VIctoria’s Weekly Arts Listings March 8-14

VIctoria's Weekly Arts Listings March 8-14, including stage, words and galleries




Comedy on Campus – With Brett Martin. 9pm at Felicita’s. $8/ $10.


Festival de la Francophonie: ALAIN CHOQUETTE – Magician and entertainer. 7:30pm at the McPherson (3 Centennial Sqaure). $40.

Dance Victoria presents: LINES BALLET – 7:30pm at the Royal Theatre (805 Broughton). Also SATURDAY 7:30pm. $25 and up.

Murder At The Howard Johnson’s – Peninsula Players present a light suspense comedy about a love triangle in a Howard Johnson Motor Inn. 7:30pm at the Berwick Auditorium (4680 Elk Lake). Also SATURDAY 7:30pm and SUNDAY 2pm. $15. 250-580-1525,

SAT. MAR. 10

An Awesome Comedy Show – An evening of amateur comedy hosted by Kirsten Van Ritzen and featuring her comedy students. 8pm at the Moka House (1633 Hillside) $5 cash only. 250-480-3709.

FESTIVAL DE LA FRANCOPHONIE: BEN LABAROUEtTE AND THE DREAM CIRCUS – 4pm at the McPherson (3 Centennial Square). $21.75.

SCRIPT TEASE – Part of CCPA’s Festival of New Works 2012. 7:30pm at the CCPA Perfromance Hall (1701 Elgin). By donation. 250-595-9970.

THE WYF OF BATHE – Part of the You Show, this 600-year-old comedy is a 14th century Vagina Monologues. 8pm at Intrepid Theatre (1609 Blanshard). $10/$15. 250-383-2663.

SUN. MAR. 11

Phillips Comedy Night – This month’s featured performer Mike Delamont, with your ‘M Award’-winning host Wes Borg. 8pm at the Victoria Event Centre (1415 Broad). $8/$10. 250-995-1292.


goodness – Part of Spark Fest. Examining genocide through a series of concentric stories. Goodness is about what happens in the gaps between experiencing, telling and hearing. To Mar. 18 at the Belfry (1291 Gladstone) $10-$20.

WED. MAR. 14

KITT AND JANE – Part of Spark Fest. These 14-year-old social-rejects (and possible geniuses) host an interactive survival guide to the post-apocalyptic future. To Mar. 18 at the Belfry (1291 Gladstone) $10-$20.


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

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.

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. 8pm and 2pm SATURDAY and SUNDAY. To Mar. 17 at Fernwood Little Hall (1923 Fernwood). $10/$14. 250-590-6291,

Improv Class with Dave Morris – Victoria Event Centre (1415  Broad). 12pm and 3pm SUNDAYS to Apr. 15.


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,










Wade Davis – signing copies of The Sacred Headwaters. 4:30om at bolen books (111-1644 Hillside). 250-595-4208.


PLANET EARTH POETRY -Governor General Award-winner Pamela Porter launches her poetry collection No Ordinary Place alongside local poet Judith Castle. 7:30pm at The Moka House (1633 Hillside).

SAT. MAR. 10

Four Layer Method of Revision – Award winning author, Shelley Adina, presents a workshop. 1pm at St. Aidan’s Church (3703 St. Aidan’s). Free. 250-216-7207,

SUN. MAR. 11

Irvng Layton’s Centenary Celebration – Launch of 2012 Spirit of Canada Poetry. Spoken word, singer songwriter Contest. 6pm at The Well (821 Fort). 250-590-4995,


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.











LANGHAM COURT THEATRE – Mail Art and Collages Show, exhibition of recent Mail-art and Collages by Sébastien Liénard-Boisjoli. 8pm at 805 Langham.


Deluge Contemporary Art – Robert Youds, an exhibition including work with aluminum, Plexiglas, LED and fluorescent lights and digital signs. Opening reception 7pm. To Apr. 15 at 636 Yates.

WED. MAR. 14

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


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 of works by contemporary Coast Salish artists, George and Christiane Smyth. To May 6 at 1040 Moss.

Dales Gallery – ENCOUNTERS in a traveling life, an exhibition of 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.

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

FIFTY FIFTY ARTS COLLECTIVE – Canadian Multiculturalism Visualised, by Willie Seo and Shea Hermanson. To Mar 22 at 2516 Douglas St.

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

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

Legacy Art Gallery – Shining Examples, exhibition by Mark Laver. Dark, wet, Vancouver Island nights receive a painterly treatment. To Mar. 31 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.  $5-$30. Through August at 28 Bastion Square.

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

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

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

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

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

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


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