This Week in Fredericton (Jan. 20-26)

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A quick run through some of the events happening this week in the world of art, music and film.

The Chickahominy Mountain Band play The Tipsy Muse Café this week.


Monday Night Film Series: Official Secrets  

Official Secrets recalls the prosecution of real-life whistle-blower Katharine Gun (Keira Knightley), a story that might otherwise be a footnote in the campaign that led to the March 2003 invasion of Iraq by British and American troops. The film offers a behind-the-scenes account of events from the perspectives of Gun and the journalists and lawyers that warn of the perilous state of democracy at times of war.

Official Secrets | Monday Night Film Series | Tilley Hall, Room 102, UNB Campus | January 20, 2020 – 7:30 p.m.

Snowblind – PopUp Storytelling at Picaroons Roundhouse. The second iteration of Pop-Up Storytelling is here! Come out to SNOWBLIND at the Picaroons Roundhouse for stories, performances, and art on the themes of Seasonal Depression and Winter Isolation. 7 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.


Richie Young and Glen Love at Wilser’s Room. Fredericton’s timeless, ageless, blues musician continues his January residency at Wilser’s Room with guest musician Glen Love. 9 p.m.

Wax Wednesday at The Tipsy Muse Café. Great albums are made up of equal parts spirit, execution, passion and great ideas. When you have all four, you’ve got something special. For Wax Wednesday this month, join Uncle Rob as he dives deeper into two local releases that qualify in all departments; Motherhood’s Diamonds and Gold (2013) and The Hypochondriacs’ 2016 debut, In 3/4. Join Rob as he sits down with Motherhood’s Bryden Crain and Josh Bravener of The Hypochondriacs to revisit these two important Fredericton releases. 7 p.m.

MusicUNB Free Noon-Hour Concert in Memorial Hall. In the space between morning and afternoon, this noon-hour concert will blur the boundaries between the familiar and unique. Pallmer is a New Brunswick based duo, consisting of Mark Kleyn (viola) and Emily Kennedy (cello). This concert will explore the duo’s classical creativity. Hear familiar composers, like Beethoven and Milhaud, and experience unheard gems unique to the viola/cello repertoire. This is a free concert; no tickets required. 12 p.m.


Birds of Paradise + Wangled Teb + Nicole Rampersaud at Wilser’s Room.  Flourish Festival and Mothland present an evening of music featuring a mix of electronic, art-pop and improv sounds. Fresh music for your mid-winter listening pleasure. 7:30 p.m.

Linden MacIntyre on Making (Up) History in Kinsella Auditorium (McCain Hall). Award-winning writer and journalist Linden MacIntyre will deliver the 2019-20 Annual History Lecture at St. Thomas University. In his lecture, Making (Up) History, he will walk listeners through his transition from journalism to fiction, then memoir, and, finally, to a hybrid specimen of memoir and history. In doing so, he will discuss a wide spectrum of storytelling: history, memoir, fiction, and flat out lying. 7 p.m.

Night Market at Picaroons Roundhouse. Awesome local vendors, food, and beer. A perfect spot to hangout after work, have some food, get groceries done or do some shopping! 5-10 p.m.

Jesus Christ Superstar at the Tom Morrison Theatre. What’s the buzz? Collective Theatrics presents Jesus Christ Superstar! Loosely based on the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, Superstar follows the last week of Jesus Christ’s life. The story, told entirely through song, explores the personal relationships and struggles between Jesus, Judas, Mary Magdalene, his disciples, his followers and the Roman Empire. The iconic 1970s rock score contains such well-known numbers as “Superstar,” “I Don’t Know How to Love Him” and “Gethsemane.” A true global phenomenon, Superstar continues to touch new generations of audiences and performers. On stage January 23-25. 7:30 p.m.


Soundwave at The Capital. The Capital welcomes four performers to heat up the dance floor and help you shake off the winter chills. Catch sets by Fractal Code, Geometic, DERB and Astro Not with visual designs and live painting helping to create an atmosphere like you’ve never seen before. Par-Tay! 10 p.m.

