GigsthursdayMaceo Parker – The world’s funkiest sax-man. 7:30pm at The Upstairs Cabaret. $45/$40.
Ninja Spy – Post-hardcore funk. With This Day Burns, The Whiteboard Project and We, The Undersigned. 9pm at V-Lounge. $12/$8.
The Sumner Brothers – Folk blues. With Carolyn Mark, Clay George and M.D. Wren. 9pm at Logan’s. $8.
Theory Thursday – Dance your ass off. With Self Evident, Longshanks and Subcorr. 10pm at Hush. $5.
Open Mic – Open to all musicians. 6pm at Paradiso Di Stelle. Free.
Open Mic – Hosted by Rick Van Krugal. 7pm at the Well. Free.
Kim Churchill – Acoustic blues. With guests. 8pm at Lucky. $10.
Open Mic – Scott Longworth hosts an open forum for original tunes. All ages. 8pm at the Fernwood Inn. Free.
Karaoke – Sing your heart out. 9pm at Felicita’s. Free.
Ladies Night – Girls night out just got sexier with free pole dancing lessons. 9pm at the Upper Deck. Free. friday Superglide – Classic blues-rock. Also, the “world’s best” artificial ice. 9pm at Shark Club. Free.
Left Pocket Dead – Leaving behind his loving right pocket, and two young back pockets. With guests. 9pm at Logan’s. $8.
John B – UK drum’n’bass pioneer. With Dj Shiftee and Spilly G’s. 9:30pm at Sugar. $18.
The Idlers – Reggae, ska and afro-beat. With Brave New Waves. 10pm at Lucky. $12.
DJ Angry Samoan – Filthy beats and bass, whatever that means. With DJ Briden, DJ ShellB, DJ Lyssa and DJ Mr.B. All ages. 10pm at the Sunset Room (401 Herald). $20.
funky fridays – Open mic/jam hosted by Mitch & the Baroness. 7:30pm at Poolside Bar. Free.
Karaoke – With Liz. 8pm at the Upper Deck. Repeats SUNDAY and WEDNESDAY. Free.
THREE WIDE MEN – Original songs, fiddle tunes, contemporary folk and Celtic music. 8pm at James Bay Coffee & Books. By donation.
The Paperboys – Ska, reggae and soul. 8pm at Hermann’s. $20.
FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS – Top 40 with lasers. With DJs Kris Reign and Marshall A. 9pm at 9one9. $7/$5 students.
OMG FRIDAY – DJ Bellyfish and DJ Speedyshoes spin a fresh mix of top 40, electronic and hip hop. 10pm at Upstairs Cabaret. $6. saturday Elmores – With Tom Vickery. 3pm, free. Followed by “The Ladies of the Blues,” wtih Auntie Kate & the Uncles of Funk, The Deb Rhymer Band and April Gislason at 7pm, $12. All at Hermann’s.
Mendozza – Heavy rock. With Ancients, Rorschach and Ballista. 9pm at Logan’s. $10.
Tribal Beats – Hip hop, reggae and soul. With Cleo Madelaine, THC The Drumming DJ, DJ Beatfarmer, DJ Joshua James and DJ Rowan. 9pm at the Sunset Room (401 Herald). $15.
Lazy Mike & the Rockin’ Recliners – The kind of blues that comes only from the despair brought by recliners. 9pm at the Upper Deck. Free.
Rythmicon – Robot in disguise. With Outsider and Mt. Doyle. 10pm at Hush. $5.
Solid! – A throbbing dancefloor and an eclectic mix of music. With DJ Longshanks. 10pm at Lucky. $6. sunday Sunday Blues Jam – hosted by the Deb Rhymer Band. 2pm at the Strath’s Clubhouse. Free.
Nori McFarlane – Celebrates 30 years playing at Hermann’s with Dixieland Express. 4pm, $10. Followed by Kelby McNayr at 8pm, $10. All at Hermann’s.
