Mix of Six: July 30 - August 2

Music

Matt Mays

This Juno Award nominee is performing a free outdoor concert to help celebrate the Natal Day long weekend, with The Novaks serving as the opening act. The show is open to all ages. July 31, 7 p.m. Alderney Landing, Dartmouth.

Dance

17th Canadian National Square and Dance Convention

Swing your partner around and take them to this event that will feature dances, fashion shows and other dancey things. Visit squaredance.ns.ca for tickets. July 30 & 31. World Trade and Convention Centre

Theatre

Shakespeare by the Sea

Back for its 17th season of theatre, this weekend’s lineup includes a preview of Julius Caesar on Friday and Sunday at 7 p.m. Saturday’s lineup will be Treasure Island at 1 p.m. and Twelfth Night at 7 p.m. Through Sept. 5, Point Pleasant Park.

Event

MacPass Bridge Mile

Six races in total with novices to elite runners taking competing. Each youth and adult race can accommodate 300 runners. For complete details, visit macpassmiles.com. 9 p.m. July 31, Macdonald Bridge

Festival

Alexander Keith’s Natal Day Festival

Haligonians, time to show off your civic price. Events include Natal Day fireworks on Saturday and Monday evenings and the popular Natal Day parade on Monday beginning in Halifax at 10 a.m. July 30-Aug. 2. Throughout HRM.

Alfresco Film Festival presents Easy Rider
Bring your lawn chairs to see the popular film about two young "hippie" bikers, Wyatt and Billy, who set off for a trip across America, on their own personal odyssey looking for a way to lead their lives. July 30 at dusk, Halifax waterfront by Bishops Landing.