Jazz young and old – Esquimalt High School Jazz Band 5pm and Tom Vickery Trio 8pm. Both at Hermann’s. $6.
O’mally – Free-range banjo and fiddle. With Scott Cook. 8pm at the Fort Cafe. $10.
Fast Machine – ‘80s and ‘90s top-40. 9pm at Rehab. $15/$10.
Open Mic – Open to all musicians. 6pm at Paradiso Di Stelle. Free.
Open Mic – Scott Longworth hosts an open forum for original tunes. All ages. 8pm at the Fernwood Inn. Free.
Special Ed – Theory Thursday presents a night of d’n’b and jungle featuring this formerly local DJ. with Condition Red and Tedder. 9pm at Hush. $5.
Corey doak – Solo guitar for the soul. With Mike Edel. 7pm at Cafe Suburbia (1780 Feltham). $13.
The Shorty Parker Band – Calling them the “Vertically Challenged” Parker Band would be silly. 8pm at the Shark Club. $5.
Oliver Swain – Jazz for life. With Sara Marreiros. 8pm at Hermann’s. $TBA.
Automatic Planet – For those who can’t drive stick. With guests. 9pm at Logan’s. $8.
funky fridays – Open mic/jam hosted by Mitch & the Baroness. 7:30pm at Poolside Bar. Free.
Karaoke – With Liz. 8pm at the Upper Deck. Free.
open stage – Hosted by Winnie Cooper and featuring KousKous. 8pm at James Bay Coffee & Books. By donation.
CHAMPION SOUND – Lauded local DJ duo. With Nohassle. 10pm at Hush. $5.
FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS – Top 40 with lasers. With DJs LokoBoy, Kris Reign and Marshall A. 9pm at 9one9. $7/$5 student.
Débruit – Synth magic and turbo-crunk. With Rhythmicon, KMT and Longshanks. 10pm at Lucky. $10.
OMG FRIDAY – DJ Bellyfish and DJ Speedyshoes spin a fresh mix of top 40, electronic and hip hop. 10pm at Upstairs Cabaret. $6.
THE GARY PRESTON BAND – Chicago blues. 8pm at the Upper Deck. Free.
Ladies of the Blues – Funky soul that’ll leave you begging for more. With Summer Fragomeni-Hay, Deb Rhymer, S.P. Wadsworth and Auntie Kate. All ages. 8pm at Hermann’s. $12.
Evil Ebenezer – Indie rap. With Indelible, Rushden & Diamonds, Merk Mikz and The Mighty Apos. 8pm at Lucky. $10. Followed by SOLID! with DJ Longshanks.
Autolite Strike – Minimalist garage-punk. With The Laundronauts, Durban Poison and The Poor Choices. 9pm at Logan’s. $TBA.
Mat the Alien – Dubstep turntablism. With Chicken George. 9pm at Sugar. $TBA.
GATRINGER – High-energy house. With MaureR. 9pm at Hush. $5.
Monte Saatchi – Latin guitar. 1pm at The Well (821 Fort). Free.
Deb Rhymer’s blues jam – Jam away your blues with the Victoria Jazz Society. 2pm at the Strath’s Clubhouse. Free.
Hootenanny – Join Carolyn Mark for some first-rate hootenannin’. 4:30pm-12am at Logan’s. Free.
Canus – Hot jazz and smooth harmony. All ages. 4:30pm at Hermann’s, $10. Followed by The Needham Wigmore Band at 8pm, $10.
jack’s Open Mic SUNDAYS – Welcoming atmosphere. 7pm at Serious Coffee (230 Cook). Free.
Singer Songwriter Showcase – Bring your original tunes. 7:30pm at Ambrosia. $3.
Karaoke – Hosted by Liz. 8pm at Upper Deck. Free.
Bluegrass Sunday – Hosted by Doosie & Decker. 9pm at Ocean Island Café. Free.
Open Mic – Make everyone listen. 8pm at Felicitas. Free.
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 Night Jam – Open jam with Charlie Folk. 7pm at Upper Deck. Free.
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.
Vital hands – Progressive folk rock. With Jessica Benini. All ages. 7:30pm at the Fernwood Inn. Free.
Karaoke – Hosted by Liz. 8pm at Upper Deck. Free.
Open Jam – With the Front Porch String Pickin’ Band. 9pm at Tudor House. Free.
Wookie – Techno dance party! With Precipice and Colin Sick. 10pm at Hush. $5.
Victoria COvers – (seee MUSIC) Victoria artists Wes Borg, MD Wren, Grayson Walker, Terri Upton, Rad Juli cover They Might Be Giants’ album Flood. THURSDAY 8pm at the Victoria Event Centre (1415 Broad). $10. 250-380-1280.
Victoria Symphony – Dance of Romance, the story of a singer and a dancer falling in love is told by the sensational Adam James singing and dancing to the music of Cole porter, Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen, Sondheim and others. THURSDAY 2pm, FRIDAY & SATURDAY 8pm at the Royal Theatre (805 Broughton). $31-$73. 250-386-6121
UVIC School of Music – Fridaymusic, School of Music students in a program for various instruments, FRIDAY 12:30pm, by donation. Saxophone Class Recital, Students from the class of Wendell Clanton, SATURDAY 8pm, by donation. Music Ancient and Modern from the 20th and 21st Centuries, Students from the class of Lanny Pollet, SUNDAY 2:30pm. by donation. Graduate Recital, Pianist Kevin Ngo presents his first year graduate recital, WEDNESDAY 12:30pm, Free. All in Phillip T. Young Recital Hall, MacLaurin Building (UVic). 250-721-7903.
