Weekly Arts Listings – March 24-30

Rumpelstiltskin, Steven Price, Wild Things and more.

Catch wild work by Dave Barnes (below)  and Jennifer Davis at View Art Gallery  (See GALLERIES - CONTINUING)

Catch wild work by Dave Barnes (below) and Jennifer Davis at View Art Gallery (See GALLERIES - CONTINUING)


Sinners – The police, members of the parish and the women’s auxiliary all get involved in a furniture store owner’s love affair with the minister’s wife. To SUNDAY at St Luke’s Hall (3821 Cedar Hill Cross). $15/$13. 250-884-5484.

Inside – Over the course of one evening, immigrants and orphans, Christians and addicts, entrepreneurs and activists alike will converge in the pulsing world of the nightclub and lives will change forever. To SATURDAY at the Phoenix Theatre (Uvic). $22/$18 seniors/$12 students. 250-721-8000.

Where is home? – A performance based on the experiences of immigrant and refugee youth in Victoria. FRIDAY 7pm at the Intrepid Theatre (2-1609 Blanshard). $10/$5 students. vircs.bc.ca.

Equilibrium – Performed by the UVic Dance Company and includes a variety of student choreography pieces. SATURDAY 7pm at the Farquhar Auditorium, University Centre (UVic). $15/$12 students. 250-721-8480.

RUMPELSTILTSKIN – In this adaptation, audience members are invited into the show to play the main parts! Performed by the Dufflebag Theatre SUNDAY 2pm at McPherson Playhouse (3 Centennial Square). $25/$23 students. 250-386-6121.

SIN CITY – Live improvised soap opera. TUESDAYS 8pm at the Victoria Event Centre (1415 Broad). To June 21. $12/10. 250-480-3709, gigglescomedyagency.com.

CHAIRS: A PARABLE – (See ARTS). This hilarious absurdist comedy follows three men as they struggle to coexist in a barren landscape. WEDNESDAY To April 2 at the Metro Studio (1411 Quadra). Pay-what-you-can opening night. 250-383-2663.

audition notice – For Langham Court Theatre’s production of Elizabeth Rex. SATURDAY & SUNDAY noon-3pm at Langham Court Theatre (805 Langham Court). 250-384-2142.

audition notice – For St. Luke’s Players May production of On Golden Pond. Requires 2 f. (ages 35 & 70) and 4 m. (ages 13 to 75). Appointment required. WEDNESDAY & March 31 6-9pm at St Luke’s Hall (3821 Cedar Hill X). 250-727-8989.

Call for Directors – St Luke’s Players is seeking directors for their 2011/2012 season. Details at stlukesplayers.org. Deadline: April 1. 250-472-1746, jane-guy@shaw.ca.


International Humanitarian Law Workshop – Registration required. THURSDAY 5pm in room 108 of the Grad House (UVic). Free. 250-995-3505.

Tongues of Fire – Presents the spoken word stylings of Lisa B after open mic. THURSDAY 7pm 2011 at Solstice Cafe (529 Pandora). $5. 250-475-0477.

Steven Price – Book launch for his latest work, Into That Darkness. THURSDAY 7-9pm at the UVic Bookstore. Free. 250-721-8311.

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.

Planet Earth Poetry – Open mic followed by local poet Barbara Pelman reading with Ontario prize winning poet Barry Dempster. FRIDAY 7:30pm at The Moka House (1633 Hillside). $3. planetearthpoetry@gmail.com.

Victoria Genealogical Society – National Archives of England, presented by Heather Shave. SATURDAY 10am at the Victoria Genealogical Society Resource Center (947 Alston). $12/$10. 250-360-2808, vgsprojectdirector@gmail.com.

Dolphins and Whales – Healers and Teachers, explore the world of dolphins and whales from scientific and spiritual perspectives. Advance registration required. SATURDAY 11:30am-5:30pm in room C108, the David Strong Building (UVic). $73. 250-472-4747.

EMPOWER YOUR RELATIONSHIPS – Join Treena Norrish and Chloe Oliver, registered counsellors and facilitators, for an introductory seminar on setting clear boundaries. SATURDAY 2-3:30pm at The Church of Truth (111 Superior). $15/free with advance registration, treena@livingradiance.ca.

Jake Olafsen – Book launch for his newest work, Wearing the Green Beret. SATURDAY 7pm at Bolen Books (1644 Hillside). Free. 250-595-4232.

Author’s brunch – Featuring award-winning novelist, poet and playwright Marilyn Bowering. SUNDAY 11:30am-1pm at The Well (821 Fort). Free. 250-590-4995.

From Whale Sharks To Clam Gardens, What Are They Doing? – Professor and Chair of the Department presents an illustrated talk covering marine conservation projects in Central America, Africa, and South-east Asia and Canada. MONDAY 7:30pm in room 159 of the Fraser Building (UVic). Free. naturevictoria.ca.

National Aboriginal Economic Development Symposium – Panel discussions include Aboriginal Business, Women in Leadership and Entrepreneurship: Strategies and Success Stories. Hosted by Professor James Hopkins. TUESDAY 8:30-10:30am in the Ceremonial Hall, First Peoples House (UVic). Free. 250-853-3869.

Freedom Flotilla to Gaza – Human Rights activist Kevin Neish speaks about his experience on the Turkish ship the Mavi Marmara that attempted to break the Israeli blockade of Gaza. TUESDAY 7pm in room A110 of the the Social Sciences and Math Building (UVic). Free.

