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.

Australian blues guitarist Lloyd Spiegel plays the Fredericton Playhouse on Friday October 26.


Monday Night Film Series presents The Wife. An incisive study of celebrity, marriage, and the creative process — as well as a showcase for the talents of acclaimed actors Close and Pryce – The Wife explodes the old notion that behind every great man stands a great woman. Tilley Hall, UNB Campus. 7:30 p.m. $8


Un Roy sans Acadie at Centre Communautaire Sainte-Anne. This is a historical play full of emotions and laughter, recounting the 15 years before Canada was ceded to England and prior to the signing of the Treaty of Paris, with French actors of the Theater of Versailles and the voice of the Acadian singer-songwriter and actress, Marie-Jo Thério. A play for the entire family. 715 Priestman Street. $19-$23

Dean Brody’s Dirt Road Stories Acoustic Tour at The Playhouse. Current CCMA Fan’s Choice, two-time Juno Award winning artist, and celebrated songwriter, Dean Brody, is hitting the road this fall. Seven of the 35 shows across Canada are in the Maritimes, with special guest Jessica Mitchell. The Dirt Road Stories Tour is a compelling, intimate acoustic tour, showcasing Brody’s depth as a songwriter and his unparalleled ability to bring storytelling to the forefront of country music. 7:30 p.m. $41.76

Justin Maki + Neil Morash + Keegan D at Grimross Brewing.  Justin Maki is a 24 year-old acoustic singer-songwriter out of London, Ontario. The evening’s lineup also includes two Fredericton-area musicians – Neil Morash and Keegan D. Music starts at 7:30 p.m. 


Jeunesses Musicales presents Jacques Offenbach’s La belle Hélène at Centre Communautaire Sainte-Anne. This famous comic opera in three acts describes the zany strategies used by Paris to win Helen over, as well as Helen’s timid attempts at resisting the seductive prince’s advances. Directed by Alain Gauthier and featuring a cast made up of the best young opera talent in the country, La belle Hélène is full of humour, plot twists and wit. 715 Priestman Street. $14-$40

An evening with Daniel Champagne (AUS) at Grimross Brewing. One of two Australian performing in the city this week, Daniel Champagne’s skills as a songwriter and performer began to take shape when he was just 12 years of age. Now on an international tour, Champagne will be making the rounds of Atlantic canada before heading over to wrap up the year with shows across Europe. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to catch him on stage in Fredericton one night before his SOLD OUT show in Halifax.  Doors at 7. Show at 8. Two sets. $15-$20

Jessica Rhaye & Rachel Beck at Corked Wine Bar. Join Music Runs Through It for a wonderful evening of song and story sharing as these two amazing artists, one from Saint John and one from PEI, join forces to bring us their music in collaboration. Jessica Rhaye with her stunning vocals and lush melodies, has always moved easily between folk and Americana and now embracing country as well. Glowing with catchy pop hooks, Rachel Beck’s distinctive piano melodies and emotive vocals are captivating audiences across Canada. Doors at 7. Show at 8 p.m. $20 (tickets at Tony’s Music Box, Corked Wine Bar or online).


Just a Memory Photographic Exhibition at Red Brick Gallery. This exhibition features summer-themed work by the 2nd year Photography students of NBCCD. These photos were created during the summer between classes, presented as our last farewell to summer as we head into the academic year. Be sure to check out the portfolio collection within the new location of The Craft & Design Library, which you can enter through the Red Brick Gallery. 412 King Street.

The Saint John String Quartet at McCain Hall, STU. The Saint John String Quartet opens the Virtuoso Series with a concert of eloquence that features two famous revolutionary composers: Beethoven and Shostakovich. This concert will take place in McCain Hall, Room 101. Tickets $10-$26. Free for students. 7:30 p.m.

Book Reading: Samantha Beiko & Karen Ciccarelli at Westminster Books. Samantha Beiko, author of Scion of the Fox, and Karen Ciccarelli, author of The Last Namsara, will be reading from their books and signing afterwards. 7 p.m.

The Royal North + Long Range Hustle + Delirious Monk at The Capital. The Royal North are a 24 carat rock band – straight up, no chaser. Hailing from Canada’s smallest province, Prince Edward Island, they are lifelong players who love to rattle the walls. They join Long Range Hustle (Toronto) and Delirious Monks (Fredericton) for this Thursday night lineup. Doors at 8. Show at 9. $8

For The Record at Grimross Brewing. Four the Record is a Fredericton based band playing hits from diverse musical genres (including new country, acoustic rock and 90s) as well as some originals. Music starts at 7:30 p.m. $10


Archives’ Anniversary Jamboree at Wilmot Church. The Associates of the Provincial Archives of New Brunswick provide an opportunity to re-live some of New Brunswick old-time, east coast performers of the past 80 years. You will hear music drawn from the holdings of the Provincial Archives – from George Hector to Stompin’ Tom, Ned Landry, Earl Mitton, Aubrey Hanson and more. You will also hear live performances by Ivan and Vivian Hicks, along with Gary Morris, presenting their own interpretations of the old-time sound. Our live entertainers will also share their recollections of the careers and contributions of some of the people selected from the Archives’ sound recordings. Finally, the Archives will provide a slide show of images of New Brunswick performers over the past 80 years. This event is the wrap up to celebrations of the 50th anniversary of the Provincial Archives of New Brunswick. 7 p.m. $10

Spotlight Series presents Lloyd Spiegel at The Playhouse. An artist at the forefront of Australia’s blues scene, Lloyd Spiegel is a rising star in North America. With nine albums, dozens of accolades and 26 years’ experience writing, performing and recording, Spiegel is considered a driving force in Australian blues, and one of the most respected guitarists in the country. 7:30 p.m. $15-$30

The Rocking Argentos 10 Year Reunion at The Capital. Back from 10 years in Hell. The Rocking Argentos reunite for one night of debauchery with The Deadfucks (Moncton) and The Helfiends (Fredericton). Show starts at 9 p.m.


Spotlight Series presents Metropolis at The Playhouse. Symphony New Brunswick joins forces with New Brunswick-based experimental and new classical music company, Resonance, for this innovative performance. A nine-piece live orchestra performs an original score by New Brunswick composer Andrew Miller alongside the screening of the classic 1927 silent film Metropolis. This ground-breaking science-fiction film set in a futuristic urban dystopia remains relevant today, thanks to its commentary on technology and social change, and its striking imagery. The accompanying live score brings a new dimension to the film, which is still widely regarded as one of the greatest ever made. 7:30 p.m. $13-$26

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