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Thurs­day

April 12

BLACK ON BOTH SIDES Ac­tor/ di­rec­tor Cory Bowles (whose ex­cel­lent Black Cop wowed at FIN last fall) cu­rates a col­lec­tion of short films high­light­ing emerg­ing voices in Black cin­ema. Hal­i­fax Cen­tral Li­brary, 5440 Spring Gar­den Road, 6pm, free

BLUE MOUN­TAIN BIRCH COVE LAKES RE­GIONAL PARK CIT­I­ZEN’S MEET

ING Since 2006, both Hal­i­fax and the prov­ince have been working to­wards pro­tect­ing the nat­u­ral area known as Blue Moun­tain Birch Cove Lakes Re­gional Park, which meet­ing or­ga­niz­ers call “an area that has po­ten­tial to be­come our own mini-Keji on the doorstep of down­town Hal­i­fax.” Since then, a lot has hap­pened: The city bought 200 acres of land for the project, for starters. Here, you’ll get caught up on the plan for the park, what’s been done, and what lies ahead. St. Pe­ter’s Angli­can Church, 3 Dakin Drive, Bed­ford, 7-9pm

THE BOUNTY SPRING POP-UP

Plus-sized pals, get your hands on chic sec­ond-hand of­fer­ings at this cu­rated pop-up that’ll get your wardrobe ready for warm weather. Lost & Found, 2383 Agri­cola Street, Apr 6-13

A CON­VER­SA­TION ON COL­LAB

ORATIVE FAM­ILY PRAC­TICE TEAMS A dis­cus­sion on health and care as fam­ily prac­tices con­tinue to evolve, this event pro­motes the idea of col­lab­o­ra­tive fam­ily prac­tice teams to help solve the current short­age of fam­ily doc­tors. East Dart­mouth Com­mu­nity Cen­tre, 50 Cale­do­nia Road, Dart­mouth, 6-8pm

SNAP­SHOTS: A STU­DENT PHOTOG

RAPHY SALE See what NSCAD’s top shut­ter­bugs have been snap­ping at this pho­tog­ra­phy sale. Art Bar + Projects, 1873 Granville Street, 4-10pm

YOM HASHOAH (HOLO­CAUST RE­MEM­BRANCE DAY) 2018 Holo­caust

Lum­ber au­thor Al­lan Rosen­feld re­flects on a child­hood as the el­dest son of two Holo­caust sur­vivors at this year’s Holo­caust Re­mem­brance Day memo­rial. Cana­dian Mu­seum of Im­mi­gra­tion at Pier 21, 1055 Mar­ginal Road, 7pm

Fri­day

April 13

OH LUCY! SCREEN­ING This 2017 flick sees Set­suko (Shi­nobu Ter­a­jima in an In­de­pen­dent Spirit Award-nom­i­nated per­for­mance) at­tempt­ing to shake up her dull life in Tokyo by en­rolling in an un­ortho­dox English class that re­quires her to wear a wig and go by an al­ter-ego named Lucy. She falls for her in­struc­tor—and when he stops show­ing up at class, trav­els half­way across the globe to find him, strug­gling to pre­serve Lucy in the process. Car­bon Arc Cin­ema, 1747 Sum­mer Street, 7pm

PERNILLE FIS­CHER BOUL­TER BOOK

SIGN­ING The au­thor and CEO shares snippets of her book Tales from an Im­mi­grant En­trepreneur: One Woman’s Story

at Coles Sco­tia Square. Sco­tia Square, Bar­ring­ton & Duke Streets, 12-2pm

HAL­I­FAX MOOSE­HEADS PLAY­OFF

GAMES, ROUND TWO As of print time, the Hal­i­fax Moose­heads were still hold­ing on in their seven game set against the Char­lot­te­town Is­lan­ders. Snag seats to the only re­main­ing home games of this round and get in on the nail-bit­ing ac­tion. Sco­tia­bank Cen­tre, 5284 Duke Street, 7pm; Apr 17, 7pm

Satur­day

April 14

BOUNCE LIKE OUR PAY­CHECKS: A

PICKET LINE DANCE PARTY As Smil­ing Goat baris­tas con­tinue to picket over al­leged owed wages, they in­vite you to a DJed dance party that’ll, well, “make you bounce like [their] pay­cheques.” Held at the 5896 Spring Gar­den Road Smil­ing Goat lo­ca­tion. 12-1:30pm

THE BLACK VIR­GIN SCREEN­ING A fundraiser for aid or­ga­ni­za­tions in Venezuela screens the flick fol­low­ing how a small fish­ing vil­lage begins to change after the ap­pear­ance of a Black vir­gin Mary statue. Art Bar+Projects, 1873 Granville Street, 6-9pm

E4D MARCH FOR SCIENCE 2018

As part of the in­ter­na­tional March for Science 2018, Ev­i­dence for Democ­racy in­vites you to catch this panel dis­cus­sion in the li­brary’s room 301. Hal­i­fax Cen­tral Li­brary, 5440 Spring Gar­den Road, 2pm

