Glenn Simmons is playing in Holyrood Friday evening. What else is happening in arts and entertainment? Here's your answer.
Glenn Simmons performs an acoustic show Fridays from 7-10 p.m. at the Beach Cottage in Holyrood. — Submitted image
A Newfoundland Organ Crawl
(featuring Michael Molloy)
Oct. 27 — Corner Brook First United Church. General admission $10.
Oct. 29 — St. John’s Basilica of
St. John the Baptist (freewill donation).
Nov. 3 — Grand Falls Memorial United Church (freewill donation).
Arts and Culture Centre
Nov. 1 at 8 p.m., the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra and Hibernia, in association with NSB Energy, are thrilled to announce that The Once will headline a spectacular cast for this year’s NSO Hibernia Gala. This year’s event — an audience favourite — will be hosted by Mark Critch and will also feature performances by Republic of Doyle’s Lynda Boyd, the Long Distance Runners and Ennis. Tickets are available at the NSO office (722-4441) at a cost of $100 (a tax receipt will be issued for the charitable portion).
Cochrane Street United Church
The Anchormen Barbershop Chorus will have its annual show at Cochrane Street United Church Saturday, Nov. 2 at 8 p.m. Also appearing with the Anchormen will be the Ladies’ Barbershop Chorus, Newfound Sound, as well as quartets. This year’s special guests are well- known entertainers Shelly Neville and Peter Halley. Tickets are $15 and are available at the door or by calling 746-9311 or 579-2732.
On Saturday, Nov. 9 at 8 p.m. Newman Sound Men’s Choir will present “Remember,” a special concert commemorating all who have served Newfoundland and Canada in battles past and present. Admission is $25 for adults and $20 for students/seniors, and are available in advance at Fred’s Records (Duckworth Street) or at the door on the night of the concert. Advance purchases are recommended. All veterans are invited to attend the concert for free with special reserved seating. Doors open at 7:15 p.m.
D.F. Cook Recital Hall
MUN school of music, St. John’s
The Duo Concertante will celebrate the release of their Complete Beethoven Sonatas recording with a performance on the Music at Memorial series Friday, Oct.25 at
8 p.m. in the D.F. Cook Recital Hall. The acclaimed Duo, comprised of violinist Nancy Dahn and pianist Timothy Steeves, recently performed at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall and regularly tour across Canada and abroad.
Ora Ensemble presents “Rites” Saturday, Nov. 2 at 8 p.m. in the D.F. Cook Recital Hall, Memorial school of music. For one night only, Krista Vincent and the Ora Ensemble present Stravinsky’s own two-piano arrangement of this powerful work. With dance by Lynn Panting, video by Liz Solo and special guest pianist Simon Docking of Halifax. You’ll see that even 100 years on, “Rites” will continue to seize you by the ears and break your heart. Tickets are $20/$15 and available at the door. For more information, call 746-6841.
198 Duckworth St.
Fred’s Records Presents singer/songwriter Neil Conway, featuring Pat Boyle, Saturday, Oct. 26 at 2 p.m. Free 40-minute performance. All Welcome.
Holy Heart Theatre
55 Bonaventure Ave.
“XL! A Billion Notes ...” is the theme of a gala concert by the Gower Community Band in Holy Heart Theatre on Saturday evening, Nov. 2. That’s a lot of music, but it’s what generations of Gower bands have produced over the past 40 years in community service activity. The GCB is celebrating this milestone with a musical retrospective of the past four decades of music and service. Tickets are $20 general, $10 seniors and students, available from the Holy Heart Theatre box office; phone 579-4424.
6 Cathedral St.
MusicNL and Statoil are proud to announce the 3rd annual Statoil NewFound Talent Contest during MusicNL Week 2013 with prizes valued over $6,000 aimed at kick-starting a budding musician’s career. Prizes include a professionally recorded demo, a micro website, a music video, your own manufactured CD, music gift certificates and more. Young musicians aged 19 and under will perform for a panel of judges, including Chris Kirby (Dipole Productions), Don-E Coady (Dc Design House), Adam Penney (HeavyWeather) and Robert Buck (MMS Atlantic). The event will take place Nov. 5 from 7-9:30 p.m. at the Masonic Temple Theatre, 6 Cathedral St. Free admission. For more information about this contest, contact Jen Winsor at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 754-2574.
