Etcetera – A&E listings Aug. 27-Sept. 3

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Arts and Culture Centre
St. John’s
Sept. 21 at 8 p.m. the 15th annual Feast of Cohen presents “Happy Birthday Leonard.” Performances by Vicky Hynes, The Cohenettes: Jill Porter and Lori Cooper, and host Des Walsh and featuring band leader Sandy Morris with The Beautiful Losers: Boomer Stamp, Kelly Russell, Derek Pelley, Dave and Geoff Panting. Special guest showcase of Newfoundland artists: Joel Thomas Hynes, Kat McLevey, Glenn Simmons, Aley Waterman, Steve Maloney and Dana Parsons. Admission is $50. For tickets visit or call 729-3900 or 1-800-663-9449.

Berni Stapleton (left) and Amy House will perform “The Importance of Being Foolish” Aug. 29 at 8 p.m. at the The Beaches Heritage Centre in Eastport. — Submitted photo

English Harbour Arts Centre

English Harbour, Trinity Bight

Aug. 31 at 8 p.m. Jim Payne and Fergus O’Byrne. Admission $15 at the door.

Second Cup

Stavanger Drive

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

The Ship Pub

Duckworth Street

Sept. 13 at 10 p.m. The Newfoundland and Labrador Musicians’ Association will host a fundraising concert for the NL Musicians’ Emergency Fund at The Ship. “Republic of Doyle’s” Lynda Boyd and Krystin Pellerin along with jazz songstress Katie Hopkins will be singing jazz and blues standards accompanied by Bill Brennan, Andrew McCarthy, Greg Bruce and Mark Peddle. Proceeds from this concert will be contributed to the Newfoundland and Labrador Musicians’ Emergency Fund. $15 at the door.

UC Community Centre

Freshwater, Carbonear

Aug. 29  at 8 p.m. Jim Payne and Fergus O’Byrne. Admission: $20. Tickets available at the door or in advance at Western Petroleum, Carbonear and Small Point General Store.


The Beach Cottage


Saturdays at 7 p.m. Glenn Simmons.

Erin’s Pub

Water Street

Aug. 27, 28. Craig Young  at 8:30 p.m.

Aug. 29. Traditional Irish Session at 730 p.m. followed at 10:30 p.m. by Rum Ragged.

Aug. 30. Traditional Irish Session at 7:30 p.m. followed at 10:30 p.m. by Rum Ragged.

Aug. 31. Generations at 4:30 p.m.

Green Sleeves

George Street

Aug. 27 — Dave White 6 p.m. Damian Follett 10 p.m.

Aug. 28 — Rob Cook 6:30 p.m. Unlisted 11 p.m.

Aug. 29 — Dave White 12 p.m. Rob Cook 4 p.m. Damian Follett 8 p.m. Eastern Passage 12 midnight.    

Aug. 30 — Anthony McDonald 11 a.m. Justin Fancy and Johnny Dale 3:30 p.m. Dave White 6:30 p.m. Eastern Passage 11 p.m.

Aug. 31 — Anthony McDonald 11 a.m. Dave Whitty 3:30 p.m. Arthur O’Brien and Fred Jorgensen 6:30 p.m. Justin Fancy 9:30 p.m. TBA 11 p.m.

The Rockhouse

George Street

Aug. 28 at 7 p.m. Join us for a night to celebrate local blues legend Denis Parker and his contribution to the music industry here in Newfoundland and Labrador. Killer lineup includes Darryl Cooper, Duane Andrews and Craig Young, Low Yo Stuff, Modern Saints and Chris Kirby and the Marquee. $20 admission. Tickets available in advance at Fred’s Records and The Ship. Call 685-8238 for more information.


164 Water St.

The first presentation in a new comedy series featuring all female performers - every second Thursday at Scanlan’s Lounge. Featuring Stand Up and Other Performances by Amanda Batten (hostess with the mostest gas), Sherri Levesque (back in town, yeehawww!), Irene Duma (who is fragrant like satsuma) and Liz Solo (and her multitude of wigs!). There will be two open micke sections during the evening. Sign up by speaking to Liz or Amanda at the show. Doors are at 9:30 p.m. $10. Please feel free to join, and support our new group page on Facebook

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

Aug. 28 — Stixx and Stones.

Aug. 29, 30 — Outfit.

Trapper John’s Museum and Pub

George Street

Sundays — 9:30 p.m. Dave Whitty.

Tuesdays — 10 p.m. Janet Cull and Band with guest Kalem Mahoney.

Wednesdays — Mike Simms at 9 p.m.

Thursdays — Steve Edwards at 10 p.m.


Mmap Gallery

St. John’s 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.



St. John’s

Special play and tour: August only. “One Man’s Journey to build the Basilica.” All welcome. Admission $10 for tour and play. Cash only please. For more information or to purchase tickets, please contact Anne Carew at 754-2170.

