City Something: Monday’s Top Picks for Arts and Entertainment for April 18-24

Country music superstar George Canyon, CineVic's Short Circuit short film festival, Hometown book launch and more

A still from Corvus, a short film by Darcy Van Poelgeest of Vancouver is screening at Short Circuit.

Short Circuit

 

CineVic Society of Independent Filmmakers wants you to get hooked on short film with Short Circuit, a celebration of short film from the Pacific Northwest, Friday and Saturday at the Vic Theatre.

Short Circuit features two evenings of short film programming, screening seven films each night from Victoria, Vancouver, Seattle and as far away as Oregon.

Local films include A Hand to Stand by Lindsay Marie Stewart and Matt Miles, Discovery Island by Steven Davies, Bardo Light by Connor Gaston and Checkmate by Michael Worth and George Santino Fri., April 19 at 7:30pm; and Somnius by Denver Jackson, Sat., April 20 at 7:30pm.

Tickets are $10 per night or $15 for both and are available at CineVic and Lyle’s Place, or cash only at the door. M

 

 

George Canyon

Multiple Juno-winning Canadian country music star George Canyon is playing an acoustic set at the Upstairs Cabaret’s popular Gone Country Live, Thurs., April 18. Jesse Roper of The Roper Show is opening the show. Doors at 8:30pm. Tickets at Lyle’s Place, Ditch Records and ticketzone.com. M

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Johnny Galactic

Join Johnny Galactic for the release of its latest album Keep off the Grass, Sun., April 21 at Upstairs Cabaret. These engaging rockers, singer and guitarist Jon Reid, drummer Graham MacKenzie and bass player Aran Puritch have forged their own style that is both distinct and dynamic.

Husband and wife alt-country duo Bucko and Toad and singer-songwriter Deevin Avairis open.

Doors at 9pm. $10. M

 

 

Hometown

Explore Victoria’s neighbourhoods like you never have before with a new book by Anny Scoones, with beautiful watercolours by Robert Amos.

Hometown: Out and About in Victoria’s Neighbourhoods isn’t a book of facts, instead it explores the quirky charm of each neighbourhood.

The book launches Sat., April 20 at Winchester Gallery (796 Humboldt) from 2-4pm. M

 

 

 

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