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ETSY Crafters on Argyle Pop-Up

Friday September 4, 2015 – Sunday September 6, 2015

Come on out to Crafters on Argyle all weekend! Check out and buy from crafters from around Nova Scotia. This night programmed by Maritime Makers as part of Etsy Maker Cities.

Hours are: 5-8pm Friday, and 11-7pm Saturday and Sunday

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Sausage Fest Roadshow II ft. Agricola Street Brasserie

Saturday September 5, 2015 at 11:00am – 2:00pm

It's kind of like Antiques Roadshow, but completely different.

Join Sausage Fest HFX and Agricola Street Brasserie on Agricola Street on August 15 for this awesome pre-event pop-up. Grab some cool swag, tickets to Sausage Fest HFX events, and eat like a prince or princess.

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Sausage Fest Roadshow III ft. Getaway Farm

Saturday September 12, 2015 at 11:00am – 2:00pm

Join Sausage Fest HFX and Getaway Farms’ Butcher Shop at the Halifax Seaport Farmers Market on September 12 for this awesome pre-event pop-up. Grab some cool swag, tickets to Sausage Fest HFX events, and eat like a prince or princess.

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Avondale Garlic Fest

Saturday September 19, 2015 at 10:00am – 5:00pm

This is once again a great reason to come to spend a day in the country! Chefs will be demonstrating their techniques while creating all things garlic. Artists from across the Maritimes will fill sixty tents with fabulous juried art. Great food will be available all day. Wonderful music will provide the soundtrack to this great new event. And, don't miss the Recipe Contest where the winner will take home a cash prize!

Stroll through the vineyard to find a great assortment of the specialty and one-of-a-kind items in one location! Talk to artisans about their craft. Talk with growers to learn more about growing garlic. Talk to chefs to discover new cooking techniques. Shop and Eat and Drink and Enjoy all things Garlic and more!

Come to the Avondale Sky Winery where you will be provided with a day of delight. After the super response for our inaugural garlic fest, you won't want to miss this year's offerings!

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Sausage Throwdown 2015

Saturday September 19, 2015 at 11:00am – 3:00pm

Join Local Connections Halifax on this fine September day for our first ever Sausage Throwdown (flagship for Sausage Fest HFX). This event will be an all-out sausage and craft beer feast, with you judging the winner of the event (best sausage plate).

Your $45 ticket will include $20 in food tickets (for sausage plates and wonderful sides), 12-4oz. craft beer samples (4 glasses), a Belgian-style take-home glass,access to the event, and the full-on Karaoke stage hosted by none other than John Shadow.

Our restaurant and market participant list includes: T DOGS, Agricola Street Brasserie, The Stubborn Goat Gastropub, Obladee Wine Bar, Getaway Farms' Butcher Shop, Bramoso Gourmet Pizzeria, Pete's, plus one more TBA

Our craft brewery list includes: Boxing Rock, Big Spruce, Bulwark (cider), Garrison, Good Robot, North Brewing, Propeller, Sea Level, and Gahan House.

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Maritime Stomp Fest Music Festival

Saturday September 19, 2015 at 12:00pm – 8:00pm

Maritime STOMP Music Festival lineup:
J.P. Cormier
Lenny Gallant
Bruce Guthro
Heather Rankin
The Andrew Doyle Band
Celtic Trio (Darren McMullen, Rachel Davis and Brad Davidge).

Tickets:
$25 in advance
$35 at the door

Tickets are also available directly from Jost Vineyards by calling 1-800-565-4567 x 9.

This event is 19+. There will be a cash bar offering award-winning Devonian Coast wines and local beer.

The Seagrape Café will feature Chef Maggie’s locally-inspired Maritime STOMP menu.

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Bluegrass BBQ & Corn Boil

Saturday September 19, 2015 at 5:00pm – 10:30pm

It’s the perfect time of year to celebrate the fruits of our labours in the midst of harvest! Join us on our patio for the perfect combination of wine, beer, cider, great food and rockin’ tunes! We have Pretty Archie joining us for their first time performing at Luckett Vineyards, so let’s show them how we do!

Tickets include dinner, admission and one glass of select wine, Sea Level beer or Bulwark cider!

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Sausage O' the Night

Saturday September 19, 2015 at 5:30pm – 10:00pm

Join Local Connections Halifax on this fine September eve for our first ever Sausage O The Night (flagship for Sausage Fest HFX). This event will be an all-out sausage and craft beer feast, with you judging the winner of the event (best sausage plate).

Your $45 ticket will include $20 in food tickets (for sausage plates and wonderful sides), 12-4oz. craft beer samples (4 glasses), a Belgian-style take-home glass, and access to the event. Entertainment for this event will be the Mike Cowie Quartet and Devour! The Food Film Fest.

Our restaurant and market participant list includes: T DOGS, Obladee Wine Bar, STUDIO EAST Food+Drink, Getaway Farms' Butcher Shop, Morris East Restaurant, Pete's, plus one more TBA.

Our craft brewery list includes: Boxing Rock, Big Spruce, Bulwark (cider), Garrison, Good Robot, North Brewing, Propeller, Tatamagouche, and Gahan House.

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Downtown Halifax Sausage Crawl

Sunday September 20, 2015 – Friday September 25, 2015

Don't miss the official Sausage Fest 2015 Food Tour!

Join us for the #SausageFestHfx Sausage Crawl Food Tour
...including inspired sausage-themed tastings by our best local chefs, as well as tastings of the Official Beers of Sausage Fest! Tour includes substantial sausage and beer tastings at Durty Nelly's, Pete's Fine Foods, The Stubborn Goat and The Five Fishermen Grill.

