A quick run through some of the events happening this week in the world of art, music and film.
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.
Fredericton Ladies Choir Spring Concert at St. Dunstan’s Church. The 60-voice choir is directed by Sally Dibblee with Carolyn Wagner as accompanist. The wide-ranging program will include popular music, folksongs, and sacred and inspirational selections. Choir members are particularly excited their opening set: a Mamma Mia! medley featuring highlights from the movie soundtrack. 7:30 p.m. $15.
The Mothership at Wilser’s Room. Yup, that’s right! The Mothership is back to funk up all of your Wednesday’s in May in Wilser’s Room. Doors at 9 p.m. Show at 10. $6.
George Fry Gallery hosts One-on-One curated by Brigitte Clavette. This exhibition features work by one faculty member and one student per area of study at NBCCD. This show will make the viewer engage, reflect and question how the teacher/master and student/emerging artist share space on the same continuum. Everyone is welcome. 4:30-6 p.m.
Doc Maclean at The Tipsy Muse Café. Forty-five years ago Doc was playing Charlie Patton songs in Son House’s living room. Today he’s a blues vagabond, a traveller writing from the dark side of the highway: his resophonic, finger style slide guitar paying sonic homage to Patton, House and Big Joe Williams, his Lincoln more of a small home than a big car, his songs a celebration of a life lived fast and large on the Blues Highway. 7 p.m. $15.
Kelsey Fawcett Live at Ed’s Garage & Taproom. Kelsey is back again on the taproom stage. If you haven’t already, come listen to her beautiful voice. She enjoys performing acoustic covers of your favourite songs with her own personal flair and passion. 7 p.m. $5.
Mark Roberts and Peter Hicks at The Tipsy Muse Café. The Tipsy Muse presents a Songwriter’s Showcase featuring Mark Roberts & Sleepy Driver’s Peter Hicks. A night of music, stories, and more music. 7 p.m.
Comedy Night at Wilser’s Room. The infamous once a month comedy open mic is back! It will be very pleasant and you will feel very nice. No cost but a donation would be appreciated! Hosted by Louis Anthony Bryan. 7:30 p.m.
Flourish Fest Presents: Mauno / Scattered Clouds & Guests at The Capital. Thursday night at The Capital includes performances by Mauno (Halifax), Scattered Clouds (Hull), Terra Wa and Arma Epifania. (Fredericton). Doors at 9. Show at 10. $10.
The Doors/Fleetwood Mac Tribute Night at Grimross Brewing Co. A double tribute night to take you back to the 70s, we will have local musicians teaming up to bring you a throwback night in support of Living Roots Music Festival and Tay Creek Folk Festival. 8 p.m. $15.
Marian EP release w/ Aftersurf & Jerry Faye at The Capital. Fronted by singer/songwriter/guitarist Dylan Ward, Marian is a quartet of familiar faces, as Ward, drummer Stefan Westner, bassist Evan LeBlanc and lead guitarist Tim Everett have been cheered on by club and festival goers between Halifax and Toronto during tours as members of other bands that frequented both plus all the major centres in between. Debut EP on the way! Let’s help them celebrate. Doors at 9. Show at 10. $8.
Artists’ Choice, Inscape & Fredericton Collective Light open at Gallery 78. Artists’ Choice will feature new work by Daniel Porter, Jessie Babin, Joanne Hunt, David McKay, RFM McInnis, Richard Montpetit, Ann Balch, Gerard Collins, Amber Leger, Anna Cameron, Isabelle Lafargue and Réjean Roy.
Inscape is “The unique essence or inner nature of a person, place, thing, or event, especially depicted in poetry or a work of art.” This is the end of year exhibition for the emerging professional metal smiths, textile artists, and potters in the NB College of Craft and Design’s Advanced Studio Practice (ASP) program. Artists featured will be Anja Sucura, Kelsey Hines, Joanna Richardson, Melissa Booker, Arcassa Hone and Mary Beth Piper. This exhibition continues until June 21.
