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 Westminster Books, the Beaverbrook Art Gallery, the Charlotte Street Arts Centre and lots more.

Hard Charger (pictured) join Neighbourhood Watch and legendary Scottish punks Oi Polloi for a show at The Capital Complex on Sunday Nov. 18. Photo: Matt Carter


UNB Art Centre presents PHOTOVOICE: Seeing Religion. This exhibit probes the lived experience of faith from two seemingly divergent perspectives. Since the beginning of the fall term, a group of Muslim and Christian university students and young adults have met regularly to discuss ideas about religion and to learn about each other’s religious identities. PHOTOVOICE: Seeing Religion- Muslim and Christian Interfaith Dialogue was facilitated by Dr. Catherine Holtmann, Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of New Brunswick. Members of the university community and the wider Fredericton community are invited to the opening of this exhibit on November 16 from 5 to 7pm. Special musical guest Jordan Best of Humblist will perform a series of covers and original music on guitar and vocals. The galleries are open 9am to 4pm on weekdays and for special events. Admission is free to members of the public. Nov. 16 – Dec. 14

CHIPS + Diner Drugs + Butcher at The Capital. Cathartic and anthemic, CHIPS deliver honest, in-your-face punk rock that recalls the emotional hooks of Taking Back Sunday, the experimentation and honesty of Thrice, and the jovial camaraderie of Blink 182. Diner Drugs is a mixture of instruments and vocals combined to create the feeling you get when you accidentally take a swig of the cigarette butt beer can. Butcher is a gang that has been gaining traction in and around New Brunswick for it’s take on a lethargic blend of loud guitars and melancholy vocals. A three band night! Doors at 9. Show at 10 p.m. $8

The Shakedown with DJ FRNK at The Phoenix. You know the drill. Bring yourself and your friends and DJ FRNK will bring the good times! You’ll be hearing all of the hits of today and the hottest throwbacks of yesterday. Take advantage of the excellent drink specials and shake it down. Doors at 10. Show at 10:30 p.m.

Buddy Wasisname & The Other Fellers at The Playhouse. After writing 25 shows over 30+ years, creating a catalogue of more than 400 individual pieces of music and humour, the band has announced their retirement. Don’t miss this farewell performance. 7:30 p.m. Tickets starting at $25.50

Fest Forward at the Charlotte Street Arts Centre. Fest Forward is an annual music festival for emerging New Brunswick musicians presented by the Charlotte Street Arts Centre. Besides performing, artists will work with professionals to record, collaborate, and move New Brunswick music forward. This year’s festival features Amy Stone & The Veneers, Catherine Kennedy, CA Jackson, Chill Teens, Heat $ Sheets, Jaguar Knight, McKinley, Morrison and Williams, Melonvine and Skinny Leigh. Plus special guest performances by Stephen Lewis and the Big Band of Fun and The Hypochondriacs. Performances take place Nov. 16-17. $15 at the door. $20 for a weekend pass.


Tragedy Ann and Moonfruits at Grimross Brewing. Two folk duos from Ontario perform at Grimross this Saturday night. 7 p.m.

Joyful Noise + Superfluid + Douvet at The Capital. Superfluid is a Halifax based Bengali and Canadian bred quasi-collective of musicians who have been playing both in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. They are an Urban Fusion who play a thoughtful blend of rhythm, poetry, and melody. At its core, the band represents the convergence of eastern and western culture and concepts. They’ll be joined by Fredericton fusion/rock outfit Joyful Noise and Halifax DJ Douvet. Doors at 9. Show at 10 p.m.

DJ Luis & DJ Wine at The Phoenix. AFRO VYBZ will be bring the best AFRO TUNES and mixes on deck – dancehall, afrobeats, reggaeton, hip hop/trap, soca and more. Doors at 10. Show at 10:30 p.m.

Launch of Graphic Novel: Spiralling Towards Centre at Westminster Books. Duncan R. Ireland and Sarah McFadzen will be at Westminster Books to demonstrate the creation of their graphic novel, Spiralling Towards Centre, which tells the tale of the wanderlust traveller, Gunter Fitzger, based on 26 orbits of experience, 4 years of intention, and inspired by a collective of eclectic individuals. In part one of this trilogy, Gunter ventures away from home into the great unknown, to centre himself with the simple truths he discovers and build his castle in the sky. 1 p.m.


odd sundays at Corked Wine Bar presents Phil Hall & Allan Cooper. Phil Hall has been publishing poetry in Canada since the early 70s. His book of essay-poems, Killdeer (2011), won the Governor General’s Literary Award for Poetry in English, as well as Ontario’s Trillium Book Award. Allan Cooper has published sixteen collections of poetry, including Gabriel’s Wing, Everything We’ve Loved Comes Back to Find Us (Gaspereau Press, 2017) and Toward the Country of Light: New and Selected Poems (Potterfield Press, 2018). He has twice won the Alfred G. Bailey Award for poetry.

The New Baroque at Memorial Hall. Motion2 Ensemble presents new and existing works for violin, clarinet, and voice in a concert curated by Toronto-based composer, Martin Arnold. Nadia Francavilla, Richard Hornsby, and Helen Pridmore will be preforming alongside images of paintings by Belgian visual artist Nele Boudry. Tickets may be purchased by contacting the UNB Centre for Musical Arts at conserv@unb.ca or by calling 458-7259. The cost is $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, and $8 for students.

Oi Polloi + Hard Charger + Neighbourhood Watch at The Capital. The legendary Oi Polloi are coming to The Capital Complex Nov 18. They have been rocking antifascist street punk for 37 years and are teaming up with local crust drunks Hard Charger and the almighty Neighborhood Watch. Doors at 9. Show at 9:30 p.m.

pARTage with Noémie DesRoches at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery. This free program brings artists and guests together in French-language conversations about art and creativity. Presentations may include everything from lectures and readings to musical and dance performances, and more! 3 p.m.

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