Lenore Skenazy is America’s Worst Mom. (Google it!) The New York City columnist-turned-"Bubble Wrap Kids"-TV-show host got that title after letting her 9-year-old son take the subway, alone. In response to the media blowback, she founded the book and blog, “Free-Range Kids,” which launched the anti-helicopter parenting movement. Her feisty belief that our kids are safer and smarter than our culture gives them credit for has landed her on talk shows from Dr. Phil to The View. She is coming to Halifax to talk to Maritimers about how our society got so worried about every aspect of childhood, and how to fight the culture of fear. Her goal? Happy, confident parents, kids -- and communities!
Below is a list of public events coming soon to the Bella Rose Arts Centre. From here you can see show times, synopsises, and even purchase tickets. This page is updated frequently so please be sure to visit often. If you have any questions about any of the events below please feel free to contact the Bella Rose Arts Centre Box Office.
With Richard Gage, AIA
Richard Gage, AIA, a 26-year architect and acclaimed international speaker based in the San Francisco Bay Area, is coming to Halifax in a cross-Canada speaking tour to present the grave concerns of the 2,100 architects and engineers regarding the destruction of the three World Trade Center high-rises on September 11, 2001. The third tower, WTC Building 7, collapsed without any plane hitting it. Was this a controlled demolition with explosives? What would that mean given that the official account of this building’s free-fall symmetrical failure is by “normal office fires?” Come and learn about the questions raised in the Twin Towers destruction as well!
Featuring Dick Joiner in support of The Philae Shriners
With his infectious hysterical laugh, fun-loving zany manner and high paced interactive comedy, Dick Joiner delights and astounds audiences on land, sea and air (television), throughout Canada, the USA and Europe.
Dicks versatility and unique blend of Magic and Mayhem make him a consistent audience favorite for all types of occasions!
Presented by the Bella Rose Arts Centre
Few early rockers were more gifted in their peak than the “immortal man behind the shades,” whose vaulting tenor and vulnerable love songs conjured emotions of heartbreak and desire with operatic intensity. Darrin Martin is simply brilliant as Roy Orbison with his dramatic soaring falsetto in such classics as Pretty Woman, Crying, Only the Lonely, and In Dreams. An incredibly talented band of musicians and singers will be sure to make you believe you are watching Roy Orbison live in concert!
Back by popular demand, this encore performance will feature some of your favourite songs from the previous show but also feature new ones as well.
A Night of Punch Lines for Proceeds in Support of the Chebucto Family Centre
Join world touring L.A comedians James Uloth and Lamont Ferguson for a night of stand-up comedy, stories and serious laughing! James has played shows all over the world, leaving people in stitches with his one-liners and personal stories. Lamont has opened for the likes of Bill Cosby, Steve Harvey and George Lopez, and is a comedian who always receives a standing ovation at the end of every performance! The evening will also include a wine and cheese reception and silent auction, with many great items to bid on!
A Full Day Seminar
There’s a time when every crisis can become transformation; where simply surviving can become joyous thriving. In our lives that time is The Turning Point. In our world that time is now! The Turning Point emerges when a new force—an idea, a discovery, a revelation—turns a course of events away from a tipping point of no return toward a turning point of new possibilities.