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  • Wednesday February 10
    Legally Blonde – The Musical
    Downtown

    • Start Date: Wednesday February 10
    • End Date: Saturday February 13
    • Start Time: 00:00AM
    • Event Website: Website
    • Community: Downtown
    • Location: The Playhouse, 686 Queen Street
    • Phone Number: (506)458-8344

    Description
    Leo Hayes High School presents Legally Blonde – The Musical Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 7:30pm Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 7:30pm Friday, February 12, 2016 - 7:30pm Saturday, February 13, 2016 - 7:30pm Ticket Prices: Regular $15.93 -- Senior/Student/Military $13.27 (+hst) A fabulously fun international award-winning musical featuring a large ensemble and several big song and dance numbers. Based on the adored movie, Legally Blonde, The Musical, follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes, snobbery, and scandal in pursuit of her dreams.

  • Tuesday February 16
    February Business Over Breakfast
    Fredericton

    • Start Date: Tuesday February 16
    • End Date:
    • Start Time: 07:30AM
    • Event Website: Website
    • Community: Fredericton
    • Location: 643 McLeod Avenue
    • Phone Number:

    Description
    Hosted by Fredericton's Health Source Join us for an morning of networking with the Fredericton business community! Get to know other professionals, business owners and entrepreneurs. Tuesday, February 16, 2016 7:30AM - 9:00AM Free to all Chamber Members

  • Thursday February 18
    Woody Holler & his Orchestra
    Downtown

    • Start Date: Thursday February 18
    • End Date:
    • Start Time: 07:30PM
    • Event Website: Website
    • Community: Downtown
    • Location: The Playhouse, 686 Queen Street
    • Phone Number: (506)458-8344

    Description
    Woody Holler started out yodeling at an early age, went on to fall in love with jazz, and later trained as an opera singer. Drawing from this eclectic experience, and accompanied by Winnipeg’s finest folk and jazz musicians, Holler has developed a western swing style that he describes as “jazz from the saddle.” Together, these skilled musicians create clever arrangements that are rich with virtuosity and style. In concert, Woody Holler and his Orchestra is fun and fascinating, featuring finger-snapping swing beats, honey-slowed love croons and show-stopping “extreme” yodeling.

  • Saturday February 20
    Backstage Bash
    Downtown

    • Start Date: Saturday February 20
    • End Date:
    • Start Time: 08:00PM
    • Event Website: Website
    • Community: Downtown
    • Location: The Playhouse, 686 Queen Street
    • Phone Number: (506)458-8344

    Description
    The Enbridge Backstage Bash, presented by National Bank, isn’t your average evening at the Fredericton Playhouse. One of the hottest events of the winter is returning to the stage on Saturday, February 20, 2016. For this special fundraising event, we flip everything around – rather than sitting quietly in your seats, we invite guests to join us backstage for an unforgettable evening! Back by popular demand, The Mellotones, an amazing eight-piece R&B funk band will set the mood for phenomenal night! Performing from a specially constructed stage placed over the seats of the Playhouse, this high energy group is sure to get you moving. This is the only fundraising event held by the Fredericton Playhouse, with proceeds supporting our education and outreach programming including our School Field Trips program and the Arts are for Everyone access program. New this year, the event will feature a silent auction, with a number of fabulous items up for bid. So polish your dancing shoes and join us backstage! Tickets are limited – get yours today!

  • Thursday February 25
    Chamber & Rotary Distinguished Speaker Series: Brent Homan
    Fredericton

    • Start Date: Thursday February 25
    • End Date:
    • Start Time: 11:45AM
    • Event Website: Website
    • Community: Fredericton
    • Location: Fredericton Inn, 1315 Regent Street
    • Phone Number:

    Description
    Chamber & Rotary Distinguished Speaker Series: The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada is here to help! Thursday, February 25, 2016 Registration: 11:45AM followed by a buffet lunch and presentation $30 for Chamber Members $50 for Future Chamber Members Presenter: Brent Homan, Director General, Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada

  • Thursday February 25
    Tim Hus
    Downtown

    • Start Date: Thursday February 25
    • End Date:
    • Start Time: 07:30PM
    • Event Website: Website
    • Community: Downtown
    • Location: The Playhouse, 686 Queen Street
    • Phone Number: (506)458-8344

