Welcome to BunkHaus Hostel

This month saw the opening of Saint John’s newest place to stay – BunkHaus Hostel. Located on sunny Water Street, the boutique hostel features clean, Scandinavian-inspired common spaces and several cozy room options. Twelve-foot ceilings, musical instruments and enlarged historic photographs of Saint John make the hostel’s communal areas welcoming and fun, with everything you need to feel right at home. Ingrid Woodhouse dreamt up BunkHaus after recognizing a lack of affordable accommodations in Saint John (prices at the hostel range from $59-$99/night), and we’re so glad to welcome her to the neighbourhood!

Find BunkHaus:

Online: www.bunkhaushostel.com

On Facebook: BunkHaus Hostel

On Instagram: @bunkhaushostel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weekend Events Special Edition: Canada Day Long Weekend!

Friday, June 29

 

Golden Dog Beer Tours

6:00pm @ Picaroons

Live Music on the Patio

6:00pm @ Steamer’s

Live Music with Nick Gay

7:00pm @ O’Leary’s Pub

Stand Up Comedy

8:00pm @ Yuk Yuk’s

T.G.I.F. Party with Del

10:00pm @ Callie’s Pub

Friday Nights with bailebail

11pm-2am @ McGill’s

Celebrate O’Leary’s 31st Birthday

4:30-2am @ O’Leary’s Pub

Live Music on the Patio, featuring Don’t Tell Roy

6pm-9pm @ Steamers Lobster Company

Goodnight, Sunrise / Dumpster Club / Shrimp Ring

10:30pm-2am @ Pepper’s Pub

 

 

Saturday, June 30

Exhibit: Indigenous Culture of New Brunswick

All day @ the New Brunswick Museum

Stand Up Comedy

8:00pm @ Yuk Yuk’s

Dance Party

10:00pm @ Callie’s Pub

Canada Day Countdown

Festivities start at noon

Live at the Matinee

4pm-8pm @ O’Leary’s

 

 

Find all things ‘Canada Day’ HERE.

 

 

Sunday, July 1

Art in the Park & Charity Bingo

7:00am @ King’s Square

Free Museum Admission

All day @ The New Brunswick Museum

Canada Day Opening Ceremonies

11:30am @ Market Square Atrium

Canada Day Fireworks Grand Finale

Dusk @ Saint John Harbour

Queen Square Farmer’s Market

9am-2pm @ Queen Square

Free Admission to Loyalist House

9am-5pm @ 120 Union Street

Saint John City Market – Open

9am-4pm.  At 10am, Mayor Darling will have a re-enactment and be handing out Canada Day pins and flags

Sunday Movie Matinee

2pm @ Saint John Free Public Library, Market Square

 

Find all things ‘Canada Day’ HERE.

 

Monday, July 2

 

Songs and Stories Under the Salmon

7:15pm-8:45pm @ Trinity Church

ECMA Mondays

8pm-10pm @ Market Square Boardwalk

Free Admission to Loyalist House

9am-5pm @ 120 Union Street

 