Live music every Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings.
St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church (The Kirk)
Choral Concert in Aid of Bliss Murphy Cancer Centre, “Les Ms. and Friends Sing for Care” concert Sunday, Oct. 27 at 7 p.m. featuring Les Ms., Anchormen Chorus, Holy Heart Alumnae Choir, QVE, St. Bon’s Chamber Choir and soloist Kelly-Ann Evans. Tickets $20 available online at http://cancercarefoundation.nl.ca/. Come celebrate our thriving choral community while raising funds for the Bliss Murphy Cancer Centre.
Arts and Culture Centre.
Practica: A practice session for tango dancers. Join Tango on the Edge for social Argentine tango dancing. Tango on the Edge Practica meets Sundays from 7-9 p.m.
The Beach Cottage
Fridays from 7-10 p.m., Glenn Simmons’ acoustic show.
The Fat Cat Cabaret starts every Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. This two-hour show is a weekly series of comedy, music and other performances. Different lineup each week, hosted by Ruth Lawrence and friends.
Bud Light presents the 2013 George Street Mardi Gras Saturday, Oct. 26, with $10,000 in prize money to be won in the Bud Light Costume Boonanza. Featuring Kelly Ann Evans in a musical tribute to Michael Jackson. Gates open 9 p.m.; tickets $20 at the gate. Must be 19+.
Oct. 25 — Dave White 12 p.m., Rob Cook 4 p.m., Damian Follett
8 p.m., The Black Sheep 12 a.m.
Oct. 26 — Dave White 6:30 p.m., The Black Sheep 10:30 p.m.
Oct. 27 — Damian Follett 11 p.m.
Oct. 28 — Dave White 6 p.m., Damian Follett 10 p.m.
Oct. 29 — Chris Meyers 6 p.m., Dave White 10 p.m.
Oct. 30 — Dave White 6 p.m., Damian Follett 10 p.m.
Oct. 31 — Rob Cook 6 p.m., Unlisted 10:30 p.m.
Oct. 31 — Ken Tizzard coming back home.
272 Water St.
Friday, Oct. 25 at 8:30 p.m., Neil Conway and The Somethin’ Family w/The Duane Andrews Quartet, album launch for upcoming CD “Neil Conway — Songs for Topical Use.”
The Ship Pub
Folk Night at the Ship is every Wednesday at 9 p.m.
Nov. 28, Don Brownrigg.
Trapper John’s Museum and Pub
Oct. 25 and 26, The Narrows.
Tuesdays, NightCull featuring Janet Cull.
Wednesdays, The Dark ’N’ Dirtys.
Thursdays, Steve Edwards,
Oct. 25, Adam Growe of Cash Cab.
Oct. 31-Nov. 2, Kristeen Von Hagen with Christina Walkinshaw and Kyle Hickey.
Nov. 7-9, Scott Dumas with Paul Warford and Jason Card.
Nov. 14-16, Dave Curran the X-rated Hypnotist.
Barbara Barrett Theatre
(former Basement Theatre)
Arts and Culture Centre
“Fool For Love” will play Nov. 7- 10 at 8 p.m. at the Barbara Barrett Theatre (Basement Theatre) in the Arts and Culture Centre, with a PWYC matinée at 2 p.m. on Nov. 9. For tickets, call the Arts and Culture Centre at 729-3900.
3 Victoria St.
Hard Ticket Theatre presents David Ive’s award-winning comedy “Venus In Fur” at the LSPU Hall from Nov. 6-9. For tickets, call the hall at 753-4531 or book online at www.rca.nf.ca.
Nov 13-16 at 8 p.m., with a matinee at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 16, “August: Osage County” by Tracy Letts.
Butler Framing and Gallery
2 Moores Dr., Mount Pearl
Artwork by Leona Ottenheimer, Dave Hoddinott and Ray Cox on display Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 12 noon, or on the web at www.butlerframing-gallery.com.
Christina Parker Gallery
50 Water St.
“Gerald Vaandering — This Salty Water” ongoing to Oct. 26; www.christinaparkergallery.com.
