Top 6: Our Favourite Events

Pier 21 spotlights the work of acclaimed photographer Yousuf Karsh. Photo: Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21

Music, art, festivals, and more — discover the season’s can’t-miss events

The World of Yousuf Karsh: A Private Essence
Continuing, Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21
Yousuf Karsh was one of the greatest portraitists of his time, capturing revealing and defining images of the world’s most influential figures: people like Nelson Mandela, Winston Churchill, Helen Keller, and Muhammad Ali, along with iconic Canadians Karen Kain, Marshall McLuhan, and Portia White. In this new exhibition, learn about his journey as an Armenian refugee and his rise to become one of the 20th century’s most influential photographers.

Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo
June 25 to July 2, Scotiabank Centre
After two virtual seasons, the world’s largest annual indoor show of its type returns, featuring an international array of military and civilian acts — music, drills, acrobatics, comedy, and more. This year’s theme is “We stir the heart and call you home.”

Off the Eaten Path — Halifax Asian Food Festival
May 16 to 22, various venues
This annual celebration of Asian food and culture in Halifax features exclusive and specially priced foods and beverages at spots throughout the city. The last edition involved 26 restaurants representing six different Asian countries.

Photo: Jim Orgill

Anne of Green Gables — The Ballet
June 8 to 9, Dalhousie Arts Centre
This playful, colourful, and evocative production by Ballet Jörgen (based on the beloved long-running Charlottetown musical) will transport audiences to Lucy Maud Montgomery’s whimsical vision of Victorian P.E.I., where an orphan named Anne Shirley brings light and life to the fictional town of Avonlea.

Blue Nose Marathon
May 21 to 22
One of the city’s biggest annual sports events, the marathon takes runners on a 42.2-km route through the city, winding past Citadel Hill, through the North End, and downtown to Point Pleasant Park. There’s also a team relay, half marathon, 10K, 5K, and youth run.

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