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

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This weekend’s event roundup includes a unique collaborative performance, lots of live music and even a zombie walk.

Jamie Comeau & Crooked Teeth + Womb to Tomb play Grimross Brewery, Friday October 5 at 8 p.m. (photo: Logan Hudson)


WARPED – A Collaborative Project at UNB Arts Centre. WARPED is a multi-disciplinary project that, like the game of telephone, passes information form one person to the next. In this case, a completed work from one artist is sent to the next, allowing that artist to respond by translating the patterns into the media of their own new and unique work. Join cellist Emily Kennedy, poet Rebecca Salazar and textile artist Emily Blair for a unique collaborative performance at UNB’s Memorial Hall, Friday Oct. 5 at 7:30 p.m.

Brett Kissel: We Were That Song at the Fredericton Playhouse. Following his sold-out show at the Playhouse in 2017, Canadian country superstar Brett Kissel returns, performing music from his latest album, We Were That Song. The young Alberta-based singer-songwriter’s sound continues to evolve, and his album boasts a new sense of upbeat energy and excitement. Kissel is the only Canadian to ever tour with Garth Brooks, and considers the country legend to be a mentor and a major influence on his music. Oct. 5 | 7:30 p.m. | $48 and up. 

The Town Heroes + David in the Dark + Soap Opera at The Capital. The Town Heroes have released their fourth full-length album, Everything (will be fine when we get to where we think we’re going). This is the first album since the band expanded from a duo to include two additional members. Oct. 5 | Doors at 9. Show at 10. 

Jamie Comeau & Crooked Teeth + Womb to Tomb at Grimross Brewery. Jamie Comeau & Crooked Teeth won the 2017 Stingray Music Rising Star award at last year’s Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival and have been going hard ever since. They’re joined by Saint John ambient folk outfit Womb to Tomb. Should be a great night. Oct. 5 | 8 p.m. | $10

B.A. Johnston + Young Satan in Love + Helium Submarine at The Capital. BA is back two weeks after he left with a solid class of local entertainment. Young Satan in Love and Helium Submarine. “Good times” await. Oct. 6 | 10 p.m.

Mike Aube + Kylie Fox + Matt Comeau at Grimross Brewery. Three New Brunswick songwriters come together for an evening songs, stories and laughter. October 6. 8 p.m.

Weekly Organ Recitals at Christ Church Cathedral. All are welcome to enjoy the regular weekly organ recitals by Cathedral organist, David Drinkell. Mr. Drinkell gives a short talk to introduce each work, which is always informative and often amusing. These are informal recitals, lasting only 40 – 45 minutes. Friday, Oct. 5 @ 12:10 p.m. No charge.

The Fredericton Strong Concert with Host David Myles. A benefit concert featuring only Canadian artists. Headliners for the Oct. 6 concert are Matt Mays, Matt Andersen, Neon Dreams, Classified, Tristan Horncastle, and more. Tickets are on sale at the Aitken Centre website http://auc.unb.ca and at the Aitken Centre box office, open 11am to 4pm Monday to Friday. Tickets: $74.75


York Sunbury Historical Society & Fredericton Region Museum Art & Craft Exhibition. Members, friends, and the public are invited to this opening reception October 5. All members of the Historical Society were invited to submit two to four works for display in the Gallery until October 27. 5 p.m.

The Seeing Beyond Vision Loss Art Show. Government House in Fredericton will be hosting the CNIB Seeing Beyond Vision Loss art show. The Exhibit features art and crafts from New Brunswickers with sight loss and highlights the abilities and perseverance of those who overcome challenges to live life to the fullest. The Exhibit features many different mediums and experience levels and is open to the public throughout the months of September and October. Old Government House. Oct. 6 | 10-4 p.m.


Friday Night Dance Party. Have you ever experience the pure magic of Carnival? This will be a Dance Party like no other, so put on some flashy dance clothes and come out and party to some of the best music that Trinidad and Tobago has to offer! Friday October 5 at Fredericton YMCA | 6 p.m. | Free to members – $5 non-members


Fredericton Zombie Walk & Food Drive. Greener Village Food Bank’s 10th annual Fredericton Zombie Walk is back again to help feed some hungry brains.  Zombies from all over come bearing nonperishable food items for Greener Village Food Bank. This year’s theme: PARTY! We want to see those party hats and half chewed noise makers like you just came from a zombie attacked birthday party! Event fee is a nonperishable food item (or more if you feel like a party animal) and is open to all ages. Officer’s Square. Saturday October 6 | 2 p.m.

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