Festivals & Events

No matter the time of year, there’s always something exciting going on in and around St. John’s.

St. John’s and surrounding areas offer a plethora of festivals and events year round. Here are some of the highlights, but follow us on Twitter @DestinationSJ for updates and announcements of new colourful experiences.

Winter
Mummers Festival

Mummers Festival

Mummers Festival

December

A month-long series of events that lead up to (and build momentum for) the Mummers Parade. Events include workshops, touring program, lectures, parade, and more.


Details


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Ron Hynes and Friends in Concert

Ron Hynes and Friends in Concert

LSPU Hall

Ron Hynes and the Stamp Collection with special guests Des Walsh and Joel Thomas Hynes perform at the LSPU Hall. Come for an intimate night with some of Newfoundland & Labradors musical and literary legends.


Details

LSPU Hall
3 Victoria Street

Young Folk at the Hall

Young Folk at the Hall

LSPU Hall

The Folk Arts Society presents an afternoon of traditional music and song featuring young, new and talented Newfoundlandartists. Young Folk at the Hall is one of a series of events highlighting the cultural heritage of the Province and passing traditions on to the next generation.

As an added bonus, ticket stubs from both January 19th Folk Arts Society shows will be redeemable for admission to any regular Wednesday Folk Night in February or March!

Presented by the NL Folk Arts society with assistance from the Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council.


Details

LSPU Hall
3 Victoria Street

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The Science of Wine
The Johnson Geo Centre

The Science of Wine

The Johnson Geo Centre

Wine tasting, Geo Science Demos, Live & Silent Auctions.

Tickets will be available in person, by phone or email $100 (HST included)


Details

The Johnson Geo Centre
175 Signal Hill Road
St. John’s
NL A1A 1B2

PH: 709-737-7880
FX: 709-737-7885
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The Vagina Monologues
The Vagina Monologues

The Vagina Monologues

The LSPU Hall

V-Day St. John's 2014 is proud to present a one-night only performance of The Vagina Monologues, benefitting the V-Day Organization, and local beneficiaries Marguerite's Place and Newfoundland Labrador Sexual Assault and Crisis Prevention Centre. This year's production is brought to you by a group of Vagina Monologue alums, feminist activists, students, theatre aficionados, and everything in between.

V-Day is a global activist movement to end violence against women and girls that raises funds and awareness through benefit productions of Playwright/Founder Eve Ensler’s award winning play The Vagina Monologues and other artistic works. Hailed by The New York Times as "funny" and "poignant" and by the Daily News as "intelligent" and "courageous," The Vagina Monologues, which was first performed off-Broadway by Ms. Ensler, dives into the mystery, humor, pain, power, wisdom, outrage and excitement buried in women’s experiences.


Details

The LSPU Hall
3 Victoria Street
St. John’s
NL A1C 3V2

PH: 709) 753-4531 ext 200
FX: (709) 753-5778
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Seraka Dance Company presents Synthesis: Speakeasy
Seraka Dance Company presents Synthesis: Speakeasy

Seraka Dance Company presents Synthesis: Speakeasy

The LSPU Hall

Get ready for a night on the town with this evening of belly dance solos and duets inspired by the roarin' 20s. This here show brings out the best of the prohibition era with dames dancin' everything from the Charleston to lindy hop to belly dance - some real Oliver Twists, no dead hoofers here! Get dolled up in your finest duds, your best flapper dress, and take a seat at Seraka's Speakeasy. Grab a drink from the barkeep and flap your gums with the dancers after the show. Knock three times and say "Dancin' Dames and Giggle Water!" to get through the door!


Details

The LSPU Hall
3 Victoria Street
St. John’s
NL A1C 3V2

PH: (709) 753-4531 ext 200
FX: (709) 576-8467
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Outrun Diabetes
Outrun Diabetes

Outrun Diabetes

Signal Hill National Historic Site

Next month, Sebastien Sassevile will begin Outrun Diabetes, a 7500 km solo run across Canada, starting at Signal Hill NHS. His goal? To inspire and empower Canadians to live their lives to the fullest, no matter what challenges they face.

On February 2, at 9:30 am, join Sebastien at Signal Hill NHS when he runs the first kilometre of this journey. Be inspired!

Find out more:
http://www.outrundiabetes.ca/


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Signal Hill National Historic Site

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A Celebration of EJ Pratt
A Celebration of EJ Pratt

A Celebration of EJ Pratt

The LSPU Hall

February 4 is the birthday of E. J. Pratt, considered by many to be Newfoundland's---and Canada's---greatest poet. Pratt's achievements have been honoured over the years by Memorial University through the prestigious Lecture series bearing his name.

This year Memorial University's Faculty of Arts and Department of English, and Running the Goat Books and Broadsides are joining forces to celebrate Pratt's work and life.

Please join us at a reception in the Cox & Palmer Second Space at the LSPU Hall on Victoria St., February 4th, from 7.00-8:30 p.m.

There will be brief readings of Pratt's poems by Mary Dalton, Tom Dawe, Mark Callanan, and Don McKay. Pratt Lectures published over the years will be on display; limited letterpress editions of Pratt Lectures by J. Edward Chamberlin (2009) and Don McKay (2010) published by Running the Goat will be available for purchase.

There will also be delectable nosh and a cash bar.


Details

The LSPU Hall
3 Victoria Street
St. John’s
NL A1C 3V2

PH: (709) 753-4531 ext 200
FX: (709) 576-8467
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CARNIVOROUS PLANTS OF OUR PROVINCE
CARNIVOROUS PLANTS  OF OUR PROVINCE

CARNIVOROUS PLANTS OF OUR PROVINCE

The Rooms

The pitcher plant isn't the only carnivorous plant that grows wild in Newfoundland and Labrador. Don't forget about butterwort, sundew and bladderwort! Join Dr. Henry Mann, Associate Professor in the Environmental Science Unit of Sir Wilfred Grenfell College, as he illuminates the world of meat eating plants right below our feet.


Details

The Rooms
9 Bonaventure Avenue
Suite 302
St. John's
NL A1C 5P9

PH: 7097578000
PH: 7097578000
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NEIA & SJIWFF Present ‘So Right, So Smart’
NEIA & SJIWFF Present ‘So Right, So Smart’

NEIA & SJIWFF Present ‘So Right, So Smart’

The LSPU Hall

The Newfoundland and Labrador Environmental Industry Association (NEIA) & St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival (SJIWFF) present the documentary “So Right, So Smart”. This award-winning documentary explores how companies like Patagonia, Seventh Generation, Interface Inc. and WalMart have turned green practices into profitable gains. The film also features interviews with David Suzuki and Dr. Mark Milstein, Director of Cornell University’s Centre for Sustainable Global Enterprise.

Drinks and snacks at 7pm, followed by an 8pm screening. Admission is $10 regular, $8 for students and seniors.


Details

The LSPU Hall
3 Victoria Street
St. John's
NL A1C 3V2

PH: (709) 753-4531 ext 200
FX: (709) 576-8467
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Blue Rodeo
Mile One Centre

Blue Rodeo

Mile One Centre

evenko and Live Nation proudly present
Blue Rodeo: In Our Nature Tour

One of Canada's premiere bands, Blue Rodeo, promoting their latest album, In Our Nature, will perform at Mile One Centre on Friday, Feb. 7, 2014.

After playing to over 70,000 fans across the country in celebration of their 25th anniversary this past winter, Blue Rodeo heads back out on the road announcing what is estimated to be their 50th tour of Canada. Special guest for the tour is The Devin Cuddy Band.

The Devin Cuddy Band tips its collective hat to everything swinging from touches of country in the 50's, New Orleans in the 20's and Cab Calloway in the 40's.

TICKETS GO ON SALE FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18th AT 12 NOON

 


Details

Mile One Centre
50 New Gower Street
St. John’s
NL A1C 1J3

PH: (709) 576-7657
PH: (709) 758-1111
FX: (709) 576-8467
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Official Opening of The Bannerman Loop
Loop Official Opening

Official Opening of The Bannerman Loop

City of St. John's

The official opening of the Bannerman Loop taking place on Saturday, Feb. 8 at 11 a.m. with a performance by Alan Doyle of Great Big Sea and an appearance by Buddy the Puffin of Ice Caps fame. A free Metrobus shuttle service will run from the Confederation Building between 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. as parking near Bannerman Park is limited.


Details

Bannerman Park
St. John's
NL
PH: (709) 576-4510
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Official Opening of The Bannerman Loop
Loop Official Opening

Official Opening of The Bannerman Loop

City of St. John's

The official opening of the Bannerman Loop taking place on Saturday, Feb. 8 at 11 a.m. with a performance by Alan Doyle of Great Big Sea and an appearance by Buddy the Puffin of Ice Caps fame. A free Metrobus shuttle service will run from the Confederation Building between 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. as parking near Bannerman Park is limited.


Details

Bannerman Park
St. John's
NL
PH: (709) 576-4510
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Les Miserables

Les Miserables

“Do You Hear the People Sing? Say, Do You Hear the Distant Drums? It is the future that they bring when tomorrow comes!”
Atlantic Light Theatre presents the beloved musical Les Miserables February 6-9, 2014. Based on Victor Hugo’s classic novel, Les Miserables is an epic and uplifting story about survival of the human spirit.

Featuring a stellar cast led by: Jonathan Monro, Calvin Powell, Tolson Barrington, Kiersten Noel, Shelly Neville, Peter Halley, Sarah Loveys, Erin Winsor, Darrin Martin, Timothy Matson with Megan Moret, Nicolas Keough and Lauren Davis. Along with an exuberant chorus and orchestra, Les Miserables promises a memorable eveing of musical theatre entertainment!

Directed by Jacinta Mackey Graham and Douglas Vaughan.


Details

Aarts and Culture Centre

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Fortunate Ones in Concert
Fortunate Ones in Concert

Fortunate Ones in Concert

The LSPU Hall

Fortunate Ones are Andrew James O’Brien and Catherine Allan. Their earnest blend of acoustic folk/pop and roots, bare-bones arrangements and delicately precise harmony allows for the intimate musical conversations that make their performances so special. Buy Tickets


Details

The LSPU Hall
3 Victoria Street
St. John’s
NL A1C 3V2

PH: (709) 753-4531 ext 200
FX: (709) 576-8467
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AHL All Star Hockey Events
 AHL All Star Hockey Events

AHL All Star Hockey Events

Mile One Centre

2014 AHL ALL-STAR CLASSIC AT MILE ONE CENTRE, FEBRUARY 11TH & 12TH, 2014
AMERICAN HOCKEY LEAGUE ALL-STARS TO BATTLE FÄRJESTAD BK

Just prior to the start of the men's Olympic hockey tournament, the 2014 AHL All-Star Classic in St. John's, N.L., will see a team of American Hockey League All-Stars face off against Färjestad BK, one of the top professional teams in the Swedish Hockey League, in a two-day event including a Skills Competition on Tuesday, Feb. 11 and the All-Star Game on Wednesday, Feb. 12. The 2014 AHL All-Star Classic will mark the first time ever that a Swedish Hockey League team has competed in North America.

The international telecast of the 2014 AHL All-Star Classic in St. John's will be produced and aired live by Sportsnet. In addition to the Skills Competition and All-Star Game, the 2014 AHL All-Star Classic in St. John's – the 20th edition of the league's modern All-Star festivities – will also include social events as well as the 2014 AHL Hall of Fame Induction and Awards Ceremony.


Details

Mile One Centre
50 New Gower Street
St. John's
NL A1C 1J3

PH: (709) 758-1111
PH: (709) 576-7657
FX: (709) 576-8467
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PLEASE SAVE MY LETTERS A presentation by Anne Budgell
PLEASE SAVE MY LETTERS  A presentation by Anne Budgell

PLEASE SAVE MY LETTERS A presentation by Anne Budgell

The Rooms

In 1944, Barbara Mundy left New York City for six months of volunteer work with the Grenfell Mission in Labrador. Three years later Mundy married trapper Russell Groves. Anne Budgell will be here to tell us how she used Mundy and Russells letters and diaries to tell their story in her book, Dear Everybody, A Woman’s Journey from Park Avenue to a Labrador Trapline.


Details

The Rooms
9 Bonaventure Avenue
Suite 302
St. John's
NL A1C 5P9

PH: 7097578000
PH: 7097578000
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Love Your Ocean Valentine’s Fundraiser for Petty Harbour Mini Aquarium
Love Your Ocean Valentine’s Fundraiser for Petty Harbour Mini Aquarium

Love Your Ocean Valentine’s Fundraiser for Petty Harbour Mini Aquarium

The LSPU Hall

An Evening of Drinks and nibble, Photobooth, Music, Door Prize, Raffles, Speed Geeking, Semi-Formal Dress


Details

The LSPU Hall
3 Victoria Street
St. John’s
NL A1C 3V2

PH: (709) 753-4531 ext 200
FX: (709) 576-8467
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Exclusive Valentine’s Day Chocolate Class
Newfoundland Chocolate Company

Exclusive Valentine’s Day Chocolate Class

The Newfoundland Chocolate Company

This February 14th come and join us in our chocolate studio here on Duckworth Street for a Valentine’s Day workshop to remember!

Each couple will learn the art of truffle making form our Chocolatiers and then be treated to a Single Origin Chocolate tasting with wine pairings which feature some of the finest chocolates the world has to offer.


Details

The Newfoundland Chocolate Company
166 Duckworth Street
St. John’s
NL A1C 1G2

PH: 709.579.0099
FX: 709.579.6304
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A Valentine's Day Evening Gathering with Poet Tom Dawe
A Valentine's Day Evening Gathering with Poet Tom Dawe

A Valentine's Day Evening Gathering with Poet Tom Dawe

Cupids Legacy Centre

Poetry readings by Tom Dawe, sweets and treats, and the draw for the winner of a beautiful landscape of Morgans' Cove painted and donated by celebrated Newfoundland artist Gerald Squires—it all takes place at the Cupids Legacy Centre this Valentine's Day evening. Admission is free.

Sweets and refreshments, cash bar
7:30 to 9:00 p.m.


Details

Cupids Legacy Centre
368 Seaforest Drive
Cupids
NL A0A2B0

PH: (709) 528-1610
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Valentine's Day Dinner

Valentine's Day Dinner

YellowBelly Brewery

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YellowBelly Brewery
288 Water Street
St. John's
NL A1C 5J9

PH: (709) 757-3780
FX: (709) 722-3531
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SJIWFF presents Gabrielle
SJIWFF presents Gabrielle

SJIWFF presents Gabrielle

The LSPU Hall

It’s a perfect Valentine’s Day movie.

Gabrielle is a young singer with Williams Syndrome, a genetic disorder characterized by intellectual disability, who has fallen in love with her choir director. With nuance, grace and humour, the film explores her sense of self, her independence and her sexuality. “Gabrielle” was Canada’s Oscar nomination for the Best Foreign Language Feature. Come see why.


Details

The LSPU Hall
3 Victoria Street
St. John’s
NL A1C 3V2

PH: (709) 753-4531 ext 200
FX: (709) 576-8467
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Valentine's Day Dinner

Valentine's Day Dinner

YellowBelly Brewery

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YellowBelly Brewery
288 Water Street
St. John's
NL A1C 5J9

PH: (709) 757-3780
FX: (709) 722-3531
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Valentine's Day Dinner

Valentine's Day Dinner

YellowBelly Brewery

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YellowBelly Brewery
288 Water Street
St. John's
NL A1C 5J9

PH: (709) 757-3780
FX: (709) 722-3531
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Mount Pearl Frosty Festival

Mount Pearl Frosty Festival

February 7 - 15, 2014

This unique community winter carnival combines a quality package of entertainment with very reasonable admission costs, so that everyone can participate. It is a tremendous opportunity to celebrate with family, friends, and neighbours, as thousands of people pass through the Festival gates every year. The Frosty Festival is always a wonderful week of music, magic, laughter and sportsmanship.


