Weekly Arts Listings July 7-13

Weekly Arts Listings July 7-13

Stage

 

Fri. july 8

An Incredible Evening of Magic – Witness the incredible, the ununbelievable, 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. 250-893-1349.

Sat. july 9

Bike Ride – Features you, the audience, on bicycles, riding along the Galloping Goose from show to show. With over a dozen live performance companies, a live music concert each day and freezies. SATURDAY & SUNDAY 3:30-7:30pm at Cecilia Ravine Park. $15/$5. For a more detailed schedule, visit skam.ca.

RECUERDOS – A flamenco extravaganza including singers, dancers and musicians, in addition to several guest artists direct from Spain. 8pm at the Royal Theatre (805 Broughton). $45. 250-386-6121.

Sun. july 10

Dreaming of Vancouver Island – The performance consists of four stories, A Pittance of a Remittance, The Bride Ships, Strathcona 100 and The Chocolate War. 7pm at St.Stephen’s Church Hall (7921 St. Stephen’s). $10. saanichpioneersociety.org

auditions

The Melville Boys – Cold readings at the auditions. No monologues needed. Scripts are available at the box office for sign-out. SATUDAY & SUNDAY 10am-noon at Langham Court Theatre (805 Langham). 250-384-2142.

Ongoing

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.

Ride the Cyclone – A comedy, a tragedy, and a musical ride as a teenage chamber choir die in a roller coaster accident at a traveling fair. Karnack, a mechanized fortune-telling machine, gives the teens a chance to express themselves to the world after death. THURSDAY-SATURDAY and TUESDAY-WEDNESDAY 8pm, matinees SATURDAY 4pm & SUNDAY 2pm. To July 17 at the Belfry Theatre (1291 Gladstone). $12-$23. 250-385-6815.

Who’s afraid of virginia Woolf? – This dark comedy portrays a husband and wife, George and Martha, in a searing night of dangerous fun and games. By the evening’s end, a stunning, almost unbearable revelation provides a climax that has shocked audiences for years. FRIDAY, SATURDAY, TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY 8pm, matinees SUNDAY & WEDNESDAY 2pm. To July 17 at the McPherson Playhouse (3 Centennial Square). $24. 250-386-6121.

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.

Comedy night – Get your belly aching with Marty Mclean and Jy Harris. SATURDAY 9pm at Heckler’s. $10. 250-386-9207.

 

WORDS

 

Thurs. July 7

Story Slam – Share unscripted stories. Win prizes. Meet new people. This month’s theme: Busted! Tell us about being caught red-handed or catching someone else! 7-10pm at Cabin 12 (607 Pandora). $5.  globaled@mosqoy.org.

Sat. july 9

Manon Elder – This artist reveals her tree painting technique, originally inspired by Emily Carr. 10-11:30am at the GVPL, Central Branch (735 Broughton). Free. 250-413-0369.

Grant McKenzie – Signs copies of his lastest thriller, Switch. 3-4pm at Munro`s Books (1108 Government). Free. 250-382-2464.

TUES. July 12

Victoria Flower Arrangers Guild – Audrey Smith leads a workshop for members on leaf manipulation. Visitors are welcome to observe. 7-9:30pm at the Garth Homer Centre (813 Darwin). Free. 250-381-4399.

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, (or our variation) 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

 

Fri. july 8

Xchanges Gallery – Compression, artwork by Thomas Chisholm. Opening reception 7-10pm. To July 31 at 2333 Government.

Sat. july 9

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

Sun. july 10

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

TUES. July 12

Mercurio Gallery – A retrospective of work by Jack Wise. To July 24 at 602 Courtney.

Ongoing

West End gallery – 15th Annual Canadian Glass Show, group exhibition. To July 7 at 1203 Broad.

POLYCHROME FINE ARTS – By Ross Bay, solo exhibition of assemblages and paintings by Shawn Shepherd. To July 14 at 1113 Fort.

Coast Collective Gallery – Critters and Creatures II, group exhibition. To July 17 at 3221 Heatherbell.

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

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

Winchester galleries -Early and Late Works, exhibit of work by John Fox, to July 30 at 758 Humboldt.

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.

eclectic gallery – Before and Now, mixed media drawings by Yves Vial. To July 16 at 2170 Oak Bay.

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.

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.

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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