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

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This weekend’s roundup includes a pair of author readings, a sculpture unveiling, a craft sale at NBCCD and lots and lots of music.

The East Pointers play the Fredericton Playhouse on Friday November 22. Photo: eastpointers.ca


Christina Martin at The Tipsy Muse Café. Christina began recording her own music while slogging it out on the Austin, Texas bar scene. A multi award winning singersongwriter, she has been relentlessly recording and touring in Canada and in the UK and Europe, building connections at venues big and small, singing songs about loss, love and perseverance. 7 p.m.

Eko Advocate at The Capital Complex. Party with in celebration of his new Hip Hop EP, For Only One Night! There will be performances by Jon Damani, Missy B, Authentic, and Ben Fresh. 11 p.m.

The East Pointers at The Playhouse. There’s a reason, beyond their dazzling musicianship and wildly entertaining live shows, that The East Pointers have connected with audiences right across the globe, making new, original roots music the hippest, most vibrant thing going. The JUNO award-winners write about real life, sketching out its joys and sorrows in vivid strokes. That palpable authenticity makes their instrumental tunes practically cartwheel and infuses their lyric-driven songs with poignancy. Their new album What We Leave Behind reflects on the traditions of Canadian Celtic music, where it comes from, and what it means to the people, but also strides in new directions. 7:30 p.m.

Colourful Language + Neil Morash at Grimross Brewing Co. Colourful Language is Dave Warne and Zoe Fitch. They met in university, fell in love with each other’s songs, and began writing thinlyveiled love songs about each other. Their debut release is a collection of dark, ethereal pop songs, built on beats and tones from a robot band in the seventies. Neil Morash is dynamic performer he can play you songs on his guitar or can wow you with beat boxing and vocal loops. Neil has been playing local festivals over the last couple years, including to a standing ovation at Folly fest in 2018. 8 p.m.

Unveiling of Trace Sculpture by Peter Powning in Kinesiology Building, UNB. Commissioned by the UNB Art for New Spaces Committee, Trace stands 24 feet tall and spans the first two levels of the Kinesiology Building with various aspects of the sculpture being visible from all three levels. Taking inspiration from kinesiology and motion tracking systems, Mr. Powning used silicon bronze, 316 stainless steel, aluminum and slumped glass to reflect or refract light to animate the space. 4:30 p.m.

Sheree Fitch Book Tour (Nov. 22-23) in Fredericton. Author Sheree Fitch will read from her latest book You Won’t Always Be This Sad: A Book of Moment, Nov. 22 at Wilmot United Church beginning at 7:30 p.m. and the following day at Westminster Books – 11 a.m.

NBCCD Craft Sale on Nov 22-24 at 457 Queen Street. The NBCCD Craft Sale is a local favourite for holiday gift shopping. Support our Fine Craft students by purchasing stunning handmade creations in pottery, textile, jewellery and more. With their ample creativity, these second-year students have crafted innovative products to offer you truly unique gifts for friends and family. The Craft Sale takes place on November 22 from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m., on November 23 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and on November 24 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.


Matchstick Mike at The Tipsy Muse Café. Mike has lead his electric blues band, The Chain Smokin’ Alter Boys for the past 13 years, and most recently has joined forces with two other veteran Maritime players to form a pure Rockabilly band called the Royaltones. Mike’s sophomore record, Forever and a Day, is receiving regular airplay with blues stations across the country, Europe and Brazil. 7 p.m.

My Black Ram + Graeme Kennedy at The Capital. Fredericton-based My Black Ram wear their influences like patches on a jean jacket: post-punk indie rock, synth pop, and experimental ambience. It shouldn’t make sense but it does. The result is fuzzed-out catchy rock that is at once familiar and fresh. Their album will be available on vinyl and CD. 8 p.m. Joining My Black Ram is Graeme Kennedy, a storytelling songwriter hailing from Peterborough, Ontario. A punk with a heart of folk.

Quinn Bonnell + Matt Comeau + Matt Steele Duo at The Capital. Quinn Bonnell & The Heavy Steppers take the stage to debut the album “Wonder” in full. 10 p.m.

Brick House Babes present: CAMP! at The Phoenix. Our sensational seasonal search for Fredericton’s hottest drag enter-taint-her is back with a fall competition to crown the next BRICK HOUSE BABE. 10 p.m.

Crash Test Dummies at The Playhouse. In 2017, four of the five original members reunited and embarked on a tour in 2018 to begin the celebration of their biggest selling album, God Shuffled His Feet. Multi-platinum selling Canadian band Crash Test Dummies are continuing the celebration of the 25th anniversary of their sophomore album by performing the album in its entirety, and more, on their upcoming fall tour. Special guest is award-winning, singersongwriter Damhnait Doyle. 8 p.m.

Jukebox Live at the STU Conference Centre. This event is a fundraiser in support of Grandmothers Helping Grandmothers (www.grandmothershelpinggrandmothers.ca). The cost is $30, and there will be a cash bar. Tickets are available from Westminster Books, Jean Coutu Pharmacy, Devon Plaza, or call Linda Hubbard at 457- 0362, or Mary Jo McIntosh at 461-1912. 8:30 p.m.


Nutcracker Tea Miniature Version at Gallery 78. Gallery 78 will host the Nutcracker Tea, one of Fredericton’s most popular holiday events! This will be a miniature version of the Beaverbrook Art Gallery’s perennial tea, with a special focus on ballet, in support of the Beaverbrook’s Education Program and Dance Fredericton’s Nutcracker Ballet. An event for the whole family, the Nutcracker Tea will include tasty treats, dance performances, and ballet inspired crafts in a magical setting. Tickets are $15 per person, available at Gallery 78, or reach us at art@gallery78.com or 454-5192. Tickets are limited! 2-4 p.m.

Open Mic with Mitch Rayner at The Tipsy Muse Café. Hosted by Mitch Rayner, this is a chill and relaxed kind of atmosphere, and we love hearing new and returning musicians fill the cafe with their sound!Come join us for a cold or hot drink and great time!

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. 

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