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July 2018

I Do! I Do!

July 26, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Rotary Arts Centre, 5 Park Street

The story of a marriage is at the center of I Do! I Do!, an intimate and nostalgic work by Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones (The Fantasticks). Written as a star vehicle for theatre legends, Mary Martin and Robert Preston, the original Broadway production received seven Tony Award nominations. Featuring Tracy Michailidis and Jonathan Monro. This intimate musical follows one couple through fifty years of love, quarrels and marriage.

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I Do! I Do!

July 27, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Rotary Arts Centre, 5 Park Street

The story of a marriage is at the center of I Do! I Do!, an intimate and nostalgic work by Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones (The Fantasticks). Written as a star vehicle for theatre legends, Mary Martin and Robert Preston, the original Broadway production received seven Tony Award nominations. Featuring Tracy Michailidis and Jonathan Monro. This intimate musical follows one couple through fifty years of love, quarrels and marriage.

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King of Broadway

July 30, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Rotary Arts Centre, 5 Park Street

After a nearly sold-out run last season, King of Broadway is back again! Based on the book King of Broadway by Charles Foster, this show features an original script and songs by Jody Richardson telling the story of Donald Brian, a Newfoundlander who became one of the biggest stars on Broadway at the turn of the 20th century. Starring Jody Richardson, Wendy Woodland, Ian Locke, and Robert Humber, this show captures the hearts of the audience with the story of…

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King of Broadway

July 31, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Rotary Arts Centre, 5 Park Street

After a nearly sold-out run last season, King of Broadway is back again! Based on the book King of Broadway by Charles Foster, this show features an original script and songs by Jody Richardson telling the story of Donald Brian, a Newfoundlander who became one of the biggest stars on Broadway at the turn of the 20th century. Starring Jody Richardson, Wendy Woodland, Ian Locke, and Robert Humber, this show captures the hearts of the audience with the story of…

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August 2018

Rum Ragged

August 1, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Rotary Arts Centre, 5 Park Street

Few traditional Newfoundland bands have risen as quickly in the ranks as Rum Ragged. Formed by singer/guitarist Mark Manning and singer/accordion player Aaron Collis along with Anthony Chafe on bodhran and Michael Boone on bass and banjo. Rum Ragged has garnered respect from a loyal, ever-growing fan base as well as their musical peers. From spirited instrumentals to heartfelt ballads, they pay homage to the greats that came before them while carving out a fresh, unique sound of their own.

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An Evening with Jody Richardson and Friends

August 4, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Rotary Arts Centre, 5 Park Street

One of Newfoundland's most accomplished musicians, frontman Jody Richardson gathers some of your favorite GMSM musicians - Diederik, Sarah, Robert, and Michael, for a musical adventure like no other. Featuring Jody Richardson, Robert Humber, Michael Moulton, Diederik van Dijk, and Sarah Newell.

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King of Broadway

August 5, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Rotary Arts Centre, 5 Park Street

  After a nearly sold-out run last season, King of Broadway is back again! Based on the book King of Broadway by Charles Foster, this show features an original script and songs by Jody Richardson telling the story of Donald Brian, a Newfoundlander who became one of the biggest stars on Broadway at the turn of the 20th century. Starring Jody Richardson, Wendy Woodland, Ian Locke, and Robert Humber, this show captures the hearts of the audience with the story…

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King of Broadway

August 6, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Rotary Arts Centre, 5 Park Street

  After a nearly sold-out run last season, King of Broadway is back again! Based on the book King of Broadway by Charles Foster, this show features an original script and songs by Jody Richardson telling the story of Donald Brian, a Newfoundlander who became one of the biggest stars on Broadway at the turn of the 20th century. Starring Jody Richardson, Wendy Woodland, Ian Locke, and Robert Humber, this show captures the hearts of the audience with the story…

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Ramblin’ Rovers

August 8, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Rotary Arts Centre, 5 Park Street

  The Ramblin' Rovers are Tom Boland and Darren Osmond. They have been performing their unique blend of Irish / Newfoundland / Folk music for the past 6 years. They've been known to put a traditional twist on some classic rock songs as well. They always guarantee a fun show, with lots of toe-tapping, rollicking tunes.

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Hillsburn with Hunting Winter

August 9, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Rotary Arts Centre, 5 Park Street

  Indie rock band from Halifax, "Hillsburn" will be performing at the Rotary Arts Centre on September 8th at 8pm. They will be accompanied by local artist Hunting Winter (Justin Mahoney).

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Point of Origin – Opening Reception

August 10, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Rotary Arts Centre, 5 Park Street

Point of Origin, a solo exhibition by Lauren Brinson, will be on display at the Tina Dolter Gallery from August 10th to September 4th. Join us on Friday, August 10th from 5:00 - 6:30pm for the Opening Reception!

