Etcetera — A&E listings July 30-Aug. 6

Published on July 30, 2014
Song Makers at the Hall: A Songwriters in the Round Experience, Thursday, July 31 at 8 p.m. hosted by Colleen Power and featuring Liz Solo, Neil Conway, Nick Ryan and Sam Burke. For tickets, call the Hall at 753-4531 or visit Please note: This show is not suitable for children. Limited seating. — Submitted photos

On Tour
Dave Thomson
Newfoundland Long Road 2014 Summer Tour
July 31 —  Fox Moth Museum in Norris Arm.


Colony of Avalon


On Aug. 4 the Colony of Avalon hosts Colony Day, a celebration of the 393rd anniversary of the founding of Lord Baltimore’s colony in Ferryland.

The schedule of events: 11 a.m. Lecture and site tour with archeologist Barry Gaulton; 2 p.m. performances by local musicians; 2:30 p.m. heritage workshops for all ages including wool dying and toy making; For more information about the Colony of Avalon, and updates on our discoveries, please call 432-3200, visit, or engage with us on or


D.F. Cook Recital Hall

MUN School of Music, St. John’s

Aug. 8, at 8 p.m. The Tuckamore Festival Presents: Midsummer Majesty.



3 Victoria St.

Aug. 9 at 8 p.m. The Shirley Dalton Show. Tickets $20.


Second Cup

Stavanger Drive

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


Signal Hill Visitor Centre

The Signal Hill Concert Series

On Aug. 14, The St. John’s Song Circle takes the stage with traditional Newfoundland acapella songs.

Tickets for these shows are available at The Signal Hill Visitor Centre and O’Brien’s Music, 248 Water St. Tickets are $15 (cash only) and the shows start at 7:30 p.m. in the Signal Hill Visitor Centre.


Tuckamore Festival

Various venues

Free Workshops, Masterclasses, and Open Rehearsals:

Aug. 4: Concert Chat and Coffee with Peter-Anthony Togni, 11 a.m. The Rocket Room, 272 Water St.

Aug. 4: Jon Kimura Parker 8 p.m. at D.F. Cook Recital Hall, MUN School of Music.

Aug. 5: Young Composer Masterclass with Peter-Anthony Togni, 10-12 a.m. MUN School of Music.

Aug. 5: Young Artist violin and chamber music Masterclass with Aaron Berofsky, 2-4 p.m. Suncor Energy Hall.

Aug. 5: Body Mapping Workshop with Jennifer Johnson, Andover Educator, 6:30-9 p.m. Choral Room, MUN School of Music.

Aug. 6: Improvisation and Spontaneity Workshop with Pat Boyle and Bill Brennan, 7-9 p.m. Choral Room, MUN School of Music.

Aug. 6, 7: Lunch hour Recital with Young Artists, 12:30 p.m. St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, “The Kirk.”

Aug. 7: Young Artist viola and chamber music Masterclass with Dov Scheindlin, 2-4 p.m. Suncor Energy Hall.

Aug. 7: Late Night Jazz with Patrick Boyle and Bill Brennan 10-11 p.m. at the Rocket Room, 272 Water St.

Aug. 8: Midsummer Majesty with Dov Scheindlin, Aaron Berofsky, Duo Concertante, Vernon Regehr, and Kathryn Votapek 8 p.m. at D.F. Cook Recital Hall, MUN School of Music.

Aug. 8: Open string trio rehearsal with commentary by Dov Scheindlin, 1-2 p.m. D.F. Cook Recital Hall.

Aug. 9: Meet Our Young Composers and Their Music 7 p.m. at Suncor Energy Hall, MUN School of Music. Admission included with Young Artists at Play Concert. Young Artists at Play 8 Suncor Energy Hall, MUN School of Music. Aug. 10: Masterclass for community string players and pianists with faculty artists Dahn, Steeves, and Regehr, 2-4 p.m. MUN School of Music.

For more information visit Tickets and passes available online at or by calling 1-888-311-9090.


West End Baptist Church

314 Topsail Rd.

Aug. 7 at 7:30 p.m. Stephen Ivany (trombone) and David Chafe (piano) invite you to the release of their new CD, “This Shall Be For Music,” a beautiful and unique collection of three song cycles by Johannes Brahms, Gustav Mahler and Ralph Vaughan Williams. Stephen and David, musical partners for seven years, have sensitively interpreted this stunning vocal repertoire for trombone and piano with a fresh, exquisite and vibrant quality sure to please their listeners.


The Beach Cottage


Saturdays at 7 p.m. Glenn Simmons.


Erin’s Pub

Water Street

July 3 — Mark Manning 8:30 p.m.

July 31 — Craig Young 8:30 p.m.

Aug. 1, 2 — Traditional session 7:30 p.m.; Slipway Union 10:30 p.m.

Aug. 3. Generations 4:30 p.m.

Aug. 4. Fred Jorgensen 8:30 p.m.

Aug. 5. Kerian Pennel  8:30 p.m.


Green Sleeves

George Street

July 30 — Dave White 6 p.m. Damian Follett 10 p.m.

July 31 — Unlisted 11 p.m.

Aug. 1 — Dave White 12 p.m. The Black Sheep 11 p.m.

