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Listings Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Fri, Dec 6, 2013

Our listings are your guide to what’s on the go in the St. John’s area. If you have an event you’d like included, email all of the details—as well as images—to listings@thescope.ca.

Music

Beatles New Year’s Eve, Fat Cat Blues Bar

Brat Attack, 9pm, $5, CBTGs

Dance Party: 70′s, 80′s & 90′s dance tracks, 10:30pm, pay-what-you-want cover, The Levee

New Year’s Masquerade: DJ Skitch, Maggie, Taner Churchill, MindKraft, Annexe

Sanye, Martini Bar – downstairs

The Rolling Kings, $40, Johnson Geo Centre

The Shining Wizards, Deadgaard, Fuck The System, Dr. Drake, $20, The Rock House

The Sidekicks, Green Sleeves Pub

Tino Borges & The Incident, Martini Bar
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Community

New Year’s Eve Family Skate: Lace up your skates and join the Town of CBS for this fun-filled event, Robert French Memorial Stadium-70 Legion Rd (Tues Dec 31 at 5pm)

New Year’s Eve Fun Run: Join the Paradise Running Club for a 5k run in support of Basics for Babies, $10, Starts at RPYCC-68 McNamara Dr 682-0550 (Tues Dec 31 at 3pm)

North America’s First New Year: Join hundreds of other revellers and ring in the New Year with a spectacular fireworks display, Free, Quidi Vidi Lake 576-8106 (Tues Dec 31 at 10:30pm)

Meetings & Classes

Astral-Knots: Hand craft group invites participants of all skill levels, free, Orbit Rm-Rocket Bakery-272 Water St (Tuesdays at 7pm)

CHANNAL: Peer support and social activities for people with mental illness, 284 LeMarchant Rd 753-7710

Nar-Anon Family Group: Weekly meetings for those affected by the addiction problem of someone close to them, 682-9111

Overeaters Anonymous: Free help available with no strings attached. Weekly meetings in metro area, 738-1742

The Pottle Centre: Free recreation centre and programs for consumers of mental health services, 323 Hamilton Ave 753-2143

Trivia Nights: Rose & Thistle on Tuesdays; Bitters on Thursdays at 8pm

Lectures & Forums

Nothing scheduled today

Kids & Teens

Little Toot Tuesdays: Crafts, stories and games, Railway Coastal Museum-495 Water St (Tuesdays from 2pm to 3pm)

Tots Program: Big fun for little people, The Rooms 757-8000 (Tuesdays at 10:30am)
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On Stage

Theatre

Nothing scheduled today

Dance & Performance

Christmas Around the World: Dana Parsons, Sheila Williams, Michael Power, Keith Power, Erin Winsor, Sandra Sandoval, Sandy Morris, Evan Smith, Frank Fusari and Boomer Stamp, $65+ (dinner & show), Masonic Temple-6 Cathedral St 579-3023 (Sun Dec 1 to Mon Dec 23; Sat Dec 28 to Mon Dec 30; Dec 31 NYE w/band; Thur Jan 2 to Mon Jan 6 at 7pm)

Spoken & Written

New Year’s Eve with Nikki Payne: Ring in the new year laughing with a three-course dinner, champagne and comedy show, $99.95+. Uptown-193 Kenmount Rd 726-9857 (Tues Dec 31 at 8pm)
More Theatre • Dance & Performance • Spoken & Written • Comedy

On Display

Opening

Art Exhibit: A celebration of recent work by gallery artists, Christina Parker Gallery-50 Water St 753-0580 (Ends Dec 31)

Colour & Light: A fine art exhibition featuring new works by gallery artists, Red Ochre Gallery-96 Duckworth St 726-6422

Jenny Holzer Truisms: An exhibition consisting of reprints of posters that launched the American conceptual and installation artist onto the international stage in the 1970s, The Rooms 757-8000

Juan Ortiz Apuy (Montreal) Disruptions: Presenting a body of work that ranges from wood cabinetry to drawing, photography and video, this exhibition seeks to propose alternative possibilities to the library as idea and space, Eastern Edge Gallery-72 Harbour Dr 739-1882 (Ends Feb 1)

Mike Gough Retrace: Gough’s paintings explore the materiality of memory, alluding to personal subject matter that exists just below the surface, The Rooms 757-8000

Zeke Moores Dispose: Moores reclaims discarded and forgotten objects, recreating them in bronze and aluminum to highlight their beauty and potential, The Rooms 757-8000

Ongoing

The Goat Who Stole Christmas T’ree: Exhibition and sale by artists Cara Kansala & Pam Dorey featuring oil paintings, sculptures and Christmas pieces, Heritage Art Gallery-309 Water St, 2nd fl 739-7994

Cultural Ties: An exhibit of 20 specially-designed neckties designed by notable artists, that originated as a fundraiser for UNICEF in 2008, The Rooms 757-8000

From This Place: Our Lives On Land and Sea: Stories of how the original peoples of the province connected and how they are connected now, The Rooms 757-8000

Here We Made A Home: Exploration of the rich and distinctive culture of Newfoundland and Labrador and its evolution over time, The Rooms 757-8000

Inner Works: Anne Meredith Barry, Peter Bell, David Blackwood, Chris Pratt, Mary Pratt, a Parsons Shepherd, Reginald Shepherd, Gerald Squires & Don Wright, The Rooms 757-8000

It’s A Dog’s Life: Exhibition of images and textual materials highlight the dogs played an integral role in Newfoundland and Labrador throughout the 20th century, The Rooms 757-8000

Student Art Exhibition: Imagine/Create/Celebrate: Creative and Arts-Based Work in Education, MUN-G. A. Hickman (Education) building

Working on History: Watching Our Stories Unfold: An exhibition of artifacts reflecting life in NL from the 1700s to present day, The Rooms 757-8000

Last Chance

Natural Selection: Significant works spanning the history of landscape painting in Canada, including work by A.Y. Jackson, Pegi Nicol MacLeod, and more, The Rooms 757-8000

Museums

Admiralty House Museum: 1915 navy wireless station now communications museum, 23 Old Placentia Rd-Mt Pearl 748-1124

Connections: This Place and Its Early Peoples: Polar bears, carnivorous plants, sea birds and mammals plus the people who made their lives here, The Rooms 757-8000

Fighting Sail: Two warship models from the Napoleonic wars of 1803 to 1816, The Rooms 757-8000

Geo Centre: See Signal Hill’s 550 million year old geology and rock and mineral specimens, 175 Signal Hill Rd 737-7880

Gotcha! Carnivorous Plants Chow Down: An interactive exhibition focusing on the province’s diversity of curious carnivorous plants, from the pitcher plant to the bladderwort, The Rooms 757-8000

Lifeline to Victory: Naval presence in Newfoundland from 1939 to 1945 and its role in the wartime, The Rooms 757-8000

Magic Lantern Show: See Alice in Wonderland and Peter Pan as told by Victorian lantern slides, narrated using original scripts,The Rooms 757-8000

Newfoundland Sealing Disaster: Documents from the 1914 tragedy in which 78 sealers perished on the ice, The Rooms 757-8000

Railway Coastal Museum: Model ships, shipbuilding and dockyard history plus the story of Newfoundland’s railway boat service, 495 Water St W 724-5929

Secret: SS Eagle and MV Trepassey Antarctic Missions, 1944 to 1947, The Rooms 757-8000

Silver – A Noble Metal: An exhibition examining silver, a sought-after commodity for centuries, and its uses and markings, and its production within the province, The Rooms 757-8000

The Fluvarium: A panoramic view under the surface of Nagle’s Hill Brook. Fish, insects and plants in natural habitat plus interactive exhibits, 5 Nagle’s Place 754-3474

Wind-Ships: Cargo Vessels in the Last Days of Sail: An exhibition of ships’ portraits from the 1800s, The Rooms 757-8000 (Opens Jan 15)

Working on History: Watching Our Stories Unfold: An exhibition of artifacts reflecting life in NL from the 1700s to present day, The Rooms 757-8000
More Visual Art • Museums

On Screen

Daily Showings

Flight of the Butterflies: Documentary exploring the migratory nature of the monarch butterfly, GEO Centre-175 Signal Hill Rd 737-7880 (Daily Dec & Jan at 10am, 12:10pm, 2:10pm & 4:10pm)

Hold Fast: This film is based on Kevin Major’s award-winning book of the same name. (Dec 6)

Expecting: If the lyrics to Paul Anka’s “You’re Having My Baby” can be trusted, getting preggers is wonderful. Here, Michelle Monaghan is preggers and everyone thinks she’s too nuts to be a parent. (Dec 6)

Out of the Furnace: When Russell is jailed, his younger brother Rodney decides not to be screw up like Russell. Instead, Rodney rises to the top in the glamorous world of underground Rust Belt fighting. (Dec 6)

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug: Bilbo, Gollum, Gandalf, Radagast, Orco and all of your favourite wizards, elves, orks, centaurs, and mothras return to the big screen in the most eagerly anticipated middle of a book ever filmed. (Dec 13)

Hours: Just in time for Xmas, it’s a baby in peril (as Jesus was)! Nolan (Paul Walker) struggles to keep his newborn infant alive amid the flood of Hurricane Katrina. (Dec 13)

A Madea Christmas: Xmas is a season defined by its cornea-searing fondness for gaudy colours. Who better to find the season’s true meaning than Madea, a gun-toting granny played by a man in drag? (Dec 13)

The Railway Man: Years after WWII, a man suffering the psychological trauma of his time in a POW camp tracks down the Japanese officer who had been his captor. Starring Colin Firth. (Dec 13)

American Hustle: Christian Bale and Amy Adams are two grifters in love. Unfortunately, FBI agent Bradley Cooper is a dishonest man who tricks them into exposing the mafia. Former title: Grift of the Maji. (Dec 18)

The Monuments Men: Faster than you can say “Simpsons did it!”, this film, like Abe Simpson and his platoon of Fighting Hellfish, this also concerns the fate of artwork stolen by the Nazis. (Dec 18)

Anchorman: The Legend Continues: Just when you thought things were going well for reporter Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell), Jack Black gets him fired. Will he and his perfume and lamp-loving pals return to the airwaves? (Dec 20)

Saving Mr Banks: Walt Disney and author PL Travers negotiate the making of Mary Poppins, based on Travers’ book. Will a spoonful of sugar make the negotiations go down smoothly? Starring Emma Thompson. (Dec 20)

Walking with Dinosaurs: BBC was praised for its painstakingly realistic recreation of dinosaurs. In this film, the behemoths talk. Think of it as Dinosaur Comics: The Movie. (Dec 20)

47 Ronin: Japanese culture is getting Keanu Reeves for Xmas this year. The 47 Ronin legend is brought to life when they’re joined by the outcast Kai (Reeves). Together, they fight the toughest warriors. (Dec 25)

August: Osage County: When their father kills himself, a family is reunited for a cathartic venting of all their barely-repressed hatred. (Dec 25)

Grudge Match: Sylvester Stallone and Robert De Niro are ageing boxers stepping into the ring for one last job. Why can’t they just sell grills or go to jail like normal ageing boxers? (Dec 25)

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit: Jack Ryan (The Hunt for Red October, Clear and Present Danger) returns to punch those who threaten American. Since this is a reboot, Ryan is now played by Chris Pine. (Dec 25)

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom: Idris Elba of seldom-seen but beloved cult favourites like The Wire, Pacific Rim and Thor vs Megaguirus stars as Nelson Mandela in this biopic. Directed by Justin Chadwick. Written by William Nicholson. (Dec 25)

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty: From the story that time-travelling literary critics called the “Andy Richter Controls The Universe of 1939”, Ben Stiller is Mitty, who gets lost in daydreams and daymares while writing a Life article. (Dec 25)

The Amityville Horror: The Lost Tapes: An ambitious television news intern investigates the Amityville House. Spoiler: Amityville is a house no one should buy, as the last person to live there was Ryan Reynolds. (Jan 3)

Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones: Household items will crash for no reason. Ghosts will possess the living. Camera will never be put down. The Paranormal Activity boogiemen have returned! Written and directed by Christopher B Landon. (Jan 3)

The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box: Mariah Mundi reluctantly unites with Will Charity to uncover the secrets of a huge steam-powered hotel on a small island. Based upon the novel “Mariah Mundi” by GP Taylor. (Jan 10)

Lone Survivor: Based on Marcus Luttrell’s nonfiction book of the same name, this film depicts SEAL Team 10′s failed mission, Operation Red Wings. Starring Mark “lemon drink” Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch and Eric Bana. (Jan 10)

Devil’s Due: You’re having my baby? What a lovely, lovely way to say you love me. Waitaminute! That’s not a baby. That’s the devil! For shame, Allison Miller. For shame. (Jan 17)

The Nut Job: Surly Squirrel (Will Arnett), not to be confused with Scaredy Squirrel, plots an elaborate nut store heist with the help of all the creatures from Mononoke’s forest. Also starring Liam Neeson. (Jan 17)

One Chance: James Corden lip-syncs his way through this heartwarming, feel-good biopic about Paul Pot. Correction: it’s a heart-warming, feel-good biopic about Britain’s Got Talent winner Paul Potts. Also starring Alexandra Roach. (Jan 17)

Ride Along: There are a million stories about tough cops being mismatched by a fast-talking partner here in the naked city. This is one of them. Starring Kevin Hart and Ice Cube. (Jan 17)

The Seventh Son: Based on Joseph Delaney’s children’s dark fantasy novel series The Wardstone Chronicles (aka The Last Apprentice), the story centres on a young wizard’s apprentice. Starring Jeff Bridges and Julianne Moore. (Jan 17)

I, Frankenstein: Frankenstein, the bolts still fresh in his neck, learns to talk, keeps his family name and decides to fight the forces of darkness. Oh, but fire still bad, of course. (Jan 24)

Sabotage: Who better to star in an adaptation of Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None than Arnold Schwarzenegger? In this version, an assassin is killing DEA agents one by one. (Jan 24)

Jimmy P: Benicio del Toro plays Jimmy Picard, a Blackfoot who has returned from WWII suffering from a brain trauma doctors can’t pinpoint. Nominated for the Palme d’Or at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival. (Jan 31)

That Awkward Moment: Friends who date casually are forced to make a commitment for the first time in the airy-fairy, mid-20′s lives when the issue of going steady comes up. Zac Efron stars. (Jan 31)

Whitewash: During an unforgiving Quebec winter, a down-on-his-luck snowplow operator (Thomas Haden Church), kills a man in a hit and run. Having not seen I Know What You Did Last Summer, he hides the body. (Jan 31)
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Listings Monday, December 30, 2013

Fri, Dec 6, 2013

Our listings are your guide to what’s on the go in the St. John’s area. If you have an event you’d like included, email all of the details—as well as images—to listings@thescope.ca.

Music

Dave White (6pm); Damian Follett (10pm), Green Sleeves Pub

Open Mic: Hosted by MusicNL, The Ship

Long Distance Runners, Dave Picco & band, 10:30pm, $10, Ship Pub
Music Venue Directory

Community

Meetings & Classes

CHANNAL: Peer support and social activities for people with mental illness, 284 LeMarchant Rd 753-7710

Nar-Anon Family Group: Weekly meetings for those affected by the addiction problem of someone close to them, 682-9111

Overeaters Anonymous: Free help available with no strings attached. Weekly meetings in metro area, 738-1742

St John’s City Council Meeting: Refer to Council Agenda at www.stjohns.ca (posted Friday afternoon), Public welcome, City Hall-Council Chambers (Mondays at 4:30pm)

The Pottle Centre: Free recreation centre and programs for consumers of mental health services, 323 Hamilton Ave 753-2143

Lectures & Forums

Nothing scheduled today

Kids & Teens

Nothing scheduled today
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On Stage

Theatre

Nothing scheduled today

Dance & Performance

Christmas Around the World: Dana Parsons, Sheila Williams, Michael Power, Keith Power, Erin Winsor, Sandra Sandoval, Sandy Morris, Evan Smith, Frank Fusari and Boomer Stamp, $65+ (dinner & show), Masonic Temple-6 Cathedral St 579-3023 (Sun Dec 1 to Mon Dec 23; Sat Dec 28 to Mon Dec 30; Sun Dec 31 NYE w/band; Thur Jan 2 to Mon Jan 6 at 7pm)

Spoken & Written

Nothing scheduled today
More Theatre • Dance & Performance • Spoken & Written • Comedy

On Display

Opening

Art Exhibit: A celebration of recent work by gallery artists, Christina Parker Gallery-50 Water St 753-0580 (Ends Dec 31)

Colour & Light: A fine art exhibition featuring new works by gallery artists, Red Ochre Gallery-96 Duckworth St 726-6422

Jenny Holzer Truisms: An exhibition consisting of reprints of posters that launched the American conceptual and installation artist onto the international stage in the 1970s, The Rooms 757-8000

Juan Ortiz Apuy (Montreal) Disruptions: Presenting a body of work that ranges from wood cabinetry to drawing, photography and video, this exhibition seeks to propose alternative possibilities to the library as idea and space, Eastern Edge Gallery-72 Harbour Dr 739-1882 (Ends Feb 1)

Mike Gough Retrace: Gough’s paintings explore the materiality of memory, alluding to personal subject matter that exists just below the surface, The Rooms 757-8000

Zeke Moores Dispose: Moores reclaims discarded and forgotten objects, recreating them in bronze and aluminum to highlight their beauty and potential, The Rooms 757-8000

Ongoing

The Goat Who Stole Christmas T’ree: Exhibition and sale by artists Cara Kansala & Pam Dorey featuring oil paintings, sculptures and Christmas pieces, Heritage Art Gallery-309 Water St, 2nd fl 739-7994

Cultural Ties: An exhibit of 20 specially-designed neckties designed by notable artists, that originated as a fundraiser for UNICEF in 2008, The Rooms 757-8000

From This Place: Our Lives On Land and Sea: Stories of how the original peoples of the province connected and how they are connected now, The Rooms 757-8000

Here We Made A Home: Exploration of the rich and distinctive culture of Newfoundland and Labrador and its evolution over time, The Rooms 757-8000

Inner Works: Anne Meredith Barry, Peter Bell, David Blackwood, Chris Pratt, Mary Pratt, a Parsons Shepherd, Reginald Shepherd, Gerald Squires & Don Wright, The Rooms 757-8000

It’s A Dog’s Life: Exhibition of images and textual materials highlight the dogs played an integral role in Newfoundland and Labrador throughout the 20th century, The Rooms 757-8000

Student Art Exhibition: Imagine/Create/Celebrate: Creative and Arts-Based Work in Education, MUN-G. A. Hickman (Education) building

Working on History: Watching Our Stories Unfold: An exhibition of artifacts reflecting life in NL from the 1700s to present day, The Rooms 757-8000

Last Chance

Natural Selection: Significant works spanning the history of landscape painting in Canada, including work by A.Y. Jackson, Pegi Nicol MacLeod, and more, The Rooms 757-8000

Museums

Admiralty House Museum: 1915 navy wireless station now communications museum, 23 Old Placentia Rd-Mt Pearl 748-1124

Connections: This Place and Its Early Peoples: Polar bears, carnivorous plants, sea birds and mammals plus the people who made their lives here, The Rooms 757-8000

Fighting Sail: Two warship models from the Napoleonic wars of 1803 to 1816, The Rooms 757-8000

Geo Centre: See Signal Hill’s 550 million year old geology and rock and mineral specimens, 175 Signal Hill Rd 737-7880

Gotcha! Carnivorous Plants Chow Down: An interactive exhibition focusing on the province’s diversity of curious carnivorous plants, from the pitcher plant to the bladderwort, The Rooms 757-8000

Lifeline to Victory: Naval presence in Newfoundland from 1939 to 1945 and its role in the wartime, The Rooms 757-8000

Magic Lantern Show: See Alice in Wonderland and Peter Pan as told by Victorian lantern slides, narrated using original scripts,The Rooms 757-8000

Newfoundland Sealing Disaster: Documents from the 1914 tragedy in which 78 sealers perished on the ice, The Rooms 757-8000

Railway Coastal Museum: Model ships, shipbuilding and dockyard history plus the story of Newfoundland’s railway boat service, 495 Water St W 724-5929

Secret: SS Eagle and MV Trepassey Antarctic Missions, 1944 to 1947, The Rooms 757-8000

Silver – A Noble Metal: An exhibition examining silver, a sought-after commodity for centuries, and its uses and markings, and its production within the province, The Rooms 757-8000

The Fluvarium: A panoramic view under the surface of Nagle’s Hill Brook. Fish, insects and plants in natural habitat plus interactive exhibits, 5 Nagle’s Place 754-3474

Wind-Ships: Cargo Vessels in the Last Days of Sail: An exhibition of ships’ portraits from the 1800s, The Rooms 757-8000 (Opens Jan 15)

Working on History: Watching Our Stories Unfold: An exhibition of artifacts reflecting life in NL from the 1700s to present day, The Rooms 757-8000
More Visual Art • Museums

On Screen

Daily Showings

Flight of the Butterflies: Documentary exploring the migratory nature of the monarch butterfly, GEO Centre-175 Signal Hill Rd 737-7880 (Daily Dec & Jan at 10am, 12:10pm, 2:10pm & 4:10pm)

Hold Fast: This film is based on Kevin Major’s award-winning book of the same name. (Dec 6)

Expecting: If the lyrics to Paul Anka’s “You’re Having My Baby” can be trusted, getting preggers is wonderful. Here, Michelle Monaghan is preggers and everyone thinks she’s too nuts to be a parent. (Dec 6)

Out of the Furnace: When Russell is jailed, his younger brother Rodney decides not to be screw up like Russell. Instead, Rodney rises to the top in the glamorous world of underground Rust Belt fighting. (Dec 6)

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug: Bilbo, Gollum, Gandalf, Radagast, Orco and all of your favourite wizards, elves, orks, centaurs, and mothras return to the big screen in the most eagerly anticipated middle of a book ever filmed. (Dec 13)

Hours: Just in time for Xmas, it’s a baby in peril (as Jesus was)! Nolan (Paul Walker) struggles to keep his newborn infant alive amid the flood of Hurricane Katrina. (Dec 13)

A Madea Christmas: Xmas is a season defined by its cornea-searing fondness for gaudy colours. Who better to find the season’s true meaning than Madea, a gun-toting granny played by a man in drag? (Dec 13)

The Railway Man: Years after WWII, a man suffering the psychological trauma of his time in a POW camp tracks down the Japanese officer who had been his captor. Starring Colin Firth. (Dec 13)

American Hustle: Christian Bale and Amy Adams are two grifters in love. Unfortunately, FBI agent Bradley Cooper is a dishonest man who tricks them into exposing the mafia. Former title: Grift of the Maji. (Dec 18)

The Monuments Men: Faster than you can say “Simpsons did it!”, this film, like Abe Simpson and his platoon of Fighting Hellfish, this also concerns the fate of artwork stolen by the Nazis. (Dec 18)

Anchorman: The Legend Continues: Just when you thought things were going well for reporter Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell), Jack Black gets him fired. Will he and his perfume and lamp-loving pals return to the airwaves? (Dec 20)

Saving Mr Banks: Walt Disney and author PL Travers negotiate the making of Mary Poppins, based on Travers’ book. Will a spoonful of sugar make the negotiations go down smoothly? Starring Emma Thompson. (Dec 20)

Walking with Dinosaurs: BBC was praised for its painstakingly realistic recreation of dinosaurs. In this film, the behemoths talk. Think of it as Dinosaur Comics: The Movie. (Dec 20)

47 Ronin: Japanese culture is getting Keanu Reeves for Xmas this year. The 47 Ronin legend is brought to life when they’re joined by the outcast Kai (Reeves). Together, they fight the toughest warriors. (Dec 25)

August: Osage County: When their father kills himself, a family is reunited for a cathartic venting of all their barely-repressed hatred. (Dec 25)

Grudge Match: Sylvester Stallone and Robert De Niro are ageing boxers stepping into the ring for one last job. Why can’t they just sell grills or go to jail like normal ageing boxers? (Dec 25)

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit: Jack Ryan (The Hunt for Red October, Clear and Present Danger) returns to punch those who threaten American. Since this is a reboot, Ryan is now played by Chris Pine. (Dec 25)

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom: Idris Elba of seldom-seen but beloved cult favourites like The Wire, Pacific Rim and Thor vs Megaguirus stars as Nelson Mandela in this biopic. Directed by Justin Chadwick. Written by William Nicholson. (Dec 25)

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty: From the story that time-travelling literary critics called the “Andy Richter Controls The Universe of 1939”, Ben Stiller is Mitty, who gets lost in daydreams and daymares while writing a Life article. (Dec 25)

The Amityville Horror: The Lost Tapes: An ambitious television news intern investigates the Amityville House. Spoiler: Amityville is a house no one should buy, as the last person to live there was Ryan Reynolds. (Jan 3)

Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones: Household items will crash for no reason. Ghosts will possess the living. Camera will never be put down. The Paranormal Activity boogiemen have returned! Written and directed by Christopher B Landon. (Jan 3)

The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box: Mariah Mundi reluctantly unites with Will Charity to uncover the secrets of a huge steam-powered hotel on a small island. Based upon the novel “Mariah Mundi” by GP Taylor. (Jan 10)

Lone Survivor: Based on Marcus Luttrell’s nonfiction book of the same name, this film depicts SEAL Team 10′s failed mission, Operation Red Wings. Starring Mark “lemon drink” Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch and Eric Bana. (Jan 10)

Devil’s Due: You’re having my baby? What a lovely, lovely way to say you love me. Waitaminute! That’s not a baby. That’s the devil! For shame, Allison Miller. For shame. (Jan 17)

The Nut Job: Surly Squirrel (Will Arnett), not to be confused with Scaredy Squirrel, plots an elaborate nut store heist with the help of all the creatures from Mononoke’s forest. Also starring Liam Neeson. (Jan 17)

One Chance: James Corden lip-syncs his way through this heartwarming, feel-good biopic about Paul Pot. Correction: it’s a heart-warming, feel-good biopic about Britain’s Got Talent winner Paul Potts. Also starring Alexandra Roach. (Jan 17)

Ride Along: There are a million stories about tough cops being mismatched by a fast-talking partner here in the naked city. This is one of them. Starring Kevin Hart and Ice Cube. (Jan 17)

The Seventh Son: Based on Joseph Delaney’s children’s dark fantasy novel series The Wardstone Chronicles (aka The Last Apprentice), the story centres on a young wizard’s apprentice. Starring Jeff Bridges and Julianne Moore. (Jan 17)

I, Frankenstein: Frankenstein, the bolts still fresh in his neck, learns to talk, keeps his family name and decides to fight the forces of darkness. Oh, but fire still bad, of course. (Jan 24)

Sabotage: Who better to star in an adaptation of Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None than Arnold Schwarzenegger? In this version, an assassin is killing DEA agents one by one. (Jan 24)

Jimmy P: Benicio del Toro plays Jimmy Picard, a Blackfoot who has returned from WWII suffering from a brain trauma doctors can’t pinpoint. Nominated for the Palme d’Or at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival. (Jan 31)

That Awkward Moment: Friends who date casually are forced to make a commitment for the first time in the airy-fairy, mid-20′s lives when the issue of going steady comes up. Zac Efron stars. (Jan 31)

Whitewash: During an unforgiving Quebec winter, a down-on-his-luck snowplow operator (Thomas Haden Church), kills a man in a hit and run. Having not seen I Know What You Did Last Summer, he hides the body. (Jan 31)
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Listings Sunday, December 29, 2013

Fri, Dec 6, 2013

Our listings are your guide to what’s on the go in the St. John’s area. If you have an event you’d like included, email all of the details—as well as images—to listings@thescope.ca.

