3 Things to Do This Weekend

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Songs of Freedom and Resistance
Saturday @ Rocket Room. 8-12pm.

Hosted by Elisabeth de Mariaffi, a multitude of local writers (Megan Coles, Ruth Lawrence, and Andreae Callanan) and musicians (Katie Baggs, Kelly McMichael, Jenina MacGillivray, Bryan Power, Steve Maloney, Mathew Hornell, Joanna Barker, Maggie Burton & Chris McGee, Megan Marshall) will band together to share uplifting and provocative songs, poems, and stories, in the wake of these shaky times we’re living in. The event will be followed by followed by an FAF (Feminist as F**k) dance party with DJ Slaylist. Tickets are available in advance for a suggested donation of $15 (no one turned away for lack of funds), and all proceeds will benefit our local chapter of Planned Parenthood. Buy tix at Rocket or here.

“Sharing Our Cultures” Diversity Celebration
Sunday @ The Rooms. 1-4.

Sharing Our Cultures is being held in conjunction with the United Nations’ “Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination,” and Newfoundland and Labrador’s Multiculturalism Week. From the Facebook event page: “Take a trip around the world and join us as we celebrate diversity in honour of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. Sharing Our Cultures is a free educational and multicultural project on display throughout The Rooms public spaces.”

Local Movie, Away from Everywhere
Fri-Sun @ Cineplex Mt. Pearl Theatre. 4:30 / 7pm / 9pm

Written and directed by local filmmakers Mark Hoffe and Justin Simms respectively, it is also based on a novel by a local author (Chad Pelley), and scored by a local musician (Mark Bragg). The movie stars local actors like Shawn Doyle, Joanne Kelly, and Greg Malone, as well as Jason Priestley, with 2 of the 3 producers (Brad Gover and Barbara Doran) being local  — it doesn’t get more local than that, and Canadian producers are trying hard to get Canadian theaters to screen Canadian movies. Which they’ll only do if the seats are consistently sold. That’s where you come in!

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