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Into The Woods

Tuesday September 9, 2014 – Sunday October 5, 2014

How far would you go for your happily ever after? Follow Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack (of the beanstalk fame), a baker and his wife as they take a journey into the woods to find their happiness. It’s a magical, bewildering place full wonders and fears. Come into the woods with us where a witch, a wolf and a mysterious stranger entangle familiar fairy tale characters to create a new story of self-discovery. Wishes come true here, but at a price. Even storybook characters must face the music – of which there is plenty – in this multiple Tony Award–winning tale.

Conferences & Tradeshows

FashionEasta Show and Sale

Sunday September 28, 2014 at 2:00pm – 6:00pm

The Nova Fashion Incubator with the Event and Promotions Management students at the Centre for Arts and Technology are hosting an event to début the Nova Fashion Incubator to promote upcoming fashion designers in Atlantic Canada.

The first FashionEasta show and sale will take place on September 28th at the World Trade and Convention Centre.

This event will show case approximately a dozen emerging designers. These include designers from Centre for Arts and Technology, NSCAD and more. After the fashion show attendees will have the opportunity to purchase their runway favorites directly from the designers at the trunk show

Meet Your Local

2015 Program Launch Event

Monday September 29, 2014 at 11:00am – 1:00pm

After what is turning out to be a successful third year for Local Connections Halifax, we will be launching our entire 2015 magazine and events program, giving insights on what to expect moving forward, and how we are taking our product offering to the next level.

If you are an advertiser with a quality local product or service, or a media buyer for quality accounts, you won't want to miss this event. And you'll also want to leave your brown bag at home, as we will be feeding you delightfully local things, not to mention whetting your whistle with wonderfully crafted local beer and wine.

Please note: Venue will not be disclosed publicly, but it will be in Downtown Halifax.

If you'd like to attend, email: magazine@localconnections.ca

Arts & Entertainment

Andrew Pickett and Simon Docking

Sunday October 5, 2014 at 2:00pm

After hearing Halifax counter-tenor Andrew Pickett sing the title role of Orfeo in Gluck's opera last year, we knew we had to hear more from him. While males singing in the higher registers have a long and glorious history in music, especially in the Renaissance and Baroque periods, they became a rarity, almost an endangered species. It was not until the second half of the twentieth century that composers began taking up the mantle of Purcell, Bach and Handel and writing pieces specifically for counter-tenors. Even now, you hear counter-tenors more frequently in vocal consorts performing early and Renaissance music. So we are delighted that Andrew, along with pianist Simon Docking, has taken up our invitation to share a millennium of music, demonstrating the art of the counter-tenor from the 12th to the 21st century. A rare treat!

Arts & Entertainment

Mending Fences

Tuesday October 21, 2014 – Sunday November 9, 2014

A touching story mixed with Norm Foster’s signature comic wit.
A comic drama from one of Canada’s most celebrated playwrights that is as funny as it is touching. Harry Sullivan hasn’t seen his son, Drew, in thirteen years. Then one day Drew announces that he’s coming to visit his father at his rundown Saskatchewan ranch. His motives for the homecoming aren’t clear, nor are Harry’s feeling about his son – who is now all grown up. A story about repairing broken relationships, with no shortage of laughs, this drama will pull at your heartstrings and tickle your funny bone!

Arts & Entertainment

Billy Bishop Goes to War

Tuesday November 4, 2014 – Sunday November 23, 2014

This classic Canadian musical captures the life of legendary WWI fighter pilot Billy Bishop. Follow one Canada’s greatest flying aces down into the trenches, up to the skies and inside the human spirit as he attempts to reconcile the joys of flying with the horrors of war. Capturing the humor and the hellfire of an extraordinary career, this powerful musical teaches us about the life of a lively and inspiring war hero. Canadian history has rarely sung with such force.

Food, Wine & Travel

Devour! The Food Film Fest

Wednesday November 12, 2014 – Sunday November 16, 2014

This November join us in Wolfville, Nova Scotia for five jam-packed days of film, food and wine. We will be serving up the latest from the world of culinary cinema, paired with wine tours, tastings, pop-ups, and industry sessions. Not to mention the fabulous gala dinners featuring renowned chefs celebrating the very best of local and international food and wine. DevourFest. Eat it up!