Infinitus – A high energy and interactive performance with programs that feature polished classical works and original jazz, Latin and hip-hop arrangements/compositions. FRIDAY 7:30pm at the Farquhar Auditorium, University Centre (UVic). $15-$23. 250-721-8480.
Black and White Casino Night – A formal evening of mock casino madness! Proceeds support Global Medical Brigades. With Double Bond String Quartet, The Olivierisacowardlyasshole Band, Jan Van and the Party Prism. SATURDAY 7pm at the Victoria Event Centre. $15/$10 students. 250-380-1280.
WORLD DRUMS – Featuring over 70 performers on stage with many different styles of world music, song and percussion and stringed instruments. SATURDAY 7:30pm at the McPherson Playhouse (3 Centennial Square). $24/$19 students. 250-386-6121.
Baroque Masterpieces – The Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra performs Lully, CPE Bach, JS Bach, Fasch, Dauvergne and Vivaldi. Presented by the Early Music Society of the Islands (EMSI). Pre-show talk 7:10pm. SATURDAY 8pm at the Alix Goolden Hall (907 Pandora). $30/$28 students & seniors/$26 VCM members. 250-882-5058.
ROBERT BURNS MEMORIAL TEA AND CONCERT – The Victoria Joint Scottish Council invites you to celebrate the birthday of Robert Burns. A short ceremony at the Burns statue in Beacon Hill Park, followed by Scottish entertainment and tea and goodies at 2:30 in St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church Hall (680 Courtney). SUNDAY 2pm at the Burns Statue (Beacon Hill Park). By donation. 250-652-5773.
Gordon Clements – Orignal work and jazz standards. With guests. SUNDAY 2:30pm at Alix Goolden Hall (907 Pandora). $15/$10 students & seniors. 250-386-5311.
VICtoria folk music society – Featuring the rythm and roots of Terry Brennan, after open stage. SUNDAY 7:30pm at Norway House (1110 Hillside). $5.
ROBOTICS AND MUSIC – UVic’s Music Intelligence and Sound Technology Interdisciplinary Collective (MISTIC) presents an evening of live performances of compositions and improvisations for humans and robots and/or robotic musical instruments. SUNDAY 8pm at Open Space (510 Fort). $12/ $10 students and Open Space members.
Bard & Banker – Steve Chmilar THURSDAY. Run for Cover FRIDAY-SATURDAY. Shameless Pleasures SUNDAY 7:30pm. Geoff Lundstrom. MONDAY. Adam & Antonia TUESDAY-WEDNESDAY. All showtimes 8pm unless otherwise noted.
bartholomew’s – Rain Shadow THURSDAY. Younger Than Yesterday FRIDAY & SATURDAY. Randy Tucker Swing Band SUNDAY. The Ramblers MONDAY. Havanna Club Live TUESDAY. Paul Wainwright Band WEDNESDAY. All shows 8:30pm.
blethering place – Swing On By FRIDAY 7pm.
canoe brewpub – McGillicuddy’s Burns Night party with special guest Steve Kelly TUESDAY 8pm.
evedar’s bistro – Terry Brennan FRIDAY 6:30pm.
heron rock bistro – The Zjazz Duo Monday 7:30pm.
IRISH TIMES – Jeremy Walsh THURSDAY-SATURDAY. Quinn & Qristina Bachand SUNDAY 7:30pm. Black Angus MONDAY-WEDNESDAY. All shows 8:30pm, unless otherwise noted.
ocean point resort – Jazz piano featuring Bill Mulley FRIDAY-SATURDAY 6pm.
oswego hotel – Paul Laverick & Nadine Florence WEDNESDAY 6pm.
Pagliacci’s -Yiddish Columbia State SUNDAY. Gnu Standards MONDAY. The Clark Brendon Trio TUESDAY. The Stomp Club WEDNESDAY. All performances 8:15pm.
Penny Farthing – Roland Barrett THURSDAY. Oliver Swain FRIDAY-SATURDAY. All at 8pm.
Strath’s clubhouse – The Sutcliffes WEDNESDAY 8:30pm.
spinnaker’s brewpub – Dan Wisenburger and Oliver Swain SUNDAYS 8pm.
The blethering place – Stephen Brown and the Bastion Band SUNDAY 6pm.
the office – The Ramblers THURSDAY. Beats Bass & Voice FRIDAY. DJ Naomi Nice SATURDAY 8pm. Geoffry Lundstrom TUESDAY. Skyla J & the Vibes WEDNESDAY. All shows 9pm unless otherwise noted.
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.
the superior – Oliver Swain with friends THURSDAY. Sara Marreiros and Galen Hartley FRIDAY. Skyla and Oz Of Greenlaw SATURDAY. Vinyl with Michael SUNDAY. David Vest TUESDAY. Teagan Johnson WEDNESDAY. All shows 6:30pm and by donation.
Swan’s – Tom Lang Band THURSDAY. Momentum FRIDAY. Ginzou Knives SATURDAY. The Moonshiners SUNDAY 8:30pm. Flying Saucers MONDAY. Light Sweet Crude TUESDAY. Momentum WEDNESDAY. All shows start 9pm unless otherwise noted.
vista 18 – Eric Hughes Trio FRIDAY-SATURDAY All shows 8pm.
Whitebird Lounge – Open Mic with Tanya Brooks TUESDAY. Dj Rhythmicon WEDNESDAY All at 8pm.