Etcetera — Arts & Entertainment listings for March 19-26

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Colin James live in concert
March 20 — St. John’s Arts and Culture Centre.
March 21 — The Gordon Pinsent Centre for the Arts (Grand Falls-Windsor).
March 22 — The Joseph R Smallwood Arts and Culture Centre (Gander).
March 23 — Clarenville Events Centre.
March 26 — Labrador West Arts and Culture Centre.
March 27 — Corner Brook Arts and Culture Centre.
March 28 — Stephenville Arts and Culture Centre.

Fergus O’Byrne performs at the Crow’s Nest in downtown St. John’s tonight from 8-10 p.m. — File photo


Arts and Culture Centre

St. John’s

March 28 at 8 p.m. Kelly-Ann Evans takes to the stage with the Newfoundland Symphony for a salute to Barbra, Bette, Céline, Shania and others in “The Main Event: The Ladies of Vegas.” Evans, no stranger to local audiences, has appeared at the Stratford Festival and in the Toronto premiere of Queen’s smash hit musical “We Will Rock You.” Tickets ($45/$40) are available at the Arts & Culture Centre Box Office (729-3900), online: at


Cochrane St. United Church

Cochrane Street

March 22 at 8 p.m. Edge Island Gala Concert. Tickets $24 & $20 Holy Heart Box Office 579-­4424.


D.F. Cook Recital Hall

MUN School of Music, St. John’s

March 22. MUN Opera Workshop. Join MUN Opera for an evocative performance of Henry Purcell’s tragic love story, presented in collaboration with Cantus Vocum Chamber Choir.


Second Cup

Stavanger Drive

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


St. John’s Airport

March 20 at 7 p.m. Lady Cove Women’s Choir.


The Beach Cottage


Saturdays at 7 p.m. Glenn Simmons.


Crow’s Nest Pub

Adjacent to the War Memorial

March 19 from 8-10 p.m. Pubnight with Fergus O’Byrne.


Mallard Cottage

8 Barrows Rd., Quidi Vidi Village

March 23 from 3-7 p.m. Traditional Newfoundland music with Duane Andrews and Aaron Collis.


The Martini Bar

George Street

March 21-22. Tino Borges and The Incident.

March 28-29. MissConduct.


Rocket Room

272 Water St.

March 29 from 2-3 p.m. The Swinging Belles, swing music for kids. Admission is $7 at the door. Call 579-1718 for more information.


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 22 at 10 p.m. Rockin’ blues and R & B party band the Instigators are on stage, followed by the Salty Dolls and the Moonshine Men, purveyors of roots rock and gritty country.


Tols’s Time-out Lounge

Mount Pearl, Glenhill Plaza

March 20 — Black Sheep.

March 21/22 — Heartland Band.

March 27 — Stixx and Stones.

March 28/29 — Bic and The Ball Points.


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.

March 21 — The Steve Edwards Band.

March 22 — Greg Tobin Band.

March 28 — The Shining Wizards.

March 29 — Steve Edwards Band.


Mmap Gallery

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.

Memorial University’s Folklore department is thrilled to present a public dance workshop with The Mizzen Heritage Dancers from Heart’s Content on March 22 from 1-3:30 p.m. This workshop is open to dancers of all ages and all skill levels. A panel discussion with the dancers will take place immediately following the workshop. Admission is $10 or $8 for students and seniors. Space is limited. To register contact or call 1-888-739-1892.



Barbara Barrett Theatre

(former Basement Theatre)

St. John’s Arts and Culture Centre Rabbittown Theatre Company presents “The Pillowman” March 27-30 by acclaimed Irish playwright Martin McDonagh. Featuring Aiden Flynn, Steve O’Connell, Michael Rhodri Smith and Darren Ivany directed by Courtney. Showtime is 8 p.m. with a 2 p.m. matinee on March 30.



3 Victoria Street

Artistic Fraud of Newfoundland remounts its award-winning production “Oil and Water,” based on Lanier Phillips’ life, March 13-16, and March 18-23 at 8 p.m. with a 2 p.m. matinee on March 16.

