Thurs. June 23
Dralion – Inspired by Eastern philosophy and its never-ending quest for harmony between humans and nature. By Cirque du Solieil. THURSDAY 7:30pm, FRIDAY 3:30pm & 7:30pm, SATURDAY 4pm & 8pm and SUNDAY 1pm & 5pm. $100/$90/$80. 250-220-7777.
Comedy night – Get your belly aching with Lochlan Patterson and K-von. 9pm at Heckler’s. $10. 250-386-9207.
Sat. june 25
Elev8 – White light, still and moving. 7:30pm at Metro Studio (1411 Quadra). $15. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sun. June 26
savour the stories – Three children’s plays kick off the GVPL’s Sunday Reading Club. 3:30-4:30pm at The GVPL, Saanich Centennial Branch (3110 Tillicum). Free. 250-477-9030.
Theatresports – Improv comedy. 8pm at Victoria Event Centre (1415 Broad). $10. 250-380-1280.
mon. June 27
The Fabulous Miss Rosie Bitts – Miss Rosie’s premiere solo burlesque show. 7pm at Victoria Event Centre (1415 Broad). $10. 250-380-1280.
TUES. June 28
THE RIPE MANGO SHOW – Hosted by Kirsten Van Ritzen. With special guest Bill Nance. 8pm at the Ramada Hotel Lounge (123 Gorge). Free. 250-480-3709.
Wed. June 29
An Improvised Tennessee Williams – Join master improviser Dave Morris and a hand-picked cast as they recreate the southern gothic style of Tennessee Williams. 8pm at Intepid Theatre (1609 Blanshard). paperstreettheatre.com.
Elizabeth Rex – The Lord Chamberlain’s Men have been dragooned into performing for Queen Elizabeth I, to take her mind off the rebel she has condemned to death. That man is her lover, the Earl of Essex. THURSDAY-SATURYDAY 8pm. To June 25. $18/$16 for students and seniors. 250-384-2142, langhamcourttheatre.bc.ca.
NARNIA: the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe – Come prepared with a musical theatre number to sing and a short monologue. SUNDAY 1-7pm at Isabelle Reader Theatre (1026 Goldstream). email@example.com
Thurs. June 23
STROKES: FROM BENCH TO BEDSIDE AND BEYOND – Speakers include Dr. Craig Brown, UVic, Dr. Andrew Penn, VIHA, and Dr. Paul Zehr, UVic. 6:30pm at David Lam Auditorium A144, MacLaurin Building, UVic. Free. 250-472-4067.
Religious and Social Structures – Marie Fortune, Faith Trust Institute of Seattle, discusses abuse prevention and perpetuation. 7:30pm at UVic Bob Wright Centre A104. Free. 250-721-6325.
Fri. june 24
Legacies – Mark MacDonald, National Indigenous Anglican Bishop of Canada, discusses the impact of religious and colonial structures in Canada. With Patricia Vickers, Ethno-consultant. 7:30pm at UVic Bob Wright Centre A104. Free. 250-721-6325.
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 23
Coast Collective Gallery – Critters and Creatures II. Opening reception SATURDAY 2-4pm. To July 17 at 3221 Heatherbell.
Janet Theresa Gallery – Midsummer Night’s Dream, jewelry by Janet Theresa. 6-10pm at 201-588 Pandora.
Art Gallery of Greater Victoria – A Brush with War: Military art from Korea to Afganistan.Opening reception 7:30pm at 1040 Moss. To Sept. 5 at 1040 Moss.
Fri. june 24
Five Artists – Exhibition and sale of works by Cindy Gibson, Jill Rockwell, Lisa Samphire, Peggy Brackett and Jo Ludwig. One day only, 11am-4pm at 1507 Westall.
Sat. june 25
Fernwood Art Stroll – Woodworking, watercolours, acrylics, and oils, fused glass, mosaics, jewelry, baskets, ceramics, and women’s business suits. 11am-4pm at 1923 Pandora. Continues SUNDAY.
SUN. June 26
Plein Air Sundays – Mix, mingle and marvel at local visual artists painting in front of Fairmont Empress, Hotel Grand Pacific, Inn at Laurel Point, Chateau Victoria and Delta Victoria Ocean Pointe. SUNDAYS 11am-6pm. To Sept. 30.
Wed. June 29
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.
Deluge Gallery – The Green Years, works by Katie Lyle. To Aug. 27 at 636 Yates.
West End gallery – Joie De Vivre, new work by Claudette Castonguay. To June 23 at 1203 Broad.
Graduate Gallery – Exhibition of graduate students work in graphic, interior, fashion and business design. To June 23 at Market Square (560 Johnson).
OUT OF THE MIST GALLERY – Out of the Fire, ceramics by Judy Cranmer. To June 25 740 Douglas.
slide room gallery – Diploma of Fine Arts Graduation Exhibition, works by Sarah Houghton, Anne-Marie McPartlin, Tanta Pennington and Marion Wallis. To June 27 at 2549 Quadra.
Xchanges Gallery – Study of a Membrane, work by Ashley Culver. To June 29 at 2333 Government.
dales gallery – Man Eating Landscapes, watercolour paintings by Clive Powsey. To June 29 at 537 Fisgard.
Winchester galleries -A Feature of Selected Works, group show exhibiting the work of Robert Florian, Jeff Burgess, Gabor L. Nagy and Wendy Page, to June 30 at 2260 Oak Bay. Early and Late Works, exhibit of work by John Fox, to July 30 at 758 Humboldt.
dominguez gallery – Mountain’s Peace, work by Louise Marion. To June 30 at 2075 Otter Point.
morris gallery – New works by Ron Wilson and Linda Skalenda. To June 30 at 428 Burnside East.
Sooke Harbour House – Solo exhibition by Harriet Hiemstra. To June 30 at 1528 Whiffen Spit.
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.
fifty fifty arts collective – HAHA OHNO, narrative drawings by Lee McClure. To July 1 at 2516 Douglas.
art gallery of greater victoria – 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. War and Disaster in Japanese Prints, a collection of historical prints from the AGGV’s collection, to Sept. 5. On the Edge of Nowhere by Emily Carr, semi-permanent. All shows at 1040 Moss.
alcheringa gallery – The Spirit Giggles Within, solo exhibition of work by George Littlechild. To July 3 at 665 Fort.
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).
GOWARD HOUSE – The World According to Vivian, show and sale of work by Vivian Kuhn. To July 6 at 2495 Arbutus.
POLYCHROME FINE ARTS – By Ross Bay, solo exhibition of assemblages and paintings by Shawn Shepherd. To July 14 at 1113 Fort.
eclectic gallery – Before and Now, mixed media drawings by Yves Vial. To July 16 at 2170 Oak Bay.
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.
Absolute Underground Gallery – Vacations in Hell, exhibition featuring Tank Standing Buffalo, Julia Turner, Jesse Ladret and James Goldie. To July 31 at 1215 Government.
Gallery at the mac – Gallery of Visual Artists, group exhibition. To Aug. 22 at 3 Centennial Square.
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.