Event Listings

Wednesday January 27

Bars

O’Leary’s Pub: Open mic with Brent Mason, 46 Princess Street.
Vintage Bistro:
The Good Lovelies, 8-10 pm, $15 in advance $18 at the door. 14 Centennial Drive, Hampton.

Events

Under Construction – Saint John’s Municipal Plan. The City of Saint John is developing a new Municipal Plan to guide long-term growth and development in our City. Help kick off this exciting project by attending our launch. Families and citizens of all ages will enjoy presentations and displays to learn more about the project. 5 – 9 pm,  Atrium Market Square, 1 Market Square. 658-2835.

Storytime and Pottery Painting. Butterfly Bisque Paint Your Own Pottery presents a series of unique Story Time Hours for guests. We will be reading a short children’s book and painting a piece of pottery that relates to the story. Please email us at FireItUp@ButterflyBisque.ca  or call (506) 847-1846 to sign up. Capacity is limited. Price: $7 and up. It’s a great, interactive way to get your children interested in reading early on. Any age child is welcome to participate as long as they are old enough to politely sit and listen to a short story. (506) 847-1846.

Thursday January 28

Bars

Blue Olive: Wooden Sky, 9pm  $12, 419 Rothesay Avenue.
O’Leary’s Pub:
Shakin, 46 Princess Street.
Vintage Bistro: Catherine MacLellan. $10 (advance), $12 at the door, 14 Centennial Drive, Hampton.

Events

Notice Of Annual General Meeting. The Annual General Meeting of the Saint John Theatre Company will be held: Thursday, January 28, 2010 at 6:30 PM 112 Princess Street. The meeting will be followed by refreshments and an informal reception. Please RSVP to lise.driscoll@saintjohntheatrecompany.com on or before Monday, January 25th if you plan to attend.

Saint John String Quartet Series. Hear a performance by UNB Saint John’s musicians in residence – the Saint John String Quartet – and enjoy your lunch. This free concert will feature Schumann’s String Quartet Op. 41 No. 3 in A Major “Clara”. All are welcome to attend. 1 – 2 pm. Whitebone Lounge, Thomas J. Condon Student Centre, UNB Saint John.

Artist-in-Residence at the NBM – Peggy Woolsey. Until February 2010 see artist Peggy Woolsey in person creating works of art inspired by the Museum galleries and collections. Woolsey will also share insights into her creative process and the techniques and media she uses. Peggy will be in the Galleries Tuesday, January 26, 2 to 5 pm; Wednesday, January 27, 2 to 5 pm; and Thursday, January 28, 2 to 5 pm. Contact: (506) 643-2300.

Book Club for Adults. Join us in a relaxed and casual setting for our Book Club for adults at the East Branch Library. January’s book selection is by local author Kathy-Diane Leveille – Let the Shadows Fall Behind You. 2:30 – 3:30 pm. East Branch Public Library, 545 Westmorland Road. (506) 643-7250.

Night-at-the-Museum for Youth. Youth ages 10-13 can drop in for great experiences and explore amazing New Brunswick stuff. A different experience each Thursday. Cost: $3.25 regular student admission (tax included). Consider purchasing a student year membership for only $32. Theme for January 28: Trivia Night – Take a Mini-tour, answer the trivia questions; see who scores the highest! Bake Chocolate Patty Pans. New Brunswick Museum, One Market Square. Until March 2010, Thursdays, 6:30-8 pm. (506) 643-2300.

Art-filled Adventures at the New Brunswick Museum. Art demonstrations by local artists Thursday evenings at the New Brunswick Museum. Adult and students welcome. Level – basic. Pre registration required: (506) 643-2349 / 1-888-268-9595. Free with Regular Museum Admission. Members free. Nominal fee may apply for supplies. January 14: Working with Clay – Darren Emenau / January 21: Mixing Mediums, Shirley Scott  / January 28: Drawing with Pastel – Richard Flynn. 7 – 8:30 pm New Brunswick Museum, Market Square.

Friday January 29

Bars

Blue Olive: 9:30pm – Sidekick $5 at the door, 9:30 pm, 419 Rothesay Avenue.
Colonel Tuckers:
The Hads, 5 pm, free, Thomas J. Condon building, UNBSJ.
Peppers Pub:
DJ Bones, Girls Would Kill @ 10 pm, $10, One Market Square.
O’Leary’s:
Scratch 45 (Main Stage), Sean Roach (Upper Bar), 46 Princess Street.
Vintage Bistro: Steve Cole, Aaron Kyle and Cory Roberts, 8 pm, Artist Appreciation Donations, 14 Centennial Drive, Hampton.

