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🗞 Every big show happening in Halifax

Your guide to December events. Plus, Olympic curling qualifiers coming to the city.

Good morning,

Another week, another rainfall warning. Halifax to Guysborough County and Cape Breton can expect up to 60mm of rain by the end of the day creating hazardous conditions on the roads.

Stay safe and try to stay inside if you can! And we wish our American readers a happy U.S. Thanksgiving.

– Alyssa

🌧️ Today’s weather: Showers with a high of 10C and a low of 2C.

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


Every big show happening in Halifax and beyond in December 2023

📸 Submitted by Sonic Concerts

Winter is fast approaching, and with it comes a full slate of holiday shows. But that’s far from the only thing on offer in December, with a star-studded lineup including last year’s JUNO winner for Artist of the Year, and a pair of sold-out shows by former Hey Rosetta! frontman Tim Baker.

Need to know

🦾 A new artificial intelligence imaging system called The Ethos will soon be used for pinpointing the exact locations of tumours in Nova Scotian cancer patients.

🚗 A $2.8 million roundabout at McClures Mills Road and Willow Street in Truro has been announced by the province to try and improve traffic conditions.

🖼️ DYK - The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia if offering free access to the entire Gallery for all Nova Scotians until January 14.*

💰 The province has announced a $150,000 reward for anyone who has information that could lead to an arrest in relation to the death of Nathaniel Brown, who was found with gunshot wounds on Lahey Drive in Dartmouth back in February.

🍁 Heads up, Halifax! The fall leaf clean-up program is starting Monday, November 20, 2023. View the weekly work schedule here.*

*Sponsored Post


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On The Coast


Shop Local in Downtown Halifax

Get ready to plan your ultimate holiday shopping experience in Downtown Halifax this holiday season with the 2023 Downtown Halifax Holiday Gift Guide. Filled with tons of local gift ideas from over 100 shops, restaurants and more, you’ll be sure to find something for everyone on your list.

In other news

🔥 Halifax police are investigating multiple suspicious dumpster fires that took place in Dartmouth earlier this week.

🌳 Businesses that are spending money to enforce sustainable forestry practices will be receiving more support from a new $9.85 million investment from the Nova Scotia Forestry Innovation Transition Trust.


Service Changes - Effective November 20

As our city grows, so do our transit needs. Starting November 20 Halifax Transit is introducing new service to Bayers Lake, Burnside and Dartmouth Crossing, and bringing back 55 trips on 26 routes, 12 of which will be returning to full service! Learn more here.


Dartmouth producer DK’s Atlantic Rap Vol. 1 offers a steady dose of boom-bap

📸 Artist

What do you get when you take Nas’ Illmatic, Wu-Tang Clan’s Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) and Pete Rock & CL Smooth’s Mecca and the Soul Brother, and then bounce them off the walls of a Torbay, NL bedroom studio? The answer, in this case, is producer Darrell Kelloway (better known in rap circles as DK). The Newfoundland-raised, Dartmouth-based beatsmith was behind 2022’s Listen to the Masters with rapper Ghettosocks, a jazz-filled ode to hip hop’s cultural renaissance in New York, circa late 1980s-early 1990s. Now, Kelloway is back with another full-length offering in Atlantic Rap Vol. 1.

The Coast spoke with Kelloway ahead of his free listening party at Alteregos Cafe (2193 Gottingen Street) this Saturday, Nov. 25 from 8-10pm, to celebrate the album.

🗓 Things to do

Looking for something to do over the next week? Check out these Coast picks:

Thursday, Nov. 23

🗓️ The Six Star Revue: Stop by The Local for some live funk, soul and R&B from local musicians on trombone, guitar, keys, drums and bass. | Nov. 23 | 8pm | No cover.

🗓️ Good Lovelies: Canadian trio Good Lovelies will be performing songs from their new album along with Christmas classics at the Light House Arts Centre. | Nov. 23 | 8pm | $44.45 - $49.57.

Friday, Nov. 24

🗓 Dartmouth Makers Market: The Dartmouth Makers are holding their 2023 Winter Market this weekend at The Christ Church Parish Hall. | Nov. 24 & 25 | 5-9pm, 10am-5pm | Free admission.

🗓 Citadel by Candlelight: See the Citadel in a whole new light on its special holiday tour. Tour its rooms, hear soldier stories around a campfire while enjoying a warm drink, meet a Victorian-era Santa and more. | Nov. 24 | 7:30pm | $36.79.

Saturday, Nov. 25

🗓 Mahone Bay Vintage Market: In the mood for a day trip? Check out the Holiday Vintage Market happening in Mahone Bay over the weekend on Main Street. Shop from dozens of vendors, enjoy live music, try delicious food and even watch a film screening. | Nov. 25 | noon-7pm | Free entry.

🗓 Sam Roberts Band: More than two decades after the Montreal rock outfit broke Canadian airwaves, the band is still forging ahead. They play with The Trews in Halifax this weekend. | Nov. 25 | 7pm | $58.

🗓 Jenn Grant: The Halifax singer-songwriter and former Polaris Prize nominee performs this weekend on the closing night of her cross-country tour. The special guest possibilities are endless. | Nov. 25 | 7:30pm | $36.50-$41.50.

🗓️ Holiday Parade of Lights: Santa’s coming to town! After a rain delay last week, the annual Holiday Parade of Lights presented by Eastlink is this weekend. Check out the new official route here. | Nov. 18 | 5:30pm | Free.

Sunday, Nov. 26

🗓️ The Caledonian Show: The Caledonian Orchestra of Nova Scotia will be bringing traditional music, jigs, marches and more for a show at the Halifax Central Library | Nov. 26 | 2:30pm | Free.

🗓️ Spryfield Santa Claus Parade: Ring in the holiday style in Spryfield this weekend. The parade will begin at Punch Bowl and end at Spryfield Mall. | Nov. 26 | 2pm | Free.

Find more Halifax events in The Coast listings.

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