This Week in Fredericton (April 18-24)

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TNB Theatre School students are back at the Playhouse with their first big show(s) since 2019. Weak Size Fish bring their HUGE reggae/dub sound to the great outdoors. Art sales. Exhibitions and lots more happening this week. 

Sussex-based Not Now will be in Fredericton Saturday to celebrate the release of their new album “Black Holes & Rituals” with special guests June Body and The Merci Buckets. 9 p.m. Photo: Facebook.com/NotNowOfficialBand

Tuesday 

TNB Theatre School presents Little Women at the Fredericton Playhouse. TNB Theatre School students return to the Playhouse after a three year hiatus due to Covid. This year features two productions beginning with Little Women as performed by students from the Senior Acting class. 7:30 p.m. 

Wednesday 

TNB Theatre School presents Little Women at the Fredericton Playhouse. TNB Theatre School students return to the Playhouse after a three year hiatus due to Covid. This year features two productions beginning with Little Women as performed by students from the Senior Acting class. 7:30 p.m. 

Weak Size Fish on The Cap Patio. Calling all herbalists, reggae aficionados, dub heads and seekers of good times! Fredericton’s reggae/dub ambassadors are back. 7:30 p.m.

Maggie’s Farm Revival at Dolan’s Pub. 7 p.m.

Open Mic at Maybee Brewing. 7 p.m. 

Open Mic at Broken Record Bar and Music Room. 8 p.m. 

Thursday 

Symphony NB presents Ventus Machina at the Charlotte Street Arts Centre. 7:30 p.m.

Fredericton’s Geology Through its Historic Buildings on Zoom. The billion-year-old geological history of Fredericton as seen through its historic buildings will be the focus of the next York Sunbury Historical Society’s virtual speaker series featuring geologist Dr. Ann Timmermans. Dr. Timmermans is a geologist, Teaching Professor, and Curator in Earth Sciences at the University of New Brunswick. This live event is free and will be held via Zoom. The presentation will be recorded and made available online after the event. For the Zoom link, contact us at frmoperations@gmail.com

8th Annual Capital $500-or-Less Art Sale at The Cap. Check out a variety of items created by local artists and craftspeople including paintings, photography, mixed media, illustrations, pottery, jewelry, prints, and so much more. 5-8 p.m.

Haliwood at Dolan’s Pub. 10 p.m.

Friday

TNB Theatre School presents Anne & Gilbert, The Musical at the Fredericton Playhouse. TNB Theatre School students return to the Playhouse after a three year hiatus due to Covid. This year’s two production run wraps up with Anne & Gilbert, The Musical as performed by students from the Senior Musical Theatre class. 7:30 p.m. 

Falling Iguana Theatre Co. present 81 Minutes at Memorial Hall. 81 Minutes is a fast-paced thrill ride exploring the largest unsolved art heist in history- that of the Gardner museum in Boston in 1990. The play is a speculative depiction of the events of that fateful night, and weaves together two intersecting storylines: the adventure of the thieves and guards present on the night of the robbery in 1990, and the story of the museum’s trailblazing founder Isabella Stewart Gardner in the late 1800s. 7:30 p.m.

8th Annual Capital $500-or-Less Art Sale at The Cap. Check out a variety of items created by local artists and craftspeople including paintings, photography, mixed media, illustrations, pottery, jewelry, prints, and so much more. 11-6 p.m.

From Harm to Harmony Art Exhibition at 5 Macaulay Lane. The Conservation Council and UNB Sustainability would like to invite you to From Harm to Harmony: Healing the Land, Healing Ourselves exhibition’s Opening Celebration and Meet the Artists event this Earth Day. 4-7 p.m.

The Tipsy Muse Café presents The Women In Song Songwriters Circle. The women rule the night on April 22, as The Muse brings you 4 of New Brunswick’s finest female songwriters; Jerry-Faye Flatt, Sadie, Blaire Nicolle and Denmother. Not only hear them perform some of their best material, but also get the stories behind the songs. 7 p.m.

