This weekend’s roundup includes live music, holiday concerts, comedy and more probably more than one drunk Santa.
Punk Xmas Party at The Capital. Enjoy a night of ‘festival’ music featuring Which, Witch is Which, Neighbourhood Watch, Deep Fryer, and a Ramones Tribute. Hell yeah! 10 p.m. $8. Bring non-perishable items for food bank donation.
FM Berlin W/ The Snorkelers + Keegan Dobbelsteyn at The Capital. Recipients of the 2018 Music New Brunswick Rock Artist of The Year award, FM Berlin is a four-piece Alternative East Coast Rock band that sounds like The Police and The Strokes made a baby….in space. A bold claim which they own with sing-a-long swagger. Doors at 9. Show at 10 p.m.
Hot Garbage Players presents Scrap Wars at Wilser’s Room. Join Fredericton’s improv comedy collective along with Aaron Ellis, Jennifer Flewelling and Kevin Belyea as our One Man Hot Garbage Band for this special holiday show. Doors at 7. Show at 7:30 p.m. $7.
Theresa Malenfant & The Instigators Christmas Blues Show at Klub Krome. Theresa Malenfant & The Instigators Christmas Blues Show hits Fredericton this week with two shows (3 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.). Get your blues on!
Mike Biggar & Jessica Rhaye @ Lansdowne Concert Series. Singer-songwriters Mike Biggar and Jessica Rhaye team up to bring their much-loved holiday show to Lansdowne Concert Series in Fredericton NB as a part of the their 2018 Songs of the Season Acoustic Christmas tour. 8 p.m. $25. Reserve tickets by contacting email@example.com or call for 506-457-0826.
odd Sundays presents the Poetry of Margaret MacQuarrie-McLeod at Corked Wine Bar. The main portion of the afternoon will be a retrospective on the poetry of Margaret MacQuarrie-McLeod, who recently died after a lengthy illness. Margaret’s poetry will be read by members of the Wolf Tree Writers Group, of which Margaret was a founding member. That will be followed by two open sets on a seasonal theme. We are thinking about more than just holidays (although that would be most welcome); we’re considering how the deep darkness of winter affects and impacts us, the darkening days when ghost stories and wicked fairies do their worst, when the weird clamours for notice. 2 p.m.
FHS Music Department Holiday Concert at the Tom Morrison Theatre. Featured groups include the String Ensemble, Glee Choir, Concert Band, and Jazz Ensemble. Admission is by donation. Come and enjoy some holiday favourites to put you in the mood for the season. 2:30 p.m.
Fredericton Concert & Marching Band at Wilmot United Church. This concert of Christmas favourites new and old will feature special guest performers from The Fredericton Choral Society and Collective Theatrics, and there will also be a carol sing-along for the audience. Admission is by donation, and a portion of the proceeds will go to the CBC Feed a Family campaign in support of local food banks. 7:30 p.m.
Evening of Christmas Readings and Music at St. Paul’s United Church. A presentation of Clement C. Moore’s ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas will be part of an evening of Christmas readings and music. The familyfriendly program will include musical offerings by the Vocal Collective, Sharon Pond (organ), and Alexis Ervin (piano). Tim Yerxa, executive director of The Fredericton Playhouse, will be the guest reader. Readings and music, both traditional and modern, will follow three themes: The Nativity Story, What Christmas Means to Me, and, of course, A Visit from St. Nicholas, the original title of Moore’s work. 7 p.m. Donations to CBC’s FeeA Family Campaign will be accepted.
Open Mic Night at York County Cider. Every Sunday from 2-5 p.m.