Hantsport Music Festival Old Words/New Stakes from: Florine changes lives. Get transformed in real time as you watch his livestream, part of the Halifax Jazz Festival. The town of Hantsport wants to help you shake a leg with a one-day, outdoor music fest featuring the band Blue Jester as a headliner. Members of the creative team for The New Pants Project and STAGES Theatre Fest combine forces to deliver this interactive, immersive, multimedia, mail-out performance art piece. As NPP puts it, “we have asked our friend Florine Stettheimer to join us in prescribing her own works of poetry to all of you. Whatever your ailment may be, Florine will respond with an in-kind poem.” Get your own—or watch poem-receivers talk about their verses—at fromflorine.wixsite.com. A Timed Speed Read of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire Trial Transcript with Additional Notes Aug 8, 7:30pm, Facebook Live Halifax Jazz Festival will talk about the challenges of approaching a 100-yearold verbatim text, of trying to make each night's show faster than the one before and the organizational feat of preparing for the performance. Part of the socially distant STAGES Theatre Festival. July 25, details at hhmf.ca Making a Gentlewoman Powwow Fusion Aerobics Lara Lewis and Mark Foster discuss the shape-shifting one-act play Foster wrote at this online STAGES Theatre Festival talk. Led by Mi'kmaq fitness leader Jesse Benjamin, this Halifax Pride event sees a mix of high intensity powwow dance steps and bodyweight strengths moves all done at Pride’s Social Site (AKA the Garrison Grounds). Aug 7, 7:30pm, details at easternfronttheatre.com July 29, 7:30pm, details at easternfronttheatre.com Aug 21, 7:30pm, details at easternfronttheatre.com July 25, 11am-noon, Garrison Grounds, Halifax Citadel Shipwright Sessions: by Gabrielle Papillon Mind The Light Jazz Labs: Live and Fixed Electronics w/Amy Brandon July 30, 11am, Facebook Live Halifax Jazz Festival The Halifax art-pop queen takes part in Ship Company Theatre’s series of livestreams, giving audiences a look into her play about a young woman lighthouse keeper who “fights for her right to carry on minding the light and to keep her home.” Shipwright Sessions: Mi’kmaq Stories: Past and Present A Night at the Carleton: A Drag Cabaret by Shalan Joudry, Catherine Martin & Trevor Gould Part of the Halifax Pride Tea and Conversation: A Fishbowl Discussion Festival. July 26, 9:30pm, The Carleton, 1685 Argyle Street, $10 A livestream roundtable about racism and theatre in Halifax, where BIPOC voices are at the centre. Part of the socially distant STAGES Theatre Festival. Since Ship’s Company Theatre has had to shelve its 2020 season it’s launching a series of live-streams instead—celebrating plays at all points in the creation process. Here, you’ll get a preview of a work of a group project helmed by writer Shalan Joudry that, as Ship’s puts it, “weaves stories from the past with glimpses into current realities and dreams for the future.” Aug 7, 8pm, Facebook Live ShipsCompanyTheatre Wigs & Waffles: Pride Hangover The Haus of Rivers’s drag queens know the best hangover cure isn’t hair of the dog but rather a perfectly coiffed wig. July 31, 7:30pm, details at easternfronttheatre.com Christina Martin Fresh off the release of a new, live version of her award-winning 2018 record Martin keeps reminding us of the magic living in live music. July 26, 11:30am, The Carleton, 1685 Argyle Street, $10 via eventbrite.ca Shipwright Sessions: by Trina Davies Mabel and Al- Impossible To Hold, exander Graham Bell Since Ship’s Company Theatre has had to shelve its 2020 season, it’s decided to launch a series of livestreams instead, celebrating plays at all points in the creation process. Here, award-winning playwright Trina Davies shares from her story about Mabel and Alexander Graham Bell. Halifax Pride Social Site: Let’s Go Fly a Kite Aug 8, 8pm, New Scotland Brewing Co., 91 Alderney Drive, $20 Aug 21, 8pm, Facebook Live, ShipsCompanyTheatre "Although Pride has come to be known for spectacle, dance parties, and huge crowds, we believe the moments shared with friends and chosen family are what make the festival special. We also know it's important to get some fresh air, and be mindful of our mental and social health. We want to