This Week in Fredericton (Sept. 14-20)

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It’s Harvest Week…sort of. There’s a lot of music happening between now and Sunday with performances at The Cap, The Delta Hotel, Dolan’s and The Muse, but music isn’t everything on the go this week. Read on and plan your week accordingly. 

Wednesday 

Pallmer, Blue Lobelia & Kurtis Eugene at The Cap. The Cap’s Wednesday night music series has been pumping out incredible performances for the past few months. The fun continues this week with a three band bill featuring Pallmer, Blue Lobelia & Kurtis Eugene. 7-9 p.m. Tickets available at thecaplive.com 

Thursday 

The Great Canadian Karaoke Challenge 2020 at Klub Khrome. Join host Jeff Brewer for a full evening of karaoke magic.  $10 Registration GRAND PRIZE 10,000 CASH.

Maggie’s Farm Revival at Dolan’s Pup. Maggie’s Farm Revival’s name pays homage to the classic 60’s Bob Dylan song “Maggie’s Farm”, an inspiration that carries through to their sound and song selection, as they focus on 60s and 70s blues and rock music, playing classics from one of the greatest eras in music history. 7-10 p.m.

NBCCD Advanced Studio Practice Free Guest Lecture Series presents Dr. John Leroux. 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. This week’s lecture – Dr. John Leroux: Making it all Matter: Finding Resonance & Meaning in Gallery Exhibitions. 

These noon-hour sessions celebrate the creative, cultural and academic achievements of artists, designers and fine craft practitioners. They are free of charge and open to the public. Watch the lectures on Zoom each Thursday at 12pm at this link: bit.ly/guest-lecture-series

Josh Bravener LIVE at the DIP. Josh Bravener is an accomplished singer/songwriter, frontman to local powerhouse band The Hypochondriacs, and a talented multi-instrumental musician whose blend of old-time influences range from country to blues to doo-wop. 5-8 p.m. View event. 

Friday 

Katherine Moller at the Tipsy Muse. Katherine Moller (with guest Tom Richards) will celebrate the release of her new album Tea & Tunes with a show at the Muse. 7 p.m. Tickets available on site. Seating is limited. 

Montgomery Street Band with Womb to Tomb at Charlotte Street Arts Centre. The Cap presents Montgomery Street Band with Womb to Tomb at the Charlotte Street Arts Centre. 7-9 p.m. Tickets available at thecaplive.com 

Anthony Gray at The Delta. Charismatic singer/songwriter Anthony Gray hails from Fredericton, NB. His cross-genre influences range from country and rock all the way to new age pop. Whether performing solo or as frontman to local group Hartlin Court, he consistently delivers powerful vocals and solid guitarmanship. 9 p.m. – 12 a.m. More info.

Gin and Jazz with Bridge at Southside Shake. BRIDGE will bring you the chill sounds of Keys, Bass and Guitar. 8-10 p.m.

Theresa Malenfant & Scott Medford at Tribute Bar & Lounge. An evening of world class blues with Theresa Malenfant & Scott Medford. 7-10 p.m. More info

Saturday 

Kill Chicago at the Tipsy Muse. Kill Chicago will perform stripped down versions of their songs to a limited seating audience on Saturday at the Muse. Showtime is 7 p.m. and tickets are available on site.  

Keith Hallett at the DIP. Keith Hallett plays the Dip Pool Bar this weekend as part of Harvest 29.5. 7-10 p.m. No cover. 

Harvest 29.5 in The Tannery.(SOLD OUT). Performances by Downtown Blues Band, Tortoise The Hare & The Millionaire, Jessica Rhaye Trio, Plus a special live stream! 4-9:30 p.m.

Feeding The Future (Venezuela) in the Tannery. This is a fundraiser in support of Nutriendo el Futuro in Venezuela. Cash donations will be accepted throughout the event. Performances by chillteens, Cesar Morales & Miramichi Cello Group. 12-4 p.m.

First I’m Buying an NB Book! Day. Bookstores, publishers, and literary organizations across New Brunswick are teaming up to launch the first ever I’m Buying an NB Book! Day. The aim of this rallying event, which fosters curiosity and pride, is to highlight New Brunswick authors and increase sales of their books in local bookstores. New Brunswick literature is diverse and rich in stories, and deserves to be showcased in our home libraries. On September 19, readers of all ages are encouraged to visit a bookstore or retail location, or to shop online through their favourite bookseller or publisher, to purchase books by New Brunswick authors. Everyone is invited to take part in this celebration

Certified Live at Dolan’s Pub. Certified return to Dolan’s Pub this weekend for a full evening of live music starting at 9 p.m.