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Bohemians in Brooklyn

August 12, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Rotary Arts Centre, 5 Park Street

Bohemians in Brooklyn is something between cabaret, storytelling, chamber music and musical theatre. It tells the story of the remarkable collection of artists that lived together at 7 Middagh Street in Brooklyn, New York from 1939 until the building’s demolition in 1945. Among them were: the poet WH Auden; composer Benjamin Britten and his life­ partner the tenor Peter Pears; the southern writer Carson McCullers; the burlesque star turned author Gypsy Rose Lee; composer and author Paul Bowles and his wife, the author Jane Bowles; composer,…

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Nick Hamlyn and The Mayhem

August 22, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Rotary Arts Centre, 5 Park Street

  Familiar to many stages on Newfoundland’s west coast, the Mayhem are coming to the GMSM stage for a performance of the band’s favorite songs. Playing everything from beloved Newfoundland tunes to some of Canada’s best-known songwriters, this show is sure to have something for everyone!

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September 2018

Hank Williams Tribute

September 15, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Rotary Arts Centre, 5 Park Street

A grand interpretation of the one and only Hank Williams performed by the one and only Nick Hamlyn!

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Ensemble Made in Canada and Angela Park

September 19, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Rotary Arts Centre, 5 Park Street

The Mosaic Project coupled with a Brahms Piano Quartet promises to make a night to remember. https://www.ensemblemadeincanada.com/mosaique-project/about-the-project/ http://www.angelapark.com/

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Jesse Hackett

September 22, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Rotary Arts Centre, 5 Park Street

  Join Jesse as he performs some of his favorite country tunes as well as some of his own

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Movies at the RAC-Hearts Beat Loud

September 25, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Rotary Arts Centre, 5 Park Street

Widower and aging Brooklyn hipster Frank (Nick Offerman) starts a band with his teenage daughter Sam (Kiersey Clemons) just before she leaves home to attend college in California. When a song of theirs finds success online, it complicates Frank’s attempts to let go of his dreams of stardom and allow his daughter to find her own path in life. Ted Danson, Sasha Lane, Blythe Danner, and Toni Collette co-star. Directed by Brett Haley.

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David Smallwood

September 28, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Rotary Arts Centre, 5 Park Street

This book is a biography. It starts with the author's life in a small English village during and after WW2. It then describes his early training in London, and since 1963 his Medical experiences in Newfoundland. Ian has had a very interesting career, and has experienced cases that are far from ordinary. There is no cost to attend this event.

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Story@Eleven

September 29, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Rotary Arts Centre, 5 Park Street

Join Story@Eleven as they perform they're favorite folk, country, pop, and light rock songs.

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October 2018

Allison Crowe Brings It On Home to You

October 26, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Rotary Arts Centre, 5 Park Street

Corner Brook’s Allison Crowe creates music here at home on the west coast – and performs concerts solo & with her band across Europe and North America. Acclaimed internationally as an original songwriter and interpreter, Allison has "a voice to fall in love with," says Record of the Day (UK). Following release of “Welcome to Us: Acts 1 & 2”, a live double-album (her 22nd recording on Rubenesque Records) Allison’s written a book of prose poetry titled “Fluttering”. This Summer…

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November 2018

Hank Williams Tribute

November 2, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Rotary Arts Centre, 5 Park Street

  Ryan Cook IS Hank Williams. Ryan and his band will performer many of Hank's greatest and most memorable tunes.

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Daniel and Stephiane Payne

November 9, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Rotary Arts Centre, 5 Park Street
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Quote the Raven

November 10, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Rotary Arts Centre, 5 Park Street

MusicNL Award nominated folk duo. Fantastic tune and stellar harmonies will leave you breathless.

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Movie Night at the RAC

November 20, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Rotary Arts Centre, 5 Park Street

After moving to Paris, author Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette agrees to ghostwrite a semi-autobiographical novel for her husband. Its success soon inspires her to fight for creative ownership and overcome the societal constraints of the early 20th century.

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Debut Atlantic – Classical Guitar Duo

November 22, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Rotary Arts Centre, 5 Park Street

Debut Atlantic presents Classical Guitar Duo Cowan and Cicchillitti.

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An Acoustic Tribute to Neil Young

November 24, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Rotary Arts Centre, 5 Park Street

Join Nick Hamlyn and Daniel Hiltz as they pay tribute to the acoustic songs of Neil Young.