Events

UNB Saint John Toastmasters Club. If you dread speaking in front of people, then the UNB Saint John Toastmasters Club is for you. Every Friday 12 noon to 1:15 pm, Canadian Rivers Institute, Room 222, UNB Saint John.

Needlefelting Workshop with June Cable. In this three-hour course, join fibre artist and doll creator, June Cable shares her knowledge and skill for felt. Create a new look for a personal garment or accessory by needle felting with raw wool, yarn or other fibres. The Instructor will supply all specialized materials and equipment; the participant need only bring their personal article. Participants may bring any embellishment materials they would like to use. Further information contact June Cable at (506) 755-3388. Cost: $25 tuition and $5 for supplies. Contact: (506) 633-4870.

Major Junior Hockey – Saint John Sea Dogs vs. Foreurs. CHSJ Country & Western Night: Fans are encouraged to wear their best western-themed outfits. A trip to see Taylor Swift in concert will be given away by Country 94.1 FM. 7:30 PM – 9:45 PM. Harbour Station, 99 Station Street. (506) 657-3647.

La Revue acadienne 2010. L’ARCf de Saint-Jean présente le spectacle d’humour de La Revue acadienne « Encore plus cochon », titre inspiré de la fameuse grippe H1N1! L’équipe de joyeux lurons passera en revue les événements qui ont marqués l’année 2009, dont le nouveau slogan de la province « Être…ici » la vente d’Énergie N.-B. et le Congrès mondial acadien. C’est une soirée d’imitations, de sketchs, de vidéos et de chansons qui vous attend le 29 janvier à 20h au Théâtre Louis Vermeersch. Billets disponibles à la réception du Centre Samuel-de-Champlain au 658-4600, 8 – 10:30 pm. Centre Samuel-de-Champlain, 67 Ragged Point Road. (506) 658-4600.

Classic Albums Live presents: Supertramp. Remember when you used to listen to an entire album? Classic Albums Live does. In a thrilling concert for all Supertramp fans, Crime of the Century will be recreated live on stage cover to cover, note for note, and cut for cut, by top-notch musicians who will blow you away! Hear all your favourite Crime of the Century tunes including School, Dreamer and Bloody Well Right and more great Supertramp hits. This performance takes place in the Fort Reliance Auditorium at Imperial Theatre. For more information, or to purchase tickets, call Imperial Theatre Box Office, 8 – 10 PM. Imperial Theatre, 24 King Square South. (506) 674-4100.

Saturday January 30

Bars

Blue Olive: Gary Morris and Crossroads, 9 pm, $5 at the door. 419 Rothesay Avenue.
O’Leary’s Pub:
Scratch 45 (Main Stage), Sean Roach (Upper Bar), 46 Princess Street.
Urban Deli:
Wes Jagaoe and friends, 7:30 pm, 68 King Street.

Events

Concerts for Kids, Music and Muffins. The Saint John String Quartet will supply beautiful music for children and we’ll supply breakfast! Put on your dancing shoes for some toe-tapping music. 9:30 am – 10:15 am. Saint John Free Public Library, One Market Square, (506) 643-7239.

Explorer Saturday at the NB Museum
. From amazing tide stories, to community celebration traditions around the Bay of Fundy, you can get your “feet wet” here at the NBM. The Bay of Fundy, one of the next 7 Wonders of the World? Explorer Saturday activities include art instruction, hands-on discovery tours, crafts, cooking, and more. Free with Regular Admission. Face Painting each Saturday 11 am – noon, 10 am – 4:00 pm. New Brunswick Museum, One Market Square.  (506) 643-2300.

Chinese Cultural Gala.  The Chinese Cultural Association of Saint John will celebrates its 25th Anniversary. The Silver Anniversary Celebration Gala will consist of a spectacular cultural show in which you will be charmed by traditional Chinese lion, fan, ribbon, drum, and ethnic dances, as well as classical Chinese and Western instruments, plus a reception. The gala will end with a grand Chinese ethnic costume display. You do not want to miss this truly amazing Chinese cultural experience. Tickets are available at the Multicultural Resource Centre, 3rd floor, Saint John City Market (506) 642-4242; Fortune Market, 73 King Street (506) 658-6833; First Stop, 27 Waterloo Street (506) 214-3998; Northern Chinese Kitchen, 24 Coburg Street (506) 721-6188; Good Fortune, 229 Churchill Boulevard (506) 693-8184; or by e-mail info@ccasj.org . Tickets: $15 & $12 for Adults (non-CCASJ members and members respectively), $10/Student, and $40/family (Max. of 4 per/family). For a glimpse of the cultural gala program, please visit our website. We look forward to seeing you at our Gala. 7 – 9:30 pm, The Centre Samuel de Champlain, (506)648-5632.

