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

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This weekend’s roundup includes events at The Playhouse, The Capital Complex, The Beaverbrook Art Gallery, York County Cider and more. 

This Saturday at the Fredericton Playhouse, a nine-piece live orchestra performs an original score by New Brunswick composer Andrew Miller alongside the screening of the classic 1927 silent film Metropolis.


Archives’ Anniversary Jamboree at Wilmot Church. The Associates of the Provincial Archives of New Brunswick provide an opportunity to re-live some of New Brunswick old-time, east coast performers of the past 80 years. You will hear music drawn from the holdings of the Provincial Archives – from George Hector to Stompin’ Tom, Ned Landry, Earl Mitton, Aubrey Hanson and more. You will also hear live performances by Ivan and Vivian Hicks, along with Gary Morris, presenting their own interpretations of the old-time sound. Our live entertainers will also share their recollections of the careers and contributions of some of the people selected from the Archives’ sound recordings. Finally, the Archives will provide a slide show of images of New Brunswick performers over the past 80 years. This event is the wrap up to celebrations of the 50th anniversary of the Provincial Archives of New Brunswick. 7 p.m. $10

Spotlight Series presents Lloyd Spiegel at The Playhouse. An artist at the forefront of Australia’s blues scene, Lloyd Spiegel is a rising star in North America. With nine albums, dozens of accolades and 26 years’ experience writing, performing and recording, Spiegel is considered a driving force in Australian blues, and one of the most respected guitarists in the country. 7:30 p.m. $15-$30

The Rocking Argentos 10 Year Reunion at The Capital. Back from 10 years in Hell. The Rocking Argentos reunite for one night of debauchery with The Deadfucks (Moncton) and The Helfiends (Fredericton). Show starts at 9 p.m.

Toned Down: A Singer Songwriter Showcase at York County Cider. This is an evening to showcase local singer songwriters. October’s edition will feature instrumental guitarist, Ewan Dobson and Kahler Legacy. 4 p.m.

Haunted Tour at the Charlotte Street Arts Centre. The 10th annual APEGNB Haunted Tour will take place Oct. 26-29 at the Charlotte Street Arts Centre. This year’s family-friendly event is expected to be the biggest and scariest yet! $10.

Lecture: In the Footsteps of Roman Soldiers at Provincial Archives. The Archaeological Institute of America New Brunswick Society would like to invite the Fredericton community to a public lecture by Dr. Elizabeth Greene, from the Department of Classics at the University of Western Ontario. Decades of excavation at the Roman fort of Vindolanda, near Hadrian’s Wall, in the remote countryside in Northumberland, England have brought to light some extraordinary finds that have given us an astonishing view into the lives of Roman soldiers living in this frontier region. Dr. Greene, who has excavated at Vindolanda with a British team since 2002, will present the results of recent excavations and some of the intriguing finds from the site. This is a free public event and all are welcome! Refreshments will be served. 7:30 p.m.


Spotlight Series presents Metropolis at The Playhouse. Symphony New Brunswick joins forces with New Brunswick-based experimental and new classical music company, Resonance, for this innovative performance. A nine-piece live orchestra performs an original score by New Brunswick composer Andrew Miller alongside the screening of the classic 1927 silent film Metropolis. This ground-breaking science-fiction film set in a futuristic urban dystopia remains relevant today, thanks to its commentary on technology and social change, and its striking imagery. The accompanying live score brings a new dimension to the film, which is still widely regarded as one of the greatest ever made. 7:30 p.m. $13-$26

Freddy Celtic Jam at York County Cider. Traditional Celtic music Session. Come lead, follow or just sit back and enjoy. Nothing fancy but lots of fun! Now in its 3rd year but new location. Smaller space for players to connect + lots of parking in front. 3 p.m.

Maybee’s Halloween Bash with DJ FRNK. Maybee Brewery are having their annual Halloween party with a costume contest, haunted brewery tour and many other games. DJ FRNK will be spinning hot tracks all night. GastroGnomes will be on site with a special holiday menu. There is a NO MASK policy. 8 p.m. $5

Halloween Ball with Pretty in Pink. Pretty in Pink (That 80’s Band) will host their annual Halloween Ball at the Boyce Farmer’s Market. 9 p.m. $20-$25.


Family Art Day at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery. Bring the whole family to the Gallery’s Family Art Days! This new program, offered on the last Sunday of each month, includes musical performances, multiple artist workshops, free admission, and more. Full details at beaverbrookartgallery.org. 12- 5 p.m.

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