Top 6: Our favourite events
Exhibition Park hosts Beyond Van Gogh from May 8 to June 12. Photo: Timothy Norris
By Trevor J. Adams 7 March 2022 Share this story
Exhibitions, concerts, and sports — discover the season’s can’t-miss events
Continuing, Lock 4 @ Starr (162 Ochterloney St., Dartmouth)
With its then-revolutionary skate design, Starr Manufacturing Company was once a world leader, and helped launch Canada’s ice-sport passion. Today, the Lock 4 @ Starr condo development sits on its former site, and in the lobby, you’ll find an informative exhibition by David Carter, an exhibit design and hockey research specialist.
March 30, Scotiabank Centre
The journey to the big leagues is never easy, and COVID has made it a heck of a lot harder for the stars of tomorrow, with two solid years of postponements, cancellations, and games in near-empty rinks. But hockey goes on, and this date with top-tier Saint John is sure to offer the Mooseheads another tough test.
Apr. 1, Scotiabank Centre
It’s the final regular season home date for the Thunderbirds, as they host the Rochester Knighthawks in National Lacrosse League action. After this game, they finish the season on the road; playoffs begin in early May.
Apr. 7, Scotiabank Centre
Pity the heavy-metal purist who has endured umpteen COVID postponements of their date with the legendary Judas Priest. The latest date features opening act Queensryche — a hardcore double bill that’s sure to blow every ear drum in range.
Apr. 28 to 29, Dalhousie Arts Centre
With An Evening of Exceptional Silliness, 82-year-old British comic John Cleese (AKA “the world’s funniest man”) offers fans the comedic equivalent of a warm bath: you know exactly what you’re going to get, and you’re going to enjoy it — a romp through 50 years of hilarity.
Beyond Van Gogh: May 8 to June 12, Exhibition Park
Van Gogh 360: May 27 to July 15, Halifax Forum
Step inside the masterpieces of Dutch Post-Impressionist Vincent Van Gogh at these immersive exhibitions. From different organizers, each exhibition marries some 300 projections with complementary music. Sprawling over their outsized venues, the shows are designed for pandemic-safe viewing. Advance tickets available.
Trevor has been a magazine editor and journalist in Halifax since 1998. He's won multiple Atlantic Journalism Awards and was shortlisted for the Tom Fairley Award for Editorial Excellence in 2014.
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