Episode two of Downtown Halifax Business Commission’s Big Day Downtown series hit the airwaves this past Sunday with an exploration of the events and activities that make up our city’s happening nightlife scene.
While the selection of things to do downtown keeps excitement riding high, events and activities are in fact more than just a great way to have fun; they’re also crucially important to the vitality of our city. Halifax’s economic strategy recognizes that having a rich and diverse arts and culture scene is critical to cementing Halifax as a city of choice for people and business.
While it’s no secret that Halifax has its share of fantastic night clubs and lounges, many don’t know about the wide range of alternative activities that downtown has to offer after the sun goes down. With that in mind, Big Day Downtown – The Series host Kristen Pickett set out to explore some of the highlights.
Kristen’s first foray was a visit to the Dalhousie Swing Dance Society’s Social Swing Night on Hollis Street. Held once a month, the evening is open to members of the public – even those with absolutely no experience. For only $5, new dancers can arrive at the studio and receive a beginner’s lesson in all things swing.
After trying her hand at dancing, Kristen stopped for a visit with Amie Moore, Manager of Entertainment at Casino Nova Scotia. The Casino is a hotspot for a diverse range of entertainment, with comedians and musicians from a wide variety of genres regularly headlining popular shows. And while the Casino is known for attracting big name performances, Amie also explains that they’re dedicated to showcasing home-grown talent with free ‘local live music’ nights every Friday and Saturday.
So why not head out and explore some of our city’s fantastic nightlife? Have a fabulous time while keeping Halifax vibrant, dynamic and strong.
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Author: Mike MacKenzie
Mike is the Communications and Marketing Assistant with Greater Halifax Partnership, currently working as a Bachelor of Public Relations co-op student. A lover of all things communications and strategy related, Mike is often known to spend his free time analyzing the latest-and-greatest PR/advertising campaigns. As a relative newbie to the Halifax scene, he can also be seen strolling the streets of downtown looking for the next cool thing that the city has to offer.