This Week in Fredericton

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A quick run through some of the events happening this week in the world of art, music and film.

The Olympic Symphonium perform with the FUZE orchestra on Friday night as part of the New Brunswick Summer Music Festival.


Fredericton Arts Alliance Artists in Residence: Vanshika Khaitan & Megan Murphy

Two local visual artists, Vanshika Khaitan and Megan Murphy, will work on art projects from August 5 to 11 as part of the summer residence series in the Soldiers’ Barracks.

Vanshika Khaitan, a student at Fredericton High School who has been teaching art to children for two years, and who sells her art at Isaac’s Way, will be creating an acrylic canvas painting of trees. She will also incorporate tree-based materials into the painting and will invite members of the public to contribute other nature-based materials to her painting.

Megan Murphy, also a student at Fredericton High School who was cast as Belle in Theatre New Brunswick’s recent production of Beauty and the Beast, will be working on a painting of a forest, using a large MDF paint board and bright, acrylic colours. She will depict wildlife and a variety of flora and vegetation to represent the life that trees provide.

The studio is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

Artists in Residence at Odell Park: Marla Lesage. From August 6 – 16, explore the work of Marla Lesage at the Odell Park Lodge. During her open studio hours from Monday to Friday, 1 to 5pm, discover her outdoor sketches and watercolour works turn into graphic novels and children’s books. Participate in a drop-in watercolour painting workshop on Friday, August 9 from 12:30 to 2pm. Bring your families to a comic-making workshop on Friday, August 16 from 12:30 to 2pm.

Register for comic-making workshop at by August 14. All activities are free! For more information, please contact or call 460-2674.

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.

Outdoor Summer Concert Series: Mozart in the Park. This free concert at Officer’s Square begins at 7:30 p.m. Rain Date: Wednesday, August 7 at 7:30 p.m.


Motown Downtown with Sugarbomb at The Capital. This 6-piece musical party has come together with a purpose to bring about the joyful revival of what is felt as the dynamo sound that impacted nearly everything during a Golden age of popular music – Motown & Soul. Comprised of some of Fredericton’s best musicians ready to bring all the soul and funk to you! 10 p.m. $6.

T-Rex Marathon + The Helfiends + Helium Submarine at Grimross Brewing Co. Classic T-Rex, Horror Rock and Noise Rock.  A wild combo for your Wednesday night listening pleasure. 7:30 p.m. $10.

Outdoor Summer Concert Series: Night Owl (country). 7 p.m. Lawrence Amphitheatre (Nashwaaksis Commons). Free. Rain Date: Monday, August 12 at 7 p.m.


Outdoor Summer Concert Series: Cathy Hutch Band (country). This free concert at Officer’s Square begins at 7:30 p.m. Rain Date: Monday August 12 at 7:30 p.m.

Montgomery Street Band + Bule at Grimross Brewing Co. Formerly Caribou Stew, Bule is an alternative country outfit from Montreal. They are known for giving a most sincere performance of what they are and how they feel. MSB are bluegrass roots rowdiness. 7:30 p.m. $10.

SoulSHINE at The Tipsy Muse Café. Songbirds Caitlin Leonard and Jenna Weeks started playing music together this year in June. Their impromptu song writing sessions on the piano outside City Hall this summer encouraged people to draw close with big smiles on their faces at the vibe emanating from their original music, laughter and mutual love of being in the moment. 7 p.m. $8.

Kids Concert at the Fredericton Public Library. Is it a violin?  Is it a fiddle?  Find out with Katerine Moller by exploring various styles of music performed on the violin.  Or is it a fiddle? 12 p.m. No charge. 

Garrison Night Market. On summer Thursdays, Carleton Street in the Historic Garrison District comes alive with the Garrison Night Market! Each week features new vendors and entertainment! The market operates from 4:30pm to 9:00pm, June 20th to September 5th, 2019. 

The Princess Show at The Charlotte Street Arts Centre. Theatre New Brunswick and the Charlotte Street Arts Centre help kickoff Fredericton’s 2019 Pride Week celebrations with a special performance of The Princess Show, an original production by Halifax-based theatre collective, Heist. Best described as a live-action-queer- anime-drag-adventure, it was created by a pair of Halifax-based multidisciplinary artists and performers: Aaron Collier (Princess Edward) and Richie Wilcox (Abel T. Suckizone).

