Etcetera – Arts & Entertainment listings for April 23-30

Published on April 23, 2014

Arts and Culture Centre
St. John’s
Legendary singer/songwriter Gordon Lightfoot performs Friday and Saturday, April 25, 26. Showtime is 8 p.m.

Basilica of St. John the Baptist

St. John’s

April 27 at 7:30 p.m. Quintessential Vocal Ensemble will be performing at Carnegie Hall in New York in May. Prior to the trip, QVE will present a concert at The Basilica of St. John the Baptist where they will sing the world premiere of  “As on Wings” The song focuses on the connections and friendships made during the 911 tragedy between St. John’s and New York, during which time about 500 stranded persons received the hospitality of Holy Heart High School.


Freds Records

198 Duckworth St.

Fred’s Records presents a 45 minute live performance by Lew Skinner (Du-Cats) and Justin Martin on April 27 at 1 p.m. Free. All welcome.


Johnson GEO Centre

St. John’s

2014 marks 30 years of service by the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association - Newfoundland and Labrador, to people with hearing loss across this province. The association preents “The Joy of Sound” on Thursday, April 24, at 8 p.m.



3 Victoria St.

April 26 at 8 p.m. Juno Award winning guitarist Steve Dawson performs in support of his latest album, “Rattlesnake Cage,” a solo instrumental guitar album utilizing slide guitar, Weissenborn Hawaiian guitar, and acoustic 12-string. Steve will be accompanied by Keith Lowe on bass for this show. Cost is $22 and $25 including taxes and LSPU Hall Building Maintenance fee. Reserved seating in effect. For tickets call the Hall at 753-4531 or visit

Mile One Centre

Queens Road

Bryan Adams continues his national acoustic tour with two dates in St. John’s Friday and Saturday, April 25, 26 at 8 p.m.


Second Cup

Stavanger Drive

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


The Beach Cottage


Saturdays at 7 p.m. Glenn Simmons.


Green Sleeves

George Street

April 23 — Dave White 6 p.m. Damian Follett 10 p.m.

April 24 — Rob Cook 6:30 p.m. Unlisted 11 p.m.

April 25 — Rob Cook 4 p.m. Damian Follett 8 p.m. The Black Sheep midnight.

April 26 — Dave White 6:30 p.m. The Black Sheep 10:30 p.m.

April 27 — Damian Follett 11 p.m.

April 28 — Damian Follett 10 p.m.

April 29 — Dave White 10 p.m.


The Martini Bar

George Street

April 25, 26 — Kelly Ann Evans.


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

April-24 — Juniper Road.

April 25,26 — Stephanie O'Brien Band.


Trapper John’s Museum and Pub

George Street

April 25, 26 — The Steve Edwards Band.

May 2, 3 — The Sleveens.

Tuesdays — NightCull featuring Janet Cull with Kalem Mahoney opening.

Wednesdays — The Dark and Dirty’s.

Wheel Deal Thursdays — Steve Edwards.


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.


Arts and Culture Centre

St. John’s

April 23 at 7:30 p.m. Romeo and Juliet. Canada’s Ballet Jörgen presents a one-time only performance. Tickets for the performance are available at or by contacting the theatre box office at 729-3900.


Barbara Barrett Theatre

(former Basement Theatre)

St. John’s Arts and Culture Centre

In the Corner productions presents “On the House,” by Sheldone Downey and Malcolm Coady April 25-27 at 7 p.m.