Music

Blackie O’Leary, 7pm, Kelly’s Pub

Chris Meyers (7pm); Damian Follett (11pm), Green Sleeves Pub

Darrell Cooper (acoustic blues) 11pm, Fat Cat Blues Bar

Feast of Cohen: Vicky Hynes and her troupe of over 25 local musicians and artists present the songs of Leonard Cohen with special guest Anjani Thomas, 8pm, $50, Arts & Culture Centre

Karaoke, Grumpy Stump

Redline, Trapper John’s Pub

Sheryl Crow Tribute, Ship Pub

The Scruncheons Percussion Ensemble, 3pm, Arts & Culture Centre

Traditional Session: With Fergus Brown-O’Byrne & Danny Mills, 3pm, O’Reilly’s Pub
Music Venue Directory

Community

Meetings & Classes

CHANNAL: Peer support and social activities for people with mental illness, 284 LeMarchant Rd 753-7710

Georgestown Neighbourhood Skating Party: Fun for the whole family with a social to follow, $0.50-$2, St Bon’s Forum-2 Bonaventure Ave (Sun Dec 29 at 2pm)

Knit Wits: Bring along your knitting or crochet, share a cup of tea and get help with tough knitting projects, Free, Anna Templeton Centre-278 Duckworth St (Sun Dec 29 & Jan 26 from 7pm to 9pm)

Le Café Français: French speakers and francophiles to meet up and chat. Look for the small Quebecois flag, Atlantic Pace (Sundays at 3pm)

Nar-Anon Family Group: Weekly meetings for those affected by the addiction problem of someone close to them, 682-9111

Overeaters Anonymous: Free help available with no strings attached. Weekly meetings in metro area, 738-1742

The Pottle Centre: Free recreation centre and programs for consumers of mental health services, 323 Hamilton Ave 753-2143

Lectures & Forums

Nothing scheduled today

Kids & Teens

Young Musician Open Mic: Hosted by Denielle Hann, Shamrock City Pub (Sundays at 2pm)
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On Stage

Theatre

Nothing scheduled today

Dance & Performance

Christmas Around the World: Dana Parsons, Sheila Williams, Michael Power, Keith Power, Erin Winsor, Sandra Sandoval, Sandy Morris, Evan Smith, Frank Fusari and Boomer Stamp, $65+ (dinner & show), Masonic Temple-6 Cathedral St 579-3023 (Sun Dec 1 to Mon Dec 23; Sat Dec 28 to Mon Dec 30; Sun Dec 31 NYE w/band; Thur Jan 2 to Mon Jan 6 at 7pm)

Tango on the Edge: A social gathering to dance Argentine tango, $7, Arts & Culture Centre (Thursdays at 8:30pm & Sundays at 7pm)

Spoken & Written

Nothing scheduled today
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On Display

Opening

Art Exhibit: A celebration of recent work by gallery artists, Christina Parker Gallery-50 Water St 753-0580 (Ends Dec 31)

Colour & Light: A fine art exhibition featuring new works by gallery artists, Red Ochre Gallery-96 Duckworth St 726-6422

Jenny Holzer Truisms: An exhibition consisting of reprints of posters that launched the American conceptual and installation artist onto the international stage in the 1970s, The Rooms 757-8000

Juan Ortiz Apuy (Montreal) Disruptions: Presenting a body of work that ranges from wood cabinetry to drawing, photography and video, this exhibition seeks to propose alternative possibilities to the library as idea and space, Eastern Edge Gallery-72 Harbour Dr 739-1882 (Ends Feb 1)

Mike Gough Retrace: Gough’s paintings explore the materiality of memory, alluding to personal subject matter that exists just below the surface, The Rooms 757-8000

Zeke Moores Dispose: Moores reclaims discarded and forgotten objects, recreating them in bronze and aluminum to highlight their beauty and potential, The Rooms 757-8000

Ongoing

The Goat Who Stole Christmas T’ree: Exhibition and sale by artists Cara Kansala & Pam Dorey featuring oil paintings, sculptures and Christmas pieces, Heritage Art Gallery-309 Water St, 2nd fl 739-7994

Cultural Ties: An exhibit of 20 specially-designed neckties designed by notable artists, that originated as a fundraiser for UNICEF in 2008, The Rooms 757-8000

From This Place: Our Lives On Land and Sea: Stories of how the original peoples of the province connected and how they are connected now, The Rooms 757-8000

Here We Made A Home: Exploration of the rich and distinctive culture of Newfoundland and Labrador and its evolution over time, The Rooms 757-8000

Inner Works: Anne Meredith Barry, Peter Bell, David Blackwood, Chris Pratt, Mary Pratt, a Parsons Shepherd, Reginald Shepherd, Gerald Squires & Don Wright, The Rooms 757-8000

It’s A Dog’s Life: Exhibition of images and textual materials highlight the dogs played an integral role in Newfoundland and Labrador throughout the 20th century, The Rooms 757-8000

Student Art Exhibition: Imagine/Create/Celebrate: Creative and Arts-Based Work in Education, MUN-G. A. Hickman (Education) building

Working on History: Watching Our Stories Unfold: An exhibition of artifacts reflecting life in NL from the 1700s to present day, The Rooms 757-8000

Last Chance

Natural Selection: Significant works spanning the history of landscape painting in Canada, including work by A.Y. Jackson, Pegi Nicol MacLeod, and more, The Rooms 757-8000

Museums

Admiralty House Museum: 1915 navy wireless station now communications museum, 23 Old Placentia Rd-Mt Pearl 748-1124

Connections: This Place and Its Early Peoples: Polar bears, carnivorous plants, sea birds and mammals plus the people who made their lives here, The Rooms 757-8000

Fighting Sail: Two warship models from the Napoleonic wars of 1803 to 1816, The Rooms 757-8000

Geo Centre: See Signal Hill’s 550 million year old geology and rock and mineral specimens, 175 Signal Hill Rd 737-7880

Gotcha! Carnivorous Plants Chow Down: An interactive exhibition focusing on the province’s diversity of curious carnivorous plants, from the pitcher plant to the bladderwort, The Rooms 757-8000

Lifeline to Victory: Naval presence in Newfoundland from 1939 to 1945 and its role in the wartime, The Rooms 757-8000

Magic Lantern Show: See Alice in Wonderland and Peter Pan as told by Victorian lantern slides, narrated using original scripts,The Rooms 757-8000

Newfoundland Sealing Disaster: Documents from the 1914 tragedy in which 78 sealers perished on the ice, The Rooms 757-8000

Railway Coastal Museum: Model ships, shipbuilding and dockyard history plus the story of Newfoundland’s railway boat service, 495 Water St W 724-5929

Secret: SS Eagle and MV Trepassey Antarctic Missions, 1944 to 1947, The Rooms 757-8000

Silver – A Noble Metal: An exhibition examining silver, a sought-after commodity for centuries, and its uses and markings, and its production within the province, The Rooms 757-8000

The Fluvarium: A panoramic view under the surface of Nagle’s Hill Brook. Fish, insects and plants in natural habitat plus interactive exhibits, 5 Nagle’s Place 754-3474

Wind-Ships: Cargo Vessels in the Last Days of Sail: An exhibition of ships’ portraits from the 1800s, The Rooms 757-8000 (Opens Jan 15)

Working on History: Watching Our Stories Unfold: An exhibition of artifacts reflecting life in NL from the 1700s to present day, The Rooms 757-8000
More Visual Art • Museums

On Screen

Daily Showings

Flight of the Butterflies: Documentary exploring the migratory nature of the monarch butterfly, GEO Centre-175 Signal Hill Rd 737-7880 (Daily Dec & Jan at 10am, 12:10pm, 2:10pm & 4:10pm)

Hold Fast: This film is based on Kevin Major’s award-winning book of the same name. (Dec 6)

Expecting: If the lyrics to Paul Anka’s “You’re Having My Baby” can be trusted, getting preggers is wonderful. Here, Michelle Monaghan is preggers and everyone thinks she’s too nuts to be a parent. (Dec 6)

Out of the Furnace: When Russell is jailed, his younger brother Rodney decides not to be screw up like Russell. Instead, Rodney rises to the top in the glamorous world of underground Rust Belt fighting. (Dec 6)

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug: Bilbo, Gollum, Gandalf, Radagast, Orco and all of your favourite wizards, elves, orks, centaurs, and mothras return to the big screen in the most eagerly anticipated middle of a book ever filmed. (Dec 13)

Hours: Just in time for Xmas, it’s a baby in peril (as Jesus was)! Nolan (Paul Walker) struggles to keep his newborn infant alive amid the flood of Hurricane Katrina. (Dec 13)

A Madea Christmas: Xmas is a season defined by its cornea-searing fondness for gaudy colours. Who better to find the season’s true meaning than Madea, a gun-toting granny played by a man in drag? (Dec 13)

The Railway Man: Years after WWII, a man suffering the psychological trauma of his time in a POW camp tracks down the Japanese officer who had been his captor. Starring Colin Firth. (Dec 13)

American Hustle: Christian Bale and Amy Adams are two grifters in love. Unfortunately, FBI agent Bradley Cooper is a dishonest man who tricks them into exposing the mafia. Former title: Grift of the Maji. (Dec 18)

The Monuments Men: Faster than you can say “Simpsons did it!”, this film, like Abe Simpson and his platoon of Fighting Hellfish, this also concerns the fate of artwork stolen by the Nazis. (Dec 18)

Anchorman: The Legend Continues: Just when you thought things were going well for reporter Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell), Jack Black gets him fired. Will he and his perfume and lamp-loving pals return to the airwaves? (Dec 20)

Saving Mr Banks: Walt Disney and author PL Travers negotiate the making of Mary Poppins, based on Travers’ book. Will a spoonful of sugar make the negotiations go down smoothly? Starring Emma Thompson. (Dec 20)

Walking with Dinosaurs: BBC was praised for its painstakingly realistic recreation of dinosaurs. In this film, the behemoths talk. Think of it as Dinosaur Comics: The Movie. (Dec 20)

47 Ronin: Japanese culture is getting Keanu Reeves for Xmas this year. The 47 Ronin legend is brought to life when they’re joined by the outcast Kai (Reeves). Together, they fight the toughest warriors. (Dec 25)

August: Osage County: When their father kills himself, a family is reunited for a cathartic venting of all their barely-repressed hatred. (Dec 25)

Grudge Match: Sylvester Stallone and Robert De Niro are ageing boxers stepping into the ring for one last job. Why can’t they just sell grills or go to jail like normal ageing boxers? (Dec 25)

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit: Jack Ryan (The Hunt for Red October, Clear and Present Danger) returns to punch those who threaten American. Since this is a reboot, Ryan is now played by Chris Pine. (Dec 25)

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom: Idris Elba of seldom-seen but beloved cult favourites like The Wire, Pacific Rim and Thor vs Megaguirus stars as Nelson Mandela in this biopic. Directed by Justin Chadwick. Written by William Nicholson. (Dec 25)

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty: From the story that time-travelling literary critics called the “Andy Richter Controls The Universe of 1939”, Ben Stiller is Mitty, who gets lost in daydreams and daymares while writing a Life article. (Dec 25)

The Amityville Horror: The Lost Tapes: An ambitious television news intern investigates the Amityville House. Spoiler: Amityville is a house no one should buy, as the last person to live there was Ryan Reynolds. (Jan 3)

Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones: Household items will crash for no reason. Ghosts will possess the living. Camera will never be put down. The Paranormal Activity boogiemen have returned! Written and directed by Christopher B Landon. (Jan 3)

The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box: Mariah Mundi reluctantly unites with Will Charity to uncover the secrets of a huge steam-powered hotel on a small island. Based upon the novel “Mariah Mundi” by GP Taylor. (Jan 10)

Lone Survivor: Based on Marcus Luttrell’s nonfiction book of the same name, this film depicts SEAL Team 10′s failed mission, Operation Red Wings. Starring Mark “lemon drink” Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch and Eric Bana. (Jan 10)

Devil’s Due: You’re having my baby? What a lovely, lovely way to say you love me. Waitaminute! That’s not a baby. That’s the devil! For shame, Allison Miller. For shame. (Jan 17)

The Nut Job: Surly Squirrel (Will Arnett), not to be confused with Scaredy Squirrel, plots an elaborate nut store heist with the help of all the creatures from Mononoke’s forest. Also starring Liam Neeson. (Jan 17)

One Chance: James Corden lip-syncs his way through this heartwarming, feel-good biopic about Paul Pot. Correction: it’s a heart-warming, feel-good biopic about Britain’s Got Talent winner Paul Potts. Also starring Alexandra Roach. (Jan 17)

Ride Along: There are a million stories about tough cops being mismatched by a fast-talking partner here in the naked city. This is one of them. Starring Kevin Hart and Ice Cube. (Jan 17)

The Seventh Son: Based on Joseph Delaney’s children’s dark fantasy novel series The Wardstone Chronicles (aka The Last Apprentice), the story centres on a young wizard’s apprentice. Starring Jeff Bridges and Julianne Moore. (Jan 17)

I, Frankenstein: Frankenstein, the bolts still fresh in his neck, learns to talk, keeps his family name and decides to fight the forces of darkness. Oh, but fire still bad, of course. (Jan 24)

Sabotage: Who better to star in an adaptation of Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None than Arnold Schwarzenegger? In this version, an assassin is killing DEA agents one by one. (Jan 24)

Jimmy P: Benicio del Toro plays Jimmy Picard, a Blackfoot who has returned from WWII suffering from a brain trauma doctors can’t pinpoint. Nominated for the Palme d’Or at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival. (Jan 31)

That Awkward Moment: Friends who date casually are forced to make a commitment for the first time in the airy-fairy, mid-20′s lives when the issue of going steady comes up. Zac Efron stars. (Jan 31)

Whitewash: During an unforgiving Quebec winter, a down-on-his-luck snowplow operator (Thomas Haden Church), kills a man in a hit and run. Having not seen I Know What You Did Last Summer, he hides the body. (Jan 31)
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Listings Saturday, December 28, 2013

Fri, Dec 6, 2013

Our listings are your guide to what’s on the go in the St. John’s area. If you have an event you’d like included, email all of the details—as well as images—to listings@thescope.ca.

Music

Album Listening Party: Baytown, Green & Gold, Rock House

All Request: DJ RocketBoy, Lottie’s Place

Blacky O’Leary (5:30pm); Steve Davis (9pm), Kelly’s Pub

Crossboners, 9pm, $5, CBTGs

Dave White (6:30pm); The Sidekicks (10:30pm), Green Sleeves Pub

DeeJay JayCee, Turkey Joe’s

Feast of Cohen: Vicky Hynes and her troupe of over 25 local musicians and artists present the songs of Leonard Cohen with special guest Anjani Thomas, 8pm, $50, Arts & Culture Centre

Karaoke, 10pm, Georgetown Pub

Karaoke, 10pm, Karaoke Kops Party Bar

Karaoke: With Sayde Black, 9pm, no cover, Peter Easton Pub

Redline, Trapper John’s Pub

Sanye, Martini Bar – downstairs

The Thymes, Fat Cat Blues Bar

Thee Internet, Secret Connection, 11pm, Ship Pub
Music Venue Directory

Community

Meetings & Classes

CHANNAL: Peer support and social activities for people with mental illness, 284 LeMarchant Rd 753-7710

Drumming Circle Café: Instruments provided but participants welcome to bring their own, all ages, $5, Rocket Room-272 Water St (Saturdays at 11:30am)

Nar-Anon Family Group: Weekly meetings for those affected by the addiction problem of someone close to them, 682-9111

Overeaters Anonymous: Free help available with no strings attached. Weekly meetings in metro area, 738-1742

The Pottle Centre: Free recreation centre and programs for consumers of mental health services, 323 Hamilton Ave 753-2143

Walk on Water: Walk in all weather with enthusiasts who never tire of finding downtown nooks and crannies, free, Fat Nanny’s-245 Duckworth St (Saturdays at 10am)

Lectures & Forums

Nothing scheduled today

Kids & Teens

Nothing scheduled today
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On Stage

Theatre

Nothing scheduled today

Dance & Performance

Christmas Around the World: Dana Parsons, Sheila Williams, Michael Power, Keith Power, Erin Winsor, Sandra Sandoval, Sandy Morris, Evan Smith, Frank Fusari and Boomer Stamp, $65+ (dinner & show), Masonic Temple-6 Cathedral St 579-3023 (Sun Dec 1 to Mon Dec 23; Sat Dec 28 to Mon Dec 30; Sun Dec 31 NYE w/band; Thur Jan 2 to Mon Jan 6 at 7pm)

Salsa Social: Weekly salsa dancing event, $5, Turkey Joe’s-7 George St (Saturdays from 7pm to 10pm)

Spoken & Written

Nothing scheduled today
More Theatre • Dance & Performance • Spoken & Written • Comedy

On Display

Opening

Art Exhibit: A celebration of recent work by gallery artists, Christina Parker Gallery-50 Water St 753-0580 (Ends Dec 31)

Colour & Light: A fine art exhibition featuring new works by gallery artists, Red Ochre Gallery-96 Duckworth St 726-6422

Jenny Holzer Truisms: An exhibition consisting of reprints of posters that launched the American conceptual and installation artist onto the international stage in the 1970s, The Rooms 757-8000

Juan Ortiz Apuy (Montreal) Disruptions: Presenting a body of work that ranges from wood cabinetry to drawing, photography and video, this exhibition seeks to propose alternative possibilities to the library as idea and space, Eastern Edge Gallery-72 Harbour Dr 739-1882 (Ends Feb 1)

Mike Gough Retrace: Gough’s paintings explore the materiality of memory, alluding to personal subject matter that exists just below the surface, The Rooms 757-8000

Music & Exhibition: Steve Cowan and guests present an evening of classical guitar music to accompany an art exhibit of the works of Chang Ling, $8, Fixed Coffee & Baking-183 Duckworth St (Sat Dec 28 at 8pm)

Zeke Moores Dispose: Moores reclaims discarded and forgotten objects, recreating them in bronze and aluminum to highlight their beauty and potential, The Rooms 757-8000

Ongoing

The Goat Who Stole Christmas T’ree: Exhibition and sale by artists Cara Kansala & Pam Dorey featuring oil paintings, sculptures and Christmas pieces, Heritage Art Gallery-309 Water St, 2nd fl 739-7994

Cultural Ties: An exhibit of 20 specially-designed neckties designed by notable artists, that originated as a fundraiser for UNICEF in 2008, The Rooms 757-8000

From This Place: Our Lives On Land and Sea: Stories of how the original peoples of the province connected and how they are connected now, The Rooms 757-8000

Here We Made A Home: Exploration of the rich and distinctive culture of Newfoundland and Labrador and its evolution over time, The Rooms 757-8000

Inner Works: Anne Meredith Barry, Peter Bell, David Blackwood, Chris Pratt, Mary Pratt, a Parsons Shepherd, Reginald Shepherd, Gerald Squires & Don Wright, The Rooms 757-8000

It’s A Dog’s Life: Exhibition of images and textual materials highlight the dogs played an integral role in Newfoundland and Labrador throughout the 20th century, The Rooms 757-8000

Student Art Exhibition: Imagine/Create/Celebrate: Creative and Arts-Based Work in Education, MUN-G. A. Hickman (Education) building

Working on History: Watching Our Stories Unfold: An exhibition of artifacts reflecting life in NL from the 1700s to present day, The Rooms 757-8000

Last Chance

Natural Selection: Significant works spanning the history of landscape painting in Canada, including work by A.Y. Jackson, Pegi Nicol MacLeod, and more, The Rooms 757-8000

Museums

Admiralty House Museum: 1915 navy wireless station now communications museum, 23 Old Placentia Rd-Mt Pearl 748-1124

Connections: This Place and Its Early Peoples: Polar bears, carnivorous plants, sea birds and mammals plus the people who made their lives here, The Rooms 757-8000

Fighting Sail: Two warship models from the Napoleonic wars of 1803 to 1816, The Rooms 757-8000

Geo Centre: See Signal Hill’s 550 million year old geology and rock and mineral specimens, 175 Signal Hill Rd 737-7880

Gotcha! Carnivorous Plants Chow Down: An interactive exhibition focusing on the province’s diversity of curious carnivorous plants, from the pitcher plant to the bladderwort, The Rooms 757-8000

Lifeline to Victory: Naval presence in Newfoundland from 1939 to 1945 and its role in the wartime, The Rooms 757-8000

Magic Lantern Show: See Alice in Wonderland and Peter Pan as told by Victorian lantern slides, narrated using original scripts,The Rooms 757-8000

Newfoundland Sealing Disaster: Documents from the 1914 tragedy in which 78 sealers perished on the ice, The Rooms 757-8000

Railway Coastal Museum: Model ships, shipbuilding and dockyard history plus the story of Newfoundland’s railway boat service, 495 Water St W 724-5929

Secret: SS Eagle and MV Trepassey Antarctic Missions, 1944 to 1947, The Rooms 757-8000

Silver – A Noble Metal: An exhibition examining silver, a sought-after commodity for centuries, and its uses and markings, and its production within the province, The Rooms 757-8000

The Fluvarium: A panoramic view under the surface of Nagle’s Hill Brook. Fish, insects and plants in natural habitat plus interactive exhibits, 5 Nagle’s Place 754-3474

Wind-Ships: Cargo Vessels in the Last Days of Sail: An exhibition of ships’ portraits from the 1800s, The Rooms 757-8000 (Opens Jan 15)

Working on History: Watching Our Stories Unfold: An exhibition of artifacts reflecting life in NL from the 1700s to present day, The Rooms 757-8000
More Visual Art • Museums

On Screen

Daily Showings

Flight of the Butterflies: Documentary exploring the migratory nature of the monarch butterfly, GEO Centre-175 Signal Hill Rd 737-7880 (Daily Dec & Jan at 10am, 12:10pm, 2:10pm & 4:10pm)

Hold Fast: This film is based on Kevin Major’s award-winning book of the same name. (Dec 6)

Expecting: If the lyrics to Paul Anka’s “You’re Having My Baby” can be trusted, getting preggers is wonderful. Here, Michelle Monaghan is preggers and everyone thinks she’s too nuts to be a parent. (Dec 6)

Out of the Furnace: When Russell is jailed, his younger brother Rodney decides not to be screw up like Russell. Instead, Rodney rises to the top in the glamorous world of underground Rust Belt fighting. (Dec 6)

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug: Bilbo, Gollum, Gandalf, Radagast, Orco and all of your favourite wizards, elves, orks, centaurs, and mothras return to the big screen in the most eagerly anticipated middle of a book ever filmed. (Dec 13)

Hours: Just in time for Xmas, it’s a baby in peril (as Jesus was)! Nolan (Paul Walker) struggles to keep his newborn infant alive amid the flood of Hurricane Katrina. (Dec 13)

A Madea Christmas: Xmas is a season defined by its cornea-searing fondness for gaudy colours. Who better to find the season’s true meaning than Madea, a gun-toting granny played by a man in drag? (Dec 13)

The Railway Man: Years after WWII, a man suffering the psychological trauma of his time in a POW camp tracks down the Japanese officer who had been his captor. Starring Colin Firth. (Dec 13)

American Hustle: Christian Bale and Amy Adams are two grifters in love. Unfortunately, FBI agent Bradley Cooper is a dishonest man who tricks them into exposing the mafia. Former title: Grift of the Maji. (Dec 18)

The Monuments Men: Faster than you can say “Simpsons did it!”, this film, like Abe Simpson and his platoon of Fighting Hellfish, this also concerns the fate of artwork stolen by the Nazis. (Dec 18)

Anchorman: The Legend Continues: Just when you thought things were going well for reporter Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell), Jack Black gets him fired. Will he and his perfume and lamp-loving pals return to the airwaves? (Dec 20)

Saving Mr Banks: Walt Disney and author PL Travers negotiate the making of Mary Poppins, based on Travers’ book. Will a spoonful of sugar make the negotiations go down smoothly? Starring Emma Thompson. (Dec 20)

Walking with Dinosaurs: BBC was praised for its painstakingly realistic recreation of dinosaurs. In this film, the behemoths talk. Think of it as Dinosaur Comics: The Movie. (Dec 20)

47 Ronin: Japanese culture is getting Keanu Reeves for Xmas this year. The 47 Ronin legend is brought to life when they’re joined by the outcast Kai (Reeves). Together, they fight the toughest warriors. (Dec 25)

August: Osage County: When their father kills himself, a family is reunited for a cathartic venting of all their barely-repressed hatred. (Dec 25)

Grudge Match: Sylvester Stallone and Robert De Niro are ageing boxers stepping into the ring for one last job. Why can’t they just sell grills or go to jail like normal ageing boxers? (Dec 25)

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit: Jack Ryan (The Hunt for Red October, Clear and Present Danger) returns to punch those who threaten American. Since this is a reboot, Ryan is now played by Chris Pine. (Dec 25)

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom: Idris Elba of seldom-seen but beloved cult favourites like The Wire, Pacific Rim and Thor vs Megaguirus stars as Nelson Mandela in this biopic. Directed by Justin Chadwick. Written by William Nicholson. (Dec 25)

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty: From the story that time-travelling literary critics called the “Andy Richter Controls The Universe of 1939”, Ben Stiller is Mitty, who gets lost in daydreams and daymares while writing a Life article. (Dec 25)

The Amityville Horror: The Lost Tapes: An ambitious television news intern investigates the Amityville House. Spoiler: Amityville is a house no one should buy, as the last person to live there was Ryan Reynolds. (Jan 3)

Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones: Household items will crash for no reason. Ghosts will possess the living. Camera will never be put down. The Paranormal Activity boogiemen have returned! Written and directed by Christopher B Landon. (Jan 3)

The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box: Mariah Mundi reluctantly unites with Will Charity to uncover the secrets of a huge steam-powered hotel on a small island. Based upon the novel “Mariah Mundi” by GP Taylor. (Jan 10)

Lone Survivor: Based on Marcus Luttrell’s nonfiction book of the same name, this film depicts SEAL Team 10′s failed mission, Operation Red Wings. Starring Mark “lemon drink” Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch and Eric Bana. (Jan 10)

Devil’s Due: You’re having my baby? What a lovely, lovely way to say you love me. Waitaminute! That’s not a baby. That’s the devil! For shame, Allison Miller. For shame. (Jan 17)

The Nut Job: Surly Squirrel (Will Arnett), not to be confused with Scaredy Squirrel, plots an elaborate nut store heist with the help of all the creatures from Mononoke’s forest. Also starring Liam Neeson. (Jan 17)

One Chance: James Corden lip-syncs his way through this heartwarming, feel-good biopic about Paul Pot. Correction: it’s a heart-warming, feel-good biopic about Britain’s Got Talent winner Paul Potts. Also starring Alexandra Roach. (Jan 17)

Ride Along: There are a million stories about tough cops being mismatched by a fast-talking partner here in the naked city. This is one of them. Starring Kevin Hart and Ice Cube. (Jan 17)

The Seventh Son: Based on Joseph Delaney’s children’s dark fantasy novel series The Wardstone Chronicles (aka The Last Apprentice), the story centres on a young wizard’s apprentice. Starring Jeff Bridges and Julianne Moore. (Jan 17)

I, Frankenstein: Frankenstein, the bolts still fresh in his neck, learns to talk, keeps his family name and decides to fight the forces of darkness. Oh, but fire still bad, of course. (Jan 24)

Sabotage: Who better to star in an adaptation of Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None than Arnold Schwarzenegger? In this version, an assassin is killing DEA agents one by one. (Jan 24)

Jimmy P: Benicio del Toro plays Jimmy Picard, a Blackfoot who has returned from WWII suffering from a brain trauma doctors can’t pinpoint. Nominated for the Palme d’Or at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival. (Jan 31)

That Awkward Moment: Friends who date casually are forced to make a commitment for the first time in the airy-fairy, mid-20′s lives when the issue of going steady comes up. Zac Efron stars. (Jan 31)

Whitewash: During an unforgiving Quebec winter, a down-on-his-luck snowplow operator (Thomas Haden Church), kills a man in a hit and run. Having not seen I Know What You Did Last Summer, he hides the body. (Jan 31)
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Listings Friday, December 27, 2013

Fri, Dec 6, 2013

Our listings are your guide to what’s on the go in the St. John’s area. If you have an event you’d like included, email all of the details—as well as images—to listings@thescope.ca.

