This Week in Fredericton (Nov. 15-21)

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The Playhouse hosts a pay-what-you-will, one-woman comedy show, two local artist markets are happening, MusicUNB hosts acclaimed jazz performers, plus shows by Steve Poltz, Christina Martin, Pallmer, Keeper E., waants, Stephen Hero, Capital 6 and much more, all coming up This Week in Fredericton. 

Keeper E. (pictured) and waants take a trip aboard the only Space-Hosted Rotating Inertial Manned Platform this side of Gaspereau Forks. This Friday at The Cap.

Tuesday

POP-UP! Hometown Heroes at The Cap. The Hypochondriacs, Motherhood, and Marian will play The Cap beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday 

Steve Poltz at Dolan’s Pub. You may never experience a more entertaining songwriter and performer than Steve Poltz. Catch him as he wraps up his (almost) sold out tour of Atlantic Canada. Buy a ticket. Tip the scales! 7:30 p.m. 

MusicUNB presents Jazz Time at Memorial Hall. Three multiple award-winning musicians, Joel Miller, Tom Easley and Mark Adam, will be playing a fun set of music to warm your cool November evening. When this trio gets together, good times ensue. They’ll feature works by Duke Ellington, Billy Stayhorn, Benny Golson, Wayne Shorter, Freddie Hubbert, Charlie Parker, John Coltrane, and so on. 7:30 p.m. $15/$30.

7th Annual Capital Art Sale – $500 or Less! at 50 Crowther Lane. The 7th Annual Capital Art Sale is pleased to offer the Fredericton area high quality local art at unprecedented value! We will be presenting a variety of items created by local artists and craftsman including paintings, photography, mixed media, illustrations, pottery, jewellery, prints, and so much more! Online galleries will be posted on our Facebook page. We are excited to offer original artworks in every budget under $500, with over half of our artists’ inventory still being offered at $100 or less! Opening reception and sale 5-8 p.m.

Thursday 

Person of Interest at the Playhouse. Written and performed by Canadian comedian Melody Johnson, Person of Interest is a one-woman show based on true events (with comedic embellishments) that will have you thanking your lucky stars if you have decent neighbours! 7:30 p.m. 

7th Annual Capital Art Sale – $500 or Less! at 50 Crowther Lane. 12-7 p.m.

Together: Annual Group Exhibit opening at the Charlotte Street Arts Centre. Celebrate the opening of the annual group exhibition, Together, featuring Matt Watkins, Guy Vezina, Angela Black, Larry Peters, Milda Gudelyte, Karen Burk, and Rebecca Blankert. This exhibit also features Fredericton Arts Alliance Artists-in-Residence: Xiuting Shi, Cheryl Lavigne, Karen LeBlanc, Maria Bourgeois, and Ysabelle Vautour. Opening reception 4-6 p.m.

Christmas at The Market. Locally made crafts sale just before Christmas. All products are hand made and sold by the crafters. One of a kind great gifts for everyone young and old. Admission is free. Boyce Farmer’s Market.

Homeground at Dolan’s Pub. 10 p.m.

Open Mic at Maybee Brewing. 7 p.m.

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

Anthony Gray at St. Louis Bar & Grill. 8 p.m.

Friday 

Pallmer at the Tipsy Muse Café. Pallmer is a string duo born from late evening improvisation sessions during a particularly snowy winter in Fredericton, NB. Embracing the grey area between classical composition and songwriting, Pallmer’s sound is a unique mix of folk-like vocal melodies, indie-classical intricacies, ethereal minimalism, and brief moments of expansive improvisation. 7 p.m. $15.

Shrimp Ring + Keeper E. + Waants at The Cap. A night of electronic dance/pop aboard the only Space-Hosted Rotating Inertial Manned Platform this side of Gaspereau Forks. 9 p.m. $10/$12.

A Tribute to Gordon Lightfoot/White Buffalo at Grimross Brewing Co. Join a host of local performers for a double tribute to two great songwriters, one in the twilight of his career and one in his prime. 8 p.m. $15/$20.

Christmas at The Market. Locally made crafts sale just before Christmas. All products are hand made and sold by the crafters. One of a kind great gifts for everyone young and old. Admission is free. Boyce Farmer’s Market.

7th Annual Capital Art Sale – $500 or Less! at 50 Crowther Lane. 12-7 p.m.

Gin & Jazz at Southside Shake. Enjoy music from the Garry Hanson Trio. 7 p.m.

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

Homeground at Dolan’s Pub. 10 p.m.

Saturday 

Christina Martin at the Tipsy Muse Café. Martin’s music dances effortlessly through Pop, Rock, Folk and Americana traditions but stays deftly unchained by any one label. A mainstay on the Atlantic scene, Martin’s music has garnered attention from roots aficionados across Canada and the U.S. SOLD OUT. 7 p.m.

Stephen Hero Album Release at The Cap. Renegade Sound Presents: Stephen Hero Album Release featuring performances by: CHA$E, Kerr, Lenny Lisgar, Presidents Of Canada and Stephen Hero. 9 p.m. $20.

Capital 6 + Trio De Janeiro at Grimross Brewing Co. Billed as “A night of funk and Brazilian Bossa Nova jazz”, good times guaranteed. 8 p.m. $15/$20.

A Galactic Journey with Symphony NB at the Playhouse. Enjoy an evening of music from Star Wars and other regions of the galaxy. 7:30 p.m.

7th Annual Capital Art Sale – $500 or Less! at 50 Crowther Lane. 10-8 p.m.

Author Reading by Amber McMillan at The Purrfect Cup Cat Café. The Purrfect Cup hosts Amber McMillan for a reading from her new short story collection: The Running Trees. McMillan is the author of the memoir The Woods: A Year on Protection Island and the poetry collection We Can’t Ever Do This Again. Her work has also appeared in PRISM international, Arc Poetry Magazine, and the Walrus. 2 p.m.

Gin & Jazz at Southside Shake. Enjoy music from the Garry Hanson Trio. 7 p.m.

Homeground at Dolan’s Pub. 10 p.m.

Sunday

Celtic Sessions at the Tipsy Muse Café. Bring your fiddle, guitar, mandolin, tin whistle…you name it…and gather around our farm table to take in the sounds of tradition and the Celtic musical heritage that lives on today through the players that continue to breathe life into it. 3 p.m.

Family Art Workshop at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery. Inspired by Cornelius Krieghoff and other artists in the collection, the families will engage in a quick drawing prompting exercise followed by a parent/guardian and child collaborative printmaking activity. The cost is free for members or $10 per parent for non-members. Each workshop has a maximum of 15 participants. All material will be supplied by the Gallery. All ages are welcome! Registration is required. For more information or to register please email education@beaverbrookartgallery.org or call 458-0973. 2 p.m.

Open Mic at York County Cider. 2 p.m.

On Display:

SilverFish Photography Collective’s Anniversary Exhibition at UNB Arts Centre. AFTERIMAGE is a testament to the longevity of this photographic collective and a celebration of the art of photography. This exhibition features photography, collage, mixed media and installation to explore perceptual reality and optical phenomenon. On display at Memorial Hall until Dec. 16.

Gallery 78 hosts work by Raymond Martin, Stephen Hutchings and Céline Genest. Enjoy work by these three artists plus lots more on display until November 27. 

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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