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Manitoba Party by William Kurelek. Immerse yourself in his world at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria's Urbanite, Fri., Aug. 10.

Urbanite

 

Immerse yourself in the world of William Kurelek at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria’s Urbanite, Fri., Aug. 10 at 8pm.

The evening features music by M Award winning DJ Longshanks, signature cocktails, tours by exhibition curator Mary Jo Hughes and live animation by filmmakers Nick and Zack Young, from their acclaimed documentary The Maze. Tickets are available online at urbanite.eventbrite.com and at the door ($11 for AGGV members and $15 for non members). M

 

 

Second annual Folkwest

Royal Athletic Park will be filled with folky family goodness this weekend for the second annual Folkwest (Aug. 11 and 12).

Get ready for two days of the best music, art and more featuring 21 roots, world, rock, jazz, spoken word and singer-songwriter performers from all over North America.

This year’s headliners include Marc Atkinson’s Caravan, guitar duo the Milk Carton Kids, Joy Kills Sorrow, The Breakman and The Fretless (featuring Ruth Moody).

Full fest or one day passes available online at ticketrocket.org or in person at Ditch Records.

More information at folkwest.ca. M

 

 

 

 

 

ALEJANDRO ESCOVEDO

After 35 years as a musician and a 20-year solo career, Latin American singer-songwriter Alejandro Escovedo has developed a musical genre of his own. Blending classic guitar rock and new wave bop, Escovedo’s latest offereing Big Station (released in June) will get you off your ass and onto the dancefloor.

And you’ll have your chance as Escovedo and his band The Sensitive Boys, take the stage Sun., Aug. 12 at Upstairs Cabaret. Doors at 7pm.

Advance tickets are $28 at Ditch Records, Lyle’s Place and brownpapertickets.com. M

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