Music

All Request: DJ RocketBoy, Lottie’s Place

Blacky O’Leary (6pm); Steve Davis (10pm), Kelly’s Pub

Bump, Martini Bar

Danika Drover, 10:30pm, Trinity Pub

DJ Scrappy, Turkey Joe’s

Glenn Simmons, The Beach Cottage (Holyrood)

Karaoke, 10pm, Georgetown Pub

Karaoke, 10pm, Karaoke Kops Party Bar

Karaoke: With Sayde Black, 9pm, no cover, Peter Easton Pub

Lady Brett Ashley Christmas Show, Quote the Raven, The Connexions, The Levee

People On Pause (record launch), Beaver Sheppard, Ship Pub

Rob Cook (4pm); Damian Follett (8pm); Best Buds (12am), Green Sleeves Pub

Sanye, Martini Bar – downstairs

SPARK Cabaret Series: Adena Cahill & Tim Caudle, Kyle McDavid, James Daly, Mallory Fisher, Miranda MacDonald, Peter Andrew MacDonald, Cecilia Penney, John Williams, 7:30pm, $15/$20, Rocket Room

The Hellhounds, Fat Cat Blues Bar
Music Venue Directory

Community

Meetings & Classes

CHANNAL: Peer support and social activities for people with mental illness, 284 LeMarchant Rd 753-7710

Nar-Anon Family Group: Weekly meetings for those affected by the addiction problem of someone close to them, 682-9111

Overeaters Anonymous: Free help available with no strings attached. Weekly meetings in metro area, 738-1742

The Pottle Centre: Free recreation centre and programs for consumers of mental health services, 323 Hamilton Ave 753-2143

Lectures & Forums

Nothing scheduled today

Kids & Teens

Nothing scheduled today
More Community Events • Lectures & Forums • Kids & Teen • Meetings & Classes

On Stage

Theatre

Nothing scheduled today

Dance & Performance

Nothing scheduled today

Spoken & Written

Nothing scheduled today
More Theatre • Dance & Performance • Spoken & Written • Comedy

On Display

Opening

Art Exhibit: A celebration of recent work by gallery artists, Christina Parker Gallery-50 Water St 753-0580 (Ends Dec 31)

Colour & Light: A fine art exhibition featuring new works by gallery artists, Red Ochre Gallery-96 Duckworth St 726-6422

Jenny Holzer Truisms: An exhibition consisting of reprints of posters that launched the American conceptual and installation artist onto the international stage in the 1970s, The Rooms 757-8000

Juan Ortiz Apuy (Montreal) Disruptions: Presenting a body of work that ranges from wood cabinetry to drawing, photography and video, this exhibition seeks to propose alternative possibilities to the library as idea and space, Eastern Edge Gallery-72 Harbour Dr 739-1882 (Ends Feb 1)

Mike Gough Retrace: Gough’s paintings explore the materiality of memory, alluding to personal subject matter that exists just below the surface, The Rooms 757-8000

Zeke Moores Dispose: Moores reclaims discarded and forgotten objects, recreating them in bronze and aluminum to highlight their beauty and potential, The Rooms 757-8000

Ongoing

The Goat Who Stole Christmas T’ree: Exhibition and sale by artists Cara Kansala & Pam Dorey featuring oil paintings, sculptures and Christmas pieces, Heritage Art Gallery-309 Water St, 2nd fl 739-7994

Cultural Ties: An exhibit of 20 specially-designed neckties designed by notable artists, that originated as a fundraiser for UNICEF in 2008, The Rooms 757-8000

From This Place: Our Lives On Land and Sea: Stories of how the original peoples of the province connected and how they are connected now, The Rooms 757-8000

Here We Made A Home: Exploration of the rich and distinctive culture of Newfoundland and Labrador and its evolution over time, The Rooms 757-8000

Inner Works: Anne Meredith Barry, Peter Bell, David Blackwood, Chris Pratt, Mary Pratt, a Parsons Shepherd, Reginald Shepherd, Gerald Squires & Don Wright, The Rooms 757-8000

It’s A Dog’s Life: Exhibition of images and textual materials highlight the dogs played an integral role in Newfoundland and Labrador throughout the 20th century, The Rooms 757-8000

Student Art Exhibition: Imagine/Create/Celebrate: Creative and Arts-Based Work in Education, MUN-G. A. Hickman (Education) building

Working on History: Watching Our Stories Unfold: An exhibition of artifacts reflecting life in NL from the 1700s to present day, The Rooms 757-8000

Last Chance

Natural Selection: Significant works spanning the history of landscape painting in Canada, including work by A.Y. Jackson, Pegi Nicol MacLeod, and more, The Rooms 757-8000

Museums

Admiralty House Museum: 1915 navy wireless station now communications museum, 23 Old Placentia Rd-Mt Pearl 748-1124

Connections: This Place and Its Early Peoples: Polar bears, carnivorous plants, sea birds and mammals plus the people who made their lives here, The Rooms 757-8000

Fighting Sail: Two warship models from the Napoleonic wars of 1803 to 1816, The Rooms 757-8000

Geo Centre: See Signal Hill’s 550 million year old geology and rock and mineral specimens, 175 Signal Hill Rd 737-7880

Gotcha! Carnivorous Plants Chow Down: An interactive exhibition focusing on the province’s diversity of curious carnivorous plants, from the pitcher plant to the bladderwort, The Rooms 757-8000

Lifeline to Victory: Naval presence in Newfoundland from 1939 to 1945 and its role in the wartime, The Rooms 757-8000

Magic Lantern Show: See Alice in Wonderland and Peter Pan as told by Victorian lantern slides, narrated using original scripts,The Rooms 757-8000

Newfoundland Sealing Disaster: Documents from the 1914 tragedy in which 78 sealers perished on the ice, The Rooms 757-8000

Railway Coastal Museum: Model ships, shipbuilding and dockyard history plus the story of Newfoundland’s railway boat service, 495 Water St W 724-5929

Secret: SS Eagle and MV Trepassey Antarctic Missions, 1944 to 1947, The Rooms 757-8000

Silver – A Noble Metal: An exhibition examining silver, a sought-after commodity for centuries, and its uses and markings, and its production within the province, The Rooms 757-8000

The Fluvarium: A panoramic view under the surface of Nagle’s Hill Brook. Fish, insects and plants in natural habitat plus interactive exhibits, 5 Nagle’s Place 754-3474

Wind-Ships: Cargo Vessels in the Last Days of Sail: An exhibition of ships’ portraits from the 1800s, The Rooms 757-8000 (Opens Jan 15)

Working on History: Watching Our Stories Unfold: An exhibition of artifacts reflecting life in NL from the 1700s to present day, The Rooms 757-8000
More Visual Art • Museums

On Screen

Daily Showings

Flight of the Butterflies: Documentary exploring the migratory nature of the monarch butterfly, GEO Centre-175 Signal Hill Rd 737-7880 (Daily Dec & Jan at 10am, 12:10pm, 2:10pm & 4:10pm)

Hold Fast: This film is based on Kevin Major’s award-winning book of the same name. (Dec 6)

Expecting: If the lyrics to Paul Anka’s “You’re Having My Baby” can be trusted, getting preggers is wonderful. Here, Michelle Monaghan is preggers and everyone thinks she’s too nuts to be a parent. (Dec 6)

Out of the Furnace: When Russell is jailed, his younger brother Rodney decides not to be screw up like Russell. Instead, Rodney rises to the top in the glamorous world of underground Rust Belt fighting. (Dec 6)

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug: Bilbo, Gollum, Gandalf, Radagast, Orco and all of your favourite wizards, elves, orks, centaurs, and mothras return to the big screen in the most eagerly anticipated middle of a book ever filmed. (Dec 13)

Hours: Just in time for Xmas, it’s a baby in peril (as Jesus was)! Nolan (Paul Walker) struggles to keep his newborn infant alive amid the flood of Hurricane Katrina. (Dec 13)

A Madea Christmas: Xmas is a season defined by its cornea-searing fondness for gaudy colours. Who better to find the season’s true meaning than Madea, a gun-toting granny played by a man in drag? (Dec 13)

The Railway Man: Years after WWII, a man suffering the psychological trauma of his time in a POW camp tracks down the Japanese officer who had been his captor. Starring Colin Firth. (Dec 13)

American Hustle: Christian Bale and Amy Adams are two grifters in love. Unfortunately, FBI agent Bradley Cooper is a dishonest man who tricks them into exposing the mafia. Former title: Grift of the Maji. (Dec 18)

The Monuments Men: Faster than you can say “Simpsons did it!”, this film, like Abe Simpson and his platoon of Fighting Hellfish, this also concerns the fate of artwork stolen by the Nazis. (Dec 18)

Anchorman: The Legend Continues: Just when you thought things were going well for reporter Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell), Jack Black gets him fired. Will he and his perfume and lamp-loving pals return to the airwaves? (Dec 20)

Saving Mr Banks: Walt Disney and author PL Travers negotiate the making of Mary Poppins, based on Travers’ book. Will a spoonful of sugar make the negotiations go down smoothly? Starring Emma Thompson. (Dec 20)

Walking with Dinosaurs: BBC was praised for its painstakingly realistic recreation of dinosaurs. In this film, the behemoths talk. Think of it as Dinosaur Comics: The Movie. (Dec 20)

47 Ronin: Japanese culture is getting Keanu Reeves for Xmas this year. The 47 Ronin legend is brought to life when they’re joined by the outcast Kai (Reeves). Together, they fight the toughest warriors. (Dec 25)

August: Osage County: When their father kills himself, a family is reunited for a cathartic venting of all their barely-repressed hatred. (Dec 25)

Grudge Match: Sylvester Stallone and Robert De Niro are ageing boxers stepping into the ring for one last job. Why can’t they just sell grills or go to jail like normal ageing boxers? (Dec 25)

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit: Jack Ryan (The Hunt for Red October, Clear and Present Danger) returns to punch those who threaten American. Since this is a reboot, Ryan is now played by Chris Pine. (Dec 25)

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom: Idris Elba of seldom-seen but beloved cult favourites like The Wire, Pacific Rim and Thor vs Megaguirus stars as Nelson Mandela in this biopic. Directed by Justin Chadwick. Written by William Nicholson. (Dec 25)

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty: From the story that time-travelling literary critics called the “Andy Richter Controls The Universe of 1939”, Ben Stiller is Mitty, who gets lost in daydreams and daymares while writing a Life article. (Dec 25)

The Amityville Horror: The Lost Tapes: An ambitious television news intern investigates the Amityville House. Spoiler: Amityville is a house no one should buy, as the last person to live there was Ryan Reynolds. (Jan 3)

Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones: Household items will crash for no reason. Ghosts will possess the living. Camera will never be put down. The Paranormal Activity boogiemen have returned! Written and directed by Christopher B Landon. (Jan 3)

The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box: Mariah Mundi reluctantly unites with Will Charity to uncover the secrets of a huge steam-powered hotel on a small island. Based upon the novel “Mariah Mundi” by GP Taylor. (Jan 10)

Lone Survivor: Based on Marcus Luttrell’s nonfiction book of the same name, this film depicts SEAL Team 10′s failed mission, Operation Red Wings. Starring Mark “lemon drink” Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch and Eric Bana. (Jan 10)

Devil’s Due: You’re having my baby? What a lovely, lovely way to say you love me. Waitaminute! That’s not a baby. That’s the devil! For shame, Allison Miller. For shame. (Jan 17)

The Nut Job: Surly Squirrel (Will Arnett), not to be confused with Scaredy Squirrel, plots an elaborate nut store heist with the help of all the creatures from Mononoke’s forest. Also starring Liam Neeson. (Jan 17)

One Chance: James Corden lip-syncs his way through this heartwarming, feel-good biopic about Paul Pot. Correction: it’s a heart-warming, feel-good biopic about Britain’s Got Talent winner Paul Potts. Also starring Alexandra Roach. (Jan 17)

Ride Along: There are a million stories about tough cops being mismatched by a fast-talking partner here in the naked city. This is one of them. Starring Kevin Hart and Ice Cube. (Jan 17)

The Seventh Son: Based on Joseph Delaney’s children’s dark fantasy novel series The Wardstone Chronicles (aka The Last Apprentice), the story centres on a young wizard’s apprentice. Starring Jeff Bridges and Julianne Moore. (Jan 17)

I, Frankenstein: Frankenstein, the bolts still fresh in his neck, learns to talk, keeps his family name and decides to fight the forces of darkness. Oh, but fire still bad, of course. (Jan 24)

Sabotage: Who better to star in an adaptation of Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None than Arnold Schwarzenegger? In this version, an assassin is killing DEA agents one by one. (Jan 24)

Jimmy P: Benicio del Toro plays Jimmy Picard, a Blackfoot who has returned from WWII suffering from a brain trauma doctors can’t pinpoint. Nominated for the Palme d’Or at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival. (Jan 31)

That Awkward Moment: Friends who date casually are forced to make a commitment for the first time in the airy-fairy, mid-20′s lives when the issue of going steady comes up. Zac Efron stars. (Jan 31)

Whitewash: During an unforgiving Quebec winter, a down-on-his-luck snowplow operator (Thomas Haden Church), kills a man in a hit and run. Having not seen I Know What You Did Last Summer, he hides the body. (Jan 31)
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Listings Thursday, December 26, 2013

Fri, Dec 6, 2013

Our listings are your guide to what’s on the go in the St. John’s area. If you have an event you’d like included, email all of the details—as well as images—to listings@thescope.ca.

Music

Boxing Night Mummers Bash, Trapper John’s

Mopey, Patrick Canning, Danielle Bailey, 10:30pm, $6, Distortion

Mark Bragg & The Butchers, Ship Pub

Open Mic with Sayde Black, 9pm, no cover, Peter Easton Pub

Rob Cook (6:30pm); Unlisted (11pm), Green Sleeves Pub

Stixx & Stones, Martini Bar
Music Venue Directory

Community

Meetings & Classes

CHANNAL: Peer support and social activities for people with mental illness, 284 LeMarchant Rd 753-7710

Nar-Anon Family Group: Weekly meetings for those affected by the addiction problem of someone close to them, 682-9111

Overeaters Anonymous: Free help available with no strings attached. Weekly meetings in metro area, 738-1742

The Pottle Centre: Free recreation centre and programs for consumers of mental health services, 323 Hamilton Ave 753-2143

Trivia Nights: Rose & Thistle on Tuesdays; Bitters on Thursdays at 8pm

Lectures & Forums

Nothing scheduled today

Kids & Teens

Nothing scheduled today
More Community Events • Lectures & Forums • Kids & Teen • Meetings & Classes

On Stage

Theatre

Nothing scheduled today

Dance & Performance

Tango on the Edge: A social gathering to dance Argentine tango, $7, Arts & Culture Centre (Thursdays at 8:30pm & Sundays at 7pm)

Spoken & Written

Nothing scheduled today
More Theatre • Dance & Performance • Spoken & Written • Comedy

On Display

Opening

Art Exhibit: A celebration of recent work by gallery artists, Christina Parker Gallery-50 Water St 753-0580 (Ends Dec 31)

Colour & Light: A fine art exhibition featuring new works by gallery artists, Red Ochre Gallery-96 Duckworth St 726-6422

Jenny Holzer Truisms: An exhibition consisting of reprints of posters that launched the American conceptual and installation artist onto the international stage in the 1970s, The Rooms 757-8000

Juan Ortiz Apuy (Montreal) Disruptions: Presenting a body of work that ranges from wood cabinetry to drawing, photography and video, this exhibition seeks to propose alternative possibilities to the library as idea and space, Eastern Edge Gallery-72 Harbour Dr 739-1882 (Ends Feb 1)

Mike Gough Retrace: Gough’s paintings explore the materiality of memory, alluding to personal subject matter that exists just below the surface, The Rooms 757-8000

Zeke Moores Dispose: Moores reclaims discarded and forgotten objects, recreating them in bronze and aluminum to highlight their beauty and potential, The Rooms 757-8000

Ongoing

The Goat Who Stole Christmas T’ree: Exhibition and sale by artists Cara Kansala & Pam Dorey featuring oil paintings, sculptures and Christmas pieces, Heritage Art Gallery-309 Water St, 2nd fl 739-7994

Cultural Ties: An exhibit of 20 specially-designed neckties designed by notable artists, that originated as a fundraiser for UNICEF in 2008, The Rooms 757-8000

From This Place: Our Lives On Land and Sea: Stories of how the original peoples of the province connected and how they are connected now, The Rooms 757-8000

Here We Made A Home: Exploration of the rich and distinctive culture of Newfoundland and Labrador and its evolution over time, The Rooms 757-8000

Inner Works: Anne Meredith Barry, Peter Bell, David Blackwood, Chris Pratt, Mary Pratt, a Parsons Shepherd, Reginald Shepherd, Gerald Squires & Don Wright, The Rooms 757-8000

It’s A Dog’s Life: Exhibition of images and textual materials highlight the dogs played an integral role in Newfoundland and Labrador throughout the 20th century, The Rooms 757-8000

Student Art Exhibition: Imagine/Create/Celebrate: Creative and Arts-Based Work in Education, MUN-G. A. Hickman (Education) building

Working on History: Watching Our Stories Unfold: An exhibition of artifacts reflecting life in NL from the 1700s to present day, The Rooms 757-8000

Last Chance

Natural Selection: Significant works spanning the history of landscape painting in Canada, including work by A.Y. Jackson, Pegi Nicol MacLeod, and more, The Rooms 757-8000

Museums

Admiralty House Museum: 1915 navy wireless station now communications museum, 23 Old Placentia Rd-Mt Pearl 748-1124

Connections: This Place and Its Early Peoples: Polar bears, carnivorous plants, sea birds and mammals plus the people who made their lives here, The Rooms 757-8000

Fighting Sail: Two warship models from the Napoleonic wars of 1803 to 1816, The Rooms 757-8000

Geo Centre: See Signal Hill’s 550 million year old geology and rock and mineral specimens, 175 Signal Hill Rd 737-7880

Gotcha! Carnivorous Plants Chow Down: An interactive exhibition focusing on the province’s diversity of curious carnivorous plants, from the pitcher plant to the bladderwort, The Rooms 757-8000

Lifeline to Victory: Naval presence in Newfoundland from 1939 to 1945 and its role in the wartime, The Rooms 757-8000

Magic Lantern Show: See Alice in Wonderland and Peter Pan as told by Victorian lantern slides, narrated using original scripts,The Rooms 757-8000

Newfoundland Sealing Disaster: Documents from the 1914 tragedy in which 78 sealers perished on the ice, The Rooms 757-8000

Railway Coastal Museum: Model ships, shipbuilding and dockyard history plus the story of Newfoundland’s railway boat service, 495 Water St W 724-5929

Secret: SS Eagle and MV Trepassey Antarctic Missions, 1944 to 1947, The Rooms 757-8000

Silver – A Noble Metal: An exhibition examining silver, a sought-after commodity for centuries, and its uses and markings, and its production within the province, The Rooms 757-8000

The Fluvarium: A panoramic view under the surface of Nagle’s Hill Brook. Fish, insects and plants in natural habitat plus interactive exhibits, 5 Nagle’s Place 754-3474

Wind-Ships: Cargo Vessels in the Last Days of Sail: An exhibition of ships’ portraits from the 1800s, The Rooms 757-8000 (Opens Jan 15)

Working on History: Watching Our Stories Unfold: An exhibition of artifacts reflecting life in NL from the 1700s to present day, The Rooms 757-8000
More Visual Art • Museums

On Screen

Daily Showings

Flight of the Butterflies: Documentary exploring the migratory nature of the monarch butterfly, GEO Centre-175 Signal Hill Rd 737-7880 (Daily Dec & Jan at 10am, 12:10pm, 2:10pm & 4:10pm)

Hold Fast: This film is based on Kevin Major’s award-winning book of the same name. (Dec 6)

Expecting: If the lyrics to Paul Anka’s “You’re Having My Baby” can be trusted, getting preggers is wonderful. Here, Michelle Monaghan is preggers and everyone thinks she’s too nuts to be a parent. (Dec 6)

Out of the Furnace: When Russell is jailed, his younger brother Rodney decides not to be screw up like Russell. Instead, Rodney rises to the top in the glamorous world of underground Rust Belt fighting. (Dec 6)

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug: Bilbo, Gollum, Gandalf, Radagast, Orco and all of your favourite wizards, elves, orks, centaurs, and mothras return to the big screen in the most eagerly anticipated middle of a book ever filmed. (Dec 13)

Hours: Just in time for Xmas, it’s a baby in peril (as Jesus was)! Nolan (Paul Walker) struggles to keep his newborn infant alive amid the flood of Hurricane Katrina. (Dec 13)

A Madea Christmas: Xmas is a season defined by its cornea-searing fondness for gaudy colours. Who better to find the season’s true meaning than Madea, a gun-toting granny played by a man in drag? (Dec 13)

The Railway Man: Years after WWII, a man suffering the psychological trauma of his time in a POW camp tracks down the Japanese officer who had been his captor. Starring Colin Firth. (Dec 13)

American Hustle: Christian Bale and Amy Adams are two grifters in love. Unfortunately, FBI agent Bradley Cooper is a dishonest man who tricks them into exposing the mafia. Former title: Grift of the Maji. (Dec 18)

The Monuments Men: Faster than you can say “Simpsons did it!”, this film, like Abe Simpson and his platoon of Fighting Hellfish, this also concerns the fate of artwork stolen by the Nazis. (Dec 18)

Anchorman: The Legend Continues: Just when you thought things were going well for reporter Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell), Jack Black gets him fired. Will he and his perfume and lamp-loving pals return to the airwaves? (Dec 20)

Saving Mr Banks: Walt Disney and author PL Travers negotiate the making of Mary Poppins, based on Travers’ book. Will a spoonful of sugar make the negotiations go down smoothly? Starring Emma Thompson. (Dec 20)

Walking with Dinosaurs: BBC was praised for its painstakingly realistic recreation of dinosaurs. In this film, the behemoths talk. Think of it as Dinosaur Comics: The Movie. (Dec 20)

47 Ronin: Japanese culture is getting Keanu Reeves for Xmas this year. The 47 Ronin legend is brought to life when they’re joined by the outcast Kai (Reeves). Together, they fight the toughest warriors. (Dec 25)

August: Osage County: When their father kills himself, a family is reunited for a cathartic venting of all their barely-repressed hatred. (Dec 25)

Grudge Match: Sylvester Stallone and Robert De Niro are ageing boxers stepping into the ring for one last job. Why can’t they just sell grills or go to jail like normal ageing boxers? (Dec 25)

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit: Jack Ryan (The Hunt for Red October, Clear and Present Danger) returns to punch those who threaten American. Since this is a reboot, Ryan is now played by Chris Pine. (Dec 25)

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom: Idris Elba of seldom-seen but beloved cult favourites like The Wire, Pacific Rim and Thor vs Megaguirus stars as Nelson Mandela in this biopic. Directed by Justin Chadwick. Written by William Nicholson. (Dec 25)

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty: From the story that time-travelling literary critics called the “Andy Richter Controls The Universe of 1939”, Ben Stiller is Mitty, who gets lost in daydreams and daymares while writing a Life article. (Dec 25)

The Amityville Horror: The Lost Tapes: An ambitious television news intern investigates the Amityville House. Spoiler: Amityville is a house no one should buy, as the last person to live there was Ryan Reynolds. (Jan 3)

Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones: Household items will crash for no reason. Ghosts will possess the living. Camera will never be put down. The Paranormal Activity boogiemen have returned! Written and directed by Christopher B Landon. (Jan 3)

The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box: Mariah Mundi reluctantly unites with Will Charity to uncover the secrets of a huge steam-powered hotel on a small island. Based upon the novel “Mariah Mundi” by GP Taylor. (Jan 10)

Lone Survivor: Based on Marcus Luttrell’s nonfiction book of the same name, this film depicts SEAL Team 10′s failed mission, Operation Red Wings. Starring Mark “lemon drink” Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch and Eric Bana. (Jan 10)

Devil’s Due: You’re having my baby? What a lovely, lovely way to say you love me. Waitaminute! That’s not a baby. That’s the devil! For shame, Allison Miller. For shame. (Jan 17)

The Nut Job: Surly Squirrel (Will Arnett), not to be confused with Scaredy Squirrel, plots an elaborate nut store heist with the help of all the creatures from Mononoke’s forest. Also starring Liam Neeson. (Jan 17)

One Chance: James Corden lip-syncs his way through this heartwarming, feel-good biopic about Paul Pot. Correction: it’s a heart-warming, feel-good biopic about Britain’s Got Talent winner Paul Potts. Also starring Alexandra Roach. (Jan 17)

Ride Along: There are a million stories about tough cops being mismatched by a fast-talking partner here in the naked city. This is one of them. Starring Kevin Hart and Ice Cube. (Jan 17)

The Seventh Son: Based on Joseph Delaney’s children’s dark fantasy novel series The Wardstone Chronicles (aka The Last Apprentice), the story centres on a young wizard’s apprentice. Starring Jeff Bridges and Julianne Moore. (Jan 17)

I, Frankenstein: Frankenstein, the bolts still fresh in his neck, learns to talk, keeps his family name and decides to fight the forces of darkness. Oh, but fire still bad, of course. (Jan 24)

Sabotage: Who better to star in an adaptation of Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None than Arnold Schwarzenegger? In this version, an assassin is killing DEA agents one by one. (Jan 24)

Jimmy P: Benicio del Toro plays Jimmy Picard, a Blackfoot who has returned from WWII suffering from a brain trauma doctors can’t pinpoint. Nominated for the Palme d’Or at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival. (Jan 31)

That Awkward Moment: Friends who date casually are forced to make a commitment for the first time in the airy-fairy, mid-20′s lives when the issue of going steady comes up. Zac Efron stars. (Jan 31)

Whitewash: During an unforgiving Quebec winter, a down-on-his-luck snowplow operator (Thomas Haden Church), kills a man in a hit and run. Having not seen I Know What You Did Last Summer, he hides the body. (Jan 31)
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Listings Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Fri, Dec 6, 2013

Our listings are your guide to what’s on the go in the St. John’s area. If you have an event you’d like included, email all of the details—as well as images—to listings@thescope.ca.

