This Week in Fredericton (Oct. 7-13)

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A quick run through some of the events happening this week in the world of art, music and film.

Holly Rees is an indie-folk singer-songwriter based in Newcastle, UK. She’s on the tail end of a huge Canadian solo tour. Holly plays Grimross Brewing Co. on Friday. It’s her 43rd show of 44 on this tour! Photo:


Monday Night Film Series: The Last Black Man in San Francisco

Joe Talbot USA, 2019 English 120 minutes Principal Cast: Jimmie Fails, Jonathan Majors, Rob Morgan, Tichina Arnold, Danny Glover.

Director Joe Talbot’s debut feature is an ode to the city of San Francisco, rooted in the real-life experiences of his childhood best friend, Jimmie Fails. Though Fails is a non-actor, no one else could give a more genuine and heart-felt performance than he could…so Talbot cast him in the lead role.

The Last Black Man in San Francisco | Monday Night Film Series | Tilley Hall, Room 102, UNB Campus | October 7, 2019 – 7:30 p.m.


Open Mic Night at The Capital. Dylan Ward hosts this weekly event at The Capital. If you are a duo, or a band, stop by and try out a new tune in front of a very encouraging crowd. 9 p.m. No cover.

CHSR Presents: Chris Meaney. Chris Meaney performs as part of a new season of live performances in the lobby at CHSR (SUB Building, UNB). 6 p.m. Free.


Film Screening in Tilley Hall, UNB. Sponsored by the Japan Foundation and the Consulate General of Japan in Montreal, UNB will host Japanese film screening of two films.

Thermae Romae, adapted from an award-winning manga, is a hilarious comedy starring the equally hilarious Hiroshi Abe. It tells the tale of a Roman Empire spa bath architect, Lucius, who inadvertently time travels to modern Japan. Inspired by what he discovers there, he decides to import elements of Japanese culture into Ancient Rome, where he is instantaneously met with great success.

In Japanese Girls Never Die, Haruko Azumi disappears overnight. Posters and graffiti art bearing the image of the missing girl that are appearing across town have people wondering and speculating about her fate. This unapologetic dramatic comedy throws into relief a modern Japanese society suffused with gender, power and hierarchy issues. 6:30 p.m.

MusicUNB Concert: Winds of Moravia at Memorial Hall. In the late 18th Century, musicians and composers flooded into Vienna from nearby Moravia and heavily influenced the development of classical music. Atlantic Sinfonia will perform as a wind octet (or Harmonie), a popular ensemble of the period, and highlight works by Moravian composers including Paul Wranitsky, David Moritz Michael, Nannette Steicher, and Franz Krommer. 7;30 p.m. $10-$30.

Jessica Rhaye and the Ramshackle Parade CD Release at the Charlotte Street Arts Centre. Jessica Rhaye is an award-winning singer/songwriter/graphic artist with a career spanning 20 years. She has a list of accolades including a Canadian Folk Music Award nomination, multiple East Coast Music Award nominations, and Music New Brunswick awards. The Ramshackle Parade is a band of stellar musicians including Chris Braydon, Clinton Charlton, Sandy McKay and Bill Preeper. Just like a Woman: Songs of Bob Dylan is Rhaye’s sixth full-length album and her first with The Ramshackle Parade. This rollicking folk-rock interpretation of Dylan’s classics and hidden gems transcends the concept of a simple tribute album. 7:30 p.m. $25.


Fredericton Arts Alliance Federal Election Forum at the Charlotte Street Arts Centre. The Fredericton Arts Alliance has organized an all-candidates’ forum on arts issues, bringing together the candidates facing Fredericton voters. Susanne Alexander, publisher of Goose Lane Editions, will again moderate the debate. “The arts are rarely the ballot question in elections, but where the parties stand on the arts can reveal their thinking on a wider range of issues,” said FAA president Katie FitzRandolph, “We have organized these debates for every federal, provincial and municipal election since 1999 because we believe it is important for all voters to have an opportunity to hear the candidates seeking their support.” There will be opportunity for questions from the floor. Light refreshments will follow the debate. 7 p.m.

Bob MacLean at The Tipsy Muse Café. Bob MacLean is a folksinger/guitarist you need to hear… with roots in Cape Breton (Glace Bay) and Quebec, he’s currently out with a new CD. 7:30 p.m. $8.

Road Waves at The Capital. The adventurous nature of Road Waves makes it a challenging task to define the energy-packed four-piece that touches on the roots of funk, blues, rock, and jazz. Their shows are built on a philosophy of playing from their hearts and an open mind, making for an exciting exploration with a huge sound. 9 p.m. $10.


The Jim Axelrod Big Little Band plays Fredericton Inn. You’ll hear songs made famous by Billie Holiday, Ray Charles, Dutch Mason, the Downchild Blues Band, and more. 6:30 p.m. $10.

Body Paint at The Capital. Body Paint returns to the complex to bring their new rave style funk rock show to Fredericton. It’s a rock show at a club like you’ve never been to before! 9 p.m. $10.

Holly Rees (UK) + Keegan D + Marie-Ange feat. Not Now, Madame! At Grimross Brewing Co. Holly is an indie-folk singer-songwriter who grew up in the moors of the Durham Dales in the North East of England. Her 2017 debut EP ‘Ilex’ launched her musical career with support from BBC 6 Music and a feature on Tom Robinson’s BBC Introducing Mixtape. 8 p.m. $5-$10.

Mitch Rayner at The Tipsy Muse Café. An encore Muse performance from a special young talent, and we’re glad to have him back. Catchy tunes and gripping storytelling go. 7 p.m. $8.

Hotel California: Original Eagles Tribute at The Playhouse. When the Eagles stopped to catch their breath a few decades ago, Hotel California became a pioneering journey through their history-making music that has taken them around the globe and thrilled hundreds and thousands of Eagles fans. The experience of a Hotel California show isn’t just about the band- it’s about celebrating the music and the memories, and the band gets the audiences involved and on their feet. 7:30 p.m.


The Stratified at The Tipsy Muse Café. The Stratified is a genre-bending band from Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada that fuses traditional Maritime folk sounds with alternative rock. 7 p.m. $10.

Just a Little Light at Wilser’s Room. An evening of Grateful Dead music, live before your very eyes. 8 p.m. $8.

Home Bass Fredericton at The Capital. A night of electronic music featuring Bleum, Lewcid, Fractal Code and many more. 10 p.m. $12.

C A Jackson and Glen Love at Grimross Brewing Co. C A Jackson is returning to Grimross on the evening of Saturday, Oct 12, sharing a show with his old friend Glen Love. Two styles of guitar playing sure to confuse and amuse. 8 p.m. $10.

Earthworm Von Doom + Frig Dancer + Verses at Maniac Mansion. Baltimore grind freaks Earthworm Von Doom are coming to crush The Maniac Mansion with Saint John hosers Frig Dancer and local dudes Verses! Doors at 9. $10.

Carinae (USA) + Chillteens (NB) + Property (NL) at Empire. It’s a big night of psych-rock and the second curated event at Empire. Three bands for $10. Doors at 8 p.m.

This Week in Fredericton was created 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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