Andrew Bailey in 3D – Andrew Bailey performs all three of his award-winning solo shows. Presented by Atomic Vaudeville. Scrupulosity THURSDAY 7pm & Limbo 9pm. Putz FRIDAY 7pm & Scrupulosity 9pm. Limbo SATURDAY 7pm & Putz 9pm. All at the AV Studio. $12 per show/$20 for two/$25 for three. 250-380-0906.
AT THE SANS HOTEL – (See ARTS)Nicola Gunn is back in a fascinating and humorous psychological detective story. FRIDAY-SATURDAY 8pm, SUNDAY 2pm at the Metro Studio (1411 Quadra). $21. 250-590-6291.
Comedy night – Get your belly aching with Pete Johansson with Dave Meheje. FRIDAY 9pm at Heckler’s. $10. 250-386-9207.
The Laramie Project – (See ARTS) This moving and controversial play is constructed from actual interviews of residents of Laramie, Wyoming, following the brutal beating of gay University of Wyoming student Matthew Shepard. THURSDAY-SATURDAY and TUESDAY-WEDNESDAY 8pm. Matinee SATURDAY 2pm. $18-$16. To January 29 at 805 Langham Court. 250-384-2142.
The SHOWDOWN – Seven performers. Seven minutes each. One winner. Championship of the world belt! SUNDAY 8pm at the Victoria Event Centre (1415 Broad). $10. 1415broad.ca.
THE CRYPTOGRAM – Set in 1959 on the eve of a father-son camping trip, this play is a journey back to childhood and the moment of its vanishing. Preview TUESDAY-WEDNESDAY 8pm. To February 27 at The Belfry Theatre (1291 Gladstone). $22 opening night/$32. 250-385-6815, belfry.bc.ca
The city talks – Simon Fraser University legal geographer Nicholas Blomley discuss how we currently view and use sidewalks and will propose an empowering alternative. THURSDAY 7pm at the Legacy Art Gallery and Café (630 Yates). Free. 250-721-7656.
Adaskin Series Public Lecture – “Please Send Pictures Women Getting Impatient”, examining the role of volunteer women’s organizations in the circulation of Canadian art in the 1940s and 50s. THURSDAY 7:30pm in C118, David Strong Building (UVic). Free. finearts.uvic.ca.
Vic Slam – Come out and spit your best poetry, spoken word, rant or monologue and be judged by the audience. Top three win cash prizes. THURSDAY 7:30pm at Cabin 12 (607 Pandora). $5. 250-590-1500.
THE friday QUIZ -A surreal quiz show with live music and $150 of Ditch Record vouchers to be won. Hosted by Benji. FRIDAY 7:30pm at Fort Café. 250-382-3130.
Planet Earth Poetry – 2009 Governor Generals Award winning poet, David Zieroth reads from his award winning collection The Fly in Autumn. FRIDAY 7:30 at The Black Stilt Coffee House (1633 Hillside). $3. email@example.com.
Sin and prudery – Lexi Ratz of Women in Need Co-operative plus a film, Hollywood: Single Beds & Double Standards: Sin and Prudery in the Movies’ Golden Age. SUNDAY 10:30am in the Banquet Room, Executive House Hotel (777 Douglas). Free. 250-744-3652.
Quiz Bomb – If you know about sci fi, chemistry, history and Saturday morning cartoons of the 80s and 90s, this is the quiz night for you. MONDAY 7pm at the Victoria Event Centre (1415 Broad). Free. 250-380-1280.
Victoria Anarchist Reading Circle – Discuss the lastest in anarchy reading. TUESDAYS 7pm at Camas Books (2590 Quadra). Free. 250-381-0585.
At the Mike – Authors Brian Brett, Anny Scoones and Margaret Thompson discuss the dynamic between the Earth and us. TUESDAY 7pm at the Fort Cafe (742 Fort). Free. 250-382-3130.
Quiz Whiz Night – Test smarts and friends with a trivia challenge. TUESDAYS 9pm at Ocean Island Café (791 Pandora). Free. 250-385-1784.
Poetry Night – Bring your poems to this open forum and workshop. WEDNESDAY 7-9pm at The Well (821 Fort). Free. 250-590-4995.
Birder’s night – Join Jenna as she describes the challenges and triumphs of working in a beautiful, remote, and (at times) inhospitable landscape. Bring a coffee cup. WEDNESDAY 7:30pm in room 159, the Fraser Building (UVic). Free. vicnhs.bc.ca.
