This Week in Fredericton (Nov. 18 – 24)

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A quick run through some of the events happening this week in the world of art, music and film.

Quinn Bonnell celebrates the release of his debut full-length album Wonder with a show at The Capital this weekend. Photo by Mike Stemm.


Monday Night Film Series: Where’d You Go Bernadette?

Critically acclaimed filmmaker Richard Linklater has been hard at work after the enormous success of Before Midnight (2013) and Boyhood (2014). Considered by many to be a modern auteur, Linklater has recruited an impressive cast (Cate Blanchett, Judy Greer, Laurence Fishburne, and Kristen Wiig, to name a few) for his forthcoming feature, an adaptation of the beloved novel of the same name: Where’d You Go, Bernadette?

Where’d You Go Bernadette? | Monday Night Film Series | Tilley Hall, Room 102, UNB Campus | November 18, 2019 – 7:30 p.m.

Contemporary Music Festival at Memorial Hall. The final performance of this year’s Music UNB Contemporary Music Festival takes place tonight. Nadia Francavilla (violin), Norman Adams (cello), Susan Sayles (viola), Simon Docking (piano), & Mark Adams (percussion). Composer Rose Bolten describes herself as a “Sonic Landscapist”. Her music emerges from repetitions, loops, and meditative musical figurations. Concerned with melody inspired by classical composers, as well as fiddling, folk songs, and electronic music, the one thing that links all her music is the composer herself and her creative process. 7:30 p.m.

Ann Manuel – Artist in Residence at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery. Aultimedia artist and arts educator, Ann Manuel explores the concept of sanctuary, change, and absence in drawing, painting, print making and installation. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, and is currently on display at the Gallery. Nov. 18-29.


Four by Four: Holiday Show at The Playhouse. Featuring four top Las Vegas based performers who celebrate the music of The Beach Boys, The Beatles, The Bee Gees, and Motown. Their performance will feature over fifty legendary songs from these great icons of pop music culture all in one Las Vegas style show – feel good songs like I Want To Hold Your Hand, Twist and Shout, How Deep Is Your Love, Stayin’ Alive, Surfin USA, Help Me Rhonda, Please Mister Postman, and Stop! In The Name of Love. 7 p.m.

Cold Reads at The Tipsy Muse Café. Never been to a cold reads before? Wondering what’s up?
Writers have submitted their scripts and actors show up to read it live! That’s it. Casting begins at 630 so if you want to read be sure to show up before then and let us know you want to read!! 6 p.m.

Film – Ama: The Memory of Time with Daniel Flores y Ascencio at James Dunn Hall (Room G1). Ama: The Memory of Time is a riveting film that examines the events of massacres that occurred in El Salvador in 1932 through the memories of Don Juan Ama and Doña Paula, the nephew and daughter of José Feliciano Ama, an Indigenous peasant leader of the 1932 peasant uprising. The film honours the legacy of these elders and gives viewers a better understanding of the peasant uprising and how it affected Indigenous communities. The film has also been hailed as a reminder of how collective memory informs present day action. 7 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.

Lansdowne Concert Series presents Gordie Tentrees & Jaxon Haldane. From the Yukon, Gordie Tentrees and Jaxon Haldane are roots artists on tour with their newest record: GRIT. In the past four years, they have toured extensively across Canada, Scotland, and Australia. Audiences are captivated by their ability to weave melodies together, while juggling the dark with the light subjects of life. Armed with ten instruments, brotherly harmonies, and masterful storytelling, their music is infectious. The cost is $25 at the door, or pay in advance by contacting or call 457-0826. 41 Riverfront Way. 7:30 p.m.


MusicUNB presents Classics Plus: Daniel Wnukowski at Memorial Hall. Hailed by International Record Review as “rapturous and glowing”, Polish-Canadian pianist Daniel Wnukowski makes his MusicUNB debut showcasing the work of great classical composers. His music features an ongoing dedication to the works of exiled Jewish composers and lesser-known Black composers such as Zenobia Powell Perry. 7:30 p.m.

Daniel Champage at Grimross Brewing Co. The young Australian-born, Nashville-based virtuoso was recently described as “the finest guitar player of this generation” and has been selling out shows around the world. 8 p.m.

