Etcetera — Arts & Entertainment listings for Feb. 19-26

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On tour
Rising Tide Theatre’s Revue    
Feb. 19-22. Corner Brook, Arts and Culture Centre.    
Feb. 23. Stephenville, Arts and Culture Centre.    
Feb. 27-28. Bonavista, The Garrick Theatre.

Fresh Tracks — Chris Picco’s latest solo release “The Beach” is described as a “masterful collection of songs from one of Newfoundland’s most admired and respected songwriters.” Recorded live off the floor over two weekends in the fall of 2012, “The Beach” captures “inspired performances from a stellar acoustic band and a songwriter at the top of his game.” On this, his third solo record and first in more than five years we find the charismatic front-man and chief songwriter for psychedelic folk-rockers The Long Distance Runners getting back to his country, folk and blues roots.

Visit the MusicNL website for more information and click the Arts tab at to hear our featured track — “In Your Light,” by Chris Picco.— Submitted photo


Feb. 22. Lil Dory, Marystown.

Arts and Culture Centre

St. John’s

Feb. 20-22, O’Donel High School presents Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “The Sound of Music.”

Running Feb. 28, March 1,2,5 and 6 TaDa Events presents Andrew Lloyd Webber’s classic musical; “Evita.” Featuring Kelly Ann Evans, Justin Nurse, Justin Goulding, Kristin Murphy and Steve Power under the direction of Terri Andrews (director), Bill Brennan (musical director), Susan Quinn (choral director) and Pamela Pittman (choreographer).


D.F. Cook Recital Hall

MUN School of Music, St. John’s

Feb. 28 at 8 p.m. Salsa Barocca - Latin American music from folk to Baroque. Guitarist Sylvie Proulx leads this lively ensemble of vocal and instrumental arrangements from motets to tangos.

Holy Heart Theatre

Bonaventure Avenue

Saturday, Feb. 22 The Telegram presents Under the Covers with Stars for Warm Heartsl in aid of Iris Kirby House. Hosted by Mark Critch, the evening features music, coversation, comedy, dance and more from the likes of Sean McCann in his forst solo gig since leaving Great Big Sea, Lynda Boyd, Chris Andrews, Chris Kirby, Ian Foster, Mary Barry, Sarah Walsh and The Neighbourhood Strays. Tickets are $25 from the box office or online at


3 Victoria St.

Feb. 20 at 8 p.m. Best Kind Productions Cabaret Series presents “Love Who You Love” with Timothy Matson and Kiersten Noel with Wade Tarling, piano, and special guest, Emily Follett. Tickets $20 (includes LSPU building and maintenance fund fee). Available at the hall box office by calling 753-4531, or book online at

Suncor Energy Hall

(Former PetroCanada Hall)

MUN school of music

“Back to the Future” — Feb. 21 at 8 p.m. A slice of Professor Paul Bendzsa’s 38 years of musical adventures at MUN.  Some things old, some things new.  


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


The Beach Cottage


Saturdays at 7 p.m. Glenn Simmons.

Club One

New Gower Street

Feb. 21. Gloryhound.

Green Sleeves

George Street

Feb. 19 — Dave White 6 p.m. Damian Follett 10 p.m.

Feb. 20 — Rob Cook 6:30 p.m. Unlisted 11 p.m.

Feb. 21 — Rob Cook 4 p.m. Damian Follett 8 p.m. Greg Tobin and Justin Fancy 12 a.m.

Feb. 22 — Dave White 6:30 p.m. TBA 10:30 p.m.

Feb. 23 — Damian Follett 11 p.m.

Feb. 24 — Damian Follett 10 p.m.

Feb. 25 — Dave White 10 p.m.

Feb. 26 — Dave White 6:30 p.m. Damian Follett 10 p.m.

The Martini Bar

George Street

Feb. 21-22. MissConduct 10 p.m. No cover till 10:30 p.m.

Feb. 28-March. 1  Stixx and Stones 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.

Stanley’s Pub

26 Torbay Rd.

Friday Feb. 21 — Reg House.

Tols’s Time-out Lounge

Mount Pearl, Glenhill Plaza

Feb. 20. Outfit.

Feb. 21, 22. Black Sheep.

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.


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.



3 Victoria Street

Feb. 27 – March 1 at 8 p.m. Resource Centre for the Arts is proud to present Bare Boards Theatre’s “Stars in the Sky Morning,” which follows the stories of five women as they navigate the limited and difficult life choices available to them. There is a half-price matinee March 1 at 2 p.m.


Cox & Palmer Second Space

The 2013 Rhonda Payne Theatre Award presentation has been rescheduled to Feb. 27 following the opening night of “Stars in the Sky Morning,” a play written by Payne being presented by Bare Boards Theatre and RCA Theatre Company. The award presentation will be made at the post-show reception by the script’s co-creator Jane Dingle in the Cox & Palmer Second Space (LSPU Hall). The award honours the memory of actor, writer and director Rhonda Payne. For information contact the Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council 726-2212,,

Yuks Yuks

Kenmount Rd.

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


The Rooms

Bonaventure Avenue

Screening of the Oscar-nominated short films Feb. 28 at The Rooms. The St. John's International Women's Film Festival has been selected to show this year's Oscar-nominated short films. It's the first time St. John's has been included on the annual tour of Oscar shorts. The live-action and animated Oscar-nominated short films will be showing at the Rooms on Feb. 28. The animated shorts begin at 6 p.m. and the live-action shorts begin at 8 p.m. The animated shorts are suitable for adults and kids age 12 and older, and the live-action shorts are definitely for adults only. Admission is by donation (suggested donation is $10). For more information, see


Butler Framing and Gallery

2 Moores Dr., Mount Pearl

Butler Framing and Gallery featuring art works by Odell Archibald, Leona Ottenheimer and Gary Kennedy. On display Monday-Friday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 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.

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

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.” 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. The show continues until March 1.

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.

Opening hours Wednesday to Saturday 1-5 p.m. Or by appointment contact:


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 NLAC for an application form and details: The Newman Building, 1 Springdale St., 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  please contact Kathy Oke at 1-877-738-7303 or or visit

The Nickel is seeking submissions from Filmmakers for its 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 information visit or contact us at 576-3378.

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.

Feb. 19. Dr. Lucian Ashworth, Chair of Memorial University’s World War I Commemoration committee, offers his perceptions of that conflict’s short and long-term effects on Newfoundland and internationally, besides the horrendous human costs.

Feb. 23 and Feb. 26. Janine Halliday enthusiastically describes how Neil Martin's 2004 idea to have a general St. John's information number became 311, and has become a 20-member team answering thousands of questions and complaints, as part of Access 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.

Feb. 22. This summer CBC Radio partnered with the Resource Centre for the Arts for an evening of music at the LSPU Hall in aid of the Hall, featuring Amelia Curran with Darren Browne and Catherine Allan; Jenny Gear and Sandy Morris; Emilia Bartellas and Aaron Collis; and Steven Cowan.

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, D.F. Cook Recital HallMUN School of Music, Iris Kirby House Great Big Sea Suncor Energy Hall Princess Sheila NaGeira Theatre Resource Centre Bare Boards Theatre CBC Radio RCA Theatre Company Cox Palmer Second Space The Rooms A.C. Hunter Library Book Club Commemoration committee

Geographic location: St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, De Land

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