Events & Programs

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Tuesday Oct 15

October 15, 2019
10:30AM - 11:30AM
Family
Bring your tot along every Tuesday and join us for Big Fun. The program - designed for children aged 2-4 years - features stories, songs, puppets, games and crafts for tots and their guardian. Afterward, head upstairs to The Rooms Cafe for a complimentary tea or ...
October 15, 2019
10:00AM - 5:00PM
Get some inspiration for this year?s Halloween costume with a visit to our temporary display Fantastical Threads: Costumes at The Rooms. See costumes made by talented local designers ranging from aliens to witches.

Wednesday Oct 16

October 16, 2019
7:00PM - 8:00PM
Art
Join Professor in Photographic Culture in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities from the University of Plymouth Liz Wells, who will speak to the work of Marlene Creates. IMAGE: Marlene Creates. Excerpt from Larch, Spruce, Fir, Birch, Hand, Blast Hole ...
October 16, 2019
2:30PM - 3:30PM
Film
This October, the St. John's International Women's Film Festival is celebrating 30 years supporting, promoting and fostering the creative work of women across the province and beyond! Their annual FRAMED Film Education Series is just one of the ways they bolster new local talent and ...
October 16, 2019
10:00AM - 9:00PM
Get some inspiration for this year?s Halloween costume with a visit to our temporary display Fantastical Threads: Costumes at The Rooms. See costumes made by talented local designers ranging from aliens to witches.

Thursday Oct 17

October 17, 2019
2:30PM - 4:30PM
Film
Most Townies old enough can recall that in the late 1980s the province welcomed a 'Bulgarian invasion'. Among the many artists and professionals who settled here were Luben Boykov and Elena Popova. He sculpts, she paints, and they dramatically altered the artistic landscape of St. John's ...
October 17, 2019
10:00AM - 5:00PM
Get some inspiration for this year?s Halloween costume with a visit to our temporary display Fantastical Threads: Costumes at The Rooms. See costumes made by talented local designers ranging from aliens to witches.
October 17, 2019
1:30PM - 2:30PM
Join guest curator Sue Gibson Garvey of a tour of the new show X featuring work by Marlene Creates. IMAGE: Marlene Creates. Excerpt from Larch, Spruce, Fir, Birch, Hand, Blast Hole Pond Road, Newfoundland 2007 (ongoing). A sequence of eighty-one ...

Friday Oct 18

October 18, 2019
7:30PM - 8:30PM
Art
Marlene Creates: Places, Paths, and Pauses October 12, 2019 - January 26, 2020 Four decades of work by renowned Newfoundland and Labrador-based artist Marlene Creates, this exhibition highlights her exploration of shifting relationships between human experience and the natural world. ...
October 18, 2019
4:00PM - 8:00PM
Art
Want to give old T-Shirts a new life? Drop by our fashion workshop and learn some easy and creative ways to upcycle an old T-Shirt into clothing that is unique to you. No experience is required and all materials are supplied (including T-Shirts). Feel free to ...
October 18, 2019
10:00AM - 10:00PM
Get some inspiration for this year?s Halloween costume with a visit to our temporary display Fantastical Threads: Costumes at The Rooms. See costumes made by talented local designers ranging from aliens to witches.

Saturday Oct 19

October 19, 2019
10:00AM - 5:00PM
Get some inspiration for this year?s Halloween costume with a visit to our temporary display Fantastical Threads: Costumes at The Rooms. See costumes made by talented local designers ranging from aliens to witches.

