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The exhibition Michael Fantuz — “Imagined Homelands.” Runs to Sept. 6 at the Christina Parker Gallery in St. John's. – Submitted photo


The Beaches Heritage Centre


The 14th Annual Country Music Weekend features the chuckwagon dinner Aug 22 at the Legion and the silent auction on Aug. 23. Auction items may be viewed and bid on starting at 7 p.m. Auction winners will be announced at the end of the show. To purchase tickets: call 677-2360.


Second Cup

Stavanger Drive

Live music free every Friday and Saturday evening at 8:30 p.m.


The Ship Pub

Duckworth Street

The Refugee and Immigrant Advisory Council’s Summer Cultural Festival planning committee wants to inform the public that its Fourth Annual Summer Cultural Festival World Music Concert is still going ahead as planned at The Ship on Saturday, Aug. 23 at 10:30 p.m. The Concert features The Brad Jefford Trio Plus and The Skylarks.


Topsail United Church


The first ever C.B.S. adult choir camp will culminate in a free concert on Friday, Aug. 22 at 7 p.m. at Topsail United Church. Selections will include Newfoundland folk songs, other choral favourites, and a chance for the audience to sing along with the choir. A free will offering of both monetary and food donations will be accepted in support of the C.B.S./Paradise Food Bank.


The Beach Cottage


Saturdays at 7 p.m. Glenn Simmons.


Erin’s Pub

Water Street

Aug. 20 —  Craig Young.

Aug. 22 —  Neil and Trevor take over Happy Hour.

Aug. 22 and 23 — Traditional session at 7:30 p.m. At 10:30 p.m. for a final time this year Bobbie O”Donovan and Vincent Griffen will entertain us.

Aug. 24 — We will be having a variety of talented musicians giving their time for a fundraiser stop in a show your support.

Aug. 25 — Fred Jorgensen.

Aug. 26 — Kerian Pennel.


Green Sleeves

George Street

Aug. 20 — Dave White 6 p.m. Damian Follett 10 p.m.

Aug. 21 — Rob Cook 6:30 p.m. Unlisted 11 p.m.

Aug. 22 — Dave White 12 p.m. Rob Cook 4 p.m. Damian Follett 8 p.m. Dave White and Carl Peters 12 midnight

Aug. 23 — Anthony McDonald 11 a.m. Mike Hanrahan and Anthony McDonald 3:30 p.m. Dave White 6:30 p.m. Unlisted 11 p.m.

Aug. 24 — Anthony McDonald 11 a.m. Dave Whitty 3:30 p.m. Arthur O’Brien and Fred Jorgensen 6:30 p.m. Mike Hanrahan 9:30 p.m. Damian Follett 11 p.m.

Aug. 25 — Dave White 6 p.m. Damian Follett 10 p.m.

Aug. 26 — Damian Follett 6 p.m. Dave White 10 p.m.

Aug. 27 — Dave White 6 p.m. Damian Follett 10 p.m.



164 Water St.

The first presentation in a new comedy series featuring all female performers — every second Thursday at Scanlan’s Lounge. Featuring Stand Up and Other Performances by Amanda Batten (hostess with the mostest gas), Sherri Levesque (back in town, yeehawww!), Irene Duma (who is fragrant like satsuma) and Liz Solo (and her multitude of wigs!). There will be two open mike sections during the evening. Sign up by speaking to Liz or Amanda at the show. Doors are at 9:30 p.m. $10. Please feel free to join, and support our new Group Page on Facebook


The Ship Pub

265 Duckworth St.

Folk Night at the Ship is every Wednesday at 9 p.m. The last Wednesday of the month is our traditional session night, where musicians are welcomed to join in an acoustic session hosted by an experienced player.


Tols’s Time-out Lounge

Mount Pearl, Glenhill Plaza

Aug. 21 — Outfit.

Aug. 22/23 — The Stephanie O’Brien Band.


Trapper John’s Museum and Pub

George Street

Sundays — 9:30 p.m. Dave Whitty.

Tuesdays — 10 p.m. Janet Cull and Band with guest Kalem Mahoney.

Wednesdays — Mike Simms at 9 p.m.

Thursdays — Steve Edwards at 10 p.m.


Yuk Yuks/Uptown

Kenmount Road

Aug. 21-23 at 8 p.m. professional comedian Ian Peet kicks off his East Coast tour at Mark Breslin’s Yuk Yuks. Originally from Newfoundland, Ian was selected as a finalist in the Yuk Yuk’s Great Canadian Laugh Off in 2006. He is now the only Newfoundlander signed to the prestigious comedy club’s professional headline roster.


Mmap Gallery

St. John’s 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.




St. John’s

Special play and tour: August only. “One Man’s Journey to build the Basilica.” All welcome. Admission $10 for tour and play. Cash only please. For more information or to purchase tickets, please contact Anne Carew at 754-2170.


Crow’s Nest Officers’ Club

Off of the War Memorial steps above 90 Water St.

Ongoing to Aug. 25. Kelly Russell’s “Tunes and Tales of Newfoundland” features his performance of the music of fiddlers Emile Benoit and Rufus Guinchard and his retelling of “Tales of Pigeon Inlet,” a collection of stories set in the fictional rural community of that name that were written by his father, Ted Russell, in the 1950s. More info at or call 722-7287.