Music

Dave White (6pm); Damian Follett (10pm), Green Sleeves Pub
Music Venue Directory

Community

Meetings & Classes

CHANNAL: Peer support and social activities for people with mental illness, 284 LeMarchant Rd 753-7710

MUN Tabletop Games Club: Dedicated to providing games in St. John’s with a friendly social atmosphere in which to play board games and other tabletop games, free, MUN C2026 (Wednesdays from 5pm to 10pm)

Nar-Anon Family Group: Weekly meetings for those affected by the addiction problem of someone close to them, 682-9111

Overeaters Anonymous: Free help available with no strings attached. Weekly meetings in metro area, 738-1742

The Pottle Centre: Free recreation centre and programs for consumers of mental health services, 323 Hamilton Ave 753-2143

Lectures & Forums

Nothing scheduled today

Kids & Teens

Nothing scheduled today
More Community Events • Lectures & Forums • Kids & Teen • Meetings & Classes

On Stage

Theatre

Nothing scheduled today

Dance & Performance

Nothing scheduled today

Spoken & Written

Nothing scheduled today
More Theatre • Dance & Performance • Spoken & Written • Comedy

On Display

Opening

Art Exhibit: A celebration of recent work by gallery artists, Christina Parker Gallery-50 Water St 753-0580 (Ends Dec 31)

Colour & Light: A fine art exhibition featuring new works by gallery artists, Red Ochre Gallery-96 Duckworth St 726-6422

Jenny Holzer Truisms: An exhibition consisting of reprints of posters that launched the American conceptual and installation artist onto the international stage in the 1970s, The Rooms 757-8000

Juan Ortiz Apuy (Montreal) Disruptions: Presenting a body of work that ranges from wood cabinetry to drawing, photography and video, this exhibition seeks to propose alternative possibilities to the library as idea and space, Eastern Edge Gallery-72 Harbour Dr 739-1882 (Ends Feb 1)

Mike Gough Retrace: Gough’s paintings explore the materiality of memory, alluding to personal subject matter that exists just below the surface, The Rooms 757-8000

Zeke Moores Dispose: Moores reclaims discarded and forgotten objects, recreating them in bronze and aluminum to highlight their beauty and potential, The Rooms 757-8000

Ongoing

The Goat Who Stole Christmas T’ree: Exhibition and sale by artists Cara Kansala & Pam Dorey featuring oil paintings, sculptures and Christmas pieces, Heritage Art Gallery-309 Water St, 2nd fl 739-7994

Cultural Ties: An exhibit of 20 specially-designed neckties designed by notable artists, that originated as a fundraiser for UNICEF in 2008, The Rooms 757-8000

From This Place: Our Lives On Land and Sea: Stories of how the original peoples of the province connected and how they are connected now, The Rooms 757-8000

Here We Made A Home: Exploration of the rich and distinctive culture of Newfoundland and Labrador and its evolution over time, The Rooms 757-8000

Inner Works: Anne Meredith Barry, Peter Bell, David Blackwood, Chris Pratt, Mary Pratt, a Parsons Shepherd, Reginald Shepherd, Gerald Squires & Don Wright, The Rooms 757-8000

It’s A Dog’s Life: Exhibition of images and textual materials highlight the dogs played an integral role in Newfoundland and Labrador throughout the 20th century, The Rooms 757-8000

Student Art Exhibition: Imagine/Create/Celebrate: Creative and Arts-Based Work in Education, MUN-G. A. Hickman (Education) building

Working on History: Watching Our Stories Unfold: An exhibition of artifacts reflecting life in NL from the 1700s to present day, The Rooms 757-8000

Last Chance

Natural Selection: Significant works spanning the history of landscape painting in Canada, including work by A.Y. Jackson, Pegi Nicol MacLeod, and more, The Rooms 757-8000

Museums

Admiralty House Museum: 1915 navy wireless station now communications museum, 23 Old Placentia Rd-Mt Pearl 748-1124

Connections: This Place and Its Early Peoples: Polar bears, carnivorous plants, sea birds and mammals plus the people who made their lives here, The Rooms 757-8000

Fighting Sail: Two warship models from the Napoleonic wars of 1803 to 1816, The Rooms 757-8000

Geo Centre: See Signal Hill’s 550 million year old geology and rock and mineral specimens, 175 Signal Hill Rd 737-7880

Gotcha! Carnivorous Plants Chow Down: An interactive exhibition focusing on the province’s diversity of curious carnivorous plants, from the pitcher plant to the bladderwort, The Rooms 757-8000

Lifeline to Victory: Naval presence in Newfoundland from 1939 to 1945 and its role in the wartime, The Rooms 757-8000

Magic Lantern Show: See Alice in Wonderland and Peter Pan as told by Victorian lantern slides, narrated using original scripts,The Rooms 757-8000

Newfoundland Sealing Disaster: Documents from the 1914 tragedy in which 78 sealers perished on the ice, The Rooms 757-8000

Railway Coastal Museum: Model ships, shipbuilding and dockyard history plus the story of Newfoundland’s railway boat service, 495 Water St W 724-5929

Secret: SS Eagle and MV Trepassey Antarctic Missions, 1944 to 1947, The Rooms 757-8000

Silver – A Noble Metal: An exhibition examining silver, a sought-after commodity for centuries, and its uses and markings, and its production within the province, The Rooms 757-8000

The Fluvarium: A panoramic view under the surface of Nagle’s Hill Brook. Fish, insects and plants in natural habitat plus interactive exhibits, 5 Nagle’s Place 754-3474

Wind-Ships: Cargo Vessels in the Last Days of Sail: An exhibition of ships’ portraits from the 1800s, The Rooms 757-8000 (Opens Jan 15)

Working on History: Watching Our Stories Unfold: An exhibition of artifacts reflecting life in NL from the 1700s to present day, The Rooms 757-8000
More Visual Art • Museums

On Screen

Daily Showings

Flight of the Butterflies: Documentary exploring the migratory nature of the monarch butterfly, GEO Centre-175 Signal Hill Rd 737-7880 (Daily Dec & Jan at 10am, 12:10pm, 2:10pm & 4:10pm)

Hold Fast: This film is based on Kevin Major’s award-winning book of the same name. (Dec 6)

Expecting: If the lyrics to Paul Anka’s “You’re Having My Baby” can be trusted, getting preggers is wonderful. Here, Michelle Monaghan is preggers and everyone thinks she’s too nuts to be a parent. (Dec 6)

Out of the Furnace: When Russell is jailed, his younger brother Rodney decides not to be screw up like Russell. Instead, Rodney rises to the top in the glamorous world of underground Rust Belt fighting. (Dec 6)

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug: Bilbo, Gollum, Gandalf, Radagast, Orco and all of your favourite wizards, elves, orks, centaurs, and mothras return to the big screen in the most eagerly anticipated middle of a book ever filmed. (Dec 13)

Hours: Just in time for Xmas, it’s a baby in peril (as Jesus was)! Nolan (Paul Walker) struggles to keep his newborn infant alive amid the flood of Hurricane Katrina. (Dec 13)

A Madea Christmas: Xmas is a season defined by its cornea-searing fondness for gaudy colours. Who better to find the season’s true meaning than Madea, a gun-toting granny played by a man in drag? (Dec 13)

The Railway Man: Years after WWII, a man suffering the psychological trauma of his time in a POW camp tracks down the Japanese officer who had been his captor. Starring Colin Firth. (Dec 13)

American Hustle: Christian Bale and Amy Adams are two grifters in love. Unfortunately, FBI agent Bradley Cooper is a dishonest man who tricks them into exposing the mafia. Former title: Grift of the Maji. (Dec 18)

The Monuments Men: Faster than you can say “Simpsons did it!”, this film, like Abe Simpson and his platoon of Fighting Hellfish, this also concerns the fate of artwork stolen by the Nazis. (Dec 18)

Anchorman: The Legend Continues: Just when you thought things were going well for reporter Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell), Jack Black gets him fired. Will he and his perfume and lamp-loving pals return to the airwaves? (Dec 20)

Saving Mr Banks: Walt Disney and author PL Travers negotiate the making of Mary Poppins, based on Travers’ book. Will a spoonful of sugar make the negotiations go down smoothly? Starring Emma Thompson. (Dec 20)

Walking with Dinosaurs: BBC was praised for its painstakingly realistic recreation of dinosaurs. In this film, the behemoths talk. Think of it as Dinosaur Comics: The Movie. (Dec 20)

47 Ronin: Japanese culture is getting Keanu Reeves for Xmas this year. The 47 Ronin legend is brought to life when they’re joined by the outcast Kai (Reeves). Together, they fight the toughest warriors. (Dec 25)

August: Osage County: When their father kills himself, a family is reunited for a cathartic venting of all their barely-repressed hatred. (Dec 25)

Grudge Match: Sylvester Stallone and Robert De Niro are ageing boxers stepping into the ring for one last job. Why can’t they just sell grills or go to jail like normal ageing boxers? (Dec 25)

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit: Jack Ryan (The Hunt for Red October, Clear and Present Danger) returns to punch those who threaten American. Since this is a reboot, Ryan is now played by Chris Pine. (Dec 25)

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom: Idris Elba of seldom-seen but beloved cult favourites like The Wire, Pacific Rim and Thor vs Megaguirus stars as Nelson Mandela in this biopic. Directed by Justin Chadwick. Written by William Nicholson. (Dec 25)

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty: From the story that time-travelling literary critics called the “Andy Richter Controls The Universe of 1939”, Ben Stiller is Mitty, who gets lost in daydreams and daymares while writing a Life article. (Dec 25)

The Amityville Horror: The Lost Tapes: An ambitious television news intern investigates the Amityville House. Spoiler: Amityville is a house no one should buy, as the last person to live there was Ryan Reynolds. (Jan 3)

Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones: Household items will crash for no reason. Ghosts will possess the living. Camera will never be put down. The Paranormal Activity boogiemen have returned! Written and directed by Christopher B Landon. (Jan 3)

The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box: Mariah Mundi reluctantly unites with Will Charity to uncover the secrets of a huge steam-powered hotel on a small island. Based upon the novel “Mariah Mundi” by GP Taylor. (Jan 10)

Lone Survivor: Based on Marcus Luttrell’s nonfiction book of the same name, this film depicts SEAL Team 10′s failed mission, Operation Red Wings. Starring Mark “lemon drink” Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch and Eric Bana. (Jan 10)

Devil’s Due: You’re having my baby? What a lovely, lovely way to say you love me. Waitaminute! That’s not a baby. That’s the devil! For shame, Allison Miller. For shame. (Jan 17)

The Nut Job: Surly Squirrel (Will Arnett), not to be confused with Scaredy Squirrel, plots an elaborate nut store heist with the help of all the creatures from Mononoke’s forest. Also starring Liam Neeson. (Jan 17)

One Chance: James Corden lip-syncs his way through this heartwarming, feel-good biopic about Paul Pot. Correction: it’s a heart-warming, feel-good biopic about Britain’s Got Talent winner Paul Potts. Also starring Alexandra Roach. (Jan 17)

Ride Along: There are a million stories about tough cops being mismatched by a fast-talking partner here in the naked city. This is one of them. Starring Kevin Hart and Ice Cube. (Jan 17)

The Seventh Son: Based on Joseph Delaney’s children’s dark fantasy novel series The Wardstone Chronicles (aka The Last Apprentice), the story centres on a young wizard’s apprentice. Starring Jeff Bridges and Julianne Moore. (Jan 17)

I, Frankenstein: Frankenstein, the bolts still fresh in his neck, learns to talk, keeps his family name and decides to fight the forces of darkness. Oh, but fire still bad, of course. (Jan 24)

Sabotage: Who better to star in an adaptation of Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None than Arnold Schwarzenegger? In this version, an assassin is killing DEA agents one by one. (Jan 24)

Jimmy P: Benicio del Toro plays Jimmy Picard, a Blackfoot who has returned from WWII suffering from a brain trauma doctors can’t pinpoint. Nominated for the Palme d’Or at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival. (Jan 31)

That Awkward Moment: Friends who date casually are forced to make a commitment for the first time in the airy-fairy, mid-20′s lives when the issue of going steady comes up. Zac Efron stars. (Jan 31)

Whitewash: During an unforgiving Quebec winter, a down-on-his-luck snowplow operator (Thomas Haden Church), kills a man in a hit and run. Having not seen I Know What You Did Last Summer, he hides the body. (Jan 31)
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Listings Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Fri, Dec 6, 2013

Our listings are your guide to what’s on the go in the St. John’s area. If you have an event you’d like included, email all of the details—as well as images—to listings@thescope.ca.

Music

Dave White, 10pm, Green Sleeves Pub

Rocket Players, 12:30pm, no cover, Rocket Bakery
Music Venue Directory

Community

Meetings & Classes

Astral-Knots: Hand craft group invites participants of all skill levels, free, Orbit Rm-Rocket Bakery-272 Water St (Tuesdays at 7pm)

CHANNAL: Peer support and social activities for people with mental illness, 284 LeMarchant Rd 753-7710

Nar-Anon Family Group: Weekly meetings for those affected by the addiction problem of someone close to them, 682-9111

Overeaters Anonymous: Free help available with no strings attached. Weekly meetings in metro area, 738-1742

The Pottle Centre: Free recreation centre and programs for consumers of mental health services, 323 Hamilton Ave 753-2143

Trivia Nights: Rose & Thistle on Tuesdays; Bitters on Thursdays at 8pm

Lectures & Forums

Nothing scheduled today

Kids & Teens

Little Toot Tuesdays: Crafts, stories and games, Railway Coastal Museum-495 Water St (Tuesdays from 2pm to 3pm)

Tots Program: Big fun for little people, The Rooms 757-8000 (Tuesdays at 10:30am)
More Community Events • Lectures & Forums • Kids & Teen • Meetings & Classes

On Stage

Theatre

Nothing scheduled today

Dance & Performance

Nothing scheduled today

Spoken & Written

Nothing scheduled today
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On Display

Opening

Art Exhibit: A celebration of recent work by gallery artists, Christina Parker Gallery-50 Water St 753-0580 (Ends Dec 31)

Colour & Light: A fine art exhibition featuring new works by gallery artists, Red Ochre Gallery-96 Duckworth St 726-6422

Jenny Holzer Truisms: An exhibition consisting of reprints of posters that launched the American conceptual and installation artist onto the international stage in the 1970s, The Rooms 757-8000

Juan Ortiz Apuy (Montreal) Disruptions: Presenting a body of work that ranges from wood cabinetry to drawing, photography and video, this exhibition seeks to propose alternative possibilities to the library as idea and space, Eastern Edge Gallery-72 Harbour Dr 739-1882 (Ends Feb 1)

Mike Gough Retrace: Gough’s paintings explore the materiality of memory, alluding to personal subject matter that exists just below the surface, The Rooms 757-8000

Zeke Moores Dispose: Moores reclaims discarded and forgotten objects, recreating them in bronze and aluminum to highlight their beauty and potential, The Rooms 757-8000

Ongoing

The Goat Who Stole Christmas T’ree: Exhibition and sale by artists Cara Kansala & Pam Dorey featuring oil paintings, sculptures and Christmas pieces, Heritage Art Gallery-309 Water St, 2nd fl 739-7994

Cultural Ties: An exhibit of 20 specially-designed neckties designed by notable artists, that originated as a fundraiser for UNICEF in 2008, The Rooms 757-8000

From This Place: Our Lives On Land and Sea: Stories of how the original peoples of the province connected and how they are connected now, The Rooms 757-8000

Here We Made A Home: Exploration of the rich and distinctive culture of Newfoundland and Labrador and its evolution over time, The Rooms 757-8000

Inner Works: Anne Meredith Barry, Peter Bell, David Blackwood, Chris Pratt, Mary Pratt, a Parsons Shepherd, Reginald Shepherd, Gerald Squires & Don Wright, The Rooms 757-8000

It’s A Dog’s Life: Exhibition of images and textual materials highlight the dogs played an integral role in Newfoundland and Labrador throughout the 20th century, The Rooms 757-8000

Student Art Exhibition: Imagine/Create/Celebrate: Creative and Arts-Based Work in Education, MUN-G. A. Hickman (Education) building

Working on History: Watching Our Stories Unfold: An exhibition of artifacts reflecting life in NL from the 1700s to present day, The Rooms 757-8000

Last Chance

Annual Christmas Show: New works by Iakov Afanassiev, Jennifer Barrett, Brent Coffin, Michael Connolly, Tia Connolly, Malin Enström, Bonnie Leyton, John MacCallum, and others, Leyton Gallery-Clift’s-Baird’s Cove 722-7177 (Ends Dec 24)

Natural Selection: Significant works spanning the history of landscape painting in Canada, including work by A.Y. Jackson, Pegi Nicol MacLeod, and more, The Rooms 757-8000

Museums

Admiralty House Museum: 1915 navy wireless station now communications museum, 23 Old Placentia Rd-Mt Pearl 748-1124

Connections: This Place and Its Early Peoples: Polar bears, carnivorous plants, sea birds and mammals plus the people who made their lives here, The Rooms 757-8000

Fighting Sail: Two warship models from the Napoleonic wars of 1803 to 1816, The Rooms 757-8000

Geo Centre: See Signal Hill’s 550 million year old geology and rock and mineral specimens, 175 Signal Hill Rd 737-7880

Gotcha! Carnivorous Plants Chow Down: An interactive exhibition focusing on the province’s diversity of curious carnivorous plants, from the pitcher plant to the bladderwort, The Rooms 757-8000

Lifeline to Victory: Naval presence in Newfoundland from 1939 to 1945 and its role in the wartime, The Rooms 757-8000

Magic Lantern Show: See Alice in Wonderland and Peter Pan as told by Victorian lantern slides, narrated using original scripts,The Rooms 757-8000

Newfoundland Sealing Disaster: Documents from the 1914 tragedy in which 78 sealers perished on the ice, The Rooms 757-8000

Railway Coastal Museum: Model ships, shipbuilding and dockyard history plus the story of Newfoundland’s railway boat service, 495 Water St W 724-5929

Secret: SS Eagle and MV Trepassey Antarctic Missions, 1944 to 1947, The Rooms 757-8000

Silver – A Noble Metal: An exhibition examining silver, a sought-after commodity for centuries, and its uses and markings, and its production within the province, The Rooms 757-8000

The Fluvarium: A panoramic view under the surface of Nagle’s Hill Brook. Fish, insects and plants in natural habitat plus interactive exhibits, 5 Nagle’s Place 754-3474

Wind-Ships: Cargo Vessels in the Last Days of Sail: An exhibition of ships’ portraits from the 1800s, The Rooms 757-8000 (Opens Jan 15)

Working on History: Watching Our Stories Unfold: An exhibition of artifacts reflecting life in NL from the 1700s to present day, The Rooms 757-8000
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On Screen

Daily Showings

Flight of the Butterflies: Documentary exploring the migratory nature of the monarch butterfly, GEO Centre-175 Signal Hill Rd 737-7880 (Daily Dec & Jan at 10am, 12:10pm, 2:10pm & 4:10pm)

Hold Fast: This film is based on Kevin Major’s award-winning book of the same name. (Dec 6)

Expecting: If the lyrics to Paul Anka’s “You’re Having My Baby” can be trusted, getting preggers is wonderful. Here, Michelle Monaghan is preggers and everyone thinks she’s too nuts to be a parent. (Dec 6)

Out of the Furnace: When Russell is jailed, his younger brother Rodney decides not to be screw up like Russell. Instead, Rodney rises to the top in the glamorous world of underground Rust Belt fighting. (Dec 6)

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug: Bilbo, Gollum, Gandalf, Radagast, Orco and all of your favourite wizards, elves, orks, centaurs, and mothras return to the big screen in the most eagerly anticipated middle of a book ever filmed. (Dec 13)

Hours: Just in time for Xmas, it’s a baby in peril (as Jesus was)! Nolan (Paul Walker) struggles to keep his newborn infant alive amid the flood of Hurricane Katrina. (Dec 13)

A Madea Christmas: Xmas is a season defined by its cornea-searing fondness for gaudy colours. Who better to find the season’s true meaning than Madea, a gun-toting granny played by a man in drag? (Dec 13)

The Railway Man: Years after WWII, a man suffering the psychological trauma of his time in a POW camp tracks down the Japanese officer who had been his captor. Starring Colin Firth. (Dec 13)

American Hustle: Christian Bale and Amy Adams are two grifters in love. Unfortunately, FBI agent Bradley Cooper is a dishonest man who tricks them into exposing the mafia. Former title: Grift of the Maji. (Dec 18)

The Monuments Men: Faster than you can say “Simpsons did it!”, this film, like Abe Simpson and his platoon of Fighting Hellfish, this also concerns the fate of artwork stolen by the Nazis. (Dec 18)

Anchorman: The Legend Continues: Just when you thought things were going well for reporter Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell), Jack Black gets him fired. Will he and his perfume and lamp-loving pals return to the airwaves? (Dec 20)

Saving Mr Banks: Walt Disney and author PL Travers negotiate the making of Mary Poppins, based on Travers’ book. Will a spoonful of sugar make the negotiations go down smoothly? Starring Emma Thompson. (Dec 20)

Walking with Dinosaurs: BBC was praised for its painstakingly realistic recreation of dinosaurs. In this film, the behemoths talk. Think of it as Dinosaur Comics: The Movie. (Dec 20)

47 Ronin: Japanese culture is getting Keanu Reeves for Xmas this year. The 47 Ronin legend is brought to life when they’re joined by the outcast Kai (Reeves). Together, they fight the toughest warriors. (Dec 25)

August: Osage County: When their father kills himself, a family is reunited for a cathartic venting of all their barely-repressed hatred. (Dec 25)

Grudge Match: Sylvester Stallone and Robert De Niro are ageing boxers stepping into the ring for one last job. Why can’t they just sell grills or go to jail like normal ageing boxers? (Dec 25)

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit: Jack Ryan (The Hunt for Red October, Clear and Present Danger) returns to punch those who threaten American. Since this is a reboot, Ryan is now played by Chris Pine. (Dec 25)

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom: Idris Elba of seldom-seen but beloved cult favourites like The Wire, Pacific Rim and Thor vs Megaguirus stars as Nelson Mandela in this biopic. Directed by Justin Chadwick. Written by William Nicholson. (Dec 25)

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty: From the story that time-travelling literary critics called the “Andy Richter Controls The Universe of 1939”, Ben Stiller is Mitty, who gets lost in daydreams and daymares while writing a Life article. (Dec 25)

The Amityville Horror: The Lost Tapes: An ambitious television news intern investigates the Amityville House. Spoiler: Amityville is a house no one should buy, as the last person to live there was Ryan Reynolds. (Jan 3)

Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones: Household items will crash for no reason. Ghosts will possess the living. Camera will never be put down. The Paranormal Activity boogiemen have returned! Written and directed by Christopher B Landon. (Jan 3)

The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box: Mariah Mundi reluctantly unites with Will Charity to uncover the secrets of a huge steam-powered hotel on a small island. Based upon the novel “Mariah Mundi” by GP Taylor. (Jan 10)

Lone Survivor: Based on Marcus Luttrell’s nonfiction book of the same name, this film depicts SEAL Team 10′s failed mission, Operation Red Wings. Starring Mark “lemon drink” Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch and Eric Bana. (Jan 10)

Devil’s Due: You’re having my baby? What a lovely, lovely way to say you love me. Waitaminute! That’s not a baby. That’s the devil! For shame, Allison Miller. For shame. (Jan 17)

The Nut Job: Surly Squirrel (Will Arnett), not to be confused with Scaredy Squirrel, plots an elaborate nut store heist with the help of all the creatures from Mononoke’s forest. Also starring Liam Neeson. (Jan 17)

One Chance: James Corden lip-syncs his way through this heartwarming, feel-good biopic about Paul Pot. Correction: it’s a heart-warming, feel-good biopic about Britain’s Got Talent winner Paul Potts. Also starring Alexandra Roach. (Jan 17)

Ride Along: There are a million stories about tough cops being mismatched by a fast-talking partner here in the naked city. This is one of them. Starring Kevin Hart and Ice Cube. (Jan 17)

The Seventh Son: Based on Joseph Delaney’s children’s dark fantasy novel series The Wardstone Chronicles (aka The Last Apprentice), the story centres on a young wizard’s apprentice. Starring Jeff Bridges and Julianne Moore. (Jan 17)

I, Frankenstein: Frankenstein, the bolts still fresh in his neck, learns to talk, keeps his family name and decides to fight the forces of darkness. Oh, but fire still bad, of course. (Jan 24)

Sabotage: Who better to star in an adaptation of Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None than Arnold Schwarzenegger? In this version, an assassin is killing DEA agents one by one. (Jan 24)

Jimmy P: Benicio del Toro plays Jimmy Picard, a Blackfoot who has returned from WWII suffering from a brain trauma doctors can’t pinpoint. Nominated for the Palme d’Or at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival. (Jan 31)

That Awkward Moment: Friends who date casually are forced to make a commitment for the first time in the airy-fairy, mid-20′s lives when the issue of going steady comes up. Zac Efron stars. (Jan 31)

Whitewash: During an unforgiving Quebec winter, a down-on-his-luck snowplow operator (Thomas Haden Church), kills a man in a hit and run. Having not seen I Know What You Did Last Summer, he hides the body. (Jan 31)
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Listings Monday, December 23, 2013

Fri, Dec 6, 2013

Our listings are your guide to what’s on the go in the St. John’s area. If you have an event you’d like included, email all of the details—as well as images—to listings@thescope.ca.