GEEQUINOX KICK­OFF Nerds, get your geek on at this two-day cel­e­bra­tion of gam­ing, cos­play, comics and art filled with pan­els, ven­dors and costume con­tests. Hal­i­fax Fo­rum, 2901 Wind­sor Street, Apr 14-15

NOVA SCO­TIA AM­A­TEUR BODYBUILD

ING AS­SO­CI­A­TION PROVIN­CIALS See strong guys and gals flex and pose at this mus­cly show. Spatz The­atre, 1855 Trol­lope Street, $35-$70

Sun­day

April 15

JULIE WAG­NER’S OPEN STU­DIO Take a peek at artist-in-res­i­dence Julie Wag­ner’s work-in-progress in­stal­la­tion of ce­ramic, hand­made shells and ocean-in­spired pieces at this open stu­dio ses­sion. Nova Sco­tia Cen­tre For Craft and De­sign, 1096 Mar­ginal Road, 11am-3pm

Mon­day

April 16

MAGIC AND SKEP­TI­CISM WITH MATT

DILLAHUNTY One of the in­ter­net’s most fa­mous athe­ists talks faith, fact and all points in be­tween at this lec­ture which fea­tures a lengthy Q&A portion. Bella Rose Arts Cen­tre, 283 Thomas Rad­dall Drive, 8pm, $30

Tues­day

April 17

EX­PRES­SIVE CAFE A safe space for apha­sia pa­tients to prac­tice speech and lan­guage skills while so­cial­iz­ing. Nova Sco­tia Re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion Cen­tre, 1341 Sum­mer Street, 6pm

FIST CITY CIN­EMA PRESENTS:

MOR­TAL KOM­BAT Fist City Cin­ema is all about ex­plor­ing the best-worst ac­tion flick cheese of the VHS era. Here, the group screens Mor­tal Kom­bat so you can be amazed by all that mar­tial arts fi­nesse. Gus’ Pub, 2605 Agri­cola Street HAL­I­FAX MOOSE­HEADS PLAY­OFF GAMES, ROUND TWO As of print time, the Hal­i­fax Moose­heads were still hold­ing on in their seven game set against the Char­lot­te­town Is­lan­ders. Snag seats to the only re­main­ing home games of this round and get in on the nail-bit­ing ac­tion. Sco­tia­bank Cen­tre, 5284 Duke Street, Apr 13, 7pm; Apr 17, 7pm

Wed­nes­day

April 18

BROWN GIRL BEGINS SCREEN­ING The Cana­dian Mu­seum of Im­mi­gra­tion hon­ours Cana­dian Film Day with a screen­ing of this dystopic flick that sees Ti-Jeanne risk death to pro­tect a for­saken is­land off the coast of Toronto in the year 2049. This screen­ing also dou­bles as the kick­off to the eighth an­nual Emerg­ing Lens cul­tural Film Fes­ti­val, which sees di­verse sto­ries screened in a smat­ter­ing of lo­ca­tions from April 18-22. Cana­dian Mu­seum of Im­mi­gra­tion at Pier 21, 1055 Mar­ginal Road, 6:30pm

THE FU­TURE OF LEARN­ING Daniel Rus­sell dis­cusses how learn­ing and lit­er­acy are chang­ing in the Google age. Pot­ter Au­di­to­rium, Rowe Man­age­ment Build­ing, 6100 Univer­sity Av­enue, 7-8pm HAL­I­FAX HUR­RI­CANES AT­LANTIC DIVI­SION SEMI­FI­NAL OF THE NA­TIONAL BAS­KET­BALL LEAGUE OF CANADA PLAY­OFFS

See photo. Sco­tia­bank Cen­tre, 5284 Duke Street, 7pm

MAUDIE SCREEN­ING Head to City Church (11 Alder­grove Drive, Spry­field) for a screen­ing of the biopic cat­a­logu­ing the prov­ince’s most fa­mous folk artist in hon­our of Na­tional Cana­dian Film Day.

7pm

STU­DIO SCREEN­ING WITH LOU

SHEP­PARD As part of Lou Shep­pard’s month­long Khy­ber res­i­dency, the artist opens up the space to screen dance videos and share re­search for their up­com­ing ex­hibit, A Strong De­sire, which is de­scribed as “a chore­o­graphic trans­la­tion of the Di­ag­nos­tic and Sta­tis­ti­cal Man­ual of Men­tal Dis­or­ders (DSM-5) di­ag­nos­tic cri­te­ria for gen­der dys­pho­ria.” Khy­ber Cen­tre for the Arts, 1880 Hol­lis Street, 6-8pm

SAINT MARY’S READ­ING SE­RIES: TAMMY ARM­STRONG AND IAN

LE­TOURNEAU Saint Mary’s read­ing se­ries wraps for an­other year with this dou­ble shot of rhyming verse as po­ets Tammy Arm­strong and Ian Le­Tourneau read their works from the New Brunswick Chap­book Se­ries, a vin­tage sam­pler of the pic­ture prov­ince’s top bards. The Atrium, Saint Mary’s Univer­sity, 923 Ro­bie Street, 7pm

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