WAM Picks: Guitar god, gardening envy and burlesque!

From Shakespeare to superheroes, and gardening to jazz, CBC WAM host Angela Antle has some great ideas for fun events in the St. John's area this weekend.

If you're not going to Salmonfest, there's still lots to do!

Friday: Greek God of the Guitar — The Arts & Culture Centre, Wreckhouse International Jazz & Blues Festival and the Tombolo Multicultural Festival present two-time JUNO nomineePavlo live on stage at The Arts and Culture Centre8 p.m.

Pavlo will be playing the Arts & Culture Centre in St. John's on Friday night.
Friday: Free Grooves at Lunch — The Sound Symposium, the City of St. John’s, and the Folk Arts Society present free lunchtime concerts at Harbourside Park (look for the Newfoundland and Labrador dog statues). This week, they'll be featuring experimental jazz from Big Space and blues from Stompbox NL. 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. 

Saturday: Gardening Envy — The Second Annual Mystery Garden Tour at MUN’s Botanical Garden. It’s a like a treasure hunt for gardeners. Buy a "passport" for $25 at the Botanical Garden and get a map of the 12 participating gardens. From rare and exotic, to quaint cottage-style, this wide diversity of gardens is sure to amaze and inspire all garden enthusiasts.10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Saturday: Risque Polar Bear Art — Performance artist Andrea Cooper unveils a new video/sound installation at Eastern Edge Gallery as part of the Sound Symposium. 5 p.m.

Saturday: Island Belles Burlesque — The Island Belles are on stage at The Rockhouse with knock out numbers by Wanker Girl, KeiKeideMurre, LouLouApplebottom, ViviVon Tease, Delilah Pickles, Tutu Melons, and many more smokey performances from the gorgeous girls, including the return performance of Venomous Violette accompanied by the saxophone-stylings of Mike Fleet to the shows line-up, as well as the breath-taking magic of Michael Conway. Tickets are $12 in advance here or $15 at the door. Show starts at 9:30 p.m. 

Saturday: Discover Diversity with the TOMBOLO Multicultural Festival hosts workshops on music, dance, food, arts and crafts on the lawn outside and inside the St. John’s Arts and Culture Centre, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Sunday: Shrew’d Shakespeare — Shakespeare by the Sea presents a free and open air production of the Bard’s controversial play  The Taming of the Shrew in the northwest corner of Bannerman Park, Sundays and Mondays at 6 p.m. All outdoor shows take place weather permitting; if the weather looks iffy, a decision will be made 90 minutes before showtime and the group's voicemail will be updated accordingly at 709-722-7287.

Monday: Captain America on Water — The first Reel Downtown outdoor film screening is on the wall at the foot of Solomon’s Lane off Water Street Monday night withCaptain America: The Winter Soldier. The event will take place, weather permitting, at dusk.