric

September 10, 2019 @ 6:30 pm
Halifax Central Library
$20

DIOMIRA featuring the music of Dinuk Wijeratne Joseph Petric, accordion Nick Halley, percussion Dinuk Wijeratne, piano Performing works composed by their JUNO-award winning founder Dinuk Wijeratne, Diomira‘s music explores Dinuk’s hugely diverse cultural influences: from the Persian poetry of Omar Khayyam and the fantastical prose of Jorge Luis Borges, to the sensuality of Flamenco and the intricate rhythms of the Indian Classical tradition. September 10th 2019 | 6:30pm | Halifax Central Library - Paul O'Regan Hall

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Birch Bark Canoe Launch and Flotilla

September 14, 2019
Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site
Free

Witness Master Craftsman, Todd Labrador and his apprentices launch two authentic Mi’kmaw-style birch bark canoes that were constructed at Kejimkujik this summer starting at 10:00 am at Jake’s Landing.  The flotilla of canoes and kayaks will depart at 10:30 am and travel to Kedge Beach. Join park guides in the BIG Canoe for the paddle or rent/bring your own canoe or kayak (sign up at the Visitor Centre for the BIG Canoe). Welcome the flotilla’s arrival at Kedge Beach at…

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Prismatic Arts Festival: Focus Cia de Dança from Brazil

September 20, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - September 21, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
Sir James Dunn Theatre (Dalhousie Arts Centre)

Live Art is excited to bring Brazil’s Focus Cia de Dança with their mesmerizing piece Ímpar. This company has toured Brazil, Europe, and the US extensively, and now brings its magic to Halifax as a part of their first Canadian tour. Founded in 1997, this brilliant contemporary dance company embodies a movement that builds art and meaning around the daily lives of the people in its home city of Rio de Janeiro. Ímpar – which loosely translates as “odd” –…

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18th-century Revolutionary War Encampment, The Second Citadel in the age of Revolution

September 21, 2019 - September 22, 2019
Halifax Citadel National Historic Site, 5425 Sackville Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3Y3 Canada
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Don’t miss the spectacle as members of various Maritime Living History groups join forces to create an 18th century military camp inside the historic walls of the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site. This period during the American Revolution saw thousands of Loyalists immigrate to Nova Scotia making a significant contribution to a new nation, what would eventually become Canada. The finer details of camp life will be on display including camp cooking, washing, everyday tasks, blacksmithing and children’s games. The Encampment…

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Prismatic Arts Festival: NAMU

September 23, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Halifax Central Library
$20

NAMU is a Korean traditional music ensemble that made its official debut in 2015. Before this, NAMU members, each an outstanding soloist, collaborated with various artists and crossed over many genres with a wide range of projects such as jazz, classical, and electronic music. NAMU’s leader Aram Lee, a multi-award winning Daegeum/Yanggeum player, is rooted in traditional music. Ajaen and Janggu player, Mingwang Hwang and acoustic/electric bass player, Inhwan Choi balance the traditional base with their hypnotical sounds. Put them…

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October 2019

Savour the Trail at Kejimkujik

October 5, 2019
Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site

Discover a unique way to savour the fall at Kejimkujik. 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 Kingstec 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. Tickets will be available through a lottery system…

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Thanksgiving Weekend

October 12, 2019
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 and the last big weekend of the season!

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Between Breaths

October 22, 2019 - November 10, 2019
Neptune Theatre

The dramatic story of the man who saved over 500 whales From the final moments of his life to his first whale rescue, Between Breaths goes back in time to explore the life of Dr. Jon Lien. Well known in Newfoundland as the Whale Man for his daring rescues and whale-saving techniques, he now faces his greatest challenge yet — a life-altering illness. A moving exploration of the human spirit and the parts of ourselves we hold on to after…

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Art Gallery of Nova Scotia: Industrial Elements Air, Fire, Water, and Earth