The Beaches Heritage Centre


Aug. 29 at 8 p.m. “The Importance of Being Foolish” featuring Amy House and Berni Stapleton. Admission is $23 in advance, $28 day of show. To purchase tickets please call 677-2360.

Masonic Temple

6 Cathedral St.

Aug. 26 and Monday, Sept. 1 — “Skeets, Snobs & Peppermint Nobs!”

Aug. 28 and Sept. 2 — “Go Duet Yourself!

“Aug. 29 and Aug. 30 — “Beatles... Back in NFLD.”

For information or to make a reservation please call 579-3023 or visit our website Toll-free: 1-877-661-3023.

Regional Arts Centre


The Southern Shore Folk Arts Council presents “Away With Ya!” summer dinner theatre. Shows take place on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 7 p.m. until Sept. 5 at The Regional Arts Centre. Reservations are required by calling 1-888-332-2052 or 432-2052.

The Warehouse Theatre

Cow Head

Ongoing to Aug. 30. “The Known Soldier,” tells the story of Tommy Ricketts, the youngest soldier in the British Empire ever to be awarded the Victoria Cross. This poignant and heartfelt portrayal takes the audience through his life as a boy in Middle Arm, White Bay, to his traumatic experiences in the First World War as a soldier with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment, and on to his later years as a quiet recluse in St. John’s.


Butler Framing and Gallery

2 Moores Dr.

Butler Framing and Gallery featuring artworks by Dave Hoddinott, Virginia Houston and Cynthia Noel. On display Monday-Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. or on the web

Christina Parker Gallery

50 Water St.

Michael Fantuz — “Imagined Homelands.” Runs to Sept. 6.

The Five Island Art Gallery

7 Cove Rd., Tors Cove

New works by artists Sylvia Bendzsa and Michelle Whitten LaCour are now at the gallery. Carolyn Morgan’s solo exhibit “Art is for Apple” will continue until Sept. 14. The gallery is opened seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Also Gerry Squires will be offering a portrait workshop Sept. 20. Call 334-3645 or email to make a reservation.

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,


Ultramarine Fine Art Studio

100 Duckworth St.

The “ i/a project” A show of new work by June Walker-Wilson. Opening hours Wednesday to Saturday 1-5 p.m. For an appointment contact:

The Water Street Gallery

309 Water St. on the 2nd Floor about the Heritage Shop

“Your St. John’s — Our Story.” The exhibition is open Tuesdays to Saturdays until Aug. 29.


The Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council (NLAC) is now accepting applications for its Community Arts Program to support projects by community-based non-profit arts organizations and groups. Application deadline: Tuesday, September 30, 2014 (projects must start on/after Dec. 1, 2014). Contact the NLAC for an application form and details: The Newman Building, 1 Springdale St., 726-2212 or toll free 1-866-726-2212 (NL only),,

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: Monday, Sept. 15, 2014 (projects must start on/after Nov. 15, 2014). Contact the NLAC for an application form and details: The Newman Building, 1 Springdale S., St. John’s, 726-2212 or toll free 1-866-726-2212 (NL only),,


The successful Coastal Sounds choir organization is building a new Ladies’ Choir. Auditions will take place on Sept. 13 or by appointment. This opportunity is being offered to female singers in the C.B.S. and surrounding areas who are looking for an opportunity to work with other serious-minded singers in a small ensemble setting on largely a cappella repertoire. To find out more or sign up for an audition, email or visit

Coastal Sounds C.B.S. Community Choir is open to people of any age and singing background. No auditions required. Entering its 8th successful year.  Rehearsals are held on Wednesdays from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Admiral’s Coast  Retirement Centre in Upper Gullies. Please visit us at or or the facebook page at New members especially welcomed.


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.


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.

Aug. 27. Justin Martin joins Lew Skinner, a person who knows more than a thing or two about guitars and guitar playing, to talk about Newfoundland music making, especially rock music from the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s.

Aug. 31 and Sept. 3. Bidgood Park, 38 acres of natural woodland and wetland in Goulds, is a beautiful new source of outdoor enjoyment now open to the public.  Elaine Bidgood, the park development family representative, describes plans for a formal opening in the near future, current trail development for  walking, hiking, and snowshoeing , and areas for  birdwatching and listening, or simply for calm relaxation and thinking.

Weekend AM

With host Angela Antle

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

The Performance Hour

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: Newfoundland and Labrador Musicians, Emergency Fund, The Ship Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council CBC Radio Amy House Temple6 Cathedral St.Aug Arts CentreFerrylandThe Southern Shore Folk Arts Council Regional Arts Centre British Empire Apple Anchormen Male Chorus Aliant

Geographic location: Newfoundland and Labrador, Eastern Passage, Carbonear Outfit.Trapper John NFLD Middle Arm White Bay Virginia Upper Gullies Bidgood Park Goulds

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