Esquimalt high school jazz band – Jazzier than DJ Jazzy-Jeff. Free. Followed by the Brent Jarvis Trio and open jam session at 8pm. $6. All at Hermann’s.
Open Mic – Open to all musicians. 6pm at Paradiso Di Stelle. Free.
Old Time String Jam – Bring your own guitar/fiddle/mandolin/bass/ears/etc. 7pm at The Well. Free.
Mad Love – Forest Action Network fundraiser. Featuring Monkeywrench, Bible Belt Badlands, Star, Blank Space, Vital Hands, The Murg, Comrade Black and DJ Asta Disasta. 7:30pm at the Fort Cafe. $5 suggested donation.
Transmit Live Festival – Featuring Sweatshop Union, Keys N Krates, Bonjay, Cityreal and Half Moon Run. 7:30pm at 9one9. $15.
Open Mic – Scott Longworth hosts an open forum for original tunes. All ages. 8pm at the Fernwood Inn. Free.
Jersey Shore 2.0 – Apparently the first one wasn’t enough. 9pm at Rehab. Free/$5 after 10pm.
oka – Didgeridoo driven dance rhythms that are bound to make you groove. 9pm at Logan’s. $10/$8.
Karaoke – Sing your heart out. 9pm at Felicita’s. Free.
Mobadass – Reggae funk. With Broken Logic. 9:30pm at Upstairs Cabaret. $TBA.
funky fridays – Open mic/jam hosted by Mitch & the Baroness. 7:30pm at Poolside Bar. Free.
Tim Lindberg – Love songs for the weary traveler. 7:30pm at Sooke Harbour House. $15.
Trevor Davies – CD Release party. 7:30pm at The Solstice Cafe. $10.
Karaoke – With Liz. 8pm at the Upper Deck. Free.
The Left Hook – Momma said knock you out. With The Beatswingers and Michael Thompson. 8pm at Logan’s. $TBA.
Jim Moffatt – Folk, Roots & Blues man. After open stage. 8pm at James Bay Coffee and Books. By donation.
KATE HAMMETT-VAUGHAN – The jazziest singer ever to hyphenate her name. With Ron Hadley, Sean Drabitt and Kelby MacNayr. 8pm at Hermann’s. $10.
THE AGGROLITES – Dirty reggae. With Rocky Mountain Rebel Music, The Truth Sound System. 8:30pm at White Eagle Hall. $19.50.
Joaquin Diaz – (See MUSIC). Merengue dance party. 9pm at the Victoria Event Centre. $22/$19.
The Party on High Street – Funk with Teeth! 9pm at Shark Club. Free.
FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS – Top 40 with lasers. With DJs Kris Reign and Marshall A. Featuring the Passion and Performance Dancers. 9pm at 9one9. $7/$5 student.
WIZERDZ – Get out your wizard robe and hat, and roll for initiative. With The SSRIs and DJ Olav. 10pm at Lucky. $10.
MAX ULIS – For max dance-us. With Daega Sound, Eames and Rhythmicon. 10pm at Sugar. $10.
AUDIT – Unlike a tax audit, he’ll leave you wanting more. With The Spilly G’s. 10pm at Hush. $12.
OMG FRIDAY – DJ Bellyfish and DJ Speedyshoes spin a fresh mix of top 40, electronic and hip hop. 10pm at Upstairs Cabaret. $6.
fish & bird – Where will they build their nest? Formerly local folksters give a sneak peek of their forthcoming album. With Theresa Pasaluk. 7:30pm at the Fort Cafe. $10.
Love of motown – Get your Motown on with Checo Tohomaso. SOLD OUT.
Ocean Noise – Like white noise, but wetter. Grey Empire, Philoceraptor. 9pm at Felicita’s. $5.
Soul Shakers – Valentine’s dance fundraiser for Autism Support Services. 9pm at Esquimalt Legion. $20/$15.
ZEDS DEAD – But he won’t lie down. With Tedder and Gigan. 9pm at Sugar. SOLD OUT.
SMALLTOWN DJS – Electro, hip hop funk. With Lando. 10pm at Hush. $15.
Solid! – A throbbing dancefloor and an eclectic mix of music. With DJ Longshanks. 10pm at Lucky. $6.
