This Week in Fredericton (March 14-20)

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It’s a brave new world out there. With health restrictions now completely lifted, it’s up to us all to do what’s best for our safety and the safety of those around us. Play safe, be considerate and enjoy the week. There’s a ton of things to see and do this week in Fredericton. 

My Black Ram and The Square Dance Kid play The Cap this Saturday night.

Wednesday 

The Unlimited Guitar at Memorial Hall. After winning both the First Prize and the Audience Choice Award in the Barrios WorldWideWeb Competition, the First Prize in the Montreal International Classical Guitar Competition, and the ‘Governor of Tokyo’ prize in the Tokyo International Classical Guitar Competition, Tariq Harb quickly established himself as one of the leading classical guitarists of his generation. Tariq will offer is a free noon hour performance beginning at 12 p.m.

KNOT: Nikki & JD at the Playhouse. Physically exhilarating and touchingly poignant, Knot is the internationally acclaimed debut circus and dance work by Nikki & JD. The pair use hand-to-hand circus skills, dance, and storytelling to tell the tale of an impossible choice: how can we be honest with ourselves without hurting those we love? Knot is a finely crafted theatrical journey through the struggles of commitment. 7:30 p.m.

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

Open Mic at the Broken Record Bar and Music Room. 8:30 p.m.

Thursday 

Frantically Atlantic at York County Cider. Frantically Atlantic are back on the stage to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in style. 7 p.m.

Joshua Osborne Saint Patrick’s Day party at the Broken Record Bar and Music Room. 10 p.m.

Film Screening of Cadence: Breaking Rhythm & Finding Pace at Grimross Brewing Co. Enjoy a special screening with Q&A featuring Fredericton local cyclist, Emily Rodger. 6:30 p.m.

Magnificent Sanctuary Band at the Charlotte Street Arts Centre. An all-star local lineup play the Dead. 7:30 p.m.

Halifax Pier at Dolan’s Pub. 10 p.m.

Steve MacDougall at Mama’s Pub. 6:30 p.m.

Open Mic at The Cap. 8:30 p.m.

Lockie Munn and Ross Beckett at St. Louis Bar & Grill. 9 p.m.

Friday 

All-ages show with Greville Tapes Music Club Showcase at Charlotte Street Arts Centre. The Greville Tapes Music Club is a music project that pairs artists together for sessions to write and record one-of-a-kind collaborations. The latest edition of Greville Tapes Music Club features three pairings of artists who have never worked together before – sadie x Designosaur, Indigo Poirier x Colleen Coco Collins, Tooth & The Fang x Marian. See them all on stage this Friday in a special all-ages performance beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Kylie Fox + Graeme Kennedy + Danielle Doiron at The Cap. This three artist lineup is presented by Flourish Fest. 9 p.m.

Ceilidhs for a Cause at Grimross Brewing Co. Featuring performances by Shanachie Dancers and Fast Eddie and the Fembots, this Ceilidh for a Cause will be in support of the Learning Disabilities Association of New Brunswick. 8 p.m.

Derek Gullison at York County Cider. 7 p.m.

Garry Hansen Trio with Kelly Waterhouse at Southside Shake. 7 p.m.

Jim Lahey at Broken the Record Bar and Music Room. 10 p.m.

The Greatest Sorcerer of Ancient Egypt & his Mysterious Funerary Figurines at NB Provincial Archives. Khaemwaset, one of the sons of Ramesses the Great, is considered to be the first Egyptologist. Today Khamwaset’s shabtis (magial funerary figurines) are found in museums around the world. Unfortunately, the shabtis of Khaemwaset have often been faked, leading some scholars to question the authenticity of all such objects that are not documented in dig records. However, one cannot simply discount all of Khaemwaset’s shabtis because there are numerous forgeries. In this study, two complementary approaches; stylistic examination and X-ray Florescence (XRF) are used to evaluate a number of unprovenanced shabtis. These different approaches make it possible to group the shabtis by similarities in appearance, surface elemental composition, and the absorption of radiation post- production. Comparisons amongst these groups provide a clearer picture of their authenticity. 7:30 p.m.

Halifax Pier at Dolan’s Pub. 10 p.m.

Saturday 

Ray Legere and Alan Jeffries at the Tipous Muse Café. A master of several instruments, Ray was the winner of the Canadian Open Mandolin championship in 1983 and in 1986, won the American championship. Alan Jeffries’ music is the product of many influences but rooted deeply in bluegrass. A powerful singer and musician, he is well known to music fans as a mainstay in the David Myles band. Catch both these world class performers on stage at the Muse beginning at 7 p.m.

Keegan And The Vandalorians + Richie Young at the Broken Record Bar and Music Room. A pair of powerful local acts light up Fredericton’s newest live music stage. 10 p.m.

My Black Ram + The Square Dance Kid at The Cap. Fredericton-based My Black Ram wear their influences like patches on a jean jacket: post-punk indie rock, synth pop, and experimental ambience. It shouldn’t make sense but it does. The result is fuzzed-out catchy rock that is at once familiar and fresh. The Square Dance Kid opens the night! 9 p.m.

Sirène et Matelot (Lennie Gallant and Patricia Richard) + Claude Cormier at Théâtre Bernard-Poirier du CCSA. Lennie Gallant and Patricia Richard, two Acadian artists from PEI, have been performing as Sirène et Matelot since 2019. Gallant and Richard will be joined by Magdalen Islands artist Claude Cormier. 7:30 p.m.

Camerata NB (Symphony NB): Puzzles for the Ears at the Playhouse. Music from Bach, Mozart, Morlock and Shostakovich. 2 p.m.

Gin & Jazz Night with Chad Ball on bass and Jorian Hapeman on piano. 7 p.m.

Andrea Ramolo + Krista Shannon at Grimross Brewing Co. Andrea is a great multi-award nominated Canadian singer songwriter. Catch this, one of the last shows on her nine date east coast tour, beginning at 8 p.m.

Halifax Pier at Dolan’s Pub. 10 p.m.

Sunday

A Celtic Session at the Tipsy Muse Café. Bring your fiddle, guitar, mandolin, tin whistle…you name it…and gather around the farm table to take in the sounds of tradition and the Celtic music. 3 p.m.

Radical Edge Presents: Introduction to Outdoor Photography with Kelly Baker at Odell Park lodge. Spending lots of time outdoors and want to get better at capturing those wicked views? Join the Radical Edge team and special guest Kelly Baker for an introductory outdoor photography lesson on March 20th at Odell Park. This 3 hour session will teach you how to better capture your subjects, key functions of your camera, basic rules of photo composition, and more. 10:30 a.m.

Jeunesses Musicales NB Emerging Artists Tour 2022 at Centre communautaire Sainte-Anne. This biennial event is an opportunity for the music-loving public to become acquainted with the province’s next generation of leading musicians. Ten young artists from the Universities of Moncton and Mount Allison are featured in the line-up including Fredericton pianist, Adèle LeBlanc and guitarist, Cédric Thériault, first prize winner in the 2021 Canada Music Awards. This event also features baritone Carlo Cormier, soprano Daphnée Brideau, saxophonist Luc Richard, flutist Charles Gagné, clarinettist Jérémie Arseneault and pianists Isaac Stepaniak and Thierry Basque as well as guitarist Pierre Couturier. The accompanist for the tour is pianist Sébastien Leclerc. By donation. 2 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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