The following is a brief synopsis of events taking place in and around St. John's over the next seven days:
— “It’s Christmas Tour”
Dec. 11 — St. Lawrence — St. Thomas Aquinas.
Dec. 12 — Marystown — Sacred Heart Church.
Dec. 13 — St. Bernard’s — Sacred Heart Church.
Dec. 14 — Bonavista — Christ Church.
Dec. 15 — Manuels — St. Thomas of Villanova.
Dec. 16 — Bell Island — St Michael’s.
Dec. 17 — Placentia — Sacred Heart Church.
Dec. 18 — St John’s — St. Patrick’s Church.
Arts and Culture Centre
Dec. 11 at 7:30 p.m. Join beloved Canadian tenor, John McDermott, as he delivers holiday cheer and celebrates 20 years of performing. During the show, John will sing holiday favourites as well as songs from his illustrious musical career. As is John’s tradition he will also perform some tasteful Remembrance tributes. Tickets will be on sale for $42 For more details please visit https://artsandculturecentre.com/stjohns/Online.
Dec. 12. Shelley Neville’s O Holy Night.
The Beaches Heritage Centre
Dec. 15 at 8 p.m. “Oh Holy Night,” a holiday concert of seasonal music. Tickets available by calling 677-2360.
Terrace in the Square
Dec. 14 at 2 p.m. Duo Concertante and Alumni of the Tuckamore Festival.
Gower Street United Church
On Dec. 16, The Celtic Fiddlers will perform at Gower Street United Church at 7:30 p.m.. Tickets are $15 and available at the door. The Celtic Fiddlers continue to celebrate 20 years of performance and the recent release of their fifth CD, “Times and Tides.”
Dec. 21 and Dec. 22. It’s Christmas time with The Once. Tickets available at Fred’s Records and O’Brien’s Music.
Holy Heart Theatre
55 Bonaventure Ave.
Peter MacDonald Productions Presents, “Santa’s Place,” a new, original musical review for the whole family Dec. 11-14. Show time is 7:30 p.m. with a 3 p.m. matinee on Saturday, Dec. 14. Tickets $30 and $28.
Princess Sheila NaGeira Theatre
Country Jamboree at Carbonear’s Princess Sheila NaGeira Theatre 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 next show will be held on Friday, Dec. 13.
Regional Arts Centre
The Southern Shore Folk Arts Council will hold its annual Christmas social for members, volunteers of the 2013 Shamrock Festival and senior citizens on Sunday, Dec. 15 at 6 p.m. Free admission, soup and sandwiches, beverages and music by The Reddy’s.
Live music every Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings.
Dec. 13 at 8 p.m. Singer/songwriter Jeff Piercey.
Dec. 14 at 8 p.m. Jazz guitarist/singer/songwriter Eren Bayazitoglu.
The Beach Cottage
Fridays from 7-10 p.m. Glenn Simmons acoustic show.
Dec. 11 — Dave White 6 p.m., Damian Follett 10 p.m.
Dec. 12 — Damian Follett 2:30 p.m., Rob Cook 6:30 p.m., Unlisted 11 p.m.
Dec. 13 — Rob Cook 4 p.m., Damian Follett 8 p.m., The DiMaggios 12 midnight
Dec. 14 — Dave White 6:30 p.m., The DiMaggios 10:30 p.m.
Dec. 15 — Chris Meyers 7 p.m., Damian Follett 11 p.m.
Dec. 16 — Dave White 6 p.m., Damian Follett 10 p.m.
Dec. 17 — Dave White 10 p.m.
Dec. 18 — Dave White 6 p.m., Damian Follett 10 p.m.
The Martini Bar
Every Thursday Stixx and Stones starting at 10 p.m.
Dec. 13-14. Tino Borges and The Incident.
Dec. 20-21. Stixx and Stones.
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.
Dec. 13 at 10:30 p.m. The Black Bags, Colleen Power Band and Sean Panting.
Tol’s Time-out Lounge
Mount Pearl, Glenhill Plaza
Dec. 12 — Stragglers.
Dec. 13/14 — Miss Conduct.
Trapper John’s Museum and Pub
Dec. 13-14 — Curtis Harding Band.
Dec. 20-21 — Beauwater.
Dec. 22-23 — DJ Green Arrow.
Tuesdays — NightCull featuring Janet Cull with Kalem Mahoney opening.
Wednesdays — The Dark and Dirty’s.
Wheel Deal Thursdays — Steve Edwards.
Dec. 16. MoMonday is like an open mic for professional speakers and other people like you with a great story and life lessons to share. Cost is $10 in advance (plus HST) with online tickets available until Friday, Dec. 13, or you can do $15 cash at the door.
Newfoundland-born soprano Meredith Hall and tenor Adam Luther join the NSO Sinfonia, conductor Marc David, guest concertmaster Mark Fewer, and the Philharmonic Choir of the NSO to lead an all-star cast of soloists for the 2013 edition of Händel’s “Messiah.” Hall and Luther, both of whom enjoy busy international careers, will be joined by renowned countertenor Daniel Taylor and baritone Tyler Duncan. Proudly presented by Cox & Palmer with additional support from the Gill Ratcliffe Foundation and the Presentation Sisters, this year’s Messiah performances take place on Friday, Dec. 13 and Saturday, Dec. 14 at 8 p.m. at the Basilica of St. John the Baptist. Tickets ($25-$28) are available at the Arts and Culture Centre Box Office (729-3900) online (artsandculturecentre.com), and at the concert. — Submitted photo
Mary Queen of the World
Find the Floor Dance Collective presents a dance show extravaganza, Saturday, Dec 14 at Mary Queen of the World, Topsail Rd. Local dancers from Jill Dreaddy Danceco, School of Mount Pearl Dance, Philip McDermott — winner of Do You Think You Can Dance Newfoundland — and the Sereka Dance Company will join professional modern dancers Rhonda Baker and Simon Renalu for an energetic evening of dance. Advance tickets are just $15 and available by contacting Shannon at Jill Dreaddy Danceco. Tickets will be at available at the door on performance night for $20. For more information contact Shannon Roberts —– Jill Dreaddy Danceco, 834.9789 or 722.9789. www.facebook.com/findthefloordancecollective.