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December 2018

A Celtic Christmas with the Ramblin’ Rovers

December 8, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Rotary Arts Centre, 5 Park Street

Celebrate the season Celtic style with the Ramblin’ Rovers at the RAC! Tom Boland, Darren Osmond, and special guests Jan Reid, Lori Lee Pike and Lucas Osmond will jump start your Christmas Spirit with their harmony-rich rhythmic acoustic rendering of Newfoundland and Celtic Christmas classics, popular Christmas songs and Christmas carols cherished through the ages. Sing along as you welcome the peace and joy of the season. Reserve your tickets now, and wrap yourself in the familiar warmth and laughter…

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Sound of Music Sing-a-long-a

December 9, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Rotary Arts Centre, 5 Park Street

Our annual Sound of Music Sing-a-Long. Come in costume or come as yourself. There will be treats for the kiddos and prizes for best costumes

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A Rum Ragged Christmas

December 13, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Rotary Arts Centre, 5 Park Street

Join the boys from Rum Ragged as they perform songs new and old with a few seasonal classics thrown in for good measure.

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Penning the Carol

December 14, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Rotary Arts Centre, 5 Park Street

The play, adapted and performed by Aiden Flynn is a one-actor version of the Dickens Classic, A Christmas Carol. It's a retelling of "The Carol" that supposes Scrooge and the accompanying cast of characters are created in a session of intense writing and storytelling on Christmas Eve, 1843.

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A Very Nick Hamlyn Christmas

December 14, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Rotary Arts Centre, 5 Park Street

Join Nick Hamlyn as he helps us all get in the holiday mood with some of the lesser known holiday classics that will have you laughing and clapping and stomping along with Nick as he entertains you as only he can. As usual Nick will also be bringing along some very special surprise guests.

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Penning the Carol

December 15, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Rotary Arts Centre, 5 Park Street

The play, adapted and performed by Aiden Flynn is a one-actor version of the Dickens Classic, A Christmas Carol. It's a retelling of "The Carol" that supposes Scrooge and the accompanying cast of characters are created in a session of intense writing and storytelling on Christmas Eve, 1843.

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Allison Crowe “Tidings” Concert

December 21, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Rotary Arts Centre, 5 Park Street

Come, have a time with us – 8pm, Friday, December 21st – when Allison Crowe and surprise musical guests bring “Tidings” to the Rotary Arts Centre (5 Park Street, Corner Brook, NL). “Allison Crowe’s resonant, rich, gorgeous voice seems as much a manifestation of Christmas as an instrument for singing holiday songs,” observes Cohencentric, the world’s most popular Leonard Cohen website. Hers is a gift delivering the essence of joy and peace, unwrapping truths that reflect a spectrum of our…

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January 2019

Movies at the RAC Fahrenheit 11/9

January 15, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Rotary Arts Centre, 5 Park Street

Fahrenheit 11/9 Hailed as Michael Moore's most powerful film yet, Fahrenheit 11/9 is a provocative and comedic look at the times in which we live. It will explore the two most important questions of the Trump Era.

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February 2019

Joanna Barker w/ Bridget & Dahlia

February 1, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Rotary Arts Centre, 5 Park Street

Joanna Barker is a St. John's based singer, songwriter, and musician from Grand Falls-Windsor. Her debut solo album earned her two Music NL Nominations and a spot on the Atlantis Music Prize Short List. Her new band, John, was just voted Best New Band of 2018 by readers of The Overcast. They will be releasing their first album this year (funded by Arts NL and the City of St. John's). Joanna is also a proud member of Eastern Owl, who…

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Music of the 1950’s

February 2, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Rotary Arts Centre, 5 Park Street

Join Nick Hamyln and Scott Sheppard as the perform many of your favourite music from the 1950's.

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A Tribute to Leonard Cohen

February 9, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Rotary Arts Centre, 5 Park Street

Join us as we celebrate the words and music of one of Canada's finest wordsmiths and songwriters. With performances from Allison Crowe, Nick Hamlyn, Mark Smallwood, Bridget and Dahlia, this will be an evening that you will not want to miss.

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Up-and-Comers Showcase

February 22, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Rotary Arts Centre, 5 Park Street

  Please join us for our second instalment of our Up-and-Comers Concert Series. These performers were amazing the first time they performed and will surely impress again.

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March 2019

Sherman Downey and Matthew Byrne

March 2, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Rotary Arts Centre, 5 Park Street

  Matthew Byrne and Sherman Downey will once again bring their unique collaboration to venues across Newfoundland

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A Tribute to the music of the 1960s

March 9, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Rotary Arts Centre, 5 Park Street

Join Nick Hamlyn and his band as they perform many of your favourites from the 1960s. From Folk to Pop and from Soul to Rock, these guys will play it all.

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The Ramblin Rovers

March 15, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Rotary Arts Centre, 5 Park Street

Join the Ramblin' Rovers as they help you to celebrate St. Patrick's Day.

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St. Patrick’s Day with Nick and Tom

March 16, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Rotary Arts Centre, 5 Park Street

Join Nick and Tom and a special guest as they perform many of your favourite songs celebrating St. Patrick's Day.

