Etcetera – Arts & Entertainment listings for April 16-23

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St. John’s
Legendary Canadian singer/songwriter Gordon Lightfoot performs Friday and Saturday, April 25, 26 at 8 p.m. as part of his national tour.

Basilica of St. John the Baptist

St. John’s

April 27 at 7:30 p.m. Quintessential Vocal Ensemble will be performing at Carnegie Hall in New York in May. Prior to the trip, QVE will present a concert at The Basilica of St. John the Baptist where they will sing the world premiere of  “As on Wings” The song focuses on the connections and friendships made during the 911 tragedy between St. John’s and New York, during which time some 500 stranded persons received the hospitality of Holy Heart High School.

D.F. Cook Recital Hall

MUN School of Music, St. John’s

April 17. Byrann Gowan performs his undergrad recital in double bass in the D.F. Cook Recital Hall. Gowan, originally from Hampton, N.B., is a third-year double bass major in the Bachelor of Music program.

Freds Records

198 Duckworth St.

Fred’s Records presents free shows on April 19. Emilia Bartellas and Aaron Collis of the Dardanelles at 3 p.m. Sherman Downey at 3:45 p.m. and Gala, featuring Aley Waterman at 4:30 p.m.

Johnson GEO Centre

St. John’s

2014 marks 30 years of service by the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association of Newfoundland and Labrador, to people with hearing loss across this province. The association presents “The Joy of Sound” Thursday, April 24, at 8 p.m.


3 Victoria St.

April 26 at 8 p.m. Juno Award-winning guitarist Steve Dawson. “Rattlesnake Cage” is the sixth solo album from Steve Dawson. It is unique in that it is a solo instrumental guitar album utilizing slide guitar, Weissenborn Hawaiian guitar, and acoustic 12-string. Steve will be accompanied by Keith Lowe on bass for this “one night only” show. This is a must see for guitarists and fans of acoustic guitar. Cost is $22 and $25 including taxes and LSPU Hall building maintenance fee. Reserved seating in effect. 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 free every Friday and Saturday evening at 8:30 p.m.


The Beach Cottage


Saturdays at 7 p.m. Glenn Simmons.

Erin’s Pub

Water Street

April 16 at 9:30 p.m. ECMA award winner Craig Young.

April 17 at 9 p.m. Live music TBA.

April 18 — Happy Hour live music. Traditional Session hosted by Billy Sutton at 8:30 p.m. Surprise Pop up show at 11 p.m.

April 19 at 8:30 p.m. Traditional session hosted by Billy Sutton. CD party: Generations with Justin Martin and Lew Skinner at 11 p.m.

April 20 at 4 p.m. Matinee with Generations.

Green Sleeves

George Street

April 16 — Dave White 6 p.m. Damian Follett 10 p.m.

April 17 — Rob Cook 6:30 p.m. Dave White and Carl Peters 11 p.m.

April 18 — Rob Cook 4 p.m. Damian Follett 8 p.m. Greg Tobin and Rick Follet 12 a.m.

April 19 — Dave White 6:30 p.m. TBA 10:30 p.m.

April 20 — Damian Follett 11 p.m.

April 21 — Damian Follett 10 p.m.

April 22 — Dave White 10 p.m.

The Martini Bar

George Street

April 17 — Tino Borges and The Incident.

April 18,19 — Dana Parsons.

April 25,26 — Kelly Ann Evans.

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.

April 17  — Missconduct.

April 18-19 — Missconduct.

Trapper John’s Museum and Pub

George Street

April 18 — The Steve Edwards Band.

April 19 — Greg Tobin Trio.

Tuesdays — NightCull featuring Janet Cull with Kalem Mahoney opening.

Wednesdays — The Dark and Dirty’s.

Wheel Deal Thursdays — Steve Edwards.


Arts and Culture Centre

St. John’s

April 23 at 7:30 p.m. “Romeo and Juliet.” Canada’s Ballet Jörgen presents a one-time only performance. Tickets for the performance are available at or by contacting the theatre box office at 729-3900.

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.


Masonic Temple

6 Cathedral St.

April 17. “The Beatles ... Back in the N.F.L.D.”

April 17, 19 26, May 16, 18, 23, 24, 29. “ABBA: Gotta Get the Scoop!”

April 25, May 2, 8, 9. “O Canada ... More than Just Beavers”

Call 579-3023 to book your reservations or toll-Free: 1-877-661-3023.

St. Augustine’s

St. John’s

St. Augustine’s ACW presents “The Crazy Mixed Up Dinner Theatre.” Join us on April 24 at 6 p.m. Tickets are $20 and can be booked by calling 753-1931. All tickets must be picked up by April 20. Come prepared to eat, laugh, create memories and generally have an entertaining evening.


Butler Framing and Gallery

2 Moores Dr., Mount Pearl

Butler Framing and Gallery featuring art works by Ray Cox, Odell Archibald, Henry Butler. On display Monday-Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. or visit

Christina Parker Gallery

50 Water St.

Clem Curtis - New Paintings. Runs until May 3.

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.

Opening April 17 with a reception from 5-8 p.m. is the gallery’s spring group exhibition “Splash,” featuring works by 20 artists. It continues until May 10.

Ultramarine Fine Art Studio

100 Duckworth St.

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


St. John’s Clean and Beautiful Traffic Box Art Program is seeking local visual artists to paint murals on newly installed or replaced traffic control boxes found at intersections throughout the city. The boxes provide a desirable canvas for public art that are highly visible to both pedestrians and road traffic. For more information, visit

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 please call Alex at 834-0666 or Harry at 753-4645.

Shallaway Newfoundland and Labrador Youth in Chorus is currently accepting new chorister applications for the 2014-2015 season. Singers may audition for children’s chorus (grades 2-6) or for youth choir (grades 7 to 12). To book an audition appointment, please visit the choir’s website at or contact the choir office at 738-6792 for more information.

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 (for projects starting after Sept. 15 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),, or visit


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).

VOWR (AM 800)

Guest Interview. Produced and hosted by Barbara De Land

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

April 16. Can you imagine St. John’s having an underground transit system? Frank Fagan describes his ironic and very  witty St. John’s version of the famous London, U.K., underground map, now gracing posters, post and greeting cards, shirts and mugs.

April 20 and April 23. Looking at and reflecting upon many beautiful ceilings in important Newfoundland churches, government buildings, and residences, the viewer  is struck by, the talent and skills of the Conway family Master plasterers.  Jerome Conway, from the fifth generation and now retired,  describes how  and when some of that work was done.


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: HallMUN School, Canadian Hard, Hearing Association of Newfoundland and Labrador Hall Princess Sheila NaGeira Theatre CBC Radio Ballet Jörgen The Beatles Dinner Theatre Anchormen Male Chorus The Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council Aliant

Geographic location: New York, Hampton, St. Augustine Missconduct.Trapper John Canada London Newfoundland

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