Regional Arts Centre


The Southern Shore Folk Arts Council presents “Away With Ya!” summer dinner theatre. Shows take place on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 7 p.m. until Sept. 5 at The Regional Arts Centre. Reservations are required by calling 1-888-332-2052 or 432-2052.


The Warehouse Theatre

Cow Head

Ongoing to Aug. 30. “The Known Soldier,” tells the story of Tommy Ricketts, the youngest soldier in the British Empire ever to be awarded the Victoria Cross. This poignant and heartfelt portrayal takes the audience through his life as boy in Middle Arm, White Bay, to his traumatic experiences in the First World War as soldier with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment, and on to his later years as a quiet recluse in St. John’s.


Butler Framing and Gallery

2 Moores Dr.

Butler Framing and Gallery featuring art works by Dave Hoddinott, Virginia Houston and Cynthia Noel. On display Monday-Friday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. or on the web


Christina Parker Gallery

50 Water St.

Michael Fantuz — “Imagined Homelands.” Runs to Sept. 6.


Craft Council Gallery

Devon House Craft 59 Duckworth St.

Annual members exhibition. Furniture, vessels, jewellery, wall pieces and many other extraordinary objects in clay, glass, wood, fibre and metal represent over 30 craftspeople from across the province. Come and discover the exciting developments in craft in Newfoundland and Labrador, with works from over 30 emerging and established craftspeople and many of the works are for sale. The exhibition continues until Aug. 24. For further information visit


The Five Island Art Gallery

7 Cove Rd., Tors Cove

New works by artists Sylvia Bendzsa and Michelle Whitten LaCour are now at the Gallery. There will be an opening reception for Carolyn Morgan’s “ART IS FOR APPLE” solo exhibition on Aug. 24 from 2-5 p.m. The exhibit includes a variety of mediums including acrylic paintings, lithographs, oil monotypes, silkscreen, encaustic, pastel, watercolour, enamel on copper and an art doll.


Gerald Squires Gallery

52 Prescott St.

Drawings, paintings and prints by Horan, Picard, Puddester, Squires. Open by chance or appointment until further notice. Call 229-7578 or 351-6095 or visit


Peter Lewis Gallery

5 Church Hill

Opening Reception Aug. 21 from 7-9 p.m. “Focus on Fogo - Two Artist’s Perspectives” Featuring artists Peter Lewis and Michael Kilburn. The show continues until Sept. 13. For more info visit or call the gallery at 722-6009.


Pollyanna Gallery

214 Duckworth St.

New works by Carl Stevenson and Joanne Costello. Open Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Info: 726-0936,


Ultramarine Fine Art Studio

100 Duckworth St.

The “i/a project” A show of new work by June Walker-Wilson. Opening hours Wednesday to Saturday 1-5 p.m. For an appointment contact:


The Water Street Gallery

309 Water St. on the 2nd Floor above the Heritage Shop

“Your St. John’s – Our Story.” The exhibition is open Tuesdays to Saturdays until Aug. 29.


The 11th St. John’s Storytelling Festival  Oct. 3-10 at various places around St. John’s and in Tors Cove. Concerts, workshops, stories for adults and younger listeners, free events. For more information visit




The Art Of Art

With host Laura Coultas

Rogers Cable Nine — Community Channel.

Tuesdays at 8 p.m.


CHMR Radio

93.5 CHMR Radio (Rogers: channel 942 and Aliant: channel 825).


VOWR (AM 800)

Guest Interview — Produced and hosted by Barbara De Land

Broadcast Sundays 2 p.m., rebroadcast Wednesdays 8:30 p.m.

Aug. 20. The Telegram newspaper has a breath of fresh air and perspective in the person of Gordon Brewerton, the new publisher of the paper as of June 1. Hailing originally from Montreal, with a Quebec and Ontario newspaper background, Gordon has some ideas and perceptions of his own for The Telegram, but is also very open to hearing those from readers — past, present, and potential — and the public.

Aug. 24 and Aug. 27. Justin Martin joins Lew Skinner, a person who knows more than a thing or two about guitars and guitar playing, to talk about Newfoundland music making, especially  rock music from the ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s.


Weekend AM

With host Angela Antle

Saturday and Sunday 6-9:30 a.m., CBC Radio One.


The Performance Hour

Saturday, 5:35 p.m. (5:05 p.m. Lab) CBC Radio One and 10:30 a.m. on CBC Radio Two.


On Point

With host David Cochrane

Friday 3:30-4 p.m. (3 p.m. Lab) on CBC Radio One.


Deep Roots

With host Tom Power

Saturday 6:30 p.m. on CBC Radio 2, Sunday, 4:35 on CBC Radio 1.

Radio 2 programs also streaming online at

Organizations: Group Page on Facebook, CBC Radio, Arts CentreFerrylandThe Southern Shore Folk Arts Council Regional Arts Centre British Empire Aliant The Telegram

Geographic location: Newfoundland and Labrador, Stephanie O’Brien Band.Trapper John, East Coast Middle Arm White Bay Virginia Fogo Tors Cove Montreal Quebec Ontario

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