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Debut Atlantic with PEP

March 18, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Rotary Arts Centre, 5 Park Street

Erhu and piano virtuosos Nicole Ge Li and Corey Hamm began PEP (Piano and Erhu Project) to explore the fascinating blend of these two iconic Eastern and Western instruments. The blend is not only a tonal and musical one, but also cultural. PEP is delighted to see composers deal with these elements in such different ways.PEP (Piano and Erhu Project) has commissioned over fifty composers to write works since it began just three years ago. These include such composers as…

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Daniel and Stephanie Payne

March 29, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Rotary Arts Centre, 5 Park Street

Sister/brother duo Stephanie and Daniel Payne grew up together surrounded by musical influences ranging from modern pop songs to ancient ballads. Over rhythms of skin-drum, guitar, and feet, they weave vocal harmonies and bouncing melodies on button accordion, tin whistle, wooden flute and violin. Come get cozy with them as the lights dim and they warm up the cold March night!

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April 2019

A Tribute to Merle Haggard

April 6, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Rotary Arts Centre, 5 Park Street

Merle Haggard rose from poverty and prison to international acclaim in an incredible sixty year career. "The Hag” wrote songs for the working class to drink to, dance to, and cry to; songs about outlaws and underdogs, the heartbroken and the hard-living. Join Tom Boland, Darren Vincent, Scott Sheppard, Mike Moulton and special guests as they celebrate Merle Haggard, one of the most authentic, well loved and influential artists in country music history.

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May 2019

Jazz West

May 16, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Rotary Arts Centre, 5 Park Street

Jazz West is a 20 piece Big Band made up of Music Professionals, Community Musicians and University students. Jazz at the RAC - Be Bop, Vocals, Fusion, Swing and Blues! What more could you ask for!

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The Sounds of the 1970’s

May 18, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Rotary Arts Centre, 5 Park Street

Join Nick Hamlyn and his band as they perform many of your favourite songs from the 1970s.

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Movies at the RAC-Beautiful Boy

May 21, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Rotary Arts Centre, 5 Park Street

Teenager Nicolas Sheff seems to have it all with good grades and being an actor, artist, athlete and editor of the school newspaper. When Nic's addiction to meth threatens to destroy him, his father does whatever he can to save his son and family.

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Sherry Ryan

May 25, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Rotary Arts Centre, 5 Park Street

Female Artist of the Year Sherry Ryan performs her special brand of folk/roots and country inspired music along with her bandmate Andrea Monro.

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Movies at the RAC-Wild Rose

May 28, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Rotary Arts Centre, 5 Park Street

Rose-Lynn Harlan, played by BAFTA Rising Star nominee Jessie Buckley (Beast), is bursting with raw talent, charisma and cheek. Fresh out of jail and with two young kids, all she wants is to get out of Glasgow and make it as a country singer in Nashville. Her mum Marion (Julie Walters) has had a bellyful of Rose-Lynn’s Nashville nonsense. Forced to take responsibility, Rose-Lynn gets a cleaning job, only to find an unlikely champion in the middle-class lady of the…

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Logan Mckillop

May 29, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Rotary Arts Centre, 5 Park Street

Logan McKillop is a folk/roots singer-songwriter and storyteller from Onanole, MB. Equally skilled as a wordsmith and an astonishing guitarist, every song is an invitation into the best of both worlds. He is unafraid to delve into what is real, exploring the highs and lows of the human condition with absolute honesty. Supported by his unmistakable guitar prowess, he leaves no audience without laughter, heartache, and a gentle reminder of life’s duality.

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Rozalind MacPhail

May 31, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Rotary Arts Centre, 5 Park Street

We loved Rozalind's show at RAC so much that we're bringing her back again this year! FLUTE LOOPS & FILM International Gemeinhardt Touring Artist, Rozalind MacPhail will take us on an inspiring journey where live music, silent film and storytelling weave together an inspiring tapestry about people, place and the human experience. Rozalind’s original live music combines multi-layered sound looping, traditional songwriting, field recordings and loads of effected flute, MacPhail’s specialty. She performs live music to selected short films from…

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June 2019

The Jazz Apostles

June 1, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Rotary Arts Centre, 5 Park Street

Featuring Nelson White, Kacie Callahan, Howie Larade, Kevin Carey, Noah Hamilton, Scott Sheppard and Paul Harris. Jazz and a bit of jazz-funk.

