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

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This weekend’s roundup includes musical theatre, poetry, swing dancing, tons of FLOURISH Festival programming and more. 

TNB Theatre School’s production of The Wizard of Oz is on stage at the Fredericton Playhouse with performances Friday night, Saturday afternoon and Saturday night. Photo: Andre Reinders


FLOURISH Festival: Shady Jane + VERSA + And The Kids + Carine + Motherhood at the Charlotte Street Arts Centre. All-ages. Wet/dry. 6 p.m. $12-$15 or free with a festival pass.

FLOURISH Festival: Thanya Iyer + Kral Majales + Fungus + Janowskii + Heat $heets + Jerry-Faye + No, It’s Fine + Weakened Friends at the Capital Complex. 9 p.m. $15 or free with a festival pass.

Big Shiny Tunes 1 & 2 Played Live. $10 advanced, $15 at the door. Who remembers the 90’s? In particular 1996 and 1997? This event is a fundraiser for CHSR FM and Living Roots Music Festival. 8 p.m. $10-$15.

TNB Theatre School presents The Wizard of Oz at The Playhouse. Join TNB Theatre School’s senior musical theatre students in celebrating the 80th anniversary of this whimsical quest to find strength and courage, somewhere down the Yellow Brick Road. April 25-27.  7:30 p.m. (Sat. matinee at 2 p.m.) $15-$31.50

The Town Heroes at The Tipsy Muse Café. The Town Heroes have fully embraced the ideals of a two-piece rock band. Camaraderie shows in their musicianship, the song-writing highlights what they are: Two friends, playing music for the love of it, in it for the long haul. 7 p.m. $15.

The Jim Axelrod Big Little Band at Mosbees Pub. This is an up-tempo jazz & blues trio featuring Steven Peacock on guitar. Come enjoy classics made famous by Billie Holiday, Ray Charles, Dutch Mason, the Downchild Blues Band, and more. 6 p.m. $10.

Fredericton Swing Dance presents the 6th Annual Swingin’ to Spring! Come join us for a weekend for live music, friends, good food, and lots of dancing for both beginners and veterans! We are ecstatic to announce our instructors for this year: internationally-known instructors Bobby White & Kate Hedin! 368 Forest Hill Road. April 26-28. More info

Sterling: NBCCD Jewellery/Metal Arts Exhibition at Government House. Sterling is the annual Jewellery/Metal Arts Exhibition, featuring work from current students in this NBCCD Diploma program. It is sure to impress with the most skilful creations from this year. One participating student will be selected to receive a solo exhibition at Gallery 78. The gallery can be visited by the public, but the opening is invite-only. April 26-May 30.


FLOURISH Festival: Downtown Takeover. Abelton Live Workshop with Indigo Poirier (10-12 p.m. at the CSAC), Q&A: Get To Know Your Local Labels (11-12 p.m. at Shiftwork), OK My Dear Pop-Up (11-5 p.m. at Bellwether), Print, Zine and Art Fair (12 -5 p.m. at Library of Craft and Design), WROTE + Kylie Fox + Laura Sauvage (12 2 p.m at Bellwether), Fredericton Girls Rock Camp open discussion and jam (1-3 p.m. at CSAC), Literary Variety Show at Library of Craft and Design (1:30 – 2 p.m. and 3-5 p.m.) PLUS a Pop-Up Crawl. Learn more.

FLOURISH Festival: Terra Wa + Pallmer + Jane Blanchard + L I L a + Merival at Charlotte Street Arts Centre. All-ages. Wet/dry. 6 p.m. $12-$15 or free with a festival pass.

FLOURISH Festival: Klackers + LEMONGRAB + Bleu Nuit + Lex Leosis + BBQT + Run Coyote + Julie Aube + The Hypochindriacs at The Capital Complex. 9 p.m. $15 or free with a festival pass.

Lintuhtine Melodies & Note-Ables present 10th Annual Cabaret at Centre Communautaire Sainte Anne. This performance is under the direction of Helen Miorag McKinnon, and will be accompanied by Lynn Mills and guest bass player, Conrad Levesque. It features many well-known numbers from musicals, movies, pop music, etc, such as “Somewhere over the Rainbow”, “Never Enough”, “A Million Dreams”, the music of the Beatles, a medley from Gershwin, and lots of costumes and choreography. 7 p.m. $16-$20.

O’Me Nerves Comedy Series Presents: A Flood of Funnies. reak out your hip-waders & your flood-pants and join us on high ground at Grimross Brewing Co. for some great comedy and tasty craft beer. 8 p.m. $10.

Graeme Kennedy at the Tipsy Muse Café. Graeme Kennedy makes a return to The Muse stage by popular demand. Graeme is and indie rock vet, who beautifully sings anthems of a misspent youth… maybe it’s his, maybe it’s yours. 7 p.m. $8.


FLOURISH Festival: DenMother + Esme & The Dishrags + Coy + Weary at The Charlotte Street Arts Centre. 19+. $5. CHSR FM BBQ. 1 p.m.

Open Mic at Grimross Brewing. All welcome; music, poetry, storytelling and more. 2-5 p.m.

odd sundays presents Phil Hall & Ian LeTourneau at The Tipsy Muse Cafe. Phil Hall has been publishing poetry in Canada since the early 70s, and is the author of many books and chapbooks. His book of essaypoems, Killdeer (2011), won the Governor General’s Literary Award for Poetry in English, as well as Ontario’s Trillium Book Award. He is the founder and Director of The Page Lectures at Queen’s University, and is concluding his year as Writer-in-Residence at UNB in Fredericton.

Ian LeTourneau is no stranger to odd sundays. Besides being closely connected to our own Sherry Coffey, Ian is the author of Defining Range (Gaspereau, 2006) and Terminal Moraine (Thistledown, 2008). He is the poetry editor of UNB’s literary magazine, The Fiddlehead, and recently served as Fredericton’s Cultural Laureate. 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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