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Go Guide: What's happening in the St. John's area, February 6

Stand-up comedy at Bitters Pub & Restaurant starts at 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 6. Headliner is Vicky Mullaley. Hosted by Lindsay Barron. $2 cover.
Stand-up comedy at Bitters Pub & Restaurant starts at 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 6. Headliner is Vicky Mullaley. Hosted by Lindsay Barron. $2 cover. - Submitted

Tuesday, Feb. 6

Children

10:30 a.m.

Big Fun for Little People

A program for children between ages two and four at The Rooms. Stories, songs, puppets, games and crafts for children and their guardian. Program included with the cost of admission.

Comedy

8:30 p.m.

Bittersweet Stand-Up Comedy

Stand-up comedy at Bitters Pub & Restaurant. Headliner: Vicky Mullaley. Hosted by Lindsay Barron. $2 cover.

Games

7 p.m.

Crib Game

Weekly crib game at the St. Teresa’s Church basement in support of Ronald McDonald House. $5 admission. Prize for the winner. Call Andrew Walsh at 726-3935 for more information.

7:30 p.m.

Tuesday Trivia

Element Coffee Bar & Lounge presents an evening of ridiculous and sometimes hilarious useless-knowledge fun. Your team can consist of anywhere from one to four players.

Groups

7:30 p.m.

Inner Healing Ministry

Meets every Tuesday at Wesley Auditorium on Patrick Street. An hour of spiritual music, prayer and a time to get in touch with yourself. All denominations are welcome. For more information, call Roger at 895-3499.

Lectures

7:30 p.m.

Public Lecture Series: The Act of Philosophizing

PhD candidate David Tracey kicks off the 2018 season of MUN Philosophy’s Annual Public Lecture Series at The Ship Pub.

Live Music

6 p.m.

Andrew Rodgers

Performing at Green Sleeves Pub & Restaurant.

9 p.m.

Mark Manning

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

10 p.m.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves Pub & Restaurant.

Open Mike Night

Hosted by Mark Manning at O’Reilly’s.

Open House

7 p.m.

Practical Nursing Program

Eastern Health’s Centre for Nursing Studies (CNS) is hosting an open house until 8:30 p.m. about the practical nursing program offered at the CNS. Anyone interested in practical nursing is invited to attend. Location: Room 104, Southcott Hall, 100 Forest Rd. Use Miller Centre main entrance. Call 777-8158 for more information.

Public Session

12 p.m. and 7 p.m.

MUN Alumni Strategic Plan

Attention Memorial alumni! We’re making changes. What do you think? A draft plan for building connections between Memorial and its alumni is ready for your input. You can participate in-person (Jr. Common Room, R. Gushue Hall) or comment online at http://www.mun.ca/alumni/events/.

Sports

7 p.m.

St. John’s Edge Basketball

Take on Moncton Magic at Mile One Centre.

Wednesday, Feb. 7

Children

11 a.m.

Active Start Playgroup

Parents and caregivers can get active with the little ones at Paul Reynolds Community Centre. Recreation staff on site to develop physical literacy through active play. $3 per child between ages two and five. Under age two is free.

Festivals

6:30 p.m.

Frosty Festival

The Pedestrian Parade of Lights and Cauldron Lighting. Walk from O’Donel High to St. David’s Park to celebrate the official opening of the festival. Hot chocolate and entertainment. Prizes for best lighted creations.

Groups

7 p.m.

Cabot Toastmasters Club

Want to improve your public speaking? Drop in to a meeting at Mount Pearl City Hall as a guest. You’ll find a fun, friendly, supportive group of people. For more information, visit www.cabottoastmasters.wordpress.com, or email cabottoastmasters9168@gmail.com.

Live Music

6 p.m.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves Pub & Restaurant.

7 p.m.

Chris Hennessy

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

10 p.m.

Damian Follett

Performing at Green Sleeves Pub & Restaurant.

10:30 p.m.

Heel N Toe

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

Theatre

7:30 p.m.

Women Playing Hamlet

  1. Theatre Company presents a comedy with 19 characters played by four women at the Barbara Barrett Theatre. Written by William Missouri Downs, directed by Alix Reynolds, and starring Claire Hewlett, Marie Jones, Sharon King-Campbell and Janet McDonald. Tickets at the St. John’s Arts and Culture Centre box office. Call 729-3900. $38 general, $33 students and seniors.