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Adam Baxter

June 28, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Rotary Arts Centre, 5 Park Street

  Citadel House recording artist, Adam Baxter, is a powerhouse of energetic, explosive creativity. With the aggressiveness of a Rock and Roller and the sensibilities of a Folk musician, Adams’ music stretches across multiple genres to provide a compulsive mix of high energy and sweet longing. Raised in Nova Scotia and developed in Newfoundland, Adam Baxter is touring the release of his third studio album, Domestic. He’ll be bringing his unique brand of dynamic and thoughtful music to your area…

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July 2019

A Fyne Tyme

July 17, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Rotary Arts Centre, 5 Park Street

Traditional Music performed and hosted by Mike Payne

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A Tribute to Johnny Cash and Merle Haggard

July 19, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Rotary Arts Centre, 5 Park Street

Join Tom Boland, Darren Vincent, Scott Sheppard, and Michael Molton as they perform many of your favourites from these two Country Music Superstars.

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Rube and Rake

July 21, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Rotary Arts Centre, 5 Park Street

To call Canada your home can be a very vague statement. From the Rockies, all the way to the eastern shores of the Atlantic, there are many places one can lay their head. It’s not only the sheer distance between the two coasts, it’s the cultural differences that exist within them. Rube & Rake’s debut album, Back and Forth, explores this theme with a subtle grace, giving space in their arrangements to explore the issues they sing about. By performing…

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Daniel Payne

July 23, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Rotary Arts Centre, 5 Park Street

Daniel Payne grew up surrounded by musical influences ranging from modern pop songs to ancient ballads. Over rhythms of skin-drum, guitar, and feet, He will weave vocal harmonies and bouncing melodies on button accordion, tin whistle, wooden flute and violin.

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A Fyne Tyme

July 24, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Rotary Arts Centre, 5 Park Street

Traditional Music performed and hosted by Mike Payne

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The Only Living Father-A Joey Smallwood Story

July 25, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Rotary Arts Centre, 5 Park Street

The life and times Joey Smallwood, the first Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador and the man who brought us into confederation with Canada in 1949. Colin Furlong who starred as Joey in “Colony of Unrequited Dreams” by Robert Chafe is Joey in this one man tour de force by one of Newfoundland’s best playwrights, Tom Cahill. Co-Directed by Adam Christopher Brake and Jeff Pitcher.

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Ouroboros

July 26, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Rotary Arts Centre, 5 Park Street

Winners of the ECMA Jazz recording of the year, Ouroboros is a band with an unconventional make-up and an undeniable entertainment factor. With an arsenal of horns, drums and vocals, these award-winning musicians deliver a dynamic new spin on world and jazz traditions. From carnival-esque originals to Klezmer party jams, the band explores folk influences from West Africa, Eastern Europe and their home of St. John’s, Newfoundland, with a thrilling improvisational synergy. 2019 ECMA Jazz Recording of the Year

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Tina Randell

July 27, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Rotary Arts Centre, 5 Park Street

“Me nerves is gone, the youngsters got me drove …” It’s a familiar refrain to those on social media who have followed Tina Randell’s character’s antics over the past few years. The “Oh me nerves” character is the over-exaggerated, stereotype of a single mom with a house full of kids who’s at her wit’s end. And while the character has been gracing the stage as part of the annual Revue for years, this summer, audiences will get a chance to…

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A Tribute to Ron Hynes

July 28, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Rotary Arts Centre, 5 Park Street

Join Nick Hamlyn as he perform many of your favourite songs from the man who had ten thousand of them.

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A Fyne Tyme

July 31, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Rotary Arts Centre, 5 Park Street

Traditional Music performed and hosted by Mike Payne,.

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August 2019

Dark by Three?

August 5, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
Rotary Arts Centre, 5 Park Street

A co-presentation with our friends at the Rotary Arts Centre, this concert is a rousing, ‘best of’ evening of musical entertainment from a few Dark by Fivers, Lynn Kuo, Elizabeth Janzen and Diederik van Dijk. Join these exceptional musicians for a night of music and friends. *Tickets will be available through the Rotary Arts Centre by June 15*

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Goalie

August 9, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
Rotary Arts Centre, 5 Park Street

A screening of the biopic tracing the life and extraordinary career of goaltender Terry Sawchuk. Corner Brook Director Adriana Maggs co-wrote this screenplay with sister Jane Maggs which is based on the David Dupuis book “Sawchuk: The Troubles and Triumphs of the World’s Greatest Goalie” and the book of poetry “Night Work: The Sawchuk Poems,” by their father, Randall Maggs.

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September 2019

Nick Hamlyn and Daniel Hiltz

September 21, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Rotary Arts Centre, 5 Park Street

Join Nick Hamlyn and Daniel Hiltz as they pay tribute to the one and only Bruce Springsteen in this intimate acoustic performance.

