OUT OF THIS WORLD
November 4 to 6
Hal-Con, Atlantic Canada’s biggest sci-fi convention, returns to the World Trade and Convention Centre on Argyle Street. This year’s guest roster includes Phil LaMarr (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Futurama), Gates McFadden (Star Trek: The Next Generation), Ajay Fry (Innerspace), Natalia Tena (Harry Potter, Game of Thrones), and many others. There will be games, photo and autograph sessions, Q&As, a vendors’ market, screenings, a costume contest, and more.
HONOURING OUR HISTORY
The Halifax Explosion Memorial at the Fort Needham Bell Tower on Novalea Drive, marks the 99th anniversary of the Halifax Explosion. The explosion, the result of a collision involving an ammunition ship on Halifax Harbour, killed thousands and devastated much of the city. To learn more about the disaster, visit the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic on Lower Water Street.
COMEDY WITH AN EDGE
Acerbic and edgy, Ron James is a Canadian comedy favourite and regular headliner at Montreal’s famous Just For Laughs festival. See him at the Dalhousie Arts Centre on University Avenue.
· November 13: Cecilia Concerts presents A Pocket of Time, a musical tribute to Pulitzer Prize winning poet Elizabeth Bishop, featuring Suzie LeBlanc (soprano), Blue Engine String Quartet, and Robert Kortgaard (piano).
· November 24: The eponymous violinist joins Symphony Nova Scotia for Jonathan Crow and Appalachian Spring, showcasing some of North America’s biggest symphonic hits.
· November 25: Tenor David Pomeroy and pianist Tara Scott share the Dartmouth Community Concert Association stage at Woodlawn United Church in Dartmouth.
Lisa Fischer and Grand Baton makes a rare visit to the East Coast. The Grammy-winning R&B star is sure to offer fans an intimate, memorable show.
The Halifax Mooseheads, the city’s major-junior hockey heroes return from their Christmas break, hosting Cape Breton at the Scotiabank Centre on Duke Street.
THE BEAUTY OF MOVEMENT
December 8 to 10
Live Art Dance Productions presents Major Motion Picture at the Dalhousie Arts Centre. Contemporary-dance duo Out Innerspace (David Raymond and Tiffany Trengarthen) return to Halifax with an innovative new work.
The Canadian country-music legend takes the stage in Casino Nova Scotia’s Schooner Showroom.
One of Texas’s hottest entertainment exports, Carrington brings his Here Comes the Truth stand-up comedy tour to Halifax.
A Nova Scotia native, Canyon is one of Canadian country’s hottest acts. See him at Casino Nova Scotia.
December 12, 13
Tis the season
Wife-and-husband comedy team Bette MacDonald and Maynard Morrison return to the Dalhousie Arts Centre with their annual Christmas show.
The indie-rock singer/songwriter offers a concert at St. Matthew’s Church on Barrington Street celebrating “Christmas, community, family, and singing.
Ring in the New Year at Casino Nova Scotia with one of Canada’s hottest rock-country crossover stars.