Thurs. aug. 18
Die Roten Punkte – A hilariously absurd indie-rock odyssey. THURSDAY-SUNDAY 8pm at Metro Studio (1411 Quadra). $22/$20 student. 250-590-6291.
mom’s the Word: Remixed – Shockingly funny Moms reunite to perform highlights from the smash hits Mom’s the Word and Mom’s the Word 2: Unhinged, their globetrotting, multi award-winning comedies. THURSDAY-SATURDAY, TUESDAY-WEDNESDAY 8pm, matinees SATURDAY 4pm and SUNDAY 2pm. To Aug. 28 at the Belfry Theatre (1291 Gladstone). $26-$43. 250-385-6815.
Good Timber – A musical revue that reminisces about a time when loggers climbed trees. THURSDAY-SATURDAY 8pm. To Aug. 27 at the Royal BC Museum (675 Belleville). $22/$17 students & seniors. otherguystheatre.ca.
Fri. aug. 19
An Incredible Evening of Magic – Witness the art of grand illusion with Canada’s Award-Winning Illusionists Murray Hatfield & Teresa. 7:30pm at the Victoria Conference Centre (720 Douglas). $29/$22 children. 250 386-6121.
This is a Play – A play about a play and the creative process. FRIDAY & SATURDAY 8pm, matinee SATURDAY 2pm. All at Merlin’s Sun Theatre (1983 Fairfield). $5. 250-598-7488.
Sun. aug. 21
150th Heritage Festival – Enjoy a day of fun in the sun with musical performances, artists, activities, tea, scones and ice cream! 11am-4pm at Point Ellice House (2616 Pleasant). $6-$12. 250-380-6506.
mon. aug. 22
ROMP! – An outdoor dance showcase. Featuring Floating Seed. MONDAY- to Aug. 26 6pm in Centennial Square. Free. 250-389-6059.
TUES. aug. 23
Ballet under the stars – Enjoy performances by the Canadian Pacific Ballet outdoors. TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY 8pm In Market Square’s courtyard (560 Johnson). $15-$20. 250-380-2522, canadianpacificballet.org.
Wed. aug. 24
fringe eve preview – Join in the pre-fest mayhem and experience this Fringe Eve tradition — watch Fringe companies take the stage to give you a sneak peek of their upcoming show. Ticket giveaways and a draw for a Fringe Superpass! 7pm at the Victoria Event Centre (1415 Broad). Free. victoriafringe.com.
victoria fringe festival – Come out and support one of the oldest Fringe Festivals in Canada, featuring 72 productions from around the world. Pre-Fringe events and previews start TUESDAY in Centennial Square at 7pm. Performances run Aug. 25 to Sept. 4. 250-383-2663. victoriafringe.com.
Comedy night – Get your belly aching with Matt Billon with Michale Kosta. SATURDAY 9pm at Heckler’s. $10. 250-386-9207.
Thurs. aug. 18
Tina Dickey – Lecture and book launch for her latest work, Colour Creates Light: Studies with Hans Hofmann. 7pm at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria (1040 Moss). $13/$11 students & seniors/free for children. 250-384-4171.
TUES. aug. 23
A Japanese Yiddishist in Victoria – Professor Yoshiji Hirose discusses the Jews of Japan and how he came to love and teach Yiddish literature. 7pm at the Congregation Emanu-El Synagogue (1461 Blanshard). $10. 250-480-1081.
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 cafe still doing poetry nights this summer. WEDNESDAYS 7-9pm. 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, email@example.com.
Fri. aug. 19
Glass half full – Attend the official opening of this playful public artwork. 11:15am at Harrison Yacht Pond. Free.
Sat. aug. 20
Martin Batchelor Gallery – Field Works, new works by Anina Kunstler and Anne Barlow. Opening reception 7-9pm. To Sept. 8 at 712 Cormorant.
ministry of casual living – Mile Zero, artwork by Cole Swanson and Jennie Suddick. Opening reception 8pm. To Aug. 25 at 1442 Haultain.
Wed. aug. 24
Legacy gallery – Exhibition of prints and carvings by Henry Hunt. To Nov. 20 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.
Community Arts Council of Greater Victoria – Pieced Together, fabric art by Jill Croft and Susan Turnbull Canton. To Aug. 28 at 3220 Cedar Hill.
Collective Works Gallery – Continued Encounters, artwork by Al Williams. To Sept. 1 at 1311 Gladstone.
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 Afghanistan, to Sept. 5. The Further Adventures of a Girl, artwork by Diyan Achjadi, to Oct. 16. 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. To Sept. 8 at 1113 Fort.
Legacy Gallery – The Victoria Moderns: UVic and a Regional Aesthetic (1960-1970), to Sept. 16. 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 Oct. 1. All at 630 Yates.
Maltwood Prints and Drawings Gallery – Lords and the Land, exhibition documents the relationship between stone and tenurial authority in 10th and 11th–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.