Uptown Weekend Events! August 1st – 4th 2019

Thursday, August 1st 2019

Bay of Fundy Seafood Tasting Tour

11:00AM @ Saint John City Market

Saint John Night Market

5:00PM @ South Market Street

Golden Dog Beer Tours

6:00PM @ Picaroons General Store

Big Tide Joggers and Lagers

6:00PM @ Big Tide Brewing

Live Music at O’Leary’s

7:00PM @ O’Learys Pub

Country Star Kickoff

8:00PM @ Market Square Boardwalk

Nick Gay

10:00PM @ O’Leary’s Pub

Friday, August 2nd 2019 

Bay of Fundy Seafood Tasting Tour

11:00AM @ Saint John City Market

Golden Dog Beer Tours

6:00PM @ Picaroons General Store

Area 506

6:30 @ Water Front Saint John

Live Music at O’Leary’s

7:00PM @ O’Learys Pub

T.G.I.F PARTY WITH DEL

10:00PM @ Callie’s Pub

Saturday, August 3rd 2019

Bay of Fundy Seafood Tasting Tour

11:00AM @ Saint John City Market

Golden Dog Beer Tours

6:00PM @ Picaroons General Store

Area 506

6:30 @ Water Front Saint John

DANCE PARTY SATURDAY NIGHT

10:00PM @ Callie’s Pub

Sunday, August 4th 2019

Queen Square Farmers Market

9:00AM @ Queen Square

Bay of Fundy Seafood Tasting Tour

11:00AM @ Saint John City Market

Golden Dog Beer Tours

6:00PM @ Picaroons General Store

Sunday Jazz Night!

8:00PM @ Market Square Boardwalk

Saint John Idol XVI

In the spirit of tradition, we are tickled to celebrate our sixteenth season!

Saint John Idol is a much anticipated part of our summertime Wednesdays!

Thousands of spectators arrive each week to cheer for their favourite local talent. This event only continues to grow in popularity with each passing summer.

Over ten weeks, contestants have the opportunity to compete in challenges to win a weekly prize of $250. Also, a grand prize of $5,000 is presented to the finale winner on August 29th.

Analog MVP Camp – Design your app in this fun hands-on workshop!

The Analog MVP Camp is a fun, hands-on group workshop for entrepreneurs who are ready to craft the vision of their new product or service, and begin planning its evolution in a product roadmap, centred around an industry-standard design methodology known as paper prototyping.

Activities of this workshop will include:

• Review your existing business plan
• Focus on your unique value proposition
• Describe the people who will shape your product
• Create a paper prototype of your app
• Draft product roadmap

This workshop will be led by Raven Blue, a user experience designer with 20 years experience in software product design and development. Tickets are $100+HST (purchase here by clicking on this link Eventbrite or the one on Facebook) and include both days of workshops plus supplies.

World Refugee Day Documentary Screening: Human Flow

YMCA Newcomer Connections and the Saint John Free Public Library are marking World Refugee Day by presenting a FREE screening of Human Flow, a film by Ai Weiwei. Join us after work at the library’s central branch, 1 Market Square, and learn more about this global crisis.

The Saint John Newcomers Centre will start the evening with an opportunity for community discussion and networking ahead of the screening.

Check out the trailer for Human Flow here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DVZGyTdk_BY

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Over 65 million people around the world have been forced from their homes to escape famine, climate change and war in the greatest human displacement since World War II. Human Flow, an epic film journey led by the internationally renowned artist Ai Weiwei, gives a powerful visual expression to this massive human migration. The documentary elucidates both the staggering scale of the refugee crisis and its profoundly personal human impact.

Captured over the course of an eventful year in 23 countries, the film follows a chain of urgent human stories that stretches across the globe in countries including Afghanistan, Bangladesh, France, Greece, Germany, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Kenya, Mexico, and Turkey. Human Flow is a witness to its subjects and their desperate search for safety, shelter and justice: from teeming refugee camps to perilous ocean crossings to barbed-wire borders; from dislocation and disillusionment to courage, endurance and adaptation; from the haunting lure of lives left behind to the unknown potential of the future. Human Flow comes at a crucial time when tolerance, compassion and trust are needed more than ever. This visceral work of cinema is a testament to the unassailable human spirit and poses one of the questions that will define this century: Will our global society emerge from fear, isolation, and self-interest and choose a path of openness, freedom, and respect for humanity?

The ‘first ever’ International Fashion Show in Saint John!

Brought to you by the Saint John Newcomers Centre

Part of the Saint John International Culture Fest, the first ever International Fashion Show in Saint John offers traditional and modern fashion from all over the world, international food by Sankara, live music and dance by cultural groups.

Enjoy the night of colours, cultures and flavours!

Tickets: $25 per adult, $15 per child. Available at the door.