Details

City of Mount Pearl

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Vince Neil
Mile One Centre

Vince Neil

Mile One Centre

BRAND CONCERTS & EVENTS INC. PRESENTS
Vince Neil, The Legendary Voice of Motley Crue
With Special Guest Slaughter

International superstar, accomplished businessman and heartfelt philanthropist, Vince Neil came to exemplify all things rock and roll: the sound, the success, the look and the outrageous lifestyle.

Vince's unmistakable voice led some of the greatest rock songs of this generation including "Shout At The Devil," "Home Sweet Home," "Girls, Girls, Girls," "Dr. Feelgood," and Kickstart My Heart."

Vince Neil, the legendary voice of Motley Crue, comes to St. John's to play all of Newfoundland's favourite Motley Crue hits at Mile One Centre on Saturday, February 15th at 7:30 pm with special guest, Slaughter.

With one loafer in the world of business and a steel-toe boot heavily planted in rock n' roll, Vince Neil is the epitome of a modern rock star.

 


Details

Mile One Centre
50 New Gower Street
St. John’s
NL A1C 1J3

PH: (709) 576-7657
PH: (709) 758-1111
FX: (709) 576-8467
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Winterfest 2014

Winterfest 2014

February 8 - 16, 2014

Events for all ages at Winterfest 2014 in Conception Bay South. There will be family activities, skating, hockey and more.


Details

Town of Conception Bay South

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Snow Daze!
City Of St. John's

Snow Daze!

City of St. John's

City of St. John's Snow Daze is an initiative to foster community spirit and encourage residents to get out and enjoy everything winter has to offer. It's a collection of events taking place over a nine day period from Feb. 8 to 16, 2014.

Snow Daze includes something for the outdoor enthusiast to the culture vulture with activities ranging from outdoor recreation to indoor music, arts and cultural experiences at various locations throughout St. John's.

View a complete list of activities here!


Details

Various Locations throughout St. John's
St. John's
NL
PH: (709) 576-8499

Snow Daze!
City Of St. John's

Snow Daze!

City of St. John's

City of St. John's Snow Daze is an initiative to foster community spirit and encourage residents to get out and enjoy everything winter has to offer. It's a collection of events taking place over a nine day period from Feb. 8 to 16, 2014.

Snow Daze includes something for the outdoor enthusiast to the culture vulture with activities ranging from outdoor recreation to indoor music, arts and cultural experiences at various locations throughout St. John's.

View a complete list of activities here!


Details

Various Locations throughout St. John's
St. John's
NL
PH: (709) 576-8499

Snow Daze!
City Of St. John's

Snow Daze!

City of St. John's

City of St. John's Snow Daze is an initiative to foster community spirit and encourage residents to get out and enjoy everything winter has to offer. It's a collection of events taking place over a nine day period from Feb. 8 to 16, 2014.

Snow Daze includes something for the outdoor enthusiast to the culture vulture with activities ranging from outdoor recreation to indoor music, arts and cultural experiences at various locations throughout St. John's.

View a complete list of activities here!


Details

Various Locations throughout St. John's
St. John's
NL
PH: (709) 576-8499

ARTIST TALK Mike Gough
ARTIST TALK Mike Gough

ARTIST TALK Mike Gough

The Rooms

Join Elbow Room Artist-in-Residence Mike Gough as he speaks to his experience creating his latest body of work in The Rooms artist studio for his art gallery exhibition Retrace.


Details

The Rooms
9 Bonaventure Avenue
Suite 302
St. John's
NL A1C 5P9

PH: 7097578000
PH: 7097578000
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Canada Improv Games: NL Regional Tournament
Canada Improv Games: NL Regional Tournament

Canada Improv Games: NL Regional Tournament

The LSPU Hall

Clap your hands, stomp your feet and get ready for the 21st Canadian Improv Games: Newfoundland Regional Tournament! Some of the province’s best high school theatrical minds battle it out by making up improvised scenes on the spot! February 17th and 18th are prelims for the high school teams, with the 19th being our Jr. High Night. On Feb 21st the top 4 high school teams will lovingly compete for a chance to represent Newfoundland at the National Tournament in Ottawa!


Details

The LSPU Hall
3 Victoria Street
St. John’s
NL A1C 3V2

PH: (709) 753-4531 ext 200
FX: (709) 576-8467
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Love Who You Love - Best Kind Cabaret Series
Love Who You Love - Best Kind Cabaret Series

Love Who You Love - Best Kind Cabaret Series

The LSPU Hall

In the second installment of Best Kind Productions’ Cabaret Series, married-in-real-life couple Kiersten Noel and Timothy Matson take the stage at the LSPU Hall. In this month of Valentine’s Day, these two explore songs of love--about the make ups, the break ups, the hook ups, plus all the joy, excitement, heartbreak, and all-too-common awkwardness that happens in between. With Wade Tarling on piano and special guest Emily Follett, this evening will feature the music of Rodgers and Hammerstein, Ahrens and Flaherty, Noel Coward, Adam Guettel, and more, along with tunes from up-and-coming composers Zach Redler, Rob Shapiro, and Caleb Hoyer. Please join us for this special one-night-only concert.


Details

The LSPU Hall
3 Victoria Street
St. John’s
NL A1C 3V2

PH: (709) 753-4531 ext 200
FX: (709) 576-8467
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Raffle at Erin's Pub
Raffle at Erin's Pub

Raffle at Erin's Pub

The Celtic Fiddlers

Raffle at Erin's Pub
Sunday, Feb 23 2-5
Live entertainment by The Celtic Fiddlers
Admission $10 or donation


Details

Erin's Pub
186 Water St
St. John's
NL A1C 1B6

PH: (709) 722-1916
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SEA SHANTIES with Andrew Draskóy

SEA SHANTIES with Andrew Draskóy

The Rooms

Come hear musician Andrew Draskóy sing tales from the sea. His songs call out to people with a maritime heritage and are fun to sing and quick to learn. Sing along or simply sit and enjoy as Andrew brings us back to a time when men sang on the sea.

TICKETS REQUIRED. Tickets are $5 and free for Rooms Members


Details

The Rooms
9 Bonaventure Avenue
Suite 302
St. John's
NL A1C 5P9

PH: 7097578000
PH: 7097578000
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Stars in the Sky Morning by Rhonda Payne
Stars in the Sky Morning by Rhonda Payne

Stars in the Sky Morning by Rhonda Payne

The LSPU Hall

Stars in the Sky Morning by Rhonda Payne (with Jane Dingle and Jan Henderson)
A Bare Boards Theatre Production
Directed by Varrick Grimes
Featuring Deidre Gillard-Rowlings and Willow Kean

Stars in the Sky Morning follows the stories of five women as they navigate the limited and difficult life choices available to them. Lily is able to find the gentle beauty in her home while struggling with introversion and isolation. Sisters Rach and Nora's tumultuous relationship evolves through rivalry and opposition. In Aunt Mary's final days, long-time friend Peg, drawn by devotion and loyalty, pays her a visit. The play utilizes 2 actors to portray multiple characters, ranging in age from 8 – 90. It is an evocative tale chronicling the candid, heart-breaking, witty stories of love and struggle from the starkly beautiful coast of rural Newfoundland.


Details

The LSPU Hall
3 Victoria Street
St. John’s
NL A1C 3V2

PH: (709) 753-4531 ext 200
FX: (709) 753-5778
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Grand Opening!
Grand Opening!

Grand Opening!

Hampton Inn & Suites By Hilton - St. John's Airport


Details

Hampton Inn & Suites
411 Stavanger Drive
St. John's
NL A1A 0A1

PH: 709-738-4888
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Grand Opening!
Grand Opening!

Grand Opening!

Hampton Inn & Suites By Hilton - St. John's Airport


Details

Hampton Inn & Suites
411 Stavanger Drive
St. John's
NL A1A 0A1

PH: 709-738-4888
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VIGNETTES Short Stories of Newfoundland Soldiers in the Great War

VIGNETTES Short Stories of Newfoundland Soldiers in the Great War

Many soldiers never talked in detail about their experiences of the Great War. It is now left to researchers, historians and writers to tell these stories. Join Newfoundland historians and authors, Frank Gogos and Anthony McAllister as they share some of their researc


Details

The Rooms
9 Bonaventure Avenue
Suite 302
St. John's
NL A1C 5P9

PH: 7097578000
PH: 7097578000
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Food & Wine Pairing
Food & Wine Pairing

Food & Wine Pairing

Magnum & Steins

3 great dishes paired with 3 great wines hosted by our very own Bernie Fowler. He will talk you through each course starting off with scallops (paired with William Fevre Chablis), then fish tacos (paired with Kung Fu Girl Riesling) finishing the night with our veal cheek (paired with E. Guigal Hermitage Syrah).

$55.00 per person plus tax & gratuity


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Magnum & Steins
329 Duckworth St.
St. John's
NL A1C 1H3

PH: (709) 576-6500
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Food & Wine Pairing
Food & Wine Pairing

Food & Wine Pairing

Magnum & Steins

3 great dishes paired with 3 great wines hosted by our very own Bernie Fowler. He will talk you through each course starting off with scallops (paired with William Fevre Chablis), then fish tacos (paired with Kung Fu Girl Riesling) finishing the night with our veal cheek (paired with E. Guigal Hermitage Syrah).

$55.00 per person plus tax & gratuity


Details

Magnum & Steins
329 Duckworth St.
St. John's
NL A1C 1H3

PH: (709) 576-6500
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Film: JENNY HOLZER Protect Me From What I Want

Film: JENNY HOLZER Protect Me From What I Want

Join us for a look into the life and work of world famous artist Jenny Holzer, in this documentary film by Claudia Müller. See the scale and impact of Holzer’s large public installations, which have gained her international recognition, then head up to the art gallery to view a selection of her street posters on display here at The Rooms.


Details

The Rooms
9 Bonaventure Avenue
Suite 302
St. John's
NL A1C 5P9

PH: 7097578000
PH: 7097578000
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Hedley
Mile One Centre

Hedley

Mile One Centre

evenko, Live Nation and Sonic Entertainment Group present
HEDLEY

Multiplatinum Canadian pop stars and JUNO Award winners, Hedley, announce a stop in St John's on their coast-to-coast Wild Live Tour, in support of their fifth studio album, Wild Life. Hedley will play at Mile One Centre Thursday, March 13, 2014 at 7:00pm. Special guests are Danny Fernandes, JRDN and Alyssa Reid.

Hedley frontman, Jacob Hoggard invites all fans to join the excitement, "We are going to a record-breaking amount of cities this year and we want to see all of your beautiful, shining faces there!"


Details

Mile One Centre
50 New Gower Street
Suite 302
St. John’s
NL A1C 1J3

PH: (709) 576-7657
PH: (709) 758-1111
FX: (709) 576-8467
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Artistic Fraud of Newfoundland presents Oil and Water
Artistic Fraud of Newfoundland presents Oil and Water

Artistic Fraud of Newfoundland presents Oil and Water

The LSPU Hall

Oil and Water is based on the true story of Lanier Phillips, a young African American officer, who in 1942 was one of 46 men who survived the wreck of the naval ship Truxtun off St. Lawrence on the isolated south coast of Newfoundland. Taken to shore, Phillips was cared for with great generosity and humanity by the people of the community. As the story goes his skin was scrubbed raw by a local woman, Violet Pike, who was mystified as to why the black oil of the wreck would not come off. Growing up in such an isolated area, Mrs. Pike had never seen a person of colour before. As a son of the racially segregated south, Phillips was blown away by the apparent absence of racism. His encounter with the residents of St. Lawrence had a massive and lasting effect on him, spurring him on to be a well-known civil rights activist in the US. He continued to have a relationship with the people of St. Lawrence up until his death just last year.

Oil and Water is a large-scale choral work about race, community, and bicultural harmony. The play unfolds in three distinct stories: Lanier and his fellow sailors onboard the ill fated ship, as they struggle to reach shore following the Truxtun’s wreck; the people of St. Lawrence, wrestling with their own emerging problem of industrial lung didease, and their rescue and salvage during the unfolding disaster; and finally, Lanier, many years later, faced with an increasingly restless daughter, and his attempts to foster tolerance and peace within her during the Boston school race riots. Over the course of the play, these strands begin to dovetail and weave to collectively tell a story of transformation, loss, and reconciliation. Jillian Keiley’s direction sees all three stories sharing a multi-defined space dominated by seasoned wooden planks, metal washtubs, a ten-foot high steel ship’s ladder on rocking horse legs, and flying water. The cast-generated music is an a capella blend of Newfoundland tunes and the tight harmonies of the American deep south gospel tradition, devised by Toronto based composer and multi-instrumentalist Andrew Craig, and directed by internationally celebrated Newfoundland choral conductor Kellie Walsh.


Details

The LSPU Hall
3 Victoria Street
St. John’s
NL A1C 3V2

PH: (709) 753-4531 ext 200
FX: (709) 576-8467
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(Pirate) Paddy's Day Party
(Pirate) Paddy's Day Party

(Pirate) Paddy's Day Party

The Railway Coastal Museum

This Paddy's Day, bring your Little Toot down to the Railway Coastal Museum and celebrate in true buccaneer style! Modeled after our puppet show favorite, Pirate Paddy the Clam, we will celebrate St. Patrick's Day with fun and games, puppet shows, live fiddle music, and maybe even a treasure hunt!

Wear green and your pirate duds and your ARRRRRish attitude!


Details

The Railway Coastal Museum
495 Water Street
St. John's
NL
PH: (709) 724-5942
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(Pirate) Paddy's Day Party
(Pirate) Paddy's Day Party

(Pirate) Paddy's Day Party

The Railway Coastal Museum

This Paddy's Day, bring your Little Toot down to the Railway Coastal Museum and celebrate in true buccaneer style! Modeled after our puppet show favorite, Pirate Paddy the Clam, we will celebrate St. Patrick's Day with fun and games, puppet shows, live fiddle music, and maybe even a treasure hunt!

Wear green and your pirate duds and your ARRRRRish attitude!


Details

The Railway Coastal Museum
495 Water Street
St. John's
NL
PH: (709) 724-5942
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2013 BMO WINTERSET AWARDS: Author Readings

2013 BMO WINTERSET AWARDS: Author Readings

The Rooms

The 2013 BMO Winterset Award Author Readings features this year’s finalists as well as a short author Q&A facilitated by Winterset founder, journalist and author Richard Gwyn. The 2013 winner will be announced at Government House on Thursday, March 20.
Program presented in collaboration with Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council.


Details


Kitchen Party Friday
Kitchen Party Friday

Kitchen Party Friday

Quidi Vidi Brewery


Details

Quidi Vidi Brewery
35 Barrows Road
St. John's
NL
PH: 709-738-4040
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Kitchen Party Friday
Kitchen Party Friday

Kitchen Party Friday

Quidi Vidi Brewery


Details

Quidi Vidi Brewery
35 Barrows Road
St. John's
NL
PH: 709-738-4040
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Edge Island Festival of Choirs & Composers
Edge Island Festival of Choirs & Composers

Edge Island Festival of Choirs & Composers

March 17 - 22, 2014

Newfoundland and Labrador choral artists have joined to present a “festival with a twist” in the province’s capital next week. Seen by many as advanced choral practitioners, Lady Cove Women’s Choir, Newman Sound Men’s Choir, Shallaway-Newfoundland and Labrador Youth in Chorus, and Innismara Vocal Ensemble have fused their talents to create Edge Island Festival of Choirs & Composers. The innovation on traditional choral traditions will highlight composers and choirs by demonstrating their true value to the communities in which we live.

“Community engagement is an underlying objective for Edge Island Festival. We want to excite fellow citizens about the potential which arises from partnerships with choirs,” said Kellie Walsh, Edge Island Festival organizer. “When people, passion and musicianship converge, humanity reaps the benefits.” Walsh said the festival will promote, encourage, support and inspire the creation of new choral art.

