What’s going on in Saint John? A Students Guide

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New in town? We’ve got you covered.

New students arriving to UNBSJ in the fall might be wondering what there is to do around Saint John where you can have some fun and maybe meet some new people. Here are some ideas for some fun things you can do without breaking the bank as we all know every cent counts when you are a student.


Feeling the late summer heat? Get your cheap drink on at Mexicali Rosa’s on Prince William Street in uptown Saint John. They have $5 margaritas every Monday. Grab your friends and slurp down some cheap strawberry or lime tequila-filled drinks.


 A night out at the movies can cost a fortune between expensive ticket prices and popcorn, but head to Empire Theatres  for Reel Deal Tuesdays. Tickets for shows are only $6.50. Take advantage of the cheap prices and head to the movies with a friend for less than 15 bucks.


Wednesday is a great night to head to Churchill’s Pub uptown for a “Late Night” with some friends. In the lower bar at Churchill’s you can get the late night special, a pitcher of beer and a plate of nachos for only $14.99! Split it with a friend and you have yourself a pretty good deal. Afterwards you can walk to O’Leary’s Pub on Princess Street for Open Mic Night, a popular student hang out.  There’s no cover and live bands play all night.


Thursday night at Peppers Pub at the Market Square Boardwalk is wing night. Peppers has the best wings in the city, and for $4.50 a basket you can’t beat the price. Peppers also has live music playing Thursdays and it’s great for the student crowd..


Hey, it’s Friday. Do whatever you want.

Until Sept. 15 is Sculpture Saint John, an ongoing art exhibit on the waterfront. There’s a collection of chunks of New Brunswick granite being shaped into artwork by artists from around the globe. The sculptures are available for the public to view. Head to the Saint John waterfront for this free display and you can even catch the artists as they work. Check out www.sculpturesaintjohn.com for more information.


Emily is in her fourth year of Political Science. She loves studying and academics which follows into her research work. She's a stern black coffee drinker and is a proud Acadienne. When she's not working or doing school work, you can find Emily listening to 70s music on vinyl and watching Parks and Recreation. If you ask her about parliamentary institutions, she won't stop talking.