Victoria’s Weekly Arts Listings March 1 – 7

Victoria's Weekly Arts Listings March 1 - 7, including Stage, Words and Galleries




hairspray – A group of teens in 1962 Baltimore team up with a wizened , black record store owner to challenge racial segregation and body image stereotypes on a TV show. 7:30pm and SUNDAY 2pm Spectrum Community School (957 Burnside). To Mar. 4. $8/$10.



THE CRACKWALKER – By Judith Thompson. The four characters are lowlife misfits as far as respectable community is concerned, but their interaction demonstrates a symbiotic relationship that is every bit as rich and complicated as those in more “elevated” circles. $7 preview 8pm Thursday. To Mar. 17 at Fernwood Little Hall (1923 Fernwood). $10/$14. 250-590-6291,



THE WIZARD OF Oz – Presented by Kaleidoscope Theatre. Adventure awaits you along the Yellow Brick Road; just as long as you don’t run into the Wicked Witch. 2pm at the Metro Studio Theatre (1411 Quadra). $28.25.

THIS IS TWISTED THEATRE – Hosted by Rod Peter Jr. An improv cage match. 8pm at Victoria Event Centre (1415 Broad). $10.


Rabbit Hole – Langham Court Theatre is proud to present David Lindsay-Abaire’s Pulitzer Prize-winning drama. Preview 2 for $20. 8pm at Langham Court Theatre (805 Langham). To Mar. 24. $17-$19. 250-384-2142,

THE GAMESTER – Based on Jean-Francois Regnard’s Le Joueur. Full of witty verse, mistaken identity, gambling, gossip, and elaborate costumes and set. To Mar. 10, 7pm at the Glenlyon Norfolk School Performing Arts Centre (801 Bank). $12/$14. 250-370-6800,


GUYS AND DOLLS – Presented by the SMU Senior School. To Mar. 3 at the McPherson (3 Centennial Square). $24.75.

SIN CITY IMPROV: Carnies – This completely improvised play unfolds in 24 weekly episodes. Every week the cast of characters move the story forward in hilarious and unexpected ways, as they respond to live direction. 8pm. TUESDAYS to Apr. 17 at the Victoria Event Centre (1415 Broad Street). $12/$15. 250-480-3709.




Harbinger Films – Holding auditions for feature film “Dirty Joe’s”. Send headshot, resume and reel to Jim Leard, The Story Theatre Company,

1291 Gladstone Ave, Victoria BC

V8T 1G5 Deadline SATURDAY.

Keep It Simple Theatre Productions – Open auditions for male actors 18 and up in the second annual production of Shakespeare and the History through Drama Series.  Staged at The Metro Studios Theatre in mid-August and directed by  Wendy Merk. SATURDAY at UVic.  250-208-7936,

St. Luke’s Players – Auditions for Murdered to Death.  FRIDAY 7pm and SATURDAY 1pm at St. Luke’s Hall (3821 Cedar Hill Cross). Requires five females and five males (various ages).  Production dates May 23 – June 2.

VICTORIA’S SHAKESPEARE BY THE SEA – New Victoria theatre company is starting a professional summer Shakespeare festival.  Performers, designers, technicians send resume and picture to Robert Light MFA. Apt.1002 – 1147 Quadra Street Victoria, BC, V8W 2K5 or

Casting Call for Doc/Reality Series in Development – Do you feel like an outcast in your own neighbourhood?  Are your neighbours giving you grief about your house, your yard or something you do?  Need some help to bring a little peace to your life and your neighborhood? 250-217-9006,





CRUSH – At the Touch of Love Everyone Becomes a Poet . Poetry, song and dance featuring Missie Peters. 8pm at the Metro Studio (1411 Quadra). $30.250-386-6121,

PLANET EARTH POETRY – Mary Anne Moor and Rhonda Ganz read to a packed crowd. 7:30pm at The Moka House (1633 Hillside). $3.


Kung Jaadee-Roberta Kennedy-   Traditional Haida singer, drummer, and storyteller. 1:30pm at the First Metro United Church (932 Balmoral). $5-$20. 250-388-5188.

Sharing Our Stories – Painter and author, Phyllis Serota will read from her book which will be available. Tea, coffee and light refreshments served. 2pm at Congregation Emanu-El Synagogue (1461 Blanshard). 250-480-1081.


