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Things to do in and around St. John's this weekend rather than going online

Nickel Independent Film Festival executive director Elling Lien helps kick off this year’s festival at an event Tuesday at the Newfoundland Independent Film Makers Co-Op Ltd. on King’s Road in downtown St. John’s to announce details of the upcoming 19th annual festival, which will take place at the LSPU Hall from June 17-22.
Nickel Independent Film Festival executive director Elling Lien helps kick off this year’s festival at an event Tuesday at the Newfoundland Independent Film Makers Co-Op Ltd. on King’s Road in downtown St. John’s to announce details of the upcoming 19th annual festival, which will take place at the LSPU Hall from June 17-22. - Joe Gibbons
ST. JOHN'S, N.L. —

Friday, June 14

Activities

8 a.m.

Together: A Day on the Town

A new photography exhibit by the Association for New Canadians (ANC) is on display at St. John’s City Hall in the Wyatt Hall until Thursday, June 27. “Together: A Day on the Town” documents the first visit of ANC students to some of St. John’s most popular destinations and sites. The exhibit is available for public viewing weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. A reception will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 20 to celebrate the exhibit.

9 a.m.

Tours of Government House

Free tours of Government House are available Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. by appointment only. To request a tour, call Regina Whiteway at 729-2669 or email ReginaWhiteway@gov.nl.ca.

10 a.m.

Field to Flight

This year marks a century since the first nonstop flight across the Atlantic, and Admiralty House, 365 Old Placentia Rd., has created a new exhibit at The Annex titled “Field to Flight.” The exhibit will highlight some of the major players of a historic race and feature Margaret Carter, a St. John’s woman, and her perspective on the race. The exhibit features artifacts connected to the race and Ace Academy: Flight Experience, an educational and inspirational travelling interactive produced by Ingenium – Canada’s Museums of Science and Innovation. Open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday until July 1.

6:45 p.m.

Walking On Air

Alcock and Brown 100 is a 90-minute history tour of the Lester’s field area with Jed Butt and Michael Boyle. Book at info@boyletours.com or visit www.boyletours.com.

7 p.m.

Kitchen Party for Dominica

You're invited to our kitchen party — a Newfoundland-style fundraiser at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Rd., from 7-11 p.m., to support students in Dominica. The evening will include live music from Siochana and Doryland, food, silent auction, cash prize raffle, door prize, 50-50 draw, and cash bar. All proceeds will go to the Presentation Sisters’ fund to support students affected by hurricane Maria in Dominica. Tickets are $20 and are available at The Lantern front desk or by phone, 753-8760, or email information@thelantern.ca.

Live music

5 p.m.

Rob Cook

Performing at Green Sleeves Downtown.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves Uptown.

7 p.m.

Grey Sky Boys

Join us at Rocket Bakery downtown from 7-9 p.m. for an out-of-this-world evening of hand clappin’ and foot stompin’ tunes with the Grey Sky Boys. Dave Rowe and Matthew Hornell will start your evening right with their favourite bluegrass and old country tunes. Come down and enjoy the music, great eats and local craft beer. Free event, open to all ages.

7:30 p.m.

Traditional jam session

With Chris Brookes at The Rooms from 7:30-9 p.m. Each week we will highlight music, stories or dance with a special guest host for The Rooms’ Friday Night Jam Session. Join in for some fun or sit back and enjoy the show. Included with admission. Please note: this is not an instructional program. If you have questions, contact Angela Noseworthy at 757-8114.

8 p.m.

Damian Follett

Performing at Green Sleeves Downtown.

9:30 p.m.

Des Gambin and Craig Young

Performing at Green Sleeves Uptown.

10:30 p.m.

Quidi Vidi Dirt Band

Performing at The Martini Bar. Happy hour and no cover until 11 p.m.

Midnight

Derek Graham and John Ennis

Performing at Green Sleeves Downtown.

Theatre

8 p.m.

CLUE: On Stage

From the people who brought you “Noises off” and “The 39 Steps…,” Nothing On Productions is proud to present our latest and most exciting production – “CLUE: On Stage,” adapted from the screenplay by Jonathan Lynn. Onstage at the LSPU Hall June 13-16 at 8 p.m. nightly. For tickets ($32 general, $28 student/senior), visit lspuhall.ca or call 753-4531. This hilarious comedy is a play based on the classic board game Clue and the 1985 movie version of Clue that has become a TV staple over the years and has developed a cult following. Directed by Janet O’Reilly and featuring many well-known names from our local theatre community, including Phil Goodridge, Nichole Woodman, Maddy Mant, Jill Kennedy, Chris Panting, Michelle Lambert, George Robertson, Zac Hutton, Carrie Furey and Justin Peddle.

