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

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This weekend’s event roundup includes tons of live performances, a 12 hour fundraising concert, new art exhibits, an author talk and more. 

Collectif9 with Architek Percussion perform at the Fredericton Playhouse October 14.

Music:

Johnny Cash Tribute at the Charlotte Street Arts Centre. The world’s most authentic Johnny Cash tribute attract every possible demographic from ages 10 to 110 years of age. This is the one tribute show that everyone will enjoy and connect with. Oct. 12. Doors at 7. Show at 8. Ticket info-à https://goo.gl/CLwwtj

The Torinos+The Accolades at The Capital Complex. An 8 piece Funk-Fusion band from Toronto and a three piece rock band from Saint John N.B. Party! Oct. 12. Doors at 9. Show at 10. $8

The Shakedown with DJ FRNK at The Capital Complex. DJ FRNK invites you to come shake it down at The Capital Complex. All of the hottest songs and best throwbacks. Bring your friends, bring your requests and DJ FRNK will bring the fun! Oct. 12. 10-2 a.m. $6

Jerry Leger and Kyle Sullivan with Josh Bravener at Grimross Brewing. Jerry Leger has been finding his own home within the Canadian music scene, earning his place in the pantheon of this country’s great singer/songwriters. He’s joined by one of Fredericton’s most beloved voices and performers, Josh Bravener of The Hypochondriacs. Oct. 12. 8 p.m. $10

Overwound at Wilser’s Room. Overwound is blues on fire. Based out of Fredericton, NB, this 3-piece band was designed from the start to bring guitar blues to the stage with a live high-energy edge. Oct. 13. 8-10:30 p.m.

Joe Ross+Digital Circus+Weakened Friends at The Capital. New England indie noise trio Weaken Friends visit the city for a performance with two Fredericton acts: recent Stingray Music Rising Star finalists Digital Circus and singer/songwriter (and baseball fanatic) Joe Ross. Oct. 13. Doors at 9. Show at 10.

Nautical Disaster at Grimross Brewing. Nautical Disaster, from the Fredericton-based musical collective, The Medicine, will be once again returning to the Grimross stage to cover Tragically Hip tunes spanning their brilliant musical career in celebration of the life and legacy of the great Gord Downie, one year after his death. 8 p.m. Tickets $10 in advance. $15 at the door.

Rock for Donnie at the Tribute Bar and Lounge. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. for this 12 hour showcase to support the children of Donnie Robichaud, one of four victims of the August 10 shooting. Donnie will be celebrated with performances from 12 bands including Wasteland Zombies, Mad Mary and Hero’s Last Rite. Oct. 13. $10.  

Fatum (Russia)+Hard Charger+Scumlord at Maniac Mansion. Moscow metal punks FATUM are coming to lay waste to The Maniac Mansion on Oct 14. Local heshers Hard Charger and ScumLord we be opening things up. Doors at 7:30 p.m. $10. No jerks.

Collectif9 with Architek Percussion at The Playhouse. Returning to the Playhouse after a hit performance in 2016, cutting-edge classical string band Collectif9 has joined forces with Architek Percussion, a Quebecbased experimental chamber quartet, for a new presentaion called My Backyard, Somewhere. Oct. 14. Tickets $15 (under 19), $27 for members and $30 regular.

Books:

The Never-Ending Present: Michael Barclay at Grimross Brewing. Michael Barclay brings his national bestselling book The Never-Ending Present: The Story of Gord Downie and the Tragically Hip to Fredericton, for a reading, signing, and on-stage conversation with renowned Canadian music historian Bob Mersereau. Oct. 14. 3-5 p.m.

Art:

Exhibition Opening at Beaverbrook Art Gallery. The official opening reception of new exhibitions this fall at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery. Event is free and open to all. Oct. 13. 4-6 p.m.

Common Senses Guided Hike at Odell Park. A silent hike through Odell Park with artist D’Arcy Wilson. Participants are invited to open their senses for deep observation of urban nature. This activity is organized in connection with the exhibition Depository Park. Oct. 13. 1-2 p.m. Rain or shine.

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