Thurs. June 2
The Three Musketeers – Follow the escapades of young D’Artagnan and his sister Sabine as they duel their way through the French countryside, accompanied by Porthos, Athos and Aramis, the three Musketeers. THURSDAY-FRIDAY 12:30pm & 8pm, SATURDAY 8pm & SUNDAY 2pm at the Metro Studio (1411 Quadra). $12/$9 students and seniors. 250-386-8593, katerubintheatre.com.
Sat. june 4
Allegro Performing Arts Centre – Dance recital. SATURDAY 1pm & 7pm, SUNDAY 11am & 4pm. Royal Theatre (805 Broughton). $22/$19 students and seniors. 250-386-6121.
Murray Hatfield Magic – Illusion and comedy show. 4pm & 7pm at the Mary Winspear Centre (2243 Beacon). $25/$20. 250-384-4427.
TUES. June 7
Blithe Spirit – Novelist Charles Condomine and his wife Ruth get more than they bargained for when an after-dinner séance led by local spiritualist/eccentric Madame Arcati produces an uninvited guest from the great beyond to crash the party. TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY 8pm. To July 19 at the McPherson Playhouse (3 Centennial Square). $24. 250-386-6121.
Wed. June 8
Elizabeth Rex – The year is 1601 and The Lord Chamberlain’s Men, an acting troupe under the guidance of Shakespeare himself, have been dragooned into performing. Queen Elizabeth I wants something to take her mind off the rebel she has condemned to death. That man is her lover, the Earl of Essex. Preview WEDNESDAY 8pm. Two for $18. 250-384-2142, langhamcourttheatre.bc.ca.
BEAR ME STIFFLY UP – A one-act version of Hamlet. Followed by One-Man Hamlet. THURSDAY-SATURDAY & WEDNESDAY 8pm, matinee SUNDAY 2pm at Little Fernwood Hall (1923 Fernwood). To June 12. $7 THURSDAY preview/$14/$10 seniors and students/$5 childrenn/Pay-what-you-can WEDNESDAY. 250-590-6291, theatreinconnu.com.
Comedy night – Get your belly aching with Darryl Lenox. SATURDAY 9pm at Heckler’s. $10. 250-386-9207.
SIN CITY – Live improvised soap opera. TUESDAYS 8pm at the Victoria Event Centre(1415 Broad). To June 21. $12/10. 250-480-3709, sincityimprov.com.
Thurs. June 2
Pecha Kucha Vol. 6 – Eleven presenters cover a vast variety of topics, but are limited to 20 images of 20 seconds each! Proceeds go towards a new and improved sound system for the Victoria Event Centre. 6:30pm at the Victoria Event Centre (1415 Broad). 250-380-1280, pecha-kucha.org/night/victoria/6.
Living with grizzlies in Alaska – Dr. David Bittner discusses his research and experiences living with grizzlies. 7pm in room A104, the Bob Wright Centre (UVic). Free. 250-721-7094, email@example.com.
Fri. june 3
Pollution drives extinction –
Dr. David Bittner discusses negetive population growth, the loss of distinctiveness through introgressive hybridization and extinction. 2:30pm in room 146, the Cunningham Building (UVic). Free. 250-721-7094, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mind the Gap – Exploring why men and women need different health care. 7-8pm in room C103, the David Strong Building (UVic). Free. nursing.uvic.ca.
Planet Earth Poetry – Open mic and Planet Earth Poetry Retrospective with video clips as far back as the early 90s. 7:30pm at The Moka House (1633 Hillside). $3. 250-370-2077.
Sun. June 5
Author’s Brunch – Reading and books signing with Di Brandt. Followed by a poetry writing workshop. 11:30am-3:30pm at The Well (821 Fort). $25-$45. email@example.com.
TUES. June 7
The North Pacific: An Ocean in Transition – UVic Professor Dr. Ken Denman shows how the climate and our oceans are changing in response to human activities and how they will continue to change in the future. 7:30-8:30pm at the Victoria Conference Centre (720 Douglas).cmos.ca/congress2011/en/index.html.
Wed. June 8
The SPirit of Canada Poetry competition – Competitors in the perform their work and are assesed by a panel of judges. 7pm at The Well (821 Fort). $5. 250-590-4995.
THE friday QUIZ – A surreal quiz show with live music and $150 of Ditch Record vouchers to be won. Hosted by Benji. FRIDAYS 7:30pm at Fort Café. 250-382-3130.