Music

Beatles For Sale, 10pm, $10/$15, Club One

Curtis Andrews, Skylarks, The Levee

Dave White (6pm); Damian Follett (10pm), Green Sleeves Pub

Large LIVE n Direct, Baytown Connection, MOYST, $10, Rock House

The Pathological Lovers, Ship Pub

Shine Your Light on Tibb’s Eve (St. John’s Women’s Centre fundraiser), 8pm, $50, LSPU Hall

Tibs Eve Bash: Derm Kean & An Incredible Woman, Pervert Week, George Nervous Four, Pet Vet, 11pm, Fat Cat Blues Bar
Music Venue Directory

Community

Meetings & Classes

CHANNAL: Peer support and social activities for people with mental illness, 284 LeMarchant Rd 753-7710

Nar-Anon Family Group: Weekly meetings for those affected by the addiction problem of someone close to them, 682-9111

Overeaters Anonymous: Free help available with no strings attached. Weekly meetings in metro area, 738-1742

St John’s City Council Meeting: Refer to Council Agenda at www.stjohns.ca (posted Friday afternoon), Public welcome, City Hall-Council Chambers (Mondays at 4:30pm)

The Pottle Centre: Free recreation centre and programs for consumers of mental health services, 323 Hamilton Ave 753-2143

Lectures & Forums

Nothing scheduled today

Kids & Teens

Nothing scheduled today
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On Stage

Theatre

Nothing scheduled today

Dance & Performance

Christmas Around the World: Dana Parsons, Sheila Williams, Michael Power, Keith Power, Erin Winsor, Sandra Sandoval, Sandy Morris, Evan Smith, Frank Fusari and Boomer Stamp, $65+ (dinner & show), Masonic Temple-6 Cathedral St 579-3023 (Sun Dec 1 to Mon Dec 23; Sat Dec 28 to Mon Dec 30; Sun Dec 31 NYE w/band; Thur Jan 2 to Mon Jan 6 at 7pm)

Christmas Luncheon: Featuring Shelley Neville, Peter Halley and Janet Cull with band Boomer Stamp, Bill Brennan and Frank Fusari, $34+, Masonic Temple-6 Cathedral St 579-3023 (Monday to Saturday, Thu Dec 5 to Mon Dec 23 at 12pm)

Spoken & Written

Nothing scheduled today

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On Display

Opening

Art Exhibit: A celebration of recent work by gallery artists, Christina Parker Gallery-50 Water St 753-0580 (Ends Dec 31)

Colour & Light: A fine art exhibition featuring new works by gallery artists, Red Ochre Gallery-96 Duckworth St 726-6422

Jenny Holzer Truisms: An exhibition consisting of reprints of posters that launched the American conceptual and installation artist onto the international stage in the 1970s, The Rooms 757-8000

Juan Ortiz Apuy (Montreal) Disruptions: Presenting a body of work that ranges from wood cabinetry to drawing, photography and video, this exhibition seeks to propose alternative possibilities to the library as idea and space, Eastern Edge Gallery-72 Harbour Dr 739-1882 (Ends Feb 1)

Mike Gough Retrace: Gough’s paintings explore the materiality of memory, alluding to personal subject matter that exists just below the surface, The Rooms 757-8000

Zeke Moores Dispose: Moores reclaims discarded and forgotten objects, recreating them in bronze and aluminum to highlight their beauty and potential, The Rooms 757-8000

Ongoing

The Goat Who Stole Christmas T’ree: Exhibition and sale by artists Cara Kansala & Pam Dorey featuring oil paintings, sculptures and Christmas pieces, Heritage Art Gallery-309 Water St, 2nd fl 739-7994

Cultural Ties: An exhibit of 20 specially-designed neckties designed by notable artists, that originated as a fundraiser for UNICEF in 2008, The Rooms 757-8000

From This Place: Our Lives On Land and Sea: Stories of how the original peoples of the province connected and how they are connected now, The Rooms 757-8000

Here We Made A Home: Exploration of the rich and distinctive culture of Newfoundland and Labrador and its evolution over time, The Rooms 757-8000

Inner Works: Anne Meredith Barry, Peter Bell, David Blackwood, Chris Pratt, Mary Pratt, a Parsons Shepherd, Reginald Shepherd, Gerald Squires & Don Wright, The Rooms 757-8000

It’s A Dog’s Life: Exhibition of images and textual materials highlight the dogs played an integral role in Newfoundland and Labrador throughout the 20th century, The Rooms 757-8000

Student Art Exhibition: Imagine/Create/Celebrate: Creative and Arts-Based Work in Education, MUN-G. A. Hickman (Education) building

Working on History: Watching Our Stories Unfold: An exhibition of artifacts reflecting life in NL from the 1700s to present day, The Rooms 757-8000

Last Chance

Annual Christmas Show: New works by Iakov Afanassiev, Jennifer Barrett, Brent Coffin, Michael Connolly, Tia Connolly, Malin Enström, Bonnie Leyton, John MacCallum, and others, Leyton Gallery-Clift’s-Baird’s Cove 722-7177 (Ends Dec 24)

Natural Selection: Significant works spanning the history of landscape painting in Canada, including work by A.Y. Jackson, Pegi Nicol MacLeod, and more, The Rooms 757-8000

Museums

Admiralty House Museum: 1915 navy wireless station now communications museum, 23 Old Placentia Rd-Mt Pearl 748-1124

Connections: This Place and Its Early Peoples: Polar bears, carnivorous plants, sea birds and mammals plus the people who made their lives here, The Rooms 757-8000

Early Printers’ Marks: Examples of brand development and trademarks from the 16th and 17th centuries, First Space Gallery- QEII Library (Ends Dec 23)

Fighting Sail: Two warship models from the Napoleonic wars of 1803 to 1816, The Rooms 757-8000

Geo Centre: See Signal Hill’s 550 million year old geology and rock and mineral specimens, 175 Signal Hill Rd 737-7880

Gotcha! Carnivorous Plants Chow Down: An interactive exhibition focusing on the province’s diversity of curious carnivorous plants, from the pitcher plant to the bladderwort, The Rooms 757-8000

Lifeline to Victory: Naval presence in Newfoundland from 1939 to 1945 and its role in the wartime, The Rooms 757-8000

Magic Lantern Show: See Alice in Wonderland and Peter Pan as told by Victorian lantern slides, narrated using original scripts,The Rooms 757-8000

Newfoundland Sealing Disaster: Documents from the 1914 tragedy in which 78 sealers perished on the ice, The Rooms 757-8000

Railway Coastal Museum: Model ships, shipbuilding and dockyard history plus the story of Newfoundland’s railway boat service, 495 Water St W 724-5929

Secret: SS Eagle and MV Trepassey Antarctic Missions, 1944 to 1947, The Rooms 757-8000

Silver – A Noble Metal: An exhibition examining silver, a sought-after commodity for centuries, and its uses and markings, and its production within the province, The Rooms 757-8000

The Fluvarium: A panoramic view under the surface of Nagle’s Hill Brook. Fish, insects and plants in natural habitat plus interactive exhibits, 5 Nagle’s Place 754-3474

Wind-Ships: Cargo Vessels in the Last Days of Sail: An exhibition of ships’ portraits from the 1800s, The Rooms 757-8000 (Opens Jan 15)

Working on History: Watching Our Stories Unfold: An exhibition of artifacts reflecting life in NL from the 1700s to present day, The Rooms 757-8000
More Visual Art • Museums

On Screen

Daily Showings

Flight of the Butterflies: Documentary exploring the migratory nature of the monarch butterfly, GEO Centre-175 Signal Hill Rd 737-7880 (Daily Dec & Jan at 10am, 12:10pm, 2:10pm & 4:10pm)

Hold Fast: This film is based on Kevin Major’s award-winning book of the same name. (Dec 6)

Expecting: If the lyrics to Paul Anka’s “You’re Having My Baby” can be trusted, getting preggers is wonderful. Here, Michelle Monaghan is preggers and everyone thinks she’s too nuts to be a parent. (Dec 6)

Out of the Furnace: When Russell is jailed, his younger brother Rodney decides not to be screw up like Russell. Instead, Rodney rises to the top in the glamorous world of underground Rust Belt fighting. (Dec 6)

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug: Bilbo, Gollum, Gandalf, Radagast, Orco and all of your favourite wizards, elves, orks, centaurs, and mothras return to the big screen in the most eagerly anticipated middle of a book ever filmed. (Dec 13)

Hours: Just in time for Xmas, it’s a baby in peril (as Jesus was)! Nolan (Paul Walker) struggles to keep his newborn infant alive amid the flood of Hurricane Katrina. (Dec 13)

A Madea Christmas: Xmas is a season defined by its cornea-searing fondness for gaudy colours. Who better to find the season’s true meaning than Madea, a gun-toting granny played by a man in drag? (Dec 13)

The Railway Man: Years after WWII, a man suffering the psychological trauma of his time in a POW camp tracks down the Japanese officer who had been his captor. Starring Colin Firth. (Dec 13)

American Hustle: Christian Bale and Amy Adams are two grifters in love. Unfortunately, FBI agent Bradley Cooper is a dishonest man who tricks them into exposing the mafia. Former title: Grift of the Maji. (Dec 18)

The Monuments Men: Faster than you can say “Simpsons did it!”, this film, like Abe Simpson and his platoon of Fighting Hellfish, this also concerns the fate of artwork stolen by the Nazis. (Dec 18)

Anchorman: The Legend Continues: Just when you thought things were going well for reporter Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell), Jack Black gets him fired. Will he and his perfume and lamp-loving pals return to the airwaves? (Dec 20)

Saving Mr Banks: Walt Disney and author PL Travers negotiate the making of Mary Poppins, based on Travers’ book. Will a spoonful of sugar make the negotiations go down smoothly? Starring Emma Thompson. (Dec 20)

Walking with Dinosaurs: BBC was praised for its painstakingly realistic recreation of dinosaurs. In this film, the behemoths talk. Think of it as Dinosaur Comics: The Movie. (Dec 20)

47 Ronin: Japanese culture is getting Keanu Reeves for Xmas this year. The 47 Ronin legend is brought to life when they’re joined by the outcast Kai (Reeves). Together, they fight the toughest warriors. (Dec 25)

August: Osage County: When their father kills himself, a family is reunited for a cathartic venting of all their barely-repressed hatred. (Dec 25)

Grudge Match: Sylvester Stallone and Robert De Niro are ageing boxers stepping into the ring for one last job. Why can’t they just sell grills or go to jail like normal ageing boxers? (Dec 25)

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit: Jack Ryan (The Hunt for Red October, Clear and Present Danger) returns to punch those who threaten American. Since this is a reboot, Ryan is now played by Chris Pine. (Dec 25)

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom: Idris Elba of seldom-seen but beloved cult favourites like The Wire, Pacific Rim and Thor vs Megaguirus stars as Nelson Mandela in this biopic. Directed by Justin Chadwick. Written by William Nicholson. (Dec 25)

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty: From the story that time-travelling literary critics called the “Andy Richter Controls The Universe of 1939”, Ben Stiller is Mitty, who gets lost in daydreams and daymares while writing a Life article. (Dec 25)

The Amityville Horror: The Lost Tapes: An ambitious television news intern investigates the Amityville House. Spoiler: Amityville is a house no one should buy, as the last person to live there was Ryan Reynolds. (Jan 3)

Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones: Household items will crash for no reason. Ghosts will possess the living. Camera will never be put down. The Paranormal Activity boogiemen have returned! Written and directed by Christopher B Landon. (Jan 3)

The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box: Mariah Mundi reluctantly unites with Will Charity to uncover the secrets of a huge steam-powered hotel on a small island. Based upon the novel “Mariah Mundi” by GP Taylor. (Jan 10)

Lone Survivor: Based on Marcus Luttrell’s nonfiction book of the same name, this film depicts SEAL Team 10′s failed mission, Operation Red Wings. Starring Mark “lemon drink” Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch and Eric Bana. (Jan 10)

Devil’s Due: You’re having my baby? What a lovely, lovely way to say you love me. Waitaminute! That’s not a baby. That’s the devil! For shame, Allison Miller. For shame. (Jan 17)

The Nut Job: Surly Squirrel (Will Arnett), not to be confused with Scaredy Squirrel, plots an elaborate nut store heist with the help of all the creatures from Mononoke’s forest. Also starring Liam Neeson. (Jan 17)

One Chance: James Corden lip-syncs his way through this heartwarming, feel-good biopic about Paul Pot. Correction: it’s a heart-warming, feel-good biopic about Britain’s Got Talent winner Paul Potts. Also starring Alexandra Roach. (Jan 17)

Ride Along: There are a million stories about tough cops being mismatched by a fast-talking partner here in the naked city. This is one of them. Starring Kevin Hart and Ice Cube. (Jan 17)

The Seventh Son: Based on Joseph Delaney’s children’s dark fantasy novel series The Wardstone Chronicles (aka The Last Apprentice), the story centres on a young wizard’s apprentice. Starring Jeff Bridges and Julianne Moore. (Jan 17)

I, Frankenstein: Frankenstein, the bolts still fresh in his neck, learns to talk, keeps his family name and decides to fight the forces of darkness. Oh, but fire still bad, of course. (Jan 24)

Sabotage: Who better to star in an adaptation of Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None than Arnold Schwarzenegger? In this version, an assassin is killing DEA agents one by one. (Jan 24)

Jimmy P: Benicio del Toro plays Jimmy Picard, a Blackfoot who has returned from WWII suffering from a brain trauma doctors can’t pinpoint. Nominated for the Palme d’Or at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival. (Jan 31)

That Awkward Moment: Friends who date casually are forced to make a commitment for the first time in the airy-fairy, mid-20′s lives when the issue of going steady comes up. Zac Efron stars. (Jan 31)

Whitewash: During an unforgiving Quebec winter, a down-on-his-luck snowplow operator (Thomas Haden Church), kills a man in a hit and run. Having not seen I Know What You Did Last Summer, he hides the body. (Jan 31)
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Listings Sunday, December 22, 2013

Fri, Dec 6, 2013

Our listings are your guide to what’s on the go in the St. John’s area. If you have an event you’d like included, email all of the details—as well as images—to listings@thescope.ca.

Music

All Ages Show, 3pm, $8, CBTGs

Blackie O’Leary, 7pm, Kelly’s Pub

Chris Meyers (7pm); Damian Follett (11pm), Green Sleeves Pub

Darrell Cooper (acoustic blues) 11pm, Fat Cat Blues Bar

Karaoke, Grumpy Stump

Maggie Meyer & Friends, Ship Pub

Single Moms Benefit: With Corey Pike (early); Darrell Cooper (acoustic blues) 11pm, Fat Cat Blues Bar

Surgeon, Pet Vet, Josh Bourden, Steve Maloney, 10pm, $10, The Rock House

The Once, Emilia Bartellas & Aaron Collis, 7:30pm, $28, Gower St United Church

Traditional Session: With Fergus Brown-O’Byrne & Danny Mills, 3pm, O’Reilly’s Pub
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Community

Meetings & Classes

CHANNAL: Peer support and social activities for people with mental illness, 284 LeMarchant Rd 753-7710

Le Café Français: French speakers and francophiles to meet up and chat. Look for the small Quebecois flag, Atlantic Pace (Sundays at 3pm)

Nar-Anon Family Group: Weekly meetings for those affected by the addiction problem of someone close to them, 682-9111

Overeaters Anonymous: Free help available with no strings attached. Weekly meetings in metro area, 738-1742

The Pottle Centre: Free recreation centre and programs for consumers of mental health services, 323 Hamilton Ave 753-2143

Lectures & Forums

Nothing scheduled today

Kids & Teens

O Christmas Tree: Discover where this popular holiday tradition comes from and why evergreen trees are important, The Fluvarium-5 Nagle’s Pl 754-3474 (Saturdays and Sundays at 1:30pm; Ends Dec 22)

Young Musician Open Mic: Hosted by Denielle Hann, Shamrock City Pub (Sundays at 2pm)
More Community Events • Lectures & Forums • Kids & Teen • Meetings & Classes

On Stage

Theatre

Penning the Carol: Aiden Flynn performs a solo retelling of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, $22/$25, Barbara Barrett Theatre-Arts & Culture Centre 729-3900 (Sat Dec 21 at 6pm; Sun Dec 22 at 1pm (PWYC) & 8pm)

Dance & Performance

Christmas Around the World: Dana Parsons, Sheila Williams, Michael Power, Keith Power, Erin Winsor, Sandra Sandoval, Sandy Morris, Evan Smith, Frank Fusari and Boomer Stamp, $65+ (dinner & show), Masonic Temple-6 Cathedral St 579-3023 (Sun Dec 1 to Mon Dec 23; Sat Dec 28 to Mon Dec 30; Sun Dec 31 NYE w/band; Thur Jan 2 to Mon Jan 6 at 7pm)

Christmas Luncheon: Featuring Shelley Neville, Peter Halley and Janet Cull with band Boomer Stamp, Bill Brennan and Frank Fusari, $34+, Masonic Temple-6 Cathedral St 579-3023 (Monday to Saturday, Thu Dec 5 to Mon Dec 23 at 12pm)

Tango on the Edge: A social gathering to dance Argentine tango, $7, Arts & Culture Centre (Thursdays at 8:30pm & Sundays at 7pm)

The Nutcracker: Kittiwake Dance Theatre presents the Christmas classic with special guest performers from the Atlantic Ballet Theatre of Canada, $26/$31, Arts & Culture Centre 729-3900(Fri Dec 20 & Sat Dec 21 at 7:30pm; Sun Dec 22 at 2:30pm)

Spoken & Written

23 & Nothing To Say: Ryan Dillon presents an evening of standup with Danny Dillabough & Mikaela Dyke, $15/$20, LSPU Hall-3 Victoria (Sun Dec 22 at 8pm)
More Theatre • Dance & Performance • Spoken & Written • Comedy

On Display

Opening

Art Exhibit: A celebration of recent work by gallery artists, Christina Parker Gallery-50 Water St 753-0580 (Ends Dec 31)

Christmas Exhibition: Small works plus a selection from Gerald Squires’ Mary series, Gerald Squires Gallery-52 Prescott St 229-7578 (Sun Dec 8 to Dec 22 from 2pm to 5pm)

Colour & Light: A fine art exhibition featuring new works by gallery artists, Red Ochre Gallery-96 Duckworth St 726-6422

Jenny Holzer Truisms: An exhibition consisting of reprints of posters that launched the American conceptual and installation artist onto the international stage in the 1970s, The Rooms 757-8000

Juan Ortiz Apuy (Montreal) Disruptions: Presenting a body of work that ranges from wood cabinetry to drawing, photography and video, this exhibition seeks to propose alternative possibilities to the library as idea and space, Eastern Edge Gallery-72 Harbour Dr 739-1882 (Ends Feb 1)

Mike Gough Retrace: Gough’s paintings explore the materiality of memory, alluding to personal subject matter that exists just below the surface, The Rooms 757-8000

Zeke Moores Dispose: Moores reclaims discarded and forgotten objects, recreating them in bronze and aluminum to highlight their beauty and potential, The Rooms 757-8000

Ongoing

The Goat Who Stole Christmas T’ree: Exhibition and sale by artists Cara Kansala & Pam Dorey featuring oil paintings, sculptures and Christmas pieces, Heritage Art Gallery-309 Water St, 2nd fl 739-7994

Cultural Ties: An exhibit of 20 specially-designed neckties designed by notable artists, that originated as a fundraiser for UNICEF in 2008, The Rooms 757-8000

From This Place: Our Lives On Land and Sea: Stories of how the original peoples of the province connected and how they are connected now, The Rooms 757-8000

Here We Made A Home: Exploration of the rich and distinctive culture of Newfoundland and Labrador and its evolution over time, The Rooms 757-8000

Inner Works: Anne Meredith Barry, Peter Bell, David Blackwood, Chris Pratt, Mary Pratt, a Parsons Shepherd, Reginald Shepherd, Gerald Squires & Don Wright, The Rooms 757-8000

It’s A Dog’s Life: Exhibition of images and textual materials highlight the dogs played an integral role in Newfoundland and Labrador throughout the 20th century, The Rooms 757-8000

Student Art Exhibition: Imagine/Create/Celebrate: Creative and Arts-Based Work in Education, MUN-G. A. Hickman (Education) building

Working on History: Watching Our Stories Unfold: An exhibition of artifacts reflecting life in NL from the 1700s to present day, The Rooms 757-8000

Last Chance

Annual Christmas Show: New works by Iakov Afanassiev, Jennifer Barrett, Brent Coffin, Michael Connolly, Tia Connolly, Malin Enström, Bonnie Leyton, John MacCallum, and others, Leyton Gallery-Clift’s-Baird’s Cove 722-7177 (Ends Dec 24)

Natural Selection: Significant works spanning the history of landscape painting in Canada, including work by A.Y. Jackson, Pegi Nicol MacLeod, and more, The Rooms 757-8000

Rural Palette: Peter Lewis solo exhibition, Peter Lewis Gallery-5 Church Hill 722-6009 (Ends Dec 22)

Museums

Admiralty House Museum: 1915 navy wireless station now communications museum, 23 Old Placentia Rd-Mt Pearl 748-1124

Connections: This Place and Its Early Peoples: Polar bears, carnivorous plants, sea birds and mammals plus the people who made their lives here, The Rooms 757-8000

Early Printers’ Marks: Examples of brand development and trademarks from the 16th and 17th centuries, First Space Gallery- QEII Library (Ends Dec 23)

Fighting Sail: Two warship models from the Napoleonic wars of 1803 to 1816, The Rooms 757-8000

Geo Centre: See Signal Hill’s 550 million year old geology and rock and mineral specimens, 175 Signal Hill Rd 737-7880

Gotcha! Carnivorous Plants Chow Down: An interactive exhibition focusing on the province’s diversity of curious carnivorous plants, from the pitcher plant to the bladderwort, The Rooms 757-8000

Lifeline to Victory: Naval presence in Newfoundland from 1939 to 1945 and its role in the wartime, The Rooms 757-8000

Magic Lantern Show: See Alice in Wonderland and Peter Pan as told by Victorian lantern slides, narrated using original scripts,The Rooms 757-8000

Newfoundland Sealing Disaster: Documents from the 1914 tragedy in which 78 sealers perished on the ice, The Rooms 757-8000

Railway Coastal Museum: Model ships, shipbuilding and dockyard history plus the story of Newfoundland’s railway boat service, 495 Water St W 724-5929

Secret: SS Eagle and MV Trepassey Antarctic Missions, 1944 to 1947, The Rooms 757-8000

Silver – A Noble Metal: An exhibition examining silver, a sought-after commodity for centuries, and its uses and markings, and its production within the province, The Rooms 757-8000

The Fluvarium: A panoramic view under the surface of Nagle’s Hill Brook. Fish, insects and plants in natural habitat plus interactive exhibits, 5 Nagle’s Place 754-3474

Wind-Ships: Cargo Vessels in the Last Days of Sail: An exhibition of ships’ portraits from the 1800s, The Rooms 757-8000 (Opens Jan 15)

Working on History: Watching Our Stories Unfold: An exhibition of artifacts reflecting life in NL from the 1700s to present day, The Rooms 757-8000
More Visual Art • Museums

On Screen

Daily Showings

Flight of the Butterflies: Documentary exploring the migratory nature of the monarch butterfly, GEO Centre-175 Signal Hill Rd 737-7880 (Daily Dec & Jan at 10am, 12:10pm, 2:10pm & 4:10pm)

Hold Fast: This film is based on Kevin Major’s award-winning book of the same name. (Dec 6)

Expecting: If the lyrics to Paul Anka’s “You’re Having My Baby” can be trusted, getting preggers is wonderful. Here, Michelle Monaghan is preggers and everyone thinks she’s too nuts to be a parent. (Dec 6)

Out of the Furnace: When Russell is jailed, his younger brother Rodney decides not to be screw up like Russell. Instead, Rodney rises to the top in the glamorous world of underground Rust Belt fighting. (Dec 6)

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug: Bilbo, Gollum, Gandalf, Radagast, Orco and all of your favourite wizards, elves, orks, centaurs, and mothras return to the big screen in the most eagerly anticipated middle of a book ever filmed. (Dec 13)

Hours: Just in time for Xmas, it’s a baby in peril (as Jesus was)! Nolan (Paul Walker) struggles to keep his newborn infant alive amid the flood of Hurricane Katrina. (Dec 13)

A Madea Christmas: Xmas is a season defined by its cornea-searing fondness for gaudy colours. Who better to find the season’s true meaning than Madea, a gun-toting granny played by a man in drag? (Dec 13)

The Railway Man: Years after WWII, a man suffering the psychological trauma of his time in a POW camp tracks down the Japanese officer who had been his captor. Starring Colin Firth. (Dec 13)

American Hustle: Christian Bale and Amy Adams are two grifters in love. Unfortunately, FBI agent Bradley Cooper is a dishonest man who tricks them into exposing the mafia. Former title: Grift of the Maji. (Dec 18)

The Monuments Men: Faster than you can say “Simpsons did it!”, this film, like Abe Simpson and his platoon of Fighting Hellfish, this also concerns the fate of artwork stolen by the Nazis. (Dec 18)

Anchorman: The Legend Continues: Just when you thought things were going well for reporter Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell), Jack Black gets him fired. Will he and his perfume and lamp-loving pals return to the airwaves? (Dec 20)

Saving Mr Banks: Walt Disney and author PL Travers negotiate the making of Mary Poppins, based on Travers’ book. Will a spoonful of sugar make the negotiations go down smoothly? Starring Emma Thompson. (Dec 20)

Walking with Dinosaurs: BBC was praised for its painstakingly realistic recreation of dinosaurs. In this film, the behemoths talk. Think of it as Dinosaur Comics: The Movie. (Dec 20)

47 Ronin: Japanese culture is getting Keanu Reeves for Xmas this year. The 47 Ronin legend is brought to life when they’re joined by the outcast Kai (Reeves). Together, they fight the toughest warriors. (Dec 25)

August: Osage County: When their father kills himself, a family is reunited for a cathartic venting of all their barely-repressed hatred. (Dec 25)

Grudge Match: Sylvester Stallone and Robert De Niro are ageing boxers stepping into the ring for one last job. Why can’t they just sell grills or go to jail like normal ageing boxers? (Dec 25)

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit: Jack Ryan (The Hunt for Red October, Clear and Present Danger) returns to punch those who threaten American. Since this is a reboot, Ryan is now played by Chris Pine. (Dec 25)

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom: Idris Elba of seldom-seen but beloved cult favourites like The Wire, Pacific Rim and Thor vs Megaguirus stars as Nelson Mandela in this biopic. Directed by Justin Chadwick. Written by William Nicholson. (Dec 25)

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty: From the story that time-travelling literary critics called the “Andy Richter Controls The Universe of 1939”, Ben Stiller is Mitty, who gets lost in daydreams and daymares while writing a Life article. (Dec 25)

The Amityville Horror: The Lost Tapes: An ambitious television news intern investigates the Amityville House. Spoiler: Amityville is a house no one should buy, as the last person to live there was Ryan Reynolds. (Jan 3)

Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones: Household items will crash for no reason. Ghosts will possess the living. Camera will never be put down. The Paranormal Activity boogiemen have returned! Written and directed by Christopher B Landon. (Jan 3)

The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box: Mariah Mundi reluctantly unites with Will Charity to uncover the secrets of a huge steam-powered hotel on a small island. Based upon the novel “Mariah Mundi” by GP Taylor. (Jan 10)

Lone Survivor: Based on Marcus Luttrell’s nonfiction book of the same name, this film depicts SEAL Team 10′s failed mission, Operation Red Wings. Starring Mark “lemon drink” Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch and Eric Bana. (Jan 10)

Devil’s Due: You’re having my baby? What a lovely, lovely way to say you love me. Waitaminute! That’s not a baby. That’s the devil! For shame, Allison Miller. For shame. (Jan 17)

The Nut Job: Surly Squirrel (Will Arnett), not to be confused with Scaredy Squirrel, plots an elaborate nut store heist with the help of all the creatures from Mononoke’s forest. Also starring Liam Neeson. (Jan 17)

One Chance: James Corden lip-syncs his way through this heartwarming, feel-good biopic about Paul Pot. Correction: it’s a heart-warming, feel-good biopic about Britain’s Got Talent winner Paul Potts. Also starring Alexandra Roach. (Jan 17)

Ride Along: There are a million stories about tough cops being mismatched by a fast-talking partner here in the naked city. This is one of them. Starring Kevin Hart and Ice Cube. (Jan 17)

The Seventh Son: Based on Joseph Delaney’s children’s dark fantasy novel series The Wardstone Chronicles (aka The Last Apprentice), the story centres on a young wizard’s apprentice. Starring Jeff Bridges and Julianne Moore. (Jan 17)

I, Frankenstein: Frankenstein, the bolts still fresh in his neck, learns to talk, keeps his family name and decides to fight the forces of darkness. Oh, but fire still bad, of course. (Jan 24)

Sabotage: Who better to star in an adaptation of Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None than Arnold Schwarzenegger? In this version, an assassin is killing DEA agents one by one. (Jan 24)

Jimmy P: Benicio del Toro plays Jimmy Picard, a Blackfoot who has returned from WWII suffering from a brain trauma doctors can’t pinpoint. Nominated for the Palme d’Or at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival. (Jan 31)

That Awkward Moment: Friends who date casually are forced to make a commitment for the first time in the airy-fairy, mid-20′s lives when the issue of going steady comes up. Zac Efron stars. (Jan 31)

Whitewash: During an unforgiving Quebec winter, a down-on-his-luck snowplow operator (Thomas Haden Church), kills a man in a hit and run. Having not seen I Know What You Did Last Summer, he hides the body. (Jan 31)
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Listings Saturday, December 21, 2013

Fri, Dec 6, 2013

Our listings are your guide to what’s on the go in the St. John’s area. If you have an event you’d like included, email all of the details—as well as images—to listings@thescope.ca.

