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Entertainment: September 2012 Archives

Surfing into the weekend

a film wave with the Canadian Surf Film Festival, on all weekend at Park Lane.

The Playwrights' Atlantic Resource Centre presents its annual cabaret at the 1313 Hollis on Saturday. Hear readings of works by Don Hannah, Catherine Banks, Evan Brown, Kim Parkhill, Hannah Rittner and more at 8pm.

The annual hip-hop festival Hopscotch is on all weekend too. Check out the opening party tonight inside Citadel Hill with Sultan and Ned Shepherd. On Saturday there's Roast the Coast, a breakdancing competition, from 3 to 7 on the waterfront and in the night there are shows across the street from each other: Hello Click, Cam Smith, JBru, Something Good and Ghettosocks at The Company House and Weirdo Click, DJ IV, IV League, J Mayne and Quake at The Bus Stop Theatre.

In non-surfing, writing or hip-hop news there's:

Great bunch of singing songwriting at the Harbourfront Lounge with Acres & Acres, Billie Dre & The Poor Boys, Quiet Parade, Kim Harris
The Peppermint Lounge: A fundraiser for Stepping Stone w/King's Eden, Milk Moustache, Becky Siamon, Geordi Vision, Ceti Alpha at Michael's
Sebastian Bach at the Casino (!)

We're Doomed EP release w/Pharoh, PITH, Forward Unto Dawn at the Pavilion

Something Good, "Quick Hands"

Entertainment suggestions a day early!

The Atlantic Film Festival wraps up on a single block of Spring Garden Road tonight:

At Park Lane you can hit the official awards ceremony at 6:30pm, followed bu the closing gala, A Royal Affair. The last batches of shorts, programs 5 and 6, are at 7:10. The final party kicks off at the Lord Nelson at 9pm. And then The ABCs of Death--featuring an entry from Jason Eisener--closes the whole thing out at 11:59pm.


The annual Prismatic Festival kicked off last week and features 47 performances from artists and troupes all across the country. Highlights include:

Hawk or How He Plays His from the host Onelight Theatre is on at the Neptune Studio until September 29, following a young musician torn between a traditional life on his reservation or a contemporary one in the city.

A Man A Fish Burundi is a reading by Toronto playwright Donna-Michelle St. Bernard about a fisherman who gets caught up in unfortunate personal and financial situations. September 21 at the Sonic Temple, 5:30pm, $5

Like any good festival Prismatic closes out with a dance party on Saturday at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. Featuring Reeny Smith, Galveston Barnaby and Dustin Isaac Googoo, it's all ages!



Jenn Grant releases her terrific new record at the Spatz Theatre in Citadel High with Jennah Barry
CKDU Dance Party w/Jaguar Knight, AA Wallace, Girls Would Kill at the Seahorse

Diminished Fifth Records' six-year anniversary w/Iron Giant, Orchid's Curse, The Daisy Anthesis and a secret band


NSCAD's Back to School special w/Buck 65, Matt Mays, Tanya Davis, Ria Mae, Ghettosocks, Acres and Acres in the NSCAD courtyard

Jenn Grant, "I Want You Back"

Films and more this weekend!

Merry September Christmas! It's Atlantic Film Festival time! Here are some films, get your tickets to these and all here.

The weirdo comedy Sleepwalk with Me by Mike Birbiglia, 7pm Park Lane
The weirdo horror Lowlife by Seth Smith--of local band Dog Day--9:30pm, Park Lane

The 10x10 video screening, wherein 10 musicians and 10 directors are matched at random and have two days to make a video, 5:30pm, Lord Nelson
Midnight's Children, the new Deepa Mehta based on the book by Salman Rushdie, 7:30pm, The Oxford

The troubled teen drama Blackbird by Jason Buxton, 7:10pm Park Lane


Billie Dre and the Poor Boys w/Bad Uncle, Bad Lads, Kate and Rich Duo at Gus
DALFEST w/Writers' Strike, Yukon Blonde and Paper Lions at the Dalhousie Quad, 6pm, free
Kathleen Edwards + Molly Rankin at the Cohn

DALFEST w/Shad, Jeremy Fisher, The Caravan, Plants and Animals, 6pm, free
Monomyth, Wet Denim, Organ Magic at Gus'

Wet Denim, "Last Night"