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.

Toronto post-hardcore band Even The Trees play The Capital Complex this Friday with Parliament Owls, Tactus and I Monolith. (photo:


Fredericton Arts Alliance Artists in Residence: Katrina Slade and Carla Weideman.

Local visual artist Katrina Slade and local ceramicist Carla Weideman will work on art projects from as part of the summer residence series in the Soldiers’ Barracks.

Katrina Slade, whose work was recently exhibited at Sunbury Shores in St. Andrews and is currently exhibiting at the Charlotte Street Arts Centre, will be creating a series of mixed-media paintings inspired by the dynamic aesthetic of trees when viewed at the microscopic level. She will also be preparing activities suitable for visitors of all ages to view nature through an artistic lens.

Carla Weideman, whose work has been featured in the 2018 and 2019 editions of the NBCCD Art Expo, as well as the Depository Park show at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery, will be creating a ceramic installation in exploration of New Brunswick’s clear-cut forests. Her project will examine the role that Acadian forests have in climate change mitigation, and the harm caused by the clear cutting and herbicide spraying by the New Brunswick logging industry.

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.

Kyla Tilley + Elma Niacci + Hubert Sohner at Grimross Brewing Co. Montreal based guitarists and songwriters Kyla Tilley, Elma Niacci and Hubert Sohner join acoustic forces to embark on an East Coast Tour. A musical journey with three different and singular artists. 7:30 p.m. Pay-what-you-can.


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:Mike Biggar (roots-blues). This free concert at Officer’s Square begins at 7:30 p.m. Rain Date: Wednesday, August 21 at 7:30 p.m.

Speed Dating at Grimross Brewing Co. Speed Dating is a good way to bring single professionals together in a casual, fun and pressure-free environment. In one night, you will have up to ten mini dates (five minutes each).It’s all about mutual chemistry, so of the 10 people you meet, you decide who you would like to see again, and they will do the same. If there’s a mutual match, your contact info is forwarded to them, and you will receive theirs. It’s that easy. Then it’s up to you to decide what happens next. 7 p.m. $30.


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.

Outdoor Summer Concert Series: Different Folk.7 p.m. Lawrence Amphitheatre (Nashwaaksis Commons). Free. Rain Date: Monday, August 26 at 7 p.m.

Atlantic Bridge at The Tipsy Muse Café. This duo plays upbeat Celtic tunes from Ireland, Scotland, and Canada, featuring fiddle, mandolin, guitar, penny whistle, bouzouki and more. Formed in the UK in 1995, and coming from musical backgrounds as diverse as rock, Motown, jazz and folk, they played all over the UK, Ireland and France before relocating to Canada. 7 p.m. $8.


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. 

Pretty Archie + Colin Fowlie at The Capital Complex. Pretty Archie is from Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Always jamming together growing up, they guys decided in 2012 to form a band. Colin Fowlie is one of Fredericton’s leading folk musicians. 8 p.m. $16.

Outdoor Summer Concert Series:Fredericton Society of Saint Andrews Pipe Band. This free concert at Officer’s Square begins at 7:30 p.m. Rain Date: Monday, August 26 at 7:30 p.m.

Connexion Artist-Run Centre Crit Night. Bring your in-progress or finished work for an informal critical discussion. Artists at any stage in their career are invited to network with fellow artists, practice delivering constructive criticism to others, and to contextualize their work as a valuable contribution to the community. Although the session will be facilitated from a visual arts perspective, all creative disciplines are welcome to participate. Connexion ARC, Charlotte Street Arts Centre, Room 133. RSVP to or 478-4484; capacity may be limited to allow each artist time with the group. 6:30 p.m.

House Concert with The Good Lovelies. You hear it a lot these days – the idea that something is greater than the sum of its parts – and yet there’s really no better way to describe the musical essence of the Good Lovelies. Kerri Ough, Sue Passmore, and Caroline Brooks – immensely talented vocalists and songwriters in their own right; however, it’s their voices interwoven in harmony – powerful and pure, organic and inspiring – that elevates the Good Lovelies from impressive to peerless. Their genre is primarily country folk at its core but they intermingle it with tinges of pop, roots, jazz, and even hip-hop. The cost is $30 per person, in cash or cheque at the door. To reserve your seat, call 457-0826 or e-mail 8 p.m.

