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Thurs­day Jan­uary 10

BRIGHT STARS ON COLD WIN­TER

NIGHTS Chris Young gives a guided tour of the stars from the Hal­i­fax Plan­e­tar­ium, nes­tled in­side Dal’s Sir James Dunn build­ing. Reg­is­ter in ad­vance at as­tron­o­myno­vas­co­tia.ca. Dal­housie Univer­sity, Sir James Dunn Build­ing, 6310 Coburg Road, 7:15pm

HAL­I­FAX MOOSEHEADS VS SHAWINIGAN CATARACTES

Puck-fling­ing ac­tion awaits! Sco­tia­bank Cen­tre, 5284 Duke Street, 7pm LIT­TLE RAY’S REP­TILE ZOO Over 30 live, ex­otic an­i­mals are on dis­play at this fam­ily fo­cused show—in­clud­ing a camel

and a sloth. Hal­i­fax Fo­rum, 2901 Wind­sor Street, Jan 10-13 STO­RY­TELLERS CIR­CLE OF HAL­I­FAX PRE­SENTS COUSIN SI­LAS AND THE MOOSE WO­MAN: A BAP­TIST MIS­SION­ARY MEETS THE MI’KMAQ The story-swap­ping cir­cle that’s all about tales that are told, not read, re­turns with fea­tured sto­ry­teller Eli­nor Ben­jamin. Ar­rive early for home­made treats! Lo­cal Coun­cil of Women House, 989 Young Av­enue, 7-9pm

THE STU­DIO AT SBTS LAUNCH Sum­mer’s surely ar­rived when Shake­speare By The Sea sets up shop at Point Pleas­ant Park, de­liv­er­ing al­most-daily show­ings of the Bard’s best both out­doors and from the Park Place Theatre. Here, the theatre troupe branches out be­yond July evenings as it cel­e­brates what it calls “the launch of two brand-new ini­tia­tives to cre­ate bar­rier-free ac­cess to live theatre for chil­dren and fam­i­lies across Hal­i­fax,” in­clud­ing a school work­shop se­ries. Point Pleas­ant Park, 5718 Point Pleas­ant Drive, 6:30-7:30pm THIS CHANGES EVERY­THING

SCREEN­ING AND DIS­CUS­SION A screen­ing of the doc­u­men­tary in­spired by Naomi Klein’s book of the same name, This Changes Every­thing traces the links be­tween cap­i­tal­ism and cli­mate change, while de­liv­er­ing por­traits of vul­ner­a­ble com­mu­ni­ties on the front lines of the en­vi­ron­men­tal fight. On­daatje Hall, Mar­ion McCain Build­ing, Dal­housie Univer­sity, 6135 Univer­sity, 7pm, free

Fri­day

Jan­uary 11

2019 MOUNT MYS­TICS TRIP OF THE

MONTH LOT­TERY DRAW Mount Saint Vin­cent’s Mys­tics are rais­ing funds with a monthly va­ca­tion lot­tery through­out 2019, which could see you catch­ing a flight to some­where like Barcelona. Find out if you nabbed Jan­uary’s win­ning ticket—and get de­tails at msvu.ca/lotto. Mul­ti­pur­pose Room, Rosaria Stu­dent Cen­tre, 166 Bed­ford High­way, 12:10pm

LIT­TLE RAY’S REP­TILE ZOO Over

30 live, ex­otic an­i­mals are on dis­play at this fam­ily fo­cused show. Hal­i­fax Fo­rum, 2901 Wind­sor Street, Jan 10-13

Satur­day

Jan­uary 12

HAL­I­FAX CON­VEN­TION CEN­TRE WEL­COME WEEK­END The Con­ven­tion Cen­tre opens its glossy glass doors for a week­end of fam­ily fun, with movie screen­ings Satur­day from 1-4pm and hot cof­fee (and live tunes) Sun­day from 10am-1pm. Hal­i­fax Con­ven­tion Cen­tre, 1650 Ar­gyle Street, Jan 12-13

HAL­I­FAX HUR­RI­CANES VS MONCTON MAGIC Sco­tia­bank Cen­tre, 5284 Duke Street, 7pm IN­TRO SCREEN PRINT­ING

WORK­SHOP An in­tro-level screen print­ing work­shop that sees at­ten­dees cre­at­ing a print of their own with pro­vided ma­te­ri­als. Email inkstorm­[email protected] to save a spot. Rad­storm, 2177 Got­tin­gen Street, 2-5pm, $40-$60/PWYC

LIT­TLE RAY’S REP­TILE ZOO Hal­i­fax Fo­rum, 2901 Wind­sor Street, Jan 10-13

Sun­day

Jan­uary 13

HAL­I­FAX CON­VEN­TION CEN­TRE

WEL­COME WEEK­END The Con­ven­tion Cen­tre opens its glossy glass doors for a week­end of fam­ily fun, with movie screen­ings Satur­day from 1-4pm and hot cof­fee (and tunes!) Sun­day from 10am-1pm. Hal­i­fax Con­ven­tion Cen­tre, 1650 Ar­gyle Street, Jan 12-13

