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Community events in and around St. John's, Thursday, Jan. 10 - Monday, Jan 14

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.
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. - 123RF Stock Photo

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Thursday, January 10

Arts

Ongoing

Funding opportunity

ArtsNL is now accepting applications for its Annual Operating Program for Professional Arts Organizations. Deadline: 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 (NL only), email kmurphy@nlac.ca or visit http://www.nlac.ca/grants/aoppao.htm for info, video, and to apply.

Comedy

9 p.m.

Tapas and Comedy

Stand-up comedy at Boca Tapas Bar with headliner Mike Fardy and special guests Mike Hammond and Steve Payette.

Groups

6:30 p.m.

MUN Ballroom and Latin Dance Club

The MUN Ballroom and Latin Dance Club is having registration for their 10-week winter semester in The Landing, University Centre, Room 3018, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. More information can be found online at www.munbldc.com.

Upcoming

Lunch and bridge

Lunch and bridge at the St. John’s Curling Club begins again on Jan. 16 and will continue until May. Call Shirley Kelly to book a table at 754-3260.

Health

Upcoming

Health and Wellness Expo

The Town of Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s (PCSP) is excited to host the first PCSP Health and Wellness Expo on Saturday, Jan. 12 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, Dr. TA Loeffleur. Booths and activities are planned for people of all ages, and there’s sure to be something for everyone. Admission is just $5 and payable in cash at the door. There will also be a free child minding area on site throughout the day of the expo (restrictions apply, see website for details).

Live Music

6:30 p.m.

Rob Cook

Performing at Green Sleeves.

7 p.m.

Mark Bragg and Friends

Performing at The Black Sheep. $10 cover.

8:30 p.m.

Jeff Quilty and Shawn Butler

Performing at Fionn MacCool’s.

11 p.m.

Glory Days

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 programme 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. Please be sure to forward information no later than Friday, March 29, 2019. Please note that the segment running time may unfortunately limit the number of individuals shown during the actual show. Information can be emailed to the ArtsNL Communications Officer, Joshua Jamieson, at jjamieson@nlac.ca. The 34th ArtsNL Arts Awards will take place Friday, June 7, 2019 in Eastport, NL.

Social

Upcoming

Soup Luncheon and Social

Wesley United Church will host a soup luncheon with a social (including an auction and bridge) on Thursday, Jan. 17 at 12:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 and can be obtained by contacting Pheobe Sheppard at 726-1689, Marvin Barnes at 579-7900 or the church office at 579-3682.

Theatre

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 UK at the Orange Tree Theatre in London. The show runs from Jan. 10-12, 8 p.m. at the LSPU Hall, 3 Victoria Street 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 753-4531 or book online at www.lspuhall.com.

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.

Friday, January 11

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.

Rob Cook

Performing at Green Sleeves.

7 p.m.

Denis Parker and The Modern Saints

Performing at The Black Sheep.

8 p.m.

Damian Follett

Performing at Green Sleeves.

10:30 p.m.

Dunungbe and Katapa

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

The Black Sheep

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

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 UK at the Orange Tree Theatre in London. The show runs from Jan. 10-12, 8 p.m. at the LSPU Hall, 3 Victoria Street with a matinee at 2 p.m. on Jan. 13. There will also be a a pay-what-you-can matinee at 2 p.m. on Jan. 12. For tickets, call the Hall 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, Dr. TA Loeffleur. Booths and activities are planned for people of all ages, and there’s sure to be something for everyone. Admission is just $5 and payable in cash at the door. There will also be a free child minding area on site throughout the day of the expo (restrictions apply, see website for details).

Live Music

1 p.m.

The Kubasonics

Fred’s Records presents The Kubasonics. Come join us 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 UK at the Orange Tree Theatre in London. The show runs from Jan. 10-12, 8 p.m. at the LSPU Hall, 3 Victoria Street 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 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 programme 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. Please be sure to forward information no later than Friday, March 29, 2019. Please note that the segment running time may unfortunately limit the number of individuals shown during the actual show. Information can be emailed to the ArtsNL Communications Officer, Joshua Jamieson, at jjamieson@nlac.ca. The 34th ArtsNL Arts Awards will take place Friday, June 7, 2019 in Eastport, NL.

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 UK at the Orange Tree Theatre in London. The show runs from Jan. 10-12, 8 p.m. at the LSPU Hall, 3 Victoria Street 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 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.

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