Events & Programs

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Saturday Jul 20

July 20, 2019
2:00PM - 3:00PM
Performance
The Shakespeare By The Sea Festival is the longest running outdoor summer theatre event in the St. John's area, celebrating over 25 years of theatre production with a focus on William Shakespeare. In 2019, for the first time, you can join us at the ...
July 20, 2019
2:00PM - 4:00PM
Make friends with a Newfoundland Dog. This world-renowned breed of dog is very friendly, and would love to meet you. Just try to avoid the drool!
July 20, 2019
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Join us for daily showings of the films katatjanik utippalianinga (The Return of Throat Singing), Handcrafted Hopedale, and Home: Stories of Newcomers to Newfoundland and Labrador. Now playing on loop in our theatre. katajanik utippalianinga (The Return of Throat Singing): This film explores ...
July 20, 2019
2:30PM - 4:00PM
Join Innu cultural and environmental activist Tshuakuesh Elizabth Penashue along with editor Elizabeth Yeoman as they discuss their new book Nitinikiau Innusi: I Keep the Land Alive. Begun as a diary kept by Tshaukuesh recording her day-to-day experiences, it turned into ...
July 20, 2019
10:00AM - 5:00PM
Experience what makes the people and this place so unique. MUSIC: When we are not talking, we are singing. And dancing. And having a time. Learn why music runs in our veins and try out an instrument or two yourself. Have you ever played ...
July 20, 2019
11:00AM - 11:30AM
Tour
It has been a Century since Newfoundland's first Aviation moment! Since that time, Newfoundland and Labrador has played a central role in the development of air travel. Strategically located as the most easterly place in North America, it became a popular take-off point for aviation ...
July 20, 2019
3:00PM - 3:30PM
Tour
Taking place on the 70th anniversary of Confederation with Canada, this exhibition gathers close to 100 artworks, images and objects from across The Rooms art gallery, archives and museum collections to ask questions about how histories are told and re-told in Newfoundland & Labrador. Guided ...

Sunday Jul 21

July 21, 2019
2:00PM - 3:00PM
Performance
The Shakespeare By The Sea Festival is the longest running outdoor summer theatre event in the St. John's area, celebrating over 25 years of theatre production with a focus on William Shakespeare. In 2019, for the first time, you can join us at the ...
July 21, 2019
12:00PM - 5:00PM
Join us for daily showings of the films katatjanik utippalianinga (The Return of Throat Singing), Handcrafted Hopedale, and Home: Stories of Newcomers to Newfoundland and Labrador. Now playing on loop in our theatre. katajanik utippalianinga (The Return of Throat Singing): This film explores ...
July 21, 2019
3:00PM - 4:00PM
The First World War had a profound impact on Newfoundland and Labrador. It involved thousands of our people in world-changing events overseas and dramatically altered life at home. Our "Great War" happened in the trenches and on the ocean, in the legislature and in the shops, ...
July 21, 2019
12:00PM - 5:00PM
Experience what makes the people and this place so unique. MUSIC: When we are not talking, we are singing. And dancing. And having a time. Learn why music runs in our veins and try out an instrument or two yourself. Have you ever played ...
July 21, 2019
1:00PM - 4:00PM
Family
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 Jul 22

July 22, 2019
3:00PM - 3:45PM
Tour
You could say Newfoundland and Labrador exists because of cod fish. So many cod that at one time that you could literally dip your bucket over the side of your boat and fill a pail with fish. For over 400 years the salt cod ...
July 22, 2019
2:00PM - 4:00PM
Music
From fiddle to accordion, from harp to vocals, come and check out our amazing local talent as they fill The Rooms with music and song from our province's rich musical heritage. You can sing along, tap your toes or just sit back and delight in ...
July 22, 2019
10:00AM - 5:00PM
Experience what makes the people and this place so unique. MUSIC: When we are not talking, we are singing. And dancing. And having a time. Learn why music runs in our veins and try out an instrument or two yourself. Have you ever played ...
July 22, 2019
10:00AM - 5:00PM
Join us for daily showings of the films katatjanik utippalianinga (The Return of Throat Singing), Handcrafted Hopedale, and Home: Stories of Newcomers to Newfoundland and Labrador. Now playing on loop in our theatre. katajanik utippalianinga (The Return of Throat Singing): This film explores ...
July 22, 2019
11:00AM - 11:30AM
Tour
Beyond Bone is the first mid-career retrospective by renowned sculptor Billy Gauthier. An artist and activist of Inuit and Metis ancestry, Gauthier's inspiration comes directly from an intimate connection with the land and culture of his home in North West River, Labrador.

