This Week in Fredericton (Oct. 4-10)

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Classes in Improv and Musical Theatre Dance plus your regular helping of live music and much more! 

After almost two years of not touring, Adyn Townes is on the road once again with a brand new album. Townes plays Grimross Brewing Co. own Saturday with Awolk in support of his new album, In Frames. Photo:


Willie Watson + Josh Bravener at The Cap. Willie Watson’s interpretations of old-time folk music have made him a staple on the international folk festival circuit. This intimate evening of roots music begins at 8 p.m. with local hero Josh Bravener opening the show.


Solo Chicken Productions’ Improv classes begin. This series of October/November classes offer basic performance experience and an opportunity to sharpen your wit, all within a fun and positive environment. This games-focused class will provide participants with the skills necessary to perform basic improv scenes and will finish with an informal showcase performance at the Charlotte Arts Centre. This class is perfect for anyone thinking of stepping into the performance world for the first time, seasoned performers new to improv, or improvisers looking to brush up on their skills! For more information, or to register, visit:


Introduction to Musical Theatre Dance with Maggie Vaughan. Dust off those dancin’ shoes! Branch Out Productions is happy to host a 4 week dance class by Maggie Vaughan. This class is open to people aged 16+ with any level of experience. Each week will feature a new piece of choreography from a new show. 6:30 -7:30 p.m. No regiustration necessary. 800 St. Mary’s Street.

Lights Out Coffee House at Renaissance College. Come hang out with the Renaissance College Society and EWB in the beautiful Renaissance College building and enjoy an evening of local snacks, Fair Trade coffee, entertainment and fun. 811 Charlotte Street.


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

Open Mic at Maybee Brewing. 7-10 p.m.

Shared Stories Series at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery. These sessions feature a Indigenous artist presentations, followed by questions, discussions, and the opportunity for creative responses from participants. They are designed to give the audience the opportunity to engage with the presenters to have a greater understanding of their cultural values and traditions, with a focus on reclaimed practices, cultural resilience, and their importance for Mi’kmaq and Wolastoqiyik people. This week’s guest is beader, Robin Paul. Registration is required for each event and the fee is $25 per session. To register, please contact or call (506) 458-0973. 


Advanced Studio Practice Guest Lecture Series with Kirsten Stackhouse. 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.

New Exhibitions opening at Gallery 78. Opening at Gallery 78 are two exhibitions of new works to get you into the colourful season of fall. Texture and Hue by Matthew Collins explores the irregular and beautiful landscape of southern Nova Scotia through his expressionist and colourist lens. Love Songs: A Journal of Fateful Encounters by Alan Grabelsky features glimpses into what he calls “the sweet spot between intention and accident.” His original serigraph prints are thoughtful visual representations of reciprocity and connection. The works will be available online starting October 5. As per GNB’s latest mandates, masks are required indoors, and proof of vaccination is required for entry to the opening only on October 8. 5-7 p.m.


Angellica Good’s Sugar Sluts! at The Cap. Celebrate the iconic Angellica Good’s 21st birthday with Angellica Good’s Sugar Sluts! Featuring: Angellica Good, Aqua Dick, Barb Wire, Freeda Whales, Heather Silk, Hinky Dinky, Justin Toodeep, Sasha Stratus, Shelissa Dior & Succubus! 10 p.m. $15/$20.

Artisan Market at 1624 Hanwell Road. The 2021 Artisan Market brings you a great selection of locally handmade products fine craft and art pieces. Here you will find the finest artists in pottery, jewellery, textiles, handmade prints, paintings, natural beauty products and more! 10-5 p.m.

Adyn Townes Album Release Show at Grimross Brewing Co. After almost two years of not touring, Adyn is ready to hit the road with a brand new album “In Frames”. Adyn will be joined by NS artist Awolk. Doors at 7. Show at 8. Tickets via Eventbrite.

Labour Union Comedy Night. The folks in the Labour Union create a welcoming atmosphere for experimenting, and experienced comedians. From their garage to a local brewery, this show just keeps growing. Pay what you can for a few laughs and a good time. Maybee Brewery, 559 Wilsey Road. 8-11 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)


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