This Week in Fredericton (June 13-19)

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Another big week begins. FLOURISH Festival returns with its biggest artist lineup to date. Bard in the Barracks is also back with productions running downtown and in Odell Park. All this plus the DOC TALKS Festival, an ABBA tribute show, open mics and so much more. Have a look at what’s in store, This Week in Fredericton. 

Bait Bag (pictured) join Diner Drugs and Cluttered at the Garrison Skatepark for a free, all-ages, outdoor show beginning at 6 p.m. this Saturday. Photo: baitbagtheband.com

Monday

NBCCD Diploma Exhibition Show 2022 at Government House. Join staff and students from NBCCD in celebrating the 2022 diploma graduates and their creative work on exhibition at the residence of the Lieutenant Governor. The public are welcome to enjoy the work on display from June 13 to August 19 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday to Friday.

Anthony Gray at RustiCo. 7-9 p.m.

Tuesday 

2022 DOCTalks Festival & Symposium (online). DOCTalks is proud to welcome a diverse crowd of storytellers from various cultures and sectors that use different forms of Knowledge-based Documentary Media to tell real stories, about real people, living in real communities, addressing real issues, and creating real change. See the full lineup.

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

Wednesday 

FLOURISH Launch Party at The Cap. Pass pickup, beer launch, zine launch, bingo and more. 6 p.m.

Les Royal Pickles at Grimross Brewing Co. An evening of swinging jazz from Montreal. 8 p.m.

ABBA Revisited at the Fredericton Playhouse. ABBA Revisited recreates the magic of ABBA with authentic costumes, spectacular harmonies and note-perfect musicianship taking their audience on a musical journey back in time. Its members have been dazzling audiences across the globe since the year 2001. 7:30 p.m.

Bard in the Barracks presents Julius Caesar. An immersive Shakespearean tragedy in the heart of downtown Fredericton. All performances begin at 8:00 p.m. at the corner of Queen St. and Secretary’s Lane (near the Provincial Legislature), but patrons should arrive by 7:45 p.m. if purchasing tickets on site. Good walking shoes, clothing for all weather possibilities, and a blanket or camp stool to sit on are recommended. Run time: Approximately 1 hour 50 minutes, with no intermission.

Open Mic at Maybee Brewery. 7 p.m.

Open Mic at Broken Record Bar & Music Room. 8 p.m.

Fredericton Pub Choir at Picaroons’ Roundhouse. A fun night of singing. No audition, no commitment, 100% fun. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. – Start singing at 7 p.m.

RIck Reissner Band at Nashwaaksis Commons. Free outdoor music. 7-8 p.m.

Thursday

The Muse Presents The Interprovincial Songwriter’s Circle. It’s NB vs PEI for this special evening that shines a light on 4 of the region’s brightest talents; 2 from each province. Join the home team of Kylie Fox and Josh Bravener as they host Shane Pendergast and Alicia Toner in an evening that offers the stories behind some of their best known songs. 9 p.m.

Bard in the Barracks presents As You Like It. An immersive Shakespearean romantic musical comedy in Odell Park. All performances begin at 7:30 PM, but patrons should arrive at the park by 7:10 p.m. or earlier to allow time to buy tickets and make it to the play’s starting point. Good walking shoes, clothing for all weather possibilities, a flashlight, and a blanket to sit on are recommended. Run time: Approximately 2 hours 30 minutes, including one 15-minute intermission.

Glen Love + Trevor Young at Broken Record Bar & Music Room. 9 p.m.

Manoli Vios at Par 94. A veteran of the Maritime rock music circuit, Xios has taken his blend of blues based soul to stages all over New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. 10 p.m.

Boxing as Art/the Art of Boxing at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery. This presentation places Gary Weekes and Larry Fink’s art in context and celebrates the “sweet science” and art of boxing. John will discuss the art and how it has shifted over the eras, while Sean will analyze the works’ relationship to the sport itself, letting us feel exactly what we are looking at from the boxer’s point of view. 7 p.m.

Thane Dunn’s Elvis Greatest Hits at the Fredericton Playhouse. Two Time World Champion Thane Dunn and his Cadillac Kings will be performing all your Presley favourites from “Blue Suede Shoes”, “Suspicious Minds”, “How Great Thou Art”, “My Way”, and many more hits from the ’50s, ’60s and 70’s. 7:30 p.m.

Stink Bomb Prom with Young Satan in Love & Special Guests. You are cordially invited to Young Satan in Love’s Stink Bomb Prom. A send off not to be missed featuring special secret musical guests, comedy from Maggie Estey, Anthony Bryan, and Mary Green – plus DJ Pen15 spinning vinyl and more. 7:30 p.m.

