Entertainment: May

May 5
John Cleese

An unforgettable evening with the man who has written, produced, directed, and starred in some of the greatest comedic hits of the last forty years, including Monty Python’s Flying Circus, Fawlty Towers, and A Fish Called Wanda. See him at Scotiabank Centre. ticketatlantic.com

May 17–26
Memorial Cup

The Halifax Mooseheads host the champions of the Quebec, Ontario, and Western major-junior hockey leagues as they battle for the national title. Scotiabank Centre hosts. ticketatlantic.com

May 26–June 9
Scotia Festival Of Music

Celebrating its 40th year, this festival of chamber music pairs local talents and international stars for two weeks of intimate concerts. Guests include conductor Bernhard Gueller, violist Sharon Wei, violinist Airi Yoshioka, cellist Denise Djokic, bassist Joe Phillips, soprano Susan Botti, performance artist Alan Syliboy, and many more. Concerts at the Dalhousie Arts Centre and the Peggy Corkum Music Room. Read “Notes of change” in this issue. scotiafestival.com

May 29
Hfx Wanderers FC

Halifax’s new Canadian Premier League team takes on York9 FC in its first home game. The Wanderers feature a mix of local talents and international competitors, playing at a pop-up stadium on the corner of Sackville and Summer streets. Read “Welcoming the beautiful game” from our May issue. hfxwanderersfc.canpl.ca

Continuing until June 2
Neptune Theatre

The Color Purple is an inspiring family saga, inspired by the classic Alice Walker novel, Tara Jackson stars as Celie in Neptune’s most-talked-about production of the season. Music and lyrics by Brenda Russell, Allee Willis, and Stephen Bray. neptunetheatre.com

Art Gallery of Nova Scotia

Atlantic Canada’s largest art museum features The Shore, Wind and View in Gaff Point. These paintings by Hangama Amiri explore childhood memory, cross-cultural dialogue, and feminism. artgalleryofnovascotia.ca

This story was originally published in Halifax Magazine.

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