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Community events in and around St. John's, Thursday, January 31 to Sunday, February 3

Weekly daytime T’ai Chi Chih classes with Sheila Leonard are held at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Rd., until March 7. Class at 1:30 p.m. is for returning students only. Register at your first class. Call 727-7863 or visit www.sheilaleonard.ca for more information
Weekly daytime T’ai Chi Chih classes with Sheila Leonard are held at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Rd., until March 7. Class at 1:30 p.m. is for returning students only. Register at your first class. Call 727-7863 or visit www.sheilaleonard.ca for more information - Contributed

Thursday, January 31

Activities

Upcoming

ChillFest 2019

Celebrate winter with a variety of free activities taking place Feb. 14-18. Indoor and outdoor events are planned for ChillFest 2019, including a family skate at The Loop with some of your favourite storybook characters, a screening of the movie “Peter Rabbit” at the Scotiabank Theatre, a kitchen party at the Johnson GEO Centre and Mega Play for children and families at St. Teresa’s Elementary School. ChillFest has something for everyone and all activities are free. Find the complete events listing on the city’s webpages for Events and Festivals or the Calendar of Events, or at facebook.com/CityofStJohns/events.

Arts

7 p.m.

Art History Lecture

“Ballerinas, the Brothel and the Bedroom”: discover the paintings of Edgar Degas and Mary Cassat, and how their paintings of women give us a glimpse at the gender inequality in late-19th-century Paris. Email arthistorylectures@gmail.com or drop in to the education building at Memorial University (Room 2003). This lecture by Beth Pratt Art History Lectures costs $25 and runs from 7-9 p.m.

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 or 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

1:30 p.m.

T’ai Chi Chih

Come awaken the energy within! Relax! More wellness, more energy, more joy! Weekly daytime classes with Sheila Leonard at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Rd., until March 7. Class at 1:30 p.m. is for returning students only. Refining our practice of the 20 gentle, repetitive movements, helping further increase the flow of natural energy. Register at your first class. Call 727-7863 or visit www.sheilaleonard.ca for more information.

Comedy

9 p.m.

Jokes at John's

Voted best comedy night in Newfoundland. Hosted by Jennifer Somerton and featuring a new headliner and lineup every Thursday at 9 p.m. No Cover at Trapper John's, 2 George St.

Live Music

6:30 p.m.

Rob Cook

Performing at Green Sleeves.

7 p.m.

Fergus O’Byrne

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

10:30 p.m.

Irish Descendants

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

11 p.m.

Glory Days

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Social

10 p.m.

’90s Video Dance Costume Party

Come to Lottie’s Place on George Street dressed in your best ’90s costume for a chance to win a prize. Free cover all night.

Sports

7 p.m.

St. John’s Edge

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

Friday, February 1

Choir

Upcoming

Let’s Make a Choir 2019

Let’s Make a Choir 2019, under the direction of Valerie Long and now in its fifth year, is open for registration. Come and enjoy a unique 10-week session for adults. It begins in March and culminates with a concert performance in June. No audition, no experience required, but tons of fun while learning choral music. For more information, visit heartnotes.net and follow the link for registration for “Let’s Make a Choir 2019” or email letsmakeachoir@gmail.com.

Live Music

5 p.m.

Rob Cook

Performing at Green Sleeves.

8 p.m.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves.

10:30 p.m.

Bic & The Ballpoints

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

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. At that point of the program, 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. 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.

Social

8 p.m.

Customer Appreciation Night

At Lottie’s Place on George Street.

Saturday, February 2

Books

7 p.m.

Marcello di Cintio

Award-winning Canadian author Marcello di Cintio will speak about his book “Pay No Heed to the Rockets: Palestine in the Present Tense” at Broken Books, 245 Duckworth St.

Children

1:30 p.m.

February Kids Club: Animal Tracks

Every footprint tells a story. What stories are being told around the Fluvarium this winter? Help us find out what critters might be hiding in the woods and explore some mysterious tracking stories. Every Saturday and Sunday from Feb. 2-24 at 1:30 p.m. Program runs approximately 45-60 minutes. This Fluvarium kids program is family fun and can include an outdoor component, game, story and craft. Kids ages five to 10 and their families are invited to join Fluvarium Kids. Receive updates, collect stickers and earn a Fluvarium Kids Fresh Water Friends certificate when you attend sessions in four different months. Fluvarium Kids programs are complimentary with admission. Ask about our annual family pass.

Live Music

6:30 p.m.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves.

10:30 p.m.

Bic & The Ballpoints

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

11 p.m.

The Bakeapples

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Sunday, February 3

Children

1:30 p.m.

February Kids Club: Animal Tracks

Every foot print tells a story. What stories are being told around the Fluvarium this winter? Help us find out what critters might be hiding in the woods and explore some mysterious tracking stories. Every Saturday and Sunday from Feb. 2-24 at 1:30 p.m. Program runs approximately 45-60 minutes. This Fluvarium kids program is family fun and can include an outdoor component, game, story and craft. Kids ages five to 10 and their families are invited to join Fluvarium Kids. Receive updates, collect stickers and earn a Fluvarium Kids Fresh Water Friends certificate when you attend sessions in four different months. Fluvarium Kids programs are complimentary with admission. Ask about our annual family pass.

Classes

6:10 p.m.

Bully Beware

Tired of being bullied or having your child bullied? You are not alone. The Mount Pearl School of Martial Arts has a well-structured program to arm you and/or your child with the know-how and techniques to recognize, defuse and defend against bullying. Our Bully Beware program runs Wednesday and Sunday evenings and is only one element of our school’s comprehensive martial arts program. Gain self-confidence through self-defence. Contact Pat Cochrane at 682-0335 for details.

Live Music

7 p.m.

Derek Graham

Performing at Green Sleeves.

11 p.m.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Radio

2-2:30 p.m.

VOWR Guest Interview

Barbara De Land speaks with Cathy Newhook, project manager for the 2018 Vital Signs of Newfoundland and Labrador Report. The report is a yearly newsprint supplement which includes numeric and pictorial provincial statistics for such subjects as population composition, food costs, average wages, voting patterns and participation, health and wellness, number of newcomers, the economy and more. Tune in to VOWR radio at 800 on the AM dial, online at VOWR.org, or cable radio Rogers 945 or Bell Aliant 746.

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