This weekend’s roundup of events includes new art exhibitions, comedy, poetry and live music. So much music.
An Amethyst Affair: Art, Auction & Awareness at Gallery on Queen. An Amethyst Affair will be held to support the Muriel McQueen Fergusson Foundation’s mission to prevent and eliminate family violence. An amazing array of art pieces from over 50 leading and emerging local artists will be exhibited and auctioned. All proceeds raised will support action research and the many public education initiatives of the Muriel McQueen Fergusson Foundation.
Dragpocalypse: Land of the Living at The Phoenix. It’s been one hell of a Halloween season and these New Brunswick drag performers are ready to turn an Apocalocalyptic party to blow off some steam! 10:30 p.m.
Kylie Fox at the Tipsy Muse Café. Kylie Fox is one of the most anticipated upcoming songwriters in the East Coast. Hailing from Saint John, New Brunswick, Kylie’s folk music is deeply rooted in Canadiana. She is a storyteller and musical powerhouse in her own right, using wit, sarcasm and sincerity in her writing that has been charming audiences across the country. 7 p.m.
The Rocking Argentos Halloween Show. Fredericton horror rocker The Rocking Argentos keep the creepy season alive for another day with a Friday night lineup that includes performances by Which Witch is Which and Johnny Deathwish. 10 p.m.
Jitensha (Mtl) +Jessii the artist at Grimross Brewing Co. Jitensha is an indie music duo based in Montréal. These two charismatic musicians create upbeat, insightful songs with a highly emotional concept, combing catchy melodies and indie aesthetics with understated song writing skills. 8 p.m.
Ceremonial Cloth: Images of Women & Textiles in Etruscan Art at the Provincial Archives Building. The Archaeological Institute of America New Brunswick Society invites the Fredericton community to a fascinating illustrated lecture by Dr. Gretchen Meyers, from Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, PA, entitled Ceremonial Cloth: Images of Women and Textiles in Etruscan Art. Who were the Etruscans? Come and join us as Dr. Meyers probes into the various social rituals of this culture by examining the coloured and elaborately composed textiles featured in Etruscan art. This is a free public event and all are welcome! Refreshments will be served. 7:30 p.m.
Rumours: The Ultimate Fleetwood Mac Tribute Show at the Fredericton Playhouse. VaughnCo Entertainment is proud to present Rumours: The Ultimate Fleetwood Mac tribute show based in Los Angeles, California. The group recreates the legendary band in its youthful heyday from 1975-1979. After finding huge success in Los Angeles, selling out their regular Roxy Theater performances month after month, the band moved from the world famous Sunset Strip to casinos, theaters, and clubs all over America. Rumours have meticulously put together a show that spares no detail. 7:30 p.m.
Three New Exhibitions at Gallery 78. High realist painters Cathy Ross and Susan Paterson combine precision and detail with impeccable beauty and nostalgia in Still. Arrangements of items, from silverware to a collection of letters, are brought to life by the graceful touch of these artists. Réjean Roy brings us into his universe of landscapes and breathtaking views in Where the Paddle Brings Me. Climb aboard his trusted canoe to discover the Bay of Fundy and other picturesque sites through his eyes, revelling in the beauty of the region during the summer months. Robin Turner, Jewellery/Metal Arts graduate and Best in Show winner from the NBCCD, shines in her first solo exhibition since graduating in 2017 and invites us into a world of floral imagery, lustrous colours, and ornate details in her brooches. On display November 1-23.
Adult Literacy Fredericton Happy Booker Charity Book Sale at Fredericton High School. Adult Literacy Fredericton is a non-profit group whose trained volunteers help adults improve their literacy through a free one to one tutoring program. Admission is free and there will be hundreds of gently used and nearly new soft and hardcover books from all genres in French and English. Most titles will be between $1 to $3 dollars and all funds raised will go to help support our literacy program. 9-4 p.m.
Stand Up for 554 at Wilser’s Room. Closing Clinic 554 is a step backward. It is closing a door on abortion access and care for LGBTQ2S+ community. It is a human right that has been taken away from our community. Rebel Femme Productions, Wilser’s Room and The Capital Complex proudly present a night of a comedy in support of Clinic 554! We invite you to join our not so silent protest and stand up alongside a fantastic lineup of comedians. This is about raising awareness. This is about safe abortion access. This is about LGBTQ2S+ rights. This is about protecting a foundation and cornerstone of our community. 8 p.m.
The Tipsy Muse Café presents Don Bosse Jazz Night. Equally at home providing the elegant ambiance for your reception or wailing in front of an audience at a jazz festival, Don Bossé and his combo revisit classic jazz standards with its own delicious blend of smooth latin rhythms, funky grooves, cool jazz, and luscious ballads. 7 p.m.
Wicked Vices + Kendra Gale Band + Richie and the Showrunners at The Capital. Classic rock meets classic blues for a explosive night of music at Fredericton’s #1 live music haunt. 10:30 p.m.
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari at the Fredericton 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 1920 silent horror film, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari. This German Expressionist film shares the story of a murderous hypnotist and is considered one of the most influential films of all time. 7:30 p.m.
Derek Edwards’ So Here’s The Thing at the Fredericton Playhouse. Take a break from the world and settle in for a seamless glide over life’s troubled waters. Derek Edwards has left little to chance in this polished comedic adventure. From Vegas to St. John’s, this Just For Laughs veteran is universally considered to be among the comic elite. Certainly his peers think so, as evidenced by the fact that he’s a four-time nominee, and winner of Best Stand-up Comic – Canadian Comedy Awards. 7:30 p.m.
The Dead South + Devarrow at the Boyce Farmer’s Market. The Dead South is a four-piece acoustic ensemble based in Regina, Saskatchewan. With Nate Hilts’ gritty vocals and aggressive guitar strumming, Scott Pringle’s soaring harmonies and mandolin chops, Colton Crawford’s blazing banjo licks and steady kick drum, and Danny Kenyon’s prominent cello melodies, The Dead South blends elements of folk, bluegrass, classical, and rock which results in a unique, modern, and authentic blend of boot-stompin’ acoustic music.
Odd Sundays at The Tipsy Muse Café. Enjoy readings from two writers. Bren Simmers is the author of two books of poetry, Night Gears (2010) and Hastings-Sunrise (2015), which was a finalist for the City of Vancouver Book Award. Pivot Point, a poetic travelogue about a wilderness canoe trip was just published by Gaspereau Press. Douglas Walbourne-Gough is a poet and mixed/adopted Mi’kmaw from Corner Brook, Newfoundland. His poetry has appeared in journals and magazines across Canada and he’s recently found some success writing reviews and essays. His first collection, Crow Gulch, is published with Goose Lane’s icehouse poetry imprint. He holds an MFA in Creative Writing from UBC Okanagan and is currently pursuing a PhD in Creative Writing at UNB Fredericton. 2 p.m.
Since the inception of the band, The Dead South has continually pushed the energy of their live shows, as well as pushed what is possible between four ordinary acoustic instruments. The unique abilities and viewpoints of each band member make The Dead South an impossible band to duplicate, and a fixture of the Regina music scene that will not soon be leaving. 8 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.