What makes Edge Island Festival unique as compared to other choral festivals is the combination of young and mature musicians, celebration of original compositions focusing on the culture of our place, and community engagement. The March 17-22 festival agenda is robust and characterized by a series of workshops with children and composition students at Memorial University, a pub night at The Crow’s Nest on March 19, and exciting community conducting at public locations in the St. John’s area. The event concludes with a gala concert on March 22 at Cochrane Street United Church.

Headlining the event are guest composers:
•Stephen Chatman – Juno winner, one of Canada’s most celebrated composers, and head of composition at the University of British Columbia
•Kathleen Allan – Canadian composer currently finishing a master’s of music at Yale University
•Jason Noble – Canadian composer currently working on a doctor in musical arts in composition at McGill University’s Schulich School of Music

“On this, the most easterly point in North America, where rugged coastlines meet our bountiful ocean, Edge Island Festival will stir your souls and give you a reason to celebrate this place we call home,” said Jennifer Babstock, chorister and festival organizer.

“With the addition of the very talented Fergus O’Byrne as host of our pub night, the MUN School of Music, and so many others who have helped us bring this festival of choirs, composers and community together, participants and concert-goers can expect fun all around,” noted Jennifer Hart, artistic director of Newman Sound.

This project is being made possible by the generous assistance of the new Bruneau Centre for Excellence in Choral Music at Memorial University.


Details

Various Locations throughout St. John's
St. John's
NL
PH: 709-725-4758

Celtic Gala
Celtic Gala

Celtic Gala

The Celtic Fiddlers

The Celtic Fiddlers will hold a Celtic Gala (dinner, silent auction)
St. Kevin's Parish Hall
Saturday, March 22, 2014
Tickets $30
In aid of New York tour of the Celtic Fiddlers


Details

St. Kevin's Parish Hall
434-438 Main Rd
St. John's
NL A1S 1G6

PH: (709) 745-8183
FX: (709) 745-8629
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Celtic Gala
Celtic Gala

Celtic Gala

The Celtic Fiddlers

The Celtic Fiddlers will hold a Celtic Gala (dinner, silent auction)
St. Kevin's Parish Hall
Saturday, March 22, 2014
Tickets $30
In aid of New York tour of the Celtic Fiddlers


Details

St. Kevin's Parish Hall
434-438 Main Rd
St. John's
NL A1S 1G6

PH: (709) 745-8183
FX: (709) 745-8629
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Edge Island Festival of Choirs & Composers
Edge Island Festival of Choirs & Composers

Edge Island Festival of Choirs & Composers

March 17 - 22, 2014

Newfoundland and Labrador choral artists have joined to present a “festival with a twist” in the province’s capital next week. Seen by many as advanced choral practitioners, Lady Cove Women’s Choir, Newman Sound Men’s Choir, Shallaway-Newfoundland and Labrador Youth in Chorus, and Innismara Vocal Ensemble have fused their talents to create Edge Island Festival of Choirs & Composers. The innovation on traditional choral traditions will highlight composers and choirs by demonstrating their true value to the communities in which we live.

“Community engagement is an underlying objective for Edge Island Festival. We want to excite fellow citizens about the potential which arises from partnerships with choirs,” said Kellie Walsh, Edge Island Festival organizer. “When people, passion and musicianship converge, humanity reaps the benefits.” Walsh said the festival will promote, encourage, support and inspire the creation of new choral art.

What makes Edge Island Festival unique as compared to other choral festivals is the combination of young and mature musicians, celebration of original compositions focusing on the culture of our place, and community engagement. The March 17-22 festival agenda is robust and characterized by a series of workshops with children and composition students at Memorial University, a pub night at The Crow’s Nest on March 19, and exciting community conducting at public locations in the St. John’s area. The event concludes with a gala concert on March 22 at Cochrane Street United Church.

Headlining the event are guest composers:
•Stephen Chatman – Juno winner, one of Canada’s most celebrated composers, and head of composition at the University of British Columbia
•Kathleen Allan – Canadian composer currently finishing a master’s of music at Yale University
•Jason Noble – Canadian composer currently working on a doctor in musical arts in composition at McGill University’s Schulich School of Music

“On this, the most easterly point in North America, where rugged coastlines meet our bountiful ocean, Edge Island Festival will stir your souls and give you a reason to celebrate this place we call home,” said Jennifer Babstock, chorister and festival organizer.

“With the addition of the very talented Fergus O’Byrne as host of our pub night, the MUN School of Music, and so many others who have helped us bring this festival of choirs, composers and community together, participants and concert-goers can expect fun all around,” noted Jennifer Hart, artistic director of Newman Sound.

This project is being made possible by the generous assistance of the new Bruneau Centre for Excellence in Choral Music at Memorial University.


Details

Various Locations throughout St. John's
St. John's
NL
PH: 709-725-4758

IN THE SPIRIT OF THE FRONT A Panel Discussion with Jenny Higgins, Larry Dohey and Morgan MacDonald

IN THE SPIRIT OF THE FRONT A Panel Discussion with Jenny Higgins, Larry Dohey and Morgan MacDonald

The Rooms

The seal hunt is a story of superlatives. It’s about men who pushed themselves to the limits of human strength and endurance in one of the most unforgiving places on the planet – the North Atlantic ice fields. Join our panelists for a look back into the working life of a sealer in the early 1900s; hear stories of bravery and resilience and of The Newfoundland Sealing Disaster that continues to resonate with us a century later.
TICKETS REQUIRED. Tickets are $5 and free for Rooms Members.


Details

The Rooms
9 Bonaventure Avenue
Suite 302
St. John's
NL A1C 5P9

PH: 7097578000
PH: 7097578000
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Chinched Bistro and Mallard Cottage Family Dinner

Chinched Bistro and Mallard Cottage Family Dinner

Chinched Bistro & Mallard Cottage

On Wednesday March 26th Chinched Bistro and Mallard Cottage are collaborating to bring you a unique evening of family style dining. Chef’s Todd Perrin and Shaun Hussey along with their respective teams will be preparing a delicious 5 course family style meal, each course paired with an appropriate beverage.

There will be many layers of fun and creativity to our Family Dinner evening. Chinched Bistro’s Shaun Hussey will be cooking at Mallard Cottage and Todd Perrin of Mallard Cottage will be cooking at Chinched Bistro.

Guests will begin their evening at one of the two restaurants and they will finish their evening at the second restaurant. We will have transportation organized to bring guests from one restaurant to the other at the halfway point in the meal. Guests will have the opportunity to dine in both restaurants in one evening!

Reception cocktails at 6:30pm and dinner will begin at 7:00pm at the assigned restaurant. We will be serving the first two courses and then have transportation pick up guests to bring them to the partnering restaurant for the final three courses. Ticket price includes transportation as well as a taxi voucher for after dinner.

All reservations will be taken “Family Style”. You can make reservations by contacting Michelle at Chinched Bistro, 722-3100 or info@chinchedbistro.com or Steve at Mallard Cottage, 237-7314 or steve@mallardcottage.ca.

Tickets are $128 including tax and gratuity and are non-refundable. Guests will be contacted 24 hours in advance to be notified of which restaurant they will begin their evening.

Do not miss this unique opportunity to dine in two of our city’s wonderful restaurants. Call or email for tickets, seating is limited!


Details

Mallard Cottage/Chinched Bistro
7 Queen Street/8 Barrows Road
St. John's
NL
PH: 709-722-3100
PH: 709-237-7314
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The NLPCA 19th Annual Benefit Hockey Game
The NLPCA 19th Annual Benefit Hockey Game

The NLPCA 19th Annual Benefit Hockey Game

Mile One Centre

The Newfoundland and Labrador Police Curling Association is proud to present another night of family fun and entertainment! The 19th Annual Benefit Hockey Game between the NL Celebrity All Stars vs. the NL Police All Stars will take place at Mile One Centre on March 27, 2014 at 7:30pm.

Players for the NL Celebrity All Stars include many local media personalities and former NHL and other NL Professional hockey players including Mark Dwyer, Fred Hutton, Jonathan Crowe, Ryan Snodden and former Montreal Canadiens Terry Ryan, Andre “Moose” Dupont and Stephane Richer.

Players for the NL Police All Stars are the “Top Cops” – The best from the RNC and RCMP.

$7,500 will be shared once again amongst three local Newfoundland & Labrador Children’s Charities bringing the total, since its inception, to over $185, 000 that has been donated as a result of these games.


Details

Mile One Centre
50 New Gower Street
St. John’s
NL A1C 1J3

PH: (709) 576-7657
PH: (709) 758-1111
FX: (709) 576-8467
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Kitchen Party Friday
Kitchen Party Friday

Kitchen Party Friday

Quidi Vidi Brewery


Details

Quidi Vidi Brewery
35 Barrows Road
St. John's
NL
PH: 709-738-4040
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Kitchen Party Friday
Kitchen Party Friday

Kitchen Party Friday

Quidi Vidi Brewery


Details

Quidi Vidi Brewery
35 Barrows Road
St. John's
NL
PH: 709-738-4040
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It Ain't Easy Being Green

It Ain't Easy Being Green

The Suncor Energy Fluvarium

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Details

The Suncor Energy Fluvarium
5 Nagle’s Place
St. John's
NL A1B 2Z2

PH: (709) 754-FISH (3474)
PH: (709) 722- DUCK (3825)
FX: (709) 754-5947
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It Ain't Easy Being Green

It Ain't Easy Being Green

The Suncor Energy Fluvarium

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Details

The Suncor Energy Fluvarium
5 Nagle’s Place
St. John's
NL A1B 2Z2

PH: (709) 754-FISH (3474)
PH: (709) 722- DUCK (3825)
FX: (709) 754-5947
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NATURAL SELECTION The Evolving Idea of Canadian Landscape
NATURAL SELECTION The Evolving Idea of Canadian Landscape

NATURAL SELECTION The Evolving Idea of Canadian Landscape

The Rooms

Landscape remains close to the heart of Canadian art as well as being integral to our national identity. This exhibition presents significant works from the permanent collection, spanning the history of landscape painting in Canada, reconsidered aside contemporary art exploring our changing relationship with the natural world. Artists include A.Y. Jackson, Maurice Cullen, Franklin Carmichael, Pegi Nicol MacLeod, Dan Hudson and John Hartman. Many of these works come from the generous gifts of Edwin R. Procunier to the collection over the years.


Details

The Rooms
9 Bonaventure Avenue
Suite 302
St. John's
NL A1C 5P9

PH: 7097578000
PH: 7097578000
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RCA presents Blue Box
RCA presents Blue Box

RCA presents Blue Box

The LSPU Hall

Blue Box
Written and performed by Carmen Aguirre
A nightswimming theatre production
Directed by Brian Quirt
Production Design by Itai Erdal

Blue Box weaves together two stories: one from Carmen’s underground life in the 1980s Chilean resistance movement fighting the Pinochet dictatorship; the other of a passionate and complicated relationship with a charismatic Chicano actor, each exploring how to get what we want when no one wants us to get it. Funny, sexual, moving and deeply political, Blue Box reveals a woman committed to a cause to which she would have sacrificed her life, and committed to a man who refused to sacrifice anything for anyone


Details

The LSPU Hall
3 Victoria Street
St. John’s
NL A1C 3V2

PH: 17097534531 ext 200
FX: (709) 576-8467
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MIKE GOUGH: RETRACE
MIKE GOUGH: RETRACE

MIKE GOUGH: RETRACE

The Rooms

Mike Gough explores the materiality of memory, alluding to personal subject matter that exists just below the surface. Navigating process and experience, his paintings transcend the autobiographical, representing desires and memories that can never be adequately translated.


Details

The Rooms
9 Bonaventure Avenue
Suite 302
St. John's
NL A1C 5P9

PH: 7097578000
PH: 7097578000
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ZEKE MOORES: DISPOSE
ZEKE MOORES: DISPOSE

ZEKE MOORES: DISPOSE

The Rooms

Organized in partnership with The Art Gallery of Windsor
With support of Ontario Arts Council

Zeke Moores is inspired by what society throws away. His sculptures explore the transient nature of contemporary culture, valuing crumpled cardboard boxes, street barriers, milk crates and moving blankets. Moores reclaims these discarded and forgotten objects as the cultural artifacts of our time, recreating them in bronze and aluminum to highlight their beauty and potential. Moores was raised in Conception Bay South, NL. He has lived in Halifax, New Jersey, Toronto and Windsor, where he has resided for the past ten years. In 2011 Moores was a finalist for the Sobey Art Award, Canada’s pre-eminent prize for contemporary art.


Details

The Rooms
9 Bonaventure Avenue
Suite 302
St. John's
NL A1C 5P9

PH: (709) 757-8000
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GOTCHA! Carnivorous Plants Chow Down
GOTCHA!  Carnivorous Plants Chow Down

GOTCHA! Carnivorous Plants Chow Down

The Rooms

Carnivorous plants are colourful, lively, and sneaky at trapping and digesting insects and small organisms for the nutrients they provide. They fascinate many of us, especially kids. Gotcha! is a highly interactive, immersive exhibition focusing on the province’s diversity of curious carnivorous plants – from the pitcher plant to the bladderwort. It is aimed at kids aged five to nine but will be enjoyed by all ages.


Details

The Rooms
9 Bonaventure Avenue
Suite 302
St. John's
NL A1C 5P9

PH: 7097578000
PH: 7097578000
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Gold Medal Plates 2014
Gold Medal Plates 2014

Gold Medal Plates 2014

Gold Medal Plates is the ultimate celebration of Canadian Excellence in cuisine, wine, the arts and athletic achievement. Celebrated in eleven cities across Canada in 2014, Gold Medal Plates features the premier chefs in each city in a competition to crown a gold, silver and bronze medal culinary team in each city, and subsequently nation-wide at the Canadian Culinary Championships. Coming to St. John's November 13, 2014!


Details

St. John's Convention Centre
101 New Gower Street
St. John's
NL A1C 1J5

PH: 709.758.5498
FX: 709.570.1620
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Gold Medal Plates 2014
Gold Medal Plates 2014

Gold Medal Plates 2014

Gold Medal Plates is the ultimate celebration of Canadian Excellence in cuisine, wine, the arts and athletic achievement. Celebrated in eleven cities across Canada in 2014, Gold Medal Plates features the premier chefs in each city in a competition to crown a gold, silver and bronze medal culinary team in each city, and subsequently nation-wide at the Canadian Culinary Championships. Coming to St. John's November 13, 2014!


Details

St. John's Convention Centre
101 New Gower Street
St. John's
NL A1C 1J5

PH: 709.758.5498
FX: 709.570.1620
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DEATH AT THE FRONT THE SEALING DISASTERS OF 1914
DEATH AT THE FRONT THE SEALING DISASTERS OF 1914

DEATH AT THE FRONT THE SEALING DISASTERS OF 1914

The Rooms

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the two terrible calamities in the history of the sealing industry in Newfoundland and Labrador. One tremendous spring blizzard off the island claimed 251 lives between the sinking of the Southern Cross and the harrowing ordeal faced by sealers of the Newfoundland left stranded on the sea ice for two days. The exhibition features artifacts and imagery connected to these tragedies.


Details

The Rooms
9 Bonaventure Avenue
Suite 302
St. John's
NL A1C 5P9

PH: 7097578000
PH: 7097578000
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THE LITTLE BOATS OF FOGO ISLAND
THE LITTLE BOATS OF FOGO ISLAND

THE LITTLE BOATS OF FOGO ISLAND

Fogo Island Inn

Fogo Island Inn offers guests The Little Boats of Fogo Island Package: an opportunity to spend time with a community host, immerse yourself in outport life and truly get to know this place and its culture. Learn how fish is split and dried, try some partridgeberry jam tarts, spend time in a boat shed and learn how traditional wooden punt boats are built. This is a rare chance to experience and share cultural knowledge that will deepen your awareness and broaden your perspective.

The Full Board two night package rates begin at $1,495 per night, exclusive of taxes, and is based on two persons and includes: a three hour hands on punt building session with a local craftsman, a guided row in a traditional punt (season permitting) and a screening of “Cranky,” featuring the punts of Fogo Island at the Inn’s cinema.


