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

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This weekend includes a performances by the Fredericton Symphony Orchestra, Newfoundland duo Ian Foster & Nancy Hynes, Young Satan in Love, BLEUM, an acoustic set from Kill Chicago and lots more. 

Lansdowne Concerts presents Newfoundland duo Ian Foster & Nancy Hynes this Saturday.

Friday

CATAPULT Pitch + Reception at UNB Wu Centre. After eight weeks of intensive training, six Fredericton artists have the business chops they need to make it as professional artists. On December 6, they’ll prove it by pitching themselves to artists, stakeholders, and government officials at the graduation event for ArtsLink’s CATAPULT program. 8:30 p.m.

BLEUM + PINEO & LOEB + Wangled Teb + M3D14 at The Capital Complex. After two sold out shows in 2019, Bleum returns one last time this year to The Capital Complex. They’re taking a break for the winter to hit the studio – but before they do, they’re throwing a party with special guests PINEO & LOEB, Wangled Teb and M3D14 (pronounced “Media”). 9 p.m.

Young Satan in Love + Sadie at The Tipsy Muse Café. In concert and on record Young Satan in Love is an attempt to break the audience through the fourth wall of their own lives, to experience from an awake place a world of simultaneously amped up and shattered illusions. On the surface it’s a send up of the story of Genesis (referring here to the Old Testament Genesis, though we do begin season one with a song called Phil Collins) and recast as a rock opera performed in bars. 7 p.m.

Fredericton Playhouse presents Fredericton Symphony Orchestra & Fredericton Choral Society. The Fredericton Symphony Orchestra has been giving concerts regularly in Fredericton since 1976. The members are a group of professional musicians and accomplished amateurs who have studied music and performance conducted by Musical Director Richard Hornsby. The FSO performs three to four times a year, and frequently collaborates with the Fredericton Choral Society. In this special holiday presentation, the Orchestra will deliver Rimsky Korsakov’s Christmas Eve Suite before being joined with the Choral Society following the intermission. Together they will deliver selections from Handel’s Messiah and a selection of well-known holiday favourites that everyone can sing along to. 7:30 p.m.

Saturday

Lansdowne Concerts presents A Week In December with Ian Foster & Nancy Hynes. Ian Foster is an award-winning singer songwriter from Newfoundland. Ian is currently touring Eastern Canada with his long-time collaborator and harmonizer, Nancy Hynes. The duo has developed a Christmas show they call A Week in December, and you are invited! The show will be a mix of standard Christmas songs and some more obscure holiday tracks as well as two originals penned by Ian. With a range from traditional carols to Kenny and Dolly, they want you to love each song … and like their album, there’s something for everyone in this live show. ARTSnews November 28, 2019 Volume 20, Issue 48 To make it even more special, your ticket price of $25 includes a meet and mingle with Ian and Nancy, complete with your choice of wine or mulled cider! To purchase your ticket, contact pmm56@me.com. 7 p.m. 41 River Front Way.

Jimmy MacKinley + Maggie Estey + Ben Conoley at Wilser’s Room. Miramichi’s Jimmy MacKinley joins Fredericton’s one-woman hotdog eating contest Maggie Estey for a night of laughter hosted by Ben Conoley. PARTY! 8 p.m.

Where’s the Tylenol? Colin Fowlie & friends at Grimross Brewing Co. After a full year + of being a full time musician and touring all over Canada and north east US, Colin wants to bring is band and some friends together and play his ‘Party music” album along with some brand new songs. 8 p.m.

Chill Chicago at The Tipsy Muse Café. Kill Chicago like you probably haven’t heard them before. 7 p.m.

Frantically Atlantic Album Launch at Tipsy Muse Café. Frantically Atlantic, featuring Don Rigley and Michelle Daigle, is a New Brunswick based touring duo with a broad repertoire of East Coast-style Folk, Celtic, and Acadian tunes – traditional and original. Their instruments include fiddle, vocals, hammered dulcimer, Irish bouzouki, bodhran, tin whistles, guitar, concertina, mandolin, banjo, spoons and shruti box (Indian reed instrument). In their combined history they have performed in the Maritimes, Newfoundland, Quebec, Ontario, New England and Ireland.  2-4 p.m.

Dennis Ellsworth & the ES + Noble Daugther + Evan LeBlanc at The Capital Complex. A night of music in celebration of the new album from Ellsworth. Come out. 10 p.m.

Sunday

Fredericton Ladies Choir Jazzes up Christmas Concert at St. Dunstan’s Church. The choir is directed by Sally Dibblee with Carolyn Wagner as accompanist. Special guests for the event will be the Don Bossé Jazz Quartet. These well-known local musicians have been performing together for over 20 years and are bound to bring a new spin to some Christmas classics. The quartet will perform its own set as well as joining the singers on several selections. Other familiar faces appearing in the concert will be Bill Turney reading The Night Before Christmas and Tom Fetter stepping in with instrumental accompaniment. 3 p.m.

Open Mic with Mitch Rayner at The Tipsy Muse Café. Come share a song or two on a wintery Sunday afternoon. 2-5 p.m.

New Brunswick Country Music Showcase: A Christmas Show! A star-studded lineup of New Brunswick country music artists including Dolly Dunn, Lisa Richard, Nolan Compton and several others will celebrate the season in style. 7:30 p.m.

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. And be sure to send your events to us at gridcitymagazine (at) gmail.com. 

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