October 29, 2019 - January 26, 2020
Art Gallery of Nova Scotia

The exhibition Industrial Elements Air, Fire, Water, and Earth explores past industrial activity in the province, juxtaposing 18th and 19th century art with contemporary works. It also explores some lesser known aspects of that activity: making labels for canneries, Mi’kmaq harvesting birch and ash to carve hockey sticks, and more. artgalleryofnovascotia.ca

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Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story

October 30, 2019 - November 17, 2019
Neptune Theatre

An inspiring tale in the face of unspeakable horrors This Klezmer-folk music-theatre hybrid starring genre-bending sensation Ben Caplan is inspired by the true stories of two Jewish Romanian refugees coming to Canada in 1908. It’s a humorously dark folktale woven together with a high-energy concert about how to love after being broken by the horrors of war. Winner: 2018 Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia Masterworks Arts Award. Tickets: $30-$61 A 2b theatre production Written by Christian Barry, Hannah Moscovitch, and…

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November 2019

Remembrance Day Commemorations

November 11, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Halifax Citadel National Historic Site, 5425 Sackville Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3Y3 Canada
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Free

Parks Canada and the Halifax Citadel are honoured to join in Remembrance Day commemorations in Halifax on November 11th. Starting at 11:00 a.m., the 1st Field Artillery Regiment will fire a 21-gun salute at the front entrance followed by the firing of the noon gun. The Halifax Citadel and Army Museum will be open to visitors free of charge from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.

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Mocean Dance: Wild Within

November 14, 2019 - November 16, 2019
Alderney Landing Theatre

Wild Within debuts at Alderney Landing in Dartmouth. This new work is the creation of award-winning choreographer and Mocean Dance co-artistic director Sara Coffin. She drew inspiration from an expedition to the Yukon. As she explored she saw rugged flows of water and its necessity to life as “an allegory for the feminine power that flows across our lands.”

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Rock the Rink

November 17, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Scotiabank Centre

Nov. 17 Rock the Rink Head to Scotiabank Centre on Duke Street for a high-octane display of figure-skating artistry. See Olympic heroes like Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, Patrick Chan, Kaetlyn Osmond, and Elvis Stojko, performing with live music and dazzling effects. ticketatlantic.com

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Compass Group Canada Festival of Trees

November 22, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - November 23, 2019 @ 10:00 pm
Halifax Convention Centre

Advocate is proud to support the annual Compass Group Canada Festival of Trees, one of the Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia’s signature fundraising events. Join us November 22–23 at the Halifax Convention Centre to kick off the holiday season and raise funds for community initiatives that provide hope and eradicate the stigma surrounding mental illness and addiction. Together we can #changethewaypeoplethink! For more information or to buy tickets visit mentalhealthns.ca/festival-of-trees

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30th-Annual Victorian Christmas

November 23, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - November 24, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
Halifax Citadel National Historic Site, 5425 Sackville Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3Y3 Canada
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Free

Make your way to the Halifax Citadel as the historic fort takes on a festive air with Victorian carols, crafts, games and, of course, Father Christmas. Enjoy some hot cider and don’t miss the Parks Canada Victorian photo booth - it’s the perfect way to capture some holiday magic to share with family and friends. Event runs 12 noon to 4:00 p.m. both days and admission is FREE with a donation to FEED NOVA SCOTIA (non-perishable food item or cash donation).

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Peter Pan

November 26, 2019 - January 5, 2020
Neptune Theatre

Get lost in a land of pirates, mischief and adventure! When Wendy, Michael and John find themselves whisked away to Never-you-mind-land by a mysterious flying boy, they have no idea what awaits them: peculiar pirates, a posse of Underdog Kids, a giant ticking crocodile and a very wicked, show-tune loving Captain Hook. This play is full of pop songs, hilarious jokes and encourages you to play along. Like Cinderella, Peter Pan continues Neptune’s new tradition of bringing classic stories to…