Soundwave Spring Revival at The Cap. Winter is on its way out and the lush greenery is on its way back. So let’s get our energy juices flowing with a bunch of New Brunswick Dj’s! A night of bass music, jungle, juke, leftfield and DnB will bring the vibe into the warmer months ahead. 8:30 p.m.

Helium Submarine + Tortue at the Broken Record Bar and Music Room. A duo of post-rock trios. Show starts at 10 p.m. 

Jenny LeBlanc + Michael Dalton + Corey Jellison at Grimross Brewing Co. Three Maritime songwriters. One great night of music. 8 p.m.

Saturday

Not Now’s Album Release at The Cap. Sussex alt-rockers Not Now celebrate the release of their album Black Holes & Rituals with special guests June Body and The Merci Buckets. 9 p.m.

TNB Theatre School presents Anne & Gilbert, The Musical at the Fredericton Playhouse. TNB Theatre School students return to the Playhouse after a three year hiatus due to Covid. This year’s two production run wraps up with Anne & Gilbert, The Musical as performed by students from the Senior Musical Theatre class. 2 and 7:30 p.m. 

The Tortoise, The Hare & The Millionaire at The Tipsy Muse Café. It’s their first live performance since September, and their warm up to this year’s ECMAs where they are a showcasing act…so to call this gig a highly anticipated performance is truly an understatement. Come on out to see why these guys are one of Fredericton’s favourite live acts; whether it’s rock, blues, or funk…they bring it. 7 p.m.

Neighbourhood Watch + Another Dose + Three Speed at the Broken Record Bar and Music Room. A night of good old fashion punk rock. Show starts at 10 p.m. 

Robert Thomas & The Session Men at Grimross Brewing Co. Robert Thomas has written songs for everyone from Kenny Rogers to Bonnie Raitt, and the members of his band The Session Men have played with just about everybody else from Allison Kraus, Tony Rice, Doc Watson to Rita Macneil, The Rankins, Natalie MacMaster, Michelle Shocked and The Chieftans. 8 p.m.

Periwinkle House 2nd Annual Vintage Spring Fling at the Charlotte Street Arts Centre.  

8th Annual Capital $500-or-Less Art Sale at The Cap. Check out a variety of items created by local artists and craftspeople including paintings, photography, mixed media, illustrations, pottery, jewelry, prints, and so much more. 11-6 p.m.

Sunday

Louisburg Choir at Christ Church Cathedral. After a break from the stage of more than two years, the Chœur Louisbourg is proud to announce the resumption of its live concerts. The program will be devoted to two major works for choir and organ: Requiem by Maurice Duruflé (1902-1986) and Lux aeterna by Morten Lauridsen (b. 1943). 3 p.m.

Middle Raged with Geri Hall & Gary Pearson at The Playhouse. Middle Raged is a hilarious live sketch comedy revue starring Geri Hall (22 Minutes, Second City), and Gary Pearson (MadTV, Corner Gas), that explores life between 30 and 65: from raising kids, to financial stress, to dealing with elderly parents, to going to more funerals than weddings, and even trying to keep romance alive through Outlander role-play in the bedroom. Critics are raving at the special chemistry and comedy of Gary and Geri as they send up the time of life when the bloom is off the rose, but the thorns are sharper than ever. Show contains mature themes. 7:30 p.m.

History Speaks: John Hamilton: New Brunswick’s Forgotten Black Inventor (Zoom). Roger Nason, well-known local historian, will present the Keswick Ridge Historical Society’s next History Speaks event. John Hamilton, a first-generation Afro-Canadian from Saint John, invented a practical method to help early train operators in New Brunswick to avoid disastrous derailments, especially in winter. Widely used by new railways that expanded from Fredericton along the St. John River and northward through Keswick, Burtt’s Corner, and far beyond, his device cleared ice and snow from the tracks, and ultimately save money and lives. Yet he gained neither rightful recognition nor financial return. This is his overdue story of struggle and persistence.

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. If you have an upcoming event, be sure to send in your info to gridcitymagazine (at) gmail.com.

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