By Trevor J. Adams
Bodies in motion
October 3 to 5: The new Live Art Dance Productions season continues with Phin at the Dalhousie Arts Centre. Lisa Phinney Langley interprets Edgar Allan Poe’s The Masque of the Red Death.
October 18: Ballet in the Studio by Ballet Jörgen Canada features works by Bengt Jörgen, Malgorzata Nowacka, and Robert Desrosiers, plus excerpts from The Nutcracker.
October 28 to 31: With dance and musical performances at venues around the city, the Fall For Flamenco celebrates Spain’s fiery sounds.
October 5: Two big music names come to Halifax. Instrumental-rock guitar legend Joe Satriani struts his stuff at the Dalhousie Arts Centre. Meanwhile, 1980s R&B/pop star Billy Ocean performs in the Schooner Showroom at Casino Nova Scotia on Upper Water Street.
Continuing through October 5: It’s your last chance to see the Theatre Arts Guild season-opener Steel Magnolias at the Pond Playhouse on Parkhill Road in Jollimore.
October 15 to 22: The Studio Stage at Neptune Theatre on Argyle Street hosts the Canadian comedy classic Hockey Mom/Hockey Dad by Nova Scotian playwright Mike Melski.
October 19: An annual festival of art after dark, Nocturne brings exhibitions, performances and special projects to galleries and public spaces around the city, from 6 p.m. until midnight.
October 5: Rudy Gay and his teammates prepare for the NBA season with an intra-squad exhibition game at the Halifax Metro Centre.
St. Cecilia concert series
October 12: Twenty-year-old cello sensation Stéphane Tétreault performs at the Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts on Chebucto Road.
October 18: The Canadian rocker returns to Halifax, performing at the Dalhousie Arts Centre.
Continuing through October: The Nova Scotia Fall Wine Festival celebrates the province’s fast-growing wine scene, with winemakers’ dinners, grape stomps, education seminars, tours and special events at wineries and other venues around the province.