Here are some ways to make the most of your weekend!
1. The 12th annual Wreckhouse International Jazz and Blues Festival has blown into St. John's. For a night of '60s R&B and soul, go down to the Rocket Room on Friday Night (9:30 p.m., $15). The East Coast R&B All Stars open for Halifax's Erin Costello. Here's a taste of Ms. Costello:
On Saturday night, get your samba shake on at the late-night (11:30 p.m.) LSPU Hall concert with Bill Brennan and the Banda Brazil.
2. Discover trilobites and maybe get your feet wet at the shiny new Manuels River Hibernia Interpretation Centre. It's open 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. on Sundays.
3. Ned Pratt: The Process of Pictures. In spectacular Duntara, Bonavista Bay, photographer Ned Pratt has installed sketches, prints and photographs in Catherine Beaudette's heritage home. The opening is Saturday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., with an artist's talk at 3 p.m. For directions, click here.
4. The finger-pickin' smoking-hot country music stylings of Craig Young will be ringing out from the beautifully restored Garrick Theatre in Bonavista on Saturday night at 8 p.m. ($25-$10)
5. Eat your supper at Canada's most easterly point. On Sunday night, there's a Lighthouse Dinner at Cape Spear with Bridie Molloy's chef Brian Piercey. It starts at 6:30 p.m. $70 per person, which includes three course meal. Book through Parks Canada.
And if your weekend extends to Monday ...
6. N.L. tradition-bearer and all-round incredible fiddler and storyteller Kelly Russell plays tunes and tells tales from Pigeon Inlet, as well as the music and stories of Rufus Guinchard and Emile Benoit, on Monday night at 8 p.m. at the Crow's Nest Officers' Club, right off by the steps by the National War Memorial on Duckworth Street. Cost: $20.
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