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GO GUIDE: St. John's area events listing for the week of July 23

Larry Foley preformed with The 8 Track Favourites. Foley fronts both The 8 Track Favourites and The Punters.
Larry Foley is performing at O’Reilly’s tonight, June 23. He’s pictured on stage at this year’s Salmon Festival. - Megan Frost

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Monday, July 23

Books

7 p.m.

Bernice Morgan

Author Bernice Morgan will visit the Torbay Public Library for a reading from her novel, “Cloud of Bone”. Morgan is best known for her beloved novel "Random Passage" and its sequel "Waiting for Time". All are welcome to join. Free, registration not necessary.

Classes

7:30 p.m.

Aikido

Aikido is an effective martial art with an ethical approach: use the aggressor's energy against them without harming them. Get fit and focused while having fun. Aikido is offered by the Fudoshin School of Aikido at St. Theresa School (100 Mundy Pond Rd.). It’s a welcoming place for everyone. It is a non-profit with a low monthly membership fee; no one is turned away for financial reasons. Come try it out! For more information, visit: www.2017.fudoshinaikikai.ca.

Entertainment

8 p.m.

Tunes and Tales

A longstanding feature of the Shakespeare by the Sea Festival, Kelly Russell shares with his audiences the living traditions of Newfoundland fiddle music and the stories of an imaginary outport community. This show runs Mondays at 8 p.m. until July August 20th at the Crow’s Nest Officers’ Club. Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for students and seniors. Limited seating available. Advanced purchase encouraged.

Film

9 p.m.

Reel Downtown Outdoor Movie

Screening “The Wedding Singer” and local short film “Touch.” A free and family friendly event. Movies start at dusk (around 9 p.m.) on Water Street East at the foot of Solomon’s Lane by the TD Building. Bring your own lawn chair.

Ongoing

Applications for Incubator Project

The St. John's International Women's Film Festival is accepting proposals from female-identifying applicants in Atlantic Canada for our annual Incubator Project. This year's new focus is women who want to develop and produce their first scripted web series. Five projects will be selected to participate in this development program. The five chosen winners are given full delegate pass to the festival’s screenings and film industry forum. They are also matched with leading industry experts from across Canada for one-on-one consultations and meetings to further develop their projects, including Andra Sheffer from the Independent Production Fund. At the end of the week, winners are given the opportunity to pitch their projects to producers and organizations at the Face 2 Face Pitch Session. Other perks and prizes include a $1,000 gear rental certificate from Sim International for each winner to help make their series a reality. Submissions must be completed in full and postmarked or received by Monday, Aug. 6. To apply, visit https://www.womensfilmfestival.com/incubator/.

Upcoming

Call for Submissions

Picture Start 12, a professional development program targeted at emerging producers, directors and writers, is open for submissions. The deadline to apply is Monday, Aug. 13 by 5 p.m. We are announcing early and giving you lots of time to polish those scripts, develop your visions and find your dream team. Contact Anna at picturestart@nifco.org with any and all questions.

History

10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Other Women Walk

A historical walking tour featuring multiple performances at standing stops in and around Bannerman Park. Professional actors perform as various women from 1922 St. John’s. The tour departs twice daily: at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on weekdays between July 23 and August 10, rain or shine, from the corner of Rennies Mill Road and Circular Road. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. Learn more at OtherWomenWalk.com or on Facebook.

Live Music

6 p.m.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves.

10 p.m.

Damian White

Performing at Green Sleeves.

10:30 p.m.

Larry Foley

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

Theatre

8 p.m.

Between Breaths

Artistic Fraud, in collaboration with Canada’s National Arts Centre, English Theatre, presents Robert Chafe’s play “Between Breaths” at the LSPU Hall. Featuring Steve O’Connell, Berni Stapleton, Darryl Hopkins, Steve Maloney, Brianna Gosse and Kevin Woolridge, and original music composed by The Once. The play runs Tuesday-Saturday at 8 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m., until July 29.


Tuesday, July 24

Classes

12 p.m.

T’ai Chi Chih

Free one-hour T’ai Chi Chih sessions with Sheila Leonard on the Government House lawn. All welcome. Lessons include 20 gentle, repetitive movements that are easy to learn. Simply come and follow along. For more information, visit www.sheilaleonard.ca.

Entertainment

6:30 p.m.