Details

Fogo Island Inn
Joe Batt's Arm, Fogo Island
NL A0G 2X0

PH: 709-658-3444
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North America’s First New Year

North America’s First New Year

December 31

When the clock strikes midnight on December 31st, the people of St. John’s are the first in North America to celebrate the New Year. The New Year’s Eve Celebrations include a spectacular fireworks display at Quidi Vidi Lake.


Details


PH: 709.576.8106
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THE INTERNATIONAL GRENFELL ASSOCIATION Mission Trips to Scholarships (1914 – 2014)
THE INTERNATIONAL  GRENFELL ASSOCIATION Mission Trips to Scholarships (1914 – 2014)

THE INTERNATIONAL GRENFELL ASSOCIATION Mission Trips to Scholarships (1914 – 2014)

The Rooms

The Rooms Provincial Archives – home to the largest collection of IGA material in Canada – will mark the 100th Anniversary of the incorporation of the IGA in 1914 with this exhibition. Sir Wilfred Grenfell, the founder of IGA, came to Newfoundland to attend to the needs of fishermen in northern Newfoundland and on the coast of Labrador. Grenfell –a physician and surgeon who ran his medical services from a base hospital in Battle Harbour, Labrador, along with various ships which moved up and down the Labrador coast – also tended to other needs of people in the region.


Details

The Rooms
9 Bonaventure Avenue
Suite 302
St. John's
NL A1C 5P9

PH: 7097578000
PH: 7097578000
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Spring
Kitchen Party Friday
Kitchen Party Friday

Kitchen Party Friday

Quidi Vidi Brewery


Details

Quidi Vidi Brewery
35 Barrows Road
St. John's
NL
PH: 709-738-4040
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Kitchen Party Friday
Kitchen Party Friday

Kitchen Party Friday

Quidi Vidi Brewery


Details

Quidi Vidi Brewery
35 Barrows Road
St. John's
NL
PH: 709-738-4040
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Kitchen Party Friday
Kitchen Party Friday

Kitchen Party Friday

Quidi Vidi Brewery


Details

Quidi Vidi Brewery
35 Barrows Road
St. John's
NL
PH: 709-738-4040
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Kitchen Party Friday
Kitchen Party Friday

Kitchen Party Friday

Quidi Vidi Brewery


Details

Quidi Vidi Brewery
35 Barrows Road
St. John's
NL
PH: 709-738-4040
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ARCHAEOLOGY IN SHESHATSHIU

ARCHAEOLOGY IN SHESHATSHIU

The Rooms

Scott Neilsen, from the Department of Archaeology, Labrador Institute, Memorial University, will introduce us to the archaeology of Sheshatshiu and discuss the on-going investigation of a significant Intermediate
Period site, FjCa-51.

Program offered in collaboration with the Newfoundland and Labrador Archaeological Society.


Details

The Rooms
9 Bonaventure Avenue
Suite 302
St. John's
NL A1C 5P9

PH: 7097578000
PH: 7097578000
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The Backyardigans
The Backyardigans

The Backyardigans

Mile One Centre

SONIC CONCERTS PRESENTS
THE BACKYARDIGANS SEA DEEP IN ADVENTURE
AT MILE ONE CENTRE, SUNDAY, APRIL 6, 2014

Who explores a coral reef, plays in an octopus's garden, and joins the jellyfish ballet – all before snack time? The Backyardigans!

Pablo, Tyrone, Tasha, Uniqua and Austin are back on stage, singing and dancing and ready to plunge sea deep into adventure. The Backyardigans Sea Deep in Adventure comes to Mile One Centre on Sunday, April 6th at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Dive into the action as these five friends explore clues, discover underwater magic, and match wits with an all-too-tidy octopus and a pair of playful (but messy!) dolphins!


Details

Mile One Centre
50 New Gower Street
St. John’s
NL A1C 1J3

PH: (709) 576-7657
PH: (709) 758-1111
FX: (709) 576-8467
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Best Kind Productions presents 13 The Musical
Best Kind Productions presents 13 The Musical

Best Kind Productions presents 13 The Musical

The LSPU Hall

A grown-up story about growing up!

When his parents get divorced and he's forced to move from New York to a small town in Indiana, Evan Goldman just wants to make friends and survive the school year. Easier said than done. The star quarterback is threatening to ruin his life and his only friend, Patrice, won't talk to him. The school freak sees an opportunity for blackmail and someone is spreading the nastiest rumors.

With an unforgettable rock score from Tony Award-winning composer Jason Robert Brown and featuring an incredibly talented cast of young people from across the Avalon Peninsula, 13 is a hilarious, high-energy musical for all ages about discovering that cool is where you find it, and sometimes where you least expect it.

Starring: Matthew Hardy, Caitlin Harte, Andrew Hepditch, Maggie Follett, Ryan Aspell, Lauren Shallow, Kyle Dalton, Ben Halfyard, Hannah Wadman-Scanlan, Anna Faith James, Jenny Mallard, Nathan Mackey, and Callum McGann.

Directed by Timothy Matson, Music Direction by Kiersten Noel, Choreography by Jessa Vokey, Band Direction by Emily Follett, Produced/Stage Managed by Kyle McDavid.


Details

The LSPU Hall
3 Victoria Street
St. John’s
NL A1C 3V2

PH: 17097534531 ext 200
FX: (709) 576-8467
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Film: RAIN, DRIZZLE AND FOG

Film: RAIN, DRIZZLE AND FOG

The Rooms

Some of Newfoundland’s most famous artists and writers take you on a tour of St. John’s from their own perspectives – which are as unique as the town itself. Directed by Rosemary House.

Presented in collaboration with the National Film Board of Canada


Details

The Rooms
9 Bonaventure Avenue
Suite 302
St. John's
NL A1C 5P9

PH: 7097578000
PH: 7097578000
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Put Some Spring in Your Step!
Newfoundland & Labrador Folk Arts Society

Put Some Spring in Your Step!

Newfoundland & Labrador Folk Arts Society

The Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Arts Society invites you to a dinner, dance & silent auction.

Traditional dance caller, Ford Elms, will lead the way, with musicians Rick West, Danny Mills, Tony O’Brien, Allan Ricketts & Fergus Brown-O’Byrne providing the tunes. Enjoy hot beef stew and rolls, and bid on some fabulous silent auction items.

Spring may not be here yet, but you can put some spring in your step to coax it along! Tickets $25 at O’Brien’s Music.

www.nlfolk.com


Details

Benevolent Irish Society
30 Harvey Road
St. John's
NL
PH: (709) 576-8508

Put Some Spring in Your Step!
Newfoundland & Labrador Folk Arts Society

Put Some Spring in Your Step!

Newfoundland & Labrador Folk Arts Society

The Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Arts Society invites you to a dinner, dance & silent auction.

Traditional dance caller, Ford Elms, will lead the way, with musicians Rick West, Danny Mills, Tony O’Brien, Allan Ricketts & Fergus Brown-O’Byrne providing the tunes. Enjoy hot beef stew and rolls, and bid on some fabulous silent auction items.

Spring may not be here yet, but you can put some spring in your step to coax it along! Tickets $25 at O’Brien’s Music.

www.nlfolk.com


Details

Benevolent Irish Society
30 Harvey Road
St. John's
NL
PH: (709) 576-8508

A Taste of Italy
A Taste of Italy

A Taste of Italy

Newfoundland & Labrador Liquor Corporation

A Taste of Italy

A Taste of Italy
Saturday, April 12th, 2014
St. John's Convention Centre
Event Details here!

The Italian wine category is growing fast in Newfoundland & Labrador market. This show is an excellent opportunity for wine suppliers to entice consumers with a variety of wines in an ambient and fun atmosphere while encouraging them to explore the diversity of Italy’s wines and their regions. This event will showcase over 120 wines; many of which are new to our market.

Ticket Price includes: Opportunity to sample over 120 wines, Consumer Booklet with floor plan and product descriptions, variety of reception food, cheeses and bread, $10.00 taxi voucher and a FREE bottle of Bolla Retro Verona Rosso ($17.97) with any wine purchase at our onsite Wine Store.


Details

St. John's Convention Centre
101 New Gower Street
St. John’s
NL A1C 1J5

PH: 709.724.1100
FX: 709.754.0321
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Little Toot Easter Party
Little Toot Easter Party

Little Toot Easter Party

The Railway Coastal Museum

Come down and celebrate Easter with us at the Railway Coastal Museum! Tasty treats, creative crafts, great games and more!

PLUS, beginning that Tuesday and continuing for the rest of the week, drop in with your Little Toot to participate in our giant, museum-wide egg hunt!

More info here!


Details

The Railway Coastal Museum
495 Water Street
St. John's
NL
PH: (709) 724-5942
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NEWFOUNDLAND MOSQUITOES AND AUSTRALIAN THRIPS

NEWFOUNDLAND MOSQUITOES AND AUSTRALIAN THRIPS

The Rooms

Dr. Tom Chapman of MUN’s Biology Department is here to talk about the diversity of mosquitoes in Salmonier Nature Park and their role in transmitting certain types of viruses. He’ll also share with us his research on the evolution of cooperation amongst Australian Thrips and why it’s perceived as the kindest insect.

Program offered in collaboration with Nature NL.


Details

The Rooms
9 Bonaventure Avenue
Suite 302
St. John's
NL A1C 5P9

PH: 7097578000
PH: 7097578000
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MIKE GOUGH: RETRACE
MIKE GOUGH: RETRACE

MIKE GOUGH: RETRACE

The Rooms

Mike Gough explores the materiality of memory, alluding to personal subject matter that exists just below the surface. Navigating process and experience, his paintings transcend the autobiographical, representing desires and memories that can never be adequately translated.


Details

The Rooms
9 Bonaventure Avenue
Suite 302
St. John's
NL A1C 5P9

PH: 7097578000
PH: 7097578000
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ZEKE MOORES: DISPOSE
ZEKE MOORES: DISPOSE

ZEKE MOORES: DISPOSE

The Rooms

Organized in partnership with The Art Gallery of Windsor
With support of Ontario Arts Council

Zeke Moores is inspired by what society throws away. His sculptures explore the transient nature of contemporary culture, valuing crumpled cardboard boxes, street barriers, milk crates and moving blankets. Moores reclaims these discarded and forgotten objects as the cultural artifacts of our time, recreating them in bronze and aluminum to highlight their beauty and potential. Moores was raised in Conception Bay South, NL. He has lived in Halifax, New Jersey, Toronto and Windsor, where he has resided for the past ten years. In 2011 Moores was a finalist for the Sobey Art Award, Canada’s pre-eminent prize for contemporary art.


Details

The Rooms
9 Bonaventure Avenue
Suite 302
St. John's
NL A1C 5P9

PH: (709) 757-8000
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Lawnya Vawnya

Lawnya Vawnya

An Explosion of Independent Art and Culture

April 16 - 20, 2014

Named for a Newfoundland expression that – according the Dictionary of Newfoundland English – means “having a good time at a dance or party with plenty to eat,” Lawnya Vawnya burst onto the Canadian festival calendar three years ago with creative programming throughout colourful downtown St. John’s. The fourth annual Lawnya Vawnya festival of independent music and arts will take place April 16-20, 2014.


Details

St. John’s

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THE SOMME, 1916 A Special Presentation by Martin Middlebrook

THE SOMME, 1916 A Special Presentation by Martin Middlebrook

The Rooms

Mr. Martin Middlebrook is a British military historian and author of numerous books relating to the First and Second World Wars as well as the 1983 Falklands Conflict. He is well known for his first work, The First Day on the Somme. Join Mr. Middlebrook as he provides insight into the events of 1914 and the social aspects of the British Army that fought on the Somme.

Presented in collaboration with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment Advisory Council

TICKETS REQUIRED. Tickets are $10 (10% off for Rooms Members)


Details

The Rooms
9 Bonaventure Avenue
Suite 302
St. John's
NL A1C 5P9

PH: 7097578000
PH: 7097578000
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Bryan Adams
Bryan Adams

Bryan Adams

Mile One Centre

evenko and Live Nation present Canadian rock icon, Bryan Adams as part of his 2014 “Bare Bones” acoustic concert tour.

Celebrated Canadian rocker, Bryan Adams continues his highly successful "Bare Bones" acoustic concert tour with a stop in St. John’s at Mile One Centre on April 25th at 7:00pm.

Adams’ outstanding live concerts have established him as one of the world's best rock singers, performing over 120 concerts a year. His latest release Bare Bones is a collection of live recordings culled from the acoustic tour.

With these performances interspersed between stadium dates, Adams’ new spin on his classic hits has been met with rave reviews from critics and fans alike.

This Atlantic Canada tour provides a rare opportunity for fans to see Bryan Adams as they've not seen him before.

TICKETS GO ON SALE FRIDAY, MARCH 14TH AT 12 NOON

Tickets range from $49.50 to $85.00 (including tax plus service charge) and will be available at the Mile One Centre box office, by phone at 576-7657 and online at www.mileonecentre.com. For more information on Bryan Adams, visit: bryanadams.com

UPDATE!

Due to overwhelming demand, a second show has been added for Bryan Adams on Saturday, April 26th at 8:00pm

Tickets go on sale this Friday, March 21st at noon.


Details

Mile One Centre
50 New Gower Street
St. John's
NL A1C 1J3

PH: 709-576-7657
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Bryan Adams
Bryan Adams

Bryan Adams

Mile One Centre

evenko and Live Nation present Canadian rock icon, Bryan Adams as part of his 2014 “Bare Bones” acoustic concert tour.

Celebrated Canadian rocker, Bryan Adams continues his highly successful "Bare Bones" acoustic concert tour with a stop in St. John’s at Mile One Centre on April 25th at 7:00pm.

Adams’ outstanding live concerts have established him as one of the world's best rock singers, performing over 120 concerts a year. His latest release Bare Bones is a collection of live recordings culled from the acoustic tour.

With these performances interspersed between stadium dates, Adams’ new spin on his classic hits has been met with rave reviews from critics and fans alike.

This Atlantic Canada tour provides a rare opportunity for fans to see Bryan Adams as they've not seen him before.

TICKETS GO ON SALE FRIDAY, MARCH 14TH AT 12 NOON

Tickets range from $49.50 to $85.00 (including tax plus service charge) and will be available at the Mile One Centre box office, by phone at 576-7657 and online at www.mileonecentre.com. For more information on Bryan Adams, visit: bryanadams.com

UPDATE!

Due to overwhelming demand, a second show has been added for Bryan Adams on Saturday, April 26th at 8:00pm

Tickets go on sale this Friday, March 21st at noon.


Details

Mile One Centre
50 New Gower Street
St. John's
NL A1C 1J3

PH: 709-576-7657
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Steve Dawson
Juno Award winning guitarist Steve Dawson

Steve Dawson

LSPU Hall

"Rattlesnake Cage” is the 6th solo album from Juno Award-winning artist Steve Dawson. It is unique in that it is a solo instrumental guitar album utilizing slide guitar, Weissenborn Hawaiian guitar, and acoustic 12-string. Steve’s new original compositions touch on blues, bluegrass, improvisation, and the “Amercian Primitive” school of guitar pioneered by the likes of John Fahey and Leo Kottke. Shades of Mississippi John Hurt and Reverend Gary Davis colour the music, but Steve’s voice on the guitar shines through like never before. “Rattlesnake Cage” is an album of one microphone simplicity. Steve will be accompanied by Keith Lowe on bass for this "one night only” show. This is a MUST see for guitarists and fans of acoustic guitar.


