Three art shows are opening at Rifflandia headquarters (517 Pandora) Friday (7pm), including the fifth installment of Live!Stock — an exhibition of 15 screenprinted posters created by local artists celebrating this year’s lineup. Artists include Shawn O’Keefe, Aimée van Drimmelen, Joey MacDonald, Ryan Thompson, Luke Ramsey, Laura Bifano, Caitlin Gallupe, Tim Huesken, Sean Brookes, Evan Pine (who designed the above Dan Mangan poster), Morgana Wallace, Chris Campbell, Ahmed Sidky, Charmaine Verhagen, Carlin Bennett & Mike Deas.
Also on display will be a few pieces from Headspace — fanciful characters painted on board with a cut-out for your face — and three cars from the all-new R&A Line, a five-car, quarter-scale train comprised of installations by the Woodpile Collective, Luke Ramsey, Sean Brookes, Mikhail Miller and more. M
Eat Here Now!
The Victoria Downtown Public Market Society is hosting the third annual harvest festival that showcases local famers, processors and small businesses contributing to food security in our region.
This free, family-friendly event offers “twoonie-a-taste” food sampling from some of the area’s top restaurants, locally roasted coffee and tasty tea beverages, an interactive kids zone and a speakers series hosted by the Wayward School called “FoodShed: a Food Soverignty Speakers Series” as part of their ongoing Town Council series.
The event takes place from 11am to 3pm, Sun., Sept. 9 in the Market Square inner courtyard.
All proceeds go to the re-establishment of a permanent downtown food-focused marketplace in Victoria. M
The biggest independent hip hop star in history is making his way to Victoria (again) and Tech N9ne says he’s pretty darn excited.
“I didn’t know this interview was for Victoria. Oh my God, we love Victoria,” he says. “We get to take a boat over there, we put our butts on this big-ass boat and we get to eat on it, it’s crazy … this ferry is hardcore.
“Victoria is always special. We get to stay overnight and we party so hard. The ride over is wonderful, but the people are what we love, swear to God.”
Show Tech N9ne some love Thurs., Sept. 6 at Club 9ONE9 where he’ll be playing tracks from all his hit records alongside Mad Child of Swollen Members fame and local heads the Scale Breakers. Tickets are $30 and are available at Lyle’s Place, Ditch Records and the Strathcona Hotel. M
Reel 2 Reel
CineVic’s annual music video competition screening is taking place Thurs., Sept. 6 at the Victoria Event Centre (1415 Broad). The competition randomly pairs local filmmakers and musicians and gives the teams one month to make a video. The winner gets $300. Doors at 7pm, screening at 7:30pm. $10. M
Deva Premal & Miten
Spend an evening with internationally acclaimed Kirtan artists Deva Premal and Miten — world renowned singers of sacred contemporary music — making their Victoria debut accompanied by Napalese flute maestro Manose.
The show is at 7:30pm, Tues., Sept. 11 at the Alix Goolden Hall. Tickets are $35 in advance at Full Circle Studio Arts (1800 Store) and online at beyondthemindevents.com. Tickets will be $40 at the door. Event sponsors Hemma, Moksana and Yoga Den are offering each ticket holder a free yoga class at each studio (with a $5 activation fee. proceeds to Our Place). OM