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Sherlock Holmes and the Clocktower Mystery

Saturday January 24, 2015 – Sunday April 19, 2015

A terrible crime has been committed and Victorian London’s most celebrated detective needs your help to find out “whodunit”! Sherlock Holmes and the Clocktower Mystery opens January 24th at the Discovery Centre. This interactive, wildly entertaining and very cleaver murder-mystery will test your powers of observation and deductive reasoning. You will need your deerstalker and your trusty magnifying glass to solve this baffling thriller.

What is the Clocktower Mystery? It’s a crime to solve and an exhibition to experience. The Mystery is presented in eight chapters, each representing a different location. Movement through the exhibit is sequential. Detective Guides will provided to help you record your clue to help guide you to your final resolution.

As visitors enter the exhibit, they find themselves transported back in time. The sights, sounds and smells of turn-of-the-century London greet them at every turn. The first locale is the clocktower, the scene of the crime. The other seven sets that comprise the exhibit range from the clocktower to a seamy dock-side garret. While walking through the scenes, visitors are given clues to the mystery surrounding the murder. These clues-carefully placed as physical evidence among the many period objects in the rooms – such as handwritten police reports, overheard sound tracks of interviews, printed summaries of the events and even tell-tale odors. Each scene is laden with clues and “red herrings”.

Once visitors feel that they can identify the suspect or have reached the final chapter, they find themselves at the door that leads to a study. In the study, an interactive consultation with one of the characters of the story (who is played by a live actor) will guide you through your findings. Visitors are questioned about their conclusions, and the mystery is solved in a dramatic finale.

Join us at the Discovery Centre to solve this mysterious crime. The exhibit experience is ideal as a family outing, school tour or club entertainment. Plan to be involved with the exhibit for about an hour.

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Dine Around - The Flavours of NS

Sunday February 1, 2015 – Saturday February 28, 2015

Every year, restaurants across the province showcase an array of Nova Scotia product and creativity at an attractive price during Dine Around. Running for the month of February, three course prix-fixe menus are offered at participating restaurants for the price of $25, $35, or $45 per dinner. Book directly with participating restaurants.

See below for a list of participating restaurants. As menus are confirmed they will be added to this page so keep coming back to see more!

Auction House, Bistro Le Coq, Canvas Resto, Cut, da Maurizio, Delta Barrington, Delta Halifax, Durty Nelly's, Fiasco, Five Fishermen Grill, Five Fishermen Restaurant, Haliburton House, Le Bistro, Moxie's, Onyx, Rock Bottom, Stubborn Goat, The Cellar, The Press Gang, Trendz, Victory Arms, Waterfront Warehouse, and White Point

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Rare & Fine Wine Tasting

Friday February 27, 2015 at 7:00pm – 9:30pm

With a selection of over 40 wines, rated above 90 points and above by the world's major wine publications, these wines have never been available in Nova Scotia before. Quench your wine palate with world class wines from Champagne, Bordeaux, Burgundy, Napa Valley, Piedmonte, Veneto, and Tuscany, amongst many others.

All wines are poured in Riedel Glassware, accompanied by decadent hors d'oeuvres while overlooking the Halifax Harbour with live jazz music. Throughout the night Bishop's Cellar staff will be on hand to help you purchase any wines with which you fell in love.

PREMIUM PACKAGE

New this year we're offering a Premier Rare & Fine Experience! Only 20 tickets will be sold where you will receive a personalized tour through the wines being offered, along with 2-3 additional wines, all from a professional sommelier. Whether you've attended this event before or not, this piece is one for the ultimate wine lover.

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REXY!

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.

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Savour Food and Wine Show

Thursday March 5, 2015 at 7:00pm – 9:30pm

The Savour Food & Wine Show is Atlantic Canada's premier food and wine event, showcasing Nova Scotia's finest restaurants, wines and beverages. Operating now for ten years, it has attracted a wide and dedicated audience to make it 'the' food and wine event of the year!

Over 65 restaurants, wine and beverage merchants create delectable samples allowing you to taste the night away.

