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

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This weekend’s roundup includes a musical theatre coffee house, comedy and improv and more than one classical music performance.

Pallmer play the Gallery on Queen, Friday night. Admission by donation. Photo by Lydia Mainville

Friday

Chickahominy Mountain Band + Kate McKinley at Grimross Brewing. The Chickahominy Mountain Band has the frame of a traditional country blues band that isn’t afraid to let go and let the music do the talking. Mostly original material by Sam Astorino brought to life by Mike (mumble) Humble, Ian Sherwood, Don Flatt and Patrick Gushue. With lyric based songs written about life from a Maritimers point of view, this band can play to any room in any town. 8 p.m. $10

Coffeehouse at Gibson Memorial United Church. Branch Out Productions is excited to welcome you to an evening of hot drinks, hot music and hot romance. Performers are encouraged to prepare a (maximum 3-song) set list of love themed musical theatre! Email kate@branchoutproductions.ca to express interest. Be sure to include your set list to prevent and duplicates; we are open to live instruments or tracks. Audiences are encouraged to come watch and bring change for drinks, treats, and an art sale! 7 p.m.

Dave Gunning & J.P. Cormier at The Playhouse. Dave Gunning and J.P. Cormier have been good buddies since the mid-1990s. Performing, touring and recording together whenever they could over the years, they finally formalized the partnership with the release of their first album together entitled TWO. The album reflects what they do best on stage—collaborating on new songs, rearranging old folk standards, and having some laughs in the process. TWO is as real as it gets. Two songwriters, interpreters, guitar players, and singers at their peak. 7:30p.m. $34

Pallmer at Gallery on Queen. A viola and cello duo, Pallmer is a classical crossover project formed by Mark Kleyn and Emily Kennedy. The two curate concerts that interweave their own songs with pieces written by living composers; the songs and the pieces are selected to complement each other, to merge the worlds of classical-contemporary and song writing. 7 p.m.

Cinema Politica Fredericton presents Out in the Night. This doc looks at the case of four African-American lesbians who were unfairly convicted of assault in a case of self-defense against a violent homophobic attacker. The film will be followed by an optional discussion. It is co-hosted by The 203 and the Pink Lobster Film Festival. 7 p.m.

Brick House Babes Presents: Snow Plowed at The Phoenix. A night of drag in the search for Fredericton’s next brick House Babe. Doors at 9 p.m. Show at 10.

Influx + Goth Night + Dark Electronic at The Capital. A dark night of dark clothing and electronic music with performances by DJ Zhukow (Dartmouth, NS) and M3D14 (Fredericton). Doors at 9 p.m. Show at 10.

Saturday

Art of the Possible + 86 & 8 at Grimross Brewing. Art of the Possible is your favourite band you haven’t heard yet. Made up of seasoned musicians, and featuring lead vocals by powerhouse brother and sister duo Colin and Meagan Fowlie, they trade off lead and harmonize. 86&8 is born from the idea that rock is akin to a great batch of cookies: the simplest recipes are often the finest. The difference between a snickerdoodle and a chocolate chip isn’t fundamental but is found in the details. 8 p.m. $10

Hot Garbage Players present Freddydale at The Capital. Hot Garbage Players bring the laughs closer to home in this scandalous love letter to our beautiful riverside city. Freddydale is a fully improvised show that takes place in a overly dramatized version of Fredericton. Half local colour, half Netflix original drama, Freddyville turns your familiar surroundings into the dangerous, mysterious city you wish you were living in! 7:30 p.m. $7

Guided tours of the Beaverbrook Art Gallery. Guided tours of the International Wing and New Pavilion at 2 p.m. (English), 3 p.m. (French), 4 p.m. (English) will be free with admission.

Art Battle Fredericton at the Charlotte Street Arts Centre. Watch as artists transform blank canvases into beautiful pieces of art in just 20 minutes, and then help vote to determine the winner of the event! All artwork will also be available for silent auction. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door for general audiences, and $12 in advance or $15 at the door for students and children. 7:30 p.m.

Prisoner of Tehran at The Playhouse. Prisoner of Tehran is a synthesis of dance, theatre, and storytelling, exploring themes of social justice, oppression, and freedom. The show is a multidisciplinary performance, featuring a spoken word component written by Marina Nemat, describing the two years she spent as a political prisoner in Iran as a teenager. Word Feast is thrilled to be partnering with The Playhouse to offer this promotion to our friends, followers, and subscribers. Get your tickets now for an evening of powerful and compelling storytelling and performance! 7:30 p.m. $14-$28

New Brunswick Country Showcase at the Tom Morrison Theatre. The best old time Rock and Roll songs from the 50s & 60s featuring Kevin Neilson, Grace Morgan, John & Jean Maunder, Sharon Duplessie & Kathy Harrigan (from Mirimichi), Marty Hall, Jen Munn, Danny Dobbelsteyn, Amy Dow, Sheldon Gordan, Natalie Thibodeau, Dan O’Brien and the Showcase Band! 7:30 p.m.

Weeds of the Stoned Age at The Capital. Three sets of music by Queens of the Stone Age. Doors at 9 p.m. Show at 10.

Sunday

New Brunswick Youth Orchestra at The Playhouse. The New Brunswick Youth Orchestra returns to the Playhouse. This year’s ensemble of 85 inspiring music ambassadors, directed by Maestro Antonio Delgado, ranges in age from 10 to 23 years. Their concert will feature Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 5 and a performance of Wolastoq Fantasia by NB composer Sam Arnold. 2 p.m. $11.47-$23.47

Michel Thériault and Stef Paquette at the Centre Communautaire Sainte-Anne. This will be a double-bill concert with Michel Thériault (music) and Stef Paquette (comedy). Known as the “mustard-pop singer,” the Acadian Michel Thériault excels in improvisation and derision. A true showman, Franco-Ontarian comedian Stef Paquette loves the stage as much as his audience. 7:30 p.m. $15.50 – $28

This feature 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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