Victoria’s Weekly Arts, Music and Events Lisitngs May 10-16

Victoria's Weekly Arts, Music and Events Lisitngs May 10-16, inlcuding Music, Stage, Words, Events, Markets and more.

Nicola Cavendish returns to Victoria in the tour-de-force role of Shirley Valentine, playing at the McPherson Playhouse May 15-20.

Music

 

THURS. May 10

Tim Cuthbert- Singer-songwriter. 7pm at the Well (821 Fort). $TBA.

SYN{A}PSE- Hard rock. With All Else Fails and Two Years and Counting.  9:30pm. Logan’s Pub. $10.

ADULTS – featuring Geoff Lundstrom and Jason Cook. Canoe Brewpub. 9 pm. $5.

THE DUDES – Return with Barbers, Thieves and Bartenders, a six-track album that serves as the first of a trilogy of albums to be released this year. With Poor Young Things. 8pm at Club 9ONE9. $17.50.

AUrora Scott -Live jazz, blues and R&B. 8:30pm at the Office Lounge (758 Yates). Free.

FRI. May 11

Rock of Ages – Classic rock. 9pm. Bartholomew’s (777 Douglas). Also Saturday. Free.

Black Valley Gospel- With guests. 9:30pm at Logan’s. $TBA.

La Bomba!- Featuring live music from Hector Ferrales and Cuban Party. 9pm at Svelte Lounge (737 Goldstream). $12.

Anna Lymann- Live jazz.  8pm at Hermann’s Jazz Club. $10.

Michael Jerome Browne- Join him for an acoustic blues road trip as he relases his new CD The Road is Dark at the Orange Hall (1620 Fernwood). 8pm. $12.

Sleepy Sun – San Francisco psych rock with unique riffs and personality. With Meatdraw. 10:30pm at Lucky Bar. $10.

The Greater Victoria Performing Arts Festival-Strings Honours Concert. 7pm at Phillip T. Young Recital Hall, MacLaurin Bldg, UVic $12 / $8 seniors and students.

Jack Stevenson – With May Brown. Bringing unique humour to originals and well-chosen covers. After open stage at 8pm. James Bay Coffee and Books (143 Menzies). By Donation.

The Konsorados- The Music in your eyes Tour with Allen Dobb. 7:30pm at Solstice Cafe. By donation.

Maureen Washington – Featuring Karel Roessingh at the piano.  6pm at Delta Ocean Pointe (45 Songhees). $TBA.

SAT. May 12

The Great Lake Swimmers- A delicate combination of voice and acoustic guitar — lightly coloured by piano, accordion, lap steel and a low, choral hum of crickets. With Cold Specks. 7:30pm at Alix Goolden Hall. $24 at Ditch Records, Lyle’s Place and ticketweb.com. See story Page 11.

Handsome Distraction- Four-piece Victoria rock band release new EP Fight or Flight alongside The June Fiasco and Pardon my Striptease, burlesque by Cherry Poppins and Bambi Boudoir. 8pm at Lucky Bar (517 Yates). $12.

Miranda Sage- Performing “Strayhorn, Mancini and Me” at Hermann’s Jazz Club (753 View) with pianist Tony Genge, Ken Lister on bass, Kelby MacNayr on drums and Steve Kaldestad on saxophone.  8pm. $18/15/12.

DekoZE – Tribal, house, tech house, progressive and techno. With Kailem Bishop. 10pm at  Hush Nightclub (1325 Government). $TBA.

Lonnie Glass- Brings gritty powerful vocals and quirky guitar picking and original tunes including well written historical sagas of the American Civil War to James Bay Coffee and Books (143 Menzies) after the open stage at 8pm. By donation.

Leah and The Groovediggers – Dig their grooves. 9pm at the Office Lounge (758 Yates). Free.

Linden Singers- A Spring Potpourri. Under the direction of Garry Froese, the Linden Singers will take you to Venice, Italy and The Russian Venice of the North. 7:30pm at First Metropolitan Church (Quadra and Balmoral). $20/17 at Ivy’s and Long and McQuade.

School District 61 Honour Choir- Presents Circle of Friends annual spring concert. 7pm at St. Aidan’s Church (3703 St. Aidan’s). $10/5.

The Greater Victoria Performing Arts Festival-Festival’s finale juried concert for a $5000 scholarship. Top musicians from several instrumental and vocal sections will be performing. 7pm at Phillip T. Young Recital Hall, MacLaurin Bldg, UVic $20 / $10 seniors and students.

