Music & Arts news from Southern New Brunswick

Month: April 2011

Saint John Gallery Hop Tonight

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Another gallery hop is happening tonight at various artsy spots throughout the uptown from 4-8PM. Hopefully the weather clears a bit.

City of Saint John Gallery 20 Hazen Ave. 649-6040. 4-6pm
New Brunswick Museum 1MarketSquare 643-2300.4-6pm
Citadel Gallery 162 Charlotte St.642-9004 5-7pm
Jones Gallery 122 Germain St. 672.2326 5-8pm
Klausen Custom Framing 106 Prince William St. 693.9976 5-8pm
Peter Buckland Gallery 80 Prince William St. 693.9721 5-8pm
Trinity Galleries 128 Germain St. 634.1611 5-8pm
Library Millennium Artspace 1 Market Square 643.7236 4-6pm
Saint John Arts Centre 20 Hazen Ave. 633.4870 4-6pm
Handworks Gallery 12 King St. 652.9787 5-8pm

Frye Festival running until May 1st

“Atlantic Canada’s largest literary happening” began this week in Moncton. A slow weekend ramp-up leads into numerous round-tables and book clubs happening midweek.

From the most recent press release:

“The biggest literary event in Atlantic Canada proposes a unique mix of words and music. For its 2011 edition, the Frye Festival will feature singer-songwriters and musicians that will complement various evenings already rich in prose and poetry. Haunted Hearts, Joe Grass, Sylvia Tyson, Marie-Jo Thério, Bernard Adamus, Phil Flowers, and Vivianne Roy will dazzle the public as they take the stage at several events. The 12th edition of the Frye Festival will be held in Greater Moncton, New Brunswick, from April 25 to May 1, 2011.

“The Frye Festival is proud to present multidisciplinary events that showcase creative writing in all its forms,” says Dawn Arnold, Festival chair. “By merging authors and musicians together on the same stages we create even more memorable events that provide word lovers an exceptionally unique and stimulating world-class opportunity to celebrate words.””

Featuring Johanna Skibsrud, Margaret Atwood, & Gilles Leroy, to name a few.

For a full schedule visit


Our next fundraiser will be a night of music, poetry, film, spoken word, and more. Bring your stylish gear, bongos, and cool attitude. If you are interested in giving a reading or playing an instrument, please let us know – or just show up!

Movie at 9
Live Jazz and readings at 11
Only $5 at the door – The Somerset (225 Churchill Blvd)
Saturday April 30th

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