A quick run through some of the events happening this week in the world of art, music and film.
Monday Night Film Series presents Hearts Beat Loud. Frank (Nick Offerman) owns a record shop in Brooklyn, where his passion for music is still felt through the torn posters on the wall and makeshift record crates. A widower, Frank has raised his daughter, Sam (Kiersey Clemons), alone for the last 11 years, and he’s having trouble coming to terms with her imminent departure for university. 7:30 p.m. at Tilley Hall, UNB Campus. $8 – $5 members. Everyone welcome.
Symphony New Brunswick presents English Elegance at The Playhouse. With just the right amount of French Canadian flair, guest conductor Melanie Leonard, joined by Canadian super-star Shauna Rolston, will lead SNB through the beloved Elgar Cello Concerto and the incredibly luscious Ralph Vaughan Williams Symphony #5. Pärt: Cantus in Memorium Benjamin Britten. Edward Elgar: Concerto for Cello, Op. 85 E minor. Violoncelle Solo Cello: Shauna Rolston. Ralph Vaughan Williams: Symphony no. 5 in D Major. Pre-show talk at 6:30. Show at 7:30 p.m. | Tickets $8.70, $33.91 and $36.52
Chris Antonik and Ashley Balmer & Richie Young at Grimross Brewing. Enjoy an evening of acoustic blues on the Grimross Brewing stage starting at 7:30 p.m. | $10
Atlantic Ballet Atlantique Canada presents Ghosts of Violence at The Playhouse. Atlantic Ballet Atlantique Canada is honoured to collaborate with the Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre for a special presentation of Ghosts of Violence as part of The Red Shawl Campaign. This ballet has been creatively adapted to honour the Indigenous women of the Wabanaki Territory – the Mi’kmaq, Wolastoqiyik, and the Passamaquoddy. Pre-show talk at 6:45. Show at 7:30 p.m. | Tickets $19, $36 and $40
FLOURISH Festival Annual Open Meeting at Shiftwork Studio. Don’t miss your chance to get involved in one of the city’s most unique and inspiring annual art and music happenings. The meeting will take place at the Shiftwork Studio, 364 Queen Street starting at 6 p.m.
Cadence Weapon + Fat Tony + Hua Li at The Capital. Don’t miss this international hip hop showcase at The Capital Complex as the venue kicks off a string of Pre-Pop performances. Doors at 8. Show at 9. | $10
A Tribute to Tom Petty at Grimross Brewing. Kenny James and friends, including members of The Divorcees, present a rock tribute to Tom Petty. 8 p.m. | $15
The Motorleague + Kill Chicago at The Capital. Pre-Pop performances continue with two New Brunswick rock giants. Doors at 9. Show at 10. $10
House Concert with The Small Glories. JD Edwards and Cara Luft were two experienced singer songwriters on their own until they met by chance at a festival and decided to form a duo called The Small Glories. The group are touring in support of their new album, Wondrous Traveler. The cost is $25 at the door. Doors open at 7:15 p.m. To reserve a seat, email pmm56(at)me.com or call 457-0826. Show at 8 p.m.
Tim Steeves, Julien Dionne & Andrew Albert at The Playhouse. HubCap Comedy Festival is proud to present the New Brunswick Homecoming Comedy Tour, starring three of our most successful prodigal son’s, returning home from Upper Canada and the west to share some laughs in their hometowns and all around our Province. The boys are back in town for a down-home kitchen party so don’t miss out on all the fun! Please be advised this performance contains occasional use of strong language and is recommended for mature audiences. 7:30 p.m. | Tickets $34.75
The Soderman Band + Brent Mason Band at Grimross Brewing. Two NB folk-rock legends come together for one night of music. 8 p.m. | $10
Goodbye Honululu + Living Hour + Future Peers at The Capital. The third Pre-Pop performance features three bands from Toronto and Winnipeg. Catch Goodbye Honululu, Living Hour and Future Peers. Doors at 9. Show at 10. $10
The Comic Strippers: A Male Stripper Parody & Improv Comedy Show at The Playhouse. The Comic Strippers are a fictitious male stripper troupe, played by a cast of some of Canada’s best improvisational comedians. These guys try to be sexy…and it just comes out funny. 19+ | 7:30 p.m. | Tickets $41.00. Group rate available.
Vincent Vallières at Centre Communautaire Sainte-Anne. Popular Quebec singer-songwriter, Vincent Vallières, is back in Fredericton with new songs from his 7th album, Le temps des vivants. This touching and unifying show is the perfect opportunity to discover his new songs and to hear his many beloved classics. Simon Daniel, a singersongwriter from Moncton, will open the evening with his unique alternative-pop songs. Tickets starting at $20.
Indies Introduce Event at Westminster Books. Fredericton’s long-running independent book store invites the public to attend its Indies Introduce Event. Join the Westminster Books’ staff to celebrate their favourite titles from debut authors and other undiscovered gems. Refreshments will be served, and there will be special savings and prizes galore for this night only. RSVP by calling 454-1442 or email norine.mcginn(at)westminsterbooks.com. 7 p.m.
Artist Talk: Peter Coffman at Beaverbrook Art Gallery. Ottawa-based photographer Peter Coffman speaks about his exhibition, Camino: Images, Music and Stories from the Pilgrimage Road to Santiago de Compostela, and his experience exploring the famed pilgrimage of Santiago in Spain. 2 p.m.
Musical Performance by Georgian Bay at Beaverbrook Art Gallery. Bilingual folk duo Georgian Bay performs in their first performance in Fredericton. Touring eastern Canada to promote their newest project, a double album called Courage, the Ontario-based duo will paint pictures with their soaring harmonies and vivid soundscapes. Admission is by donation, and all are welcome to attend. 12 p.m.