Major Junior Hockey – Saint John Sea Dogs vs Val D’Or Foreurs, 7- 9:30 pm. Harbour Station, 99 Station Street. Salute to the Navy Night: The Sea Dogs pay tribute to the Canadian Naval Centennial. Contact: (506) 657-3647.

Mocean Dance. Delighting audiences and critics alike, Halifax-based Mocean Dance is recognized as one of Canada’s most outstanding emerging dance companies. A hip new voice for Eastern Canada’s growing dance community, Mocean’s works unfurl on stage to reveal contemporary dance at its best: richly visual, emotional, fast paced, humorous and beautiful. Mocean Dance will present two exciting contemporary works that are highly physical, engaging and compelling titled 5 Breaths and You Tackle a Staircase Face On. This performance takes place in the Fort Reliance Auditorium at Imperial Theatre. For more information, or to purchase tickets, call Imperial Theatre Box Office 8 – 10 pm. Imperial Theatre, 24 King Square South. (506) 674-4100.

Storytime and Pottery Painting. Butterfly Bisque Paint Your Own Pottery presents a series of unique Story Time Hours for guests. We will be reading a short children’s book and painting a piece of pottery that relates to the story. Please email us at FireItUp@ButterflyBisque.ca  or call (506) 847-1846 to sign up. Capacity is limited. Price: $7 and up. It’s a great, interactive way to get your children interested in reading early on. Any age child is welcome to participate as long as they are old enough to politely sit and listen to a short story. (506) 847-1846.

Sunday January 31

Bars

Blue Olive: Sleepless Nights, Hamilton Trading Co., Hospital, 419 Rothesay Avenue.
Cougars: Open Jam with Sean Roach, Tony Noddin, and Matt Benoit, 9 – 11:45 pm, Cougar’s Lounge, One Market Square.

Events

Love Changes Everything: Songs of Love. A concert of Broadway and show tunes on the theme of love – love lost, love found, and everything in between. This is a fundraiser for MindCare Skate to Care and features performers Elizabeth Cormier, Victor Kindred, Christopher Lane, Terri-Lynn Russell, and Marilyn Williams. A free-will offering will be taken up with all funds going to Mindcare Skate to Care. 2:30 – 4:30 pm. St. Pius X Church, Somerset Street. (506) 632-8930.

Think Global, Buy Local – Arts, Crafts, Clothing Sale. 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Lily Lake Pavillion, Rockwood Park. This is a craft show promoting local businesses and locally made goods as opposed to goods that were manufactured by children or underpaid workers in unsafe conditions. Our main purpose is to bring attention to this issue by supporting local businesses and encouraging people to buy local and, in doing so, think global. 100% of our proceeds will go towards a school building project in conjunction with Free the Children in Sri Lanka. The skating rink in Rockwood Park will be open as well as Lily’s Cafe. A fun-filled afternoon for the whole family. (506) 847-0368.

Ashley MacIsaac.  Cape Breton s native son Ashley MacIsaac returns to his fiddling roots in a traditional, foot stompin , Celtic kitchen party concert ?where traditional songs and exceptional musicianship take centre stage. Hear the music that s been passed down from generation to generation and presented the Cape Breton way: fast, furious and with phenomenal precision! This performance takes place in the Fort Reliance Auditorium at Imperial Theatre. For more information, or to purchase tickets, call Imperial Theatre Box Office (506) 674-4100, 8 – 10: pm, Imperial Theatre, 24 King Square South.

Monday February 1

Events

Saint John Common Council. Agendas are available at the Common Clerk’s Office 8th floor, City Hall, at 4 p.m. on the Friday before the meeting, and on the Agendas and Minutes section of our website. Common Council Meetings are held in the Council Chamber in the Lobby Level of City Hall, 15 Market Square.

Tuesday February 2

Introduction to Art History with Sarah Jones. This introductory course in visual culture surveys four major periods in the history of art: Renaissance, Baroque, Early Modern and Modern. Sarah Jones, MA Art History (Queen’s University) leads an interactive discussion beginning with Italian art and architecture of the fifteenth to the seventeenth century, with special focus on Renaissance masters Michelangelo and Raphael and Baroque artists Caravaggio and Bernini. The course concludes with the major movements in Modern Art as seen through the work of David, Manet, Monet and Picasso. Every class is fully illustrated with both artwork images and Sarah’s own photographs from her studies in Italy. 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM. Saint John Arts Centre, 20 Hazen Avenue. Tuesday evenings, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm for 4 weeks, February 2-23  Cost: $75. (506) 633-4870

Wednesday February 3

Bars

O’Leary’s Pub: Open Mic hosted by singer-songwriter Brent Mason, 10 pm – 2 am. O’Leary’s Pub, 46 Princess Street.
Vintage Bistro:
Sing It and Wing It hosted by Mike Biggar, 8 pm, Vintage Bistro and Lounge, 14 Centennial Drive, Hampton.