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.
Storytime – Enjoy fun, participatory stories for children. WEDNESDAYS 11am at Tall Tales Books (795 Fort). Free. 250-590-3032, talltalesbooks.ca.
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. June 2
Art Gallery of Greater Victoria – Children’s Art Studio, works made by talented young artists in the fall, winter and spring sessions of the AGGV’s children’s studio program. Opening reception 6-7pm at 1040 Moss.
Into the studio – Group exhibition of work by Catherine Moffat, David Hunwick, Tony Bounsall, Pete Kohut and Marilyn Peeters. Opening reception 6-8pm. To June 18 at the Bay Centre (1150 Douglas).
eclectic gallery – Before and Now, mixed media drawings by Yves Vial. Opening reception THURSDAY, June 9, 7-9pm. To July 16 at 2170 Oak Bay.
Fri. june 3
Absolute Underground Gallery – Vacations in Hell, exhibition featuring Tank Standing Buffalo, Julia Turner, Jesse Ladret and James Goldie. To July 31 at 1215 Government.
Xchanges Gallery – Bits, work by Shake Kapcala. Opening reception 7pm. To June 19 at 2333 Government.
Sat. june 4
Pacific Brant Carving and Art Show – Show and sale of work by a number of BC’s top painters and wildlife artists as well as highlight wildlife woodcarvings and fish carvings by carvers from Canada and the US. SATUDAY 10am-5pm & SUNDAY 10am-4pm at Student Union Building (UVic).
madrona gallery – New Perspectives, new work by Nicholas Bott. To June 18 at 606 View.
Sun. June 5
Sooke Harbour House – Solo exhibition by Harriet Hiemstra. Opening reception 1-4pm. To June 30 at 1528 Whiffen Spit.
GOWARD HOUSE – The World According to Vivian, show and sale of work by Vivian Kuhn. Opening reception 1:30-3:30pm. To July 6 at 2495 Arbutus.
slide room gallery – Diploma of Fine Arts Graduation Exhibition, works by Sarah Houghton, Anne-Marie McPartlin, Tanta Pennington and Marion Wallis. Opens 2pm. To June 27 at 2549 Quadra.
mon. June 6
Xchanges Gallery – Study of a Membrane, work by Ashley Culver. Opening reception 7pm. To June 29 at 2333 Government.
Stained – Shelley Miller’s sugar mural. It is best viewed repeatedly as it changes. To the end of May or until the mural disintigrates. Waddington Alley on the side of Hostelling International Victoria (516 Yates).
West End gallery – New work by Steven Armstrong. To June 2 at 1203 Broad.
MERCURIO Gallery – Bringing Home the Light, new work by Ken Faulks. To June 4 at 602 Courtney.
Coast Collective Gallery – Anything Goes, group exhibition. To June 5 at 3221 Heatherbell.
Collective Works Gallery –
The Body Speaks, photopolymer gravure etchings by Chiarina Loggia. To June 9 at 1311 Gladstone.
art gallery of greater victoria – Silent As Glue, work from Lynda Gammon, Matt Harle and Elspeth Pratt, and Flora and Down the Garden Path, work from the AGGV collection, to June 5. The Immortal Garden, includes rarely seen works for the AGGV’s permanent collection, to June 26. Serenity: the Asian Garden, exhibition showcasing objects for the Asian garden, to July 2. You Blew It, work by Blair Taylor, to July 3. On the Edge of Nowhere by Emily Carr, semi-permanent. All shows at 1040 Moss.
dales gallery – Common Threads, group exhibition. To June 7 at 537 Fisgard.
POLYCHROME FINE ARTS –
Unfamiliar Landscapes, solo exhibition of paintings by Robert Randall. Opens May 29 noon-6pm. To June 16 at 1113 Fort.
morris gallery – New works by Ron Wilson and Linda Skalenda. To June 30 at 428 Burnside East.
Studio Twelve-Nineteen –
12 Shrines and 19 Other Things, art exhibition. To June 30 at 1219 HIllside.
Gallery at mattick’s farm – Abstract paintings by Wendy Skig. To June 30 at 109-5325 Cordova Bay.
Maltwood Prints and Drawings Gallery – Familiar Strangers/Les étrangers familiers, exhibition of symbiotic works by Agnes Ananichuk and Sylvain Tanguay. To July 4 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.