This Week in Fredericton (Oct. 26 – Nov. 1)

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A haunted tour, multiple theatre shows, book launches, readings and live music. Variety is key, this week in Fredericton. 

Matchstick Mike plays the Tipsy Muse this Friday. Photo: Sarah Sarty.

Monday 

APEGNB Haunted Tour and Charlotte Street Arts Centre. This year’s haunted tour fundraiser at the CSAC takes a COVID friendly approach. By appointment only. 6-11 p.m. Learn more

Tuesday 

Goose Lane Editions Host Digital Book Launch. Goose Lane Editions presents the digital launch of Gordon Pitts’s highly anticipated new book, Unicorn in the Woods: How East Coast Geeks and Dreamers Are Changing the Game at 7:00 PM (ADT). The event is free and open to the public, and will be live-streamed on YouTube Live.

Gordon Pitts will be joined in conversation by Dr. Herb Emery, the current Vaughan Chair in Regional Economics at the University of New Brunswick whose research focuses on the development of the Canadian economy and the persistence of long-standing regional disparities. The talk will be followed by an audience Q&A and announcements on upcoming talks. Learn more

APEGNB Haunted Tour and Charlotte Street Arts Centre. This year’s haunted tour fundraiser at the CSAC takes a COVID friendly approach. By appointment only. 6-11 p.m. Learn more

Wednesday 

Plain Site Theatre Festival. Theatre St. Thomas in partnership with Solo Chicken and Spearhead Theatre present the 2nd Annual Plain Site Theatre Festival running October 28th -31st, featuring an entirely digital lineup of new plays, readings, performances and workshops. The Plain Site Festival was established to foster emerging LGBTQ2+ talent and carve out a space for the stories and the voices of those artists. Learn more

APEGNB Haunted Tour and Charlotte Street Arts Centre. This year’s haunted tour fundraiser at the CSAC takes a COVID friendly approach. By appointment only. 6-11 p.m. Learn more

Dinner and a Show at Maxwell’s Restaurant. “Know Brunswick!” is an interactive game show where the audience will help the contestants answer regional trivia questions and award their favourite contestant with points to help them win the grand prize… a one way ticket out of this province! 5:30 p.m. Learn more

The Fiddlehead: 75th Anniversary Poetry & Prose Readings (online). The Fiddlehead: Atlantic Canada’s International Literary Journal is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year. Along with publishing a special fifth issue, they are hosting free online events featuring live readings from many of the authors who contributed to the anniversary issue. Over the final months of 2020, the series will highlight writers from across the country as they tour through the issue, beginning on the east coast and moving west. Learn more

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

Thursday 

Theatre New Brunswick presents Caroline Coon’s It Happened at a Party. TNB’s Fall Festival of New Plays continues with a live reading of new work by playwright Caroline Coon. 7:30 p.m. Live Stream Link. FREE. 

Plain Site Theatre Festival. Theatre St. Thomas in partnership with Solo Chicken and Spearhead Theatre present the 2nd Annual Plain Site Theatre Festival running October 28th -31st, featuring an entirely digital lineup of new plays, readings, performances and workshops. The Plain Site Festival was established to foster emerging LGBTQ2+ talent and carve out a space for the stories and the voices of those artists. Learn more

APEGNB Haunted Tour and Charlotte Street Arts Centre. This year’s haunted tour fundraiser at the CSAC takes a COVID friendly approach. By appointment only. 6-11 p.m.  Learn more

Friday 

Plain Site Theatre Festival. Theatre St. Thomas in partnership with Solo Chicken and Spearhead Theatre present the 2nd Annual Plain Site Theatre Festival running October 28th -31st, featuring an entirely digital lineup of new plays, readings, performances and workshops. The Plain Site Festival was established to foster emerging LGBTQ2+ talent and carve out a space for the stories and the voices of those artists. Learn more

APEGNB Haunted Tour and Charlotte Street Arts Centre. This year’s haunted tour fundraiser at the CSAC takes a COVID friendly approach. By appointment only. 6-11 p.m.  Learn more

Kylie Fox at the Charlotte Street Arts Centre. MNB’s Breakthrough Artist of the Year will be joined by Jerry-Faye and Dylan Ward for an evening of music beginning at 7 p.m. Learn more

The Muse presents Matchstick Mike. New Brunswick blues mainstay Matchstick Mike performs this Friday at the Tipsy Muse Cafe. 7 p.m. Tickets available at the Cafe. Seating is limited. 

Beaverbrook Art Gallery presents Panel: Art is the Healer. Join our digital artist in residence, Deanna Musgrave as she brings together local artists and healers to discuss when “Art is the Healer.” Participants include Deanna Musgrave (Moderator, Artist, Healing Arts Practitioner), Nienke Izurieta (Artist, Photography), Shannon Webb-Campbell (Writer, Poet, and Editor from Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nation), Maggie McLaughlin (Artist, Teacher, Healer), and Pam Allen-Leblanc (Reiki Master). 6 p.m. Learn more

Saturday 

Plain Site Theatre Festival. Theatre St. Thomas in partnership with Solo Chicken and Spearhead Theatre present the 2nd Annual Plain Site Theatre Festival running October 28th -31st, featuring an entirely digital lineup of new plays, readings, performances and workshops. The Plain Site Festival was established to foster emerging LGBTQ2+ talent and carve out a space for the stories and the voices of those artists. Learn more

APEGNB Haunted Tour and Charlotte Street Arts Centre. This year’s haunted tour fundraiser at the CSAC takes a COVID friendly approach. By appointment only. 12-11 p.m. Learn more

Hot Garbage Players Presents: Spooky Soup. Spooky soup is made with the finest local talent with hints of spooky stories and the Improv you’ve come to love. Grab a spoon and dig in! 4 p.m. at The Cap. Learn more

Sunday 

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

Theatre New Brunswick presents John Barlow’s Inspiration Point. TNB’s Fall Festival of New Plays continues with a live reading of new work by New Brunswick playwright John Barlow. 2:00 p.m. Live Stream Link. FREE. 

Ongoing: 

Exhibitions at Gallery 78. The current trio of exhibitions on display at Gallery 78 combine a fading glimpse at summer with an impression collection from a private collector. Learn 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.

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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