Workshop: Theatre of the Mind – Storytelling for RPGs at The Dandy. Theatre of the Mind: Storytelling for RPGs is a free workshop about descriptive storytelling, particularly for roleplaying games and other immersive experiences. Participants need not be D&D players to attend — the only requirement is the desire to tell a good tale. 6-8 p.m.

FLOURISH ReCAP Night Market at The Tannery. Come hang in the Tannery for vintage, thrift, new, and used sellers, plus live music. There will be drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic), tasty takeout food and live music by The Backstays and The Darvel. 6:30 p.m.

FLOURISH Garrison Night Market. Stop by to browse local and imported handmade products, art, craft & design, clothing, locally-grown farm products, local microbrews, ciders & spirits, food and more, plus performances from FLOURISH Fest artists Angelikah Fahray & lil Omar & The Gen Zs. 7:30 p.m.

Next Exit at Dolan’s Pub. 10 p.m.

Friday 

The Muse Presents Benj Rowland. Born and raised in the Peterborough area, Benj Rowland is the singer-songwriter and instrumentalist behind the well loved Canadian folk duo Mayhemingways. 7 p.m.

The Outlaws at the Royal Canadian Legion. 8 p.m.

Bard in the Barracks presents As You Like It. An immersive Shakespearean romantic musical comedy in Odell Park. All performances begin at 7:30 PM, but patrons should arrive at the park by 7:10or earlier to allow time to buy tickets and make it to the play’s starting point. Good walking shoes, clothing for all weather possibilities, a flashlight, and a blanket to sit on are recommended. Run time: Approximately 2 hours 30 minutes, including one 15-minute intermission.

UNB Art Centre presents Walking Tour of it comes in waves Exhibition with Amy Ash. it comes in waves is a group exhibition that feels, seeks out, and listens to the resonance of absence and features the work of Emily Critch, Chantal Khoury, Adriana Kuiper, and Ryan Suter, Lou Sheppard, K.C. Wilcox, and Florence Yee. 12 p.m.

An Intimate Evening with Johnny Reid at the Fredericton Playhouse. Over an illustrious career spanning more than two decades, JUNO Award winning singer-songwriter, Johnny Reid has captured the hearts of fans and audiences around the world. 7:30 p.m.

FLOURISH Friday at The Cap. Live music with Matt Comeau, Nick Schofield, Eve Parker Finley, Living Hour, Yohvn Blvck and Pony Girl. 7:30 p.m.

FLOURISH Friday at Broken Record Bar & Music Room. Live music with Keeper E., Knitting, Tinkertoy Fog Machine, LAPS and Sunforger. 8 p.m.

Workshop : Algorithmic Music and Live Coding at The Dandy. An introductory workshop for individuals interested in learning about algorithmic music and live coding. This topic would be presented through a tutorial-style session in which participants are led through the basics of TidalCycles. This workshop is recommended for anyone with an interest in loop-based computer music and complex patterns. 4 p.m. Learn more.

Marian + Chillteens + Souvenir at Garrison Skatepark. A free all-ages, outdoor show beginning at 6 p.m.

New Brunswick’s Imaginary Cinematheque at The Dandy. New Brunswick’s Imaginary Cinematheque presents a a series of works made in New Brunswick over the last 40 years and features works from Evan Furness, Todd Fraser, Heather Young, Chris Giles, Kennlin Barlow, Penny McCann, Dan Smeby, Rena Thomas, and Rebecca Blankert. This show will be presented at The Dandy – in Connexion ARC’s Art Cave on the ground level of the building. 7 p.m.

A FLOURISH Pop-Up at the Hilton. Pop down to the Hilton to check out live, free music happening across Friday and Saturday evening. 7 p.m.

Screen Fatigue at Wilser’s Room. A fashion photography capsule presented by APRIL IS BLUE – merging Y2K nostalgia with a pandemic-induced pixel takeover. Featured DJ’s throughout the night spinning Y2K jams galore. 8 p.m.

Next Exit at Dolan’s Pub. 10 p.m.

Saturday 

Bard in the Barracks presents Julius Caesar. An immersive Shakespearean tragedy in the heart of downtown Fredericton. All performances begin at 8:00 p.m. at the corner of Queen St. and Secretary’s Lane (near the Provincial Legislature), but patrons should arrive by 7:45 p.m. if purchasing tickets on site. Good walking shoes, clothing for all weather possibilities, and a blanket or camp stool to sit on are recommended. Run time: Approximately 1 hour 50 minutes, with no intermission.

