On Stage


A Night of Mummering: Join Northern Ireland’s Armagh Rhymers as they perform a traditional Mummers’ play followed by a Q&A, The Rooms 757-8000 (Wed Dec 11 from 7pm to 8:30pm)

All in the Timing: (St John’s Players) A collection of short comic scenes by David Ives, $15/$20, Barbara Barrett Theatre-Arts & Culture Centre 729-3900 (Thur Dec 12 to Dec 15 at 8pm)

Art: C2C Theatre presents the Yasmina Reza play about three men who find their friendship on shaky ground after one buys an expensive painting, $9.50-$22, LSPU Hall-3 Victoria St 753-4531 (Thu Jan 23 to Sat Jan 25 at 8pm; Matinee Sat Jan 25 at 2pm)

Freckleface Strawberry: Best Kind Productions presents the musical based on the NY Times bestselling book by actress Julianne Moore, $20/$22, Cochrane St United Church 579-4424 (Thu Dec 5 to Sat Dec 7 at 7pm; Matinee Dec 7 at 2pm)

Oleanna: Republic of Doyle’s Krystin Pellerin and Steve O’Connell are student and professor in David Mamet’s controversial two hander, $22/$27, Barbara Barrett Theatre-Arts & Culture Centre 729-3900 (Wed Dec 4 to Sat Dec 7 at 8pm; PWYC Dec 7 at 2pm)

Penning the Carol: Enjoy a traditional meal from the Dickensian Era while Aiden Flynn performs a solo retelling of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, $40, Commissariat House-11 King’s Bridge Rd 729-3900 (Thu Dec 5 at 7pm)

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)

Santa’s Place: Peter MacDonald Productions presents a new holiday musical revue for the whole family, $28/$30, Holy Heart Theatre-55 Bonaventure Ave 579-4424 (Wed Dec 11 to Sat Dec 14 at 7:30pm; Matinee Dec 14 at 3pm)

The Ogre’s Purse (RCA Theatre) Sky Pirates, Undersea Creatures, Robots, a talking Crow and one Huge Ogre come to life in this lively and colourful modern age fairytale by Philip Goodridge, $5/$10/$25 family, LSPU Hall-3 Victoria St (Wed Dec 4 at 7pm)

You Are Here: Allison, an independent, vulnerable and unconventional woman searches for meaning in her life, love, lifelong friendship and the powerful hope of redemption, $10/$20/$25, Barbara Barrett Theatre-Arts & Culture Centre 729-3900 (Thur Nov 28 to Sat Nov 30 at 8pm; Matinee Sat Nov 30 at 2pm)


Belles & Bows Burlesque Show: Deck the halls with the Island Belles as they haul out the holly and remove their stockings, $12/$15, The Rockhouse-8 George St 579-6832 (Sat Dec 7 at 8:30pm)

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)

Comedy Show: Performances by Nicole Downton, Mike Hammond, Erica Kean, Veronica Dymond & Matt Wright, $5, The Levee-Holdsworth Ct (Sun Dec 15 at 8:30pm)

Just For Laughs: Gemini and Canadian Comedy Award winner Debra DiGiovanni delights audiences on The Late Bloomer Tour, $37.50, Arts & Culture Centre 729-3900 (Wed Jan 8 at 7:30pm)

Salsa Party (Filmmaker Fundraiser) A night of Latin entertainment including a salsa lesson, screening of Tamara Segura’s short Cuban film “Fireflies,” and music by Onelvis “Hierrito” Fernandez and DJ Chambra, $5, Turkey Joe’s-7 George St (Sat Dec 7 from 7pm to 3am)

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

Street Dance Meet & Greet: Meet the city’s street dancers for a night of dancing, battles, cyphers, DJs and more, Free, MUN UC-3018 (Thu Jan 9 at 7:30pm)

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)


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)

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)

Book Launch: Fifteen by Leslie Butt, CBTGs-Holdsworth Ct 722-2284 (Wed Dec 4 at 9pm)

Book Reading: Bill Williams reads from In Those Days, AC Hunter Library-Arts & Culture Centre 729-3900 (Wed Dec 11 at 7pm)

Book Signing: Jack Fitzgerald signs Newfoundland’s Era of Corruption (Sat Dec 7 from 1pm to 3pm at Chapters; 3:30pm to 5:30pm at Coles-Avalon Mall)

Christmas Concert & Reading: Cantus Vocum Chamber Choir perform old and new holiday music. Featuring Karl Wells’ reading from Charles Dickens’ Christmas Carol, $15/$20, Wesley United Church-101 Patrick St (Sun Dec 15 at 4pm)

Christmas of Long Ago: Join actor Paul Rowe and musician Allan Byrne as they present an evening of stories, songs and recitations, $20, Basilica Cathedral Museum 728-3938 (Wed Dec 11 & Thu Dec 12 at 8pm)

Heritage & History Book Award Reading: Hear shortlisted writers Patricia Grattan, George Gregoire, Shannon Ryan, Mark Callanan and Robin Durnford read from their works, Free, Ship Pub-265 Duckworth St (Tue Dec 10 at 7:30pm)

Nikki Payne: Laugh along with the three-time Canadian Comedy Award winner, $24.95+, Uptown-193 Kenmount Rd 726-9857 (Thur Jan 2 to Sat Jan 4 at 8pm)

Poetry Reading: Come and listen or read your own poetry or that of others on the subject of winter, Free, Afterwords Book Store-245 Duckworth St (Sun Dec 15 at 3pm)

RCA Christmas Fundraiser: Join Amy House as she interviews Bruce Templeton, author of the Globe and Mail bestseller The Man in the Red Suit: A Memoir, $30, LSPU Hall-3 Victoria St 753-4531 (Thu Dec 5 at 8pm)

SPARKS Literary Festival: 16 new and established NL and visiting writers in a variety of genres reading from their work and participating in discussions, Free, Suncor Energy Hall-MUN Music (Sun Jan 19 from 10am to 6pm)

Syllables TV Christmas Special: Local music and comedy starring Rex Goudie, Sabrina Whyatt and more in support of the Children’s Wish Foundation and Special Olympics, $24.95/29.95, Arts & Culture Centre 729-3900 (Fri Dec 6 at 8pm)

St John’s Storytelling Circle: First-time and accomplished tellers are invited to tell a tale or listen to one, $3, Crow’s Nest Officer’s Club (Tues Dec 10 at 7:30pm)

WANL Christmas Party: Winners of the 2013 Heritage & History Book Awards announced, followed by readings by shortlisted authors, Ship Pub-265 Duckworth St (Tues Dec 10 at 7:30pm)

Wright Christmas: Join local comedian Matt Wright as he kicks off his comedy tour with Mike Hammond and host Colin Hollett, $12, LSPU Hall-3 Victoria St 753-4531 (Sun Dec 8 at 8pm)