Sat. Sept. 17
Cantadora – An acoustic art-musical about the most curious discoveries a woman will make when left with nothing but her voice, her visions, her dress and a bundle of sticks. 6pm & 9pm at the Intrepid Theatre Club (#2-1609 Blanshard). $12. 250-383-2663.
The Drowsy Chaperone – Langham Court Theatre seeks actors with singing and dance experience. Appointment required. FRIDAY-SUNDAY at the Canadian College of Performing Arts (1701 Elgin). 250-472-0427.
ALICE IN WONDERLAND – St. Luke’s Players seeks actors aged 8 to 80 years. FRIDAY 7pm & SATURDAY 2pm at St Luke’s Hall (3821 Cedar Hill X). 250-370-1291.
Thurs. Sept. 15
Vic Slam – All poets, performers, freestylers and writers are invited to a show where the audience judges and the top three win cash prizes. 7:30pm at Cabin 12 (607 Pandora). $5. 250-213-1634.
Fri. Sept. 16
Planet Earth Poetry – Come with a poem by a favourite poet (other than yourself) for PEP’s annual Doctors without Borders fundraiser. 7:30pm at the Moka House (1633 Hillside). $3. firstname.lastname@example.org.
mon. Sept. 19
Fall Into Stories – The Victoria Storytellers Guild welcomes you to hear and tell stories. 7:30pm at 1831 Fern. $5/$3 students. 250-477-7044, victoriastorytellers.org.
PEN-IN-HAND – Poetry and prose reading featuring poets John Barton and Miles Lowry. Please refrain from wearing scented products. 7:15-9:30pm at Serious Coffee (230 Cook). $3. email@example.com.
TUES. Sept. 20
Michael Ondaatje – The author of The English Patient reads from his latest work, The Cat’s Table. 7:30pm at Alix Goolden Hall (907 Pandora). $10. 250-386-5311.
Wed. Sept. 21
Terrence Malick – Christopher Page leads a discussion of director Terrence Malick’s films, from Badlands to A Tree of Life. 7pm at St. Philip Anglican Church (2928 Eastdowne). 250-592-6823, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Victoria Anarchist Reading Circle – Discuss the latest in anarchist reading. TUESDAYS 7pm at Camas Books (2590 Quadra). Free. 250-381-0585.
Fri. Sept. 16
Art Gallery of Greater Victoria – Indian & Persian Miniature Paintings, exhibition of miniature paintings a calligraphy from the AGGV’s collection.To Nov. 20 at 1040 Moss.
Caffe Fantastico – Big-Ass Vampires, Thieving Rabbits and the Slaying of Technology, illustrations by April Caverhill. Opening reception 7-9pm. To Oct. 31 at 965 Kings.
Sun. Sept. 18
Reinventing Ritual Exhibition Gala – Exhibition featuring art, poetry and music from members of the “Calling All Artists” program at Emanu-El. 2:30pm at the Congregation Emanu-El Synagogue (1461 Blanshard).
Wed. Sept. 21
Legacy Gallery – In Her Own Words: Emily Carr, Myfanwy Pavelic, Katharine Maltwood, exhibition exploring the implicit integrity of vision in an artist’s own words about her art, its context and its technique. To Nov. 26 at 630 Yates.
Legacy Gallery – Convergence/Divergence: Landscape and Self on the West Coast, exhibition of works by E. J. Hughes, Glenn E. Howarth, Charles Elliott and Francis Dick, among others, to Oct. 1. Exhibition of prints and carvings by Henry Hunt, to Nov. 20. All at 630 Yates.
Emerging Art Gallery – Night Watch, artwork by Caitlin Ambery. To MONDAY at 977 A Fort.
Collective Works Gallery – 3, artwork by Charlotte Bell, Donald Ius and Pete Rockwell. To Sept. 22 at 1311 Gladstone.
The Fifty Fifty Arts Collective – Vic Sightings, photo and video artists Jay Zemanek, Matt Gravel, Matt Macleod and Luke Connor explore skateboard culture.To Sept. 24. at 2516 Douglas.
Community Arts Council of Greater Victoria – The Place Where We Live, exhibition of work by the Ground Zero Printmakers group. To Sept. 25 at 3220 Cedar Hill.
Sooke Harbour House – Abstract Continuum, exhibition of artwork by Chin Yuen. To Sept. 27 at 1528 Whiffen Spit.
GOWARD HOUSE – Exhibition of artwork by Lee Lowther Kergin. To Sept. 28 at 2495 Arbutus.
Maltwood Prints and Drawings Gallery – Lords and the Land, exhibition documents the relationship between stone and tenurial authority in tenth- and eleventh-century Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire. To Sept. 28 at the McPherson Library (UVic).
POLYCHROME FINE ARTS – Chance Of Shadows, exhibition of sculpture and drawings by David Gifford. To Sept. 29 at 1113 Fort.
Gallery at mattick’s farm – Mixed media on canvas by Carmen Mongeau. To Sept. 30 at 109-5325 Cordova Bay.
Audain Gallery – Exhibition of work by acclaimed Canadian aboriginal artist Rebecca Belmore, the inaugural Audain Professor of Contemporary Art Practice of the Pacific Northwest in UVic’s Visual Arts department.To Sept. 30 in the Fine Arts Buildling (UVic).
View Art Gallery – Annual Summer Salon, a rotating exhibition of the works of 25 gallery artists and guests, featuring the ceramic art of Laurie Rolland. To Sept. 30 at 104-860 View.
morris gallery – Exhibition of work by Zeljko Kujundzic. To Sept. 30 at 428 Burnside East.
open space – Wood For Rolling, exhibition of work by Steve deBruyn. To Oct. 1 at 510 Fort.
eclectic gallery – Forest Patterns, artwork by Donna Ion. Artists reception Sept. 1 7pm. To
Oct. 1 at 2170 Oak Bay.
Deluge gallery – The Undiscovered Continent, artwork by Mark Neufeld. To Oct. 1 at 636 Yates.
dales gallery – Show Up, exhibition of oil paintings by Stephanie Harding. To Oct. 4 at 537 Fisgard.
Martin Batchelor Gallery – Exhibition of paintings by Fan Fan Wu. To Oct. 5 at 712 Cormorant.
Royal BC Museum – The Other Emily, exhibition of work by Emily Carr that explores her life before she became famous. To Oct. 10 at 675 Belleville.
Olio Artists & Workers Cooperative – Live!Stock IV, a collection of 12 new and original screenprinted pieces by 12 local artists celebrating this year’s Rifflandia lineup! To Oct. 14 at 614 1/2 Fisgard.
art gallery of greater victoria – The Further Adventures of a Girl, artwork by Diyan Achjadi, to Oct. 16. On the Edge of Nowhere by Emily Carr, semi-permanent. All shows at 1040 Moss.