This Week in Fredericton (August 31 – Sept. 6)

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More live music at The Cap, Dolan’s Pub and the Tipsy Muse, plus several events from FLOURISH!

The Hypochondriacs play a pair of shows on Saturday as part of Flourish 2020. Learn more about all the events happening under the Flourish banner by visiting www.flourish-fest.com. Photo by Sarah Kierstead

Wednesday 

Kill Chicago on The Cap patio. Kill Chicago was the last band to play The Cap’s indoor stage before the lockdown. The band returns this week with a show 7-9 p.m. Learn more.

Thursday 

FLOURISH: Janice Wright Cheney’s Sardina at CreatedHere Gallery. Sardinia is an immersive installation that conjures the sheer abundance of the past. Using video, audio, and sculptural elements, Sardinia projects thousands of sardines swimming, without end, across the CreatedHere/NBCCD Studio. 6-10p.m. Learn more.

Karaoke Night at Klub Khrome. Join host Jeff Brewer for a full evening of karaoke magic. 9:30 p.m. – 2 a.m.

FLOURISH Zine Launch at The Cap. We will be launching the FLOURISH Zine curated by poet laureate Jenna Lyn Albert and printed locally Rabbittown Press. The launch will be paired with digital readings from zine participants, and a live special guest performance by Thandiwe McCarthy. 6 p.m. Learn more.

Workshop: The Building Blocks of Authentic Performance. This four session acting workshop lead by Fredericton based, professional theatre artist Kelly McAllister will focus on building a more “three dimensional character”, making what’s on the page come to life and learning how to be honest on stage while connecting with a piece of writing. This class will run Sept. 3, 10, 17 & 24, 7 – 8 pm at the BOP studio (800 St Mary’s St.) and is open to anyone ages 16+. Learn more.

In Process: Urchin opens in the George Fry Gallery. Immerse yourself in the shell patterns of sea urchins when St. Andrew’s-based artist Alanna Baird presents her latest works. This exhibition is a special treat for the college – Alanna Baird graduated from our Ceramics program in 1978. Since then she has become quietly prolific in the New Brunswick Craft and Art communities as a multi-media artist and can often be found working away in artist residencies. Opening reception 4:30 p.m.

Friday 

The Muse presents The Almighty Humdingers. The Almighty Humdingers are a four piece country / rockabilly band all the way from Saskatoon SK. They are currently quarantining in Fredericton NB, the home of their favourite band ‘The Hypochondriacs’ in hopes one day they can finally be noticed by their heros. 😉 7 p.m. Learn more.

The Hellbillies Trio at Dolan’s Pub. This weekend’s musical act is The Hellbillies Trio. 9 p.m. – 12 a.m.

Saturday 

Kendra Gale Band at Grimross Brewing Co. The Kendra Gale Band brings two sets of live music to Grimross Brewing Co. on Saturday night. Doors at 7. Show at 8. Learn more.

Riley Taylor at the Twenty/20 Club. Rising country star Riley Taylor plays the Twenty/20 this week. 8:30 p.m. $10.

FLOURISH presents The Hypochondriacs + Jerry Faye + Marie-Ange feat. Not Now, Madame on The Cap patio. Two Hypo shows! 3-5 p.m. with Marie-Ange feat. Not Now, Madame and 6-8 p.m. with Jerry Faye. Learn more.

The Muse presents Evan LeBlanc. Evan LeBlanc is a singer/songwriter who is known most for his time playing music in the upbeat Fredericton rock band David in the Dark, but when the opportunity arises, he loves to grab his acoustic guitar, strip his songs down and play them the way they were written. 7 p.m. Learn more.

The Hellbillies Trio at Dolan’s Pub. This weekend’s musical act is The Hellbillies Trio. 9 p.m. – 12 a.m.

Sunday 

Karaoke Sunday at Speedbumps. Free pool, drink specials and people singing songs, for better or for worse. What are you waiting for? 8-10 p.m.

Flourish: Comedy Brunch at The Cap. FLOURISH Festival Comedy Brunch with Maggie Estey, Anthony Bryan & Friends! Tickets are free, but table reservations are required. Food is not included, but Dees Quiet Café will be on-site offering FLOURISH brunch specials to purchase and enjoy. 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Ongoing:

Gallery Opening at Gallery 78 – Art From The Atlantic Bubble and Amber Leger. Art from the Atlantic Bubble features landscapes and scenes from all seasons specifically within the Atlantic Canadian provinces. Amber Leger shows recent work from this spring and summer, focusing on soft moments of figures and still life objects, bathed in gentle, glowing sunlight.

Gallery on Queen Community Support Initiative. The Gallery on Queen Community Support Initiative is a campaign designed to give back to our local community. We are calling on you, the public, and friends of Gallery on Queen. Selected artwork from our artists will be sold with 100% of the funds raised being given to Black Lives Matter Fredericton and Gignoo Transition House. All proceeds will be split 50/50 to these two organizations. Learn more.

Gallery on Queen presents a Roger Simon Exhibition. In collaboration with the family of Roger Simon, Gallery On Queen is honoured to present an exhibition of works by the late artist. The work will be displayed at the gallery and available for viewing, while following Covid-19 safety protocols, and will also be available for viewing online.

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. 

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