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

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This weekend’s roundup includes the return of WHOOP-Szo, FUZE Fest, a performance by The Hypos Trio and the kickoff of Fredericton Pride Week.

WHOOP-Szo join Jane Blanchard and Jerry-Faye (who is also releasing an EP) for a show at The Capital on August 9. (Photo: Facebook)

Friday

Summer Concert Series at Christ Church Cathedral: UNB Summer Music Festival Recital. 12:10 p.m. No charge. Donations welcome.

WHOOP-Szo + Jerry-Faye + Jane Blanchard at The Capital. WHOOP-Szo and Jane Blanchard play a rare Fredericton show, and Jerry-Faye releases her amazing new EP. Friends come together for what will be one of the best nights of the summer. 9 p.m. $8.

FUZE Fest at Memorial Hall. FUZE Fest is an exciting mini-festival blending classical and contemporary electronic music, presented as part of the New Summer Music Festival. This concert and features the FUZE Ensemble collaborating with headliner Olympic Symphonium. 7:30 p.m.

A Tribute to Jerry Garcia at Grimross Brewing Co. Celebrate one of the most famous dead hippies of all time. 8 p.m. $10-$15.

The Hypochondriacs Trio at The Tipsy Muse Café. Tip-toeing into the crypt of traditional country music, the Hypochondriacs ransacked it for treasures and escaped with a surprisingly fresh take on the genre. 7 p.m. $10.

Saturday

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

Mitchell Bailey + DJ Quinn Palmtree + Wolf Castle + Kam Speech at The Capital. Nova Scotia artist Mitchell Bailey headlines a night of hip hop at The Capital. 9 p.m.

FUZE Fest at The Capital. The eveningwill feature the return of the festival’s CONSTRUCTIONS project wherein emerging local artists create new works in response to classical pieces based on the year’s theme. 7 p.m. NOTE: There will also be a drone session at 4 p.m. Bring your instrument and join in.

Pride Drag Storytime at the Fredericton Public Library. Join local drag performers as they read you some of their favourite stories! This event is all ages and children-focused. This is a free event! 2:30 p.m.

Queens on Queen at Gallery on Queen. Gallery on Queen, partnered with Endeavours & Thinkplay, is pleased to present a vibrant new show by Craig Budovitch. This show profiles four local drag queens from Fredericton – just in time to celebrate Pride in the city! As part of our mission to showcase emerging talent, we are especially proud to highlight the artistry of drag leading up to Fredericton’s Pride festivities. Queens on Queen celebrates the visibility, political, and emotional progress achieved in the LGBTQ2+ community locally and worldwide. 5-7 p.m.

Sunday

Under the Stars Film Series: Sunday Night Classic Films – Some Like It Hot (comedy – 1959). This free film screening in Officer’s Square begins at dusk.

Fredericton Pride presents a Pride Gaylí at The Black Box Theatre. Fredericton Pride presents a Pride Gaylí at The Black Box Theatre. 7 p.m.

Charlotte Street Arts Centre Sunday Series. This edition of the Sunday Series will feature music by Tanya Daigle and Jane Blanchard starting at 2 p.m.

Ongoing:

Wabanaki Art, Tradition and Culture on Display at the Fredericton Region Museum. Fibre artist Carol Harquail and visual artist Patrick Nelson will be on site at the museum throughout July and August to showcase their art and interact with museum visitors. Guests are also invited to view the Wabanaki Way exhibit curated by Ramona Nicholas, Elder in Residence at UNB. The Fredericton Region Museum is located at 571 Queen Street, Fredericton and is open daily Monday through Sunday until August 31. For further information please call 455-6041.

Queer Identities: Pride Art Exhibition at the Harriet Irving Library. Local art in celebration of Pride. On display until August 31. 

This Week in Fredericton and 10+ Things to Do are 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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