Etcetera — arts and entertainment listings for Feb. 5-12

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On tour
Rising Tide Theatre’s Revue
Feb. 5. Clarenville, Clarenville Events Centre.    
Feb. 6-8. Gander, Arts and Culture Centre.    
Feb. 11. Marystown, St. Gabriel’s Hall.    
Feb. 13-15. Grand Falls-Windsor, Arts and Culture Centre.   

Rhonda Pelley’s exhibition, “The Small Hours, opens Feb. 8 at the Leyton Gallery in St John’s. The exhibition is a cinema-inspired series of photographic portraits that explore one woman’s transitory state between the end of one turbulent cycle in her life and the beginning of another. — Submitted photo


Feb. 14. Whelan’s Gate, Corner Brook.

Feb. 15. Marble Mountain Resort, Corner Brook.


Arts and Culture Centre

St. John’s

Feb. 6–9 at 7:30 p.m. Atlantic Light Theatre presents its premiere production of Boublil and Schöenberg’s “Les Misérables.” Directed by Jacinta Mackey Graham and Douglas Vaughan, featuring a stellar cast including Jonathan Monro, Calvin Powell, Kiersten Noel, Darrin Martin, Peter Halley, Shelley Neville, Erin Winsor, Sarah Loveys, Timothy Matson, Tolson Barrington and many talented local performers. Due to ticket demand an extra show has been added for Sunday Feb. 9 at 1:30 p.m.  

Feb. 10. Jimmy Carton Concert with Derek Harrington and D’Arcy Broderick. Tickets available at the box office by calling 729-3900/1-800-663-9449 or online at

Feb. 14 at 8 p.m.  Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra presents Soirée d’amour —  an evening of French music as soprano Marianne Fiset and Newfoundland-born tenor David Pomeroy join the orchestra for a program of opera arias and duets — “Carmen,” “Thaïs,” “Roméo et Juliette” and more. Tickets ($30-$45) are available at the box office, 729-3900  and online at

D.F. Cook Recital Hall

MUN School of Music, St. John’s

Feb. 8 at 8 p.m. Classic Cabaret - A “classical” look at the “popular” in song. Soprano, Caroline Schiller offers a recital in collaboration with guest pianist, Christy Lee.

Please note the Viola Valentine, originally scheduled for Feb. 7 has been moved to Sunday, March 2nd.


3 Victoria St.

Feb. 6 at 8 p.m. Legacy concert. The concert will feature Pamela Morgan, Sherry Ryan, Eric West, Simone Savard-Walsh, Hope Jamieson and Wyatt Hirschfeld Shibley. Visit or call 753-2749 for more information. To purchase concert tickets please contact the LSPU Hall.

Feb. 15 at 8 p.m. Bob Macdonald Band Swingin’ Valentine Show. A special Valentines concert of classic country and Texas swing featuring songs of love gone good, love gone bad and love gone sideways! Join Bob Macdonald and his cast of stellar sidemen for this rare soft seat concert. Cost is $20 including LSPU Hall Building Maintenance fee. For tickets call the Hall at 753-4531 or visit

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. Free.


The Beach Cottage


Saturdays at 7 p.m., Glenn Simmons.

Green Sleeves

George Street

Feb. 5 — Dave White 6 p.m. Damian Follett 10 p.m.

Feb. 6 — Rob Cook 6:30 p.m. Dave White and Carl Peters 11 p.m.

Feb. 7 — Rob Cook 4 p.m. Damian Follett 8 p.m. Carolann Fowler and Greg Tobin 12 a.m.

Feb. 8 — Dave White 6:30 p.m. DiMaggios 10:30 p.m.

Feb. 9 — Damian Follett 11 p.m.

Feb. 10 — Damian Follett 10 p.m.

Feb. 11 —  Dave White 10 p.m.

Feb. 12 — Dave White 6 p.m. Damian Follett 10 p.m.

The Martini Bar

George Street

Feb. 7-8. Bump 10 p.m. No cover till 10:30 p.m.

Feb. 14-15. Quidi Vidi Dirt Band 10 p.m. No cover till 10:30 p.m.

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.

Trapper John’s Museum and Pub

George Street

Tuesdays — NightCull featuring Janet Cull with Kalem Mahoney opening.

Wednesdays — The Dark and Dirty’s.

Wheel Deal Thursdays — Steve Edwards.

Feb. 7 — The Dark and Dirtys.

Feb. 8 — Greg Tobin/Matty Rose.


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)

Arts and Culture Centre

St. John’s

Feb. 5-9, Kanutu Theatre is back for a fourth year with “An Evening Inspired by Chekhov.” The show includes two one-act plays: “Afterplay” and “A Reluctant Tragic Hero.”  Showtime is 7 p.m. with a pay-what-you-can matinee on Feb. 9 at 2 p.m. Tickets for all evening performances are $25 and $20 for students and seniors. For advance tickets, call the Arts and Culture Centre box office at 729-3900 or purchase online at

Masonic Temple

6 Cathedral St.

“O Canada! …More Than Just Beavers” — Feb. 7, April 25.  

Yuks Yuks

Kenmount Rd.

