This Week in Fredericton (June 29 – July 5)

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

As part of the Maniac Mansion’s final hurrah, resident crust punks Hard Charger will play their third pandemic online performance this Friday, the second in an ongoing series from Fredericton DIY venue. 9:30 p.m


What Ales You Virtual Run. Run anywhere, anytime, any distance in June to receive our 2020 Fredericton Beer Run Medal. Simply sign up, run, drink beer, take pictures, post it and organisers will mail you the medal. Full details HERE


Bluegrass Brunch with the Montgomery Street Band live at The Cap. Join the Montgomery Street Band on The Cap patio from 11-2 p.m. for this holiday summer celebration. Tickets available HERE.

UNB Art Centre presents Design Works Wednesdays: Create at Home Series. Join the UNB Art Centre on Facebook for a series of live workshops each Wednesday from 10-11am.

Instructor will be Meghan Loch. She is an early elementary teacher and a former Design Works instructor, who also teaches music and art. Meghan believes that anyone can be an artist. She loves to lead students in whimsical, colourful arts and crafts projects that combine art fundamentals and imagination.

This pre-recorded workshop will be posted at 10am (ADT) on UNB Art Centre’s Facebook page. Join Meghan this week as we explore the different shapes we use to draw and paint parts of the face and see how wacky your collage might be! This is a great activity for the whole family, because the more pieces you create together, the better! Mix and match all of your parts of the face! Supplies: Thick paper or cardboard you can paint on and cut up, Scissors, Pencil and eraser, Paint and brushes, Tape, Glue, A thick black marker, Some silliness.


Hard Charger Live From Maniac Mansion. Get ready for another livestreaming performance from somewhere beneath the surface of the capital city. As part of the Maniac Mansion’s final hurrah, resident crust punks Hard Charger will play their third pandemic performance, the second in an ongoing series. 9:30 p.m. More info HERE.


Open Mic at York County Cider. Come on down to York County Cider and showcase your talent. Greg Perry is the host for this event. No preregistration necessary, just come on down, put your name on the sign up list and let us see you shine! 2-5 p.m.


Summer Programs at the TNB Theatre School. The TNB Theatre School has announced plans for limited summer programming, beginning at the end of June and running through until August. The programs offered this summer include Junior Acting, Junior Musical Theatre, Intermediate Musical Theatre, Intermediate Senior Acting and Intermediate Senior Acting for the Camera with returning instructors Arianna Martinez and Gordon Mihan. Learn more

The Cultural Expressions Festival. This year’s Cultural Expressions Festival will take place online with regular programming that includes multicultural dance, art, craft and cooking workshops, a living library, film screenings and storytelling. Learn more at

Fredericton al Fresco Now in Operation. A partnership between the City of Fredericton, Downtown Fredericton and Business Fredericton North Inc. and part of the #SupportFredLocal initiative, Fredericton al Fresco launched on June 4. In support of local artists, the City will offer cultural initiatives as part of the Fredericton al Fresco effort, including low-key musical performances by local musicians beginning next week. A local art installation in Phoenix Square mid-June will also add a sense of Fredericton’s cultural flair to the dining area. More information, including how COVID-19 physical distancing measures will be carried out during Fredericton al fresco can be found HERE.

The Beaverbrook Art Gallery wants to see Your Art on Their Walls! Art can bring together a community, and provide a way to respond to and process current events. This community has been through a lot in recent weeks and months, so the BAG wants to see your messages of hope and inspiration on their walls (outside, of course). They’ve started a chalk mural on the outside courtyard walls, and want you to add more! Bring your own chalk and draw some inspiration for passers-by. Please be kind and respectful of others; hate speech of any kind will not be tolerated.

The Calithumpians’ Act Now Drama Camps. Act Now and sign up for the Calithumpians’ Act Now Drama Camps. Registration for the 2020 summer season is now open. It’s a fun week of singing, dancing, and theatre for youth ages 6 to 14. Your child will have the opportunity to experience the creative process of writing and performing their own play under the guidance of the Calithumpians. Camps run through July to Labour Day weekend. Learn more.

UNB Online Music Camps: July 2020 via Zoom. UNB Centre for Musical Arts is thrilled to be able to offer quality music instruction for a variety of ages and interests online! Each camp is specially tailored to its age group and subject matter. They’re using a combination of virtual MasterClasses, pre-recorded activities, and virtual projects to provide the best experience possible. Learn more.

Virtual Exhibitions:

New Work on Display at Gallery 78. This month at Gallery 78, enjoy an exhibition of work by Nova Scotia artist Monika Wright, a group exhibition dedicated to Fredericton and an exhibition of new work created by NBCCD’s 2020 Advanced Studio Practice graduates. Lots to see. Visit in person on line at

Revelations: Selections from the UNB Permanent Collection presents Dark Night & Memento Mori. Revelations elaborates on ideas that were developed through the production of ATTENDING THE APOCALYPSE, an exhibition by Janice Wright Cheney and Jennifer Lee Wiebe, and UNB Art Centre’s first online exhibition. The second, Revelations, is designed to be seen online. Incubated during the COVID-19 lock down, it is curated using images of the collection from the database. It will unfold each week through a series of episodes released on the website and on social media. This week’s featured works include: Dark Night featuring the works of Burton Glendenning, Chris Giles, Julie MacIntyre, Alex Colvile, Roger Smith (interview on website) and Catherine Hale. Memento Mori featuring the works of Cliff Turner, Jessie Babin, Cathy Ross, Susan Patterson, Karen Ruet and Peter Powning. View this week’s work HERE.

Pigment of Your Imagination: Virtual Exhibition of Second Year NBCCD Photography Students. The photography department of the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design would like to invite you to view the online virtual exhibition Pigment of Your Imagination, featuring the work of second year photography students Blake Baxter, Kayla Dormer, Gabrielle Gionet, Korry Hill, and Katherine Murray. View this Exhibition.

Fredericton Society of Artists’ First Online Exhibition. The Fredericton Society of Artists has held its Annual Spring Exhibition since 1949 and, this year, they are very pleased and excited to welcome you to an online showcase of our work.  View this Exhibition.

Several Exhibitions from the New Brunswick Museum. Explore a little New Brunswick history with these nine exhibitions. View these exhibitions.

Two Exhibitions from the Saint John Arts Centre. The SJAC is currently hosting a pair of online exhibitions of work by Dan Xu and Carol Taylor. View this exhibition.

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. 

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