Cultural festivals – M8D http://m8d.org/ Sun, 31 Oct 2021 09:41:43 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://m8d.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-34-120x120.png Cultural festivals – M8D http://m8d.org/ 32 32 666 Ways to Celebrate Halloween 2021 in Halifax | Cultural festivals | Halifax, Nova Scotia https://m8d.org/666-ways-to-celebrate-halloween-2021-in-halifax-cultural-festivals-halifax-nova-scotia/ https://m8d.org/666-ways-to-celebrate-halloween-2021-in-halifax-cultural-festivals-halifax-nova-scotia/#respond Tue, 26 Oct 2021 13:50:24 +0000 https://m8d.org/666-ways-to-celebrate-halloween-2021-in-halifax-cultural-festivals-halifax-nova-scotia/ HHere’s the way to look at it with a half-full candy bag: Halloween falling on a Sunday this year means you’ve got a whole weekend of deception, treats, and partying ahead. How will you fill this time? The city’s gotchu with macabre good times, from monstrous movie screenings to petrifying parties. Here we’ve rounded up […]]]>

HHere’s the way to look at it with a half-full candy bag: Halloween falling on a Sunday this year means you’ve got a whole weekend of deception, treats, and partying ahead. How will you fill this time? The city’s gotchu with macabre good times, from monstrous movie screenings to petrifying parties. Here we’ve rounded up 666 (OK, okay, more like 21) fun ways to spend your Halloweekend. Thank us later and don’t forget to bring proof of vaccination and choose a costume that works with a mask.


October 28

The woman in black

Of course, the second piece of the season of Neptune is technically not a Halloween event, but the fact that it’s a ghost piece is our excuse for including it here. Based on the novel by Susan Hill, the play shows a menacing black woman terrorizing a rural community, while one of the townspeople hires a skeptical actor to tell her story.
October 20-November 14, Neptune Theater, 1593 Argyle Street, neptunetheatre.com for tickets and details


Bluenose Ghost Festival: Haunted House

Alderney Landing’s annual transformation into a haunted house, complete with fun extras like the Creighton Crypt Ride and mystical readings, returns to scare your pants off.
October 28-31, 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., $ 10- $ 40


Halifax Ghost Walk Closing Weekend

This is your last chance this year to participate in the two-hour hike around downtown Halifax as part of the walking tour which offers recommendations from Planet alone and Forbes. The oldest self-proclaimed walking tour in North America, it departs at 8:30 p.m. from the Old Town Clock on Citadel Hill. Sign up and find more information at thehalifaxghostwalk.com.
October 28-30, 8:30 p.m., Citadelle, $ 10 – $ 20


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Villain’s Theater celebrates their favorite holiday with a fireside performance of Hansel and Gretel.

Hansel and Gretel in the Garden of Edible Horrors

An open-air fireside performance of the Halloween-loving Villain’s Theater, this play takes a familiar fairy tale of two mooches getting lost in the woods and updates it for some big laughs and fun scares.
October 28-31, 7:30 p.m. and 9 p.m., Shubie Park, 30 John Breton Drive, Dartmouth, PWYC, tickethalifax.com


Cabaret at Good Robot (Halloween edition)

Unique live performances from local drag royalty Anna Mona-Pia, Racheal Lush, Mya Foxx, Zara Matrix, and Cobra await in Good Robot’s Mousetrap Room.
October 28, 8 p.m., Good Robot, 2736 Robie Street, $ 16.93 via eventbrite


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Halloween River Haus

The spooky and crazy queens of Haus of Rivers bring chills and chills with this drag cabaret.
October 29, 8 p.m., Grafton Street Dinner Theater, 1741 Grafton Street, $ 27.54


Curse of the orchid with marrow, to sleep, overwhelmed

Gus’ Pub has a long tradition of making the most of the spookiest night of the year, and 2021 will be no different with this face-melting music warm-up showcase.
October 29, 9 p.m. to midnight, Gus’ Pub, 2605, rue Agricola, $ 10


Retro Night Halloween w / Pineo & Loeb

The award-winning DJ duo heat up the dance floor of The Seahorse on this breathtaking evening.
October 29, 9 p.m., The Seahorse Tavern, 2037 Gottingen Street, $ 9 / $ 12


