A quick run through some of the events happening this week in the world of art, music and film.
Monday Night Film Series: Parasite
A glorious success and smashing box-office hit for Korean auteur Bong Joon-ho – who returns home after his foreign adventures in Snowpiercer and Okja – the Palme d’Or-winning Parasite is a politically charged cinematic wonder. Described by Bong himself as “a comedy without clowns and a tragedy without villains,” the film moves quickly from one tone to another, mixing pathos and satire with thrills and drama in a perfectly controlled blend of many different genres.
Parasite | Monday Night Film Series | Tilley Hall, Room 102, UNB Campus | February 3, 2020 – 7:30 p.m.
Open Mic Night at The Capital. Dylan Ward hosts this weekly event at The Capital. If you are a duo, or a band, stop by and try out a new tune in front of a very encouraging crowd. 9 p.m. No cover.
Kaumakaiwa Kanaka’ole at The Playhouse. A riveting performer, Kaumakaiwa creates some of the most original work to emerge in contemporary Hawaiian music, drawing from ancestral memory and hula practice as chant transforms to melody. Kaumakaiwa seamlessly melds Hawaiian culture and modern sensibilities in deeply powerful music. 7:30 p.m.
Jeunesses Musicales presents Meagan Milatz & Amy Hillis at Centre Communautaire Sainte-Anne. We are proud to present this piano/violin duo in a concert entitled Junctions: A Canadian Vibe. In their search for a musical identity that embraces all of Canada, the duo Meagan and Amy reveal the connections between Canadian music and music from the great European tradition, particularly through the works of André Mathieu, David L. McIntyre, and Claude Debussy, among others. This is an opportunity to discover a shared musical heritage that, while rooted in European music, has evolved its own distinct Canadian qualities. 7 p.m.
Tracing the Space of the Refugee Crisis: Panel Discussion in Memorial Hall Auditorium. There will a panel discussion in conjunction with the exhibit TRACE: Tracing the Space of the Refugee Crisis. Members of the panel will put the 2015 refugee crisis into a global context. Panellists will provide focus for a discussion about the factors leading to the crisis, human rights issues, the logistics of housing a large influx of people within urban spaces, the experience of being a refugee, while problematizing the designation of the term refugee and exploring the role of art in critically representing the refugee as an other-ized subject. 7 p.m.
Tour and Talk: Emilie Grace Lavoie at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery. Join artist Emilie Grace Lavoie for a tour of her new exhibition, Environment. In ecology, biocenosis is the set of living beings coexisting in a given ecological space. The exhibition Biocénose looks at means to invite viewers to wonder more about their relation to the environment where they are (gallery); how it they are affected by the ecology of objects and how it affects them in return. 7 p.m.
Abduction – Mat the Alien & Scout at The Capital. Look to the skies and book your flight on the Abduction Tour! Local cosmonaut and selecta, SCOUT, will be along to navigate the ride! Visual officer DERB is also on board to ensure your optical sensors are as stimulated as much as your audio sensors. Local targets, Kukula, Geometic, and Fractal Code will be boarding the bass ship. 9 p.m.
David Myles at Centre communautaire Sainte-Anne. Discover his first French-language album! In 2018, this popular Francophile singer-songwriter from Fredericton released his first francophone album, Le grand départ, to great critical acclaim. This album shows David Myles’ versatility and his amazing ability to merge different genres of music. Opening act: Émilie Landry, a young and talented Acadian singer-songwriter. 7:30 p.m.
Ladom Ensemble at The Playhouse. The eclectic cultural richness of Ladom Ensemble’s music is a reflection of our country’s cultural diversity. They share a passion for creating a sound that draws from their unique musical experiences, a sound that incorporates inspirations from Argentinian jazz, classical tango, Serbian folk dance, Persian classical dulcimer, amongst others. The group was formed, not to define or represent one specific tradition, but rather, to express what is a modern and authentic Canadian experience: a musical identity blossoming from many sources that reflect a beautiful new world. 7:30 p.m.
Branch Out Productions presents Winnie the Pooh at the Tom Morrison Theatre (Feb. 6-8). Oh Bother! Your favourite silly Old Bear and all his friends invite you to adventure with Branch Out Productions as they bring A.A Milne’s much loved stories to life. Feb 6-8 at 8 p.m. & Feb 8 at 2 p.m.
A Tribute to Leonard Cohen & Joni Mitchell at Grimross Brewing. Part of the proceeds will go to the Living Roots Music Festival. Kylie Fox will play the songs of Joni Mitchell as the opening set. The second part of the show will feature multiple local musicians playing the songs of Leonard Cohen. 7 p.m.
Joe Ross at the Tipsy Muse Café. Joe Ross is a Fredericton musician whose lyrics are rich with New Brunswick references: the Province’s literary icons, landscapes, and concerns. 7 p.m.
Hot Garbage Players presents The Young and the Wasteless at Wilser’s Room. Much like your husband who suddenly recovered from amnesia after that freak rock climbing accident…we’re back, baby! Join The Hot Garbage Players as they flirt with the romantic antics of your grandma’s favourite TV genre: the Soap Opera! Loves will be lost. Faces will be slapped. Plots will be twisted. Plus, a special announcement about the future of Hot Garbage! 7:30 p.m.
DumpsterMother: A Night of Music, Magic & Intimacy at Bellweather. This evening initiates a collaborative project with the Dumpster Cubs and DenMother, and you are cordially invited to participate in the opening ceremonies. There are some interactive elements to this event but it is entirely up to you on how and if you would like to participate. All are welcome, and admission is by donation. 7:30 p.m.
Jazz Night with Don Bosse and Friends at the Tipsy Muse Café. Equally at home providing the elegant ambiance for your reception or wailing in front of an audience at jazz festivals, the Don Bossé Jazz Quartet revisits classic jazz standards with its own delicious blend of smooth Latin rhythms, funky grooves, cool jazz, and luscious ballads. 7 p.m.
Slowcoaster & The Fundy Drifters at The Capital. 10 p.m.
The Highwaymen: A Musical Tribute at The Playhouse. Perhaps the greatest country music singing group in history, The Highwaymen travelled the world performing country hits to millions of fans. Watch in amazement as Bob Gill, Jim Yorfida, and Guy Mellanson emulate their heroes, Waylon, Johnny, Willie and Kris, with hit after hit that will keep you clapping, stomping your feet, and singing along. These three are backed up by their excellent five-piece band. 7:30 p.m.
MusicUNB presents Songs of the Invisible Summer Stars at Memorial Hall. Artists: Nadia Francavilla (violin), Norman Adams (cello), Carmen Braden (piano), and Mark Adams (percussion). Hailed as “a talented, bold musician”, Carmen Braden’s vocal, instrumental, and electroacoustic music is greatly tied to her soundscape. Born in Whitehorse, Yukon, she draws from the environment by examining natural phenomena through sonic, visual, sensual, and scientific ways of understanding. Nadia Francavilla will lead a small ensemble in a performance of select chamber works taken from Braden’s new album, Songs of the Invisible Summer Stars. 7:30 p.m.
This Week in Fredericton was created 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.