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Go Guide: What's happening in the St. John's area, Feb. 8

Paws for Celebration, an evening of live entertainment, a silent auction, raffle draws and all-you-can-eat dessert, takes place Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Bella Vista on Torbay Road. All proceeds go to Beagle Paws.
Paws for Celebration, an evening of live entertainment, a silent auction, raffle draws and all-you-can-eat dessert, takes place Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Bella Vista on Torbay Road. All proceeds go to Beagle Paws. - Submitted

Thursday, Feb. 8

Causes

6 p.m.

Dessert Dash

MacMorran Community Centre hosts the 2nd annual Dessert Dash, Valentine’s Edition: “Treats for your Sweet.” Tickets $10. Includes homemade stew, roll, tea or coffee, as well as your name entered for a door prize. Desserts will be auctioned off. The highest-bidding table gets first choice of their favourite dessert. This fundraiser is in support of ongoing programs and services within the community. Call the centre for tickets, at 722-1168.

7 p.m.

Paws for Celebration

An evening of live entertainment, a silent auction, raffle draws and all-you-can-eat dessert at the Bella Vista on Torbay Road. All proceeds go to Beagle Paws, an organization that rescues and rehomes the province’s most neglected dog breed — beagles. Adult-only event. Tickets $25 at the door or at www.beaglepaws.com.

7:30 p.m.

FANE Annual General Meeting

For A New Earth’s annual general meeting will be held at Cochrane Street United Church. Come and get involved.

Children

10 a.m.

Active Playgroup

Recreation staff on site to encourage active play, facilitate opportunities for story time, music, and creative play. For parents, caregivers, and children. $3 per child up to age five. No cost for children under six months old. Location: Paul Reynolds Community Centre.

Comedy

9 p.m.

Jokes at John’s

Comedy night at Trapper John’s. Stephen Coombs headlining. He has opened for Russell Peters and was named a national finalist in Sirius XM’s Top Comic. Hosted by Nicole Downton. No cover.

Games

7 p.m.

The Office Trivia Night

At Mochanopoly (204 Water St.). Entry fee is $5 per person, teams can be between two and four people. Must pre-register. Space is limited. Prizes.

8 p.m.

Frosty’s Bingo Bonanza

A Frosty Festival event at the Reid Centre in Mount Pearl. $10 admission includes 13 game sheets. 18 games scheduled, plus 50/50 tickets, nevada tickets and satellite bingo. Call the Frosty Festival office at 748-6480 for more information.

History

2:30 p.m.

Searching for S.S. Beverly

With no survivors to tell the tale, what can be related about a Newfoundland fish carrier lost at sea during the First World War? Suzanne Sexty and Elizabeth Browne have uncovered more than you might imagine in their research. Listen to the story unfold, and look back to the ship’s origins, its coming to Newfoundland, the crew on its final voyage and the people they left behind. This presentation is included with the cost of admission to The Rooms.

Live Music

5 p.m.

Fergus O’Byrne

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

6:30 p.m.

Rob Cook

Performing at Green Sleeves.

8 p.m.

Irish Descendants

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

11:30 p.m.

Ceiligh

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

Theatre

7:30 p.m.

Women Playing Hamlet

Persistence Theatre Company presents a comedy with 19 characters played by four women at the Barbara Barrett Theatre. Written by William Missouri Downs, directed by Alix Reynolds, and starring Claire Hewlett, Marie Jones, Sharon King-Campbell and Janet McDonald. Tickets at the St. John’s Arts and Culture Centre box office. Call 729-3900. $38 general; $33 students and seniors.

8 p.m.

Crippled

Onstage at the LSPU Hall. Playwright Paul David Power shares his true experiences of growing up with a physical disability and grief after loss. “Crippled” is a story about love, death, life and redemption. You will laugh, you will cry and you will walk away with a new perspective about life and what matters. Visit www.crippled.ca for more information.

Hurry Hard – The Curling Musical

Presented by Best Kind Productions. A staged reading/concert at the Re/Max Centre by Kiersten Noel and Timothy Matson. Directed by Tolson Barrington and Timothy Matson. A cast of fantastic local performers, this world-premiere musical reading/concert is for musical theatre fans and sports fans alike. Tickets are $20 at www.eventbrite.ca. Student tickets available for $10 at the door.

