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

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This weekend’s roundup includes the return of Whoop-Szo, an Art Battle, a ballet and as always, so much music.

McKinley Morrison & Williams play the Fredericton Jazz Ball at Charlotte Street Arts Centre on Nov 29 at 7 p.m. Photo credit: BCK Creatives

Friday

Mike Bravener at The Tipsy Muse Café. If you love Energy, Fun, and Originality then you will love Mike Bravener. Not only does he sing and play the great songs that helped define early rock n roll authentically – he play’s them with passion! 7 p.m.

Whoop-Szo (album release) + Some Dads at The Capital Complex. Whoop-Szo are one of the most important bands in Canada right now and are heading back to their adopted home of Fredericton with a brand new album, Warrior Down. Local heavy weights Some Dads open the night! 9 p.m.

Carols by Glowstick at St. Paul’s United Church. This indoor Christmas Carol event is a great way to kick off the season as we join our voices together to sing our favourite carols by child-friendly glow sticks. Come out and raise your voice, swing your glow stick and enjoy the glow of the season. Stay after the singing for cookies and apple cider. 6 p.m.

Fredericton Jazz Ball: An Intimate Evening of Music, Arts & Food at Charlotte Street Arts Centre. Get together and enjoy a warm night out, celebrating music, art and food. 2019 Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival Stingray Rising Star Champions, McKinley Morrison & Williams are bringing their Jazz Ball back to Fredericton. 7 p.m.

Saturday

Alan Jeffries at The Tipsy Muse Café. Alan Jeffries was raised on bluegrass. The Nova Scotia artist is well-known to Canadian music fans from his childhood days preforming on bluegrass stages around the Maritimes and more recently from his years of touring with renowned acts including David Myles. 7 p.m.

Fredericton Heritage Trust presents Free Talk: Skeletal Secrets & AGM at Provincial Archives of NB. This is a talk by Dr. Amy Scott on Skeletal Secrets: Unlocking the Lived Experience at the 18th Century Fortress of Louisbourg. It is preceded by FHT’s AGM at 2pm. All are welcome to both events. 2:30 p.m.

Just A Little Light at Wilser’s Room. All your favourite Grateful Dead songs. Do they make tie-dye toques? 8 p.m.

Art Battle Fredericton at Charlotte Street Arts Centre. Join us for an amazing experience of live art as we kick off a brand new season of Art Battle Fredericton! Artists have 20 minutes to take their canvases from blank to beautiful, battling not only the clock but each other as well. Watch the paint fly before your eyes and help vote to determine the winner. All artwork created will also be available via silent auction. 7:30 p.m.

Dance Fredericton Danse presents The Nutcracker (Nov. 30-Dec. 1) at The Playhouse. Featuring guest artists Alanna McAdie and Yosuke Mino, soloists with Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet, and Louis-Philippe Dionne former soloist with the Atlantic Ballet Theatre of Canada, The Nutcracker is a full-length ballet which showcases original choreography created for Dance Fredericton, elaborate costuming and sets, and the classical score by Pyotr Tchaikovsky. This timeless classic will delight audiences of all ages. 7:30 p.m. (Saturday) and 2 p.m. (Sunday).

Hero’s Last Rite + Shades of Sorrow + Novichok at The Capital Complex. An early metal show? Yup. Come out and enjoy performances from some of Atlantic Canada’s hardest rockin’ bands. 9 p.m.

Sunday

Pine Grove Nursing Home Festival of Lights. The grounds of Pine Grove Nursing Home will light up the night-time sky with 85 magical trees, sponsored by the Pine Grove Foundation, and community-minded companies and individuals. Since its inception in 2010, the Festival of Lights has brought joy to the hearts of the Nursing Home’s residents and has become a popular seasonal tradition for people living in Fredericton. Visitors are welcome and encouraged to tour the grounds of Pine Grove at any time of the day and evening during the month of December. Come out and experience this outstanding community effort to celebrate the season by supporting the work of the Pine Grove Nursing Home. 521 Woodstock Road.

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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