Etcetera – Arts and Entertainment listings for March 26-April 2

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On tour
Colin James live in concert
March 26 — Labrador West Arts and Culture Centre.
March 27 — Corner Brook Arts and Culture Centre.
March 28 — Stephenville Arts and Culture Centre.

“Dreamlike,” an exhibiton of new  new works by Elena Popova, opens with a reception March 27 from 5-8 p.m. at the Red Ochre Gallery in St. John’s. — Submitted image

Concerts

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 Barbara, Bette, Céline, Shania and others in The Main Event: The Ladies of Vegas. Tickets ($45/$40) are available at the Arts and Culture Centre box office (729-3900) or online at artsandculturecentre.com.

Cupids Legacy Centre

Cupids

April 5. Shake the Leg — a fundraiser in support of the Cupids Legacy Centre and the New World Theatre Project. This fundraising concert-with-a-twist stars MHA Tom Hedderson, Cupids Mayor Harold Akerman, Bay Roberts Mayor Phil Wood, Peter and Patrick Laracy, Ross and Roy Dawe, Rosalind Dawe, Dennis

Flynn, Kathi Stacey and more. Supported by professional actors Steve O’Connell (“Republic of Doyle”), Brian Marler and Alison Woolridge with comedy-great Greg Malone. All directed by The New World Theatre Project’s Danielle Irvine. Tickets $25 per person, on sale at the Cupids Legacy Centre 528-1610. For more information email nwtpgm@gmail.com or call 722-6987.

D.F. Cook Recital Hall

MUN school of music, St. John’s

March 29. MUN Jazz Ensemble.

March 30. Join Atlantic String Quartet members Nancy Case-Oates, violin, Kate Read, viola, and Theo Weber, cello, along with Frank Fusari, bass, and Timothy Steeves, piano, as the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra presents Recital 4: “The Trout.”

April 4 at 8 p.m. MUN Chamber Orchestra.

April 5 at 8 p.m. MUN Chamber Music Showcase.

Fred’s Records

198 Duckworth St.

March 29 at 2 p.m. Fred’s Records presents Baytown, a

40-minute live performance. Free!

George Street United Church

George Street

March 29 at 8 p.m. Maheriposa! A tribute concert for the legendary Frank Maher on the occasion of his 80th birthday. Tickets are $20 and are available at O’Brien’s Music Store and Fred’s Records.

Gower Street United Church

Gower Street

April 5 at 7:30 p.m. Tanglecove in concert with special guests Geoff Panting, Andrew McCarthy and the STEP Fiddlers. Join local composers and performers Dave Panting and Dan Rubin, and their friends, for an evening celebrating the release of their CD, “Tanglecove: 30 New Canadian Fiddle Tunes.” Tickets for the concert are available from Fred’s Records and O’Brien’s Music and may be reserved online at the Tanglecove website. Advance: $12; at the door: $15. For more information, visit www.tanglecove.ca.

Princess Sheila NaGeira Theatre

Carbonear

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.

The Rocket Room

272 Water St.

Come on down to the Rocket Room, Saturday, March 29 and meet the Swinging Belles, a local swing band for kids. Kick up your heels and have a swinging good time with the whole family. The Belles will perform from 2-3 p.m., but why not come down at

1:30 p.m. for the Belle Hop, a chance to warm up with the musicians and have a little playtime.

Second Cup

Stavanger Drive

Live music free every Friday and Saturday 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 present her graduating recital in piano in the Suncor Energy Hall at the MUN school of music. She will perform works by Scarlatti, Haydn, Brahms, Prokofiev and Shostakovich.

April 6 at 6:30 p.m. Alyssa Hodder will present her graduating recital in voice. Alyssa is a fourth-year voice major in the conjoint bachelor of music and music education program.

Clubbin'

The Martini Bar

George Street

March 28-29 —  MissConduct.

April 4-5 — Bump.

Scanlan’s

164 Water St.

Liz Solo, Colleen Power, April Crocker and Mike Kean are The Sauce. They will make a special midnight appearance March 29 at Scanlan’s Lounge. Liz and Colleen will co-anchor the opening set.

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.

Tols’s Time-out Lounge

Mount Pearl, Glenhill Plaza

March 27 — Stixx and Stones.

March 28-29 — Bic and The Ball Points.

April 3 — Outfit.

April 4-5 — Blacksheep.

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 28 — The Shining Wizards.

March 29 — Steve Edwards Band.

April 4-5 — Chad Murphy Trio.

Dance

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.

