This Week in Fredericton (Nov. 8-14)

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The Cap hosts back to back evenings with performances by local artists, Maybee Brewing hosts an open mic comedy night, Ron James hits the Playhouse stage.  All this and more on the way This Week in Fredericton. 

Catch Kylie Fox + Capital 6 + Marie-Ange at The Cap this Friday, November 12. Photo: Facebook.

NOTE: The Silver Wave Film Festival is happening through until Thursday with dozens of films available to stream live from the comfort of your home. Full details 

Monday 

Trivia Night at Maybee Brewing. Round up your smartest friends head to Maybee Brew for Trivia Night! Gift card prizes. 7 p.m.

Wednesday 

Comedy at The Cap with The Labour Union. From a garage on the Doak Road comes an evening of comedy from some of the region’s whackiest weirdos. Good times! 9 p.m. $10.

Open Mic Comedy at Maybee Brewery.  This Maybee Funny is an open mic comedy event hosted by Kelly Lamrock. Performers include Scott Campagna, Shand Gormley, Jon Forward, Michelle Petite, Chanel Friere, Mike Dogers, Brian Joseph Giles, Neil Mundle, Line Woods and maybe, YOU! 8 p.m.

Thursday 

Ron James at the Fredericton Playhouse. Canada’s stand-out amongst stand-ups, award-winning comedian Ron James has been selling out theatres for over 20 years with his marathon, side-splitting performances. Marshalling a comedian’s eye for satire and a writer’s ear for language, Ron takes his audience on a breath-taking, non-stop roller coaster ride, cutting a wide swath through contemporary culture with a razor-sharp wit, uncompromising standard and unique, poetically honed delivery. Please be advised this performance contains occasional use of strong language and is recommended for 16+. 7:30 p.m. 

The Last Post with Eastern Winds & J.M Ferland at Grimross Brewing Co. Veterans share songs and stories. Part of the proceeds for the night will go to The Canadian Mental Health Association for the Fredericton area. Eastern Winds are an Oromocto-based singer/song-writing duo of Rene Leduc (vocals, guitars, and banjo) and Tom Barrett (vocals, guitars, harmonica, and things that go clickity-clack). They have between them over 100 years of guitar beating. 8 p.m. $10/$15.

Open Mic Night at The Cap. A legendary launch pad for emerging musicians, The Cap’s open mic night is back, downstairs, on The Cap stage. All disciplines are welcome. Free admission. 8:30 p.m.

Friday 

Art for Tots at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery. Art for Tots is for children aged 2-5 and their parents/guardians to participate in fun art games, hands-on activities, and storytelling. Classes will be on Fridays from 10-10:45 AM. The cost is free for members, $10 per parent for non-members. All materials will be included for the activity.

Kylie Fox + Capital 6 + Marie-Ange at The Cap. Can you still call Kylie Fox an emerging artist? She’s a great songwriter, an inspiring (and humorous) performer and currently supporting her fantastic debut album, Green. She’s definitely established ‘round these parts. Joining Fox for this evening show are Capital 6 and Marie-Ange. It’s like Fredericton’s Top Talent Night! 9 p.m. $10/$15. 

Keegan and The Vandalorians at the Tipsy Muse Café. Keegan and The Vandalorians describe themselves as New Brunswick’s least famous supergroup. The trio of James Rooney (Drums), Keegan Dobbelsteyn (Guitar, Vocals), and Olivier LeBlanc (Bass, Vocals) met while playing with other acts, and often perform together as a rhythm section backing up other artists. The trio offers a dynamic performance with catchy songs that frequently blur the lines between genre. 7 p.m. $10.

Alan Doyle at the Fredericton Playhouse. Alan Doyle, songwriter, producer, actor and author, is a 12-time JUNO Award nominee for his solo material and work with his iconic band Great Big Sea. In 2018, he was awarded the Order of Canada for his contributions to the musical traditions of Newfoundland and for his commitment to numerous charitable initiatives. 7:30 p.m.

Dan O’Brien at York County Cider. A local favourite hits the stage for two hours of some of the best foot stomping tunes to be heard on the northside of Fredericton. 7 p.m. $5. 

Sarah Hagen performs Goldberg Variations at Charlotte Street Arts Centre. Cherished by many, the Goldberg Variations are emblematic of keyboard virtuosity, rich expression, and hard-core classical interpretation. Pianist Sarah Hagen will offer a short introduction to this marvellous and intense work before playing the full work at the Charlotte Street Arts Centre’s Jim Myles Auditorium. 7:30 p.m. 

Gin & Jazz at Southside Shake. Enjoy some subtle jazz downtown at the Hilton Garden Inn. 7 p.m.

Fredericton Christmas Show at the Capital Exhibit Center. Hours are 2-8 Friday, 10-5 Saturday and 11-4 Sunday. Admission is free, Masks and proof of vaccination are required. 

Saturday 

A Tribute to John Prine At Grimross Brewing Co. 4 great New Brunswick artists to play tribute to one of the best songwriters of our time. Performers include Brent Mason, Kylie Fox, Sandy MacKay and Wade Hallihan. 8 p.m. $20. 

Cape Breton Night at the Tipsy Muse Café. Muse co-owner Krista Tousenard will be joined by her sister Rhonda (also a fiddler), singer-songwriter Leona Burkey, Kyle MacDonald on the keys, and local performer and proud Cape Breton son Mark Roberts for an evening of tunes. There will be Cape Breton Society Oat Cakes and some fine island whiskey in the house. Come on out…the rosin will be in the air. 7 p.m. $10.

Chillteens + Heat $heets + Travis J. Flynn at The Cap. A full evening of local music at the city’s nationally known live music hub. Travis J Flynn plays solo rock, Heat $heets lean towards the sounds of garage and Chillteens are the city’s psych rock ambassadors. A big night with something for everyone’s ears. 9 p.m. $10/$15.

Gin & Jazz at Southside Shake. Enjoy some subtle jazz downtown at the Hilton Garden Inn. 7 p.m.

Fredericton Christmas Show at the Capital Exhibit Center. Hours are 2-8 Friday, 10-5 Saturday and 11-4 Sunday. Admission is free, Masks and proof of vaccination are required. 

Sunday 

Open Mic at the Tipsy Muse Café. The Tipsy Muse’ open mic afternoons are back and in full swing. Join host Pat Flanaggan and bring your song, story or poem to the stage. 3 p.m.

Fredericton Christmas Show at the Capital Exhibit Center. Hours are 2-8 Friday, 10-5 Saturday and 11-4 Sunday. Admission is free, Masks and proof of vaccination are required. 

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 opened three new exhibitions on Friday November 5. These exhibitions include 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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