Halifax Entertainment: April 2017


Jeff Foxworthy & Larry the Cable Guy
It’s a rollicking evening of redneck comedy at Scotiabank Centre, as these two American stand-up superstars join forces for the We’ve Been Thinking Tour, promising fans an evening of new jokes and material.
Cecilia Concerts
This matinee performance at the Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts spotlights the considerable talents of soprano Suzie LeBlanc. Accompanied by the Opera Nova Scotia chorus and musicians, she performs highlights from Massenet’s opera Le Jongleur de Notre-Dame, performing the male title role of Jean in a concert-opera format.
Suzie LeBlanc


Symphony Nova Scotia
Alessandro Crudele conducts as violin virtuoso Lara St. John joins the Symphony at the Rebecca Cohn Auditorium to perform Bach’s Violin Concerto, André Prévost’s Scherzo for Strings, Variations on a Theme of Joseph Haydn by Brahms, and Stravinsky’s Pulcinella Suite.


July Talk
Juno-winning alt-rockers July Talk make a rare visit to Halifax. Known for their explosive shows, they’ve become a darling of the festival circuit. Last fall they released their second album Touch; the single “Push + Pull” topped the Canadian alt-radio charts for 12 weeks. Former band member Eamon McGrath opens the show. See them at the Marquee on Gottingen Street.

APRIL 26–29

Halifax Comedy Fest
Showcasing local talents and stand-up comics from across Canada, this festival features shows at venues around the city. Highlights are the Opening Gala (including DJ Demers, Sterling Scott (pictured), Debra DiGiovanni), the All-Star Show (Eman El-husseini, Erica Sigurdson, John Wing), the Gala of Laughs (Mark Critch John Wing, Steve Patterson, Jeremy Hotz), Pub Comedy at the Lower Deck (Mike Delamont hosts), and the Gala of Laughs Finale (featuring many of the festival’s top acts).


Stars on Ice
This annual figure-skating exhibition showcases some of the sport’s top talents at Scotiabank Centre. The schedule for this performance includes four-time world champion Kurt Browning, Olympic silver medallist Patrick Chan, twotime Olympic silver medallist Elvis Stojko, Olympic bronze medallist Jeffrey Buttle, reigning two-time world champions Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford (pictured), and Canadian champion Kaetlyn Osmond.

This story was originally published in Halifax Magazine.

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