Details

LSPU Hall
3 Victoria Street
St. John’s
NL A1C 3V2

PH: 17097534531 ext 200
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Steve Dawson
Juno Award winning guitarist Steve Dawson

Steve Dawson

LSPU Hall

"Rattlesnake Cage” is the 6th solo album from Juno Award-winning artist Steve Dawson. It is unique in that it is a solo instrumental guitar album utilizing slide guitar, Weissenborn Hawaiian guitar, and acoustic 12-string. Steve’s new original compositions touch on blues, bluegrass, improvisation, and the “Amercian Primitive” school of guitar pioneered by the likes of John Fahey and Leo Kottke. Shades of Mississippi John Hurt and Reverend Gary Davis colour the music, but Steve’s voice on the guitar shines through like never before. “Rattlesnake Cage” is an album of one microphone simplicity. Steve will be accompanied by Keith Lowe on bass for this "one night only” show. This is a MUST see for guitarists and fans of acoustic guitar.


Details

LSPU Hall
3 Victoria Street
St. John’s
NL A1C 3V2

PH: 17097534531 ext 200
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Steve Dawson Live in Concert!
Steve Dawson Live in Concert!

Steve Dawson Live in Concert!

The LSPU Hall

“Rattlesnake Cage” is the 6th solo album from Juno Award-winning artist Steve Dawson. While it complements the other works in Steve’s respected catalog, it is unique in that it is a solo instrumental guitar album. Utilizing slide guitar, Weissenborn Hawaiian guitar, and acoustic 12-string, Steve’s new original compositions touch on blues, bluegrass, improvisation, and the “Amercian Primitive” school of guitar pioneered by the likes of John Fahey and Leo Kottke. Shades of Mississippi John Hurt and Reverend Gary Davis colour the music, but Steve’s voice on the guitar shines through like never before. “Rattlesnake Cage” is an album of one microphone simplicity.


Details

The LSPU Hall
3 Victoria Street
St. John’s
NL A1C 3V2

PH: 17097534531 ext 200
FX: (709) 576-8467
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4th Annual Beer Dinner
4th Annual Beer Dinner

4th Annual Beer Dinner

Chinched Bistro

Chinched Bistro will partner with Quidi Vidi Brewery to host the 4th Annual Beer Dinner on May 1, 2014 at 6:30pm.

The dinner will feature 5 courses prepared by the Chinched Crew, each paired with a unique QV Beer.

Tickets will be $100/person plus tax & gratuity and will need to be purchased in advance. You can get your tickets by dropping into Chinched Bistro, giving us a call at 722 3100 or email at info@chinchedbistro.com.


Details

Chinched Bistro
7 Queen Street
St. John's
NL A1C 4K2

PH: 709 722 3100
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City and Colour
City and Colour

City and Colour

Mile One Centre

SONIC CONCERTS PRESENTS
CITY AND COLOUR
AT MILE ONE CENTRE, MONDAY MAY 5, '14

City and Colour – acclaimed singer, songwriter and performer Dallas Green – has announced a cross-Canada tour for 2014. The tour, in support of Green's latest album The Hurry and The Harm, stops at the Mile One Centre in St. John's on Monday, May 5 at 8:00 pm. This is the first major national tour since 2012, which sold-out across the country in record time, as well as the largest venues Green has headlined on a national tour.

Joining City and Colour is Half Moon Run. Half Moon Run is a talented young band from Ottawa, ON and Comox, BC who bonded in Montreal creating a unique sound fusing elements of indie, pop, folk and electronica. Their complex arrangements are particularly striking to hear and see during their live shows. Half Moon Run's debut album Dark Eyes has enjoyed worldwide praise since its international release earlier this year.


Details

Mile One Centre
50 New Gower Street
St. John’s
NL A1C 1J3

PH: (709) 576-7657
PH: (709) 758-1111
FX: (709) 576-8467
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Pure Country Tour
 Sammy Kershaw, David Lee Murphy and Pam Tillis

Pure Country Tour

Mile One Centre

Brand Concerts and Events Inc. proudly present
PURE COUNTRY TOUR

Brand Concerts and Events is proud to present the "PURE COUNTRY TOUR" Thursday, May 8th, 2014 at Mile One Centre featuring Country greats; Sammy Kershaw, David Lee Murphy and Pam Tillis. Doors open at 6:30 for the 7:30 performance.

Sammy Kershaw has had more than twenty-five singles that have entered Top 40 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, including the number one hit, She Don't Know She's Beautiful.

David Lee Murphy's four albums produced a total of thirteen singles on the country charts, including the Number One hit "Dust on the Bottle". Murphy has co-written several singles for other artists, including the Number One hits "Living in Fast Forward" for Kenny Chesney, "Big Green Tractor" for Jason Aldeen and "Are you Gonna Kiss me or Not" for Thompson Square

Originally a demo singer in Nashville Tennessee, Tillis has produced a number of albums and singles, including her number 1 hit on the country charts, "Mi Vida Loca (My Crazy Life)". Her albums Homeward Looking Angel (1992), Sweethearts Dance (1994) and Greatest Hits (1997) are all certified platinum by the Recording industry Association of America (RIAA)


Details

Mile One Centre
50 New Gower Street
St. John’s
NL A1C 1J3

PH: (709) 576-7657
PH: (709) 758-1111
FX: (709) 576-8467
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Toby Keith - Hammer Down!
Mile One Centre

Toby Keith - Hammer Down!

Mile One Centre

5th String Entertainment presents
TOBY KEITH
"Hammer Down Tour"

From his first No. 1 smash "Should've Been A Cowboy" to his latest release Drinks After Work, Toby Keith has been one of the most consistent self-directed hit makers of his era. 5th String Entertainment is proud to bring Toby Keith to Mile One Centre on Friday, May 9th and now on May 10th at 7:30 pm as a part of his "Hammer Down Tour".

His albums have sold more than 38 million copies, ranking him among the top-selling all-genre artists on Billboard's Top 200 Artists of the Decade, but the core of Toby's unparalleled success is his songwriting, which has powered an astounding succession of hit songs. Toby has received the honor of Songwriter/Artist of the Decade by the Nashville Songwriters Association International, he is a three-time BMI Country Songwriter/Artist of the Year and was named the American Country Awards' Artist of the Decade.

But Toby's most rewarding experiences, as exhibited in his continual devotion to them, come from giving back. Whether it's helping sick children and their families in his native Oklahoma through the Toby Keith Foundation or supporting US and Canadian Troops including USO Tours throughout the world, Keith has never lost touch with the most important things in life.


Details

Mile One Centre
50 New Gower Street
St. John’s
NL A1C 1J3

PH: (709) 576-7657
PH: (709) 758-1111
FX: (709) 576-8467
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PROVINCIAL ARTS & LETTERS AWARDS
PROVINCIAL ARTS & LETTERS AWARDS

PROVINCIAL ARTS & LETTERS AWARDS

The Rooms

Since 1952, the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador has celebrated excellence in the arts through the Arts and Letters Awards. This annual competition affords a special opportunity for writers, composers and visual artists – young and old, amateur and professional – to showcase their talents through a variety of media. The Rooms is pleased to present work by the winners of the visual art section, alongside those designated honorable mentions or works of merit by the adjudicators


Details

The Rooms
9 Bonaventure Avenue
Suite 302
St. John's
NL A1C 5P9

PH: 7097578000
PH: 7097578000
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Jerry’d Alive!

Jerry’d Alive!

LSPU Hall

Resource Centre for the Arts Theatre Company is proud to present Jerry’d Alive! written and performed by Susan Kent (This Hour Has 22 Minutes) and directed by Andy Jones. Susan is back with a sequel to the cult favourite Nan Loves Jerry. Originally produced by RCAT and White Rooster Theatre in our 2007-08 season, it was remounted to critical acclaim at The Toronto Fringe Festival in 2010. Her new play Jerry'd Alive! finds Jerry coping with a tragic loss and trying to navigate the dating world, all while drawing the negative attention of an uptight social worker who is trying to sort him out.

The show runs from May 7 to 11, 8pm, at the LSPU Hall, 3 Victoria Street. Tickets are $30 General, $25 Student/Senior/Artist. There is a $20 matinee on May 11 at 2pm.

To purchase tickets or for more information, please go to www.rca.nf.ca


Details

LSPU Hall
3 Victoria Street
St. John’s
NL A1C 3V2

PH: 709.753.4531 ext 200
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Trails, Tales & Tunes Festival
Gros Morne National Park

Trails, Tales & Tunes Festival

The eighth annual Trails, Tales and Tunes Festival takes place from May 16-25, 2014 in Norris Point, Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland and Labrador.

Make this celebration of culture and community your spring break-away! Experience a unique blend of walks, workshops, culinary adventures, concerts and kitchen parties. Enjoy fine talent presented in intimate venues throughout the picturesque town of Norris Point.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4rPU54mi4uM


Details

Gros Morne National Park
Norris Point
Newfoundland and Labrador A0K 3V0

PH: 709 458-3605
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Sci-fi on the Rock

Sci-fi on the Rock

May 23 - 25, 2014

“Sci-fi on the Rock” is NL’s premiere science fiction & fantasy convention, entering its 8th year at the Holiday Inn. Special guests are Michael Hogan (Battlestar Galactica) and Aron Eisenberg (Star Trek). Events include workshops, panels, social networking – something for everyone!


Details

St. John's

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POINTED NORTH Rockwell Kent In Newfoundland & Labrador

POINTED NORTH Rockwell Kent In Newfoundland & Labrador

Public Opening Reception - The Rooms

In search of the dramatic landscapes of the North, American artist Rockwell Kent (1882-1971) visited the Burin peninsula in 1910 and lived in Brigus from 1914-15. As part of the Rockwell Kent Centennial in Newfoundland, The Rooms presents paintings, drawings, prints and books from various points throughout Kent’s career, highlighting those inspired by his time here.


Details

The Rooms
9 Bonaventure Avenue
Suite 302
St. John's
NL A1C 5P9

PH: 7097578000
PH: 7097578000
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"Stepping Out"

"Stepping Out"

The Bella Vista


Details

The Bella Vista
26 Torbay Road
St. John's
NL
PH: 709.753.5899
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GOTCHA! Carnivorous Plants Chow Down
GOTCHA!  Carnivorous Plants Chow Down

GOTCHA! Carnivorous Plants Chow Down

The Rooms

Carnivorous plants are colourful, lively, and sneaky at trapping and digesting insects and small organisms for the nutrients they provide. They fascinate many of us, especially kids. Gotcha! is a highly interactive, immersive exhibition focusing on the province’s diversity of curious carnivorous plants – from the pitcher plant to the bladderwort. It is aimed at kids aged five to nine but will be enjoyed by all ages.


Details

The Rooms
9 Bonaventure Avenue
Suite 302
St. John's
NL A1C 5P9

PH: 7097578000
PH: 7097578000
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POINTED NORTH Rockwell Kent In Newfoundland & Labrador

POINTED NORTH Rockwell Kent In Newfoundland & Labrador

Guided Interpreted Tours & Family Friendly Activity - The Rooms

Pointed North: Rockwell Kent in Newfoundland and Labrador
Tours will speak to Kent’s artwork, his time in Brigus, and share some of the artist’s own words from his autobiographical book North by East.

Tours start at 2:30pm and 3:30pm and are approximately 25 minutes long. Visitors are asked to meet outside the Art Gallery on Level 4.

Printmaking
Stop by and explore the world of printmaking. Create your own original pieces of art in this hands-on drop-in workshop geared for every member of the family, and come back to learn different printmaking techniques throughout the summer.

This hands-on activity takes place from
2 – 4pm in Level 3 multi-purpose space.

In search of the dramatic landscapes of the North, American artist Rockwell Kent (1882-1971) visited the Burin peninsula in 1910 and lived in Brigus from 1914-15. As part of the Rockwell Kent Centennial in Newfoundland, The Rooms presents paintings, drawings, prints and books from various points throughout Kent’s career, highlighting those inspired by his time here.


Details

The Rooms
9 Bonaventure Avenue
Suite 302
St. John's
NL A1C 5P9

PH: 7097578000
PH: 7097578000
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POINTED NORTH Rockwell Kent In Newfoundland & Labrador

POINTED NORTH Rockwell Kent In Newfoundland & Labrador

Guided Interpreted Tours & Family Friendly Activity - The Rooms

Pointed North: Rockwell Kent in Newfoundland and Labrador
Tours will speak to Kent’s artwork, his time in Brigus, and share some of the artist’s own words from his autobiographical book North by East.

Tours start at 2:30pm and 3:30pm and are approximately 25 minutes long. Visitors are asked to meet outside the Art Gallery on Level 4.

Printmaking
Stop by and explore the world of printmaking. Create your own original pieces of art in this hands-on drop-in workshop geared for every member of the family, and come back to learn different printmaking techniques throughout the summer.

This hands-on activity takes place from
2 – 4pm in Level 3 multi-purpose space.

In search of the dramatic landscapes of the North, American artist Rockwell Kent (1882-1971) visited the Burin peninsula in 1910 and lived in Brigus from 1914-15. As part of the Rockwell Kent Centennial in Newfoundland, The Rooms presents paintings, drawings, prints and books from various points throughout Kent’s career, highlighting those inspired by his time here.


Details

The Rooms
9 Bonaventure Avenue
Suite 302
St. John's
NL A1C 5P9

PH: 7097578000
PH: 7097578000
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SILKE OTTO-KNAPP -QUESTIONS OF TRAVEL
SILKE OTTO-KNAPP -QUESTIONS OF TRAVEL

SILKE OTTO-KNAPP -QUESTIONS OF TRAVEL

Fogo Island Inn

Internationally renowned artist Silke Otto-Knapp opens her new exhibition at the Fogo Island Gallery on April 16, 2014.

Join us for a two-night stay at the Fogo Island Inn with our Questions of Travel (Fogo) guest package designed specifically for art lovers and inspired by the paintings of this celebrated German artist.

The full board two night minimum package rate begins at $1,425 per night, exclusive of taxes, is based on two persons (solo travellers deduct $200 off base rate per night) and includes: a tour of the exhibition, a Fogo Island Arts studio tour, a screening of Ingmar Bergman’s Persona (1966) at the Inn’s digital cinema, a signed copy of the exhibition catalogue and all meals (daybreak, breakfast, dinner and supper) from our award-winning dining room.


Details

Fogo Island Inn
Joe Batt's Arm, Fogo Island
NL A0G 2X0

PH: 709-658-3444
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SILKE OTTO-KNAPP -QUESTIONS OF TRAVEL
SILKE OTTO-KNAPP -QUESTIONS OF TRAVEL

SILKE OTTO-KNAPP -QUESTIONS OF TRAVEL

Fogo Island Inn

Internationally renowned artist Silke Otto-Knapp opens her new exhibition at the Fogo Island Gallery on April 16, 2014.

Join us for a two-night stay at the Fogo Island Inn with our Questions of Travel (Fogo) guest package designed specifically for art lovers and inspired by the paintings of this celebrated German artist.

The full board two night minimum package rate begins at $1,425 per night, exclusive of taxes, is based on two persons (solo travellers deduct $200 off base rate per night) and includes: a tour of the exhibition, a Fogo Island Arts studio tour, a screening of Ingmar Bergman’s Persona (1966) at the Inn’s digital cinema, a signed copy of the exhibition catalogue and all meals (daybreak, breakfast, dinner and supper) from our award-winning dining room.


Details

Fogo Island Inn
Joe Batt's Arm, Fogo Island
NL A0G 2X0

PH: 709-658-3444
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POINTED NORTH Rockwell Kent In Newfoundland & Labrador

POINTED NORTH Rockwell Kent In Newfoundland & Labrador

Guided Interpreted Tours & Family Friendly Activity - The Rooms

Pointed North: Rockwell Kent in Newfoundland and Labrador
Tours will speak to Kent’s artwork, his time in Brigus, and share some of the artist’s own words from his autobiographical book North by East.

Tours start at 2:30pm and 3:30pm and are approximately 25 minutes long. Visitors are asked to meet outside the Art Gallery on Level 4.

Printmaking
Stop by and explore the world of printmaking. Create your own original pieces of art in this hands-on drop-in workshop geared for every member of the family, and come back to learn different printmaking techniques throughout the summer.

