A quick run through some of the events happening this week in the world of art, music and film.
Monday Night Film Series: The Two Popes
The Catholic Church’s papacy is a singular institution, with unique demands placed on the men who would see themselves elevated to it. This decade saw one of the Church’s most important moments of transition, but news reports can fail in the face of such enormous, complex change. The Two Popes takes us beyond TV images of smoke rising from the Vatican chimney into the hearts, minds, and actions of those charged with leading over a billion faithful.
The Two Popes | Monday Night Film Series | Tilley Hall, Room 102, UNB Campus | January 6, 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.
Spearhead Theatre’s Chapters FUNdraiser. Spearhead Theatre is partnering with Chapters in the Regent Mall for a FUNdraiser. 15% of all sales* between 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. will be donated to Spearhead Theatre – all you have to do is mention Spearhead Theatre at the check-out counter – that’s it! So easy.
Bee Gees Gold at The Playhouse. Bee Gees Gold tribute is the ultimate salute, and experience of seeing the Bee Gees in their prime. With the detailed vocal styling of John Acosta (Barry), Daryll Borges (Robin), Jeff Celentano (Maurice) as the brothers Gibb, there is a sensation that will make you blurt out, “Wow…I have just seen and heard the Bee Gees!” Backed by a live band, the Vegas Bee Gees tribute recreates the look and sound of the Bee Gees from the 60s to the late-70s, with the unique falsettos that made them legends. 7:30 p.m.
BA Johnston + Young Satan in Love + Kral Majales at The Capital. It’s another solid weeknight of entertainment with BA Johnston, Young Satan in Love and Kral Majales. Its going to run a bit earlier s you can go work in the fish plant or for the government or whatever. 9 p.m.
Alex Bailey Swing Band at The Tipsy Muse Café. Bring your dancing shoes, because The Alex Bailey Swing Band is back for another incredible show! You are in for a great night of swing music and tons of surprises. It’s a show not to be missed, and you will leave smiling. For this evening, we set up the band in a way that allows for a dance floor, and it will be bumping the whole night. 7 p.m.
Patrick Reynolds and Mary Beth Cardy at Grimross Brewing Co. Drawing upon folk and blues traditions, and incorporating soul and rock influences, Patrick Reynolds writes songs with heartfelt lyrics and performs them energetically. With an accordion, musical bones, and stomping board, Mary Beth Carty is a rare gem. She was nominated Traditional Singer of the Year at the Canadian Folk Awards in 2009, and her solo album, Les biens-nommés, was nominated for a 2018 East Coast Music Award. 8 p.m.
Jim Axelrod Big Little Band at Johnston Avenue Seniors Centre. You’ll hear songs made famous by Billie Holiday, Ray Charles, Dutch Mason, the Downchild Blues Band, and more. 7 p.m.
Matthew Sears at The Tipsy Muse Café. Sears is a Classics prof at UNB. He grew up in Nashwaaksis, playing in several bands around town, and now tries his hand at playing and writing rock and roll songs. 7 p.m.
Thane Dunn’s Elvis: Birthday Celebration at The Playhouse. Everyone’s favourite tribute to Elvis returns with the new show everyone is raving about. See the two-time World Champion perform 2 eras of Presley’s amazing career for the first time as he celebrates the birthday of music’s biggest icon: Elvis Presley. Thane Dunn has been called the complete Elvis package; he has the look, sound, moves and magnetic personality that have made him a fan favourite to Elvis fans young and old alike. 7:30 p.m.
Jazz Warm Up with Don Bosse & Mary Milliken at Grimross Brewing Co. Equally at home providing the elegant ambiance for a 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. 8 p.m.
NB Youth Orchestra at The Playhouse. Concert patrons will be treated to Vasi Vasi’s captivating interpretation of Carmen Fantasy. Come one, come all. This NBYO concert promises to move you, amaze you, and make you NB proud. 2 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.