Friday, Feb. 9

Art

7:30 p.m.

Art Gallery Opening Reception

The Rooms is celebrating its newest art gallery exhibitions. Free to attend, all are welcome. Exhibiting artists will be in attendance.

Causes

6:30 p.m.

Karma Ride

Support the Heart and Stroke Foundation with a 45-minute cycling class at Bespoke Cycle. Minimum $10 donation. To book a bike, call the studio at 552-0579 or stop by (not available for online sign-up).

Children

10:30 a.m.

Parent and Tot Program

A special program, offered as a part of Snow & Ice in Paradise. Physical activity, bouncers, glitter face painting, and loot bags from Sky High Amusements at Paradise Double Ice Complex. Ages newborn to five years. Call Julie at 782-3516.

7 p.m.

Pre-Teen Dance

Snow & Ice in Paradise opening night fun includes a dance at Paradise Double Ice Complex for youth ages seven to 12. Canteen service available with proceeds going to Paradise Girl Guides. $5 admission.

Festival

7 p.m.

Snow & Ice in Paradise

Opening ceremonies kick off the festival right with music and dancing in the main foyer at Paradise Double Ice Complex. Performances from the Paradise Youth Dance Group, the Antle Sisters, and Craig Young. Free event.

Live Music

4 p.m.

Rob Cook

Performing at Green Sleeves.

5 p.m.

Chris Hennessy

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

8 p.m.

Damian Follett

Performing at Green Sleeves.

NSO Masterworks 3: Generations

Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra performs at the St. John’s Arts and Culture Centre. Kerson Leong, violin, and Stéphane Tétreault, cello, to perform Brahms’ incredible Double Concerto for Violin and Cello. The NSO will present Macdonald’s The Great Rock in the Sea and will share the stage with the Newfoundland Symphony Youth Orchestra for a side-by-side performance of Mahler’s Symphony No. 3 (6th m). For more information, visit www.nsomusic.ca.

11:30 p.m.

The Bishops

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

12 a.m.

Boys & Girls

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Recreation

7 p.m.

Snowshoe Hike

Guided snowshoe hike every Friday evening, with a new location each time. Offered by The Outfitters. Hikes are about 5 km and two hours long. $10 per person, or $40 for a seasons pass. Rentals available for $10. Contact Don Clarke at operations@theoutfitters.nf.ca.

Theatre

7 p.m.

A Night of a Thousand Stars

Presented by MUNN Insurance as part of the Frosty Festival, featuring Spirit of Newfoundland Productions at the Glacier Arena. Hosted by Dana Parsons and Keith Power. Guests will sing along as we celebrate the very best music, songs, characters and celebrities through the decades. Admission free with non-perishable food item.

7:30 p.m.

Women Playing Hamlet

Persistence Theatre Company presents a comedy with 19 characters played by four women at the Barbara Barrett Theatre. Written by William Missouri Downs, directed by Alix Reynolds, and starring Claire Hewlett, Marie Jones, Sharon King-Campbell and Janet McDonald. Tickets at the St. John’s Arts and Culture Centre box office. Call 729-3900. $38 general, $33 students and seniors.

8 p.m.

Crippled

Onstage at the LSPU Hall. Playwright Paul David Power shares his true experiences of growing up with a physical disability and grief after loss. “Crippled” is a story about love, death, life and redemption. Audio description available. Visit www.crippled.ca for more information.

Saturday, Feb. 10

Art

12 p.m.

Real and Imagined

A solo exhibit by prolific artist Louise Sutton at The Leyton Gallery of Fine Art. In a selection of works in oil, acrylic and mixed media, Louise drifts seamlessly between the worlds of representation and abstraction with a vibrant energy. Exhibit runs until Feb. 24.

Books

1 p.m.

“The Gravel Pit Kids” Book Signing

Geraldine Ryan-Lush will sign copies of her young adult novel, “The Gravel Pit Kids” until 3 p.m. at Coles Bookstore in the Avalon Mall. Published by Black Rose Writing, this novel of friendship between two preteen boys in a small Newfoundland town has received the Readers’ Favourite 5-Star Award, and is an Editors’ Pick in Atlantic Books Today.

Causes

10 a.m.

