Etcetera — Arts and Entertainment listings for March 5-12

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On tour
Rising Tide Theatre’s Revue    
March 5. Labrador West, Arts and Culture Centre.    
March 6-7. Goose Bay, O’Brien Arts Centre.

Fresh Tracks: Visit the MusicNL website for more information and click the Arts tab at to hear our featured track — “When Life Gets in the Way of Living,” by Blair Lane.
The son of a preacher man, Blair Lane grew up in rural Newfoundland surrounded by music. His first public performance was at age 12. After musical study in the U.S. and Manitoba and a stint as a gold miner, Lane and his wife Pam returned to Newfoundland to raise their family and work in the family business. In 2009 Lane returned to his love of music and released his first album “Only One,”  recorded at Beech Creek Studios in Nashville, Tenn., and consisting of 11 original gospel songs. In 2010 he returned to Nashville to begin recording of his second album, “When Life Gets In The Way of Living” which was released three years later in November 2013. — Submitted photo


Arts Centre

Kavanagh Premises, Ferryland

The Southern Shore Folk Arts Council is hosting our annual

St. Patrick’s celebration on Saturday, March 8. Music, songs, recitations and poetry from local entertainers. Program includes an afternoon youth session, Irish stew served for supper and evening adult session. For further information please call the SSFAC office at 432-2052. Must be 19 years or older to attend evening session. Come celebrate our Irish heritage. 

The council also presents Slainte on Saturday, March 15 at the Regional Arts Centre in Ferryland. Tickets will be available at the following locations: Ferryland Foodland, Ferryland Convenience, Cape Broyle Ultramar, Riverside Restaurant or by calling the Folk Arts Council office at 432-2052. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Must be 19 years or older to attend.

Centre Scolaire et Communautaire des Grands-Vents

65 Ridge Rd.

March 8 at 7:30 p.m. Ryan Doucette comedy show “Pourquoi Pas?”

Cochrane St. United Church

Cochrane Street

March 8 at 8 p.m. Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra’s Sinfonia 3 — Spring Came Dancing — featuring special guest Stephen Candow. Tickets ($32/$27) are available at the Arts and Culture Centre Box office (729-3900), online at, and at the concert.

D.F. Cook Recital Hall

MUN School of Music, St. John’s

March 6. The Scruncheons take to the stage with a riveting program of classic works for percussion, as well as world premieres written by the group’s own members.

March 13. Blow Out: A Celebration of Trumpet at Memorial.


3 Victoria St.

Canadian indie electronic-folk-country-rock artist Rae Spoon is in town for a special solo performance at the LSPU Hall, March 7 at 8 p.m. Tickets are now on sale at the LSPU Hall box office.

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.

Suncor Energy Hall

MUN School of Music

An evening of music will be presented by Angie Dolomount on March 28 at 5:30 p.m. when she will perform her first recital for her master of music degree.  

On Sunday, March 30 at 4 p.m. Jenny Griffioen will be presenting her graduating recital in piano in the Suncor Energy Hall at the MUN School of Music. She will be performing works by Scarlatti, Haydn, Brahms, Prokofiev and Shostakovich.

April 6 at 6:30 p.m. Alyssa Hodder will be presenting her graduating recital in voice. Alyssa is a fourth-year voice major in the Conjoint Bachelor of Music and Music Education program.


The Beach Cottage


Saturdays at 7 p.m. Glenn Simmons.

The Martini Bar

George Street

March 7-8 . The Dana Parsons Band.

March 14-15.  The Quidi Vidi Dirt Band.

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.

March 8 at 9:30 p.m. 18-piece Jazz East, conducted by Bill Brennan, will squeeze onto The Ship stage to play Big Band favourites by legends like Thad Jones, Phil Nimmons and Glenn Miller. Jazz East’s sensational vocalist Katie Hopkins will be joining the band in performing a selection of well-loved standards. The MUN Jazz Ensemble, also directed by Bill Brennan, will open the show with a set of great jazz numbers. Tickets at the door — $15 or $10 for students.

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.


Arts and Culture Centre

St. John’s

Tada! Events continues its production of the hit musical Evita tonight and Thursday, March 5, 6.

The Concert Crowd presents Fox Tale Saturday, March 8.

March 10 and 11 Juat for Laughs presents Danny Bhoy.

Barbara Barrett Theatre

(former Basement Theatre)

St. John’s Arts and Culture Centre

NTBA Productions and Joint Productions present Norm Foster’s “Jenny’s House of Joy, March 6-9 at

8 p.m. with a pay what you can matinee at 2 p.m. March 8.