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

FILM FEST TIFF Presents Modified

Film Fest TIFF Presents Modified

Synopsis

A feature-length documentary-memoir that questions why genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are not labeled on food products in the United States and Canada, despite being labeled in 64 countries around the world.
Shot over a span of ten years, the film follows the grassroots struggle to label GMOs, exposing the cozy relationship between the biotech industry and governments. The film is anchored in the moving story of the filmmaker’s relationship to her mom, a prolific gardener, seed saver, and food activist who battled cancer during the film’s production. Interweaving the personal and the political, the film uses family home video archives and colorful recipe and farming vignettes from the filmmaker’s award-winning PBS cooking show, in a
mouth-watering celebration of homegrown food. The mother-daughter
investigative journey debunks the myth that GMOs are needed to feed the world, making a strong case for a more transparent and sustainable food system.

Genre: Documentary
Run-time: 87 minutes

FILM FEST TIFF – Oscar Nominated Animated Shorts

Animated Shorts for Ages 5 – 105

Tickets are $5.50 online (includes fees) or $5 at the door

DEAR BASKETBALL – Winner
Basketball great Kobe Bryant collaborated with visionary animator Glen Keane and legendary composer John Williams on an animated short film that explores what it means to achieve your dream, and then leave it behind. The animated film is an adaptation of Bryant’s NBA retirement announcement after 20 years with the Los Angeles Lakers. Narrated by Bryant, the film’s hand-drawn animation and emotional score will touch fans of all ages with its universal message about love and loss. Saint John Riptide

NEGATIVE SPACE
My Dad taught me how to pack.

LOU
When a toy stealing bully ruins recess for a playground full of kids, only one thing stands in his way: the “Lost and Found” box.

REVOLTING RHYMES
Interweaves Dahl’s retellings of classic fairy tales with playful twists and surprising endings. The all-star voice cast comprises of Dominic West, David Walliams, Rob Brydon, Tamsin Greig, Bertie Carvel, Rose Leslie, Bel Powley, Gemma Chan and Isaac Hempstead Wright. Based on the book written by Roald Dahl and illustrated by Quentin Blake, REVOLTING RHYMES was directed by Oscar nominees Jakob Schuh (“THE GRUFFALO”) and Jan Lachauer (“ROOM ON THE BROOM”), co-directed by Bin-Han To and produced by Magic Light Pictures’ Martin Pope and Michael Rose (“THE GRUFFALO,” “ROOM ON THE BROOM,” “CHICO” and “RITA”). The animation was created at Magic Light’s Berlin studio and at Triggerfish Animation Studios in Cape Town.

GARDEN PARTY
In a deserted rich house, a couple of amphibians explore their surroundings and follow their primal instincts.

LOST PROPERTY OFFICE
The meticulous custodian of a Lost Property Office, whom might be a lost as the items themselves, restores items such as a robot and gramophone, and in the end creating something beautiful out the worlds’ left behind items

WEEDS
“Weeds” tells the story of a dandelion, rooted on the wrong side of the driveway in a barren yard surrounded by dry dirt and dead grass. Just across the concrete lies another yard, where the sprinklers spray water endlessly and the greener grass holds the promise of a better life. While watching helplessly as its fellow weeds wither away and die, the dandelion faces a decision: take action or suffer the same fate.

ACHOO
In ancient China, a little dragon who cannot breathe fire will fight to overcome his weakness in order to take part in the New Year’s celebration.

THE IMPORTANCE OF DREAMING – NB Short
An old lonely Owl dreams of having his own family. In his travels he comes upon a large skulk of foxes playing together. Owl thinks they are beautiful and he watches over them for many days and nights. He wishes he could have such a beautiful family. One Fox is different, she notices Owl and watches him. Owl flies down to meet her and showing off his charms, becomes a part of the skulk. Fox and Owl fall in love, but their love is met with contention driving Fox and Owl away to try to find happiness together

Yuk Yuk’s Presents: Bryan O’Gorman

Yuk Yuk’s Saint John Presents:

Bryan O’Gorman is a professional weirdo who has headlined comedy shows in dozens of countries including England, Australia, Germany, Singapore, Switzerland, Croatia, Serbia, Czech Republic and the USA to name nine. This year he plans on playing in every country on earth, plus the moon (if the spaceship he’s building works).

This past January, Bryan’s second album opened at number one on iTunes comedy charts and remained there for several hours. A live performer since childhood, this joke of a man honed his stand up skills in the legendary Toronto comedy scene and has refined them on stages throughout the galaxy. Catch him now before he dies in a feeble attempt to make it to the moon in a homemade rocket. Of his many credits, a few include being featured on MTV, Much Music, The Comedy Network, Sirius-XM Radio, The Edinburgh Fringe Festival,The Melbourne Comedy Festival, Just for Laughs, National Lampoon Radio, the Montreaux comedy festival and the CBC.