For 4 the Weekend is a varied weekly sampling of what to be at this weekend, featuring things we haven’t already covered this week:
All Shook Up
Fri, Sat, and Sun @ The Arts & Culture Centre. 8PM
All Shook Up is a musical comedy built around songs made famous by Elvis Presley; it is inspired by the lyrics, not the man himself. Expect all the hits, pleasantly arranged, to bust your gut laughing as heroine Natalie crosses paths with a leather-clad musician named Chad. The ensuing identity confusion and love triangles are nods to Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. This community-based musical is a fundraiser for youth education programs at The Fluvarium, and brings together a 49-member cast and 12-member band.
Love and Information: A Play
Fri, Sat, and Sun @ the LSPU Hall. 8pm / Sat. 2pm Matinee
In this digital age of splintered attention spans, Love and Information challenges us to understand what it means to be truly connected with each other. Someone can’t get a signal. Someone won’t answer the door. Someone put an elephant on the stairs. Someone’s not ready to talk. Someone hates irrational numbers. Someone told the police. Someone doesn’t understand pain. Someone’s never felt like this before. In over fifty scenes, more than a hundred characters are confronted with the things they know, don’t know, want to know, or want to forget.
The Comedians of Karaoke
Saturday @ Stanley’s Pub in the Bella Vista. 10pm and no cover!
You’re from Newfoundland, so you likely like to laugh. You might have even busted a gut more than once at a local stand-up comic, but, it’s doubtful you’ve been to a comedy event quite like this. And apparently Stanley’s Pub (26 Torbay Road) is the “best karaoke in town!” Each comic will perform a comedy set followed by a karaoke song. Stick around after the show for “karaoke featuring karaoke junkies, hosted by the best hosts in the city.” Performers will be Shaun Burton, Nicole Downton, Christopher Dunn, Lindsay Barron, Vicky Mullaley, Gary Lamkin, and Veronica Dymond.
For the Whole Family
Winter Woods Walk at MUN Botanical Gardens
Sunday @ Mun Botanical Gardens, 10am & 1pm
Families are invited to come celebrate winter at MUN Botanical Gardens on Sunday November 13. “This is a beautiful time of year to hike our woodland trails, spot wildlife (or their tracks), wave goodbye to our migrating ducks, and get lots of fresh air.” The Garden’s education staff will guide each nature hike, and each hike will be followed by hot chocolate, story times, and nature crafts, back at the field centre. No registration required, everyone is welcome, children under 5 get in for free, and each session is 2 hours.
If you’re looking for something a little out of the ordinary, check out Seraka Dance Company’s belly dance production, AQUEOUS happening on SUNDAY NOVEMBER 13th at 7pm at the DF COOK RECITAL HALL (MUN School of Music). Tickets are only $20 at the door. Visit http://www.seraka.com/aqueous to learn more.