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The Coast - - ARTS - BY MOR­GAN MULLIN

Thurs­day Septem­ber 13

ASHEQ: RIT­UAL MU­SIC TO CURE

A LOVER Shahin Sayadi’s mu­si­cal theatre piece—work­shopped at least year’s Prismatic Fes­ti­val and re­turn­ing in 2018 for its full de­but—will make your lovesick heart skip as it shares the tale of two lovers in south­ern Iran: A dis­ap­prov­ing fam­ily at­tempts to cure a would-be Romeo of his case of caught feels with a zar ex­or­cism, a tra­di­tion brought to the re­gion by es­caped African slaves, be­fore a shock­ing rev­e­la­tion comes to light. Sir James Dunn Theatre, 6101 Univer­sity Av­enue, $22/$25, To Sep 14, 8pm

AVA SCREEN­ING A screen­ing of the 2017 Ira­nian film that traces how a high schooler’s life gets more com­pli­cated af­ter her mother catches her in an act of re­bel­lion. Hal­i­fax Cen­tral Li­brary, 5440 Spring Gar­den Road, 6pm BRO­KEN ENGLISH KARAOKE “Fes­ti­val-go­ers are in­vited to end the night with us ei­ther on the stage or in the au­di­ence of this in­ter­ac­tive per­for­mance in­stal­la­tion,” of­fers the fest of this long­stand­ing Prismatic tra­di­tion. “All within the length of a song, each op­por­tu­nity chal­lenges the par­tic­i­pant to nav­i­gate the bound­aries be­tween the fa­mil­iar and un­fa­mil­iar.” The Bus Stop Theatre, 2203 Got­tin­gen Street, free, To Sep 16, 10pm

SHAUNTAY GRANT’S AFRICVILLE

BOOK LAUNCH Grant cel­e­brates her lat­est, an il­lus­trated of­fer­ing about a young girl learn­ing Africville’s his­tory, at the com­mu­nity’s memo­rial mu­seum. Africville Church Mu­seum, 5975 Africville Road, 11am SU­PER­NOVA EX­HI­BI­TION As part of the Prismatic Arts Fes­ti­val, this video-in­stal­la­tion ex­hibit sees Ira­nian-Cana­dian artist Rah-Eleh shar­ing im­ages that cri­tique stereo­types and pre­con­cep­tions of fe­male­ness, wom­an­hood and race. Art Gallery of Nova Sco­tia, 1723 Hol­lis Street, To Sep 17

Fri­day Septem­ber 14

ASHEQ: RIT­UAL MU­SIC TO CURE A LOVER Sir James Dunn Theatre, 6101 Univer­sity Av­enue, $22/$25, 8pm

BRO­KEN ENGLISH KARAOKE The Bus Stop Theatre, 2203 Got­tin­gen Street, free, To Sep 16, 10pm

SAN­TEE SMITH’S THE MUSH HOLE San­tee Smith re­turns to the Prismatic Arts Fes­ti­val af­ter 2017’s am­bi­tious, awe-in­spir­ing dance Re-Quick­en­ing with a new work to de­but, The Mush Hole. Says the fes­ti­val: “The Mush Hole per­for­mance ac­knowl­edges the lives and spir­its of Mo­hawk In­sti­tute res­i­den­tial school sur­vivors. Keep­ing hope as the driv­ing force, the per­for­mance of­fers and re­flects truths and re­lives the ex­pe­ri­ences and dev­as­tat­ing im­pacts on the stu­dents and par­ents without their chil­dren.” Spatz Theatre, 1855 Trol­lope Street, $22/$25, 6pm

Satur­day Septem­ber 15

BRO­KEN ENGLISH KARAOKE The Bus Stop Theatre, 2203 Got­tin­gen Street, To Sep 16, 10pm

RENCOR VIVO: THE MARI­ACHI GHOST Win­nipeg out­fit The Mari­achi Ghost—equally well-known for its Día de Los Muer­tos makeup and its nim­ble mu­si­cian­ship—brings its blend of Mex­i­can folk­lore, the­atri­cal flare and prog-rock em­bel­lish­ments to the stage for a per­for­mance of Rencor Vivo. The piece, which the Prismatic Fes­ti­val bills as equal parts “mu­si­cal theatre, sto­ry­telling (a ghost story), and cul­tural hyp­no­sis” rewinds the clock to old world Mex­ico while walk­ing the streets of a ghost town. The Bus Stop Theatre, 2203 Got­tin­gen Street, Sep 15, 8:30pm; Sep 16, 7pm

SINA BATHAIE The cel­e­brated com­poser and san­tur player takes over the AGNS’s Gallery 5 for a per­for­mance of con­tem­po­rary Per­sian mu­sic from his al­bum Ray of Hope. Art Gallery of Nova Sco­tia, 1723 Hol­lis Street, $32/$25, 7pm

TALES OF AN UR­BAN IN­DIAN De­part­ing on a city bus out­side The Bus Stop Theatre, this im­mer­sive theatre piece at­tempts to dis­cern be­tween imag­i­na­tion and re­al­ity as it retells the story of Si­mon Dou­glas’ child­hood, which was split be­tween a re­serve and down­town Van­cou­ver in the ‘70s. “Tales of an Ur­ban In­dian con­jures up an ar­ray of char­ac­ters that come in and out of Si­mon’s life as seen through his eyes—but are all played by one ac­tor,” Prismatic says of the work, which sees its east coast de­but at the fes­ti­val. The Bus Stop Theatre, 2203 Got­tin­gen Street, Sep 15, 4pm; Sep 16, 2pm

Sun­day Septem­ber 16

BRO­KEN ENGLISH KARAOKE The Bus Stop Theatre, 2203 Got­tin­gen Street, 10pm

RENCOR VIVO: THE MARI­ACHI GHOST The Bus Stop Theatre, 2203 Got­tin­gen Street, 7pm

TALES OF AN UR­BAN IN­DIAN The Bus Stop Theatre, 2203 Got­tin­gen Street, Sep 15, 4pm; Sep 16, 2pm

SUB­MIT­TED

The Mari­achi Ghost.

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