Tuesday Jul 23

July 23, 2019
3:00PM - 4:00PM
The First World War had a profound impact on Newfoundland and Labrador. It involved thousands of our people in world-changing events overseas and dramatically altered life at home. Our "Great War" happened in the trenches and on the ocean, in the legislature and in the shops, ...
July 23, 2019
10:00AM - 5:00PM
Experience what makes the people and this place so unique. MUSIC: When we are not talking, we are singing. And dancing. And having a time. Learn why music runs in our veins and try out an instrument or two yourself. Have you ever played ...
July 23, 2019
2:00PM - 4:00PM
Art
Drop by The Rooms to meet local artists, have an up-close look at the work they are doing, or ask a question about their professional practice.
July 23, 2019
11:00AM - 11:20AM
Tour
The site we're standing on has been occupied since 1778 when the British built Fort Townshend to secure St. John's harbour against their enemies. Learn about the military history of this site and find out how The Rooms came to be built here.
July 23, 2019
10:00AM - 5:00PM
Join us for daily showings of the films katatjanik utippalianinga (The Return of Throat Singing), Handcrafted Hopedale, and Home: Stories of Newcomers to Newfoundland and Labrador. Now playing on loop in our theatre. katajanik utippalianinga (The Return of Throat Singing): This film explores ...

Wednesday Jul 24

July 24, 2019
3:00PM - 3:30PM
Tour
Taking place on the 70th anniversary of Confederation with Canada, this exhibition gathers close to 100 artworks, images and objects from across The Rooms art gallery, archives and museum collections to ask questions about how histories are told and re-told in Newfoundland & Labrador. Guided ...
July 24, 2019
10:00AM - 9:00PM
Experience what makes the people and this place so unique. MUSIC: When we are not talking, we are singing. And dancing. And having a time. Learn why music runs in our veins and try out an instrument or two yourself. Have you ever played ...
July 24, 2019
2:00PM - 4:00PM
Music
From fiddle to accordion, from harp to vocals, come and check out our amazing local talent as they fill The Rooms with music and song from our province's rich musical heritage. You can sing along, tap your toes or just sit back and delight in ...
July 24, 2019
11:00AM - 11:45AM
Tour
This tour will take you across land and sea, and through time to meet the peoples who made Newfoundland and Labrador their home for the past 9,000 years. We will explore the complex and close connections between people, place and their environment.
July 24, 2019
7:00PM - 9:00PM
Music
From fiddle to accordion, from harp to vocals, come and check out our amazing local talent as they fill The Rooms with music and song from our province's rich musical heritage. You can sing along, tap your toes or just sit back and delight in ...
July 24, 2019
10:00AM - 9:00PM
Join us for daily showings of the films katatjanik utippalianinga (The Return of Throat Singing), Handcrafted Hopedale, and Home: Stories of Newcomers to Newfoundland and Labrador. Now playing on loop in our theatre. katajanik utippalianinga (The Return of Throat Singing): This film explores ...

Thursday Jul 25

July 25, 2019
3:00PM - 3:45PM
Tour
You could say Newfoundland and Labrador exists because of cod fish. So many cod that at one time that you could literally dip your bucket over the side of your boat and fill a pail with fish. For over 400 years the salt cod ...
July 25, 2019
10:00AM - 5:00PM
Join us for daily showings of the films katatjanik utippalianinga (The Return of Throat Singing), Handcrafted Hopedale, and Home: Stories of Newcomers to Newfoundland and Labrador. Now playing on loop in our theatre. katajanik utippalianinga (The Return of Throat Singing): This film explores ...
July 25, 2019
8:00PM - 10:00PM
Music
Mark Bragg doesn't need much of an introduction in his home town of St. John's, Newfoundland, where he's as much a music establishment himself as say, Fred's Records or The Ship Inn Pub. His Newfoundland fan-base has long been drawn to the tragic-hero protagonists he sings ...
July 25, 2019
2:00PM - 3:00PM
This summer we will reach into our vaults and put the spotlight on something from our collection that has a unique story we'd like to share with you. Join our collections staff every Thursday for a peek at intriguing items from The Rooms collection begging for ...
July 25, 2019
10:00AM - 5:00PM
Experience what makes the people and this place so unique. MUSIC: When we are not talking, we are singing. And dancing. And having a time. Learn why music runs in our veins and try out an instrument or two yourself. Have you ever played ...
July 25, 2019
11:00AM - 11:30AM
Tour
Beyond Bone is the first mid-career retrospective by renowned sculptor Billy Gauthier. An artist and activist of Inuit and Metis ancestry, Gauthier's inspiration comes directly from an intimate connection with the land and culture of his home in North West River, Labrador.

