A quick run through some of the events happening this week in the world of art, music and film.
Monday Night Film Series presents Wild Rose. Rose-Lynn Harlan (TIFF 2017 Rising Star Jessie Buckley, Beast) has dreamt of becoming a country music star for as long as anyone can remember. But Glasgow isn’t exactly Nashville, and, as a convicted criminal and single mother of two young children, Rose-Lynn is more country song than country starlet. Just released from prison, forced to wear an ankle monitor and keep curfew, she can’t return to her job as the house-band singer at Glasgow’s Grand Ole Opry. Sporting her white cowboy hat and white leather cowboy boots, Rose-Lynn lands a new job as a housekeeper for the lovely, and very posh, Susannah (Sophie Okonedo). 7:30pm at Tilley Hall, UNB Campus. $8. $5 for members.
The Stampeders at The Playhouse. The predominant Canadian Rock ‘n’ Roll band of the 1970s – The Stampeders – are bringing along all their classic hits: Wild Eyes, Carry Me, Oh My Lady, Devil You, Monday Morning Choo Choo, Minstrel Gypsy, Hit the Road Jack and, of course, the quintessential Canadian and Hall of Fame song, Sweet City Woman! 7:30p.m. $55.
Rarity + Sleepshaker + Romancer + Verses at The Capital Complex. Hamilton, ON’s Rarity headline a night of heavy music with performances by Sleepshaker (Halifax, NS), Romancer (Waterloo, ON) and Fredericton’s own Verses. Doors at 8 p.m. Show at 9. $8.
Open Mic Night at The Capital. Rich Gloade hosts this weekly event at The Capital. If you are 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.
Poetry Fun at the Fredericton Public Library. Join the library staff in the Children’s department where poet laureate Jenna Albert will be offering a special poetry-themed event aimed at children of all ages. Free of charge and all are welcome! 10:30 a.m.
Symphony New Brunswick presents Jeans and Classics: The ABBA Show at The Playhouse. The best of Classics and Rock together in one show, conducted by guest Martin MacDonald, SNB welcomes a new kind of show guaranteed to send you home with a song in your heart. Blow the cobwebs of winter away with this Symphony Spring Special! There will be a pre-show talk at 6:30pm. Show at 7:30 p.m. $17.39 – $43.48.
Matthew Walsh Book Launch at The Capital Complex. Join Matthew Walsh and special guest poet/UNB grad Perry Reimer for the launch of their book, These are not the potatoes of my youth. Books will be available for sale and refreshments will be available for purchase. Matthew Walsh hails from the eastern shore of Nova Scotia and has twice travelled by bus across Canada. Their poems may be found in the Malahat Review, Arc, Existere, Matrix, Carousel, and Geist. Walsh now lives in Toronto. 7 p.m.
Fortunato + Ceeb Dread at The Capital. Back and in full effect, Fortunato is blazing through town on his East Is In The House tour and he’s ready to tear down The Capital Complex once again. 9 p.m. $8.
Lenten Recital at St. Paul’s United Church. Vocal Collective, a young adult quintet, will perform exciting arrangements of several spirituals. Dr. Sharon Pond, organist at St. Paul’s, will premiere a spiritual she composed and present two works by J.S. Bach and Pageant, a pedal extravaganza by Leo Sowerby. 12:10 p.m. By donation.
Canada’s Ballet Jörgen Coppélia at The Playhouse. Coppélia is one of the world’s oldest surviving ballets and is the best known and most performed comedic ballet. It is a daring, bold and funny story that takes us into the mysterious mind of Dr. Coppélius, a lonely and disillusioned toy maker who wishes he could bring his dolls to life to find his perfect bride. This comedy with love is told through vibrant choreography. Emotional and captivating, it is one of the best balletic representations of fantastical storytelling the world over. 7:30 p.m. $19-$38.
Feels Good Battle of the Bands 2019. Come to support these awesome musicians & vote for your favourite act of the night to help bring them to the FINAL SHOWDOWN on April 24th! Each night, we’ll give away one WEEKEND PASS for FOLLY FEST… so you don’t want to miss this! 8 p.m. $6.
Jennifer Castle + Julie Doiron at The Capital Complex. Angels of Death” is the fifth full-length album by Ontario songwriter Jennifer Castle – her second for Idee Fixe (Canada) and first for Paradise of Bachelors (USA and the rest of the world). 8 p.m. $16.
Paint and Sip Fundraiser at the Crowne Plaza. In recognition of Adult Literacy Week, we invite you to join us for a Paint ‘n Sip event. Registration starts at 6:30pm and tickets are $40; they include everything you need to create your own personal masterpiece to take home. There will be fully guided instructions by artist Laura Forrester on how to create it! ARTSnews April 11, 2019 Volume 20, Issue 15 This is a fun, stress free event with absolutely no experience necessary, everyone from beginner to advanced will get a chance to creatively express themselves. All supplies and instruction are provided, laughs are a given, and the drinks are up to you! 7 p.m.
Leahy at The Playhouse. Over the course of their notable career, Canadian family band Leahy has secured a place as one of the country’s most highly-regarded progressive folk-roots bands. The three-time Juno-winning group combines piano, guitar, fiddle and strong vocals with pulse-raising rhythms, compelling storytelling and infectious melodies for an unforgettable live show. 7:30 p.m. $21-$42.
Open Mic Comedy Night at The Capital. The longest running comedy open mic in New Brunswick returns again for our first spring instalment. No cover (though a $5 donation would be appreciated). A great way to cap off your day or start off your night! 7:30 p.m.
Wicked Vices + Kill Chicago + Canyun at The Capital Complex. Wicked Vices headline a night of rock and roll at the Capital with performances by Kill Chicago and Toronto-based cosmic country act, Canyun. Doors at 9 p.m. Show at 10. $10.
Corey Jellison at The Tipsy Muse Café. Saint John singer/songwriter, Corey Jellison performs music from his debut release and many more from his songbook on The Muse stage. 7 p.m. $8.
Villages and Sam + Becca at Grimross Brewery. Not many bands can credit a Rankin Family sing-along as the impetus for their start; for Villages, it was a catalyst. Bringing a soulful acoustic vibe back into the modern pop sound, Indie R&B musicians and twin sisters Sam & Becca take inspiration from artists such as Billie Eilish, Jessie Reyes, and Kehlani. 8 p.m. $10.
Calum Jackson at The Tipsy Muse Café. Bashing his strings in a harmonic racket, C A Jackson sings and whistles; crooning tunes of love, of loss, of hope from days long gone. Adding his own twist on antique melodies and stories, he’s sure to get your feet tapping. 7 p.m. $10.
Colin Fowlie Party Music Album Release Party at Grimross Brewery. Colin will be joined by the band and special guests. The new album will be played in one set, and another set of other originals and select covers. 8 p.m. $10.
The Liquor Store, Janowskii, Comedy & More at The Capital Complex. The Liquor Store was born in 2011 when a couple of accomplished jazz musicians came together through their love and passion for music and the potential “fame” they would obtain on campus by playing at a student gathering. In 2014, two additional members joined to create the Liquor Store we know today. Since then, they toured in Quebec and Ontario and worked on promoting and sharing their music. 8:30 p.m. $11.
Open Mic at Grimross Brewing. All welcome; music, poetry, storytelling and more. 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.