Events ON STAGE SEE MORE FOR THIS EVENTS WEEK ON ST.CA THECOA Theatre SCHIZOPHRENIA SOCIETY OF NOVA SCOTIA’S ROAD TO RECOVERY WALK WALK SO KIDS CAN TALK This Kid’s Help Phone fundraiser also marks the charity’s 30th trip around the sun. Here, walkers raise funds—and their step counts—in an act of allyship with young people coast to coast. The fundraising step session returns for its 11th year—and is followed by a celebration and barbecue. Register and learn more at ssns.ca. THE COLOR PURPLE The exciting hyphenate Kimberley Rampersad, who spent last summer at the Shaw Festival, directs this regional premiere of the musical that has won three Tonys between its two Broadway productions. Halifax Common, 12pm The Emera Oval, 5775 Cogswell Street, 12pm SEWING WORKSHOP A drop-in workshop/ sewing party that’ll give you the basics of machine sewing and see you making a tote bag. All donations gathered will go to Radstorm’s building purchase fund. Monday Neptune Theatre, 1593 Argyle Street, To Jun 2 Radstorm, 2177 Gottingen Street, 12-5pm LITTLE THING, BIG THING A nun and a petty criminal become unlikely allies as they become caught in the crossfire of an international corporate conspiracy in Neptune’s newest play. Sunday CAFE FEST Neptune Theatre, 1593 Argyle Street, May 7-26 HIFF 2019 PROGRAMME LAUNCH + FILM SCREENING Dance Sure Thing The Halifax Independent Filmmakers Festival announces what flicks it’ll be screening at this year’s event and helps hold over your indie movie cravings with a showing of a 2017 doc that sees a filmmaker attempt to uncover the truth about their father, “a man known alternately as a cult leader, a scam artist, a prophet and a father of 15 children around the world.” ATLANTIC PODCAST SUMMIT HOME Votive Dance delivers a duo of dance works, “Love You Madly” and “Homeplace.” Manic, The Bus Stop Theatre, 2203 Gottingen Street, May 2-4, 8pm, $15/$20 CAFE FEST Not that you need a reason for another cup of bean water, but this celebration of local coffee shops is the perfect excuse for one more shot of espresso. Get the list of 19 participating spots—and see how many you can hit in the seven-day window—at lecafefest.ca/en. Read more on page 9. Comedy Halifax Central Library, 5440 Spring Garden Road, 6:30pm, free HALIFAX MOOSEHEADS PLAYOFFS VS ROUYN-NORANDA HUSKIES JOHN CLEESE The vet and favourite delivers an evening of laughs as he explores our dysfunctional world. The rush to the Memorial Cup ramps up as round four of the playoffs—AKA the President’s Cup final—continue. Monty Python Fawlty Towers Various locations, May 5-11 Thursday Saturday PODCASTING WORKSHOP DOG ISLAND Scotiabank Centre, 5284 Duke Street, Sun May 5, 7:30-9pm Scotiabank Centre, 5284 Duke Street, May 6-7, 8pm Your fave local cultural-marxist podcast stays on brand with a free workshop on how to start your own pod. May 4 REALLY BIG DEAL: A COMEDY SHOW Art Bar + Projects, 1873 Granville Street, 3-7pm, free Tuesday Adam and Lindsay Present..., the BFF-powered comedy show, returns with a bill of out-of-town and pro comics—a first for the gig. Read more on page 11. FIST CITY CINEMA SCREENS TERMINA- ARTIST TALK WITH RAVEN DAVIS ATLANTIC PODCAST SUMMIT TOR 2: JUDGEMENT DAY Fist City Cinema is all about exploring the best-worst action flick cheese of the VHS era. Here, the group screens Arnold Schwarzenegger’s most iconic line: “Come with me if you want to live.” Halifax Convention Centre, 1650 Argyle Street, May 3-5 The Seahorse, 2037 Gottingen Street, Wed May 8, 7:30-9:30pm, $15 THE BIG SING ANCHOR CITY ROLLERS 2019 HOME OPENER Jane’s Walks Spring proves to be sprung indeed as the