City Something Aug. 23-29

Monday's top picks for arts and entertainment in Victoria, BC from Aug. 23-29.

Sara Marreiros is launching her new album Something Sweet on the Wind Wed., Aug. 29 at Hermann's Jazz Club alongside Galen Hartley.

 

Sara Marreiros and Galen Harley

Let Sara Marreiros transport you to an oceanside town in Portugal with Something Sweet on the Wind, her fourth album being launched Wed., Aug. 29 at Hermann’s Jazz Club (753 View).

The show features Marreiros’ signature mix of fado, jazz, bossa, country and more alongside guitarist Galen Hartley, who co-wrote three songs on  Marreiros’ album. Hartley will also be playing songs from his latest album Good Dreams.

The lineup also includes Trav Short, Athena Holmes, Dan Weisenburger and Kelby MacNayr.

Tickets are $15 in advance at Larsen Music or $20 at the door. Doors at 6pm, show at 8pm. M

 

Taj Weekes Canadian debut

St. Lucian reggae artist Taj Weekes and his band Adowa are making their Canadian debut with a national tour stopping in Victoria Thurs., Aug. 23 at Hermann’s Jazz Club (753 View).

Weekes brings his unforgettable reggae groove that blends elements of acoustic roots, rock and afro-folk.

Weekes is touring in support of his latest album A Waterlogged Soul Kitchen featuring the single and music video “Peace and Love.”

Doors are at 6pm, show at 8pm. Tickets are $16.50 in advance at Lyle’s Place, Ditch Records and online at hightideconcerts.net. M

 

Sustaining the Well

The Well Wholemart Enterprises (821 Fort) has run into financial problems and is holding a fundraiser Sun., Aug. 26 starting at 2pm.

The star-studded lineup includes Lonnie Glass, Michael Majocha, Gord Oliphant, Peter Brunette, Sherri Lynne Hooper, Ed Bachmeier, Kaya Fraser, Dom Graham, Sheila Tranfield, Harbour’s End, Zinnia, Luara Cave, Linda Rogers, Marilyn Bowering, Esi Edugyan and Steven Price.  Entry by donation. Come down and enjoy some music, literature, art, food and more to help keep The Well alive.

 

Joe Walsh and Kim Mitchell

Former Eagles member known for his powerful guitar licks, Joe Walsh has entertained the masses for decades. He’ll be bringing the hits from the James Gang, his massively successful solo career and the popular Eagles albums to Victoria Tues., Aug. 28 at Esquimalt’s Bullen Park (1151 Esquimalt).

Joining him is an all-star band and special guest Kim Mitchell.

Tickets are $69.50/95.50 (VIP) and are available at Ditch Records, Lyle’s Place and online at hightideconcerts.net. Gates open at 5:30pm, show at 7pm. Now that’s a wild party. M

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