Weekend Events June 22-24

Friday, June 22

17th Annual Community Fair

2:00 pm – 10:00 pm @ Harbour Station

6th Annual Black Box Mixology Contest

5:00 pm @ Market Square

Taste of the Boardwalk Summer Kick-off

5:00 pm @ Market Square Boardwalk

Live Music on the Patio

6:00 pm @ Steamer’s

Saint John Contemporary Dance Festival

6:00 pm @ BMO Theatre

Golden Dog Beer Tours

6:00 pm @ Picaroons General Store

Live Music

7:00 pm @ O’Leary’s Pub

Theresa Malenfant featuring Scott Medford

8:00 pm @ the BMO Theatre

Friday Night Comedy

8:00 pm @ Yuk Yuk’s

Fireworks on the Boardwalk

Dusk @ Market Square

T.G.I.F. Party with Del

10:00 pm @ Callie’s Pub

DownBeat

10:00 pm @ Foundations

Kenny James / Jason Ogden

11:00 pm @ Peppers Pub

Saturday, June 23

Analog MVP Camp – Design your own app

9:00 am – 3:00 pm @ ConnexionWorks

Daffodil Dash

9:30 am – 11:30 am @ HMCS Brunswicker

Hatha Yoga Meet-Up

10:00 am @ Lolë

Exhibit: Indigenous Culture of New Brunswick

10:00 am – 4:00 pm @ the NB Museum

Theodore Tugboat Tours

11:00 am – 1:30 pm @ Pugsley Slip

Needle Felted Whale Workshop

12:00 pm @ Good Fibrations

17th Annual Community Fair

12:00 pm – 10:00 pm @ Harbour Station

Hearthstone Fireside Gatherings

5:00 pm @ Heroes’ Beacon

Saint John Contemporary Dance Festival

6:00 pm @ BMO Theatre

Golden Dog Beer Tours

6:00 pm @ Picaroons General Store

Live Music

7:00 pm @ O’Leary’s Pub

Songwriters at the Sanctuary

7:30 pm @ Sanctuary Theatre

Mark Lang Live

7:30 pm @ Rogue Coffee

Comedy Night

8:00 pm @ Yuk Yuk’s

Summa’ Extravaganza

9:00 pm @ Foundations

The Forgetfuls

10:00 pm @ Peppers Pub

Dance Party

10:00 pm @ Callie’s Pub

Sunday, June 24

Analog MVP Camp

9:00 am – 3:00 pm @ ConnexionWorks

Theodore Tugboat Tours

11:00 am – 1:30 pm @ Pugsley Slip

6th Annual Poutinerie Challenge

12:00 pm @ Market Square

17th Annual Community Fair

12:00 pm – 05:00 pm @ Harbour Station

Contemporary Dance Workshop

1:00 pm @ the Studio Dance School

Positive Mind Meditation Workshop

1:00 pm @ Soul Centre

Saint John Contemporary Dance Festival

6:00 pm @ BMO Theatre

Uptown Alpha Course

7:00 pm @ Yuk Yuk’s

Sunday Laughter Dark with Ryan Dillon

8:00 pm @ McGill’s

Weekend Events June 15th – 17th

Friday, June 15th

Saint John International Culture Fest

9:00am @ Harbour Passage

50th Anniversary Celebration – South End Daycare

11:00am – 3:00pm @ The Diamond Jubilee Cruise Terminal

17th Annual Community Fair

2:00pm – 10:00pm @ Harbour Station

Friday Night Live Music on the Patio

6:00pm – 9:00pm @ Steamers Lobster Company

The ‘first ever’ International Fashion Show in Saint John

6:00pm – 9:00pm @ The Kent Theatre

Script Happens 2018

7:30pm – 10:00pm @ The Saint John Theatre Company

Queen: It’s Kinda Magic

8:00pm – 10:30pm @ The Imperial Theatre

Kendra Gale Band at The Loyalist City Ribfest

10:00pm – 12:00am @ The Long Wharf

Saturday, June 16th

Saint John Tool Library & DIY Centre Grand Opening

10:30am – 8:00pm @ The Saint John Tool Library (SJTL)

Theodore Tugboat Tours

11:00am – 11:30am, 12:00pm – 12:30pm, 1:00pm – 1:30pm @ (Pugsley Slip) Port Saint John

17th Annual Community Fair

12:00pm – 10:00pm @ Harbour Station

Script Happens 2018

7:30pm – 10:00pm @ The Saint John Theatre Company

Art Battle Finals

7:30pm – 11:30pm @ The Sanctuary Theatre

Sunday, June 17th

17th Annual Community Fair

12:00pm – 10:00pm @ Harbour Station

Weekend Events June 8th – 10th

Friday, June 8th

Step In Time Dance HAMPTON Year End Showcase

6:00pm @ The Imperial Theatre

Film Fest TIFF Opening Gala

6:30pm – 9:45pm @ New Brunswick Museum in the Mary Oland Theatre

Yuk Yuk’s Saint John Presents Bryan O’Gorman

7:30pm – 10:00pm @ Yuk Yuk’s Saint John

Saturday, June 9th

Indigenous Culture of New Brunswick

10:00am – 4:00pm @ The New Brunswick Museum (NBM)

Film Fest TIFF – Oscar Nominated Animated Shorts

10:30am – 12:00pm @ The Saint John Free Public Library

Inside Uptown Residential Tour 2018

12:00pm – 4:00pm @ The Market Square Atrium

Film Fest TIFF Presents Modified

1:00pm – 3:30pm @ The Saint John Free Public Library

Saturday Social Mix’n’Chat

2:00pm – 4:00pm @ The Saint John Public Library

Film Fest TIFF Presents NB Filmmaker Showcase

3:00pm – 4:30pm @ The Saint John Free Public Library

Yuk Yuk’s Saint John Presents Bryan O’Gorman

7:30pm – 10:00pm @ Yuk Yuk’s Saint John

HOT IN HERRRE – the 2000s Party

9:00pm – 2:00am @ The Kent Theatre

Sunday, June 10th

Children’s Literacy Day and Book Launch!