Hootenanny – Join Carolyn Mark for some first-rate hootenannin’. 4:30pm-12am at Logan’s. Free.
jack’s Open Mic SUNDAYS – Welcoming atmosphere. 7pm at Serious Coffee (230 Cook). Free.
Tanya davis – A lovely evening of words and music. With Mary Pinkoski. 7:30pm at Solstice Café. $10.
Jim Bryson & The Weakerthans Band – (See MUSIC). Won’t be beating you up for your lunch money. With Siskiyou. 8pm at Sugar. $18.
Bluegrass Sunday – Hosted by Doosie & Decker. 9pm at Ocean Island Café. Free. monday Battle of the bands – There can be only one — band, that is. 9pm at Felicitas. $3.
open mic – Hosted by Steve Barries. 9pm at Logan’s. Free.
Jam Session – Because playing alone is depressing. All ages. 9pm at Ocean Island Café Lounge. Free. tuesday Open Mic – Come and showcase your talent! Hosted by Yvonne Owens and Oliver Mitchell. 7pm at The Well (821 Fort). Free.
victoria bluegrass jam – Bring your instruments. 7:30pm at Orange Hall. $3 to play, free to listen.
wednesdayOPEN STAGE – The Lovelies kick off this open mic. Registration between 7:30-8:30pm at the Fort Café. Free.
DJ Rufino – Raw soul-funk and dub-dancehall. 9pm at Logan’s. Free.
CITY OF FIRE – Enemies of the city of gunpowder. With guests. 9pm at Lucky. $18.
Open Jam – With the Front Porch String Pickin’ Band. 9pm at Tudor House. Free.
Skylo Rayne – Big birthday beats. With Ness-T and Naomi Nice. 10pm at Hush. $5. Concerts Sheesham and Lotus – Their high energy is contagious as they “flat-foot clog” blow, strum and tap their way through their performance, lettin ‘er rip on fiddle, bones, harmonica, foot stepping, vocals, gourd banjo, bass harmonica, jaw harp, vocals, ukulele, hambone anything that can’t be plugged in. FRIDAY 7:30pm at Farquhar Auditorium, University Centre (UVic). $23/$15. 250-721-8480.
Civic Orchestra – Performing the Peer Gynt Suite, Pavane for a Dead Princess and more. SATURDAY 2pm at Alix Goolden Hall (907 Pandora). $18/$14 students and seniors. 250-588-3406.
East Van Strings – Everything from Berg, free jazz, Arabic taqasim, Indian rhythmic cycles, to Philip Glass, contributes to the group’s vast area of expression. SATURDAY 8pm at Open Space (510 Fort). $15/$10 students and Open Space members. 250-383-8833.
The Flora Scott Jazz Trio – Swing and Latin tunes with new compositions by Flora Scott. SATURDAY 8pm at Merlin’s Sun Home/Theatre (1983 Fairfield). $15. 250-598-7488.
Victoria symphony – Brandenburg 4 and Schubert 5, featuring Sarah Hagen on piano. SUNDAY 2:30pm at the Farquhar Auditorium, the University Centre (UVic). $28-$48. 250-721-8480.
CONTINUUM CONSORT -The Victoria Conservatory of Music presents this early music ensemble. SUNDAY 2:30pm at Alix Goolden Hall (907 Pandora). $18/$13 students and seniors/$8 VOC members.
Linden Singers of Victoria – I Choristi: Opera Through The Eyes Of The Chorister. SUNDAY 3pm at First Metropolitan United Church (932 Balmoral). $18/$15. lindensingers.ca.
Greater Victoria Police Chorus – Everyone is welcome! SUNDAY 7pm at Centennial United Church (612 David). Freewill offering will be collected. 250-384- 6424.