This hands-on activity takes place from
2 – 4pm in Level 3 multi-purpose space.

In search of the dramatic landscapes of the North, American artist Rockwell Kent (1882-1971) visited the Burin peninsula in 1910 and lived in Brigus from 1914-15. As part of the Rockwell Kent Centennial in Newfoundland, The Rooms presents paintings, drawings, prints and books from various points throughout Kent’s career, highlighting those inspired by his time here.


Details

The Rooms
9 Bonaventure Avenue
Suite 302
St. John's
NL A1C 5P9

PH: 7097578000
PH: 7097578000
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POINTED NORTH Rockwell Kent In Newfoundland & Labrador

POINTED NORTH Rockwell Kent In Newfoundland & Labrador

Guided Interpreted Tours & Family Friendly Activity - The Rooms

Pointed North: Rockwell Kent in Newfoundland and Labrador
Tours will speak to Kent’s artwork, his time in Brigus, and share some of the artist’s own words from his autobiographical book North by East.

Tours start at 2:30pm and 3:30pm and are approximately 25 minutes long. Visitors are asked to meet outside the Art Gallery on Level 4.

Printmaking
Stop by and explore the world of printmaking. Create your own original pieces of art in this hands-on drop-in workshop geared for every member of the family, and come back to learn different printmaking techniques throughout the summer.

This hands-on activity takes place from
2 – 4pm in Level 3 multi-purpose space.

In search of the dramatic landscapes of the North, American artist Rockwell Kent (1882-1971) visited the Burin peninsula in 1910 and lived in Brigus from 1914-15. As part of the Rockwell Kent Centennial in Newfoundland, The Rooms presents paintings, drawings, prints and books from various points throughout Kent’s career, highlighting those inspired by his time here.


Details

The Rooms
9 Bonaventure Avenue
Suite 302
St. John's
NL A1C 5P9

PH: 7097578000
PH: 7097578000
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PAM HALL: HOUSEWORK
PAM HALL: HOUSEWORK

PAM HALL: HOUSEWORK

The Rooms

Newfoundland artist Pam Hall’s creative and social engagement with community is a long-standing and significant part of her artistic practice. She invites members of the non-art community to be creative collaborators – among these, a medical school, a fish processing plant and a small rural parish hall. The house – with all of its physical, emotional, cultural, social and gendered connotations – is the broad theme of this exhibition. The works displayed and those performed create the union of Hall’s solitary and collaborative practices with the active reception of the gallery audience.


Details

The Rooms
9 Bonaventure Avenue
Suite 302
St. John's
NL A1C 5P9

PH: 7097578000
PH: 7097578000
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POINTED NORTH Rockwell Kent and Newfoundland
POINTED NORTH Rockwell Kent and Newfoundland

POINTED NORTH Rockwell Kent and Newfoundland

The Rooms

In search of the dramatic landscapes of the North, American artist Rockwell Kent (1882 – 1971) visited St. John’s and the Burin peninsula in 1910 and lived in Brigus from 1914 -15. As part of the summer-long 2014 Rockwell Kent Centennial in Newfoundland, The Rooms Provincial Art Gallery will organize an exhibition presenting examples of Kent’s prints, drawings and paintings inspired by his time in Newfoundland. This exhibition will also include Kent items such as books and lithographs from various points throughout his career, borrowed from provincial collections.


Details

The Rooms
9 Bonaventure Avenue
Suite 302
St. John's
NL A1C 5P9

PH: 7097578000
PH: 7097578000
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DEATH AT THE FRONT THE SEALING DISASTERS OF 1914
DEATH AT THE FRONT THE SEALING DISASTERS OF 1914

DEATH AT THE FRONT THE SEALING DISASTERS OF 1914

The Rooms

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the two terrible calamities in the history of the sealing industry in Newfoundland and Labrador. One tremendous spring blizzard off the island claimed 251 lives between the sinking of the Southern Cross and the harrowing ordeal faced by sealers of the Newfoundland left stranded on the sea ice for two days. The exhibition features artifacts and imagery connected to these tragedies.


Details

The Rooms
9 Bonaventure Avenue
Suite 302
St. John's
NL A1C 5P9

PH: 7097578000
PH: 7097578000
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Garden Opening
MUN Botanical Garden

Garden Opening

MUN Botanical Garden

MUN Botanical Garden Opens for the Season
10 a.m. - 5 p.m., May - August
10 a.m. - 4 p.m., September - November

Located in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Memorial University of Newfoundland Botanical Garden is the province's premier botanical garden. Five nature trails, a large cultivated garden area, and a greenhouse are incorporated in to the 100 acre nature reserve. The Field Centre houses: the gift shop, which displays local crafts, gardening books, and other gift-wares; the Garden Café, which serves up delectable lunches and treats; and several different art shows throughout the season.

 


Details

MUN Botanical Garden
St. John’s
NL A1C 5S7

PH: (709) 864-8590
FX: (709) 864-8596
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THE LITTLE BOATS OF FOGO ISLAND
THE LITTLE BOATS OF FOGO ISLAND

THE LITTLE BOATS OF FOGO ISLAND

Fogo Island Inn

Fogo Island Inn offers guests The Little Boats of Fogo Island Package: an opportunity to spend time with a community host, immerse yourself in outport life and truly get to know this place and its culture. Learn how fish is split and dried, try some partridgeberry jam tarts, spend time in a boat shed and learn how traditional wooden punt boats are built. This is a rare chance to experience and share cultural knowledge that will deepen your awareness and broaden your perspective.

The Full Board two night package rates begin at $1,495 per night, exclusive of taxes, and is based on two persons and includes: a three hour hands on punt building session with a local craftsman, a guided row in a traditional punt (season permitting) and a screening of “Cranky,” featuring the punts of Fogo Island at the Inn’s cinema.


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Fogo Island Inn
Joe Batt's Arm, Fogo Island
NL A0G 2X0

PH: 709-658-3444
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THE INTERNATIONAL GRENFELL ASSOCIATION Mission Trips to Scholarships (1914 – 2014)
THE INTERNATIONAL  GRENFELL ASSOCIATION Mission Trips to Scholarships (1914 – 2014)

THE INTERNATIONAL GRENFELL ASSOCIATION Mission Trips to Scholarships (1914 – 2014)

The Rooms

The Rooms Provincial Archives – home to the largest collection of IGA material in Canada – will mark the 100th Anniversary of the incorporation of the IGA in 1914 with this exhibition. Sir Wilfred Grenfell, the founder of IGA, came to Newfoundland to attend to the needs of fishermen in northern Newfoundland and on the coast of Labrador. Grenfell –a physician and surgeon who ran his medical services from a base hospital in Battle Harbour, Labrador, along with various ships which moved up and down the Labrador coast – also tended to other needs of people in the region.


Details

The Rooms
9 Bonaventure Avenue
Suite 302
St. John's
NL A1C 5P9

PH: 7097578000
PH: 7097578000
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Summer
Kitchen Party Friday
Kitchen Party Friday

Kitchen Party Friday

Quidi Vidi Brewery


Details

Quidi Vidi Brewery
35 Barrows Road
St. John's
NL
PH: 709-738-4040
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Kitchen Party Friday
Kitchen Party Friday

Kitchen Party Friday

Quidi Vidi Brewery


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Quidi Vidi Brewery
35 Barrows Road
St. John's
NL
PH: 709-738-4040
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Kitchen Party Friday
Kitchen Party Friday

Kitchen Party Friday

Quidi Vidi Brewery


Details

Quidi Vidi Brewery
35 Barrows Road
St. John's
NL
PH: 709-738-4040
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Kitchen Party Friday
Kitchen Party Friday

Kitchen Party Friday

Quidi Vidi Brewery


Details

Quidi Vidi Brewery
35 Barrows Road
St. John's
NL
PH: 709-738-4040
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ROCKWELL KENT Centennial in Newfoundland

ROCKWELL KENT Centennial in Newfoundland

Documentary Screening - The Rooms

DOCUMENTARY SCREENING: ROCKWELL KENT (2005, 173 min)
Producer and director Frederick Lewis in attendance.

For more than ten years, producer/writer Frederick Lewis retraced the artist/adventurer’s many travels, shooting footage in Greenland, Newfoundland, Alaska, Ireland, and Russia. The result is a definitive documentary that puts Kent’s myriad achievements in perspective.


Details

The Rooms
9 Bonaventure Avenue
Suite 302
St. John's
NL A1C 5P9

PH: 7097578000
PH: 7097578000
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ROCKWELL KENT Centennial in Newfoundland

ROCKWELL KENT Centennial in Newfoundland

Documentary Screening - The Rooms

DOCUMENTARY SCREENING: ROCKWELL KENT (2005, 173 min)
Producer and director Frederick Lewis in attendance.

For more than ten years, producer/writer Frederick Lewis retraced the artist/adventurer’s many travels, shooting footage in Greenland, Newfoundland, Alaska, Ireland, and Russia. The result is a definitive documentary that puts Kent’s myriad achievements in perspective.


Details

The Rooms
9 Bonaventure Avenue
Suite 302
St. John's
NL A1C 5P9

PH: 7097578000
PH: 7097578000
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ROCKWELL KENT Centennial in Newfoundland

ROCKWELL KENT Centennial in Newfoundland

Rockwell Kent - Larger Than Life - The Rooms

Join us at The Rooms for a series of presentations and discussions that examine Rockwell Kent’s art and life. Participants include Kevin Major, Constance Martin, Peter Neary, Edward Roberts, Will Ross, Caroline Stone, Richard West and Jake Wien.


Details

The Rooms
9 Bonaventure Avenue
Suite 302
St. John's
NL A1C 5P9

PH: 7097578000
PH: 7097578000
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GOTCHA! Carnivorous Plants Chow Down
GOTCHA!  Carnivorous Plants Chow Down

GOTCHA! Carnivorous Plants Chow Down

The Rooms

Carnivorous plants are colourful, lively, and sneaky at trapping and digesting insects and small organisms for the nutrients they provide. They fascinate many of us, especially kids. Gotcha! is a highly interactive, immersive exhibition focusing on the province’s diversity of curious carnivorous plants – from the pitcher plant to the bladderwort. It is aimed at kids aged five to nine but will be enjoyed by all ages.


Details

The Rooms
9 Bonaventure Avenue
Suite 302
St. John's
NL A1C 5P9

PH: 7097578000
PH: 7097578000
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ROCKWELL KENT Centennial in Newfoundland

ROCKWELL KENT Centennial in Newfoundland

PRESENTATION: THE HOUSE OF DREAD - The Rooms

Rockwell Kent’s The House of Dread is based on his experiences living in Brigus, Newfoundland. Dr. Dennis Costanzo, professor of art history at the State University of New York, will discuss The House of Dread’s unique nature within Kent's body of work, and the influences on its creation.


Details

The Rooms
9 Bonaventure Avenue
Suite 302
St. John's
NL A1C 5P9

PH: 7097578000
PH: 7097578000
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POP da rock!
POP da rock!

POP da rock!

Mile One Centre

The Republic Entertainment Group is proud to present POP da rock! starring The Party President, Sky Blu of LMFAO along with Down With Webster.

This all ages event hosted by DJJO and Keith Dean, arrives at Mile One Centre on Thursday, June 5, 2014 at 7:30pm. Doors open 6:30pm.

TICKETS GO ON SALE FRIDAY, MARCH 28th AT 12 NOON Tickets are $39.75 and $49.75 (including tax plus service charge) and will be available at the Mile One Centre box office, by phone at (709) 576-7657 and online at www.mileonecentre.com.


Details

Mile One Centre
50 New Gower Street
St. John's
NL A1C 1J3

PH: 7095767657
PH: 7095767657
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POP da rock!
POP da rock!

POP da rock!

Mile One Centre

The Republic Entertainment Group is proud to present POP da rock! starring The Party President, Sky Blu of LMFAO along with Down With Webster.

This all ages event hosted by DJJO and Keith Dean, arrives at Mile One Centre on Thursday, June 5, 2014 at 7:30pm. Doors open 6:30pm.

TICKETS GO ON SALE FRIDAY, MARCH 28th AT 12 NOON Tickets are $39.75 and $49.75 (including tax plus service charge) and will be available at the Mile One Centre box office, by phone at (709) 576-7657 and online at www.mileonecentre.com.


Details

Mile One Centre
50 New Gower Street
St. John's
NL A1C 1J3

PH: 7095767657
PH: 7095767657
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2014 Beer Expo
2014 Beer Expo

2014 Beer Expo

Newfoundland & Labrador Liquor Corporation

Beer Expo:
Friday & Saturday
June 6th & 7th, 2014
St. John's Convention Centre
Tickets and event details to be announced at a later date!


Details

St. John's Convention Centre
101 New Gower Street
St. John’s
NL A1C1J5

PH: 709.724.1100
FX: 709.754.0321
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East Coast Trail Tely Hike Fund Raiser & Celebration
East Coast Trail Tely Hike Fund Raiser & Celebration

East Coast Trail Tely Hike Fund Raiser & Celebration

East Coast Trail

Celebrate International Trails Day and Twenty years on the East Coast Trail. Come out for the annual East Coast Trail Tely Hike fund raiser Saturday June 7th. This event will kick off from King George V Park, next to Quidi Vidi Lake.

Your choice of hikes include Sugarloaf, Cape Spear Path, Deadmans Bay Path, and Blackhead, something for everyone. As usual there will be Fantastic Prizes as well as Food and Entertainment. The $50 (adult) registration minimum will help to support 265 km of developed world-class coastal trail.


Details

King George V Park
The Boulevard
St. John's
NL
PH: (709) 738-HIKE (4453)
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ROCKWELL KENT Centennial in Newfoundland

ROCKWELL KENT Centennial in Newfoundland

Documentary Screening - The Rooms

DOCUMENTARY SCREENING: ROCKWELL KENT (2005, 173 min)
Producer and director Frederick Lewis in attendance.

For more than ten years, producer/writer Frederick Lewis retraced the artist/adventurer’s many travels, shooting footage in Greenland, Newfoundland, Alaska, Ireland, and Russia. The result is a definitive documentary that puts Kent’s myriad achievements in perspective.


Details

The Rooms
9 Bonaventure Avenue
Suite 302
St. John's
NL A1C 5P9

PH: 7097578000
PH: 7097578000
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ROCKWELL KENT Centennial in Newfoundland

ROCKWELL KENT Centennial in Newfoundland

Documentary Screening - The Rooms

DOCUMENTARY SCREENING: ROCKWELL KENT (2005, 173 min)
Producer and director Frederick Lewis in attendance.

For more than ten years, producer/writer Frederick Lewis retraced the artist/adventurer’s many travels, shooting footage in Greenland, Newfoundland, Alaska, Ireland, and Russia. The result is a definitive documentary that puts Kent’s myriad achievements in perspective.


Details

The Rooms
9 Bonaventure Avenue
Suite 302
St. John's
NL A1C 5P9

PH: 7097578000
PH: 7097578000
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From Stage to Stage 2: Newfoundland Recitations Now and Then….Again!
From Stage to Stage 2: Newfoundland Recitations Now and Then….Again!

From Stage to Stage 2: Newfoundland Recitations Now and Then….Again!

The LSPU Hall

The recitation has long been a staple form of amusement in Newfoundland and Labrador culture. Whether to deliver a story in a memorable fashion, delight listeners at a kitchen party, pass the time in a fishing stage, or to “say your piece” at a community concert, we have always been very adept at using the spoken word as entertainment.

In recent years some clever folks have been working to keep the form alive by putting their observations and experiences into recitation form. Some of the finest among them are Dave Paddon, Dave Penney, Hubert Furey and Harry Ingram. Whether being sentimental for days gone by, making light of everyday occurrences, paying tribute to those who have gone before, or by simply trying to make us laugh ourselves silly, these fellows are enjoying keeping the tradition going.

At this event they take the recitation out of the fishing stage to the stage of the LSPU hall, shining a spotlight on one of our most treasured traditions.

