Weekly Arts listings Sept 29-Oct 5

Weekly Arts listings Sept 29-Oct 5

Bastion Square by Rick Bond. Acrylic on canvas.

Bastion Square by Rick Bond. Acrylic on canvas.

Weekly Arts listings Sept 29-Oct 5




Sun. Oct. 2

TWISTED THEATRE – A show about everything we think is normal and yet not. With puppets, laughs, drama and everything twisted. Each show includes mini episodes that continue their stories on the first Sunday of each month. 7:30pm at the Victoria Event Centre (1415 Broad). $10. 250-380-1280.

TUES. Oct. 4

Underground Comedy – Laugh till it hurts. 8pm at The Fort Cafe. Free.


Royal Winnipeg Ballet – International audition tour. SATURDAY 9am at the Canadian College of Performing Arts (1701 Elgin). Visit rwb.org/school/pd/audition for audition schedule.


The Melville Boys – A funny and unsentimental look at four lives in transition during one life-changing weekend. THURSDAY-SATURDAY & WEDNESDAY 8pm. To Oct. 15 at Langham Court Theatre (805 Langham). $19/$17 students.  250-384-2142, langhamtheatre.ca.

Shining City – An unusual encounter becomes a struggle between the living and dead — a struggle that will shape and define two men for the rest of their lives. THURSDAY, SATURDAY & WEDNESDAY 8pm, matinees SATURDAY & SUNDAY 2pm. To Oct. 8 at Little Fernwood Hall (1923 Fernwood). $14/$10 students. theatreinconnu.com.

And Slowly Beauty – Mr. Mann, like many of us, 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. THURSDAY-SATURDAY, TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY 8pm, matinees SATURDAY 4pm, SUNDAY 2pm & WEDNESDAY 1pm. To Oct. 23 at the Belfry Theatre (1291 Gladstone). $23-$38. 250-385-6815.

Comedy night – Get your belly aching with Charles Demers and Matt Ruby. FRIDAY & SATURDAY 9pm at Heckler’s. $10. 250-386-9207.




Bruce Fraser – Join retired lawyer, rancher and author Bruce Fraser in a reading from his novel, On Potato Mountain: A Chilcotin Mystery. 7-8:30pm at the GVPL, Oak Bay Branch (1442 Monterey). Free. 250-592-2489.

Fri. Sept. 30

Planet Earth Poetry – After open mic, Susan McCaslin reads from Demeter Goes Skydiving and Julia McCarthy reads from Return from Erebus. 7:30pm at The Moka House (1633 Hillside). $3. planetearthpoetry@gmail.com.

Phyllis Jensen – Discusses Emily Carr and the Spirit of the Land. 7:30pm in room 100, the Harry Hickman Building (UVic). $15/ $10 Jung Society members Members/$5 full-time students. lynnshawringham@shaw.ca.

TUES. Oct. 4

Reiko Shimokawa – The Piano Music of Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy: An Unjustly Neglected Legacy. 2:30pm in room B037, in the MacLaurin Building (UVic). Free.  250-721-8480.

Lee Henderson – Acclaimed author of The Man Game and UVic Writing prof kicks off this season’s “Open Word: Readings & Ideas” with Q&A hosted by former Monday Magazine editor John Threlfall. 7:30pm at Open Space (510 Fort). By donation. 250-383-8833.

Wed. Oct. 5

Robert Amos – Painter and art columnist since 1986 and author of seven books, Robert Amos discusses what he has learned from painters and sculptors. 7pm at Oaklands Community Centre (2827 Belmont). Free. 250-592-6558.

The Effects of Trauma on Brain Development – Sandra Wieland, registered clinical psychologist and consultant in private practice in Sidney, discusses working with children who have been traumatized. Registration required. 7-10pm at the BC School of Art Therapy (125 Skinner). $25. 250-598-6434.


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, mshen@uvic.ca.




Thurs. Sept. 29

cedar gallery – What bodies say, an exhibition of paintings and monoprints by Frances Baskerville and Jenny Waelti-Walters. Opening reception 6:30-8:30pm. To Oct. 23 at 3220 Cedar Hill.