local roller derby league announces its return from hibernation. Kicking things off for the skater set? The Dead Ringers facing off against The Black Rock Bandits. Gus’, 2605 Agricola Street, 8:30-11:30pm GAME OVER, CANCER A series of strolls in honour of walkable cities advocate Jane Jacobs Atlantic Canada’s largest console gaming fundraiser sees video game virtuosos put their controllers to use for a good cause. Register at gameovercancer. ca—or swing by to check out the free play area, packed with over 1,000 games. Mayflower Curling Club, 3000 Monaghan Drive,6-8pm, $6.17/$10 CAFE FEST Read more on page 9. GENTLY USED PURSE SALE A selection of new-to-you bags to update your accessorizing game. Various locations, May 5-11 ALBERT’S WOK N TALK A walk departing from the corner of Sackville and Brunswick Streets that traces 130 years of Chines history in Halifax. HALIFAX MOOSEHEADS PLAYOFFS VS ROUYN-NORANDA HUSKIES CINCO DE MAYO W/CAZADORES TEQUILA Dalhousie Student Union Building, 6136 University Avenue, 8am-8pm, $10 Christ Church, 50 Wentworth Street, Dartmouth, 9am-12pm, $2 The rush to the Memorial Cup ramps up as round four of the playoffs—AKA the President’s Cup final—continue. Mexico’s annual celebration of besting France in the war of 1862, Cinco de Mayo is one of the nation’s biggest holidays. Here, The Port gets in on the party from thousands of miles away, showcasing tequila-focused bevvies for your sipping pleasure. Sat May 4, 12:30pm GIANT BOOK SALE GIANT BOOK SALE The Women for Music society helps you get your summer beach reads sorted with this massive, two-day sale that sees thousands of quality gentlyused books for sale—many for less than three dollars. Don’t miss the CD and DVD selection, too! COMMUNITY HUBS IN DARTMOUTH Halifax Forum, 2901 Windsor Street, May 4, 9am-5pm; May 5, 9am-3pm Departing from 110 Wyse Road, Dartmouth. Scotiabank Centre, 5284 Duke Street, May 6-7, 8pm Sat May 4, 10am-12pm HALIFAX CRAFTERS SOCIETY SPRING MARKET The Port, 5485 Clyde Street, 6:30-8pm, $20 SCREEN- THE SHADOW OF GOLD QUINPOOL COMMON PROJECT Departing from the north east corner of Quinpool Road and Vernon Street. Olympic Community Hall, 2304 Hunter Street, May 4-5, 10am-5pm ING AND DISCUSSION See photo. DEATH CAFE Halifax Central Library, 5440 Spring Garden Road, 6pm, $8-$11 A monthly meet-up where people gather to talk and ask questions about all things death-related. Find support and laughter at this event with no agenda. Sat May 4, Halifax Forum, 2901 Windsor Street, May 4, 9am-5pm; May 5, 9am-3pm HIKE FOR HOSPICE Spend your Sunday afternoon with a fresh-air 5.2 km community fundraiser walk to support the Halifax Hospice. Shuttle available for hikers with reduced mobility. Live entertainment and a post-hike BBQ and cake will make your day! Go to halifaxhospice.ca to register a team and begin fundraising. 1:30pm HALIFAX CRAFTERS SOCIETY SPRING MARKET STILL STANDING IN NORTH END DARTMOUTH Wednesday The seasonal sale celebrating local makers returns to get you geared up with artisanal snacks, self-care supplies, homewares and more. Departing from the corner of Windmill Road and Grove Street, Dartmouth. Local Council of Women House, 989 Young Avenue, 12-1:30pm, PWYC Sat May 4, 3:30-5pm WILD BEES AS BACKYARD BEES WALK AND PLAY A family focused walk departing from the Fort Needham Memorial Park playground. Olympic Community Hall, 2304 Hunter Street, May 4-5, 10am-5pm Michelle McPherson gives this talk. Nova Scotia Power building 1H, 1223 Lower Water Street, 1pm, free Museum of Natural History, 1747 Summer Street, 7:30pm Sat May 4, 2-2:45pm CAFE FEST HFX WANDERERS