This Week in Fredericton includes artist residencies, new gallery displays, an outdoor punk show, live music at the Tannery and lots more.
We are rebooting our Monday morning This Week feature after a lengthy hiatus due to the events of the past 17 months. While we are certainly not in the clear quite yet, there are lots of events happening you need to know about and support if you can. Please continue to play safe, respect recommended health guidelines and enjoy the many ongoing events that make Fredericton such a beautiful place to call home. Here’s a look at some of fun on the go between now and August 22.
Fredericton playwright Jean-Michel Cliche will is this week’s Fredericton Arts Alliance artist in residence. Cliche is writing a new play about Palamedes, King Arthur’s only Arabic Knight of the Round Table. Over the coming week Cliche will explore the concept of Third Culture and his own Arabic heritage by researching the stories of Palamedes and his role as a knight. He will also host a free stage fighting workshop, teaching a choreographed fight as well as the basics of safe combat in theatre. The workshop will take place at Odell Park on Saturday, August 21, at 2pm. The fight choreography will be based on a scene from Cliche’s play, giving theatre fans an opportunity to engage with the project. Follow his progress through the FAA’s social media.
City of Fredericton Summer Artist in Residence series features multimedia artist Laura Forrester creating new work in the Fredericton Botanic Garden at Odell Park. Forrester works with oils, acrylics, and other media such as sculpture, photography, and pastel. Florals and botanicals are a recurring subject matter in Laura’s art, mirroring the vivid colors and motifs found in nature. During the residency (August 9-20), Laura will study the nature of the gardens and create art with oil, acrylic, watercolour, and pastel.
Matt Comeau Live in Officer’s Square. Matt has been recording and performing since 2017 and is one Atlantic Canada’s most in demand Indigenous acts. 7 p.m. Free.
Free Noontime Concerts: Musica Al Fresco in Phoenix Square with a performance by Matthew Sears (Blues/Rock). 12:30 p.m.
Rock ‘n Roll Bingo at The Cap | 7 p.m.
The Tannery Series: The CAP, Dolan’s Pub, and Klub Khrome will jointly host a series of Thursday evening summer concerts on the outdoor Tannery Stage. This week’s performers are The Hypochondriacs, Kill Chicago and Chillteens. 7 p.m. $10.
Free Noontime Concerts: Musica Al Fresco in Phoenix Square with a performance by Sean Hutchins (Blues/Rock). 12:30 p.m.
Summer Recital Series Concerts at Christ Church Cathedral featuring a performance by violist Natalia Lubimova. Due to pandemic safety protocols, seating is limited, so reserve your ticket now to secure your space. Tickets are free, but contributions to the Organ Renovation Fund will be gratefully accepted. 12:10-12:50 p.m.
Best of Branch Out Productions cabaret featuring BOP alumni performing songs from the past 10 years of BOP! This event will be streaming August 20-27 on the website, www.branchoutproductions.ca, with viewing by donation. All donations will be going toward getting professional dance mirrors for the BOP studio.
Neighbourhood Watch + Silver Tongued Devils | Garrison Skate Park | 7 p.m. | Free
Brent Mason at The Tipsy Muse Cafe | 7 p.m. | $15
Shrimp Ring + Lazermortis at The Cap | Doors at 8:30 p.m. – Show at 9 p.m. | $10-$12
2021 Fredericton Pride Festival at the Garrison Night Market. An afternoon of Pride celebrations with local vendors, information tables, tasty treats, and entertainment. Enjoy numerous musical acts and drag performances, followed by festival headliner, Joce Reyome! Beginning at 3 p.m.
Garrett Mason at The Tipsy Muse Cafe | 7 p.m. | $25
Riversmoke + Andre Pettipas & the Giants at The Cap (patio show) | Doors at 6:30 p.m. – Show at 7 p.m. | $12-$15
It’s Pride Week and there are too many events to list one at a time. Please visit Fierté Fredericton Pride on Facebook for a complete list of events and happenings to engage with and be part of. Lots of fun!
Gallery on Queen is currently hosting works from Maia Cochrane, Sarah Hamelin and Veronica Koo as part of the NBDDC’s Ceramics Studio Graduates Exhibition. On display until August 26.
The beauty, ruggedness, and mystery of Atlantic Canada, portraits and figurative works, and lots of new work are the focus of three new exhibitions now on display at Gallery 78. Read our feature to see what’s hanging on the walls this month.
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) gmail.com