DieMahler String Quartet- A Wonderful Music Trip to the New World led by Maestro Pablo Diemecke. 2:30pm at St. Mary the Virgin Church (1701 Elgin). $25.

Bill Mulley – Jazz piano.  6pm at Delta Ocean Pointe (45 Songhees). $TBA.

Daniel Lapp – Joy of Life Concert — An evening of joyful toe tapping, knee slapping and music. 8pm at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church (680 Courtney). $20/15/10.

Sun. May 13

Hampton Concert Orchestra – Spring convert featuring the works of Mozart, Haydn, Stamitz flute concerto with Carolyn Fumalle. Under the direction of Joe Hatherill. Includes Mother’s Day tea. 2:30pm at Les Passmore Centre (286 Hampton). By doantion.

Jim Armstrong – Mother’s Day special with heavy weight champion Armstrong and friends. 4pm at Hermann’s Jazz Club (753 View). $12.

Wendell Clanton – Faculty recital Four Saxophones with Gordon Clements, Erik Abbink and Ross Ingsrup.  2:30pm at Philip T. Young Recital Hall (MacLarin Building, UVic). By donation.

NEWCOMBE SINGERS CHOIR – Present Here’s To Song — A celebration of Canadians in music with Coro Galiano. 2pm at St. Mary’s Church (1701 Elgin). $15/12.

Victoria Folk music society: Reuben Weir and the Red Hot String Set – Repertoire moves mostly between Europe, New York and New Orleans and includes the best of the Swing Era standards, Gypsy swing, waltzes and ballads. After open stage. 7:30pm. 6:45 open jam. At Norway House (1110 Hillside). $5. victoriafolkmusic.ca.

Mon.  May 14

The Hampton Concert Orchestra – Looking for string players of all ages. Check out their concert at Gordon Head United Church (4201 Tyndall). By donation.

 

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THursday blend JAM – Any and all string players welcome. Hosted by Rick Van Krugel. THURSDAYS 7pm at the Well. Free.

Open Mic – Scott Longworth hosts an open forum for original tunes. All ages. THURSDAYS 8pm at the Fernwood Inn. Free.

Karaoke – Hosted by Brandon. THURSDAYS, FRIDAYS & SUNDAYS 8pm at Upper Deck. Free.

theory – Dubstep. THURSDAYS 10pm at Hush.

thirsty thursdays – With DJ $RITCH$. THURSDAYS 10pm at Paparazzi. Free.

Karaoke – With Stacey and Fran. THURSDAYS 9pm at Felicita’s. Free.

NYPD – A lethal dance party with Kenzie Clarke. THURSDAYS 10pm at Lucky. $TBA.

Open Jam – FRIDAYS 8pm at the Langford Legion (761 Station). $TBA

Jazz in the Pacific – Hosted by the Victoria Jazz Society. FRIDAY and SATURDAYS 8pm at The Pacific Lounge at the Hotel Grand Pacific. Free.

Saturday Afternoon Jam – Hosted by Ian & Carolynn McDowell. SATURDAYS 2pm at V-Lounge. Free.

BLUEGRASS BRUNCH – Hosted by the Stowaways. SATURDAYS 2pm at Logan’s. Free.

Acoustic Jam – With Dylan Stone. 6pm SATURDAYS at The Cambie. Free.

Blues Jam – Hosted by Summer and the Sinners. SATURDAYS 3pm at My Bar and Grill. Free.

Solid! – Dance your ass off with DJ Longshanks. SATURDAYS 10pm at Lucky. $TBA.

Hootenanny – Join Carolyn Mark for some first-rate hootenannin’. SUNDAYS 4:30pm-midnight at Logan’s. Free.

jack’s Open Mic SUNDAYS –

Welcoming atmosphere. SUNDAYS 7pm at Serious Coffee (230 Cook). Free.

Bluegrass Sunday – Hosted by The Stowaways Duo. SUNDAYS 8pm at Ocean Island Café. Free.

open mic – Hosted by Steve Barries. MONDAYS 9pm at Logan’s. Free.

Jamaroke – Karaoke with a live band (Party on High Street). MONDAY 9pm at Felicita’s (UVic). Free.

Jam Session – Play till you can’t play no more! All ages. MONDAYS 9pm at Ocean Island Café Lounge. Free.