Arts & Entertainment

A Christmas Story

Tuesday November 25, 2014 – Wednesday November 25, 2015

This holiday classic follows ten-year-old Ralphie Parker in his quest to get a genuine Red Ryder BB gun under the tree for Christmas. Ralphie pleads his case before his parents, his teacher and even the big man, Santa Claus himself. The response? “No, you’ll shoot your eye out!” Featuring all of the elements from the beloved film including a pink bunny suit, a triple-dog-dare to lick a frozen pole and the infamous leg lamp. This nostalgic look at a bygone era is perfect holiday treat for the entire family!

Food, Wine & Travel

Craft Beer and Local Food Celebration 2015

Thursday January 15, 2015 at 7:00pm – 10:00pm

Local Connections Halifax returns to The Halifax Club on January 15, 2015 for its Second Annual Craft Beer & Local Food Celebration. As is the case with all LCH events, we will be raising the game once again.

And yes, tickets are all-inclusive, and you will again get a wonderful take-home glass as well, but this time we'll be using a Belgian-style glass which we think is the best available.

We'll immediately begin announcing each of the 7 themed rooms (below), with the list becoming complete before the end of October.

And please note, this event sold out by December 7 last year, and we're paced for a sell-out by October 30 (41% sold already), so don't hesitate in getting your tickets!

ROOM 1 - The Sweet Spot
Every good meal deserves a good dessert. On this fine evening, our friends at Dee Dee's Ice Cream and Scanway will have very delicious surprises for you, and one such surprise will be the return of the beer ice cream.

ROOM 2 - The South Shore
Experience the flavours of the South Shore, as Lincoln Street Food and the Grand Banker take you on an epicurean journey. And no voyage is complete without some tasty suds, and this room will feature Boxing Rock from Shelburne and Hell Bay from Liverpool. Giddyup!

ROOM 3 - Sausage O' the Night
This room will be a lead up to Sausage Fest 2015, where our friends at Pete's, Meadowbrook Farm, Ace Burger, Big Spruce, and Uncle Leo's will tantalize your tastebuds with sausage madness, and tasty suds to wash it all down.

ROOM 4 - Fancy Feast
This room will be a play on the fine dining experience, and will feature Brooklyn Warehouse, Saege Bistro, Garrison Brewing, Propeller Brewing, North Brewing, and a few others TBA later. We'll also have the Mike Cowie Trio on board for the ride, making the evening one to remember.

ROOM 5 - Devour! The Club
Details TBA, but rest assured our friends at Devour! The Film Food Fest will have something special in store.

ROOM 6 - The Plan B Experience
This year our friends will have a little more space to go wild! We'll announce food and beverage players a little later.


Arts & Entertainment
Family Fun

The 39 Steps

Tuesday January 20, 2015 – Sunday February 15, 2015

Hitchcock meets hilarious in this comedy thriller based on the 1935 classic espionage movie. Follow the incredible adventures of handsome hero Richard Hannay as he encounters devious murders, double crossing secret agents and devastatingly beautiful women. This suspenseful whodunit is brought to life by four fearless actors, playing 130 roles in 100 minutes of fast-paced silliness!

Arts & Entertainment

What A Young Wife Ought To Know

Tuesday January 27, 2015 – Sunday February 8, 2015

Before my sister died, she cursed me, she said: 'Jonny's a twelve-dollar-man and if you marry him it'll be misery.' I’m trying to prove her wrong but I’m starting to despair. I'm starting to think that love is just a strange sort of madness that makes the future go dark, so you don’t think of how all the babies are to be fed on twelve dollars and twenty-five weekly.

Set in 1920s Canada, What a Young Wife Ought to Know tells the story of Sophie, a young working-class wife who has a lot to learn about love, sex, and birth control.

Arts & Entertainment


Tuesday March 3, 2015 – Sunday March 22, 2015

Meet one of Canada’s longest serving Prime Ministers, William Lyon Mackenzie King, also known as Rexy to his friends. Beginning with his visit to Germany in 1937 and ending with his death in 1950, the play captures an intriguing and cunning Prime Minister who consorted with spiritualists, ghosts and prostitutes, while holding the country together through the conscription crisis of 1944. With special appearances by Franklin D. Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, and Lester B. Pearson, step back in time inside the fascinating mind of this peculiar politician.