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. Opening reception 7-10pm. To Oct. 21 at 2516 Douglas.

GOWARD HOUSE – A Sharing of Life’s Gifts, exhibition and sale of work by Paul Redchurch. Opening reception SUNDAY 1:30-3:30pm. at 2495 Arbutus.

Fri. Sept. 30

morris gallery – Exhibition of work by the Federation of Canadian Artists, Victoria Branch. Opening reception 7-9pm. To Oct. 31 at 428 Burnside East.

Sat. Oct. 1

Winchester galleries – Rheinland Plein Air Paintings, exhibition of work by Avis Rasmussenof the four countries along the Rhein River. Opening reception 1-5pm. To Oct. 22 at 2260 Oak Bay.

eagle feather gallery – Copper & Fire, an exhibition of glass works by Gitxsan artist Alisa Nielson. Opening reception 1-3pm. To Oct. 31 at 904 Gordon.

Sun. Oct. 2

POLYCHROME FINE ARTS – Citroens & Landscapes, solo exhibition of paintings by Adam Curry. Opening reception noon-6pm  To Oct. 20 at 1113 Fort.

mon. Oct. 3

eclectic gallery – West Coast Images, en plein air paintings by Desiree Bond. Opening reception Oct. 6, 7-9pm. To Nov. 12 at 2170 Oak Bay.


POLYCHROME FINE ARTS – Chance Of Shadows, exhibition of sculpture and drawings by David Gifford. To THURSDAY at 1113 Fort.

Gallery at mattick’s farm – Mixed media on canvas by Carmen Mongeau. To FRIDAY at 109-5325 Cordova Bay.

Audain Gallery – Exhibition of work by acclaimed Canadian aboriginal artist Rebecca Belmore, the inaugural Audain Professor of Contemporary Art Practice of the Pacific Northwest in UVic’s Visual Arts department.To FRIDAY in the Fine Arts Buildling (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 FRIDAY at 104-860 View.

morris gallery – Exhibition of work by Zeljko Kujundzic. To FRIDAY at 428 Burnside East.

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 SATURDAY. 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. All at 630 Yates.

Collective Works Gallery – Unforeseen Circumstance, exhibition of work by Katy Guthrie, Alice Young and Cheryl McBride reflecting on how lives can change under unforeseen circumstances. To SATURDAY at 1311 Gladstone.

open space – Wood For Rolling, exhibition of work by Steve deBruyn. To SATURDAY at 510 Fort.

eclectic gallery – Forest Patterns, artwork by Donna Ion. To

SATURDAY at 2170 Oak Bay.

Deluge gallery – The Undiscovered Continent, artwork by Mark Neufeld. To SATURDAY at 636 Yates.

dales gallery – Show Up, exhibition of oil paintings by Stephanie Harding. To TUESDAY at 537 Fisgard.

Martin Batchelor Gallery – Exhibition of paintings by Fan Fan Wu. To WEDNESDAY at 712 Cormorant.

Coast Collective Gallery – Food for Thought, exhibition of work about food. To Oct. 9 at 3221 Heatherbell.

Goldstream Nature House – Nature of Island Artists, an exhibition of nature inspired art by over 100 local artists such as Mark Hobson, Chirs Paul, Robert Bateman, Morgan Warren, and many, many others. To Oct. 10 at 2930 Trans Canada Hwy.

Royal BC Museum – The Other Emily, exhibition of work by Emily Carr that explores her life before she became famous. To Oct. 10 at 675 Belleville.

Olio Artists & Workers Cooperative – Live!Stock IV, a collection of 12 new and original screenprinted pieces by 12 local artists celebrating this year’s Rifflandia lineup! To Oct. 14 at 614 1/2 Fisgard.

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 and calligraphy from the AGGV’s collection, to Nov. 20. 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.

Sooke Harbour House – Beneath the Bark, exhibition of work by James Atkins, Merlayna Snyder and Jack Stevenson. Artists reception Oct. 2, 1-4pm. To Nov. 28. at 1528 Whiffen Spit.