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Events listings for week of May 14-21

Valerie Long (right) sings along with the the Holy Heart of Mary Alumni Choir at a rehearsal. The choir will present its 14th annual Spring into Song Concert and Sing-A-Long Sunday, May 25 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in St. John’s (The Kirk).

Centre Scolaire et

Communautaire des Grands-Vents

65 Ridge Rd.

The spring concert of the Francophone Association choir, La Rose des Vents, under the direction of Claire Wilkshire, is happening May 15 at 7:30 p.m. at the French community centre on Ridge Road. The choir’s special guests, Jane Leibel and Maureen Volk of Memorial University’s school of music, will present song cycles by the great Parisian composer Francis Poulenc. The choir will offer a repertoire from the 1500s to the 1980s, about birds and beverages, the pious and the (very) pagan, lumberjacks and lovers … sad lovers, bitter lovers, husbands in hell. There’s a cash bar, and a reception to follow. Feel free to bring along a little pocket money for the bake sale table and tickets on a basket, two fundraisers that will help send the choir to St-Pierre in June. Tickets are $15/$10 at the door, or call 726-4900.

Mile One Centre

Queen’s Road

June 5. Republic Entertainment Group presents POP da rock! starring The Party President, Sky Blu of LMFAO along with Down With Webster.

Princess Sheila NaGeira Theatre


Country Jamboree 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.

June 7. The Freels (Fergus Brown-O’Byrne, Danny Mills, Anthony Chafe, Andrew Fitzgerald and Maria Peddle).

Second Cup

Stavanger Drive

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

St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church (The Kirk)

Queen’s Road

Holy Heart of Mary Alumnae Choir, with founding director Valerie Long, will present their 14th annual Spring into Song Concert and Sing-A-Long Sunday, May 25 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 and are available at the door. Cash only. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Erin’s Pub

Water Street

Wednesday, May 14, ECMA winner Craig Young.

Thursday, May 15, the Southern Shore’s own Sullivan and Slaney.

Friday, May 16: 5:30 p.m. Happy Hour with Neil  & Trevor; 8:30 p.m. traditional session hosted by Billy Sutton; 11 p.m. Slipway Union.

Saturday, May 17: 8:30 p.m. traditional session hosted by Billy Sutton; 11 p.m. Janey Mack.

Sunday, May 18 at  4:30 Generations.

Green Sleeves

George Street

May 14, Dave White 6 p.m., Damian Follett 10 p.m.

May 15, Rob Cook 6:30 p.m., Dave White and Carl Peters 11 p.m.

May 16, Rob Cook 4 p.m., Damian Follett 8 p.m., Greg Tobin, Kenny Butler and Steve Randell 12 a.m.

May 17, Dave White 6:30 p.m., Rob Cook and Rick Hollett 10:30 p.m.

May 18, Damian Follett 11 p.m.

May 19, Damian Follett 10 p.m.

May 20, Dave White & Carl Peters 10 p.m.

May 21, Dave White  6 p.m., Damian Follett 10 p.m.


177 New Gower St.

May 15, Selina Boland.

May 16, Chris Meyers.

May 17, Alex Dinn.

The Landing

St. John’s Campus of Memorial


May 14 from 1-5 p.m. Arts on Violence presents “Violent Measures: When Are They Justified?” Featuring Leanne Betasamosake Simpson, Dr. Sean Cadigan, Jaggi Singh, Chris Crass and Steve D’Arcy.

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 welcome to join an acoustic session hosted by an experienced player.

Tol’s Time-out Lounge

Mount Pearl, Glenhill Plaza

May 15, Outfit.

May 16-17, Missconduct.

Trapper John’s Museum and Pub

George Street

May 16-17, Redline.

May 18, Dave Whitty.

Tuesdays, NightCull featuring Janet Cull with Kalem Mahoney opening.

Wednesdays, The Dark and Dirty’s.

Wheel Deal Thursdays, Steve Edwards.

The Landing


A new six-week session of swing dance classes conducted by Lindy Hop on the Rock on Tuesdays runs until June 10. Swing dancing is a fun social dance done to upbeat jazz music. Find out more on the Lindy Hop on the Rock Facebook group: the website

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.

Barbara Barrett Theatre

St. John’s Arts and Culture Centre

(former Basement Theatre)

“Don’t Dress for Dinner” (When lovers lie, things get messy: a dinner party that no one bargained for). The show runs from May 29 to June 1 at 8 p.m. There is a pay-what-you-can matinee May 31 at 2 p.m.

The Garrick Theatre


For a complete list of events or to purchase tickets, visit

Masonic Temple

6 Cathedral St.

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

May 28, 31, June 4, 12, 20. “Women Doin’ Men.”  

Call 579-3023 for reservations or toll-free: 1-877-661-3023.

Butler Framing and Gallery

2 Moores Dr., Mount Pearl

Artworks by Bill Richardson, James Long and Carl Stevenson on display Monday to Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. or visit

Christina Parker Gallery

50 Water St.

Will Gill’s Bloodredlife runs to May 31.

Craft Council Gallery

Devon House Craft

59 Duckworth St.

The Craft Council Gallery opens two new exhibitions, Elemental Nexus and Croquis: fully rendered design without repeats. The exhibits continue until June 14.

Emma Butler Gallery

111 George St.

Continuing until May 17 is an exhibition of new works by Jean Claude Girardin.

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

MUN Botanical Garden

306 Mount Scio Rd.

Brushstrokes 2014, an exhibit by the students of Tara Bryan, is ongoing to  June 1. Due to private bookings of the facility, exhibit hours will vary. Call 864-8590 for more information.

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,


St. Michael’s Printshop

72 Harbour Dr. (2nd floor)

Annual members exhibition. Join us as we continue to celebrate our 40th anniversary and our members’ wonderful works. The show runs until May 31. Most works will be for sale.

Ultramarine Fine Art Studio

100 Duckworth St.

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

 The Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council (NLAC) is accepting applications from professional artists, groups and non-profit arts organizations. ArtsSmarts supports tours of high-quality artistic productions and presentations to schools in the province. Application deadline: Monday, June 16 (tours must take place between Sept. 12, 2014 and June 21, 2015). Contact the NLAC for an application form and details: 726-2212 or toll-free 1-866-726-2212 (NL only), or visit

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 recruiting new members. For further details, call Alex at 834-0666 or Harry at 753-4645.

Shallaway Newfoundland and Labrador Youth in Chorus is accepting new chorister applications for the 2014-15 season. To book an audition appointment, 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. 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


 Coastal Sounds is seeking fellow music lovers to join its ranks. For more information, contact or visit

The Art Of Art

With host Laura Coultas

Rogers Cable 9 — 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.

May 18, 21. Anthony Payne, proud Newfoundlander, Pasadena son and this province’s newest Rhodes scholar, shares the excitement he feels about becoming a student at Oxford University in the U.K. for the next few years, beginning in September, and the plans he has for his areas of study.

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 p.m. on CBC Radio 1.

Radio 2 programs also streaming online at

Organizations: Francophone Association, Entertainment Group, Presbyterian Church Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council CBC Radio Basement Theatre Duckworth St.The Craft Council Gallery Anchormen Male Chorus Aliant Oxford University

Geographic location: La Rose, Ridge Road, Missconduct.Trapper John Mount PearlArtworks Pasadena U.K.

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