A quick run through some of the events happening this week in the world of art, music and film.
Celebrating the Life and Work of Mary Pratt at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery. The public is invited to a reception celebrating the life and work of Mary Pratt. Born to Katherine MacMurray and William John West in Fredericton in 1935, Mary Pratt passed away on August 14th at her home in Newfoundland. She was one of Canada’s most widely celebrated and beloved visual artists and the pride and joy of Fredericton. The Beaverbrook Gallery is proud to have a significant collection of Mary Pratt’s work, which will be on display for this special event. The family will be in attendance. 3:30 -6 p.m.
Monday Night Film Series presents Mary Shelly. Directed by Haifaa Al-Mansour (Wadjda) and starring Elle Fanning, Mary Shelley depicts the author as a fiercely modern 19th Century woman, and her Frankenstein as the product of unbridled imagination and profound grief. 7:30pm at Tilley Hall, UNB Campus. $8. $5 for members.
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.
Reggae Party with Dub Antenna at The Capital. Fredericton’s reggae band Dub Antenna plays every Wednesday in Wilser’s Room. Doors at 9. Show at 10 p.m.
Connexion ARC presents Art Kitchen at the Charlotte Street Arts Centre. Art Kitchen is a radically transparent and participatory approach to arts funding. Connexion ARC invites patrons to gather over a communal meal – a delicious soup prepared by a guest chef and beer from Picaroons Traditional Ales – and hear local artists present their work. Each patron is given a ballot to vote for one of four art projects they would like to see happen in Fredericton. A popular vote determines the grant recipient. The selected artist will receive a grant from the evening’s profits, providing a local artist or curator with un-bureaucratic funding for artistic creation, research, and experimentation. $20 in advance – $25 at the door. 6:30 p.m.
The Barr Brothers & Michael Feuerstack on Nov 29 at Fredericton Boyce Farmers’ Market. Following up their sold out performance at the Charlotte Street Arts Centre back in 2016, The Barr Brothers return this week performing with special guest Michael Feuerstack. Tickets $30 in advance. $35 at the door. 8 p.m.
Virtuoso Series: Nordic Beauty at St. Thomas University. Ventus Machina purrs back with a program of wind quintet classics from the great Scandinavian Composers. The Scandinavian musical soul seems particularly responsive to the Woodwind Quintet, paying close attention to each instrument’s individual virtuosity as well as to the sonorities possible in the combinations of the instruments. Tickets are available at the door and are $26 for adults, $10 for students and free for children under 12, and STU faculty/staff/students. The concert will take place in McCain Hall, room 101.
Open Mic Night at Maybee Brewing Company. The latest open mic night in the city. Come strut your stuff. 7-10 p.m.
Theatre UNB presents two one-act comedies at Memorial Hall. In award-winning British playwright Tom Stoppard’s meta-theatrical comedy, The Real Inspector Hound, a pair of theatre critics watching a hilariously-bad Agatha Christie-style locked-door murder mystery are drawn one by one into the world of the play. As the lines between the stage and the audience become increasingly blurred and the body count starts to rise, the critics discover that the play world is all too real, and that there are fatal consequences for their sins of envy, pride, and lust.
In Nobel Prize-winning writer and existentialist philosopher Jean-Paul Satre’s No Exit, three strangers find themselves locked in a room in hell with not a rack or flaming pit of fire in sight, wondering why they’ve been placed together. As they begin to confess the sins that have brought them there, it quickly becomes apparent what their eternal torment will be: each other. Nov. 29-Dec. 1. Ticket at the door $8-$12. 7:30 p.m.
Richie Young At Ed’s Garage and Taproom. Richie Young came into the music scene in 2015 and been going strong since as a solo or duo and with his rock band the Crossroad Devils. Here’s a great chance to enjoy an intimate performance from one of the city’s emerging blues talents. 7 p.m.
Reception for ArtsLink’s Catapult Program at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery. Join ArtsLink in celebrating the most recent graduates of the CATAPULT Arts Accelerator Program! Meet the artists, hear about their work and business ideas, and partake in good food from Chess Piece Pâtisserie. This event is free and the public is welcome to attend. Refreshments will be provided. It takes place in the RBC Room. 7 p.m.
A Tribute to Tom Waits at Grimross Brewing Co. This is the first in a monthly tribute/fundraiser series. Proceeds will be split between Living Roots Music Festival and Music in Schools. Tickets are available in person only at Grimross. $10 in advance. $15 at the door. 8 p.m.
Book Launch: To Live Like a Moor at St. Thomas University. The STU Research Office invites you to join them in celebrating a book launch for To Live Like a Moor: Christian Perceptions of Muslim Identity in Medieval and Early Modern Spain, edited by Dr. Robin Vose, in Brian Mulroney Hall, room 101. This book traces the many shifts in Christian perceptions of Islam-associated ways of life. Using social, legal, literary, and religious documentation, it reveals the complexities and contradictions underlying a historically notorious transition from pluralism to intolerance. 2 p.m.
Tribute Night at The Capital Complex. Enjoy music by Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Audioslave, and Foo Fighters. Doors at 10. Show at 10:30 p.m. $12
The Once w/ Megan Bonnell at Wilmot United Church. Newfoundland trio The Once wrap up two months on the road with a show at the Wilmot United Church with special guest Toronto singer/songwriter Megan Bonnell. Doors at 7. Show at 8 p.m. $30 in advance. $35 at the door.
Dance Fredericton presents The Nutcracker at The Playhouse. This performance features guest artists Alanna McAdie and Yosuke Mino, soloists with Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet, and Louis-Philippe Dionne, former soloist with the Atlantic Ballet Theatre of Canada. This fairy tale ballet opens with the festive Victorian party scene on Christmas Eve in the Stahlbaum home and later follows Clara and the Nutcracker Prince on their journey to the Land of the Sweets. Dec. 1 at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 2 at 2 p.m. $15.50 – $30.50
Gaylí at The Phoenix. Come along to our ‘Gaylí’, the queer version of our traditional Irish Céilí and say no to hate, yes to love, equality and diversity. Bring your dancing shoes and be ready to learn how to swing your partner around the floor! Doors at 8. Fun starts at 8:30 p.m.
Walrus + Carinae + Janowskii at The Capital. If you’re into indie, psych, RnR, or the blues, this is your night. Three bands. Two provinces. One state. Doors at 9. Show at 10. $12
Creating Narnia at the Fredericton Public Library. In anticipation of Theatre New Brunswick bringing C.S. Lewis’ classic story, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe to life, the library is pleased to invite families to a special presentation. Join members of the TNB Theatre School as they reveal what goes into set and costume design for a large-scale theatrical production, hear an excerpt from C.S. Lewis’ classic tale, and see costumes and masks used in earlier productions. Children of all ages will participate in hands-on activities and families will learn about the magic behind the wardrobe, both on and offstage. No need to register for this free drop-in program. 2:30 p.m. Free.
Open Mic Night at York County Cider. Every Sunday from 2-5 p.m.