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Thibault Cauvin (guitar)

Sunday March 8, 2015 at 2:00pm

Thibault Cauvin is coming back! He has played Carnegie Hall, Moscow's Tchaikovsky Hall, London's Wigmore Hall and the Shanghai Opera, and has received standing ovations around the globe. Now, thanks to Alliance Francaise, this amazing guitarist from Bordeaux is conducting a cross Canada tour that includes a stop in Halifax. One reviewer has equated attending his concert to watching Paganini. The superlatives never seem to stop. Music from his recent Scarlatti CD and his “Cities” project, both available on Sony, will be prominently featured in the Cecilia Concert. This is an opportunity to see and hear one of the world's most outstanding classical guitarists, an opportunity that may not come again.

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Quartet La Corde

Sunday March 15, 2015 at 2:00pm

In March of 2013, at the urging of Shimon Walt, the St. Cecilia Concert Society presented a group of four young Dalhousie music students. They had come back, a short time before, from a national competition with glowing reviews. They wowed us! We invited Quartet La Corde back to play again before they all graduate and go on to their individual careers. Heemin Choi and Artem Kolesov (violins), Warda Limaye (viola) and Benjamin Marmen (cello) demonstrate both technical prowess and a passion which imbues their playing with a tremendous emotional impact. In addition to Beethoven's “Razumovsky Quartet”, Hugo Wolf's “Italian Serenade” and Claude Debussy's String Quartet in G minor, staples of the string quartet repertoire, Quartet La Corde will be presenting “Reel to Reel” by recent Dalhousie graduate, Jackson Fairfax-Perry. Come see the future of Canadian classical music!

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The Addams Family

Tuesday April 7, 2015 – Sunday May 24, 2015

They’re creepy and they’re kooky, mysterious and spooky. The weird and wonderful family we all love are brought to life in this hilarious smash-hit musical! Featuring all of your favourite ghouls – Gomez, Morticia, Uncle Fester, Grandma, Wednesday, Pugsley and, of course, Lurch. A grown-up Wednesday Addams falls in love with a sweet young man from a respectable “warm-blooded” family. Will their relationship survive the ultimate test? Dinner with both families at the same table! A devilish delight for all ages, The Addams Family is to die for!

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Willem Blois and Cindy Thong

Sunday April 19, 2015 at 2:00pm

Of the 150 or so concerts the St. Cecilia Concert Society has presented over the past seven years, there have been perhaps two that featured two pianos. So it is a rare treat to be presenting Willem Blois and Cindy Thong in a Piano Duo concert. These are two young musicians who grew up in rural Nova Scotia, met while in high school and later studied together under Marc Durand in Montreal. While there, they often spoke about what they would love to play in a piano duo concert if they ever had the opportunity. Well, here is the opportunity. And they are set to make the most of it! They bring a fresh, dynamic approach to the repertoire. There are standards, like Mozart's Sonata in D Major, as well as more contemporary pieces like John Adam's “Hallelujah Junction” and an arrangement of Leonard Bernstein's “Symphonic Dances from West Side Story”. But be prepared for a few surprises too.

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The Trudeau Stories

Tuesday April 21, 2015 – Tuesday May 5, 2015

In 1985, while a student at the National Theatre School in Montreal, Brooke Johnson formed an unlikely friendship with one of Canada’s most prolific politicians, Pierre Elliott Trudeau. It had been a year and a half since he'd stepped down as Prime Minister. Now he was walking to work, taking care of his children and no longer doing pirouettes behind the Queen. Through reminiscences, journal entries and correspondence, this one-woman show brings to life the true story of a remarkable friendship.

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Nova Scotia Craft Beer Week

Friday May 8, 2015 – Sunday May 17, 2015

This nine-day celebration will include events such as feature cask nights, tap take-overs, beer tastings, Open Brewery Day (May 9), the Science of Beer (May 14), the Craft Beer Full House (May 16), and many other amazing things for you to try and enjoy.

