A quick run through some of the events happening this week in the world of art, music and film.
Monday Night Film Series: The Peanut Butter Falcon
A modern Mark Twain style adventure story, The Peanut Butter Falcon tells the story of Zak (Zack Gottsagen), a young man with Down syndrome, who runs away from a residential nursing home to follow his dream of attending the professional wrestling school of his idol, The Salt Water Redneck (Thomas Haden Church). A strange turn of events pairs him on the road with Tyler (Shia LaBeouf), a small-time outlaw on the run, who becomes Zak’s unlikely coach and ally. Together they wind through deltas, elude capture, drink whisky, find God, catch fish, and convince Eleanor (Dakota Johnson), a kind nursing home employee charged with Zak’s return, to join them on their journey.
The Peanut Butter Falcon| Monday Night Film Series | Tilley Hall, Room 102, UNB Campus | February 3, 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.
K-tel presents Mini Pop Kids’ Bright Lights Concert Tour at The Playhouse. The Mini Pop Kids are back and shining bright, featuring the year’s biggest hits! Don’t miss your chance to sing, dance, and pop with Canada’s best-selling kids’ music group, The Mini Pop Kids. 2:30 and 6:30 p.m.
Folly Battle of the Bands Night #1 at The Capital. The first night of the Folly Battle of the Bands! Audience vote counts for 50% so come out and support these artists. Winner moves on to the final on March 25. Tonight’s lineup features Apryl Aileen, Vigilant Heart, Joel Straussand Digital Circus. 9 p.m.
Comedy Night at Wilser’s Room. Our monthly comedy open mic is back! We have new faces, old faces, just an awesome mishmash of lovelies and funnies. Grab a drink, find a friend, drop a toonie in the bucket to make sure we don’t go home sad. Hosted by Louis Anthony Bryan. 8:30 p.m.
Exhibition opening at Charlotte Glencross Gallery. The Charlotte Street Arts Centre’s CGG will be exhibiting works by Fredericton photographer Sarah Sarty and her new series Delving Deep.4-6 p.m.
Shiftwork Recording Launch Party at 384 Queen Street. Come celebrate with us for our official launch of the studio! Stop by to check out the reimagined Shiftwork. This event is open to all musicians, bands, and music type people! 6 p.m.
Soundgarden & Chris Cornell Tribute at Grimross Brewing Co. This is a show that takes you down Memory Lane of one of the most iconic rock bands to date. The cost is $10 advanced, or $15 at the door with part of proceeds going toward suicide prevention. 8 p.m.
Kral Majales + Slumps + Marie-Ange ft. Not Now, Madame at The Capital. Doors at 9 p.m. Show at 10. $6.
Geoff Smith and Sadie Donahue at the Tipsy Muse Café. Two exciting voices blow in from NB’s ‘Port City’ for one night only. 7 p.m.
Heat $heets EP Release with Marian + Snorkelers at The Capital. Fredericton’s Heat $heets are crafting honest, psychedelic garage rock that’s sweetly steeped in the essence of community and friendship. Come out and celebrate the release of their debut EP. Doors at 9 p.m. Show at 10. $8.
Canadian Women in Music – A Tribute at Grimross Brewing Co. A day before International Women’s day we celebrate the Canadian women in music all genres and eras. Multiple locals will take the stage to pay tribute to these songs. 8 p.m.
Second Annual SHT Show at Memorial Hall on March 6 & Charlotte Street Arts Centre. The SHT Show challenges you to create, rehearse, and perform an original piece of theatre over the course of a single day. The SHT Show will start at UNB’s Memorial Hall on March 6, and finish on March 7 at the Charlotte Street Arts Centre auditorium. Participants can sign up as an individual, or grab their most dramatic friends and sign up as a team! Each team will receive some randomly selected elements that must be included in their show (i.e. setting, a theme, a character, etc.) to ensure that everyone’s SHT shows really were created during the competition. Full details available HERE.
Art Social Fundraiser at 408 Queen Street. This fundraiser is in support of the CreatedHere/New Brunswick College of Craft and Design Skillshare Practicum that CreatedHere will be running April 27, 2020 – June 5, 2020. Your evening starts off with sipping, socializing and eyeing up the silent auction items donated by local businesses and artists in the community. Then, from 9 to 11pm, get your dancing shoes on. The lights are about to get low! 7 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.