2024-03-10

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All Day
Queer Family: An [Art]iculation
This display of art made by and about queer families is the result of Dalhousie Social Anthropology Masters thesis research conducted by Matt Cottrell (they/them) in 2023 - 24. All artists are featured based on their self-definition as members of a queer family, a term often used to encompass 2SLGBTQIA+ and polyamorous people.
These artworks are an expression of queer kinships, created and displayed in the hopes that they will communicate to the viewer that queer kinships are vital and loving. There is power in being seen in public; thank you to all who take the time to view and connect with this art.
More information online.
Location: Floor 1, Central Library, 5440 Spring Garden Road

ElderBerries

1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monthly on second Sunday
ElderBerries Second Sunday Salon
Join Q folk 50 and over for education, a potluck lunch, and some social time. Typically meetings are held in-person in Halifax.
To be placed on mailing list and to get updates on meetings, email us.

1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m
Dancing with Pride: Partner Dancing 101
For those with little to no dance experience! Join us for an introductory ballroom dancing class in a safe space that celebrates all bodies, abilities and identities. This class will include basic steps and partnering to a mix of music across genres and styles. Dress in a way that supports both your gender and allows you to move freely. No partner required! You may lead or follow in this class - whichever role makes you feel the most comfortable.
Ages 13+ ; Instructor: Cole Richardson.
Cost: No registration required. pay-what-you-can at the door, with all proceeds going to YouthProject.
Location: Lilian Piercey Concert Hall, Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts, 6199 Chebucto Road

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3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
A World Transformed
Through contemporary dance and live music, “A World Transformed” shares the story of Matthew Shepard, a young man from Laramie, Wyoming who was killed because of his sexuality. Matthew Shepard's death was pivotal to the 2SLGBTQIA+ community, sparking global action and change.
“A World Transformed” explores the perspectives of both Matthew and his mother, Judy Shepard, who became one of the leading pioneers in 2SLGBTQIA+ rights.
The show has been choreographed by acclaimed Canadian dance makers William Yong and Laurence Lemieux, and features singers Marcel d'Entremont and Andrea Ludwig, pianists Dakota Scott-Digout and Jeanie Chung, violinist Aaron Schwebel, and dancers Johanna Bergfelt and Zachary Cardwell.
More info online.
Location: Paul O'Regan Hall, Floor 1, Central Library, 5440 Spring Garden Road