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 Bookshop. Based on Penelope Fitzgerald’s eponymous, Booker Prize–nominated novel from 1978, The Bookshop, acts as a love letter to literature and the importance of dreams. Director and screenwriter Isabel Coixet (Elegy; Learning to Drive) helms an adaptation that is brimming with colour, wit, and charm. 7:30 p.m. Tilley Hall, UNB Campus
Symphony New Brunswick presents Homage at The Playhouse. SNB pays homage to November 11 with Samuel Barber’s beautiful Adagio for Strings and homage to two of western culture’s great composers with Beethoven’s 3rd Piano Concerto and Haydn’s Symphony 104. Featuring guest pianist, Leonie Rettig, with guest conductor, Bernhard Gueller. Samuel Barber: Adagio for Strings (homage to November 11), Ludwig Van Beethoven: Piano Concerto #3, op 37, C minor, Piano. Solo: Leonie Rettig. Joseph Haydn: Symphony #104, D major. There will be a pre-show talk at 6:30 p.m. Tickets $8.70, $33.91 and $36.52
Open Mic Night at The Capital. Rich Gloade 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.
Indigenous Film Series presents Forgotten Warriors in the Kinsella Auditorium. Although they could not be conscripted, when World War II was declared, thousands of Canadian Aboriginal men and women enlistedand fought alongside their non-Native countrymen. While they fought for freedom for others, ironically the Aboriginal soldiers were not allowed equality in their own country. Some returned home to find the government had seized parts of their own reserve land to compensatenonNative war veterans. With narrator Gordon Tootoosis providing an historical overview, Aboriginal veterans poignantly share their unforgettable war memories and their healing process. We join them as they travel back to Europe to perform a sacred circle for friends left behind, but not forgotten, in foreign grave sites. McCain Hall, STU Campus. 4 p.m.
Annual Recovery Art Show opens at the Fredericton Public Library. Addictions and Mental Health Services, Horizon Health Network, and the Fredericton Public Library will exhibit the works of artists in recovery from addiction and mental illness throughout the month of November in the library’s gallery. Creativity and artistic expression can play an important role in recovery. The artworks depict people’s experience of recovery and will increase public awareness, spark discussion, teach and change perceptions. The public is invited to view the artworks during library hours.
Blindside at The Playhouse. In Blindside, one-eyed storytelling champion Stéphanie Morin-Robert recounts her life as a feisty seven-year-old who wields her glass eye as a superpower. This one-woman play describes how a prospector’s recent diamond discovery forces his daughter, a young and sheltered cancer patient with a prosthetic eye, to change schools in the middle of grade three. While her family members are distracted by their luxurious new lifestyles, she struggles to find the confidence to face the tormenting bullies at her new school. With the help of her cat, a pair of sunglasses, and an undesirable superpower, she soon discovers she has what it takes to fight back and come to terms with her disability. Please be advised: This performance contains occasional use of strong language and mature themes or subject matter. 7:30 p.m. Pay What You Wish.
Reggae Party with Dub Antenna at The Capital. Fredericton’s premier Reggae Band Dub Antenna plays every Wednesday in Wilser’s Room. Doors at 9. Show at 10 p.m.
Classic Albums Live performs Led Zeppelin’s Houses of the Holy at The Playhouse. A perennial Playhouse favourite, Classic Albums Live presents skilled musicians who recreate the greatest albums of the ’60s and ’70s liveon stage – note for note, cut for cut. Led Zeppelin’s fifth studio album, Houses of the Holy, was released in 1973. It was their first album composed of entirely original material, and it contains some of the band’s best-known songs, including “The Song Remains the Same,” “The RainSong” and “No Quarter.” Houses of the Holy was a huge commercial success, and has been certified 11x platinum. 7:30 p.m. Tickets $22, $40 and $44
Book Launch: Symbols of Canada at Beaverbrook Art Gallery. Please join contributors Michael Dawson (STU), Catherine Gidney (STU), Kristi Allain (STU), and Donald Wright (UNB) to celebrate the publication of Symbols of Canada, a lavishly illustrated book exploring the history of 22 Canadian symbols including poutine, hockey, totem poles, the flag, Anne of Green Gables, maple syrup, and the canoe. 7 p.m.
Chili Willy + Marian at The Capital. Fredericton’s Red Hot Chili Peppers cover band take the stage with guests Marian. Doors at 9. Show at 10 p.m. $8
Hip Hop showcase at The Capital. Catch performances by Killred, Bbyface, Vance Connors, Benny Blàse, JackDadi, Sick boy and Lil Skrrt. Doors at 9. Show at 9:30 p.m.
