Weekend Events. May 17 – 19

Friday, May 17

Little Shop of Horrors 

7:30 pm – 10:00 pm @ Imperial Theatre

Bay of Fundy Seafood Tasting Tour 

11:00 am – 1:30 pm @ Saint John City Market

Body Positive Yoga 

5:30 pm – 6:30 pm @ The Yoga Co-op

150 Years of Beer Tour

1:30 pm – 3:30 pm @ Various Locations Uptown

Scramble Fridays 

1:30 pm – 4:00 pm @ Saint John Free Public Library

Uncork Saint John Food and Drink Tour 

2:30 pm – 5:00 pm @ Kings Square

Atlantic Youth Convention 2019 

7:00 pm @ Saint John Trade and Convention Center

Beer Tasting Tours

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm @ Picaroons General Store

French Toddlers 

10:30 am – 11:30 am @ Saint John Free Public Library

Friday Night Entertainment 

7:00 pm – 10:00 pm @ Grannan’s Seafood

Internal Night // Dash Talk “The Unseen” Album Release Show 

10:00 pm – 12:00 am @ Taco Pica

Friday Night Dance Party 

10:00 pm – 2:00 am @ Callie’s Pub

The Frequency Live 

10:30 pm – 2:00 am @ O’Leary’s Pub

Friday Night with DJ Travdad

11:00 pm – 2:00 am @ McGill’s

Atlantic Youth Convention 2019 

7:00 pm @ Saint John Trade and Convention Center

We will be Set Up @ A.Y.C 

5:00 pm @ Hilton Saint John

 

Saturday, May 18

Bay of Fundy Seafood Tasting Tour 

11:00 am – 1:30 pm @ Saint John City Market

Little Shop of Horrors 

2:00 pm – 4:30 pm & 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm @ Imperial Theatre

150 Years of Beer Tour

1:30 pm – 3:30 pm @ Various Locations Uptown

Atlantic Youth Convention 2019 

7:00 pm @ Saint John Trade and Convention Center

Uncork Saint John Food and Drink Tour

3:00 pm – 5:30 pm @ Kings Square

Let’s Create – Saint John 

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm @ Heroes Beacon

Beer Tasting Tours

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm @ Picaroons General Store

Fundy Comic Arts Society Meeting 

10:00 am – 1:00 pm @ Saint John Free Public Library

Saturday Morning Cartoons 

11:00 am – 12:00 pm @ BunkHaus Hostel + Café + Taproom

Newcomers’ Saturday Social 

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm @ Saint John Free Public Library

Live at the Matinee Open Mic 

4:00 pm – 8:00 pm @ O’Leary’s Pub

Women’s Yoga 

11:00 am – 12:15 pm @ The Yoga Co-op

No Jokes Barred on the Boardwalk 

8:30 pm – 11:00 pm @ McGill’s

E-Clinic Drop-In

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm @ Saint John Free Public Library

Saturday’s With DJ Del 

10:00 pm – 2:00 am @ Callie’s Pub

Meet the Artists! Reception for ArtsLink’s Catapult Program  

3:00 pm – 4:30 pm @ New Brunswick Museum

The Frequency Live 

10:30 pm – 2:00 am @  O’Leary’s Pub

Dirty Pour! – Saint John 

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm @ Heroes’ Beacon

Loyalist Day 

10:00 am @ Market Square Atrium

Francobulles 

10:00 am – 11:00 am @ Saint John Free Public Library

Meet Monat 

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm @ McGill’s

Frig Dancer “Hot Garbage” Album Release Party 

10:00 pm – 1:00 am @ Taco Pica

Chess 

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm @ Saint John Free Public Library

Cross-Country Day of Action Against Israeli Apartheid

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm @ King’s Square

International Museum Day

10:00 am – 5:00 pm @ New Brunswick Museum

FM Berlin // Wicked Vices 

11:00 pm – 1:00 am @ Peppers Pub

 