Last year’s event was a sold-out success proving that the Newfoundland recitation is firmly entrenched in the funny bone of the people of this province.


Details

The LSPU Hall
3 Victoria Street
St. John’s
NL A1C 3V2

PH: 17097534531 ext 200
FX: (709) 576-8467
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St. John's Days Celebrations

St. John's Days Celebrations

June 20 - 22

Celebrate the City’s birthday through outdoor concerts, historical characters and exciting art and cultural events.


Details

St. John's

PH: 709.576.8106

Lobster Boil

Lobster Boil

Woodstock Colonial Restaurant

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Woodstock Colonial Restaurant
1959 Topsail Road
Paradise
NL A1L 1Z5

PH: 709.781.2222
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Lobster Boil

Lobster Boil

Woodstock Colonial Restaurant

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Woodstock Colonial Restaurant
1959 Topsail Road
Paradise
NL A1L 1Z5

PH: 709.781.2222
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Mount Pearl Canada Day Celebrations

Mount Pearl Canada Day Celebrations

July 1, 2014

Residents and visitors are invited to come along and enjoy Canada Day Celebrations in the City of Mount Pearl at St. David’s Park from 12:00 noon to 3:00 pm 4:00pm. Admission is a non-perishable food item. (Rainy day site is the Reid Community Centre.) Watch for more details at www.mountpearl.ca or call 709.748.1008.


Details

City of Mount Pearl
NL
PH: 709.748.1008
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Canada Day Celebrations

Canada Day Celebrations

July 1, 2014

Each July 1st, when the sun rises over Signal Hill, the people of St. John’s become the first in Canada to celebrate this country’s birthday. Outdoor entertainment caps off the day of birthday celebrations. Fireworks at Quidi Vidi Lake. Happy Birthday Canada!


Details

St. John’s

PH: 709.576.8106
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Canada’s Big Birthday Bash

Canada’s Big Birthday Bash

July 1, 2014

Join the festivities and be amongst the first citizens in Canada to celebrate our national birthday. In addition to its traditionally strong entertainment line-up, plans include activities such as outdoor barbecues, busker performances, children’s programming and fireworks.


Details

George Street
St. John's

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Reel Downtown
Reel Downtown

Reel Downtown

Downtown Development Commission

Reel Downtown is an outdoor movie screening series that takes place in the Fortis parking lot at the bottom of Solomon’s Lane every Monday evening in July.

It is free to the public and features the best of our local films and actors as well as international, higher profile films. The audience brings their own lawn chairs for seating.

Movies begin at dusk and are finished by 11:00 p.m.


Details

Fortis parking lot at the bottom of Solomon’s Lane
Solomon's Lane
St. John's
NL
PH: 709.726.8244
FX: 709.579.1636
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Wreckhouse Jazz & Blues Festival

Wreckhouse Jazz & Blues Festival

July 9 - 12, 2014

A great coming together of over 150 local, national and international jazz, blues and world music artists at various venues throughout the city. A 6-day festival of sound, artistry, exploration and collaboration set in the oldest city in North America...an explosion of creativity on the edge of the continent...an unforgettable experience.


Details


PH: 709.739.7734
FX: 709.739.7706
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Reel Downtown
Reel Downtown

Reel Downtown

Downtown Development Commission

Reel Downtown is an outdoor movie screening series that takes place in the Fortis parking lot at the bottom of Solomon’s Lane every Monday evening in July.

It is free to the public and features the best of our local films and actors as well as international, higher profile films. The audience brings their own lawn chairs for seating.

Movies begin at dusk and are finished by 11:00 p.m.


Details

Fortis parking lot at the bottom of Solomon’s Lane
Solomon's Lane
St. John's
NL
PH: 709.726.8244
FX: 709.579.1636
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Mount Pearl City Days Celebrations

Mount Pearl City Days Celebrations

July 18 – 20, 2014

It is the 26th Anniversary for City Days Celebrations. Enjoy a weekend jam packed with activities, events and outdoor concerts! Watch for more details at www.mountpearl.ca or call 709.748.1008.


Details

City of Mount Pearl

PH: 709.748.1008
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Reel Downtown
Reel Downtown

Reel Downtown

Downtown Development Commission

Reel Downtown is an outdoor movie screening series that takes place in the Fortis parking lot at the bottom of Solomon’s Lane every Monday evening in July.

It is free to the public and features the best of our local films and actors as well as international, higher profile films. The audience brings their own lawn chairs for seating.

Movies begin at dusk and are finished by 11:00 p.m.


Details

Fortis parking lot at the bottom of Solomon’s Lane
Solomon's Lane
St. John's
NL
PH: 709.726.8244
FX: 709.579.1636
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ROCKWELL KENT Centennial in Newfoundland

ROCKWELL KENT Centennial in Newfoundland

LITERARY PANEL: KENT’S APPEARANCE IN FICTION - The Rooms

Authors Michael Winter, Jane Urquhart and Mack Furlong discuss the appearance of Rockwell Kent as a character in their works of fiction. Moderated by Eleanor Wachtel.

Tickets are available for purchase from The Rooms Visitor Services Desk or by calling 757-8090. $15 per person (10% off for Rooms members)


Details

The Rooms
9 Bonaventure Avenue
Suite 302
St. John's
NL A1C 5P9

PH: 7097578000
PH: 7097578000
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Victoria Park Lantern Festival

Victoria Park Lantern Festival

July 26, 2014

Activities in the Park kick off mid-afternoon on Festival Day with a line-up of music, dance, demonstrations, community booths, a glass jar lantern workshop and other entertainment. At dusk, the crowd swells. Following a mass lantern-lighting in the lower Park the lantern process winds its way up the hill to the installation and everyone settles down to enjoy the fire show.


Details


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Reel Downtown
Reel Downtown

Reel Downtown

Downtown Development Commission

Reel Downtown is an outdoor movie screening series that takes place in the Fortis parking lot at the bottom of Solomon’s Lane every Monday evening in July.

It is free to the public and features the best of our local films and actors as well as international, higher profile films. The audience brings their own lawn chairs for seating.

Movies begin at dusk and are finished by 11:00 p.m.


Details

Fortis parking lot at the bottom of Solomon’s Lane
Solomon's Lane
St. John's
NL
PH: 709.726.8244
FX: 709.579.1636
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Summer Community Festival

Summer Community Festival

June - July

Torbay has unique culture and heritage, help us share and promote this by attending our summer festival! There’s something for all the family and we’ll have some of the best local music that Newfoundland has to offer. Check www.torbay.ca regularly for event updates and announcements!


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Torbay

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George Street Festival

George Street Festival

July 31 - August 5

George Street, in downtown St. John’s, is the focal point of the City’s nightlife. The pubs and taverns lining this historic cobblestone street offer everything from traditional Newfoundland music to the latest rock music. The festival features five nights of live outdoor entertainment featuring some of Newfoundland’s top acts.


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George Street
St. John’s

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Royal St. John’s Regatta

Royal St. John’s Regatta

August 6, 2014 (weather permitting)

What probably began as a few fishermen competing to see who could row his dory the fastest has grown into the annual Royal St. John’s Regatta, North America’s oldest continuing sporting event. The Regatta began officially in 1825 and has run the first Wednesday in August ever since.

Regatta Day is probably the only Municipal Holiday in Canada that is dependent on the weather. If it is raining or too windy, the holiday is simply put off until the next suitable day.


Details

Quidi Vidi Lake
St. John's

PH: 709.576.8921
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Busker's Festival

Busker's Festival

August 8 - 10, 2014

Every year clowns, magicians and musical talent come out into the streets to perform. The festival hosts a number of great acts all around the downtown area.


Details

Downtown
St. John's

PH: 709.726.8244
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Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Festival

Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Festival

August 8 - 10, 2014

The good times in St. John’s keep roaring in August with the annual Provincial Folk Festival held in Bannerman Park featuring musicians, dancers and storytellers from around the province. It is a perfect opportunity to get a taste of the traditional Newfoundland lifestyle with music, dancing, storytelling and traditional good times.


Details

Bannerman Park
St. John's

PH: 709.576.0508
FX: 709.576.2323
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The Tuckamore Festival

The Tuckamore Festival

August 4 - 17, 2014

The Tuckamore Festival offers both an outstanding chamber music series featuring internationally acclaimed artists and an educational/mentorship program for emerging young artists. Throughout the two-week festival, over 25 events including concerts, free lunch-time recitals, open rehearsals, master classes and workshops are presented in a number of superb venues in historic St. John’s. Join us for our 13th season!


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PH: 709.864.2372
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Pirate Day at Topsail Beach

Pirate Day at Topsail Beach

August 17, 2014

Come out and enjoy great entertainment, a visit from the Pirates and much more.


Details

Town of Conception Bay South

PH: 709.834.6534
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POINTED NORTH Rockwell Kent In Newfoundland & Labrador

POINTED NORTH Rockwell Kent In Newfoundland & Labrador

Guided Interpreted Tours & Family Friendly Activity - The Rooms

Pointed North: Rockwell Kent in Newfoundland and Labrador
Tours will speak to Kent’s artwork, his time in Brigus, and share some of the artist’s own words from his autobiographical book North by East.

Tours start at 2:30pm and 3:30pm and are approximately 25 minutes long. Visitors are asked to meet outside the Art Gallery on Level 4.

Printmaking
Stop by and explore the world of printmaking. Create your own original pieces of art in this hands-on drop-in workshop geared for every member of the family, and come back to learn different printmaking techniques throughout the summer.

This hands-on activity takes place from
2 – 4pm in Level 3 multi-purpose space.

In search of the dramatic landscapes of the North, American artist Rockwell Kent (1882-1971) visited the Burin peninsula in 1910 and lived in Brigus from 1914-15. As part of the Rockwell Kent Centennial in Newfoundland, The Rooms presents paintings, drawings, prints and books from various points throughout Kent’s career, highlighting those inspired by his time here.


Details

The Rooms
9 Bonaventure Avenue
Suite 302
St. John's
NL A1C 5P9

PH: 7097578000
PH: 7097578000
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POINTED NORTH Rockwell Kent In Newfoundland & Labrador

POINTED NORTH Rockwell Kent In Newfoundland & Labrador

Guided Interpreted Tours & Family Friendly Activity - The Rooms

Pointed North: Rockwell Kent in Newfoundland and Labrador
Tours will speak to Kent’s artwork, his time in Brigus, and share some of the artist’s own words from his autobiographical book North by East.

Tours start at 2:30pm and 3:30pm and are approximately 25 minutes long. Visitors are asked to meet outside the Art Gallery on Level 4.

Printmaking
Stop by and explore the world of printmaking. Create your own original pieces of art in this hands-on drop-in workshop geared for every member of the family, and come back to learn different printmaking techniques throughout the summer.

This hands-on activity takes place from
2 – 4pm in Level 3 multi-purpose space.

In search of the dramatic landscapes of the North, American artist Rockwell Kent (1882-1971) visited the Burin peninsula in 1910 and lived in Brigus from 1914-15. As part of the Rockwell Kent Centennial in Newfoundland, The Rooms presents paintings, drawings, prints and books from various points throughout Kent’s career, highlighting those inspired by his time here.


Details

The Rooms
9 Bonaventure Avenue
Suite 302
St. John's
NL A1C 5P9

PH: 7097578000
PH: 7097578000
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SILKE OTTO-KNAPP -QUESTIONS OF TRAVEL
SILKE OTTO-KNAPP -QUESTIONS OF TRAVEL

SILKE OTTO-KNAPP -QUESTIONS OF TRAVEL

Fogo Island Inn

Internationally renowned artist Silke Otto-Knapp opens her new exhibition at the Fogo Island Gallery on April 16, 2014.

Join us for a two-night stay at the Fogo Island Inn with our Questions of Travel (Fogo) guest package designed specifically for art lovers and inspired by the paintings of this celebrated German artist.

The full board two night minimum package rate begins at $1,425 per night, exclusive of taxes, is based on two persons (solo travellers deduct $200 off base rate per night) and includes: a tour of the exhibition, a Fogo Island Arts studio tour, a screening of Ingmar Bergman’s Persona (1966) at the Inn’s digital cinema, a signed copy of the exhibition catalogue and all meals (daybreak, breakfast, dinner and supper) from our award-winning dining room.


Details

Fogo Island Inn
Joe Batt's Arm, Fogo Island
NL A0G 2X0

PH: 709-658-3444
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SILKE OTTO-KNAPP -QUESTIONS OF TRAVEL
SILKE OTTO-KNAPP -QUESTIONS OF TRAVEL

SILKE OTTO-KNAPP -QUESTIONS OF TRAVEL

Fogo Island Inn

Internationally renowned artist Silke Otto-Knapp opens her new exhibition at the Fogo Island Gallery on April 16, 2014.

Join us for a two-night stay at the Fogo Island Inn with our Questions of Travel (Fogo) guest package designed specifically for art lovers and inspired by the paintings of this celebrated German artist.

The full board two night minimum package rate begins at $1,425 per night, exclusive of taxes, is based on two persons (solo travellers deduct $200 off base rate per night) and includes: a tour of the exhibition, a Fogo Island Arts studio tour, a screening of Ingmar Bergman’s Persona (1966) at the Inn’s digital cinema, a signed copy of the exhibition catalogue and all meals (daybreak, breakfast, dinner and supper) from our award-winning dining room.


Details

Fogo Island Inn
Joe Batt's Arm, Fogo Island
NL A0G 2X0

PH: 709-658-3444
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Live on the Lawn

Live on the Lawn

July - August 2014

A series of four vignettes performed by the Baccalieu Players that covers major events in the career of Capt. Bob Bartlett, the famous Brigus son and ice pilot and life in Brigus at Hawthorne Cottage during the first half of the 20th century. Call for days and times.


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Hawthorne Cottage National Historic Site
Brigus

PH: 709.528.4004
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Signal Hill Tattoo

Signal Hill Tattoo

July - August 2014

During the Signal Hill Tattoo the sound of musket and cannon fire boom across St. John’s like ghostly echoes from bygone days. This exciting battle re-enactment performed by the Royal Newfoundland Companies from July to early August, commemorates the final battle of the Seven Years' War, which was fought on Signal Hill on September 16, 1762, between the British and the French. Held Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, weather permitting.


Details

Signal Hill
St. John's

PH: 709.772.7982 (summer)
PH: 709.364.9240 (off-season)
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POINTED NORTH Rockwell Kent In Newfoundland & Labrador

POINTED NORTH Rockwell Kent In Newfoundland & Labrador

Guided Interpreted Tours & Family Friendly Activity - The Rooms

Pointed North: Rockwell Kent in Newfoundland and Labrador
Tours will speak to Kent’s artwork, his time in Brigus, and share some of the artist’s own words from his autobiographical book North by East.

Tours start at 2:30pm and 3:30pm and are approximately 25 minutes long. Visitors are asked to meet outside the Art Gallery on Level 4.

Printmaking
Stop by and explore the world of printmaking. Create your own original pieces of art in this hands-on drop-in workshop geared for every member of the family, and come back to learn different printmaking techniques throughout the summer.

This hands-on activity takes place from
2 – 4pm in Level 3 multi-purpose space.

In search of the dramatic landscapes of the North, American artist Rockwell Kent (1882-1971) visited the Burin peninsula in 1910 and lived in Brigus from 1914-15. As part of the Rockwell Kent Centennial in Newfoundland, The Rooms presents paintings, drawings, prints and books from various points throughout Kent’s career, highlighting those inspired by his time here.


Details

The Rooms
9 Bonaventure Avenue
Suite 302
St. John's
NL A1C 5P9

PH: 7097578000
PH: 7097578000
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POINTED NORTH Rockwell Kent In Newfoundland & Labrador

POINTED NORTH Rockwell Kent In Newfoundland & Labrador

Guided Interpreted Tours & Family Friendly Activity - The Rooms

Pointed North: Rockwell Kent in Newfoundland and Labrador
Tours will speak to Kent’s artwork, his time in Brigus, and share some of the artist’s own words from his autobiographical book North by East.

