The Galileo Project
The Early Music Society of the Islands presents Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra’s Galileo Project: Music of the Spheres Sat., Nov. 24 at the Alix Goolden Hall (907 Pandora).
The Galileo Project is a multimedia concert features Tefelmusik (Toronto), directed by Jeanne Lamon, playing the music of Monteverdi, Vivaldi, Bach and Handel against a changing backdrop of high-definition images from the Hubble space telescope and Canadian astronomers. The program features music, poetic narration and choreography.
There is a pre-concert lecture at 7:10pm, followed by the concert at 8pm. Tickets range from $26-32 and are available at rmts.bc.ca, 250-386-6121, or Munro’s Books and Ivy’s Book Shop. M
PechaKucha Vol. 11
Twenty slides, 20 seconds, 12 presenters. The last PechaKucha of the year is a benefit for the development of the InterArts Centre for Makers (interartscentre.ca). A slate of incredible speakers will be relating their experiences and expertise on themes of DIY, community building and making.
Hosted by Mike Delamont with Khalil Akhtar (CBC Radio), Andrew Wilkinson (MetaLab), singer-songwriter Aidan Knight, Jenny Ambrose (The Makehouse), Matthew Payne (Theatre SKAM), Mike Roma (Radio Contact Productions), Iain Russell (photographer), Bryan Skinner (CineVic), Brian Van Wyk (Photography) and Carollyne Yardley (squirrel artist). With music by Olav.
Tickets range from $12 to $50 and include everything from mystery snacks and beer to original screen prints. Doors at 7pm, show at 7:30pm at the Victoria Event Centre (1415 Broad). Advance tickets at http://pknvictoria.eventbrite.ca. M
Grand Cariboo Opry
Brentwood’s Music in the Bay is partnering once again with Barney Bentall and the Legendary Hearts for the sixth annual Grand Cariboo Opry in support of the Mustard Seed and Sidney Lion’s Club food banks.
Over the last five years, the event has raised more than $37,000 for the two food banks while entertaining a crowd with music from an all-star line-up including Ridley Bent, Dustin Bentall, Kendel Carson, Wendy Bird, and more. Previous guest include Steve Dawson, John Mann, Daniel Lapp, Adam Creek and Leeroy Stagger.
There are two shows: Fri., Nov. 23 at 7pm at the Saanichton Friendship Community Church (7820 Central Saanich); and Sat., Nov. 24 at 7pm at First Metropolitan Church (932 Balmoral). Tickets are $30 and are available at Lyle’s Place, victoriagrandcaribooopry.eventbrite.com, and the Dollar Den and Breadstuffs Bakery in Brentwood Bay. M
Local legendary blues guitarist Bill Johnson is performing Thurs., Nov. 22 as part of The Well’s (821 Fort) second anniversary celebration.
Johnson’s latest album, Still Blue, was nominated for a 2012 Juno Award for Blues Album of the Year.
Victoria audiences recently saw Johnson on stage at the Belfry Theatre when he was part of the band for Big Mama! The Willie Mae Thornton Story.
The show starts at 7pm and tickets are only $12.
The Well’s second anniversary celebration also includes a gala dinner, Sat., Nov. 24 featuring the music of Eden’s Rose, Laura Cave and the Gold Street Band, as well as a four-course, Indian-fusion dinner, all for $25.
Sunday’s event features the music of Eden’s Rose and Carmen Marlene (4:30pm, $15).
More information at thewholemartenterprises.com. M
Rock, Rock, Rock, n’ Roll Market
The seventh-annual Rock, Rock, Rock n’ Roll Market returns to Logan’s Pub (1821 Cook) Sat., Nov. 24 from 3 to 9:30pm.
Vendors have clothing, comics, art, jewelry, leather wear and more for that special rock star in your life. Music starts after the market at 10:15pm with Start With the Cobra, The Sweathogz and New Krime. Cover is $10 for the market and bands or $10 for the bands alone. Donations are being accepted for the Out of the Rain Youth Shelter. M