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.

FM Berlin play The Capital this Saturday with The Snorkelers and Keegan Dobbelsteyn.


Monday Night Film Series The Happy Prince. The last days of Oscar Wilde, and the ghosts that haunted them, are vividly evoked in Rupert Everett’s directorial debut, The Happy Prince. Everett gives a career-defining performance as Wilde, physically and emotionally embodying the literary genius as he lives out his last days in exile in Europe. In a downward spiral following his conviction for “gross indecency”, his body ailing and heavy, his mind spinning, he survives by falling back on the flamboyant irony and brilliant wit that defined him. 7:30pm at Tilley Hall, UNB Campus. $8. $5 for members.

David Myles at Kings Place. David Myles’ annual holiday Singing For Supper tour lands at Kings Place today for a performance in support of local food banks. 12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Donations welcome.


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.

Jim Myles Auditorium Dedication & Open House at Charlotte Street Arts Centre. The CSAC invites the public to join them in celebrating the official opening of the auditorium. Many of the Centre’s studios will be open to explore, there will be tours of the building at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m., performances will be happening around the Centre throughout, and there will be a few short words from the Myles family and CSAC at 7 p.m. Come for some refreshments and snacks, enjoy the performances, and take part in celebrating the opening of the Jim Myles Auditorium.


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.

Noon-Hour Advent Recitals at St. Paul’s United Church. Enjoy a performance by the Fredericton High School Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Craig Woodcock. This recital series will be held during the Advent season. A freewill offering will be received at each event. 12:10 p.m. – 12:50 p.m.


Herbert the Cow Productions presents ‘night Mother at Affirmation Lounge. The magnum opus of American playwright, Marsha Norman, this play won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1983. Jessie Cates, an unemployed epileptic with a failed marriage, and a deeply troubled son, tells his mother, Thelma, that he plans to kill himself before the night is over. Thelma tries to convince her son life is worth living, but Jessie remains resolute. This reader’s theatre presentation (with a few surprises along the way) will feature Herbert the Cow alumnus, Amy Bourne, joining Corenski Nowlan for this one night only performance. $5. Seating is limited so reserve your ticket by emailing

Gloria Dawn at York County Cider. Come to hear and come for the cheer. Gloria Dawn is a musician, songwriter, artist and human rights activist hailing from Saint John, NB. Recent career highlights include performing for the Prime Minister and receiving the 2018 Woman of Distinction Award for Community Building & Volunteerism. Her live show is described as upbeat and fun with a strong stage presence. [and she loves corny jokes!] 7 p.m.

The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe at the Fredericton Playhouse. Theatre New Brunswick will take audiences on a memorable holiday adventure with its upcoming production of the C. S. Lewis classic. As part of the company’s 50th anniversary season, TNB invites you to join Lucy, Edmond, Susan and Peter on a magical journey to the land of Narnia where it’s always winter, but never Christmas. Dec. 13-15 at 7:30 p.m. w/ a 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday. $15-$41.50

Les gars du Nord at Centre Communautaire Sainte-Anne. Acadian singer-songwriters, Wilfred LeBouthillier, Maxime McGraw, Danny Boudreau, and Jean-Marc Couture are back in Fredericton for a fifth year with their annual Holiday Celebration! They always deliver a dynamic performance full of holiday classics, original tunes, and lots of humour. 7:30p.m. $33-$38

Open Mic Night at Maybee Brewing Company. The latest open mic night in the city. Come strut your stuff. 7-10 p.m.

Colin Fowlie Duo at Corked Wine Bar. Don’t miss Colin’s last solo show of the year! Come out and celebrate 2018, the year he went ‘all in’ with his music. 8:00 p.m. $10


Punk Xmas Party at The Capital. Enjoy a night of ‘festival’ music featuring Which, Witch is Which, Neighbourhood Watch, Deep Fryer, and a Ramones Tribute. Hell yeah! 10 p.m. $8. Bring non-perishable items for food bank donation.


FM Berlin W/ The Snorkelers + Keegan Dobbelsteyn at The Capital. Recipients of the 2018 Music New Brunswick Rock Artist of The Year award, FM Berlin is a four-piece Alternative East Coast Rock band that sounds like The Police and The Strokes made a baby….in space. A bold claim which they own with sing-a-long swagger. Doors at 9. Show at 10 p.m.

Hot Garbage presents Scrap Wars at Wilser’s Room. Join Fredericton’s improv comedy collective along with Aaron Ellis, Jennifer Flewelling and Kevin Belyea as our One Man Hot Garbage Band for this special holiday show. Doors at 7. Show at 7:30 p.m. $7.

Theresa Malenfant & The Instigators Christmas Blues Show at Klub Krome. Theresa Malenfant & The Instigators Christmas Blues Show hits Fredericton this week with two shows (3 p.m. and  9:30 p.m.). Get your blues on!

Mike Biggar & Jessica Rhaye @ Lansdowne Concert Series. Singer-songwriters Mike Biggar and Jessica Rhaye team up to bring their much-loved holiday show to Lansdowne Concert Series in Fredericton NB as a part of the their 2018 Songs of the Season Acoustic Christmas tour. 8 p.m. $25. Reserve tickets by contacting or call for 506-457-0826.


odd Sundays presents the Poetry of Margaret MacQuarrie-McLeod at Corked Wine Bar. The main portion of the afternoon will be a retrospective on the poetry of Margaret MacQuarrie-McLeod, who recently died after a lengthy illness. Margaret’s poetry will be read by members of the Wolf Tree Writers Group, of which Margaret was a founding member. That will be followed by two open sets on a seasonal theme. We are thinking about more than just holidays (although that would be most welcome); we’re considering how the deep darkness of winter affects and impacts us, the darkening days when ghost stories and wicked fairies do their worst, when the weird clamours for notice. 2 p.m.

FHS Music Department Holiday Concert at the Tom Morrison Theatre. Featured groups include the String Ensemble, Glee Choir, Concert Band, and Jazz Ensemble. Admission is by donation. Come and enjoy some holiday favourites to put you in the mood for the season. 2:30 p.m.

Fredericton Concert & Marching Band at Wilmot United Church. This concert of Christmas favourites new and old will feature special guest performers from The Fredericton Choral Society and Collective Theatrics, and there will also be a carol sing-along for the audience. Admission is by donation, and a portion of the proceeds will go to the CBC Feed a Family campaign in support of local food banks. 7:30 p.m.

Evening of Christmas Readings and Music at St. Paul’s United Church. A presentation of Clement C. Moore’s ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas will be part of an evening of Christmas readings and music. The familyfriendly program will include musical offerings by the Vocal Collective, Sharon Pond (organ), and Alexis Ervin (piano). Tim Yerxa, executive director of The Fredericton Playhouse, will be the guest reader. Readings and music, both traditional and modern, will follow three themes: The Nativity Story, What Christmas Means to Me, and, of course, A Visit from St. Nicholas, the original title of Moore’s work. 7 p.m. Donations to CBC’s FeeA Family Campaign will be accepted.

Open Mic Night at York County Cider. Every Sunday from 2-5 p.m.

This Week in Fredericton was created 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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