A quick run through some of the events happening this week in the world of art, music and film.
Monday Night Film Series presents The Children Act. Adapted by Booker Prize–winning author Ian McEwan from his own novel, this riveting drama stars two-time Academy Award winner Emma Thompson as a British High Court judge tasked with making a decision that will speak to our most fraught questions regarding religious tolerance — and could mean life or death for an innocent young man. 7:30pm at Tilley Hall, UNB Campus.
Music Runs Through It presents Ian Janes at Dolan’s Pub. Ian Janes is a singer, songwriter, guitarist and producer. Janes’ latest release, Yes Man, has been met with immediate and overwhelmingly positive critical acclaim. Don’t miss this great opportunity to enjoy janes’ performance as part of the Music Runs Through It’s Up Close and Personal Series. 7:30 p.m. $20
Nasty Shadows presents Ohio Impromptu & House at Memorial Hall. Nasty Shadows Theatre Company return with this two-play performance. Ohio Impromptu written by Samuel Beckett: The Reader reads, turning the pages, while the Listener listens — intently. One and the same, fighting the ‘old terror of night’ to retell a story from his life, the Listener hears the Reader’s words about a departed loved one, a haunting memory. House written by Daniel MacIvor: “My mother is possessed by the devil. My father is the saddest man in the world. My sister is in love with the dog. The one I love does not love me … and I’ve got nowhere to live.” House is a stand up, sit down, one man comedy nightmare about Victor, a man on the edge. November 7-8. 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available at the door $10-$15.
Four The Record at Grimross Brewing Co. 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. Solid harmonies and a lot of fun. 7:30 p.m. $10 at the door.
The 18th annual Silver Wave Film Festival. Silver Wave annually spotlights the province’s vibrant film talent and cultural legacy in film. The festival draws its inspiration from New Brunswick’s extraordinary and diverse collection of films, created by filmmakers from every age group and walk of life. The festival exists to engage fans of all ages in the art of cinema. The NB Shorts are a focal part of the festival and draw large crowds. The entire festival is a visual feast with local and international programming. November 8-11. Full details at swfilmfest.com
Norm Foster’s new comedy Come Down From Up River at the Fredericton Playhouse. Theatre New Brunswick present the latest from Canada’s most produced playwright – Norm Foster – in this world premiere production from The Foster Festival. Nov. 8-10. 7:30 p.m. with a Saturday 2 p.m. matinee. Tickets $15 and $41.50
Sunbird (Opeth Tribute), I Monolith and Tactus at The Capital. Come enjoy a night of post-Halloween metal! An Opeth Tribute band AND two amazing local acts? What better things do you have to do on a Thursday night than headbang and drink beer? Y’all know the answer to that! 9 p.m. $8
Quake Matthews at The Capital. Quake Matthews is a hip-hop artist who first made a name for himself in the underground battle rap scene in his early teens. Harnessing the raw energy and competitive spirit found in that arena, he was able to transcend into the multi layered artist he is today. His raspy voice and unfiltered emotion have given him a signature sound, creating a captivating listening experience for his audience. 10 p.m. $10.
Q&A with Director Patricia Vanstone at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery. Join Theatre New Brunswick and New Brunswick-born actor and director Patricia Vanstone for a lunchtime conversation. Vanstone directs Norm Foster’s latest comedy Come Down From Up River which runs Nov. 8-10 at the Fredericton Playhouse. This special Q&A takes place at noon at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery and is free and open to the public.
Fredericton Christmas Arts & Crafts Show at the FREX. This show is a great opportunity to shop for holiday gifts at a market full of unique works from local crafters. November 9 (2-8 p.m.), November 10 (10-6 p.m.) and November 10 (12-5 p.m.).
Brick House Babes Presents: Bad Witches Only at The Phoenix. The sensational seasonal search for Fredericton’s hottest drag enter-taint-her is back with a fall competition to crown the next BRICK HOUSE BABE. Audience votes to decide the winner. 10 p.m.
Ten Thousand Villages 18th Fredericton Festival. Fredericton Mennonites partner with Ten Thousand Villages, a non-profit organization, and the oldest and largest fair trade retailer in North America. Ten Thousand Villages help artisans in developing countries earn an income by bringing their products and stories to our markets through long term relationships. November 9-10 at Wilmot United Church. 10-5 p.m.
Lansdowne Concert Series presents Christina Martin with Dale Murray. Christina says finding a genre for her music is “dangerous,” and she concludes that the closest genre would likely be roots, rock Americana. With Christina expect the unexpected! Without any doubt she is a powerful presence on stage and easily involves her audience. The cost is $25 per person. Reserve your seat by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org or call 457-0826.
Drug Rugs + Chillteens + Graeme Kennedy at The Capital. The Drug Rugs in one word are bubbly. In one sentence they are a jangly, indie-rock band from Halifax with lyrics worthy of being on a t-shirt. Recalling and reinventing sounds from bands like the Smiths, Prince, The Strokes, St. Vincent, and Iggy Pop, the Drug Rugs own a sound that is modern and unmistakably their own. The Drug Rugs will be joined by locals Chillteens and Graeme Kennedy. Doors at 9. Show at 10 p.m. $8
ABBA Revisited at The Playhouse. ABBA Revisited is North America’s #1 tribute to ABBA and its members have been dazzling audiences across the globe since the year 2001. ABBA Revisited recreates the magic of ABBA with authentic costumes, spectacular harmonies and note-perfect musicianship taking their audience on a musical journey back in time. From Vegas to Bermuda, Mexico to Dubai, and Guatemala, ABBA Revisited recreated the show stopping look and sound that ABBA fans around the world can’t deny! 7:30 p.m. $41-$46.
Zachary Lucky + The Montgomery Street Band at Wilser’s Room. Zachary Lucky’s Everywhere A Man Can Be is a rare album that transcends the boundaries of folk and country, simply by seeking the truth. Already hailed as a master storyteller by outlets ranging from No Depression to Exclaim!, Lucky’s new nine-song collection is his most powerful statement to date, with his sonic palette given a wide range of new colours through contributions from some notable Canadian indie rock names, led by producer and pedal steel virtuoso Aaron Goldstein.
The Montgomery St. Band is a four piece string band composed of Patrick Gushue (mandolin/fiddle), Liam Keith-Jacques (guitar/dobro), Scott Michaud (banjo/guitar), and Jason Flores (upright bass). Along with masterful instrumentation, the bandmates also take turns leading four-part vocal harmonies. These avid street performers boast an impressive catalogue of old time music while also incorporating the blazing tempos and dynamic energy of a full fledged jam band. Doors at 8. Show at 9 p.m. $8
Centennial — Sentinel (Centenaire — sentinelle) at Beaverbrook Art Gallery. Fredericton Intergenerational Theatre Squad (FITS) presents “Centennial Sentinel”, a short recital of poems and songs commemorating the end of World War One. This performance will be in conjunction with an exhibition in the Orientation Gallery commemorating the centennial of the end of “the War to End all Wars”. 2-3 p.m.