Theatre

Barbara Barrett Theatre

(former Basement Theatre)

St. John’s Arts and Culture Centre

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

LSPU Hall

3 Victoria St.

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 March 30 at 2 p.m. To purchase tickets or for more information, go to www.rca.nf.ca or call 753-4531 ext. 200

April 3-6. Best Kind Productions proudly presents “13 the Musical.” With an unforgettable rock score from Tony Award-winning composer Jason Robert Brown and featuring an incredibly talented cast of young people from across the Avalon Peninsula, “13” is a hilarious, high-energy musical for all ages about discovering that cool is where you find it, and sometimes where you least expect it. Tickets $25, all ages. Buy tickets at rca.nf.ca or at the LSPU Hall box office  (753-4531). We’re teaming up with EyeGo.org to offer $5 tickets to high school students. Must present student ID when purchasing. Only 10 EyeGo tickets available per performance.

Film

Mercy Centre for Ecology

and Justice

101 Mount Scio Rd.

Soup and Substance — March 27 from 7-9 p.m. Evening film and discussion of the film “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 mcej@live.com

The Rooms

March 30 at 1:30 p.m. the National Film Board of Canada launches the animated short film “54 Hours,” a powerful project marking the centenary of the 1914 Newfoundland sealing disaster. The 13-minute short is directed by Bruce Alcock and Paton Francis, and written by Michael Crummey. Francis, who is related to some of the men who were out on the ice during the 1914 disaster, will join Alcock and Crummey for a Q&A following the screening. On March 31, Canadians will be able to take part in the centenary of this tragedy as “54 Hours” screens free of charge at the NFB’s online Screening Room, NFB.ca, and via its apps for tablets, smartphones and connected TV.

Exhibitions

Butler Framing and Gallery

2 Moores Dr., Mount Pearl

Artworks by Ray Cox, Jim Long and Leona Ottenheimer. On display Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. or on the web at www.butlerframing-gallery.com.

Christina Parker Gallery

50 Water St.

March 29 from 3-5 p.m. The public reception and launch of “The Colours of Love,” an artist book containing poems by Carmelita McGrath and Japanese woodblock prints by Charlotte Jones.

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 www.squiresgallery.com.

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, www.pollyannagallery.com/.

 

Red Ochre Gallery

96 Duckworth St.

March 27 from 5-8 p.m. is the opening for “Dreamlike,” an exhibiton of new emotional, colourful and exciting new works by Elena Popova. Continuing until April 12.

Ultramarine Fine Art Studio

100 Duckworth St.

Opening hours Wednesday to Saturday from 1-5 p.m. or by appointment. Contact walker@ultramarinefineart.com.

Bulletins

ArtsSmarts: The Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council is accepting applications from schools, school boards, or groups of schools to operate ArtsSmarts projects. ArtsSmarts provides funding to schools to bring professional artists into the classroom to help teachers and students integrate arts activities into non-arts subject areas. Deadline: June 2, 2014 (for projects starting after Sept. 15, 2014 and completed by June 25, 2015).  Contact the NLAC for an application form and details: 726-2212 or toll-free 1-866-726-2212 (NL only), nlacmail@nlac.ca, or visit www.nlac.ca

 

 Do you enjoy singing? If so, the Anchormen Male Chorus is currently recruiting new members. Anyone who can carry a tune is welcome and the ability to read music is not essential. Come and join us for a night of fellowship and singing. For further details, call Alex at 834-0666 or Harry at

753-4656.

 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 you whatever your skill level. For more information, call Kathy Skinner at 753-3159 or email kathy@mun.ca or athanc@mun.ca.

Broadcast

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). www.chmr.ca.

VOWR (AM 800)

Guest Interview, produced and hosted by Barbara De Land

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

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, determined to find answers and ways for small-scale fisheries in Newfoundland, and around the world, to grow and thrive, despite their many challenges.

March 30 and April 2. Chris Brookes, a  St. John’s Battery resident for many years after discovering it as a university student,  has created stories, plays, poetry and radio documentaries from and about the area and its longtime residents. He describes his newest project, a smartphone app, “Inside Outside Battery,” to delight walkers, hikers, runners and anyone else spending time in the area.

 

Weekend AM

With host Angela Antle

Saturday and Sunday from

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

March 29. This week on the Performance Hour, a feature interview and studio session with Kat Mclevey, a spectacular new talent who while still attending high school is getting rave reviews for her work as a singer-songwriter and with the St. John’s indie band City On The Coast. Plus we preview our live concert special from the East Coast Music Awards in Charlottetown April 5.

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 cbc.ca/nl.

Organizations: Cupids Legacy Centre 528, New World Theatre, Recital HallMUN school Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra Suncor Energy Hall MUN school Music Store Records.Gower Street United Church Gower StreetApril CBC Radio National Film Board of Canada Barbara Barrett Theatre Rabbittown Theatre Resource Centre Nightswimming Theatre Tenacious String Orchestra Mercy Centre The Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council Anchormen Male Chorus Aliant

Geographic location: Newfoundland, Vegas, Bay Roberts George Street Toronto Avalon Peninsula Charlottetown

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