8th Annual Cancer Ribbon Fundraiser

Artists at Trouble Bound Tattoos will spend the entire day tattooing cancer ribbons for $100 plus tax each, with all proceeds going to Daffodil Place. Proceeds from T-shirt and art print sales will also be donated.

Children

10 a.m.

Frosty’s Big Birthday Party

There will be lots of fun things to see and do at the Glacier Arena, including Sky High Amusements, Newfoundland Reptiles, touch tanks, a magic show, face painting, prize draws, birthday cake and Terry Rielly’s Teddy Bear Picnic (12:30 p.m. show time). Admission is free.

Youth Art and Mural Workshop

Day one of the workshop, a part of Snow & Ice in Paradise. Youth ages seven to 18 years old are invited (10 a.m.-12 p.m. for ages seven to 12; 1-4 p.m. for ages 12 to 18). Learn about mural painting and paint a mural in the Paradise Double Ice Complex. Free event. Email to register: psilver@paradise.ca.

2 p.m.

Ai Valentine’s

A family afternoon event organized by MUN Japanese Culture Club in the Landing, Room 3018 on the third floor of the University Centre. Make origami, decorate chocolate, make Valentine’s crafts, and play bingo. Refreshments provided. Guests are asked, if possible, to bring a reusable mug to reduce waste. For more information, email munjcc@gmail.com.

Games

9:30 a.m.

Frosty Festival: Mixed Darts Tournament

Runs until 3 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 36 in Mount Pearl. For more information, contact Frank Scurrey at 368-7782.

Live Music

5 p.m.

Bill Kelly

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

6:30 p.m.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves.

7 p.m.

Frosty Festival Night of the Arts

An open mike and showcase of local youth artists and performers at the Reid Centre. Admission is free with a non-perishable food item. Call Leah Bugden for more information: 697-9111.

7:30 p.m.

The Fables, Irish Descendants, Rum Ragged

All performing at The Glacier as part of the Frosty Festival. Tickets $35. 19+. Call 748-6480 for more information.

9 p.m.

Daniel Champagne and Mick Davis

Performing at The Ship. Tickets $10 in advance, available at Fred’s Records, O’Brien’s Music and The Ship. $15 at the door.

11 p.m.

Boys & Girls

Performing at Green Sleeves.

11:30 p.m.

The Bishops

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

Recreation

9 a.m.

Frosty Festival: Minor Indoor Soccer Tournament

Runs until 6 p.m. at Mary Queen of the World and Morris Academy gymnasiums. Call Reha Orbasli for more information: 351-4594.

10 a.m.

Snowshoeing at Bowring Park

Snowshoes for all ages available to rent at the pool house until 4 p.m. Payment by debit or credit card only. One-hour rental is $5 per person, $10 for a family of three, and $15 for a family of four or more. Weather dependent and based on snow conditions. Call 737-3651.

11 a.m.

Olympic Sliding Day

A part of Snow & Ice in Paradise. Sliding and activities in Paradise Park. Snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, free weiner roast and hot chocolate, Olympic-themed games, and prizes. Sponsored by Mary Brown’s. Admission with non-perishable food item.

1 p.m.

“Into the White” Outdoor Family Fun Day

Part of the Frosty Festival, come to Powers Pond Boathouse for snowshoeing and a campfire with wiener roasting, hot chocolate and s’mores. Don’t forget your camping chairs. Admission free with a non-perishable food item. Call Rosie Stead for more information: 748-1008.

3 p.m.

Free Public Swim at Summit Centre

Part of the Frosty Festival. For more information, call Rosie Stead at 748-6480.

Theatre

2 p.m.

Crippled

Onstage at the LSPU Hall. Playwright Paul David Power shares his true experiences of growing up with a physical disability and grief after loss. “Crippled” is a story about love, death, life and redemption. Matinee is PWYC, relaxed performance, with audio description available. Visit www.crippled.ca for more information.

Women Playing Hamlet

Persistence Theatre Company presents a comedy with 19 characters played by four women at the Barbara Barrett Theatre. Written by William Missouri Downs, directed by Alix Reynolds, and starring Claire Hewlett, Marie Jones, Sharon King-Campbell and Janet McDonald. Tickets at the St. John’s Arts and Culture Centre box office. Call 729-3900. $23 for matinee.

7:30 p.m.

