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Things to do, see and hear this weekend in St. John’s

Born in the U.S.A, the music of Bruce Springsteen: Jodee Richardson becomes The Boss for the East Port Properties Big Band Show at the St. John’s Arts and Culture Centre today at 8 p.m. Tickets ($50/$55) available at the box office and online at artsandculturecentre.com. 123RF STOCK PHOTO
Born in the U.S.A, the music of Bruce Springsteen: Jodee Richardson becomes The Boss for the East Port Properties Big Band Show at the St. John’s Arts and Culture Centre today at 8 p.m. Tickets ($50/$55) available at the box office and online at artsandculturecentre.com. 123RF STOCK PHOTO
ST. JOHN'S, N.L. —

Friday, February 7

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.

9:30 a.m.

Craft Morning

Hosted by L’Arche Avalon at the Citadel until noon. We'll be making cards and having fun.

Art and film

8 p.m.

‘Qaleidoscope’

Queer film on tour, with screenings at Eastern Edge that explore, question and play with identity to propose and investigate diverse ways of looking at sexuality, gender and race. Tickets by donation ($5-$10 donation).

Ongoing

Wintry ReMix

Admiralty House and the Association for the Arts in Mount Pearl are celebrating winter’s beauty with a one-of-a-kind art show that includes everything from watercolours to photographs to fibre art. Join us at the Annex, 365 Old Placentia Rd., for “Wintry ReMix,” a delightful display of winter-inspired creativity. The exhibit will run until Feb. 21.

Live music

7 p.m.

Chris Meyers

Performing at The Salt House.

7:30 p.m.

Traditional Jam Session

At The Rooms with guest musician Anthony McDonald. The first Friday of every month, bring your instrument to join in, or sit back and tap your feet to some great traditional tunes.

Songwriter Circle

Mark Bragg, Mick Davis and Sherry Ryan share their songs and stories at The Black Sheep. $15 at the door.

The Relics

Performing at Fionn MacCool’s from 8-11 p.m.

9 p.m.

Freshly Squeezed

The four-piece pop/rock cover band performs at The Rec Room.

Gene and Curt

Performing at Element Coffee Bar & Lounge.

10:30 p.m.

Bump

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

Religion

7 p.m.

First Friday Evening Mass

Mass at 7:30 p.m. Confessions from 6:30-7:10 p.m. St. Pius X Church, Smithville Crescent, with Fr. Wayne Bolton SJ.

Theatre

8 p.m.

‘[title of show]’

Best Kind Productions celebrates its 10th anniversary with a remount of its first production, the hit Broadway meta-musical “[title of show].” A hilarious, heartfelt, irreverent meta-theatrical piece of musical theatre that chronicles its own creation, “[title of show]” is a musical about two guys writing a musical about two guys writing a musical — a love letter to Broadway, friendship and the simple act of creating something new and daring and never-before-seen with people you love. Help Best Kind Productions celebrate its 10th season as we return to the show that started it all. Featuring Sharon King-Campbell, Timothy Matson, Kristin Murphy, and Jeff Simms, ‘[title of show]’ plays at the Barbara Barrett Theatre in the St. John's Arts and Culture Centre Feb. 5-8 at 8 p.m., and a special reduced-price matinee on Feb. 8 at 2 p.m. Tickets are available by calling 729-3900, online at artsandculturecentre.com or at the box office.

Saturday, February 8

Children

9 a.m.

PLAY Program

Physical literacy project for children and their parents/caregivers. This program is open to all children between walking and their sixth birthday. There is no cost, but registration is required on the morning of sessions and is limited to 40 children. Three sessions are offered: 9-9:50 a.m., 10-10:50 a.m. and 11-11:50 a.m. Registration is in the main lobby of the Physical Education Building at Memorial University. For more information, call 864-8143 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday, or visit mun.ca/hkr/events/play/index.php.

Classes and Groups

11 a.m.

Overeaters anonymous

Regular meeting every Saturday from 11 a.m. to noon at the Carnell Building, 13-15 Pippy Pl.