Karaoke – With your hosts Stacey and Thor. MONDAYS 10pm at Paparazzi. Free.

90210 Mondays – DJs Jay Somethin’ and Levi Somethin’ Else spin all your favourite pre-millenium classics. MONDAYS 10pm at Lucky. $TBA.

INDUSTRY UNDERGROUND – Electro-step and funky house. With Soulfix and Chino. MONDAYS 10pm at Hush. $TBA.

Open Mic – Hosted by Katherine & David. TUESDAYS 6pm at The Well. By Donation.

B flat acoustic jam – The music sounds better with you. TUESDAYS 7:30pm at Slider’s (3115 Cedar Hill). Free.

Open Mic – Bring your friends, grab a drink and listen to music. TUESDAYS 8-11:30pm at Whitebird Lounge. Free.

Karaoke – Hosted by Tina Turnover. TUESDAYS 8pm at The Castle. Free.

My Bar Karaoke Star – $500 prize for first place. With Miss Liz Barrett. TUESDAYS 8pm at My Bar & Grill. Free.

BATTLE OF THE BANDS – WEDNESDAYS 9pm at Felicita’s (UVic). $3.

OPEN STAGE – Acoustic or electric, solo or with your band. Amps, drums, piano provided. Dylan Stone hosts. WEDNESDAYS 8:30pm at the Fort Café. Free.

Zipp Gunn & Ghostbelly  – Spinning ska, rocksteady, early reggae, soul & funk. WEDNESDAYS 9pm at Logan’s. Free.

Open Mic Night – Musical madness! Sign up with our host Jack. WEDNESDAYS 9pm at Ocean Island Café. Free.

Boneshaker – Goth and industrial DJ night. WEDNESDAYS 9pm at Paparazzi. $3.

 

 

Events

 

THURS. May 10

Astrology and Tarot Workshops – In magical time zones, and small groups, applied to participants’ charts and lives: Mothers and Children Relationships in Astrology. 3:03-5:35pm and 7:35-10:10pm at 429 Vancouver. $20 first timers. RSVP 250-381-4299.

Fri. may 11

Mother’s Day Tea – Celebrating mothers with a menu of tea plates, assorted pastries, tea/coffee and treats. Entertainment provided by the Ballroom Dance Society. 12:30-2:30pm at Cook Street Village Activity Centre (380 Cook). $12. 250-370-3291.

SAT. May 12

Nautical & Outdoor Recreational Swap & Shop – All proceeds go to youth programming, hosted the Rotary Club of Sidney and the Lions Club of Sidney. Buy, or sell at your own table. 8am-5pm at Panorama Rec Centre (1885 Forest Park). Free. 250-900-7316, rotaryclubofsidney.org.

Cowboy Shooting Event – Step back in time to the Wild West, and become a cowgirl or cowboy and learn to shoot guns in a safe environment at the Victoria Fish and Game Protective Association. Ammunition and guns provided. Participants do not require a firearms license. All welcome. Lunch will be available to purchase. 8:30am-1pm at 700 Holker Place (across from Spectacle Lake turnoff). $30. 250-656-2520, haweater.hal@gmail.com.

Quadra Village Day – Join in the family-fun community celebration for the 10th year running. Featuring a pancake breakfast, community booths and demonstrations, activities for children and teens, local musicians and dance groups. 9:30am-1pm at Quadra Village on Kings (between Quadra and Dowler). 250-388-7696, quadravillageday@gmail.com.

Free Cake for Mom – Kids, decorate a free cake to take home to Mom at any Thrifty Foods location. First 150 customers, kids 12 and under. 10am-1pm at any Thrifty Foods store. Free. 250-727-8299.

Psychic Circle Spring Fair – Learn about your future with palm readers, tarot cards, clairvoyants, mediums, clairsentients, spiritual counsellors and more. Throughout the week during mall hours to May 20. 10am-6pm at The Bay Centre (1150 Douglas). 250-478-4226.

The Island Children’s Festival – Help Peninsula Co-op raise funds to provide educational access for low-income families. See headliner Fred Penner and other musical acts, and enjoy hands-on crafts, story telling, face painting, children’s yoga and a bouncy castle. Parking at Prospect Lake Community Hall with shuttle service to the site. Proceeds support the Island Education Access Fund. 1-5pm at 5575 West Saanich. $7, kids 6-and-under free. 250-414-0006 ex 203, islandchildrensfestival.com.