Events

Storytime and Pottery Painting. Butterfly Bisque Paint Your Own Pottery presents a series of unique Story Time Hours for guests. We will be reading a short children’s book and painting a piece of pottery that relates to the story. Please email us at FireItUp@ButterflyBisque.ca  or call (506) 847-1846 to sign up. Capacity is limited. Price: $7 and up. It’s a great, interactive way to get your children interested in reading early on. Any age child is welcome to participate as long as they are old enough to politely sit and listen to a short story. (506) 847-1846.

Fundy Region IIBA Chapter Lunch N Learn.  Topic: “Troubled Projects – Rescue and Recovery”. Description: There are many schools of thought on the rescue of troubled projects, with 5-step, 7-step and 10-step “programs”. This session explores some of the dynamics of rescue and recovery: signs of projects in trouble; how re-planning differs from planning; reigning in communications chaos; stopping the blame game; political resistance and power struggles; geographically and culturally distributed teams; etc. This will be an informal inquiry drawing on our actual experiences. Speaker: Gail Mitchell, PMP, is the owner of Arc Performance Inc, which specializes in recovering troubled projects and in the management of project portfolios. 11:30 Registration. Cost: Members and Non-Members: $10 (includes sandwiches, coffee/tea and dessert). Payment (cash or cheque) will be accepted at the door. Please RSVP via email to the info@stjohn.theiiba.org before end of day February 2. The Union Club, 125 Germain Street. (506)333-2989.

Traditional Book Club. Join us for a discussion of An Instance of the Fingerpost (Parts 1 and 2) by Iain Pears. All are welcome. No pre-registration is necessary. Call for more information: (506) 643-7237. 12 – 1 pm. Saint John Regional Library, 1 Market Square.

Symphony New Brunswick presents Clarinet Musings. Featuring guest conductor Marc David, and guest soloist Wesley Ferreira (clarient). Musical hightlights include: Schubert: Symphony no.8 in B minor; C. von Weber: Oberon overture; C. von Weber: Clarinet concerto no.2,op.74,E flat maj. Concerto; Peter Allen: Suite for Clarinet and String Orchestra 2004. Tickets are available at the Imperial Theatre: Adults $40; Seniors $35 and Students $10. 8 – 10 pm. Imperial Theatre, 24 King Square. (506) 634-8379.

Galleries

Imperial Theatre. The Four Muses – Elizabeth Cameron, Eleanor Ferguson-Jenkins, Helga Lobb and Glenn Wallace. Hours: June through August, Mon-Fri: 10 am to 5 pm, Sat & Sun: Closed (except show days open 4 hours prior to show time). Winter Hours: September through May, Mon-Fri: 10 am to 5:30 pm, Sat: 10 am to 2 pm. Sun: Closed. 674-4100. Imperial Theatre, 24 King Square South.

City of Saint john Gallery. Terra Ferma by Brian Atyeo and Scott MacLeod. City of Saint John Gallery, 20 Hazen Avenue. Exhibition continues through March 6. (506) 64-9-6040

Lorenzo Society Art Show Series 2009-2010. 2 – 4 pm. Faculty Staff Club, Ward Chipman Library, UNBSJ. An exhibition of artworks by Sheri L. Larsen entitled Still Life and Nature, a series of 18 works on canvas, paper and wood using a variety of media including oil, acrylic, charcoal and mixed media. (506) 754-2485.

Millennium Artplace, Saint John Free Public Library: Small Gifts a solo exhibition of 32 watercolour paintings on paper by Heasun Kim. Originally from South Korea, Heasun Kim has been living in Saint John since 2005. Her paintings reflect her love of nature. (506) 649-6040

Peter Buckland Gallery. Featured artist this week: Romeo Savoie. 80 Prince William Street. Hours: Tuesday – Friday 10 – 5 pm; Saturday 10 – 4 pm.

Third Space Gallery: Pentegoet Park: The Terrible Ones by Goody-B Wiseman. January 13 –  February 24, New Brunswick Museum, One Market Square and Third Space’s ATM window space at 40 Charlotte Street.

Trinity Galleries: Featuring new works by gallery artists. Gallery address: 128 Germain Street. Gallery hours: Tuesday to Friday 10 am to 5 pm; Saturday 10 am to 4 pm. For additional information please see the  website.

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