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Stuck in Halifax with no SMorgy? What to do while in town

Did the SMorgy cancellation leave you with a trip to Halifax but nothing to do here? If anyone is putting on impromptu shows, screenings, tweet-ups, etc. for those who are here and stranded or for the fanbase at large, please post in the comments and I'll revise the post as I get notes.

You'll want to know how to get around. Metro Transit runs the buses and ferries. Taking the ferry across the harbour between Dartmouth and Halifax is super-cheap and offers an amazing view. But to get from A to B via transit, I recommend using Google Maps and selecting the transit option.

On Twitter this afternoon, @CotB1 wrote "Due to an email delay I'm now stuck in Halifax with nothing to do. F--- you @ThatKevinSmith. Spent thousands on this god damn trip."

That dude came to Halifax all the way from Austin, Texas, to see Kevin Smith, Scott Mosier, Tell 'Em Steve Dave, Hollywood Babble-On and the rest.

He's from http://www.comingoutofthebasement.com, so I bet he'd be interested in checking out this game store: Games People Play. I had the proprietors in studio today on Maritime Morning to talk about the new shop that focuses on board games and collectible card games, but in a social way. It sounds right up dude's alley. Check it out, man, at 1587 Barrington St.

Hungry? Just up the street, Tempo restaurant is offering a SMorgy cancellation special:


Located in Downtown Halifax, Tempo is a conTEMPOrary urban open-kitchen eatery on the corner of Barrington + Duke. Serving comfort food w/ a twist at 1875 Barrington St. Check the site at tempofooddrink.com

If you're a Kevin Smith fan, you probably have a healthy sexual appetite. The Everything To Do With Sex Show is on this weekend at the Cunard Centre in the south end.

@hfxgirl adds "And if you happen to meet the love of your life at the sex show...there's a bridal show tomorrow! halifaxbridalshow.com."

The best "what's on in Halifax" listings are in The Coast, our city's weekly alt paper. You'll find it in boxes, shops and restaurants all over town, or check the online version at http://www.thecoast.ca/.

Among the events this weekend is the In The Dead Of Winter Music Festival.

Swing by the venue where SMorgy was supposed to be. You won't be able to get into Citadel High School, but it's right beside the Skating Oval where you can pretend to be an athlete, and also next to Citadel Hill, which cleverly disguises the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site.

And while you're in town, have a donair. It's our local specialty food. It's meat.

Kevin praised the weed in this city. I can't give you any advice about where to find it. Perhaps if you're staying with someone local, they can hook you up. There are a couple of related shops in town, the oldest being Sweetleaf in the north end.

@WarenPeas64 on Twitter has a tip for beer fans: "The Propeller, Granite, and Alexander Keith's breweries. Tour them. Worship them. Trust me." True enough, there are several breweries in the towntown area including the history Keith's Brewery which doubles as farmer's market on the weekends.

I feel badly for anyone who's ended up stuck here because of the SMorgy cancellation, but please make the best of your stay. It's cold this weekend, but it's a great city and there's lots to see. Make the best of it and please come back when Kevin brings SModco shows back!

And if you missed it the first time, listen to my interview with Kevin Smith promoting SMorgy. All his praise of Halifax still applies.

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  1. https://www.facebook.com/events/160342487446203/?ref=2

    Hit us up this evening for some fun!

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    1. I've never used Facebook, so I can't see what that is, but I hope it's fun.

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