This Week in Fredericton (June 20-26)

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There’s no shortage of things to do in Fredericton during the summer months. This week you can check out some live theatre and music (indoors and outdoors), enjoy an artist talk at the BAG, celebrate patio season at Grimross or meet the FAA’s first artist in residence. All this and more, This Week in Fredericton. 

Cassie Noble plays Grimross Brewing Co. this Thursday with Gamekeeper (ON) and Travis Flynn. Photo: Brandon Patitucci

Monday 

Anthony Gray at RustiCo/King West Brewing Co. 7-9 p.m.

FAA Summer Residenciesbegin with Katrina Slade. Slade will be working on a mixed media series inspired by her meditative involvements with nature, trying to demonstrate that all living things are interconnected. It comes out of her experience in residence at the Kingsbrae International Residence for the Arts in St. Andrews, N.B. Slade plans a public demonstration of her plein air drawing technique near the lodge in Odell Park, weather permitting, Sunday, June 26, from 3-4 p.m.

Tuesday 

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.

Open Mic at Grimross Brewing Co. 7-9 p.m.

Wednesday 

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.

Maggie’s Farm Revival at Nashwaaksis Commons. The band’s name pays homage to the classic 60’s Bob Dylan song “Maggie’s Farm”, an inspiration that carries through to their sound and song selection, as they focus on 60’s and 70’s blues and rock music, playing classics from one of the greatest eras in music history. 7-8 p.m.

Open Mic at Broken Record Bar and Music Room. 8-11 p.m.

Seth Anderson + The Stonemasons + Too Bad Jim at The Cap. Seth Anderson’s songwriting offers an honest view of life from a unique perspective that has stemmed from years of travelling, moving from town to town, city to city, highway to highway; the high peaks, the low valleys, and all the spaces in between. Anderson will be joined by two of the city’s newest bands, The Stonemasons and Too Bad Jim. 9 p.m.

Thursday 

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.

Free Artist Talk: Cathy Ross at Beaverbrook Art Gallery. Join Cathy Ross as she takes us through her exhibition, Ministers Island in Small Pieces. Artist Talks are free and admission to the gallery is by donation. 5 p.m.

Bi-Weekly Pride Social at The Muse. Pride Social is an informal, 19+ 2SLGBTQ+ social event to encourage community building, creating new connections, and celebrating chosen friends and family. 4-7 p.m.

Branch Out Productions presents Legally Blonde, The Musical at Théâtre Bernard-Poirier in Centre Communautaire Sainte-Anne.  A fabulously fun award-winning musical based on the adored movie, Legally Blonde: The Musical, follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. 7:30 p.m.

Cassie Noble + Gamekeeper (ON) + Travis Flynn at Grimross Brewing Co. Finding beauty in madness, trying to find the words to share it. Cassie’s Indie Folk Pop style is mellow, heavy with emotion, and contains copious amounts of soul and honesty. The music she creates feels calm and surreal, like a crackling fire in the middle of nowhere. 7 p.m.

Garrison Night Market in downtown Fredericton. 4:30-9 p.m.

Friday 

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.

Honey Gut Album Release Show at The Cap. Honey Gut’s new album, Hunter Gatherer, is the culmination of a musical adventure that began more than 8 years ago! Join the celebration with guests Hinterwood and Cassie Noble. 8:30 p.m.

Branch Out Productions presents Legally Blonde, The Musical at Théâtre Bernard-Poirier in Centre Communautaire Sainte-Anne.  A fabulously fun award-winning musical based on the adored movie, Legally Blonde: The Musical, follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. 7:30 p.m.

Norma MacDonald ‘Old Future’ Album Release at The Muse. The time has finally come for us to gather in celebration of Norma’s latest album ‘Old Future’ which was originally scheduled for May 2020 (we all know how everything in the whole world had to change there for a while). 7 p.m.

St. Mary’s First Nation Powwow. Come hear the drum beat of Mother Earth and listen to the voices of the ancestors of the Wolastoqiyik (Maliseet) people as they share their culture through music, dance and traditional ceremonies. 510 Union Street.

The High Tide + Older Siblings (all-ages) at Monarch Night Club. The High Tide are a rock band from Cape Breton Island. Telling stories of the people and places they care about the most, the band writes music that is reflective of their values and the influences that came before them. Older Siblings are a basement punk sister-brother duo, making music on the banks of the Antler River. 5 p.m.

The High Tide + Older Siblings at Broken Record Bar and Music Room. 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 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.

Grimross Official Patio Launch Party. Join Grimross for the official launch of their new patio, hosted in conjunction with Greenfoot Energy Solutions’ Fredericton Launch. 12-4 p.m.

Run For Your Lives: A Tribute to Iron Maiden At Grimross Brewing Co. This performance will be focused on playing the Number of the Beast album in its entirety along with other fan favorites! 8 p.m.

Branch Out Productions presents Legally Blonde, The Musical at Théâtre Bernard-Poirier in Centre Communautaire Sainte-Anne.  A fabulously fun award-winning musical based on the adored movie, Legally Blonde: The Musical, follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. 7:30 p.m.

St. Mary’s First Nation Powwow. Come hear the drum beat of Mother Earth and listen to the voices of the ancestors of the Wolastoqiyik (Maliseet) people as they share their culture through music, dance and traditional ceremonies. 510 Union Street.

Neon Dreams + Levi Rowan + Nicole Ariana at The Cap. Halifax-based international touring act Neon Dreams return to The Cap with Levi Rowan and Nicole Ariana, an award-winning artist and songwriter who fuses hypnotic Alt-RnB/Pop vocals & moody electronic production. 8:30 p.m.

The Muse Presents Jazz with Joel & Joel. Two Joel’s who love jazz, Joel Miller and Joel LeBlanc, will be playing a fun set of music to set the mood for warm summer nights. 7-9 p.m.

The Reductionists at Broken Record Bar and Music Room. Hailing from Fredericton, NB, The Reductionists do exactly what their band name says: reduce music to its raw form! Covering a myriad of hits from the 70s-today and stripping them down to acoustic tunes with an added flair, you’ll hear your favourites in a whole new light! 10 p.m.

Cultural Expressions Festival at the Capital Exhibit Centre. The Cultural Expressions Festival 2022 will present an exciting day of entertainment from around the world, featuring multicultural dance and music performances, displays, food for purchase, and family activities, coordinated by the Multicultural Association of Fredericton Inc. and Fredericton’s ethno-cultural associations. Admission is free. 1-8 p.m.

Sunday 

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.

Welcome to Summer Party at the Charlotte Street Arts Centre. Come out to celebrate summer in style at our first ever Welcome to Summer Party! Featuring a live musical performance by Jerry- Faye and Dylan of MARIAN and food provided by Dee’s Quiet Café, it’s sure to be a great time! To learn more about our organization, this is a great opportunity to get to know us better. 3-5 p.m.

St. Mary’s First Nation Powwow. Come hear the drum beat of Mother Earth and listen to the voices of the ancestors of the Wolastoqiyik (Maliseet) people as they share their culture through music, dance and traditional ceremonies. 510 Union Street.

Celtic/Trad Session at The Muse. Rosin up the bow, grab your bodhran, pick away on your acoustic, blow a tin whistle…it all works, but this is a special birthday jam for Krista, and she’d love to play with you all afternoon. 1-4:30 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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