Tuesday November 26, 2013 – Tuesday December 31, 2013
Change your tune from ‘Humbug’ to Happy Holidays!
Dickens’s timeless tale returns to Neptune! Don’t miss the heartwarming story of Ebenezer Scrooge, the old miser who refuses to get into the Christmas spirit. With unforgettable characters, dazzling special effects and a melodious score, A Christmas Carol is exceptional family and traditional entertainment. Banish Bah Humbug and let this tale fill you with the spirit of the season.
Friday December 13, 2013 – Thursday December 19, 2013
The play begins on a wild and stormy Christmas Eve when a mysterious ‘displaced person’, Skookum Pete, rescues two children: 11 year old Josh and 14 year old Jennifer. Josh and Jennifer have come to Stanley Park to remember their father, who died a year before in a plane crash. To escape the storm, Skookum Pete takes them to a fantastical world beneath Stanley Park’s Prospect Point and during the course of the magical night, the children experience incredible visions as they grapple with their loss —visions which help them understand the truth about their father, their mysterious helper, and the healing power of love.
With The Patron Saint of Stanley Park, Halifax Theatre for Young People uses the full scope of design to create the magic of theatre and a rich, thought-provoking experience for all ages. Bring your students to the theatre for a wonderful pre-holiday experience! All schools will receive a participation/study guide, and have the opportunity to participate in post-show ‘talk-backs’ and activities. Halifax Theatre for Young People is HRM’s only full-time, professional theatre for young audiences since 2009. Previous productions, such as The Gravesavers, Merlin and The Monster Under the Bed, have been nominated for Merritt Awards and described by reviewers as ‘magical theatre for young and old’ and ‘lush and lyrical…rich in design’.
Sunday December 15, 2013 4:00pm
You're invited to come join us around the fire and enjoy some classic wintertime sweets like hot chocolate, roasted marshmallows, and yummy cookies!
There will even be treats for your pooch, so feel free to bring the entire family.
Plus you'll be warmed up by the music stylings of vocalists Hellewelle-Brown supported by the Dartmouth All-City Elementary Girls' Choir.
Friday December 20, 2013 5:30pm – 7:00pm
This information session walks aspiring entrepreneurs through the basic how-tos and next steps to opening a business. You will walk away with the tools and resources you need to make your business idea a reality.
Thursday December 26, 2013 – Tuesday December 31, 2013
Onelight Theatre invites you to experience the world premier of Tell it on the Mountain – an original re-telling of the Nativity story featuring the unforgettable work of poet, Clyde A. Wray infused with live gospel music performed by Nova Scotia’s own Sanctified Brothers. This unique re-imagining of a timeless story will touch audiences of every age and will fill you with warmth, music and memories. Join us at Alderney Landing December 26 to 31 for an escape into a world where hope, faith and charity come together to change the course of human history.
Tuesday January 14, 2014 – Sunday February 9, 2014
For Carolyn Bingham, there’s a lot riding on tonight’s family dinner. She is determined to make an impressive domestic showing for her perpetually disapproving parents, and she’s not going to let labour pains get in her way! But as tensions rise between three dysfunctional generations, so does the laughter. It takes a baby to heal the rift in this funny, heart-warming story of forgiveness and family.
Thursday January 16, 2014 6:30pm – 10:00pm
A deliciously local showcase of beer, cider, food, dessert, music, and more!
Sunday January 19, 2014 2:00pm
Blue Engine String Quartet was formed in 1997 as the core ensemble of the Nova Scotia chamber music series, Blue Engine Music. The Quartet members are all members of Symphony Nova Scotia. They have been the musicians in residence at the Maritime Conservatory of the Performing Arts, Acadia University, and in 2003-2004 were the Musicians in Residence of the St. Cecilia Chamber Music Series. While Blue Engine holds true to classical roots performing many of the masterworks of the string quartet repertoire, the Quartet has also worked closely with important contemporary Canadian composers, they are also proud to champion works by women composers.
Friday January 24, 2014 – Saturday January 25, 2014
Cabaret Serpentine is bigger and better than ever with a spell-binding production of belly dance, performance art, and live music.
Go beyond the mundane and let yourself be swept away in the magic and wonder of dance, other worldly characters, and the bewitching power of music.
Artistic directors Monique Ryan and Laura Selenzi have been producing professional belly dance shows since 2007, and co-own Serpentine Studios in downtown Halifax.
Thursday January 30, 2014 7:00pm
A collection of Nova Scotia's best mixologists brought together to create legendary cocktails for guests to imbibe! 20+ restaurant/bars, 40+ sample size cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and live jazz music make this event the perfect evening out!
Sunday February 2, 2014 2:00pm
Rachel Davis, Darren McMullin, Jason Davis, and Lucy Hayes Davis.
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Tuesday February 4, 2014 – Sunday February 16, 2014
A mother’s comedic journey to solve the mystery of the Mona Lisa.
With two small children, an accountant husband with OCD, an overbearing mother, and a performance artist brother who refuses to grow up, Carole, a former artist, wonders if she has made the right choices. She wants to paint again, but life keeps intervening. About to give up, she is visited by Leonardo da Vinci. He will help her paint again if she can solve the mystery of the Mona Lisa. This fast paced new comedy about finding our true identity, answers once and for all the ancient riddle, “Who was the real Mona Lisa?”