8 p.m.

Crippled

The show’s debut performance at the LSPU Hall. Playwright Paul David Power shares his true experiences of growing up with a physical disability and grief after loss. “Crippled” is a story about love, death, life and redemption. You will laugh, you will cry and you will walk away with a new perspective about life and what matters. Visit www.crippled.ca for more information.

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.

Games

8 p.m.

Frosty’s Bingo Bonanza

A Frosty Festival event at the Reid Centre in Mount Pearl. $10 admission includes 13 game sheets. 18 games scheduled, plus 50/50 tickets, nevada tickets and satellite bingo. Call the Frosty Festival office at 748-6480 for more information.

Live Music

5 p.m.

Fergus O’Byrne

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

6:30 p.m.

Rob Cook

Performing at Green Sleeves.

8 p.m.

Irish Descendants

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

11:30 p.m.

Ceiligh

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

Theatre

7:30 p.m.

Women Playing Hamlet

Persistence Theatre Company presents a comedy with 19 characters played by four women at the Barbara Barrett Theatre. Written by William Missouri Downs, directed by Alix Reynolds, and starring Claire Hewlett, Marie Jones, Sharon King-Campbell and Janet McDonald. Tickets at the St. John’s Arts and Culture Centre box office. Call 729-3900. $38 general, $33 students and seniors.

8 p.m.

Crippled

Onstage at the LSPU Hall. Playwright Paul David Power shares his true experiences of growing up with a physical disability and grief after loss. “Crippled” is a story about love, death, life and redemption. You will laugh, you will cry and you will walk away with a new perspective about life and what matters. Visit www.crippled.ca for more information.

Friday, Feb. 9

Theatre

7 p.m.

A Night of a Thousand Stars

Presented by MUNN Insurance as part of the Frosty Festival, featuring Spirit of Newfoundland Productions at the Glacier Arena. Hosted by Dana Parsons and Keith Power. Guests will sing along as we celebrate the very best music, songs, characters and celebrities through the decades. Admission free with non-perishable food item.

Live Music

4 p.m.

Rob Cook

Performing at Green Sleeves.

5 p.m.

Chris Hennessy

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

8 p.m.

Damian Follett

Performing at Green Sleeves.

NSO Masterworks 3: Generations

Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra performs at the St. John’s Arts and Culture Centre. Kerson Leong, violin, and Stéphane Tétreault, cello, to perform Brahms’ incredible Double Concerto for Violin and Cello. The NSO will present Macdonald’s The Great Rock in the Sea and will share the stage with the Newfoundland Symphony Youth Orchestra for a side-by-side performance of Mahler’s Symphony No. 3 (6th m). For more information, visit www.nsomusic.ca.

11:30 p.m.

The Bishops

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

12 a.m.

Boys & Girls

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Theatre

7:30 p.m.

Women Playing Hamlet

Persistence Theatre Company presents a comedy with 19 characters played by four women at the Barbara Barrett Theatre. Written by William Missouri Downs, directed by Alix Reynolds, and starring Claire Hewlett, Marie Jones, Sharon King-Campbell and Janet McDonald. Tickets at the St. John’s Arts and Culture Centre box office. Call 729-3900. $38 general, $33 students and seniors.

8 p.m.

Crippled

Onstage at the LSPU Hall. Playwright Paul David Power shares his true experiences of growing up with a physical disability and grief after loss. “Crippled” is a story about love, death, life and redemption. You will laugh, you will cry and you will walk away with a new perspective about life and what matters. Audio description available. Visit www.crippled.ca for more information.

Saturday, Feb. 10

Art

12 p.m.

Real and Imagined

A solo exhibit by prolific artist Louise Sutton at The Leyton Gallery of Fine Art. In a selection of works in oil, acrylic and mixed media, Louise drifts seamlessly between the worlds of representation and abstraction with a vibrant energy. Exhibit runs until Feb. 24.

Books

1 p.m.

“The Gravel Pit Kids” Book Signing

Geraldine Ryan-Lush will sign copies of her young adult novel, “The Gravel Pit Kids” until 3 p.m. at Coles Bookstore in the Avalon Mall. Published by Black Rose Writing, this novel of friendship between two preteen boys in a small Newfoundland town has received the Readers’ Favourite 5-Star Award, and is an Editors’ Pick in Atlantic Books Today.

