City Something Aug. 30- Sept. 5
Hard of Hearing?
Aspecial treat for the deaf and hard of hearing: SNAFU Dance Theatre (Kitt and Jane, Little Orange Man) have invited Katt Campbell and Bryan Corry to perform sign language interpretation for the closing night performance of Little Orange Man at the Victoria Fringe (8:45pm, Sun., Sept. 2 at the Downtown Activity Centre, 755 Pandora).
In Little Orange Man, performer and co-creator Ingrid Hansen plays 12-year-old Kitt Pedersen, who fires up homemade technology to extract and re-enact the audience’s dreams.
“The show is highly visual and includes tons of direct audience-performer interaction, inviting audience members to step into my dreams. I’m really excited to see how that plays out,” says Hansen.
Little Orange Man was a sold-out hit at the Victoria and Vancouver Fringes in 2011 and took home Pick-of-the-Fringe awards at both. It also earned a nod for Best Overall Production at this year’s Ottawa Fringe. It is being performed Wednesday through Sunday this week. M
Laying down the law
Swedish garage-rock band The Hives is about to lay down the law here in Victoria.
The five-piece just released its fifth studio album (the first in five years), Lex Hives, named for the Roman practise of enacting a system or body of laws and accepting them as a standard. The 12-track rock-constitution was independently funded and produced on the Disques Hives label.
Catch Howlin’ Pelle Almqvist, Nicholaus Arson, Chris Dangerous, Dr. Matt Destruction, and VigilanteCarlstroem at their show, Wed., Sept. 5 at Club 9ONE 9 (9pm) with special guests FIDLAR.
Tickets are $35 and are available at Ditch Records, Lyle’s Place and online at ticketweb.com. M
Fun at the Saanich Fair
If you’re looking for some family fun this September long weekend, take the whole brood down to the Saanich Fair (1528 Stellys Cross Rd. in Central Saanich Sept. 1-3).
With a midway, live music, dancing, 4-H, pie-eating contests and more, this one’s sure to be a hit on the last free weekend before back-to-school. Don’t forget to check out the 30-foot Model Shipbuilding pool where kiddies can try their hands at paddle boat racing. M