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Saturday, June 15

Art

3 p.m.

Signs of Summer

Join us at The Leyton Gallery of Fine Art, 6 Clift’s Baird’s Cove, from 3-5 p.m. for the opening reception of “Signs of Summer.” Celebrate summer’s arrival with a selection of works by Jack Botsford, Michael Connolly, Malin Enström, Marcus Gosse, Peter Jackson, Bonnie Leyton, John MacCallum, Virginia Mak, Sue Miller, Michael Pittman, Andrea Pottyondy, Toby Rabinowitz, Anita Singh, Louise Sutton, Anastasia Tiller, Frances Vardy Reddy, Margaret Ryall, April White and introducing Chris Batten. “Signs of Summer” presents works in painting, ceramics, hooked rugs, printmaking and photography. The exhibition will run until Aug. 18.

Books

1 p.m.

Tom Moore

Award-winning author Tom Moore will be at Coles in the Avalon Mall from 1-2 p.m. signing copies of his new novel, “The Sign on My Father's House.” It describes the relationship between a father and son at the end of the Smallwood era, when we realized we were Canadians. What did that mean?

Information

10 a.m.

Tech Time

Got a technical question or a problem? Need help with your computer, mobile devices or software (for example, the internet, Excel, graphic design, social media)? Here's your chance to get help during this informal session between 10 a.m. to noon at St. James United Church. Open to all ages. Free. For information, call the church office at 722-1881, ext. 200. Note: St. James is an accessible venue. Please use the side entrance.

Live music

5 p.m.

Derek Graham

Performing at Green Sleeves Uptown.

6:30 p.m.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves Downtown.

9:30 p.m.

Derek Graham and John Ennis

Performing at Green Sleeves Uptown.

10:30 p.m.

Quidi Vidi Dirt Band

Performing at The Martini Bar. Happy hour and no cover until 11 p.m.

11 p.m.

Zach Werner Band

Performing at Green Sleeves Downtown.

Shopping

9 a.m.

St. John’s Farmers’ Market

Indoor/outdoor farmers' market with up to 70 plus vendors: fresh produce, prepared foods, hot food, crafts and more. Everything made, baked and grown locally. ATM and café on site. Weekly vendor lists, parking info and more at www.stjohnsfarmersmarket.ca.

Sunday, June 16

Activities

1 p.m.

Nature Nook

Do you have questions about our natural environment? Do you want to get hands-on with some real specimens? Visit our Nature NL volunteers at The Rooms to feel pelts, bones and feathers, and ask your questions about our province's wild plants, animals and spaces. A family-friendly event from 1-4 p.m. Included with admission.

Father’s Day

2 p.m.

Gentleman’s Afternoon Tea

Celebrate Father's Day in style with a hand-served gentleman's afternoon tea at The Rooms Café from 2-4 p.m. Enjoy sumptuous food while you gaze out the harbour-view windows and listen to the classical music of Boyd Chubbs. Seating to take place at 2 p.m. Call 757-8090 to purchase your ticket ($40).

Live music

3 p.m.

Youth Open Mike

Get those guitars tuned and voices ready. Every Sunday in June, Dave Rowe from O'Brien's Music Inc. will host a youth open mike at Rocket Bakery, 272 Water St., in our Orbit Room from 3-5 p.m. Youth 17 and under are invited to play a tune or two, and every performer will be entered to win a prize pack from us and O'Brien's at the end of June.

7 p.m.

Dave Whitty

Performing at Green Sleeves Downtown.

11 p.m.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves Downtown.

Shopping

11 a.m.

The Market Family

Every Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Park Place in Mount Pearl.

The Market Family is over 120 local vendors and experienced community market professionals with vendors ranging from international cuisine to artisans, farmers and so much more. We add a family component based on games, family activities, workshops, dance lessons, yoga and performance, among others. Free admission, parking available, wheelchair accessible.

Check it out online at www.themarketfamily.ca.

Walk

7:15 a.m.

Uniformed Services Run

Five races beginning at Bowring Park to honour members of the uniformed services. Half marathon, relay and 10 km begin at caribou statue at 7:30 a.m. Free children's and family 1 km and 3 km begin at 10:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. at the Bungalow. To register, visit www.athleticsnortheast.com/USR/.

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