WAM Picks: Recitations, opera and the Nickel Film Festival
The Hip Waders EP Release Party - Wade Tarling on Hammond organ and vintage Wurly; Allan Brake on drums and Jeff Kinsman on bass. An eclectic mix of rock, jazz, hip-hop, R&B, funk and pop. The Fat Cat is where it's happening, starting at 10 p.m.
A Night of Soul - Join Alex MacNeil and Chelsey Paterson for a night of new and old soul. Dancing starts at The Ship Pub at 11 p.m.
The St. John’s Farmer’s Market – International food, rhubarb, crafts and good friends. Lion’s Park/Remax Curling Club (off Bonaventure Avenue) from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Some Good Market – Those crafty crafters from around the bay come to town. St.Thomas Hall on Military Road is the venue. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Swinging Belles – Swing Music for Kids - Kick up your heels and have a swinging good time with the whole family. Their first show will be from 11 a.m. to noon, with the Belle Hop starting at 10:30 a.m. The Belle Hop is a chance to warm up with the musicians, add your art to the stage and have a little playtime! The second show is from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. with the Belle Hop beginning at 1:30 p.m. It all takes place in the Rocket Room, above Rocket Bakery on Water Street.
Newman Sound Men's Choir - 'Sing Out Strong,' a musical celebration of fathers and family. At the D.F. Cook Recital Hall in the Memorial University School of Music, at 7:30 p.m.
Friday and Saturday:
Opera on the Avalon – Puccini’s La bohème – a story about an aspiring poet and a fragile seamstress who experience passionate love and poignant tragedy in 19th century Paris. Directed by renowned director Michael Cavanagh. At Holy Heart Theatre each evening at 8 p.m.
Opera and Icebergs - Join Opera on the Avalon for a special opera brunch at Fisher's Loft in Port Rexton. The afternoon will be followed by a performance of La bohème at the historic Garrick Theatre in Bonavista, at 2:30 p.m.
Move for Mental Health - The Consumers’ Health Awareness Network of Newfoundland and Labrador (CHANNAL) is participating in the national Defeat Depression campaign by hosting a community walk starting at the Lion’s Club Chalet at 1:30 p.m.
The Annual Nickel Film Festival gets underway June 17, with diverse selections from every genre of local, Canadian and foreign short films, features, documentaries, animations, music videos and experimental films.