Music

All Request: DJ RocketBoy, Lottie’s Place

Blacky O’Leary (5:30pm); Steve Davis (9pm), Kelly’s Pub

Dave White (6:30pm); The Black Sheep (10:30pm), Green Sleeves Pub

DeeJay JayCee, Turkey Joe’s

Derm Kean & An Incredible Woman, Country (Mtl synth rock), 11:30pm, Bar None

Hip Hop Havok: Te$las, Cold Water Cartel, Lee Fitz, The Rit, Radar , J-Braz, Oddiologist, Mind Set Trickster, 9pm, $6, CBTGs

Juniper Road, Tols’ Timeout Lounge

Karaoke with Sayde Black, 9pm, no cover, Peter Easton Pub

Karaoke, 10pm, Georgetown Pub

Karaoke, 10pm, Karaoke Kops Party Bar

Ron Hynes Band, Fat Cat Blues Bar

Sanye, Martini Bar – downstairs

Sherry Ryan, Salty Dolls & the Moonshine Men, Psychobilly Cadillacs, 9:30pm, $10, The Ship,

Stixx & Stones, Martini Bar

Taylor Wall (singer-songwriter), 8:30pm, no cover, Second Cup-Stavanger

The Once, Emilia Bartellas & Aaron Collis, 7:30pm, $28, Gower Street United Church
Music Venue Directory

Community

Meetings & Classes

CHANNAL: Peer support and social activities for people with mental illness, 284 LeMarchant Rd 753-7710

Christmas Saturday Communion: All are welcome, refreshments to follow, Wesley United Church-101 Patrick St 579-3682 (Sat Dec 21 at 2pm)

Drumming Circle Café: Instruments provided but participants welcome to bring their own, all ages, $5, Rocket Room-272 Water St (Saturdays at 11:30am)

Nar-Anon Family Group: Weekly meetings for those affected by the addiction problem of someone close to them, 682-9111

Overeaters Anonymous: Free help available with no strings attached. Weekly meetings in metro area, 738-1742

St John’s Farmers’ Market: Lion’s Club Chalet-102 Bonaventure Ave (Saturdays from 9am to 2pm; Ends Dec 21)

The Pottle Centre: Free recreation centre and programs for consumers of mental health services, 323 Hamilton Ave 753-2143

Walk on Water: Walk in all weather with enthusiasts who never tire of finding downtown nooks and crannies, free, Fat Nanny’s-245 Duckworth St (Saturdays at 10am)

Winter Solstice ECT Hike: Join fellow outdoor enthusiasts for a hike along Stiles Cove Path (tentative) and enjoy beautiful coastal views, Free but registration req’d, 334 2304 (Sat Dec 21)

Lectures & Forums

Nothing scheduled today

Kids & Teens

O Christmas Tree: Discover where this popular holiday tradition comes from and why evergreen trees are important, The Fluvarium-5 Nagle’s Pl 754-3474 (Saturdays and Sundays at 1:30pm; Ends Dec 22)

Puppet Play: Andy Jones performs The Queen of Paradise’s Garden, Pay what you can, Rocket Room-272 Water St 738-2011 (Sat Dec 21 at 4pm)
More Community Events • Lectures & Forums • Kids & Teen • Meetings & Classes

On Stage

Theatre

Penning the Carol: Aiden Flynn performs a solo retelling of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, $22/$25, Barbara Barrett Theatre-Arts & Culture Centre 729-3900 (Sat Dec 21 at 6pm; Sun Dec 22 at 1pm (PWYC) & 8pm)

Dance & Performance

Christmas Around the World: Dana Parsons, Sheila Williams, Michael Power, Keith Power, Erin Winsor, Sandra Sandoval, Sandy Morris, Evan Smith, Frank Fusari and Boomer Stamp, $65+ (dinner & show), Masonic Temple-6 Cathedral St 579-3023 (Sun Dec 1 to Mon Dec 23; Sat Dec 28 to Mon Dec 30; Sun Dec 31 NYE w/band; Thur Jan 2 to Mon Jan 6 at 7pm)

Christmas Luncheon: Featuring Shelley Neville, Peter Halley and Janet Cull with band Boomer Stamp, Bill Brennan and Frank Fusari, $34+, Masonic Temple-6 Cathedral St 579-3023 (Monday to Saturday, Thu Dec 5 to Mon Dec 23 at 12pm)

Salsa Social: Weekly salsa dancing event, $5, Turkey Joe’s-7 George St (Saturdays from 7pm to 10pm)

The Nutcracker: Kittiwake Dance Theatre presents the Christmas classic with special guest performers from the Atlantic Ballet Theatre of Canada, $26/$31, Arts & Culture Centre 729-3900(Fri Dec 20 & Sat Dec 21 at 7:30pm; Sun Dec 22 at 2:30pm)

Spoken & Written

An Evening of Christmas Readings & Recitations: Featuring Andy Jones and Dave Paddon, $5/$10, Rocket Room-272 Water St 738-2011 (Sat Dec 21 from 7pm to 8:30pm)
More Theatre • Dance & Performance • Spoken & Written • Comedy

On Display

Opening

Art Exhibit: A celebration of recent work by gallery artists, Christina Parker Gallery-50 Water St 753-0580 (Ends Dec 31)

Christmas Exhibition: Small works plus a selection from Gerald Squires’ Mary series, Gerald Squires Gallery-52 Prescott St 229-7578 (Sun Dec 8 to Dec 22 from 2pm to 5pm)

Colour & Light: A fine art exhibition featuring new works by gallery artists, Red Ochre Gallery-96 Duckworth St 726-6422

Jenny Holzer Truisms: An exhibition consisting of reprints of posters that launched the American conceptual and installation artist onto the international stage in the 1970s, The Rooms 757-8000

Juan Ortiz Apuy (Montreal) Disruptions: Presenting a body of work that ranges from wood cabinetry to drawing, photography and video, this exhibition seeks to propose alternative possibilities to the library as idea and space, Eastern Edge Gallery-72 Harbour Dr 739-1882 (Ends Feb 1)

Mike Gough Retrace: Gough’s paintings explore the materiality of memory, alluding to personal subject matter that exists just below the surface, The Rooms 757-8000

Rural Palette: Peter Lewis solo exhibition, Peter Lewis Gallery-5 Church Hill 722-6009 (Ends Dec 22)

Zeke Moores Dispose: Moores reclaims discarded and forgotten objects, recreating them in bronze and aluminum to highlight their beauty and potential, The Rooms 757-8000

Ongoing

The Goat Who Stole Christmas T’ree: Exhibition and sale by artists Cara Kansala & Pam Dorey featuring oil paintings, sculptures and Christmas pieces, Heritage Art Gallery-309 Water St, 2nd fl 739-7994

Cultural Ties: An exhibit of 20 specially-designed neckties designed by notable artists, that originated as a fundraiser for UNICEF in 2008, The Rooms 757-8000

From This Place: Our Lives On Land and Sea: Stories of how the original peoples of the province connected and how they are connected now, The Rooms 757-8000

Here We Made A Home: Exploration of the rich and distinctive culture of Newfoundland and Labrador and its evolution over time, The Rooms 757-8000

Inner Works: Anne Meredith Barry, Peter Bell, David Blackwood, Chris Pratt, Mary Pratt, a Parsons Shepherd, Reginald Shepherd, Gerald Squires & Don Wright, The Rooms 757-8000

It’s A Dog’s Life: Exhibition of images and textual materials highlight the dogs played an integral role in Newfoundland and Labrador throughout the 20th century, The Rooms 757-8000

Student Art Exhibition: Imagine/Create/Celebrate: Creative and Arts-Based Work in Education, MUN-G. A. Hickman (Education) building

Working on History: Watching Our Stories Unfold: An exhibition of artifacts reflecting life in NL from the 1700s to present day, The Rooms 757-8000

Last Chance

Annual Christmas Show: New works by Iakov Afanassiev, Jennifer Barrett, Brent Coffin, Michael Connolly, Tia Connolly, Malin Enström, Bonnie Leyton, John MacCallum, and others, Leyton Gallery-Clift’s-Baird’s Cove 722-7177 (Ends Dec 24)

Natural Selection: Significant works spanning the history of landscape painting in Canada, including work by A.Y. Jackson, Pegi Nicol MacLeod, and more, The Rooms 757-8000

Museums

Admiralty House Museum: 1915 navy wireless station now communications museum, 23 Old Placentia Rd-Mt Pearl 748-1124

Connections: This Place and Its Early Peoples: Polar bears, carnivorous plants, sea birds and mammals plus the people who made their lives here, The Rooms 757-8000

Early Printers’ Marks: Examples of brand development and trademarks from the 16th and 17th centuries, First Space Gallery- QEII Library (Ends Dec 23)

Fighting Sail: Two warship models from the Napoleonic wars of 1803 to 1816, The Rooms 757-8000

Geo Centre: See Signal Hill’s 550 million year old geology and rock and mineral specimens, 175 Signal Hill Rd 737-7880

Gotcha! Carnivorous Plants Chow Down: An interactive exhibition focusing on the province’s diversity of curious carnivorous plants, from the pitcher plant to the bladderwort, The Rooms 757-8000

Lifeline to Victory: Naval presence in Newfoundland from 1939 to 1945 and its role in the wartime, The Rooms 757-8000

Magic Lantern Show: See Alice in Wonderland and Peter Pan as told by Victorian lantern slides, narrated using original scripts,The Rooms 757-8000

Newfoundland Sealing Disaster: Documents from the 1914 tragedy in which 78 sealers perished on the ice, The Rooms 757-8000

Railway Coastal Museum: Model ships, shipbuilding and dockyard history plus the story of Newfoundland’s railway boat service, 495 Water St W 724-5929

Secret: SS Eagle and MV Trepassey Antarctic Missions, 1944 to 1947, The Rooms 757-8000

Silver – A Noble Metal: An exhibition examining silver, a sought-after commodity for centuries, and its uses and markings, and its production within the province, The Rooms 757-8000

The Fluvarium: A panoramic view under the surface of Nagle’s Hill Brook. Fish, insects and plants in natural habitat plus interactive exhibits, 5 Nagle’s Place 754-3474

Wind-Ships: Cargo Vessels in the Last Days of Sail: An exhibition of ships’ portraits from the 1800s, The Rooms 757-8000 (Opens Jan 15)

Working on History: Watching Our Stories Unfold: An exhibition of artifacts reflecting life in NL from the 1700s to present day, The Rooms 757-8000
More Visual Art • Museums

On Screen

Daily Showings

Flight of the Butterflies: Documentary exploring the migratory nature of the monarch butterfly, GEO Centre-175 Signal Hill Rd 737-7880 (Daily Dec & Jan at 10am, 12:10pm, 2:10pm & 4:10pm)

Hold Fast: This film is based on Kevin Major’s award-winning book of the same name. (Dec 6)

Expecting: If the lyrics to Paul Anka’s “You’re Having My Baby” can be trusted, getting preggers is wonderful. Here, Michelle Monaghan is preggers and everyone thinks she’s too nuts to be a parent. (Dec 6)

Out of the Furnace: When Russell is jailed, his younger brother Rodney decides not to be screw up like Russell. Instead, Rodney rises to the top in the glamorous world of underground Rust Belt fighting. (Dec 6)

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug: Bilbo, Gollum, Gandalf, Radagast, Orco and all of your favourite wizards, elves, orks, centaurs, and mothras return to the big screen in the most eagerly anticipated middle of a book ever filmed. (Dec 13)

Hours: Just in time for Xmas, it’s a baby in peril (as Jesus was)! Nolan (Paul Walker) struggles to keep his newborn infant alive amid the flood of Hurricane Katrina. (Dec 13)

A Madea Christmas: Xmas is a season defined by its cornea-searing fondness for gaudy colours. Who better to find the season’s true meaning than Madea, a gun-toting granny played by a man in drag? (Dec 13)

The Railway Man: Years after WWII, a man suffering the psychological trauma of his time in a POW camp tracks down the Japanese officer who had been his captor. Starring Colin Firth. (Dec 13)

American Hustle: Christian Bale and Amy Adams are two grifters in love. Unfortunately, FBI agent Bradley Cooper is a dishonest man who tricks them into exposing the mafia. Former title: Grift of the Maji. (Dec 18)

The Monuments Men: Faster than you can say “Simpsons did it!”, this film, like Abe Simpson and his platoon of Fighting Hellfish, this also concerns the fate of artwork stolen by the Nazis. (Dec 18)

Anchorman: The Legend Continues: Just when you thought things were going well for reporter Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell), Jack Black gets him fired. Will he and his perfume and lamp-loving pals return to the airwaves? (Dec 20)

Saving Mr Banks: Walt Disney and author PL Travers negotiate the making of Mary Poppins, based on Travers’ book. Will a spoonful of sugar make the negotiations go down smoothly? Starring Emma Thompson. (Dec 20)

Walking with Dinosaurs: BBC was praised for its painstakingly realistic recreation of dinosaurs. In this film, the behemoths talk. Think of it as Dinosaur Comics: The Movie. (Dec 20)

47 Ronin: Japanese culture is getting Keanu Reeves for Xmas this year. The 47 Ronin legend is brought to life when they’re joined by the outcast Kai (Reeves). Together, they fight the toughest warriors. (Dec 25)

August: Osage County: When their father kills himself, a family is reunited for a cathartic venting of all their barely-repressed hatred. (Dec 25)

Grudge Match: Sylvester Stallone and Robert De Niro are ageing boxers stepping into the ring for one last job. Why can’t they just sell grills or go to jail like normal ageing boxers? (Dec 25)

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit: Jack Ryan (The Hunt for Red October, Clear and Present Danger) returns to punch those who threaten American. Since this is a reboot, Ryan is now played by Chris Pine. (Dec 25)

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom: Idris Elba of seldom-seen but beloved cult favourites like The Wire, Pacific Rim and Thor vs Megaguirus stars as Nelson Mandela in this biopic. Directed by Justin Chadwick. Written by William Nicholson. (Dec 25)

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty: From the story that time-travelling literary critics called the “Andy Richter Controls The Universe of 1939”, Ben Stiller is Mitty, who gets lost in daydreams and daymares while writing a Life article. (Dec 25)

The Amityville Horror: The Lost Tapes: An ambitious television news intern investigates the Amityville House. Spoiler: Amityville is a house no one should buy, as the last person to live there was Ryan Reynolds. (Jan 3)

Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones: Household items will crash for no reason. Ghosts will possess the living. Camera will never be put down. The Paranormal Activity boogiemen have returned! Written and directed by Christopher B Landon. (Jan 3)

The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box: Mariah Mundi reluctantly unites with Will Charity to uncover the secrets of a huge steam-powered hotel on a small island. Based upon the novel “Mariah Mundi” by GP Taylor. (Jan 10)

Lone Survivor: Based on Marcus Luttrell’s nonfiction book of the same name, this film depicts SEAL Team 10′s failed mission, Operation Red Wings. Starring Mark “lemon drink” Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch and Eric Bana. (Jan 10)

Devil’s Due: You’re having my baby? What a lovely, lovely way to say you love me. Waitaminute! That’s not a baby. That’s the devil! For shame, Allison Miller. For shame. (Jan 17)

The Nut Job: Surly Squirrel (Will Arnett), not to be confused with Scaredy Squirrel, plots an elaborate nut store heist with the help of all the creatures from Mononoke’s forest. Also starring Liam Neeson. (Jan 17)

One Chance: James Corden lip-syncs his way through this heartwarming, feel-good biopic about Paul Pot. Correction: it’s a heart-warming, feel-good biopic about Britain’s Got Talent winner Paul Potts. Also starring Alexandra Roach. (Jan 17)

Ride Along: There are a million stories about tough cops being mismatched by a fast-talking partner here in the naked city. This is one of them. Starring Kevin Hart and Ice Cube. (Jan 17)

The Seventh Son: Based on Joseph Delaney’s children’s dark fantasy novel series The Wardstone Chronicles (aka The Last Apprentice), the story centres on a young wizard’s apprentice. Starring Jeff Bridges and Julianne Moore. (Jan 17)

I, Frankenstein: Frankenstein, the bolts still fresh in his neck, learns to talk, keeps his family name and decides to fight the forces of darkness. Oh, but fire still bad, of course. (Jan 24)

Sabotage: Who better to star in an adaptation of Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None than Arnold Schwarzenegger? In this version, an assassin is killing DEA agents one by one. (Jan 24)

Jimmy P: Benicio del Toro plays Jimmy Picard, a Blackfoot who has returned from WWII suffering from a brain trauma doctors can’t pinpoint. Nominated for the Palme d’Or at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival. (Jan 31)

That Awkward Moment: Friends who date casually are forced to make a commitment for the first time in the airy-fairy, mid-20′s lives when the issue of going steady comes up. Zac Efron stars. (Jan 31)

Whitewash: During an unforgiving Quebec winter, a down-on-his-luck snowplow operator (Thomas Haden Church), kills a man in a hit and run. Having not seen I Know What You Did Last Summer, he hides the body. (Jan 31)
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Listings Friday, December 20, 2013

Thu, Dec 5, 2013

Our listings are your guide to what’s on the go in the St. John’s area. If you have an event you’d like included, email all of the details—as well as images—to listings@thescope.ca.

Music

99 To Life: Social Distortion covers, Adam McGrath & The Tearjerkers, $10, Rock House

All Request: DJ RocketBoy, Lottie’s Place

Blacky O’Leary (6pm); Steve Davis (10pm), Kelly’s Pub

Christmas Show: Navigator Black & The Indighost, 9pm, $5, CBTGs

Dance Through The Ages (Lawnya Vawnya fundraiser) 1960s to 2000s, 11pm, Distortion

DJ A-Read, DJ Skitch, Dirty Margaret, Taner Churchill, MindKraft, Annexe

DJ Scrappy, Turkey Joe’s

Erica Clarke (CD release), Chris Kirby & the Marquis, 9pm, Bianca’s

Glenn Simmons, The Beach Cottage (Holyrood)

Hey Rosetta!, Zeus, Green & Gold, $35/$40/$45, Mile One Centre

Juniper Road, Tols’ Timeout Lounge

Karaoke, 10pm, Georgetown Pub

Karaoke, 10pm, Karaoke Kops Party Bar

Karaoke: With Sayde Black, 9pm, no cover, Peter Easton Pub

Kathy Stock (singer-songwriter), 8:30pm, no cover, Second Cup-Stavanger

Noisy Electric Christmas Light Orchestra: Navigator Black & The Indighost, 10pm, $5, CBTGs

Rob Cook (4pm); Damian Follett (8pm); The Black Sheep, Green Sleeves Pub

Ron Hynes Band, Fat Cat Blues Bar

Sanye, Martini Bar – downstairs

Stixx & Stones, Martini Bar

The Once, Emilia Bartellas & Aaron Collis, 7:30pm, $28, Gower St United Church

The Monday Nights, Ship Pub
Music Venue Directory

Community

Meetings & Classes

CHANNAL: Peer support and social activities for people with mental illness, 284 LeMarchant Rd 753-7710

Chronic Pain Support Group (Long Term Pain Assoc) Support meetings with the theme “Helping Make Pain More Bearable”, Seniors Retirement Club-10 Bennett Ave 747-0744 (Fri Dec 20 & Jan 17 at 1:30pm)

Nar-Anon Family Group: Weekly meetings for those affected by the addiction problem of someone close to them, 682-9111

Overeaters Anonymous: Free help available with no strings attached. Weekly meetings in metro area, 738-1742

The Pottle Centre: Free recreation centre and programs for consumers of mental health services, 323 Hamilton Ave 753-2143

Lectures & Forums

Nothing scheduled today

Kids & Teens

Nothing scheduled today
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On Stage

Theatre

Nothing scheduled today

Dance & Performance

Christmas Around the World: Dana Parsons, Sheila Williams, Michael Power, Keith Power, Erin Winsor, Sandra Sandoval, Sandy Morris, Evan Smith, Frank Fusari and Boomer Stamp, $65+ (dinner & show), Masonic Temple-6 Cathedral St 579-3023 (Sun Dec 1 to Mon Dec 23; Sat Dec 28 to Mon Dec 30; Sun Dec 31 NYE w/band; Thur Jan 2 to Mon Jan 6 at 7pm)

Christmas Luncheon: Featuring Shelley Neville, Peter Halley and Janet Cull with band Boomer Stamp, Bill Brennan and Frank Fusari, $34+, Masonic Temple-6 Cathedral St 579-3023 (Monday to Saturday, Thu Dec 5 to Mon Dec 23 at 12pm)

The Nutcracker: Kittiwake Dance Theatre presents the Christmas classic with special guest performers from the Atlantic Ballet Theatre of Canada, $26/$31, Arts & Culture Centre 729-3900(Fri Dec 20 & Sat Dec 21 at 7:30pm; Sun Dec 22 at 2:30pm)

Spoken & Written

Nothing scheduled today
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On Display

Opening

Art Exhibit: A celebration of recent work by gallery artists, Christina Parker Gallery-50 Water St 753-0580 (Ends Dec 31)

Christmas Exhibition: Small works plus a selection from Gerald Squires’ Mary series, Gerald Squires Gallery-52 Prescott St 229-7578 (Sun Dec 8 to Dec 22 from 2pm to 5pm)

Colour & Light: A fine art exhibition featuring new works by gallery artists, Red Ochre Gallery-96 Duckworth St 726-6422

Jenny Holzer Truisms: An exhibition consisting of reprints of posters that launched the American conceptual and installation artist onto the international stage in the 1970s, The Rooms 757-8000 (Opens Fri Dec 20)

Juan Ortiz Apuy (Montreal) Disruptions: Presenting a body of work that ranges from wood cabinetry to drawing, photography and video, this exhibition seeks to propose alternative possibilities to the library as idea and space, Eastern Edge Gallery-72 Harbour Dr 739-1882 (Ends Feb 1)

Mike Gough Retrace: Gough’s paintings explore the materiality of memory, alluding to personal subject matter that exists just below the surface, The Rooms 757-8000 (Opens Fri Dec 20)

Rural Palette: Peter Lewis solo exhibition, Peter Lewis Gallery-5 Church Hill 722-6009 (Ends Dec 22)

Zeke Moores Dispose: Moores reclaims discarded and forgotten objects, recreating them in bronze and aluminum to highlight their beauty and potential, The Rooms 757-8000 (Opens Fri Dec 20)

Ongoing

The Goat Who Stole Christmas T’ree: Exhibition and sale by artists Cara Kansala & Pam Dorey featuring oil paintings, sculptures and Christmas pieces, Heritage Art Gallery-309 Water St, 2nd fl 739-7994

Cultural Ties: An exhibit of 20 specially-designed neckties designed by notable artists, that originated as a fundraiser for UNICEF in 2008, The Rooms 757-8000

From This Place: Our Lives On Land and Sea: Stories of how the original peoples of the province connected and how they are connected now, The Rooms 757-8000

Here We Made A Home: Exploration of the rich and distinctive culture of Newfoundland and Labrador and its evolution over time, The Rooms 757-8000

Inner Works: Anne Meredith Barry, Peter Bell, David Blackwood, Chris Pratt, Mary Pratt, a Parsons Shepherd, Reginald Shepherd, Gerald Squires & Don Wright, The Rooms 757-8000

It’s A Dog’s Life: Exhibition of images and textual materials highlight the dogs played an integral role in Newfoundland and Labrador throughout the 20th century, The Rooms 757-8000

Student Art Exhibition: Imagine/Create/Celebrate: Creative and Arts-Based Work in Education, MUN-G. A. Hickman (Education) building

Working on History: Watching Our Stories Unfold: An exhibition of artifacts reflecting life in NL from the 1700s to present day, The Rooms 757-8000

Last Chance

Annual Christmas Show: New works by Iakov Afanassiev, Jennifer Barrett, Brent Coffin, Michael Connolly, Tia Connolly, Malin Enström, Bonnie Leyton, John MacCallum, and others, Leyton Gallery-Clift’s-Baird’s Cove 722-7177 (Ends Dec 24)

Natural Selection: Significant works spanning the history of landscape painting in Canada, including work by A.Y. Jackson, Pegi Nicol MacLeod, and more, The Rooms 757-8000