Sunday Blues Jam – hosted by the Deb Rhymer Band. 2pm at the Clubhouse. Free.
Canus – Hot jazz & smooth harmony. 4:30pm at Hermann’s, $10. Followed by Anne Scaefer Trio at 8pm, $10.
Hootenanny – Join Carolyn Mark for some first-rate hootenannin’. 4:30pm-12am at Logan’s. Free.
jack’s Open Mic SUNDAYS – Welcoming atmosphere. 7pm at Serious Coffee (230 Cook). Free.
Singer Songwriter Showcase – Bring your original tunes. 7:30pm at Ambrosia. $3.
Karaoke – Hosted by Liz. 8pm at Upper Deck. Free.
65 REDROSES – UVic’s Theatre Course Union is hosting a benefit concert for the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in memory of Eva Markvoort, an alumni student and friend who died March 10, 2010. Featuring the Sunday Buckets, Rococode and Steph MaPherson. Proceeds go to the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. 9pm at 9one9. $15.
Bluegrass Sunday – Hosted by Doosie & Decker. 9pm at Ocean Island Café. Free.
Valentine’s day rock soul fest – Show the one you love your wicked dance moves. With Shoulders of Giants, Double Platinum and friends. TIME? at the Fort Cafe. $COVER?.
Battle of the Bands – What is best in life? To crush enemy bands, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of their fans. With Handsome Distraction. 8pm at Felicitas. $3.
open mic – Hosted by Steve Barries. 9pm at Logan’s. Free.
Jam Session – Because playing alone is depressing. All ages. 9pm at Ocean Island Café Lounge. Free.
oh GREAT! It’s Monday – Funky electro-house. With WAX. 10pm at Hush. $5.
Tuesday Night Jam – Open jam with Charlie Folk. 7pm at Upper Deck. Free.
Open Mic – Come and showcase your talent! Hosted by Yvonne Owens and Oliver Mitchell. 7pm at The Well (821 Fort). Free.
victoria bluegrass jam – Bring your instruments. 7:30pm at Orange Hall. $3 to play, free to listen.
Karaoke – Hosted by Liz. 8pm at Upper Deck. Free.
Benny Benassi – He does that “Satisfaction” song. You know, the one with the Stephen Hawking voice? It was on that one Wendy’s commercial! Oh, forget it. With Rivaz. 9pm at Sugar. $55.
Open Jam – With the Front Porch String Pickin’ Band. 9pm at Tudor House. Free.
Random encounters – Jungle bass and dubstep. With DJ Bombah, Buckmaster and Deerface. 10pm at Hush. $5.
UVIC School of Music -Guest Recital, Alcan String Quartet. THURSDAY 8pm, $25/$21. Fridaymusic, featuring students from the class of Dr. Alexander Dunn in solo and ensemblemusic for guitar. FRIDAY 12:30pm, by donation. University of Victoria Wind Symphony. FRIDAY 8pm at University Centre Farquhar Auditorium, $14/$12. Viola Class Recital SUNDAY 2:30pm, by donation. Piano Class Recital SUNDAY 7:30pm by donation. Saxophonist Alex Richards presents his Bachelor of Music graduating recital, MONDAY 8pm, free. Violin Class Recital, TUESDAY 8pm, by donation. Lieder at Lunch, an exploration of the german lied with sharon and harald krebs. WEDNESDAY 12:30pm at UVic MacLaurin Building B037, free. All at Phillip T. Young Recital Hall, MacLauren Building (UVic) unless otherwise noted. 250-721-8634.
Victoria Chamber Orchestra – Jamie Syer soloist, Bartok Divertimento for Strings. FRIDAY 8pm at Metropolitan First United Church (932 Balmoral). $20/$15. 250-514-8916.
2nd annual Songwriters Showcase – Featuring Mowbray and Mills, Shelly Dubois, Sian Elen, Tim Black, Steve Sturgess, John Cowell, Peter Brunette and many more. SATURDAY 2pm at Knox Presbytarian Church (2964 Richmond). $10 family/$6 individual suggested donation.
David Kaetz & Niel Golden: Hang Together – David and Niel return after a lovely musical summer performance. SATURDAY 8pm at Merlin’s Sun (1983 Fairfield). $15. 250-598-7488.
