City Something: Monday’s Top Picks for Arts and Entertainment for March 14-20

Victoria's top amateur comedians come together for an intimate show and Savage Fam brings conscious hip hop to Camas Books

Back row left: Wes Lord, Ryan Bangma, Mike Delamont. Front row left: Duncan Polson, Shawn O’hara, Alain Williams and Myles Anderson are The Open Mikers, some of the top stand-up comics in Victoria.

Back row left: Wes Lord, Ryan Bangma, Mike Delamont. Front row left: Duncan Polson, Shawn O’hara, Alain Williams and Myles Anderson are The Open Mikers, some of the top stand-up comics in Victoria.

The Stone’s Throw restaurant in the Best Western on Johnson Street is being transformed into an intimate performance venue for one weekend only.

The 60-seat venue will be the backdrop for The Open Mikers — a showcase of local amateur comedians hosted by Mike Delamont.

Delamont hand-picked eight stand-up comics to perform at the showcase, giving them his personal stamp of approval, something he’s never done before outside his own shows.

Comedians include Alain Williams, Darcy Collins, Duncan Polson, Myles Anderson, Ryan Bangma, Shane Priestly, Shawn O’Hara and Wes Lord.

There are four shows, with two already sold out (March 15 and 16 at 7pm). Tickets are still available for  9:30pm performances  Fri., March 15 and Sat., March 16.

Tickets are $15 at

Stone’s Throw will also be offering discounted food and beverages during the show. M



Savage Fam

Camas Books and Infoshop is hosting influential indigenous hip hop/rap collective Savage Family Seowa on its “When the Lights Go Out” tour, Fri., March 15.

From the occupied territories now known as Washington State, Savage Fam’s music and message follows in the footsteps of Dead Prez, Public Enemy, Immortal Technique or Rage Against The Machine.

They’ll be joined by conscious storyteller Rob Hunter (Cree) and poet Jennifer Wicham of the Wet’su’wet’en Nation (B.C.’s northwestern central interior).

The early show starts at 6:30pm and must be finished by 10pm. Camas Books and Infoshop (2620 Quadra, unceeded Lekwungen territory) is a volunteer-run non-profit space, founded on the ideals of anti-colonialism and anti-authoritarianism. Check out Savage Fam at M

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