Friday Jul 26

July 26, 2019
2:00PM - 4:00PM
Art
Drop by The Rooms to meet local artists, have an up-close look at the work they are doing, or ask a question about their professional practice.
July 26, 2019
7:30PM - 9:00PM
Music
Join our special guest hosts, Michelle Brophy & Rob Brown for a Rooms Friday Night Jam Session. Bring along your instrument to join in for some fun, or sit back and tap your feet to some great traditional tunes. Please Note: This is not ...
July 26, 2019
11:00AM - 11:20AM
Tour
The site we're standing on has been occupied since 1778 when the British built Fort Townshend to secure St. John's harbour against their enemies. Learn about the military history of this site and find out how The Rooms came to be built here.
July 26, 2019
10:00AM - 10:00PM
Join us for daily showings of the films katatjanik utippalianinga (The Return of Throat Singing), Handcrafted Hopedale, and Home: Stories of Newcomers to Newfoundland and Labrador. Now playing on loop in our theatre. katajanik utippalianinga (The Return of Throat Singing): This film explores ...
July 26, 2019
3:00PM - 3:45PM
Tour
This tour will take you across land and sea, and through time to meet the peoples who made Newfoundland and Labrador their home for the past 9,000 years. We will explore the complex and close connections between people, place and their environment.
July 26, 2019
10:00AM - 10:00PM
Experience what makes the people and this place so unique. MUSIC: When we are not talking, we are singing. And dancing. And having a time. Learn why music runs in our veins and try out an instrument or two yourself. Have you ever played ...

Saturday Jul 27

July 27, 2019
10:00AM - 5:00PM
Experience what makes the people and this place so unique. MUSIC: When we are not talking, we are singing. And dancing. And having a time. Learn why music runs in our veins and try out an instrument or two yourself. Have you ever played ...
July 27, 2019
2:00PM - 4:00PM
Make friends with a Newfoundland Dog. This world-renowned breed of dog is very friendly, and would love to meet you. Just try to avoid the drool!
July 27, 2019
11:00AM - 11:30AM
Tour
It has been a Century since Newfoundland's first Aviation moment! Since that time, Newfoundland and Labrador has played a central role in the development of air travel. Strategically located as the most easterly place in North America, it became a popular take-off point for aviation ...
July 27, 2019
10:00AM - 5:00PM
Join us for daily showings of the films katatjanik utippalianinga (The Return of Throat Singing), Handcrafted Hopedale, and Home: Stories of Newcomers to Newfoundland and Labrador. Now playing on loop in our theatre. katajanik utippalianinga (The Return of Throat Singing): This film explores ...
July 27, 2019
2:00PM - 3:00PM
Performance
The Shakespeare By The Sea Festival is the longest running outdoor summer theatre event in the St. John's area, celebrating over 25 years of theatre production with a focus on William Shakespeare. In 2019, for the first time, you can join us at the ...
July 27, 2019
3:00PM - 3:30PM
Tour
Taking place on the 70th anniversary of Confederation with Canada, this exhibition gathers close to 100 artworks, images and objects from across The Rooms art gallery, archives and museum collections to ask questions about how histories are told and re-told in Newfoundland & Labrador. Guided ...

