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Community events in and around St. John's, Friday, January 18 to Sunday, January 20

The curtain goes up on a parade of characters, sets, costumes and some new voices. Rising Tide Theatre presents its annual political “Revue,” an irreverent take on life in the province, tonight through Sunday at 8 p.m.nTickets to “Revue 2018” are on sale at the St. John’s Arts and Culture Centre box office and online at www.artsandculturecentre.com.
The curtain goes up on a parade of characters, sets, costumes and some new voices. Rising Tide Theatre presents its annual political “Revue,” an irreverent take on life in the province, tonight through Sunday at 8 p.m.nTickets to “Revue 2018” are on sale at the St. John’s Arts and Culture Centre box office and online at www.artsandculturecentre.com. - Contributed

Friday, January 18

Live Music

5 p.m.

Chris Hennessy

Performing at O’Reilly’s Pub.

Rob Cook

Performing at Green Sleeves.

7 p.m.

Herd of Men

With John Hutton, Sean Harris, Glenn Tilley and Mack Furlong performing at The Black Sheep.

8 p.m.

Damian Follett

Performing at Green Sleeves.

The Uglysticks

Performing at O’Reilly’s Pub.

10:30 p.m.

The Kelly Evans Band

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

11:30 p.m.

Ceiligh

Performing at O’Reilly’s Pub.

Midnight

Derek Graham and John Ennis

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.

Theatre

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. Onstage Jan. 18, 19 and 26. Pick an evening and call 579-3023 to book a table.

Comedy

8 p.m.

‘Revue 2018’

The curtain goes up on a parade of characters, sets, costumes and some new voices. Rising Tide Theatre is back presenting its annual political “Revue,” an irreverent take on life in the province. There are laughs galore with plenty of wild characters. Don’t miss all the fun. Opening in Trinity this year and then heading to St. John’s before embarking on a provincewide tour, “Revue 2018” is on the road until Feb. 23. Onstage at the St. John’s Arts and Culture Centre until Jan. 20. Tickets to “Revue 2018” are on sale at arts and culture centre box offices, online at www.artsandculturecentre.com and at box offices for the venues in Trinity, Clarenville, Carbonear, Marystown and Bonavista.

Upcoming

‘Offensive to Some’

Berni Stapleton’s “Offensive to Some,” a powerful portrayal of intimate-partner violence, returns by popular demand to the LSPU Hall Jan. 24-27. Directed by Ruth Lawrence and featuring Miranda MacDonald. Tickets available at lspuhall.ca or by calling the Hall at 753-4531. Student, senior and artist rates are available.

Saturday, January 19

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.

4 p.m.

Luxury Wedding Show Newfoundland

Wedding show at the Sheraton Hotel Newfoundland from 4-9 p.m. Pre-sale tickets online at Eventbrite ($10) or $15 at the door. Grand prize $12,000 wedding package. Wedding professional vendors, bridal fashion show, cocktail hour and lingerie show.

Classes

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

T’ai Chi Chih and Wisdom Healing Qigong

Come awaken the energy within! Relax! More wellness, more energy, more joy! One set of Saturday introductory sessions with Sheila Leonard from 10:30 a.m. to noon for T'ai Chi Chih, and 1:30-3 p.m. for Wisdom Healing Qigong. Join us at Virginia Water Retreat House, 47 Parsonage Dr., off Logy Bay Road, on beautiful Virginia Lake. New and returning students welcome. Register when you arrive. Call 727-7863 or visit www.sheilaleonard.ca for more information.

Live Music

5 p.m.

Bill Kelly

Performing at O’Reilly’s Pub.

6:30 p.m.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves.

7 p.m.

Waterfront Fire

Performing at The Black Sheep.

8 p.m.

Kellie Loder

With special guests Matthew Byrne, Mark Bragg and Rachel Cousins performing at the Masonic Temple. Doors open at 7 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m.

The Uglysticks

Performing at O’Reilly’s Pub.

10:30 p.m.

Presto Magic

Performing at The Black Sheep.

The Kelly Evans Band

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

11 p.m.

Des Gambin Trio

Performing at Green Sleeves.

11:30 p.m.

Ceiligh

Performing at O’Reilly’s Pub.

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.

St. John’s Edge

Edge vs. London Lightning at Mile One Centre. Tickets available at mileonecentre.com or at the box office (576-7657).

Theatre

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. Onstage Jan. 19 and 26. Pick an evening and call 579-3023 to book a table.

Comedy

8 p.m.

‘Revue 2018’

The curtain goes up on a parade of characters, sets, costumes and some new voices. Rising Tide Theatre is back presenting its annual political “Revue,” an irreverent take on life in the province. There are laughs galore with plenty of wild characters. Don’t miss all the fun. Opening in Trinity this year and then heading to St. John’s before embarking on a provincewide tour, “Revue 2018” is on the road until Feb. 23. Onstage at the St. John’s Arts and Culture Centre until Jan. 20. Tickets to “Revue 2018” are on sale at arts and culture centre box offices, online at www.artsandculturecentre.com and at box offices for the venues in Trinity, Clarenville, Carbonear, Marystown and Bonavista.

Sunday, January 20

Live Music

2 p.m.

Sunday Traditional Session

Hosted by Fergus Brown O’Byrne and Tony O’Brien at O’Reilly’s Pub.

5 p.m.

Fergus O’Byrne

Performing at O’Reilly’s Pub.

7 p.m.

Dave Whitty

Performing at Green Sleeves.

8 p.m.

Con O’Brien and Patrick Moran

Performing at O’Reilly’s Pub.

8:30 p.m.

Open Mike

With Peter Mcguire at The Black Sheep.

11 p.m.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Radio

2-2:30 p.m.

VOWR Guest Interview

Barbara De Land speaks with Lisa Moore, acclaimed writer, playwright, artist and Memorial University professor of English, about the 2019 Sparks Literary Festival at Memorial's school of music on Jan. 27 from 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. — an informal occasion that includes authors reading from their work, followed by lively question and answer periods. The Sparks one-day festival is free of charge, and is open to adults, not necessarily writers or readers. Tune in to VOWR radio at 800 on the AM dial, online at VOWR.org, or cable radio Rogers 945 or Bell Aliant 756.

Comedy

8 p.m.

‘Revue 2018’

The curtain goes up on a parade of characters, sets, costumes and some new voices. Rising Tide Theatre is back presenting its annual political “Revue,” an irreverent take on life in the province. There are laughs galore with plenty of wild characters. Don’t miss all the fun. Opening in Trinity this year and then heading to St. John’s before embarking on a provincewide tour, “Revue 2018” is on the road until Feb. 23. Onstage at the St. John’s Arts and Culture Centre until Jan. 20. Tickets to “Revue 2018” are on sale at arts and culture centre box offices, online at www.artsandculturecentre.com and at box offices for the venues in Trinity, Clarenville, Carbonear, Marystown and Bonavista.

Sports

7 p.m.

St. John’s Edge

Edge vs. London Lightning at Mile One Centre. Tickets available at mileonecentre.com or at the box office (576-7657).

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.

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