Events & Programs

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Sunday Sep 22

September 22, 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.
September 22, 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, ...
September 22, 2019
1:00PM - 4:00PM
Ocean Sounds with the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra: 1:00 - 2:00 pm Level 3 Atrium Two members of the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra will perform, demonstrate and provide a hands-on experience with music and sounds from the ocean. Nature Nook: 1:00 ...
September 22, 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 ...
September 22, 2019
12:00PM - 5:00PM
Drop by for a fun drawing exercise. Make a postcard and mail it to your family and friends! Blind contour is a fast and fun drawing exercise that is used widely by artists to help them 'see'. No experience necessary.

Monday Sep 23

September 23, 2019
3:00PM - 4:00PM
We love our food and we want to share it with you. Taste a Jam Jam, have a 'kiss', down a mussel, or brave bologna. Look for our volunteers handing out these traditional treats (while supplies last).
September 23, 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 ...
September 23, 2019
12:00PM - 1:00PM
We love our food and we want to share it with you. Taste a Jam Jam, have a 'kiss', down a mussel, or brave bologna. Look for our volunteers handing out these traditional treats (while supplies last).
September 23, 2019
11:00AM - 11:30AM
Tour
Please join us for a guided tour of the exhibition, Truth or Myth?. You'll learn about themes and events relating to the cultural identity of Newfoundlanders and Labradoreans, illustrated through artworks from our permanent collection.
September 23, 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 ...
September 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 ...
September 23, 2019
10:00AM - 5:00PM
Drop by for a fun drawing exercise. Make a postcard and mail it to your family and friends! Blind contour is a fast and fun drawing exercise that is used widely by artists to help them 'see'. No experience necessary.
September 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 ...

Tuesday Sep 24

September 24, 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.
September 24, 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, ...
September 24, 2019
3:00PM - 4:00PM
We love our food and we want to share it with you. Taste a Jam Jam, have a 'kiss', down a mussel, or brave bologna. Look for our volunteers handing out these traditional treats (while supplies last).
September 24, 2019
10:00AM - 5:00PM
Drop by for a fun drawing exercise. Make a postcard and mail it to your family and friends! Blind contour is a fast and fun drawing exercise that is used widely by artists to help them 'see'. No experience necessary.
September 24, 2019
12:00PM - 1:00PM
We love our food and we want to share it with you. Taste a Jam Jam, have a 'kiss', down a mussel, or brave bologna. Look for our volunteers handing out these traditional treats (while supplies last).
September 24, 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 ...
September 24, 2019
2:00PM - 4:00PM
Art
Barbara Pratt was born in St. John's, NL in 1963 and grew up in St. Mary's Bay. She attended Acadia University where she earned a BA in English. In 1986, she had her first solo exhibition at the Spurrell Gallery and then in 1987, another ...
September 24, 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 Sep 25

September 25, 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 ...
September 25, 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 ...
September 25, 2019
3:00PM - 4:00PM
We love our food and we want to share it with you. Taste a Jam Jam, have a 'kiss', down a mussel, or brave bologna. Look for our volunteers handing out these traditional treats (while supplies last).
September 25, 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.
September 25, 2019
3:00PM - 3:30PM
Tour
Please join us for a guided tour of the exhibition, Truth or Myth?. You'll learn about themes and events relating to the cultural identity of Newfoundlanders and Labradoreans, illustrated through artworks from our permanent collection.
September 25, 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 ...
September 25, 2019
7:00PM - 9:00PM
Sage Tyrtle presents an animated and dynamic mixture of true personal tales and extravagant fairy tales in two back to back performances: 'Zablotz: the bullies of Sage's childhood had no idea they were creating a small but determined superhero' and "Snow Queen in North Korea" - ...
September 25, 2019
12:00PM - 1:00PM
We love our food and we want to share it with you. Taste a Jam Jam, have a 'kiss', down a mussel, or brave bologna. Look for our volunteers handing out these traditional treats (while supplies last).
September 25, 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 ...
September 25, 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, ...
September 25, 2019
10:00AM - 9:00PM
Drop by for a fun drawing exercise. Make a postcard and mail it to your family and friends! Blind contour is a fast and fun drawing exercise that is used widely by artists to help them 'see'. No experience necessary.

Thursday Sep 26

September 26, 2019
11:00AM - 11:30AM
Tour
Please join us for a guided tour of the exhibition, Truth or Myth?. You'll learn about themes and events relating to the cultural identity of Newfoundlanders and Labradoreans, illustrated through artworks from our permanent collection.
September 26, 2019
10:00AM - 5:00PM
Drop by for a fun drawing exercise. Make a postcard and mail it to your family and friends! Blind contour is a fast and fun drawing exercise that is used widely by artists to help them 'see'. No experience necessary.
September 26, 2019
12:00PM - 1:00PM
We love our food and we want to share it with you. Taste a Jam Jam, have a 'kiss', down a mussel, or brave bologna. Look for our volunteers handing out these traditional treats (while supplies last).
September 26, 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 ...
September 26, 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 ...
September 26, 2019
3:00PM - 4:00PM
We love our food and we want to share it with you. Taste a Jam Jam, have a 'kiss', down a mussel, or brave bologna. Look for our volunteers handing out these traditional treats (while supplies last).
September 26, 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 ...
September 26, 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 ...
September 26, 2019
2:30PM - 2:30PM
Shirley Montague is known for taking audiences on an emotional roller coaster ride with humour and introspection that will bring a chuckle, touch your heart and awaken memories. She will be performing original songs from her extensive catalogue compiled over decades of writing. ...

