Victoria’s Weekly Arts Listings March 29- April 4

Victoria's Weekly Arts Listings March 29- April 4, including Stage, Words and Galleries

Victoria Dance Theatre is hosting their year end show and fundraiser for PEERS Fri., March 30 at the Metro Studio.

Victoria Dance Theatre is hosting their year end show and fundraiser for PEERS Fri., March 30 at the Metro Studio.




TREASURES OF THE HEART – Take a group of UVic students, mix in six heart attack survivors and choose memorable stories to create unforgettable scenes. Discussion with playwrights after the performance. Bring lunch. Coffee and tea provided; street parking available. 11:30am at Fairfield Community Place (1335 Thurlow). Free. 250-927-4087,

FRI. MAR. 30

An Improvised Film Noir – Paper Street Theatre presents its third full-length improvised show featuring a detective with a nose for trouble and an irresistible femme fatale. Also SATURDAY 8pm at Intrepid Theatre (1609 Blanshard). $12. 250-213-1634,

CCPA Performs with the Victoria Symphony – Two of BC’s greatest performing arts institutions together for three performances of music, song and dance from the best of Broadway. Also SATURDAY 8pm and SUNDAY 2pm at the Royal (805 Broughton). $33. 250-386-6121.

Danny Bhoy – Just For Laughs is thrilled to bring back the Scottish comedy sensation. 7:30pm at the McPherson (3 Centennial Square). $39.50.

SAT. MAR. 31

Family Puppet Show: Tim Gosley Goes To Taiwan – In preparation for Tim Gosley’s show going to The Kaoshiung Puppet Festival in Taiwan. Join Tim and The Ugly Duckling along with special guests Tim’s Donkey and Desmond the Dragon for 45 minutes of family fun. Also SUNDAY 2pm at Merlin’s Sun Theatre (1983 Fairfield). By donation. 250-598-7488,


Improv Class with Dave Morris – Victoria Event Centre (1415  Broad). SUNDAYS to Apr. 15.

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.


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,





FRI. MAR. 30

PLANET EARTH POETRY – Featuring Susan Musgrave. 7:30pm at The Moka House (1633 Hillside). $3.


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.





CACGV Gallery – Seachange by Joyce Kline. Opening reception 7pm. To SATURDAY at 3220 Cedar Hill.

Gallery Café – Mixed Messages by Pagone Praparattanapan. Opening reception 7pm. To SATURDAY at 3220 Cedar Hill.

FRI. MAR. 30

LITTLE FERNWOOD GALLERY – Bill Goers: Painting and Drawings 2007-2012, an exhibition of calligraphic seed- syllable prayers and non-literal scribbling. Opening reception 5pm. To Apr. 17 at 1923 Fernwood.

WEST END GALLERY – Steven Armstrong captures Victoria’s camas in bloom. To Apr. 5 at 1230 Broad.

SAT. MAR. 31

Art Gallery of Greater Victoria – An exhibition by Jeffrey J. Boron & Linny D. Vine. Reception with artists in the Massey Gallery at 2pm. To Apr. 15 at 1040 Moss.

MARTIN BATCHELOR GALLERY – Watermark Printmakers: Discovery, an exhibition by M.Catherine Lee, Carolyn Goresky, Wendy Pierrot, Chiarina Loggia and more. Opening reception 7pm. To Apr. 26 at 712 Cormorant.


THE GOWARD HOUSE SOCIETY – My World As I See It, art show and sale by Sandra Didrikson Locke. Artist’s reception 1:30pm. To Apr. 25 at 2495 Arbutus.


Serious Coffee View Royal – Carron Berkes, an exhibition in acrylics, watercolours, mixed media, recycled and found objects. To Apr. 29 at 1701 Island Highway.

THE GALLERY AT THE MAC-– Attachments, an exhibition from a group of local fine art photographers that is sure to intrigue and enlighten. Artist’s opening 7pm. To May 28 at 3 Centennial Square.


Red Art Gallery – Trent Street Studio Art Therapy Show. To Apr. 7at 2033 Oak Bay.


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.

Dales Gallery – ENCOUNTERS in a traveling life, images capturing intimate moments of engagement with people and places around the world. To TUESDAY at 537 Fisgard.

Deluge Contemporary Art – Robert Youds, an exhibition including work with aluminum, Plexiglas, LED and fluorescent lights and digital signs. To Apr. 15 at 636 Yates.

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 MONDAY at 3 Centennial Square.

FIFTY FIFTY ARTS COLLECTIVE – Witzel Schau, an exhibition of whimsical drawings, comics and paintings by artist Tyler Witzel. To April 15 at 2516 Douglas.

Heron Rock Bistro – Images at the Rock. The Victoria Camera Club presents an exhibition and sale of club members’ work. To Apr. 30 at 435 Simcoe.

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

Maltwood Prints and Drawings Gallery – Silent Observer, an exhibition of photos by Ted Grant. To MONDAY 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.

Martin Bachelor Gallery – Leaving Charlie, an exhibition of mixed media by Will Gordon. To THURSDAY at 712 Cormorant.

POLYCHROME FINE ARTS – Surface n’ Substance, an exhibition by Donna Eichel. To Apr. 19 at 1113 Fort.

Serious Coffee Esquimalt – Rob Vickery’s exhibition of mixed media and photography. To FRIDAY at #27-1153 Esquimalt.

She Said Gallery – Illustrations by Saanich artist Kristi Bridgeman from the children’s book “Uirapuru’” written by P.K. Page. To April 28 at 2000 Fernwood.

The Avenue Gallery – Artistic Pairings, an exhibition of mini shows featuring two or three artists each showcasing up to 6 paintings. To FRIDAY at 2184 Oak Bay.

The Gallery at Mattick’s Farm – Taryn Brown, paintings in acrylic. To Mar. 31 at 109 – 5325 Cordova Bay.

SLIDE ROOM GALLERY – In sites and Insights: Creating and Understanding Spaces. To WEDNESDAY at 2549 Quadra.

UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS MALL – Cedar Hill Art Club Society show of their work. Members in attendance during mall hours. To SATURDAY at 3980 Shelbourne.

WEST END GALLERY – Local glass artist Sarah Mulligan shows Pillow Bowls in rich colours with gold leaf. To THURSDAY at 1203 Broad.

Xchanges Gallery – Trousseau, exhibition by Rebekah Johnson. To SUNDAY at 2333 Government.





Victoria Emerging Art Awards – Calling emerging artists. Please view our VEAA submission protocol to see if you qualify. Deadline for SUNDAY. 778-430-5585.

CALL FOR BICYCLE ART- Part of the Victoria International Bicycle Fest. Deadline May 1. Submit images of work to

Calling Emerging Artists – The Victoria Emerging Art Gallery gears up for the third annual launch of Victoria Emerging Art Awards 2012. Deadline SUNDAY.

Call To Artists: LOOK Show 2012 -Artist in take SUNDAY.The Community Arts Council of Greater Victoria annual LOOK Show is a celebration of local visual art, of all levels. 250-475-7123,