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Things to do today and Friday in St. John's and nearby places

Tango on the Edge is an Argentine Tango dance group that meets on Sundays and Thursdays at the St. John’s Arts and Culture Centre for práctica (a social gathering where dancers practice and refine their skills in Argentine tango). During the year, we host tango workshops, outdoor events and milongas. We are a not-for-profit dance club, founded in 2007. No dance experience is required. Singles and couples welcome. Come join us. First session is free. Sunday’s guided practice is 7-7:30 p.m., and dancing from 7:30-9 p.m. in the MMap Gallery. Thursday is dancing from 8:30-10:30 p.m. in the fourth-floor rehearsal space. Find us on Facebook or visit us at www.tangoontheedge.ca.
Tango on the Edge is an Argentine Tango dance group that meets on Sundays and Thursdays at the St. John’s Arts and Culture Centre for práctica (a social gathering where dancers practice and refine their skills in Argentine tango). During the year, we host tango workshops, outdoor events and milongas. We are a not-for-profit dance club, founded in 2007. No dance experience is required. Singles and couples welcome. Come join us. First session is free. Sunday’s guided practice is 7-7:30 p.m., and dancing from 7:30-9 p.m. in the MMap Gallery. Thursday is dancing from 8:30-10:30 p.m. in the fourth-floor rehearsal space. Find us on Facebook or visit us at www.tangoontheedge.ca. - 123RF Stock Photo
ST. JOHN'S, N.L. —

Thursday, May 23

Activities

9 a.m.

Tours of Government House

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

7 p.m.

Free meditation course

A free introductory meditation course is being offered to everybody who wants to discover peace within. Meditation helps to relax the body and quiet the restless mind. No prior experience is necessary. Offered May 23, May 30 and June 6 from 7-8:30 p.m. at St. John’s College Chapel, Memorial University, Prince Philip Drive (enter via west side door of university building behind chapel). The first Tuesday introduces concepts that are used on the second Tuesday, so we recommend attending both evenings. Our courses are offered as a free community service by the Sri Chinmoy Meditation Centre of St. John’s. Call Brahmacharini for additional details, 237-1611, or visit www.stjohnsmeditation.org.

8 p.m.

‘Be More Chill’ – the Broadway Musical

Based on a novel by Ned Vizzini, with a whip-smart and fresh book by Joe Tracz and an infectious ear worm of a pop rock score by Joe Iconis, “Be More Chill” combines today and retro sci-fi to take on the voices in our heads, and ask what we would do, and what the cost would be, to get everything we’ve ever wanted. Show runs May 23-26 at the LSPU Hall. Tickets available online at http://lspuhall.ca/event/be-more-chill/.

Comedy

9 p.m.

Jokes at John’s

Voted best comedy night in Newfoundland. Featuring a new headliner and lineup every Thursday at 9 p.m. No cover at Trapper John’s, 2 George St.

Groups

7 p.m.

TOPS Club

The Iris Bonnell Memorial Chapter of TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) NL meets every Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Paul Reynolds Community Centre in the Frances Lambe Room No. 2. Come learn about TOPS and what it has to offer you. What do you have to lose? Email kathypower123@hotmail.com.

Live music

6:30 p.m.

Rob Cook

Performing at Green Sleeves Downtown.

Derek Graham

Performing at Green Sleeves Uptown.

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 Downtown.

Public lecture

2:30 p.m.

Wordsworth’s Nephew in Labrador

Join author Marie Wadden at The Rooms for a sequel to the extraordinary life of Rev. George Hutchinson, nephew of renowned poet William Wordsworth. Her talk will feature William Grey's beautiful images of Labrador, and those of the painter Frederic Church, who sailed with Hutchinson in search of icebergs. Included with admission.

Religion

5:30 p.m.

Roundtable discussion

Young millennials of faith are invited to a roundtable hosted by the Cardus Religious Freedom Institute from 5:30-7 p.m. at The Celtic Hearth. We are inviting dynamic young leaders of faith for coffee (we are buying!) and a discussion regarding the CRFI’s new initiative on the centrality of religious freedom and public faith in our common Canadian life. Please consider attending, and passing on this invitation to millennial faith leaders who are interested in learning how to live faithfully in the public square.

Friday, May 24

Live music

5 p.m.

Chris Hennessy

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

Rob Cook

Performing at Green Sleeves Downtown.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves Uptown.

8 p.m.

Damian Follett

Performing at Green Sleeves Downtown.

Greeley’s Reel

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

9:30 p.m.

Des Gambin and Craig Young

Performing at Green Sleeves Uptown.

11:30 p.m.

The Bishops

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

Midnight

Derek Graham and John Ennis

Performing at Green Sleeves Downtown.

Social

7:30 p.m.

Through the Decades: ’50s Night

Celebrate the first decade of rock ’n’ roll at The Rooms, dance the night away to tunes from Chuck Berry to Elvis Presley, with a live performance by the Bob MacDonald Band. Learn some rock ’n’ roll moves with dance instructor Judy Knee. Test your knowledge in our 1950s trivia game and come dressed in ’50s style to enter our best dressed costume contest. $35 per person (10 per cent off for members). Cash bar. Ages 19+. For tickets, visit the admissions desk, buy online at therooms.ca or call 757-8090.

Theatre

Upcoming

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. It runs at the LSPU Hall Thursday, June 13 to Sunday, June 16 at 8 p.m. “Clue: On Stage” is a play based on the classic board game Clue – but more directly, it is based on the 1985 comedy movie version of Clue that has become a TV staple over the years and has developed a cult following. While the play is based on the movie version, the set design pays homage to the original game board design. Just seeing the set is worth the price of admission! 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. It is a comedic whodunit not to be missed. For tickets, visit lspuhall.ca or call 753-4531.

Saturday, May 25

Activities

2 p.m.

Public piano launch

Business & Arts NL and Cox & Palmer will launch a new public piano at the St. John’s Farmers’ Market, 245 Freshwater Rd., featuring a rockin’ performance by our own Mick Davis. This piano features artwork by Julie Lewis of SassyTuna.

6 p.m.

Games night and potluck

Enjoy playing board games? Then come participate in the fun of sharing a potluck meal and an evening playing games with others. Bring your family. Open to all ages, ethnic groups, faiths, sexual orientations, etc. The only request is to contribute food or beverages to the meal. Held at St. James United Church, an accessible venue. Please use the side entrance. For information, contact 722-1881 or susan@stjamesuc.org. Visit www.stjamesuc.org, or on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

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