City Something May 3-9

Monday's Top Picks for Arts and Entertainment, including Flamenco Fiesta, Off the Wall in China, Brigadoon and more.

Get A Taste of Spain at the spring Flamenco fiesta and fundraiser, Saturday, May 5 at Henderson Hall (1632 Yale).

Get A Taste of Spain at the spring Flamenco fiesta and fundraiser, Saturday, May 5 at Henderson Hall (1632 Yale).

Flamenco Fiesta

It’s time once again for Flamenco de la Isla’s annual A Taste of Spain spring Flamenco fiesta and fundraiser, Saturday, May 5 at Henderson Hall (1632 Yale). This 19+ event features a silent auction, no host bar and tapas, a gypsy costume theme and dance performance by Alma de Espana. Tickets are $25/$20 and are available at Munro’s and Ivy’s Books. Doors at 7:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Michael Tredinnick, winner of the Montreal Poetry Prize at The Well, May 3.

 

 

Take advantage of the chance to hear Australian writer Michael Tredinnick, the winner of the Montreal International Poetry Prize — the largest prize in the world for a single poem — as he concludes his Canadian tour at The Well on Thursday, May 3. He’ll be joined by two shortlisted poets from Victoria, former poet laureate Linda Rogers and UVic Medieval Studies professor Iain Higgins as well as Gary Geddes and Tim Lilburn. 7 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Victoria Operatic Society presents Brigadoon

The Victoria Operatic Society is putting on a show “ye dinnae want tae miss” at the McPherson Playhouse, May 4, 5, 11, 12 at 8 p.m. and May 6 and 13 at 2 p.m. Brigadoon transports the audience to a mysterious Scottish village in the highlands where two American tourists discover there’s something special going on. With familiar favourites “Waiting for my Dearie,” “I’ll Go Home with Bonnie Jean,” “There But For You I Go,” “The Heather of the Hill” and “Almost Like Being in Love.” Produced by Patrick Heath and Kelley O’Connor, directed and choreographed by Tara Britt with Rick Underwood as music director. Tickets starting at $24 at rmts.bc.ca or 250-386-6121.

 

 

 

Off the Wall in China

Go on a journey Off the Wall in China (And Far Flung in the Philippines) with professional Vancouver photographer and adventure traveller William Janz in one of his popular live multimedia presentations, Tuesday, May 8 at Spectrum School (957 Burnside, 7:30 p.m.). Find out what happened when Janz slept on the Great Wall, climbed the perfect volcano and attended the Philippines crucifixion festival. Tickets are $24 at the door, $22 online (wrjphoto.com) and $21 in advance at Robinsons (1307 Broad). Janz will be back in town with Tales From Tanzania Monday, May 14 at the same location.

 

 

 

 

Burning Man’s Trojan Horse

Live out your dreams of attending Burning Man vicariously through the documentary Black Rock Horse, which tells the story of the 2011 Trojan Horse art project and the more than 600 volunteers who came together to pull the massive horse across a dry lake bed. The procession turns into a stampede when the “slaves” revolt. This one-time event will include a Q and A with the filmmaker, Todd Darling and the Vancouver artists behind the creation of the horse, Douglas Bevans and Alaya Boisvert, after the screening. Doors at 7 p.m., first screening at 7:30 p.m., second screening at 9 p.m. A reception may follow. Sunday, May 6 at Sunset Labs (401 Herald).

 

 

 

Bonus!

