WAM Picks: Celebrity Shakespeare and a rock 'n roll return

Our weekly look at music, theatre and other happenings and events in and around St. John's.

Each week, WAM keeps you in the loop on this weekend's entertainment scene

WAM Host Jamie Fitzpatrick gives you a peek into the latest weekend happenings. (CBC)

Friday: After a brief hiatus, one of Newfoundland's premiere rock and roll bands is back​. The Pathological Lovers return with a show to celebrate the release of their new EP, with special guests Sonny Tripp. The Rockhouse is the venue and the show gets underway at 11 p.m. 

The Pathological Lovers' EP release is set for Friday at 11 p.m. at the Rockhouse on George Street. (Courtesy The Pathological Lovers)

Friday: The MUN Chamber Orchestra presents an evening of classics highlighted by Schubert’s Unfinished Symphony. The performance starts at 8 p.m. at the D.F. Cook Recital Hall. 

SaturdayShake the Leg: A night in support of the New World Theatre Project and Cupids Legacy Centre. A concert with a twist, with special guests like MHA Tom Hedderson, Cupids Mayor Harold Akerman and Bay Roberts Mayor Philip Wood. They will be joined on stage with veteran Shakespearean actors. It's a 6:30 p.m. start time, at the Cupids Legacy Centre.

Saturday: The MUN Chamber Music Showcase presents intimate trios and quartets performed by School of Music student chamber ensembles. D.F. Cook Recital Hall. 8:00 p.m.

Sunday: The MUN Festival and Chamber Choirs take you to Paris at the turn of the 20th Century for an evening of choral music by Fauré, Debussy, and Saint-Saëns. The Kirk at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church at 7 p.m.

The Downtown Music Scene:


  • Humphrey's - Jason Lacour, 9:30 p.m.
  • Velvet - R.A The Rugged Man, Moyst, Downstream, G_Smooth, 9:30 p.m.
  • Distortion - London Above EP release party, with Plainface, Waterfront Fire, and Make Mean Everything, 10 p.m.
  • The Levee - Port of Call, Man the Animal, and Ted Dancin,' 10 p.m.


  • Rose & Thistle Pub - The Suits, The Corroborators, Allie Duff & The Happy Campers, 9 p.m.
  • Humphrey's - David Guy, 9:30 p.m.
  • The Rockhouse - Island Belles Burlesque, 9 p.m.
13 is on stage April 3-6 at the LSPU Hall in St. John's. (Courtesy Best Kind Productions)
Theatre This Weekend:
  • 13, The Musical, presented by Best Kind Productions. A musical for all ages about discovering that cool is where you find it, and sometimes where you least expect it. Until Sunday at the LSPU Hall, at 8 p.m., with a 2 p.m. matinée on Saturday and Sunday.
  • Holy Heart High School presents Disney`s Beauty and the Beast, a musical spectacular with vocal direction by Susan Quinn and orchestral direction by Grant Etchegary. At the Holy Heart Theatre, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., with a 2 p.m. matinée on Saturday.