Friday Sep 27

September 27, 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.
September 27, 2019
12:00PM - 1:00PM
We love our food and we want to share it with you. Taste a Jam Jam, have a 'kiss', down a mussel, or brave bologna. Look for our volunteers handing out these traditional treats (while supplies last).
September 27, 2019
10:00AM - 10:00PM
Drop by for a fun drawing exercise. Make a postcard and mail it to your family and friends! Blind contour is a fast and fun drawing exercise that is used widely by artists to help them 'see'. No experience necessary.
September 27, 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.
September 27, 2019
7:30PM - 9:00PM
Music
Join our special guest host, Allan Farrell 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 an instructional program. ...
September 27, 2019
3:00PM - 4:00PM
We love our food and we want to share it with you. Taste a Jam Jam, have a 'kiss', down a mussel, or brave bologna. Look for our volunteers handing out these traditional treats (while supplies last).
September 27, 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 ...
September 27, 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 ...
September 27, 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.

Saturday Sep 28

September 28, 2019
10:00AM - 5:00PM
Drop by for a fun drawing exercise. Make a postcard and mail it to your family and friends! Blind contour is a fast and fun drawing exercise that is used widely by artists to help them 'see'. No experience necessary.
September 28, 2019
3:00PM - 3:30PM
Tour
Please join us for a guided tour of the exhibition, Truth or Myth?. You'll learn about themes and events relating to the cultural identity of Newfoundlanders and Labradoreans, illustrated through artworks from our permanent collection.
September 28, 2019
10:00AM - 5:00PM
BOARDER X LAUNCH - Skateboarding all weekend long! Get stoked... this is your chance to skate The Rooms! Join us for a weekend full of board culture as we launch the exhibition Boarder X. 10 am - 12 pm Youth Skate Clinic: Youth (6-13) ...
September 28, 2019
10:00AM - 9:30PM
The Rooms and VANS present a weekend of activities to kick off Boarder X including skate clinics on our full-size half-pipe, professional demonstrations, DIY films, and live music. Boarder X is an exhibition that brings together contemporary art from artists of Indigenous nations across Canada ...

Sunday Sep 29

September 29, 2019
12:00PM - 5:00PM
Drop by for a fun drawing exercise. Make a postcard and mail it to your family and friends! Blind contour is a fast and fun drawing exercise that is used widely by artists to help them 'see'. No experience necessary.
September 29, 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, ...
September 29, 2019
10:00AM - 4:00PM
BOARDER X LAUNCH - Skateboarding all weekend long! Get stoked... this is your chance to skate The Rooms! Join us for a weekend full of board culture as we launch the exhibition Boarder X. 10 am - 2 pm Open Skate - Any ...
September 29, 2019
10:00AM - 4:00PM
The Rooms and VANS present a weekend of activities to kick off Boarder X including skate clinics on our full-size half-pipe, professional demonstrations, DIY films, and live music. Boarder X is an exhibition that brings together contemporary art from artists of Indigenous nations across Canada ...

Monday Sep 30

September 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 ...
September 30, 2019
11:00AM - 11:30AM
Tour
Please join us for a guided tour of the exhibition, Truth or Myth?. You'll learn about themes and events relating to the cultural identity of Newfoundlanders and Labradoreans, illustrated through artworks from our permanent collection.
September 30, 2019
10:00AM - 5:00PM
Drop by for a fun drawing exercise. Make a postcard and mail it to your family and friends! Blind contour is a fast and fun drawing exercise that is used widely by artists to help them 'see'. No experience necessary.
September 30, 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 ...
September 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 ...

Wednesday Oct 2

October 2, 2019
7:00PM - 9:00PM
'People will not look forward to posterity who never look backward to their ancestors.' Edmund Burke (1729-1797) Kieran Cronin, visiting from Waterford Institute of Technology, Waterford, Ireland will facilitate this informal workshop to give an insight into the diverse free and commercial genealogy ...
October 2, 2019
7:00PM - 8:30PM
The Legend of Eddie Aikau chronicles the remarkable life and power of Eddie Aikau, the legendary Hawaiian big wave surfer, pioneering lifeguard and ultimately doomed crew member of the Polynesian voyaging canoe Hokule'a. This film is a compelling exploration of the tragic decline ...

Thursday Oct 3

October 3, 2019
2:30PM - 3:30PM
After decades of hard work, Newfoundland women finally won the right to vote in 1925. The suffragists' impact on Newfoundland society and politics was enormous, yet their paper trail is alarmingly scant. Drawing on materials from various archives, Jenny Higgins wrote about the suffrage movement ...

Friday Oct 4

October 4, 2019
7:30PM - 9:00PM
Guest Musician: Association communautaire francophone de Saint-Jean On the first Friday of every month, join a special guest musician for a Rooms Friday Night Jam Session. Bring along your instrument to join in for some fun, or sit back and tap your feet ...