Morgan Davis at York County Cider. Morgan Davis has been on the road for 45 years travelling across Canada, the United States and Europe. His performances draw from a rich tradition of country blues, as well as his own contemporary songs infused with wit and a large dose of humour. The man is a living legend. 7:30 p.m. $20
Botfly + Verse + Janowskii at Maniac Mansion. Halifax noise bringers BOTFLY are coming to the Maniac Mansion November 15 to party with local hardcore heavyweights Verses and the bluesy doom rock of Janowskii. Doors at 8:30 p.m. $10 PWYC. No Jerks!
UNB Art Centre presents PHOTOVOICE: Seeing Religion. This exhibit probes the lived experience of faith from two seemingly divergent perspectives. Since the beginning of the fall term, a group of Muslim and Christian university students and young adults have met regularly to discuss ideas about religion and to learn about each other’s religious identities. PHOTOVOICE: Seeing Religion- Muslim and Christian Interfaith Dialogue was facilitated by Dr. Catherine Holtmann, Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of New Brunswick. Members of the university community and the wider Fredericton community are invited to the opening of this exhibit on November 16 from 5 to 7pm. Special musical guest Jordan Best of Humblist will perform a series of covers and original music on guitar and vocals. The galleries are open 9am to 4pm on weekdays and for special events. Admission is free to members of the public. Nov. 16 – Dec. 14
CHIPS + Diner Drugs + Butcher at The Capital. Cathartic and anthemic, CHIPS deliver honest, in-your-face punk rock that recalls the emotional hooks of Taking Back Sunday, the experimentation and honesty of Thrice, and the jovial camaraderie of Blink 182. Diner Drugs is a mixture of instruments and vocals combined to create the feeling you get when you accidentally take a swig of the cigarette butt beer can. Butcher is a gang that has been gaining traction in and around New Brunswick for it’s take on a lethargic blend of loud guitars and melancholy vocals. A three band night! Doors at 9. Show at 10 p.m. $8
The Shakedown with DJ FRNK at The Phoenix. You know the drill. Bring yourself and your friends and DJ FRNK will bring the good times! You’ll be hearing all of the hits of today and the hottest throwbacks of yesterday. Take advantage of the excellent drink specials and shake it down. Doors at 10. Show at 10:30 p.m.
Buddy Wasisname & The Other Fellers at The Playhouse. After writing 25 shows over 30+ years, creating a catalogue of more than 400 individual pieces of music and humour, the band has announced their retirement. Don’t miss this farewell performance. 7:30 p.m. Tickets starting at $25.50
Tragedy Ann and Moonfruits at Grimross Brewing. Two folk duos from Ontario perform at Grimross this Saturday night. 7 p.m.
Joyful Noise + Superfluid + Douvet at The Capital. Superfluid is a Halifax based Bengali and Canadian bred quasi-collective of musicians who have been playing both in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. They are an Urban Fusion who play a thoughtful blend of rhythm, poetry, and melody. At its core, the band represents the convergence of eastern and western culture and concepts. They’ll be joined by Fredericton fusion/rock outfit Joyful Noise and Halifax DJ Douvet. Doors at 9. Show at 10 p.m.
DJ Luis & DJ Wine at The Phoenix. AFRO VYBZ will be bring the best AFRO TUNES and mixes on deck – dancehall, afrobeats, reggaeton, hip hop/trap, soca and more. Doors at 10. Show at 10:30 p.m.
odd sundays at Corked Wine Bar presents Phil Hall & Allan Cooper. Phil Hall has been publishing poetry in Canada since the early 70s. His book of essay-poems, Killdeer (2011), won the Governor General’s Literary Award for Poetry in English, as well as Ontario’s Trillium Book Award. Allan Cooper has published sixteen collections of poetry, including Gabriel’s Wing, Everything We’ve Loved Comes Back to Find Us (Gaspereau Press, 2017) and Toward the Country of Light: New and Selected Poems (Potterfield Press, 2018). He has twice won the Alfred G. Bailey Award for poetry.
The New Baroque at Memorial Hall. Motion2 Ensemble presents new and existing works for violin, clarinet, and voice in a concert curated by Toronto-based composer, Martin Arnold. Nadia Francavilla, Richard Hornsby, and Helen Pridmore will be preforming alongside images of paintings by Belgian visual artist Nele Boudry. Tickets may be purchased by contacting the UNB Centre for Musical Arts at email@example.com or by calling 458-7259. The cost is $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, and $8 for students.
Oi Polloi + Hard Charger + Neighbourhood Watch at The Capital. The legendary Oi Polloi are coming to The Capital Complex Nov 18. They have been rocking antifascist street punk for 37 years and are teaming up with local crust drunks Hard Charger and the almighty Neighborhood Watch. Doors at 9. Show at 9:30 p.m.