Weekly Music, Arts and Culture Listings Oct. 27-Nov.2

Weekly Music, Arts and Culture Listings October 27 to November 2



Thurs. Oct. 27

City of 9s – Live electro. With Xavier and Natron. 9pm at 9one9. $5.

Watering Dead flowers – With Gastric Acid and Napoleon. 9:30pm at V-Lounge. $7/$8.

The Poor Choices – Often comes with beer goggles. Garage punk. With Durban Poison. 10pm at Logan’s. $8.

Ball gag n’ chain gang – CD release party. Ho tonk. With guests. $10.

The Sexy Offenders – Grunge rock. With Sea-Sekshun and Storm of Steel. 10:30pm at Rehab. $9.

Fri. Oct. 28

John Gant – Album release tour. 7:30pm at the Solstice Cafe (529 Pandora). $TBA.

DJ Reign – Techno. With Marshall A. 9pm at 9one9. $7.

Halloween benefit show – Alterna-rock and pop. With Handsome Distraction, Split Seconds and River. Proceeds support the Victoria Women’s Sexual Assault Centre. 9:30pm at Felicitas (UVic). $5/$6.

Celebrity Traffic – LP release party. With Piper Davis and Touch Bass. 10pm at Lucky. $12.

Ravensun – Halloween party. West coast battle metal. With Excruciating Pain and Rotten Rails. 10pm at Logan’s. $10.

Heavy Lemon – Citrus is always better with mass. With Black Whiskey. 10pm at the Cambie. $5/$10.

Sat. Oct. 29

TESSA KAUTZMAN – Piano fronted indie rock. 7:30pm at the Fort Cafe. $5/$7.

23rd Street – Doesn’t believe in music genres. 8pm at Upper Deck. Free.

Harris Gilmore & The Mojos – Halloween monster mash. 8:30pm at Six Mile Pub. Free.

Bryden Street House Party – Classic R&B. 8:30pm at Hermann’s. $15.

Radio one – Techno. With DJ Reign and Marshall A. 9pm at 9one9. $8.

Supersauce – Electro-dance. 9pm at the Esquimalt Legion (622 Admirals). $15.

Roxxlyde – Halloween party. Classic rock. 9pm at the Stationhouse Pub. Free.

Splinter – Halloween party. Classic and modern rock. 9pm at Tudor House. Free.

The Hallows – Halloween party. With Smoked Out Brainzzz, Gypsy Hacks & Insomniacs and Blackie & the Triumphs. 9:30pm at Logan’s. $10.

Blood disco koosh – Electro-house. With Mr. Mo. 10pm at Hush. $12/$14.

Grieves & Budo – Hip hop and neo-soul. With Prof. 10pm at Lucky.  $12/$14.

Sun. Oct. 30

Feed me – Break beats and funk. With Neon Steve. 9pm at 9one9. $25.

mon. Oct. 31

Ministry of sound – World video tour. 9pm at 9one9. $10.

Dressed to Kill – Kiss tribute band. 9pm at Logan’s. $10.

Halloween Party – With DJ Fitch and DJ Bobbaganoosh. Costumes required. 10pm at Paparazzi. By donation.

TUES. Nov. 1

Cuff the Duke – Alternative country. With The Hooded Fang. 8pm at Lucky. $15.

Wed. Nov. 2

DJ Rufino – Raw soul/funk. 9pm at Logan’s. Free.

Dreadsteppas – Dubstep and glitch. 10pm at Hush. $5.




Thurs. Oct. 27

THE MAGICAL MUSIC OF DISNEY – The Victoria Symphony performs music from Disney’s classic and contemporary animated films including The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, Mary Poppins, Aladdin and others. Candy treats for those who attend in costume on SUNDAY. THURSDAY 2pm, FRIDAY & SATURDAY 8pm & SUNDAY 2:30pm at the Royal Theatre (805 Broughton). $33/ $11 for SUNDAY performance. 250-385-6515.

Fri. Oct. 28

Freefall upwards – The UVic Orchestra performs Beethoven, Xenakis and Brahms. 8pm in the Farquhar Auditorium, The University Centre (UVic). $18. 250-721-8480.

Sat. Oct. 29

song of songs – Les Voix Baroque and Matthew White perform the works of Charpentier, Palestrina, Purcell and others. 8pm at Alix Goolden Hall (907 Pandora). $26-$32/$30 students. 250-882-5058.

Friendly Rick & the Lollipop People – Six piece art/rock fusion. 8pm Merlin’s Sun Home Theatre (1983 Fairfield). $12. 250-888-4907.

Sooke philharmonic orchestra – Performing Bizet, Sibelius and Beethoven. With Nelson Moneo. SATURDAY 8pm at the Sooke Community Theatre (6218 Sooke). SUNDAY 2:30pm at Alix Goolden Hall (907 Pandora). $15/$20. sookephil.ca.

