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The Rose & Thistle Pub marks Robbie Burns Day Thursday at 8 p.m. with music by Tomorrow’s Hangover.
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Thursday, Jan. 25

Art

2:30 p.m.

Hazel May Eckert visits The Rooms

Artist discussion and a sneak peek at Eckert’s upcoming exhibition “Over Time.” Presentation included with regular admission to The Rooms.

Causes

12 p.m.

Metrobus Commission meeting

Meet the commission and hear their deliberations. Limited space. RSVP: linda.ryan@metrobus.com.

7:30 p.m.

Film: Jeremy Irons’ “Trashed”

Irons sets out to discover the extent and effects of the global waste problem as he travels around the world to beautiful destinations tainted by pollution. Film presented by For A New Earth. Showing at Innovation Hall, Memorial University.

Classes

5:30 p.m.

Winter Mindfulness and Meditation

Classes run every Thursday until March 29. Location: The Lantern. $18/session or $160 for the series. For more information, call Andrew Safer at 699-3293 or visit www.safermindfulness.com.

Games

8 p.m.

Bingo

Doors open 6:30 p.m. Location: Blackmarsh Legion.

Groups

7 p.m.

Adult Comic Book Club

Bring your comics and graphic novels for a meet-up to chat and share your favourite graphics. Join us on the main floor of the A.C. Hunter Public Library. Call 737-3950 to register.

Lectures

7:30 p.m.

Behind Barbed Wire – Newfoundland POWs in the Great War

Jessie Chisholm and Dan Duda lecturing. Presented by Newfoundland and Labrador Historical Society. Location: Hampton Hall at Marine Institute.

Live Music

5 p.m.

Fergus O’Byrne

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

8 p.m.

Irish Descendants

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

Robbie Burns Day

Marking the celebration at The Rose & Thistle Pub. Music by Tomorrow’s Hangover.

11:30 p.m.

Ceiligh

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

Theatre

8 p.m.

Baker’s Dozen: 12 Angry Puppets

Presented by Resource Centre for the Arts. Not your children’s puppet show. A single puppeteer, Adam Francis Proulx, transforms one puppet into the 12 members of the jury. These are the characters who must decide the Butcher’s fate in this courtroom drama/puppet show/mystery/comedy/one-man show. LSPU Hall. Tickets: 753-4531 or rca.nf.ca.

Friday, Jan. 26

Art

5:30 p.m.

Reinventing the Norse

Opening reception at Devon House. April Harvey’s collection, “Feminization of the Norse,” alongside artist Joanne B. Kaar.

Children

10 a.m.

International Storytime

All ages welcome, but best suited for children 5 and under, with caregivers. Pre-register by calling the Marjorie Mews Public Library at 737-3020.

2:30 p.m.

Young Scientist: Arctic Animals

Find out about the critters who like winter best. $7 per person (under age 4 free with adult) or free with membership. No pre-registration required. Guardian must attend with children. Program designed for children 4 to 7 years old. Location: Manuels River Interpretation Centre.

3:30 p.m.

Family Literacy Day Storytime

Children of all ages welcome, but best suited for 2- to 6-year-olds. Space is limited. Call the Michael Donovan Public Library at 737-2621 to register.

Kids Book Club

Discussing and having fun with the book, “From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler” by E.L. Konigsburg. For children 8-12 years of age. Call the Marjorie Mews Public Library to register: 737-3020.

Dance

8 p.m.

Dance party with Jim

Beverages, dancing, nachos. Drop by and dance, or just hang out. Element Coffee Bar & Lounge (516 Topsail Rd.)

Live Music

5 p.m.

Chris Hennessy

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

8 p.m.

East Port Properties Big Band Show

Featuring Jody Richardson and Mark Fewer at one of the biggest shows of the year at the St. John’s Arts and Culture Centre. Presented by Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra.

The Reels

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

10:30 p.m.

Winter Blues at The Ship Pub

Shake off the winter blues with blues musicians Beauwater, Denis Parker and the Modern Saints, and Dave Mundy and the Best Kind. Tickets $10.

11:30 p.m.

Ceiligh

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

Recreation

7 p.m.

Friday Night Snowshoe Hikes

New location every Friday. Hikes are about two hours long. $10 per hike or $40 for the season. Rentals available. For more information: www.theoutfitters.nf.ca.

Theatre

8 p.m.

Baker’s Dozen: 12 Angry Puppets

Presented by Resource Centre for the Arts. Not your children’s puppet show. A single puppeteer, Adam Francis Proulx, transforms one puppet into the 12 members of the jury. These are the characters who must decide the Butcher’s fate in this courtroom drama/puppet show/mystery/comedy/one-man show. LSPU Hall. Tickets: 753-4531 or rca.nf.ca.

Saturday, Jan. 27

Books

2 p.m.

Andy Jones reads “Jack, The King of Ashes”

Reading and book signing at Craft Council Gallery, 2nd floor Devon House (59 Duckworth St.). Free event with snacks and refreshments provided.

Causes

1-4 p.m.

Pharmacare letter writing campaign

The Council of Canadians St. John’s is holding a letter-writing afternoon to urge for pharma-care in Canada. Join us at the Sobeys Community Room, Merrymeeting Road, St. John’s. Pens and paper supplied. Come write to call on the federal government to implement a universal pharma-care program to control drug prices and ensure access for all to needed medications.

9 p.m.

