This Week in Fredericton (May 9-15)

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If you survived ECMA Week and still have a little gas in your tank, there’s lots to see and hear coming up This Week in Fredericton.

Shad plays the Fredericton Boyce Farmers Market this Saturday. Shad is one of Canada’s most revered rappers, a peerless wordsmith who embodies hip-hop’s power to entertain and educate. This show will also feature performances by Presidents of Canada, Lenny Lisgar, MCIV and Still M.A.D. Big night. 8 p.m. Photo by @bystephm, respectfully lifted from facebook.com/shadk/

Tuesday

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

Downchild at the Fredericton Playhouse. Join the Legendary Downchild Blues Band as they celebrate the longest 50th anniversary tour ever! Featuring special guests Matt Minglewood and Jenie Thai. 7:30 p.m.

Finny McConnell of The Mahones at Broken Record Bar & Music Room. Legendary frontman of Canadian Celtic punk band The Mahones, plays an intimate acoustic night at Broken Record Bar & Music Room. 8 p.m.

Wednesday

The Alan Jackson Experience at the Fredericton Playhouse. Aaron Halliday is a Canadian country music singer/songwriter who now lives in Glidden SK and originally from Annapolis Royal NS. Aaron has more than 20 years of playing behind him, with a wide open road ahead. 6:30 p.m.

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

Thursday

Pro Comedy Night at Picaroons. Meet at Picaroons and join in gut-busting laughs as three international headliner comedians show you what a party really is, with Marc-Anthony Sinagoga, Dan Hendricken and Robbie Vino. 8 p.m.

Open Mic at The Cap. 8:30 p.m. 

Trevor Young at Broken Record Bar & Music Room. 10 p.m.

Shameless at Dolan’s Pub. 10 p.m.

Friday

Fire in Hand at Grimross Brewing Co. High-energy. Hot vocals. Slick licks. Wicked beats. Rock and roll. 8 p.m.

The Muse Presents Jordan Trethewey’s Poetry Open Mic. Join Fredericton’s Poet Laureate for a special Open Mic poetry session. Poetry, fiction, non-fiction, your own work, or something published by another that you love and want to share. 7 p.m.

Queen: It’s A Kinda Magic at the Fredericton Playhouse. Direct from Australia, Queen: It’s a Kinda Magic is back by popular demand with their first Canadian national tour in two years! The show is set to again immerse fans in the spectacle, grandeur and extravagance of Queen and Freddie Mercury! 8 p.m.

Stephen Hero EP release at The Cap. Saint John rapper/producer Stephen Hero releases his latest EP, Gold Collection with a show at The Cap. 8:30 p.m.

The Elm City String Quartet at Wilmot United Church. The Elm City String Quartet is back with a pairing of some of the two greatest quartet pieces by French composers. Both Claude Debussy and Maurice Ravel used their unique approach to music to burst open the sonic pallet of the string quartet. The result is haunting melodies that soar over flourishes of colour, squeezing through chromaticism and expanding into open harmonies. 7 p.m.

Gin & Jazz at Southside Shake. Garry Hansen Trio featuring Kelly Waterhouse on vocals. 7 p.m.

Meet the Maker at The Joyce. Meet the team behind Flying Boats Brewery. Come try an outstanding selection of beer from Flying Boats Brewing and have a chance to meet the maker as well! 5 p.m.

Moving Water Introductory Canoe Course at Killarney Lake Rotary Lodge and Nashwaak River. This course is a Paddle Canada Introduction to Moving Water Canoe course and is scheduled for May 13-15 in Fredericton, NB. Full details

NBCCD & Gallery 78 presents Sterling Metal Arts Exhibition at Government House. NBCCD announces the 15th annual jewellery/metal arts exhibition, Sterling, generously sponsored by Gallery 78 and hosted at Government House. This year’s exhibition opens to the public at the official residence of New Brunswick’s Lieutenant Governor and will run Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Shameless at Dolan’s Pub. 10 p.m.

Time Traveler at York County Cider. 7 p.m.

Cathy Hutch at Broken Record Bar & Music Room. 10 p.m.

Saturday

Shad at the Fredericton Boyce Farmers Market. Shad is one of Canada’s most revered rappers, a peerless wordsmith who embodies hip-hop’s power to entertain and educate.This show will also feature performances by Presidents of Canada, Lenny Lisgar, MCIV and Still M.A.D. Big night. 8 p.m.

Diet Punk: A Drag Show About Teen Angst at The Cap. The creators of Salty, Bottomless Bingo, Brickhouse Babes and more present: Diet Punk: A Drag Show About Teen Angst. 9 p.m.

Gin & Jazz at Southside Shake. Bridge perform a night of tasty jazz at the Hilton Garden Inn. 7 p.m.

Delirious Monks and Richie Young at Broken Record Bar & Music Room. 10 p.m.

Fredericton Camerata Singers at Christ Church Cathedral. Under the direction of Anne Sessa, Fredericton Camerata Singers celebrate spring with a beautiful program featuring the works of Reger, Willan, Tallis, Gibbons, Gjeilo and more! 7:30 p.m.

Road Back to Cavendish ft. The Washboard Union at The Playhouse. With special guests Raquel Cole and First Up with RBCxMusic artist Shantaia. The Road Back to Cavendish is a series of live shows throughout Atlantic Canada leading up to the Cavendish Beach Music Festival presented by Bell in July 2022. 7 p.m.

Needle Felting 101 Workshop at 506 Artisan Market – 1215 Hanwell Road. Join the 506 Artisan Market’s very first craft workshop with talented local artist Kathrin from Sterntaler Design, who will guide you in the art of needle felting to create the cutest lady bug and bee. Craft supplies, a delicious assortment of snacks and refreshments from I’m Here & I’m Hungry Baked Goods are all included in the cost of admission. 4 p.m.

Shameless at Dolan’s Pub. 10 p.m.

Sunday 

Open Mic at York County Cider. 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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