WAM Picks: Recitations, opera and the Nickel Film Festival

WAM and host Angela Antle give you the latest on what's happening around the greater St. John's area this weekend.


From Stage to Stage 2, Newfoundland Recitations Now and Then ... Again. Featuring storytellers Dave Paddon, Hubert Furey, Harry Ingram, Dave Penny. It takes place at the LSPU Hall, June 13, 8 p.m.
'From Stage to Stage 2: Newfoundland Recitations Now and Then … Again' will be the featured performance Friday night at the LSPU Hall. (Graham Kennedy photo)

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.

The Pathological Lovers and The Beer Patrice - at The Rock House, beginning at 11 p.m.
Now in its sixth season, the Opera on the Avalon festival runs for five weeks every year. La bohème is one of two fully-produced, costumed and staged operas with a full orchestra that will be performed in 2014. (Courtesy Nate Gates Photography)

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.

Next Week:

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.