The Phantom of the Opera with organist Shawn Whynot

Shawn Whynot brings the vintage way of watching movies to life: delivering a live soundtrack performance on the organ while the 1925 silent film The Phantom of the Opera plays on the big screen. Widely regarded as one of the strangest films ever made, the film is still regarded as a landmark in film makeup, with Lon Chaney providing pure nightmare fuel as the titular ghost.
Oct. 29, 7 p.m., Bethany United Church, 7171 Clinton Ave, $ 15


October 30

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The Raveyard

Halifax Pride helps you organize this Halloween weekend with an outdoor dance party in Rogers Square (1626 Grafton Street) with a slew of local drag talent including event co-host Elle Noir – * and * RuPaul’s Drag Race star Silky nutmeg ganache.
October 30, 9 p.m., Rogers Square, 1626 Grafton Street, $ 20, tickets via eventbrite


Hellifax Film Festival

A mind-boggling horror movie marathon held at Saint Mary’s University, Hellifax offers a plethora of spooky shorts and spooky features. Check out the full two-day program at hellifax.com.
October 30-31, Saint Mary’s University, Sobey Building, 923 Robie Street, hellifax.com


RobieScope screens Blood quantum

A Mi’kmaq response to that of Jordan Peele Get out, this 2019 horror film traces a zombie apocalypse and the isolated native reserve that seems immune to the epidemic.
Oct 30, 7:30 p.m. – 10 p.m., Good Robot 2736 Robie Street, free


Scary Beary Bear Ball

The Halifax Bears welcome everyone to this private party full of moving, groovy and hair-raising good times.
October 30, 9 p.m.-2 a.m., Mayflower Curling Club, 3000 Monaghan Drive, $ 22.23 via eventbrite / $ 25 at the door

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Evil Deeds Halloween: MSTRKRFT with Karate Kactus

Toronto-based EDM duo MSTRKRFT rock the Dome dance floor with a mix of beats that will get you moving in this dreadful moment.
October 30, 9-3 a.m., The Dome, 1739 Grafton Street, $ 27.94 via eventbrite


Hellacaust w / Dumpster Mummy, Built for Sin, Halnova

Day two of Gus’ Pub’s Weekend of Noise mini-fest sees high octane rock music continue to cause some serious head butt, hellish fun.
October 30, 9 p.m. to midnight, Gus’ Pub, 2605, rue Agricola, $ 10


Drink or treat yourself with the Ghoulblooms

Pull out your best fit for this costume party that promises to keep the mood going with plenty of spooky rock classics.

October 30, 10 p.m., Economy Shoe Store, 1663 Argyle Street, free


All Saints Eve UCW

Sebastian Suave of Smash Wrestling stars in this wrestling game which also sees local hero Moon Miss defending his title as the Atlantic Canada champion.

October 30, 7:15 p.m., Spryfield Lions’ Rink, 25 Drysdale Road, $ 20 – $ 25


Raise a little Helloween with the farewell town

A costumed concert featuring country rock Farewell Town.

October 30, 9 p.m. to midnight, Finbar’s Portland Hills, 635 Portland Hills Drive, Dartmouth


80s Glow Party with Maximum Overdrive

The Montes Showbar is the place to go if you want your Halloween to be a retro-riffy good time: 80s cover band Maximum Overdrive will be playing Me Decade hits all night long.

October 30, 8 p.m., Montes Showbar Grill, 245 Waverley Road, Dartmouth


October 31

Halloween process with coffin skate

An open-ended, costume-encouraged roller skating session at The Oval just might be the best pre-game tick or treat ever. Don’t forget to bring a helmet, protection and a buddy!

Oct 31 3 pm-5pm, The Emera Oval, 5775 Cogswell Street, free


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Good Robot’s six-year tradition of projecting the Sanderson Sisters’ story continues with this evening viewing.