Museums

Admiralty House Museum: 1915 navy wireless station now communications museum, 23 Old Placentia Rd-Mt Pearl 748-1124

Connections: This Place and Its Early Peoples: Polar bears, carnivorous plants, sea birds and mammals plus the people who made their lives here, The Rooms 757-8000

Early Printers’ Marks: Examples of brand development and trademarks from the 16th and 17th centuries, First Space Gallery- QEII Library (Ends Dec 23)

Fighting Sail: Two warship models from the Napoleonic wars of 1803 to 1816, The Rooms 757-8000

Geo Centre: See Signal Hill’s 550 million year old geology and rock and mineral specimens, 175 Signal Hill Rd 737-7880

Gotcha! Carnivorous Plants Chow Down: An interactive exhibition focusing on the province’s diversity of curious carnivorous plants, from the pitcher plant to the bladderwort, The Rooms 757-8000

Lifeline to Victory: Naval presence in Newfoundland from 1939 to 1945 and its role in the wartime, The Rooms 757-8000

Magic Lantern Show: See Alice in Wonderland and Peter Pan as told by Victorian lantern slides, narrated using original scripts,The Rooms 757-8000

Newfoundland Sealing Disaster: Documents from the 1914 tragedy in which 78 sealers perished on the ice, The Rooms 757-8000

Railway Coastal Museum: Model ships, shipbuilding and dockyard history plus the story of Newfoundland’s railway boat service, 495 Water St W 724-5929

Secret: SS Eagle and MV Trepassey Antarctic Missions, 1944 to 1947, The Rooms 757-8000

Silver – A Noble Metal: An exhibition examining silver, a sought-after commodity for centuries, and its uses and markings, and its production within the province, The Rooms 757-8000

The Fluvarium: A panoramic view under the surface of Nagle’s Hill Brook. Fish, insects and plants in natural habitat plus interactive exhibits, 5 Nagle’s Place 754-3474

Wind-Ships: Cargo Vessels in the Last Days of Sail: An exhibition of ships’ portraits from the 1800s, The Rooms 757-8000 (Opens Jan 15)

Working on History: Watching Our Stories Unfold: An exhibition of artifacts reflecting life in NL from the 1700s to present day, The Rooms 757-8000
More Visual Art • Museums

On Screen

Daily Showings

Flight of the Butterflies: Documentary exploring the migratory nature of the monarch butterfly, GEO Centre-175 Signal Hill Rd 737-7880 (Daily Dec & Jan at 10am, 12:10pm, 2:10pm & 4:10pm)

Hold Fast: This film is based on Kevin Major’s award-winning book of the same name. (Dec 6)

Expecting: If the lyrics to Paul Anka’s “You’re Having My Baby” can be trusted, getting preggers is wonderful. Here, Michelle Monaghan is preggers and everyone thinks she’s too nuts to be a parent. (Dec 6)

Out of the Furnace: When Russell is jailed, his younger brother Rodney decides not to be screw up like Russell. Instead, Rodney rises to the top in the glamorous world of underground Rust Belt fighting. (Dec 6)

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug: Bilbo, Gollum, Gandalf, Radagast, Orco and all of your favourite wizards, elves, orks, centaurs, and mothras return to the big screen in the most eagerly anticipated middle of a book ever filmed. (Dec 13)

Hours: Just in time for Xmas, it’s a baby in peril (as Jesus was)! Nolan (Paul Walker) struggles to keep his newborn infant alive amid the flood of Hurricane Katrina. (Dec 13)

A Madea Christmas: Xmas is a season defined by its cornea-searing fondness for gaudy colours. Who better to find the season’s true meaning than Madea, a gun-toting granny played by a man in drag? (Dec 13)

The Railway Man: Years after WWII, a man suffering the psychological trauma of his time in a POW camp tracks down the Japanese officer who had been his captor. Starring Colin Firth. (Dec 13)

American Hustle: Christian Bale and Amy Adams are two grifters in love. Unfortunately, FBI agent Bradley Cooper is a dishonest man who tricks them into exposing the mafia. Former title: Grift of the Maji. (Dec 18)

The Monuments Men: Faster than you can say “Simpsons did it!”, this film, like Abe Simpson and his platoon of Fighting Hellfish, this also concerns the fate of artwork stolen by the Nazis. (Dec 18)

Anchorman: The Legend Continues: Just when you thought things were going well for reporter Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell), Jack Black gets him fired. Will he and his perfume and lamp-loving pals return to the airwaves? (Dec 20)

Saving Mr Banks: Walt Disney and author PL Travers negotiate the making of Mary Poppins, based on Travers’ book. Will a spoonful of sugar make the negotiations go down smoothly? Starring Emma Thompson. (Dec 20)

Walking with Dinosaurs: BBC was praised for its painstakingly realistic recreation of dinosaurs. In this film, the behemoths talk. Think of it as Dinosaur Comics: The Movie. (Dec 20)

47 Ronin: Japanese culture is getting Keanu Reeves for Xmas this year. The 47 Ronin legend is brought to life when they’re joined by the outcast Kai (Reeves). Together, they fight the toughest warriors. (Dec 25)

August: Osage County: When their father kills himself, a family is reunited for a cathartic venting of all their barely-repressed hatred. (Dec 25)

Grudge Match: Sylvester Stallone and Robert De Niro are ageing boxers stepping into the ring for one last job. Why can’t they just sell grills or go to jail like normal ageing boxers? (Dec 25)

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit: Jack Ryan (The Hunt for Red October, Clear and Present Danger) returns to punch those who threaten American. Since this is a reboot, Ryan is now played by Chris Pine. (Dec 25)

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom: Idris Elba of seldom-seen but beloved cult favourites like The Wire, Pacific Rim and Thor vs Megaguirus stars as Nelson Mandela in this biopic. Directed by Justin Chadwick. Written by William Nicholson. (Dec 25)

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty: From the story that time-travelling literary critics called the “Andy Richter Controls The Universe of 1939”, Ben Stiller is Mitty, who gets lost in daydreams and daymares while writing a Life article. (Dec 25)

The Amityville Horror: The Lost Tapes: An ambitious television news intern investigates the Amityville House. Spoiler: Amityville is a house no one should buy, as the last person to live there was Ryan Reynolds. (Jan 3)

Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones: Household items will crash for no reason. Ghosts will possess the living. Camera will never be put down. The Paranormal Activity boogiemen have returned! Written and directed by Christopher B Landon. (Jan 3)

The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box: Mariah Mundi reluctantly unites with Will Charity to uncover the secrets of a huge steam-powered hotel on a small island. Based upon the novel “Mariah Mundi” by GP Taylor. (Jan 10)

Lone Survivor: Based on Marcus Luttrell’s nonfiction book of the same name, this film depicts SEAL Team 10′s failed mission, Operation Red Wings. Starring Mark “lemon drink” Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch and Eric Bana. (Jan 10)

Devil’s Due: You’re having my baby? What a lovely, lovely way to say you love me. Waitaminute! That’s not a baby. That’s the devil! For shame, Allison Miller. For shame. (Jan 17)

The Nut Job: Surly Squirrel (Will Arnett), not to be confused with Scaredy Squirrel, plots an elaborate nut store heist with the help of all the creatures from Mononoke’s forest. Also starring Liam Neeson. (Jan 17)

One Chance: James Corden lip-syncs his way through this heartwarming, feel-good biopic about Paul Pot. Correction: it’s a heart-warming, feel-good biopic about Britain’s Got Talent winner Paul Potts. Also starring Alexandra Roach. (Jan 17)

Ride Along: There are a million stories about tough cops being mismatched by a fast-talking partner here in the naked city. This is one of them. Starring Kevin Hart and Ice Cube. (Jan 17)

The Seventh Son: Based on Joseph Delaney’s children’s dark fantasy novel series The Wardstone Chronicles (aka The Last Apprentice), the story centres on a young wizard’s apprentice. Starring Jeff Bridges and Julianne Moore. (Jan 17)

I, Frankenstein: Frankenstein, the bolts still fresh in his neck, learns to talk, keeps his family name and decides to fight the forces of darkness. Oh, but fire still bad, of course. (Jan 24)

Sabotage: Who better to star in an adaptation of Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None than Arnold Schwarzenegger? In this version, an assassin is killing DEA agents one by one. (Jan 24)

Jimmy P: Benicio del Toro plays Jimmy Picard, a Blackfoot who has returned from WWII suffering from a brain trauma doctors can’t pinpoint. Nominated for the Palme d’Or at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival. (Jan 31)

That Awkward Moment: Friends who date casually are forced to make a commitment for the first time in the airy-fairy, mid-20′s lives when the issue of going steady comes up. Zac Efron stars. (Jan 31)

Whitewash: During an unforgiving Quebec winter, a down-on-his-luck snowplow operator (Thomas Haden Church), kills a man in a hit and run. Having not seen I Know What You Did Last Summer, he hides the body. (Jan 31)
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Listings Thursday, December 19, 2013

Thu, Dec 5, 2013

Our listings are your guide to what’s on the go in the St. John’s area. If you have an event you’d like included, email all of the details—as well as images—to listings@thescope.ca.

Music

Blacky O’Leary (6:30pm); Steve Davis (9pm), Kelly’s Pub

Casper Touch, Lance Wicks, Hot Biscuit, Potemtole, Dr. Drake, Blurr, $10, Velvet

Craig Young (solo acoustic) no cover, 9:30pm, Fat Cat Blues Bar

DeeJay JayCee, Turkey Joe’s

Hey Rosetta!, Zeus, Green & Gold, $35/$40/$45, Mile One Centre

Hogarth & the Skyvines, The Sunstones, Brit Pack, The Black Mask Brigade, 9pm, $5, Brimstone Public House

Ian Foster & The Thieves, Brothers in Stereo, 10pm, $10, Rock House

Jill Porter, Erin Simms, 10pm, no cover, The Grapevine

Night Music: Brad Jefford Trio, 9:30pm, $5, Ship Pub

Open Mic: With Sayde Black, 9pm, no cover, Peter Easton Pub

Rob Cook (6:30pm); Unlisted (11pm), Green Sleeves Pub

Steve Edwards, 11pm, Trapper John’s

Stixx & Stones, Martini Bar

The Sunstones, 11pm, Brimstone Public House

What’s Your Damage Heather?, Social Services, The Beer Patrice, 9pm, $5, CBTGs
Music Venue Directory

Community

Meetings & Classes

Alzheimer Family Support: Group meeting for family members of people with Alzheimer’s disease, 685 Water St 576-0608 (Thu Dec 19 & Jan 16 at 7pm)

CHANNAL: Peer support and social activities for people with mental illness, 284 LeMarchant Rd 753-7710

Coffee & Culture: Meet new people while exploring art, culture and history. Different topic each week; talks, tours, films and workshops, The Rooms 757-8000 (Thursdays at 2:30pm)

Nar-Anon Family Group: Weekly meetings for those affected by the addiction problem of someone close to them, 682-9111

Overeaters Anonymous: Free help available with no strings attached. Weekly meetings in metro area, 738-1742

The Pottle Centre: Free recreation centre and programs for consumers of mental health services, 323 Hamilton Ave 753-2143

Trivia Nights: Rose & Thistle on Tuesdays; Bitters on Thursdays at 8pm

Lectures & Forums

Nothing scheduled today

Kids & Teens

Nothing scheduled today
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On Stage

Theatre

Nothing scheduled today

Dance & Performance

Christmas Around the World: Dana Parsons, Sheila Williams, Michael Power, Keith Power, Erin Winsor, Sandra Sandoval, Sandy Morris, Evan Smith, Frank Fusari and Boomer Stamp, $65+ (dinner & show), Masonic Temple-6 Cathedral St 579-3023 (Sun Dec 1 to Mon Dec 23; Sat Dec 28 to Mon Dec 30; Sun Dec 31 NYE w/band; Thur Jan 2 to Mon Jan 6 at 7pm)

Christmas Luncheon: Featuring Shelley Neville, Peter Halley and Janet Cull with band Boomer Stamp, Bill Brennan and Frank Fusari, $34+, Masonic Temple-6 Cathedral St 579-3023 (Monday to Saturday, Thu Dec 5 to Mon Dec 23 at 12pm)

Tango on the Edge: A social gathering to dance Argentine tango, $7, Arts & Culture Centre (Thursdays at 8:30pm & Sundays at 7pm)

Spoken & Written

Nothing scheduled today

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On Display

Opening

Art Exhibit: A celebration of recent work by gallery artists, Christina Parker Gallery-50 Water St 753-0580 (Ends Dec 31)

Christmas Exhibition: Small works plus a selection from Gerald Squires’ Mary series, Gerald Squires Gallery-52 Prescott St 229-7578 (Sun Dec 8 to Dec 22 from 2pm to 5pm)

Colour & Light: A fine art exhibition featuring new works by gallery artists, Red Ochre Gallery-96 Duckworth St 726-6422

Juan Ortiz Apuy (Montreal) Disruptions: Presenting a body of work that ranges from wood cabinetry to drawing, photography and video, this exhibition seeks to propose alternative possibilities to the library as idea and space, Eastern Edge Gallery-72 Harbour Dr 739-1882 (Ends Feb 1)

Rural Palette: Peter Lewis solo exhibition, Peter Lewis Gallery-5 Church Hill 722-6009 (Ends Dec 22)

Ongoing

The Goat Who Stole Christmas T’ree: Exhibition and sale by artists Cara Kansala & Pam Dorey featuring oil paintings, sculptures and Christmas pieces, Heritage Art Gallery-309 Water St, 2nd fl 739-7994

Cultural Ties: An exhibit of 20 specially-designed neckties designed by notable artists, that originated as a fundraiser for UNICEF in 2008, The Rooms 757-8000

From This Place: Our Lives On Land and Sea: Stories of how the original peoples of the province connected and how they are connected now, The Rooms 757-8000

Here We Made A Home: Exploration of the rich and distinctive culture of Newfoundland and Labrador and its evolution over time, The Rooms 757-8000

Inner Works: Anne Meredith Barry, Peter Bell, David Blackwood, Chris Pratt, Mary Pratt, a Parsons Shepherd, Reginald Shepherd, Gerald Squires & Don Wright, The Rooms 757-8000

It’s A Dog’s Life: Exhibition of images and textual materials highlight the dogs played an integral role in Newfoundland and Labrador throughout the 20th century, The Rooms 757-8000

Student Art Exhibition: Imagine/Create/Celebrate: Creative and Arts-Based Work in Education, MUN-G. A. Hickman (Education) building

Working on History: Watching Our Stories Unfold: An exhibition of artifacts reflecting life in NL from the 1700s to present day, The Rooms 757-8000

Last Chance

Annual Christmas Show: New works by Iakov Afanassiev, Jennifer Barrett, Brent Coffin, Michael Connolly, Tia Connolly, Malin Enström, Bonnie Leyton, John MacCallum, and others, Leyton Gallery-Clift’s-Baird’s Cove 722-7177 (Ends Dec 24)

Natural Selection: Significant works spanning the history of landscape painting in Canada, including work by A.Y. Jackson, Pegi Nicol MacLeod, and more, The Rooms 757-8000

Museums

Admiralty House Museum: 1915 navy wireless station now communications museum, 23 Old Placentia Rd-Mt Pearl 748-1124

Connections: This Place and Its Early Peoples: Polar bears, carnivorous plants, sea birds and mammals plus the people who made their lives here, The Rooms 757-8000

Early Printers’ Marks: Examples of brand development and trademarks from the 16th and 17th centuries, First Space Gallery- QEII Library (Ends Dec 23)

Fighting Sail: Two warship models from the Napoleonic wars of 1803 to 1816, The Rooms 757-8000

Geo Centre: See Signal Hill’s 550 million year old geology and rock and mineral specimens, 175 Signal Hill Rd 737-7880

Gotcha! Carnivorous Plants Chow Down: An interactive exhibition focusing on the province’s diversity of curious carnivorous plants, from the pitcher plant to the bladderwort, The Rooms 757-8000

Lifeline to Victory: Naval presence in Newfoundland from 1939 to 1945 and its role in the wartime, The Rooms 757-8000

Magic Lantern Show: See Alice in Wonderland and Peter Pan as told by Victorian lantern slides, narrated using original scripts,The Rooms 757-8000

Newfoundland Sealing Disaster: Documents from the 1914 tragedy in which 78 sealers perished on the ice, The Rooms 757-8000

Railway Coastal Museum: Model ships, shipbuilding and dockyard history plus the story of Newfoundland’s railway boat service, 495 Water St W 724-5929

Secret: SS Eagle and MV Trepassey Antarctic Missions, 1944 to 1947, The Rooms 757-8000

Silver – A Noble Metal: An exhibition examining silver, a sought-after commodity for centuries, and its uses and markings, and its production within the province, The Rooms 757-8000

The Fluvarium: A panoramic view under the surface of Nagle’s Hill Brook. Fish, insects and plants in natural habitat plus interactive exhibits, 5 Nagle’s Place 754-3474

Wind-Ships: Cargo Vessels in the Last Days of Sail: An exhibition of ships’ portraits from the 1800s, The Rooms 757-8000 (Opens Jan 15)

Working on History: Watching Our Stories Unfold: An exhibition of artifacts reflecting life in NL from the 1700s to present day, The Rooms 757-8000
More Visual Art • Museums

On Screen

Daily Showings

Flight of the Butterflies: Documentary exploring the migratory nature of the monarch butterfly, GEO Centre-175 Signal Hill Rd 737-7880 (Daily Dec & Jan at 10am, 12:10pm, 2:10pm & 4:10pm)

Hold Fast: This film is based on Kevin Major’s award-winning book of the same name. (Dec 6)

Expecting: If the lyrics to Paul Anka’s “You’re Having My Baby” can be trusted, getting preggers is wonderful. Here, Michelle Monaghan is preggers and everyone thinks she’s too nuts to be a parent. (Dec 6)

Out of the Furnace: When Russell is jailed, his younger brother Rodney decides not to be screw up like Russell. Instead, Rodney rises to the top in the glamorous world of underground Rust Belt fighting. (Dec 6)

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug: Bilbo, Gollum, Gandalf, Radagast, Orco and all of your favourite wizards, elves, orks, centaurs, and mothras return to the big screen in the most eagerly anticipated middle of a book ever filmed. (Dec 13)

Hours: Just in time for Xmas, it’s a baby in peril (as Jesus was)! Nolan (Paul Walker) struggles to keep his newborn infant alive amid the flood of Hurricane Katrina. (Dec 13)

A Madea Christmas: Xmas is a season defined by its cornea-searing fondness for gaudy colours. Who better to find the season’s true meaning than Madea, a gun-toting granny played by a man in drag? (Dec 13)

The Railway Man: Years after WWII, a man suffering the psychological trauma of his time in a POW camp tracks down the Japanese officer who had been his captor. Starring Colin Firth. (Dec 13)

American Hustle: Christian Bale and Amy Adams are two grifters in love. Unfortunately, FBI agent Bradley Cooper is a dishonest man who tricks them into exposing the mafia. Former title: Grift of the Maji. (Dec 18)

The Monuments Men: Faster than you can say “Simpsons did it!”, this film, like Abe Simpson and his platoon of Fighting Hellfish, this also concerns the fate of artwork stolen by the Nazis. (Dec 18)

Anchorman: The Legend Continues: Just when you thought things were going well for reporter Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell), Jack Black gets him fired. Will he and his perfume and lamp-loving pals return to the airwaves? (Dec 20)

Saving Mr Banks: Walt Disney and author PL Travers negotiate the making of Mary Poppins, based on Travers’ book. Will a spoonful of sugar make the negotiations go down smoothly? Starring Emma Thompson. (Dec 20)

Walking with Dinosaurs: BBC was praised for its painstakingly realistic recreation of dinosaurs. In this film, the behemoths talk. Think of it as Dinosaur Comics: The Movie. (Dec 20)

47 Ronin: Japanese culture is getting Keanu Reeves for Xmas this year. The 47 Ronin legend is brought to life when they’re joined by the outcast Kai (Reeves). Together, they fight the toughest warriors. (Dec 25)

August: Osage County: When their father kills himself, a family is reunited for a cathartic venting of all their barely-repressed hatred. (Dec 25)

Grudge Match: Sylvester Stallone and Robert De Niro are ageing boxers stepping into the ring for one last job. Why can’t they just sell grills or go to jail like normal ageing boxers? (Dec 25)

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit: Jack Ryan (The Hunt for Red October, Clear and Present Danger) returns to punch those who threaten American. Since this is a reboot, Ryan is now played by Chris Pine. (Dec 25)

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom: Idris Elba of seldom-seen but beloved cult favourites like The Wire, Pacific Rim and Thor vs Megaguirus stars as Nelson Mandela in this biopic. Directed by Justin Chadwick. Written by William Nicholson. (Dec 25)

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty: From the story that time-travelling literary critics called the “Andy Richter Controls The Universe of 1939”, Ben Stiller is Mitty, who gets lost in daydreams and daymares while writing a Life article. (Dec 25)

The Amityville Horror: The Lost Tapes: An ambitious television news intern investigates the Amityville House. Spoiler: Amityville is a house no one should buy, as the last person to live there was Ryan Reynolds. (Jan 3)

Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones: Household items will crash for no reason. Ghosts will possess the living. Camera will never be put down. The Paranormal Activity boogiemen have returned! Written and directed by Christopher B Landon. (Jan 3)

The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box: Mariah Mundi reluctantly unites with Will Charity to uncover the secrets of a huge steam-powered hotel on a small island. Based upon the novel “Mariah Mundi” by GP Taylor. (Jan 10)

Lone Survivor: Based on Marcus Luttrell’s nonfiction book of the same name, this film depicts SEAL Team 10′s failed mission, Operation Red Wings. Starring Mark “lemon drink” Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch and Eric Bana. (Jan 10)

Devil’s Due: You’re having my baby? What a lovely, lovely way to say you love me. Waitaminute! That’s not a baby. That’s the devil! For shame, Allison Miller. For shame. (Jan 17)

The Nut Job: Surly Squirrel (Will Arnett), not to be confused with Scaredy Squirrel, plots an elaborate nut store heist with the help of all the creatures from Mononoke’s forest. Also starring Liam Neeson. (Jan 17)

One Chance: James Corden lip-syncs his way through this heartwarming, feel-good biopic about Paul Pot. Correction: it’s a heart-warming, feel-good biopic about Britain’s Got Talent winner Paul Potts. Also starring Alexandra Roach. (Jan 17)

Ride Along: There are a million stories about tough cops being mismatched by a fast-talking partner here in the naked city. This is one of them. Starring Kevin Hart and Ice Cube. (Jan 17)

The Seventh Son: Based on Joseph Delaney’s children’s dark fantasy novel series The Wardstone Chronicles (aka The Last Apprentice), the story centres on a young wizard’s apprentice. Starring Jeff Bridges and Julianne Moore. (Jan 17)

I, Frankenstein: Frankenstein, the bolts still fresh in his neck, learns to talk, keeps his family name and decides to fight the forces of darkness. Oh, but fire still bad, of course. (Jan 24)

Sabotage: Who better to star in an adaptation of Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None than Arnold Schwarzenegger? In this version, an assassin is killing DEA agents one by one. (Jan 24)

Jimmy P: Benicio del Toro plays Jimmy Picard, a Blackfoot who has returned from WWII suffering from a brain trauma doctors can’t pinpoint. Nominated for the Palme d’Or at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival. (Jan 31)

That Awkward Moment: Friends who date casually are forced to make a commitment for the first time in the airy-fairy, mid-20′s lives when the issue of going steady comes up. Zac Efron stars. (Jan 31)

Whitewash: During an unforgiving Quebec winter, a down-on-his-luck snowplow operator (Thomas Haden Church), kills a man in a hit and run. Having not seen I Know What You Did Last Summer, he hides the body. (Jan 31)
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Listings Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Thu, Dec 5, 2013

Our listings are your guide to what’s on the go in the St. John’s area. If you have an event you’d like included, email all of the details—as well as images—to listings@thescope.ca.