Sunday, May 19

Little Shop of Horrors 

2:00 pm – 4:30 pm @ Imperial Theatre

150 Years of Beer Tour

1:30 pm – 3:30 pm @ Various Locations Uptown

Let’s Create – Saint John 

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm @ Saint John Ale House

Beer Tasting Tours

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm @ Picaroons General Store

Atlantic Youth Convention 2019 

7:00 pm @ Saint John Trade and Convention Center

Sunday Sessions 

10:30 am – 11:30 am @ BunkHaus Hostel + Café + Taproom

Sign and Other Things 

9:00 am – 2:00 pm @ Queens Square Market

In the Shadow of the Steeple – a David Goss Walkn’ Talk Series 

2:00 pm – 3:30 pm @ 115 Charlotte Street

Rum Tasting! 

4:00 pm – 5:15 pm @ Hopscotch Whisky Bar

Sunday Funday – BOGO & Board Games 

9:00 pm – 10:00 pm @ Saint John Ale House

Mondern (Not so) Monday on Sunday 

12:30 pm – 4:30 pm @ Heroes’ Beacon

Atlantic Youth Convention 2019 

7:00 pm – 8:00 pm  @ Saint John Trade and Convention Center

Alpha 

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm @ Calvary Temple 83 Sydney Street

Uptown Mug #86 . Mike Capson

Mike Capson is one of those guys.  You know, we all have heard of him and see him around, but he has just the right amount of mystery to make us curious.  Mike is one of the cool kids on the block at ICS Creative Agency – but that is just his day job.  He is also a master photographer and philanthropist with a heart to make our community better.

Let’s get to know Mike:

 

Where were you born/Where are you from?
I was born in Saint John, New Brunswick. I grew up and attended high school in Rothesay. Then after graduating my family moved to East Saint John while I attended UNBSJ.

How long have you been a part of the uptown scene?
I’ve been part of the Uptown scene on & off for the past decade or so. I first started to spend a lot of time uptown while I was studying Communications at UNBSJ. I’d take the bus home from school and jump off on King St then head to see some bands. I moved back to Rothesay for a short stint once I graduated. It was during this short period I created ICS Creative Agency with my best friend/business partner Zack Spear. We had an office in Rothesay for close to a year but we both felt something was missing. We were bored in Rothesay. We really missed the liveliness of the city so we picked up shop and moved Uptown Saint John.

Name one or two people who you look too for inspiration?
My Dad is definitely someone I look to for inspiration. He’s the man I always strive to be in life and work. As a fellow entrepreneur I can always relate to him. He is such a hard worker and selfless person. He is always there when I need him and more so when I don’t need him. Over the past month he has finally retired and I couldn’t be happier for him and my Mom. My other source of inspiration comes from my two daughters, Lauren and Aubrey. They provide me with such happiness that even on the worst of days I can think about them smiling and move forward.

What is your favorite season, and why?
My favourite season is definitely Fall. It might be just because I am a photographer but I love the beautiful mix of yellows and oranges during the fall months. They provide an exquisite compliment with uptown Saint John buildings which are mainly brick.

What is your ultimate favorite snack food?
I live for old cheeses and blueberries.

Coffee, tea, or other?
Decaf Coffee with 2 cream, always.

Any pets?
I have one pet. His name is Gus and he is a white pug. He snorts, sneezes, and sheds exponentially.

Most guilty pleasure?
I’ve cut a lot of guilty pleasures out of my life in the past few years. Mainly cigarettes and bread.

Worst habit?
My worst habit has to be biting my nails or possibly how long I take to respond to peoples emails. Is 7 days too long?

Favorite Musician?
My music tastes fluctuate based on the time of the year. At the tail end of the winter I tend to go into a John Mayer period for about a month until spring really surfaces. This usually leads into a heavy binge of Canadian progressive metal bands like “Protest The Hero” & “Intervals.”  Once summer arrives I’ll slip into some Steely Dan, SRV, or Jimi Hendrix. Then in the winter I usually stick with The Beach Boys, and April Wine.

What is your Uptown Insider Tip?
Kebab House .49 wings from Wednesday to Friday. It’s a low carb paradise.

