This Week in Fredericton (Nov. 16-22)

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Theatre, comedy, new art exhibitions and lots of live music happening this week. 

Jennah Barry plays the Charlotte Street Arts Centre on Saturday night with Jerry-Faye as part of a three show Forward Music Group weekend presented by The Cap. Photo by Dario Lozano-Thornton.


Neon Dreams with Levi Rowan at The Playhouse. Halifax’s 2020 JUNO Award winning alt-pop group Neon Dreams are coming to the Playhouse! The group is one of the few bands touring in North America for the remainder of 2020, much in thanks to the Atlantic Bubble. Levi Rowan opens the show. 7:30 p.m. Learn more

Cavedweller with A Lucid Nightmare at The Cap. Is Metal Monday back? Catch a pair of heavy bands on stage and start your week with a bang. Doors at 7. Show at 8. Learn more


Heat $heets with Quinn Bonnell Band at The Cap. Heat $heets finally make their return to The Cap stage for a Wednesday night show with the Quinn Bonnell Band. Doors at 7. Show at 8. Learn more

Karaoke at Klub Khrome. Jeff Brewer hosts an evening of karaoke. 9:30 – 2 a.m.


Theatre New Brunswick presents Liam Browne’s Icebreaker Games. TNB’s Fall Festival of New Plays continues with a live streamed reading of new work by emerging Fredericton playwright Liam Browne. Live Stream Link. FREE. 7:30 p.m.

Rock’N’ Roll Bingo at The Cap. Bingo cards are by-donation in support of #CAPcares 7-10 p.m. Tons of prizes. Learn more

Special Tertulia: David Bedford on Marshall Decision Two Decades Later. As Mi’kmaw fishers face ongoing racist attacks and penalties for harvesting lobster and Wolatoqey loggers go to court again over cutting wood, join this special Tertulia featuring David Bedford and learn more about the Marshall Decision Two Decades Later: Emancipation as Oppression. 7 p.m. on Zoom. Learn more

Comedy Night at the Charlotte Street Arts Centre. Thursday night is the perfect night to gather safely apart from each other and have some laughs. Head to the Charlotte Street Arts Centre and let Nat Armstrong, Anthony Bryan, Brian Conoley and Line Woods! spit-take you through the evening along with host Coutnery Steeves. Doors at 7 p.m. Learn more

Mav Karlo with Graeme Kennedy at The Cap.  Hollerado’s Menno Versteeg brings his solo project Mav Karlo to The Cap for a show with Graeme Kennedy. Doors at 7. Show at 8 p.m. Learn more


Organ Concert at Christ Church Catherdal. Don’t miss the chance to hear J. Thomas Gonder, Organist, present a program of works by Jeanne Demessieux, Leo Sowerby, J.S. Bach and others designed to inspire and thrill. Admission by advance tickets only (by donation). Tickets are free but a donation to the Organ Renovation Fund is very much appreciated. A tax receipt will be issued immediately for online donations.

You’ll be seated in the cathedral with required distancing according to our current pandemic operational plan. Please wear a face mask to this event and observe the current 1 metre physical distance between bubbles. 7 p.m. Learn more

Auditions: Branch Out Productions’ Love, Loss and What I Wore. Auditions for this show will run November 20 and 21 and are by appointment only. There will material to prepare before hand. Please email to reserve your spot. Auditions will be open to female identifying people of all genders aged 16+. The show will run as part of Fredericton’s Frostival Feb 4,5 and 6. Learn more

Familiar Objects at Gallery on Queen. Gallery On Queen is pleased to present an exhibition of works by Janice Wright Cheney and Maja Padrov. Opening November 20 at 5 p.m., the work will be displayed at the gallery and available for viewing while following Covid-19 safety protocol. Learn more

The Olympic Symphonium + Sadie at the Charlotte Street Arts Centre. The first of three weekend shows from The Cap and Forward Music Group. Doors at 6:30. Show at 7. Learn more


Symphony New Brunswick at the Playhouse. One of NB’s favourite young violin soloists, Danielle Sametz, leads us in a musical celebration that overcomes any seasonal blues. Several shades of Mozart are featured in this soul warming concert, which will be led by guest conductor, Nadège Foofat. 7:30 p.m. Learn more

Richie Young Live At King West Brewing. Richie Young’s music is straight-ahead rock and roll. This is a one-man band that packs a full rock and roll sound. Admission is free! 8 p.m.

The Stratified at The Muse. Think fiery fiddle playing, instrumental harmonies, Boss SD1, melodic, driving rhythm section and songs that touch on contemporary issues while staying true to classic themes. Got that? Show starts at 7 p.m. Learn more

Jock & The Docs live at Grimross Brewing Co. Four lovely women playing fun covers and original music. Lawyers and teachers by day; rock and roll music lovers by night! 8 p.m. Learn more

Jennah Barry + Jerry-Faye at Charlotte Street Arts Centre. The second of three weekend shows from The Cap and Forward Music Group. Doors at 6:30. Show at 7. Learn more


Karaoke Sundays at Speedbumps. Mark Blyth hosts an evening of karaoke. 8-10 p.m.

Theatre New Brunswick presents Natalie Sappier’s Stories of Maw. TNB’s Fall Festival of New Plays continues with a look at new work from Natalie Sappier (Finding Wolastoq Voice). 2:00 p.m. Live Stream Link. FREE. 

The Olympic Symphonium + Jennah Barry at the Charlotte Street Arts Centre (EARLY SHOW). The last performance of a three show weekend from The Cap and Forward Music Group. Doors at 3:30 p.m. Show at 4 p.m. Learn more


Final Week – Fredericton Arts Alliance Online Auction. The Fredericton Arts Alliance is halfway through its online art auction, and has passed the halfway mark to its $5,000 fundraising goal. Because of the pandemic, it was impossible for the organization to hold the traditional gala evening at the Charlotte Street Arts Centre. Therefore, as for many other activities in the past few months, it has moved to the online world. Beginning on October 22, the sale of this range of impressive art works and fine crafts went live online, and will continue until November 21.

It is still possible to pick up some artistic bargains on works by well-known local artists like weaver Karen LeBlanc; artist, doctor and political candidate Brian MacKinnon; painter Jennifer Pazienza; potter Judy Blake; and many others – and at the same time support an organization that supports and advocates for the arts in our community.

The auction site is accessible via the FAA’s Facebook page and website. Funds raised support the ARTSnews and our summer artist residencies. We hope to be able to resume our school programming before too long as well.

New Exhibitions Opening at Gallery 78. Gallery 78 presents four new exhibitions on display until Saturday, November 28. In Wild and Domestic, Michael McEwing and Anna Syperek join forces and present illuminating and vibrant Atlantic Canadian landscapes and still lifes throughout each season of the year. Flat-Moon Conspiracy: Crystal-Power Pottery by the Clarks is an exciting new body of ceramics which explores colour, texture, and the magic of crystalline glaze. In the upstairs gallery, Stephen May presents The Tea Series, an intimate, laid-back glimpse into his surroundings, wherein he captures what he sees as he sits down for tea. Jared Betts debuts his highly charged emotional abstract expressionist works in Colorlust with brand new works and updated colour palette.

Fredericton Fibre Arts Network presents Craft 2020 at UNB Art Centre. Craft 2020: Reflections features work juried by FAN members and presents 40 works by 21 fibre artists. Works included employ a unique range of fibres from wool, silk, cotton and even cassette tape! A variety of techniques are presented in both two and three-dimensional design including quilting, rug hooking, felting, thread painting, weaving, basketry, millinery as well as other wearable and usable art forms. On display until Dec. 13. 

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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