Three Things To Do This Weekend

Three Things to do the weekend is a varied sampling of what to be at this weekend

Three Things to do the weekend is a varied sampling of what to be at this weekend, featuring things we haven’t already covered this week. For more options, visit our add-you-own events page.


Ladies of Jazz – Linda Jaine and Kate Hopkins
Saturday 7:00pm – 11:30pm @ The Fifth Ticket

As part of the 2017 Wreckhouse International Jazz and Blues Festival, Linda Jaine (Kronic, Funk Island) and Kate Hopkins (Jazz East Big Band, The Quintessential Vocal Ensemble, The Jimmy Thomson Quartet, The Brad Jefford Trio) are playing a free show at The Fifth Ticket this Friday.

Wreckhouse is also hosting a discussion panel at The Fifth Ticket the following morning on being a woman in the Canadian Jazz and Blues scene. The panel will feature Heather Bambrick, Barbra Lica, Janet Cull, and Mary Barry.

Aerial Arts

Volanti – Flying
Sunday 7:00pm – 9:00pm @ The Arts and Culture Centre

This unique performance is a collaboration of Lady Cove Women’s Choir, IFLY Aerial Arts, Circus Artist and Aerialist Tanya Burka, and the Kittiwake Dance Theatre. The show will feature aerial artists performing on silks, hoops, and trapeze accompanied by live choral music.

There will be a family-friendly preshow on the upper-concourse of the Arts and Culture Centre with performances by IFLY Aerial Arts’ Senior Performance Troupe, face painting, crafts, and a photo booth.

Duck Racing!

The 29th Annual RBC Rennie’s River Duck Race
Sunday 12:00pm-3:00pm @ The Fluvarium

It’s duck racing time again! This Sunday 2,500 rubber duckies will float down Rennie’s River. For $10.00 you can sponsor a duck (the fastest duck will win a grand prize of $3500), or you can just find a place on the riverbank to hunker down and take in the fun for free.There will be a BBQ, a bouncy castle, and games for kids at the Fluvarium during the event. All ticket purchases will go toward the Fluvarium’s 2018 Environmental Education Programs.

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  • I’d like to see the Overcast take a more proactive approach to announcing local entertainment events, particularly local music. The Black Sheep cant be the only bar downtown featuring live bands on the weekend. I don’t want to scroll through every bar’s FB page to find out who is playing where and when, that’s what an alternative newspaper is for!

    • We agree: Our event listings are ADD YOUR OWN, so why bars and bands aren’t adding them I don’t know. It’s free promotion. Sadly, we don’t have the resources to spend time listing people’s events (it’s hours a day to do so), so we made space for folks to list their own events in less than a minute, in a space 70,000 people will see in a month. All this saying, toying with the idea of more themed events-based posts, similar to # Things to do This Weekend

      • Don’t expect many artists to take the offer, Overcast. No it isn’t your fault but people are too hooked on corporate social media these days even when there’s a free, independent and local service provided. It’s kind of sad, it would only take each promoter an extra minute out of their day to post here after they were done with Facetwitter.

        The internet was falsely predicted to create a global village decades ago. We got a global shopping mall instead.

          • They are free, but the only people seeing your event is the people you know and invited, so it’s kind of dumb for public events to only invite friends who already know you’re playing a show Friday. The Overcast has public listings for people looking for thing to do. I wish it was a beefier listing.

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