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

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This weekend’s roundup includes bagpipes, folk music, a book launch, a holiday ballet and tons more. 

Janowskii play The Capital on Saturday night with Walrus and Carinae. Doors at 9 p.m.

Friday

Reception for ArtsLink’s Catapult Program at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery. Join ArtsLink in celebrating the most recent graduates of the CATAPULT Arts Accelerator Program! Meet the artists, hear about their work and business ideas, and partake in good food from Chess Piece Pâtisserie. This event is free and the public is welcome to attend. Refreshments will be provided. It takes place in the RBC Room. 7 p.m.

A Tribute to Tom Waits at Grimross Brewing Co. This is the first in a monthly tribute/fundraiser series. Proceeds will be split between Living Roots Music Festival and Music in Schools. Tickets are available in person only at Grimross. $10 in advance. $15 at the door. 8 p.m.

Book Launch: To Live Like a Moor at St. Thomas University. The STU Research Office invites you to join them in celebrating a book launch for To Live Like a Moor: Christian Perceptions of Muslim Identity in Medieval and Early Modern Spain, edited by Dr. Robin Vose, in Brian Mulroney Hall, room 101. This book traces the many shifts in Christian perceptions of Islam-associated ways of life. Using social, legal, literary, and religious documentation, it reveals the complexities and contradictions underlying a historically notorious transition from pluralism to intolerance. 2 p.m.

Tribute Night at The Capital Complex. Enjoy music by Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Audioslave, and Foo Fighters. Doors at 10. Show at 10:30 p.m. $12

The Once w/ Megan Bonnell at Wilmot United Church. Newfoundland trio The Once wrap up two months on the road with a show at the Wilmot United Church with special guest Toronto singer/songwriter Megan Bonnell. Doors at 7. Show at 8 p.m. $30 in advance. $35 at the door.  

A Celtic Affair at the Picaroons Roundhouse. Celebrate St. Andrews Day with the Fredericton Society of Saint Andrews Pipe Band with speical guest The Montgomery Street Band. Food, drinks, dancing, keg toss, and more. Tickets $20 or $30 for VIP passes that include a brewery tour. 7:30 p.m. 

Saturday

Dance Fredericton presents The Nutcracker at The Playhouse. This performance features 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. This fairy tale ballet opens with the festive Victorian party scene on Christmas Eve in the Stahlbaum home and later follows Clara and the Nutcracker Prince on their journey to the Land of the Sweets. Dec. 1 at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 2 at 2 p.m. $15.50 – $30.50

Gaylí at The Phoenix. Come along to our ‘Gaylí’, the queer version of our traditional Irish Céilí and say no to hate, yes to love, equality and diversity. Bring your dancing shoes and be ready to learn how to swing your partner around the floor! Doors at 8. Fun starts at 8:30 p.m.

Walrus + Carinae + Janowskii at The Capital. If you’re into indie, psych, RnR, or the blues, this is your night. Three bands. Two provinces. One state. Doors at 9. Show at 10. $12

Morohubu + Art of the Possible at Grimmross Brewing. An exciting double bill of rock, funk and soul at Fredericton’s popular uptown concert stage.$10 at the door. 8 p.m.

Sunday

Creating Narnia at the Fredericton Public Library. In anticipation of Theatre New Brunswick bringing C.S. Lewis’ classic story, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe to life, the library is pleased to invite families to a special presentation. Join members of the TNB Theatre School as they reveal what goes into set and costume design for a large-scale theatrical production, hear an excerpt from C.S. Lewis’ classic tale, and see costumes and masks used in earlier productions. Children of all ages will participate in hands-on activities and families will learn about the magic behind the wardrobe, both on and offstage. No need to register for this free drop-in program. 2:30 p.m. Free.

Open Mic Night at York County Cider. Every Sunday from 2-5 p.m.

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