SilverFish Photography Collective presents Fredericton Collective Light wherein members explore the city’s beauty, secrets and narratives resulting in delightfully fresh perspectives. This exhibition continues until June 30. Join the artists on Friday, June 7 from 5 – 7 p.m.
All-Ages Family Storytelling Concert at Marhsall d’Avary Hall Auditorium. As part of the Storytellers of Canada Conference, there will be a Saturday evening Storytelling Concert. You will hear the beloved Sheree Fitch, travel with a Voyageur, romp with Jack in a Newfoundland tale, and hear other delightful stories. 7:30 p.m. The cost is $10 per adult, and children under 12 get in for free.
This Frontier Needs Heroes at Grimross Brewing Co. This Frontier Needs Heroes is the moniker of singer-songwriter Brad Lauretti. His determination and DIY ethos has brought him on an epic journey around the world, playing clubs, houses, and festivals. Doors at 7. Show 8. $15.
Like a Motorcycle + Dizzy and his kittens + Unholy Freqs at The Capital. Like a Motorcycle is a melee attack with a soundtrack. They deliver poignant earworms for their fellow disenfranchised rejects; working minimum wage jobs while dodging five-figure debt. Unholy FREQS have been lurking in the shadows on the edge of the Fredericton music scene waiting for the right moment to emerge. Pulling influences from a wide variety of genres such as funk, blues, reggae/ska, high energy rock and punk they have created a unique sound that will have listeners grooving in one moment and ready to start a mosh pit in the next. 10 p.m. $8.
Dance Fredericton presents Rhythms of nature at The Fredericton Playhouse. In this year’s recital, Dance Fredericton’s Junior and Senior students will be celebrating the rhythms of nature and the beauty all around us. Two shows. 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. $12.75 – $20.75
Chris Colepaugh at The Tipsy Muse Café. With southern-inspired soul and a heaping dose of the blues, multiple award-winning Canadian Chris Colepaugh delivers a powerhouse of driving rhythms, crunchy guitar licks, and badass vocals. As the multiple award-winning frontman of the group Chris Colepaugh and the Cosmic Crew and Gold City Ashes, he has performed at prestigious festivals such as SXSW, CMW, NXNE, NEMO, Evolve, Canadian Music Cafe and has spent more than two decades actively touring Canada and the United States.7 p.m. $15.
Angelina Lynn & Juan Gonzalo Jiminez Concert at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church. Moncton’s Angelina Lynn (soprano) and Columbian pianist Juan Gonzalo Jiminez, are delighted to present a recital of solo piano works and art song. Both are pursuing their Doctor of Music degrees in performance at the University of Laval in Quebec City. The program will include well-known works by Schumann, Chopin, and Ravel, as well as some extraordinarily beautiful pieces by Colombian composers Jaime Leon and Luis Calvo. 7 p.m. $15.
Flower Inspired at the Muse Cafe with Reuben Mark Stewart. A hands on flower arranging workshop. Book your spot for June 9th at The Muse Cafe in Downtown Fredericton. Your flowers, vase and new inspiration awaits. A springtime workshop and guide to arranging flowers. Tickets $120. Workshop 6-8:45 p.m. Register by email or DM. firstname.lastname@example.org
The ABBA Show at the Fredericton Playhouse. Direct from Australia, the world’s premier live ABBA tribute is coming to town. Far from being ‘just another cover band’, The ABBA Show is a full-scale concert production featuring more than two hours of fun, energetic musical performances with a live backing band, replica costumes, theatrical lighting and effects and all the dancing an ABBA fan can handle. 7 p.m. $33.50-$57.50-$62.50
Starring incredibly detailed performances from internationally acclaimed impersonators ABBAsolutely fABBAulous, The ABBA Show gives fans of all ages a chance to re-live the ABBA concert experience, celebrate the music of ABBA and dance the night away!
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.