Sunday Oct 20

October 20, 2019
12:00PM - 5:00PM
Get some inspiration for this year?s Halloween costume with a visit to our temporary display Fantastical Threads: Costumes at The Rooms. See costumes made by talented local designers ranging from aliens to witches.
October 20, 2019
2:00PM - 4:00PM
Join musician and music producer Ian Foster for a live recording of If & When, a Newfoundland-based podcast where Ian talks to colleagues, friends and veterans of the local arts community to try to figure out how creators do their thing, and why they do it. ...
October 20, 2019
1:00PM - 3:00PM
Family
To mark International Archaeology Day, stop by to explore our Archaeology Nook with the Newfoundland and Labrador Archaeological Society. See and touch the artifacts left behind by people who lived in our province hundreds and even thousands of years ago.
October 20, 2019
1:00PM - 4:00PM
Do you have questions about our natural environment? Do you want to get hands-on with some real specimens? Visit our Nature NL volunteers to feel pelts, bones and feathers and ask your questions about our Province?s wild plants, animals and spaces.

Monday Oct 21

October 21, 2019
9:30AM - 1:00PM
Excited about getting to know your ancestors? This half-day workshop is an introduction to Genealogy and will provide an orientation to the archives? extensive genealogical collection. It will also acquaint participants with practical online resources that can be used for family tree research. ...

Tuesday Oct 22

October 22, 2019
10:30AM - 11:30AM
Family
Bring your tot along every Tuesday and join us for Big Fun. The program - designed for children aged 2-4 years - features stories, songs, puppets, games and crafts for tots and their guardian. Afterward, head upstairs to The Rooms Cafe for a complimentary tea or ...
October 22, 2019
10:00AM - 5:00PM
Get some inspiration for this year?s Halloween costume with a visit to our temporary display Fantastical Threads: Costumes at The Rooms. See costumes made by talented local designers ranging from aliens to witches.

Wednesday Oct 23

October 23, 2019
7:00PM - 9:00PM
Literature
Drawing on his extensive research for his most recent work of historical fiction, Land Beyond the Sea, award-winning author Kevin Major presents the story behind the torpedoing of the Cabot Strait ferry, the S.S. Caribou, in October of 1942. Was the civilian ...
October 23, 2019
10:00AM - 9:00PM
Get some inspiration for this year?s Halloween costume with a visit to our temporary display Fantastical Threads: Costumes at The Rooms. See costumes made by talented local designers ranging from aliens to witches.

Thursday Oct 24

October 24, 2019
10:00AM - 5:00PM
Get some inspiration for this year?s Halloween costume with a visit to our temporary display Fantastical Threads: Costumes at The Rooms. See costumes made by talented local designers ranging from aliens to witches.

Friday Oct 25

October 25, 2019
7:30PM - 10:00PM
Put on your best Halloween Costume and join Sci-Fi on the Rock at The Rooms to celebrate all that?s scary, sparkly or geeky. Enjoy a creepy cocktail and listen to some spooky music while visiting the temporary display Fantastical Threads: Costumes at The Rooms. Chat with ...
October 25, 2019
10:00AM - 10:00PM
Get some inspiration for this year?s Halloween costume with a visit to our temporary display Fantastical Threads: Costumes at The Rooms. See costumes made by talented local designers ranging from aliens to witches.

Saturday Oct 26

October 26, 2019
3:00PM - 4:00PM
Film
For most of its existence Planet Earth has been a brutal, inhospitable, toxic nightmare, until a half billion years ago when !KABOOM! - life suddenly appeared. The First Animals on Earth is a new documentary that takes you back to the Cambrian Explosion through newly-discovered fossils ...
October 26, 2019
10:00AM - 5:00PM
Get some inspiration for this year?s Halloween costume with a visit to our temporary display Fantastical Threads: Costumes at The Rooms. See costumes made by talented local designers ranging from aliens to witches.

Sunday Oct 27

October 27, 2019
2:00PM - 4:00PM
Family
Grab a flashlight and go hunting for Darbies through our spooky Connections Gallery where you just might find some eyes looking back at you. Bring along your doll or stuffy and we?ll help you make a Halloween costume for your little friend. ...
October 27, 2019
12:00PM - 5:00PM
Get some inspiration for this year?s Halloween costume with a visit to our temporary display Fantastical Threads: Costumes at The Rooms. See costumes made by talented local designers ranging from aliens to witches.