    Description
    Blessed with a true gift for storytelling, Tim Hus will make you sit up and pay attention. His songs capture the pioneering spirit that motivates and inspires truck drivers, miners, rum runners, trackers, men of the land, men of the sea and vagabonds. Inspired by legends like Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson, and having performed alongside the likes of Stompin’ Tom Connors and Corb Lund, Hus takes great care in developing songs with clarity, keeping listeners connected with the images and emotions of his stories. His distinctive songwriting and spirited stage presence make Hus a cornerstone of authentic Canadiana. “I’ve been looking for 30 years for a young guy who’s proud to write songs about our country. I’d like to pass the torch on to Tim Hus.” – Stompin’ Tom Connors

  • Friday February 26
    Battle of Magicians
    Downtown

    • Start Date: Friday February 26
    • End Date:
    • Start Time: 07:30PM
    • Event Website: Website
    • Community: Downtown
    • Location: The Playhouse, 686 Queen Street
    • Phone Number: (506)458-8344

    Description
    Fredericton, after an overwhelming response last year we are back again with the “New Show, New Foe” Tour. What do you get when you combine two magicians of differing styles into one show? You get mix of comedy and illusion that is fueled by showmanship and skill honed through thousands and thousands of shows performed throughout the world. You get a battle of contrasting styles in a unique and entertaining battle of skills and will. What you get is The Battle Of Magicians. Ray Anderson and Richard Forget have combined forces to create a new magic spectacular that is a battle for YOUR attention. Ray and Richard challenge each other in a lighthearted competition that pits Ray Anderson’s comedy magic against Richard’s classic style and presentation. It is an enthralling encounter that culminates in a spectacular finish. The Battle Of Magicians is taking their show to new heights! In a special association with Fight To End Cancer, the headliners; International Magician Richard Forget and Ray Anderson will be teaming up in their own Fight To End Cancer. In the months leading up to their Main Event stage show, Richard and Ray will be competing to raise funds for the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation. Go to fighttoendcancer.com to follow along and donate to your magician of choice.

  • Saturday February 27
    NB Country Showcase
    Downtown

    • Start Date: Saturday February 27
    • End Date:
    • Start Time: 07:30PM
    • Event Website: Website
    • Community: Downtown
    • Location: The Playhouse, 686 Queen Street
    • Phone Number: (506)458-8344

    Description
    Ticket Prices: Regular $23.50 -- Members $21.50 (+hst)

  • Monday March 07
    Rock Camp
    Downtown

    • Start Date: Monday March 07
    • End Date: Friday March 11
    • Start Time: 00:00AM
    • Event Website: Website
    • Community: Downtown
    • Location: The Playhouse, 686 Queen Street
    • Phone Number: (506)458-8344

    Description
    Back by popular demand, Don & T-Bone’s Rock Camp is a one week music camp for kids and teens (ages: 10-17) that takes place at the Fredericton Playhouse. The program sees students formed into groups of 3-6 members where they learn about all aspects of playing and performing as part of a live band. With an emphasis on making music fun, our course material includes an introduction to recording, song writing, navigating band politics, and—of course—playing music live. Camp instructors Don Levandier and Tom Antle have been teaching music and touring with various bands including The Motorleague, and Hope for over 13 years. This experience gets passed on directly to the students, with each band receiving hands-on lessons with both instructors throughout the course of the camp. While each day has a unique focus, the goal for students is to learn to play together as a group, write and record a song with their band, and shoot one music video together. The camp finale is a concert spectacle that sees every band play a selection of material, including both original and cover songs. For the past 12 years, this final concert has been an explosion of energy and talent where the students get to show off their hard work, and are rewarded by the rush of performing live in front of an audience. Camp Breakdown – – One week of band rehearsals and instruction from a qualified instructor. – Clinics on performing live, – A “live-off-the-floor” multi-tracked recording of one song of their choice – A live performance video – uploaded after the camp is over – A selection of one-inch buttons (band merch) with their band / their friend’s bands logo on it. – A press photo of their band Dates: March 7 – 11, 2016 Times: 9:30AM to 4pm (drop off between 9am and 9:30am) – 6 hours daily, plus showcase rehearsal/sound check and show on Friday evening. Note: Students will have a supervised 30-minute break at noon at the Playhouse. Please bring a lunch and indoor shoes. Students will also be asked to bring their own instrument. If this is not possible, please indicate in the form. Skill Level Required: Previous experience needed in chosen instrument. Price: $165 for the 1 week camp. A $75 deposit is needed to secure your spot. Maximum number of participants: 24 Please note, instrument spots are on a first-come, first-serve basis.

