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

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This weekend’s lineup includes tribute shows, improv comedy and a wealth of musical experiences. 

Hot Garbage Players are back! Catch Fredericton’s oddball improv collective as they present The Young and the Wasteless at Wilser’s Room this Saturday night.

Friday 

A Tribute to Leonard Cohen & Joni Mitchell at Grimross Brewing. Part of the proceeds will go to the Living Roots Music Festival. Kylie Fox will play the songs of Joni Mitchell as the opening set. The second part of the show will feature multiple local musicians playing the songs of Leonard Cohen. 7 p.m.

Joe Ross at the Tipsy Muse Café. Joe Ross is a Fredericton musician whose lyrics are rich with New Brunswick references: the Province’s literary icons, landscapes, and concerns. 7 p.m.

Branch Out Productions presents Winnie the Pooh at the Tom Morrison Theatre (Feb. 6-8). Oh Bother! Your favourite silly Old Bear and all his friends invite you to adventure with Branch Out Productions as they bring A.A Milne’s much loved stories to life. Feb 6-8 at 8 p.m. & Feb 8 at 2 p.m.

Ceeb Dread’s Feed Tha Hungry Tour at Klub Khrome. Hip hop artist Ceeb Dread and comedian Ej Brulé have teamed up to create an evening of music and laughs in support of local food banks and soup kitchens. 10 p.m.

Saturday 

Hot Garbage Players presents The Young and the Wasteless at Wilser’s Room. Much like your husband who suddenly recovered from amnesia after that freak rock climbing accident…we’re back, baby! Join The Hot Garbage Players as they flirt with the romantic antics of your grandma’s favourite TV genre: the Soap Opera! Loves will be lost. Faces will be slapped. Plots will be twisted. Plus, a special announcement about the future of Hot Garbage! 7:30 p.m.

DumpsterMother: A Night of Music, Magic & Intimacy at Bellweather. This evening initiates a collaborative project with the Dumpster Cubs and DenMother, and you are cordially invited to participate in the opening ceremonies. There are some interactive elements to this event but it is entirely up to you on how and if you would like to participate. All are welcome, and admission is by donation. 7:30 p.m.

Jazz Night with Don Bosse and Friends at the Tipsy Muse Café. Equally at home providing the elegant ambiance for your reception or wailing in front of an audience at jazz festivals, the Don Bossé Jazz Quartet revisits classic jazz standards with its own delicious blend of smooth Latin rhythms, funky grooves, cool jazz, and luscious ballads. 7 p.m.

Slowcoaster & The Fundy Drifters at The Capital. 10 p.m.

Setting the Stage at the Open Space Theatre. This afternoon workshop provides an overview of theatre light design with instruction from TNB Technical Director Trent Logan. 1-4 p.m.

Sunday 

The Highwaymen: A Musical Tribute at The Playhouse. Perhaps the greatest country music singing group in history, The Highwaymen travelled the world performing country hits to millions of fans. Watch in amazement as Bob Gill, Jim Yorfida, and Guy Mellanson emulate their heroes, Waylon, Johnny, Willie and Kris, with hit after hit that will keep you clapping, stomping your feet, and singing along. These three are backed up by their excellent five-piece band. 7:30 p.m.

MusicUNB presents Songs of the Invisible Summer Stars at Memorial Hall. Artists: Nadia Francavilla (violin), Norman Adams (cello), Carmen Braden (piano), and Mark Adams (percussion). Hailed as “a talented, bold musician”, Carmen Braden’s vocal, instrumental, and electroacoustic music is greatly tied to her soundscape. Born in Whitehorse, Yukon, she draws from the environment by examining natural phenomena through sonic, visual, sensual, and scientific ways of understanding. Nadia Francavilla will lead a small ensemble in a performance of select chamber works taken from Braden’s new album, Songs of the Invisible Summer Stars. 7:30 p.m.

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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