UVIC School of Music – Scholarship Winner Recital, featuring pianist Jillian Hanks, winner of the Canadian Federation of University Women Victoria’s Judith Harreman Scholarship in Music, SUNDAY 2:30pm, free. Cuarteto Latinoamericano, an award-winning ensemble from Mexico known worldwide as the leading proponent of Latin American music for string quartet, SUNDAY 8pm, $25/$21. Graduating Recital, featuring vocalist Alyson Hop, MONDAY 8pm, free. Graduate Recital, featuring trombonist Aubrey Kelly, WEDNESDAY 12:30pm, free. Graduating Recital, featuring violinist Jordan Ofiesh, WEDNESDAY 8pm, free. All at Phillip T. Young Recital Hall, MacLauren Building (UVic) unless otherwise noted. 250-721-8634.
Victoria Folk Music Society – James Gordon, prolific folk singer and songwriter. SUNDAY 7:30pm at The Norway House (1110 Hillside). $5. 250-413-3213.
SARAH MCLACHLAN – With Butterfly Boucher and Melissa Mcclelland. TUESDAY 7:30pm at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre (1925 Blanshard). $70/$50. 250-220-2600.eats’n’beats Bard & Banker – Tom Hooper & Matt Johnson THURSDAY. Run for Cover FRIDAY-SATURDAY. Shameless Pleasures SUNDAY, 7:30pm. Tyler Harvey MONDAY-TUESDAY. Lola Parks WEDNESDAY. All showtimes 8pm unless otherwise noted.
bartholomew’s -Rainshadow Al THURSDAY. Harris Gilmore & The MoJos FRIDAY & SATURDAY 9pm. Randy Tucker Swing Band SUNDAY 8pm. The Ramblers MONDAY. All shows 8:30pm unless otherwise noted.
Evedar’s Bistro – Terry Brennan SATURDAY 6:30pm.
Fernwood inn – The Sweet Lowdown TUESDAY 8pm.
glo europub – Ashley Wey SATURDAY 8pm.
IRISH TIMES – SheNanigan THURSDAY-SATURDAY. Quinn & Qristina Bachand SUNDAY 7:30pm. Tom Hooper MONDAY-WEDNESDAY. All shows 8pm, unless otherwise noted.
Heron Rock Bistro – John MacArthur and Melinda Whitaker, with special guest Joey Smith. FRIDAY 7:30pm.
Hotel Grand Pacific – Jan Stirling, Jazz Piano. SATURDAY-MONDAY 6:30-9:30pm.
The Office – Momentum THURSDAY. Beats, bass & voice FRIDAY. Coco Jafro SATURDAY 8pm. SkylaJ and the Vibes WEDNESDAY. All shows 9pm unless otherwise noted.
Oswego Hotel – Cynthia Davis Trio WEDNESDAY 7-9pm.
Pagliacci’s – Roessingh Trio SUNDAY. Round Midnight MONDAY. All performances 8:15pm.
Penny Farthing – Roland Barrett THURSDAY. Geoff Lundstrom FRIDAY-SATURDAY. All at 8pm.
The Spiral – Open mic THURSDAY 6-9pm. Story time for kids SUNDAY 10:30-11am. Spiral Groove string classics MONDAY 7:30-9:30pm. Swing orchestra WEDNESDAY 7:30-9:30pm. By donation.
Strath’s clubhouse – Country night with DJ Clinton THURSDAY 9pm.The Sutcliffes WEDNESDAY 8:30pm.
the superior – David Vest THURSDAY. Bill Johnson FRIDAY. Skyla & Oz SATURDAY. Vinyl with Michael 10am-3pm and 5:30pm-late SUNDAY. Colin NDZ and Friends TUESDAY. Clark Brendon and Al Pease WEDNESDAY. All shows 6:30pm and by donation.
Swan’s – The Gary Preston Band THURSDAY. Groovediggers FRIDAY. Soulshakers SATURDAY. The Moonshiners SUNDAY 8:30pm. Flying Saucers MONDAY. Light Sweet Crude TUESDAY. House Cats WEDNESDAY All shows start 9pm unless otherwise noted.
vista 18 – Washington Cook Trio FRIDAY-SATURDAY. All shows 8pm.
Whitebird Lounge – Open Mic with Tanya Brooks TUESDAY. DJ Rhythmicon WEDNESDAY All at 8pm.