  • Saturday March 12
    A Musical Tour of Ireland
    Downtown

    • Start Date: Saturday March 12
    • End Date:
    • Start Time: 07:30PM
    • Event Website: Website
    • Community: Downtown
    • Location: The Playhouse, 686 Queen Street
    • Phone Number: (506)458-8344

    Description
    Begin your enjoyment of St. Patrick’s Day 2016 just a little bit early this year. Travel with us around the Emerald Isle as Fredericton’s Traditional Celtic music group, “Different Folk”, along with other guest performers, take us on a musical journey of Ireland. From east to west, north to south, and everywhere in between, the sights, sounds, and Irish wit will have you singing along with old favourites, tapping your feet to lively tunes, and having a rollicking good time. Fiddle, bodhrán, guitar, voice and dance combine to lift your spirits and have you dreaming of Irish shores. Different Folk: Will Toner (vocals and guitar), multiple Music NB award winner and ECMA nominee Katherine Moller (vocals and fiddle), Kim Moller (vocals and bodhran), and Don LeBlanc (bass). An upbeat group, they perform a mix of Celtic, maritime and folk-rock with a blend of beautiful vocal harmonies and lively fiddling. Combining a melodious mix of Maritime music with contemporary arrangements of Celtic favorites, and then adding a generous helping of foot stomping fiddling; Different Folk is just what you need to get that kitchen party started! Tight vocal harmonies with a knack for having fun are a guarantee to liven any event, big or small. So come, join in and sing along. You too might find yourself to be one of the “Different Folk.”

  • Monday March 14
    Film Screening: Seeds of Change
    Downtown

    • Start Date: Monday March 14
    • End Date:
    • Start Time: 07:00PM
    • Event Website: Website
    • Community: Downtown
    • Location: The Playhouse, 686 Queen Street
    • Phone Number: (506)458-8344

    Description
    This documentary film made by University of Manitoba (U of M) professor Stéphane McLachlan, U of M PhD student Ian Mauro, and independent videographer Jim Sanders, is a balanced yet hard-hitting exposé of the controversy surrounding genetically modified crops and how they have changed the face of agriculture in western Canada. Seeds of Change examines the controversy surrounding the use of genetically modified (GM) crops across the Canadian prairies. A publicly funded project, and part of a larger, comprehensive research program examining the risks associated with biotechnology in agriculture, this documentary contributes a new voice and perspective to the debate – that of farmers. But unfortunately, Seeds of Change was not publicly released until over three years after University of Manitoba (U of M) PhD candidate Ian Mauro, U of M professor Stéphane McLachlan, and independent videographer Jim Sanders completed it, in the fall of 2002. Over the course of the long delay, spreading news of the film’s existence garnered considerable interest from farmers, researchers, and policy makers from around the world, including those from Australia, the EU, and the US. The public release of Seeds of Change was delayed until November 2005 because of the efforts of the U of M administration to hide the film from a popular audience. The administration actively prevented the release of the film through the use of outdated bylaws that gave them 50% control over the Seeds of Change footage. Informative and highly accessible, Seeds of Change is also balanced in the sense that it presents both pros and cons surrounding the GM crop technology, providing a “radical centre” perspective in a debate that is fueled by extreme positions. In partnership with Cinema Politica

  • Thursday March 17
    Brass Transit
    Downtown

    • Start Date: Thursday March 17
    • End Date:
    • Start Time: 07:30PM
    • Event Website: Website
    • Community: Downtown
    • Location: The Playhouse, 686 Queen Street
    • Phone Number: (506)458-8344

    Description
    Eight of Canada’s most in-demand musicians and singers with a common love for the greatest jazz-rock group of all time form Brass Transit, a dynamic, crowd-pleasing, studio-tight Chicago tribute band. With world-class horn players, a rocking rhythm section and vocals stacked sky-high, Brass Transit transports its audience back to the freewheeling days of the ’70s. You’ll hear all the hits from Chicago’s golden age, from “Hard to Say I’m Sorry” to “If You Leave Me Now.” With energy and precision, Brass Transit truly embodies the spirit of Chicago.

