La Cage aux Folles
Continuing through May 6: He was an artist of considerable talent, yet H.M. Rosenberg’s work has been all but forgotten in the last 150 years. In Europe, he absorbed the influence of Duveneck, Whistler, Sargent, Bocklin, Bastien-Lepage and Gauguin. In 1896, he moved to Nova Scotia and produced much of the work comprising the Rosenberg exhibition at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia on Hollis Street.
April 4: Miami rap force Pitbull makes a very rare visit to Halifax, sharing the stage with Flo Rida (with Tyler Medeiros), Mohombi and Nayer.
April 4–29: Viewpoint Gallery: Photographer Cathy McKelvey explores the world of child’s play in the exhibition Let’s Play.
Editor’s Choice: April 10 to May 27: Neptune Theatre on Argyle Street wraps up its season with La Cage aux Folles. The hilarious and touching musical tells the story of Georges, the owner of a glitzy and “exotic” nightclub in the French Riviera and Albin, his romantic partner and star attraction—the glamorous chanteuse Zaza.
April 13: Symphony Nova Scotia: The orchestra presents Maritime Fusion, sharing the stage with singer/songwriter Sarah Slean.
April 14: Jerry Seinfeld: Arguably the greatest stand-up comic of his generation, Seinfeld makes an extremely rare visit to Halifax.
April 14: In a busy month on the Halifax entertainment scene, this is one show that anyone with ‘90s-music nostalgia won’t want to miss. Influential San Francisco alt-rockers Third Eye Blind play an intimate show in the Schooner Showroom at Casino Nova Scotia.
April 15: Bryan Adams: The legendary Canadian rocker is on his first cross-Canada tour in 20 years, bringing his old band back together.
April 22: Saint Cecilia Concert Series: The Cecilia String Quartet collaborates with Jeunesses Musicales to perform Sensibility & Brio.
April 25 to 28: The Halifax Comedy Fest returns, highlighting up-and-coming local comics alongside top national acts. Highlights include the Opening Gala (hosted by Samantha Bee) at Casino Nova Scotia, Comedy All-Stars (hosted by Gerry Dee) at the Casino shows at Yuk Yuk’s with Halifax’s own Brian Aylwar, the Seahorse Tavern and the Lower Deck; plus the Gala Finale, hosted by Mark Critch and scheduled to air on CBC TV.
April 27: Stars on Ice: An exhibition by some of the world’s top figure skaters, including 2010 Olympic gold medallists and World Champions Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir and four-time World Champion Kurt Browning.
April 27, 28: Symphony Nova Scotia’s annual Beer and Beethoven concert is a rite of spring in Halifax. Offering a casual coda to the season, the orchestra moves to Cunard Centre for a relaxed waterfront concert with dancing, comedy and yes, beer.
April 29: The Dartmouth Community Concert Association showcases married pianists Lucille Chung and Alessio Bax, one of the best piano duos of their generation. It’s sure to be a magical show at the Woodlawn United Church as they join forces on one piano.