This Week in Fredericton (Nov. 29 – Dec. 5)

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Ria Reece, Joel Miller, Matt Andrersen, Lennie Gallant, Honey Gut, Marion and so many others on city stages this week.

Ria Reece plays the Tipsy Muse Café this Saturday.

Tuesday 

Christine Tassan et les Imposteures at The Playhouse. With a decade and a half of bringing their special blend of “Gypsy Jazz” and revisited cover songs to stage, Christine Tassan et les Imposteures have made a name for themselves on the music scene. This is a Pay-What-You-Will performance. 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday 

Indigenous Night Market at 170 Urquhart Cres. This is the perfect place to snag some unique handmade gifts for everyone on your list. Check out the amazing talent in this beautiful province. 6-9 p.m.

Elliott Brood and Willie Straton at The Cap. A rockin’ night of roots music in store. 8 p.m.

Open Mic at Maybee Brewing. 7 p.m.

The Snowman’s Ball: Christmas with Matt Andersen & Friends at The Playhouse. Singer, songwriter, and guitarist Matt Andersen is taking the holiday party on the road! Performing holiday favourites with his small band, the show will feature special guests Fortunate Ones and Reeny Smith. 7:30 p.m.

Tertulia: Sabine LeBel on Superheroes. Tertulias Fredericton is back this fall with a pop culture edition! Sabine LeBel is an Assistant Professor in the Culture and Media Studies Department at the University of New Brunswick Fredericton. Working in the area of environmental media studies, her research is in the areas of waste, affect, and the visual. 7:30 p.m. on Zoom.

Thursday 

Theatre UNB presents Metamorphoses at Memorial Hall. Theatre UNB is set to thrill audiences with a collection of stories from Classical mythology with its latest production, Metamorphoses. Adapted by Mary Zimmerman from the writings of Ovid, Metamorphoses is a Tony Award-winning play that recounts tales both familiar and less well known about gods, goddesses, monsters, and mere mortals in stories of love, adventure, tragedy, and transformation that are by turns funny, dark, and moving. 7:30 p.m.

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

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

No Name Road at Dolan’s Pub. 10 p.m.

Friday 

Christmas Choice at Gallery 78 is the annual Christmas Choice. Enjoy this group exhibition filled with small new works from Atlantic Canadian artists, exquisite secondary market pieces, and fine crafts. Everything will be available online starting November 30. For the opening on December 3, tickets/reservations are not needed, but masks, contact information, proof of vaccination, and ID are required for entry. Opening on December 3 from 5-7 p.m. 

Kill Chicago and Marion at The Cap. Are you the house band if your drummer owns the bar? And are you the house band’s neighbours if you work just a few doors down? Don’t miss this beautiful day in the neighbourhood. 9 p.m.

Theatre UNB presents Metamorphoses at Memorial Hall. 7:30 p.m.

Joel Miller and Company at the Tipsy Muse Café. Saxophonist Joel Miller debuts a new band at the Muse. 7 p.m.

Gin and Jazz at Southside Shake. 7 p.m.

Lennie Gallant: The Innkeeper’s Christmas at The Playhouse. join Lennie Gallant and band for a celebration of the season with the 4th annual Innkeeper’s Christmas show. This year, the highly popular multimedia show will feature songs from his new Christmas record as well as favourites from his 14 album catalogue. His past Innkeeper’s Christmas concerts have all sold out, so book your tickets early. 7:30 p.m.

A Staged Reading of Sweat by Lynn Nottage in the Ted Daigle Auditorium. As New Brunswick reels from the aftermath of a public sector strike and continues to grapple with issues of fair pay and workers’ rights, we invite you to continue the conversation and join Black Box Theatre for a staged reading of Lynn Nottage’s gritty, moving epic, Sweat. Come for a night of theatre that offers not only a searing social commentary but a beautiful glimpse into the human experience. Friendship, community, love, death, loss, and disappointment; this brilliant play beckons you into the small town of Reading, Pennsylvania where humanity in all its beauty and chaos awaits. 6:30 p.m.

Fredericton Christmas Craft Show: Part 2 on the Capital Exhibition Grounds. 2-8 p.m.

Halifax Pier at Dolan’s Pub. 10 p.m.

Saturday 

Theatre UNB presents Metamorphoses at Memorial Hall. 7:30 p.m.

Ria Reece at the Tipsy Muse Café. The Ria Reece Band can best be described as ‘’Soul Rock’’, heavily rooted in Blues and Classic R&B. 7 p.m.

Salty hosted by Freeda Whales at The Cap. A night of drag featuring Aqua Dick, Damion Danger Dixon, Dia Monde, Justin Toodeep, Shelissa Dior, Succubus and your host Freeda Whales. 9:30 p.m.

Fredericton Christmas Craft Show: Part 2 on the Capital Exhibition Grounds. 10-5 p.m.

The Labour Union at Maybee Brewing. The Labour Union is back for another Mandatory Comedy Show, only, this time… it’s optional. 8 p.m.

New Brunswick Country Showcase Christmas Show at The Playhouse. The New Brunswick Country Showcase is pleased to present their Christmas Show at the Fredericton Playhouse! This two-hour stellar performance will feature a mixture traditional Gospel Christmas music, traditional Country Christmas music and contemporary Country Christmas music performed by Kevin Neilson, Sarah MacLoon, Sam Johnston, Barb Prosser, Dwane Drost, Bea Tompkins, Nellie Spinney, Harmonix and the Showcase Band. 7:30 p.m.

Naked By The Fire (BC) + Honey Gut + Weak Tea at Grimross Brewing Co. 8 p.m.

Halifax Pier at Dolan’s Pub. 10 p.m.

Sunday 

Fredericton Christmas Craft Show: Part 2 on the Capital Exhibition Grounds. 11-4 p.m.

Les Chanterelles at the Tipsy Muse Café. Sylvia, Justine and Juanita are the beautiful voices behind Fredericton’s own Les Chanterelles. Together they weave seamless harmonies through songs that celebrate thèmes of motherhood, nature and the beauty that surrounds us all. 3 p.m.

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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