Sun. Oct. 30

Bob Chilcott – Premiere performance of his lasted Requiem composition. 2pm at Centennial United Church (612 David). By donation. 250-384-6424.


Friday music – Featuring School of Music woodwind students 12:30pm in the Phillip T. Young Recital Hall, MacLaurin Building (UVic). By donation. 250-721-8480.

Victoria Folk music society –

Featuring Jake Galbraith and Rick van Krugel after open stage. SUNDAY 7:30pm at Norway House (1110 Hillside). $5. victoriafolkmusic.ca.




Thurs. Oct. 27

Moscow Stations – En route to see his girlfriend, Venya’s indulgences become a comedic indictment of a system that was designed to subjugate the spirit, intellect and passion of half a continent. THURSDAY, SATURDAY, SUNDAY 8pm at the Little Fernwood Hall (1923 Fernwood) & Nov. 5 at Merlin’s Sun Home Theatre (1983 Fairfield). $10/$14/$30. 250-360-0234

Nevermore – Embark on a dark, mysterious journey into the life of American poet Edgar Allan Poe. THURSDAY-SATURDAY 8pm, special performance SATURDAY midnight, & Nov. 3-5 8pm at the Maritime Museum of BC (28 Bastion Square). $20. urbanartsproductions.com.

Atomic Vaudeville – Episode 54:, Mr. Peanut presents “My Favourite Monsters.” Celebrate your favourite monsters with comedy, singing, dancing and splatter galore. THURSDAY-SATURDAY & MONDAY 8pm at The Victoria Event Centre (1415 Broad). $20/$15 students. 250-380-1280.

Fri. Oct. 28

The Unexpected Guest – A  classic Christie who-done-it. FRIDAY-SATURDAY 7:30pm & SUNDAY 2pm in the Berwick Auditorium (4680 Elk Lake). $18/$15 students & seniors. 250-386-4680.

Sat. Oct. 29

Dawali cultural show – Celebrate the East Indian Festival of Lights at this dance performance. 7pm in the Farquhar Auditorium, The University Centre (UVic). $15. 250-721-8480.

The Cheesecake Burlesque Revue – A Hallowe’en strip-tease spook-tacular. 8:30pm at the Metro Studio. $22/$25. 250-217-9190.

Sun. Oct. 30

SUNDAY NIGHT IMPROV – Watch locals improvise for your amusement. 7:30pm at the Victoria Event Centre (1415 Broad). $10. 250-380-1280.

TUES. Nov. 1

Underground comedy – Laugh out loud. All ages. 9pm at the Fort Cafe (742 Fort). $5/$7. 250-382-3130.


The Fall of the House of Usher – Experience a walking tour of Craigdarroch Castle’s interior and exterior as scenes of Poe’s tale unfold around you. THURSDAY 8pm, FRIDAY & SATURDAY 7pm & 9pm, SUNDAY 8pm. To MONDAY at Craigdarroch Castle (1050 Joan). $25/$22 Castle members. 250-592-5323.

Comedy night – Get your belly aching with Dave Meherje. FRIDAY  9pm at Heckler’s. $10. 250-386-9207.

CARIBOO BUCKAROO – The true tall tale of an 1864 cattle drive full of surprise, magic and beans. WEDNESDAY-SUNDAY 7pm. To SUNDAY at the Intrepid Theatre Club (1609 Blanshard). $20/$10 children. 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.




Thurs. Oct. 27

Paris Explored: One Traveller’s Discoveries in the City of Light – Join Joyce Josephson, retired librarian and francophile, for an evening of armchair travel to Paris. With photographs and maps, stroll through neighbourhoods and uncover the ever present trail of history along the way. 7pm at the GVPL, Nellie McClung Branch (3950 Cedar Hill). Free. 250-413-0389.

Exit environmentalism – Presentation by Dr. Michael M’Gonigle exploring how the environmental movement has failed to stem the rising tide of environmental erosion or to transform the forces that propel it. Reception 7pm, lecture 7:30pm in room 105, the Harry Hickman Building (UVic). Free. web.uvic.ca/socialjustice.

Fri. Oct. 28

Planet Earth Poetry – Featuring American poets Sam and Sally Green. 7:30pm at the Moka House (1633 Hillside). $3. planetearthpoetryvictoriabc.blogspot.com.

Sat. Oct. 29

Genealogical Treasures & Google – A family history seminar with internationally acclaimed genealogist Lisa Louise Cooke. Advance registration required. Lunch included. 9:30am-4pm in the VI Tech Park. $75. 250-360-2808, victoriags.org.

mon. Oct. 31

Inside Opera – Robert Hilliston discusses the new Canadian opera, Mary’s Wedding. Reservations required. 10am & noon in the Phillip T. Young Recital Hall, the MacLaurin Building (UVic). Free. 250-385-0222, rsvp@pov.bc.ca.

