Thurs. aug. 4
Mom’s the word: Remixed – The Belfry Theatre presents the global comedy sensation, Mom’s the Word – Remixed by Linda Carson, Jill Daum, Alison Kelly, Robin Nichol, Barbara Pollard and Deborah Williams. The six shockingly funny moms will touch hearts and tickle funny bones with their true stories of the heartache and joy of motherhood through to Aug. 21. Show at 8pm at the Belfry (1291 Gladstone). $25-$38. 250-385-6815. https://tickets.belfry.bc.ca.
Fri. aug. 5
good night harold – Is an evening of long form improv. What is long form improv? High-risk experimental theatre, made up on the spot! No scripts, no games, no props. Just a series of improvised scenes. 8pm at Intrepid Theatre Club (1609 Blanshard, entrance on Fisgard). $10. 250-480-3709.
Travelling Puppet Show – Be prepared to experience magic, fun and a little silliness at puppet shows for kids happening at the Greater Victoria Public Library this summer. Puppetry workshops are also available for kids and adults. Event at the Juan de Fuca branch aimed at 10-12 year olds. 1:30-2:30pm. Visit gvpl.ca to register.
NANA’S NAUGHTY KNICKERS – St. Luke’s Players are seeking five females (ages 20s-80s) and three males (ages 20s-60s). Production dates Oct. 12-23. Appointment required. 7-9pm at St. Luke’s Hall (3821 Cedar Hill X). 250-361-1895.
Sat. aug. 6
NANA’S NAUGHTY KNICKERS – St. Luke’s Players are seeking five females (ages 20s-80s) and three males (ages 20s-60s). Production dates Oct. 12-23. Appointment required.1-3pm at St. Luke’s Hall (3821 Cedar Hill X). 250-361-1895.
Comedy night – Get your belly aching with Matt Billon with Michale Kosta. SATURDAY 9pm at Heckler’s. $10. 250-386-9207.
Victoria Shakespeare Festival – Presents A Comedy of Errors THURSDAYS & SATURDAYS 7:30pm and Hamlet FRIDAYS & WEDNESDAYS 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.
Good Timber: Songs and stories of the western logger – Inspired by Rhymes of the Western Logger, a compilation of logging camp poetry by Robert E. Swanson, the show is a romp through the past set against a multi-media backdrop of rarely-seen imagery of BC’s logging history. MONDAYS to SATURDAYS at 8pm until Aug. 27. Tickets at Royal BC Museum Box office or call 250-721-8480. $17-$22.
Thurs. aug. 4
MASTER AND COMMANDER AT THE MARITIME MUSEUM OF BC – Back by popular demand, enjoy an enchanting evening of 19th century music and nautical poetry and prose readings that will delight the heart. With music performed by Windrift Woodwind Quintet and readings by Herbert O’Driscoll and David Bray. 7-9pm, (28 Bastion Square). Tickets, $20 available at the museum gift shop. 250-385-4222 ext. 102.
WED. aug. 10
Healthy communities open mic – Participate in a public discussion to develop a proactive approach to healthy communities. 7pm, Scout Hall (459 Chester).
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. The Well (821 Fort) 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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thurs. aug. 4
Lecture: Virtues of Memory – Presentation of a recent, major art exhibit hosted in Jerusalem which presented a significant visual testimony by Holocaust Survivors spanning 65 years. Vancouver artist Granirer attended the opening and will discuss her experience as a participating artist. 7pm. Art Gallery of Greater Victoria (1040 Moss). 250-384-4171.
Fri. aug. 5
The fifty fifty Arts Collective – Cultivating materials of confectionery persuasion. New works by Kuh del Rosario. Opening reception 7-10pm. Ongoing until Aug. 25 at 2516 Douglas.
A midsummer night scream- Group Art Show featuring Local Artists. Opening party 6-10pm. Absolute Underground Gallery. Show runs until Sept.1 at 1215 Government.
Sat. aug. 6
Little Fernwood Gallery – presents 4 Directions featuring the art work of four artists in the Pandora Arts Collective Society. Grand opening 1-4pm. Runs through Sept. 13 at 1923 Fernwood.
Sun. aug. 7
Bowker Creek Brush up – Forty artists will display their work. Sculptors, fiber artists, jewelers and potters. All welcome. 11am-4:30pm, Bowker Creek between Hampshire and Oak Bay Secondary. Free.
The Studio 30 Collection – Art show and sale. 9am-4pm MONDAY through FRIDAY. Runs Aug. 5-31 at the Goward House Society (2495 Arbutus).
Martin Batchelor Gallery – Dialogue With The Figure, artwork by Nancy Angermeyer. Opening reception 7pm. To Aug. 10 at 712 Cormorant.
Gallery at the mac – Gallery of Visual Artists, group exhibition. To Aug. 22 at 3 Centennial Square.
Royal BC Museum – The Other Emily, work by Emily Carr that explores her life before she became famous. To Oct. 10 at 675 Belleville.
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.
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.
Dale`s Gallery – Island Artisans, works from island artists. To Sept. 6 at 537 Fisgard.
Sooke Harbour House Art Gallery – Paintings by Lynny D. Vine. Runs 9am-9pm to Aug. 30 at 1528 Whiffen Spit.
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.
Deluge Gallery – The Green Years, works by Katie Lyle. To Aug. 27 at 636 Yates.
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).
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.