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Arts & Culture “Team Picks” – September 2017

Posted: September 7, 2017 at 9:39 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Atlantic Flamenco Festival
September 6 – 10, 2017

WHY WE WANT TO GO

1. Maria Osende. 2. Maria Serrano. The dancers dance Flamenco in Maria, Maria at the Seahorse, and Serrano teaches Flamenco in free workshops September 6 and 7. Where do we sign up?! (👇)

http://flamencofestival.ca/

FREE – $$

Corinne’s Pick

Halifax Fringe Festival
August 31 – September 10, 2017

WHY WE WANT TO GO
Heritage Minutes Live!, anyone?!  It’s hard to choose from the more than 50 shows and events at the Halifax Fringe Festival, but with most a mere $5, you don’t have to. We want to see Carpe Noctem, A Feebleminded Dictator, I Think I’m Dead, My Wildest Dreams, I, The Greatest: The Dan Bray Story, The Murder Play, Out Late, The Return, Rideshares & Rope Swings, Rock N Roll Saved My Life, and (with the kidlets) TRUNK!.

http://atlanticfringe.tickethalifax.com/upcoming

$ – $$

Word on the Street Halifax
September 16, 2017

WHY WE WANT TO GO
Booklovers, unite! We’ll see you and other readers, writers, publishers, at Halifax Central Library for a day of talks, readings, discussions, and book lovin’ at Word on the Street Halifax. 📚

http://thewordonthestreet.ca/halifax/
FREE

Burnwater: Alchemy
September 13 – 17, 2017

WHY WE WANT TO GO
Sound. Sculptures. Nova Scotia blacksmith John Little collaborates with Halifax’s own award-winning, world-traveling Mocean Dance for Burnwater: Alchemy, an imaginative world of dance, poetry, percussion, and sound sculptures.

http://www.alderneylanding.com/events/index.html

$$

Kayleigh’s Pick

Artists & Conversation
September 20, 2017

WHY WE WANT TO GO
When Dinuk Wijeratne, Ashley McKenzie, and Donna Morrissey get together to talk about art, we listen! (And we stay for the reception.) The composer, director, and author are all Finalists for the $25,000 Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia Masterworks Arts Award. 🏆

FREE

Kristie’s Pick
FIN: Atlantic International Film Festival
September 14 – 21, 2017

WHY WE WANT TO GO
Want to walk down the red carpet? You can at Long Time Running. The Festival’s Opening Gala follows the Tragically Hip during their final cross-Canada Tour after Gord Downie was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer. (Tickets were limited when we wrote this!) We want to see Mary Shelley, The Breadwinner, and Black Cop.

http://www.finfestival.ca/fin-festival

$$

Jeremy’s Pick
Prismatic Arts Festival
September 14 – 23, 2017

WHY WE WANT TO GO
The music: from genre-defying cellist Chris Derksen and her Orchestral Powwow to a free Opening Gala featuring Reeny Smith and Halifax poet-laureate Rebecca Thomas. The dance: Prismatic Arts Festival and Live Art Dance present Kaha:wi Dance Theatre and the ground-breaking Re-quickening in our first #PressPlay event of 2017-18. (There’s also theatre, visual art, and more!)

http://prismaticfestival.com/

FREE – $$

David’s Pick
Hal-Con
September 22 – 24, 2017

WHY WE WANT TO GO
With more than 15,000 square feet dedicated to board game-ing, Hal-Con is like the biggest, best Board Room Game Cafe (and you know how we love the Board Room Game Cafe!). We’ll see you at the costume contest on September 24. Who will you be?

$$ – $$$

 

Exposé
September 30, 2017

WHY WE WANT TO GO
We’ve seen Maud Lewis’ Painted House. This is our chance to get inside! The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia creates rare encounters and experiences with art for this fundraiser, and we can’t wait to experience them.

https://www.artgalleryofnovascotia.ca/events-programs/expos%C3%A9-fundraiser

$$$

Seeds
September 12 – October 1, 2017

WHY WE WANT TO GO
We know how this one turns out (it’s based on recent events), but we’re not alone in wanting to go–the first week of this show is near sold-out! Luckily, it’s on stage at Neptune Theatre for three weeks. Eric Peterson of Corner Gas is farmer Percy Schmeiser, who is taken to court–literally–in a case of business, biotechnology, and philosophy.

http://neptunetheatre.com/default.asp?mn=1.22.437

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