March 27-30 at 8 p.m. Resource Centre for the Arts is proud to present Nightswimming Theatre’s (Toronto) “Blue Box” written and performed by Carmen Aguirre. Funny, sexy, moving and deeply political, Blue Box reveals a woman committed to a cause to which she would have sacrificed her life, and committed to a man who refused to sacrifice anything for anyone. There is a half-price matinee on March 30 at 2 p.m. To purchase tickets or for more information go to or call 753-4531 ext. 200.


St. Kevins Parish Hall


The Celtic Fiddlers present “A Celtic Gala” — a  dinner theatre and silent auction March 22 at St. Kevin’s Parish Hall. Tickets $30 and are available at St. Kevin’s parish office or by calling 745-8183. Donations are appreciated as well. This is a fund raiser for the Celtic Fiddlers tour of New York in June.


Mercy Centre for Ecology

and Justice

101 Mount Scio Rd.

Soup and Substance: Save the dates to view the following films and enjoy hot soup at noon from 12-1 p.m.

March 18. Film: “Keeping the Earth.” Religious and scientific perspectives on the environment.

March 25. Film: “Awakening the Dreamer: Changing the Dream.” Looking toward environmental sustainability, justice and spiritual fulfillment.

March 27 from 7–9 p.m. “Journey of the Universe,” an epic story of cosmic, Earth and human transformation. Followed by discussion and refreshments. Registration is required. Call 722-0082 or email:


Butler Framing and Gallery

2 Moores Dr., Mount Pearl

Butler Framing and Gallery featuring art works by Stephanie Baker, Ray Cox and Leona Ottenheimer. On display Monday-Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. or on the web at


Christina Parker Gallery

50 Water St.

Public Reception and launch of St. Michael’s commissioned mezzotint by Scott Goudie. Reception, Friday March 21 from 5:30-8 p.m. To reserve an example of “The Islands of St. Michael’s” in advance of the public launch please contact The Christina Parker Gallery at 753-0580 or e-mail


Craft Council Gallery

Devon House Craft, 59 Duckworth St.

March 22 from 2-4 p.m. The Craft Council Gallery invites the public to the opening reception of two new exhibitions, “Nesting” and “Necessary Flow.” Artists will be present and refreshments served. Everyone is welcome. The exhibits continue until April 26. Visit or call 753-2749 for more information.


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 Saurdayt 1-5 p.m. Or by appointment contact:


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).

March 19 from 6-7 p.m. playwright Robert Chafe in St. John’s, Newfoundland and playwright Robert Hamilton in Kent, England, with host Michael Worthman talk about their current St. John’s shows in production — Chafe’s “Oil and Water” currently playing at the LSPU Hall, and Hamilton’s “Giovanni’s Women” April 10-13 at the Arts and Culture Centre, St. John’s and April 22 in Stephenville at the Provincial Drama Festival.


VOWR (AM 800)

Guest Interview, Produced and hosted by Barbara De Land

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

March 19. Chad  Pelley, gives us a peek into how he manages to juggle having a film being made from his best-selling novel, publish a monthly online literary magazine, a new  novel, Every Little Thing,  as well as begin publishing Overcast, his new, free monthly newspaper full of St. John’s area happenings the first of February, and still continue to write.

 March 23 and March 26. In 2013, Dr. Ratana Chuenpagdee, an internationally- known scientist, founded TBTI — Too Big To Ignore — an international partnership of researchers, headquartered in St. John’s, Newfoundland, determined to find answers and ways for small-scale fisheries in Newfoundland, and around the world, to grow and thrive, despite their many challenges.


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 22. This week on the Performance Hour a feature interview and studio session with Mick Davis the charismatic front man of Newfoundland’s premier rock and roll outfit “The Novaks” We’ll talk about his early influences, songwriting, the music business in general and the release of his new solo video project ”Don’t Say Goodnight” plus we’ll check out some acoustic versions of his latest material.



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Deadline: noon Monday.

Organizations: Arts Culture Centre Box Office, Holy Heart Box Office, HallMUN School Cantus Vocum Chamber Choir.Second CupStavanger DriveLive Barbara Barrett Theatre Rabbittown Theatre Resource Centre Nightswimming Theatre Mercy Centre Craft Council GalleryDevon House Craft Craft Council Gallery CBC Radio Aliant

Geographic location: Newfoundland, The Ball Points.Trapper John, Toronto New York Kent, England Stephenville

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