A symphonic take on the American Songbook, two rising stars of Canadian indie pop and a movie that any serious Jane Austen fan has to see: they're all in our latest list of WAM picks. And, oh yes, haggis! 

Concerts

Friday and Saturday: The Great American Songbook with the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra and Petty Harbour chanteuse Michelle Doyle singing Gershwin, Porter, Lerner & Loewe with the NSO big band. Arts and Culture Centre, St. John's, at 8 p.m. Tickets ($45/$40) are available at the Arts & Culture Centre Box Office (729-3900) and online at artsandculturecentre.com. 

Friday: Mightpop Concerts presents Timber Timbre and Basia Bulat, two popular Canadian indie artists. Cochrane Street United Church, in downtown St. John's. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the show starts at 8. Tickets are for sale online here.  

 

Live music

Friday: Fat Cat, George Street, St. John's. The Psychobilly Cadillacs and The Salty Dolls & The Moonshine Men, from 10:30 p.m.  

Friday: The Ship Pub, Duckworth Street, St. John's. 11 p.m.: Folk artist Heather Nolan, midnight alt rockers Man the Animal. 1 a.m.: The Bandits.

Saturday: CBTG’s, 338a Water Street. 11p.m.: The Suits, Before You Know It & Plainface.

Saturday: The Fat Cat. 10 p.m. Ted Dancin.

Saturday: The Levee, George Street. 10:30 p.m.: Allie Duff & The Happy Campers, Elk and The Elderly, The Corroborators, The Beer Patrice.

Have some haggis!

Saturday: At the Royal Canadian Legion in Pleasantville at  7 p.m. Can you hear the call of the bagpipes and haggis? Join the St. Andrews Society of Newfoundland and Labrador to celebrate the 255th anniversary of the birth of Scottish poet Robert Burns. Dinner with haggis, bagpipes, poetry and Scottish country dancing will fill the evening. Tickets are $50 each and are available by email from David Allison at dallison@nl.rogers.com or by calling 579-6114. 

MUN Cinema 

Thursday: At 7 p.m. (get there early!) for the MUN Cinema Series at Cineplex Cinema at Avalon Mall. This week Austenland, directed by Jerusha Hess. With Keri Russell, JJ Field, Bret McKenzie, Jennifer Coolidge, James Callis, Jane Seymour. A film for all you Jane Austen fans lost in the fantasy that there’s a Mr. Darcy out there somewhere. 

Let WAM know about your wicked weekend events by writing to wam@cbc.ca, or tweet to the attention of @cbcwam.