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Beer & Beethoven

Friday May 8, 2015 at 7:00pm

Join Symphony Nova Scotia Friday, May 8 at the Halifax Forum for Symphony Nova Scotia’s annual Beer & Beethoven fundraiser and help kick off the first ever Nova Scotia Craft Beer Week! This year we’re staying local –musical guest Dave Gunning takes to the stage with our musicians while you enjoy local craft beer (with sampling included from 7 to 8 pm) and meet the brewers.

Long & McQuade is bringing back their musical instrument zone – be sure to stop by and check out the instruments with our some of our musicians. Watch for our on-site fundraiser – funds raised support free community programming and concerts like our Family Series, Symphony Week and our work with school children. More details to follow.

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Open Brewery Day

Saturday May 9, 2015

Details coming soon!

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Fifth Wind

Sunday May 10, 2015 at 2:00pm

Fifth Wind Quintet, an emerging force on the music scene in Nova Scotia, winds up the 2014-2015 season of Cecilia Concerts. Fifth Wind, masters of a wide range of genres, is composed of some of the finest classical musicians in the province: Jack Chen (flute), Musician in Residence Suzanne Lemieux (oboe), Eileen Walsh (clarinet), Ivor Rothwell (bassoon) and Mary Lee (French horn). Beginning with Giovanni Cambini, the composer who likely wrote the first wind quintet around 1802, Fifth Wind will take us on a tour of “Three Centuries of Wind Quintets”. The wide ranging tour will include works by twentieth century composers Carl Nielsen, Paul Hindemith, and Gyorgy Ligeti.

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the Science of Beer (at the Discovery Centre)

Thursday May 14, 2015 at 6:00pm – 9:00pm

This fun-filled evening of science is one of the Signature Events during Nova Scotia Craft Beer Week. The event, which will be held at the Discovery Centre in downtown Halifax, will feature a total of 7 "Science of Beer" presentations from a hand-selected roster of local brew experts. Guests will also be treated to 12 different beers from 6 local craft breweries (Boxing Rock Brewing Company​, Garrison Brewing Co.​, North Brewing Company​, Propeller Brewing Company​, Wrought Iron Brewing Company​, and Sea Level Brewing​), and delicious snacks from 3 local eateries, including The Stubborn Goat Gastropub​, Morris East Restaurant​, and Ace Burger Company​.

We'll add information as we get closer to the date, with the next big update coming around March 4.

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Full House Craft Beer Fest

Saturday May 16, 2015

Join us on Saturday, May 16, 2015 at the Olympic Community Centre for the Nova Scotia FULL HOUSE Craft Beer Fest. This event will showcase all members of the Craft Brewers Association of Nova Scotia, so basically it's pretty much all the beers in Nova Scotia in one spot at one time (or two times if you do both sessions). Your ticket purchase includes access to the event, a Belgian-style take-home glass, and 12 beer samples of your choosing. Additional samples will be $1/each, while food will be available by cash purchase. There will also be entertainment, a pop-up craft beer swag shop, and many other amazing things.

PLEASE NOTE: As of February 24, 56% of the tickets are sold, and we're anticipating a sell-out before April 16.

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Brigadoon's Wine & Dash

Sunday June 14, 2015

Save the date, runners, walkers and wine lovers! Brigadoon's newest event, Brigadoon's Wine & Dash, takes place Sunday, June 14, 2015 in Nova Scotia's Gaspereau Valley!

Participants will complete a 10 mile route on foot by running, walking or both and have an opportunity to experience Nova Scotia vineyards in a new way, by enjoying different flavors of Nova Scotia wine along the route! Domaine de Grand Pre*, Luckett Vineyards*, l'Acadie Vineyards*, Gaspereau Vineyards*, located along the route, will host a wine experience and water stop.

This event will bring the community together to create awareness and raise funds for Brigadoon Village, while enjoying some of the most scenic views and tasty wine that the Valley has to offer!

Registration opens Monday, January 19, 2015. For more information please contact Kerri Ann Hillier by emailing kerriann.hillier@brigadoonvillage.org or by phoning 1-888-471-5666.