Benefit Dance for Judy and Natasha Mullowney

Their lives were devastated by a house fire in Bay Bulls Dec. 19. Friends are fundraising to help get them back into their home. Donations of funds, supplies or in-kind services are welcome. Tickets will be sold on donated items. To help, call Jonathon at 771-0975. Location: Tors Cove Hall.

Classes

3 p.m.

Free Women’s Self-Defence Course

Jason Foley’s Academy of Martial Arts (16 Hops St., C.B.S.). Call 834-0895 for more information.

Comedy

8 p.m.

Mike Lynch — Getting To Know Me 2

He’s coming home for the biggest show of his career at Holy Heart Theatre. Tickets $25. Call 579-4424.

Live Music

2 p.m.

MusicNL Presents Youth Open Mike

Hosted by Corey Pike, who is no stranger to performing and working with young performers. Location: Fionn MacCool’s.

7 p.m.

Meghan Harnum and Pepa Chan

Performing at The Battery Café. $5 cover.

Florian Hoefner Trio + Ken Fornetran

Performing at The Black Sheep.

8 p.m.

East Port Properties Big Band Show

Featuring Jody Richardson and Mark Fewer at one of the biggest shows of the year at the St. John’s Arts and Culture Centre. Presented by Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra.

The Reels

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

9 p.m.

All Dressed Up

Performing at The Fifth Ticket. No cover.

10 p.m.

Mid-Winter Rock Out

Performing at Distortion are Drift, Last Soul Down, and SeaDogs. $10 cover.

10:30 p.m.

Mick Davis & His Skinny Jims

Performing at The Black Sheep. $10 cover.

11:30 p.m.

Ceiligh

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

Recreation

10 a.m.

Snowshoeing at Bowring Park

Snowshoes for all ages available to rent at the pool house until 4 p.m. Payment by debit or credit card only. One-hour rental is $5 per person, $10 for a family of three, and $15 for a family of four or more. Weather dependent and based on snow conditions. Call 737-3651.

Shopping

9 a.m.

Winter Market

St. John’s Farmers’ Market Winter Markets run every two weeks at the Lions Club Chalet until May 19.

Sports

6:30 p.m.

Women’s Sea-Hawks Basketball

Memorial vs. Acadia.

8 p.m.

Men’s Sea-Hawks Basketball

Memorial vs. Acadia.

Theatre

2 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Baker’s Dozen: 12 Angry Puppets

Presented by Resource Centre for the Arts. Not your children’s puppet show. A single puppeteer, Adam Francis Proulx, transforms one puppet into the 12 members of the jury. These are the characters who must decide the Butcher’s fate in this courtroom drama/puppet show/mystery/comedy/one-man show. LSPU Hall. Tickets: 753-4531 or rca.nf.ca.

Sunday, Jan. 28

Literature

10:30 a.m.

Sparks Literary Festival

Celebrate the written and spoken word in Newfoundland and Labrador with author readings and discussions. Sessions run throughout the day, with a reception at 6 p.m. All events take place at the Suncor Energy Hall, Memorial University school of music. Free event, no registration required, free parking in Lot 15B.

Live Music

3:30 p.m.

Sunday Traditional Session

Traditional Irish-Newfoundland music at O’Reilly’s.

7 p.m.

Fergus O’Byrne

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

Recreation

10 a.m.

Snowshoeing at Bowring Park

Snowshoes for all ages available to rent at the pool house until 4 p.m. Payment by debit or credit card only. One-hour rental is $5 per person, $10 for a family of three, and $15 for a family of four or more. Weather dependent and based on snow conditions. Call 737-3651.

Monday, Jan. 29

Live Music

7 p.m.

Bill Kelly

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

10:30 p.m.

RumDay, Monday featuring Rum Ragged

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

Tuesday, Jan. 30

Live Music

9 p.m.

Mark Manning

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

10 p.m.

O’Reilly’s Open Mike Night

Hosted by Mark Manning.

12 a.m.

The Bishops Trio

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

Wednesday, Jan. 31

Live Music

7 p.m.

Chris Hennessy

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

10:30 p.m.

Heel N Toe

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

Saturday, Feb. 3

Causes

9:30 a.m.

Walk a Mile in His Shoes

Walk to support prostate cancer survivors and their families at the Jack Byrne Arena track on Torbay Road. Refreshments and prizes.

Thursday, Feb. 8

Causes

7 p.m.

Paws for Celebration

An evening of live entertainment, a silent auction, raffle draws and all-you-can-eat dessert. All proceeds go to Beagle Paws, an organization that rescues and rehomes the province’s most neglected dog breed — beagles. Tickets $25 at the door or at www.beaglepaws.com.

Saturday, Feb. 10

Causes

10 a.m.

8th Annual Cancer Ribbon Fundraiser

Artists at Trouble Bound Tattoos will spend the entire day tattooing cancer ribbons for $100 plus tax each, with all proceeds going to Daffodil Place. Proceeds from T-shirt and art print sales will also be donated.

Thursday, Feb. 15

Live Music

8 p.m.

Susan Aglukark

Multi-Award winning Juno artist Susan Aglukark brings her show to Atlantic Canada, including stops at all six arts and culture centres in the province from Feb. 4-15. Tickets are $35 each, or $30 for students and seniors (HST and service charge included) and can be purchased online at www.artsandculturecentre.com or by calling and visiting local arts and culture centre box offices.

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