Weekly arts and culture listings Nov. 24-30

Weekly arts and culture listings Nov. 24-30: Stage, Words, Galleries



Thurs. Nov. 24

Les Six Saisons De L’Amour – Cabaret with François Laberge, Réjean Bussieres, Cam Culham, Val Vanille and Stéphanie Geehan. 7:30pm at the Da Vinci Center (195 Bay). $15. 250-595-2544.

Fri. Nov. 25

NEIL E DEE’s Danger Thrill Show – Neil lies on swords, smashes concrete blocks on his chest, drills his own head, has his face stomped into broken glass and generally sets a bad example for children everywhere. With guests Spooksy DeLune and Kata Sita, and Silk E Gunz and Cherry Poppins (9pm show only). 6pm show 13+, 9pm show 19+. 6pm and 9pm at Victoria Event Centre (1415 Broad). $20. 250-380-1280, 1415broad.com.

TUES. Nov. 29

A Day in the Death of Joe Egg – A hilarious and disturbing story of a couple trying to cope with life that has been defined by their daughter’s severe disability. TUESDAY 8pm. To Dec. 17 at the Little Fernwood Hall (1923 Fernwood). $16/$12 ($9 TUESDAY and Dec. 1). theatreinconnu.com


Jitters – A delicious backstage comedy about life in the theatre. TUESDAYS-THURSDAYS 8pm, SUNDAYS 2pm. To Dec. 18 at the Belfry Theatre (1291 Gladstone). $23/$17. belfry.bc.ca/

Glengarry Glen Ross – Four hungry, backstabbing salesmen peddle questionable investments in a contest to become top dog. THURSDAY-FRIDAY & WEDNESDAY 8pm, matinee SATURDAY-SUNDAY 2pm. To Nov. 27 at Metro Studio (1411 Quadra). $20. 250-590-6291.

The Beauty Queen of Leenane –

Irish playwright Martin McDonagh’s Tony Award winning black comedy. THURSDAY-SUNDAY & TUESDAY-WEDNESDAY 8pm. To Dec. 3 at Langham Court Theatre (805 Langham Court). $19/$17 students & seniors. 250-384-2142.

Comedy night – Get your belly aching with Graham Clark and James Ball. FRIDAY & SATURDAY 9pm at Heckler’s. $10. 250-386-9207.


Murder At The Howard Johnson’s – A hilarious romp through the perils of nuptials, nooses and Novocaine. One female and two males, ages 35-50 needed. TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY 7-9pm & Dec. 3 1-3pm at Peninsula Players Clubhouse (1649 Mt. Newton Cross). 250-858-5936.

I’ll Be Back Before Midnight – St. Luke’s Players require two females (20’s or 30’s) and two males (20’s to 50’s). Production March 14-25, 2012. Audition Dec. 2 7:30-9:30pm & Dec. 3 2-4pm at St. Luke’s Hall (2821 Cedar Hill X). 250-665-7683.

Rabbit Hole – A funny but moving play, dealing with the death of a loved one. It shows how four members of a family, a mother and her sister, the father and grandmother of a 4-year-old child and a neighbourhood young man come to terms with this in their own way. Dec. 4 1-5pm & Dec. 6 7-10pm at Langham Court Theatre (805 Langham Court). langhamtheatre.ca




Thurs. Nov. 24

Elevator Pitch Workshop – Learn to craft an elevator speech. Noon-2pm at InHub Coworking (833 Fisgard). $20. 250-893-9596.

Solar Colwood – Info session on Colwood’s Solar Energy grants and programs. 7-8:30pm at Colwood City Hall (3300 Wishart). Free.

Sun. Nov. 27

Debate – The teachings of Jesus are irrelevant for those of us living in the 21st century. Presented by the Victoria Secular Humanist Society.10:30am at Cedar Hill Rec. Centre (3220 Cedar Hill). Free. 250-744-3652.

mon. Nov. 28

Vinyl Cafe – That is, Stuart McLean’s Vinyl Cafe. Featuring music by The Vinyl Cafe Orchestra and Hawksley Workman. 2:30pm & 7:30pm at Royal Theatre (805 Broughton). $55.

DOug Biffard – Sea Level Rise in British Columbia: a New Challenge to Protected Areas Management. Presented by the Victoria Natural History Society. 7:30pm in room 159, the Fraser Building (UVic). Free. naturevictoria.ca.

TUES. Nov. 29

Somebody’s Child: Stories about Adoption – Book launch with contributor readings by Lynne Van Luven, Liz M. Forbes, Christina Brobby, Jane Johnston, Will Johnson and Michaela Pereira. 7pm at Choices Adoption and Counseling (in Quality Inn, 100-850 Blanshard). Free.


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

trivia pub quiz – General knowledge, guess the song, who said it, (or our variation) who tweeted it! Free. TUESDAYS 8pm at Felicita’s (UVic). 250-721-8626.

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




Thurs. Nov. 24

Victoria Gallery Walk – Get to know Victoria’s art galleries. This year there will be a bus available to take people from gallery to gallery. Participants can win one of seven original art prizes. THURSDAY 3-8pm. Call 250-388-0009 for details.

Eco Design Gallery – Chinatown and the World, exhibition of work by Robert Amos and Anita Rydigier. Opening reception 5pm. To Nov. 27 at 17-1/2 Fan Tan Alley.

