WAM Picks: Newfoundland ponies, live music and a kitchen party

There are plenty of activities, happenings and events to attend through the upcoming Orangeman's Day weekend.


SHERLOCK IN SIN JAWN’S – Join Shakespeare By the Sea forThe Curious Case in the Colony.  Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson land in St. John's the year after the Great Fire and are thrown into a murder involving a governor’s dead son and an illicit romance that crosses class and religion. The actors perform by lamplight underground in the Newman Wine Vaults. Showtime is 8 p.m.

The Shawn Silver Irish Dance Company is one of the featured acts in Sunday's kitchen party in Fermeuse. (Raphael Borja)
TRAVELING WILBURYS TRIBUTE - Six awesomely-talented musicians pay tribute to this supergroup at The Rockhouse on George Street.  Featuring Adam Cardwell as Mr. Keltner, Mick Davis as Mr. Zimmerman, Craig Follett as Mr. Orbison, Chris Kirby as Mr. Lynne, Chad Murphy as Mr. Petty and Victor Lewis as Mr. Harrison. Doors open at 10:30 p.m.


OUR JACK – The St. John’s Players present a Newfoundland version of Jack and the Beanstalk: Magic Jack, written by Shirley Morrow. On the Arts and Culture Centre lawn (upper course if it rains).  Tickets only $5. Showtimes are at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

KEEP YOUR ENGINE RUNNING - Join Charlie Donnolly for this Wooden Boat Museum workshop on the operation and maintenance of traditional marine engines such as the fabled 'Make and Break' at the Court House Boat Shed in Trinity at 9 a.m.

ROCK ROCKERS - Sean Panting and his band, Sonny Tripp and Dodgeband, will be blowing the windows out at The Levee. Music starts at 11 p.m.

POP PUNK CFA’s – Touring band Grandola is playing George Street. Local bands Elk & the Elderly, Make Mean Everything and everyone's favourites, The Beer Patrice, also on stage. The Rockhouse is the venue, and the show starts at 10 p.m.


​​ORANGEMAN`S DAY – Celebrate Newfoundland-Irish culture with a kitchen party in Fermeuse featuring Reddy or Knot, Raylene Mackey, Hugh Scott, Harry Bryan, Shawn Silver Irish Dance Company, Kelsey Hopkins, The Craic, Joan Walsh, Paddy Coady, Weezie Newell and Robyn Kenny. You're invited to bring an instrument, have a dance or sing a song! The kitchen party starts at 2 p.m.

The Newfoundland Pony mare, Kula, with her one-month old mare foal, Twinkle Star. (Byron Hierlihy)
STORIES AT PETER PAN'S FEET – Join storyteller Kathy Jessup in Bowring Park by the Peter Pan statue for rain or shine stories (appropriate for ages five and up). The event will get underway at 2 p.m. 

PONY-PALOOZA – The Newfoundland Pony Pals Project is offering Newfoundland Pony rides, live music, and more at the beach/marina in Cupids. Proceeds will support rescue efforts and Newfoundland Pony sanctuaries. Come by anytime after 1 p.m.

WOODEN BOATSTrinity Harbour will be jam-packed with boats of all kinds as the Trinity Historical Society joins the Wooden Boat Museum for a day on the water. This event begins at 1 p.m.