Fest Forward hosts several performances this week, Symphony NB returns to the stage, Ben Caplan is in town for a pair of shows, and much more. Never a dull moment in this city.
Healing Through Artistic Expression. A guided experience that allows space for true creative expression. Validate your emotions and release them in a healthy way. Through art-making. Small class sizes make all the difference. Experience community care and connection in a safe space. 732 Charlotte Street. 6:30 p.m. More info.
Workshop: Grant Writing Workshop with Becka Barker. Looking for arts council funding for your independent film, but not sure where to start? Join the NB Film Co-op and host Becka Barker for a three-hour workshop that will demystify the process of writing grants for independent film and media art projects and help you understand what you need for your best chance of funding success. More info.
The Fiddlehead: 75th Anniversary Poetry & Prose Readings. 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.
This week’s event features Antony Di Nardo, Tanya Evanson, Michelle Porter, Gabriel Robichaud, Émilie Turmel, Jo-Anne Elder, and a Q&A with authors. More info.
NBCCD Advanced Studio Practice Free Guest Lecture Series presents Tony Merzetti. Tony will relate his story as an MBA graduate who turned his back on a traditional, safe, prosperous career in accounting or banking for the uncertain prospects of entering the world of film in New Brunswick in the 1980s. Through his journey, he will relate the life lessons he picked up on the way, and how he balanced film creation activities with paid work in the film sector. Tony is Executive Director of the NB Film Co-op, a part-time film lecturer at UNB, a filmmaker and crewperson on numerous films primarily in the fields of cinematography and editing.
Watch this lecture on Zoom at 12 p.m. Here: bit.ly/guest-lecture-series
NBCCD Open Mic Night at the Charlotte Street Arts Centre. Calling all musicians, comedians, dancers, drag performers and poets! The NBCCD community is jam-packed with talent, come share it with the school in an encouraging, inclusive and safe environment. This event is open to the greater Fredericton community. Everyone is encouraged to sign up. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up and to book a bubble table. Entrance is by donation and all proceeds go to the Charlotte Street Arts Centre. More info.
The Muse presents Graeme Kennedy. Graeme Kennedy writes smart, soulful songs crafted with an attention to storytelling that puts them in dialogue with a range of musical greats. After two decades of performing and recording he continues to extend his body of work, which, for all its breadth of allusion, is greater than the sum of its parts. 7 p.m. Tickets available at the cafe. More info.
FEST FORWARD 2020 at the Charlotte Street Arts Centre. Charlotte Street Arts Centre is excited to share with you our 2020 edition of FEST FORWARD. We are PUMPED to share that Artifiseer, Pallmer, The Firey, Jono and The Slumps will be joining Wolf Castle & The Kendra Gale Band for FEST FORWARD 2020 Friday night’s performance lineup includes Pallmer, Artifiseer, Jono and Wolf Castle. 6:30 p.m. More info.
Ben Caplan at The Cap. (SOLD OUT). Ben Caplan is a songwriter, singer, and performer based in Halifax, NS. He has been touring heavily since 2011 and has played over 1600 concerts in 28 countries since that time. 6 p.m. More info.
Symphony New Brunswick presents Summer Roses at The Playhouse. This concert opens with a tribute to our NB first nations and then blossoms into an exploration of some of our hottest orchestral voices as soloists. Mozart’s rousing Symphony #29 brings us all back to a common love. A concert with all of the warmth, beauty and lyricism of a summer rose. Tickets are $36.52. More info.
The Muse presents Keith Hallett. Keith Hallett has been growing his legend since he was a 16 year old wailin’ on Son House riffs. Now in his early 30s, his take on the blues deconstructs things to it’s very essence; the rhythm…a pulse…the heart. Hallett’s blues is the hypnotic soundtrack to the human condition. Sometimes it gets dark, but it’s always real. This is a show not to be missed. 7 p.m. More info.
FEST FORWARD 2020 at the Charlotte Street Arts Centre. Charlotte Street Arts Centre is excited to share with you our 2020 edition of FEST FORWARD. We are PUMPED to share that Artifiseer, Pallmer, The Firey, Jono and The Slumps will be joining Wolf Castle & The Kendra Gale Band for FEST FORWARD 2020 Saturday night’s performance lineup includes The Slumps, The Firey and Kendra Gale Band. 6:30 p.m. More info.
Bridge Jazz at Southside Shake. Enjoy an evening of jazz in the city’s downtown district as Bridge return to Southisde Shake (Hilton Garden Suites) for a performance 7-9 p.m. More info.
Ben Caplan at The Cap. Ben Caplan is a songwriter, singer, and performer based in Halifax, NS. He has been touring heavily since 2011 and has played over 1600 concerts in 28 countries since that time. 6 p.m. More info.
Exhibitions 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.
The exhibition will be on display until October 3. See them in person or 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 8. 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 Hall. 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.
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.
Gallery on Queen presents the 2020 Studio Watch Exhibition featuring Lucy Koshan. This exhibition is done in Collaboration with the Beaverbrook Art Gallery. Lucy will be discussing her work during the opening. We are pleased to announce the 2020 Studio Watch Emerging Artist – Painting exhibition will be on display at Gallery on Queen, and will run until mid-October. We will have limited in-person seating to maintain physical distancing, as well as an online live stream available for viewing. Complimentary publications will be available. 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.