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.

Children

10 a.m.

Frosty’s Big Birthday Party

There will be lots of fun things to see and do at the Glacier Arena, including Sky High Amusements, Newfoundland Reptiles, touch tanks, a magic show, face painting, prize draws, birthday cake and Terry Rielly’s Teddy Bear Picnic (12:30 p.m. show time). Admission is free.

Games

9:30 a.m.

Frosty Festival: Mixed Darts Tournament

Runs until 3 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 36 in Mount Pearl. For more information, contact Frank Scurrey at 368-7782.

Live Music

5 p.m.

Bill Kelly

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

6:30 p.m.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves.

7 p.m.

Frosty Festival Night of the Arts

An open mike and showcase of local youth artists and performers at the Reid Centre. Admission is free with a non-perishable food item. Call Leah Bugden for more information: 697-9111.

7:30 p.m.

The Fables, Irish Descendants, Rum Ragged

All performing at The Glacier as part of the Frosty Festival. Tickets $35. 19+. Call 748-6480 for more information.

9 p.m.

Daniel Champagne and Mick Davis

Performing at The Ship. Tickets $10 in advance, available at Fred’s Records, O’Brien’s Music and The Ship. $15 at the door.

11 p.m.

Boys & Girls

Performing at Green Sleeves.

11:30 p.m.

The Bishops

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

Recreation

9 a.m.

Frosty Festival: Minor Indoor Soccer Tournament

Runs until 6 p.m. at Mary Queen of the World and Morris Academy gymnasiums. Call Reha Orbasli for more information: 351-4594.

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.

1 p.m.

“Into the White” Outdoor Family Fun Day

Part of the Frosty Festival, come to Powers Pond Boathouse for snowshoeing and a campfire with wiener roasting, hot chocolate and s’mores. Don’t forget your camping chairs. Admission free with a non-perishable food item. Call Rosie Stead for more information: 748-1008.

3 p.m.

Free Public Swim at Summit Centre

A part of the Frosty Festival. For more information, call Rosie Stead at 748-6480.

Theatre

2 p.m.

Crippled

Onstage at the LSPU Hall. Playwright Paul David Power shares his true experiences of growing up with a physical disability and grief after loss. “Crippled” is a story about love, death, life and redemption. You will laugh, you will cry and you will walk away with a new perspective about life and what matters. Matinee is PWYC, relaxed performance, with audio description available. Visit www.crippled.ca for more information.

Women Playing Hamlet

Persistence Theatre Company presents a comedy with 19 characters played by four women at the Barbara Barrett Theatre. Written by William Missouri Downs, directed by Alix Reynolds, and starring Claire Hewlett, Marie Jones, Sharon King-Campbell and Janet McDonald. Tickets at the St. John’s Arts and Culture Centre box office. Call 729-3900. $23 for matinee.

7:30 p.m.

Women Playing Hamlet

Persistence Theatre Company presents a comedy with 19 characters played by four women at the Barbara Barrett Theatre. Written by William Missouri Downs, directed by Alix Reynolds, and starring Claire Hewlett, Marie Jones, Sharon King-Campbell, and Janet McDonald. Tickets at the St. John’s Arts and Culture Centre box office. Call 729-3900. $38 general, $33 students and seniors.

8 p.m.

Crippled

Onstage at the LSPU Hall. Playwright Paul David Power shares his true experiences of growing up with a physical disability and grief after loss. “Crippled” is a story about love, death, life and redemption. You will laugh, you will cry, and you will walk away with a new perspective about life and what matters. ASL interpretation available. Visit www.crippled.ca for more information.

Sunday, Feb. 11

Children

12 p.m.

Admiralty’s Awesome Afternoon

Learn Morse code, do a scavenger hunt, compete in the naval signal flags challenge, eat snacks, and drink hot chocolate. A free event at Admiralty House Communications Museum as part of the Frosty Festival.

1 p.m.

Frosty Cup

Come out and cheer on the Mount Pearl Minor Hockey Association novice teams as they participate in a fun-filled game of hockey for all ages at the Glacier Arena until 3 p.m. Admission $3.

Live Music

3:30 p.m.