Rich Hairy Turtles and Friends at Wilser’s Room. Featuring members of The Tortoise The Hare & The Millionaire with rotating members from Capital 6 Maggie’s Farm Revival Just A Little Light plus special guests. Come check it out each week as there will be special guests sitting in each week! 10 p.m.


Del Barber at The Capital Complex. Del Barber is a singer-songwriter from Manitoba, whose winsome balladry and wry wit harken back to country-folk traditions that remind the listener of the late greats of song writing history. Del is no stranger to finding inspiration in the cultural backdrop of Canada. With new songs to share, he is back on the road touring his new album, Easy Keeper, released in September 2019. 7 p.m.

Film – Immaculate Memories: The Uncluttered Worlds of Christopher Pratt at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery. The cost is $5 at the door. The life and art of Christopher Pratt; this is the first feature-length documentary that Christopher Pratt has agreed to participate in. It is an honest, funny, eloquent, bizarre, and sometimes unsettling account of his life and art, and an extremely important cultural document. This is an award winning documentary produced and directed by Kenneth Harvey. 7 p.m.

Formidable! Aznavour: The History of a Legend at The Playhouse. From the producers of Paris! The Show, Formidable! Aznavour: The History of a Legend will take you back to the time of La Bohême. Formidable! tells the incredible story of Charles Aznavour through his most powerful, memorable and iconic songs. Considered one of the most famous musical legends of our time, alongside the likes of Edith Piaf and Jacques Brel, he sold more than 180 million records around the world. During his 70-year career, he wrote more than 800 songs and recorded more than 1,200 in a variety of languages. 7:30 p.m.

TNB presents Beyond the Script: Holiday Theatre at the Fredericton Public Library. Join TNB Artistic Director Natasha MacLellan and some special guests for a conversation about Christmas theatre traditions and the company’s upcoming production of It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play. Coffee and tea will be served. This is a free event. 7:30 p.m.

Liz & Tom Whidden at Ed’s Garage and Taproom. Liz and Tom Whidden have called Fredericton home for nearly half their lives and have been part of our musical world for the past twenty years. They directed and performed in local musical theatre productions for more than a decade before shifting their focus to performing as a duo. Since then, they have developed an eclectic repertoire of roots, folk, blues and classical pop music that showcases their strong vocals and harmonies. Their music includes original songs and a wide range of Folk, Country, Celtic, and Maritime ballads. 7 p.m.

The Stanfields at the Charlotte Street Arts Centre. The Stanfields are a multiple award-winning five-piece folk’n’roll band based in Halifax. Combining rock music with solid nods to Celtic and Americana – they play what they want, sing what they feel, and leave nothing on the table. 8 p.m.


Christina Martin at The Tipsy Muse Café. Christina began recording her own music while slogging it out on the Austin, Texas bar scene. A multi award winning singersongwriter, she has been relentlessly recording and touring in Canada and in the UK and Europe, building connections at venues big and small, singing songs about loss, love and perseverance. 7 p.m.

Eko Advocate at The Capital Complex. Party with in celebration of his new Hip Hop EP, For Only One Night! There will be performances by Jon Damani, Missy B, Authentic, and Ben Fresh. 11 p.m.

The East Pointers at The Playhouse. There’s a reason, beyond their dazzling musicianship and wildly entertaining live shows, that The East Pointers have connected with audiences right across the globe, making new, original roots music the hippest, most vibrant thing going. The JUNO award-winners write about real life, sketching out its joys and sorrows in vivid strokes. That palpable authenticity makes their instrumental tunes practically cartwheel and infuses their lyric-driven songs with poignancy. Their new album What We Leave Behind reflects on the traditions of Canadian Celtic music, where it comes from, and what it means to the people, but also strides in new directions. 7:30 p.m.

Colourful Language + Neil Morash at Grimroww Brewing Co. Colourful Language is Dave Warne and Zoe Fitch. They met in university, fell in love with each other’s songs, and began writing thinlyveiled love songs about each other. Their debut release is a collection of dark, ethereal pop songs, built on beats and tones from a robot band in the seventies. Neil Morash is dynamic performer he can play you songs on his guitar or can wow you with beat boxing and vocal loops. Neil has been playing local festivals over the last couple years, including to a standing ovation at Folly fest in 2018. 8 p.m.