Oct 31 7:30 p.m.-10 p.m., Good Robot, 2736 Robie Street, free


Gus’ Pub Spooktacular

Halloween splurges are on offer at this heated Electric Spoonful show starring Matt Steele & The Corvette Sunset, Juicebox, and Good Dear Good.
October 31, 8 p.m., Gus’ Pub, 2605, rue Agricola, $ 10 / $ 7 with costume


Nightmare on Grafton Street

If The Dome is your place for you, we wouldn’t expect to find you anywhere else on the craziest night of the year, although the only event details so far are that the cover is $ 10 and bottle service is available.
October 31, 9 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., The Dome, 1732 Argyle Street, $ 10


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6 ways to mark Truth and Reconciliation Day this weekend | Cultural festivals | Halifax, Nova Scotia https://m8d.org/6-ways-to-mark-truth-and-reconciliation-day-this-weekend-cultural-festivals-halifax-nova-scotia/ https://m8d.org/6-ways-to-mark-truth-and-reconciliation-day-this-weekend-cultural-festivals-halifax-nova-scotia/#respond Wed, 29 Sep 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://m8d.org/6-ways-to-mark-truth-and-reconciliation-day-this-weekend-cultural-festivals-halifax-nova-scotia/ The first-ever National Day for Truth and Reconciliation takes place this Thursday, September 30. Converting the day known as Orange Shirt Day to a federally recognized holiday was one of the recommendations in the 2015 Truth and Reconciliation Commission recommendations. The Federal Day is meant to imbue thought. on the legacy of residential schools and […]]]>

The first-ever National Day for Truth and Reconciliation takes place this Thursday, September 30. Converting the day known as Orange Shirt Day to a federally recognized holiday was one of the recommendations in the 2015 Truth and Reconciliation Commission recommendations. The Federal Day is meant to imbue thought. on the legacy of residential schools and honoring Indigenous survivors, as part of the ongoing reconciliation process, and Nova Scotia is one of the provinces that also observes the holiday. Here we are sharing some ways to mark the day in Kjipuktuk.

Orange Shirt Day at the Salt Garden
The Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Center will be hosting free waterfront events throughout the weekend to mark the first Day of Truth and Reconciliation, and that event kicks off on Thursday. Held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the Saltyard Stage (1601 Lower Water Street), events include an opening prayer and song, an Orange Shirt Day story, and a painting workshop.


Sky dancers
First Live Art Dance Show Since COVID Arrival Was Worth The Waiting And More: A’nó: wara Dance Theater Brings Its Performance Sky dancers to Live Art, a show retracing the aftermath of the failure of the construction of a bridge between the north and south shores of the St. Lawrence River. “The planned bridge was to be the largest cantilever bridge and would have the longest span of any bridge in the world at that time. In the late summer of 1907, as construction progressed, the bridge collapsed, killing 33 steel workers in the small Mohawk community of Kahnawake, ”the show’s creators explain. “Unfortunately for the Mohawks of Kahnawake, the collapse of the bridge was only the beginning of the disaster. After the event, the government of Quebec and the Roman Catholic Church conspired together and descended on Kahnawake and forced many recently widowed women to abandon their children in residential schools. The effects of which remain present to this day. Choreographed by Barbara Kaneratonni Diabo, who lives in Kahnawake, the piece aims to explore not only the impacts of the historic disaster, but also themes of family, community and resilience. Catch the show in person (with proof of vaccination required to enter) on September 30 at 8 p.m. at the Spatz Theater (1855 Trollope Street). Tickets range from $ 15 to $ 30 and are available on the Live Art website.

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Afterwords Festival Truth and Reconciliation Day: Katherena Vermette in conversation with Janet Rogers
Afterwords, the beloved bookworm literary festival, marks the first day of truth and reconciliation with two back-to-back events, available through the same live stream link: First, the festival will launch a poem it commissioned by former Halifax Poet Laureate Rebecca Thomas. Next, author Katherena Vermette (whose name you may know for the bestselling book, winner of the Governor General’s Literary Award The break) is in conversation with poet Janet Rogers. Hopefully Vermette will talk about her new follow-up novel. The foreigners, which explores the bonds a separated family clings to during an intergenerational saga, during the live chat. Thu September 30, 7-8:15 p.m., free, afterwordsliteraryfestival.com for registration link.


Treaty Day at the Saltyard
The second day of free Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Center programming at the Saltyard Stage (1601 Lower Water Street) runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, October 1. Events include a traditional salmon dinner, a history of treaties in Mi’kma ‘ki and TBD live entertainment.


