WAM picks

7 things to help plan an awesome weekend

New work by legendary artist Gerry Squires, foraging for food, international cuisine, and the art of print-making all figure in Angela Antle's latest WAM picks.
WAM host Angela Antle. (CBC)

New work by legendary artist Gerry Squires, foraging for food, international cuisine, and the art of print-making all figure in our latest WAM picks. 

1. Friday & Saturday: Mandolin Madness at The Ship, off 265 Duckworth St., in St. John's, from 11 p.m.

Joe Walsh of Portland, Maine (not of The Eagles) is hailed as one of the best mandolinists of his generation. He's played with everyone from John Scofield to Bela Fleck to Emmylou Harris, and performed everywhere from bluegrass festivals to laundromats to Nashville's Ryman Auditorium, and now he can add The Ship to that list. He will be performing with Tom Terrell, Duane Andrews and The Low Yo Stuff (Steve Hussey, Brad Power, and Dave Rowe). The evening will start at 11 p.m. with a set from the Low Yo Stuff, followed by minstrels Tom Terrell (guitar/vocals) and Joe Walsh (mandolin) for a set of their own. Duane Andrews will join the fold for the last set as they jam into the evening. Tickets are $10 at the door.

On Saturday only, Joe is performing earlier in the evening, at 8 p.m., with Katie Baggs and The Grand Scheme at the Rocket Room (above the Rocket Bakery on 272 Water Street).

2. Friday Night: St. Michael's Printshop celebrates 40 years at Christina Parker Fine Art, 50 Water St., with a reception and the launch of a limited edition print from artist John Hartman. The reception runs from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. You can view the exhibition here.

3. Saturday: Foraging for Food and Wellness, in Pouch Cove. Join "weed enthusiast" Christine Bruce for a food-foraging hike ending with wild food nibblies and healing teas. Bring your rubber boots and your favourite teacup. The workshop fee is $45. Click here for details and contact information.

This painting, titled Resurrection, is among the work by Gerry Squires featured in a new exhibit. (Emma Butler Gallery)

4. Saturday afternoon: New paintings from Gerry Squires. The opening reception is at the Emma Butler Gallery, 11 George Street West, in downtown St. John's, from 2 to 5 p.m. Click here to see images of the paintings in the exhibit.

5. Sunday: Music and stories of "Remembering The Kyle" with Fergus O'Byrne and Jim Payne and the Vanda Maunder Dancers at the St. George's Heritage Church in Brigus, at 7:30 p.m.

6. Sunday: The International Food and Craft Expo will be held at the Holiday Inn, Portugal Cove Road, St. John's, from  10 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be performers from around the world, and food from India, China, Chad, Turkmenistan, Turkey, Nigeria, Ghana, Philippines, Argentina, Belarus, Cameroon, Sierra Leone, Russia, and Pakistan. Click here to find more information on the event's Facebook page.

7. Sunday: Printers' Fair. If you love paper, cards, stationery, printing, letterpress, and ephemera. Come and meet the real-life Newfoundlanders keeping these arts alive.The event runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Rocket Room (upstairs from the Rocket Bakery), 272 Water St.

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