Walk a mile in her shoes – Men, women and all: slip into your favourite pair of high heels, or borrow some at the event, and join the Victoria Women’s Sexual Assault Centre for a family-friendly walk to raise awareness about violence prevention. Kids zone, art stations, foot massages, t-shirt sales, info booths, counsellors onsite. 2-4pm (walk at 3pm) at Centennial Square (Douglas). By donation. 250-383-5545, vwsac.com.

Sun. May 13

Heart & Hands Mother’s Day Celebration – A fundraiser for Women In Need Co-op and the Pay it Forward Pilot Project. Appointments for acupuncture, craniosacral work and yoga can be made by phone. Walk-ins are first come, first served. 9am-4:45pm at Heart & Hands Health Collective (851 Cormorant). $2, by donation. 250-590-3185, heartandhandscommunity.ca.

Mother’s Day Paint-In and Craft Fair – Take part in the 17th-annual event, and peruse local artisans’ handcrafted glass art, pottery, jewelry, organic seasonings, fudge, rustic outdoor furniture, kids activities, music, food and more. $5 parking. 10am-4pm at Royal Roads University’s Hatley Castle (2005 Sooke). Free. 250-391-2666, hatleypark.ca/paint-in.htm.

Volkssport Walks – Join the 5/10km walk (rated 2B). Registration 9:30am, walk 10am. Meet at Royal Roads University (2005 Sooke). Free. 250-642-4515.

Tues. May 15

SCRABBLE NIGHT – Bring a board game and a friend, or play on the in-house boards and find an opponent there. TUESDAYS 6:30-9pm at James Bay Coffee & Books. Free. 250-386-4700.

 

Markets

 

James Bay Market – Live music, food, farmers, artisans and service providers offer quality handmade, homemade and homegrown products. SATURDAYS 9am-3pm at 332 Menzies. Free. info@jamesbaymarket.com.

Victoria Ethical Trade Market – Showcasing products from local non-profit agencies and businesses that support fair trade practices, green companies, social enterprises and area artisans. SATURDAY 10am-3pm at the James Bay Community School Centre (140 Oswego). Free. 778-440-0283, thedidisociety.weebly.com.

Second-Annual Spring Vintage Fair – See 35 local sellers with a fine selection of vintage and retro clothing, jewelry, accessories, decor, kitchen kitsch and more. A treasure trove of 1920’s-1980’s one-of-a-kinds. SATURDAY 10am-4pm at Fairfield United Church (1303 Fairfield). $3. vintagefairvictoria.com.

Victoria flea market – Offering a huge assortment of interesting things. SUNDAYS 9am-2pm at the DaVinci Centre. $2/free after 1pm. 250-381-5033.

Metchosin Farmers’ Market – Farm fresh goodies and locally grown offerings to please every taste. through October. SUNDAYS 11am-2pm at Metchosin Municipal Grounds (4450 Happy Valley). Free. mfischer@fischervale.ca.

Bastion Square Public Market – Check out the eclectic mix of arts, crafts, imports and entertainment, along with locally grown produce and fruits; homemade breads, pastries. SUNDAYS 11am-4:30pm at Bastion Square and Langley. Free.

Victoria Downtown Public Market – Visit Victoria’s one-stop shop for all of your local grocery and farmers market needs. WEDNESDAYS noon-5pm until October at Market Square (Inner Courtyard). Free.

 

WORDS

 

Thurs. MAY 10

Vincent Lam – Bolen Books is thrilled to be hosting Giller Prize winner Vincent Lam reading from The Headmaster’s Wager. 7pm at Bolen Books (1644 Hillside). Free. 250-595-4232.

Anarchism Theory – Join Camas Books Freeskool event for a talk on Anarchism Theory, History, Art: “Egoism/Feminism/Dada.” 7pm at Camas Books (2590 Quadra). Free. 250-381-0585.

Tongues of Fire – Featuring the Pearson College Slam Team. Join in the open mic, then see the energy and brilliance of poets from afar. 7:30pm at Solstice Cafe (529 Pandora). $5. 250-475-0477.

Fri. MAY 11

Planet earth Poetry – Arleen Pare launches her second novel Leaving Now. Come early to get a seat and sign up for the Open Mic. 7pm at 1633 Hillside. $3. planetearthpoetryvictoriabc.

