A quick run through some of the events happening this week in the world of art, music and film.
Monday Night Film Series presents The Guilty. Sleek, well-acted, and intelligently crafted, The Guilty is a high-concept thriller that wrings maximum impact out of a handful of basic, and effective, ingredients. When police officer Asger Holm (Jakob Cedergren) is demoted to desk work, he expects a sleepy beat as an emergency dispatcher; that all changes when he answers a panicked phone call from a kidnapped woman who then disconnects abruptly. Asger, confined to the police station, is forced to use others as his eyes and ears as the severity of the crime slowly becomes clearer. The search to find the missing woman and her assailant will take every bit of his intuition and skill, as a ticking clock and his own personal demons conspire against him. 7:30 p.m. at Tilley Hall, UNB Campus. $8. $5 for members.
Open Mic Night at The Capital. Rich Gloade hosts this weekly event at The Capital. If you are a solo performer, a duo, or a band, stop by and try out a new tune in front of a very encouraging crowd. 9 p.m. No cover.
Curator Crunch at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery presents A Miller Brittain Masterpiece. Join Manager of Collections and Exhibitions, John Leroux, each month for an exciting, intimate, and fast-paced look at artworks on display. Designed to comfortably fit in your lunch break, these short presentations on artistic treasures are open to everyone. See what these artworks say, and how they connect us with the world.
A Miller Brittain Masterpiece: The Beaverbrook Art Gallery holds a significant collection of Miller Brittain works, and one of the finest is a recent gift of his 1961 portrait of renowned concert pianist Margaret Ann Ireland. This deeply introspective portrait was featured in the 1981 National Film Board film Miller Brittain, with the late Margaret Ann Ireland discussing the painting’s importance in her life at a critical time. No charge. 12:15 p.m.
Tortoise The Hare & The Millionaire And Friends at Wilser’s Room. Join The Tortoise The Hare & The Millionaire and Friends as they pay tribute to some of their favourite bands each Wednesday in January in Wilser’s Room. Doors at 8. Show at 9 p.m. $6
Music Runs Through It and Lansdowne House Concerts presents Alfie Zappacosta. Alfie Zappacosta is undeniably one of Canada’s premier songwriters and performers with chart-topping hits and a recording and acting career that has spanned 40 years. Songs like Start Again, Passion, When I Fall in Love Again and Nothing Can Stand in Your Way became staples on Canadian adult contemporary radio and Zappacosta became a personified rock star. Indeed, in 1987, Walt Disney’s Danger Bay produced an episode written specifically for him titled Rock Star. In 1988, he won JUNO awards for Album of The Year and Most Promising Artist, an American Music Award for Most Popular Album of The Year and named the Canadian Publishers Music Association’s Best Rock Star. The concert will be held at 41 River Front Way. For more information, call 457-0826. 7:30 p.m. $25
Shaun Ferguson + The Big Spree at Wilser’s Room. Roots & Soul Music Promotions Thursday night series at the Wilser’s Room kicks off this week with Music NB’s 2018 Folk artist of the year Shaun Ferguson with special guests The Big Spree. Doors at 7. Show at 8 p.m.
Trivia Night at The Phoenix. The Capital Complex and The Phoenix present the super awesome, mega popular, totally radical, always crazy….BEST TRIVIA NIGHT EVER. Doors at 7:30. Game at 8 p.m. No cover.
BA Johnston + Which Witch is Which + Motherhood at The Capital. “Three Titans collide in what will be a night that will see Fredericton burned into ash.” With a description like that, how could you say no? See you there! Doors at 9. Show at 10 p.m. $10
Law School Of Rock + Darby Loves You + Blink 182 Cover set & more! Darby Loves You is having a release party and you are invited. Joined by the Law School of Rock and good friends in the Matt, Mitch, John, Greg and Sarah Show. Doors at 8. Show at 9 p.m. $6
Construction & Destruction + Klarkaweinwurm + Dizzy & The Kittens at The Capital. Spook rock book roll, sweet sweet alt indie rock and three chord rock n roll. Doors at 9. Show at 10 p.m. $8
Furlonmg & Smith and the Mudcity Playboys at Grimross Brewing. 2017 ECMA Blues recording of the year nominees Furlong & Smith and the Mudcity Playboys bring you your weekend fix of rockin’ blues. join 8 p.m. $10
Open Mic Night at York County Cider. Every Sunday from 2-5 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.