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Community events in and around St. John's Friday, Jan. 11 - Tuesday, Jan. 15

Aiden Flynn and Alex Koetting star in “Poison” as an estranged husband and wife who meet for the first time in a decade near the grave of their young son. The play runs from Jan. 10-12 at 8 p.m. at the LSPU Hall, 3 Victoria St., with a matinee at 2 p.m. on Jan. 13. There will also be a pay-what-you-can matinee at 2 p.m. on Jan. 12. For tickets, call the Hall at 753-4531 or book online at www.lspuhall.com.
Aiden Flynn and Alex Koetting star in “Poison” as an estranged husband and wife who meet for the first time in a decade near the grave of their young son. The play runs from Jan. 10-12 at 8 p.m. at the LSPU Hall, 3 Victoria St., with a matinee at 2 p.m. on Jan. 13. There will also be a pay-what-you-can matinee at 2 p.m. on Jan. 12. For tickets, call the Hall at 753-4531 or book online at www.lspuhall.com. - Contributed

Friday, January 11

Art

7 p.m.

Emily Jan

Opening reception at Eastern Edge for “The World is Bound by Secret Knots,” a series of 10 life-size sculptural works made of textiles, found objects and secondhand silk flowers and greenery, which depict hybrid creatures assembled from Emily Jan’s experiences on a residency in the Peruvian Amazon. This exhibition is at the main gallery until Feb. 15.

7 p.m.

Benjy Kean

Opening reception for Benjy Kean’s “Not as Lost as You Think” at the rOGUE Gallery at Eastern Edge. This exhibition will continue until Feb. 15.

Choir

Upcoming

Aurora Women’s Choir

The Aurora Women's Choir invites experienced choral singers with music-reading ability to audition for the winter term. Aurora rehearses Sunday evenings at Topsail United Church, beginning Jan. 13. Interested singers should get in touch as soon as possible to schedule an audition, at info@coastalsounds.ca or www.facebook.com/CoastalSoundsChoir.

Live Music

5 p.m.

Randy Matthews

Solo show at Bier Markt.

Rob Cook

Performing at Green Sleeves.

5:30 p.m.

Jeff Quilty Music

Performing at Fionn MacCool’s.

7 p.m.

Denis Parker and The Modern Saints

Performing at The Black Sheep.

8 p.m.

Damian Follett

Performing at Green Sleeves.

9:30 p.m.

Fine Lads

Performing at The Newfoundland Embassy.

10:30 p.m.

Dunungbe and Katapa

Performing at The Ship Pub. $10 at the door.

Randy Matthews Band

Featuring Jeff Osmond and Mike Dray, performing at The Black Sheep.

The Black Sheep

Performing at The Martini Bar. No cover until 11 p.m.

The Uglysticks

Performing at Shamrock City in Goulds.

Midnight

Derek Graham and John Ennis

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Sports

7 p.m.

Newfoundland Growlers

Growlers vs. Adirondack Thunder at Mile One Centre. Tickets available at mileonecentre.com or at the box office; phone 576-7657.

Theatre

6:30 p.m.

Dream a Little Dream of We

A tribute to The Mamas and the Papas with Spirit of Newfoundland at Masonic Temple. Spend a night with us in harmony heave as we take you back to one of the most fascinating musical eras ever. Dinner and a show, with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. Call 579-3023 to book your table.

8 p.m.

‘Poison’

A couple meets again after a painful separation. Loss drove them apart, but binds them still. This is an extraordinary play about grief, closure, and moving forward. “Poison” stars Aiden Flynn (“Fun Home,” “The Weir,” “Three Days of Rain”) and Alexis Koetting (“Leave of Absence,” “A Call to Arms,” “Noises Off”). It is directed by Charlie Tomlinson (“The Drowning Girls,” “Here & Now,” “Dedication”). “Poison” is widely considered one of the most successful international theatrical hits from the Netherlands. It won the Taalunie Toneelschrijfprijs Award in 2010 for best new Dutch play. It had a critically acclaimed run in New York in 2016, and premiered in the U.K. at the Orange Tree Theatre in London. The show runs from Jan. 10-12 at 8 p.m. at the LSPU Hall, 3 Victoria St., with a matinee at 2 p.m. on Jan. 13. There will also be a pay-what-you-can matinee at 2 p.m. on Jan. 12. For tickets, call the Hall at 753-4531 or book online at www.lspuhall.com.

Saturday, January 12

Activities

Ongoing

Snowshoeing

The public is invited to snowshoe at Government House. When conditions are suitable and safe, bring your snowshoes, friends and family to the grounds during the day for a winter wellness break.

9 a.m.

