Remember that long weekend and then that short work week? That was fun, but sadly now a thing of the past.

Back to five-on, two-off. And back to making the most of every hour of your weekend. A good amount of variety coming at you.

There’s a chance to take in some history with The Diary of Anne Frank. As a theatre kid and a history buff, I think it’s a good way to introduce this topic to the kids. Just sayin’.

Need to really drift away?

Take a step back — to the ’80s — and grab your geek hat for a Dungeons and Dragons night out with some brewskies. Don’t knock this game until you’ve tried it.

Leave the mind and serve the body with a variety of the East Coast’s finest liquids.

From juice to kombucha, you can learn a lot when you leave the liquor alone.

Want a truly amazing night out? Casual yet epic, the Cosmic Drag Bingo is really like nothing else. Laugh, compete and probably sip a little, get your bingo on for a good cause.

Need a weekend winddown? Friday night at Art Zone Gallery take a moment’s pause, step back and appreciate the amazing artwork that comes out of three of our finest local artists.

Opening night is always the night to go to a gallery and learn from the artists and their inspiration.

You never know, it may spark something in you.

Bring the Family

The Theatre Arts Guild presents The Diary of Anne Frank

On now through April 21, take in a staged production of one of the most famous books and personal diaries. Said to be a new adaptation of the classic script, visit Anne as she describes German-occupied Amsterdam during the most crucial part of their history.

On now through April 21 at Pond Playhouse

Theatre Arts Guild, 6 Parkhill Road

Ticket and showtimes: ticketatlantic.com

Geek Out

The Deck Box HFX and Good Robot present Dungeons and Flagons

OK, OK, don’t get mad at me. I mean geek in a good way. I attempted to learn how to play D&D but the boys teaching me couldn’t handle the fact that I was a girl. Not my fault. Anyway, the next round of D&F will be set back in 1980 — The world of Greyhawk. Get lost in the world of wondrous creatures and powerful spellcasters. A great way to disappear for an afternoon.

Sunday, April 8, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Good Robot Brewing Company

Take A Sip

Dalhousie University presents Hfx Beverage Expo 2018

Before you get too excited, note that this is a non-alcoholic beverage event. Now, before you skip down to the next paragraph, know that for $7 you can get in the door to sample every product from all of Eastern Canada. Did you even think that was a thing? Exactly. That’s a whole lot of coffee, teas, juices, kombucha, sodas . . .

Sunday, April 8, 9 a.m.–7 p.m.

Dalhousie Student Union, Second Floor

Website: www.hfxbev.com

Go Big

Cunard Centre presents Cosmic Drag Bingo

All the sparkles, glitz, glamour and bingo dobber-ing for a great cause, Cosmic Drag Queen Bingo is back with a fabulous lineup. With proceeds going to Feed Nova Scotia, grab your tickets now and get ready for a night like no other. Friday will feature RuPaul Drag Race Superstar Alyssa Edwards. Share the news, hunnies and make it the place to be.

Friday, April 6, 8 p.m.

Cunard Centre

Tickets: www.cosmicdragqueenbingo.com

Go Classy

Art One Gallery presents Shadows of Life

You are invited to the opening of Shadows of Life, a fine-art exhibit showcasing abstract, portrait and travel photography from three of the founding members of Art Zone Gallery: Lisa Wright, Mohamed Ahmedand and Anne Launcelott. On now through May 3, enjoy the opening night and meet the amazing talents behind these works.

Friday, April, 6 6 p.m.

Art Zone Gallery, 1709 Barrington Street

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