Cox & Palmer Second Space

Continuing until March 7. The 8th Annual Women’s Work Festival. A co-production with She Said Yes!, RCA Theatre, and White Rooster Theatre, St. John’s. Free admission to all readings. Donations accepted for Marguerite’s Place. Featuring new works from women writers from California, Tennessee, Ontario, and Newfoundland & Labrador, this popular festival offers a full week of engaging, interactive events to coincide with International Women’s Week. For info on the WWF 2014 Workshop Series, visit (Panels are also free)  To register or to volunteer with us, email


Masonic Temple

6 Cathedral St.

“Go Duet Yourself,” March 7, March 13, May 3.

Theatre Newfoundland Labrador

Corner Brook

Theatre Newfoundland Labrador invites the adult public (older than 18) to participate in a performance of Celeste Raspanti’s play, “I Never Saw Another Butterfly,” which takes the stage at the Corner Brook Arts and Culture Centre  May 2-4. This very emotional play is the historical telling of the Jewish children who passed through the Terezin ghetto on their way to the concentration camps. There  are various roles available for both men and women of all ages.  Auditions are Saturday, March 8, 12-1 p.m. and Sunday, March 9 from 5:30–6 p.m. and will take place at Theatre Newfoundland Labrador office (located behind Western Kia, off Confederation Drive, Corner Brook). This is a cold read so no need to prepare or book.



Cox and Palmer Second Space

Victoria Street

Fresh off the red carpet from its premiere at Sundance, “My Prairie Home,” a masterful documentary about Canadian transgender singer-songwriter Rae Spoon, screens at the Hall on Saturday, March 8 at

7 p.m. Directed by Chelsea McMullen, and presented by The St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival as part of Scene & Heard, an annual series of workshops, screenings, performances and readings. Join us for a pre-screening reception at 6 p.m. in the Cox & Palmer Second Space in celebration of International Women’s Day.

The Ship Pub

Duckworth Street

Film: “The Silk Road Of Pop,” an award-winning documentary about the music scene along China’s Silk Road. The St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival is excited to present this free documentary screening at The Ship on Sunday, March 9 at 8 p.m.


Butler Framing and Gallery

2 Moores Dr., Mount Pearl

Butler Framing and Gallery featuring art works by Marie Jose Williams, Leona Ottenheimer and Gary Kennedy. On display Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. or on the web at

Craft Council Gallery

Devon House Craft

59 Duckworth St.

“One In A Line,” a collaborative show of ceramics in memory of Sophia and Margo Meyer. This exhibition features a collection of Sophia Meyer’s delicate ceramic forms completed by a community of potters that continues to show the influences of spirit and technical prowess that came from two dynamic women. The exhibition continues until March 8.

“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

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,


Red Ochre Gallery

96 Duckworth St.

Continuing until March 22 is “Our Printmakers,” featuring:  “Dear Emma ...” a series of mixed media prints by Jennifer Morgan; “Sea Stories in Monotype,” new work by Veselina Tomova; and new work by Sylvia Bendzsa — Intaglio etchings inspired by Newfoundland outports.


Ultramarine Fine Art Studio

100 Duckworth St.

Opening hours Wednesday to Saturday from 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 “Whirlaway” 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).


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 May 15). Contact the 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),,


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.

March 5. Crowd sourcing, UAVs, and ROVs are intriguing terms and acronymns used by Dr. Rodolph Devillers to describe his project which offers the public a new, more direct data-gathering method of using aerial and undersea photos to map their communities, monitor their environmnent, and for other uses.

March 9 and March 12. Mike Heffernan has followed the writing of his national best seller, “RIG: An Oral History of the Ocean Ranger Disaster,” by writing “The Other Side of Midnight: Taxicab Stories,” a look at St. John’s taxicab business. He describes some of what he learned in his research for it.


Weekend AM

With host Angela Antle

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

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.

March 8. Saturday on The Performance Hour an encore broadcast as we celebrate the 30th anniversary of the 1983 album “Towards The Sunset” with a live concert recording reuniting Pat and Joe Byrne and Baxter Wareham. The concert also features Matthew and Allan Byrne, Lori and Leeland Wareham and The Once.

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: FerrylandThe Southern Shore Folk Arts Council, Regional Arts Centre, Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra HallMUN School Princess Sheila NaGeira Theatre Suncor Energy Hall MUN School of MusicAn Suncor Energy Hall MUN School CBC Radio Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council Danny Bhoy.Barbara Barrett Theatre Basement Theatre House of Joy Rooster Theatre WWF 2014 Workshop Series Temple6 Cathedral A.C. Hunter Library Book Club

Geographic location: California, Ferryland, Newfoundland and Labrador John Silk Road Tennessee Ontario Corner Brook Prairie Home China

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