Sunday Jul 28

July 28, 2019
3:00PM - 4:00PM
The First World War had a profound impact on Newfoundland and Labrador. It involved thousands of our people in world-changing events overseas and dramatically altered life at home. Our "Great War" happened in the trenches and on the ocean, in the legislature and in the shops, ...
July 28, 2019
2:00PM - 3:00PM
Performance
The Shakespeare By The Sea Festival is the longest running outdoor summer theatre event in the St. John's area, celebrating over 25 years of theatre production with a focus on William Shakespeare. In 2019, for the first time, you can join us at the ...
July 28, 2019
12:00PM - 5:00PM
Join us for daily showings of the films katatjanik utippalianinga (The Return of Throat Singing), Handcrafted Hopedale, and Home: Stories of Newcomers to Newfoundland and Labrador. Now playing on loop in our theatre. katajanik utippalianinga (The Return of Throat Singing): This film explores ...
July 28, 2019
12:00PM - 5:00PM
Experience what makes the people and this place so unique. MUSIC: When we are not talking, we are singing. And dancing. And having a time. Learn why music runs in our veins and try out an instrument or two yourself. Have you ever played ...
July 28, 2019
2:00PM - 4:00PM
Family
Rose is a new Flamingo in town in search for a flock of her own. Come hear her new story in Paint The Town Pink read by author Lori Doody. Afterward, have some creative fun with the colour pink and help make Rose feel welcome to our ...

Monday Jul 29

July 29, 2019
3:00PM - 3:45PM
Tour
You could say Newfoundland and Labrador exists because of cod fish. So many cod that at one time that you could literally dip your bucket over the side of your boat and fill a pail with fish. For over 400 years the salt cod ...
July 29, 2019
11:00AM - 11:30AM
Tour
Beyond Bone is the first mid-career retrospective by renowned sculptor Billy Gauthier. An artist and activist of Inuit and Metis ancestry, Gauthier's inspiration comes directly from an intimate connection with the land and culture of his home in North West River, Labrador.
July 29, 2019
10:00AM - 5:00PM
Join us for daily showings of the films katatjanik utippalianinga (The Return of Throat Singing), Handcrafted Hopedale, and Home: Stories of Newcomers to Newfoundland and Labrador. Now playing on loop in our theatre. katajanik utippalianinga (The Return of Throat Singing): This film explores ...
July 29, 2019
2:00PM - 4:00PM
Music
From fiddle to accordion, from harp to vocals, come and check out our amazing local talent as they fill The Rooms with music and song from our province's rich musical heritage. You can sing along, tap your toes or just sit back and delight in ...
July 29, 2019
10:00AM - 5:00PM
Experience what makes the people and this place so unique. MUSIC: When we are not talking, we are singing. And dancing. And having a time. Learn why music runs in our veins and try out an instrument or two yourself. Have you ever played ...

Tuesday Jul 30

July 30, 2019
10:00AM - 5:00PM
Join us for daily showings of the films katatjanik utippalianinga (The Return of Throat Singing), Handcrafted Hopedale, and Home: Stories of Newcomers to Newfoundland and Labrador. Now playing on loop in our theatre. katajanik utippalianinga (The Return of Throat Singing): This film explores ...
July 30, 2019
3:00PM - 4:00PM
The First World War had a profound impact on Newfoundland and Labrador. It involved thousands of our people in world-changing events overseas and dramatically altered life at home. Our "Great War" happened in the trenches and on the ocean, in the legislature and in the shops, ...
July 30, 2019
2:00PM - 4:00PM
Art
Drop by The Rooms to meet local artists, have an up-close look at the work they are doing, or ask a question about their professional practice.
July 30, 2019
11:00AM - 11:20AM
Tour
The site we're standing on has been occupied since 1778 when the British built Fort Townshend to secure St. John's harbour against their enemies. Learn about the military history of this site and find out how The Rooms came to be built here.
July 30, 2019
10:00AM - 5:00PM
Experience what makes the people and this place so unique. MUSIC: When we are not talking, we are singing. And dancing. And having a time. Learn why music runs in our veins and try out an instrument or two yourself. Have you ever played ...

