Best. Tuesday. Ever.

How to make the most of a bor­ing week­day night.

The Coast - - OFF CAMPUS - BY JEN­NIFER LEE

If

Tuesday was a per­son, its favourite colour would prob­a­bly be taupe. Sriracha would be much too spicy for Tuesday. Her name would be Linda and she def­i­nitely scrap­books. Tues­days are bor­ing. The night of the week usu­ally re­served for fold­ing laun­dry, Tues­days are the de­pressed cousin to the al­ways stressed-out Mon­day. They’re sad and un­mem­o­rable. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Reader, you are in a city where Tues­days mean happy hours, trivia nights and out­door ad­ven­tures. A quick Google search—or a visit to The Coast’s list­ings page—will show you all that this quaint re­gional mu­nic­i­pal­ity has to of­fer ev­ery day of the week. But here are a few things to brighten up a lame Tuesday night.

First up, make a team, drink some beer and an­swer ques­tions. (5686 Spring Gar­den Road) hosts trivia ev­ery Tuesday. Ditto (2605 Agri­cola Street), and (6092 Quin­pool Road). If trivia isn’t your thing, there’s al­ways a happy hour hap­pen­ing some­where down­town. The most sa­ti­at­ing hap­pens ev­ery night from 9-11pm at Wasabi House (6403 Quin­pool Road). De­light­fully cheap sushi rolls are served up—more of­ten than not—with a few free rolls tacked onto your or­der. Af­ter din­ner, take in a show at

(6408 Quin­pool Road), since Tuesday is cheap night at the movies ($7.99).

Of course, the thing about ac­tu­ally do­ing things is those things cost money. This is a have-not province, and you’re a stu­dent, so chances are you’re also look­ing for free things to do. Plain as it might sound, why not go for a walk? Have you seen all those adorable side streets in Hal­i­fax? Take a stroll through the bougie south end and ad­mire all the houses you’ll never be able to af­ford.

Al­ter­na­tively, strut the streets of the hip (read: gen­tri­fied) north end and ex­plore the cafes and shops that dis­placed a lower in­come neigh­bor­hood. Poverty is alive and thriv­ing in this town, but also, look—suc­cu­lents! So cute!

Be­ing overly po­lit­i­cal not your thing? Spring Gar­den Road is home to one of the most strik­ing build­ings in the province. The

(5440 Spring Gar­den Road) is a gor­geous ex­am­ple of con­tem­po­rary ar­chi­tec­ture. Climb the stairs to the top of the glass build­ing and ad­mire the view.

There are also plenty of neat art in­stal­la­tions scat­tered through­out the city. Go forth and find the drunken lamp­posts and the wave on the water­front, or walk through Dal­housie’s cam­pus and lo­cate the ex­tremely phal­lic Marine Venus. Or just peo­ple watch all day. The

(5665 Spring Gar­den Road), (5425 Sackville Street) and (5718 Point Pleas­ant Drive) are just a few of the great venues for ob­serv­ing the hu­man con­di­tion—es­pe­cially Point Pleas­ant be­cause it’s a pop­u­lar dog-walk­ing spot. See how many furry friends you can meet.

Bor­ing Tuesday nights are in­evitable, es­pe­cially in the win­ter time when half of this list isn’t even worth do­ing any­more. But no mat­ter the night of the week, there’s some­thing ex­cit­ing hap­pen­ing in some pocket of Hal­i­fax. You just have to know where to look.

LENNY MULLINS

Rock­bot­tom Brew­ery hosts one of dozens of trivia nights in town.

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