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Community events in and around St. John's, Tuesday, January 29 to Friday, February 1

Lady Cove Women’s Choir is delighted to host the world-renowned Rajaton on Jan. 29 at Holy Heart Theatre. Rajaton is a Finnish a cappella ensemble, founded in Helsinki in 1997. Tickets are $50 (plus box office surcharge) and can be purchased at the Holy Heart box office or online. There is also a limited number of VIP tickets available. See more information below.
Finnish a cappella ensemble Rajaton is onstage at Holy Heart Theatre today at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $50 (plus box office surcharge) and can be purchased at the Holy Heart box office or online. There are also a limited number of VIP tickets available that will include premium seats and an exclusive meet-and-greet with the members of Rajaton at a private home. These tickets are $150, and a $95 tax receipt will be issued. To avail of the VIP tickets, call 687-9844, as these will not be sold through the Holy Heart Theatre or website. - Contributed photo

Tuesday, January 29

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.

Ongoing

Calling All Singers

Are you interested in singing, making music and having fun? Come sing with us at St. James United Church. We rehearse once a week (senior choir on Tuesdays and youth choir on Wednesdays) and sing in church twice a month. We are open to all skill levels. No experience necessary. For more information, call the church office at 722-1881, ext. 200, or visit http://www.stjamesuc.org/about-us/choirs-bands.

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.

Groups

7:30 p.m.

Inner Healing Ministry

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.

Live Music

12:30 p.m.

Trad Tunes at Rocket Bakery

Enjoy some of Newfoundland's best as they gather and play a selection of traditional Newfoundland music at Rocket Bakery on Water Street from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Free event.

7 p.m.

Andrew Rodgers

Performing at Green Sleeves.

7:30 p.m.

Rajaton

Lady Cove Women's Choir is delighted to host the world-renowned Rajaton at Holy Heart Theatre. Rajaton is a Finnish a cappella ensemble, founded in Helsinki in 1997. The Finnish word rajaton means "boundless," to indicate the breadth of their repertoire, from classical to pop. Rajaton performs primarily in Finland, but also tours around Europe and the rest of the world, having performed in more than 25 countries. Tickets are $50 (plus box office surcharge) and can be purchased at the Holy Heart box office or online. There are also a limited number of VIP tickets available that will include premium seats and an exclusive meet-and-greet with the members of Rajaton at a private home. These tickets are $150, and a $95 tax receipt will be issued. To avail of the VIP tickets, call 687-9844, as these will not be sold through the Holy Heart Theatre or website.

10 p.m.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Open-Mike Night

With host Chris Ryan at O’Reilly’s.

Social

8 p.m.

25th Anniversary Staff Industry Night

At Lottie’s Place on George Street. All are welcome. 19+.

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).

Wednesday, January 30

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.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves.

9 p.m.

Smokestack Lightnin’

Performing at Lottie’s Place. Free cover all night.

10 p.m.

Damian Follett

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Public Lecture

7 p.m.

River Talk: Nymph Patters and Nymph Fishing

The Salmonid Association of Eastern Newfoundland (SAEN) presents a river talk titled “Effective Nymph Patterns and Nymph Fishing in Newfoundland and Labrador,” by Ian Gall at the Fluvarium. There is no admission fee. Bar service will be available and there will be ticket draws on flies tied by SAEN board members. This is the first in a series of river talks. RSVP at https://www.saen.org/river-talks.html. All are welcome.

Radio

7:30 p.m.

VOWR Guest Interview

Barbara De Land speaks with medical anthropologist Dr. Jill Allison of Memorial University's medical faculty about Allison’s research projects in Nepal and other countries, as well as her yearly trips with medical students who participate in some of those projects with her. Tune in to VOWR radio at 800 on the AM dial, online at VOWR.org, or cable radio Rogers 945 or Bell Aliant 746.

Thursday, January 31

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.

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

10:30 p.m.

Bic & The Ballpoints

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

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

Children

1:30 p.m.

February Kids Club: Animal Tracks

Kids Club Program for February at the Fluvarium. 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

10:30 p.m.

Bic & The Ballpoints

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

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