FC HOME OPENER WHY PURPOSE-BUILT SOLUTIONS LEAD TO FAILURE IN URBAN PLANNING The soccer club heats up for another season with this opening match against Forge FC. TREATY TRUCKHOUSE “FISH IN” Indigenous peoples are invited to this gathering at the Treaty Truck House in Stewiacke (691 Riverside Road, by the Shubenacadie River) to, as event organizers put it, “assert your treaty right to fish and trade” as the fish begin their upstream ascent. Hot dogs and face painting round out the fun—and you can read more about the protest efforts at the Truck House on page 5. Friday DIY ZINE WORKSHOP Create your own counter-culture manifesto as Bria Miller teaches you the basics of zine making. Departing from the corner of Clyde and South Park Streets. Wanderers Grounds Stadium, 5819 Sackville Street, 2-5pm Sun May 5, 2-3:30pm JUSTICE SCORES FOR WISHES AUCTION HALIFAX TOWN WALL WALKING TOUR Radstorm, 2177 Gottingen Street, 7pm Head to the Old Port Pub (900 Windmill Rd, Dartmouth) for this auction supporting the Make-A-Wish Foundation. St. Mary’s Basilica, Sun May 5, 5221 Spring Garden Road, 1:30-3pm SCREENING GHOST WORLD In the ATLANTIC PODCAST SUMMIT vein of Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion, 11am-2pm this 2001 flick sees two high school besties graduate without a plan—except to become roommates. On a lark, they respond to a man’s newspaper ad for a date, only to find it will greatly complicate their lives. RE-IMAGINING CITY BUILDING 12-4pm THE NOVA SCOTIA CRAFT BEER WEEK’S FULL HOUSE Glitter Bean Cafe, 5896 Spring Garden Road, Sun May 5, 12-1:30pm The marquee event of Nova Scotia Craft Beer Week sees a host of local breweries gathered under one roof, showcasing their latest and greatest suds for your sampling pleasure. WALK FOR ALZHEIMER’S 2019 Lace up your sneakers for this five kilometre trek through the downtown core raising money for those living with dementia in Nova Scotia. HALIFAX HURRICANES VS MONCTON MAGIC WHERE THE WATER WAS (LOST WETLANDS AND WATERWAYS OF HALIFAX) Round two of the playoffs continues! Scotiabank Centre, 5284 Duke Street, 7pm Good Robot Brewing Co., 2736 Robie Street, 7pm, free Departing from the water fountain in the north Common. Halifax Forum, 2901 Windsor Street, 1:30-4 & 7-9:30pm Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel, 1919 Upper Water Street, 11am-1pm Sun May 5, 10am-12pm • • The Coast 14 MAY 2 – MAY 8, 2019 May 6 Read more on page 9. Various locations, May 5-11 May 5 Podmakers and listeners unite at this three-day fest all about the story-sharing medium. Read more on page 11. Halifax Convention Centre, 1650 Argyle Street, May 3-5 May 7 The Big Sing is a bi-weekly, drop-in singing event with Jack Bennet, George Woodhouse and YOU! This week, the group tackles R.EM.’s “Losing My Religion.” Gus’, 2605 Agricola Street, every other Tuesday, 7-9pm, $5 May 8 Read more on page 9. Various locations, May 5-11 May 2 Head to the gallery’s Windsor Foundation Lecture Theatre for this talk, part of a series celebrating the Centre For Art Tape’s 40th anniversary. Here, multidisciplinary artist Raven Davis (possibly best known to Halifax audiences for their Khyber gallery show The De-Celebration of Canada 150 in July 2017) discusses narratives of race, gender, colonization and more while presenting a work that responds to a decade of CFAT’s history. Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, 1723 Hollis Street, 7-8:30pm May 3 Podmakers and listeners unite at this three-day fest. Read more on page 11. Halifax Convention Centre, 1650 Argyle Street, May 3-5
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