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Community events in and around St. John's, Saturday, January 19 to Wednesday, January 23

St. John's author Lisa Moore has been named to the 2018 Scotiabank Giller Prize longlist.
On Sunday from 2-2:30 p.m. on VOWR radio, Barbara De Land speaks with Lisa Moore, acclaimed writer, playwright, artist and Memorial University professor of English, about the 2019 Sparks Literary Festival, which takes place at Memorial's school of music on Jan. 27. Tune in to VOWR radio at 800 on the AM dial, online at VOWR.org, or cable radio Rogers 945 or Bell Aliant 756. – Contributed photo

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.

Monday, January 21

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.

Arts

7 p.m.

The Writers’ Circle

Open to anyone wishing to discover or exercise their creative writing skills. The direction of the class will be determined by the dynamic of the group, but guided writing efforts are anticipated. During this time, students or people needing direction, proofreading or editing of their work may bring it along to St. James United Church for assistance from experienced leaders.

Ongoing

Funding opportunity

ArtsNL is accepting applications for its Annual Operating Program for Professional Arts Organizations. The deadline is Friday, Feb. 15. Organizational annual operations must start on/after April 15. Contact ArtsNL for details: 726-2212 or toll-free 1-866-726-2212 (N.L. only), email kmurphy@nlac.ca or visit http://www.nlac.ca/grants/aoppao.htm for info, video, and to apply.

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. 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.

Live Music

7 p.m.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves.

8:30 p.m.

Kelly McMichael and Friends

Performing at The Black Sheep.

10 p.m.

Damian Follett

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 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, 2019. 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.

Tuesday, January 22

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.

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., until 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.

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.

Live Music

7 p.m.

Andrew Rodgers

Performing at Green Sleeves.

10 p.m.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Theatre

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 online at lspuhall.ca or by calling the Hall at 753-4531. Student, senior and artist rates are available.

Groups

7:30 p.m.

Do you want a touch of the Holy Spirit? Every Tuesday at 7:30 p.m., Inner Healing Ministry meets at Wesley United Church auditorium for a wonderful hour of music and prayer, a time to let the worries of life go away for an hour, a time of healing, a time for you. Open to everyone and a great place to meet new friends from all denominations. For more information, call Roger at 895-3499.

Wednesday, January 23

Activities

12:30 p.m.

Lunch and Bridge

Lunch and bridge take place every Wednesday at the St. John’s Curling Club. Lunch is served at 12:30 p.m. sharp. Call Shirley Kelly at 754-3260 to book a table.

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.

Arts

Ongoing

Funding opportunity

ArtsNL is accepting applications for its annual Operating Program for Professional Arts Organizations. Deadline is Friday, Feb. 15. Organizational annual operations must start on/after April 15. Contact ArtsNL for details: 726-2212 or toll-free 1-866-726-2212 (N.L. only), email kmurphy@nlac.ca or visit http://www.nlac.ca/grants/aoppao.htm for info and video, and to apply.

Classes

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

T’ai Chi Chih

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., until March 6. Classes at 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. for new and returning students. Includes 20 gentle, repetitive movements that help increase the flow of our natural energy. Can register at your first class. Call 727-7863 or visit www.sheilaleonard.ca for more information.

8:30 p.m.

Downtown Comedy

Stand-up comedy every Wednesday night at Treble Lounge. Pay-what-you-can cover.

Live Music

7 p.m.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves.

10 p.m.

Damian Follett

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Radio

7:30-8 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.

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