This weekend’s roundup includes events at The Capital Complex, the Beaverbrook Art Gallery, the Black Box Theatre and lots more.
Cinema Political presents Sol at Conserver House. A quiet meditation on the devastation of Inuit suicide, this documentary confronts the legacy of colonization and urgently demands justice for Canada’s Indigenous Peoples. Solomon Tapatsiaq Uyarasuk was a charismatic young Inuk – an amateur acrobat, musician and poet. This film is a stirring tribute to the young man. The film will be followed by an optional discussion with special guest, Lisa Jodoin, Filmmaker in Residence, UNB Culture & Media Studies, who will show her short film Tracing Blood.
All are welcome. Screenings are free but donations are welcome. Conserver House location is wheelchair accessible but the washrooms are up the stairs. 7 p.m.
Wicked Vices + Melonvine + The Royal Volts at The Capital. A solid night of rock and roll at Fredericton’s downtown live music HQ. Check out sets from Wicked Vices (Fredericton), Melonvine (Moncton) and The Royal Volts (Eastern Shore, Nova Scotia). Doors at 9 p.m. $8
A Life of Galileo at the Black Box Theatre. Padua. 1609. Galileo Galilei, a part-time professor and researcher of mathematics and philosophy has invented a new instrument that allows him to view the universe in greater detail and to pay his rent where his teaching stipend falls short. Through his telescope, he confirms that the earth and the planets revolve around the sun while attracting the interest and ire of a Catholic Church afraid of losing its grip on the faithful masses. Translated by acclaimed British playwright Mark Ravenhill, this model example of “Epic Theatre” was written by Brecht in the years before and after World War II, begun when he hid from Nazi authority and then revised as he reflected on its consequences before fleeing American McCarthyism and the “red scare” in 1947. Tickets are $10 regular and $5 for students & seniors. Nov 21-24 at 7:30pm & 2pm on the Nov 24
Comedian Ron James at the Fredericton Playhouse. Award-winning comedian Ron James has been selling out theatres for 15 years with his marathon, side-splitting, kinetically charged performances. Marshaling a comedian’s eye for satire and a writer’s ear for language, Ron takes his audience on a breath-taking, non-stop roller coaster ride, cutting a wide swath through contemporary culture with his razor-sharp ribald wit, uncompromising standards and unique, poetically honed delivery … a stand-out amongst ‘stand-ups’.Nov. 23-24. $51.50 7:30 p.m.
The EQ (Easley Quartet) CD Release in Wilser’s Room. The Easley Quartet (The EQ) is a new collaboration of some of the most revered jazz players in Atlantic Canada. The group features Tom Easley on bass, Mark Adam on drums, and the dual guitar attack of Geordie Haley and Kevin Brunkhorst.
Milk & Bone with Bleum at The Capital. Montreal’s Milk & Bone (Laurence Lafond-Beaulne and Camille Poliquin) create melodies that are both dreamy and harrowing. Made up of electronic textures and layered synths, Lafond-Beaulne and Poliquin’s sonic universe distinguishes itself from the electro-pop genre thanks to their perfectly-paired vocal colours. Tickets are on sale at https://goo.gl/Dyxuna or in person through the Etixnow kiosks located Graystone Brewing + Grimross Brewing Co.
The Cultural Market’s 1st Annual Christmas Show. More than 20 vendors will be joining the market’s regular vendors to offer a unique shopping experience with many vendors offering unique gifts for those hard to buy family members and friends. Admission is free and there is plenty of parking. 9-2 p.m.
Lansdown Concerts presents Adyn Townes. Adyn Townes (formerly known as Andy Brown) began his musical career in Fredericton. Edgy in a good way, its genre is best described as alternative indie-folk with raw and honest lyrics. Adyn is a three-time International Song-Writing Competition Finalist and an official Taylor Guitars artist. After a particularly successful trip to the Woodford Folk Festival in the land Down Under, he spent some time in Sydney, but life on the road has him back in Fredericton at the present time. He’s currently touring through the Maritimes, and across Canada. The cost is $20 per person at the door. To reserve seats, contact email@example.com or call 457-0826. 8 p.m.
Nutcracker Tea at the Beaverbrook Arts Gallery. One of Fredericton’s much-loved holiday traditions is back! Join us for tea service, carolers, music, dance performances from all over the globe, art activities, and, of course, plenty of sweets. This year’s magic will be made even more fantastic by a very special guest. Author Wendy McLeod MacKnight will be here launching a brand-new, never-before-published short story: A Beaverbrook Holiday. 2-4 p.m. $15
Elm City Echoes at the Tom Morrison Theatre. If you need a bit of music to get you ready for the festive season, the Elm City Echoes are ready to entertain you. Fredericton’s barbershop chorus for women will offer a program of sacred selections and seasonal tunes in four-part a cappella harmony. Special guests invited to share the stage with the Echoes include the Canadian Military Wives Choir Gagetown and Stepping Stone Ukulele Players. A performance by AtTUNEment, a new quartet from within the chorus, will round out the program. Tickets are available for $15 at Westminster Books, from Elm City Echoes members, Military Wives Choir, and at the door. 3 p.m.
Fredericton Heritage Trust host public talk at Provincial Archives. Fredericton Heritage Trust presents Free Public Talk by Dr. Hannah Lane at Provincial Archives. Dr. Lane will give a talk entitled Old Burial Grounds & New Cemeteries in 19th Century Southern New Brunswick. Free parking and light refreshments. Prior to the talk, the Heritage Trust’s Annual General Meeting will be held at 2pm in the Exhibit Room. The public is cordially invited to attend the meeting and the talk. 2:30 p.m.
Canadian Labour Congress International Film Festival. Enjoy eight short films at the 10th annual Canadian Labour International Film Festival at Conserver House, 180 Saint John St., Fredericton. There’s e a fantastic line-up of films from all over the globe, limited edition 10th anniversary swag to give away, and admission is free! 2:00 p.m.
Glass Tiger at the Fredericton Playhouse. With 5 Juno awards, a Grammy nomination, 4 Platinum Albums and 1 Gold Record, 14 hit singles, and over 5 million albums sold, Glass Tiger has solidified itself as an Iconic Canadian act. $43.63-$46.98 8 p.m.