Weekly Arts Listings Oct. 13-19
Fri. Oct. 14
Sidney Fine Art Show – One of the largest juried at shows in BC. To Oct. 16 at the Mary Winspear Centre (2243 Beacon). $6.
Collective Works Gallery – Images From Japan, exhibition of work by Hiromi Suzuki and Minori Dewa. Opening reception 7-9pm. To Oct. 27 at 1311 Gladstone.
Deluge gallery – Wrestling with my Father, Charles Fairbanks. Dawn & Dusk, Erwin Olaf. Antimatter fim festival media installations. Opening reception 7-9pm. To Oct. 22 at 636 Yates.
Studio 16 1/2 – Circles of Confusion, exhibition or work by Kyle Whitehead. Antimatter fim festival media installation. Opening reception 7-9pm. To Oct. 22 at 16 1/2 Fan Tan Alley.
Ministry of Casual Living – Wander, exhibition or work by Jacynthe Carrier. Antimatter fim festival media installation. To Oct. 22 at 1442 Haultain.
Sat. Oct. 15
Massey Gallery – Art of the Delightfully Absurd. To Nov. 13 at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria (1040 Moss).
AVENUE GALLERY – New paintings by Ron Parker, Linzy Arnott, Andrew Wooldridge, Blue Smith and Olga Sugden. To Oct. 15 at 2184 Oak Bay.
Royal BC Museum – The Other Emily, exhibition of work by Emily Carr that explores her life before she became famous. To Oct. 16 at 675 Belleville.
art gallery of greater victoria – The Further Adventures of a Girl, artwork by Diyan Achjadi, to Oct. 16. Indian & Persian Miniature Paintings, exhibition of miniature paintings a calligraphy from the AGGV’s collection, to Nov. 20. Asian Ceramics from Ancient Shipwrecks, a collection of ceramics yielded from shipwrecks dating from the 15th to 19th centuries, to Jan. 2. Collected Resonance, exhibition of work by Shelly Bahl, Sarindar Dhaliwal and Farheen Haq., to Jan. 8. On the Edge of Nowhere by Emily Carr, semi-permanent. All shows at 1040 Moss.
POLYCHROME FINE ARTS – Citroens & Landscapes, solo exhibition of paintings by Adam Curry. Opening reception noon-6pm To Oct. 20 at 1113 Fort.
eagle feather gallery – Copper & Fire, an exhibition of glass works by Gitxsan artist Alisa Nielson. To Oct. 31 at 904 Gordon.
Winchester galleries – Rheinland Plein Air Paintings, exhibition of work by Avis Rasmussen of the four countries along the Rhein River. To Oct. 22 at 2260 Oak Bay.
Coast Collective Gallery – Aspect/Strata, exhibition of work by Paul Sheperd. To Oct. 23 at 3221 Heatherbell.
cedar gallery – What bodies say, an exhibition of paintings and monoprints by Frances Baskerville and Jenny Waelti-Walters. To Oct. 23 at 3220 Cedar Hill.
Xchanges Gallery – The Hidden Self , exhibition of work by Sarah Houghton. To Oct. 23 at 2333 Government.
Martin Batchelor Gallery – Body Language dance-themed visual art exhibition by 16 artists. Presented by Suddenly Dance Theatre. To Oct. 23 at 712 Cormorant.
little fernwood gallery – Starless Night, exhibition of work by Adam Spiller. To Oct. 25 at 1923 Fernwood.
View Art Gallery – Growing A Sense of Direction, an exhibition of paintings by Amy Rice. To Oct. 29 at 104-860 View.
CINDER BLOCK GALLERY – Exhibition of nonrepresentational abstract art by Mette Pedersen. To Oct. 31 at 1580 Cook.
morris gallery – Exhibition of work by the Federation of Canadian Artists, Victoria Branch. To Oct. 31 at 428 Burnside East.
GOWARD HOUSE – A Sharing of Life’s Gifts, exhibition and sale of work by Paul Redchurch. To Nov. 2 at 2495 Arbutus.
dales gallery – New Perspectives, exhibition of work by Ira Hoffecker. To Nov. 8 at 537 Fisgard.
eclectic gallery – West Coast Images, en plein air paintings by Desiree Bond. To Nov. 12 at 2170 Oak Bay.
Legacy Gallery – Exhibition of prints and carvings by Henry Hunt, to Nov. 20. In Her Own Words: Emily Carr, Myfanwy Pavelic, Katharine Maltwood, exhibition exploring the implicit integrity of vision in an artist’s own words about her art, its context and its technique, to Nov. 26. Kuluta and the Professor: The Friendship of Henry Hunt and Peter Smart, exhibition includes the entirety of a significant collection of Henry Hunt’s masks, carvings and serigraph prints compiled by Dr. Peter Smart, to Nov. 26. All at 630 Yates.
Sooke Harbour House – Beneath the Bark, exhibition of work by James Atkins, Merlayna Snyder and Jack Stevenson. To Nov. 28. at 1528 Whiffen Spit.
fifty fifty arts collective – Not So Easy Street/Easy Street, an exhibition looking at challenge as well as success in life through the eyes of a mixed group of Victoria and Edmonton artists. To Oct. 21 at 2516 Douglas.
Thurs. Oct. 13
Nana’s Naughty Knickers
– A cute comedy that sparkles with quick wit, hidden compartments, sexy innuendo and, of course, mistaken identity. THURSDAY-SATURDAY & WEDNESDAY 8pm, matinees SATURDAY & SUNDAY 2pm. To Oct. 23 at St Luke’s Hall (3821 Cedar Hill X).