Victoria Anarchist Reading Circle – Discuss the latest in anarchist reading. TUESDAYS 7pm at Camas Books (2590 Quadra). Free. 250-381-0585.

trivia night – With Mosquoy. Free. TUESDAYS 8pm at Felicita’s (UVic). 250-721-8626.

Open mic – Poetry night. WEDNESDAYS 7-9pm at The Well (821 Fort). Free.


The Victoria Writers’ Society 11th Annual Writing Competition – 1st prize, $100. $15/$20 entry fee. Categories are Fiction, Creative Non-fiction and Poetry. Deadline May 1.






Eclectic Gallery – Blackbirds, Stooked Wheat and Prayers, exhibition by Deryk Houston. Opening reception 7pm. To Apr. 7 at 2170 Oak Bay.

Legacy Art Gallery – Shining Examples, exhibition by Mark Laver. Dark, wet, Vancouver Island nights receive a painterly treatment. To Mar. 31 at 630 Yates.


WEST END GALLERY – New Rod Charlesworth paintings showcase. Big bright skies on smaller canvases, fit for any space. To Mar. 8 at 1203 Broad.

Serious Coffee Esquimalt – Rob Vickery an exhibition of mixed media and photography. To Mar. 30 at #27-1153 Esquimalt.

Xchanges Gallery – Trousseau, exhibition by Rebekah Johnson. Opening reception at 7pm. To Mar. 25 at 2333 Government.


Martin Bachelor Gallery – Leaving Charlie, an exhibition of mixed media by Will Gordon. Opening reception 7pm. To Mar.29 at 712 Cormorant.


GOWARD HOUSE GALLERY – Show and Sale. Artist reception 1:30pm. To Mar. 28 at 2495 Arbutus.


Art Gallery of Greater Victoria – Throw Down, an exhibition using sculpture, video, photography, drawing and public intervention. Featuring Sonny Assu, Gregory Ball, Megan Dickie, Tyler Hodgins, Alison MacTaggart. To May 6 at 1040 Moss St.

Art Gallery of Greater Victoria – Victoria Collects: The Salish Weave Collection, an exhibition focusing exclusively on works by contemporary Coast Salish artists, George and Christiane Smyth. To May 6 at 1040 Moss.

COAST COLLECTIVE ART CENTRE – Delightfully Eclectic – Linda Simrose & Friends, exhibition of many different art mediums and creative expressions. To SUNDAY at 3221 Heatherbell.

Dales Gallery – ENCOUNTERS in a traveling life. A diverse collection of images captures intimate moments of engagement with people and places around the world. To Apr. 3 at 537 Fisgard.

ECLECTIC GALLERY – Blackbirds, Stooked Wheat and Prayers, exhibition by Deryk Houston about the earth and creating conditions for seeds to grow. A metaphor for the search of peace. To Apr. 7 at 2170 Oak Bay.

GALLERY AT THE MAC – Visions of Community,  exhibition of St. Michaels University Youth Art Exhibit. To Apr. 2 at 3 Centennial Square.

LEGACY ART GALLERY – Divergence: Insights into Studio Practices, exhibition from the studios of 19 UVic art education instructors comes a rich and diverse exhibition of images and objects that range through traditional and newer media. To SUNDAY at 630 Yates.

Maltwood Prints and Drawings Gallery – Silent Observer, an exhibition of photos by Ted Grant. To Apr. 2 at the McPherson Library (UVic).

Maritime Museum- What Lies Beneath, an exhibit of the past, present and future of underwater exploration. With guest speaker Verena Tunicliffe.  $5-$30. Through August at 28 Bastion Square.

Polychrome Fine Arts – Iced Dream Sandwich, a group exhibition by Thomas Anfield, Ken Banner, Bill Blair, Adam Curry, and more. To THURSDAY at 1113 Fort.

The Slide Room Gallery – An exhibition with works by Stephen Goring, Dan MacDougall and Xane St. Phillip.  To Mar. 12 at 2549 Quadra.

Victoria Emerging Art Gallery- Boudoir, a dynamic and sensual display that will warm your heart. To THURSDAY at 977 A Fort.

WEST END GALLERY – In Focus, exhibition of new paintings by West Coast landscape artist Richard Cole. To THURSDAY at 1203 Broad.