El Sistema & Social Justice Through Music – Jonathan Andrew Govias discusses the practices, concepts and demonstrate the international, multi-disciplinary relevance of El Sistema, a powerful and inspirational program. 10am in room A168, the MacLaurin Buildilng (UVic). Free. finearts.uvic.ca/music/events.

TUES. Nov. 1

The Human Costs of Gold & nickel – Hear about the links between Canadian mining, investment, pension funds and the human toll for indigenous and Campesino communities in Guatemala and Honduras. 7-9pm at the GVPL, Central Branch (735 Broughton). Free. 250-385-5415.

Wed. Nov. 2

Ahava Shira: Threshold Words – Come face-to-face with the paradox of the blank page. Guests welcome. WEDNESDAY 7pm at the Oaklands Community Centre (2827 Belmont). Free. 250-592-6558.

Erik Fredericksen – Director of famed Seattle nonprofit exhibition space Western Bridge and former arts editor of The Stranger, discusses Pacific Northwest art. 8pm in room A162, the Visual Arts Building (UVic). Free. 250-721-6222.


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.




Thurs. Oct. 27

Winchester galleries – Third Annual Art Exhibition & Sale, a fundraiser for the Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre. To SATURDAY at 2260 Oak Bay.

Absolute Underground Gallery – Zombie Feast, work by Trust666, Ory, Tank, Shawzy, Genghis Shawn and more. Opening reception 6-11pm. To Nov. 30 at 1215 Government.

fifty fifty arts collective – Paper Shell, exhibition or origami by Ramona Struthers. Opening reception 7-10pm. To Nov. 17 at 2516 Douglas.

cedar gallery – 25 Years of the Island Illustrators Society, exhibition of illustrative works by members. Opening reception 7-9pm. To Nov. 27 at 3220 Cedar Hill.

Art Gallery of Greater Victoria – Promising Objects, an evolving project corresponding with MacTaggart’s interest in inventors and artists and their respective quests to devise solutions to problems and ideas. Opening reception 7:30pm. To Jan. 15 at 1040 Moss.

Fri. Oct. 28

Collective Works Gallery – Group Show, past and present works  from members. Opening reception 7-9pm. To Nov. 4 at 1311 Gladstone.

Sat. Oct. 29

OUT OF THE MIST GALLERY – Two Chilcotin Baskets & The Horse, exhibition of two Chilcotin baskets recently de-aquisitioned from an Alberta museum. To Nov. 13 at 740 Douglas.

little fernwood gallery – Mandala Respite, exhibition of work by Laurence Beal. Opening reception 1pm. To Nov. 18 at 1923 Fernwood.

Wed. Nov. 2

Cedar Hill Art Club Society – Presents it’s members work. To Nov. 5 at University Heights Mall (3980 Shelbourne).


View Art Gallery – Growing A Sense of Direction, an exhibition of paintings by Amy Rice. To SATURDAY at 104-860 View.

morris gallery – The Federation of Canadian Artists presents it’s members work in this juried show. To SUNDAY at 428 Burnside East.

eagle feather gallery – Copper & Fire, an exhibition of glass works by Gitxsan artist Alisa Nielson. To MONDAY at 904 Gordon.

CINDER BLOCK GALLERY – Exhibition of nonrepresentational abstract art by Mette Pedersen. To MONDAY at 1580 Cook.

morris gallery – Exhibition of work by the Federation of Canadian Artists, Victoria Branch. To MONDAY at 428 Burnside East.

GOWARD HOUSE – A Sharing of Life’s Gifts, exhibition and sale of work by Paul Redchurch. To WEDNESDAY at 2495 Arbutus.

Martin Batchelor Gallery – Lost & Found, exhibition of pastels and assemblage by Dorothy Field. With reading of the artist’s latest chapbook With Kelly and After.  To Nov. 3 at 712 Cormorant.

Peninsula Gallery – 25th Anniversary Show, featuring new work by 25 artists including Kwan, Stockdale, Moffat and more. To Nov. 4 at 2506 Beacon.

AVENUE GALLERY – New bronze sculptures by Nicola Prinsen. To Nov. 5 at 2184 Oak Bay.

dales gallery – New Perspectives, exhibition of work by Ira Hoffecker. To Nov. 8 at 537 Fisgard.

POLYCHROME FINE ARTS – Strange Fruit In Ghostland, solo exhibition of paintings by Mark Schmiedl. To Nov. 10 at 1113 Fort.

eclectic gallery – West Coast Images, en plein air paintings by Desiree Bond. To Nov. 12 at 2170 Oak Bay.

art gallery of greater victoria – Art of the Delightfully Absurd, to Nov. 13. 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.

Maltwood Prints and Drawings Gallery – The World of Mary’s Wedding: Reminiscences of World War I from UVic Archives and Special Collections, an exhibit reflecting the home front in Victoria against the backdrop of WWI. To Nov. 17 at the McPherson Library (UVic).

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.