Arts and Culture Centre


Stephenville Theatre Festival is heading in an exciting new direction and we’re looking for people to help us grow by leaps and bounds. The public is invited to attend STF’s Annual General Meeting, taking place on April 28 at 7 p.m. at Stephenville Arts and Culture Centre’s Backstage Pass. Those who wish to serve on the STF board or auxiliary are welcome to express interest at the meeting. We’ll also be holding an election of officers, and review our accomplishments from the past year, along with taking nominations from the floor. The bar will be open following the meeting. For more information, contact Elizabeth Brown, board chairperson, at 643-7977 or


Guv'nor Inn

Elizabeth Avenue St. John’s

Poverty Cove Theatre Company presents Canadian playwright Amy Lee Lavoie’s “Rabbit Rabbit” April 30-May 4 , at the Guv’nor Inn on Elizabeth Avenue in St. John’s. Showtime is 8 p.m., with a pay-what-you-can matinée May 4 at 2 p.m. (as with Poverty Cove’s previous shows, proceeds from the matinée will be donated to charity). Tickets are $25 in advance and are available at the LSPU Hall box office, by calling 753-4531, or online at Directed by Megan Coles and Shannon Hawes, “Rabbit, Rabbit,” stars Meghan Greeley as Britney, a 16-year-old prostitute working for a fetish escort service, and Darryl Hopkins as Larry, a paedophilic birthday clown in a dark, thought-provoking play descibed as a “very complicated love story of two forgotten, lonely people.”


Masonic Temple

6 Cathedral St.

April 26 — “ABBA: Gotta Get the Scoop!”

April 25 — “O Canada ... More than Just Beavers.”

Call 579-3023 to book your reservations or toll-Free: 1-877-661-3023


The Princess Sheila NaGeira



May 2 at 7:30 p.m. Avalon Community Players present “Arsenic and Old Lace,” a comedy by Joseph Kesselring. Tickets available at the box office or by calling 596-7529.


St. Augustine’s

St. John’s

St. Augustine’s ACW presents “The Crazy Mixed Up Dinner Theatre.” Join us on April 24 at 6 p.m. Tickets are $20 and can be booked by calling 753-1931.


Butler Framing and Gallery

2 Moores Dr., Mount Pearl

Butler Framing and Gallery featuring art works by Ray Cox, Odell Archibald, Henry Butler. On display Monday-Friday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. or visit


Christina Parker Gallery

50 Water St.

“Clem Curtis — New Paintings.” Runs to May 3.


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,


Red Ochre Gallery

96 Duckworth St.

Running until May 10 with a reception from 5-8 p.m. is the gallery’s spring group exhibition “Splash,” featuring works by 20 artists.


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.


Call for Artists and Artisans in NL & Lab. I am writing a book and a provincial directory of artists, artisans, hook ruggers, photographers, sculptors, jewelry makers, and musical instrument makers. If you are interested in being a part of this for absolutely free please fill out the application that you can find on my website and return it to me. For more information call 595-2633 or email


ArtsSmarts: The Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council is accepting applications from schools, school boards, or groups of schools to operate ArtsSmarts projects. ArtsSmarts provides funding to schools to bring professional artists into the classroom to help teachers and students integrate arts activities into non-arts subject areas. Deadline: June 2 (for projects starting after Sept. 15 and completed by June 25, 2015).  Contact the NLAC for an application form and details: 726-2212 or toll free 1 (866) 726-2212 (NL only),, or visit


Coastal Sounds is seeking fellow music lovers to join its ranks. Anyone who has an interest in singing is welcome. Rehearsal venue TBA. Rehearsals on Wednesday nights at 7:30-9:30 p.m. For more information, contact us at or visit our new website



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.

April 23. Looking at and reflecting upon many beautiful ceilings in important Newfoundland churches, government buildings, and residences, the viewer  is struck by, the talent and skills of the Conway family master plasterers.  Jerome Conway, from the fifth generation and now retired,  describes how  and when some of that work was done.

April 27 and April 30. If you’re an avid fan of newspaper or magazine editorial cartoons, you’ll want to hear Kevin Tobin, editorial cartoonist for The Telegram newspaper, talk about what drew him to cartooning and how some of the ones you’ve seen came about.


Weekend AM

With host Jamie Fitzpatrick

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


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.


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

Juno Award winning guitarist Steve Dawson performs at the LSPU Hall in St. John’s April 26 at 8 p.m. in support of his latest album, “Rattlesnake Cage.” — Submitted photo