This Week in Fredericton (Sept. 7-13)

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More live music at The Cap and the Tipsy Muse this week PLUS a virtual election forum on the arts, a comedy show and gallery openings. 

Motherhood play The Cap patio on Wednesday this week (two shows) as part of Flourish.


Beaverbrook Art Gallery presents Curator Crunch (online). The BAG’s monthly curatorial presentation by John Leroux is back with a new format, live streamed on Facebook every second Wednesday of the month at 12:15 p.m. This week’s subject: Thaddeus Holowina’s Jolicure Pond.

FLOURISH Fest Presents: Motherhood Live at The Cap. FLOURISH Festival & The Cap present Motherhood on The Cap patio. There will be TWO unique show sittings that you can choose to book. 6-8 p.m. with FAXES and 9-11 p.m. with chillteens. Tickets at 


Fredericton Arts Alliance’s Virtual Election Forum on The Arts on Zoom. All parties have been invited to send a candidate, preferably from the Fredericton area, for a panel to be moderated by Susanne Alexander, publisher at Goose Lane Editions. The format will have Alexander and the candidates participating via Zoom, with the audience following on YouTube through live streaming. Audience members will have an opportunity to pose questions via live chat. 

Following opening statements, candidates will be challenged with one of five questions circulated in advance to the parties, after there will be an opportunity for questions from participants. Questions may be submitted in advance to, or during the event via chat.

Look for Fredericton Arts Alliance on Facebook for details. 

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.

Grimross Trivia Night. Matt & Ashley are back and ready to ask you questions that they make up with their very own brains! 7 p.m. at Grimross Brewing Co. 


The Muse presents Waylon Napadogan. You probably know Waylon Napadogan from being voted 12th best male country music singer from Southeastern New Brunswick 2 years running. You may also know Waylon Napadogan from his Billboard topping hit songs “Gettin’ Stoned Behind the Tim Hortons” or “Frig Off Bud”. This September Waylon will be bringing his talents to the stage with a live and intimate show at the Tipsy Muse Cafe. A tasteful evening of great music, great company, and cheap Alpines. 7 p.m. Tickets are limited. 

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.

The public is invited to mingle outside with artists and tour the gallery in limited numbers during the opening. Face masks required. The exhibition will be on display until October 3, and online at


The Muse presents Jon Bowie. Jon Bowie grew up in a family surrounded by music where kids and adults alike were often called upon to perform at any given moment. After spending spending almost 20 years in Fredericton’s progressive all ages scene playing in bands room 101 and the Missing, he’s spent the past several years honing in songwriting as folk-noir act The Squaredance Kid, and with his electric outfit, the Westerberg Suicides. 7 p.m. Tickets are limited. 

Heat $heets on The Cap Patio. Fredericton’s Heat $heets craft honest, psychedelic garage rock that’s sweetly steeped in the essence of community and friendship. Heat $heets released their self-titled EP on March 5. See the band live at The Cap 6-8 p.m. Tickets at 

O’Me Nerves Comedy at Grimross Brewing Co. O’Me Nerves Comedy Presents: The Boys Are Back In Town! Seating is limited to bubble tables only. 7-9 p.m. Ticket info


Gov’t Mule Tribute on The Cap Patio. A local crew consisting of Ian Beattie, Pat Pelletier, Dave Cunningham, Colton Craft and guest Connor Fox will deliver an afternoon of music by Gov’t Mule. 3-7 p.m. Tickets at 


FLOURISH Festival 2020 September 3-13. Digital Performances, workshops, community projects, murals, public art, and more! FLOURISH Festival 2020 may look different, but the feeling of discovery, exploration, and connection is still strong.

Instead of the usual four-day festival, FLOURISH will be held with digital performances, social media takeovers, studio sessions, radio shows, screenings, public art, murals, workshops, ‘zine exchanges, and so much more! All projects and programming are offered totally free of charge. In a year where so many events have been cancelled, FLOURISH hopes to bring some colour and light to 2020. For more information and to check out the line-up, visit:

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 6 – 10 p.m. on September 3rd, 4th, 5th, and will continue to have showings at 6-9 p.m. 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.

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 For more information on this event, visit: 

FAA Artist in Residence – Ysabelle Vautour. Fredericton painter Ysabelle Vautour will use her Fredericton Arts Alliance summer residency to reflect on changes to accessibility and connection since quarantine began last March. She will be painting with several different media, such as watercolour, ink, acrylic, collage elements, and pastel. Her project will explore connection and accessibility in the COVID-19 society. She will be in online residence from September 6-12.  Learn how to follow Ysabelle Vautour’ work this week by visiting

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. 

Roger Simon was a Mi’kmaq artist from Big Cove Reserve. He studied at the George Brown College in Toronto, and continued at the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design in Fredericton. His work combined traditional and contemporary ideas where he painted the faces of people from Big Cove and other reserves that impressed him. His ideas stemmed from Mi’kmaq legends and stories from the Elders, and he interpreted ideas from his culture in new ways. His inspiration came from the beauty of his people. 

Simon’s painting style was unique and his paintings are greatly appreciated by both the First Nations’ and non-aboriginal communities. In 1995, one of his paintings, “The First Car on the Rez” (oil on paper, 1993), was selected by the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade’s Fine Art program for a permanent exhibition of First Nations’ art for the Canadian Embassy in Moscow, Russia. 

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,, 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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