Published on July 15, 2014

Week of July 16-23


3 Victoria St.

British guitarist Jon Gomm returns July 25 and July 26. The new release “Secrets Nobody Keeps” features more of his incredible guitar virtuosity and stellar musicianship. He will also conduct a guitar masterclass for a limited number of participants. Early registration is advised. For tickets, call 753-4531 or go to

Second Cup

Stavanger Drive

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

Signal Hill Visitor Centre

Signal Hill Concert Series

An evening of Newfoundland stories and recitations July 24 at 7:30 p.m. featuring Dave Penny, Hubert Furey and Harry Ingram. Tickets are available at the Signal Hill Visitor Centre and O’Brien’s Music, 248 Water St. Tickets are $15 (cash only).

The Beach Cottage


Saturdays at 7 p.m., Glenn Simmons.

Erin’s Pub

Water Street

Wednesday, July 16, Craig Young at 8:30 p.m.

Thursday, July 17, Chris Ryan at 8:30 p.m.

July 18-19: traditional Irish session at 8:30 p.m.; Bobbie O’Donovan and Vincent Griffin at 10 p.m.

Sunday: Generations at 4:30 p.m., followed by Open Mic at 9 p.m.

Monday: Fred Jorgensen at 8:30 p.m.

Tuesday: Kerian Pennel at 8:30 p.m.


Fat Cat

George Street

Brianna Gosse “AERA” CD release July 17, with opening artist Bleu and backing band Chris Kirby and the Marquee at 10 p.m. Info:

Green Sleeves

George Street

July 16, Dave White 6 p.m.; Damian Follett 10 p.m.

July 17, Rob Cook 6:30 p.m.; Unlisted 11 p.m.

July 18, Rob Cook 4 p.m.; Damian Follett 8 p.m.; Greg Tobin, Kenny Butler and Steve Randell 12 midnight.

July 19, Anthony McDonald 11 a.m.; Dave Whitty 3:30 p.m.; TBA 6:30 p.m.; Alex Dinn and Carolann Fowler 11 p.m.

July 20, Anthony McDonald 11 a.m.; Dave Whitty 3:30 p.m.; Arthur O’Brien and Fred Jorgensen 6:30 p.m.; Mike Hanrahan 9:30 p.m.; Damian Follett 11 p.m.

July 21, Dave White 6 p.m.; Damian Follett 10 p.m.

July 22, Damian Follett 6 p.m.; Dave White Carl Peter and Chris Ryan 10 p.m.

July 23, Dave White 6 p.m.; Damian Follett 10 p.m.

The Martini Bar

George Street

July 18-19, The Dana Parsons Project.

July 25-26, Bump.

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’ Time-out Lounge

Mount Pearl, Glenhill Plaza

July 17, Diesel Dogs.

July18-19, Bic and Ballpoints.

Trapper John’s Museum and Pub

George Street

Sundays at 9:30 p.m., Dave Whitty.

Tuesdays at 10 p.m., Janet Cull and Band with guest Kalem Mahoney.

Wednesdays, Mike Simms at 9 p.m.

Thursdays, Steve Edwards at 10 p.m.

July 18-19, The Sleveens.

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.

Neighbourhood Dance Works

354 Water St.

The Roberta Thomas Legacy Award (RTLA) is awarded annually to a dance practitioner or an artist in any discipline collaborating with a dance practitioner. Projects are funded up to $1,000 and can be for ideation, professional development and aspects of creation or final production. The award is intended for projects that will commence after October of any given year. Deadline for this year’s submission is Aug. 1.

Bannerman Park

St. John’s

Ongoing to Aug. 11, “The Taming of the Shrew,” by William Shakespeare. Info: or 722-7287.

Crow’s Nest Officers’ Club

Off of the War Memorial steps

above 90 Water St.

Ongoing to Aug. 25, Kelly Russell’s “Tunes and Tales of Newfoundland” features his performance of the music of fiddlers Émile Benoit and Rufus Guinchard and his retelling of “Tales of Pigeon Inlet,” stories set in a fictional rural community written by his father, Ted Russell, in the 1950s. Info: http://shakespearebytheseafestival.

com/tales-and-tunes.php or 722-7287.

