It is set to be a "five-day cultural experience" here, to support people in need in Haiti.
The "Hearts for Haiti" fundraising festival begins Wednesday at the Masonic Temple, 6 Cathedral St., with a screening of the documentary "Poto Mitan" supported by the St. John's International Women's Film Festival. Tickets are $10 at the door and doors open at 7 p.m.
"Poto Mitan" tells the story of five female workers in Haiti, benefiting from collective action. The film will be followed by a discussion and music.
The "Hearts for Haiti" festival will continue through Sunday with musical marathons, visual art displays, theatrical performances, creative dance, circus performers, magicians, arts and craft displays and more.
Scheduled performers to date include Ron Hynes, Amy House, Colleen Power, Gary Summers, Liz Solo, The Dogberries and Beni Malone (see sidebar for complete listing).
The performers list will be updated again Wednesday and any schedule changes will be posted at the Hearts for Haiti website: www.heartsforhaitinl.com.
All proceeds from the five days of events are being donated to the Red Cross.
Artist - Sue Lidstone
Beni Malone and Wonderbolt Circus
Billy and Bruisers
Bollywood Jig Troupe
Byron Cooper's Brass Connections
Dean Boland - musician
Denis Parker - bluesman
Gary Summers - magician/hypnotist
Gracie Wells Smith
Hugh Scott -musician
iDance Shawn Silver Irish Dancing
Neighbourhood Strays Belly Dancers/Diane Leadbeater
Melanie Smith - portrait artist
Sharona Clarke - musician
The Finders (Gareth Griffiths Band)
The New Zazou
The schedule as it stands
Wednesday, Jan. 27 - The St. John's International Women's Film Festival presents the film "Poto Mitan." Doors open 7 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 28 - Spirit of Newfoundland presents "Stucco in the '80s."
Friday, Jan. 29 - Wall-to-wall music from 4-12 p.m. featuring soloists, duos, trios and dance bands. Schedule to be announced.
Saturday, Jan. 30 - Family Day events from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The afternoon's entertainment includes Terry Rielly, circus performers, a magician, arts and crafts, musicians and singers.
Doors re-open at 6 p.m. for a night of comedy, musicians, DJs, cabaret, creative dance and dance bands. Schedule to be announced.
Sunday, Jan. 31 - At noon, the MUN School of Music presents "Schumann in Love/Loss" with classical performers Shelley Neville, Tom Gordon, Calvin Powell, Jonathan Reid and Meg Herder. At 1 p.m., local gospel musicians take the stage. At 2 p.m., visual artist Allain Portel presents his work in an exhibition accompanied by musicians from the School of Music. At 6 p.m. doors open again for finale performances to be announced.