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Sat. MAY 12

Planning Your Food Garden – Join this workshop to learn more about crop planning, companion planting and rotations, timing the harvest, how to start awesome seedlings, transplanting techniques and more. 10am-12pm at Northbrook Farm (1438 Mount Newton X). $15-20 sliding scale. 250-383-5800.

Sun. MAY 13

Belief Re-Patterning – Join author, educator and coach Suze Casey as she signs and offers her new book about positive thinking. 1-3pm at Full Circle Studio (1800 Store). Free. 250-920-4037, suzecasey.com.

Does Size Matter? – Join award-winning local author Susan Lyons as she presents a workshop on writing short stories, novellas and novels. Try your hand as she discusses the pros and cons of each, along with the guidelines for succeeding. 1-3pm at St Aidan’s Church (3703 St Aidan’s). Free. 250-216-7207.

Robert Amos – Local artist and art writer Robert Amos speaks about his life and career. 2pm at the Bay Centre (1150 Douglas). Free. 250-952-5690.

Book Launch and happy hour – Join Michelle and friends from the Art Therapy and Organizational Consulting communities for light refreshments and conversation to celebrate the release of her new book, Graphic Facilitation and Art Therapy: Imagery and Metaphor in Organizational Development. 4:30-6:30pm at the BC School of Art Therapy (125 Skinner). Free. 250-483-7687.

On the radar – Join the discussion on social profiling, police accountability and community oversight. With panelists David Eby of BC Civil Liberties Association, Hilary Marks of VIPIRG and Ashley Mollison with Safer for All campaign. 7-9pm at First Metropolitan Church (932 Balmoral). Free. 250-721-8629.

Scratching The Tigers Belly – Partake in the book launch with Ron Sakolsky, author born in the wilds of Brooklyn, NY. 7pm at Camas Books (2590 Quadra). Free. 250-381-0585.

Mon. MAY 14

Unbuilt Victoria – Join Dorothy Mindenhall as she talks about Unbuilt Victoria. 7pm at Bolen Books (1644 Hillside). Free. 250-595-4232.

Tues. MAY 15

Malahat/This Side of West joint issue launch – Join UVic’s Writing Students’ Union and Friends of The Malahat for a joint launch with author readings by Karen Enns, Erin Frances Fisher, Patrick Friesen, Charlotte Helston, Simone Littledale, Amanda Merritt, Madeline Sonik and Chelsea Thompson. 7pm at The Well (821 Fort). Free. 250-721-6222.

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.

WED. MAY 16

Anna Olson book signing – Celebrity chef Anna Olson, host of the Food Network’s Bake with Anna Olson, will be signing copies of her newest cookbook, Back to Baking. Meet Anna and sample some recipes from the book. 12:30-1:30pm at Munro’s Books (1108 Government). Free. 250-382-2464.

Nonviolent Communication: A Language for Shifting A Planet into Peace – Participate in an awareness campaign in April at Oneness Wednesdays. WEDNESDAYS 7pm at the Church of Truth (111 Superior). By donation. 250- 592-0938, renee.consciouslearning@gmail.com.

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

 

 

Galleries

 

THURS. May 10

Island Blue Art Store – See the art display that showcases work of the formerly homeless. Tickets $10, and proceeds support Pacifica Housing’s art program. Special after-hours exhibition and sale 5:30-7:30pm at 905 Fort.

The Sculpture Studio – The Imagists Show. Featuring work by Tony Bounsall, David Hunwick, David and Laurie Ladmore, Paul Peregal, Nancy Murphy and guest Leonard Butt. Opening reception 6-9pm. To SUNDAY at 211 Harbour.

fifty fifty arts collective – Ambrus: new work and book launch by Morgana Wallace, celebrating the mythical and vibrant art-form of book illustration. Opening reception 7-10pm. To May 27 at 2516 Douglas.

Cafe Fantastico – See artist Luis Enrique Oliver’s recent abstract paintings. Opening reception 7pm. To June 12 at 965 Kings.

Art Gallery of Greater Victoria – Collecting Contemporary Photography with Claudia Beck and Andrew Gruft. Rescheduled from April. 7pm at 1040 Moss.

Sat. May 12

West End gallery – See delightful new paintings by Claudette Castonguay, brimming with warmth, whimsy and joy. To May 18 at 1203 Broad.

Sun. may 13

little fernwood gallery – Rockets and Roses: an art show that combines retro Sci Fi with nature re-imagined. Opening reception 2-5pm. To May 31 at 1923 Fernwood.

