This Week in Fredericton (Oct.21-27)

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

Comedian Scott Belford returns to Fredericton this week for a show at Klub Khrome this Friday. This show is presented by Fredericton’s own Live Strand-up Comedy.


Monday Night Film Series: Tel Aviv on Fire

One of the most irreverent cinematic spins on the Israeli–Palestinian conflict, the latest from writer-director Sameh Zoabi follows a fledging soap-opera scenarist, charged with concocting plot-twists to suit viewers on both sides. A slacker, sliding into middle age with little to show for it, Salam (Kais Nashef ) lands a production-assistant gig on Tel Aviv on Fire, a popular Palestinian evening soap for which his uncle is show runner. A banal, offhand remark made during a shoot puts Salam in hot water with the show’s head writer but curries favour with its star (Lubna Azabal), a French diva who barely speaks Arabic. On Salam’s first day, he gets promoted.

Tel Aviv on Fire | Monday Night Film Series | Tilley Hall, Room 102, UNB Campus | October 14, 2019 – 7:30 p.m.


Open Mic Night at The Capital. Dylan Ward 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.

CHSR Presents: Joe Ross. Joe Ross perform as part of the third season of live performances in the lobby at CHSR (SUB Building, UNB). 6 p.m. Free.

Meet the Conductor (Symphony NB) at the Fredericton Public Library. You are invited to meet the conductor for the Symphony’s October concert, Janna Sailor, at the Fredericton Public Library in the Chickadee Room on Tuesday, October 22 at 2 p.m.

The Chieftains and Friends: The Irish Goodbye at The Playhouse. 2019 marks 57 years since The Chieftains began their illustrious journey. Since 1962, the six-time Grammy Award-winners have been highly recognized for reinventing traditional Irish music on a contemporary and International scale. Their ability to transcend musical boundaries to blend tradition with modern music has notably hailed them as one of the most renowned and revered musical groups to this day. 7:30 p.m.


Indigenous Artist Expression at the Ted Daigle Auditorium. The Sisters Standing Together Campaign is an official collaborative between the Wolastoqiyik Sisters in Spirit (WSIS) Campaign and UNB – MWC’s Red Shawl Campaign (RSC), which is devoted to bringing awareness to the missing and murdered indigenous women, girls, and 2SLGBTQQIA in Canada. In previous years these campaigns were organized as separate, but mutually supportive, endeavours. Now our aim is to increase public education and commemoration. Join us as both of these campaigns work together in sharing the same message as we have united to show solidarity. The Sisters Standing Together Indigenous Artist Expression event provides a space for artists to share their reflections through various artistic mediums to bring awareness to the missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls, and 2SLGBTQQIA crisis in Canada. 7 p.m.

Save Clinic 554 Town Hall Meeting at Fredericton Exhibition Centre. Come together to rally for Clinic 554 and equal access to healthcare for everyone in our province (and country). 7-10 p.m.

Dave Gunning CD Release at Dolan’s Pub. Dave Gunning is best defined as a master craftsman. Over the course of 23 years and 11 earlier albums, the Nova Scotian folk singer/songwriter has diligently sharpened his skills, developing into a poetic storyteller and emotionally convincing singer with few equals. The fruits of those labours are now vividly on display in his latest collection of songs, Up Against The Sky. The relaxed and intimate feel of the record reflects its method of creation. 7:30 p.m.

Jeunesses Musicales presents Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro at Centre Communautaire Sainte-Anne. Figaro, the valet of Count Almaviva, is set to marry Susanna, the Countess’ maid. But their wedding day gets continually interrupted by misunderstandings and mischief aimed either at delaying the marriage or at thwarting the plans of the Count, who has vowed to seduce the future bride. The result of Mozart and Da Ponte’s first collaboration, this opera inspired by Beaumarchais’s comedy, Le Mariage de Figaro, features some of the most promising opera artists in the country and is staged by Alain Gauthier. A wine and cheese in celebration of our 20 years in Fredericton will follow the performance. 7 p.m.

DOOMSQUAD at The Capital. Toronto’s ardent, art dance sibling trio DOOMSQUAD make a stop in Freddy on their way to play the Halifax Pop Explosion. 9 p.m.

Mending Workshop & Concert: Samson Wrote and Pallmer at Maker’s Loft (384 Queen). Fredericton-lovers from all the way in Guelph, Ontario play experimental folk (Samson Wrote) with cello/violin innovators Pallmer. Starting at 7 p.m., Anita Cazzola (OCAD graduate, co-founder of The Lifers, textile artist) will be leading a clothing mending workshop. Bring your well-loved clothes with holes/tears and learn how to fix them yourself. Give your clothes a sustainable future. Starting at 8:30 p.m., local heroes Pallmer will perform, followed by Samson Wrote.


Atlantic Ballet Theatre at the Fredericton Playhouse. Atlantic Ballet Atlantique Canada is opening the Season with a unique and original program ofsix new dance works created by Artistic Director Igor Dobrovolskiy and tailored to show the virtuosity of our dancers. Join us for a truly special evening of dancing and discovery with our new and returning dancers! 7:30 p.m.

Night Market at The Roundhouse. Local vendors, food, and beer. Every Thursday 5-10 p.m.

Theatre UNB Presents: Never Swim Alone at Memorial Hall. A funny, satirical story, Never Swim Alone is about Frank and Bill, two egotistical men locked in a ruthless competition of one-upmanship for seemingly no reason. “If you let it, compassion will kill desire. Especially the desire to be first. And being first, my friends, is the point.” Oct. 24-26. 7:30 p.m.