Fishcakes & Accordions Experience

O’Brien’s Music is partnering with Rocket Bakery to offer a unique hands-on experience with the quintessential Newfoundland folk instrument: the button accordion. Visit Rocket Bakery to find out all about how the instrument works and we’ll even help you try your hand at playing a tune. While you listen to traditional Newfoundland tunes played on a variety of different instruments, you’ll learn about how the button accordion came to be so popular in Newfoundland and you’ll enjoy Rocket Bakery’s take on a traditional fish cake dinner featuring two of Rocket’s special kitchen party fish cakes, salad, dessert and tea or coffee. Beer and wine available, too. $45 per person. Event runs 6:30-8 p.m.

Fundraiser

7 p.m.

Crib

The weekly crib game in support of Ronald McDonald House continues every Tuesday in the basement of St. Teresa’s Church. Admission is $5 with a prize awarded to the winner. The event is open to everyone. Contact Andrew Walsh at 726-3935 for more information.

Upcoming

Fish Fry at the Fluvarium

Save the date: On July 31 our Red Seal chef, Antoine Harding, will prepare a delicious three-course fish dinner for the Fluvarium’s annual Fish Fry Fundraiser. All proceeds go toward children’s environmental education programs. Call 754-FISH (3474) for tickets. Tickets are $40 for adults and $20 for children 12 and under.

Groups

7:30 p.m.

Inner Healing Ministry

Do you need to find time for you? The Inner Healing Ministry meets every Tuesday evening at the Wesley Church basement on Patrick Street. It is an hour of spiritual music, quiet time, and also a chance to meet new people from all denominations. Open to everyone. Come and see if it’s for you! For more information, call Roger at 895-3499.

Live Music

12:30 p.m.

Trad Tunes at Rocket Bakery

Enjoy some of Newfoundland’s best as they gather and play a selection of traditional Newfoundland music at Rocket Bakery from 12:30-1:30 p.m. This is a free event.

10 p.m.

Open Mike Night

Hosted by Chris Ryan at O’Reilly’s.

Theatre

8 p.m.

Between Breaths

Artistic Fraud in collaboration with Canada’s National Arts Centre, English Theatre. Presents Robert Chafe’s play “Between Breaths” at the LSPU Hall. Featuring: Steve O’Connell, Berni Stapleton, Darryl Hopkins, Steve Maloney, Brianna Gosse and Kevin Woolridge and original music composed by The Once. The play runs Tuesdays-Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 2p.m., until July 29.

Wednesday, July 25

Activities

12:15 p.m.

Free yoga

Join us for free, weekly, all-levels outdoor yoga on the lawn of Government House (50 Military Road) in St. John's all summer long on Wednesdays at 12:15 p.m. (45 mins). Weather permitting. Meet at the greenhouse. Please bring your yoga mat. Classes are intended for adults.

Classes

10 a.m.

Boxing to Beat Parkinson’s

Specialized exercise program at Boxfit, 878 Topsail Rd., for Parkinson’s patients using boxing techniques. Classes are free. Call 754-4428 for details.

5 p.m.

Fishcraft

Join Fishing for Success at Rocket Bakery from 5-8 p.m. for a family-friendly evening of hands-on activities that are all about fish and fishing. Learn ancient skills of weaving rope and knitting net — but with a modern twist all your own. Make your very own souvenir to keep. Learn skills that have been handed down through Newfoundland and Labrador families for generations.

7:30 p.m.

Aikido

Aikido is an effective martial art with an ethical approach: use the aggressor's energy against them without harming them. Get fit and focused while having fun. Aikido is offered by the Fudoshin School of Aikido at St. Theresa School (100 Mundy Pond Rd.). It’s a welcoming place for everyone. It is a non-profit with a low monthly membership fee; no one is turned away for financial reasons. Come try it out! For more information, visit: www.2017.fudoshinaikikai.ca.

Groups

7:30 p.m.

Overeaters Anonymous

Regular weekly meeting held every Wednesday at St. James United Church on Elizabeth Avenue. For more information, call 738-1742.

Live Music

7 p.m.

Chris Hennessy

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

The Diversity Stage

An inclusive summer concert series dedicated to featuring a balanced and dynamic lineup of musicians. The concert series will be free for all ages on the George Street Main Stage in Prince Edward Plaza each Wednesday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. until Sept. 12. Presented by Corby Spirit and Wine Ltd. and Coors Light. Artists will include the following (in no particular order): Janet Cull Band, Denis Parker, Carolina East, Rum Ragged, The Kubasonics, Clare Follett, Kalem Mahoney, Rachael Cousins, Mick Davis & His Skinny Jims.

