A perfect feel-good fundraiser

Propeller Arcade has just the thing for your weekend.

Good morning and happy Friday Halifax,

It’s a warm weekend in the city this weekend, the perfect opportunity to enjoy the outdoors before the temperature really drops.

Speaking of outdoor activities, if you’re already looking ahead to make New Year’s Eve plans, the city has announced it’ll be holding its ceremony at the Emera Oval for the first time ever. Halifax will ring in 2024 starting with a family skate at 10pm, followed by performances by local musicians at 11pm and a fireworks grand finale at midnight.

Until then, have a great weekend!

– Alyssa

🌡️ Traffic & Weather

Today: ⛅️ 6°

Tomorrow: ⛅️ 4°

Next Day: ⛅️

🚗 Driving today? Check out the current traffic conditions and ongoing road closures.

🚧 Oxford Street will be operating one way between Chebucto Road and Quinpool Road today from 9am to 4pm for line painting.


Propeller Arcade’s holiday telethon is just the feel-good thing for your weekend

📸 Kylee Nunn

Andrew Neville wears a lot of hats—poet, musician, This Hour Has 22 Minutes researcher and erstwhile podcast co-host, for starters—but he might never have worn a hat quite like this one. This Saturday, Dec. 16, he’ll be co-running the first-ever Propeller Arcade Family Christmas, a telethon-style fundraiser with a lineup of performers that sounds about as jam-packed as Propeller’s basement is with pinball machines. (Think Christmas Daddies, but with more punk music—and more beer.)

From 7pm until midnight, the Gottingen Street brewery’s basement arcade will turn into a TV set-slash-concert space with a rotating cast of acts from Halifax’s music, stand-up and improv scene. All of it will be livestreamed.

🤔 Need to know

🅿️ The Halifax Regional Municipalty’s overnight parking ban comes into effect today until March 31, 2024, and it means cars can’t be parked on the street during snowstorms.

🛣️ Speed limit reductions are coming to the Herring Cove area. Find out what streets are affected here.

🎭 Support4Culture is a proud supporter of arts, culture, and heritage in Nova Scotia. From the Highland Village Museum to Neptune Theatre, see the impact Support4Culture makes here.*

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A Christmas message delivered as only the late, great Jane Kansas could

Speaking of a punk version of Christmas Daddies puts us in mind of the oh-so-very-real Christmas Daddies telethon, which was held for the 60th time earlier in December. And naturally that makes us think of a classic piece of Coast writing from Jane Kansas, that unique voice of Halifax who sadly died a year ago. Back in 2005, Kansas outed herself as “the only person to have ever complained in public about Christmas Daddies,” before going on to explain what could be so bad about a fundraiser for children in need.

🗞️ In Other News

🏒 Three Halifax Mooseheads players have been selected to play on Team Canada for the World Juniors

💰 The province has announced it will invest over $18 million through the National Action Plan to End Gender-Based Violence to create programming that will help put an end to gender-based violence. 

🎓 A Dartmouth woman has set the record for achieving the most degrees by a single Canadian, despite still dealing with injuries from a bad car crash 20 years ago. 

😬 According to a new study, 47% of Atlantic Canadians are feeling more stressed than they were last year.


Unique gifts at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia’s Gallery Shop

The Gallery Shop features items inspired by current exhibitions on view at the Gallery. From prints and mugs, to puzzles and calendars these products feature Canadian icons and contemporary artists. Give the gift of art in a unique way this year from the Gallery Shop.

🗓️ Things To Do

Looking for something to do this week? Check out these Coast picks:

🗓 Queen's Marque Ice Festival: Check out the ice installations displayed on the waterfront celebrating the beauty of the season. | Dec. 15 | 1-6pm | Free.

🗓 Halifax Mooseheads: Watch the Mooseheads take on the Saint John Sea Dogs at the Scotiabank Centre this weekend. | Dec. 15 | 7pm | $15.25.

🗓️ Old Friend Show: Noel Morgan and The Salty Groove will be at the Seahorse Tavern performing new and old songs. | Dec. 16 | 7pm | $15-$20.

🗓️The Art Space Grand Opening: Celebrate the grand opening of Fall River’s new art school! Bring the kids to make some crafts, and enjoy free coffee, hot chocolate and snacks. Free raffle with chances to win gift certificates for $25, $50, or $100 off any classes at The Art Space. | Dec. 16 | 10am-4pm | Free. 

🗓 Family Christmas: Enjoy a holiday variety show and help support Books Beyond Bars at Propeller Arcade this coming weekend. See above for more on this event. | Dec. 16 | 7pm | $22.63.

🗓 North end Community Christmas Concert: Celebrate the season with local north end artists and help support the St. Stephen's Elementary School assistance fund at St. Margaret of Scotland Church. | Dec. 17 | 7pm | Donation.

Find more Halifax events in The Coast listings

🍴 Where To Eat & Drink

📸 Dilly Dally Instagram

Dilly Dally’s deluxe hot cocoa: The Best of Halifax-winning Dilly Dally cafe has curated an entire menu just for deluxe hot cocoa, with flavours like tiramisu, chocolate orange and the Farley cookie. 

Envie Halifax winter menu: Stop by Envie, the beloved vegan restaurant on Agricola Street, and try an item from its new winter menu.

🛍️ Shop Talk

New Menu at Seven Bays: Seven Bays climbing gym has revamped its menu. Stop by its Bayers Lake location to check out what’s new, no climbing/sweating/stretching required.

👀 In Case You Missed It

• Here’s every big show coming to Halifax in 2024.

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