Newfoundland and Labrador
The 38th annual festival runs Aug. 8-10 starting with the opening ceremonies at 6:15 p.m. Friday and running through the the final act at 10:50 p.m. Sunday. For full schedules and ticket information visit http://nlfolk.com/fest2014.
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.
The Rocket Room
272 Water St.
Aug. 7 at 10 p.m. The Tuckamore Festival Presents: Late Night Jazz with Patrick Boyle and Bill Brennan. Admission: General $33; Senior/Student $22. Musical friends for over a decade, Patrick Boyle and Bill Brennan present a mixture of their own compositions, jazz standards, and perhaps a folk song or two.
For more information visit www.tuckamorefestival.ca. Tickets and passes available online at www.ticketpro.ca or by calling
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.
The Tuckamore Festival proudly presents its 14th season featuring two weeks of powerful performances by brilliant artists. Aug. 4-17 will feature over 15 concerts, masterclasses and workshops from internationally recognized artists.
Free lunchtime concert Aug. 6,7: Lunch hour Recital with Young Artists, 12:30 p.m. St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, “The Kirk.”
Aug. 6: Improvisation and Spontaneity Workshop with Pat Boyle and Bill Brennan, 7-9 p.m. Choral Room, MUN School of Music.
Aug. 7: Young Artist viola and chamber music Masterclass with Dov Scheindlin, 2-4 p.m. Suncor Energy Hall.
Aug. 8: Open string trio rehearsal with commentary by Dov Scheindlin, 1-2 p.m. D.F. Cook Recital Hall.
Aug. 10: Masterclass for community string players and pianists with faculty artists Dahn, Steeves, and Regehr, 2-4 p.m. MUN School of Music.
Aug. 11: Body Mapping Workshop with Jennifer Johnson, Andover Educator, 6:30-9 p.m. Choral Room, MUN School of Music.
Aug. 12: Concert Chat and Coffee with Tom Gordon, 11 a.m. at the Rocket Room, 272 Water Street.
Aug. 12: Open Rehearsal with Cecilia String Quartet 2-4 p.m. Suncor Energy Hall.
Free lunchtime concert Aug. 13, 14: Lunch hour Recital with Young Artists, 12:30 p.m. St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, “The Kirk.”
Aug. 13: Young Artist chamber music Masterclass with Cecilia String Quartet, 2-4 p.m. MUN School of Music.
Aug. 13: Luthier Workshop with Rodney deVries, 7-8 p.m. MUN School of Music.
Aug. 14: Young Artist piano and chamber music Masterclass with Robert Kortgaard, 2-4 p.m. D.F. Cook Recital Hall.
Free Children’s Concert Aug. 15: Children’s Concert with the Cecilia String Quartet, 12 p.m. Suncor Energy Hall.
Aug. 15: Musical theatre Masterclass with Patricia O’Callaghan, 10 a.m. 12 p.m. D.F. Cook Recital Hall.
Aug. 16: Young Artist Concert 3 p.m. St. George’s Church, Brigus.
For tickets call TicketPro at
1-888-311-9090 or visit www.ticketpro.ca. For more information visit www.tuckamorefestival.ca.
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.
Wednesday, Aug. 6 — Dave White 6pm, Damian Follett 10 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 7 — Rob Cook 6:30 p.m., Dave White & Carl Peters 11 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 8 — Dave White 12 p.m., Rob Cook 4 p.m. Damian Follett 8 p.m., Alex Dinn & Carolann Fowler 12 a.m.
Saturday, Aug. 9 — Anthony McDonald 11 a.m., Bob Taylor & Carl Peters 3:30 p.m., Dave White 6:30 p.m., Alex Dinn & Carolanne Fowler 11 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 10 — Anthony McDonald 11 a.m., Dave Whitty 3:30 p.m., Arthur O’Brien & Fred Jorgensen 6:30 p.m., Mike Hanrahan 9:30 p.m., Damian Follett 11 p.m.
Monday, Aug 11 — Dave White 6 p.m., Damian Follett 10 p.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 12 — Damian Follett, Dave White 10 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 13 — Dave White 6 p.m., Damian Follett 10 p.m.
