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

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This weekend’s event roundup includes Cape Breton fiddling, a house concert, lots of gallery openings, a photo workshop and more.

Wendy MacIsaac & Mac Morin play an afternoon show at Grimross, Sunday Sept. 30 – 3-5 p.m..

Another weekend full of possibility in and around the GFA. Let’s take a look. 


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, Sept. 28 @ 12:10 p.m. No charge.

Verses Album Release. Fredericton hardcore crossover band Verses will release their new album Dump Eagles with a show at the Capital Complex with Anthesis (Quispamsis) and OVAV (Halifax). Sept. 28, Doors at 9. Show at 10. $6.

Overwound at Grimross Brewery. Overwound is blues on fire. Based out of Fredericton, NB, this 3-piece band was designed from the start to bring guitar blues to the stage with a live high-energy edge. Modern variations on blues classics plus modern blues/rock with that extra octane and drive that is made to experience live. Sept. 28, 8 p.m. $10.

BLEU at The Capital. BLEU (Halifax/Newfoundland) play The Capital Complex this Saturday. They will be joined by three Fredericton acts: Chillteens + Jerry-Faye and Arma Epifania. Sept. 29, Doors at 9. Show at 10. $8

Lansdown Concerts presents John Wort Hannam on September 29 at 8 p.m. at 41 River Front Way John has six recordings out and has a Juno nomination, a Canadian Folk Music Award, a Galaxie Rising Star Award and a Kerrville New Folk title. His voice is haunting and his stories are fabulous. Tickets are $20 and can be reserved via email at pmm56@me.com, or by calling 457-0826. Doors: 7:15 p.m. Show at 8 p.m.

Wendy MacIsaac & Mac Morin at Grimross. Starting with a few humble steps, Mac Morin has been able to travel professionally as a Cape Breton step dancer and piano player for the last 20 years. Wendy MacIsaac is a renowned fiddler from Cape Breton who has been playing music for over 30 years. She is recognized as one of the “old school” style of players who has kept the traditional sound going and has a deep. Sunday, Sept. 30. 3-5 p.m. $10 – $12


Visual Art:

Gallery on Queen hosts Through a Nightmare by Yalda Bozorg. This outstanding installation will be mounted for one weekend only. The entire gallery will be transformed to explore Yalda’s experiences with mental illness and hallucination. Yalda uses technology and traditional materials to be able to deliver such an important message through sound, light, 3D modelling and animation. She uses various media: porcelain, metal, textiles, as well as sound and digital. Printing and porcelain sculptures are among the mediums she chose to work with for this project. Talking about mental health issues and depression and bringing awareness about these subjects are the main focus of this exhibition. Sept. 27 -29. No charge.

Gallery 78 presents Watershed, The Art of Water and Island Waters, three new exhibitions on display Sept 28-Oct 28. Watershed by James Wilson explores with quiet, astute reflection, the tributaries, floodplains, marshes and tidal effect of the vast all-encompassing St. John River watershed through his camera lens and discerning eye. The Art of Water is a further journey into the facets of water from brilliant reflections, to surreal interpretations of moments captured in oil, acrylic and watercolour. A third exhibition from Newfoundland is a thoughtful and serene grouping of traditional Japanese woodblocks, paintings, and poetry in Island Waters by Charlotte Jones, Tessa May, and Pamela Gill.

The George Fry Gallery opens the exhibit 900 Degrees and Rising, Sept. 28 at 4:30 p.m. This is an invitational ceramics exhibition featuring 16 professional artists from across New Brunswick. Featured artists include Suzanne Babineau, Judy Blake, Lee Horus Clark, Jackie Doucette, David Eastwood, Éveline Gallant-Fournier, Maru Guevara, Wendy Johnston, Isabelle Lafargue, Ghita Levin, Denise MacLean, Shannon Merrifield, Leigh Merritt, Maja Padrov, Joanna Pottle and Peter Powning. Many of the artists will be onhand for the opening reception. On display until Nov. 8

Family Art Day at The Beaverbrook Art Gallery. Bring the whole family to the Gallery’s Family Art Days! This new program, offered on the last Sunday of each month, includes musical performances, multiple artist workshops, free admission, and more. Sept. 30, 12-5 p.m. For more information about this month’s Family Art Day, click here: http://beaverbrookartgallery.org/en/visit/family-art-day


Photo workshop with Noel Chenier. Sept. 29 at King’s Landing. Spend a day going back in time at the Kings Landing Historical Settlement on a photo field trip. We’ll visit the various attractions at the site, including the many historic homes with their beautiful gardens, the farms, plants, and animals. Fall colors should be in awesome form as well. This is a completely hands on learning experience! You will learn about controlling shutter speeds and apertures, metering and exposure. At each location, I will help you explore the various shooting possibilities, make suggestions on settings, or be there just to answer any questions you have. To register, contact Noel at noel@learnphoto365.com or 506-608-6424. Meet at the admission desk at 10 a.m.


Book Launch: Jenna Lyn Albert’s Bec & Call at Westminster Books. Nightwood Editions invites you to join us for readings by Jenna Lyn Albert and guest poets Chris Bailey, Lucas Crawford, Rebecca Salazar and Dominique Bernier-Cormier. This event is free and open to the public, books will be available for sale. Sept. 28, 7 p.m.

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