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

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This weekend’s roundup includes plenty of theatre c/o the NotaBle Acts Theatre Festival and as always, lots of live music.

Greg Everett’s new play Gullywhump (pictured) is on stage at Memorial Hall in a two play show with Sophie Tremblay-Pitre’s With Love, Josephine at part of this year’s NotaBle Acts Theatre Festival. Both plays run until Saturday.

Friday

Summer Concert Series at Christ Church Cathedral: Putnam Family Folk Ensemble. 12:10 p.m. No charge. Donations welcome.

Greg MacPherson at The Tipsy Muse Cafe. Greg MacPherson is an unrelentlessly independent songwriter, bringing his unique brand of intensity to the Muse for one unforgettable night.7 p.m. $10. 

Friday Night Comedy at the Tribute Bar & Lounge. Friday night laughs featuring Jimmy MacKinley with hosts Cory Hartlen with Brian Otter. 7 p.m. $10-$15.

NotaBle Acts Theatre Festival presents Four 10-Minute Plays at the Café Beaverbrook. Spend your lunch hour enjoying the work of four young New Brunswick playwrights. No charge. Donations accepted. 12-1 p.m.

NotaBle Acts Theatre Festival presents Acting Out – Two One Act Plays at Memorial Hall. One of this year’s many festival highlights includes performances of Gullwhump (by Greg Everett) and With Love, Josephine (by Sophie Tremblay-Pitre). 7:30 p.m. Memorial Hall. Tickets at the door or reserve by emailing nbacts@unb.ca; $15 regular, $10 student/senior/underemployed.

Pulsart Trio + Montgomery Street Band + Electric Vibes at The Capital. Pulsart Trio is bringing their Space Jazz Liquid Light Show to Fredericton! featuring Vibraphone, Organ and loads of percussions in a psychedelic funk jazz spectacle! The boys from The Montgomery Street Band will open up the night and join the trio for a few tunes! Followed by Electric Vibes to close the night with groves from the 4th dimension. 9 p.m. $8.

Mimi O’Bonsawin + Blaire Weber at Grimross Brewing Co. A revitalized wave of roots-driven anthems has taken off with the release of Mimi O’Bonsawin’s album ‘CONNECTED’ which seeks to be a compelling follow up to her debut self-titled. She is a Northern Ontario born artist who started performing and writing songs at a young age, putting her first album in 2014 . Mimi is heavily influenced by her roots and celebrates her Abénakis and French-Canadian heritage. She writes songs with the intention to give back and spread the word about the merge of those communities. 8 p.m. $10.

Saturday

Run For Your Lives (Iron Maiden tribute) at The Capital. Canada’s #1 tribute to Iron Maiden Run For Your Lives will rock The Capital, Saturday Aug 3rd. They’ll be bringing a close friend with them as well. Don’t miss it! Doors at 9 p.m. Show at 10.

NotaBle Acts Theatre Festival presents Play Out Loud at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery. Enjoy the first public reading of Queen James, a new play by festival artist in residence Rob Kempson that explores the hidden life of 17th century monarch King James. 2 p.m.  No charge. Donations accepted.

NotaBle Acts Theatre Festival presents Acting Out – Two One Act Plays at Memorial Hall. One of this year’s many festival highlights includes performances of Gullwhump (by Greg Everett) and With Love, Josephine (by Sophie Tremblay-Pitre). 7:30 p.m. Memorial Hall. Tickets at the door or reserve by emailing nbacts@unb.ca; $15 regular, $10 student/senior/underemployed.

Under the Stars Film Series: Saturday Night Modern Favourites – The Mummy (action – PG-13).  This free film screening in Officer’s Square begins at dusk.

Alex Madsen at The Tipsy Muse Café. For over a decade, Alex Madsen and his Moncton based band, The Divorcees have been known nationwide as one of Canada’s leading keepers of the outlaw country flame. Winners of two East Coast Music Awards, the band’s brand of no-nonsense, blue-collar Americana with a Canadian edge has won over fans and peers alike from coast to coast. 7 p.m. $10.

Sunday

Under the Stars Film Series: Sunday Night Classic Films – Double Indemnity (crime – 1944). This free film screening in Officer’s Square begins at dusk.

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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