10:30 p.m.

Heel N Toe

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

Poetry

6:30 p.m.

Mary Dalton

An evening of poetry and discussion with author Mary Dalton at the Holyrood Public Library. Mary Dalton is the author of five books of poetry, among them “Merrybegot”, “Red Ledger”, and “Hooking: A Book of Centos”. Her work has been anthologized in Canada, the U.S., Ireland, England, and Belgium. This is a free event. Call 229-7852 for more information.

Radio

7:30 p.m.

VOWR guest interview

Barbara De Land speaks with Paul Winsor, an IT support analyst who offers descriptions of basic electronic communication devices which might appeal to those considering their purchase and use. He suggests some guidelines to keep in mind before buying, and highlights user-friendly and effective devices for different users and their needs. Tune in on VOWR AM 800, online at vowr.org, cable radio Rogers 945, or Bell Aliant 756.

Social

3 p.m.

Garden Party

Her Honour The Honourable Judy M. Foote, Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador, and His Honour Howard W. Foote, welcome the public at a garden party on the grounds of Government House (50 Military Rd.) from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. In the event of rain, it will go ahead the next day.

Storytelling

7 p.m.

Anita Best and Karen Carroll

The St. John's Storytelling Festival in partnership with The Rooms Presents: Anita Best & Karen Carroll with “Dropped Threads- Weaving Women’s Stories, Past & Present”. Free with admission to The Rooms. Cash bar available. The Rooms is wheelchair accessible. Through song, story, and recitation, “Dropped Threads” will wend its way through the world of women both past and present - with a dash of Newfoundland magic for good measure. Close your eyes and relive the symphony of sounds and scents of mom's kitchen, then adventure out into the mythical past. Join these storytellers on a fabulous journey that will stimulate your senses, warm your heart, and welcome you to connect with your own fond memories of family and place.

Theatre

8 p.m.

Between Breaths

Artistic Fraud in collaboration with Canada’s National Arts Centre, English Theatre. Presents Robert Chafe’s play “Between Breaths” at the LSPU Hall. Featuring: Steve O’Connell, Berni Stapleton, Darryl Hopkins, Steve Maloney, Brianna Gosse and Kevin Woolridge and original music composed by The Once. The play runs Tuesday-Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2p.m. until July 29.

Thursday, July 26

Activities

10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Other Women Walk

A historical walking tour featuring multiple performances at standing stops in and around Bannerman Park. Professional actors perform as various women from 1922 St. John’s. The tour departs twice daily: at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on weekdays between July 23 and August 10, rain or shine, from the corner of Rennies Mill Road and Circular Road. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. Learn more at OtherWomenWalk.com or on Facebook.

6:30 p.m.

Death in the Stacks – Murder Mystery

Join us at the Marjorie Mews Public Library as we try to crack the case of the "Death in the Stacks". There will be clues, a crime scene and lots of fun! Please register with your library card as space is limited. No card? No problem. They are free! This event is suitable for teens and adults only. For more information about this event, please call 737-3020.

8 p.m.

Bingo

Bingo at Blackmarsh Legion. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and Bingo begins at 8 p.m. Canteen available.

Classes

Noon

Backyard Composting

The City of St. John’s, in partnership with the MMSB and MUN Botanical Garden, are offering a free backyard composting information session at MUN Botanical Garden to residents of St. John’s. You can purchase a standard compost bin for $50 or a tumbler bin for $75 (HST included). This session is for St. John's residents only. You can attend a free backyard composting information session without registering. If you will be purchasing a bin after the session, it is cash only. Receipts will be provided.

6:30 p.m.

Pests and Disease Gardening Workshop

What’s wrong with my plant? Summer is the time of year to watch for insect and disease issues on our outdoor plants. Join Todd Boland at MUN Botanical Garden for the “Pests & Disease – preventative & troubleshooting” workshop, as he shows and describes the more common insect, disease or physiological plant problems we are likely to encounter in the St. John’s area. Feel free to bring along a sample of a plant problem you have, for us to discuss with the group. This workshop runs from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and is $15 plus tax per person.

Games

2 p.m.