The Cupids Legacy Centre
The Cupids Legacy Centre has added “art gallery” to the list of reasons to visit this fall, with an installation of works by noted Newfoundland artist Gerald Squires. Eight works in a range of media are now on display (and available for purchase) at the centre, which also houses a museum, shop, archeological laboratory and archival family resource centre. For more information about the artwork or the Cupids Legacy Centre, see www.cupidslegacycentre.ca.
Eastern Edge Gallery
72 Harbour Dr.
On Tuesday, Nov. 22 at 7 p.m., an exhibit entitled “Wake Up Inspired” will open at the Eastern Edge Gallery, featuring new art by Newfoundland and Labrador youth.
The Five Island Art Gallery
7 Cove Rd., Tors Cove
A second Gerry Squires portrait workshop will be held on Saturday, Nov. 2. There is also more works by artist Joan Roberts.
Gerald Squires Gallery
52 Prescott St.
Regular hours Wednesday to Sunday from 12-5 p.m. Other times by appointment or by chance, by phone at 722-2207 or 746-4039 or online at www.squiresgallery.com.
The Leyton Gallery of Fine Art
Baird’s Cove off Water Street
Now showing, two shows: Philippa Jones, Margaret Ryall and Louise Sutton’s “Landscape Illuminated” and Anita Singh’s “Sea Life.”
MUN Botanical Garden
306 Mount Scio Rd.
“3 Visions,” featuring original works in art and photography by Betty Hall, Justin Hall and Karen Misik, will run for the month of October. Phone 864-8590 for more information.
Peter Lewis Gallery
5 Church Hill
Solo exhibition “Shimmer” features artist Sarah Jane Conklin. The show concludes Oct 25. For more information go to www.peterlewisgallery.com or call 722-6009. Open Tuesday to Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
214 Duckworth St.
Open Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Info: 726-0936, www.pollyannagallery.com/.
Red Ochre Gallery
96 Duckworth St.
“Chasing Shadows” an exhibition of new works by David Baltzer, continues until Nov. 12.
The St. John’s Storytelling Festival is delighted to celebrate its 10th festival Oct. 26-Nov. 3. Full schedule available at http://storytellingstjohns.ca/wp/festival/
The Art Of Art
With host Laura Coultas
Rogers Cable Nine — Community
Tuesdays at 8 p.m.
VOWR (AM 800)
Produced and hosted by Barbara De Land. Broadcast Sundays 2 p.m., rebroadcast Wednesdays 8:30 p.m.
Oct. 27 and Oct. 30. After the Second World War, a taxi company first occupied the corner of Empire and Bonaventure in St. John’s. It was followed by an autobody business, subsequently purchased in 1978 by Gordon Healey, the father of Gordon Healey, Jr., who tells us about those early days when he began, all the changes he’s experienced since then in the business — materials, technology, work needed and new skills — and what remains the same.
With host Angela Antle
Saturday and Sunday 6-9:30 a.m.,
CBC Radio 1
Oct. 26 and Oct. 27. This weekend on Wam with Krissy Holmes, we’ve got Neil Conway on Liner Notes. Angela Antle is cooking up a Sunday Scoff of Dijon chicken with Barry Parsons of Rock Recipes. And the St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival is in town; we’ll speak with some local and visiting filmmakers about all the action … but if you’re more into making your own drama, why not throw on your favourite witch costume and go make world history this weekend? We’ll tell you all about the I’m No Bully Witches Walk, plus so much more, coming up this Saturday and Sunday from 6-930 a.m., that’s a half hour earlier in most parts of Labrador.
The Performance Hour
With host Glen Tilley
Saturday 5:35 p.m. (5:05 p.m. Lab)
CBC Radio 1 and 10:30 a.m.
on CBC Radio 2
Oct. 26. This Saturday on the Performance Hour a studio session and feature interview with composer arranger and jazz trumpeter Patrick Boyle. Pat is widely respected as one of the province’s finest players and this week he premières some new work with his quartet featuring Bill Brennan on piano, Michael Billard on drums and Mike Downes on bass. He talks about his music and some of his latest projects that include research into the history of jazz in the province.
With host David Cochrane
Friday 3:30-4 p.m. (3 p.m. Lab)
on CBC Radio 1
With host Tom Power
Saturday 6:30 p.m. on CBC Radio 2, Sunday, 4:35 on CBC Radio 1