This year’s Mayworks Kjipuktuk/Halifax is in the home stretch as it presents the final round in what has been a long-lasting festival for 2021.
Starting with its first round in May and continuing with the second through June and July, the upcoming third round will conclude this year’s programming with two concerts and other events as part of its Labour Day celebrations.
First up is Bleeding Gums Murphy, a live album concert at the Derby Show Bar on September 3. The concert will see Halifax-based DJ Uncle Fester teaming up with Halifax-based artist Aquakultre performing the entire record live. Kxng Wooz opens, and the concert will feature special guests Chudi Harris, Ghettosocks, Tachichi and more.
A new addition to the lineup is the all-ages show Troubling Joy: A Bicycle Puppet Circus. Playing within the traditional circus format, the North Barn Theatre Collective uses puppetry, moving images, and song to investigate the promise of happiness, its illusions and our collective capacity to imagine new futures. The show is available for free or as a ticketed event. Free noon shows take place at the Dartmouth and Halifax South Commons on September 5 & 6, respectively. Ticketed shows will take place in Point Pleasant Park at 7:00 pm on September 6 & 7.
The board game night Change the Game returns to The Derby Showbar on September 6 with the featured game Space Cats Fight Fascism.
A couple of weeks later, Mayworks Kjipuktuk/Halifax concludes with How We Won, a recollection of Canada’s longest workplace occupation. Taking place at the Derby Show Bar on September 17, this tribute to community power will feature witness telling, music, and spoken word poetry.
Visit mayworkskjipuktukhfx.ca for the complete line-up, including tickets and information.