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Monday Night Movies at the RAC

September 23, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Rotary Arts Centre, 5 Park Street

All is True (2019) The year is 1613, and Shakespeare is acknowledged as the greatest writer of the age. But disaster strikes when his renowned Globe Theatre burns to the ground. Devastated, Shakespeare returns to Stratford, where he must face a troubled past and a neglected family. Haunted by the death of his only son, Hamnet, he struggles to mend the broken relationship with his wife and daughters. In so doing, he is ruthlessly forced to examine his own failings…

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Fergus O’byrne and Jim Payne

September 26, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Rotary Arts Centre, 5 Park Street

Two of Newfoundland’s most respected and multi-award winning performers combine instrumental prowess and humorous repartee, to cover a broad spectrum of Newfoundland folk culture, including songs, stories and dance tunes. Their repertoire includes rousing sea shanties and work songs, poignant ballads, comic ditties, folk tales and recitations, and toe-tapping jigs, reels and polkas on a variety of instruments.

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Debut Atlantic

September 27, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Rotary Arts Centre, 5 Park Street

Known as meagan&amy, this dynamic violin and piano duo have been selected for a pan-Canadian tour offered by Debut Atlantic, Jeunesses Musicales Canada and Prairie Debut in 2019-2020. The three classical music organizations announced in September 2017 that they were teaming up to offer an emerging artist or ensemble a tour that would span the country. Road Trip! A Pan-Canadian Tour also celebrates two important anniversaries: Jeunesses Musicales Canada’s 70th, and Debut Atlantic’s 40th. meagan&amy’s concert will explore the idea…

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October 2019

Nickle Film Festival

October 1, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Rotary Arts Centre, 5 Park Street

  This will be an evening of short film presented by the Nickel Independent Film Festival. Hosting the evening will be SWGC alumna Santiago Guzman. Santiago will also hold and Question and Answer session about the process of writing and producing a film.

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A Tribute to James Taylor

October 25, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Rotary Arts Centre, 5 Park Street

James Vernon Taylor is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist. A five-time Grammy Award winner, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2000. He is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold more than 100 million records worldwide. He rose to fame in the 1970s, when he became known for writing and performing sensitive, affecting songs. Over the course of a long-running career, Taylor has won five Grammy Awards and seen many…

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A Tribute to All the Girls I’ve Loved Before

October 26, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Rotary Arts Centre, 5 Park Street

Join Nick and Micheal Moulton for possibly his most interesting tribute show to date. He has performed Bruce, Bob, Neil, and Prine. Now he is taking on the work of his favourite female song writers. He will be tackling the work of Pasty Cline, Gillian Welch, and Joni Mitchell just to name a few.

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November 2019

Gud Guffaw-Comedic Short Plays

November 1, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Rotary Arts Centre, 5 Park Street

Güd Guffaw is an evening of comedic shorts featuring work by local emerging artists. This event will include boisterous banter and high stakes scenes. Anyone who comes out is guaranteed a good guffaw. This 90 minute show made up of 6 comedic plays, 5 of which are written by local talent. Each show is acted and directed entirely by Grenfell students or alumni.

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Mike Sixonate

November 2, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Rotary Arts Centre, 5 Park Street

A powerful composer of original music and an articulate and witty story teller MIKE SIXONATE HAS NO PLANS ON STOPPING IN 2019 With appearances at special events like the Town Of Grand Falls - Windsor's Mid Winter Bivver, Hospitality Newfoundland and Labradors annual Conference, and a trip to provide workshops in the schools along the Lower North Shore of Quebec alongside Jim Payne and Fergus O'Byrne, Mike is showing no signs of slowing down. He is slated to play 115…

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Family Art Sunday: Painting the Landscape with Yarn

November 3, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Rotary Arts Centre, 5 Park Street

Family Art Sunday: Painting the Landscape with Yarn Create colourful and tactile landscape artworks using yarn. Please wear art-friendly clothing. Recommended for ages 4-12. Advanced registration required by emailing whitney@rotaryartscentre.ca or calling 630-0012 Admission is free but donations are appreciated!

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Allison Crowe + Band In Concert

November 9, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Rotary Arts Centre, 5 Park Street

"Soulful. Alive. Joyous. Grievous. Real, true, music is what I want to make," notes Allison Crowe (http://allisoncrowe.com). Internationally-loved & acclaimed, the amazing Corner Brook musician, (vocals, piano, guitar, fiddle and more), is joined on such worthy mission by her über-talented bandmates Sarah White (mandolin, bouzouki, vocals+) & Keelan Purchase (accordion, guitar, harmonica, vocals). Delighting music-lovers, be they in the Scottish Highlands, the Hollywood Hills or ‘ere else, this merry band rings out across their homeland – bringing Pacific shores nearer…

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Allison Crowe and Band

November 9, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Rotary Arts Centre, 5 Park Street

"Soulful. Alive. Joyous. Grievous. Real, true, music is what I want to make," notes Allison Crowe (http://allisoncrowe.com). Internationally-loved & acclaimed, the amazing Corner Brook musician, (vocals, piano, guitar, fiddle and more), is joined on such worthy mission by her über-talented bandmates Sarah White (mandolin, bouzouki, vocals+) & Keelan Purchase (accordion, guitar, harmonica, vocals).

