Shakespeare by the Sea:
This summertime theatre tradition is coming to an end this weekend with performances of Treasure Island, Julius Caesar and Twelfth Night. Performances through Sunday at Point Pleasant Park. For complete information of times, visit

QMJHL exhibition hockey: The Halifax Mooseheads take to home ice for the final time in the pre-season, taking on the P.E.I. Rocket. The team’s newest player, Martin Frk, won’t be suiting up for Halifax in the game, but most season regulars should be. Saturday, 7 p.m., Halifax Forum.

Halifax Urban Folk Festival: The festival, put on by Carleton’s owner Mike Campbell, is to transfer the spirit of renowned folk festivals into an urban setting. Through Sunday, The Carlton. Visit for complete event details.

Hopscotch Urban Arts Festival: This first-ever event for HRM will celebrate all aspects of hip-hop culture. There will be b-boy dancing, MC and DJ music and graffiti art. Saturday through Sept. 11 at various venues around Halifax.

Halifax Kennel Club Championship Dog Show: Dog lovers, this is an event you won’t want to miss. This all-breed event is the largest dog show in Atlantic Canada and will run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m, Saturday to Monday at Exhibition Park. Visit for complete details.

Atlantic Fringe Festival: Celebrating its 20th edition, this grassroots festival is featuring 230 performers in 32 shows over 11 days through Sept. 12 at five venues in Halifax.