This Week in Fredericton

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Enjoy multiple theatre and live music events happening this week plus the start of the 20th anniversary Silver Wave Film Festival, trivia nights, gallery exhibitions and more. 

Tuesday 

Dinner and a Show: Let’s Fall in Love at Maxwell’s. Maxwell’s restaurant in the Fredericton Crowne Plaza hosts an amazing locally inspired three course meal and “Let’s Fall in Love”, an original show created by Spearhead Theatre. 5:30 p.m. Learn more

Wednesday 

Karaoke at Klub Khrome. Jeff Brewer hosts an evening of karaoke. 9:30 – 2 a.m.

Tertulia: Karen Robert on Paulo Freire. What is a tertulia? A tertulia can be described as a literary and artistic social gathering or philosophy cafe where participants talk about ideas. Tertulias combine words, music, poetry, art and whatever else speakers want to share. Karen Robert is an Associate Professor of History at St. Thomas University. A historian of modern Argentina, her work uses material culture to explore social history and cultural myths. Her current research examines labour politics, human rights, and memory through a history of the Ford Falcon, the automobile that came to symbolize state terrorism in contemporary Argentina. Paulo Freire was a Brazilian educator, philosopher and author of Pedagogy of the Oppressed, a foundational text of the critical pedagogy movement. 7 p.m. Email fredericton.tertulia@gmail.com for the Zoom link. 

Thursday 

Theatre New Brunswick presents Jena McLean’s An Ocean of Evergreens. TNB’s Fall Festival of New Plays continues with a live reading of new work by playwright Jena McLean. 7:30 p.m. Live Stream Link. FREE. 

NB Symphony Virtuoso Series at Charlotte Street Arts Centre. A Ventus Machina concert, featuring the premiere of Jean-François Mallet’s fourth narrated legend and David Maslanka’s epic Quintet no. 3. A collaboration between SNB and Ventus Machina. 7:30 p.m. Learn more

Maggie’s Farm Revival at Dolan’s Pub. Come join in for a great show of classic blues, pop, and rock music. 7 p.m. To keep their numbers at the acceptable level they will be only booking tables for this event. To confirm a table (4 or more), contact Rick Hutchins by e-mail: hutchinsr59@outlook.com

Silver Wave Film Festival – Online Festival. Featuring 50 films and other notable industry events, the Festival will be presented from New Brunswick and accessible virtually throughout Atlantic Canada from November 5-12. Full details at swfilmfest.com  

Trivia Night at Grimross Brewing Co. Grab your team and come to Grimross for general knowledge Trivia Night. 7-9 p.m. Learn More

Friday 

A Tribute to John Prine at The Muse. Fredericton singer-songwriter Mark Roberts says John Prine is the reason he started writing songs over three decades ago. Mark, longtime guitar player Ross Beckett, and some special guests will present an entire evening of John Prine Music. 7 p.m. SOLD OUT. 

Silver Wave Film Festival – Online Festival. Featuring 50 films and other notable industry events, the Festival will be presented from New Brunswick and accessible virtually throughout Atlantic Canada from November 5-12. Full details at swfilmfest.com 

The Hypochondriacs at The Cap. The Hypos lead The Cap’s reintroduction of indoor live music with a double-doubleheader weekend. Four shows! Three are already sold out. Learn more.  

Cunningham Haines Band at Dolan’s Pub. Live music at Dolan’s continues this weekend with the Cunningham Haines Band. 9 p.m. Learn more. 

New Exhibitions Opening at Gallery 78. Gallery 78 is proud to present 4 new exhibitions which open on Friday, November 6th, and are on display until Saturday, November 28th, 2020. In Wild and Domestic, Michael McEwing and Anna Syperek join forces and present illuminating and vibrant Atlantic Canadian landscapes and still lifes throughout each season of the year. Flat-Moon Conspiracy: Crystal-Power Pottery by the Clarks is an exciting new body of ceramics which explores colour, texture, and the magic of crystalline glaze. In the upstairs gallery, Stephen May presents The Tea Series, an intimate, laid-back glimpse into his surroundings, wherein he captures what he sees as he sits down for tea. Jared Betts debuts his highly charged emotional abstract expressionist works in Colorlust with brand new works and updated colour palette.

The opening on Friday, November 6 is ticketed so that visitors can tour the gallery with the artists for 30-minute sessions between 4-7 p.m. Get your free tickets on Eventbrite starting November.