Upcoming

Positive Thinkers Club

Monthly meeting coming up on Feb. 29 with guest speaker Tiffany Elton. Her talk is titled, “Healing from Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Emotional Abuse.” A personal exploration of the mind-body connection, trauma and negative coping tools. First-hand experience on possible realistic positive coping tools and insight into healing. How starting a creative business helped, and how toxic positivity can interfere with the healing process. From 9-11 a.m. at the Bella Vista. Cost: $18 members/$22 non-members/$20 youth (under 25), $8 child (under 11). Cash/cheque. Book at positivethinkersclub.ca.

Exercise

2 p.m.

Community Walk

This will take place at The Field House from 2-4 p.m., hosted by L’Arche Avalon. Bring your indoor shoes, admission fee ($3.05) and a snack to share. As usual, we'll walk around the track for a while and then stop, share our snacks and have a short social time.

Live Music

7 p.m.

Unplugged Open Mic

With special guest host Selina Boland at The Battery Café. All performers welcome. Acoustic only. Signup begins at 6:30 p.m. Free admission.

8 p.m.

Born in the U.S.A.

The music of Bruce Springsteen: Jodee Richardson becomes The Boss for the East Port Properties Big Band Show at the St. John’s Arts and Culture Centre. Tickets ($50/$55) available at the box office and online at artsandculturecentre.com.

Larry Foley

Performing at Fionn MacCool’s from 8-11 p.m.

The Hallidays

Performing at The Salt House.

9 p.m.

Len O’Neil

Performing at Element Coffee Bar & Lounge.

10 p.m.

Cabot Power

Performing at The Ship.

10:30 p.m.

Bump

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

Thin Love

Performing at The Black Sheep.

Shopping

9 a.m.

St. John’s Farmers’ Market

Every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 245 Freshwater Rd. Local produce, prepared food, crafts, products, entertainment, coffee and much more.

Theatre

6:30 p.m.

Dream a Little Dream of We

This Mamas and Papas tribute from Spirit of Newfoundland Productions is sure to be a groovy night, with music from icons like The Beatles, Barbara Streisand, Wilson Philips, The Temptations and more! Join us for dinner and a show that will take us back to one of the funkiest times in history as we groove in support of Autism Society NL. For tickets, visit Eventbrite.ca.

Sunday, February 9

Activities

2 p.m.

Seniors Memory Mug Up

What are your fondest childhood memories? Which local shop did you frequent? Do you remember the best hill for sliding? We want to know. Heritage NL is partnering with the St. John’s Farmers’ Market and the St. John’s Storytelling Festival to host a monthly Seniors Memory Mug Up. This Mug Up will take place the second Sunday of each month from 2-3 p.m. at the St. John’s Farmers’ Market, 245 Freshwater Rd. This is a free and informal story-sharing session for seniors, where people gather, have a cup of tea and share memories. Seniors bring a memory of growing up, organizers in partnership with vendors at the St. John’s Farmers’ Market supply the tea and healthy local food, and everyone has a chat. Following the sessions, those who are interested can set up a time to have their stories recorded and archived by one of our story collectors. These stories will be edited into a booklet, which will be launched during the final storytelling session in March.

Classes and groups

10 a.m.

Free public meditation

Silent meditation practice led by a timekeeper (umdze). Starts punctually at 10 a.m. with 25 minutes of sitting meditation, followed by 10 minutes of walking meditation and then another 25 minutes of sitting meditation, and repeats for the second hour. For details, visit stjohns.shambhala.org.

Winter gull workshop

Did you know that Quidi Vidi Lake is internationally known for gull watching? The abundance and diversity of gulls attracts birdwatchers from all over the world. Nature NL will host a winter gull workshop with bird experts at Quidi Vidi Lake. Learn to identify the many species of gulls that hang out in St. John’s in the winter. We will host an indoor portion of the event from 10-11:30 a.m. to learn about the gulls by PowerPoint presentation before we step outside to the lake. Join us at the community room at Dominion on Lake Avenue, right at Quidi Vidi Lake. Please pre-register so we can get an idea of participants for the indoor portion. There will be a slight cost (depending on the number of people, $5 or less) for the indoor portion to cover the cost to rent the room. Bring binoculars and scopes if you have them, otherwise a few extra pairs of binoculars will be available for use. For more information and to RSVP, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/610315079787175/.

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