The event will begin with a cocktail hour at 7pm, featuring music by DJ Douvet prior to the 8pm performance. Recommended audience: 14+. Tickets are $20, or $10 for students and unwaged, and are available at the TNB offices, the Charlotte Street Arts Centre, and online (subject to service fee).

Hello Delaware + Nyssa + Heat $heets at The Capital. Halifax-based Hello Deleware make a stop in Fredericton on their way through to Ontario. Hear some of the band’s latest material and see why they’re quickly becoming an in-demand touring at in Europe and the UK 8 p.m. $8.

Comedy Night at Wilser’s Room. Once again Wilser’s room is hosting our monthly open mic comedy night with yet another fantastic lineup of comedians. 7:30 p.m. No cover.


Summer Concert Series at Christ Church Cathedral: UNB Summer Music Festival Recital. 12:10 p.m. No charge. Donations welcome.

WHOOP-Szo + Jerry-Faye + Jane Blanchard at The Capital. WHOOP-Szo and Jane Blanchard play a rare Fredericton show, and Jerry-Faye releases her amazing new EP. Friends come together for what will be one of the best nights of the summer. 9 p.m. $8.

FUZE Fest at Memorial Hall. FUZE Fest is an exciting mini-festival blending classical and contemporary electronic music, presented as part of the New Summer Music Festival. This concert and features the FUZE Ensemble collaborating with headliner Olympic Symphonium. 7:30 p.m.

A Tribute to Jerry Garcia at Grimross Brewing Co. Celebrate one of the most famous dead hippies of all time. 8 p.m. $10-$15.

The Hypochondriacs Trio at The Tipsy Muse Café. Tip-toeing into the crypt of traditional country music, the Hypochondriacs ransacked it for treasures and escaped with a surprisingly fresh take on the genre. 7 p.m. $10.


Under the Stars Film Series: Saturday Night Modern Favourites – The Fifth Element (action – PG-13). This free film screening in Officer’s Square begins at dusk.

Mitchell Bailey + DJ Quinn Palmtree + Wolf Castle + Kam Speech at The Capital. Nova Scotia artist Mitchell Bailey headlines a night of hip hop at The Capital. 9 p.m.

FUZE Fest at The Capital. The eveningwill feature the return of the festival’s CONSTRUCTIONS project wherein emerging local artists create new works in response to classical pieces based on the year’s theme. 7 p.m. NOTE: There will also be a drone session at 4 p.m. Bring your instrument and join in.

Pride Drag Storytime at the Fredericton Public Library. Join local drag performers as they read you some of their favourite stories! This event is all ages and children-focused. This is a free event! 2:30 p.m.

Queens on Queen at Gallery on Queen. Gallery on Queen, partnered with Endeavours & Thinkplay, is pleased to present a vibrant new show by Craig Budovitch. This show profiles four local drag queens from Fredericton – just in time to celebrate Pride in the city! As part of our mission to showcase emerging talent, we are especially proud to highlight the artistry of drag leading up to Fredericton’s Pride festivities. Queens on Queen celebrates the visibility, political, and emotional progress achieved in the LGBTQ2+ community locally and worldwide. 5-7 p.m.


Under the Stars Film Series: Sunday Night Classic Films – Some Like It Hot (comedy – 1959). This free film screening in Officer’s Square begins at dusk.

Fredericton Pride presents a Pride Gaylí at The Black Box Theatre. Fredericton Pride presents a Pride Gaylí at The Black Box Theatre. 7 p.m.

Charlotte Street Arts Centre Sunday Series. This edition of the Sunday Series will feature music by Tanya Daigle and Jane Blanchard starting at 2 p.m.


Wabanaki Art, Tradition and Culture on Display at the Fredericton Region Museum. Fibre artist Carol Harquail and visual artist Patrick Nelson will be on site at the museum throughout July and August to showcase their art and interact with museum visitors. Guests are also invited to view the Wabanaki Way exhibit curated by Ramona Nicholas, Elder in Residence at UNB. The Fredericton Region Museum is located at 571 Queen Street, Fredericton and is open daily Monday through Sunday until August 31. For further information please call 455-6041.

Queer Identities: Pride Art Exhibition at the Harriet Irving Library. Local art in celebration of Pride. On display until August 31. 

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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