Health and Wellness Expo

The Town of Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s (PCSP) is excited to host the first PCSP Health and Wellness Expo from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Brookside Intermediate School. The event is open to people of all ages, with a focus on showcasing resources and businesses dedicated to improving physical, mental and social health. The expo will feature a trade show with over 40 healthy-living exhibitors (full list available at www.pcsp.ca), demonstrations, on-site vitals testing, and nutritious food and drinks. Throughout the day there will also be presentations from guest speakers, including keynote speaker TA Loeffleur. Booths and activities are planned for people of all ages, and there’s sure to be something for everyone. Admission is $5 and payable in cash at the door. There will also be a free child minding area on site throughout the day (restrictions apply, see website for details).

7 p.m.

Canoeing the Terra Nova River

Paddle Newfoundland and Labrador invites the public to view a documentary film about canoeing the Terra Nova River. The film documents an attempt to be the first group to run all the rapids of the lower Terra Nova River in tandem canoe. At the start of the descent, water levels were 50 per cent higher than the group had hoped, and heavy rain during the trip increased the group’s anxiety. The story also connects two generations of paddlers, all of whom love the river. The documentary will be shown at Hampton Hall Theatre at the Ridge Road Campus of the Marine Institute. Free admission.

Live Music

1 p.m.

The Kubasonics

Fred’s Records presents The Kubasonics, to celebrate the launch of The Kubasonics' latest album, the seasonal “Winter Carols,” with a free show from 1-1:30 p.m.

6:30 p.m.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves.

8 p.m.

Sinfonia 2: Be Still My Harp

Be Still My Harp, it’s Sinfonia 2. The Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra’s own Sarah Veber (harp), joins the NSO Sinfonia as we start the 2019 season with beautiful music. Works include Gardner’s Concerto Grosso, Debussy’s Danse sacrée et danse profane, Mozetich’s El Dorado for harp, and Wagner’s Siegfried Idyll. Sonfonia 2 will be held at D.F. Cook Recital Hall. Tickets are available online at artsandculturecentre.com.

10:30 p.m.

The Black Sheep

Performing at The Martini Bar. No cover until 11 p.m.

11 p.m.

Dave White and Carl Peters

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Upcoming

Variety show

Traditional and country variety show at the Sheila NaGeira Theatre in Carbonear on Friday, Jan. 25 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets ($15) available at the box office, or by email: princesssheila1@hotmail.com. Featuring: What Odds, Amanda Hulan, The Band She and The Bowman Family.

Shopping

9 a.m.

St. John’s Farmers’ Market

Weekly indoor/outdoor farmers' market at 245 Freshwater Rd. from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Saturday. Seventy or more vendors, featuring fresh produce, prepared foods, hot food, crafts, and more. Everything made, baked and grown locally. ATM and café on site. Weekly vendor lists, parking information and more available at www.stjohnsfarmersmarket.ca.

Sports

7 p.m.

Newfoundland Growlers

Growlers vs. Adirondack Thunder at Mile One Centre. Tickets available at mileonecentre.com or at the box office; phone 576-7657.

Theatre

6:30 p.m.

Dream a Little Dream of We

A tribute to The Mamas and the Papas with Spirit of Newfoundland at Masonic Temple. Spend a night with us in harmony heave as we take you back to one of the most fascinating musical eras ever. Dinner and a show, with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. Call 579-3023 to book your table.

2 p.m., 8 p.m.

‘Poison’

A couple meets again after a painful separation. Loss drove them apart, but binds them still. This is an extraordinary play about grief, closure, and moving forward. “Poison” stars Aiden Flynn (“Fun Home,” “The Weir,” “Three Days of Rain”) and Alexis Koetting (“Leave of Absence,” “A Call to Arms,” “Noises Off”). It is directed by Charlie Tomlinson (“The Drowning Girls,” “Here & Now,” “Dedication”). “Poison” is widely considered one of the most successful international theatrical hits from the Netherlands. It won the Taalunie Toneelschrijfprijs Award in 2010 for best new Dutch play. It had a critically acclaimed run in New York in 2016, and premiered in the U.K. at the Orange Tree Theatre in London. The show runs from Jan. 10-12 at 8 p.m. at the LSPU Hall, 3 Victoria St., with a matinee at 2 p.m. on Jan. 13. There will also be a pay-what-you-can matinee at 2 p.m. on Jan. 12. For tickets, call the Hall at 753-4531 or book online at www.lspuhall.com.

Upcoming

Stand by Your Nan

A musical comedy celebration of 60 years of St. Patrick’s Mercy Home, presented by Spirit of Newfoundland at Masonic Temple. Dinner and a show. These sweet characters of the past and present day will capture your heart, and delight with their songs, stories and angelic voices. Chock full of traditional Newfoundland music and humour. Coming up on Jan. 18, 19 and 26. Pick an evening and call 579-3023 to book a table.

Sunday, January 13

Live Music

7 p.m.

Dave Whitty

Performing at Green Sleeves.

11 p.m.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves.