Tours start at 2:30pm and 3:30pm and are approximately 25 minutes long. Visitors are asked to meet outside the Art Gallery on Level 4.

Printmaking
Stop by and explore the world of printmaking. Create your own original pieces of art in this hands-on drop-in workshop geared for every member of the family, and come back to learn different printmaking techniques throughout the summer.

This hands-on activity takes place from
2 – 4pm in Level 3 multi-purpose space.

In search of the dramatic landscapes of the North, American artist Rockwell Kent (1882-1971) visited the Burin peninsula in 1910 and lived in Brigus from 1914-15. As part of the Rockwell Kent Centennial in Newfoundland, The Rooms presents paintings, drawings, prints and books from various points throughout Kent’s career, highlighting those inspired by his time here.


Details

The Rooms
9 Bonaventure Avenue
Suite 302
St. John's
NL A1C 5P9

PH: 7097578000
PH: 7097578000
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PAM HALL: HOUSEWORK
PAM HALL: HOUSEWORK

PAM HALL: HOUSEWORK

The Rooms

Newfoundland artist Pam Hall’s creative and social engagement with community is a long-standing and significant part of her artistic practice. She invites members of the non-art community to be creative collaborators – among these, a medical school, a fish processing plant and a small rural parish hall. The house – with all of its physical, emotional, cultural, social and gendered connotations – is the broad theme of this exhibition. The works displayed and those performed create the union of Hall’s solitary and collaborative practices with the active reception of the gallery audience.


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The Rooms
9 Bonaventure Avenue
Suite 302
St. John's
NL A1C 5P9

PH: 7097578000
PH: 7097578000
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POINTED NORTH Rockwell Kent and Newfoundland
POINTED NORTH Rockwell Kent and Newfoundland

POINTED NORTH Rockwell Kent and Newfoundland

The Rooms

In search of the dramatic landscapes of the North, American artist Rockwell Kent (1882 – 1971) visited St. John’s and the Burin peninsula in 1910 and lived in Brigus from 1914 -15. As part of the summer-long 2014 Rockwell Kent Centennial in Newfoundland, The Rooms Provincial Art Gallery will organize an exhibition presenting examples of Kent’s prints, drawings and paintings inspired by his time in Newfoundland. This exhibition will also include Kent items such as books and lithographs from various points throughout his career, borrowed from provincial collections.


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The Rooms
9 Bonaventure Avenue
Suite 302
St. John's
NL A1C 5P9

PH: 7097578000
PH: 7097578000
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Doors Open

Doors Open

September (2014 dates TBA)

Doors Open is an opportunity for the citizens and visitors of St. John's to celebrate our architecture and heritage through the exploration of some of our hidden historical, architectural and cultural gems. Buildings that are normally closed to the public or charge an entrance fee welcome visitors to look around for FREE! This year there are 17 participating sites, so something for everyone! For more information visit our website or like Doors Open Days on Facebook.


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St. John’s

PH: 709.739.6592
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Seasons in the Bight Festival

Seasons in the Bight Festival

June - September 2014

Join us this summer and fall in beautiful Trinity Bight as we celebrate 20 years of the Seasons in the Bight Festival. Spend some time in the company of our company as we present 10 different plays featuring our award-winning blend of drama, humour, and history by more than 40 of the province's most talented artists.

Check our website for show schedules!


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Rising Tide Theatre
Trinity
NL
PH: 709.464.3232
PH: 888.464.3377
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DEATH AT THE FRONT THE SEALING DISASTERS OF 1914
DEATH AT THE FRONT THE SEALING DISASTERS OF 1914

DEATH AT THE FRONT THE SEALING DISASTERS OF 1914

The Rooms

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the two terrible calamities in the history of the sealing industry in Newfoundland and Labrador. One tremendous spring blizzard off the island claimed 251 lives between the sinking of the Southern Cross and the harrowing ordeal faced by sealers of the Newfoundland left stranded on the sea ice for two days. The exhibition features artifacts and imagery connected to these tragedies.


Details

The Rooms
9 Bonaventure Avenue
Suite 302
St. John's
NL A1C 5P9

PH: 7097578000
PH: 7097578000
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Garden Opening
MUN Botanical Garden

Garden Opening

MUN Botanical Garden

MUN Botanical Garden Opens for the Season
10 a.m. - 5 p.m., May - August
10 a.m. - 4 p.m., September - November

Located in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Memorial University of Newfoundland Botanical Garden is the province's premier botanical garden. Five nature trails, a large cultivated garden area, and a greenhouse are incorporated in to the 100 acre nature reserve. The Field Centre houses: the gift shop, which displays local crafts, gardening books, and other gift-wares; the Garden Café, which serves up delectable lunches and treats; and several different art shows throughout the season.

 


Details

MUN Botanical Garden
St. John’s
NL A1C 5S7

PH: (709) 864-8590
FX: (709) 864-8596
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THE LITTLE BOATS OF FOGO ISLAND
THE LITTLE BOATS OF FOGO ISLAND

THE LITTLE BOATS OF FOGO ISLAND

Fogo Island Inn

Fogo Island Inn offers guests The Little Boats of Fogo Island Package: an opportunity to spend time with a community host, immerse yourself in outport life and truly get to know this place and its culture. Learn how fish is split and dried, try some partridgeberry jam tarts, spend time in a boat shed and learn how traditional wooden punt boats are built. This is a rare chance to experience and share cultural knowledge that will deepen your awareness and broaden your perspective.

The Full Board two night package rates begin at $1,495 per night, exclusive of taxes, and is based on two persons and includes: a three hour hands on punt building session with a local craftsman, a guided row in a traditional punt (season permitting) and a screening of “Cranky,” featuring the punts of Fogo Island at the Inn’s cinema.


Details

Fogo Island Inn
Joe Batt's Arm, Fogo Island
NL A0G 2X0

PH: 709-658-3444
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THE INTERNATIONAL GRENFELL ASSOCIATION Mission Trips to Scholarships (1914 – 2014)
THE INTERNATIONAL  GRENFELL ASSOCIATION Mission Trips to Scholarships (1914 – 2014)

THE INTERNATIONAL GRENFELL ASSOCIATION Mission Trips to Scholarships (1914 – 2014)

The Rooms

The Rooms Provincial Archives – home to the largest collection of IGA material in Canada – will mark the 100th Anniversary of the incorporation of the IGA in 1914 with this exhibition. Sir Wilfred Grenfell, the founder of IGA, came to Newfoundland to attend to the needs of fishermen in northern Newfoundland and on the coast of Labrador. Grenfell –a physician and surgeon who ran his medical services from a base hospital in Battle Harbour, Labrador, along with various ships which moved up and down the Labrador coast – also tended to other needs of people in the region.


Details

The Rooms
9 Bonaventure Avenue
Suite 302
St. John's
NL A1C 5P9

PH: 7097578000
PH: 7097578000
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Fall
Kitchen Party Friday
Kitchen Party Friday

Kitchen Party Friday

Quidi Vidi Brewery


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Quidi Vidi Brewery
35 Barrows Road
St. John's
NL
PH: 709-738-4040
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Kitchen Party Friday
Kitchen Party Friday

Kitchen Party Friday

Quidi Vidi Brewery


Details

Quidi Vidi Brewery
35 Barrows Road
St. John's
NL
PH: 709-738-4040
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Kitchen Party Friday
Kitchen Party Friday

Kitchen Party Friday

Quidi Vidi Brewery


Details

Quidi Vidi Brewery
35 Barrows Road
St. John's
NL
PH: 709-738-4040
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Kitchen Party Friday
Kitchen Party Friday

Kitchen Party Friday

Quidi Vidi Brewery


Details

Quidi Vidi Brewery
35 Barrows Road
St. John's
NL
PH: 709-738-4040
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Newfoundland & Labrador Irish Connections

Newfoundland & Labrador Irish Connections

September 19 - 27, 2014

An annual event designed to promote cultural, historic and community ties between Southeast Ireland and the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, as well as the global Irish diaspora. This year's festival will focus on three areas of the province, Tilting, Fogo Island (Sept 20-23), CBS (Sept 24-25), and St. John’s (Sept 26-28). Come out and enjoy historical tours, storytelling sessions, lunches & brunches, boat tours, school twinning, dinner/dances, local musical entertainment/local artists, a hurling match, and more!


Details

Various Locations throughout St. John's

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Festival of New Dance

Festival of New Dance

October 7 - 11, 2014

The Festival of New Dance has been presented annually since 1990 by Neighbourhood Dance Works. Since its inception, the Festival has grown into one of the premier festivals of contemporary dance in the country, and the largest east of Quebec. Every year FND presents some of the most sought-after contemporary dance produced in Canada and provides main stage opportunities for local choreographers. The Festival’s programming committee strives each year to bring a diverse program of dance to St. John’s: presenting work that will appeal to new audiences, as well as challenge and inspire long-time supporters.


Details

St. John’s

PH: 709.722.3663
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OKTOBERFEST CRAFT FAIR

OKTOBERFEST CRAFT FAIR

City of Mount Pearl

Drop by the Reid Community Centre, Mount Pearl and choose from over 35 talented exhibitors. Enjoy a sausage and sauerkraut luncheon and fun activities for children. Admission: $2.00 per person (children under 12 years free admission). For more information call 709-748-1008.


Details

Reid Community Centre
126 Smallwood Drive
Mount Pearl
NL
PH: 709 748 1009
FX: 709 748 1111
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Wine Show 2014
Wine Show 2014

Wine Show 2014

Newfoundland & Labrador Liquor Corporation

October 16th - 18th, 2014
St. John's Convention Centre
Tickets and event details to be announced at a later date!


Details

St. John's Convention Centre
101 New Gower Street
St. John’s
NL A1C1J5

PH: 709.724.1100
FX: 709.754.0321
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Whiskies of The World
Whiskies of The World

Whiskies of The World

Newfoundland & Labrador Liquor Corporation

October 16th - 18th, 2014
St. John's Convention Centre
Tickets and event details to be announced at a later date!


Details

St. John's Convention Centre
101 New Gower Street
St. John’s
NL A1C1J5

PH: 709.724.1100
FX: 709.754.0321
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Torbay Community Market

Torbay Community Market

October 18, 2014

Join us at the Jack Byrne Arena as you browse over 80 vendors and local businesses selling arts and crafts, Christmas gift ideas, fresh fruit and vegetable along with a wide variety of Torbay based small and medium sized businesses.


Details

Jack Byrne Arena
Torbay

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St. John's International Women's Film Festival

St. John's International Women's Film Festival

St. John's International Women's Film Festival

October 21 - 25, 2014

Held in October at various venues throughout St. John’s, this week-long screening series of 50-70 works by women directors, producers and writers also features a workshop/seminar series (for filmmakers, the general public and youth), galas, receptions and other networking events. This dynamic event attracts over 4,000 film industry players and enthusiasts from around the province, Canada and the world.


Details

St. John’s

PH: 709.754.3141
FX: 709.579.2386
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Annual St. John's Halloween Mardi Gras

Annual St. John's Halloween Mardi Gras

Annual St. John's Halloween Mardi Gras

October 25, 2014

If you thought you had to go to New Orleans to experience a real Mardi Gras, then you have not been to the annual St. John’s Halloween Mardi Gras. This is an event of all-out fun with spectacular costumes, good music, good fun and good times on George Street.


Details

Georg Street
St. John's

PH: 709.722.7634
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DEATH AT THE FRONT THE SEALING DISASTERS OF 1914
DEATH AT THE FRONT THE SEALING DISASTERS OF 1914

DEATH AT THE FRONT THE SEALING DISASTERS OF 1914

The Rooms

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the two terrible calamities in the history of the sealing industry in Newfoundland and Labrador. One tremendous spring blizzard off the island claimed 251 lives between the sinking of the Southern Cross and the harrowing ordeal faced by sealers of the Newfoundland left stranded on the sea ice for two days. The exhibition features artifacts and imagery connected to these tragedies.


Details

The Rooms
9 Bonaventure Avenue
Suite 302
St. John's
NL A1C 5P9

PH: 7097578000
PH: 7097578000
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The Downtown Christmas Parade

The Downtown Christmas Parade

The Downtown Christmas Parade

November 22, 2014

With over 100 entries and a crowd estimated at 40,000 people, the parade is the largest in the province. It features zany clowns, marching bands, colourful cheerleaders and fantastic floats. A food drive is included in the festivities benefiting the community food sharing association.


Details

Downtown, St. John’s

PH: 709.579.4139
FX: 709.579.1636
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Garden Opening
MUN Botanical Garden

Garden Opening

MUN Botanical Garden

MUN Botanical Garden Opens for the Season
10 a.m. - 5 p.m., May - August
10 a.m. - 4 p.m., September - November

Located in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Memorial University of Newfoundland Botanical Garden is the province's premier botanical garden. Five nature trails, a large cultivated garden area, and a greenhouse are incorporated in to the 100 acre nature reserve. The Field Centre houses: the gift shop, which displays local crafts, gardening books, and other gift-wares; the Garden Café, which serves up delectable lunches and treats; and several different art shows throughout the season.

 


Details

MUN Botanical Garden
St. John’s
NL A1C 5S7

PH: (709) 864-8590
FX: (709) 864-8596
Visit Website

THE LITTLE BOATS OF FOGO ISLAND
THE LITTLE BOATS OF FOGO ISLAND

THE LITTLE BOATS OF FOGO ISLAND

Fogo Island Inn

Fogo Island Inn offers guests The Little Boats of Fogo Island Package: an opportunity to spend time with a community host, immerse yourself in outport life and truly get to know this place and its culture. Learn how fish is split and dried, try some partridgeberry jam tarts, spend time in a boat shed and learn how traditional wooden punt boats are built. This is a rare chance to experience and share cultural knowledge that will deepen your awareness and broaden your perspective.

The Full Board two night package rates begin at $1,495 per night, exclusive of taxes, and is based on two persons and includes: a three hour hands on punt building session with a local craftsman, a guided row in a traditional punt (season permitting) and a screening of “Cranky,” featuring the punts of Fogo Island at the Inn’s cinema.


Details

Fogo Island Inn
Joe Batt's Arm, Fogo Island
NL A0G 2X0

PH: 709-658-3444
Visit Website

THE INTERNATIONAL GRENFELL ASSOCIATION Mission Trips to Scholarships (1914 – 2014)
THE INTERNATIONAL  GRENFELL ASSOCIATION Mission Trips to Scholarships (1914 – 2014)

THE INTERNATIONAL GRENFELL ASSOCIATION Mission Trips to Scholarships (1914 – 2014)

The Rooms

The Rooms Provincial Archives – home to the largest collection of IGA material in Canada – will mark the 100th Anniversary of the incorporation of the IGA in 1914 with this exhibition. Sir Wilfred Grenfell, the founder of IGA, came to Newfoundland to attend to the needs of fishermen in northern Newfoundland and on the coast of Labrador. Grenfell –a physician and surgeon who ran his medical services from a base hospital in Battle Harbour, Labrador, along with various ships which moved up and down the Labrador coast – also tended to other needs of people in the region.


Details

The Rooms
9 Bonaventure Avenue
Suite 302
St. John's
NL A1C 5P9

PH: 7097578000
PH: 7097578000
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St. Pierre
St. Pierre et Miquelon

St. Pierre et Miquelon

St. Pierre et Miquelon

If you are travelling to St. Pierre et Miquelon here are some special dates to keep in mind.

Fête des Marins
15 Juin / June 15th

Fête de la Musique Music Festival
20 Juin / June 20th

Les 25 km de Miquelon - Miquelon Half Marathon
21 Juin / June 21st

Fête Nationale - Bastille Day
13 Juillet / July 13th

Les Déferlantes Festival de Musique
29 Juillet au 2 Août / July 29th to August 2nd

Festival des Fruits de Mer -Miquelon Seafood Festival
3 Août / August 3rd

Fête Basque - Basque Festival
Août / August


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