 

Find Mike and his team daily at ICS Creative Agency, 41 Princess Street
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Weekend Events. May 10 – 12

Friday, May 10

Bay of Funday Seafood Tasting Tour 

11:00 am – 1:30 pm @ 47 Charlotte Street

White VHS// Fishstixx// acidkmi

10:00 pm – 1:00 am @ Taco Pica Restaurant

Scramble Fridays

1:30 pm – 4:00 pm @ Saint John Free Public Library

Friday Night Entertainment 

7:00 pm – 10:00 pm @ Grannan’s Seafood

Official Album Release Show 

7:00 pm @ Steamers Lobster Company

Beer Tasting Tours 

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm @ Picaroons General Store

The Augusta Players Present Chitty Chitty Bang Bang 

8:00 pm – 10:30 pm @ Imperial Theatre

18th Annual Spring Dinner and Auction ‘A Maritime Barn Bash’

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm @ Saint John Trade and Convention Centre

Friday Night Dance Party 

10:00 pm – 2:00 pm @ Callie’s Pub

Books 2 Buy Bonanza 

10:00 am – 4:00 pm @ Saint John Free Public Library

Southern Comfort Live 

10:30 pm – 2:00 am @ O’Leary’s Pub

Don’t Tell Roy 

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm @ Grannan’s Seafood

Friday Night Live With DJ Travdad 

11:00 pm – 2:00 am @ McGill’s

 

 

Saturday, May 11

Taste of the Maritimes 

6:00 pm @ Marco Polo Cruise Terminal

Mother’s Day Craft & Tea 

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm @ Saint John Free Public Library

Saturday Morning Cartoons 

11:00 am – 12:00 pm @ BunkHaus Hostel + Café + Taproom

Oops We’re Doing It Again 90’s Party 

9:00 pm – 2:00 am @  24 Coburg St

Bay of Fundy Seafood Tasting Tour 

11:00 am – 1:30 pm @  Saint John City Market

Dinner Music 

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm @ Taco Pica Restaurant

150 Years of Beer Tasting Tour 

1:30 pm – 3:30 pm @ Various Uptown Locations

Klarka Weinwurm / Billy Moon / ER & The Other 

11:00 pm – 2:00 am @ Peppers Pub

Uncork Saint John Food & Drink Tour

3:00 pm – 5:30 pm @ Kings Square South

Shawn Barker – A Tribute to Johnny Cash 

7:00 pm – 9:30 pm @ Imperial Theatre

Live at the Matinee Open Mic

4:00 pm – 8:00 pm @ O’Leary’s Pub

The Augusta Players Present Chitty Chitty Bang Bang 

2:00 pm – 5:00 pm @ Imperial Theatre

Beer Tasting Tours 

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm @  Picaroons General Store

The Denim Boys 

8:00 pm @ O’Leary’s Pub

Waterstreet Dinner Theatre presents Wife Goes On 

6:30 pm – 10:00 pm @ 110 Water Street

Chess 

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm @ Saint John Free Public Library

Saturday’s with DJ Del 

10:00 pm – 2:00 am @ Callie’s Pub

Penny Blacks + FireRescue 

10:30 pm – 1:30 am @ Taco Pica Restaurants

Southern Comfort Live 

10:30 pm – 2:00 am @ O’Leary’s Pub

Full!! Mother’s Day Sign Workshop & Tea 

2:00 pm @ Home Decor Paint Store

High Rollers D & D Club

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm @ Saint John Free Public Library

Joshua Smids 

8:00 pm – 9:30 @ BunkHaus Hostel + Café + Taproom

 

Sunday, May 12

Queen Square Farmers Market 

9:00 am – 2:00 pm @ Queen Square South

Mother’s Day Bubbles & Brunch 

12:00 pm – 3:30 pm @ Gahan House Port City

150 Years of Beer Tours 

1:30 pm – 3:30 pm @ Various Location Uptown

Mother’s Day Craft & Tea 

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm @ Saint John Free Public Library

