5 Things To Do This Week

A Woman’s Almanac Launch Launch Party
Thursday, 5-7
@Breakwater Boks (1 Stamp’s Lane)

“Your guide to feminism, activism, and change” is launching this week. According to its publisher, “For 2019, the annual A Woman’s Almanac is bigger, bolder, and more vibrant than ever! Brought to you by the St. John’s Status of Women Council, A Woman’s Almanac is a yearlong celebration of feminism, and your around-the-clock guide to a year of productivity, inclusivity, and activism.” The event will feature short readings from 2 Heather Gillis and Dawn Street, and a musical performance by Rachel Cousins.

Mark Bragg & Friends 4
Thursday, 7-10pm
@ The Black Sheep

Billed as “Mark Bragg & Friends,” this weekly show “full of rough stuff” is one of the most unique things happening in the local music scene. “It’s a little music club,” the event explains. “There are so many amazing musicians in this town, it’s heartbreaking not to have a band with each and every one of them. So I do that, every Thursday eve. We have Josh Ward and Chris Donnelly every week. With them and guest musicians, we explore back catalogue stuff, new stuff, and “in production” stuff. It will be fun. It’s not an open mic. But I might ask my favourite songwriters to share a song or two while we back them up.”

Ours
Friday & Sunday, 7:30pm
@ The Arts & Culture Centre

Never been to an opera before? Do something about it this week. Written by John Estacio and Robert Chafe, Ours tracks the aftermath of the battle of Beaumont Hamel through the story of Thomas Nangle, who was chaplain to the Newfoundland Regiment. Following the war, he was named to the Imperial War Graves Commission where he led efforts to properly bury the remains of much of the lost regiment across Europe. He established the existing five war memorial sites across Europe, including Beaumont Hamel, as well as the Newfoundland National War Memorial in St. John’s.

Introduction to Contemporary Art
Saturday, 1:30-8pm
@ The Rooms

Art educator Anne Pickard-Vaandering has been running this series of lively lectures about contemporary art at The Rooms. This month’s iteration of the series is all about land, landscape, and the natural world. After the lecture, she’ll take you to visit the art galleries for a tour of landscape artworks. Cost is $15 per person per lecture. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required. Call 709-757-8090 or email information@therooms.ca to register.

Sunday at the Night Market
Sunday, 4-9pm
@The St. John’s Community Market

“Come for the fabulous food and drink, and stay for the fabulous food and drink” the promo materials say. Scout has joined forces with Saucy Mouth to create  great a pairing of St. John’s favourite foods and shopping under one roof. There’s no cover, 40+ small local businesses selling their wares, film screenings in the community room, and the bar will be run by and benefit The Nickel Independent Film Festival.