This Week in Fredericton (Dec. 13-19)

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Kylie Fox plays her album release show at the CSAC this week. The city is buzzing with holiday events – everything from dance, to song, to trivia is on the table for your holiday enjoyment. Here’s our list.

Grand Theft Bus play their traditional pre-holiday performance at The Cap this week. Photo: Matt Carter

Monday 

Bonnie Kilburn’s Dance Centre presents It’s Snow Time at The Playhouse. The Bonnie Kilburn Dancers are very excited to be returning to The Playhouse stage. With a mix of current, throwback and holiday music, It’s Snow Time will have everyone tapping their toes and dancing in their seats. 6 p.m.

Chantal Kreviazuk at The Playhouse. One of Canada’s most accomplished songwriters and recognizable voices comes to the Fredericton Playhouse this season! In time for the holidays, Chantal Kreviazuk brings songs from her holiday album Christmas is a Way of Life, My Dear, as well as her latest album Get to You, released in the summer of 2020. 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday 

Open Mic at Grimross Brewing Co. 6:45-9:45 p.m.

Wednesday 

Rich Aucoin + Shrimp Ring at The Cap. $15/$20. 9 p.m. 

Open Mic at Maybee Brewery. 7 p.m.

Thursday 

Grateful Dead tribute at the Tipsy Muse Café. Connor Fox and Ian Beattie are Grateful Dead devotees who have been making a name for themselves as the ultimate acoustic tribute to ‘Captain Trips and Co.’ 7 p.m.

Christmas Movie Trivia Night at Grimross Brewing Co. 7 p.m.

Open Mic at The Cap. 8:30 p.m.

Farewell Town at Dolan’s Pub. 10 p.m.

Friday 

Annual Christmas Cover Show at The Cap. Bands as bands. Barry White, Cream, The Stooges. All for a good cause. $12/$15. 9 p.m.

The Labour Union Comedy Show at Grimross Brewing Co. The Labour Union is a comedy collective composed of local comedians from many different backgrounds and styles. From their humble beginnings in a garage out on Doak road, they have gone on to perform sold-out shows in some of Fredericton’s finest venues. With their assortment of sketches, welcoming and casual atmosphere, and unique, experimental approach to stand-up comedy. 8 p.m.

Gin and Jazz at Southside Shake. 7 p.m.

Theresa Malenfant & Scott Medford at Klub Khrome. Legendary Atlantic Canadian blues performers return for a show at the Klub. 7:30 p.m.

Farewell Town at Dolan’s Pub. 10 p.m.

Saturday 

The Hypochondriacs (unplugged) at the Tipsy Muse Café. The details are irrelevant. This show is SOLD OUT. 

Grand Theft Bus at The Cap. $15/$20. 9 p.m. 

Living Roots Festival Fundraiser at Grimross Brewing Co. More than a dozen performers will take the stage in support of Living Roots. There will also be an auction. C’mon out. 2 p.m.

Camerata NB’s My Dear Ludwig at The Playhouse. Canadian Superstar, Martin Beaver, joins the Camerata group for the performance of Beethoven’s only violin concerto. Probably the most luscious of Beethoven’s compositions, SNB is proud to welcome Martin back home to the Maritimes for Christmas! 7:30 p.m.

Holiday Pop-Up at Charlotte Street Arts Centre. Dozens of local vendors have just what you need for last minute gift giving. 10-3 p.m. 

Atlantic Brass Christmas Concert at Brunswick Street Baptist Church. We are thrilled to invite you to an afternoon concert of Christmas music from The Atlantic Brass, an ensemble of consummate musicality, pitch perfection, and fabulous fun. By donation. 3 p.m.

Kylie Fox Album Release at Charlotte Street Arts Centre. Join Kyle and her band for an evening of music in celebration of the release of her album, Green, with support from Jerry-Faye Flatt and Dylan Ward. Alt-folk Canadiana artist Kylie Fox spins stories of rolling prairies and the North-Western woods, of hometown fables and flames, and of the clumsy dichotomy of youth and adulthood in sophisticated webs of cynicism, beauty, and wit. The gentle, honey-toast timbre of her voice is also rich with power and direction, lending to a performance as honest and compelling as her poetry. 8:30 p.m.

Gin and Jazz at Southside Shake. 7 p.m.

Farewell Town at Dolan’s Pub. 10 p.m.

Sunday 

Tomato Tomato: Downhome Christmas at the Fredericton Playhouse. Hang onto your hats because this Saint John-based genre-bending musical duo is ready to take you on a ride with their eclectic mix of holiday folk and country! Expect jaw dropping multitasking, dynamic guitar arrangements, and soaring vocal harmonies. Stitch these elements together with compelling, heartfelt songwriting and you have an unforgettable musical experience. 7:30 p.m.

Ongoing: 

Christmas Choice at Gallery 78. It’s everyone’s favourite time of year: the annual Christmas Choice! Enjoy this group exhibition filled with new small works from Atlantic Canadian artists, exquisite secondary market pieces, and fine crafts.

Beat the lines and choose from a variety of paintings, prints, heirloom jewellery, timeless and functional ceramics, and artisanal candles in our cozy, decorated, and safe shopping environment. You’re sure to find something for everyone on your list—it’s a one-stop shop for all your holiday needs! We are happy to help you with your choices and gift-wrap your goodies.

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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