Love Kills – A critically acclaimed rock musical and psychological drama brings audiences inside the jail and inside the heads of two teenage lovers accused of murder. THURSDAY-SATURDAY, TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY 8pm. To Oct. 22 at the Phoenix Theatre (UVic). $22/$13 students. 250-721-8638.
Fri. Oct. 14
Charles Ross-A-Thon – Charles Ross performs one-man versions of Lord of the Rings and Star Wars. One Man Lord of the Rings FRIDAY 7pm & SATURDAY 2pm. One Man Star Wars FRIDAY 9pm & SATURDAY 8pm. All at Metro Studio Theatre (1411 Quadra). $21. 250-590-6291.
Gormenghast – The story of a kingdom determined to remain untouched by change and time until murder threatens the extinguish the Groan family and all they hold dear. FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS 7:30pm To Nov. 12 at the William Head Institution (6000 William Head). $20. 250-391-7078.
ROMP – A festival of interpretive dance. To Oct. 23 at venues throughout Victoria. $20/$25. suddenlydance.ca.
The Melville Boys – A funny and unsentimental look at four lives in transition during one life changing weekend. THURSDAY-SATURDAY 8pm. To SATURDAY at Langham Court Theatre (805 Langham). $19/$17 students. 250-384-2142, langhamtheatre.ca.
THE FLYING DUTCHMAN – Follow the operatic tale of the Flying Dutchman as he seeks to break his curse. FRIDAY 8pm, matinee SUNDAY 2:30pm at the Royal Theatre (805 Broughton). $38. 250-386-6121.
And Slowly Beauty – Mr. Mann, is quietly passing through life. A random office draw wins him tickets to the theatre, to see Chekhov’s The Three Sisters, where his quiet yearning for happiness seems to take on new meaning. Benefit performance THURSDAY 1pm ($16). Regular performance TUES to SAT 8pm, matinees SAT 4pm, SUN 2pm & WED1pm. To Oct. 23 at the Belfry Theatre (1291 Gladstone). $23-$38. 250-385-6815.
Comedy night – Get your belly aching with JP Mass and Kyle Bottom. FRIDAY & SATURDAY 9pm at Heckler’s. $10. 250-386-9207.
Thurs. Oct. 13
Rik Leaf – The Spirit of Canada winner speaks. 7pm at The Well
(821 Fort). $6. 250-590-4995.
Fri. Oct. 14
Planet Earth Poetry -Bosnian born poet Goran Simic and Leaf Press editor Ursula Vaira read. 7:30pm at The Moka House (1633 Hillside). planetearthpoetryvictoriabc.blogspot.com.
Sat. Oct. 15
21 Journeys – Jonathon Dalton, Jeff Ellis and Sydney More, three of the cutting edge cartoonists from Vancouver’s vibrant commix community, will be available to sign copies of the Cloudscape Comics Society’s latest anthology, 21 Journeys. Noon-5pm at Legends Comics & Books (633 Johnson). Free. 250-388-3696.
Wanda Morris – The Executive Director of Dying with Dignity will speak Upcoming court cases will be discussed as well as how to make informed decisions. 2pm at Knox Presbyterian Church at
(2964 Richmond). Free. 250-592-6323.
mon. Oct. 17
Conquest of Cebu and Manila and the Return Voyage – Filipino scholar and historian, Dr. de Tagle speaks. 7pm at the Philippine Bayanihan Community Centre (1709 Blanshard). Free. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Harvest Stories – The Victoria Storytellers Guild welcomes you to hear and tell stories. 7:30pm at 1831 Fern. $5/$3 students. 250-477-7044, victoriastorytellers.org.
Cthulhu SLAM – Join your host with the most mental problems, Skawt Chonzz, for an evening of paranoia, poetry and panic, as he invites nine randomly drawn contestants to the stage in a blasphemous attempt to drive the audience insane! unique scoring format, disturbing prizes! 7:30pm at Cabin 12 (607 Pandora). $5.
TUES. Oct. 18
The WIld Wolverine – Join National Geographic explorer and author Douglas Chadwick and Sierra Club BC for an engaging evening of storytelling about the endangered, wild, feisty and fierce wolverine,
and the on-going campaign to protect its home, the beautiful Flathead River Valley. 7pm at the Fernwood Community Association (1923 Fernwood). By donation.
Wed. Oct. 19
Terry Glavin – Shares his personal experiences in Afghanistan and working within a shifting media landscape, and launches his seventh book, Come From The Shadows. 7pm in room A240, the Human & Social Development Building (UVic). Free. 250-721-6222.
Stephen Scobie & Walter Hildebrandt – These award-winning poets read from their newest books, At the Worlds End and The Time in Between/Adornos Daemons respectively. 7pm at The Well (821 Fort). Free. 250-385-3378.
Changing the Cycle of Childhood Trauma in Thailand – Lucille Proulx, registered clinical art therapist, discusses her experiences with tramatized children in Bangkok and the work of The Centre for the Protection of Children’s Rights. 7-10pm at the BC School of Art Therapy (1625 Bank). $25.
Victoria Anarchist Reading Circle – Discuss the latest 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.
Open mic – Poetry night. WEDNESDAYS 7-9pm at The Well (821 Fort). 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, email@example.com.