164 Water St.
The first presentation in a new comedy series featuring all female performers — every second Thursday at Scanlan’s Lounge. Featuring stand-up and other performances by Amanda Batten (hostess with the mostest gas), Sherri Levesque (back in town, yeehawww!), Irene Duma (who is fragrant like satsuma) and Liz Solo (and her multitude of wigs!). There will be two open mike sections during the evening. Sign up by speaking to Liz or Amanda at the show. Doors are at 9:30 p.m. $10. Please feel free to join, and support our new Group Page on Facebook here: www.facebook.com/lippyladies.
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
Aug. 7 — Outfit.
Aug.t 8,9 — Blacksheep.
Trapper John’s Museum and Pub
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.
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.
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. http://basilicaheritagefoundation.ca/escorted-tour.
Ongoing to Aug. 11. “The Taming of the Shrew,” by William Shakespeare. More info at http://shakespearebytheseafestival.com/ or call 722-7287.
Cabot 500 Amphitheatre
“Alice In Wonderland,” a re-mixed, fresh take on the 1951 Disney animated classic. Aug. 14-17 at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 21-24 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 St.
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 http://shakespearebytheseafestival.com/tales-and-tunes.php or call 722-7287.
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 http://shakespearebytheseafestival.com/shylock.php or call 722-7287.
6 Cathedral St.
“Go Duet Yourself,” Aug. 7 and 9. Tickets $65 plus HST. Doors open at 6:30, Dinner Service begins at 7 p.m. Call 579-3023 to book your reservations.
Newman Wine Vaults
Ongoing to Aug. 16. “The Curious Case in the Colony: A Sherlock Holmes Adventure,” by Chris Hibbs. More information at http://shakespearebytheseafestival.com/sherlock-holmes.php 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 Aug. 16. “All’s Well That Ends Well,” by William Shakespeare. More info at http://shakespearebytheseafestival.com/alls-well-that-ends-well.php 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 http://shakespearebytheseafestival.com/shake-it-up.php or call 722-7287.
The Warehouse Theatre
TNL’s Gros Morne Theatre Festival 2014 — Ongoing to Aug 30. “The Known Soldier.” Aug. 7 at 7 p.m. “The Nobleman’s Wedding.” “A Night With… Pamela Morgan” Aug. 6 at 8 p.m. Morgan — this season’s Musical Director, will be joined onstage by fellow musicians Dave Panting and Bernard Felix. “The Birthday Party,” Aug. 7, at 10 p.m. The final performances of “Jack Meets the Cat” and “Music From Home” will be a special double-feature Friday, Aug. 8, at 8 p.m. “The Country Show,” the Festival’s popular country music revue, has its final showing Saturday, Aug. 9, at 8 p.m. The season concludes with the annual “Gala” on Sunday, Aug. 10, at 8 p.m. This show is entitled, “Behold! All the World’s a Stage!” and features memorable performances by this season’s company members.
Butler Framing and Gallery
2 Moores Dr.
Butler Framing and Gallery featuring art works of George Street by James Long, Virginia Houston and Cynthia Noel. On display Monday-Friday 1 a.m. to 5 p.m. or on the web www.butlerframing-gallery.com.
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 www.craftcouncil.nl.ca.
The Five Island Art Gallery
7 Cove Rd., Tors Cove
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 www.squiresgallery.com.
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Water Street Gallery
309 Water St. on the 2nd Floor about the Heritage Shop
“Your St. John’s – Our Story.” The exhibition is open Tuesdays to Saturdays until Aug. 29.
The Art Of Art
With host Laura Coultas
Rogers Cable Nine — Community Channel.
Tuesdays at 8 p.m.
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.
Aug. 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.
Aug. 10 and 13. Who would have ever thought an idea, originating in Winnipeg, for a free, family-friendly, two-sided single sheet full of news and information from a variety of sources and some advertising, would develop into a publication network in fourteen countries, including Newfoundland, Canada? Janet Battcock, Newfoundland publisher and franchisee of Coffee News, which can be found in many locations , is an enthusiastic and important part of that.
With host Angela Antle
Saturday and Sunday 6-9:30 a.m., CBC Radio One.
The Performance Hour
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.
Radio 2 programs also streaming online at cbc.ca/nl.