This Week in Fredericton (Oct. 19-25)

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A big week of live music and theatre happening in the provincial capital now through Sunday. 

Canadian blues legend Morgan Davis plays the Tipsy Muse Café on Friday night. 7 p.m.



Fredericton Slam Anniversary Show at The Cap. Slam poetry at The Cap. New voices welcome. 7 p.m.


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

Dinner and a Show: Know Brunswick at Maxwell’s. Herbert the Cow Productions has partnered with Maxwell’s Restaurant & Bar in the Lord Beaverbrook, Crowne Plaza Hotel to bring Fredericton an original night of Dinner Theatre. A blend of stand-up comedy, trivia and improv. Ticket info.


Theatre New Brunswick presents Alex Rioux’s The Kelpie. TNB’s Fall Festival of New Plays continues with a live reading of new work by Fredericton playwright Alex Rioux. 7:30 p.m. Live Stream Link. FREE. 

Sweet Dreams Staged Reading at the Playhouse. Presented as part of the Playhouse’s InterMISSION program, Sweet Dreams is a new musical set to the music of Air Supply. 7:30 p.m.

Trivia Night at Grimross Brewing Co. Grab your team and come to Grimross for general knowledge Trivia Night. There will be prizes! 7 p.m.

Saint John String Quartet at Charlotte Street Arts Centre. SJSQ bookends Canadian composer Clifford Crawley’s Quadrilles with a pair of great D Major quartets by Mozart and Respighi. 7:30 p.m.


Sweet Dreams Staged Reading at the Playhouse. Presented as part of the Playhouse’s InterMISSION program, Sweet Dreams is a new musical set to the music of Air Supply. 7:30 p.m.

Morgan Davis at The Muse. Canadian blues legend Morgan Davis is a must see. He’s the real deal. Catch him at The Muse this Friday. 7 p.m. Limited tickets available. 


Jamie Comeau & the Crooked Teeth at The Muse. Mellow Yellow Concert Series continues at the Muse with Saint John’s Jamie Comeau & the Crooked Teeth. 7 p.m. Limited tickets available. 

Saltwater Songs at the Playhouse. Catherine MacLellan, Rachel Beck and Tim Chaisson have teamed up for a concert tour. Catch them Saturday at the Playhouse. 7:30 p.m.

O’Me Nerves Comedy at Grimross Brewing Co. Testosterone Take Back! You saw the fierce ladies of Estrogen invade our stage in September, and now the men are going to take the stage back from the ladies. Or will they? Find out this Saturday at 7 p.m. More info

Comedy Brunch at The Cap. The Cap is in the home stretch of a major fundraiser. C’mon out for a brunch with Maggie Estey, Kelly Lamrock, David Myles, Holland Hall, Bryan Otter and Ben Conoley. 11 a.m.


Rose Cousins with John Paul White at Wilmot United Church.  Rose Cousins is back in Fredericton with a performance in support of her latest album Bravado. John Paul White opens the show. 7 p.m.

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

Theatre New Brunswick presents Ryan Griffith’s We Might Never Speak Again. TNB’s Fall Festival of New Plays continues with a live reading of new work by Fredericton playwright Ryan Griffith. 2:00 p.m. Live Stream Link. FREE. 


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.

Please join us 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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