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Weekend Wrap-up March 24-26

1. Here in Halifax we love our burgers, so much so that we’ve carved out a whole week about to celebrate and fundraise via hamburger. From March 23-29 The Coast presents Halifax Burger Week. Almost 100 restaurants have created a unique burger special that exists for one week only and they’ll either be priced at $6 or if they’re more, part of the proceeds will be donated by the restaurant to Feed Nova Scotia. We have cross referenced participating Halifax Burger Week joints with restaurants where kids eat for free and we have three lovely spots to tell you about! True North Diner in Bedford Place Mall has a $6 Hogtown Beef Burger topped with pulled pork, Swiss cheese, red onion and coleslaw, kids 12 and under eat free on Mondays; Tempo Food and Drink at the Delta Barrington has a $12 Pizza Corner Burger, kids 6 and under eat free and those 7-12 are half price; and the affiliated Harbour City Bar and Grill in the Delta Halifax features a $10 spicy, bacon wrapped Meatloaf Burger and the same deal applies for the kids! Ahhh Burger Week, thank you for making it more affordable for Scotians to nom.
2. Take your Burger Week and raise yourself a live music matinee this Sunday! All four Freeman’s Little New York locations are serving up a mouth-watering $15 Chipotle Cranberry Cheddar Burger with a healthy $5 going towards Feed Nova Scotia. What’s more, two of their locations are serving up live music for a late lunch! What a great way to expose the kids (and, ahem, yourselves) to our local music scene! At 2:00 on Sunday afternoon, along with their renowned burgers, milkshakes, and of course, the pizza, Freeman’s presents Adam Cameron in Sackville and Joe Butcher on Quinpool.
3. If cheerleading is of interest to the kids, the Forum is the place to be this weekend for the 14th Annual Cheer Expo National Championships. It’s a fantastic event offering entertainment, inspiration, and participation. You’re guaranteed a great show from cheerleaders from all over the country, it’s the ideal place to find out how to involve your girls and boys in local programs, turn all that “I want to be a princess” talk into something tangible! There are cheer classes offered throughout the weekend—a Watch & Learn Pass is $60 and grants access to all classes. Doors are at 8 and competitions start at 9 on both Saturday and Sunday. Day passes are $15, weekend passes are $25, kids 5 and under are free.
4. If it’s hounds, terriers, and mutts that the kids love, then walk them over to the Dartmouth Sportsplex for Doggie Expo 2017 on Sunday! The event goes from 10-3 and only $5 admission gets you access to so many vendors, from doggie wear to health care, prizes, AND if you have a dog of any breed and it is nice and uses a leash, it is welcome to walk with you to the Sportsplex!
5. Looking forward to April, there are some serious big ticket events you may want to plan for. The Bubble Guppies are Live! at the Rebecca Cohn on April 2nd, The Harlem Globe Trotters will play an amazing and hilarious game of basketball on April 29th at the Metro Centre, and a variety of Stars on Ice are coming to the Scotiabank Centre on April 28th.

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