Weekly Arts Listings May 5-11
Sat. may 7
Brundibar – The Victoria Children’s Choir will perform this one-act opera in support of Kolot Mayim Reform Temple and the I-Witness Holocaust Field School Project, UVic. 7pm at Alix Goolden Hall (907 Pandora). $TBA. 250-704-2503.
Early Stages Playwright’s Mini-Fest – Featuring staged readings of excerpts from brand new plays by the writers in Intrepid Theatre’s Playwright’s Units. 8pm at the Intrepid Theatre Club (1609 Blanshard). Free. 250-590-6291.
Sun. May 8
Power to laugh – Comedy night in support of Power to Be. 9pm at Heckler’s Bar & Grill(123 Gorge East). $10. firstname.lastname@example.org.
TUES. May 10
Stars on Ice 2011 – Kurt Browning, Jamie Salé & David Pelletier will share the ice with 2010 Olympic Gold Medalists Tessa Virtue & Scott Moir, 2010 Olympic Gold Medalist Evan Lysacek. 7pm at the Save On Foods Memorial Centre (1925 Blanshard). $25-$120. 250-220-7777.
A Month in the Country –
Natalya Petrovna, the wife of a rich landowner, seeks happiness and diversion through romance. THURSDAY-SATURDAY 8pm, matinee SATURDAY 2pm. To SATURDAY, May 7, at Langham Court Theatre (805 Langham Court). $18/$16 students and seniors. 250-384-2142.
Hana’s Suitcase – A tender and touching portrait of a child’s view of the Holocaust. FRIDAY & SATURDAY 8pm, matinee SATURDAY 2pm. To SATURDAY, May 7, at the Metro Studio Theatre (1411 Quadra). $23/$20 students and seniors. 250-383-8124.
PORNOGRAPHY – Simon Stephens captures a portrait of a fractured, insecure Britain. THURSDAY-SATURDAY & WEDNESDAY 8pm, matinee SATURDAY & SUNDAY 2pm. To May 14 at Theatre Inconnu (2-1923 Fernwood). $14/$10, pay-what-you-can WEDNESDAY. 250-590-6291.
2 pianos 4 hands – From Chopsticks to Bach, the boys play it all in their quest to become concert pianists. THURSDAY-SATURDAY & TUESDAY-WEDNESDAY 8pm, matinees SATURDAY 4pm & SUNDAY 2pm. To May 15 at the Belfry Theatre (1291 Gladstone). $22-$37. 250-385-6815, email@example.com.
vanessa – An opera of obsessive love that plays out with the inexorable power of a Greek tragedy. THURSDAY & SATURDAY 8pm. To SATURDAY, May 7, at the Royal Theatre (805 Broughton). $37-$132. 250-386-6121.
Comedy night – Get your belly aching with Peter White and Darcy Michael. 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. may 5
Community Arts Council of Greater Victoria – Light Sensitive, exhibition by the Western Academy of Photography. To WEDNESDAY, May 11, at G6-1001 Douglas.
Fri. may 6
Jung Society of Victoria – The Secret of the Golden Flower: Jung’s Creative Encounter with the Eastern Mind, presented by Dirk Evers. 7:30pm in room C116, the David Strong Building (UVic). $15/$10 Jung Society members.250-655-4486, firstname.lastname@example.org.
ELIZABETH HAY & MIRIAM TOEWS – These authors read from their latest books, Late Nights on Air and Irma Voth. Book signing to follow. 7:30pm at Fairfield United Church (1303 Fairfield). $5. 250-382-2464.
Planet Earth Poetry – Launch of Leaf Press chapbooks with Pamela Porter, Rhona McAdam and Yvonne Blomer after open mic. 7:30pm at The Moka House (1633 Hillside). $3.
Story Fest – Celebrating mothers, human and otherwise. 7:30pm at the Intrepid Theatre Club (1609 Blanshard). $10/$5 for mature children. email@example.com.
Sat. may 7
LYN HANCOCK – Launch for her newest book, The Ring: Memories of a Metis Grandmother, the pioneer love story of Sam and Jane Livingston. 2-4pm at the GVPL, Oak Bay Branch (1442 Monterey). Free. 250-592-2489.
Warren Scott Success Story – Warren will tell the story of his amazing personal journey and reveal techniques he used to get in the best shape of his life. 7pm in the Garry Oak Room (1335 Thurlow). $10. 250-885-5988.
mon. May 9
Climate Capitalism – Dr. Boyd Cohen shares examples, from his newly published book, Climate Capitalism. 4:30-6pm in room 402, Business and Economics Building (UVic). Free. 250-721-6411.
