This Week in Fredericton (Oct. 12-17)

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Twin Flames kick off a string of events happening across the city with a show Wednesday night at the Playhouse. Also, it’s the return of the open mic with events happening at The Cap and the Tipsy Muse Cafe. Lots to see and do, this week in Fredericton. 

Multi-award-winning Canadian husband and wife singing duo Twin Flames perform at the Playhouse this Wednesday.

Wednesday 

Trivia Night at Maybee Brewing. 7 – 9p.m. 

Twin Flames at The Playhouse. Twin Flames is a multi-award-winning Canadian husband and wife singing duo. Honouring their ancestors, they sing songs in English, Inuttitut and French. 7:30 p.m. $28.

Upcoming Tertulia: Andrew Moore on Witchcraft. Andrew Moore is associate professor of Great Books at St. Thomas University.  In this talk, Moore will be discussing early modern witch trials and exploring what early modern English attitudes towards witchcraft can tell us about the emergence of modernity and about modern politics. 7:30 p.m. on Zoom. Free. 

Word Feast 2021 Oct. 13-17 at various Fredericton venues. Word Feast, going into its fifth year, launches on October 13 with both virtual and live events in Fredericton venues. Word Feast’s signature Poetry Bash will take place on October 14 at York County Cider, and in-person workshops will be offered at Fredericton Public Library on October 16. The headline event, in partnership with the Fredericton Playhouse, will be an evening of music with a literary twist, featuring Séan McCann and Andrea Aragon performing and reading from their book One Good Reason, on October 16 7:30 p.m. at the Fredericton Playhouse. Visit wordfeast.ca for more info. 

Thursday 

Rube & Rake and Jens Jeppesen at Grimross Brewing Co. Rube & Rake’s new album begins with an ode to family and friends against a hopeful bluegrass backdrop. Jens Jeppesen is a heavy handed bluegrass folk artist with some of the fastest hands you will see. He can tear down the barn walls with his playing while melting you heart with a velvet voice. 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $15/$20. Pre-order your tickets here.

Branch Out Productions presents Blithe Spirit in the Bernard Poirier Theatre. Branch Out Productions returns to the stage with a production of Noel Coward’s supernatural comedy, Blithe Spirit. This upcoming show couldn’t be more timely; it mixes ghosts and séances with a healthy dose of humour, an ideal return to the stage just in time for Halloween. Tickets $15/$20. Tickets available here. 7:30 p.m. (Run time approx. 3 hrs).

Herbert the Cow Productions’ Skitties, the Second Coming: Messages from God. Skitties, the Second Coming: Messages from God, is a play on and about faith that asks, what if every single person on earth received a message from God at the exact same time? What would that look like? And what if every message was different? For this project we are proud to say that we have recruited the talent of 30+ local artists or artists who are Fredericton expats or have deep connections to the region. This online show features writers, actors, and  musicians. 7:30 p.m. More info.

Rock and Roll Bingo at The Cap. 7 p.m.

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

No Name Road at Dolan’s Pub. 9 p.m.

Friday 

Motherhood + Mike Trask at The Cap. Doors at 8:30 p.m. Show at 9 p.m. $15/$20.

Frank Davis Trio at Grimross Brewing Co. Hear songs from Ray Charles, Howlin’ Wolf, Otis Redding, James Brown, Percy Sledge, and others. 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $15/$20. Pre-order your tickets here.

Advanced Studio Practice Guest Lecture Series with Justine Sappier. Advanced Studio Practice’s Guest Lecture Series is partnering with the Atlantic Centre for Creativity to provide a virtual experience to the annual series. The purpose of the Guest Lecture Series is to model successful contemporary practice to our students and to inform, inspire and ignite art and design dialogue and engagement in the greater public community. They are professional talks delivered by invited guest speakers on art, design and related visual practices. These noon-hour sessions celebrate the creative, cultural and academic achievements of artists, designers and fine craft practitioners. 12 p.m. Zoom link.

Chillteens + Lil Omar at the Tipsy Muse Cafe. 7 p.m. $15.

No Name Road at Dolan’s Pub. 9 p.m.

Branch Out Productions presents Blithe Spirit in the Bernard Poirier Theatre. Branch Out Productions returns to the stage with a production of Noel Coward’s supernatural comedy, Blithe Spirit. This upcoming show couldn’t be more timely; it mixes ghosts and séances with a healthy dose of humour, an ideal return to the stage just in time for Halloween. Tickets $15/$20. Tickets available here. 7:30 p.m. (Run time approx. 3 hrs).

Herbert the Cow Productions’ Skitties, the Second Coming: Messages from God. Skitties, the Second Coming: Messages from God, is a play on and about faith that asks, what if every single person on earth received a message from God at the exact same time? What would that look like? And what if every message was different? For this project we are proud to say that we have recruited the talent of 30+ local artists or artists who are Fredericton expats or have deep connections to the region. This online show features writers, actors, and  musicians. 7:30 p.m. More info.

Saturday 

The Stratified at the Tipsy Muse Cafe. 7 p.m. $15.

Run the River + Keegan Dobblesteyn Band + Adam Washburn at The Cap. Doors at 6:30 p.m. Show at 7 p.m. $10/$15.

Word Feast presents Sean McCann & Andrea Aragon at The Playhouse. Founder of iconic Canadian band Great Big Sea, Séan McCann is no stranger to Maritime audiences. A multiple East Coast Music Award winner and recent recipient of the Order of Canada for his advocacy work in recovery and mental health, McCann is returning to the Fredericton Playhouse to celebrate the release of his best-selling memoir One Good Reason (Nimbus). He will be joined onstage by his wife and co-author Andrea Aragon to share stories and songs from the book and his extensive repertoire of East Coast inspired classics. 7:30 p.m. $35.

Open Farm Day at Hayes Farm. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Come for pay-what-you-can veggies, wander the farm, visit the friendly fowl, pick up some gardening tips and tricks, and meet some of the crew.

No Name Road at Dolan’s Pub. 9 p.m.

Branch Out Productions presents Blithe Spirit in the Bernard Poirier Theatre. Branch Out Productions returns to the stage with a production of Noel Coward’s supernatural comedy, Blithe Spirit. This upcoming show couldn’t be more timely; it mixes ghosts and séances with a healthy dose of humour, an ideal return to the stage just in time for Halloween. Tickets $15/$20. Tickets available here. 7:30 p.m. (Run time approx. 3 hrs).

Herbert the Cow Productions’ Skitties, the Second Coming: Messages from God. Skitties, the Second Coming: Messages from God, is a play on and about faith that asks, what if every single person on earth received a message from God at the exact same time? What would that look like? And what if every message was different? For this project we are proud to say that we have recruited the talent of 30+ local artists or artists who are Fredericton expats or have deep connections to the region. This online show features writers, actors, and  musicians. 7:30 p.m. More info.

Sunday 

Open Mic at the Tipsy Muse Cafe. Hosted by Pat Flanagan. 3 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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