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
(former Basement Theatre)
St. John’s Arts and Culture Centre
After a seven-year hiatus, the St. John’s Players return to the local theatre scene with “All in the Timing,” a collection of short comic scenes by David Ives Dec. 12-15 at 8 p.m. This critically-acclaimed evening of comedies combines wit, satire, intellect and just plain fun. It’s a hilarious quintet that focuses on language, wordplay, existentialist perspectives on life and the complications of romantic relationships. If you are a fan of “Monty Python,” you will love this. This production is directed by longtime theatre veteran Jim Healey and features a bright, fresh and talented young cast. Tickets: $20, Seniors/Students: $15. (Parent Advisory: Some language may not be suitable for young audience members.)
6 Cathedral St.
Ongoing to Jan. 6. “Christmas Around The World”. Call the office at 579-3023 to book tickets today
Randy Blundon Art Studio
871 Topsail Rd.
Studio Art Sale at the studio of Randy Blundon, 871 Topsail Road ongoing to Dec. 15 from 1-8 p.m. daily. Original work in oil, acrylic, pastel, pencil and pen&ink. For more information visit www.randyblundon.com.
Butler Framing and Gallery
2 Moores Dr., Mount Pearl
Butler Framing and Gallery featuring art works by Cynthia Noel, Leona Ottenheimer and Ray Cox. On display Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 12 noon, or on the web at www.butlerframing-gallery.com.
Christina Parker Gallery
50 Water St.
Ongoing to Dec. 31. “A Celebration of Recent Work” by gallery artists.
Craft Council Gallery
Devon House Craft Centre
59 Duckworth St.
In our Main gallery “Comfort and Joy” our annual holiday exhibition presents finely crafted objects from over 40 craftspeople that evoke all the good things celebrated during this special time of the year. “Comfort and Joy” continues until Dec. 18. Visit www.craftcouncil.nl.ca or call 753-2749 for more information.
Gerald Squires Gallery
52 Prescott St.
An exhibition of “Small Works by Gallery Artists” and some works from Squires’ “Mary: A Woman Clothed with the Sun” Exhibition continues through Dec. 22 from 2-5 p.m.
Regular hours Wednesday to Sunday from 12-5 p.m. Other times by appointment or by chance, by phone at 722-2207 or 746-4039 or www.squiresgallery.com.
The Leyton Gallery of Fine Art
Baird’s Cove off Water Street
Now showing until Dec. 24 is the gallery’s annual Christmas show, featuring work by gallery artists.
MUN Botanical Garden
306 Mount Scio Rd.
MUN Botanical Garden is hosting a show and sale of artistic wall hangings and other small quilted items. The theme of the show is the natural environment and the work has been produced by members of Eastern Edge Quilters in St. John’s. The show will run from Dec. 4-17. Gallery hours for this show are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday- andunday. Our gift shop will also be open during this time. This is a wonderful opportunity to purchase unique Christmas gifts.
Peter Lewis Gallery
5 Church Hill
“Rural Palette” — Peter Lewis Solo Exhibition. Show Continues until Dec. 22. For more info visit www.peterlewisgallery.com or call the gallery at 722 -6009.
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, www.pollyannagallery.com.
Randy Blundon Art Studio
871 Topsail Rd.
Studio Art Sale at the studio ongoing to Sunday, Dec. 15 from 1-8 p.m. daily. Original work in oil, acrylic, pastel, pencil, and pen and ink. For more information, visit www.randyblundon.com.
Ultramarine Fine Art Studio
100 Duckworth St.
Gallery and Studio open Wed-Sat 1-5 p.m.
Open House at Ultramarine Fine Art Studio on Dec. 14 from noon onwards. Light refreshments.
The Art Of Art
With host Laura Coultas
Rogers Cable Nine — Community Channel
Tuesdays at 8 p.m.
VOWR (AM 800)
Produced and hosted by Barbara De Land
Broadcast Sundays 2 p.m., rebroadcast Wednesdays 8:30 p.m.
Dec. 11. Since 2004, much has changed for aspiring Newfoundland police officers. Anne Morris, co-ordinator of the Police Studies diploma at Memorial University, describes the program’s change to a Newfoundland- based one which, while preparing men and women to enforce the law effectively, does so without the $30,000 tuition price tag required elsewhere.
Dec. 15 and 18. With such a varied and fascinating work life, you’ll want to hear George Faulkner, Newfoundland and Canadian hockey icon, author, real estate person and MUN honorary doctor of laws, share his some of his memories, insights, and perceptions.
With host Angela Antle
Saturday and Sunday 6-9:30 a.m., CBC Radio One.
Dec. 14 and 15. “Towards The Sunset Part 2 — The Celebration Continues.” To mark the 30th anniversary of this iconic, 1983, ground-breaking recording by Pat and Joe Byrne and Baxter Wareham, CBC Radio reunites the original trio for a special live concert recording at the LSPU Hall in St. John’s. Guests include The Once, Matthew and Allan Byrne, Leeland Wareham and Lori Wareham-Mulroney.
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.
With host David Cochrane
Friday 3:30-4 p.m. (3 p.m. Lab) on CBC Radio One.
With host Tom Power
Saturday 6:30 p.m. on CBC Radio 2, Sunday, 4:35 on CBC Radio 1.