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Entertainment: March 2012 Archives

Lost of reasons to get out and enjoy the weekend!

It's a fun little music weekend--get out there before you realize it's not actually summer.

Friday
An all-ages night of cool singer-songwriters at 1313 Hollis:Alana Yorke, Joyce Saunders, Mary Grace Koile and Anna Danova
The mind cannot even comprehend what will happen when Gypsophilia meets Symphony Nova Scotia at the Cohn

Saturday
Free show at The Pavilion w/Ten Second Epic, The Dangerous Summer and Brighter Brightest (also at the Seahorse that night, paid)
Battle of the Bands at the Bus Stop Theatre featuring Dana Beeler, Hate Parade, My Friend Grim, Right On Yukon, Willie Stratton among others, get out and support your favourite

Sunday
Dale Murray releases Dream Mountain Dream at The Carleton with Jason Haywood
Jon Epworth releases Soul Mange at The Seahorse with many friends in the form of Jason Vautour, Sean MacGillivray, Carmen Townsend, Luke Morris and more

Track:
Dale Murray, "The Grove" from Dream Mountain Dream

Beyond the green beer

If you choose not to be Irish this weekend there is plenty for you to do!

Slowly I Turn: This is the new Zuppa Theatre show, a site-specific vaudeville number starring Ben Stone and his dad. Anything this company does is worth seeing. Only 25 seats a show, book here!

As a fundraiser for the Playwrights Atlantic Resource Centre, the theatre community is celebrating Wendy Will, who was a playwright before (and after) she was an MP. John Dunsworth, Gay Hauser and Hugh Thompson are among the actors who will read from Lill's works.
Friday March 16 at Women's Council House, 989 Young Ave, 7:30pm, $50

MUSIC

Friday
Some rock at the Company House with Seamus Erskine + Penny Blacks + The Lucy Grays
A free show with Carleton Stone, Morgan MacDonald and Thomas Matheson at The Harbourfront Lounge
Vancouver indie-pop outfit Rococode hits the Grawood

Saturday
Punk rock times at Michael's with Bad Vibrations, The Deadly Heats, Monomyth and Dyscontrol
OK one thematic event, then: St. Patty's Shenanigans w/Iron Giant, Orchid's Curse and Rolly n' the Navy Brats at the Seahorse

Track
Rococode, "Empire"
http://rococode.bandcamp.com/track/empire-2

Entertainment picks

We're going to miss out on an hour this weekend when the clocks go forward an hour -- so to help you make the most of your shortened weekend, here are Tara Thorne's suggestions!

Some plays to check out. Reasons to Be Pretty is on until March 11 at the Neptune Studio. The Dalhousie Theatre Society presents Neil Labute's award-winning comedy. Ms. Right runs now until March 11 at Plutonimum Playhouse --- Alison, an inspired second-year law student, has her world turned around after moving in with Lindsay, meeting Rob and experiencing another, wilder side of university life and its consequences.

Movies to check out this weekend. Friends with Kids, about a late 30s couple who lose all their friends at once. Said friends get families and then decide to have a baby together platonically. We Need to Talk About Kevin (finally!)

And music. Friday: Sam Roberts at the Forum. Big folk show at the Seahorse with Ben Caplan & The Casual Smokers, Willie Stratton, Keith Mullins.
Saturday: Dog Day at Michael's. Heather Green + Marc-Antoine Robertson at the Company House.

Track:
Dog Day, "Eurozone" .