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Warren Miller's 63rd film Flow State is screening at UVic's University Centre Farquhar Auditorium, Sat., Nov. 3.

Warren Miller's 63rd film Flow State is screening at UVic's University Centre Farquhar Auditorium, Sat., Nov. 3.

 

Warren Miller: Flow State

Are you getting super stoked for winter’s inevitable return? Can’t wait to shred the pow on the Olympic Peninsula or up-Island at Mount Washington?

If you answered ‘yes’ to either of those questions, get yourself down to UVic’s Farquhar Auditorium (3800 Finnerty) for a screening of Warren Miller’s 63rd feature film, Flow State.

This film brings audiences to a place of such singular focus and connection with the environment that, in this place, the faster you ride, the slower time passes.

Join host Jonny Moseley and a laundry list of world-class athletes like Jess McMillan, Chris Davenport, Colby West and David Wise as they ride some of the world’s most challenging peaks, including Chugach, Alaska; Niseko, Japan; San Juans, Colorado; Northstar, California; Murren, Switzerland, and Svalbard, Norway.

This film will make you want to tune-up your gear, take an avalanche refresher course and press fast-forward on the next two months of fall.

Flow State screens Sat., Nov. 3 at 7pm for one showing only. Tickets are $26 and are available at  250-721-8480 or online at auditorium.uvic.ca. Ticket holders also receive a loaded gift bag, two-for-one lift tickets and are eligible to win a weekend resort package, skis and more. The official trailer is available at http://vimeo.com/45658515. Event parking is $2.25. M

 

 

International Guitar Night

Prepare to have your senses picked to perfection by the world’s most renowned acoustic guitarists.

International Guitar Night is coming to UVic’s Farquhar Auditorium (3800 Finnerty) at 8pm, Sun., Nov. 4, for IGN’s 12th North American tour featuring Martin Taylor, Solorazaf and, of course, Brian Gore.

In an international mix of talent, guitarists from around the world will perform their latest compositions and exchange musical ideas in a public concert setting. The event, which Gore developed in San Francisco 20 years ago, showcases a new lineup of musicians every year and features diverse fusions of sound. The show has generated a strong following since its first-ever public auditorium performance in none other than Duncan, B.C. in 1997.

“It really has been a labour of love, and B.C. has a special place in the history of IGN — it’s like a home away from home,” says Gore. “With the kind of quality we have on the show, these aren’t just guitarists; these are musicians and their music leaves a statement.”

Be sure to catch this year’s cast of guitar luminaries in solos, duets and quartets that highlight the virtuosity and diversity within the world of acoustic guitar. Learn more at InternationalGuitarNight.com.

Tickets: $30. Alumni, students & seniors $15. Seats must be reserved in advance: 250-721-8480, auditorium.uvic.ca, or in person at the University Centre. Evening parking $2.25. M

— Danielle Pope

Red Hot Flamenco

The Victoria Symphony welcomes Compañía Azul to Victoria for Red Hot Flamenco! Nov. 1-3 at the Royal Theatre.

Back by popular demand, Compañía Azul creates passionate, stunning displays of emotion, sound and colour. Director and principal dancer, Megan “Azulita” Matheson (pictured above) will be joined by guitarists Bob Sutherby and Daniel MacNeil, singer Sean Harris, percussionist Ian MacMillan, the Victoria Symphony and its conductor Giuseppe Pietraroia.

Nov. 1 at 2pm and Nov. 2 and 3 at 8pm. Tickets start at $35 and are available at 250-385-6515. VsSOUNCHECK (ages 18-35) tickets are available for $13 at victoriasymphony.ca. M

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