9:00am – 2:00pm @ The Queen Square Farmers’ Market

Weekend Events June 1st – 3rd

Friday, June 1st

Exhibition of Paintings by Octavio Ribeiro

Events takes place all day @ Imperial Theatre

Festival of Architecture

Events taking place all day @ Hilton

Six Year Anniversary – Heartbreak Boutique

10:00am – 7:00pm @ Heartbreak Boutique

Walk & Roll Challenge

12:00pm – 1:00pm @ the Diamond Jubilee Cruise Terminal

Keith Armstrong LIVE 

7:00pm – 9:00pm @ the Five and Dime

Uptown Jazz Ball

7:00pm – 11:00pm @ The Saint John Arts Centre

Saint John Theatre Company presents “The Blazing World”

7:30pm – 9:30pm @ The Saint John Theatre Company and BMO Theatre Studio

Yuk Yuk’s Saint John presents: Rob Pue

7:30pm – 10:00pm @ Yuk Yuk’s Saint John

T.G.I.F Party with Del

10:00pm – 11:30pm  @ Callie’s Pub – Music with Del

Saturday, June 2nd

Exhibition of Paintings by Octavio Ribeiro

Events takes place all day @ Imperial Theatre

Festival of Architecture

Events taking place all day @ Hilton

Trinity Anglican Church Yard Sale

8:30am – 11:30am @ Trinity Anglican Church – Bennett Room

Women’s Self-Defense Meet-up

10:00am – 11:00am @ Lolë Saint John

Satuday Social Mix’n’Chat

2:00pm – 4:00pm @ The Saint John Public Library

Uptown Jazz Ball

7:00pm – 11:00pm @ The Saint John Arts Centre

Pepper’s Pub presents: TOOTH & THE FANG / AVERAGES / KENDRA GALE BAND

10:00pm – 2:00pm @ Pepper’s Pub

Sunday, June 3rd

Exhibition of Paintings by Octavio Ribeiro

Events takes place all day @ Imperial Theatre

Symphony New Brunswick presents: “BASS”ic

2:00pm – 3:30pm @ The Saint John Art Centre

Baubles has a new location!

For over 25 years Baubles has graced Brunswick Square Mall with style and flare and will continue to do so from its new location on the 2nd level. Baubles’ owner, Sandy Teed, has brought in new lines of jewellery and clothing to the new location, while still complementing the existing brands. Baubles has something for everyone!

The open-concept floor plan of the new space features beautiful lighting,  creating a delightful and inviting shopping experience.

If you didn’t already know, Baubles carries products from Spanx to scarves and everything in between. While still carrying classic lines like Tribal and Renvar, their new lines include locally hand-crafted jewellery by “Crazy Sisters” and trendy clothing from Soyaconcept, Esqualo, and Charlie.B.

Also, from now until Thursday, May 31st, with every purchase you make you will be entered into a draw to win a gift card worth $250.

Check out the photos of the new space below!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The 2018 Saint John Early Music Festival: Scottish Muse

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

See the full schedule of events here:

FRIDAY, MAY 25, 12:15 PM
Listen & Lunch: The Square Piano
Tim Blackmore
www.earlymusicstudio.ca

FRIDAY, MAY 25, 7:00 PM
What can a Young Lassie Do
Collegium Musicum
Jessica McCormack, soprano
Tickets: $25 Adults, $20 Seniors & $10 Students. Refreshments.

SATURDAY, MAY 26, 2:00 – 3:00 PM
Scottish Romance
Tim Blackmore, square piano
Tickets: $10.  Refreshments.

SATURDAY, MAY 26, 7:00 PM
Within A Furlong of Edinburgh Town
La Tour Baroque Duo
Tickets: $25 Adults, $20 Seniors & $10 Students. Refreshments.