Victoria Anarchist Reading Circle – Discuss the latest in anarchy reading. TUESDAYS 7pm at Camas Books (2590 Quadra). Free. 250-381-0585.

Modern, Traditional, or Moditional? – Dr. John Lutz takes an historical look at how the expansion of capitalism into British Columbia depended on the co-existence of different economies and a partial integration of the new economy into the old. TUESDAY 7:30-9pm at the Solstice Cafe (529 Pandora). $8/$4 for Wayward School Members. waywardschool.wordpress.com/john-lutz.

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.

REFUSING TO BE ENEMIES -Come hear author Maxine Kaufman-Lacusta speak of her experiences with non-violent activism in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. WEDNESDAY 7pm in room 108, the Engineering and Computing Science Building (UVic). By donation. amnestyinvictoria.ca.

Poetry night – Featuring poets Anne Swanell and Elizabeth Woods. WEDNESDAYS 7-9pm at the Well (821 Fort). Free. 250-590-4995.

galleries opening

AVENUE GALLERY – New woodturnings by Brian Street, stone carvings by Nancy Street and exquisite silver and gold jewellery by Kevin Cremin. Opens THURSDAY. To April 7 at 2184 Oak Bay.

galerie wolfgang – Show and sale of new paintings by Roy Green. Open SATURDAY & SUNDAY noon-4pm, or by appointment. 250-385-9354.

galleries- Cont.

AVENUE GALLERY – New paintings by Rob Elphinstone and Nikol Haskova, bronze sculpture by Ginny Glover and woodturnings by Douglas Fisher. To THURSDAY at 2184 Oak Bay.

Winchester Galleries – About Time, paintings by Philip Mix. To THURSDAY at 2260 Oak Bay. Selected Works, by Glenn Howarth. To FRIDAY at 758 Humboldt.

Victoria Sketch Club’s 102nd Annual Art Show – Group show. To FRIDAY at 1701 Beach.

Xchanges Gallery – Small Truths, artwork by Kate Scoones. To FRIDAY at 2333 Government.

Sooke Harbour House – Love at First Sight, work by Patty Patching. To TUESDAY at 1528 Whiffen Spit.

dales gallery – The Neighbourhood Series, work by Coral Barclay. To TUESDAY at 537 Fisgard.

GOWARD HOUSE – Wanderings, exhibition and sale of works by Mary and Laura Blakenbury. To WEDNESDAY at 2495 Arbutus.

collective works gallery – Out Of Place And Beyond Reason, mixed media works by Arlene Nesbitt. To WEDNESDAY at 1311 Gladstone.

dominguez gallery – The Joys of Life, new work by Kevin Jenne. To March 31at 2075 otter Point.

Royal BC Museum -The Other Emily, exhibitions of Carr’s life before she became famousTo March 31. Behind the Scenes exhibition will bring the museum’s inner workings out to the public. To October 2. All at 675 Belleville.

West End gallery – New work by Elka Nowicka. To March 31 at 1203 Broad.

mattick’s farm gallery – New paintings and mixed media by Krysryna Jervis. To March 31 at 109-5325 Cordova Bay.

POLYCHROME FINE ARTS – Enigmatic Veil, exhibition of paintings by B.A. Lampman and Christopher Starkey. To March 31 at 1113 Fort.

morris gallery – 11th Anniversary Show, new work by Keith Hiscock, Linda Skalenda, Tara Juneau and more. To March 31 at 428 Burnside East.

Martin Batchelor Gallery – Cipher, new work by calligrapher Georgia Angelopolous and painter Miles Lowry. To March 31 at 712 Cormorant.

little fernwood gallery – Lemon: Art after Cancer, paintings, drawings and photography by Rose Currie. To March 31 at 1923 Fernwood.

Emerging Art Gallery – Figures in Motion: The Body, solo exhibition and sale by Pete Kohut. To April 1 at 977 A Fort.

Mercurio Gallery – Serota, new works by Phyllis Serota. To April 2 at 602 Courtney.

art gallery of greater victoria – The Lab: 250 Remix, exhibition by Tegan Forbes. To April 3. 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. On the Edge of Nowhere by Emily Carr, semi-permanent. All shows at 1040 Moss.

Gallery at the Mac – Discovering the Promise in Ourselves, St. Michaels University School art exhibit. To April 4 at 3 Centennial Square.

slide room gallery – Yardsquare, new work by Barrie Szekley. To April 4 at 2549 Quadra.

Deluge gallery – New Land Paintings, work by Stephanie Aitken. To April 9 at 636 Yates.

eclectic gallery – Simple Acts of Colour, exhibition of abstract work by Wendy Skog. Artist reception THURSDAY 7pm. To April 14 2170 Oak Bay.

View Art Gallery – Wild Things, exhibition of paintings by Dave Barnes and Jennifer Davis. To April 16 at 104-860 View.

open space – Manufactured Nostalias, featuring the work of D Bradley Muir, Roja Aslani and Martin Beauregard. To April 26 at 510 Fort.

Maritime museum of BC – Entheogenica: Generating the Divine Within, photo-manipulation exhibit featuring the work by Mike Routliffe. To April at 28 Bastion.

Maltwood Prints and Drawings Gallery – Pioneer Modernist Architects and Planners. To May 2 at the McPherson Library (UVic).