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Week of Dec. 18-25

The following is a complete listing of concerts, events and radio programs which will be held over the upcoming week:

On Dec. 21-22, enjoy It’s Christmas Time With the Once at the Gower Street United Church. Tickets available at Fred’s Records and O’Brien’s Music. — Telegram file photo


Ennis Sisters

Dec. 18 — St. John’s — St. Patrick’s Church

Dec. 20 — Carbonear — St. Patrick’s.

Dec. 21 — Ferryland — Bernard Kavanaugh Premises.


Arts and Culture Centre

St. John’s

Dec. 28 and 29. Feast Of Cohen XIV. Performances by Feast of Cohen regulars Vicky Hynes, Bryan Hennessey, Jill Porter, Sean Panting, Jenny Gear, Lori Cooper and Des Walsh; with  The Beautiful Losers house band led by the incomparable Sandy Morris and musicians: Derek Pelley, Boomer Stamp, Kelly Russell, Dave & Geoff Panting. Tickets $50.

Delta St. John’s Hotel

and Conference Centre

St. John’s

“Shanneyganock Christmas,” with headliners Shanneyganock along with Timber and The Rolling Kings will happen in the hotel ballroom Dec. 27. Tickets are $37.

“The Christmas Gathering,” featuring Sherman Downey and the Ambiguous Case along with The Monday Nights, The Fortunate Ones and The Skinny Jims. Dec. 28. Tickets are $30.

The Garrick Theatre

Church Street, Bonavista

“O Holy Night: A Holiday Concert of Seasonal Music” Dec. 21 at 8 p.m. Featuring Shelley Neville, Brian Way, Glen Collins, Bob MacDonald, Scott Mansfield, and trumpeter Terry Campbell. After the main show some of the same performers will take the stage at the Annex for a delightful holiday after party. Cost is $25 for main stage performance and $5 for after party.

Gower Street United Church

Gower Street

Dec. 21 and Dec. 22. It’s Christmas Time With the Once. Tickets available at Fred’s Records and O’Brien’s Music.


3 Victoria St.

The 4th Annual “Shine Your Light on Tibbs Eve” fundraising concert is Dec. 23. An exciting line up of performers will once  donate their time and talent in support of the St. John’s Women’s Centre programs. Tickets are on sale noe at the LSPU Ticket office. Ticket price is $50 and includes a $25 charitable tax receipt as well as a free glass of wine or beer. The show will make a great gift for that someone special. Help support our Women’s Centre programs.

Mile One Centre

Queens Road

Hey Rosetta! return  to St. John’s for their annual holiday show at Mile One Centre on Friday, Dec. 20.  Special guests are Zeus and St John’s own Green and Gold.

Princess Sheila NaGeira Theatre


Country Jamboree at Carbonear’s  Princess Sheila NaGeira Theatre on the second Friday of every month.  Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Show starts at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $5 per person at the door. Profits are given to a different charity each month.

Second Cup

Stavanger Drive

Live music every Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings.


The Beach Cottage


Fridays from 7-10 p.m. Glenn Simmons acoustic show


171 Water St.

Dec. 20 at 9 p.m. Erica Clarke CD release party “Follow Your Dreams” featuring Chris Kirby and the Marquis.

Green Sleeves

George Street

Dec. 18 — Dave White 6 p.m. Damian Follett 10 p.m.

Dec. 19 — Rob Cook 6:30 p.m. Unlisted 11 p.m.

Dec. 20 — Rob Cook 4 p.m. Damian Follett 8 p.m. The Black Sheep

Dec. 21 — Dave White 6:30 p.m. The Black Sheep 10:30 p.m.

Dec. 22 — Chris Meyers 7 p.m. Damian Follett 11 p.m.

Dec. 23 — Dave White 6 p.m. Damian Follett 10 p.m.

Dec. 24 — Dave White 10 p.m.

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

The Martini Bar

George Street

Every Thursday Stixx and Stones starting at 10 p.m.