Art Gallery of greater victoria – Serenity: the Asian Garden, exhibition showcasing objects for the Asian garden, landscape paintings and woodblock prints illustrating the garden (both ancient and modern), flora and fauna scenes on ceramics and more. Opens FRIDAY. To July 2 at 1040 Moss.
Legacy Art Gallery – Connect the Blocks, a community-based exhibit. Opens WEDNESDAY. To February 22 at 630 Yates.
ministry of casual living – Tomato Mountain, work by Peter Allen. To SUNDAY at 1442 Haultain.
art gallery of greater victoria – Agnostic Objects (Things Persist) by Daniel Laskarin. To January 30. Communist Paradise: Chinese Propaganda Posters & and exhibition of works by Sara Robichaud and Ben Van Netten. To February 6. Focus on the Collection, prints by Albrecht Dürer. To February 27 at 1040 Moss. On the Edge of Nowhere by Emily Carr, semi-permanent. All shows at 1040 Moss.
coast collective gallery – Beginnings, group show by emerging artists. To SUNDAY at 3221 Heatherbell.
Legacy art gallery – Now Here’s the Deal, political cartoons from WAC Bennett’s private collection. To SUNDAY. Architecture and Power, art and architecture exhibition taking inspiration from artistic trends, architects, and technical aspects of parliamentary building construction. To February 6 at 630 Yates.
Emerging art gallery – Get Fresh! group exhibition and sale. To WEDNESDAY at 977 A Fort.
Winchester galleries – Collector’s Choice, group exhibition, and Selected Paintings, by Joe Norris, at 2260 Oak Bay. Retrospective, by Percival Ritchie at 758 Humboldt. Collector’s Choice, group exhibition at 796 Humboldt. All shows to January 29.
west end gallery – A special group show celebrates the abundance and diversity created by artists from across British Columbia. To January 30 at 1203 Broad.
Xchanges Gallery – Terra Nullius, art by Jillian Player. To January 30 at 2333 Government.
Mercurio Gallery – Part of the Experiment, paintings by Sophia Morrison. To January 31 at 602 Courtney.
absolute underground gallery – Twisted Christmas, featuring all local talent like Trust36, Ory, Cam Kallos, Amanda Schurman, Genghis Shawn, Robin Thompson and more. To January 31 at Trounce Alley, downstairs.
Dales gallery – Everyday Eclectic – Street Level – Sky Wide, works by Stephanie Harding. To February 1 at 537 Fisgard.
GOWARD HOUSE – Youthful Expressions IV, artwork from Frank Hobbs, Arbutus, Lambrick Park and Mount Douglas Schools. To February 2 at 2495 Arbutus.
Collective Works Gallery – New Year’s Show. To February 3 at 1311 Gladstone.
MARTIN BATCHELOR GALLERY – The Sappho Series, by Kristina Campbell. To February 3 at 712 Cormorant.
View Art Gallery – Outside.rs, outsider art from around the world. To February 5 at 104-860 View.
legacy art gallery – An exhibition on parliamentary buildings from sea to sea to sea. To February 6 at 630 Yates.
Polychrome Fine Arts gallery – Samatha Miniatures, a solo exhibition of photographs by Duane Prentice. To February 10 at 1113 Fort.
Deluge gallery -(Se CITYSOMTHIN). The Whites, by Mike Andrew McLean. To February 12 at 636 Yates.
Maltwood Gallery – Stage, photographic portraits from the UVic Art Collections, featuring Frank Pimentel, Ulli Steltzer and Nina Raginsky and a selection from the University Archives and Special Collections. To February 16 at The McPherson Library (UVic).
Gallery at the Mac – The Remembering Gardens, works by Bryony-Wynne Jones and Laurie Ladmore. To February 21 at 3 Centennial Square.
eclectic gallery – All Sorts, by Jennifer McIntyre. To February 26 at 2170 Oak Bay.
gallery at mattick’s farm – Textured mixed media works by artist Maggie Cole. To February 28 at 109-5325 Cadboro Bay.
morris gallery – Featuring new works by Keith Hiscock and David Goatley. To February 28 at 428 Burnside East.
Royal BC Museum – Behind the Scenes exhibition will bring the museum’s inner workings out to the public. To October 2, 2011, at 675 Belleville.
Maritime museum of BC – Visual Trickery, the art of photo manipulation. To March, 2011, at 28 Bastion.