Feb. 20,21, 22 — Dylan Gott with Eric Andrews and Jeff Elliott



Victoria Street

Feb. 5. “So Right, So Smart” is a documentary that profiles leading companies and experts that are proving what is good for the planet can also be good for the bottom line. Through its inspiring stories of change, the film shows how businesses and other organizations can profit by successfully integrating more sustainable practices.Tickets are $10 or $8 for students and seniors.

Feb. 14.  “Gabrielle” — 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, $12 for regular admission and $10 for students and seniors.


Butler Framing and Gallery

2 Moores Dr., Mount Pearl

Butler Framing and Gallery featuring art works by Jim Long, Stephanie Baker and Marie Jose. On display Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 12 noon, or on the web at

Craft Council Gallery

Devon House Craft

59 Duckworth St.

“Legacy: New Work — Two Generations,” celebrating the work of two generations of clay artists, Isabella St. John and Erin Callahan St. John. The exhibit continues until March 8.

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

The Leyton Gallery of Fine Art

Baird’s Cove off Water Street

The Leyton Gallery’s first show for the new year is Rhonda Pelley’s “The Small Hours.” The opening reception is Feb. 8 from 3-5 p.m. and the show continues until March 1. A woman spends a night alone in a motel room, suspended at the vanishing point between departure and arrival. In those small hours she experiences the loosening of boundaries and, ultimately, the freedom to start again. The Small Hours is a cinema-inspired series of photographic portraits that explore one woman’s transitory state between the end of one turbulent cycle in her life and the beginning of another.

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,


The Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council wishes to announce that the deadline to submit nominations in all categories for the 29th Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council Arts Awards has been extended to Friday, Feb. 14. For nomination forms: Contact the Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council for hard copy forms, eligibility criteria, and application details at 726-2212,

1-866-726-2212 (NL only),



The winner of the Lawrence Jackson Writers’ award will be announced Wednesday, March 5 at the regular meeting of the A.C. Hunter Library Book Club at the St. John’s Arts and Culture Centre. The book club meeting will be at 7 p.m. and the award presentation will be at 7:45 p.m. The book club will be discussing Whirl Away by Russell Wangersky, which was a finalist for the 2012 BMO Winterset Award. The discussion is open to the public and everyone is welcome whether one has read the book or not. The Lawrence Jackson Writers’ Award is administered by the Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council (NLAC). All applicants to the NLAC’s Professional Project Grants Program in the writing category are considered and the winner is selected by a peer assessment committee. One award of $500 is given annually.

The Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council (NLAC) is now accepting applications for its Professional Project Grants Program (for individual artists, groups, and non-profit arts organizations) deadline: Tuesday, March 18, 2014 (projects must start on/after 15 May 2014). Contact the NLAC for an application form and details: The Newman Building, 1 Springdale Street, St. John’s, 726-2212 or toll free 1 (866) 726-2212 (NL only),,

All artists in the province are encouraged to apply for the 2014 Excellence in Visual Arts Awards. There are five categories for this year’s ceremony, including the Long Haul Award (for lifetime achievement), the Large Year Award (for an artist who has had an exceptional year), the Emerging Artist Award, the Kippy Goins Award, which recognizes an individual or organization who has helped the growth of the sector, and the Critical Eye Award, which recognizes a visual arts writer for an exceptional piece of writing on an NL artist in any print or online publication worldwide. Applications must be received or postmarked by 5 p.m., on March 1. For more information  about the EVA Awards, please contact Kathy Oke at 1-877-738-7303 or or visit

The Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council (NLAC) is now accepting applications for its Professional Festivals Program. Deadline: Monday, February 17, 2014 (festivals must start on/after 15 April 2014). Contact the NLAC for an application form and details. Office Location: The Newman Building, 1 Springdale Street. Mail: P.O. Box 98, St. John’s, A1C 5H5, phone 869-9565 or toll free 1-888- 896-9565 (NL only),,

The Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council will hold a Grant Writing Workshop in

St. John’s on Feb. 19 from 2:30-4:30 p.m. in the LSPU Hall’s Cox and Palmer Second Space. For information call  1-866-726-2212 or email:

The Nickel is seeking submissions from Filmmakers for their 14th Annual Nickel Independent Film Festival. Regular submission deadline: Feb. 21. (Fee is $25) Late submission deadline: Feb. 25. (Fee is $30).WAB (Without a Box) extended deadline: Feb. 28. (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.

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 email or

Coastal Sounds is seeking fellow music lovers to join its ranks. Anyone who has an interest in singing is welcome. 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.

Feb. 5 - Surprise! Engineers Without Borders is not just for engineers, Sean Kennedy, NL chapter president, tells us. Originally a 2001 University of Waterloo idea for an organisation to help solve engineering problems in Africa, it now includes people with other skills from other parts of Canada, and works in Africa on other kinds of problems, as well.

Feb. 9 and 12. Harbour Breton, Fortune Bay, was forever changed the summer of 1973. Bruce Stagg discusses what happened that tragic day and why he decided to write a book about it, Landslide, the Jack Hickey Story.


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.

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: Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council, Marble Mountain Resort, Light Theatre Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra Recital HallMUN School of Music Valentines Hall Princess Sheila NaGeira Theatre CBC Radio Barbara Barrett Theatre Kanutu Theatre Masonic Temple6 Cathedral Tenacious String Orchestra A.C. Hunter Library Book Club University of Waterloo

Geographic location: Newfoundland and Labrador, Corner Brook, John Texas Canada Springdale Street Africa Fortune Bay

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