Art for Frosti-Tots: Optical Illusions Collage at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery. These workshops are for 2-5 year olds accompanied by a participating caregiver. Join Christina Thomson for warm up activities, gallery visits, and art making inspired by different artists each month. January features the photography of Ned Pratt. Free for members, $10/session for non-members. To register, contact 458-2028 or

The Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival at The Playhouse on Jan 24 and 25. Brought to you by UNB Rock & Ice Club, this screening features the world’s best mountain sport, culture and environmental films, letting you experience the thrill and challenges of the mountain environments that inspire us all. The Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival is the most prestigious mountain festival in the world. Right after the festival, held every fall in Banff, the Banff Mountain Centre Film Festival World Tour starts to travel the globe with stops in about 450 communities and 40 countries. Some films may contain occasional use of strong language. 7 p.m.

Retro Night at The Phoenix with DJ Neil Armstrange. Music of the 80’s, 90’s, 00’s. Retro video game setup AND drink specials! See you there! 10 p.m.

Jack Johnson Tribute Show at Grimross Brewing Co. An arrangement of acoustic ballads and full band songs by JJ, covering most of his early hits and favorite tracks performed by a wealth of Fredericton talent. 8 p.m.

Dapper Dan & the Drive-In Classics at The Tipsy Muse Café. Dapper Dan & the Drive-In Classics are more than just a rockabilly band. With their roots seeded deep in blues, outlaw country and punk rock, Dapper Dan boasts a plethora of music stylings in their covers and original works. 7 p.m.

O’Me Nerves Comedy Series at Grimross Brewing Co. Comedy burlesque meets stand-up comedy… this fun show is sure to heat up the stage at Grimross Brewing with shows at 6pm and 10pm. Only 100 tickets available for each show! Don’t wait to get yours, or you’ll be out in the cold!! Last year’s two “Icy HOT Cabaret” shows sold out in under two weeks! This is a 100% fundraiser for mental health.


Colin Fowlie + Braden Lam + Mitch Rayner at The Capital. Colin Fowlie brings his band to The Capital for a Saturday night show with special guests Braden Lam and Mitch Rayner. Doors at 9 p.m. 

The Chickahominy Mountain Band at The Tipsy Muse Café. The Chickahominy Mountain Band has the frame of a traditional country blues band that isn’t afraid to let go and let the music do the talking. 7 p.m.

The Saint John String Quartet at the Fredericton Public Library. There is no better way to start your weekend than with live music by this phenomenally talented group of performers. 10:30 a.m.

A Celtic Affair – Burns’ Bash at Picaroons Roundhouse. A Celtic Affair – Burns’ Bash will be a joint venture between the Picaroons and The Fredericton Society of Saint Andrew Pipe Band with all proceeds going to raise funds for the Grade 3 Band’s trip to Scotland this summer. This year will include all of the fun from last year, with the add-on option of a Traditional Burns Dinner beforehand! Our Burns’ Bash will include entertainment from Frantically Atlantic and Shanachie Dancers. Tickets prices are $40 for entire event – and $20 for ceilidh only.


Open Mic at The Tipsy Muse Café. Hosted by Mitch Rayner, this is a chill and relaxed kind of atmosphere, and we love hearing new and returning musicians fill the cafe with their sound! Come join us for a cold or hot drink and great time! 2 p.m.

Chinese New Year Gala at Fredericton Playhouse. Come and join the Chinese Cultural Association of New Brunswick in celebrating the 2020 Chinese Spring Festival in the Year of the Mouse. Entitled Melody of Time, the celebration gala is a presentation of traditional and contemporary dances, music, and martial arts. It will reflect the lifestyle changes from the 20s to today. Sun rises, and shadows fall. As time goes by, love is forever. 6:30 p.m.

Music for Cello and Guitar at Wilmot United Church. Join cellist Emily Kennedy and classical guitarist Steven Peacock for Romantico: Music for Cello and Guitar, a varied concert celebrating the many expressive possibilities of this intriguing pairing of instruments. The 20th century program features Sonata for Cello and Guitar by Brazilian composer Radamés Gnattali and Suite No. 1 by Italian composer Raffaele Bellafronte, as well as works by de Falla, Marchelie and Piazzolla. Admission is by voluntary contribution; all are welcome. 3 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. 

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