This Week in Fredericton (Oct. 13-18)

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This week kicks off a ton of upcoming theatre events plus live music from the Elm City String Quartet, Quinn Bonnell and more. 

Join the Elm City String Quartet for music by Dvorak and Shostakovich in the beautiful surroundings of the Christ Church Cathedral. Friday. 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday 

Theatre New Brunswick – Vern Thiessen in Conversation. TNB will host a casual, laid back chat with Governor-General award winning play Vern Thiessen, discussing the play development process. 8 p.m. Live streaming link will be posted HERE approx. one hour prior to the event. .

Wednesday 

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

Theatre New Brunswick presents Red Phone at Picaroons. Red Phone is an audience-to-audience performance that utilizes the intimacy of a phone call and the technology of a teleprompter. It takes place between two hand-crafted, fully enclosed phone booths outfitted with a vintage red phone and an integrated teleprompter. Two at a time, audience members engage each other in a five-minute conversation written by a Canadian writer. By donation. More info

Thursday 

Rock and Roll Bingo at The Cap. Bingo cards are by-donation in support of #CAPcares for The Nature Trust of New Brunswick. 7-10 p.m. More info

Theatre New Brunswick presents Red Phone at Picaroons. Red Phone is an audience-to-audience performance that utilizes the intimacy of a phone call and the technology of a teleprompter. It takes place between two hand-crafted, fully enclosed phone booths outfitted with a vintage red phone and an integrated teleprompter. Two at a time, audience members engage each other in a five-minute conversation written by a Canadian writer. By donation. More info

Theatre New Brunswick presents Norm Foster’s Wildly Romantic. TNB kicks off its Fall Festival of New Plays with a live reading of new work by Canada’s most prolific comedic playwright, Norm Foster. 7:30 p.m. Live Stream Link. FREE. 

Friday 

Quinn Bonnell at the Tipsy Muse. Since latching onto the guitar at a young age, Burnt Church’s Quinn Bonnell has crafted a sound that leans heavily on folk, blues, a solid groove and a voice that is hauntingly smooth. Now based in Fredericton, he has carved out a nice niche on our local scene. Come on out and see for yourself. 7 p.m. Tickets available at the cafe. More info

Comedy Night with Jimmy MacKinley & Paul Lewis at the CSAC. The Cap presents an evening of comedy featuring a pair of local funnymen. Limited seating and social distancing proticols are in place. More info

Theatre New Brunswick presents Red Phone at Picaroons. Red Phone is an audience-to-audience performance that utilizes the intimacy of a phone call and the technology of a teleprompter. It takes place between two hand-crafted, fully enclosed phone booths outfitted with a vintage red phone and an integrated teleprompter. Two at a time, audience members engage each other in a five-minute conversation written by a Canadian writer. By donation. More info

Elm City String Quartet at Christ Church Cathedral. Join the Elm City String Quartet music by Dvorak and Shostakovich in the beautiful surroundings of the Christ Church Cathedral. Public Health measures are being followed for this performance, so please bring your masks and pre-register at https://bit.ly/3le5hSG 7:30 p.m.

Solo Chicken Productions’ Groundwork Series of Online Workshops. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the interruption of theatre as we know it, Fredericton based theatre company, Solo Chicken Productions is hosting GROUNDWORKS; a fully online weekend of performance training workshops aimed at offering artists access to world class instructors in a diverse array of performing arts – all from the safety of their homes.  Groundworks offerings are intended to spur creative challenges, ignite disruption and create space for the mind and body of the performer to grow.   More info

Saturday 

Spearhead Theatre presents Let’s Fall in Love Jazz Review at Maxwell’s Restaurant. The first of the two revues, Let’s Fall in Love, will feature Jacob Martin and Kelly McAllister, with live accompaniment by Keegan Manson-Curry. Let’s Fall in Love follows two friends who met on a dating app before the pandemic hit. Navigating online dating is hard enough, but how do you meet your soulmate during a pandemic? Set to jazz standards we all know and love, will these two ever find someone to join their bubble? Dinner starts at 5:30pm and the show begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available now. More info

Dead Unplugged at the Tipsy Muse. Connor Fox and Ian Beattie playing 2 acoustic sets of the Good ol’ Grateful Dead. Come join us on Saturday, October 17 as they play some classic Dead tunes stripped down in an intimate acoustic setting. 7 p.m. Tickets available at the cafe. More info