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Dickens’ A Christmas Carol

November 27, 2019 - December 28, 2019
Neptune Theatre

A Neptune holiday classic for the whole family Dickens’ A Christmas Carol is once again brought lovingly to life in this hilarious and haunted holiday experience. A heartwarming story about redemption, charity, and the spirit of Christmas. Tickets: $25-$42 By Charles Dickens. Directed and adapted for the stage by Jeremy Webb. Featuring Rhys Bevan-John and Simon Henderson. Show Times: Tuesday to Friday - 7:30 pm Saturday and Sunday - 2 pm & 7:30 pm No Evening Performance: Sunday, December 8,…

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January 2020

Mount Fitness Centre – Free demo classes for Adult Rec Programs

January 8 @ 8:00 am - January 22 @ 5:00 pm

From January 8 to 22, participate in our Free Demo Classes for the following Programs: Body Reboot, Friday, January 10 at 1:10 p.m. Beginner African Drumming, Tuesday, January 14 at 6 p.m. Balance & Stretch Training, Sunday, January 19 at 9 a.m. and Fit in Fitness (women only), Monday, January 20 at 5:40 p.m. Register by calling 902-457-6420 Or, for select Programs you can “Try Before You Buy” by attending the first class of the session. Programs included are Dance Fit, POUND, Karate, Traditional Yoga, Zumba Toning…

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The Last Five Years

January 21 - February 9
Neptune Theatre

A moving and personal romantic tale A love story told in an unconventional way, The Last Five Years offers audiences an emotionally powerful and intimate musical about two New Yorkers in their twenties who fall in and out of love over the course of five years. Winner of a Drama Desk Award and named one of TIME Magazine’s 10 best shows of 2001, The Last Five Years has enjoyed an off-Broadway revival and film adaptation starring Anna Kendrick and Jeremy…

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L’Aubergine presents TerZettto

January 24 - January 26
Neptune Theatre

What do three clowns do with three doors, three chairs, three wooden boards, and one light bulb? Provide a high-energy theatrical experience filled with humour and zany antics, of course. This show inspires joy and lots of laughter. Each clown has a trick or two up their sleeves. Tickets: $25-$42 Show Times: Friday at 7:00pm Saturday at 10am & 2pm Sunday at 10am & 2pm

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February 2020

Controlled Damage

February 4 - February 23
Neptune Theatre

Disrupting the status quo The world premiere of Controlled Damage explores the life of Viola Desmond and how her act of bravery in a New Glasgow, NS movie theatre started a ripple effect throughout society. The play shines a light on how her courage impacted different cultural groups in the province and the effect it’s had over the past 70 years. By Andrea Scott Show Times: Tuesday to Friday - 7:30 pm Saturday and Sunday - 2 pm & 7:30…

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The Canadian Brass

February 7 - February 9
Rebecca Cohn Auditorium

With millions of records sold, a 130-album discography, multiple TV specials, and a nonstop international touring schedule, the Canadian Brass are the most famous brass quintet in the world. Now, for the first time ever, these five extraordinary performers bring their thrilling virtuosity and lively showmanship to Symphony Nova Scotia! Hear bright, bold brass standards that run the gamut from classical to pop to blues and beyond in this rare, can’t-miss concert with Canada’s most delightful musical pioneers. Fri. February…

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Cecilia Concerts

February 8 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts

Plunge into the music of Sergei Prokofiev, Leoš Janácek, and Béla Bartók with pianist Hsin-I Huang and violinist Blake Pouliot. This is sure to be a memorable performance: CBC Music recently picked Pouliot as one of its “Hot 30 Canadian Classical Musicians Under 30” an Huang has collaborated with talents around the globe.

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Beethoven’s Triple Concerto

February 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Rebecca Cohn Auditorium

It’s a concerto like no other, a triple-barrelled feast, and a spirited testament to Beethoven’s incomparable craft. For the first time ever, Symphony Nova Scotia presents Beethoven’s ingenious Triple Concerto, featuring not one, not two, but three solo performers — our own expert violinist Mark Lee, alongside acclaimed brother-sister duo Bryan and Silvie Cheng, praised for their “prodigious virtuosity and impassioned expressivity” (WholeNote). Plus, hear an energetic encore from Canadian composer Kelly-Marie Murphy, and masterpieces from Sibelius, including his haunting…

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