In the Shadow of the Steeple – a David Goss Walk’n Talk Series 

2:00 pm – 3:30 pm @ 115 Charlotte Street

Beer Tasting Tours 

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm @ Picaroons General Store

Sunday Funday – BOGO & Board Games 

9:00 pm – 10:00 pm @ Saint John Ale House

 

Weekend Events May 3 – 5

Friday, May 3

Uptown Burger Week 

11:00 am – 11:00 pm @ Various Uptown Restaurants

Introducing Angela Na and Spring Gallery Hop 

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm @ 128 Germain St

Bay of Fundy Seafood Tour 

11:30 am – 1:30 pm @ Saint John City Market

Danny, King Of The Basement 

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm @ InterAction School of Performing Arts

150 Years of Beer Tours 

1:30 pm – 3:30 pm @ Various Uptown Locations

She Died Doing Something She Loved: The Awakening 

4:00 pm – 8:30 pm @ 118 Prince William St

Gallery Hop 

4:00 pm – 8:00 pm @ Various Locations/Galleries Uptown

Magic and Art 

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm @ Taste of Egypt

The Lure – Group Show curated by Shannon Merrifield  

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm @ Buckland Merrifield Gallery

Beer Tasting Tours 

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm @  Picaroons General Store

Scrabble Fridays

1:30 pm – 4:00 pm @ Saint John Free Public Library

Dinnerstreet Dinner Theatre presents Wife Goes On 

6:30 pm – 10:00 pm @ 110 Water Street

French Toddlers

10:30 am – 11:30 am @ Saint John Free Public Library

Friday Night Entertainment

7:00 pm – 10:00 pm @ Grannan’s Seafood

Uptown Comedy Deluxe 

9:30 pm – 11:30 pm @ O’Leary’s Pub

Friday Night Dance 

10:00 pm – 2:00 am @ Callie’s Pub

Friday Night Live with DJ Travdad 

11:00 pm – 2:00 am @ McGill’s

 

 

Saturday, May 4

Uptown Burger Week 

11:00 am – 11:00 pm @ Various Uptown Restaurants

Greek Night 2019

6:00 pm – 1:00 am @ Saint John Trade and Convention Centre

Free Comic Book Day

9:00 am – 9:00 pm @ 25 Charlotte St. Heroes’ Beacon

Danny, King Of The Basement 

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm @ InterAction School of Performing Arts

Sharon & Bram – Farewell Tour

2:00 pm @ Imperial Theatre

Fog City Comic Con 2019 

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm @ Saint John Free Public Library

Margaritaville at the Cantina: May the Fourth Be With You

6:30 pm – 9:30 pm @  Canada Games Aquatic Centre

Sharon & Bram – Farewell Tour

5:00 pm @ Imperial Theatre

Dinnerstreet Dinner Theatre presents Wife Goes On 

6:30 pm – 10:00 pm @ 110 Water Street

Saturday’s with DJ Del 

10:00 pm – 2:00 am @ Callie’s Pub

Newcomer’s Saturday Social 

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm @ Saint John Free Public Library

 

Sunday, May 5

Uptown Burger Week 

11:00 am – 11:00 pm @ Various Uptown Restaurants

Danny, King Of The Basement

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm @ InterAction School of Performing Arts

150 Years of Beer Tours 

1:30 pm – 3:30 pm @ Various Locations Uptown

Fog City Comic Con 2019

10:00 am – 4:00 pm @ Saint John Free Public Library

In the Shadow of the Steeple – a David Goss Walkn’ Talk Series 

2:00 pm – 3:30 pm @ 115 Charlotte St.

Princess Tea & Superhero Party Saint John

1:00 pm – 4:30 pm @ Saint John Trade and Convention Center

Asian Heritage Month Opening Ceremony and Celebrations

2:00 pm – 5:00 pm @ 1 Market Square

Magic Open House

12:00 pm – 5:00 pm @ 25 Charlotte, Heroes’ Beacon

Beer Tasting Tours

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm @  Picaroons General Store

Sunday Movie Matinee 

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm @ Saint John Free Public Library

Sunday Funday – BOGO & Board Games

9:00 pm – 10:00 pm @ Saint John Ale House