The Muse Presents Keith Hallett. Keith has been growing his ‘local legend’ status since he was a teenager, trying out Son House riffs on anyone would listen. Now in his 30s, his take on the blues deconstructs things to a finer point; a rhythm…a pulse…the heart. Hallett’s blues is the hypnotic soundtrack to the human condition. Sometimes it gets dark, but it’s very real, and Keith is always the coolest guy in the room. 7 p.m.

FLOURISH Saturday at The Cap. Live music with Flacko Finesse, Shay Pitts, TNA, DenMother, LxVNDR, dope.gng and Vince the Messenger. 7:30 p.m.

FLOURISH Friday at Broken Record Bar & Music Room. Live music with Sadie, Jane Blanchard, Designosaur, Actual Vivid and Swimming. 8 p.m.

Deadly Nightshade Drag Show at the Charlotte Street Arts Centre. Drag performances from Justin Toodeep, Dia Monde, Luna Lafleur, Shelissa Dior, Freeda Whales, Sasha Stratus, and Damion D. Dixon. 9 p.m.

Panel Discussion – Touring in New England & New Brunswick at Broken Record Bar & Music Room. This panel discussion will look at the opportunities that exist in Maine and New Brunswick markets with a look towards wider New England Markets. We’ll get perspectives from artists that have toured in these markets as well as insight on audience demographics, post-COVID attendance at shows and resources to know about. 11 a.m.

DIY Fair at The Cap. The annual FLOURISH DIY Fair is happening from 12-5 p.m. in The Tannery near The Cap! Pop down for a bit, or stay all day to catch free live music, get some yummy food truck snacks and browse zines, vintage clothing and more.

Workshop: Creating Interactive Multimedia Spaces, at The Dandy. Virtual Space: Creating interactive multimedia spaces by Jeff Arbeau is a free workshop on designing, world-building, and creating your own interactive narratives and multimedia spaces. No design or coding experience required! Learn more. 4 p.m.

Bait Bag + Diner Drugs + Cluttered at the Garrison Skatepark. A free all-ages, outdoor show beginning at 6 p.m.

A FLOURISH Pop-Up at the Hilton. Pop down to the Hilton to check out live, free music happening across Friday and Saturday evening. 7 p.m.

Screen Fatigue at Wilser’s Room. A fashion photography capsule presented by APRIL IS BLUE – merging Y2K nostalgia with a pandemic-induced pixel takeover. Featured DJ’s throughout the night spinning Y2K jams galore. 8 p.m.

Next Exit at Dolan’s Pub. 10 p.m.

Sunday

The Tipsy Muse Presents: Open Mic. Whatever your talent is, our open mic is a safe place for expression. 3 p.m.

Bard in the Barracks presents Julius Caesar. An Immersive Shakespearean Tragedy in the Heart of Downtown Fredericton. All performances begin at 8:00 PM at the corner of Queen St. and Secretary’s Lane (near the Provincial Legislature), but patrons should arrive by 7:45 if purchasing tickets on site. Good walking shoes, clothing for all weather possibilities, and a blanket or camp stool to sit on are recommended. Run time: Approximately 1 hour 50 minutes, with no intermission.

Farewell Show at Odell Park. Bid farewell to friends new and old while taking in the enchanting sounds of Pallmer, Klarka Weinwurm and Kafari – who will be playing a free show at Odell Lodge. 7 p.m.

Safer Spaces – Round Table Discussion at the Charlotte Street Arts Centre. A open discussion about creating safer spaces at festivals and venues. Round table participants to be announced. Coffee & snacks provided. Free & all ages. 11:30 a.m.

Girls+ Rock Jam at the Charlotte Street Arts Centre. Girls, trans, non-binary and gender creative youth ages 11-18 are invited to join rock camp facilitators in an open jam. The jam session is a great way to learn about the Girls+ Rock Camp happening this August 8-13th. 3 p.m.

Forest Bathing with Matralab & 32 Roots Connection at Odell Park Lodge. FLOURISH x Matralab x 32 Roots Connection present a forest bathing event in O’dell Park Facilitated by Charles Harding and Sabarah Pilon (DenMother/32 Roots Connection). Meet at O’Dell Park Lodge at 5:30pm on Sunday and join the tour, in which Sabarah (as DenMother) will lead a forest/sound bathing session at Odell Park.

Fresh Blossom – All Ages Drag Show at The Cap. Fresh Blossom is an all ages drag show focused on presenting new and emerging drag artists! 6 p.m.An Intimate Evening with Johnny Reid at the Fredericton Playhouse. Over an illustrious career spanning more than two decades, JUNO Award winning singer-songwriter, Johnny Reid has captured the hearts of fans and audiences around the world. 7:30 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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