WAM Picks: St. John's Pride, and win your weight in ice cream!
Art Opening – Check out new paintings from painter and letterpress queen Tara Bryan opening this weekend at Christina Parker Fine Art on Water Street East.
It's a great weekend for live music downtown:
Friday — Indie Rock - Mayhemingways are sharing the stage with Green & Gold at The Ship 10:30 p.m.
Saturday – Indie Rock - Derm Kean & An Incredible Woman with Pockethands at the Fat Cat 10 p.m.
Sunday – Brazilian jazz – A night of vocal jazz and Brazilian gems - with Renee Antle, Bill Brennan, Patrick Boyle, RickHollett, Scott Mansfield and Mark Peddle at The Ship 8:30 a.m.
St. John’s Pride Weekend
Brunch at The Rocket on Water Street – 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Youth Bowling for LGBTQ youth at St. Pat’s Bowling Lanes 7 p.m.
Comedy night with Richard Ryder and Trevor Boris at the Uptown bar & Grill 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
A variety night – “More Than Queens” – celebrating the diversity of the queer, non straight & trans communities, queer performance art, alt drag performances, a live band plus two Dj’s All are welcome to this 19+ event (promises to be risqué) at Distortion 11 p.m. – 3 a.m.
Trans Picnic – Picnic for the trans members of the St. John’s LGBTQ communities with lunch provided at Harbourside Park 1 p.m.
LGBTQ Hike – starting at the Quidi Vidi Dog Park, a summer stroll with master hiker Nathalie Brunet. 1 p.m.
Sunday (Festival Day):
The Pride Parade – Floats and walking groups starting at City hall and continuing down Duckworth ending at Quidi Vidi lake 1 p.m.
Pride on the Lake - A picnic style day with music from The Duds, Brianna Gosse, Whiskey Fire, City on the Coast with special belly dance performances plus Bryan Oliver DJ’ing all day 2-6 p.m.
OUTstanding Sounds – A fundraising concert for Camp Eclipse by Roz MacPhail D.F. Cook Hall at MUN music school 7:30 p.m.
Monday: The Closing Gala a fancy dress party at The Bella Vista 6 p.m.
Mount Pearl City Days
Mount Pearl City Days kick off today and continue through the weekend.
Friday – roast piggy –a family pig roast with music by Stomp Box. There’ll also be free refreshments, tractor rides, and games for all ages at St. David’s field 6 p.m. Followed by an outdoor screening of Muppets Most Wanted.
Saturday – Win your weight in ice cream! Win the “Best Decorated” bike contest to win your weight in ice cream (ages 12 and under) plus milk-carton races performances by MAX Dancers & Martial Artists, Teddy Bear Picnic with Terry Rielly, birthday cake, BBQ, Amazing Race Scavenger Hunt, canoe rides, and bouncy castles at Powers Pond Park starts at 11 a.m.
Sunday - Princes & Princesses Pancake Breakfast at the Reid Community Centre. Admission: $2 per child, $5 per adult. 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Followed by a concert at St. David’s Field starting at 2 p.m. with Sullivan & Slaney and wrapping the celebrations with The Masterless Men and the Irish Descendants until 11 p.m.