Women Playing Hamlet

Persistence Theatre Company presents a comedy with 19 characters played by four women at the Barbara Barrett Theatre. Tickets at the St. John’s Arts and Culture Centre box office. Call 729-3900. $38 general, $33 students and seniors.

8 p.m.

Crippled

Onstage at the LSPU Hall. ASL interpretation available. Visit www.crippled.ca for more information.

Sunday, Feb. 11

Art

2 p.m.

Artist Talk: Aleesa Cohene

Join artist Aleesa Cohene at The Rooms for a discussion of her artistic practice and current exhibition I Don’t Get It, co-commissioned by The Rooms, Gallery 44 and The Western Front. Through a two-channel video and a series of sculptures and photographs, Cohene exposes how whiteness as a fundamental category of belonging is never not at play. This presentation is included with the cost of admission to The Rooms.

Children

10 a.m.

Youth Art & Mural Workshop

Day 2 of the workshop, a part of Snow & Ice in Paradise. Youth ages seven to 18 years old are invited. Learn about mural painting and paint a mural in the Paradise Double Ice Complex. Free event. Email to register: psilver@paradise.ca.

12 p.m.

Admiralty’s Awesome Afternoon

Learn Morse code, do a scavenger hunt, compete in the naval signal flags challenge, eat snacks, and drink hot chocolate. A free event at Admiralty House Communications Museum as part of the Frosty Festival.

1 p.m.

Frosty Cup

Come out and cheer on the Mount Pearl Minor Hockey Association novice teams as they participate in a fun-filled game of hockey for all ages at the Glacier Arena until 3 p.m. Admission $3.

Sunday Funday

A family afternoon of games and activities for family members from tot to grandparent at Paul Reynolds Community Centre. Recreation staff on site to encourage fundamental movement skills and physical literacy through active free play. $3 per child ages 2 and older. Parents, caregivers, and children under age two are free.

Live Music

3:30 p.m.

Sunday Traditional Session

Fergus Brown O’Byrne and Tony White co-host a traditional music session at O’Reilly’s. Fun for the whole family. Bring an instrument to play along or just enjoy the music.

7 p.m.

Fergus O’Byrne

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

7:30 p.m.

Classical Music Recital

A concert series to feature young local classical musicians. Musicians will have an opportunity to perform in a non-competitive atmosphere alongside a local professional musician/ensemble that will end the program. This concert will feature Duo Concertante. $10 at the door, Suncor Energy Hall in MUN school of music.

10:30 p.m.

Con O’Brien and Patrick Moran

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

Recreation

10 a.m.

Snowshoeing at Bowring Park

Snowshoes for all ages available to rent at the pool house until 4 p.m. Payment by debit or credit card only. One-hour rental is $5 per person, $10 for a family of three, and $15 for a family of four or more. Weather dependent and based on snow conditions. Call 737-3651.

10:45 a.m.

Free Public Swim

At the Summit Centre as part of the Frosty Festival.

4:30 p.m.

Free Public Skate

A part of Snow & Ice in Paradise. Skating, hot chocolate, and giveaways at the Paradise Double Ice Complex. Free with donation of one non-perishable food item. Sponsored by Body Quest, Mary Brown’s, and Young Drivers.

6 p.m.

Free Family Skating

Presented by Joe Fresh as part of the Frosty Festival. Location: Glacier Arena. Helmets mandatory.

Sports

3:30 p.m.

6th Annual Rod Noseworthy Memorial Alumni Hockey Game

Former Huskies and Patriots over the age of 35 battle for bragging rights. Come out and cheer on your favourite school. Admission $6.

Monday, Feb. 12

Children

10:30 a.m.

Fairy Tale Storytime

Preschoolers gather to celebrate winter through stories and songs at Ross King Memorial Public Library. A winter-themed craft will follow storytelling.

Exhibitions

9 a.m.

Canadian Jewish Experience

Ten panels documenting the Canadian Jewish experience are on display at St. John’s City Hall in the mezzanine until Feb. 13, when the panels will be moved to the St. John’s Arts and Culture Centre. The panels tell a Canadian story — of immigrants settling here, overcoming barriers, becoming part of and contributing to a society that is inclusive, tolerant and diverse. This is not only a Jewish story, but also the story of many groups that make Canada their home.

Games

1 p.m.