Dec 20-21. Stixx and Stones.

Dec 26. Stixx and Stones.

Dec 27. Bump Christmas Party.

Dec 28. Stixx and Stones.

Dec 31. Tino Borges and The Incident.

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.

Tol’s Time-out Lounge

Mount Pearl, Glenhill Plaza

Dec. 20-21. Juniper Road

Dec. 27-28. Tequila Rocking Birds

Dec. 31. Bic and the Ball Points

Trapper John’s Museum and Pub

George Street

Dec. 19/20 — Beauwater.

Dec. 21/22 — DJ Green Arrow.

Dec. 26 — The Pints.

Dec. 27/28 — Redline.

Tuesdays — NightCull featuring Janet Cull with Kalem Mahoney opening.

Wednesdays — The Dark and Dirty’s.

Wheel Deal Thursdays - Steve Edwards.


Mmap Room

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.


Barbara Barrett Theatre

(former Basement Theatre)

St. John’s Arts and Culture Centre

Rabbittown Theatre Company presents for the 11th year “Penning The Carol.” Once again, Aiden Flynn performs a solo retelling of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol.” The play supposes that Scrooge and the accompanying cast of characters are created in a session of intense writing and storytelling on Christmas Eve, 1843.  

Dec. 21 at 6 p.m.

Dec. 22 at 1 p.m. (Pay What You Can)

Dec. 22 at 8 p.m.

Tickets for shows are available through the Arts and Culture Centre box office by phone at 729-3900 or online at

Masonic Temple

6 Cathedral St.

Ongoing to Jan. 6. “Christmas Around The World”. Call the office at 579-3023 to book tickets today.


Butler Framing and Gallery

2 Moores Dr., Mount Pearl

Butler Framing and Gallery featuring art works by Cynthia Noel, Leona Ottenheimer and Ray Cox. On display Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., or on the web at

Christina Parker Gallery

50 Water St.

Ongoing to Dec. 31. A Celebration of Recent Work by Gallery Artists.

Craft Council Gallery

Devon House Craft Centre

59 Duckworth St.

Concluding today, Dec. 18, is “Comfort and Joy” our annual holiday exhibition presents finely crafted objects from over 40 craftspeople that evoke all the good things celebrated during this special time of the year. Visit or call 753-2749 for more information.


Gerald Squires Gallery

52 Prescott St.

An exhibition of “Small Works by Gallery Artists” and some works from Squires’, “Mary: A Woman Clothed with the Sun”  Exhibition continues through Dec. 22 from 2-5 p.m. 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

The Leyton Gallery of Fine Art

Baird’s Cove off Water Street

Now showing — the gallery’s annual Christmas exhibition.

Peter Lewis Gallery

5 Church Hill

“Rural Palette” — Peter Lewis Solo Exhibition. Show Continues until December 22. 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,

 Do you play a traditional musical instrument or like to sing folk songs? Fergus O’Byrne and the Folk Arts Society of Newfoundland and Labrador are gearing up for the 13th annual Young Folk at the Hall event in St. John’s during the month of January. These free workshops and performance opportunity exist to encourage young traditional musicians to share and develop their talents in a fun and informal setting. Pre-registration is necessary and space is limited. For more information please visit or call 576-8508.

The Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council is accepting nominations for the 29th Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council Arts Awards. Members of the public may submit one nomination for each of the following: Artist of the Year, Arts Achievement, Arts in Education, Emerging Artist, Hall of Honour, and Patron of the Arts. The deadline for nominations is Jan. 31, 2014. For more information or to request nomination forms contact the Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council: 726-2212, Toll Free (NL only) 1-866-726-2212, or visit

The Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council is accepting proposals to design the artwork that will be handed out at the 29th Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council Arts Awards. Eight pieces will be commissioned, further detail can be found at The deadline for proposals is Jan. 17, 2014. To contact the Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council:

709- 726-2212, Toll Free (NL only)