Thursday February 6, 2014 – Friday February 14, 2014
Chess With The Doomsday Machine is a theatrical adaptation by Onelight Theatre of a Persian novel by Habib Ahmadzadeh. The world debut of Chess With The Doomsday Machine will occur at the Fadjr Theatre Festival in Tehran, Iran in January 2014, and will then open at Alderney Landing in February 2014 for its Canadian debut. The story takes place in the early months of the Iran/Iraq war and focuses on the experiences of Musa, a young Abadani soldier defending his hometown. He has been chosen to assist in destroying the enemy’s “Doomsday Machine”, an advanced radar system that was able to hone in on Iranian artillery emplacements almost as soon as they fired. Through Musa’s tale, we experience how Abadan was re-shaped by the war. Young men became soldiers, their fathers cooked for the forces and their mothers searched in vain for sons who did not return from the front. An ice cream factory storage freezer is commandeered as a morgue and a half-finished seven-story apartment building becomes Musa’s crow’s nest during his game of Chess with the Doomsday Machine.
Thursday February 6, 2014 7:00pm
Decadence is an evening of pure indulgence with artisanal cheeses and succulent chocolates paired with wines from around the world. The evening begins with raw cheeses paired with wine, followed by a finished cheese dish. The second half of the evening is pieces of raw chocolate paired with wine followed by a finished chocolate dish. Students from the Nova Scotia Community College in the Pastry Arts and Culinary Arts Programs master these dishes under the direction of their Chef Instructors.
Tuesday February 18, 2014 – Sunday March 9, 2014
“Casts a spell on the audience.” -The National Post
Oil and Water is the incredible true story of Lanier Phillips, the only African American survivor of the shipwrecked USS Truxton in 1942 Newfoundland. What happened to this son of the racially segregated south at the hands of the residents of the nearby town of St. Lawrence in Newfoundland forever altered his world, and became a legendary story that still resonates with power nearly 70 years later. Featuring a cast of supreme actors, singers, and an a capella score by Andrew Craig that blends Newfoundland folk tradition with African American gospel.
Friday February 21, 2014 7:00pm
Rare and Fine Wine is an evening for the true wine lover. With a selection of over 30 wines, all 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 will be poured in Riedel Glassware, accompanied by decadent hors d'oeuvres, overlooking the Halifax Harbour with live jazz music.
Sunday February 23, 2014 2:00pm
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Wednesday March 5, 2014 – Saturday March 8, 2014
Marge Sparks is a midwife with 4 daughters, a dead husband and an entire village of problems. She wants all her girls to get up out of here and make a life somewhere where people who look like them can have a real chance in the world. She doesn’t know where that is, but she knows it’s out there.
Minnie Sparks is 12 years old and full of ideas. Her life is all planned out. She is going to take those beautiful sweet berries her grandmother and great Aunt Jessy picks for pies; make preserves and sell them at the market. She’s going to buy a big chunk of land and a big house so her family can live off their own resources instead of doing backbreaking work and sweating all month just to pay the rent.
When Minnie is raped and becomes pregnant, it’s the last straw. Instead of retaliating with the many useful tools on the farm, the women get together and concoct an intricate plan of intervention, protection and justice through their new secret group THE MOTHER CLUB.
Thursday March 6, 2014 6:30pm
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!
Sunday March 16, 2014 2:00pm
Claude Debussy – Preludes for Piano.
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Sunday March 30, 2014 2:00pm
David Murray, Lorna MacDonald, and Simon Docking.
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Tuesday April 1, 2014 – Sunday May 25, 2014
“A roof-raising, toe-tapping, high-flying extravaganza!” - Daily News
It’s simply supercalifragilisticexpialidocious! The Banks children wish for the perfect nanny and when Mary Poppins arrives their world is turned upside down. Disney’s long-running Broadway musical blockbuster features breathtaking dance numbers, dazzling special effects and Academy Award winning songs such as “A Spoonful of Sugar” “Chim Chim Cher-ee” and “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.” This irresistible classic tale is fun for the whole family and will make many a grown-up feel like a kid again! Mary Poppins promises to be "practically perfect in every way."
Sunday April 13, 2014
Symphony Nova Scotia Concertmaster Robert Uchida returns home for a show-stopping performance of Beethoven’s glorious Violin Concerto. Ambitious, virtuosic, and soaring with energy, this incomparable concerto is one of Beethoven’s most monumental creations.
Sunday April 13, 2014 7:30pm
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Sunday April 27, 2014 2:00pm
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Tuesday April 29, 2014 – Sunday May 11, 2014
“Looks, charm and no end of congeniality” – The Globe and Mail
Miss Caledonia takes the crown. Desperate to escape the stall-cleaning, hay-baling drudgery of 1950s life on Rural Route 2, Peggy Ann Douglas dreams of becoming a Hollywood movie star and she will start her journey to the top by winning the local pageant. Can she sing, twirl and pivot her way into the judges’ hearts or will shaky nerves and work ethic sabotage her efforts? Follow the quest of this beauty queen on her pursuit for the Miss Caledonia tiara.
Thursday May 15, 2014 6:30pm
Join us at the Halifax Club for an evening celebration and showcase of local wine, spirits, food, music, and art! This is event is going to be based on our "7 Rooms. 7 Experiences." platform, with full event details being made available in January 2014.
Saturday May 17, 2014
Gathering at Ratinaud for dinner is more than just an evening out at a restaurant. It’s an opportunity to experience what we believe food is all about. Sharing with family and friends.