The David Hunwick Sculpture Studio – The Imagists’ Show, exhibition of work by Tony Bounsall, David Hunwick, David Ladmore, Laurie Ladmore and Carole Thompson and guest artists Carol Rae, Nancy Murphy and Ted Speirs. Opening reception 6pm. T0 Dec. 4 at 211 Harbour.

fifty fifty arts collective – Fantasy Bears, exhibition of work by Stefan Thompson. Opening reception 7pm. To Dec. 15 at 2516 Douglas.

Fri. Nov. 25

Deluge gallery – Surface To Air, exhibition featuring the work of 11 young international artists. Opening reception 7pm. To Dec. 17 at 636 Yates.

Collective Works Gallery – A Tribute To Jan Johnson: 1943-2011, retrospective show. Opening reception 7pm. To Dec. 4 at 1311 Gladstone.

Sat. Nov. 26

Sooke Harbour House – Christmas in November, holiday art show and sale. SATURDAY 10am-7pm & SUNDAY 10am-5pm at 1528 Whiffen Spit.


Collective Works Gallery –

Art 2 Art, exibition of Isa Sevrain’s ceramic works and Pete Rockwell’s Photography. To Nov. 24 at 1311 Gladstone.

DALES GALLERY – Photography by TJ Watt and Don Denton. To Nov. 25 at 537 Fisgard.

Gallery 1580 – Exhibition of abstract paintings and pots by studio artists Irma Argyriou, Maggie Cole, Malene Foyd, Lynda McKewan, Richard Pawley, Mette Gam Pedersen. To Nov. 26 at 1580 Cook.

Legacy Gallery – In Her Own Words: Emily Carr, Myfanwy Pavelic, Katharine Maltwood, exhibition exploring the implicit integrity of vision in an artist’s own words about her art, its context and its technique, to Nov. 26. Kuluta and the Professor: The Friendship of Henry Hunt and Peter Smart, exhibition  includes the entirety of a significant collection of Henry Hunt’s masks, carvings and serigraph prints compiled by Dr. Peter Smart, to Nov. 26. All at 630 Yates.

Winchester galleries – New Watercolours, exhibition of work by David Blackwood, to Nov. 26 at 2260 Oak Bay. Baja Paintings, exhibition of work by Luis Merino, to Nov. 26 at 758 Humboldt. Seven Miles, exhibition of work by Tim Schumm, to Nov. 26 at 796 Humboldt.

Morris GallEry – Exhibition of resident artists’ new work. To Nov. 27 at 428 Burnside E.

cedar gallery – 25 Years of the Island Illustrators Society, exhibition of illustrative works by members. To Nov. 27 at 3220 Cedar Hill.

Sooke Harbour House – Beneath the Bark, exhibition of work by James Atkins, Merlayna Snyder and Jack Stevenson. To Nov. 28. at 1528 Whiffen Spit.

Absolute Underground Gallery – Zombie Feast, work by Trust666, Ory, Tank, Shawzy, Genghis Shawn and more. To Nov. 30 at 1215 Government.

GOWARD HOUSE – Perspective, exhibition and sale of artwork by Marnie Miller and Deryk Houston. To Nov. 30 at 2495 Arbutus.

POLYCHROME FINE ARTS – Wish You Were Here, solo exhibition of paintings by Kate Scoones. To Dec. 1 at 1113 Fort.

Martin Batchelor Gallery – New works by Heather Keenan. Opening reception 2-6pm. To Dec. 1 at 712 Cormorant.

Olio Artists & Workers Cooperative – Mask & Mirror, artwork by Morgana Wallace. To Dec. 7 at 614 1/2 Fisgard.

Open Space – Thirty-Five Thousand Forty, exhibition of Mike Andrew McLean’s culmination of a year of taking photos. To Dec. 10 at 510 Fort.

View Art Gallery – The Toy Show, group exhibition of gallery and guest artist/toy-makers. Featuring artist GJ Pearson, his kinetic sculpture and creative toys. To Dec. 24 at 104-860 View.

She Said Gallery – Christmas Paintings, exhibition of work by Deruk Houston. To Dec. 31 at 2000 Fernwood.

little fernwood gallery – 3 For the Road, exhibition of work from Open Studio, Youth Art Surge and the Head Injury Society. To Jan. 1 at 1923 Fernwood.

art gallery of greater victoria – Asian Ceramics from Ancient Shipwrecks, a collection of ceramics yielded from shipwrecks dating from the 15th to 19th centuries, to Jan. 2. Collected Resonance, exhibition of work by Shelly Bahl, Sarindar Dhaliwal and Farheen Haq., to Jan. 8. Promising Objects, an evolving project corresponding with MacTaggart’s interest in inventors and artists and their respective quests to devise solutions to problems and ideas, to Jan. 15. On the Edge of Nowhere by Emily Carr, semi-permanent. All shows at 1040 Moss.

eclectic gallery – Small Works brings together the work of twelve exceptional Victoria artists. To Jan. 7 at 2170 Oak Bay.

Maltwood Prints and Drawings Gallery – Images Of Internment, exhibition of paintings by Henry Shimizu. To Feb. 2 at the McPherson Library (UVic).