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Small Works, Big Impact Fundraiser

November 15, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
Rotary Arts Centre, 5 Park Street

A small artwork raffle in support of programming for The Tina Dolter Gallery! Your purchase of a $100 ticket gets you a drink, some nibbles, and guarantees you an artwork, valued at more than $100. During the reception on November 15th at 6pm, names are drawn and you choose the artwork that you go home with. Each ticket a guaranteed winner! Artworks will be on display at the Tina Dolter Gallery and on our website (www.rotaryartscentre.ca) from November 10th -…

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A Tribute to the Music of the 1980s

November 16, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Rotary Arts Centre, 5 Park Street

  Nick Hamlyn and the Decades band are back with their 4th instalment of their tribute to the decades. This time around expect a lot more fun and excitement. Dust off your surf style jacket and your LA Gear high tops, crimp your hair, and dig out those acid washed jeans.

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Debut Atlantic

November 18, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Rotary Arts Centre, 5 Park Street

Hailed as “rapturous and glowing” by International Record Review and “an inspirational and devoted pianist” by Life & Arts – Financial Times, Polish-Canadian pianist Daniel Wnukowski has performed throughout Europe, North America, South America and Asia in prestigious concert halls.

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Debut Atlantic

November 18, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Rotary Arts Centre, 5 Park Street

  Hailed as “rapturous and glowing” by International Record Review and “an inspirational and devoted pianist” by Life & Arts – Financial Times, Polish-Canadian pianist Daniel Wnukowski has performed throughout Europe, North America, South America and Asia in prestigious concert halls.

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December 2019

Penning the Carol

December 6, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - December 8, 2019 @ 10:00 pm
Rotary Arts Centre, 5 Park Street

From the imagination of Aiden Flynn comes a one man retelling of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol capturing the true holiday spirit of the original story, together with a peek into how Dickens' might have come up with the ideas of the classic. Scrooge and the accompanying cast of characters are created in a session of intense writing and storytelling. All proceeds from this event will be graciously donated to the Rotary Arts Centre to aid in its programming.

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Community Art Holiday Party

December 7, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Rotary Arts Centre, 5 Park Street

Make your own ornaments in our FREE open art-making space!

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Rum Ragged

December 8, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - December 10, 2019 @ 10:00 pm
Rotary Arts Centre, 5 Park Street

Few traditional Newfoundland bands have risen as quickly in the ranks as Rum Ragged. Formed by singer/guitarist Mark Manning and singer/accordion player Aaron Collis just a few years ago, Rum Ragged has garnered respect from a loyal, ever-growing fan base as well as their musical peers. They will be playing some holiday favourites as well as showcasing some of their latest material from their brand new album "The Thing About Fish" This event is proudly sponsored by Gary Bennett Music…

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A very Nick Hamlyn Christmas

December 13, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - December 15, 2019 @ 10:00 pm
Rotary Arts Centre, 5 Park Street

Join Nick and a number of special guests as he helps get you and the holiday spirit.

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Allison Crowe’s Tidings

December 21, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Rotary Arts Centre, 5 Park Street

Come, have a time with us – 8pm, Saturday, December 21st – when Allison Crowe and surprise musical guests bring “Tidings” to the Rotary Arts Centre (5 Park Street, Corner Brook, NL). “Allison Crowe’s resonant, rich, gorgeous voice seems as much a manifestation of Christmas as an instrument for singing holiday songs,” observes Cohencentric, the world’s most popular Leonard Cohen website. Hers is a gift delivering the essence of joy and peace, unwrapping truths that reflect a spectrum of our…

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Allison Crowe’s Tidings

December 21, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Rotary Arts Centre, 5 Park Street

  Come, have a time with us – 8pm, Saturday, December 21st – when Allison Crowe and surprise musical guests bring “Tidings” to the Rotary Arts Centre (5 Park Street, Corner Brook, NL). “Allison Crowe’s resonant, rich, gorgeous voice seems as much a manifestation of Christmas as an instrument for singing holiday songs,” observes Cohencentric, the world’s most popular Leonard Cohen website. Hers is a gift delivering the essence of joy and peace, unwrapping truths that reflect a spectrum of…

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Bridget and Dahlia at Christmas

December 22, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - December 23, 2019 @ 10:00 pm
Rotary Arts Centre, 5 Park Street

Join Bridget and Dahlia as they perform many of their favourite holiday classics.

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February 2020

A Tribute to Leonard Cohen

February 1 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00 pm, repeating until February 2, 2020

Rotary Arts Centre, 5 Park Street

Join us for this two night event as we celebrate the life and career of one of Canada's finest song writers. With performances from many of your favourite local performers such as Nick Hamlyn, Bridget and Dahlia, Mark Smallwood, Wendy Woodland, and more.

