This Week in Fredericton (Feb.14-20)

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Honk if you like music, live in-person events and other reasons to leave your house or apartment that don’t involve disrupting the lives of others. Things are rolling back to the familiar. For now. So let’s enjoy it!

Fredericton’s hardest working comedians, The Labour Union, will be taking The Cap stage this Saturday to put on a performance like you’ve never seen before.

Tuesday 

Open Mic at Grimross Brewing Co. 7 p.m.

Wednesday 

Trivia Night at Maybee Brewing. Round up your smartest friends head to Maybee Brew for Trivia Night! 7 p.m.

University of New Brunswick presents Virtual Literary Reading by Alicia Elliott. Alicia Elliott’s writing is informed by the personal and collective impact of colonial legacies, including the residential school system. She has written for CBC and The Globe and Mail, among others, and her essays have been nominated for National Magazine Awards three times, winning gold in 2017.

This event is free and open to the public via Eventbrite registration HERE. ASL interpretation will be provided. This reading is made possible through generous support from the Canada Council for the Arts, UNB Faculty of Arts, UNB Department of English, and The Fiddlehead.

Thursday 

Jim Lahey at Broken Record Bar and Music Room. 8 p.m.

Fredericton Arts Alliance AGM (online). The Fredericton Arts Alliance will once again hold this year’s AGM via Zoom. On this year’s agenda will be a report on the past year’s activities and an election for board members.

If you are interested in serving on the board, you must first be a member of the FAA (individual memberships are $20). Duties include participating in an average of one board meeting per month. In light of COVID-19, these will likely be held via Zoom, but if we get a chance to meet in person, we will. Members may serve on one of the board committees, which would involve more meetings and activities. Current active committees include: The Gala committee, which plans the annual “For Arts’ Sake” fundraiser; The advocacy committee, which is currently researching arts and music education in New Brunswick Schools; A website committee, which is working on an overhaul of the FAA website.
The FAA seeks those who are interested in the arts and a willingness to collaborate with fellow board members. If you’re interested in becoming a board member, contact president@frederictonartsalliance.ca for more information.

Friday 

Wesli at the Fredericton Playhouse. Born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Wesli has been playing music since he was just eight years old. Coming from a family of 8 children where music was a daily food for the soul, Wesli used his talent as a unique way to get out of the surrounding ghetto, starting in the gospel choir of his local church.  Now based out of Montreal, Wesli brings together a wide range of talents for his music. Be it acoustic or with his big band, he unites Haitian voodoo and rara styles with roots, Afrobeat, and hip-hop styles. 7:30 p.m.

The Labour Union at The Cap. Fredericton’s hardest working comedians will be taking the stage to put on a performance like you’ve never seen before. Enjoy a unique brand of stand up and sketch comedy featuring:Brandy Rivers, Jason McIntyre, Aiden Creaghan, Sophie Angbao, Liam Farnworth, Turner Grant, Leonce Sindahebura, Jen Flewelling and Collin Flanagan. 8 p.m.

Cookshack live at Broken Record Bar and Music Room. 10:30 p.m.

Gallery on Queen presents DiasporART: Self-Actualization (online). Gallery on Queen is proud to have an inaugural art exhibition in celebration of the Black History Month, hosted by the New Brunswick Black Artists Alliance (NBBAA). This exhibition celebrates the Black identity in New Brunswick, featuring art from: Sydona Chandon, Reon Hart, Daniel Leek, Aleya Michaud, Rhonda Simmons, Angel Terry, Gary Weekes and Clyde A Wray. 

Saturday 

Mark Robert’s Tribute To John Prine at The Tipsy Muse Café. In terms of paying tribute to an artist, things don’t get more sincere or honest than they do when Mark Roberts dives into the songbook of John Prine. Join Mark along with special guests Ross Beckett and Eric LeBlanc as they give you the ‘Prime Prine’, one night only. 7 p.m. 

Jazz Night with Joel Miller’s “Wait For It” at Grimross Brewing Co. Jazz night in the taproom with “Wait For It’ the new project from Award winning saxophone player Joel Miller. Wait for it…four mighty fine musicians – Joel Miller (saxophones), Joel Leblanc (guitar), Jason Flores (bass) and Andrew DeMerchant (drums) – will be serving up a hot mix of music you’ve been waiting for. 8 p.m.

Six Gun Smoke + Will Power and the Addictions at Broken Record Bar and Music Room. Miramichi ‘s Six Gun Smoke and alternative rockers Will Power and the Addictions from Crabbe Mountain area rock the stage at Broken Record Bar and Music Room starting at 10:30 p.m.

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

Sunday 

Fatbikes & Friends at Grimross Brewing Co. It’s a Fatbike day! Don’t have a fatbike, no sweat. We’ve rented ALL the bikes at Mactaquac! There are 12 bikes up for grabs for a great day in the woods. We’ll be joined by the wicked “Freddy Tacos Who Shred,” a women’s only mountain bike group in the area who have agreed to show us around. We’re going to explore all that Mactaquac park has to offer. After our ride, we’ll head back to a rustic shelter for some warm (and cold) beverages compliments of yours truly & Grimross Craft Brewing, some tasty snacks, fun & prizes. If you have your own bike, please join us for a great day meeting other awesome folks. Make sure to hit the dropdown BYOB. Space is limited, so snatch yours quickly! 10-2 p.m. 

 

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