Sunday Traditional Session

Fergus Brown O’Byrne and Tony White co-host a traditional music session at O’Reilly’s. Fun for the whole family. Bring an instrument to play along or just enjoy the music.

7 p.m.

Fergus O’Byrne

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

10:30 p.m.

Con O’Brien and Patrick Moran

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.

10:45 a.m.

Free Public Swim

At the Summit Centre as part of the Frosty Festival.

6 p.m.

Free family skating

Presented by Joe Fresh as part of the Frosty Festival. Location: Glacier Arena. Helmets mandatory.

Sports

3:30 p.m.

6th Annual Rod Noseworthy Memorial Alumni Hockey Game

Former Huskies and Patriots over the age of 35 battle for bragging rights. Come out and cheer on your favourite school. Admission $6.

Monday, Feb. 12

Children

10:30 a.m.

Fairy Tale Storytime

Preschoolers gather to celebrate winter through stories and songs at Ross King Memorial Public Library. A winter-themed craft will follow storytelling.

Exhibitions

9 a.m.

Canadian Jewish Experience

Ten panels documenting the Canadian Jewish experience are on display at St. John’s City Hall in the mezzanine until Feb. 13, when the panels will be moved to the St. John’s Arts and Culture Centre. The panels tell a Canadian story — of immigrants settling here, overcoming barriers, becoming part of and contributing to a society that is inclusive, tolerant and diverse. This is not only a Jewish story, but also the story of many groups that make Canada their home.

Games

7 p.m.

Seniors’ 120s

120s card game, cash draws, door prizes and other draws. Bring your own baskets and cards. $6 admission. Runs until 10 p.m. at the Reid Centre as part of the Frosty Festival. Call Georgina Smith for more information at 748-6485.

Live Music

8:30 p.m.

Monday Night Social

Luke & John (folk country duo) host Monday nights at The Black Sheep all month long.

10:30 p.m.

Rum Ragged

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

Recreation

11 a.m.

Special Olympics Bowling

Fun, free and recreational bingo bowling for Special Olympics athletes until 1 p.m. at the Paradise Bowl. Call Mary Holloway at 834-8377 for more information. Part of the Frosty Festival.

Tuesday, Feb. 13

Children

9:30 a.m.

Get Messy!

Free-form arts, such as Play-Doh and finger paint. Leave the mess behind for us to clean up! Free event runs until 11 a.m. at the Annex in Mount Pearl as part of the Frosty Festival. For more information, call 765-9383.

6:30 p.m.

Frosty’s Movie Night

Showing Disney’s “Moana” at Gloria Pearson Community Centre. Free event as part of the Frosty Festival. Popcorn and chips provided. Bring your comfy blanket.

Games

7 p.m.

Crib Game

Weekly crib game at St. Teresa’s Church (basement) in support of Ronald McDonald House. $5 admission. Prize for the winner. Call Andrew Walsh at 726-3935 for more information.

7:30 p.m.

Battle of the Brains

Presented by Benson Buffett, part of the Frosty Festival. Are you a trivia buff? Put your skills to the test! Admission $6 at the Reid Centre. Event will be capped at 40 teams. For more information, call Melanie Steele at 687-8769.

Groups

7:30 p.m.

Inner Healing Ministry

Meets every Tuesday at Wesley Auditorium on Patrick Street. An hour of spiritual music and prayer, and a time to get in touch with yourself. All denominations are welcome. For more information, call Roger at 895-3499.

Live Music

9 p.m.

Mark Manning

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

10 p.m.

Open Mike Night

Hosted by Mark Manning at O’Reilly’s.

Recreation

3 p.m.

Free Family Swim

At the Summit Centre as part of the Frosty Festival. Parents must swim with children. For more information, call Rosie Stead at 748-6480.

6 p.m.

Wheelchair Basketball

Part of the Frosty Festival. Free admission at Mary Queen of the World. For more information or to register a team, contact Gary Power at 782-0487 or wcsportsnl@gmail.com.

Wednesday, Feb. 14

Live Music

7 p.m.

Chris Hennessy

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

10:30 p.m.

Heel N Toe

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

Recreation

7 p.m.

Free Public Swim

Swimming fun for everyone at the Summit Centre. Part of the Frosty Festival.

7:30 p.m.