Creative Connections Conference at UNB (Oct. 24-26). This dynamic, interactive and highly creative conference is designed to help us think outside the box, explore new ideas, and find innovative solutions to real world problems. Being an interdisciplinary conference, it is designed to appeal to students, faculty, administrators, and community members involved in a wide range of fields including the arts, business, education, the sciences, entrepreneurship, and engineering. Enjoy a spectacular opening reception at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery, three exceptional keynote addresses, over 40 presentations and workshops on creativity and innovation, and a mini film festival. Prepare to be inspired!

Pre-Hallows Party: Arma Epifanía at The Capital. Do you like Halloween? Do you feel like you have more than one costume you would like to showcase? Costumes are more than welcome at this Pre-Hallows Hip-Hop and Blues Soul Party. Enjoy music by ARMA EPIFANÍA, The Fundy Drifters and Missy B. 9 p.m.

1979 (Theatre New Brunswick) at the Open Space Theatre. Theatre New Brunswick kick-off a brand new season this month with 1979 by Canadian playwright Michael Healey. Step inside the office of Prime Minister Joe Clark for this laugh-out-loud comedy packed with events and colourful characters from Canada’s political past. 7:30 p.m. 


Symphony New Brunswick at the Fredericton Playhouse. The Symphony begins a new season of its Bravo series with guest conductor Janna Sailor and cellist Denise Djokic. Enjoy music by Tchaikovsky and Schubert and others. 7:30 p.m.

Scott Belford and the spooktacular comedy show at Klub Khrome. Scott Belford is a road dog of Canadian stand up comedy and has performed in every province and territory in the country(except Nunavut which wasn’t a place when he was in school). He’s been featured at the Edmonton Comedy Festival and was a semifinalist at the Seattle International Comedy Competition. Loads of fun and a great night out. 7:30 p.m.

1979 (Theatre New Brunswick) at the Open Space Theatre. Theatre New Brunswick kick-off a brand new season this month with 1979 by Canadian playwright Michael Healey. Step inside the office of Prime Minister Joe Clark for this laugh-out-loud comedy packed with events and colourful characters from Canada’s political past. 7:30 p.m. 

Marian at The Tipsy Muse Café. Marian play their last hometown show of the year this Friday at The Muse. Come give ‘em some love and attention. 7 p.m.

Punks 4 Paws at The Capital. An annual punk rock fundraiser for the local SPCA, this evenings lineup features performances by Pisshorse, Small Package, The Helfiends and the SNAP Burlesque Review. 9 p.m.


Rachel beck with the Atlantic String Machine at the Fredericton Playhouse. Glowing with catchy pop hooks, Rachel Beck’s distinctive piano melodies and emotive vocals are captivating audiences across Canada. The Prince Edward Island songbird’s first single, Reckless Heart, hit #1 on the CBC Music Top 20 after earning the most online votes for six weeks straight. Beck’s multi award-winning debut lures listeners into an ethereal and enveloping soundscape, as the songs take you on a trek across a wide emotional range – from regret and grief to wonder and joy.

In this special concert, Rachel will be performing in harmony with Atlantic String Machine. Known for their other pop music collaborations, ASM produces their own concert series each season and enjoys collaborating with musicians across musical genres, including jazz guitarist Duane Andrews, pop group Paper Lions, folk group The Once and singer songwriters such as Matthew Byrne. 7:30 p.m. Pay What You Wish.

1979 (Theatre New Brunswick) at the Open Space Theatre. Theatre New Brunswick kick-off a brand new season this month with 1979 by Canadian playwright Michael Healey. Step inside the office of Prime Minister Joe Clark for this laugh-out-loud comedy packed with events and colourful characters from Canada’s political past. 2 and 7:30 p.m. 

Philosophia at The Abbey Cafe and Gallery. The Apartment 4 Players will premiere Robbie Lynn’s new play Philosophia, an adaptation of Plato’s Symposium at the Abbey Cafe & Gallery. In Greek, Symposium means drinking party, so we are very thankful to have The Cider House hosting us. We encourage you to watch the play with a cider in hand. Seating is limited. Email to reserve a ticket. This is a pay-what-you-will event.

Entity, A Lucid Nightmare, CaveDweller at The Maniac Mansion. Winnipeg’s ENTITY are coming to the Maniac Mansion to party with heavy metal heavyweights A Lucid Nightmare and local hardcore CaveDweller (first show). 19+ BYOB. Doors at 9. Show at 9:30. $10.

Campbell + Green at The Tipsy Muse Café. Cailin Green + Robert Campbell have been touring Canada and Europe sharing their songs & stories for the last 7 years. Their last album, On Being Human, recently won the International Singer-Songwriter Associations 2019 Album of the Year Bronze Award in Atlanta, GA. Their work features their strong harmonies and clever songwriting that engages the listener with messages of inclusion & change, love & loss and insights on the human condition. 7 p.m.

The Cap Halloween Party at The Capital. Two floors of fun. Wilser’s Room: Caveboy, Dumpster Cub and Fungus. The Phoneix: Emo Night! The Capital Bar: DERB, Fractal Code, Geometic, Lwecid, Baggs and Moon Druid. 9 p.m.

O’Me Nerves Comedy Series Presents: Testosterone Take Back! At Grimross Brewing Co. Testosterone Take Back! You saw the fierce ladies of Estrogen invade our stage in September, and now the men are going to take the stage back from the ladies. Or will they? All proceeds stay in Fredericton to help support funding for our mental health programs. 7 p.m.


Family Art Day at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery. Bring the family and enjoy free workshops and a storytelling event as part of this month’s Family Art Day. 12-5 p.m. Free.

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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