Weekend picks: The RPM Jam Jam, Oscar events and Evita
It's a very busy weekend on the Avalon
Friday at 4 p.m. For the last day of the RPM Challenge - CBC Radio's On The Go is live at Fred's Records at 4 p.m. Join host Ted Blades to hear the newest music from this year's Record Production Month. We'll have live bands, musical giveaways and all the excitement of the RPM finish line.
Friday at 7 p.m. Musical Jam Jam at Eastern Edge Gallery - Maybe you had too much laundry to get your own CD finished (or started)? It might be the last day but it’s not too late. Bring your spoons, kazoos, accordions, guitars, paper towel tubes or gongs to the Eastern Edge Gallery for a recording of 35 minutes of ‘noise.’ We’ll jam, snap a photo, come up with a group name, burn a CD — and call it an RPM album. DONE. All ages, and it's free.
Friday, The Oscar Shorts Official Tour - The St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival invites you to come and see this year's Oscar nominated animated films (for ages 12 years old and up) and the Oscar-nominated shorts (Not appropriate for children) The Rooms Theatre, 7p.m.
Friday, The March of Mugs gives a whole new meaning to a “Mug Up” starting on Friday night and running through the weekend. You can see and purchase handmade mugs from award-winning ceramic artists from all over North America. It all takes place at the Quidi Vidi Plantation at 7 p.m.
Friday, Clay exhibit opening - A collaborative show of ceramics in memory of Sophia and Margo Meyer. At the Craft Council Gallery, 5:30 p.m.
Friday, Theatre - Stars in the Sky Morning. Directed by Varrick Grimes (Stratford Theatre Festival), and featuring Deidre Gillard-Rowlings (Tempting Providence, Eli and the Death Curse) and Willow Kean (Tempting Providence, Hard Light). LSPU Hall, 8 p.m., with a 2 p.m. matinée on Saturday.
Friday, Latin American music from folk to Baroque with guitarist Sylvie Proulx, leading a lively ensemble of vocal and instrumental arrangements from motets to tangos. It takes place at the D.F. Cook Recital Hall, at the Memorial University School of Music. Showtime's at 8 p.m.
This Weekend’s Downtown Live Music Scene:
The Ship, Mark Bragg and The Butchers with An Incredible Woman, 11 p.m.
The Levee, Deadgaard, Devastator, The Combine, 10 p.m.
The Fat Cat, The Tearjerkers at the Fat Cat with The Badcock Trio, 10:30 p.m.
The Ship, Denis Parker and the Modern Saints, 10:30 p.m.
The Republic, Delusion Victims EP release with Sonny Tripp and Kelly McMichael and The Gloss, 11 p.m.
And a couple of other events!
Sunday - There's a poetry reading with Leslie Vryenhoek, LSPU Hall, 7 p.m.
Sunday - Do a belly flop into the Oscar pool with The Nickel Film Festival at their annual Oscar party at The Uptown Restaurant on Kenmount Road ... Martinis and appies and fabulous prizes hosted by Don-E Coady.