Aug. 2 — The Black Sheep 11 p.m.

Aug. 3 — Anthony McDonald 11 a.m. Dave Whitty 3:30 p.m.The Narrows 11 p.m.

Aug. 4 — Dave White 2 p.m. Damian Follett 11 p.m.

Aug. 5 — Damian Follett 2 p.m. Dave White Carl Peters and Chris Ryan 11 p.m.

Aug. 6 — Dave White 6 p.m. Damian Follett 10 p.m.


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

July 31 — Juniper Road.

Aug. 1,2 — Missconduct.


Trapper John’s Museum and Pub

George Street

Sundays — 9:30 p.m. Dave Whitty.

Tuesdays — 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.


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.


Arts and Culture Centre


Big laughs this week at Stephenville Theatre Festival. To purchase tickets, visit the Stephenville Arts and Culture website or call box office at 643-4553. For more information visit



St. John’s

Special Play and Tour: August only. “One Man’s Journey to build the Basilica.” All welcome. Admission $10 for tour and play. Cash only please. For more information or to purchase tickets, please contact Anne Carew at 754-2170.


Bannerman Park

St. John’s

Ongoing to Aug. 11. “The Taming of the Shrew,” by William Shakespeare. More info at or call 722-7287.


The Beaches Heritage Centre


Aug. 1 at 8 p.m. Broadway show  “Monro and Peddle — The Music of Broadway.” Admission $27. To purchase tickets please call 677-2360.


Bowring Park

Cabot 500 Amphitheatre

“Alice In Wonderland.” A re-mixed, fresh take on the 1951 Disney animated classic. Aug. 14 to 17 at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 21 to 24 at 6:30 p.m. Matinees - Aug. 16, 17, 23, and 24 at 2 p.m. Admission $15 (suggested minimum donation).


Crow’s Nest Officers’ Club

Off of the War Memorial steps

above 90 Water Street

Ongoing to Aug. 25. Kelly Russell’s “Tunes and Tales of Newfoundland” features his performance of the music of fiddlers Emile Benoit and Rufus Guinchard and his retelling of “Tales of Pigeon Inlet,” a collection of stories set in the fictional rural community of that name that were written by his father, Ted Russell, in the 1950s. More info at or call 722-7287.


Guv’nor Inn

Elizabeth Avenue St. John’s

Ongoing to Aug. 18. In a passionate and challenging 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. More info at or call 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 on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 7 p.m. until Sept. 5 at The Regional Arts Centre. Special lunchtime show on Aug. 13. Reservations are required by calling 1-888-332-2052 or 432-2052.


Signal Hill National Historic Site

Ongoing until August 16. “All’s Well That Ends Well,” by William Shakespeare. More info at or call 722-7287.


St. John’s Farmer’s 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” — and all in under 45 minutes.  More info at or call 722-7287.


The Warehouse Theatre

Cow Head

Ongoing to Aug. 30. “The Known Soldier.” According to the TNL website, which features TNL’s Gros Morne Theatre Festival 2014 season in Cow Head, the play tells the story of Tommy Ricketts, the youngest soldier in the British Empire ever to be awarded the Victoria Cross. This poignant and heartfelt portrayal takes the audience through his life as boy in Middle Arm, White Bay, to his traumatic experiences in the First World War as soldier with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment, and on to his later years as a quiet recluse in St. John’s.


Butler Framing and Gallery

2 Moores Dr.

Butler Framing and Gallery featuring art works by James Long, Marie Jose Williams, Henry Butler.


Christina Parker Gallery

50 Water St.

Tara Bryan — “Littoral Light.” Exhibition runs to Aug. 9.

Ron Bolt — “Primal Brightness, Paintings of the Sea.” Exhibition runs to Aug. 9.


Craft Council Gallery

Devon House Craft 59 Duckworth St.

Annual members exhibition. Furniture, vessels, jewellery, wall pieces and many other extraordinary objects in clay, glass, wood, fibre and metal represent over 30 craftspeople from across the province. Come and discover the exciting developments in craft in Newfoundland and Labrador, with works from over 30 emerging and established craftspeople and many of the works are for sale. The exhibition continues until Aug. 24. For further information visit


The Five Island Art Gallery

7 Cove Rd., Tors Cove

On Saturday, Aug. 2, The Five Island Art Gallery will be celebrating Halley Day (of Halley’s Comet fame ) with art demos, felt map making, star paper crafts and other astronomy related activities.

 There are new works by artists Randy Blundon, Joan Roberts and Sheri Thomas on exhibit. Also there is an ongoing display of hooked rugs. Gallery opened seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


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,


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. For an appointment contact:


The Water Street Gallery

309 Water St on the 2nd Floor

above the Heritage Shop

Aug. 2 from 3–4:30 p.m. “Your St. John’s – Our Story.” Join us as artists Susan Lee Stephen, Carolyn Morgan, Kelly Jane Bruton, and Dora Cooper will talk about their creative process and the inspiration behind the work they have contributed to the show currently on display. The exhibition is open Tuesdays to Saturdays until August 29.


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 30 — Five 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..

Aug. 3 and 6 — Since its purchase by MUN, 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 departments, centre 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.


The Performance Hour

Saturday, 5:35pm (5:05pm 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.