Card Craze in Topsail

The Card Craze is happening at St. John the Evangelist Parish Hall on Rectory Road in Topsail. There will be tea and treats. Tickets are $10.

Live Music

5 p.m.

Fergus O’Byrne

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

5:30 p.m.

Homely-Made Jam Session

Join Matthew Hornell at Rocket Bakery for some home cookin’ and The Homely-Made Jam Session featuring everything from bluegrass to old time tunes. Free event.

8 p.m.

Irish Descendants

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

Olivia Jones

Tvål Skincare is excited to announce that Olivia Jones will be the second local musician featured in our ongoing summer series. Every Thursday, Tvål will be staying open late until 8 p.m., making the most of our gorgeous Newfoundland summer evenings by sharing our space with some of the many talented local musicians in the capital city. Join us at 151 Water Street for a short set from Olivia Jones.

11:30 p.m.

Ceiligh

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

Theatre

8 p.m.

Between Breaths

Artistic Fraud in collaboration with Canada’s National Arts Centre, English Theatre. Presents Robert Chafe’s play “Between Breaths” at the LSPU Hall. Featuring: Steve O’Connell, Berni Stapleton, Darryl Hopkins, Steve Maloney, Brianna Gosse and Kevin Woolridge and original music composed by The Once. The play runs Tuesday-Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2p.m. until July 29.

Friday, July 27

Live Music

5 p.m.

Chris Hennessy

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

8 p.m.

Heel N Toe

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

Jim Payne and Fergus O’Byrne

Payne and O'Byrne, Newfoundland music icons, are live in concert at the Heart’s Content Regional Centre for the Arts on Main Road in Heart’s Content. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the Heart's Content Town Hall. Phone the town hall at 583-2491, or phone Ed at 709-583-0645. Presented by the Heart’s Content Mizzen Heritage Society.

11:30 p.m.

Three Finger Shot

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

Theatre

8 p.m.

Between Breaths

Artistic Fraud in collaboration with Canada’s National Arts Centre, English Theatre. Presents Robert Chafe’s play “Between Breaths” at the LSPU Hall. Featuring: Steve O’Connell, Berni Stapleton, Darryl Hopkins, Steve Maloney, Brianna Gosse and Kevin Woolridge and original music composed by The Once. The play runs Tuesday-Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2p.m. until July 29.

Saturday, July 28

Theatre

8 p.m.

Between Breaths

Artistic Fraud in collaboration with Canada’s National Arts Centre, English Theatre. Presents Robert Chafe’s play “Between Breaths” at the LSPU Hall. Featuring: Steve O’Connell, Berni Stapleton, Darryl Hopkins, Steve Maloney, Brianna Gosse and Kevin Woolridge and original music composed by The Once. The play runs Tuesday-Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2p.m. until July 29.

Sunday, July 29

Theatre

2 p.m.

Between Breaths

Artistic Fraud in collaboration with Canada’s National Arts Centre, English Theatre. Presents Robert Chafe’s play “Between Breaths.” Featuring: Steve O’Connell, Berni Stapleton, Darryl Hopkins, Steve Maloney, Brianna Gosse and Kevin Woolridge and original music composed by The Once. The play runs Tuesday-Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. until July 29.

Monday, July 30

Entertainment

8 p.m.

Tunes and Tales

A longstanding feature of the Shakespeare by the Sea Festival, Kelly Russell shares with his audiences the living traditions of Newfoundland fiddle music and the stories of an imaginary outport community. This show runs Mondays at 8 p.m. until July August 20th at the Crow’s Nest Officers’ Club. Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for students and seniors. Limited seating available. Advanced purchase encouraged.

Film

9 p.m.

Reel Downtown Outdoor Movie

The St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival and Downtown St. John’s present a free screening of last year’s Festival short, “Waste It”, written and directed by Emily Bridger. Also screening is “Pretty Woman”. A free and family-friendly event. Movies start at dusk (around 9 p.m) on Water Street East at the foot of Solomon’s Lane by the TD Building. Bring your own lawn chair.

Fundraiser

Upcoming

Fish Fry at the Fluvarium

Tomorrow (July 31) our Red Seal chef, Antoine Harding, will prepare a delicious three course fish dinner for the Fluvarium’s annual Fish Fry Fundraiser. All proceeds go toward children’s environmental education programs. Call 754-FISH (3474) for tickets. Tickets are $40 for adults and $20 for children 12 and under.

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