A ton of music, Christmas cheer and other weekend picks

A star-filled series of musical appearances, Christmas choirs and a trip back in time to 1830s St. John's are on WAM host Angela Antle's weekend planner.

Your weekly weekend planner from WAM and host Angela Antle

WAM host Angela Antle. (CBC)

Here is the list of Weekend AM's picks for the upcoming weekend.

1. There's plenty of live music all through the weekend. All of the following are taking place in St. John's.

Friday, at 6 p.m. Mary Barry is launching her new CD at the Cox & Palmer Second Space, LSPU Hall.

Friday, at 10 p.m. The Long Distance Runners play The Fat Cat, George Street.

Friday, at 8 p.m. Sherman Downey plus The Garrison Hill Band at The Breezeway, Memorial University.

Saturday, at 1 p.m. Sherman Downey is performing at Fred's Records, 198 Duckworth St. All ages welcome for a free in-store concert.

Saturday, at 10 p.m. Sherry Ryan and her country band perform at Nautical Nellies, 201 Water St.

Sunday, at 8 p.m. The Dardanelles play live at The Hall, 3 Victoria St. There are still tickets available for Sunday.

2. Christmas at Commissariat House. On Friday and Saturday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., celebrate the yule with the sights, sounds and traditions of 1830s Christmas in St. John's. Warm cider, candlelit tours of the house by characters from 1830s St. John's.

On Saturday and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m., families can sample a Christmas pudding from the Commissariat kitchen and make Christmas crafts. Admission is a non-perishable food item in support of the Community Food Sharing Association.

3. Christmas in QuidiVidi Gut: On Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Craft Incubator at the QuidiVidi Village Plantation. Meet the artisans, do a little Christmas shopping, enjoy some delicious food and drink, and enjoy some trad music. Tasty nibblies from Mallard Cottage, the Anna Templeton Centre, and the QuidiVidi Village Foundation.

4. David Suzuki. On Saturday at 7 p.m. at Gower Street United Church, see a debut screening of the film Climate Change in Atlantic Canada, followed by a panel discussion with Dr. David Suzuki and filmmaker Dr Ian Mauro.

The film Planet Ocean will be shown Sunday at the People and the Sea Film Festival. (CBC )

5. People and the Sea Film Festival: St. John's. Take part in a film festival that focuses on environmental issues and the health of the ocean, at Memorial University's Bruneau Innovation Centre on the main campus in St. John's. Some of the screenings include Planet Ocean on Friday at 7 p.m., The Big Fix on Saturday at 2 p.m. and The Last Ocean on Sunday at 7:40 p.m. More details here. Each ticket: $10.

6. Christmas Choir Concert, Saturday at 8 p.m. at Cochrane Street United Church. Lady Cove and Newman Sound join forces with the acclaimed MUN Chamber Orchestra to bring you an array of masterpieces for choir and orchestra, including Gustav Holst’s Christmas Day, John Rutter’s glorious Magnificat, and the Canadian premiere of ArvoPärt’s In Principio, as well as many beloved traditional carols like you’ve never heard them before. Tickets: $24 online at the Holy Heart Theatre, by email here or by phone at (709) 579-4424.

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About the Author

Angela Antle

Host, Atlantic Voice

Angela is a producer who works from St. John's and is the host of Atlantic Voice, a Sunday morning documentary program on CBC Radio.