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Go Guide: What's happening in St. John's area, Feb. 10

It’s time for the Mount Pearl Frosty Festival, with dozens of events running until Feb. 18. Tonight, Feb. 10, at the Glacier it’s The Fables, Irish Descendants, Rum Ragged. Doors open at 7:30. For details visit http://www.frostyfestival.ca/
It’s time for the Mount Pearl Frosty Festival, with dozens of events running until Feb. 18. Tonight, Feb. 10, at the Glacier it’s The Fables, Irish Descendants, Rum Ragged. Doors open at 7:30. For details visit http://www.frostyfestival.ca/ - The Telegram

Saturday, Feb. 10

Art

12 p.m.
Real and Imagined
A solo exhibit by prolific artist Louise Sutton at The Leyton Gallery of Fine Art. In a selection of works in oil, acrylic and mixed media, Louise drifts seamlessly between the worlds of representation and abstraction with a vibrant energy. Exhibit runs until Feb. 24.

Books

1 p.m.
“The Gravel Pit Kids” Book Signing
Geraldine Ryan-Lush will sign copies of her young adult novel, “The Gravel Pit Kids” until 3 p.m. at Coles Bookstore in the Avalon Mall. Published by Black Rose Writing, this novel of friendship between two preteen boys in a small Newfoundland town has received the Readers’ Favourite 5-Star Award, and is an Editors’ Pick in Atlantic Books Today.

Causes

10 a.m.
8th Annual Cancer Ribbon Fundraiser
Artists at Trouble Bound Tattoos will spend the entire day tattooing cancer ribbons for $100 plus tax each, with all proceeds going to Daffodil Place. Proceeds from T-shirt and art print sales will also be donated.

Children
10 a.m.
Frosty’s Big Birthday Party
There will be lots of fun things to see and do at the Glacier Arena, including Sky High Amusements, Newfoundland Reptiles, touch tanks, a magic show, face painting, prize draws, birthday cake and Terry Rielly’s Teddy Bear Picnic (12:30 p.m. show time). Admission is free.

Youth Art and Mural Workshop
Day 1 of the workshop, a part of Snow & Ice in Paradise. Youth ages seven to 18 years old are invited (10 a.m.-12 p.m. for ages seven to 12; 1-4 p.m. for ages 12 to 18). Learn about mural painting and paint a mural in the Paradise Double Ice Complex. Free event. Email to register: psilver@paradise.ca.

2 p.m.
Ai Valentine’s
A family afternoon event organized by MUN Japanese Culture Club in the Landing, Room 3018 on the third floor of the University Centre. Make origami, decorate chocolate, make Valentine’s crafts, and play bingo. Refreshments provided. Guests are asked, if possible, to bring a reusable mug to reduce waste. For more information, email munjcc@gmail.com.

Games

9:30 a.m.
Frosty Festival: Mixed Darts Tournament
Runs until 3 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 36 in Mount Pearl. For more information, contact Frank Scurrey at 368-7782.

Live Music

5 p.m.
Bill Kelly
Performing at O’Reilly’s.

6:30 p.m.
Dave White
Performing at Green Sleeves.

7 p.m.
Frosty Festival Night of the Arts
An open mike and showcase of local youth artists and performers at the Reid Centre. Admission is free with a non-perishable food item. Call Leah Bugden for more information: 697-9111.

7:30 p.m.
The Fables, Irish Descendants, Rum Ragged
All performing at The Glacier as part of the Frosty Festival. Tickets $35. 19+. Call 748-6480 for more information.

9 p.m.
Daniel Champagne and Mick Davis
Performing at The Ship. Tickets $10 in advance, available at Fred’s Records, O’Brien’s Music and The Ship. $15 at the door.

11 p.m.
Boys & Girls
Performing at Green Sleeves.

11:30 p.m.
The Bishops
Performing at O’Reilly’s.

Recreation

9 a.m.
Frosty Festival: Minor Indoor Soccer Tournament
Runs until 6 p.m. at Mary Queen of the World and Morris Academy gymnasiums. Call Reha Orbasli for more information: 351-4594.

10 a.m.
Snowshoeing at Bowring Park
Snowshoes for all ages available to rent at the pool house until 4 p.m. Payment by debit or credit card only. One-hour rental is $5 per person, $10 for a family of three, and $15 for a family of four or more. Weather dependent and based on snow conditions. Call 737-3651.

11 a.m.
Olympic Sliding Day
A part of Snow & Ice in Paradise. Sliding and activities in Paradise Park. Snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, free weiner roast and hot chocolate, Olympic-themed games, and prizes. Sponsored by Mary Brown’s. Admission with non-perishable food item.

1 p.m.
“Into the White” Outdoor Family Fun Day
Part of the Frosty Festival, come to Powers Pond Boathouse for snowshoeing and a campfire with wiener roasting, hot chocolate and s’mores. Don’t forget your camping chairs. Admission free with a non-perishable food item. Call Rosie Stead for more information: 748-1008.

