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May 2020

Voices From the Pandemic: COVID-19 & Work

May 1May 31

Ongoing as of May 1st at www.mayworkshalifax.ca >>PLEASE CONSIDER BUYING A SOLIDARITY PASS CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL PROGRAM OF EVENTS COVID-19 has changed how we work, where we work and even if we work. Here are the personal experiences of workers during the pandemic as illustrated through words, photographs, art, and video interviews. This exhibit will expand throughout the month. What’s your story? We are continuing to collect stories, photographs and artwork showing how COVID-19 has changed the working…

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Test Their Logik: “See”

May 1 | 1:00 amMay 31 | 11:59 pm

Album Release STREAM OR DOWNLOAD IT NOW at testtheirlogik.bandcamp.com >>PLEASE CONSIDER BUYING A SOLIDARITY PASS Test Their Logik is releasing their long-awaited third album "See" this May Day.  With subject matter bouncing between dystopian and utopian visions of what our future could look like, it is well-timed for the era of uncertainty we find ourselves in. Sonically diverse, the album defies sub-genres by blending more traditional hip-hop beats with elements of Trap, Folk, Electronic, and other diverse sounds.  With political…

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The Big Sing – Digital Mayworks Edition

May 5 | 7:00 pm8:00 pm

LIVE ONLINE EDITION OF THE BIG SING STREAMED ON MAY 12th >>View the archived recording here Duration: 1 hour >>PLEASE CONSIDER BUYING A SOLIDARITY PASS Join The Big Sing on Facebook and Instagram for a virtual jam session of well-loved tunes including CCR’s Proud Mary, Rita MacNeil's Working Man, Dolly Parton's 9 to 5, Wilson Phillips’ Hold On, and more! Sing along as The Big Sing team teaches you harmonies and invites you in for this online kitchen party in…

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Hip Hop Vs. Capitalism: A Digital Mixtape

May 8May 31

Presented in partnership with Rhymethink and Sipset Stream or download it at rhymethink.bandcamp.com >>PLEASE CONSIDER BUYING A SOLIDARITY PASS Check out this exclusive online hip-hop mixtape featuring songs with a political bent created by artists from Halifax and across Canada.  Featuring Lee Reed, Ghettosocks, Unknown Mizery, Tachichi, Test Their Logik, Aquakultre, Mother Tareka, Nilla, Party Brass, Aquasocks, Praxis Life, Ceeb Dread, and more. CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL PROGRAM OF EVENTS

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Dog Island – Live!

May 12 | 7:00 pm8:30 pm

Live streamed on May 12th View the Archived video at https://www.twitch.tv/dogisland69/ >>PLEASE CONSIDER BUYING A SOLIDARITY PASS Duration: Approximately 90 minutes plus a 10 minute intermission Join Dog Island, Atlantic Canada’s premier cultural marxist podcast, for the release of a new podcast episode followed by a live evening call in talk show. There will be guests, top ten lists and absolutely zero civil discourse. Dog Island have been covering labour news, being mean to rich people and mocking small business…

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Vista 20

May 15May 31

Created by Zuppa Theatre Co. and James Tyson with Andrew Burke >>ACCESS the APP Here >>PLEASE CONSIDER BUYING A SOLIDARITY PASS Vista is a walking tour that can be done anywhere: on the spot, in circles around an apartment, or on the streets in your neighbourhood. It sets out to ask big questions without losing track of the day-to-day realities faced by workers in the field of public health. What is health? How do populations and communities stay healthy? Can…

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Behind the Queens: from the creators of Broadway BoyZ

May 15May 31

By DaPoPo Theatre 2 Part Podcast released on May 15 & MAy 22 >>PLEASE CONSIDER BUYING A SOLIDARITY PASS From their homes the creators, and stars of the new musical revue Broadway BoyZ - presented by DaPoPo Theatre for the 2019 Halifax Fringe Festival - share two exclusive broadcasts for Mayworks K’jipuktuk/Halifax Festival's Digital Edition. Creators Garry Williams, Patrick Maubert, and Forbes MacQuarrie, are joined by creative team Zach Faye and Quincy Russell. Together, they will offer a glimpse into…

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Reel Justice

May 19 | 6:00 pm11:30 pm

>>PLEASE CONSIDER BUYING A SOLIDARITY PASS CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL FESTIVAL PROGRAM OF EVENTS The films in this program range from the distressing to the uplifting, but they all explore the pain and destructiveness of isolation, and the need for economic, cultural, and spiritual community. They urge us to acknowledge the very real divisions in our society, to lend a helping hand, even if it’s a virtual one, and to value the connections and coalitions that sustain us. The…

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Walking Gottingen

May 30June 1

By Jayde Tynes & Francella Fiallos >>PLEASE CONSIDER BUYING A SOLIDARITY PASS CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL PROGRAM OF EVENTS Walking Gottingen is a soundwalk production that, with community consultation, has gathered and creatively showcased diverse stories of people who have made a community truly what it is. Walking Gottingen uses storytelling and natural sounds to provide a completely immersive experience for listeners as they walk down Gottingen Street in Halifax’s North End. Listeners have the opportunity to hear stories…

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June 2020

Made In Bangladesh

June 5June 18 | $9.99

We're partnering with Carbon Arc Cinema to present an online screening of Made in Bangladesh, available until June 18. Made In Bangladesh Shimu, 23, works in a clothing factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Faced with difficult conditions at work, she decides to start a union with her co-workers. Despite threats and disapproval Shimu is determined to go on. Walls of resistance arise when a woman attempts to protect her garment factory co-workers from harm, in this piercing indictment of exploitative labour…

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