Weekly Arts Listings July 21-27

Weekly Arts Listings July 21-27

Weekly Arts Listings July 21-27

 

Stage

 

Fri. july 22

An Incredible Evening of Magic – Witness the art of grand illusion. With Canada’s Award-Winning Illusionists Murray Hatfield & Teresa. FRIDAY & SATURDAY 7:30pm at the Victoria Conference Centre (720 Douglas). $29/$22. 250-893-1349.

Sat. july 23

Funny Women – The comedy of women and life. Mature themes. 8pm at The Well (821 Fort). $5. 250-590-4995.

Rob Schneider – The star of the Deuce Bigalow movies brings his stand-up tour to town. 9pm at The Royal Theatre (805 Broughton). $30-$86. 250-386-6121.

Mid Summer Burlesque Extravaganza – Featuring Lola Frost, Cherry Poppins and more. 9pm at the Victoria Event Centre (1415 Broad). $20. 250-380-1280.

Sun. july 24

Theatre Sports – Improv comedy. Featuring players from Remilio Sheen, Spilt Milk and more! 7:30pm at The Victoria Event Centre (1415 Broad). $10. 250-380-1280.

Ongoing

HENRY V – KeepItSimple Theatre performs. THURSDAY, FRIDAY & SUNDAY 7:30pm. To July 24 in the Phillip T. Young Recital Hall, MacLaurin Building (UVic). $23/$14 students/$5 children under 12. keepitsimpletheatre@hotmail.com.

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 Peter Pan and Treasure Island. SATURDAYS & WEDNESDAYS 2-3pm. To Aug. 12 at the Maritime Museum of BC (28 Bastion Square). $10-$35.

Comedy night – Get your belly aching with Simon King and K-Von. SATURDAY 9pm at Heckler’s. $10. 250-386-9207.

Ballet Under the Stars –

Celebrate the summer with the Canadian Pacific Ballet. TUESDAYS & WEDNESDAYS 8-9:15pm. To Aug. 24 in Market Square (560 Johnson). $20. 250-380-2522.

 

WORDS

 

Thurs. July 21

Vic Slam Team Recording Party – Come be part of the this live recording. Proceeds help the team get to the Nationals in Toronto. 8pm at Cabin 12 (607 Pandora). $10. 250-213-1634.

Sat. july 23

Great Food All Year Long – Presentations on winter growing, preserving and chickens 2pm. 11am-2pm at the James Bay Market (corner of Menzies and Superior). Free. 250-381-5323.

Wed. July 27

Dr. Maria Schauch – This BC practitioner discusses how to combat stress. 6:30-7:30pm Planet Organic (109-3995 Quadra). Free. 250-727-9888.

ongoing

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 and who tweeted it! Free. TUESDAYS 8pm at Felicita’s (UVic). 250-721-8626.

Quiz Whiz Night – Test smarts and friends with a supreme trivia challenge. TUESDAYS 9pm at Ocean Island Café (791 Pandora). Free. 250-385-1784.

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, mshen@uvic.ca.

 

Galleries

 

Thurs. July 21

Emerging Art Gallery – Flor De Vida, solo exhibit by Luis Enrique Oliver. Opening reception 7-9pm. To Aug. 4 at 977 A Fort.

Fri. july 22

slide room gallery – Sounds in a Room 5, an evening of experimental music with sound artists Crys Cole and Drouin/Olsen. 7:30pm at 2549 Quadra.

Art Gallery of Greater VIctoria – Urbanite: Modernism Remixed, exhibit tours, classic drinks, beats and party photography inspired by the dynamism of modernist dreams. 8-11pm at 1040 Moss. $13/$11 for AGGV members. 250-384-4171.

Collective Works Gallery – Fuck: The War on Oil and Terror, new works and mixed media by Roberto Maralag3. Opening reception SATURDAY 7pm. To Aug. 11 at 1311 Gladstone.

Sat. july 23

Sooke Fine Arts Show – See what Sooke’s artists have to offer. 10am-8pm daily. To Aug 1 at the SEAPARC Leisure Complex (2168 Phillips). $8/$7 for seniors. sookefinearts.com .

 

Ongoing

Collective Works Gallery – Sunday Tea, works by Diana Durrand. To July 21 at 1311 Gladstone.

Ministry of Casual Living – New work by Darren Larose. To July 22 at 1442 Haultain,

Mercurio Gallery – Jack Wise: Reconvergence, a retrospective of work by Jack Wise. To July 24 at 602 Courtney.

open space – Greenw∞sh, an exhibit investigating the complicated relationships to natural and artificual ecosystems through a series of artists’ projects. Work by Kyath Battie, Rachel Evans, Scott Evans, Robert Hengeveld, Marlene Jess and Xane St. Phillip. To July 28 at 510 Fort.

The Fifty Fifty Arts Collective – Remember Home, mixed media works by Trish Tacoma, Rachael Carroll and Renee Crawford. To July 28 at 2516 Douglas.

Winchester galleries -Early and Late Works, exhibit of work by John Fox, to July 30 at 758 Humboldt. New Work, artwork by Kenna Fair. To july 23 at 796 Humbolt. Kilnformed Glass, glass work by Mel Munsen. To July 30 at 2260 oak Bay.

Absolute Underground Gallery – Vacations in Hell, exhibition featuring Tank Standing Buffalo, Julia Turner, Jesse Ladret and James Goldie. To July 31 at 1215 Government.

The gallery at Mattick`s Farm – Sculptures and reliefs by Birgit Piskor. To July 31 at 109 – 5325 Cordova Bay.

Xchanges Gallery – Compression, work by Thomas Chisholm. To July 31 at 2333 Government.

Little Fernwood Gallery – The Stillness of a Moment,  artwork by Marlowe Jaxen. To July 31 at 1923 Fernwood.

Martin Batchelor Gallery – Dialogue With The Figure, artwork by Nancy Angermeyer. To Aug. 10 at 712 Cormorant.

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.

eclectic gallery – Portraits of a Baroque Mind, artwork by Nicholas Frenette. To Aug. 27 at 2170 Oak Bay.

Deluge Gallery – The Green Years, works by Katie Lyle. To Aug. 27 at 636 Yates.

West End gallery – 15th Annual Canadian Glass Show, an exhibition of the latest in contemporary Canadian glass. To Aug. 30 at 1203 Broad.

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. 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.

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.

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