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Entertainment: April 2012 Archives

Enjoy the weekend!

The Halifax Comedy Festival is in full swing after kicking off Wednesday with Samantha Bee. Highlights include:

Fri - Apr 27 - Gala of Laughs
Rebecca Cohn Auditorium at the Dalhousie Arts Centre, 7:30pm, $39
Hosted by Mark Critch featuring Jonny Harris, Ryan Belleville, Lars Callieou, Alonzo Bodden, David Hemstad, Peter Kelamis, Derek Edwards and Mae Martin

Sat - Apr 28 - Pub Comedy Show #2
The Lower Deck, Historic Properties, 3pm, $20
Hosted by Steve Patterson featuring Dave Pryde, Rick Currie, Tim Nutt, Julie Kim, and Brian Aylward Must be 19+ for admittance. Time: doors open 2:15pm, show 3:00pm

Sat - Apr 28 - Gala Finale
Rebecca Cohn Auditorium at the Dalhousie Arts Centre, 7:30pm, $39
Hosted by Mark Critch featuring Sean Lecomber Chuck Byrn, David Pryde, Rick Currie, Tim Nutt, Steve Patterson, Greg Proops, Eman and David Crowe


Buck 65 w/Colleen Brown at Reflections
Charlotte Cornfield w/Willie Stratton at The Company House
The Town Heroes, Kuato, Bad Vibrations at the Harbourfront Lounge

Double tape release w/Monomyth, Hymn, Air/Fire, J FMat the Bus Stop Theatre
Rockabilly Riot's Johnny Cash night w/Carmen Townsend, Christine Campbell, Tyson Spinney, Laura Merrimen, Marc-Antoine Robertson at the Seahorse
David Myles at Glasgow Square in New Glasgow

Buck 65, "1957"

Don't let the rain ruin your weekend!


New Music Fridays w/Teenburger, Writers' Strike, Hind Legs at the Casino
Big metal show at the Pavilion w/Last Call Chernobyl, Orchid's Curse, My Friend Grim, Dumpster Mummy
It's Record Store Day! Free performances, special RSD releases and deals all day long at Taz w/Matthew Grimson, AL Tuck, Christina Martin and Dale Murray, Rose Cousins, Nerd Army, Jon McKiel, Rich Aucoin
Earth Day event: The King's Chorus and Capella Regalis presents Missa Gaia (or Earth Mass) The Missa Gaia is based on a traditional mass setting, incorporating ecumenical and ecological themes in its beautiful musical structure. The King's Chorus and Capella Regalis Men and Boys Choir will be performing. Following the concert will be an 'Earth Fair' run by the Ecology Action Centre. First Baptish Church, 1300 Oxford, 2pm
Steve Gates officially releases his new record A Bee in Her Mouth w/Paper Beat Scissors at the Coho
There's an open variety show on Sunday for Raymond Taavel at Menz Bar. Donations accepted. 9pm.
Steve Gates, "Darlin"
http://stevegates.bandcamp.comtrack 10

Local film, and more to enjoy!

The Halifax Independent Filmmakers' Festival from AFCOOP started Tuesday and finishes Saturday. Tonight at the Bus Stop Theatre check out a selection of short directed by women at 9pm, and on closing night see a selection of multimedia work from Tom Sherman, who looks at the domination of technology in culture, followed by a Q&A and then a dance party with Windom Earle.

The most important of the festivals, ViewFinders International Film Festival for Youth, opens on Sunday with Undefeated, this year's Oscar doc winner, at Park Lane followed by a week's worth of programming around town.

Jerry Seinfeld helicopters in from the Hamptons for a show at the Metro Centre on Saturday.


Sarah Slean collaborates with Symphony Nova Scotia in one of the most no-brainer unions I can think of, at the Cohn
Sheezer: The ironic Weezer cover band, at the Seahorse

Third Eye Blind (remember, "Semi-Charmed Life"?) at the Casino
Cool ladies at the Khyber: Cactus Flower, Klarka Weinwurm, Dark for Dark

Bryan Adams at the Metro Centre
Less a recommendation than an observation: DJ Pauly D, from Jersey Shore, at the Multipurpose Centre

"Sweet Ones," Sarah Slean