A&E Etcetera

Week of April 9 to April 16

Published on April 8, 2014

The following are the listings of events and activities slated for St. John's and surrounding communities scheduled for this week:

Arts and Culture Centre

St. John’s

April 12 at 7:30 p.m. Shallaway Newfoundland and Labrador Youth in chorus presents “Sing Me A Story” annual spring choral concert.


Basilica of St. John the Baptist

St. John’s

April 11 at 8 p.m. Widely regarded as the greatest and most spectacular symphony the composer ever wrote, the NSO proudly presents Mozart’s “Jupiter Symphony” as part of its Masterworks IV — the final concert of the 2013-14 season. Seating is general and tickets, ($30-$35) are available at the Arts and Culture Centre  box office at 729-3900, online at artsandculturecentre.com, and at the concert.

 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 some 500 stranded people received the hospitality of Holy Heart High School.


D.F. Cook Recital Hall

MUN School of Music, St. John’s

April 10 at 5:30 p.m. Sabrina Perry will present her graduating violin recital. Perry is originally from Owen Sound, Ont., and is now a fourth-year violin performance major in the Bachelor of Music program.

April 12. Catherine Rogers will present her graduating horn recital. Rogers, a native of Wabush, Labrador, is a fourth-year horn player in the Bachelor of Music program.

 April 17. Byrann Gowan in his undergrad recital in Double Bass in the D.F. Cook Recital Hall. Gowan, originally from Hampton, N.B., is a third-year Double Bass major in the Bachelor of Music program.


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. To mark the event the association presents “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 “Rattlesnake Cage,” his sixth solo album, a solo instrumental guitar album utilizing slide guitar, Weissenborn Hawaiian guitar and acoustic 12-string. Dawson will be accompanied by Keith Lowe on bass for this one night only 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 www.rca.nf.ca.


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.


St. James United Church

St. John’s

April 9 at 7:30 p.m. An evening of songs of yesteryear. A fund raising event produced by  Erin Winsor. Erin sings those all time favourites along with Meghan Herder, Rachel Huys, Erin Eaton and featuring the Singing Legionnaires. Tickets $20 at Fred’s Records on Duckworth Street, C’est Moi in Churchill Square and at the door by cash only and from members of The Singing Legionnaires. Phone 364-2875 for more details.

The Beach Cottage


Saturdays at 7 p.m. Glenn Simmons.


Green Sleeves

George Street

April 9 — Dave White 6 p.m. Damian Follett 10 p.m.

April 10 — Rob Cook 6:30 p.m. Dave White and Carl Peters

11 p.m.

April 11 — Rob Cook 4 p.m. Damian Follett 8 p.m. Dave White and Carl Peters at midnight.

April 12 — Dave White 6:30 p.m. Unlisted 10:30 p.m.

April 13 — Damian Follett

11 p.m.

April 14 — Damian Follett

10 p.m.

April 15 — Dave White 10 p.m.


The Martini Bar

George Street

April 11-12 — Stixx and Stones.

April 17 — Tino Borges and The Incident.

April 18-19 — Dana Parsons.

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 10 — Nervous Wreks.

April 11-12 — Mainline.

April 17-19 Missconduct.


Trapper John’s Museum and Pub

George Street

April 11/12 — The Narrows.

April 18 — The Steve Edwards Band.

April 19 — Greg Tobin Trio.

Tuesdays — NightCull featuring Janet Cull with Kalem Mahoney opening.

Wednesdays — The Dark and Dirty’s.

Wheel Deal Thursdays — Steve Edwards.

Mmap Gallery

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 https://artsandculturecentre.com/stjohns or by contacting the theatre box office at




Barbara Barrett Theatre

(former Basement Theatre)

St. John’s Arts and Culture Centre

April 10-13. School Zone presents their new show “Giovanni’s Women” —  a revenge-comedy-thriller. John is a serial cheater who is finally caught in the lies ... perhaps this is not the best time for his wife Penny to have the girls over for drinks, but tonight a revolver might be as effective as a round of cosmopolitans in loosening everyone up ... or realizing that hell is other people. Showtime is

8 p.m. with a 2 p.m. matinee on April 13.



