Weekly Arts Listings Aug 11-17
Sat. aug. 13
Smash a plate – A musical comedy about women’s lib . . . and bellydance? Be a part of the work-in-progress reading of this story about one woman’s unconventional and hilarious personal oddesy in search of passion, adventure and true independence. 7pm at Intrepid Theatre Club (1609 Blanshard). $12 (unwaged, half price). email@example.com. 250-595-0944.
Sun. aug. 14
Phillips comedy night – a full-on multimedia comedy extravaganza, featuring the comedy styling’s of Sean Proudlove. 8pm at Victoria Event Centre (1415 Broad). $10/8. 250-380-1280.
principal trumpet – Audition for principal trumpet for The Civic Orchestra of Victoria, SUNDAY 1-3pm. For additional information or to request an audition package please phone 250-477-8868.
Victoria Shakespeare Festival – Presents A Comedy of Errors THURSDAY & SATURDAY 7:30pm and Hamlet FRIDAY & WEDNESDAY 7:30pm. To Aug 13 at Camosun Landsdown Campus (3100 Foul Bay). $22/$16. 250-589-7926.
Flights of Fancy – Imaginations take flight as children of all ages are transported into the world of pirates, treasure and magic with the classic tales of Peter Pan and Treasure Island. Audience participation is encouraged. SATURDAYS & WEDNESDAYS 2-3pm. To Aug. 12 at the Maritime Museum of BC (28 Bastion Square). $10-$35. 250-385-4222.
Comedy night – Get your belly aching with Matt Billon with Michale Kosta. SATURDAY 9pm at Heckler’s. $10. 250-386-9207.
Sat. aug. 13
of love and water – Book launch, book signing and poetry readings from Of Love and Water. Poems by Gerard Rochford and images by David Ladmore. 1-4pm. Full Circle Studio Arts (1800 Store). 250-920-4037. fullcirclestudio.ca.
Wed. aug 17
Words at the well – Open mic poetry. All forms welcome. 7-9pm at the Well. Free. 250-590-4995.
Victoria Anarchist Reading Circle – Discuss the lastest 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 – The only café still doing poetry nights this summer. WEDNESDAYS 7-9pm at The Well. Free.
UVic Astronomy Open House – Here’s your chance to discover everything you’ve wanted to know about the sky. WEDNESDAYS 9-10pm at the Bob Wright Centre (UVic). Free. 250-721-7700. firstname.lastname@example.org.
mon. aug. 15
adventures in mixed media – This five-day art camp for eight to 14 year olds will introduce activities that combine art media and methods such as painting, drawing, sculpture and collage. Each day a new project and technique will be introduced to allow you to explore your creativity and create amazing results. 9am-12pm Aug. 15-19 at the BC School of Art Therapy (125 Skinner). $125. 250-598-6434. email@example.com.
The Gallery at Mattick’s farm – Presents featured artist of the month, Ira Hoffecker and her acrylic and resin paintings on canvas. Continuing through August. (109-5325 Cordova Bay). 250-658-8333.
Legacy Gallery – Convergence/Divergence: Landscape and Self on the West Coast, exhibition of works by E. J. Hughes, Glenn E. Howarth, Charles Elliott and Francis Dick, among others, to Aug. 20. The Victoria Moderns: UVic and a Regional Aesthetic (1960-1970). To Sept. 16. All at 630 Yates.
Gallery at the mac – Gallery of Visual Artists, group exhibition. To Aug. 22 at 3 Centennial Square.
Deluge Gallery – The Green Years, works by Katie Lyle. To Aug. 27 at 636 Yates.
eclectic gallery – Portraits of a Baroque Mind, artwork by Nicholas Frenette. To Aug. 27 at 2170 Oak Bay.
art gallery of greater victoria – War and Disaster in Japanese Prints, a collection of historical prints from the AGGV’s collection, to Sept. 5. A Brush with War: Military art from Korea to Afganistan, to Sept. 5. On the Edge of Nowhere by Emily Carr, semi-permanent. All shows at 1040 Moss.
Dale’s Gallery – Island Artisans, works from island artists. To Sept. 6 at 537 Fisgard.
POLYCHROME FINE ARTS – Hobnob 3, group exhibition of paintings, sculpture and prints. Opens noon-6pm. To Sept. 8 at 1113 Fort.
Maltwood Prints and Drawings Gallery – Lords and the Land, exhibition documents the relationship between stone and tenurial authority in tenth- and eleventh-century Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire. To Sept. 28 at the McPherson Library (UVic).
View Art Gallery – Annual Summer Salon, a rotating exhibition of the works of 25 gallery artists and guests, featuring the ceramic art of Laurie Rolland. To Sept. 30 at 104-860 View.
Royal BC Museum – The Other Emily, exhibition of work by Emily Carr that explores explores her life before she became famous. To Oct. 10 at 675 Belleville.
Art Gallery of greater Victoria – The Further Adventures of a Girl, artwork by Diyan Achjadi. Opening reception 7:30pm. To Oct. 16 at 1040 Moss.