A quick run through some of the events happening this week in the world of art, music and film.
Monday Night Film Series: All Is True
An all-star cast headlines this historical drama from Kenneth Branagh (Murder on the Orient Express, Much Ado About Nothing), a delightful telling of William Shakespeare’s return home to his family after years of success in London. It’s 1613, and Shakespeare (Branagh) is the most celebrated playwright of his era. Yet when a cannon misfires during a performance of Henry VIII, his beloved Globe Theatre burns to the ground. With no other options, Shakespeare must return to Stratford to once again live with his family and face those he left behind in pursuit of personal triumph.
UK, 2018 | English | 101 minutes | Principal Cast: Kenneth Branagh, Judi Dench, Ian McKellen
All Is True | Monday Night Film Series | Tilley Hall, Room 102, UNB Campus | Sept. 9, 2019 – 7:30 p.m.
Paper Bag Singers’ First Fall Meeting. I’m a “Daydream Believer”, but still “I Love a Rainy Night” and like to sometimes “Drift Away.” We’ll be singing those songs and revisiting some of our favourites from last season. Think you can’t carry a tune in a paper bag? No matter; join us! Together we all sound great! This is a group for people of all ages and all singing abilities. There is no commitment, so join us when you can. The cost is only $5 for an evening of music and fun. 7:30 – 9 p.m. at Christ Church Cathedral.
Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival September 10-15. WAY TOO MUCH TO LIST HERE. Grab a schedule and get busy. Happy Harvest.
Open Mic Night at The Capital. Rich Gloade hosts this weekly event at The Capital. If you are a duo, or a band, stop by and try out a new tune in front of a very encouraging crowd. 9 p.m. No cover.
Motown Downtown with Sugarbomb at The Capital. This 6-piece musical party has come together with a purpose to bring about the joyful revival of what is felt as the dynamo sound that impacted nearly everything during a Golden age of popular music – Motown & Soul. Comprised of some of Fredericton’s best musicians ready to bring all the soul and funk to you! 10 p.m. $6.
Symphony New Brunswick’s Virtuosos Series at St. Thomas University. A “Resonance” Concert. Symphony musicians explore music from the end of the 20th Century, which is sometimes puzzling, often beautiful and always intriguing. Composers include Astor Piazzolla, Kaia Saariaho, John Cage, Gilles Tremblay and others. Musicians: Karin Aurell (flutes) | Andrew Reed Miller (contrabass and electronics) | Joël Cormier (percussion). McCain Hall, Room 101 (STU) at 7:30 p.m.
Morohubu + McKinley, Morrison and Williams + The Montgomery Street Band at The Capital Complex (Wilser’s Room). 8 p.m.
Jamie Comeau & The Crooked Teeth + The Blue Lane + The Firey at The Capital Complex. 10:30 p.m.
Ross Neilsen at The Tipsy Muse Café. The Muse is very excited to kick off their Harvest programming with Ross Neilsen and a special, intimate acoustic blues performance on their stage. Ross no longer lives here, but he remains firmly in the hearts of many of our local blues faithful, so this has all the makings of a magical evening. 9 p.m. $20.
Black Suit Devil at The Tipsy Muse Café. Black Suit Devil is an Acoustic Soul project formed by Canadian Musician Andy Du Rego, and at this year’s Living Roots Festival, he gave a fantastic and memorable performance. 4:30 p.m. $10.
Gordon Gets Lost + The Easley Quartet + Jessii The Artist at The Capital Complex (Wilser’s Room). 8:30 p.m.
FM Berlin + Kill Chicago + The Backstays + 86&8 at The Capital Complex. 10:00 p.m.
Brent Mason at The Tipsy Muse Café. As a songwriter, story teller, and human being, Brent is a true treasure to NB’s musical heritage. He is a seasoned veteran who has been performed for over 25 years with Saint John as his base, recording 10 records in the process. He has been nominated and/or won ECMA and Music NB awards, including MNB folk/roots recording of the year in 2012. 7 p.m. $13.
The Jim Axelrod Big Little Band plays The Abbey Café & Gallery. You’ll hear songs made famous by Billie Holiday, Ray Charles, Dutch Mason, the Downchild Blues Band, and more. Come hear some great jazz & blues during Harvest. 6-8 p.m. $10.
Connor Fox at The Tipsy Muse Café. Connor Fox is wildly talented guitarist who developed his interest and passion for the guitar at a very early age. At the age of 9, he got his entry into live performance when the Bravener family invited him to sit in with them, alongside Elvis Presley’s drummer DJ Fontana, at the Fredericton Playhouse, and he hasn’t looked back since. 3 p.m. $10.
The Capital Complex presents 13 hours of continuous music at Wilser’s Room. Les Paiens + Wicked Vices + Black Suit Devil + Honey Gut + Jerry-Faye + Chikahominy Mountain Band + Kylie Fox + The Fundy Drifters + Maggie’s Farm Revival. Doors at 1 p.m.
The Brood + Marian + Vesuvio Solo at The Capital Complex. 10:30 p.m.
Chris Kirby at The Tipsy Muse Café. Chris is a multi-award winning songwriter, artist and producer with 5 full length solo albums to his credit and over 50 co-writes with the likes of Billy Falcon (Bon Jovi/Faith Hill), Colin MacDonald (The Trews), Stephen Fearing, Shaun Verreault (Wide Mouth Mason) and Tim Chaisson. 7 p.m. $15.
Summertune at the Picaroons Roundhouse. Summertune is an event with a purpose: to profile Fredericton businesses – bands, craft beer, cider and spirits purveyors, food vendors, and local businesses, who are all coming together for an evening of live music, food, and drink. Proceeds from the event will go directly to Greener Village, the driving organization behind the Fredericton Food Bank. Five local bands will take the stage, performing 1-hour sets each. There is something for everyone: R&B, Blues, Country Rock, and Classic Rock. 5 p.m. Free.
This Week in Fredericton was created 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.