The Garrick Theatre


For a complete list of events or tickets, visit

Guv’nor Inn

Elizabeth Avenue, St. John’s

July 20-Aug. 18. In a passionate one-man show, Jon Davies, a fictional Jewish actor who has been playing Shylock in a production of “The Merchant of Venice” talks back when the show gets cancelled. Info: http://shakespearebytheseafestival.

com/shylock.php or 722-7287.

Newman Wine Vaults

Water Street

Ongoing to Aug. 16, “The Curious Case in the Colony: A Sherlock Holmes Adventure,” by Chris Hibbs. More information at or call 722-7287.

Regional Arts Centre


The Southern Shore Folk Arts Council presents “Away With Ya!” summer dinner theatre. Shows take place Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 7 p.m. until Sept. 5 at the Regional Arts Centre. Reservations are required by calling 1-888-332-2052 or 432-2052.

Signal Hill National Historic Site

St. John’s

July 18-Aug. 16, “All’s Well That Ends Well,” by William Shakespeare. More info at or call 722-7287.

St. John’s Farmers’ Market

Ongoing to Aug.16, “Shake it Up!” a fun, light and highly entertaining way to introduce new audiences to Shakespeare. You get to see the bones of four of Shakespeare’s great plays — “Macbeth,” “Julius Caesar,” “Romeo and Juliet” and “Hamlet” — all in less than 45 minutes. Info: or 722-7287.

Butler Framing and Gallery

2 Moores Dr., Mount Pearl

Artworks by James Long, Marie Jose Williams, Henry Butler.

Christina Parker Gallery

50 Water St.

Tara Bryan, “Littoral Light,” opening reception July 17 from 5:30-8 p.m. Exhibition runs to Aug. 9. In these new paintings, Bryan revisits some of her favourite places in Newfoundland.

 Ron Bolt, “Primal Brightness, Paintings of the Sea,” opening reception July 17 from 5:30-8 p.m. Exhibition runs to Aug. 9.

Craft Council Gallery

Devon House Craft, 59 Duckworth St.

Annual members exhibition. Furniture, vessels, jewelry, wall pieces and many other extraordinary objects in clay, glass, wood, fibre and metal by more than 30 craftspeople from across the province. The exhibition continues until Aug. 24. Info:

Eastern Edge Gallery

72 Harbour Dr.

“WADE IN,” a multi-site international artist-share incorporating a series of contemporary video and new media art screenings and artist-orientated workshops. Six curators in five locations select from a shared artist pool revealing the varying ways in which the moving digital image permeates our daily experience in a diverse series of screenings. The WADE IN artist-share screening series will be accompanied by six professional development workshops for emerging artists or those looking to connect with national and international opportunities, improving their entrepreneurial and business marketing skills. Visit the project’s website or call 739-1882 for more information.

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

The Leyton Gallery of Fine Art

Baird’s Cove off Water Street

Annual summer show has new works by Michael Pittman, Sue Miller, Bonnie Leyton, Rhonda Pelley, Brent Coffin, Ginok Song, Jillian Waite, Toby Rabinowitz, Jack Botsford, John MacCallum, Jennifer Barrett, Tia Connolly, Louise Sutton and Anita Singh. There are colourful pottery pieces, large oil and acrylic paintings and small encaustic pieces. Show continues until July 27.

MUN Botanical Garden

306 Mount Scio Rd.

“Nature’s Palette,” an exhibition of paintings by Monday’s Company, ongoing to July 27, daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Exhibit hours may vary due to conference bookings, so visitors are advised to telephone ahead to 864-8590.

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,

Quidi Vidi Village Plantation

10 Maple View Place

The Quidi Vidi Village Plantation invites the public to an artist presentation Wednesday, July 16. It will start at noon, so bring your lunch, and enjoy hearing about the artistic journey of ceramic artist Mike Flaherty. Mike has crossed North America by bicycle, lived alone for three months on a deserted island and resided in six of Canada’s 10 provinces, all in the pursuit of art. He will show images of his work and you’ll have a chance to ask questions. The event is free and open to everyone. Coffee, tea and lemonade will be available.

