WAM Picks: George Street Festival, Tiddly and Deepak Chopra

Every weekend, WAM producer Angela Antle puts together suggestions for your weekend.

It’s The George Street Festival Weekend:

  • FRIDAY – Dr. Hook (Farewell Tour) with special guests Billy & The Bruisers, Bic & The Ballpoints. 9:30 p.m.
  • SATURDAY - Shanneygannock, also featuring Tarahan, Derina Harvey Band, Eastern Passage, Mark Hiscock & Patrick Moran, Connemara and more. 9:30 p.m.
  • SUNDAY – The Dropkick Murphys with The Rogues, The Motorleague. 9:30 p.m.
  • MONDAY – Serena Ryder with The Heartbroken, The Secrets. 9:30 p.m.

Friday – Fairies in Cupids – Join storyteller Andy Jones for Newfoundland folklore and fairy tales in The Cupid’s Legacy Centre Fairy Garden. The stories begin at 2:30 p.m.

Friday – Trad music for lunch. Come to Harbourside Park, located on Water Street, to see talented up and coming fiddler Matilda Goldie and the well-known trad duo Fergus O’Byrne & Jim Payne. 12:30 p.m.

The Cecilia Quartet will perform at The Tuckamore Festival. (Tuckamore Festival)
Friday – Indie queen Ilia Nicoll is releasing her debut CD, Caterwaul. Ilia will share The Ship Pub stage with Aley Waterman’s GALA, and Waterfront Fire. Showtime's at 10 p.m.

Saturday – It’s high season for theSt. John's Farmers' Market. Get there early to score the best veggies and fluffiest waffles. The market happens every Saturday at the Lion’s Club Chalet (off Bonaventure Ave.) 9 a.m. to 2 p.m

Friday & Saturday – Theatre in the coolest spot in St. John’s (most likely) The Curious Case in the Colony: A Sherlock Holmes Adventure sees Sherlock Holmes himself landing in St. John’s with Dr. Watson, the year after the Great Fire in 1893, where they ‘stumble’ on a murder. Shakespeare by the Sea actors perform by lamplight in the cool underground Newman Wine Vaults. The show starts at 8 p.m.

SaturdayDeepak Chopra in Torbay. Time magazine calls Dr. Chopra “the poet-prophet of alternative medicine.” You can hear him speak about ultimate reality and the evolution of human consciousness and much more, at Jack Byrne Arena, beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Saturday – Indie music at The Ship. See some of Newfoundland’s up and coming musical stars at the Ship Pub. Pop powerhouse Emily Locke, aka Gem, hits the stage at 11 p.m., followed by folk trio Lady Brett Ashley at 11 p.m. Punk rockers Nice are slated to perform at midnight.
Ilia will share the stage Friday at The Ship Pub with Aley Waterman’s GALA, and Waterfront Fire. (Ilia Nicol)

Saturday – Tuckamore Chamber Music Festival gets launched. Two weeks of diverse classical music concerts as well as numerous free-of-charge open rehearsals, master classes, lunchtime performances and children's concerts. Including performances by: Jon Kimura Parker, Aaron Berofsky, Simon Fryer, the Cecilia String Quartet, and many more! Saturday night join Tuckamore at the English Harbour Arts Association, starting at 7:30 p.m.

Sunday – Storytelling at the Peter Pan Statue to mark the 100th anniversary of Bowring Park. Join docu-dancer and storyteller extraordinaire Louise Moyes. She will tell a number of 'Jack' tales, including the Magic Cow and the King's Headache from the Port au Port Peninsula. It all begins at 2 p.m.

Sunday – The World Cup of Tiddly in Carbonear at 2 p.m.

Sunday – Parks Canada is commemorating the 100th anniversary of the commencement of World War 1 at the Signal Hill National Historic Site, with a performance by the Signal Hill Tattoo. 3 p.m.