This Week in Fredericton (Sept. 27 – Oct. 3)

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Fest Forward, BA Johnston, Aaron MacDonald and an Indigenous musician’s showcase are just some of the events happening this week in Fredericton.

Aaron MacDonald plays the Tipsy Muse Cafe, Friday October 1.



Waterfalls of New Brunswick Virtual Book Launch. Nature lovers are invited to join via Zoom, the virtual book launch for Nicholas Guitard’s Waterfalls of New Brunswick: A Guide, 2nd Edition with the Fredericton Public Library and CPAWS. 6 p.m. Link.


Rock and Roll Bingo at The Cap. Multiple rounds & prizes! 7 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. 


FEST FORWARD 2021 at the Charlotte Street Arts Centre. FEST FORWARD is back for 2021 featuring two incredible showcases featuring Marian (October 1) and Julie Aubé (October 2). Shows begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are on sale HERE, and are sold in bubbles of 2, 4 or 6 for $10 each. Separate tickets are required for each show. Masks are still required inside the Charlotte Street Arts Centre until you reach your seat.

The Fredericton Fall Craft Show at 361 Smythe St. We have everything from leather goods, jams, and skin care to jewellery, signs, and knitted/crocheted items. There are paintings, cards, items for children, pottery, doll clothes, primitive work, spices and so much more. Hours: October 1 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. |  October 2 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. | October 3 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Admission is free, but we will gladly accept donations for various animal shelters in our community. Proof of vaccination is now required to come in and see us. For more information, email

5 à 7 avec La Patente at Picaroons Roundhouse. 5-7 p.m. Free.

Aaron MacDonald at The Tipsy Muse Cafe. Out of the woods of Mabou, a little town that beats in the musical heart of western Cape Breton Island, comes the soulful, ever-captivating, Americana singer Aaron MacDonald. 7 p.m. $10.

Kelsey Fawcett and Jonathan Beaudoin at York County Cider. 7 p.m. $5.

TNB’s Fall Festival of New Plays – Live Streamed Readings. Theatre New Brunswick will live stream five new plays in development by New Brunswick playwrights Oct. 1-3. All readings are provided free of charge. Dates, time and live links can be found HERE


An Evening of Indigenous Artists Grimross Brewing Co. All are welcome for an evening of music from Indigenous artists from NB and Ontario. The show kicks off with The Acquin Sisters at 7:30 p.m., followed by musical performances from Marian, Matt Comeau, Mimi O’Bonswain and Cole Hatty. Tickets $15/$20 available HERE.

Quatuor RESONANCE Quartet at Christ Church Cathedral featuring Sarah Harrigan (violin), Lucia Rodriguez (violin), Natalia Lubimova (viola), Jaeyoung Chong (violoncello). 7:30 p.m. By donation. 

Artist & Thrift Pop-Up on The Cap Patio. Come to The Cap Patio for local wares, merchandise, art, and treasures from Mike Erb, Squid’s Boutique, Bellwether, Courtney Johnson Ceramics, She Said Feck, The Hive Ceramics, Shaun Martinson, and SHIFTWORK.11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

BA Johnston + Maiden Names + Outtacontroller at The Cap. The pride of Hamilton, Ontario makes his return to The Cap after a lengthy hiatus. What will a BA Johnston show look like in the time of COVID? Come see for yourself. Doors at 8:30. Show at 9. $10.


October Dash at Killarney Lake. Four courses for trail running. 12 p.m. Pre-registration is requested by September 29 to guarantee a map. Walk-in registration on the day of the event will be allowed but there will be a limited number of spare maps. Register by email with the organizer (

MusicUNB Concert – Looking Back featuring Thomas Gonder and Atlantic Sinfonia String Orchestra. Over the centuries, composers have looked to those before them for inspiration. This program explores the music of a Canadian and a British composer who were inspired by music of the past as well as that of the Italian, Respighi, who was a twentieth century composer that bucked the trends of his day to explore music from the past. 7:30 p.m. 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. If you have an upcoming event, be sure to send in your info to gridcitymagazine (at)

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