Weekly Arts Listings July 14-20

Weekly Arts Listings July 14-20

Stage

 

Sat. july 16

An Incredible Evening of Magic – Witness the incredible, the ununbelievable, the art of grand illusion. With Canada’s Award-Winning Illusionists Murray Hatfield & Teresa. 7:30pm at the Victoria Conference Centre (720 Douglas). $29/$22. 250-893-1349.

TUES. July 19

HENRY V – KeepItSimple Theatre performs this Shakespearian classic. TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY 7:30pm. To July 24 in the Phillip T. Young Recital Hall, MacLaurin Building (UVic). $23/$14 for students/$5 for children under 12. keepitsimpletheatre@hotmail.com.

Ongoing

Victoria Shakespeare Festival – Presents A Comedy of Errors THURSDAYS & SATURDAYS 7:30pm and Hamlet  FRIDAYS & WEDNESDAYS 7:30pm. To Aug 13 at Camosun Landsdown Campus (3100 Foul Bay). $22/$16. 250-589-7926.

Who’s afraid of virginia Woolf? – This dark comedy portrays a husband and wife in a searing night of dangerous fun and games. By the evening’s end, a stunning revelation provides a climax that has shocked audiences for years. FRIDAY, SATURDAY, TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY 8pm, matinees SUNDAY 2pm. To July 17 at the McPherson Playhouse (3 Centennial Square). $24. 250-386-6121.

Ride the Cyclone – A comedy, a tragedy, and a musical ride as a teenage chamber choir die in a roller coaster accident. Karnack, a mechanized fortune-telling machine, gives the teens a chance to express themselves to the world after death. TUESDAY-SATURAY 8pm, matinees SATURDAY 4pm & SUNDAY 2pm. To July 17 at the Belfry Theatre (1291 Gladstone). $12-$23. 250-385-6815.

Flights of Fancy – Imaginations take flight as children of all ages are transported into the world of pirates, treasure and magic with the classic tales of Peter Pan and Treasure Island. Audience participation is encouraged. SATURDAYS & WEDNESDAYS 2-3pm. To Aug. 12 at the Maritime Museum of BC (28 Bastion Square). $10-$35.

Ballet Under the Stars – Come celebrate the summer’s evening with Canadian Pacific Ballet. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to enjoy the beauty of classical ballet in an outdoor heritage setting. TUESDAYS & WEDNESDAYS 8-9:15pm in Market Square (560 Johnson). $20. 250-380-2522.

Comedy night – Get your belly aching with Gilson Lubin and Kwasi Thomas. SATURDAY 9pm at Heckler’s. $10. 250-386-9207.

 

Galleries

 

Thurs. July 14

Art Gallery of greater Victoria – The Further Adventures of a Girl, artwork by Diyan Achjadi. Opening reception 7:30pm. To Oct. 16 at 1040 Moss.

Sat. july 16

TD Art Gallery Paint-In – Over 100 artitsts take to the street to show their work 11am-4:30pm on Moss Street between Fort and Dallas. Followed by dancing 5-9pm. Free.

Martin Batchelor Gallery – Dialogue With The Figure, artwork by Nancy Angermeyer. Opening reception 7pm. To Aug. 10 at 712 Cormorant.

Sun. july 17

POLYCHROME FINE ARTS – Hobnob 3, group exhibition of paintings, sculpture and prints. Opens noon-6pm. To Sept. 8 at 1113 Fort.

mon. July 18

eclectic gallery – Portraits of a Baroque Mind, artwork by Nicholas Frenette. Opening reception WEDNESDAY 6-8pm. To Aug. 27 at 2170 Oak Bay.

Wed. July 20

Michael Audain Gallery – Exhibition of photos and depictions representing the experiences of the I-witness Holocaust Field School May 2011. 1:30-2:30pm in the Visual Arts Building (UVic).

 

Ongoing

POLYCHROME FINE ARTS – By Ross Bay, solo exhibition of assemblages and paintings by Shawn Shepherd. To July 14 at 1113 Fort.

eclectic gallery – Before and Now, mixed media drawings by Yves Vial. To July 16 at 2170 Oak Bay.

Coast Collective Gallery – Critters and Creatures II, group exhibition. To July 17 at 3221 Heatherbell.

Collective Works Gallery – Sunday Tea, works by Diana Durrand. To July 21 at 1311 Gladstone.

open space – Greenw∞sh, an investigational exhibit investigating the complicated relationships to natural and artificual ecosystems through a series of artists’ project. Work by Kyath Battie, Rachel Evans, Scott Evans, Robert Hengeveld, Marlene Jess and Xane St. Phillip. To July 28 at 510 Fort.

Mercurio Gallery – Reconvergence, a retrospective of work by Jack Wise. To July 24 at 602 Courtney.

The Fifty Fifty Arts Collective – Remember Home, mixed media works by Trish Tacoma, Rachael Carroll and Renee Crawford. To July 28 at 2516 Douglas.

Winchester galleries -Early and Late Works, exhibit of work by John Fox, to July 30 at 758 Humboldt. New Work, artwork by Kenna Fair. To july 23 at 796 Humbolt. Kilnformed Glass, glass work by Mel Munsen. To July 30 at 2260 oak Bay.

Absolute Underground Gallery – Vacations in Hell, exhibition featuring Tank Standing Buffalo, Julia Turner, Jesse Ladret and James Goldie. To July 31 at 1215 Government.