Seniors’ Darts

The Paradise Adventure 50+ Club hosts this dart game at Paradise Double Ice Complex as part of Snow & Ice in Paradise. Call Julie at 782-3516.

7 p.m.

Seniors’ 120s

120s card game, cash draws, door prizes and other draws. Bring your own baskets and cards. $6 admission. Runs until 10 p.m. at the Reid Centre as part of the Frosty Festival. Call Georgina Smith for more information at 748-6485.

8 p.m.

Bingo

Bingo with escalating jackpot at St. John’s Retired Citizens Association, 10 Bennett Avenue. Every Monday. Doors open 7:30 p.m. Paper cards are $1 and $2 each. Jackpot cards are $1 each or six for $5 (extra cards cost 50 cents). Halftime break with tea and soft drinks provided. Everyone welcome. Call 753-4782.

Live Music

8:30 p.m.

Monday Night Social

Luke & John (folk country duo) host Monday nights at The Black Sheep all month long.

10:30 p.m.

Rum Ragged

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

Recreation

11 a.m.

Special Olympics Bowling

Fun, free and recreational bingo bowling for Special Olympics athletes until 1 p.m. at the Paradise Bowl. Call Mary Holloway at 834-8377 for more information. Part of the Frosty Festival.

Tuesday, Feb. 13

Children

9:30 a.m.

Get Messy!

Free-form arts, such as Play-Doh and finger paint. Leave the mess behind for us to clean up! Free event runs until 11 a.m. at the Annex in Mount Pearl as part of the Frosty Festival. For more information, call 765-9383.

6:30 p.m.

Frosty’s Movie Night

Showing Disney’s “Moana” at Gloria Pearson Community Centre. Free event as part of the Frosty Festival. Popcorn and chips provided. Bring your comfy blanket.

Crafts

7 p.m.

Cross Stitching Workshop

The Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador is hosting a hands-on cross-stitching workshop in the Newman Building (1 Springdale St.) from 7-8:30 p.m. Participants will leave with all the materials needed to finish their cross stitch. $30. Register via eventbrite, or contact Katie Harvey by emailing katherine@heritagefoundation.ca, or call toll-free 1-888-739-1892 ext. 6 to reserve your space.

Food

6 p.m.

Pancake Supper

St. John the Evangelist Church Topsail’s annual Shrove Tuesday pancake supper with mini bake sale is happening at the parish hall. Baked beans, sausages, and pancake dessert. Tickets $10 and $5 for children under 12. For more information, call Louise at 834-7385.

Games

8:30 a.m.

50+ Shuffle Board Tournament

Open to new and regular players. A part of Snow & Ice in Paradise at Paradise Double Ice Complex. For ages 50 plus. Call Julie at 782-3516.

7 p.m.

Crib Game

Weekly crib game at St. Teresa’s Church (basement) in support of Ronald McDonald House. $5 admission. Prize for the winner. Call Andrew Walsh at 726-3935 for more information.

7:30 p.m.

Battle of the Brains

Presented by Benson Buffett, part of the Frosty Festival. Are you a trivia buff? Put your skills to the test! Admission $6 at the Reid Centre. Event will be capped at 40 teams. For more information, call Melanie Steele at 687-8769.

Groups

7:30 p.m.

Inner Healing Ministry

Meets every Tuesday at Wesley United Auditorium on Patrick Street. Come to a place of quiet, with spiritual music and prayer. All denominations are welcome. For more information, call Roger at 895-3499.

Live Music

9 p.m.

Mark Manning

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

10 p.m.

Open Mike Night

Hosted by Mark Manning at O’Reilly’s.

Recreation

3 p.m.

Free Family Swim

At the Summit Centre as part of the Frosty Festival. Parents must swim with children. For more information, call Rosie Stead at 748-6480.

6 p.m.

Wheelchair Basketball

Part of the Frosty Festival. Free admission at Mary Queen of the World. For more information or to register a team, contact Gary Power at 782-0487 or wcsportsnl@gmail.com.

Theatre

8 p.m.

The Twilight Zone

Presented by School Zone Productions. Back by popular demand, an encore performance of the sold-out fall show at the St. John’s Arts and Culture Centre. Three more classic episodes by Rod Serling, performed live, adapted by Christopher Tobin. Call the box office, 729-3900.

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