3 Victoria St.

From April 9-12, more than 150 students from Grades 7-12 will participate in the Newfoundland and Labrador English School District’s Eastern Drama Festival. Students will present 14 plays and participating in performing arts workshops. This annual event is a showcase of the tremendous work students put in to their productions, and is a memorable event for all participants. Tickets available at the door only.


Masonic Temple

6 Cathedral St.

“O Canada! …More Than Just Beavers”  — April 25.  

Butler Framing and Gallery

2 Moores Dr., Mount Pearl

Butler Framing and Gallery featuring art works by Derek Button, Jim Long and Leona Ottenheimer. On display Monday-Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. or on the web at www.butlerframing-gallery.com.


Christina Parker Gallery

50 Water St.

“Clem Curtis — New Paintings” opens with a reception, Friday, April 11 from 5:30 - 8 p.m. 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 www.squiresgallery.com.


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, www.pollyannagallery.com/.


Red Ochre Gallery

96 Duckworth St.

New emotional, colourful and exciting new works by Elena Popova — “Dreamlike.” Continuing until April 12.


Ultramarine Fine Art Studio

100 Duckworth St.

Opening hours Wednesday to Saturday from 1-5 p.m. Or by appointment contact: walker@ultramarinefineart.com.

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 2014-15 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 www.shallaway.ca or contact the choir office at 738-6792 for more information.


Call for Artists and Artisans in Newfoundland and Labrador. 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 www.oceanviewartgallery.com and return it to me. For information call 595-2633 or email tewwet1030@hotmail.com.


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, 2014 (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), nlacmail@nlac.ca, or visit www.nlac.ca


The Tenacious String Orchestra (TSO) is accepting adult, amateur string players for the upcoming year. Would you like to share the joy of making music with a friendly, supportive group, led by a fine musician and director, Nathan Cook? We meet once a week from September to June. Some of our members come for part of the year. While working hard to improve, we always enjoy the musical journey and have a lot of fun along the way. No auditions — no pressure. Just come along for a session or two and see if the orchestra is a good fit for you. We range from beginner to very experienced so there is a place for whatever your skill level. For more information call Kathy Skinner at 753-3159 or

e-mail kathy@mun.ca or nathanc@mun.ca.


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 info@coastalsounds.ca or visit our new website www.coastalsounds.ca.

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). www.chmr.ca.


VOWR (AM 800)

Guest Interview

Produced and hosted by Barbara De Land.

Broadcast Sundays 2 p.m., rebroadcast Wednesdays 8:30 p.m.

April 9. Newfoundlanders of all ages love ice and roller skating, including Albert Spurrell, a well-known VOWR voice. That voice can be heard, on a different subject, happily describing his earliest days skating at the old Curling Club rink behind the Newfoundland Hotel, and, presently, at the Mile One rink and Bannerman Park Loop.

April 13 and 16. Can you imagine St. John’s having an underground transit system? Frank Fagan describes his ironic and very witty St. John’s version of the famous London, U.K., underground map, now gracing posters, post and greeting cards, shirts and mugs.


Weekend AM

With host Angela Antle

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 cbc.ca/nl.

Uneeda is a thrash/punk band from St. John’s featuring lead vocalist, Alexis Hopkins, brothers/guitarists Joe and TJ Dolomont, drummer Sean Withycombe and bassist Myles Reichel. Formed in early 2007, the band has just shot its first music video for its first single, “Momentum,” the title track off its upcoming album, due for release this summer. The band performs Friday at Distortion in St. John’s along with Flying Fortress from Ottawa, Zaum from Moncton and St. John’s locals, Nuke ‘em. The official  launch of the video is Saturday also at Distortion. — Submitted photo