This Week in Fredericton (Dec. 6-12)

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Shows are ramping up as Christmas draws near. Get out and enjoy some of this week’s entertainment. Follow the rules. Keep yourself and others safe. 

Monday 

UNB Chorale & Concert Band Christmas Concerts. A holiday spectacular featuring the UNB Chorale, directed by Kathrin Welte, and UNB Concert Band, directed by Andrew Daigle. The cost is pay-what-you-can. 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday 

A One-Man Christmas Carol at Charlotte Street Arts Centre. A One-Man Christmas Carol is adapted and performed by Ron Kelly Spurles. The play is a faithful adaptation of the book by Dickens, running about 70 minutes in length without an intermission. One actor plays more than 20 characters, using a technique that might best be described as “morphing” from one character to another. It’s a heart- warming story that everyone is familiar with, but often people don’t know the details which really make it compelling and moving. 8 p.m.

The Painted: Performance Foundations Original Monologues. An evening of original monologues based on the Beaverbrook Art Gallery’s Masterworks Collection. St. Thomas University students will present 15 original monologues based on selected artworks; using the artwork as inspiration, the students used text, movement, poetry, and sound to investigate the work. This performance is pay what you can. 7:30 p.m.

Open Mic at Grimross Brewing Co. Meet your next favourite performer Tuesday at Grimross! 7:30 p.m. 

Wednesday 

Maggie’s Farm Revival at Dolan’s Pub. It is time for our annual Christmas benefit show, and this year we are raising funds for Girls Rock Camp at the Charlotte Street Arts Centre. 7 p.m.

York Sunbury Historical Society presents Public Talk: The Rightful Place of Indigenous Veterans. A virtual presentation on The Rightful Place of Indigenous Veteran will take place via Zoom; this talk will be the focus of the upcoming York Sunbury Historical Society’s virtual speaker series featuring Saint Thomas University Chancellor, Judge Graydon Nicholas. This live event is free and the presentation will be recorded and made available online after the event. Contact us for the Zoom link at frederictonregionmuseum@gmail.com. 7 p.m.

A Gunning and Cormier Christmas at the Charlotte Street Arts Centre. Two of the busiest solo musicians in the country (award winning artists!) Dave Gunning & JP Cormier are coming together again this year to bring us a one-of-a-kind show for the holiday season – A Gunning & Cormier Christmas! 7:30 p.m.

Thursday 

Theatre New Brunswick returns with Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley at The Playhouse. Toronto director Ryan G. Hinds leads a cast of actors and designers from the four Atlantic Provinces in this imagined sequel to Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. A future holiday classic!  7:30 p.m.

Papa John Witterick at Maybee Brewing. 7:30 p.m.

Les gar du Nord at Centre communautaire Sainte-Anne. 7:30 p.m.

Anthony Gray at St. Louis Bar & Grill. 8 p.m.

Haliwood at Dolan’s Pub. 10 p.m.

Friday 

Theatre New Brunswick returns with Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley at The Playhouse. Toronto director Ryan G. Hinds leads a cast of actors and designers from the four Atlantic Provinces in this imagined sequel to Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. A future holiday classic!  7:30 p.m.

The Hypochondriacs and guests at The Cap. The Hypos bringing a stellar weekend of music to help get us into the holiday mood! $15/$20. 9 p.m.

Sleepy Driver Trio at the Tipsy Muse Café. Sleepy Driver Trio is Peter Hicks (vocals/guitar), Dave Palmer (pedal steel), and John Heinstein (keys), playing deep cuts and some of your favs from the expansive Sleepy Driver catalog. $15. 7 p.m.

An Intimate Celtic Christmas at York County Cider. An evening of traditional Celtic music and dance where you’ll experience a grassroots community group singing and playing two Christmas sets in Irish, Welsh, French and English. By donation. 7 p.m.

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

Saturday 

Jason Anderson at the Tipsy Muse Café. Jason, as a solo artist, packs the energy of an entire band, and the powers of language and love fuel his set. He’s a very special performer. Don’t miss this show. $10. 7 p.m.

The Hypochondriacs and guests at The Cap. The Hypos bringing a stellar weekend of music to help get us into the holiday mood! $15/$20. 9 p.m.

Theatre New Brunswick returns with Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley at The Playhouse. Toronto director Ryan G. Hinds leads a cast of actors and designers from the four Atlantic Provinces in this imagined sequel to Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. A future holiday classic!  2 and 7:30 p.m.

Bel Canto Singers present We Wish You Christmas at Christ Church Cathedral. The music spans time and genres opening with Veni, Veni Emmanuel, which goes back to monastic life 800 years ago. The program also includes contemporary arrangements of familiar Christmas Carols and the performance of Poulenc’s collection of four antiphons. Accompanist, organist, and choir master of Christ Church Cathedral, Thomas Gonder, will offer improvisations and selections that unite the repertoire. Tickets to the in-person performance are available online only. 7:30 p.m.

Nautical Disaster: A Tribute to The Tragically Hip at Grimross Brewing Co. After missing last year’s show, Nautical Disaster will return with three sets of songs by The Tragically Hip. $10/$15. 7:30 p.m.

Acoustic Rewind at York County Cider. Rock classics from the 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s will have you up and dancing. 7 p.m.

Full Throttle at Klub Khrome. 10 p.m.

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

Sunday 

Fredericton Symphony Orchestra Christmas Concert at The Playhouse. The Fredericton Symphony Orchestra returns with its annual fan-favourite seasonal concert, featuring special guests: the Fredericton Choral Society. Start your holiday season with a full symphony orchestra sound playing seasonal musical favourites. 7:30 p.m.

Open Mic at the Tipsy Muse Café. Bring a song, sing a song, singalong. All performing disciplines welcome. 3 p.m.

Christmas Snootenanny with SugarBomb at the Snooty Fox. After a 2 year hiatus the Christmas Snootenanny wis back featuring the Earthquaking, house shaking, Motown making, dance invoking, smile inducing, soul lifting, love train constructing SUGAR BOMB. All donations going to support the Community Kitchen. This is the party of the holiday season. 1-5 p.m.

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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