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Weekend Wrap-Up, Jan 17-19, 2020

Say goodbye to the holidays and hello to the new year! Ring in January (or 2020) with Microbes, the Rat, the Symphony, and Printmaking! Even though life may have mellowed out a bit, there are still exciting things to do in Halifax this weekend…

1. From microbes to neutrinos, there’s a lot of small things that make big scientific waves! Be at the Discovery Centre on January 18th and learn about particle physics in their exhibit New Eyes on the Universe! Discover why the SNOLAB is 2 kilometers underground, see for yourself how cool microbes look under the microscope, and experience hands-on activities that take you beyond what you can see with your naked eyes. Meet special guests Yana Eglit from Dalhousie University’s Simpson Lab. She’ll be talking about ‘mystery’ microscopic protists in our soils and seas. Ask her about her research group’s recent paper in the prestigious science journal Nature.

2. Ring in the Year of the Rat at the Museum! Saturday brings us the 5th Annual Lunar New Year at the Canadian Museum of Immigration. It will be a fun-filled day of family-friendly workshops, performances, and learning about New Year practices from various Asian cultures. Special guests from the community will get the crowd learning and playing. Price is included with Museum admission.

3. It’s like 15 orchestras rolled into one! Join Symphony Nova Scotia at Pier 21 for an entertaining exploration of the many different styles an orchestra can play. Whether it’s baroque, jazz, rock, modern, or soul, your orchestra can play it in style! Bring the whole family Sunday at 3 and have fun enjoying and learning about music together. Please note that seating is first-come, first-served. You and the kiddos are also welcome to stand, sit on the floor, or move around as you wish!

4. This Family Sunday at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, it’s Print! Print! Print! Join in on the experimentation with a variety of printmaking techniques at the Gallery from 1-4 Sunday afternoon. Explore relief, transfer and screen print methods and the exciting ways they combine. Stop into the exhibition, NSCAD Lithography Workshop: Contemporary Editions, to view a selection of prints by eight outstanding artists, each bringing their unique ideas and approach to their work.