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

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This weekend’s lineup includes poetry readings, art and Valentine’s events, plus the usual truck load of live music. 

Internationally renowned circus company, Gravity & Other Myths perform at the Playhouse on Friday night. Photo: Darcy Grant

Friday

Gravity & Other Myths at The Playhouse. Internationally renowned circus company, Gravity & Other Myths pushes the boundaries of contemporary circus. Formed in Adelaide, Australia in 2009, they’ve rocketed to stellar acclaim with a series of disarmingly accomplished ensemble works. Their work utilises an honest approach to performance, to create shows with a focus on human connection and acrobatic virtuosity. In their latest piece, Backbone, a high-octane spree of physical virtuosity, they test the limits of strength: physical, emotional, individual and collective. 7:30 p.m.

The Hypos Trio Live at The Tipsy Muse Café. Valentine’s Day at The Muse with some heartbreak numbers by 1/2 of Fredericton’s The Hypochondriacs. 7 p.m.

Celebrate Valentine’s Day at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery. Celebrate your love by making art with your sweetheart! Artist and instructor Katrina Slade will spark your creative energy with inspiration and ideas; you will create a painting together and take it home! Tickets are $40. Call 458.2028.

Anti-Valentine’s Day at the NB Library of Craft and Design. Have a party with us to celebrate the greatness of being a little bit cynical. We’ll create some black-out poetry, collages using imagery from old romance novels, and heartbreakers filled with candy. 12:10 – 12:50 p.m.

Saturday

Sean One Album Release Show at The Capital. An evening of East Coast hip hop OGs is happening at The Capital in celebration of Sean One’s new album, Development. Joining Sean will be Dj Uncle Fester, Ghettosocks, Ambition (also releasing new album), Monark, STV, Above, KXNG Wooz and Aquakultre. Big night! 9 p.m.

The Shakedown at The Phoenix. The Shake Down’s back! Bringing you the hottest in rap, house music and club remixes!! Come catch DJ’s FRNK, Andrew Bishop and 6lackout turn The Phoenix out until the lights turn on! 10 p.m.

Stratified at The Tipsy Muse Café. Solid songwriting, anchored by the prominent maritime feel of the acoustic guitar and fiddle, driven forward by a rhythm section steeped in the Crazy Horse back catalogue. 7 p.m.

Sunday

Dose- A tribute to Gov’t Mule at The Capital. Monday is a holiday and it has been a few years since the mighty MULE have played Fredericton and we know some of you have the itch, so here is your chance. 9 p.m.

Family Art Day at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery. Bring the whole family starting at 12 pm for this FREE event. There will be musical performances, multiple artist led workshops and more.

odd sundays at The Tipsy Muse presents Lindsey Byrd & Carla Gunn. Lindsey Byrd was brought up in upstate, downstate, and western New York. She is currently a graduate student at UNB studying the History of Medicine. Lindsey enjoys writing about complex and convoluted issues where finding the moral high-ground can be hard to do. She has a particular love for heroic villains and villainous heroes, as well as inverting and subverting tropes.

Carla Gunn keeps busy teaching courses at STU and UNB, dabbling in consulting, photography, dog-rescue, writing and keeping up on bad news stories about the environment. Her work has appeared in a number of places, including The Globe and Mail, University Affairs Magazine, and CBC radio. Amphibian, her first foray into fiction, is published in six languages, was short-listed for the Commonwealth Prize for best first novel and long-listed for Canada Reads 2020. She has a couple of other writing projects she’s been pecking at, both with environmental themes. 2 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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