People

Ongoing

Call for Lives Lived Segment

Each year ArtsNL prepares a video montage segment called Lives Lived, as part of the annual arts awards. It’s at that point of the program that we acknowledge the talents that the arts community has lost over the last year. This is an opportunity for members of the community to forward names, a photo and a very brief note that commemorates a “life lived” in the arts. Forward information no later than Friday, March 29. Note that the segment running time may unfortunately limit the number of individuals shown during the show. Information can be emailed to ArtsNL communications officer Joshua Jamieson at jjamieson@nlac.ca. The 34th ArtsNL Arts Awards will take place Friday, June 7 in Eastport.

Radio

2 p.m.

VOWR Guest Interview

Barbara De Land speaks with Captain Sydney Hynes, executive chairman of Oceanex, about his early maritime life and training, and the shipping industry in general and his continuing role in it. He discusses current Oceanex activities and routes, and the economic health of shipping in Canada and worldwide. Tune in to VOWR radio at 800 on the AM dial, online at VOWR.org, or cable radio Rogers 945 or Bell Aliant 746.

Theatre

2 p.m.

‘Poison’

A couple meets again after a painful separation. Loss drove them apart, but binds them still. This is an extraordinary play about grief, closure, and moving forward. “Poison” stars Aiden Flynn (“Fun Home,” “The Weir,” “Three Days of Rain”) and Alexis Koetting (“Leave of Absence,” “A Call to Arms,” “Noises Off”). It is directed by Charlie Tomlinson (“The Drowning Girls,” “Here & Now,” “Dedication”). “Poison” is widely considered one of the most successful international theatrical hits from the Netherlands. It won the Taalunie Toneelschrijfprijs Award in 2010 for best new Dutch play. It had a critically acclaimed run in New York in 2016, and premiered in the U.K. at the Orange Tree Theatre in London. The show runs from Jan. 10-12 at 8 p.m. at the LSPU Hall, 3 Victoria St., with a matinee at 2 p.m. on Jan. 13. There will also be a pay-what-you-can matinee at 2 p.m. on Jan. 12. For tickets, call the Hall at 753-4531 or book online at www.lspuhall.com.

Monday, January 14

Activities

Ongoing

Snowshoeing

The public is invited to snowshoe at Government House. When conditions are suitable and safe, bring your snowshoes, friends and family to the grounds during the day for a winter wellness break.

Groups

10:30 a.m.

Guitar lessons

The St. John’s Retired Citizens’ Association offers guitar lessons for beginners at 10 Bennett Ave. every Monday from 10:30 a.m. until noon beginning Jan. 14. Richard Harvey is an accomplished instructor and he welcomes anyone interested in learning to play guitar. The cost is just $5 per person per session.

3 p.m.

Loose Threads Sewing Studio

Our weekly sewing studio at St. James United Church is open to everyone. Whether you’re a seasoned sewer or a beginner, our class is open to you. Come and learn new skills, work on projects and enjoy the company.

Choir

Upcoming

Coastal Sounds Community Choir

The choir will hold its annual open house on Wednesday, Jan. 16 at 7:30 p.m. at Holy Spirit High School. All are welcome to come and enjoying singing, socializing and snacking together. Coastal Sounds welcomes all singers regardless of experience. Come for a visit (or sign up for the term) and learn what we're all about.

Live Music

7 p.m.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves.

10 p.m.

Damian Follett

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Tuesday, January 15

Fundraiser

7 p.m.

Cribbage

The weekly crib game in support of the Canadian Mental Health Association N.L. Division takes place in the basement of St. Teresa's Church from 7-9 p.m. Admission is $5, with a prize awarded to the winner. The event is open to everyone. Contact Andrew Walsh at 726-3935 for more information.

Classes

10:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 7 p.m.

Wisdom Healing Qigong

Come awaken the energy within! Relax! More wellness, more energy, more joy! Weekly daytime and evening classes with Sheila Leonard at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Rd., from Jan. 15 to March 5. Classes at 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. for new and returning students. Class at 1:30 p.m. for returning students only. Focus is on postural alignment, gentle repetitive movements, visualization and sound, with focused intention and attention. Register at your first class. Call 727-7863 or visit www.sheilaleonard.ca for more information.

Groups

7 p.m.

The Cross and Bean

A new monthly, café-style book club at St. James United Church is starting with an exploration of the book “The Great Spiritual Migration” by Brian McClain, an interesting and relevant read about the future of Christianity in our time. Come with an inquisitive, open mind to explore and discuss McClain’s ideas each month over coffee or tea. People of all ages, races, denominations and faiths — skeptics, atheists, believers, too — are all welcome. This book can be purchased at Chapters. For more information, contact Susan Sheppard at the church office at 722-1881. St. James is an accessible venue. Please use the side entrance.

Live Music

7 p.m.

Andrew Rodgers

Performing at Green Sleeves.

10 p.m.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Meetings

Upcoming

National Association of Federal Retirees

The next general meeting for members of the Avalon/Burin branch will take place tomorrow, Jan. 16 from 2-4 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion, Blackmarsh Road. Guest speaker will be Victoria Moulton, from the Hard of Hearing Association. Call 709-834-3648 for further information.

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