Jon Hines at Grimross Brewing Co. Living a simple life in the country side of Cape Breton Nova Scotia. Jon Hines is a singer-songwriter, blues and jazz guitar musician writing songs about love, loss, travel, nature and life. Having the opportunity to showcase his talent and songwriting abilities for international touring acts, Jon always manages to return to his home Cape Breton. Catch him live in this special, limited seating show. 8 p.m. More info

Theatre New Brunswick presents Red Phone at Picaroons. Red Phone is an audience-to-audience performance that utilizes the intimacy of a phone call and the technology of a teleprompter. It takes place between two hand-crafted, fully enclosed phone booths outfitted with a vintage red phone and an integrated teleprompter. Two at a time, audience members engage each other in a five-minute conversation written by a Canadian writer. By donation. More info

Solo Chicken Productions’ Groundwork Series of Online Workshops. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the interruption of theatre as we know it, Fredericton based theatre company, Solo Chicken Productions is hosting GROUNDWORKS; a fully online weekend of performance training workshops aimed at offering artists access to world class instructors in a diverse array of performing arts – all from the safety of their homes.  Groundworks offerings are intended to spur creative challenges, ignite disruption and create space for the mind and body of the performer to grow.   More info

Anthony Gray at the Pickle Jar. Musician Anthony Gray will perform 11-1 p.m. at the Pickle Jar Breakfast and Brunch Restaurant in the Hilton Garden Inn. Queen Street. 

Sunday 

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

Solo Chicken Productions’ Groundwork Series of Online Workshops. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the interruption of theatre as we know it, Fredericton based theatre company, Solo Chicken Productions is hosting GROUNDWORKS; a fully online weekend of performance training workshops aimed at offering artists access to world class instructors in a diverse array of performing arts – all from the safety of their homes.  Groundworks offerings are intended to spur creative challenges, ignite disruption and create space for the mind and body of the performer to grow.   More info

Theatre New Brunswick presents Vern Thiessen’s Bluebirds. TNB kicks off its Fall Festival of New Plays this week with a live reading of new work by Governor General Award winning playwright, Vern Thiessen. 7:30 p.m. Live Stream Link. FREE. 

Anthony Gray at the Pickle Jar. Musician Anthony Gray will perform 11-1 p.m. at the Pickle Jar Breakfast and Brunch Restaurant in the Hilton Garden Inn. Queen Street. 

Ongoing: 

Exhibitions at Gallery 78. City of Fredericton Summer Artist in Residence Exhibition at Gallery 78. The City of Fredericton’ 2020 Summer Artist in Residence Program, held at Odell Park and the Fredericton Botanic Garden, will be highlighted in a group exhibition of works. Fourteen artists, practicing a variety of art forms, participated in the program throughout July and August, creating and demonstrating their work to the public. The exhibit will include works created and inspired by this residency and will range from visual arts, music, fine craft, literature and more.

Exhibitions at Gallery on Queen. Gallery on Queen presents RITUAL, an exhibition that showcases the work of Marie Fox and emerging artists Alison Willms and Austin Daigle.

Marie Fox is a figurative oil painter whose work combines traditional western techniques and iconography with ancestral mythologies and mysticism to create a contemporary narrative. Her current project, ‘Celestial Bodies’, was awarded a Creation Grant by artsnb and will debut as a solo exhibition in 2020 at Gallery on Queen. ‘Celestial Bodies’ will feature iconic Maritime landscapes and celestial skyscapes populated with figures that embody the earthly, the celestial, and the otherworldly.

Alison Willms is an emerging artist from the east coast of Canada, who uses a wide range of media in her practice, including analog photography, printmaking, film, sound, and installation. Willms’ work explores a spectrum of ideas from relationships to ritual.

Austin Daigle is an emerging artist, he studied at the NBCCD and found an affinity in the malleability of sterling and copper, and went on to graduate with honors from the Jewelry and Metal Arts program in 2017.

UNB Centre for Musical Arts presents MusicUNB 2020 Fall Live Stream Concerts. We are so excited to continue our proud tradition of bringing music to the university and the broader community. As always, MusicUNB has an interesting array of concerts for you as well as our 2nd Contemporary Music Festival. The only thing different this season is that you will participate virtually! Most of the concerts this season will still be taking place at Memorial Hall, but will be live streamed for online viewing only. Some of the performances will be pre-recorded separately, and then assembled into a video montage to be viewed by our online audience.

Join UNB Centre for Musical Arts this fall and help us support our performing musicians! Check our web for details of concerts and ticket offerings. More info.

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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