As for music, there’s certainly no shortage of shows to see this week.
For an evening of entertaining live original music performed by some Canada’s finest singer-songwriters, stop by St. Ann’s Academy Sat, Nov. 19 at 7:30 p.m. for Black Bird North featuring Mae Moore, Birgit Kuit, Jim Moffat and Chris Madsen.
Merrill Garbus’ tUnE-yArDs is headed our way, playing Sugar Sat, Nov. 19 alongside Pat Jordache.
Local roots icons Children of Celebrities are hosting a Christmas Cabaret to benefit the Cool Aid Society’s Every Step Counts Program, Sat, Nov. 19 at the Victoria Event Centre alongside Mobray & Mills, Queenie & The Groove Kings and Four on the Floor. Doors at 6:30 p.m., show at 7 p.m.
The Victoria Fiddle Society’s FiddleFest is taking place Nov. 18 and 19 featuring the barn dance on Friday (7 p.m., $12), and workshops all day Saturday at Lambrick Park Secondary School, capped off with the showcase concert Sat. evening at Fairfield United Church at 7 p.m. featuring Courtney Campbell, Jamie Davis, Ivonne Hernandez, Victoria Fiddle Society’s President Daniel Lapp, Calvin Cairns, and Roxanna Sabir.
Indie-pop collective Ohbijou is playing Lucky Bar Sun, Nov. 20 with the folk-pop duo Snowblink.
Open Space is presenting the ninth Voice ++ Festival, Nov. 17 to Nov. 20, featuring four concerts that push the human voice to the edge. Admission is $15 ($10 for members) or a festival pass for $35.M