TUES. May 10
Victoria Flower Guild – Land Art, presented by Janet van Klaveren. 7-9:30pm at the Garth Homer Centre (813 Darwin). $5/free for VFG members. 250-381-4399.
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.
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.
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.
Words at The Well – Poetry open mic. A space to speak your piece. 7-9pm at The Well (821 Fort). Free. 250-590-4995.
Thurs. may 5
dales gallery – Common Threads, group exhibition. Opens THURSDAY. To June 7 537 Fisgard.
Fri. may 6
morris gallery – New work by Jim McFarland, Deborah Czernecky, and Pauline Olesen. Opening reception 7-9pm. To May 31 at 428 Burnside East.
Xchanges Gallery – Study of a Membrane, work by Ashley Culver. Opening reception 7pm. To May 29 at 2333 Government.
slide room gallery – Buffet, group sculpture exhibition curated by Victoria-based artist Tyler Hodgins. Opening reception 7:30pm. To May 27 at 2549 Quadra.
Sat. may 7
little fernwood gallery – The Roots of Reason, new work by P Jean Oliver. Opening reception 11am-1pm. To May 31 at 1923 Fernwood.
Saanich West Studio Tour – visit potters, photographers, artists, sculptors, and experience spring in rural Saanich. SATURDAY & SUNDAY 11am-4pm in Saanich West. Visit gobc.ca/tours for details.
The Atrium – Going Places, group show by Erica Messing, Jonthan Gleed and Shari Young. 1-3pm & 7-9pm. One day only at 810 Humboldt.
madrona gallery – After the Storm, solo exhibition by Corrinne Wolcoski. Opening reception 1-4pm. To May 21 at 606 View.
She Said Gallery – A Little Little Linny Show, work by Linny D. Vine. Opening reception 4-7pm. To May 31 at 2000 Fernwood.
Winchester galleries – Fachada Cubana (The Cuban Façade), work by Jeff Molloy. Opening reception May 15 1-5pm. To May 28 at 2260 Oak Bay. Varied Works from 1962-2004, work by Toni Onley. Opening reception 2-4pm. To May 28 at 758 Humboldt.
luz gallery – New Horizons, new work by Lis Bailly. To FRIDAY, May 6, at 1844 Oak Bay.
Eviction – The UVic Visual Arts MFA exhibition. Opening reception 7pm. To SATURDAY, May 7, in the Visual Arts Building (UVic).
Massey Gallery – Tinder, abstract work by Blu Smith. To SUNDAY, May 8, 1040 at Moss.
Absolute Underground Gallery – Evil Easter Art Show, featuring local artists, Trust666, Ory, Dustin Jak, Mallo and more. To SUNDAY, May 8, at 1215 Government.
Coast Collective Gallery –
Plein Air, the latest works by The Al Frescoes. To May 15 at 3221 Heatherbell.
Collective Works Gallery –
Linear Transformations, Jason Grondin’s art and music are tied together. To May 19 at 1311 Gladstone.
Mercurio Gallery – Gaze Deep: The Mercurio House Collection, limners, ceramics and great Victoria painters. To May 19 at 602 Courtney.
View Art Gallery – Immense, artwork by Yuri Arajs and Cheryl Taves. To May 21 at 104-860 View.
MARTIN BATCHELOR GALLERY- The Elegance Of Black, group show by the Watermark Printmakers. To May 26 at 712 Cormorant.
Polychrome Fine Arts gallery – Thicket, a solo exhibition of paintings by Caite Dheere. To May 26 at 1113 Fort.
Deluge gallery – Candy Floss Pink: A Landscape, installation by Michelle Allard. To May 28 at 636 Yates.
Sooke Harbour House – Inspired by Nature, new work by Vedrana Ascroft. To May 30 at 1528 Whiffen Spit.
eclectic gallery – Timeless: Mandalas, Mandorlas and Other Mighty Little Inscapes, work by Pat Martin Bates. To May 31 at 2170 Oak Bay.
Gallery at mattick’s farm – New work by Taryn Brown. To May 31 at 109-5325 Cordova Bay.
GOWARD HOUSE – Group show of gallery’s artists. To June 1 at 2495 Arbutus.
Gallery at the mac – Manitouwabi, by Ice Bear. To June 1 at 3 Centennial Square.