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Mix of Six: Oct. 1-3

Metro picks this weekend's best events.

Romeo and Juliet
When: Through Oct. 17
Where: Neptune Theatre
This popular play by William Shakespeare is again brought to life as Neptune kicks off its 2010-11 season with what is sure to be a hit with theatre fans. The play is over two hours and very entertaining. Tickets are available through neptunetheatre.com with adult tickets starting at $27.

Fall for Flamenco
When: Oct.2020
Where: Venues across HRM
The fifth annual festival fuses the Latin and Spanish cultures of Halifax. There are dance performances, concerts, dinners, talks and classes. Go to www.flamencofestival.ca for event details.

Birch bark canoe making for Mi’kmaq History Month
When: October
Where: Maritime Museum of the Atlantic
A traditional birch bark canoe used for ocean travel will be built at the museum in October for Mi'kmaq History Month. Todd Labrador, a seventh generation Mi'kmaq and traditional birch bark canoe builder, will be involved in the project.

Duct tape and violins — Red Green performs with Symphony Nova Scotia
When: Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday at 2 p.m.
Where: Rebecca Cohn Auditorium
Canada's oddest handyman collides with the East Coast's only professional orchestra for a concert unlike any other. One of the highlights of the performance will be Red's own musical instrument, which he'll be building onstage with the ladder, propane tank, and beer bottles - along with a bicycle, a shipping trunk, and a hockey stick. Red will then play along with the orchestra as the featured solo instrument.

Community Presents Exhibitions
When: Oct. 6 to Nov. 14
Where: Pier 21
Leave Out ViolencE (LOVE), Nova Scotia-Cuba Association and the Vietnamese Association of Nova Scotia are featuring exhibitions at Pier 21. The Going Home exhibition is a collection of photographs taken by youth and explores the idea of what home is, what it should be, and some of the struggles of finding a place to call home. Cuba Connections exhibition explores how elements of culture travel with people and are sustained and adapted to new environments. T? Do Means Freedom: Vietnamese Boat People is a collection of personal stories, photographs and artifacts, documenting the mass departure of Vietnamese refugees after the fall of Saigon in 1975.

Surf Film Festival
When: this weekend
Where: Empire 8 Park Lane Cinemas
Six screenings of nine feature-length films plus a short film will be held at Empire 8 Park Lane Cinemas Sept. 30-Oct. 2.

 
 
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