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East Dartmouth Community Centre is a vibrant hub and gathering spot for the community. This center is owned by the Halifax Regional Municipality that organizes an array of programs and events throughout the year. This environment-conscious building is green-certified and houses a gymnasium, multipurpose room and activity space. On its schedule are meetings, festivals, local events, yoga and sports like hockey, badminton and pickleball.
If you are in downtown Halifax take the ferry across the water. If you are in Dartmouth, head down to the harbor. Either way, you will reach Alderney Landing and can treat yourself to some of the finest theater imaginable. Past performances have included works by best-known Atlantic Canadian playwrights such as Andy Jones, Wendy Lill, George Elliott Clarke and David French. Parking is free. Call ahead for ticket and group discount details.
Empire Theaters Dartmouth Crossing has several screens for your viewing pleasure. It showcases some of the finest Hollywood movies for a reasonable price. Empire Theaters Dartmouth Crossing is often visited by die hard fans of Hollywood movies. For a more enjoyable experience, sit back and relax with popcorn and a soda from the refreshment stand. For film times, ticket prices and further information please see their website.
Casino Nova Scotia sits on the waterfront and includes, with the view, plenty of choices for those who like to gamble. Blackjack, Craps, Caribbean Stud Poker, Roulette: you name it; they have it. Some forty game tables and more than six-hundred slot machines will keep you hopping. There's entertainment many nights, three restaurants and a gift/tobacco shop as well as private clubs and space for conventions and banquets. Call ahead for more details.
Cole Harbour Rural Heritage Farm is a fine place to check out a farmer's life back in the 19th century. Wander through barns, houses, a blacksmith shop and more, for a first-hand look at the hardworking existence of those who filled the markets in those days. Gardening is done here the old fashioned way. Herbs and perennials await your nose and eye. Admission is free. On site is the Rose & Kettle Tearoom where a body can have a cuppa after wandering the farm. And, of course, the museum is full of fascinating information. Guided Tours are also arranged by the museum.
From live music performances that range across genres like rock, punk, funk, hip hop, indie, alternative rock, reggae, and various other fantastic sounds, the Paragon Theatre is a must visit venue for every music lover. Besides the great live entertainment, this place also hosts some amazing parties that are reputed to be loaded with fun and entertainment. And if you get hungry with all that dancing, there's a cafe at the Paragon that serves some scrumptious food and delicious beverages.
The Bus Stop Theatre is an art lover's paradise. It is home to a plethora of cultural events from time to time. Attend exotic art dos and events, art exhibits and displays, music shows, film screenings, cultural discussions and debate sessions at this venue. Catch riveting drag shows, plays, theatrical performances and dance shows among other things. Call for more details regarding current and upcoming events.
Hell's Kitchen is not a Gordon Ramsay restaurant. Located in the basement of the popular Marquee Ballroom, it is a well-equipped concert space as its sister establishment. Besides live music, it is also used for parties, product launches and receptions. Some of their previous listings are Walrus, Islands, Julie Doiron and House of David Gang.
The Company House opened in January 2009 and has already gained an impetus in the live music entertainment scene in the North End area of Halifax. With a capacity of 150 people, this venue is the place to visit if you want to check out performances by well-known bands, upcoming local musicians, or even top notch North American bands. Owned and managed by Mary-Ann Daye, this place is a haven for all music enthusiasts in the city. The Company House is open from Wednesdays to Saturday from 2p onwards. This place also serves herbal tea and fair trade coffee in the afternoons, and a variety of drinks in the evenings. There's also a small, but tastefully selected menu of Mediterranean and Italian cuisine to gorge on when you visit The Company House. Call for additional information.
Scotiabank Centre, formerly known as Halifax Metro Centre, is Halifax’s largest multi-purpose indoor sporting arena. Home to junior hockey's Mooseheads and full to the rafters when the team is on ice, the center plays host to any number of large events: championship figure skating, basketball, and, in September, at least one NHL pre-season game. If sports are not your idea of a good time, don't despair, because concerts of all shapes and sizes occur throughout the year; another yearly highlight is the Nova Scotia International Tattoo. The arena's office is open Monday through Friday, 9a to 5p.
The Khyber ICA, is an artist-run space featuring a great number of up-and-comers. Home is a grand old Gothic building on Barrington Street, which contains three galleries and the Khyber Club where you can mix with young artists, and talk of the finer things. Kids aged 6 - 12 may be interested in Khyber Kids Art Camp. Find camp information on their web page.
Originally known as the Strand Theatre and designed by famous architect Andrew Cobb, Neptune Theatre is at its peak during the summer months when tickets sell like hotcakes. The theater organizes a range of plays, from musicals to world and Canadian premiers. Situated in the heart of downtown, Neptune Theatre offers an invaluable experience. For further details, check website.