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Things to do and see in and around St. John's … music, plays, fairs, etc.

Don your mummer finery for the 2nd annual Les Ms. Choir Mummers’ Run, presented in collaboration with The Running Room and Quidi Vidi Brewery, and supported by Orange Theory Fitness, Saturday, Nov. 30 at noon on the Quidi Vidi Trail for a 5-km run, walk, amble, hop or skip. Come dressed in your fanciest mummer togs! Extend the afternoon with a short walk to Quidi Vidi Brewery for a libation and some presentations when you have finished. Prize for the hare and the tortoise, and some other random surprises during the day. Registration through The Running Room, events.runningroom.com. Registration fee is $40. Portion of proceeds in aid of the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Care Centre Patient and Family Support Fund. For more information, email info@lesms.ca. Not affiliated with the Mummer's Festival. TELEGRAM FILE PHOTO/
Don your mummer finery for the 2nd annual Les Ms. Choir Mummers’ Run, presented in collaboration with The Running Room and Quidi Vidi Brewery, and supported by Orange Theory Fitness, Saturday, Nov. 30 at noon on the Quidi Vidi Trail for a 5-km run, walk, amble, hop or skip. Come dressed in your fanciest mummer togs! Extend the afternoon with a short walk to Quidi Vidi Brewery for a libation and some presentations when you have finished. Prize for the hare and the tortoise, and some other random surprises during the day. Registration through The Running Room, events.runningroom.com. Registration fee is $40. Portion of proceeds in aid of the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Care Centre Patient and Family Support Fund. For more information, email info@lesms.ca. Not affiliated with the Mummer's Festival. TELEGRAM FILE PHOTO
ST. JOHN'S, N.L. —

Thursday, November 14

Activities

2:30 p.m.
Coffee and Culture
Come for a yarn about Newfoundland knits. Shirley Scott and Christine Legrow, authors of “Saltwater Mittens” and a newly published sequel, “Saltwater Classics,” will be at The Rooms theatre from 2:30-3:30 p.m. to talk about the historical significance of their knit designs and how they developed and published the patterns. Shirley is the author of “Canada Knits” and loves combining history with knitting. Christine is the owner of Spindrift Handknits, which specialized in high-quality hand knit wear. Cost is included with admission to The Rooms.

7 p.m.
Positive Thinkers Club
The Positive Thinkers Club is excited to have Leslie Bridger for our fall/winter seminar at the Paul Reynolds Centre, 35 Carrick Dr., from 7-9 p.m. Does your life match your true definition of success? Could it be more fulfilling? Are you feeling stuck or empty inside? Come shift energetically. Let Leslie Bridger help you awaken in ways you’ve never felt before through learning, sharing, guided meditation and optional journaling. Tickets available at Eventbrite.ca.

Books

7 p.m.
Book Launch
Stan Dragland launches his new book, “The Difficult,” at Broken Books, 245 Duckworth St., from 7-9 p.m. Free event. Everyone welcome. Accessible.

Dance

7 p.m.
Tango on the Edge
Tango on the Edge is an Argentine tango dance group that meets 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) and dancing. We are a not-for-profit dance club, founded in 2007. No dance experience is required. Singles and couples welcome. First session is free. For more information, visit us at tangoontheedge.ca.

Live music

7 p.m.
Open Mic with Matthew Hornell
At the Peter Easton every Thursday from 7-10 p.m.

Friday, November 15

Art

10:30 a.m.
Reflections on Water
A group show featuring new works by some of our wonderful gallery artists at Red Ochre Gallery: David Batlzer, Sylvia Bendsza, Po Chun Lau, Irene Duma, Yvonne Meissner, Ilse Hughes, Brenda McClellan, Ashlyn Fieldhouse, Joy Hecht, Frank Lapointe, Natalia Charapova, Sheila Hollander, Louise Markus, Christopher Kovacs, Jennifer Morgan.

Live music

5 p.m.
Chris Hennessy
Performing at O’Reilly’s.

Rob Cook
Performing at Green Sleeves Pub. 

5:30 p.m.
Colin Harris
Performing at Green Sleeves Uptown.

Masterworks 2
Join the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra at the St. John’s Arts and Culture Centre for an evening of great orchestra music with Richard Herriott, Chuck Herriott, Mike Herriott and special guest Ofra Harnoy. Featuring classical and jazz favourites. 

8:15 p.m.
Greeley’s Reel
Performing at O’Reilly’s. 

9 p.m.
Jaiden Wadman
Performing at The Rec Room. No cover.

Janeil Chantelle and Darryl Chafe
Performing at Green Sleeves Uptown.

10 p.m.
Green River Revival and Practically Petty
Tributes to CCR and Tom Petty at Club One. Tickets on sale now at etixnow.com. 

10:30 p.m.
Stixx & Stones
Performing at the Martini Bar. No cover until 11 p.m.

11:30 p.m.
The Bishops
Performing at O’Reilly’s.

Midnight
Derek Graham and John Ennis
Performing at Green Sleeves Pub. 

Social

Upcoming
The Greatest Gift
Christmas turkey dinner by Spiritual Inner Healing Ministry on Friday, Dec. 6 at 7 p.m. at Wesley Church Auditorium on Patrick Street. A great evening of fellowship. Tickets ($25) available by calling Jackie at 747-0698 or Roger at 895-3499. Get your tickets early to avoid disappointment. Deadline for tickets is Nov. 28. 

Theatre

7:30 p.m.
The Story of Paddy Iron
The life of Paddy “Iron” McCarthy of Renews is brought to life at The Rooms theatre by Randy Crane, with musical accompaniment by Larry Brazil. Adapted from Frank Holden's play, “Paddy Iron,” in turn inspired by Bertha Thorne's book “It's Like a Dream to Me.” This play recalls Paddy's memories of everyday and extraordinary events of Newfoundland throughout the 20th century from the crash of the SS Florizel, to fishing, community dances and politics. Complemented by archival images, this play will bring you back to days gone by. Showing from 7:30-9 p.m. Tickets $30.

Saturday, November 16

Activities

9 a.m.
Coffee and Auction
Come place your bid to get that unique hand-embroidered gift. There are more than 100 items available on regular and silent auction. Viewing at 9 a.m., auction starts at 10 a.m.
Preview at stjohnsguildofembroiderers.com. Hosted by the St. John’s Guild of Embroiderers at Corpus Christi Parish Hall on Waterford Bridge Road. Tickets $15. Cash or cheque only.

Live music

1 p.m.
Lotus Chant Group
Fred’s Records presents Lotus Chant Group’s new CD launch from 1-1:40 p.m. Free show.

5 p.m.
Bill Kelly
Performing at O’Reilly’s.

7:30 p.m.
Soul Food 
Join Chris Aylward (baritone) and Mary Jane Maloney (organ) at the Basilica of St. John the Baptist for a candlelight program of sacred, sleepy and soulful tunes by Mozart, Handel, Brahms, Fauré, and others. Special guests Holly Hogan and Close Quarters. Admission is pay what you can. All proceeds go to The Gathering Place. 

10:30 p.m.
Stixx & Stones
Performing at the Martini Bar. No cover until 11 p.m.

Upcoming
Christmas at Broken Rock
The Music Box presents Christmas at Broken Rock, a night of songs and stories featuring members of Baccalieu and Friends. A fundraiser for the work of Topsail United Church. Coming up on Wednesday, Dec. 4 at 7 p.m. at Topsail United Church. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children. Tickets are available at the church office by calling 834-4567 or The Music Box at 744-2080.
 

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