Mi’kmaq Stories: Past and Present
Billed as an event that “weaves stories from the past with glimpses of current realities and dreams for the future,” this live-broadcast performance features an all Mi’kmaq cast, a screenplay written by three Mi’kmaq artists and the work of the Masterworks Prize. Jordan Bennett, award-winning Mi’kmaq artist. Presented by the Halifax Theater For Young People, the show will air from the Ship’s Company Theater in Parrsboro on Saturday, October 2 at 2 p.m. Tickets and details are available at halifaxtheatreforyoungpeople.com.


Family day at the saltworks
The final day of free programming from the Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Center at the Saltyard Stage (1601 Lower Water Street) will see a TBD roster of Indigenous artists take the stage, followed by powwow dance demonstrations on Saturday, October 3. noon to 3 p.m.


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Opinion – Cultural festivals should be adopted to unite the nation https://m8d.org/opinion-cultural-festivals-should-be-adopted-to-unite-the-nation/ https://m8d.org/opinion-cultural-festivals-should-be-adopted-to-unite-the-nation/#respond Mon, 27 Sep 2021 08:27:16 +0000 https://m8d.org/opinion-cultural-festivals-should-be-adopted-to-unite-the-nation/ Festivals are an expressive way to celebrate the glorious heritage, culture and traditions. They are meant to make us rejoice in special moments and emotions in our lives with our loved ones. They play an important role in structuring our families and our origins. However, it is so important to celebrate our heritage because we […]]]>

Festivals are an expressive way to celebrate the glorious heritage, culture and traditions. They are meant to make us rejoice in special moments and emotions in our lives with our loved ones. They play an important role in structuring our families and our origins.

However, it is so important to celebrate our heritage because we need it to guide our communities. It takes pride in the community to understand where its roots come from and helps us connect with each other. It is important to celebrate cultural festivals and heritage, because this is how cultures and heritage will continue and develop.

Festivals and heritage give people a daily distraction, a grueling routine of life, and give people inspiration to remember important things and moments in life. Festivals have been started to pass on legends, knowledge and traditions to the next generation.

Plus, all festivals are cultural in one way or another. There are many types of cultural festivals such as national, religious and seasonal. They all serve to bring happiness into people’s lives and to strengthen the sense of their community.

National festivals connect the people of a nation. National festivals connect citizens with important moments in a nation’s history such as Independence Day, Heroes Day and Cassinga, they are celebrated and observed across the country with the Namibian people having a day holiday. They solidify the patriotic spirits in society.

Religious holidays are just as important for families. Simply put, we can all agree that religious holidays help us or our families teach principles and ethics to our generations.

All the different religious holidays bring the same message of love, tolerance and understanding. On these occasions, we express our gratitude to God, for the special things or events that took place during this specific festival, especially thanksgiving and Christmas Day.

Seasonal festivals reflect people’s attitude towards nature. These festivals are important because they are linked to the food supply. Human beings should love nature and recognize its benevolence before participating in any of its gifts.

In addition, cultural festivals cannot be disengaged from sociological perspectives, as it is important to look at topics from multiple angles so that communities can get the big picture, which better allows the community to find the causes. root of the problem and discover a solution. which takes into consideration the needs and feelings of each without harming the historical perspectives that have been posed from time immemorial by basing the notion on three theoretical orientations such as structural functionalism, symbolic interactionism and the perspective of conflict.

As we enjoy Heritage Week, we are reminded that traditional leadership should not be invented by injustices, but to be firm and fair in judgment, as evidenced by the rich culture cemented from time immemorial. Historically, the role of traditional leadership should remain to allocate land and intervene in family disputes. This was enough because the community led a simple life, its survival was based on subsistence agriculture and animal husbandry.

However, through the evolution of the community way of life, there is a great need for a change of mentality. Wealth in the form of monetary value has taken center stage and economic development is at the heart of it.

Hlengwa (1998), traditional leadership was known among others, acts as a symbol of unity, maintains peace, preserves customs and culture, allocates land to subjects, resolves disputes and factional struggles, conducts mediation , promotes the identity of communities and promulgates bylaws.