10+ arts, music and community events you should check out in Fredericton this weekend

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This weekend includes a house concert, a contemporary dance show, poetry readings, gallery openings and lots more. 

The Motorleague play The Tipsy Muse Cafe this weekend.


Lansdown Concert Series presents Apryll Aileen at 41 River Front Way. Apryll Aileen, a native of Saint John, has lived all over the province but currently resides in Rothesay. She is an alternative pop-rock singer/songwriter, musician, and multi-instrumentalist, and is classically trained in piano. Her sultry vocals, captivating lyrics and alluring stage presence make Apryll a fan favourite at music festivals worldwide. She transcends genres, creating her own indefinable sound with influences coming from pop, rock, blues and jazz; she doesn’t imitate…she creates. The cost is $20 at the door. For more information, or to RSVP, contact pmm56@me.com, or call 457-0826. 8 p.m.

86&8 + Heat $heets at The Capital. Stop by The Capital on Friday for a rock filled night with two of the city’s emerging noise makers. 10 p.m.

Chamber Music Recital with Karin Aurell & Martin Kutnowski in Recital Hall (McCain Hall). Karin Aurell and Martin Kutnowski are presenting a chamber music recital featuring original compositions for flute and piano. Admission is free! 7 p.m.

Ethan Ash at The Tipsy Muse Café. Hot Toast Records and Mark Burnett proudly present British recording artist Ethan Ash like you’ve never seen him before! Enjoy an intimate evening of music and story with this Apple Music and CBC favourite as part of Frostival in Fredericton. 7:30 p.m.

Tentacle Tribe’s Ghost at The Playhouse. In this new work, Tentacle Tribe combines elements of contemporary dance, street dance and martial arts in a physical score that echoes the subtle pulse of respiration. The interconnected bodies form striking human structures that shift, alter, evolve in synergy with the music. The invigorating power of the breath and its circulation in the organism is embodied and magnified by the energetic, almost architectural dance. Six of Montreal’s best street dancers immerse themselves in the mysterious mechanics of breathing – interpreting its life-giving rhythm. 7:30 p.m.

An Evening with Cathy Hutch Trio at Grimross Brewing Co. Cathy Hutch has recorded a new album; one that is gaining accolades from all over the globe, and rave reviews from respected music critics and bloggers alike. Her album, titled Free Wheelin’, is a glorious blend of blues and rock, but it’s hard to pin any kind of label on Hutch’s music because it changes from one song to the next. This latest endeavour was produced in PEI and Saint John by industry guru Paul Milner, and features top Canadian talent such as Geoff Arsenault (drums), Chris Corrigan (electric and flat top guitars), Colton Craft (keyboards), as well as Cathy and her own band both instrumentally and vocally. 8 p.m.

Tracing the Space of the Refugee Crisis Opening Reception in the UNB Art Centre. Tracing the Space of the Refugee Crisis incites reflection on issues related to the 2015 European refugee crisis. It traces the emotion elicited by some of the spaces in which people have sought refuge, as it critically interrogates prevailing representational imagery of the crisis. This exhibition is being jointly presented by the UNB Art Centre, from January 17 to February 14, and the Beaverbrook Art Gallery from January 14 to February 7. Images from the series are on display in the East Gallery at the UNB Art Centre and the Bruno Bobak Artist-in-Residence studio located on the lower level of the Beaverbrook Art Gallery. The exhibition also features a documentary film titled Trace (running time: 74 minutes) in the West Gallery at the UNB Art Centre. 7 p.m.


New Brunswick Country Showcase at The Playhouse. Join us as we proudly salute the Canadian Armed Forces with a Military Appreciation Show featuring Elvis Beaulieu, Todd & Penny McGuire, The Martin Boys, Steve Knox, Cathy Hutch, Riley Taylor, Grace Morgan, Linda Lee, Harmonix and the Showcase Band. 7:30 p.m.

Hip Hop Night at The Capital. Aubrey Brizzle Borden and Stack Loot Divide (Nova Scotia) join a host of NB artists for a memorable night of beats and rhymes. 11 p.m.

Celtic Jam Session at The Tipsy Muse Café. Come and hang out – join in with your instruments or sit back with a drink and treat and enjoy the room filled with tunes. Musicians from around the province gather once a month to share cleltic music from all corners of the world. Fiddles, whistles, guitars, pianos, accordions….dancers! 2-5 p.m.

The Motorleague at The Tipsy Muse Café. Moncton rock staples The Motorleague return to Fredericton’s Tipsy Muse Café for a softer-than-usual performance to help celebrate the café’s one year anniversary. 7 p.m.

Just A Little Light at Wilser’s Room. Fredericton’s best (and only) tribute to The Grateful Dead returns to the Wilser’s stage for an evening

Brick House Babes Presents: Burrr-Lesque at The Phoenix.  The sensational seasonal search for Fredericton’s hottest drag enter-taint-her is back with a winter competition to crown the next Brick House Babe. 10 p.m.

East Coast Vogue – A FROSTival Fashion Show at Grimross Brewing Co. Come see some of Fredericton’s finest fashion designers strut their works on the Grimross Brewing runway. Sip some brew while you shop, support local artists, catch a glimpse of the slow fashion industry and watch a truly unique array of collections all in one evening. 9 p.m.


Artist/Curator Emily Grace Lavoie presents Her Exhibition Biocénose. Part of the pARTage program, the Beaverbrook Art Gallery’s free francophone program. All are welcome to attend! 3 p.m. at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery.

Odd Sundays at The Tipsy Muse Café. odd sundays at the Tipsy Muse Café presents Shannon Webb-Campbell and Brian Bartlett at 2 p.m. Shannon Webb-Campbell is a mixed Indigenous (Mi’kmaq) settler poet, writer, and critic. Brian Bartlett lives in Halifax and has published seven collections of poetry, as well as editing Alden Nowlan’s Collected Poems and selections of several poets, including New Brunswick’s Dorothy Roberts and Robert Gibbs.

This Week in Fredericton was created with notes from the Fredericton Arts Alliance‘s weekly newsletter as well as Music Runs Through It‘s weekly Fredericton music update. We encourage you to visit both these valuable community resources for more detailed information on these and other events happening This Week in Fredericton. 

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