De­cem­ber 7

Thurs­day

The Coast - - EVENTS -

ASTRON­OMY ON THE BIG SCREEN: OUR STEL­LAR NEIGH­BOUR­HOOD IN SCI­ENCE

FIC­TION Tucked away in room 120, the vin­tage Hal­i­fax Plan­e­tar­ium cre­ates a daz­zling, in­ter­ac­tive pro­jec­tion of the night sky. Here, Ben Beck takes you on a tour through the stars, high­light­ing spots in the galaxy that have been fea­tured in fa­mous sci-fi films. Dal­housie Univer­sity, Sir James Dunn Build­ing, 6310 Coburg Road, 7:15pm

BIG PONY HOLIDAZE POP-UP The for­mer Got­tin­gen Street trea­sure chest rises from the dead to light up Seven Bays—and your hol­i­day shop­ping—with cool of­fer­ings from long­time col­lab­o­ra­tors like The Bounty, JAW Pottery, Art Brat Comics and more. Seven Bays Boul­der­ing, 2019 Got­tin­gen Street, 6-10pm

HAL­I­FAX HUR­RI­CANES VS WIND­SOR

EX­PRESS Bas­ket­ball fans, lis­ten up! This is your one chance all sea­son long to see the Hur­ri­canes bat­tle the Ex­press on home turf, so plan ac­cord­ingly. Sco­tia­bank Cen­tre, 5284 Duke Street, 7pm

IRON ROAD SCREEN­ING It’s a screen­ing of the 1880s-set flick fol­low­ing one Chi­nese woman go­ing to any lengths to im­mi­grate to Canada—in­clud­ing im­per­son­at­ing a man and work­ing on the Cana­dian Rail­way ex­plo­sives crew. A short pre­sen­ta­tion on Chi­nese im­mi­gra­tion and ex­clu­sion af­ter the credit roll rounds out the ex­pe­ri­ence. Cana­dian Mu­seum of Im­mi­gra­tion at Pier 21, 1055 Mar­ginal Road, 7-9pm

POLIC­ING BLACK LIVES: STATE VI­O­LENCE IN CANADA FROM SLAV­ERY TO THE PRESENT BOOK

LAUNCH Robyn May­nard’s study on state vi­o­lence and racism in Canada is sure to be a must-read, so get your­self to this launch stat. Read more on page 5. Hal­i­fax North Me­mo­rial Pub­lic Li­brary, 2285 Got­tin­gen Street, 7pm

WOMEN FOR MU­SIC SO­CI­ETY

MEET­ING Chat with fel­low mu­sic lovers at this meet­ing fea­tur­ing light re­fresh­ments, tea and the sonic stylings of singer/song­writer Jim Petrie and pi­anist Pa­tri­cia McCor­mack. Mar­itime Con­ser­va­tory, 6199 Chebucto Road, 1-3pm, free

YULE BALL Pol­ish your wand, don your robes and head to this Harry Pot­ter

themed hol­i­day bash that sees live mu­sic, craft mak­ing and more de­scend on the li­brary’s Paul O’Re­gan Hall. For­mal and semi-for­mal wear is en­cour­aged. Hal­i­fax Cen­tral Li­brary, 5440 Spring Gar­den Road, 6-9pm, free

YULE­TIDE BAZZAR Cel­e­brate the ar­rival of colder days and longer nights with this fine art bazaar that boasts eco­nom­i­cal prices. Plan B, 2180 Got­tin­gen Street, To Dec 21

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