WAM Picks: World Ocean Day, ECT turns 20 and the farmer's market

WAM and host Angela Antle give you the rundown on the various happenings and events taking place in the St. John's area this weekend.


Eastern Edge Gallery – 7 p.m. One Night Stand — A performance art series featuring three performance artists: Coral Short (Montreal), Kailey Bryan (St. John’s) and Evelyn Donnelly (New York). Exploring spectacle, community and body politics through a diverse series of performative acts, interventions and collaborations.

Signal Hill – 7 p.m. Parks Canada and the Oceans Learning Partnership invite you to celebrate World Oceans Day at the Visitors Centre with music, food and films about deep-water corals and the mysterious world of sharks.


Lion’s Chalet – 9 a.m. The first St. John's Farmer’s Market of the season. If you're unsure of where the chalet is located, it's situated off Bonaventure Avenue.

King George V Park – 8 a.m. Celebrate two decades of the East Coast Trail by going on a hike.

​Saturday is World Oceans Day:

  • MUN Ocean Science Centre, Logy Bay – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., meet the resident seals and other ocean creatures
  • Middle Cove Beach – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Celebrate World Oceans Day by joining a shoreline biodiversity survey with MUN scientists; take a guided coastal hike; meet the OSC scuba team; play a shoreline scavenger hunt and explore the touch tank
  • Ridge Road - 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free family activities at the Marine Institute
  • Petty Harbour – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mini Aquarium opening day
  • Holyrood Marine Base – 10 a.m to 3 p.m. Coast Guard oil spill demo, wharf-side tours and hour long cruises on the MV Coastal Explorer and its ROV    

Saturday Night

On the music scene:

  • LSPU Hall – 8 p.m., The Second Annual Blues Revue, featuring 14 year olds Joseph Coffin and Nick Earle; the Low Yo Stuff : Steve Hussey and Brad Power; Dave Rowe and blues godfather Denis Parker. Parker will be joined by the Novak’s Mick Davis, Elliot Dicks and John Clarke as The Modern Saints.
  • Rocket Bakery – 8 p.m., The Freels  
  • The Fat Cat Blues Bar – 10:30 p.m., Adam McGrath & The Tearjerkers with the Colleen Power Band.


Less Violence More Violin Concert at Wesley United Church, 2 p.m. Performers include Jennifer Johnson and Nancy Case-Oates on violin, Andrea Lane-Gardiner on piano and Karen Bulmer on tuba. Tickets are $10 (children will be admitted free). All proceeds to go to support Oxfam Canada’s purchases of goats, safe water and vegetable gardens.