Three Things to do the Weekend is a varied weekly sampling of what to be at this weekend, featuring things we haven’t already covered this week. For more options, visit out add-your-own events page.
India’s Big (Storm-delayed) Album Release
Friday @ The Rockhouse. 10PM.
India’s debut album is one of the most anticipated local albums of 2017. And thanks to the exaggerated snow-pocalypse storm that never happened two weekends ago, its release was bumped to tonight. Head to The Rockhouse tonight to shed all your school/work stress right there on the dancefloor.
They’ll be sharing the stage with “some of our favourite acts in town, old and new. The funked up jazzwave outfit Ouroboros, the shimmering, biting pop vibes of Renders, and the full body groove that is P R O P E R T Y.” India beers at the India show will be $4.75 from 10-12 .
Sparks Literary Festival
Sunday @ Suncor Energy Hall (MUN School of Music). 11-6.
Run by MUN’s English Department, Sparks is entering its 9th year, and embracing a little change. The Festival always offers a great cross section of local literature, from fiction to non-fiction to poetry and experimental genres, from both emerging and established names.
This year, they’re throwing a panel discussion in the mix: Writers Michael Crummey and Mary Dalton will join journalist Justin Brake and visual artist Phillipa Jones for a discussion on writing about Newfoundland from their various disciplines.
There will also be 3 readings sessions (schedule here), of 4 writers a piece. Session 1: Chad Pelley, Allison Graves, Andreae Callanan, Justin Brake; Session 2: Russell Wangersky, Susie Taylor, Matthew Hollett, Eva Crocker; Session 3: Ed Riche, Dave Paddon, Bridget Canning, Amy Donovan.
These sessions will be followed by FOUR award and Residency presentations. During breaks between sessions, participants are encouraged to mingle and hit up book tables. There will be opportunity for questions from the crowd as well.
35th Annual Frosty Festival
Various Events All Weekend Long Throughout Mt. Pearl.
This one is already off to the races; you’ve already missed the Bingo Bonanza, it’s too late to sign up for sno-pitch softball (but it’s free to watch), and events like the Frosty Uncorked: Wine Show are already sold out. So hit up ticket booths asap.
In an attempt to offer something for everyone, the festival will run a total of 65 events across 11 days. You can see the full schedule here. There’s still plenty of arts & sports events open to the public, and Sunday’s Frosty’s Marketplace (10-3 at Reid Community Centre) will feature plenty of local and international foods, crafts, and wares for a quick fix of retail therapy.