There are several events taking place across the province today to recognize World AIDS Day, including a handful in Halifax this evening.

There will be a free cabaret-style event from 4:00 to 6:30 p.m. at the Italian Cultural Centre at 2629 Agricola St. The event will include speeches and musical performances from the likes of Faith Nolan, Constantly Misjudged, El Jones and IzReal.

Also tonight, a candlelight vigil honouring those who have lost their lives to HIV/AIDS will take place at the Olympic Community Centre at 2304 Hunter St. beginning at 7:30 p.m.