Sci-fi nerds and Avalon allies, rejoice!

On Aug. 17 and 18, a screening of the movie Serenity will benefit the Avalon Sexual Assault Centre. Hosted by Can’t Stop the Serenity Halifax, the event will donate 25 per cent of its proceeds to the Centre. The rest are dedicated to the global women’s rights NGO, Equality Now.

Can’t Stop the Serenity is an international charity event organized by fans of the Joss Whedon television series Firefly and it’s subsequent spin-off movie, Serenity. Since the charity was founded in 2006, they have raised over $600,000 USD worldwide.

Serenity will air on Aug. 17 and 18 at the Carbon Arc Independent Cinema. The theatre is inside the Museum of Natural History at 1747 Summer St., Halifax.

The screenings are at 6:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. both nights. Arrive an hour early to see Whedon’s camp masterpiece, Dr. Horrible.

Tickets are $10 and are available online or at Strange Adventures.

The Avalon Sexual Assault Centre relies on the generosity of community partners like Can’t Stop the Serenity Halifax. To donate online, visit Canada Helps.