Sunday 

Harvest 29.5 in The Tannery. Catch performances by Michelle Morrison, Hum & Hollow, Mckinley Morrison & Williams, Big Band of Fun and Dub Antenna. 2:30 – 8:30 p.m. Tickets on sale now at thecaplive.com 

Open Farm Day at Hayes Farm. Come see what the Hayes Farm team has been up to this year. They’ll be offering farm tours, interactions with some small critters, fresh-pressed cider, veggies-by-donation, and a kiddie scavenger hunt. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Ongoing: 

New Exhibitions Open at Gallery 78. Gallery 78 is proud to present Nos voisins de la Côte-Nord et de la République, an exhibition of guest artists from Edmundston to Caraquet, inspired by the idea of a New Brunswick stay-cation. These 14 artists all carry a strong sense of place and belonging and are deeply influenced by the nature around them; they are accustomed to its cycles, space, and silence. Living in some of these very rural communities gives them time and clarity to recognize the meaning of connections, collaboration, and the importance of passing on their knowledge and artistic vision to others. Ceramic work by Liz Demerson rounds out this new exhibit. 

The exhibition will be on display until October 3, and online at www.gallery78.com

Sardinia by Janice Wright Cheney at CreatedHere. Sardinia is an immersive installation that conjures the sheer abundance of the past. Using video, audio, and sculptural elements, Sardinia projects thousands of sardines swimming, without end, across the CreatedHere/NBCCD Studio. 

Launched during FLOURISH Festival, Sardinia will be open Thursday evenings until October 8th. With limited capacity, we will be allowing 9 members of the public in at a time, and masks are required.

UNB Art Centre: Attending the Apocalypse at Memorial. The UNB Art Centre presents Attending the Apocalypse by Jennifer Lee Wiebe and Janice Wright Cheney, an exhibit that was cancelled during the COVID-19 pandemic. While the exhibit was presented virtually it will now actually be on view in the gallery spaces from. In keeping with COVID-19 requirements for physical distancing and contact tracing, the exhibit will be accessible Sundays only. To view the exhibit, please visit the website and sign up for a date and time; only 4 people will be allowed in each gallery at one time for a 20 minute period.

In Process: Urchin at George Fry Gallery. Immerse yourself in the shell patterns of sea urchins when St. Andrew’s-based artist Alanna Baird presents her latest works. This exhibition is a special treat for the college – Alanna Baird graduated from our Ceramics program in 1978. Since then she has become quietly prolific in the New Brunswick Craft and Art communities as a multi-media artist and can often be found working away in artist residencies. Baird won a nationwide competition in 2013 at Kingsbrae Gardens with her piece entitled Salmon Vortex.

To see more of Alanna’s work, visit tinfish.ca.

FAA Artist in Residence – Katrina Slade. Katrina Slade begins her virtual residency with the Fredericton Arts Alliance by “forest bathing,” a form of nature therapy involving spending time in the forest and practicing mindfulness.  From Sept. 13 to 19, she will explain the concept of forest bathing, and tell viewers how they can try it. She will also create time-lapse videos of her project as she works on it, and do a Q&A period with viewers about her art and abstract art in general. Learn how to follow Katrina Slade’s’ work this week by visiting frederictonartsalliance.ca

Gallery on Queen Community Support Initiative. The Gallery on Queen Community Support Initiative is a campaign designed to give back to our local community. We are calling on you, the public, and friends of Gallery on Queen. Selected artwork from our artists will be sold with 100% of the funds raised being given to Black Lives Matter Fredericton and Gignoo Transition House. All proceeds will be split 50/50 to these two organizations. Learn more.

Gallery on Queen presents a Roger Simon Exhibition. In collaboration with the family of Roger Simon, Gallery On Queen is honoured to present an exhibition of works by the late artist. The work will be displayed at the gallery and available for viewing, while following Covid-19 safety protocols, and will also be available for viewing online. 

Weathergrams for Good: Temporary Public Art Installation in Phoenix Square to Inspire Kindness. A temporary public art installation, Weathergrams for Good, will be on display until mid-fall. The installation, by Fredericton artist Katrina Slade, involves hundreds of colourful strips of paper featuring loving-kindness mantras. The project was inspired by a special family friend who taught her about Weathergrams and gave her a Lloyd J Reynolds book on the tradition. 

Reynolds developed the Weathergram, short poems written in italic script on a strip of a brown grocery bag, as a way for students to make beautiful things simply and share their calligraphy with others. The western world approach is based on the Japanese Tanzaku, where people write their wishes on colourful paper strips that are then tied on trees during the Tanabata Festival. 

Rather than short poems, Slade’s take on the tradition includes bilingual loving-kindness mantras displayed in calligraphy on eye- catching colourful paper. She commissioned Haley Bungay, a local hand-lettering artist, to write out each phrase. The calligraphy was digitized and turned into a stamp, which allowed Slade to produce high-volume Weathergrams. The artist’s website, www.weathergramsforgood.com, includes links to resources about kindness meditation and instructions for creating personal Weathergrams from paper bags or other durable paper sources. 

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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