Editor’s Note: These ten listings are hardly—hardly!—the only Artsy Things To Do this month; while I have selected ten that I think are interesting and eclectic, always remember that there are many other wonderful things happening in and around the city all month long. To let us know about an upcoming Artsy Thing To Do, email email@example.com—we may feature your Thing in an upcoming issue! For more information about any of the following listings, please use your social media lurking skills and/or consult Google. All Artsy Things can be very easily found.
Feb. 7: The East Pointers. The buzzed-about band hits The Capital—fiddles, banjos and guitars in tow—bringing their wildly entertaining live show in support of their hotly anticipated second album. Roots music so rocking it belongs right alongside “sex” and “drugs!” The Capital Complex, 362 Queen Street, Doors at 7:00 p.m., show at 8:00.
Feb. 8: Daniel Champagne live at Grimross. Come check out this Australian-born, Nashville-based virtuoso—recently described as “the finest guitar player of his generation”—bring his brand new album to the Grimross Brewing Co, for only $10! Music at a brewery? Check off “drugs” and “rock n roll”—you’re on your own to complete the trifecta… Grimross Brewery Co., 600 Bishop Drive, 7:00 p.m.
Feb. 10: Britney and Justin 4Eva! 00’s Night. Get N’SYNC(!) with your millennium nostalgia, and mourn the death of love as you bring sexy back in your best 2000s-inspired outfit. Bust out the all-denim one more time (I tried to not make yet another lame Britney or JT pun, but oops—I did it again!) The Phoenix, 362 Queen Street, 10:00 p.m.
Feb. 10: Paint & Sip. Join artist Leela Cheung for the second Paint & Sip event. With Valentine’s Day looming over us, this could be a special gift for that special someone! Fortunately, it’s being held at Grimross Brewing Co., so if your masterpiece doesn’t turn out as expected? There’s plenty of beer to help make it look better! Grimross Brewing Co., 600 Bishop Drive, 2:00 p.m.
Feb. 11: The Jim Cuddy Band. Join Jim and his band as they bring their cross-country “Constellation Tour” to Fredericton. Supporting his stellar new solo record, Jim will be joined by special guests Barney Bentall, Sam Polley—and his son, Devin Cuddy. Fun fact: Jim Cuddy is my mom’s biggest rock-star crush! Fredericton Playhouse, 686 Queen Street, 8:00 p.m.
Feb. 11: Valentine Sweetheart Jazz Brunch. It’s never too early for some romance! Parkland Fredericton executive chef Derrick Smith will share his culinary passion with residents, guests and the public, as the Fredericton Jazz Collective serenades the crowd with classic love songs. Bring a valentine—or meet one! Shannex Parkland / Regent Hall, 35 Patience Lane, 11:00 a.m.
Feb. 14: Valentine’s Day Wine Tasting. Grab your significant other (or others!) and head on down to Corked Wine Bar for a special tasting, led by Devin Rigaux. The offering even includes CHEESE and CHOCOLATE. Two seatings available, so you can go before or after dinner—or even go twice! Corked Wine Bar, 83 Regent Street, 5:30 p.m. or 8:30 p.m.
Feb. 18: Weak Size Fish. This Fredericton-based band is determined to prove that winter will not defeat us, as they embark on a four-date tour of the Maritimes to show that we can, in fact, endure these dreadful months. Don’t worry about it being a school night; the next day is a holiday! Wilser’s Room, 362 Queen Street, Doors at 10:00 p.m., show at 10:30 p.m.
Feb. 21: Locals Covering Locals. The Capital gets #meta, as Fredericton’s finest artists and bands pay tribute to Fredericton’s finest artists and bands! Any act that’s ever based themselves in Fredericton is fair game—come celebrate our city’s great music, both past and present! The Capital Complex, 362 Queen Street, Doors at 7:00 p.m., show at 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 28: “Like A Rolling Stone”—Celebrating the Music of Bob Dylan. End the month with a romp through the Song & Dance Man’s catalogue, as over twenty local artists and bands will pay tribute to the Dude From Duluth’s expansive songbook. Don’t worry: they’ll all be much better than the rendition of “Mr. Tambourine Man” your uncle always busts out the acoustic for! Dolan’s Pub, 349 King Street, 7:30 p.m.