Brad Ackerson
Brad Ackerson
Brad is a third-year student from Fredericton who is majoring in film production and history. This is his second year with The Bruns and first as Features Editor. He is passionate about storytelling in all its forms and hopes to use his new position to share a wide variety of the most compelling stories from campus and around the city. In his spare time you can often find him hanging out at The Cellar, checking out local bands downtown or binge-watching Black Mirror for the millionth time.
February 28, 2019

Things to do (Feb. 20-Mar.20)

Photo by Fredericton Convention Centre

Note: Here you will find our recommendations for things you can do over the upcoming month to experience some of the best Fredericton has to offer. While this is far from a complete list, we try to provide a well-rounded mix of everything from events to attend, places to go and things to try. Something you’d like to see included in an upcoming edition of Things to Do? Send your suggestions to editor@thebruns.ca!

ISAO World Of Talent 2019

When: Feb. 21, 7 - 10 p.m.

Where: D’Avray Hall, Room 143

The UNB International Student Advisor’s Office is hosting its second annual talent show showcasing the talents of international students. Performances will include singing, dancing and instrument playing and will be judged by a panel of guest judges. The show is open to all students and the general public and admission is by donation, with all proceeds going to United Way. There will also be 50/50 raffle during the show in support of United Way.

Create over Cocktails

When: Feb. 28, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Where: Affirmation Lounge, 385 Mazzuca's Lane

Create over Cocktails is an opportunity for people of all artistic skill or experience levels to enjoy a cocktail (or several) while painting and learning from a professional artist, all in a fun, relaxed and non-judgemental environment. The event will take place at the Affirmation Lounge, which is a unique herbal, vegan cocktail bar downtown - the ideal place to get your creative juices flowing!

Tickets cost $41 and include guided instructions by an artist, a 16 x 20” ready-to-hang canvas, acrylic paint, and all other necessary items like brushes and easels. It should be noted that drinks are not included in the price of admission and the organizers suggest showing up at least 15 minutes early in order to sign in, claim your seat and purchase drinks.

U Sports Curling Championships & Canadian Mixed Doubles Curling Championships

When: March 19 - 24

Where: Willie O’Ree Place

This March, some of Canada’s top curlers will convene in Fredericton for the 2019 Canadian Mixed Doubles Championships. For those who are unfamiliar with the sport, Mixed Doubles is a relatively new form of curling that is quickly rising in popularity and has now become an Olympic sport. It features a very similar ruleset to regular curling, with the most notable exception being that teams consist of only two players, one male and one female.

Passes for the full tournament cost $75 each and can be purchased through Curling.ca. For an additional $25 you can also get a pass to the 2019 U Sports Curling Championships which will be held in Fredericton from March 15 - 19.

She Said Feck 1st Birthday Party

When: March 2, 10 p.m. - 2 a.m.

Where: The Capital Complex

Celebrate the first anniversary of the launch of Fredericton-based record label She Said Feck while enjoying drinks, cake and some great music at The Capital! The show will be headlined by the pop-punk stylings of one of the label’s acts, CHIPS. It will also feature performances by local bands Some Dads and Jerry Faye & Band.

Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Purchasing an advance ticket will also get your name entered in a draw for a $25 gift certificate to The Capital.

Fredericton Craft Beer Festival

When: March 8 - March 9

Where: Fredericton Convention Centre

If you are a frequent reader of Things to Do, you are probably quite aware that events intended to showcase the thriving craft beer scene are pretty much a monthly occurrence in Fredericton. Despite the ever-growing number of beer tasting events in the city, the Fredericton Craft Beer Festival continues to be the biggest and most highly anticipated annual event on the calendar for local beer enthusiasts. Although the beer menu for the festival has not yet been announced at the time of writing, attendees can expect to find a wide range of unique beers from many of the top craft breweries from all over the maritimes.

Festival passes start at $59 per person and can be purchased through the Fredericton Craft Beer Festival 2019 Facebook page.

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