Mon. may 14

Arts Centre at Cedar Hill Rec Centre – “Seeing It Through Your Eyes 2 Art Show,” 50 multicultural pieces of art, 10 artists, and five multicultural groups. This show is about what it means to be Canadian. Opening reception 6-9pm. To MONDAY at 3220 Cedar Hill.

Tues. may 15

open space – Recent UVic MFA graduate Emilio Portal unveils the new installation islands. To June 23 at 510 Fort.

Havenwood – Ken Faulks new works on display at Coast Collective (3221 Heatherbell) until May 27.

 

 

Stage

 

Thurs. May 10

The Wizard of Oz – Claremont Secondary presents The Wizard of Oz. May 9-12 at 7pm. Matinee May 12 at 2pm. At Claremont Secondary (4980 Wesley) $12.50.

God of Carnage – From the author of Art, this Tony and Olivier Award-winning play begins as two power couples meet to amicably resolve a playground fight between their sons. Lines are drawn, allegiances are made and broken, and the evening quickly turns into a laugh-out-loud train wreck. 8pm The Belfry Theatre. Belfry.bc.ca for tickets. Until May 20.

1959 Pink Thunderbird Convertible – Langham Court Theatre is proud to present James McLure’s comedy in two acts, 1959 Pink Thunderbird Convertible is a comical yet sentimental look at the effects war has on both the soldier and those left behind.with Laundry and Bourbon directed by Heather Jarvie and Lone Star directed by Paul Terry. 1959 Pink Thunderbird Convertible is a comical yet sentimental look at the effects war has on both the soldier and those left behind. To May 12 at Langham Court Theatre. $19/17. Tuesday May 8th students and seniors nights are two for $20. 250-384-2142, langhamtheatre.ca

 

FRI. May 11

Male Pole Dance Competition – Amateur Male pole dancing champ will win $100. Sign up at 8pm. The Castle (1900 Douglas). Free.

Brigadoon – The Victoria Operatic Society invites you to a musical “ye dinnae want tae miss.” Brigadoon revolves around two American tourists who stumble upon a misty Scottish town. May11 and 12 at 8pm, and 13 at 2pm. McPherson Playhouse. $24 at rmts.bc.ca or 250-386-6121.

Sat. May 12

The Romantics – Intrepid Theatre presents the Winner of the 2011 Vancouver Young Playwright’s Competition by Andrew Wade. A naive self-tracker prepares for love at first sight. A neurotic, a nostalgic, and a lost soul launch into a love triangle. An ex-wife confronts her depression while her ex-husband deals with his guilty conscience for having left her. A relationships comedy akin to Love Actually, The Romantics is a character-focused play that theatrically explores how these people grapple with relationships and love. Featuring an all-star Victorian cast inlcuding Byron Kjeldson, Chris Gabel, David Radford, Karen Brelsford , Mik Byskov and Kelly Hudson.  8pm at Intrepid Theatre Club (1609 Blanshard). $10.

 

Sun. May 13

RON JAMES – Canadian classic standup comedy from Ron James.   8pm. Royal Theatre (Broughton). Tickets start at $52 at rmts.bc.ca

Phillips Comedy Night – Featuring Kwasi Thomas. Hosted by “M” Award Winner Wes Borg.

Victoria Event Centre 1415 Broad Street. 8pm. Tickets $10/8.

 

Tues. May 15

Shirley Valentine – Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre is excited to welcome one of Canada’s national treasures, Nicola Cavendish, back to Victoria to present her award winning performance of Willy Russell’s international hit. A remarkable one woman tour-de-force about a neglected housewife that has enough, packs her bags and takes off on a journey of self-discovery. May 15-19 at 8pm, and May 19 and 20 at 2pm. McPherson Playhouse. $54.75. Tickets at rmts.bc.ca.

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 May 29 at the Victoria Event Centre (1415 Broad Street). $12/$15. 250-480-3709.

 

Auditions

Victoria’s Shakespeare by the Sea – Is holding a cold-read audition session for “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” 7 pm Sunday May 13 in the New Horizons Activity Centre, (234 Menzies) in James Bay.  The play will be held from August 14 to September 2nd in Holland Point Park.  Any questions please email RobertJJLight@Hotmail.com or call 778-440-4686.

Victoria Gilbert & Sullivan Society – Is holding Auditions for “Ruddigore” May 12 and 13.  For details phone 250-889-5962 www.gilbertandsullivanvictoria.ca

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