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

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This weekend’s roundup includes a poetry reading, gallery openings, comedy and more than one tribute show. 

Lockdown Trio play the Tipsy Muse Café, Friday February 15.


Gallery 78 presents Working Hands and Song of Remembrance. Opening at Gallery 78 are two exhibitions to elevate and refresh the soul these long winter days. Working Hands by Victoria Moon Joyce shows sixteen sets of hands in various occupations, from a roofer to an author, and she honours their beauty and bountiful abilities. In Song of Remembrance, Karen Burk presents unique handcrafted cremation urns that celebrate the beauty of the lives they embrace, in company with Peter Thompson’s photographs representing imagined landscapes dominated by streams of water.

A Tribute to Paul Simon at Grimross. Doors at 7 p.m. Show at 8. $10 in advance – $15 at the door.

Lockdown Trio at the Tipsy Muse Café. Two master pianists and one award-winning drummer feeding off of the other’s energy. Each capable of carrying the song but sharing the musical pallet with the others to intensify the soulful blues that these men call home. The result is a groove like no other. Comprised of Chris Kirby, Kim Dunn and Geoff Arsenault, each of these front men is also a professional sideman, bringing their own unique harmony and accent styles to offer a truly dynamic show. 7:30 p.m. $20

Run For Your Lives at The Capital. “Scream for me Fredericton!” Fredericton’s own Iron Maiden tribute act Run For Your Lives play the Capital Complex this Friday. Doors at 9 p.m. Show at 10. $10


Exhibition Opening at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery. The official opening reception of an exhibition celebrating 50 years of the New Brunswick Art Bank. Curated by Erin Goodine, Emilie Grace Lavoie, and Emma Hassencahl-Perley, and organized by the Beaverbrook Art Gallery in participation with the Government of New Brunswick, this event is free and open to all. 4 p.m.

Joyful Noise + Pony Rouge at Grimross Brewing. An evening of rock/fusion and prog-rock with Fredericton’s Joyful Noise and Pony Rouge from Halifax. 8 p.m. $10 at the door. $5 for students. 

Poetry + Music + Drag at Wilser’s Room. One of multiple events being held on the same date (Saturday, February 16) across the country in support of a group of 20+ writers who are being sued for speaking out about sexual harassment and assault in the writing community in Canada. 7 p.m.

Weak Size Fish + Superfluid at The Capital. Weak Size Fish are breaking out of hibernation for a quick snap to come brighten up your winter blues and give you something to dance about.Halifax’s Superfluid join to heat you up and get the night started. 10 p.m. $10

The Muse Presents Peter Hansen. NB blues artist makes his Muse debut this month. Peter has been gradually working his way into the local music dialogue, come on out on Feb 16th and see what the buzz is all about. 7:00 p.m. $8.

Trent McClellan’s Laugh Every Day Tour at The Playhouse. Originally from Corner Brook, Trent McClellan is known for his approachable, candid, and effortless observational comedy, and may be best known for his role on CBC’s This Hour has 22 Minutes. He has had numerous filmed television performances from Just for Laughs, Winnipeg and Halifax Comedy Festivals, and comedy specials for CTV and the Comedy Network. Trent can also be heard on CBC’s The Debaters, and he was a panellist on CBC’s Canada Reads. Trent developed a podcast series called The Generators, available on TuneIn Radio and on iTunes. This is Trent’s first Atlantic Canada tour. Please be advised that this performance is intended for mature audiences, and is recommended for ages 14+. 7:30 p.m. $23.50

Evening with Kayley Hill in Support of the Sara Burns Police Memorial Fund. Come along for an evening of live music with NBC’s The Voice contestant, Kayley Hill, and a live auction hosted by Master of Ceremonies, Brad Woodside. Funds raised from this event will support the Sara Burns Police Memorial Fund held by the Fredericton Community Foundation. A portion of your ticket price will be eligible for a tax receipt. 670 Queen Street. 7:30 p.m.


Family Art Day at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery. This series, offered on the last Sunday of each month, includes musical performances, multiple artist workshops, free admission, and more. Please note that this month’s Family Art Day has been rescheduled in celebration of Family Day Weekend! 12-5 p.m.

odd sundays at the Tipsy Muse. This week’s odd sundays poetry event includes guests Heather Browne and Nathaniel G. Moore. Heather Browne believes living near a lake or river or ocean has been key to living a good life, and writing good work. She has produced two books of poetry, and a short story collection in 2017 titled A Moose in the Dark. Heather served as president of the Writers Federation of New Brunswick, and has instructed creative writing classes in Kingston, Ontario. Her novel writing is teaching her about New Brunswick in the 1920s and 40s. Nathaniel G. Moore is the author of three novels including Savage, winner of the 2014 ReLit Award. His latest book, Goodbye Horses, is a collection of Catullus poems that are not translations, but “research papers disguised as brilliant poetry” – according to their creator. He lives in Fredericton.  2 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. 


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