One behemoth of a ship arrives in Halifax Harbour this week
And Great Lake Swimmers announce May 26 Halifax show
Good morning, Wednesday!
Did you catch The Juno Awards this past Monday? While things did get a little overwhelming when a topless person protesting Ontario’s Greenbelt development crashed Avril Lavigne's on-stage moment, the night fell a little short for Nova Scotian musicians. Neither Mama’s Broke nor Classified took home any accolades at this year's award show. Fingers crossed for next year when the Junos take the stage in Halifax!
Check out a full list of this year’s winners here.
WHAT’S IN THE HARBOUR?
One behemoth of a ship arrives in Halifax Harbour this week
📸 Marc Ryckaert (CC BY 3.0)
Do you remember the first time you watched Star Wars? There’s a moment right at the beginning of Episode IV: A New Hope that fundamentally changed my understanding of scale and shattered any imagined limits of just how utterly enormous a thing could be.
I’ll describe it for you if you’re unfamiliar: The scene opens with a glimpse of two distant planets, a third planet in the foreground, and a spaceship screaming across the starry void. Undeniably cool, but still within the ordinary realm of human scale. Then it happens: A grey, hulking mass of a spaceship, so big it can’t be contained to the cinema screen, eclipses the planets, seems to swallow the black void of space, and in 10 seconds of screen time, absolutely laser-blasts your mind through sheer force of its size.
I’ve never seen anything quite as big as an Imperial Star Destroyer since. But that’s the same effect these giant container ships elicit when you see them up-close. And this week, Halifax Harbour is going to host a behemoth.
Need to know
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Great Lake Swimmers announce May 26 Halifax show
Great Lake Swimmers announced the band will be coming to Halifax for a May 26 show at St. Matthew's Church.
A Canadian indie staple that's 20 years strong, Great Lake Swimmers has been compared to Neil Young, Gram Parsons and Sufjan Steeves, making over a dozen albums that sit on the sonic spectrum between folk and rock. Now, it's dropping its first album in five years—Uncertain Country–in April. The Halifax gig is part of the album's tour.
Tickets go on sale Friday, March 17. Find out more.
Body Worlds Vital
This incredible exhibition offers an amazing opportunity to understand our anatomy, our health, and to gain a new appreciation for what it means/ to be human.
Educating visitors about anatomy, physiology, and health through a series of whole bodies, individual organs, and transparent body slices. Displays present the most current information about common diseases, the effects of tobacco use, and the mechanics of artificial body parts. By juxtaposing healthy and diseased organs, the exhibition also encourages healthy lifestyle choices. Highlights of the exhibition include an aerobatic couple posed in an overhead lift to display the muscular system.
SMASH THE BASH
The smash burgers of Burger Bash
You won’t want to pass on this year’s selection of smash burgers. Smashing a patty flat to the griddle is a classic burger technique: It imparts a ton of flavour and makes for an addictive crispy texture.
Find your perfect match with this year’s list of smash burgers:
Na-Choooo Burger | Cheese Curds Larry Uteck | $15.95
The RB | Rinaldo’s Windsor Street | $16
The Daddy Mac | Lion’s Head Tavern | $17.99
Okonomiyaki Burger | Kyo Kitchen & Bar | $16
Mushroom Swiss Crunch Burger | Wave Foods at The Local | $11
Things to do
Looking for something to do this week? Check out these Coast picks:
🎧 Bar Sofia DJ Nights: Head to Bar Sofia for a weekend of music, drinks and food | Mar. 17-19 | 10pm | Free.
🧣 The Winter Warm Up Makers Market: Garrison Brewing is hosting a Makers Market this weekend featuring 6 local businesses | Mar. 18 | 12pm-5pm | Free.
🎵 The Hali-Cats: Catch the Hali-Cats and dance the night away this weekend at Somme Branch Legion | Mar. 18 | 7pm-11pm | $10-$15.
Find more Halifax events in The Coast listings
The Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 is getting ready to launch Season 4 of its podcast, Countless Journeys. Check out Seasons 1 through 3 with some spectacular first-hand stories of the human side of immigration.
With over 15 episodes to enjoy, you can listen on your preferred streaming platform, Apple, Spotify, or Google.
In other news
👶 With the revelation that the province did not meet their quota of adding 1500 new daycare spaces in 2022, the need for childcare in the province is greater than ever. CBC has the story.
In order to modernize and transition into the realm of electric vehicles, Michelin will be expanding in Bridgewater to update its facilities and become capable of producing more tires for electric cars. The expansion will also create over 70 new jobs for Nova Scotians.
🏒 Back in November The Coast covered the delay of the proposed Dalhousie arena and the project being $5 million over budget. Now, a spokesperson told CTV News that there is still no start date for the arena’s construction.
🍀 Have you answered our weekly poll yet? We want to know what your traditions are (or aren’t) for St. Patrick’s day. Take the poll at The Coast.
Dalhousie’s Student Union Farmer’s Market is looking for your unwanted and empty glass jars. Stop by during operating hours to drop off any you may have.
🥖 Odell's Gluten Free Bakery & Cafe in Halifax will be closed for renovations until further notice. Follow along on their social for updates.
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