1-866- 726-2212, or


The Nickel is seeking submissions from Filmmakers for their 14th Annual Nickel Independent Film Festival. We would like to inform you that our Early Bird Deadline is fast approaching. Early Bird Submission Deadline: Jan. 10, 2014 (Fee is only $20) Regular Submission Deadline: Feb. 21, 2014 (Fee is $25) Late Submission Deadline: Feb. 25, 2014 (Fee is $30).WAB (Without a Box) Extended Deadline: Feb. 28, 2014. (Fee is $30.). For more info, please visit or contact us at 709-576-3378 (FEST). The 14th Annual Nickel Independent Film Festival runs June 17-21, 2014.

The Tenacious String Orchestra (TSO) is accepting adult, amateur string players for the upcoming year. Would you like to share the joy of making music with a friendly, supportive group, led by a fine musician and director, Nathan Cook? We meet once a week from September to June. Some of our members come for part of the year. While working hard to improve, we always enjoy the musical journey and have a lot of fun along the way. No auditions - no pressure. Just come along for a session or two and see if the orchestra is a good fit for you. We range from beginner to very experienced so there is a place for whatever your skill level. For more information call Kathy Skinner at 753-3159 or e-mail or

The Visiting Artist Program (VAP) funds schools to bring artists or arts organizations into the school to offer presentations or work with students in a wide variety of artistic disciplines. The program covers artist fees, materials, and travel costs. Administered by the Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council (NLAC), applications are accepted on an ongoing basis. Contact the NLAC for an application form and details. For more information call 896-9565, or toll free 1-866-896-9565 (NL only),,

Coastal Sounds is seeking fellow music lovers to join its ranks. Anyone who has an interest in singing is welcome. Rehearsal venue TBA. Rehearsals on Wednesday nights at 7:30-9:30 p.m. For more information, contact us at or visit our new website


The Art Of Art

With host Laura Coultas

Rogers Cable Nine — Community Channel

Tuesdays at 8 p.m.

VOWR (AM 800)

Guest Interview

Produced and hosted by Barbara De Land

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

Dec. 18. With such a varied and fascinating work life, you’ll want to hear George Faulkner, Newfoundland and Canadian hockey icon, author, real estate person and MUN honorary doctor of laws, share his some of his memories, insights, and perceptions.

Dec. 22 and Dec. 25. Labrador, that part of the province three times the size of Newfoundland and beloved by many, is the focus of warm and descriptive memories from one of its greatest and most enthusiastic supporters and one of its best-known and respected religious leaders, remembered by many with deep affection, Archdeacon Francis Buckle.

 Dec. 29 and Jan. 1. One of two electronic instrument prototypes inspired by the Bodhran, and software for all kinds of electronic music, form part of Scott Stevenson’s very innovative  work within his new company, Arc Instruments, a company nurtured by the Genesis group, Memorial University, St. John’s.


Weekend AM

With host Angela Antle

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

The Performance Hour

With host Glen Tilley

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

Dec. 21. This week on the Performance Hour we’ve assembled a small group of elves to share some of their favourite music picks that might help you with the gift of music this Christmas. Guests include Tom Power — host of CBC Radio Two Morning and Deep Roots, Christine Davis, associate producer and record librarian at CBC Radio, Gord O’Brien, owner operator of O’Brien’s Music and a special guest from Happy Times pre-school and day care Jack Colbourne.

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: The Rolling Kings, Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council, Annex Christmas Time Princess Sheila NaGeira Theatre CBC Radio Barbara Barrett Theatre CentreRabbittown Theatre Temple6 Cathedral St.Ongoing Gallery Artists.Craft Council GalleryDevon House Craft Centre59 Duckworth St.Concluding Tenacious String Orchestra Christmas exhibition.Peter Lewis Gallery5 Church Hill Rural Palette Folk Arts Society of Newfoundland and Labrador VAP Arc Instruments Genesis Happy Times

Geographic location: Newfoundland and Labrador

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