Celebrating Culture Days 2021

Date: Oct 17
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Where: Level 3 Atrium

Culture Days is a National Celebration of arts and culture.

Drop in each Sunday afternoon to listen to the diverse musical talent in our community as we celebrate Culture Days together!

About the Performer:
Jing Xia is a Chinese guzheng player based in St. John’s, Canada. Xia started learning the instrument at six years old and completed her bachelor’s degree in guzheng performance in 2013. Since moving to Canada in 2015, her musical interest has expanded from traditional, folk, and contemporary guzheng music to new musical possibilities through intercultural, improvisational, and experimental music-making. Xia has played with various musicians and musical groups, including Paul Bendzsa, Mei Han, Shanneyganock, Vancouver Intercultural Orchestra, and Roadrunner (Amsterdam). She has been active in the multicultural musical scenes in North America and performed in diverse musical events, including Sound Symposium, George Street Festival, and Vancouver International Jazz Festival. Driven by a passion to share Chinese culture and promote intercultural exchange, Xia formed the Light Wind Ensemble, the first Chinese instrumental group in Newfoundland, in 2019. Besides her musical practices, Xia is currently a PhD candidate in ethnomusicology at Memorial University of Newfoundland.

Upcoming Performers:

Sunday, October 24 - Angelica López - Mexican pianist

All Ages Welcome. Space is limited and restrictions due to COVID 19 will be in place for everyone’s safety. Masks Required.

Events & Programs

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us every Friday for something fabulous! Exhibitions, films, café, and gift shop. Let The Rooms be your date night location, family time space, or a friends evening out locale! 

Admission includes access to all of our exhibitions and a complimentary ticket for a National Film Board of Canada feature film. The Café is also open until 9 pm for dinner or a quick bite before catching the film in the theatre!

Each week will feature a full length film and / or a short in partnership with The National Film Board of Canada

This week presents:

Stories Are in Our Bones
Director, Janine Windolph
2019 | 11 min 17 s

A mother takes her young city-raised sons fishing with their kokum (grandmother)—a powerful form of resistance that rebuilds their connection to their homeland, and to one another.

nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up
Tasha Hubbard
2019 | 98 min

Sensitively directed by Tasha Hubbard, nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up follows the family of the late Colten Boushie, a young Cree man fatally shot in a Saskatchewan farmyard, as they demand justice from Canada’s legal system.

Limited seats available, tickets are required. Tickets are the cost of admission*. To purchase your ticket, please contact Visitor Services at 757-8090. 

Restrictions due to COVID 19 will be in place for everyone’s safety. Masks Required. 
All visitors will be required to show proof of Vaccination to enter The Rooms. For more information: COVID-19 | The Rooms

*Members and Free Student Friday visitors are free