  • Friday March 18
    Chamber of Commerce Curling Funspiel
    Fredericton

    • Start Date: Friday March 18
    • End Date:
    • Start Time: 08:00AM
    • Event Website: Website
    • Community: Fredericton
    • Location: Capital Winter Club, 232 Rookwood Avenue
    • Phone Number: (506) 451-9741

    Description
    Chase away those winter blues with a fun day of networking and curling! Not an experienced curler? Not to worry ... instructions will be provided throughout the day! Funspiel Schedule 8:00am Registration 8:30am - 10:30am Game #1 10:45am - 12:45pm Game #2 12:00pm - 2:00pm Lunch 1:00pm - 3:00pm Game #3 3:15pm - 5:15pm Game #4 5:30pm Awards The tournament includes: curling (6-ends), lunch (chili and pizza) networking, games and prizes What to wear: Loose, comfortable pants (no blue jeans), clean running shoes. Dress in layers to keep warm! Fees/Admission: $80+HST for individual curlers $300+HST for teams of 4 curlers If you're interested in sponsoring this event, please contact Stacey Murray at events@frederictonchamber.ca or (506) 451-9741 for more information!

  • Saturday March 19
    SEEDS
    Downtown

    • Start Date: Saturday March 19
    • End Date:
    • Start Time: 07:30PM
    • Event Website: Website
    • Community: Downtown
    • Location: The Playhouse, 686 Queen Street
    • Phone Number: (506)458-8344

    Description
    A Porte Parole production Written by Annabel Soutar, directed by Chris Abraham An award-winning documentary play, SEEDS is a dramatic reenactment of a four-year legal battle between a Saskatchewan farmer and Monsanto Inc., one of the biggest biotech corporations in the world. Based on court trial transcripts and interviews with the companies, academics, lawyers, scientists and other individuals who were drawn into the real-life story, SEEDS is a suspenseful tale of epic legal conflicts, scientific showdowns about genetically modified food, and property clashes between farmers and the biotechnology industry. Written by playwright Annabel Soutar of Montreal-based company Porte Parole and directed by Chris Abraham of Toronto’s Crow Theatre, SEEDS examines one of the most important and controversial issues of our time, and will leave you with deep questions to ponder long after the performance ends.

  • Wednesday March 23
    Upstairs-Downstairs: The Four Seasons Ballet
    Downtown

    • Start Date: Wednesday March 23
    • End Date:
    • Start Time: 07:30PM
    • Event Website: Website
    • Community: Downtown
    • Location: The Playhouse, 686 Queen Street
    • Phone Number: (506)458-8344

    Description
    An SNB Camerata NB presentation in collaboration with Atlantic Ballet Theatre of Canada violin solo: David Adams; choreography, Igor Dobrovolskiy. Upstairs: Stravinsky: Pulcinella Suite and Prokofiev: Classical Symphony. Downstairs: Vivaldi: The Four Seasons, soloist David Adams. Atlantic Ballet Theatre of Canada is thrilled to partner with Symphony New Brunswick in a brilliant evening of movement harmony and vitality with the virtuose dancers of the company. Four Season’s will be the newest creation from Artistic Director Igor Dobrovolskiy on the famous composition from Vivaldi.

  • Thursday March 24
    La Otra Orilla
    Downtown

    • Start Date: Thursday March 24
    • End Date:
    • Start Time: 07:30PM
    • Event Website: Website
    • Community: Downtown
    • Location: The Playhouse, 686 Queen Street
    • Phone Number: (506)458-8344

    Description
    Recognized for taking a radical approach to flamenco, La Otra Ortilla is based on a trans-disciplinary collaboration between dancer and choreographer Myriam Allard and singer-director Hedi Graja. Unplugged marks the Montreal-based dance company’s return to the traditional style of flamenco presentation. At the heart of this spontaneous performance lies an intimate conversation between song, dance and guitar, in which each element reveals itself, while also defining the others. Featuring live music on stage, Unplugged is a powerful, dynamic show that appeals to purist aficionados as well as flamenco newcomers.

  • Thursday March 31
    Theatre New Brunswick's Marion Bridge
    Downtown

    • Start Date: Thursday March 31
    • End Date: Saturday April 02
    • Start Time: 00:00AM
    • Event Website: Website
    • Community: Downtown
    • Location: The Playhouse, 686 Queen Street
    • Phone Number: (506)458-8344

    Description
    Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 7:30pm Friday, April 01, 2016 - 7:30pm Saturday, April 02, 2016 - 2:00pm Saturday, April 02, 2016 - 7:30pm Three sisters reunite at their childhood home in Cape Breton to care for their dying mother. As they learn to live with each other and care for their mother, they discover the meaning of family, and the possibility that their lives can be different from what they expected and what they have come to accept. This Governor General Award nominated play is deeply moving, humorous, and is filled with heart.