The gallery at Mattick`s Farm – Sculptures and reliefs by Birgit Piskor. To July 31 at 109 – 5325 Cordova Bay.

Xchanges Gallery – Compression, work by Thomas Chisholm. To July 31 at 2333 Government.

Gallery at mattick’s farm – Sculpture by Birgit Piskor. To July 31 at 109-5325 Cordova Bay.

Little Fernwood Gallery – The Stillness of a Moment,  artwork by Marlowe Jaxen. To July 31 at 1923 Fernwood.

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 Aug. 20. The Victoria Moderns: UVic and a Regional Aesthetic (1960-1970). To Sept. 16. All at 630 Yates.

Gallery at the mac – Gallery of Visual Artists, group exhibition. To Aug. 22 at 3 Centennial Square.

Deluge Gallery – The Green Years, works by Katie Lyle. To Aug. 27 at 636 Yates.

eclectic gallery – Portraits of a Baroque Mind, artwork by Nicholas Frenette. To Aug. 27 at 2170 Oak Bay.

art gallery of greater victoria – War and Disaster in Japanese Prints, a collection of historical prints from the AGGV’s collection, to Sept. 5. A Brush with War: Military art from Korea to Afganistan, to Sept. 5. On the Edge of Nowhere by Emily Carr, semi-permanent. All shows at 1040 Moss.

Dale`s Gallery – Island Artisans, works from island artists. To Sept. 6 at 537 Fisgard.

GOWARD HOUSE – Chinese Brush Paintings. Art show and sale by the Studio of Harmonious Endeavours. To January 5 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).

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.

Royal BC Museum – The Other Emily, exhibition of work by Emily Carr that explores explores her life before she became famous. To Oct. 10 at 675 Belleville.

Legacy art gallery – Now Here’s the Deal, political cartoons from WAC Bennett’s private collection. To January 23. Architecture and Power, art and architecture exhibition taking inspiration from artistic trends, architects, and technical aspects of parliamentary building construction. To February 6 at 630 Yates.

GOWARD HOUSE – Chinese Brush Paintings. Art show and sale by the Studio of Harmonious Endeavours. To January 5 at 2495 Arbutus.

AVENUE GALLERY – Exhibition featuring master ceramicist George Pearlman and master wood sculptor Douglas Fisher. To January 8 at 2184 Oak Bay.

eclectic gallery – Small Works, group show of local artists. To January 8 at 2170 Oak Bay.

Sooke Harbour House – Rustic West Coast, exhibition of Christopher Lucas paintings. To January 3 at 1528 Whiffen Spit Rd.

AVENUE GALLERY – Exhibition featuring master ceramicist George Pearlman and master wood sculptor Douglas Fisher. To January 8 at 2184 Oak Bay.absolute underground gallery – Twisted Christmas, featuring all local talent like Trust36, Ory, Cam Kallos, Amanda Schurman, Genghis Shawn, Robin Thompson and more. Opens reception FRIDAY 6-9pm. To January 31 at Trounce Alley, downstairs. legacy art gallery – An exhibition on parliamentary buildings from sea to sea to sea. To February 6 at 630 Yates.

Maritime museum of BC – Visual Trickery, the art of photo manipulation. To March, 2011 at 28 Bastion.

Royal BC Museum – Behind the Scenes exhibition will bring the museum’s inner workings out to the public. To fall 2011 at 675 Belleville.

 

WORDS

 

Thurs. July 14

Contemporary Responses to Disaster –  deal with disaster through art. 7:30pm at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria (1040 Moss). $13/$11 for students and seniors/$3 for youth ages 6-17. waywardschool.wordpress.com/about.

Sat. july 16

SELF-PUBLISHING STEP BY STEP – Everything you need to know about self-publishing. Registration required. 1:30pm at the Overleaf Bookshop (1105 Pandora). $20. 250 532 2707, naturalreviews@hotmail.com.

Heather Spears – This Governor General Award Winner reads. 8pm at The Well (821 Fort). $5. 250-590-4995.

mon. July 18

israel: What’s the big deal? – Jan Bruggeman shares her perspective on a often misunderstood subject. Registration required. Leave everything and go, 2-4pm, $15. What has Israel got to do with it? 5-9pm, $37. All at the Ambrosia Event Centre (638 Fisgard). 250-508-0337.

TUES. July 19

The Political History of Soil – Explore the ambiguous origins of industrial and sustainable approaches to agriculture, along the way revealing their surprisingly discontinuous and diffuse beginnings. First of a four part seminar. Registration required. 5:30pm at Open Space (510 Fort). $30. elyse@openspace.ca.

 

Ongoing

Victoria Anarchist Reading Circle – Discuss the lastest in anarchist reading. TUESDAYS 7pm at Camas Books (2590 Quadra). Free. 250-381-0585.

trivia pub quiz – General knowledge, guess the song, who said it, Free. TUESDAYS 8pm at Felicita’s (UVic). 250-721-8626.

Quiz Whiz Night – supreme trivia challenge. TUESDAYS 9pm at Ocean Island Café (791 Pandora). Free. 250-385-1784.

UVic Astronomy Open House – Here’s your chance to discover everything you’ve wanted to know about the sky. WEDNESDAYS 9-10pm at the Bob Wright Centre (UVic). Free. 250-721-7700, mshen@uvic.ca.

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