The Mayworks K’jipuktuk/Halifax Festival of Working People & the Arts has gone online this year and runs today to May 31.
Digital offerings (at mayworkshalifax.ca) include galleries, playlists, screenings, audio-led walks and online events.
Works include Vista, created by Zuppa Theatre Co. and James Tyson with Andrew Burke, a walking tour that can be done anywhere and that, according to a press release, “sets out to ask big questions without losing track of the day-to-day realities faced by workers in the field of public health.” It is downloadable as of May 15.
The Big Sing, May 5, 7 to 8 p.m., is a virtual jam on Facebook and Instagram of tunes including CCR’s Proud Mary and Wilson Phillips’ Hold On. According to the website: “Sing along as The Big Sing team teaches you harmonies and invites you in for this online kitchen party in special celebration with Mayworks. Download the lyrics and join us.”
Other works are Why MAYworks?, today and ongoing; Test Their Logik Album Release today and ongoing, Voices from the Pandemic: COVID-19 & Work, today, ongoing; Hip Hop Vs. Capitalism: Digital Mixtape (May 8 then ongoing), Dog Island, Live, May 12, 7 p.m.; Behind the Queens by DaPoPo Theatre, May 15 and 22, 7 p.m.; Reel Justice, May 19, 6 p.m. to 11.59 p.m., and Walking Gottingen, May 29, ongoing.
All events our free though people may purchase a Solidarity Pass from Ticket Halifax or donate to the festival. Half of the proceeds from every pass go to supporting the Bus Stop Theatre.