Unveiling of Trace Sculpture by Peter Powning in Kinesiology Building, UNB. Commissioned by the UNB Art for New Spaces Committee, Trace stands 24 feet tall and spans the first two levels of the Kinesiology Building with various aspects of the sculpture being visible from all three levels. Taking inspiration from kinesiology and motion tracking systems, Mr. Powning used silicon bronze, 316 stainless steel, aluminum and slumped glass to reflect or refract light to animate the space. 4:30 p.m.

Sheree Fitch Book Tour (Nov. 22-23) in Fredericton. Author Sheree Fitch will read from her latest book You Won’t Always Be This Sad: A Book of Moment, Nov. 22 at Wilmot United Church beginning at 7:30 p.m. and the following day at Westminster Books – 11 a.m.

NBCCD Craft Sale on Nov 22-24 at 457 Queen Street. The NBCCD Craft Sale is a local favourite for holiday gift shopping. Support our Fine Craft students by purchasing stunning handmade creations in pottery, textile, jewellery and more. With their ample creativity, these second-year students have crafted innovative products to offer you truly unique gifts for friends and family. The Craft Sale takes place on November 22 from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m., on November 23 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and on November 24 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.


Matchstick Mike at The Tipsy Muse Café. Mike has lead his electric blues band, The Chain Smokin’ Alter Boys for the past 13 years, and most recently has joined forces with two other veteran Maritime players to form a pure Rockabilly band called the Royaltones. Mike’s sophomore record, Forever and a Day, is receiving regular airplay with blues stations across the country, Europe and Brazil. 7 p.m.

My Black Ram + Graeme Kennedy at The Capital. 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. Their album will be available on vinyl and CD. 8 p.m. Joining My Black Ram is Graeme Kennedy, a storytelling songwriter hailing from Peterborough, Ontario. A punk with a heart of folk.

Quinn Bonnell + Matt Comeau + Matt Steele Duo at The Capital. Quinn Bonnell & The Heavy Steppers take the stage to debut the album “Wonder” in full. 10 p.m.

Brick House Babes present: CAMP! at The Phoenix. Our sensational seasonal search for Fredericton’s hottest drag enter-taint-her is back with a fall competition to crown the next BRICK HOUSE BABE. 10 p.m.

Crash Test Dummies at The Playhouse. In 2017, four of the five original members reunited and embarked on a tour in 2018 to begin the celebration of their biggest selling album, God Shuffled His Feet. Multi-platinum selling Canadian band Crash Test Dummies are continuing the celebration of the 25th anniversary of their sophomore album by performing the album in its entirety, and more, on their upcoming fall tour. Special guest is award-winning, singersongwriter Damhnait Doyle. 8 p.m.

Jukebox Live at the STU Conference Centre. This event is a fundraiser in support of Grandmothers Helping Grandmothers ( The cost is $30, and there will be a cash bar. Tickets are available from Westminster Books, Jean Coutu Pharmacy, Devon Plaza, or call Linda Hubbard at 457- 0362, or Mary Jo McIntosh at 461-1912. 8:30 p.m.


Nutcracker Tea Miniature Version at Gallery 78. Gallery 78 will host the Nutcracker Tea, one of Fredericton’s most popular holiday events! This will be a miniature version of the Beaverbrook Art Gallery’s perennial tea, with a special focus on ballet, in support of the Beaverbrook’s Education Program and Dance Fredericton’s Nutcracker Ballet. An event for the whole family, the Nutcracker Tea will include tasty treats, dance performances, and ballet inspired crafts in a magical setting. Tickets are $15 per person, available at Gallery 78, or reach us at or 454-5192. Tickets are limited! 2-4 p.m.

Open Mic with Mitch Rayner at The Tipsy Muse Café. Hosted by Mitch Rayner, this is a chill and relaxed kind of atmosphere, and we love hearing new and returning musicians fill the cafe with their sound!Come join us for a cold or hot drink and great time!

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. 


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