City Something Aug. 16-22

Monday's Top Picks for arts and entertainment Aug. 16-22

Folk-rocker Dylan Stone is playing after the Victoria Folk Music Society open mic Sun., Aug. 19 at Norway House.

Dylan Stone Trio rocks Norway House


Fresh off a successful weekend at the second annual FolkWest, the Victoria Folk Music Society presents the Dylan Stone Trio, Sun., Aug. 19.

Stone’s predominantly folk-rock style of music embodies a deep respect for acoustic roots and folk traditions, but is steeped in the sonic landscapes and power of electric music.

The trio is rounded out by Mike Brooks on mandolin and Adrian Dolan on fiddle.

The night will feature mostly original material bolstered by a few covers and some traditional songs from the 1960s folk revival.

The show starts after the open stage at 7:30pm at Norway House (1110 Hillside). M


Henry IV Part 1

Keep It Simple Theatre Productions is Victoria’s Shakespearean underdog this season, going up against the Greater Victoria Shakespeare Festival and newcomers Shakespeare by the Sea.

But this resilient local company won’t be left behind. Their production of Henry IV features Christopher Harris as King Henry, Julian Cervello as Hotspur, Ben Sutherland as Prince Hal (pictured above), Kevin Stinson as Falstaff, Kate Harter (who sings in Welch) and newcomer Cameron Butt. The show runs nightly through Saturday at the Metro Studio Theatre (1411 Quadra) at 8pm. Tickets are $17.50. M














Rising Scum Fest

This year’s Rising Scum Fest features four days of punk, metal and hardcore at various locations around town. Fifteen bands are playing including headliners Guttermouth (Huntington Beach), Keg Killers (Victoria), West of Hell (Van) and the Swingin’ Utters (San Francisco).

n Thurs., Aug. 16 catch Guttermouth with Gastric Acid, Fableway and The Hoosegow (9pm at Club 9ONE9). $15.

n Fri., Aug. 17 is punk night featuring Keg Killers, The Role Models, The Sweathogs and Capital City Stalkers (9pm at Logan’s Pub). $10.

n Sat., Aug. 18 is metal night with West of Hell, Acolytes of Impurity, Abombanation and Mendozza (9pm at Sopranos). $10.

n And Sun., Aug. 19’s finale show features Fat Wreck Records’ Swingin’ Utters with indie rock band Roll the Tanks (featuring the long running drummer from the Mighty Mighty Bosstones) and Class of 1984 (9pm at Club 9ONE9).

Full festival pass available for $35 and individual show tickets are available at Lyle’s Place, Ditch Records, Absolute Underground and More info, visit M





Head down to St. Ann’s Academy Sun., Aug. 19 (10am to 4pm) for the second annual celebration of fibre arts, Fibrations, featuring more than 20 spinners, weavers, knitters, felters and crocheters from across the Island.

The free event features demonstrations of nuno felting, Tunisian crochet, Saori weaving, knitting-wool spinning and more.

There’s also a twoonie auction with locally crafted prizes. Fore more information, visit M

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