Wednesday Jul 31

July 31, 2019
11:00AM - 11:45AM
Tour
This tour will take you across land and sea, and through time to meet the peoples who made Newfoundland and Labrador their home for the past 9,000 years. We will explore the complex and close connections between people, place and their environment.
July 31, 2019
10:00AM - 9:00PM
Join us for daily showings of the films katatjanik utippalianinga (The Return of Throat Singing), Handcrafted Hopedale, and Home: Stories of Newcomers to Newfoundland and Labrador. Now playing on loop in our theatre. katajanik utippalianinga (The Return of Throat Singing): This film explores ...
July 31, 2019
10:00AM - 9:00PM
Experience what makes the people and this place so unique. MUSIC: When we are not talking, we are singing. And dancing. And having a time. Learn why music runs in our veins and try out an instrument or two yourself. Have you ever played ...
July 31, 2019
7:00PM - 9:00PM
Workshop
Have you always wanted to learn how to play 120s but have never had the chance? Join our enthusiastic volunteer instructors as they share their love of this iconic card game. Spaces are limited and pre-registration is recommended for each session. To register, ...
July 31, 2019
7:00PM - 9:00PM
Music
From fiddle to accordion, from harp to vocals, come and check out our amazing local talent as they fill The Rooms with music and song from our province's rich musical heritage. You can sing along, tap your toes or just sit back and delight in ...
July 31, 2019
3:00PM - 3:30PM
Tour
Taking place on the 70th anniversary of Confederation with Canada, this exhibition gathers close to 100 artworks, images and objects from across The Rooms art gallery, archives and museum collections to ask questions about how histories are told and re-told in Newfoundland & Labrador. Guided ...
July 31, 2019
2:00PM - 4:00PM
Music
From fiddle to accordion, from harp to vocals, come and check out our amazing local talent as they fill The Rooms with music and song from our province's rich musical heritage. You can sing along, tap your toes or just sit back and delight in ...

Thursday Aug 1

August 1, 2019
11:00AM - 11:30AM
Tour
Beyond Bone is the first mid-career retrospective by renowned sculptor Billy Gauthier. An artist and activist of Inuit and Metis ancestry, Gauthier's inspiration comes directly from an intimate connection with the land and culture of his home in North West River, Labrador.
August 1, 2019
3:00PM - 3:45PM
Tour
You could say Newfoundland and Labrador exists because of cod fish. So many cod that at one time that you could literally dip your bucket over the side of your boat and fill a pail with fish. For over 400 years the salt cod ...
August 1, 2019
2:00PM - 3:00PM
This summer we will reach into our vaults and put the spotlight on something from our collection that has a unique story we'd like to share with you. Join our collections staff every Thursday for a peek at intriguing items from The Rooms collection begging for ...
August 1, 2019
10:00AM - 5:00PM
Experience what makes the people and this place so unique. MUSIC: When we are not talking, we are singing. And dancing. And having a time. Learn why music runs in our veins and try out an instrument or two yourself. Have you ever played ...
August 1, 2019
10:00AM - 5:00PM
Join us for daily showings of the films katatjanik utippalianinga (The Return of Throat Singing), Handcrafted Hopedale, and Home: Stories of Newcomers to Newfoundland and Labrador. Now playing on loop in our theatre. katajanik utippalianinga (The Return of Throat Singing): This film explores ...

Friday Aug 2

August 2, 2019
11:00AM - 11:20AM
Tour
The site we're standing on has been occupied since 1778 when the British built Fort Townshend to secure St. John's harbour against their enemies. Learn about the military history of this site and find out how The Rooms came to be built here.
August 2, 2019
2:00PM - 4:00PM
Art
Drop by The Rooms to meet local artists, have an up-close look at the work they are doing, or ask a question about their professional practice.
August 2, 2019
3:00PM - 3:45PM
Tour
This tour will take you across land and sea, and through time to meet the peoples who made Newfoundland and Labrador their home for the past 9,000 years. We will explore the complex and close connections between people, place and their environment.
August 2, 2019
7:30PM - 9:00PM
Music
Join our special guest host, Anthony McDonald for a Rooms Friday Night Jam Session. Bring along your instrument to join in for some fun, or sit back and tap your feet to some great traditional tunes. Please Note: This ...
August 2, 2019
10:00AM - 10:00PM
Join us for daily showings of the films katatjanik utippalianinga (The Return of Throat Singing), Handcrafted Hopedale, and Home: Stories of Newcomers to Newfoundland and Labrador. Now playing on loop in our theatre. katajanik utippalianinga (The Return of Throat Singing): This film explores ...
August 2, 2019
10:00AM - 10:00PM
Experience what makes the people and this place so unique. MUSIC: When we are not talking, we are singing. And dancing. And having a time. Learn why music runs in our veins and try out an instrument or two yourself. Have you ever played ...