CitySomething – Jan. 12-18

Open Space and MediaNet are teaming up to present Richard Raxlen: introspective, an interdisciplinary exhibition

On Call Heros

Open Space and MediaNet are teaming up to present Richard Raxlen: introspective, an interdisciplinary exhibition that samples the work of acclaimed Victoria filmmaker, animator and visual artist Richard Raxlen, opening Fri., Jan. 13.

At the heart of the exhibition is a Raxlen cinematheque offering on-demand screenings of his work. In conjunction with the exhibition, Open Space plans to publish a book with essays by Peter Sandmark and Marilyn Brakhage. Opening reception at 5 p.m. Exhibition continues until Feb. 25.

Open Cinema and the Victoria Shambala Centre are presenting Crazy Wisdom: The Life and Times of Chogyam Trungpa, Rinpoche, an enlightening documentary about “the bad boy of Buddhism,” Wed. Jan. 18 at the Victoria Event Centre.

Featuring a post-screening discussion focused on spirituality in our changing economy with Layth Matthews and Rebecca Hazell of the Victoria Shambala Centre, Louise Trussler Mangan of InterSpiritual Centre Vancouver, and Elizabeth Hazell of Craigdarroch Castle.

Suggested donation of $10-$15 and the movie starts at 7 p.m. As always there’s a cash bar, organic pizza by the slice, baked treats, free coffee and door prizes.

Local pop-punk kings On Call Heros are playing a farewell show as they prepare to take their four-piece across the Atlantic for a UK tour. Heros recently signed to U.S. and UK label Hang Tight Records, which is re-releasing their sophomore album Brotherhood with four new tracks. The show takes place Sat. Jan. 14 at the Fernwood Community Centre (1240 Gladstone) with The Harbour Sound, The Archers, High Hopes, Hey Navi and Kingsland. Tickets are $10 at the door. All ages welcome.

Multi-instrumentalist Shane Philip is playing a show with the Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra, Thurs. Jan. 12 at the Victoria Event Centre. Philip will be playing tunes from his fourth album, Life. Love. Music. Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra have been touring non-stop for the last year. They’ll bring their brand of high-energy acoustic gypsy-roots-ska-folk-grass to the table. Tickets are $16.50 in advance and are available at Ditch Records or Lyle’s Place. Doors at 8:30 p.m. This one will fill up fast.

Let your inner teenager shine with Theatre SKAM as it celebrates its 17th birthday Sat. Jan. 14 at 8 p.m. at the Oddfellows Hall (1315 Douglas). Expect live ’80s music with the Politics of Dancing, a games room, billiards, dancing and the ever-popular winner-takes-all SKAMraffle — which boasts unbelievable prizes from arts groups, hotels, restaurants and so much more. Tickets for the event are $67 (with SKAMraffle) and $17 sans-raffle.

If you’re not lucky enough to get a ticket for the Snowed In Comedy Tour (see Page 12) you can still get a good laugh with Canadian comic Gerry Dee and his Life After Teaching Tour, Jan. 18 at the McPherson Playhouse. Dee finished third on NBC’s Last Comic Standing 5, and won best comic in Canada at the 2008 Canadian Comedy Awards. He also has a segment on The Score called “Gerry Dee — Sports Reporter.” Tickets are $46 and are available at rmts.bc.ca. M

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