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.
Photo: Emily Jeuer
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.
Photo: Michelle Doucette
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.
October 19: With 64 top-10 hits, McEntire is one of country’s biggest names. See her at the Halifax Metro Centre.
Photo: Alana Elliot
October 20: The storyteller of CBC Radio fame brings The Vinyl Café tour to the Dalhousie Arts Centre.
October 29: Canada’s favourite handyman stars in the How to do Everything Well tour 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.
Nocturne: Art at Night. Photo: Michelle Doucette
Saturday, October 13th
From 6pm to midnight, the streets of downtown Halifax are abuzz with excitement, energy and art aplenty. Nocturne is a free fall festival featuring art exhibitions and performances in public spaces throughout the city. Visit their website to download the app and to plan an itinerary.
Spanish Flamenco star David Romero makes his first visit to Halifax for the Fall for Flamenco Festival. Photo: Soda Plaza
October 4 to 8: With a midway, petting zoo, live entertainment, animal displays and much more, the Maritime Fall Fair at Exhibition Park on Prospect Road is a rite of autumn for Halifax families.
October 8: Cape Breton fiddle legend Natalie MacMaster returns to Halifax, with a Celtic-tinged concert at the Dalhousie Arts Centre.
October 13: From 6pm to midnight, the streets of downtown Halifax are abuzz with excitement, energy and art aplenty. Nocturne is a free fall festival featuring art exhibitions and performances in public spaces throughout the city. Visit their website to plan an itinerary.
October 11 to 19: Even with autumn’s chill in the air, the Fall for Flamenco festival offers a fiery blast of music and dance. Venues around the city host workshops and performances, showcasing locals and visiting talent. And organizers have saved the best for last: on October 19, Spanish flamenco star David Romero makes his first visit to Halifax, joined by guitarist Flavio Rodrigues and vocalist Pedro Obregón.
October 28: The city’s major-junior hockey heroes the Halifax Mooseheads take on their Maritime rivals P.E.I. at the Metro Centre.
Editor’s Choice –
October 16 to 20: The Halifax Pop Explosion is the East Coast’s biggest annual celebration of indie/alternative music. This year, the lineup includes Dan Mangan, Al Tuck, Wintersleep and many more.