Valentine’s Sweetheart Skate

Romance is in the air at the Bannerman Park Loop. Treat your sweetheart to a free romantic evening skating under the lights with special Valentine’s giveaways, sappy love songs and free hot chocolate for everyone. Event is weather and ice dependent. Part of ChillFest.

Theatre

7 p.m.

Idol Dies At You

Part of the Frosty Festival, a night of musical theatre at the Reid Centre with Spirit of Newfoundland. Starring Dana Parsons, Janet Cull, Keith Power and Andrew Williams. This musical comedy looks at the ups and downs of many music competitions and shows that have often featured aspiring Newfoundland talent. Tickets $75. 19+. 748-6480.

Thursday, Feb. 15

Live Music

5 p.m.

Fergus O’Byrne

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

8 p.m.

Irish Descendants

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

Susan Aglukark

Juno Award-winning 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.

11:30 p.m.

Ceiligh

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

Recreation

3 p.m.

Free Public Swim

Swimming fun for everyone at the Summit Centre. Part of the Frosty Festival.

6 p.m.

Free Ski and Snow Shoe Rental

Get your friends and family together for an evening of free snowshoe and ski rentals at North Bank Lodge in Pippy Park. Event is weather dependent and runs until 9 p.m. Part of ChillFest.

Theatre

7 p.m.

Variety Show

Part of the Frosty Festival, presented by Reid Music. Featuring local musicians and old skits. $6 admission at the Reid Centre.

Friday, Feb. 16

Live Music

5 p.m.

Chris Hennessy

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

6:30 p.m.

Sharing the Voices Presents Instant Choir

A free, no-stress, no strings-attached singing experience for anyone. Show up to St. John’s City Hall, sing and have the best time ever. Working with an experienced song leader and an accompanist, participants learn one well-known song, then perform the song live online. Everyone welcome. Doors open 6:30 p.m. Singing begins at 7 p.m. Part of ChillFest.

8 p.m.

Greeley’s Reel

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

11:30 p.m.

The Punters

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

Recreation

9 a.m.

Frosty’s Seniors Bowling Tournament

Part of the Frosty Festival at Paradise Bowl. For bowlers age 50 and over. $10 admission. Tournament runs until 1 p.m. Prizes, refreshments and a special appearance by Frosty. Call 747-1047 for more information.

8 p.m.

Everyone Welcome Swim

Enjoy a free swim including toys, diving board, splash pad and slides at Paul Reynolds Community Centre. Open to all ages. Children under 8 must be supervised. Part of ChillFest.

Saturday, Feb. 17

Art

12 p.m.

Real and Imagined

A solo exhibit by prolific artist Louise Sutton at The Leyton Gallery of Fine Art. A selection of works in oil, acrylic and mixed media, Louise drifts seamlessly between the worlds of representation and abstraction with a vibrant energy. Exhibit runs until Feb. 24.

Live Music

2:30 p.m.

Kitchen Party

Bring your instruments and join us at Johnson Geo Centre, free light refreshments will be provided. Free event runs until 4 p.m. Part of ChillFest.

5 p.m.

Billy Kelly

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

8 p.m.

Greeley’s Reel

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

8:30 p.m.

Mick Davis & Thin Love

“Touch the Moon” album release party at Exile at Jag Hotel.

Tickets $10, available at Jag Hotel. Call 738-1524 for more information. Album for purchase at event (vinyl is $30, CD is $10). Come meet the band and get your album signed.

11:30 p.m.

The Punters

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.

12:30 p.m.

Snow Play and Sliding Party

An afternoon of fun in Bowring Park. Build, colour and create in the snow, take a ride on the sliding hill and enjoy free hot chocolate. Free event. Weather dependent. Slides not provided. Runs until 2 p.m. by the pool house and sliding hill. Part of ChillFest.

4 p.m.

Community Sliding Time with Mark Critch

Join Mark Critch for two fun-filled hours of sliding at Victoria Park. We’ll officially light up the sliding hill and recognize some of the donors who are helping to renew the park. Free hot chocolate compliments of Tim Hortons, and prizes. Event is weather and snow dependent. Part of ChillFest.

7:30 p.m.

Disco DJ Skating Party

Get your boogie on at Bannerman Park Loop for a free disco DJ skating party featuring live DJ, Slaylist. Disco costumes not required, but strongly encouraged. Event is weather and ice dependent. Part of ChillFest.

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