3 p.m.
Free Public Swim at Summit Centre
Part of the Frosty Festival. For more information, call Rosie Stead at 748-6480.

Theatre

2 p.m.
Crippled
Onstage at the LSPU Hall. Playwright Paul David Power shares his true experiences of growing up with a physical disability and grief after loss. “Crippled” is a story about love, death, life and redemption. You will laugh, you will cry and you will walk away with a new perspective about life and what matters. Matinee is PWYC, relaxed performance, with audio description available. Visit www.crippled.ca for more information.

Women Playing Hamlet
Persistence Theatre Company presents a comedy with 19 characters played by four women at the Barbara Barrett Theatre. Written by William Missouri Downs, directed by Alix Reynolds, and starring Claire Hewlett, Marie Jones, Sharon King-Campbell and Janet McDonald. Tickets at the St. John’s Arts and Culture Centre box office. Call 729-3900. $23 for matinee.

7:30 p.m.
Women Playing Hamlet
Persistence Theatre Company presents a comedy with 19 characters played by four women at the Barbara Barrett Theatre. Written by William Missouri Downs, directed by Alix Reynolds, and starring Claire Hewlett, Marie Jones, Sharon King-Campbell, and Janet McDonald. Tickets at the St. John’s Arts and Culture Centre box office. Call 729-3900. $38 general, $33 students and seniors.

8 p.m.

Crippled
Onstage at the LSPU Hall. Playwright Paul David Power shares his true experiences of growing up with a physical disability and grief after loss. “Crippled” is a story about love, death, life and redemption. You will laugh, you will cry, and you will walk away with a new perspective about life and what matters. ASL interpretation available. Visit www.crippled.ca for more information.

Sunday, Feb. 11

Art

2 p.m.
Artist Talk: Aleesa Cohene
Join artist Aleesa Cohene at The Rooms for a discussion of her artistic practice and current exhibition I Don’t Get It, co-commissioned by The Rooms, Gallery 44 and The Western Front. Through a two-channel video and a series of sculptures and photographs, Cohene exposes how whiteness as a fundamental category of belonging is never not at play. This presentation is included with the cost of admission to The Rooms.

Children

10 a.m.
Youth Art & Mural Workshop
Day 2 of the workshop, a part of Snow & Ice in Paradise. Youth ages seven to 18 years old are invited. Learn about mural painting and paint a mural in the Paradise Double Ice Complex. Free event. Email to register: psilver@paradise.ca.

12 p.m.
Admiralty’s Awesome Afternoon
Learn Morse code, do a scavenger hunt, compete in the naval signal flags challenge, eat snacks, and drink hot chocolate. A free event at Admiralty House Communications Museum as part of the Frosty Festival.

1 p.m.
Frosty Cup
Come out and cheer on the Mount Pearl Minor Hockey Association novice teams as they participate in a fun-filled game of hockey for all ages at the Glacier Arena until 3 p.m. Admission $3.

Sunday Funday
A family afternoon of games and activities for family members from tot to grandparent at Paul Reynolds Community Centre. Recreation staff on site to encourage fundamental movement skills and physical literacy through active free play. $3 per child ages 2 and older. Parents, caregivers, and children under age two are free.

Live Music

3:30 p.m.
Sunday Traditional Session
Fergus Brown O’Byrne and Tony White co-host a traditional music session at O’Reilly’s. Fun for the whole family. Bring an instrument to play along or just enjoy the music.

7 p.m.
Fergus O’Byrne
Performing at O’Reilly’s.

7:30 p.m.

Classical Music Recital
A concert series to feature young local classical musicians. Musicians will have an opportunity to perform in a non-competitive atmosphere alongside a local professional musician/ensemble that will end the program. This concert will feature Duo Concertante. $10 at the door, Suncor Energy Hall in MUN school of music.

10:30 p.m.
Con O’Brien and Patrick Moran
Performing at O’Reilly’s.

Recreation

10 a.m.
Snowshoeing at Bowring Park
Snowshoes for all ages available to rent at the pool house until 4 p.m. Payment by debit or credit card only. One-hour rental is $5 per person, $10 for a family of three, and $15 for a family of four or more. Weather dependent and based on snow conditions. Call 737-3651.

10:45 a.m.
Free Public Swim
At the Summit Centre as part of the Frosty Festival.

4:30 p.m.
Free Public Skate
A part of Snow & Ice in Paradise. Skating, hot chocolate, and giveaways at the Paradise Double Ice Complex. Free with donation of one non-perishable food item. Sponsored by Body Quest, Mary Brown’s, and Young Drivers.

6 p.m.
Free Family Skating
Presented by Joe Fresh as part of the Frosty Festival. Location: Glacier Arena. Helmets mandatory.

Sports

3:30 p.m.
6th Annual Rod Noseworthy Memorial Alumni Hockey Game
Former Huskies and Patriots over the age of 35 battle for bragging rights. Come out and cheer on your favourite school. Admission $6.

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