Sound the Pipes – Choral and organ masterpieces performed by the UVic Chamber Singers, VCM Chorale and Vox Humana. SATURDAY 8pm, at Alix Goolden Hall (907 Pandora) $15/$8. 250-483-4010,
Jazz in the Gallery: Louise Rose & Friends – Following her research on the music of black composers of all musical genres, Louise will present her own impressions of the artist’s works. SATURDAY 8pm, SUNDAY 2pm at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria (1040 Moss). $30/$25. 250-384-4171.
Mark Lupin – Enjoy selections by Mozart, Beethoven, Franck, Elgar, Chausson and Kreisler. With Robert Holliston. SUNDAY 2:30pm at Alix Goolden Hall (907 Pandora). $20-$25. 250-386-5311.
GREATER VICTORIA YOUTH ORCHESTRA – Alumni blow their own horns to celebrate youth orchestra’s birthday. SUNDAY 2:30pm at UVic University Centre Farquhar Auditorum. $25/$20/$10. 250-721-8480
Victoria Folk Music Society – Greg Madill and the Nightrise Band. Folk trio. SUNDAY 7:30pm (after open stage) at The Norway House (1110 Hillside). $5.
Rick Valiant – Enjoy the music of Ol’ Blue Eyes as sung by this talented and critically acclaimed Frank Sinatra tribute artist. Proceeds aid in the preservation of BC’s Maritime Heritage. MONDAY 7:30-9pm at the Maritime Museum of BC (28 Bastion Square). $20. 250-385-4222.
Bard & Banker – Tom Hooper & Matt Johnson THURSDAY-SATURDAY. Shameless Pleasures SUNDAY 7:30pm. All showtimes 8pm unless otherwise noted.
bartholomew’s -Rainshadow Al THURSDAY. The Push FRIDAY & SATURDAY 9pm. Randy Tucker Swing Band SUNDAY 8pm. The Ramblers MONDAY. Paul Wainwright Band WEDNESDAY. All shows 8:30pm unless otherwise noted.
IRISH TIMES – The Starbirds THURSDAY-SATURDAY. Quinn & Qristina Bachand SUNDAY 7:30pm. All shows 8:30pm, unless otherwise noted.
Heron Rock Bistro – Mobray and Mills FRIDAY 7:30pm.
Hotel Grand Pacific – Jan Stirling, jazz piano. SATURDAY-MONDAY 6:30-9:30pm.
Ocean Pointe resort – Rosemary Laing, jazz piano. MONDAY 6-9pm.
The Office – Momentum THURSDAY. Beats, bass & voice FRIDAY. Paul Black SATURDAY 8pm. Aurora Scott TUESDAY. SkylaJ and the Vibes WEDNESDAY. All shows 9pm unless otherwise noted.
Oswego Hotel – Paul Laverick & Nadine Florence. WEDNESDAY 7-9pm.
Pagliacci’s – Roessingh Trio SUNDAY. Round Midnight MONDAY. Frye, Maxwell & Smith TUESDAY. Old Soul WEDNESDAY. All performances 8:15pm.
The Spiral – Open mic THURSDAY 6-9pm. Story time for kids SUNDAY 10:30-11am. Spiral Groove string classics MONDAY 7:30-9:30pm. Swing orchestra WEDNESDAY 7:30-9:30pm. By donation.
Strath’s clubhouse – Country night with DJ Clinton THURSDAY 9pm.The Sutcliffes WEDNESDAY 8:30pm.
the superior – David Vest THURSDAY. Kelby Macnayer FRIDAY. Saffron SATURDAY. Vinyl with Michael SUNDAY. Paul Laverick TUESDAY. All shows 6:30pm and by donation.
Swan’s – The Gary Preston Band THURSDAY. Back Stage Betty FRIDAY. Harris Gilmore & The Mojos SATURDAY. The Moonshiners SUNDAY 8:30pm. Flying Saucers MONDAY. Light Sweet Crude TUESDAY. House Cats WEDNESDAY All shows start 9pm unless otherwise noted.
vista 18 – Rockland Moran FRIDAY-SATURDAY. All shows 8pm.
Whitebird Lounge – Open Mic with Tanya Brooks TUESDAY. DJ Rhythmicon WEDNESDAY All at 8pm.