Horror flicks, music and global munchies on WAM's picks

Check out this weekend top picks for wicked events in St. John's with WAM host Angela Antle.
WAM host Angela Antle. (CBC)

Make a horror film in 48 hours with the Nickel Independent Film Festival's second annual 48-Hour Horror Challenge this weekend. Write, shoot and edit a five-minute-or-less horror film. Teams get a prop and character to start with and get the reels rolling. The winner's film screens at the 2014 Nickel Film Festival, and the team goes home with a bag of goodies to support their next project. For more details and to register a team, contact them through their Facebook page.

On Friday night, the NSO Hibernia Gala with the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra, hosted by Mark Critch, is at the St. John's Arts and Culture Centre. The gala will feature Lynda Boyd, the Long Distance Runners, Ennis, and the Once. Tickets are $100.

Catch some late night music on Friday down at the Ship Pub in St. John's. The Pathological Lovers, Mark Bragg and the Butchers will all be playing. Your ears will thank you.

Also on Friday night, local storytellers will be featured at the St. John's Storytelling Festival in Ten For Ten, a cabaret of stories and music to celebrate ten years of the festival. Ford Elms will be hosting the event. Also featured will be nine local storytellers, with featured musicians Jean Hewson and Christina Smith. Catch the stories at the Rocket Bakery Performance Space on the third floor at 8 p.m., admission $10. And on Saturday night, same time and location, there will be visiting storytellers to tell Tales From Here and Away.

The 2013 International Food and Craft Expo will be in Paradise on Sunday at the Rotary Paradise Youth Community Centre. The family-friendly event will feature displays and sales of unique local and international foods and crafts from around the globe. There will be international music and dance, including a performance from Bollywood Jig and Filipino Dance Group. Admission is $3 and free for kids under 12, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Colour Your City is an all-ages event at The Rooms on Sunday afternoon to explore how your town has evolved over the years. Guests can try their hand at tinting photographs from the archival collection from 2-4 p.m. At 3:30 p.m. there will also be a Youth Animation Challenge.

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