SUNDAY, MAY 27, 2:00 PM
Merrily Danced the Quaker’s Wife
The Carleton Chamber Players
Jessica McCormack, soprano
Tickets: $25 Adults, $20 Seniors & $10 Students. Refreshments.

Tickets can be purchased at the Saint John Arts Centre
for more information visit www.earlymusicstudio.ca

 

Collegium Musicum
The Early Music Festival’s Collegium Musicum ensemble was formed in 2009 to perform Baroque chamber music for two violins, recorder and continuo on period instruments. The group has since given regular concerts throughout southern New Brunswick. It members are Hok Kwan and Katherine Moller (baroque violins)and Tim Blackmore (harpsichord & recorder).

 

 

 

 

The Carleton Chamber Players, a modern-instrument ensemble varying in size from two to five musicians, was formed in 2016 to perform late 18th century repertoire for various combinations of flute, strings and keyboard. Led by Tim Blackmore (harpsichord, piano & recorder), the ensemble’s other core members are Hok Kwan (violin), and Daniel Britt (violoncello). With the addition of another violin and viola the ensemble functions as a chamber orchestra for the Early Music Festival.

 

 

 

 

 

Jessica McCormack
A native of Saint John, soprano Jessica McCormack is Coordinator of Voice Studies and Associate Professor of Voice at Indiana University South Bend. During the summer months, she is on the voice faculty of the Interlochen Summer Arts Camp in Michigan. She holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of North Texas, a Master of Music in vocal performance from Southern Methodist University, and a Bachelor of Music in vocal performance from the University of Toronto. McCormack has sung at Carnegie Hall, under the direction of Ton Koopman, Helmuth Rilling, and Robert Spano as part of the Professional Training Workshops series, and as a soloist at the Boston Early Music Festival. A featured soloist with the Fort Worth Symphony, South Bend Symphony Orchestra, Symphony New Brunswick, the Springfield Symphony, and the Bach Society of Dayton, Dr. McCormack was also selected as an Emerging Leader by the National Association of Teachers of Singing in 2012 and 2016. In frequent demand as an adjudicator and master class teacher, she is invited to present masterclasses in Canada, the United States and Europe, and adjudicate for various festivals and competitions in North America. In 2017 she was appointed Manager for the Baroque Opera program of the Boston Early Music Festival.

 

Tim Blackmore
Founder and Artistic Director of the Early Music Studio of Saint John and the Saint John Early Music Festival, recorder player and harpsichordist Tim Blackmore is a graduate of the Montreal Conservatoire, the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia and the Guildhall School of Music in London. He directs and performs with the Festival’s Collegium Musicum, Ensemble 18c., Carleton Chamber Players and La Tour Baroque Duo  as well as with other leading New Brunswick musicians and organizations such as Symphony NB (for whom he has been an advisor on Baroque performance practice) and the Saint John String Quartet. As a member of the La Tour Baroque Duo he has given concerts in Toronto, Montreal, New York, Paris and London and his recordings with the  Duo have received critical acclaim in Canada, the US and Europe. In 2013 he was Musician-in-Residence at the Fortress of Louisbourg for Louisbourg’s 300th anniversary and in 2014 he received the Originals Award for his contributions to the cultural life of Saint John.

Billy’s Reopens with Fresh New Look

For over 25 years, Billy’s Seafood has been an integral part of the Uptown dining scene, combining a fresh fish market with delicious seafood fare. Now with a beautifully remodeled restaurant, bar and patio, the same friendly faces will be bringing you a new menu in style. Featuring a brand new bar (seating 20) and up to 10 types of oysters daily, their always-fresh-daily fish menu and Atlantic charm have received a modern update. Billy’s will be offering happy hour Monday to Friday from 5 – 7pm (with $5 draft and singles), while the oyster bar runs every day from 6pm till close. Longtime fans need not worry – Billy’s fish market will still be open Monday through Saturday from 9am – 5pm.

To launch their new look, Billy’s is hosting a Grand Reopening on May 17th. Offering a 6-course meal for $70, the event will debut their new oyster bar, new cocktail menu, and new bar bites menu! Make sure to call ahead or stop by if you plan on attending, as the evening is by reservation only.

Check out the new space below – although the oyster bar hasn’t been installed yet, the restaurant’s renovations will be completed for the Grand Reopening next week!