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Sonata in the Afternoon

Sunday September 20, 2015 at 2:00pm

Season opener: Musicians in Residence play Sonatas by Shubert, Clarke, Chausson and Schumann.

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BBoyizm

Thursday September 24, 2015 – Saturday September 26, 2015

Breaking the barriers between street and stage, Yvon Soglo, aka B-boy Crazy Smooth, founded Bboyizm to promote and preserve the essence of street dance. Now, rocking on the heels of his wildly popular IZM Show, Smooth and his high-flying crew have upped the ante with a new production that delivers a double dose of the boundless energy and infectious rhythms that has made them one of Canada’s busiest touring companies. Live Art Dance proudly launches our 33rd season with high-octane dance from the front lines.

“A lightning bolt to the brain” – Deirdre Kelly, Critics At Large

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Garrison Brewing Presents

Friday September 25, 2015 at 6:00pm – 11:00pm

Friday September 25th from 6 PM until 11 PM, the Oktoberfest Site is transformed into a Nova Scotia Beer Celebration, Sausage Fest Style!

Breweries from across the province will present their top brands, while enjoying your favorite Sausage themed food with live music.

Entry is $16 which includes entry, 5 sample tickets and a souvenir sample cup.

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Fujiwara Dance Inventions

Thursday October 1, 2015 – Saturday October 3, 2015

Denise Fujiwara’s latest creation is a jewel of a work that fuses dance, music, video, and spoken word to capture the essence of Christian Bök’s award-winning book of poetry, Eunoia. Like Bök’s univocalics, Fujiwara and her collaborators, Composer/sound designer Phil Strong and video designer Justin Stephenson, adopted seemingly impossible creation restrictions to guide the audience on a joyous trip to the very heart of creativity. A knock out cast breathes glorious life into this wildly entertaining multidisciplinary production that Globe & Mail Dance Critic Paula Citron calls:

“…One of the best dance events of the season. Clever, witty, engrossing.”

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The Music of John Plant

Sunday October 4, 2015 at 2:00pm

An intimate afternoon and celebration of the music of Canadian Composer John Plant.

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Spirited Away in Lunenburg

Friday October 16, 2015 – Sunday October 18, 2015

Mix 5 exceptional Mixologists with all their creativity, 5 Nova Scotia Distilleries with more than 50 locally produced products, all shaken and stirred up in one incredible location, Lunenburg.

Tastings, workshops, a Sip and Dash competition, Rum Runner tours, a make your own Gin event...the list goes on. Accommodations, events, fine dining, after hours music....all within easy walking distance in the beautiful venue of Lunenburg. Come join us October 16th - 18th, 2015.

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Trio Arkaede

Sunday October 25, 2015 at 2:00pm

Tour De France – A tableau of works from early 20th Century French Impressionists from the Trio’s recent CD.

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Devour! The Food Film Fest 2015

Wednesday November 4, 2015 – Sunday November 8, 2015

Foodies and film fans unite this fall to celebrate in the heart of Nova Scotia’s wine country for Devour! The Food Film Fest, the world’s largest food and film festival from November 4-8, 2015. Just one hour from Halifax, Wolfville, Nova Scotia is “Canada’s Secret Foodie Destination” (The Hollywood Reporter) and the “New Napa of the North” (Gusto TV), which makes it the perfect backdrop for this collision of food and film.

Revel in the newest food movies, take in a workshop on everything from food writing to wine pairings, snack at some of the hottest food trucks around, indulge in the pleasure of Kings County’s bounty on one of our experiential tours or dine red-carpet-style at one of the celebrity dinners to make it a full day. Better yet, buy a pass for the whole week and #EATITUP.

TICKETS ON SALE STARTING SEPTEMBER 18!

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La 2e Porte à Gauche

Friday November 6, 2015 – Sunday November 8, 2015

La 2e Porte à Gauche is developing a reputation for creating unique scenarios in which artist and spectator connect, and their latest production attains new heights. Four directors and four choreographers have joined forces to tackle the age-old subject of relationships, creating a series of pas de deux that challenge notions of dance/theatre, gender clichés, and intimacy. Performed for small groups during a series of brief encounters in four bedrooms at the ALT Hotel, this who’s who from Montreal’s dance/theatre underworld brings into focus what’s really happening behind closed doors.

“A subtle and unexpected voyage. Very satisfying.” – Aline Apoltolska, La Presse

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Romeo and Juliette

Sunday November 29, 2015 at 7:00pm

Myriam Leblanc, Juliette Capulet, (Soprano colorature) Katrina Westin, Gertrude et Stephano (Mezzo soprano) Tonatiuh Abrego et Marcel d’Entremont, alternating, Roméo Montaigu (Tenor) Marcel d’Entremont et Tonatiuh Abrego, alternating,Tybalt (Tenor) Geoffroy Salvas, Mercutio (Baritone), Dylan Wright Count Capulet – Brother Laurent (Basse)

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Tentacle Tribe + The Woods

Thursday December 10, 2015 – Saturday December 12, 2015

Sharing a desire to dissolve boundaries between different dance forms, Canada’s Emmanuel Lê Phan and Sweden’s Elon Höglund joined forces to create works that smoothly meld hip-hop and contemporary dance. The results? Wonderfully intricate partnering, finely honed musicality, and richly dense physicality that takes viewers on a thrilling ride to the very edge of new dance. Sharing the bill are local favourites, The Woods + Ghettosocks, who are creating a brand new work incorporating dance, music, and spoken word. A not-to-be-missed evening of rhythm and beats!

“Full of very physical hip-hop virtuosity and pure, youthful energy.” – The Dance Current