HAL­I­FAX MOOSEHEADS VS ROUYN-NORANDA HUSKIES Sco­tia­bank Cen­tre, 5284 Duke Street, 3pm

LIT­TLE RAY’S REP­TILE ZOO Over 30 live, ex­otic an­i­mals are on dis­play at this fam­ily fo­cused show. Hal­i­fax Fo­rum, 2901 Wind­sor Street, Jan 10-13

Mon­day

Jan­uary 14

LEC­TURE W/JU­DITH YAN Cana­dian con­duc­tor Ju­dith Yan hosts this talk in room 406. Dal­housie Arts Cen­tre, 6101 Univer­sity Av­enue, 10am, free SPEED DAT­ING HAL­I­FAX: AGES 40-55 Re­serve a seat for this rapid-fire meet­ing sesh by go­ing on eventbrite or Face­book (search “Speed Dat­ing Hal­i­fax”). Cafe Chi­anti, 1241 Bar­ring­ton Street, 7:30-10pm, $35

Tues­day

Jan­uary 15

BANFF MOUN­TAIN FILM FES­TI­VAL Get an adren­a­line rush watch­ing out­door ad­ven­ture flicks at this two-day film fest. Spatz Theatre, 1855 Trol­lope Street, 7:30pm; Wed Jan 16, 6pm, $25 THE BIG SING’S TWO-YEAR AN­NIVER­SARY CEL­E­BRA­TION The proudly am­a­teur sing-along troupe cel­e­brates two years of let­ting its voices ring with a ren­di­tion of “Home” by Phillip Phillips and a sing-along jam sesh. Gus’ Pub & Grill, 2605 Agri­cola Street, 7pm, $5

CHRIS­TINE CARTER The Cana­dian clar­inetist—who’s ap­peared at venues across the globe, from Carnegie Hall to the Syd­ney Opera House—gives a talk in room 111. Dal­housie Arts Cen­tre, 6101 Univer­sity Av­enue, 5-6:30pm, free

EX­PRES­SIVE CAFE A safe, sup­port­ive en­vi­ron­ment for those with apha­sia to prac­tice lan­guage skills and so­cial­ize. Held in the build­ing’s base­ment level. Nova Sco­tia Re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion Cen­tre, 1341 Sum­mer Street, 6pm

Wed­nes­day

Jan­uary 16

BANFF MOUN­TAIN FILM FES­TI­VAL Get an adren­a­line rush watch­ing out­door ad­ven­ture flicks at this two-day film fest. Spatz Theatre, 1855 Trol­lope Street, 6pm, $25 CUL­TURAL VAL­UES DIS­CUS­SION GROUP: FOS­TER­ING IN­TER­CUL­TURAL UN­DER­STAND­ING AND DI­VER­SITY The Le­banese and Arab So­cial Ser­vices Agency hosts this talk where at­ten­dees are in­vited to “share cul­tural val­ues and her­itage with a di­verse au­di­ence.” Hal­i­fax Cen­tral Li­brary, 5440 Spring Gar­den Road, 5:15pm

PANIC ROOM SCREEN­ING The li­brary’s month-long hat-tip to Jodie Foster con­tin­ues with a screen­ing of this 2002 thriller flick that sees Foster and Kris­ten Ste­wart star as a moth­er­daugh­ter duo hid­ing in a safe room dur­ing a home in­va­sion. Hal­i­fax Cen­tral Li­brary, 5440 Spring Gar­den Road, 6:30pm, free

THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS

SCREEN­ING The Wes An­der­son­Owen Wil­son opus sees mem­bers of a highly dys­func­tional fam­ily re­luc­tantly gather un­der the same roof. As the brew­ery puts it, “Fam­ily isn’t a word… it’s a sen­tence.” Good Robot Brewing Co., 2736 Ro­bie Street, 7-9pm, free

USMCEH? IS THE NEW DEAL MERELY THE OLD NAFTA, BUT LESS? Head to the Lord Dal­housie Room to hear pro­fes­sor Robert Wolfe “dis­cuss the new North Amer­i­can trade deal and its im­pact on Canada.” Dal­housie Univer­sity, Henry Hicks Build­ing, 6299 South Street, 12-1:30pm, free

SUB­MIT­TED

THE PRINCESS SHOWA re­mount of the Best of Fest-win­ning 2016 Fringe Fes­ti­val play The Princess Show sees a mul­ti­me­dia lip-synched ex­trav­a­ganza star­ring a bearded se­quinned won­der take over The Se­cret Room, hid­den un­der The Lo­cal, for a dose of in­die art. The self-de­scribed “live­ac­tion-queer-anime-drag-ad­ven­ture” is pre­luded by drinks and fol­lowed by DJ-fu­elled danc­ing. The Lo­cal, 2037 Got­tin­gen Street, Mon Jan 14, 7pm, $15-$30

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