encourage folks to join us at the Garrison Grounds for the Halifax Pride Social Site, a space where masks will be worn, hand washing stations and sanitizer will be available, social distancing will be maintained, and sun, grass, music, and friends will be plentiful," Halifax Pride says. Show up with a mask and maybe even a kite to take part in the good times. Made With Love Halifax Qualifiers Backstage with Club Inclusion Theatre The luxe cocktail competition takes things online for its 2020 qualifiers, meaning you can watch the city’s top mixologists shake and stir while in your best sweatpants. July 31, 8pm, Facebook Live ShipsCompanyTheatre The STAGES Theatre Festival takes you (virtually) backstage with Club Inclusion Theatre as its actors talk about what inspires them to create the characters they play. Aug 25, 7-9:30pm Facebook Live,Made With Love August Aug 12, 7:30pm, details at easternfronttheatre.com September Crypthand, Beyond the Code Parlour Tricks: The Musical... It's About Time! The STAGES Theatre Festival delivers a look into the source documents that shaped this play about 19th century diarist Anne Lister's first love at boarding school. Musical Director Lisa St. Clair, Jamie Bradley (playwright/lyricist) and Scott Owen (composer/lyricist) discuss their new musical farce set in mid-19th century Halifax. Part of the socially distant STAGES Theatre Festival. Halifax Urban Folk Festival Singing summer’s swan song—literally—is the name of the game at this acoustic-focused music festival. While details are sparse as of press time, a plan of online shows and IRL gigs at The Carleton, are being discussed. Follow along at halifaxurbanfolkfestival.com for updates and announcements. Aug 14, 7:30pm, details at easternfronttheatre.com July 26, noon-4pm, Garrison Grounds, Halifax Citadel Aug 5, 7:30pm, details at easternfronttheatre. com Neptune Theatre’s Theatre for Young Audiences Eyelevel’s Solidarity Bookclub The artist-run centre’s biweekly book club—held via Zoom—has three steps: Email the centre to take part (director@ eyelevel.art), get a copy of the current book (the group aims to elevate works by 2SLGBTQ+ and BIPOC writers) and read up! A virtual panel discussion that’s part of the STAGES Theatre Festival. Sep Aug 19, 7:30pm, details can be found at easternfronttheatre.com Electro Jacques Therapy w/Krasnogorsk 4-7, halifaxurbanfolkfestival.com A Halifax Jazz Fest showcase that’s as adventurous as it is awesome. Aug 6, 7pm, Facebook Live Halfiax Jazz Festival July 27, 6-9pm, Zoom meeting ID 897 3435 8003, email director@ eyelevel.art for more Andre Fenton & Samantha Wilson Novelist and poet Andre Fenton imagines the sorts of worlds the rest of us wish we could dream up—and then fills them with protagonists so realistic, they feel like friends. Here, his ripeon-the-vine words are combined with music from jazz guitarist Samantha Wilson for a must-witness experience from outer space. See page 26. Halifax Jazz Festival Interview w/Heather Bambrick A chat with the vocalist via Facebook Live. July 28, 11am, Facebook Live Halifax Jazz Festival Makayla Lynn The Best of Halifax Readers’ Choice Award-winning country star-on-the-rise returns for her annual summer show at White Point Beach. Aug 7, 7pm, Facebook Live Halfiax Jazz Festival July 29, 8pm, White Point Beach Resort, 75 White Point Beach Resort Rd, Hunts Point Jah’Mila The queen of Halifax reggae has the sort of voice you’ll never forget and the sort of lyrics that break open your brain. See her in action as part of the Halifax Jazz Festival. Halifax Busker Festival The fire-eaters, Elvis impersonators, strong people and acrobats would never let COVID-19 get in the way of a good time, so this year’s Busker fest is high-tailing it to the internet, where you can stream live shows to your heart’s content. Aug 8, 7pm, Facebook Live Halfiax Jazz Festival Summer's Sure Things: Drive-In Grease Seeing the ultimate car movie while in a car? It's meta. It's fun. It's summery AF (see page 25). July 11, 7-11pm, Cole Harbour Place, 51 Forest Hills Parkway, Dartmouth, $25 a carload Jerry Granelli A strong contender for father of the Halifax jazz scene, Granelli’s drumming July 29-Aug 3, buskers.ca • • The Coast 29 HOT SUMMER GUIDE 2020
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