Ultramarine Fine Art Studio

100 Duckworth St.

The “ i/a project,” a show of new work by June Walker-Wilson. Opening hours Wednesday to Saturday 1-5 p.m. or by appointment. Contact:


The successful Coastal Sounds choir organization is building a new Ladies’ Choir! Auditions will take place on Saturday, September 13th or by appointment. This opportunity is being offered to female singers in the CBS and surrounding areas who are looking for an opportunity to work with other serious-minded singers in a small ensemble setting on largely a cappella repertoire. To find out more or sign up for an audition, email 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

Logy Bay- Middle Cove- Outer Cove Museum now open for the summer. Come and visit our wonderful, expanded and newly-stocked museum located at 744 Logy Bay Road in the Town Hall. Our display sections include: Sports, Fishery, Church, School, Military, Agriculture and Lifestyles. There is no admission to enter, but donations are greatly appreciated. We serve tea and coffee, and on Friday’s we offer free lemonade, while supplies last. Our hours of operation for the summer are: Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our Museum Coordinator, Katie Harvey, at 726-5272 or email We hope to see you all very soon!

The City of St. John’s has begun a search for an artist to design and complete a new mural in the Victoria Street-area of downtown St. John’s. The mural will be painted on the walls of each side of the steps extending up from Duckworth Street to Victoria Street. The selected artist will work with a committee of community members, members of the arts community, City council members and staff to fine-tune a concept that will reflect the rich history of performing arts in the area, including the LSPU Hall and Resource Centre for the Arts. The deadline to submit proposals for the mural project is 4 p.m. on Monday, July 21 with work to be completed over the summer and early fall. A complete request for proposals package is available on the City’s website in the “Forms” section or by emailing

The Stephenville Theatre Festival’s 36th season runs from July 11-Aug. 10. Stephenville Theatre Festival is a not-for-profit charitable organization run by a volunteer board made up of respected professionals in the community committed to the longevity and integrity of the festival. Visit or check out the festival’s Facebook page. For tickets call the Festival Box Office at 643-4553.

The 22nd annual Shakespeare by the Sea Festival performing in St. John’s, NL this July and August. For more information call 722-7287, email or visit   

Beyond The Overpass Theatre Festival turns 10 in 2014. This season Beyond celebrates a decade of creating exceptional live theatre in Central/North Eastern Newfoundland. For complete season details please visit the web site at, or call the box office at 256-7529 or toll free at 1-866-NLPLAYS. Tickets are available on line. Information on Twillingate performances can also be obtained by calling the Anchor Inn Hotel at 709-884-2777 or toll free at 1-800-450-3950. Tickets for the St. John’s shows can be purchased at the Arts and Culture Centre box office.

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.



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.

July 16.  July 24, 1924, was the beginning of  Reverend Dr. James G. Joyce’s radio station initiative -VOWR-a Newfoundland first and one of only four radio stations in eastern Canada at that time. Marvin Barnes, chairman of the VOWR Radio Board, relates fascinating detail about the station as it was 90 years ago, and how it has developed into what it is now.

July 20 and July 23. Until 2013, it used to be Auntie Crae’s - an iconic gathering place on St. John’s Water St. offering food, grains, cheese, traditional music, and conversation space. Now, it’s Rocket Bakery and Fresh Food, co-owned and operated by guest Kelly Mansell and two others, offering food and other treats, special places, and events of its own.

July 27 and July 30. 5 Brothers Cheese is moving to larger quarters in the Bidgood’s area of the Goulds. Adam Blanchard, owner and Newfoundlander, who makes cheese by hand, describes his recent cheesemaking journey and how his new space and equipment will help him to make even more types and greater quantities of cheese by hand..

August 3 and August 6. Since its purchase by Memorial University, the Battery Hotel in St. John’s will have an exciting new life, as described by  Dr. Rob Greenwood, Director of Public Engagement. He talks about spaces for various University departments and centres, graduate students’ residences, and other possible future uses for this unique building.

Weekend AM with host Angela Antle

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

Atlantic Airwaves

Saturday, 5:35pm (5:05 p.m. Lab) CBC Radio One and 10:30am on CBC Radio Two

The Performance Hour

Saturday, 5:35 pm (5:05 p.m. Lab) CBC Radio One and 10:30am 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