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Stubborn Goat, Durty Nelly’s owners serve up new patio venture

Stubborn Goat, Durty Nelly’s owners serve up new patio venture

The Rooftop will offer 'fresh, simple, tasty' food, beers on tap and cocktails on a large second-storey patio at Grafton and Blowers streets in Halifax.
Lazier triple bill at Scotia Festival

Lazier triple bill at Scotia Festival

New York choreographer Rebecca Lazier comes home to present her award-winning work with an international cast of 27 dancers and musicians including Mocean Dance members for the 2017 Scotia Festival of Music on Sunday as well as two solos Thursday at the Sir James Dunn Theatre, Halifax.
Gospel concert celebrates the spirit of Africville’s Seaview United Baptist Church

Gospel concert celebrates the spirit of Africville’s Seaview United Baptist Church

The Africville Heritage Trust commemorates the spirit and legacy of Africville's beloved Seaview United Baptist Church with a Friday gospel concert featuring the Sanctified Brothers, Revival Tabernacle Choir, Debra DeLeon and Debra Downey-Brebner, with revival services Wednesday and Thursday, 7 p.m., and with an intergenerational event Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., all in a big tent on the grounds of the museum and replica of the church at 5795 Africville Rd., Halifax.
Rural bookstore a dreamery come true for Sheree Fitch

Rural bookstore a dreamery come true for Sheree Fitch

The tranquil countryside of River John, Pictou County, serves as the setting for a new bookstore that the author and her husband plan to open in July. Photos by INGRID BULMER
PET CORNER: Kitten season keeps rescuers busy

PET CORNER: Kitten season keeps rescuers busy

'Tis the season. Anyone in the world of cat rescue knows exactly what I'm referring to. It's a season they steel themselves for every year as it puts a strain on finances and uses up a good amount of human and other kinds of resources.
Growing Food With Greg: The curious case of ornamental gardening

Growing Food With Greg: The curious case of ornamental gardening

There is something about a well-designed garden space that is pleasing to the human eye. Perhaps it is the combination of nature, geometry, and artistic expression that draws us in. Or perhaps this is a manifestation of some other more basic desire to engage in this most primordial of activities: to capture the very essence of creation itself in our hands, combine that energy with an idea, and to see that idea realized in a physical form.
WIDESCREEN: Theatres don't have all the hot new releases

WIDESCREEN: Theatres don't have all the hot new releases

Netflix is streaming War Machine, the latest project from Brad Pitt.
East Meets West in Opera Nova Scotia’s telling of an ancient Indian story

East Meets West in Opera Nova Scotia’s telling of an ancient Indian story

Opera Nova Scotia makes Atlantic Canadian opera history in Devotion and Truth: Two Chamber Operas on a Hindu Legend, with the 1921 Gustav Holst interpretation side by side with a new Indian-Canadian composition by Nova Scotia-born tabla player Vineet Vyas and his wife, dancer-singer-composer Bageshree Vaze on Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m., at the Dunn Theatre.
War veteran Jessica Lynn Wiebe completes Uncommon Common Art piece

War veteran Jessica Lynn Wiebe completes Uncommon Common Art piece

Wiebe and supporters completed a 14-kilometre march, then used 550 sandbags, including some concrete sandbag sculptures, to build her work at the Acadia war memorial.
Public Gardens venue of outdoor films this summer

Public Gardens venue of outdoor films this summer

This year, the Atlantic Film Festival Outdoor Film Experience features screenings in the Halifax Public Gardens, at the Tall Ships Quay on the Halifax waterfront and in Dartmouth, as it celebrates the gardens' 150th anniversary, Canada's 150th anniversary and Telefilm Canada's 50th anniversary.