On Friday, Horns Attack at the Rocket Room. If you're like me, and live with an 11-year-old euphonium player, this is an event you can get your embrasure around. Some of the best and loudest horn players in the city from The Skylarks and Ouroboros are promising funky grooves, starting at 7 p.m. at the Rocket Room. $15 or $10 students/senior.
Happening all weekend: Artfusion continues with lots of kid friendly events in Mount Pearl. More details here.
On Friday, Open Mic for Young People, ages 13 to 19, at the Reid Community Centre from 7 to 9 p.m.
On Saturday, Theatre Games: channel the drama you usually save for your mama and put it to better use! In the Mount Pearl City Hall lobby, 1 to 2 p.m.
On Sunday Role-Playing Games from 2 to 4 p.m. An afternoon of family friendly gaming at Mount Pearl City Hall.
Happening all weekend in Elliston, foodies can indulge in Roots Rants and Roars. On Friday night, food lovers will crown the King of Cod. On Saturday at 1 p.m., it’s the food hike with delectables prepared by chefs like Chuck Hughes and Todd Perrin. On Saturday night, ticket holders will enjoy various roast beasts while listening to the fine music of Andrew James O’Brien and The Dardanelles. Although the Bonavista Peninsula event sold out in eight minutes back in July, there are tickets available on Kijiji and on the unofficial Facebook site. More details here.
On Saturday morning, Mud Immortal – Mud, Sweat and Tears is a fundraiser for Alzheimer's. It's a five-kilometre long obstacle course race at Butter Pot Park. There’s no course map, because organizers want the obstacles to be a surprise. But they do promise that none of the obstacles involve electricity, heavy lifting, or freezing cold water! More details here.
On Saturday, the rain in Spain falls mainly on the... Theatre St. John’s brings the classic musical Mary Poppins to life. Starring Erin Winsor, Stephen Roberts, and Shelley Neville, $59.50/$54.50, Arts & Culture Centre, 729-3900. Matinee at 1:30 p.m., evening performance at 7:30 p.m.
And if your weekend extends into Monday, multiple JUNO Award-winning Stephen Fearing of Blackie and The Rodeo Kings has a new solo album out, Between Hurricanes – his first in seven years – and he’ll be launching it at the LSPU Hall. Advance tickets are $22, or $25 for the less organized amongst us. To book tickets, call the Hall at 753-4531, or book online here.