Saturday 

Silver Wave Film Festival – Online Festival. Featuring 50 films and other notable industry events, the Festival will be presented from New Brunswick and accessible virtually throughout Atlantic Canada from November 5-12. Full details at swfilmfest.com 

Neighbourhood Watch + Scumlord at CSAC. A sit down punk show? Why not? It’s 2020 after all. Hit up the Charlotte Street Arts Centre on Saturday to enjoy a pair of local punk champs doing their thing! Seated and loud. 7 p.m. Learn more

Keith Hallett at Grimross Brewing Co. Local blues legend in the making, Mr. Keith Hallett from the Hanwell Road will be playing at Grimross beginning at 8 p.m. Learn more

Brent Mason at The Muse. Saint John’s Brent Mason returns to The Muse for an evening of music. Seating is limited. Good times guaranteed. 7 p.m. Learn more

Cunningham Haines Band at Dolan’s Pub. Live music at Dolan’s continues this weekend with the Cunningham Haines Band. 9 p.m. Learn more. 

Sunday 

Silver Wave Film Festival – Online Festival. Featuring 50 films and other notable industry events, the Festival will be presented from New Brunswick and accessible virtually throughout Atlantic Canada from November 5-12. Full details at swfilmfest.com 

Karaoke Sundays at Speedbumps. Mark Blyth hosts an evening of karaoke. 8-10 p.m.

Theatre New Brunswick presents Len Falkenstein’s Wood Buffalo. TNB’s Fall Festival of New Plays continues with a live reading of new work by New Brunswick playwright Len Falkenstein. 2:00 p.m. Live Stream Link. FREE. 

Ongoing: 

Fredericton Arts Alliance’s For Arts’ Sake. The global pandemic isn’t keeping the Fredericton Arts Alliance down. Normally we would be promoting our annual fund-raising gala, For Arts’ Sake!, but this year we are going online. We have collected a strong assortment of art works, fine craft items, and books to be auctioned off, with bidding starting October 22 at 7pm.

Bidding will continue until November 21, to give people time to look over the selection and pick out their favourites. The link to the auction site will be available shortly on the FAA website: frederictonartsalliance.ca. It will display the art works, and will offer descriptions and artist biographies, as well as value of the art works and minimum bids. If you bid on an item and someone else ups the price, you will be notified so you can rebid on the treasure that attracted you.

Exhibitions at Gallery on Queen. Gallery on Queen presents RITUAL, an exhibition that showcases the work of Marie Fox and emerging artists Alison Willms and Austin Daigle.

Marie Fox is a figurative oil painter whose work combines traditional western techniques and iconography with ancestral mythologies and mysticism to create a contemporary narrative. Her current project, ‘Celestial Bodies’, was awarded a Creation Grant by artsnb and will debut as a solo exhibition in 2020 at Gallery on Queen. ‘Celestial Bodies’ will feature iconic Maritime landscapes and celestial skyscapes populated with figures that embody the earthly, the celestial, and the otherworldly.

Alison Willms is an emerging artist from the east coast of Canada, who uses a wide range of media in her practice, including analog photography, printmaking, film, sound, and installation. Willms’ work explores a spectrum of ideas from relationships to ritual.

Austin Daigle is an emerging artist, he studied at the NBCCD and found an affinity in the malleability of sterling and copper, and went on to graduate with honors from the Jewelry and Metal Arts program in 2017.

UNB Centre for Musical Arts presents MusicUNB 2020 Fall Live Stream Concerts. We are so excited to continue our proud tradition of bringing music to the university and the broader community. As always, MusicUNB has an interesting array of concerts for you as well as our 2nd Contemporary Music Festival. The only thing different this season is that you will participate virtually! Most of the concerts this season will still be taking place at Memorial Hall, but will be live streamed for online viewing only. Some of the performances will be pre-recorded separately, and then assembled into a video montage to be viewed by our online audience.

Please join us this fall and help us support our performing musicians! Check our web for details of concerts and ticket offerings. More info.

Fredericton Fibre Arts Network presents Craft 2020 at UNB Art Centre. Craft 2020: Reflections features work juried by FAN members and presents 40 works by 21 fibre artists. Works included employ a unique range of fibres from wool, silk, cotton and even cassette tape! A variety of techniques are presented in both two and three-dimensional design including quilting, rug hooking, felting, thread painting, weaving, basketry, millinery as well as other wearable and usable art forms. On display until Dec. 13. 

This Week in Fredericton is created in part 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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