Andrew Somerville & Jesse Jenkins at Ed’s Garage & Taproom. Andrew Somerville is a local musician who’s been actively involved in the Fredericton music scene for nearly twenty years. He’s played with several local bands, ranging from folk, country and bluegrass acts, to progressive rock, blues and jazz. Jesse Jenkins has been playing music for many years. Originally from PEI, he recently located to Fredericton. His style is heavily influenced by classic rock and blues. 7 p.m. Pay-what-you-can.

Carla Bonnell at The Tipsy Muse Café. Carla has played for the many and the few throughout her professional career. Her sets are often mixed with her own songs and some of her and her fans favourite covers. Being a water sign, she is quite mutable, and will often change her set while on stage if she senses the vibe of her audience is craving a certain mood for the evening. 7 p.m. $8.


Even the Trees + Parliament Owls + Tactus + I Monolith at The Capital Complex.  Toronto’s Even the Trees and  Parliament Owls presents The Birds & The Branches East Coast Tour. A full night of metal awaits. 9 p.m. $10.

Beer BQ II at The Maniac Mansion. Two days of food and music are coming up this weekend c/o the folks at the Maniac Mansion. Friday night’s lineup features The Missing, HELM, Scumlord, and A Lucid Nightmare. On Saturday catch sets by Saccage (Quebec) Neighbourhood Watch and Hard Charger. $10 a night. 19+. Message the gatekeeper for more info.


Under the Stars Film Series: Saturday Night Modern Favourites – Superman (1978).  This free film screening in Officer’s Square begins at dusk.

Slirvana & Alice in Chains Tribute at The Capital Complex. 10 p.m. $12.

The Jon Soderman Band at The Tipsy Muse Café. Jon is a legend around these parts as an uncompromising songwriter, and his observations have provided a voice for generations of diehard fans. He’s a true rebel spirit and we are very proud to invite him to our stage for what will be an unforgettable night.7 p.m. $10.

Waterloo Row Art Show at 108 Waterloo Row. Hosts Ann and Larry Evans invite all art enthusiasts to appreciate and support six well-known local artists in their backyard garden for this one- day, second annual event. Angel Terry, Chrissie Park-MacNeil, Dawn Steeves, Paul MacNeil, and Penny Heather will showcase their unique artworks to the public free of charge during this one-day event. The exhibition features one-of-a-kind watercolours, oil and acrylic paintings and drawings.

With so many unique works of art for sale from a wide spectrum of styles and disciplines, the Waterloo Row Art Show has something to offer every level of art enthusiast and collector. The artwork features many subjects and genres: local landscapes, wildlife, abstract and conceptual work. The artists will be present and approachable for visitors to chat with one-on-one about their work and inspiration. This exhibition is open to the public. The rain date is Sunday, August 25. 10-4 p.m.

Solo Chicken Productions, Chartier Danse & Fredericton Playhouse present petites danses Open Class. This workshop is for individuals interested in exploring the possibilities of vocal expression. Led by Marie-Josée Chartier, the workshop provides an opportunity to discover the voice: this amazing instrument that is part of your body. Through focused exercises and improvisational activities that combine movement with voice, Marie-Josée will lead the participants in an open atmosphere that creates trust and allows everyone to feel ready to explore and discover their own vocal expression. Designed for performers practicing an array of disciplines, the connection of the voice with the body will open up your imagination, connect you to your intuition and as an added bonus, will be beneficial to your health. No previous experience is required. Fredericton Playhouse. 10-11:30 p.m.


Family Art Day at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery. Bring the whole family to the Gallery’s Family Art Days! This program, offered on the last Sunday of each month, includes musical performances, multiple artist workshops, free admission, and more. Enjoy guided tours, collage and mixed media workshops, and a special performance on the Green by Frantically Atlantic! No admission required; all are welcome to attend.

Under the Stars Film Series: Sunday Night Classics. Mrs. Miniver (1942).  This free film screening in Officer’s Square begins at dusk.


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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