Whale of a Show

And Friday night there’s going to be a whale of a show at Alix Goolden Hall. Vancouver pop-rockers Said the Whale are performing with Chains of Love and Oh no! Yoko May 4. Tickets are $20 at Ditch Records, Lyle’s place and ticketweb.ca. Doors at 7:30 p.m. M

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Orca 1
Orcas: Our Shared Future

Royal BC Museum dives into the world of orcas with upcoming feature exhibition

Frank Ludwig in a forklift with his long hair during Trooper’s heyday. (Photo submitted)
Humble Island beginnings blossomed into storied career for Trooper keyboardist

Frank Ludwig got his start as a boy pumping the organ in a tiny downtown Chemainus church

Joan Miller with the Vancouver Island North Regional Film Commission says there’s much room for optimism in the region rebounding from COVID-19 and is excited about what the future holds for the region. Black Press File Photo
North Island film industry optimistic about post-COVID rebound

Interest in filming here is still high, according to film commission, once things open back up

The 10-part Netflix series Maid, which is being exclusively shot in Greater Victoria, has been filming in Langford and Colwood over the past two weeks. On April 7, filming will take place on the east side of the Esquimalt Lagoon. (Black Press Media file)
Netflix series ‘Maid’ filming in Colwood

10-episode Warner Bros. production filmed exclusively in Greater Victoria

Victoria mural artists Joshua Lundrigan (from left) and Paul Archer join Rob Chyzowski, co-owner of Belleville’s Watering Hole and Diner in front of an Archer-designed mural that went up on Thursday at the Inner Harbour restaurant. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)
Positivity rules with new outdoor mural from Victoria artist

Paul Archer teams with Belleville’s Watering Hole and Diner for patio project

Thomas Kuecks, Bellamy Kuecks and Paula Foot have come together to create an album of stories for children. (Nina Foot photo)
Moments with Miss Paula creates musical stories for kids

Music and the spoken word from Island pair available on streaming

Author Eden Robinson poses for a portrait during an interview in Toronto, Wednesday, May 29, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Tijana Martin
Trickster trilogy author Eden Robinson hosts online conversation and reading

Haisla and Heiltsuk will join fans in event hosted by Vancouver Island Regional Library

Nanaimo author Lawrence Winkler’s latest book is ‘The Last Casebook of Doctor Sababa.’ (Bulletin file photo/supplied)
Nanaimo author wraps up trilogy following ‘antihero’ Island doctor

Lawrence Winkler presents ‘The Last Casebook of Doctor Sababa’

‘Frank Ney’ by Patrick Flavin, ‘Millstone River Upper Falls’ by John Collison Baker, ‘Labyrinth of Dreams’ by MA Molcan, ‘On the Other Side’ by Liana Ravensbergen, ‘December Snow’ by Laurel Karjala and ‘Jacks Point’ by Dana Smiley (cropped, clockwise from top-left) are among the works in the Nanaimo Arts Council’s latest exhibition. (Photos courtesy Nanaimo Arts Council)
Nanaimo Arts Council presents its first online gallery show

Submissions now open for upcoming ‘Ekphrastic Celebration’ show

Dorothy Sevcov’s exhibition ‘Having Fun With Acrylics’ is on display at Art 10 Gallery until the end of the month. (Josef Jacobson/The News Bulletin)
Experimental paintings now on exhibit at Nanaimo’s Art 10 Gallery

Dorothy Sevcov’s ‘Having Fun With Acrylics’ on display through April

Courtenay artist Christine Boyer presents Alongside My Path: Native Wildflowers of Canada at Gallery Merrick from April 9 to 23. (Photo courtesy Christine Boyer)
Island painter shows off the wildflowers of Western Canada in first solo show

Courtenay’s Christine Boyer presents floral exhibit at Nanaimo’s Gallery Merrick

Nanaimo Harbourfront Library librarian April Ripley led the effort to create a Vancouver Island poetry booklet in recognition of National Poetry Month. (Josef Jacobson/The News Bulletin)
Nanaimo Harbourfront Library publishes booklet for National Poetry Month

Collection features winners of ‘Poem in your Pocket’ contest

SENCOTEN language revitalizationist and filmmaker Renee Sampson’s short film, Bringing Our Language Back to LIfe, shows online during the Reel 2 Real International Youth Film Festival, April 14-23. (Photo courtesy Wapikoni)
SENCOTEN language featured in short film created on Saanich Peninsula

Renee Sampson film highlights importance of passing on traditional languages to youth

Most Read