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Paint and Learn

February 2 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Rotary Arts Centre, 5 Park Street

In this workshop, artist Rachel Gilbert will teach kids about a Canadian artist whose work they will then use as inspiration for their own paintings on canvas. Advanced registration is required. To register your child, call 630-0012 or email cbrotaryartscentre@gmail.com. Cost: $25 Ages: 8-12

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A Tribute to Leonard Cohen

February 2 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00 pm, repeating until February 2, 2020

Rotary Arts Centre, 5 Park Street

Join us for this two night event as we celebrate the life and career of one of Canada's finest song writers. With performances from many of your favourite local performers such as Nick Hamlyn, Bridget and Dahlia, Mark Smallwood, Wendy Woodland, and more.

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Drawing the Portrait Workshop

February 8 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until February 22, 2020

Rotary Arts Centre, 5 Park Street

Join artist and educator Michelle MacKinnon in this 3 day class where you will learn how to draw the portrait from a photographic reference. Facial proportion, basic anatomy, how to translate a drawing from a photo, and tips and tricks will be covered in this hands-on, all levels course. Saturdays, February 8th, 15th, and 22nd from 1-4pm. To register, email cbrotaryartscentre@gmail.com, call 630-0012, or visit the Rotary Arts Centre box office. The cost is $60 and a supply list will…

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Drawing the Portrait Workshop

February 15 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until February 22, 2020

Rotary Arts Centre, 5 Park Street

Join artist and educator Michelle MacKinnon in this 3 day class where you will learn how to draw the portrait from a photographic reference. Facial proportion, basic anatomy, how to translate a drawing from a photo, and tips and tricks will be covered in this hands-on, all levels course. Saturdays, February 8th, 15th, and 22nd from 1-4pm. To register, email cbrotaryartscentre@gmail.com, call 630-0012, or visit the Rotary Arts Centre box office. The cost is $60 and a supply list will…

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Small Town Queer

February 15 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00 pm, repeating until February 16, 2020

Rotary Arts Centre, 5 Park Street

Back by popular demand, Small Town Queer (written, directed by Josh Connors) delves into what it's like to grow up and live in small towns in Newfoundland and Labrador as a member of the LGBTQIA+. Compiled from real life stories of people who identify as small town queers. Follow five different walks of life though hardship, love, laughter, new experiences, and hope. This event does not have a age restriction but be advised the use of course language and mature…

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Small Town Queer

February 16 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00 pm, repeating until February 16, 2020

Rotary Arts Centre, 5 Park Street

Back by popular demand, Small Town Queer (written, directed by Josh Connors) delves into what it's like to grow up and live in small towns in Newfoundland and Labrador as a member of the LGBTQIA+. Compiled from real life stories of people who identify as small town queers. Follow five different walks of life though hardship, love, laughter, new experiences, and hope. This event does not have a age restriction but be advised the use of course language and mature…

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Drawing the Portrait Workshop

February 22 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until February 22, 2020

Rotary Arts Centre, 5 Park Street

Join artist and educator Michelle MacKinnon in this 3 day class where you will learn how to draw the portrait from a photographic reference. Facial proportion, basic anatomy, how to translate a drawing from a photo, and tips and tricks will be covered in this hands-on, all levels course. Saturdays, February 8th, 15th, and 22nd from 1-4pm. To register, email cbrotaryartscentre@gmail.com, call 630-0012, or visit the Rotary Arts Centre box office. The cost is $60 and a supply list will…

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A Tribute to James Taylor

February 22 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Rotary Arts Centre, 5 Park Street

Back by popular demand, Saturday, Feb. 22! Brian McHugh's tribute to iconic singer, songwriter and guitarist James Taylor. The first show in October sold out, so get your tickets soon. Brian is backed by vocalists Alison McHugh and Jennifer Brenton, percussionist Dan Bursey, and keyboardist Robyn La Rose.

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Community Art Tiki Party

February 29 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Rotary Arts Centre, 5 Park Street

Who needs winter?? Join us for a Community Art Tiki Party! No Art-making or limbo experience necessary! This is a free event and all ages are welcome. Art supplies will be available but you are also welcome to bring your own. This event is brought to you by Safe Harbour Expressive Therapies, the Schizophrenia Society of Newfoundland and Labrador, and the Rotary Arts Centre.

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March 2020

A Tribute to Patsy Cline

March 7 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Rotary Arts Centre, 5 Park Street

Nominated for Music Educator of the Year by MusicNL, Kacie Callahan is coming to the RAC to educate all of us on the amazing songs of Patsy Cline. Kacie will join by an all star band of some of Corner Brook's finest musicians.

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