Music

Dave White (6pm); Damian Follett (10pm), Green Sleeves Pub

Ennis Sisters, Dave Gunning, St. Patrick’s Church

Folk Night: Fiddle Fest with Charlotte Anne Malischewski, Maria Cherwick, Toshio Tatsu Oki, Ship Pub

Jordan Coaker (10pm), The Hip Waders (11pm), Adlib To Fade (Alt-F) (Beatles Tribute) (12am), The Levee

Karaoke, Grumpy Stump

Kind of a Big Deal, Gary Lamkin, Adam Ravalia, Mitch Ghaney, Hudson Hogarth, Alison Jenkins, Dwayne Churchill, Colin Grenning, 9pm, no cover, Brimstone Public House

The Dark N’ Dirty’s, 10pm, Trapper John’s Pub

The Great Casavant Organ: Bach to the 20th Century with David Drinkell, 1:15pm, free, Anglican Cathedral

Wolfpack Wednesdays: Open mic/jam, 10pm, no cover, CBTGs
Music Venue Directory

Community

Meetings & Classes

CHANNAL: Peer support and social activities for people with mental illness, 284 LeMarchant Rd 753-7710

MUN Tabletop Games Club: Dedicated to providing games in St. John’s with a friendly social atmosphere in which to play board games and other tabletop games, free, MUN C2026 (Wednesdays from 5pm to 10pm)

Nar-Anon Family Group: Weekly meetings for those affected by the addiction problem of someone close to them, 682-9111

Overeaters Anonymous: Free help available with no strings attached. Weekly meetings in metro area, 738-1742

The Pottle Centre: Free recreation centre and programs for consumers of mental health services, 323 Hamilton Ave 753-2143

The Rooms: Free admission, 9 Bonaventure Ave 757-8000 (Wednesdays 6pm-9pm)

Lectures & Forums

Nothing scheduled today

Kids & Teens

Twas a Night Before Christmas at the Library: Family evening storytime with a take home treat. Wear your jammies, Michael Donovan Public Library 737-2621 (Wed Dec 18 at 7pm)
More Community Events • Lectures & Forums • Kids & Teen • Meetings & Classes

On Stage

Theatre

Nothing scheduled today

Dance & Performance

Christmas Around the World: Dana Parsons, Sheila Williams, Michael Power, Keith Power, Erin Winsor, Sandra Sandoval, Sandy Morris, Evan Smith, Frank Fusari and Boomer Stamp, $65+ (dinner & show), Masonic Temple-6 Cathedral St 579-3023 (Sun Dec 1 to Mon Dec 23; Sat Dec 28 to Mon Dec 30; Sun Dec 31 NYE w/band; Thur Jan 2 to Mon Jan 6 at 7pm)

Christmas Luncheon: Featuring Shelley Neville, Peter Halley and Janet Cull with band Boomer Stamp, Bill Brennan and Frank Fusari, $34+, Masonic Temple-6 Cathedral St 579-3023 (Monday to Saturday, Thu Dec 5 to Mon Dec 23 at 12pm)

Spoken & Written

Nothing scheduled today
More Theatre • Dance & Performance • Spoken & Written • Comedy

On Display

Opening

Art Exhibit: A celebration of recent work by gallery artists, Christina Parker Gallery-50 Water St 753-0580 (Ends Dec 31)

Christmas Exhibition: Small works plus a selection from Gerald Squires’ Mary series, Gerald Squires Gallery-52 Prescott St 229-7578 (Sun Dec 8 to Dec 22 from 2pm to 5pm)

Colour & Light: A fine art exhibition featuring new works by gallery artists, Red Ochre Gallery-96 Duckworth St 726-6422

Juan Ortiz Apuy (Montreal) Disruptions: Presenting a body of work that ranges from wood cabinetry to drawing, photography and video, this exhibition seeks to propose alternative possibilities to the library as idea and space, Eastern Edge Gallery-72 Harbour Dr 739-1882 (Ends Feb 1)

Rural Palette: Peter Lewis solo exhibition, Peter Lewis Gallery-5 Church Hill 722-6009 (Ends Dec 22)

Ongoing

The Goat Who Stole Christmas T’ree: Exhibition and sale by artists Cara Kansala & Pam Dorey featuring oil paintings, sculptures and Christmas pieces, Heritage Art Gallery-309 Water St, 2nd fl 739-7994

Cultural Ties: An exhibit of 20 specially-designed neckties designed by notable artists, that originated as a fundraiser for UNICEF in 2008, The Rooms 757-8000

From This Place: Our Lives On Land and Sea: Stories of how the original peoples of the province connected and how they are connected now, The Rooms 757-8000

Here We Made A Home: Exploration of the rich and distinctive culture of Newfoundland and Labrador and its evolution over time, The Rooms 757-8000

Inner Works: Anne Meredith Barry, Peter Bell, David Blackwood, Chris Pratt, Mary Pratt, a Parsons Shepherd, Reginald Shepherd, Gerald Squires & Don Wright, The Rooms 757-8000

It’s A Dog’s Life: Exhibition of images and textual materials highlight the dogs played an integral role in Newfoundland and Labrador throughout the 20th century, The Rooms 757-8000

Student Art Exhibition: Imagine/Create/Celebrate: Creative and Arts-Based Work in Education, MUN-G. A. Hickman (Education) building

Working on History: Watching Our Stories Unfold: An exhibition of artifacts reflecting life in NL from the 1700s to present day, The Rooms 757-8000

Last Chance

Annual Christmas Show: New works by Iakov Afanassiev, Jennifer Barrett, Brent Coffin, Michael Connolly, Tia Connolly, Malin Enström, Bonnie Leyton, John MacCallum, and others, Leyton Gallery-Clift’s-Baird’s Cove 722-7177 (Ends Dec 24)

Comfort & Joy: An annual holiday exhibition of finely crafted objects, Craft Council-59 Duckworth St 753-2749 (Ends Dec 18)

Natural Selection: Significant works spanning the history of landscape painting in Canada, including work by A.Y. Jackson, Pegi Nicol MacLeod, and more, The Rooms 757-8000

North: An exhibition of works featuring artists who call the North their home and artists inspired by the North, Craft Council-59 Duckworth St 753-2749 (Ends Dec 18)

Museums

Admiralty House Museum: 1915 navy wireless station now communications museum, 23 Old Placentia Rd-Mt Pearl 748-1124

Connections: This Place and Its Early Peoples: Polar bears, carnivorous plants, sea birds and mammals plus the people who made their lives here, The Rooms 757-8000

Early Printers’ Marks: Examples of brand development and trademarks from the 16th and 17th centuries, First Space Gallery- QEII Library (Ends Dec 23)

Fighting Sail: Two warship models from the Napoleonic wars of 1803 to 1816, The Rooms 757-8000

Geo Centre: See Signal Hill’s 550 million year old geology and rock and mineral specimens, 175 Signal Hill Rd 737-7880

Gotcha! Carnivorous Plants Chow Down: An interactive exhibition focusing on the province’s diversity of curious carnivorous plants, from the pitcher plant to the bladderwort, The Rooms 757-8000

Lifeline to Victory: Naval presence in Newfoundland from 1939 to 1945 and its role in the wartime, The Rooms 757-8000

Magic Lantern Show: See Alice in Wonderland and Peter Pan as told by Victorian lantern slides, narrated using original scripts,The Rooms 757-8000

Newfoundland Sealing Disaster: Documents from the 1914 tragedy in which 78 sealers perished on the ice, The Rooms 757-8000

Railway Coastal Museum: Model ships, shipbuilding and dockyard history plus the story of Newfoundland’s railway boat service, 495 Water St W 724-5929

Secret: SS Eagle and MV Trepassey Antarctic Missions, 1944 to 1947, The Rooms 757-8000

Silver – A Noble Metal: An exhibition examining silver, a sought-after commodity for centuries, and its uses and markings, and its production within the province, The Rooms 757-8000

The Fluvarium: A panoramic view under the surface of Nagle’s Hill Brook. Fish, insects and plants in natural habitat plus interactive exhibits, 5 Nagle’s Place 754-3474

Wind-Ships: Cargo Vessels in the Last Days of Sail: An exhibition of ships’ portraits from the 1800s, The Rooms 757-8000 (Opens Jan 15)

Working on History: Watching Our Stories Unfold: An exhibition of artifacts reflecting life in NL from the 1700s to present day, The Rooms 757-8000
More Visual Art • Museums

On Screen

Daily Showings

Flight of the Butterflies: Documentary exploring the migratory nature of the monarch butterfly, GEO Centre-175 Signal Hill Rd 737-7880 (Daily Dec & Jan at 10am, 12:10pm, 2:10pm & 4:10pm)

Hold Fast: This film is based on Kevin Major’s award-winning book of the same name. (Dec 6)

Expecting: If the lyrics to Paul Anka’s “You’re Having My Baby” can be trusted, getting preggers is wonderful. Here, Michelle Monaghan is preggers and everyone thinks she’s too nuts to be a parent. (Dec 6)

Out of the Furnace: When Russell is jailed, his younger brother Rodney decides not to be screw up like Russell. Instead, Rodney rises to the top in the glamorous world of underground Rust Belt fighting. (Dec 6)

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug: Bilbo, Gollum, Gandalf, Radagast, Orco and all of your favourite wizards, elves, orks, centaurs, and mothras return to the big screen in the most eagerly anticipated middle of a book ever filmed. (Dec 13)

Hours: Just in time for Xmas, it’s a baby in peril (as Jesus was)! Nolan (Paul Walker) struggles to keep his newborn infant alive amid the flood of Hurricane Katrina. (Dec 13)

A Madea Christmas: Xmas is a season defined by its cornea-searing fondness for gaudy colours. Who better to find the season’s true meaning than Madea, a gun-toting granny played by a man in drag? (Dec 13)

The Railway Man: Years after WWII, a man suffering the psychological trauma of his time in a POW camp tracks down the Japanese officer who had been his captor. Starring Colin Firth. (Dec 13)

American Hustle: Christian Bale and Amy Adams are two grifters in love. Unfortunately, FBI agent Bradley Cooper is a dishonest man who tricks them into exposing the mafia. Former title: Grift of the Maji. (Dec 18)

The Monuments Men: Faster than you can say “Simpsons did it!”, this film, like Abe Simpson and his platoon of Fighting Hellfish, this also concerns the fate of artwork stolen by the Nazis. (Dec 18)

Anchorman: The Legend Continues: Just when you thought things were going well for reporter Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell), Jack Black gets him fired. Will he and his perfume and lamp-loving pals return to the airwaves? (Dec 20)

Saving Mr Banks: Walt Disney and author PL Travers negotiate the making of Mary Poppins, based on Travers’ book. Will a spoonful of sugar make the negotiations go down smoothly? Starring Emma Thompson. (Dec 20)

Walking with Dinosaurs: BBC was praised for its painstakingly realistic recreation of dinosaurs. In this film, the behemoths talk. Think of it as Dinosaur Comics: The Movie. (Dec 20)

47 Ronin: Japanese culture is getting Keanu Reeves for Xmas this year. The 47 Ronin legend is brought to life when they’re joined by the outcast Kai (Reeves). Together, they fight the toughest warriors. (Dec 25)

August: Osage County: When their father kills himself, a family is reunited for a cathartic venting of all their barely-repressed hatred. (Dec 25)

Grudge Match: Sylvester Stallone and Robert De Niro are ageing boxers stepping into the ring for one last job. Why can’t they just sell grills or go to jail like normal ageing boxers? (Dec 25)

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit: Jack Ryan (The Hunt for Red October, Clear and Present Danger) returns to punch those who threaten American. Since this is a reboot, Ryan is now played by Chris Pine. (Dec 25)

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom: Idris Elba of seldom-seen but beloved cult favourites like The Wire, Pacific Rim and Thor vs Megaguirus stars as Nelson Mandela in this biopic. Directed by Justin Chadwick. Written by William Nicholson. (Dec 25)

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty: From the story that time-travelling literary critics called the “Andy Richter Controls The Universe of 1939”, Ben Stiller is Mitty, who gets lost in daydreams and daymares while writing a Life article. (Dec 25)

The Amityville Horror: The Lost Tapes: An ambitious television news intern investigates the Amityville House. Spoiler: Amityville is a house no one should buy, as the last person to live there was Ryan Reynolds. (Jan 3)

Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones: Household items will crash for no reason. Ghosts will possess the living. Camera will never be put down. The Paranormal Activity boogiemen have returned! Written and directed by Christopher B Landon. (Jan 3)

The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box: Mariah Mundi reluctantly unites with Will Charity to uncover the secrets of a huge steam-powered hotel on a small island. Based upon the novel “Mariah Mundi” by GP Taylor. (Jan 10)

Lone Survivor: Based on Marcus Luttrell’s nonfiction book of the same name, this film depicts SEAL Team 10′s failed mission, Operation Red Wings. Starring Mark “lemon drink” Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch and Eric Bana. (Jan 10)

Devil’s Due: You’re having my baby? What a lovely, lovely way to say you love me. Waitaminute! That’s not a baby. That’s the devil! For shame, Allison Miller. For shame. (Jan 17)

The Nut Job: Surly Squirrel (Will Arnett), not to be confused with Scaredy Squirrel, plots an elaborate nut store heist with the help of all the creatures from Mononoke’s forest. Also starring Liam Neeson. (Jan 17)

One Chance: James Corden lip-syncs his way through this heartwarming, feel-good biopic about Paul Pot. Correction: it’s a heart-warming, feel-good biopic about Britain’s Got Talent winner Paul Potts. Also starring Alexandra Roach. (Jan 17)

Ride Along: There are a million stories about tough cops being mismatched by a fast-talking partner here in the naked city. This is one of them. Starring Kevin Hart and Ice Cube. (Jan 17)

The Seventh Son: Based on Joseph Delaney’s children’s dark fantasy novel series The Wardstone Chronicles (aka The Last Apprentice), the story centres on a young wizard’s apprentice. Starring Jeff Bridges and Julianne Moore. (Jan 17)

I, Frankenstein: Frankenstein, the bolts still fresh in his neck, learns to talk, keeps his family name and decides to fight the forces of darkness. Oh, but fire still bad, of course. (Jan 24)

Sabotage: Who better to star in an adaptation of Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None than Arnold Schwarzenegger? In this version, an assassin is killing DEA agents one by one. (Jan 24)

Jimmy P: Benicio del Toro plays Jimmy Picard, a Blackfoot who has returned from WWII suffering from a brain trauma doctors can’t pinpoint. Nominated for the Palme d’Or at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival. (Jan 31)

That Awkward Moment: Friends who date casually are forced to make a commitment for the first time in the airy-fairy, mid-20′s lives when the issue of going steady comes up. Zac Efron stars. (Jan 31)

Whitewash: During an unforgiving Quebec winter, a down-on-his-luck snowplow operator (Thomas Haden Church), kills a man in a hit and run. Having not seen I Know What You Did Last Summer, he hides the body. (Jan 31)
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Listings Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Thu, Dec 5, 2013

Our listings are your guide to what’s on the go in the St. John’s area. If you have an event you’d like included, email all of the details—as well as images—to listings@thescope.ca.

Music

Dave White, 10pm, Green Sleeves Pub

Jay Miln, Sam Burke, Danielle Bailey, Kate Pike, Al Strongbow, Tony McCarthy, Scradley, 9pm, no cover, Brimstone Public House

Melanie O’Brien, Phil Goodridge, Fat Cat Blues Bar

NightCull, 11pm, no cover, Trapper John’s Pub

Open Mic, 10pm, Grumpy Stump Pub

Rea (singer-songwriter), 10:30, no cover, The Grapevine

Sean Panting Band, Ship Pub

Stan Pickett & His Rocket Players, no cover, 12:30pm, Rocket Bakery
Music Venue Directory

Community

Meetings & Classes

Astral-Knots: Hand craft group invites participants of all skill levels, free, Orbit Rm-Rocket Bakery-272 Water St (Tuesdays at 7pm)

CHANNAL: Peer support and social activities for people with mental illness, 284 LeMarchant Rd 753-7710

Nar-Anon Family Group: Weekly meetings for those affected by the addiction problem of someone close to them, 682-9111

Overeaters Anonymous: Free help available with no strings attached. Weekly meetings in metro area, 738-1742

The Pottle Centre: Free recreation centre and programs for consumers of mental health services, 323 Hamilton Ave 753-2143

Trivia Nights: Rose & Thistle on Tuesdays; Bitters on Thursdays at 8pm

Lectures & Forums

Nothing scheduled today

Kids & Teens

Little Toot Tuesdays: Crafts, stories and games, Railway Coastal Museum-495 Water St (Tuesdays from 2pm to 3pm)

Tots Program: Big fun for little people, The Rooms 757-8000 (Tuesdays at 10:30am)
More Community Events • Lectures & Forums • Kids & Teen • Meetings & Classes

On Stage

Theatre

Nothing scheduled today

Dance & Performance

Christmas Around the World: Dana Parsons, Sheila Williams, Michael Power, Keith Power, Erin Winsor, Sandra Sandoval, Sandy Morris, Evan Smith, Frank Fusari and Boomer Stamp, $65+ (dinner & show), Masonic Temple-6 Cathedral St 579-3023 (Sun Dec 1 to Mon Dec 23; Sat Dec 28 to Mon Dec 30; Sun Dec 31 NYE w/band; Thur Jan 2 to Mon Jan 6 at 7pm)

Christmas Luncheon: Featuring Shelley Neville, Peter Halley and Janet Cull with band Boomer Stamp, Bill Brennan and Frank Fusari, $34+, Masonic Temple-6 Cathedral St 579-3023 (Monday to Saturday, Thu Dec 5 to Mon Dec 23 at 12pm)

Spoken & Written

Above All the Bustle: Join RCA for a glass of cheer and hear the results of our annual writing contest, LSPU Hall-3 Victoria St (Tue Dec 17 at 5:30pm)
More Theatre • Dance & Performance • Spoken & Written • Comedy

On Display

Opening

Art Exhibit: A celebration of recent work by gallery artists, Christina Parker Gallery-50 Water St 753-0580 (Ends Dec 31)

Christmas Exhibition: Small works plus a selection from Gerald Squires’ Mary series, Gerald Squires Gallery-52 Prescott St 229-7578 (Sun Dec 8 to Dec 22 from 2pm to 5pm)

Colour & Light: A fine art exhibition featuring new works by gallery artists, Red Ochre Gallery-96 Duckworth St 726-6422

Deck the Walls: Exhibition and sale of artistic wall hangings and other small quilted items from the Eastern Edge Quilters Guild, Field Centre-MUN Botanical Garden-306 Mt Scio Rd 864-7669 (Wed Dec 4 to Tues Dec 17 from 10am to 4pm)

Juan Ortiz Apuy (Montreal) Disruptions: Presenting a body of work that ranges from wood cabinetry to drawing, photography and video, this exhibition seeks to propose alternative possibilities to the library as idea and space, Eastern Edge Gallery-72 Harbour Dr 739-1882 (Ends Feb 1)

Rural Palette: Peter Lewis solo exhibition, Peter Lewis Gallery-5 Church Hill 722-6009 (Ends Dec 22)

Ongoing

The Goat Who Stole Christmas T’ree: Exhibition and sale by artists Cara Kansala & Pam Dorey featuring oil paintings, sculptures and Christmas pieces, Heritage Art Gallery-309 Water St, 2nd fl 739-7994

Cultural Ties: An exhibit of 20 specially-designed neckties designed by notable artists, that originated as a fundraiser for UNICEF in 2008, The Rooms 757-8000

From This Place: Our Lives On Land and Sea: Stories of how the original peoples of the province connected and how they are connected now, The Rooms 757-8000

Here We Made A Home: Exploration of the rich and distinctive culture of Newfoundland and Labrador and its evolution over time, The Rooms 757-8000

Inner Works: Anne Meredith Barry, Peter Bell, David Blackwood, Chris Pratt, Mary Pratt, a Parsons Shepherd, Reginald Shepherd, Gerald Squires & Don Wright, The Rooms 757-8000

It’s A Dog’s Life: Exhibition of images and textual materials highlight the dogs played an integral role in Newfoundland and Labrador throughout the 20th century, The Rooms 757-8000

Student Art Exhibition: Imagine/Create/Celebrate: Creative and Arts-Based Work in Education, MUN-G. A. Hickman (Education) building

Working on History: Watching Our Stories Unfold: An exhibition of artifacts reflecting life in NL from the 1700s to present day, The Rooms 757-8000

Last Chance

Annual Christmas Show: New works by Iakov Afanassiev, Jennifer Barrett, Brent Coffin, Michael Connolly, Tia Connolly, Malin Enström, Bonnie Leyton, John MacCallum, and others, Leyton Gallery-Clift’s-Baird’s Cove 722-7177 (Ends Dec 24)

Comfort & Joy: An annual holiday exhibition of finely crafted objects, Craft Council-59 Duckworth St 753-2749 (Ends Dec 18)

Natural Selection: Significant works spanning the history of landscape painting in Canada, including work by A.Y. Jackson, Pegi Nicol MacLeod, and more, The Rooms 757-8000

North: An exhibition of works featuring artists who call the North their home and artists inspired by the North, Craft Council-59 Duckworth St 753-2749 (Ends Dec 18)

Museums

Admiralty House Museum: 1915 navy wireless station now communications museum, 23 Old Placentia Rd-Mt Pearl 748-1124

Connections: This Place and Its Early Peoples: Polar bears, carnivorous plants, sea birds and mammals plus the people who made their lives here, The Rooms 757-8000

Early Printers’ Marks: Examples of brand development and trademarks from the 16th and 17th centuries, First Space Gallery- QEII Library (Ends Dec 23)

Fighting Sail: Two warship models from the Napoleonic wars of 1803 to 1816, The Rooms 757-8000

Geo Centre: See Signal Hill’s 550 million year old geology and rock and mineral specimens, 175 Signal Hill Rd 737-7880

Gotcha! Carnivorous Plants Chow Down: An interactive exhibition focusing on the province’s diversity of curious carnivorous plants, from the pitcher plant to the bladderwort, The Rooms 757-8000

Lifeline to Victory: Naval presence in Newfoundland from 1939 to 1945 and its role in the wartime, The Rooms 757-8000

Magic Lantern Show: See Alice in Wonderland and Peter Pan as told by Victorian lantern slides, narrated using original scripts,The Rooms 757-8000

Newfoundland Sealing Disaster: Documents from the 1914 tragedy in which 78 sealers perished on the ice, The Rooms 757-8000

Railway Coastal Museum: Model ships, shipbuilding and dockyard history plus the story of Newfoundland’s railway boat service, 495 Water St W 724-5929

Secret: SS Eagle and MV Trepassey Antarctic Missions, 1944 to 1947, The Rooms 757-8000

Silver – A Noble Metal: An exhibition examining silver, a sought-after commodity for centuries, and its uses and markings, and its production within the province, The Rooms 757-8000

The Fluvarium: A panoramic view under the surface of Nagle’s Hill Brook. Fish, insects and plants in natural habitat plus interactive exhibits, 5 Nagle’s Place 754-3474

Wind-Ships: Cargo Vessels in the Last Days of Sail: An exhibition of ships’ portraits from the 1800s, The Rooms 757-8000 (Opens Jan 15)

Working on History: Watching Our Stories Unfold: An exhibition of artifacts reflecting life in NL from the 1700s to present day, The Rooms 757-8000
More Visual Art • Museums

On Screen

Daily Showings

Flight of the Butterflies: Documentary exploring the migratory nature of the monarch butterfly, GEO Centre-175 Signal Hill Rd 737-7880 (Daily Dec & Jan at 10am, 12:10pm, 2:10pm & 4:10pm)

Hold Fast: This film is based on Kevin Major’s award-winning book of the same name. (Dec 6)

Expecting: If the lyrics to Paul Anka’s “You’re Having My Baby” can be trusted, getting preggers is wonderful. Here, Michelle Monaghan is preggers and everyone thinks she’s too nuts to be a parent. (Dec 6)

Out of the Furnace: When Russell is jailed, his younger brother Rodney decides not to be screw up like Russell. Instead, Rodney rises to the top in the glamorous world of underground Rust Belt fighting. (Dec 6)

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug: Bilbo, Gollum, Gandalf, Radagast, Orco and all of your favourite wizards, elves, orks, centaurs, and mothras return to the big screen in the most eagerly anticipated middle of a book ever filmed. (Dec 13)

Hours: Just in time for Xmas, it’s a baby in peril (as Jesus was)! Nolan (Paul Walker) struggles to keep his newborn infant alive amid the flood of Hurricane Katrina. (Dec 13)

A Madea Christmas: Xmas is a season defined by its cornea-searing fondness for gaudy colours. Who better to find the season’s true meaning than Madea, a gun-toting granny played by a man in drag? (Dec 13)

The Railway Man: Years after WWII, a man suffering the psychological trauma of his time in a POW camp tracks down the Japanese officer who had been his captor. Starring Colin Firth. (Dec 13)

American Hustle: Christian Bale and Amy Adams are two grifters in love. Unfortunately, FBI agent Bradley Cooper is a dishonest man who tricks them into exposing the mafia. Former title: Grift of the Maji. (Dec 18)

The Monuments Men: Faster than you can say “Simpsons did it!”, this film, like Abe Simpson and his platoon of Fighting Hellfish, this also concerns the fate of artwork stolen by the Nazis. (Dec 18)

Anchorman: The Legend Continues: Just when you thought things were going well for reporter Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell), Jack Black gets him fired. Will he and his perfume and lamp-loving pals return to the airwaves? (Dec 20)

Saving Mr Banks: Walt Disney and author PL Travers negotiate the making of Mary Poppins, based on Travers’ book. Will a spoonful of sugar make the negotiations go down smoothly? Starring Emma Thompson. (Dec 20)

Walking with Dinosaurs: BBC was praised for its painstakingly realistic recreation of dinosaurs. In this film, the behemoths talk. Think of it as Dinosaur Comics: The Movie. (Dec 20)

47 Ronin: Japanese culture is getting Keanu Reeves for Xmas this year. The 47 Ronin legend is brought to life when they’re joined by the outcast Kai (Reeves). Together, they fight the toughest warriors. (Dec 25)

August: Osage County: When their father kills himself, a family is reunited for a cathartic venting of all their barely-repressed hatred. (Dec 25)

Grudge Match: Sylvester Stallone and Robert De Niro are ageing boxers stepping into the ring for one last job. Why can’t they just sell grills or go to jail like normal ageing boxers? (Dec 25)

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit: Jack Ryan (The Hunt for Red October, Clear and Present Danger) returns to punch those who threaten American. Since this is a reboot, Ryan is now played by Chris Pine. (Dec 25)

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom: Idris Elba of seldom-seen but beloved cult favourites like The Wire, Pacific Rim and Thor vs Megaguirus stars as Nelson Mandela in this biopic. Directed by Justin Chadwick. Written by William Nicholson. (Dec 25)

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty: From the story that time-travelling literary critics called the “Andy Richter Controls The Universe of 1939”, Ben Stiller is Mitty, who gets lost in daydreams and daymares while writing a Life article. (Dec 25)

The Amityville Horror: The Lost Tapes: An ambitious television news intern investigates the Amityville House. Spoiler: Amityville is a house no one should buy, as the last person to live there was Ryan Reynolds. (Jan 3)

Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones: Household items will crash for no reason. Ghosts will possess the living. Camera will never be put down. The Paranormal Activity boogiemen have returned! Written and directed by Christopher B Landon. (Jan 3)

The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box: Mariah Mundi reluctantly unites with Will Charity to uncover the secrets of a huge steam-powered hotel on a small island. Based upon the novel “Mariah Mundi” by GP Taylor. (Jan 10)

Lone Survivor: Based on Marcus Luttrell’s nonfiction book of the same name, this film depicts SEAL Team 10′s failed mission, Operation Red Wings. Starring Mark “lemon drink” Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch and Eric Bana. (Jan 10)

Devil’s Due: You’re having my baby? What a lovely, lovely way to say you love me. Waitaminute! That’s not a baby. That’s the devil! For shame, Allison Miller. For shame. (Jan 17)

The Nut Job: Surly Squirrel (Will Arnett), not to be confused with Scaredy Squirrel, plots an elaborate nut store heist with the help of all the creatures from Mononoke’s forest. Also starring Liam Neeson. (Jan 17)

One Chance: James Corden lip-syncs his way through this heartwarming, feel-good biopic about Paul Pot. Correction: it’s a heart-warming, feel-good biopic about Britain’s Got Talent winner Paul Potts. Also starring Alexandra Roach. (Jan 17)

Ride Along: There are a million stories about tough cops being mismatched by a fast-talking partner here in the naked city. This is one of them. Starring Kevin Hart and Ice Cube. (Jan 17)

The Seventh Son: Based on Joseph Delaney’s children’s dark fantasy novel series The Wardstone Chronicles (aka The Last Apprentice), the story centres on a young wizard’s apprentice. Starring Jeff Bridges and Julianne Moore. (Jan 17)

I, Frankenstein: Frankenstein, the bolts still fresh in his neck, learns to talk, keeps his family name and decides to fight the forces of darkness. Oh, but fire still bad, of course. (Jan 24)

Sabotage: Who better to star in an adaptation of Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None than Arnold Schwarzenegger? In this version, an assassin is killing DEA agents one by one. (Jan 24)

Jimmy P: Benicio del Toro plays Jimmy Picard, a Blackfoot who has returned from WWII suffering from a brain trauma doctors can’t pinpoint. Nominated for the Palme d’Or at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival. (Jan 31)

That Awkward Moment: Friends who date casually are forced to make a commitment for the first time in the airy-fairy, mid-20′s lives when the issue of going steady comes up. Zac Efron stars. (Jan 31)

Whitewash: During an unforgiving Quebec winter, a down-on-his-luck snowplow operator (Thomas Haden Church), kills a man in a hit and run. Having not seen I Know What You Did Last Summer, he hides the body. (Jan 31)
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