Esquimalt High School Jazz Band – Ain’t no jazz like high school jazz. 5pm at Hermann’s. Followed by the Wine & Roses Ladies Salon Orchestra at 8pm. $12.
Richard Gauthier – Acoustic blues. 7pm at The Well. Free.
The Dyeing Merchants – Alternative/indie. With Cobras Cobras Cobras, Boys and Girls TV Club. 9pm at Logan’s. $7.
MAC MILLER – Wife-beater wearing rap. With OK City, Saint and Illani. 10pm at The Upstairs Cabaret. $15.
niska – Seductive rock. With Everybody Left, Dirt Merger. 10pm at V-Lounge. $12/$10.
On Call Heroes- Pop punk explosion. With True Story, sharks! On fire. 10pm at Rehab. $9/$5.
theory thursday – Dub step, breaks, hip hop, drum and bass from the U.K.’s Parker. With Mt. Doyle, Xavier and Neon Steve 9pm at Hush. $5.
Versa – Hardcore experimental. With the Roadside Dogs and NikTex. 7pm at Metro Studio. $10.
Art of the Trio – Marianne Trudel, Ken Lister, Kelby MacNayr show what trio’s are really made of. 8pm at Hermann’s. $15/$10.
Fake Shark Real Zombie – The real question is, “brains?” With The Heard. 8pm at Rehab. $15/$10.
Ra Ra Riot- Will ra ra rock you. With Givers. 9pm at Sugar. $15.
The Deadcats – Sorry, Timmy, they didn’t go to Grandpa’s farm after all. With The Stockers, Buzzard, Shakedown. Cycle party. 9pm at Logan’s. $12.
DONALD GLAUDE – Electro funk. With The Angry Samoan. 10pm at Hush. $17.75.
toplessgayloveteknoparty – Knows that more words equal more awesome. Plus Guests. 9pm at Lucky. $15.
The Cookie Monsters – Om nom nom nom. 9pm at the Cambie. Free.
FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS – Top 40 with lasers. With DJs Kris Reign and Marshall A. 9pm at 9one9. $7/$5 student.
OMG FRIDAY – DJ Bellyfish and DJ Speedyshoes spin a fresh mix of top 40, electronic and hip hop. 10pm at Upstairs Cabaret. $6.
Karaoke Marathon for Molly – Thirty continuous hours of karaoke, with all proceeds to support the Molly Campbell Family. Noon to 6pm SUNDAY at Soprano’s. By donation.
Greg Martin – Latin Blues. 7pm at The Well. Free.
The Griffith Hiltz Trio – Vintage jazz. 8pm at Hermann’s. $18/$15.
The Deb Rhymer Band – Blues for the blues-less. 8pm at Upper Deck. Free.
Rock Of Ages – Progressive indie alt-rock. No, that was a lie. 9pm at Waterwheel Pub. Free.
The Jon Cohen Experimental – Dude was in The Dears. 9pm at Fort Café. $TBA.
Alcoholic White Trash – With Lesbian Fist Magnet, guests. 10pm at Lucky. $10.
Morgan Page – Wishes he could turn back time. With DJ Timeline. 9pm at Sugar. $TBA.
PROPA TINGZ – Might have helped usher in the California glitch hop era, but never got an “A” in spelling. With Grasp the Erro. 10pm at Hush. $12.
Deb Rhymer’s blues jam – Jam away your blues with the Victoria Jazz Society. 2pm at the Strath’s Clubhouse. Free.
Dixieland Express – For people who can’t wait. 4:30pm at Hermann’s. $10.
Hootenanny – Join Carolyn Mark for some first-rate hootenannin’. 4:30pm-12am at Logan’s. Free.
Doosie & Decker – Slang and power tool enthusiasts unite! 9pm at Ocean Island Café. Free.
Bluegrass Sunday – Hosted by Doosie & Decker. 9pm at Ocean Island Café. Free.
Battle of the Bands – Watch as four bands battle for the $750 prize. 9pm at Felicitas. $3.
oh GREAT! It’s Monday – Funky electro-house. With Big A.X. 10pm at Hush. $5.
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.
WU-TANG 2.0 – Classic hip-hop from the 80s, 90s & 00s. 10pm at Lucky. $6.
Random encounters – Fusion break-beat. With The Dreadsteppas and Jon-E Industry. 10pm at Hush. $5.
Fridaymusic – School of Music brass students. 12:30pm at Phillip T. Young Recital Hall, MacLaurin Building (UVic). By donation. 250-721-7903.
Shoko Inoue – Award-winning pianist brings her talents to Victoria. FRIDAY 7:30pm at St. Matthias Anglican Church (600 Richmond). $20/$15. 250-598-2834.
Rich from the Journey – Canadian singer-songwriter Rick Bockner and vocalist Kim E. Willoughby will appear with the Gettin’ Higher Choir. FRIDAY 7:30pm, SUNDAY 2:30pm at Alix Goolden Hall (907 Pandora). $20/$15. 250-386-5311.
THE EMILY CARR STRING QUARTET – Performing Arvo Part’s Fratres, Shostakovich’s Quartet no. 4, and Debussy’s only Quartet in G minor. FRIDAY 8pm at the McPherson Playhouse (3 Centennial Square). $40/$30 students. 250-386-6121.
Victoria’s Got Talent – Bringing variety back to the forefront as a colourful array of hopeful stars compete to win the hearts of the audience and our panel of celebrity judges. SATURDAY 6:30pm at Isabelle Reader Theatre (1026 Goldstream). $15. 250-474-1291.
UVic Concerto Concert – The Concerto Orchestra is comprised of students and members of the School’s performance faculty. FRIDAY 8pm at UVic’s Farquhar Auditorium (University Centre). $20. 250-721-8480.
Starlight Pops Choir – Listen To The Music! SATURDAY & SUNDAY 2:30pm at St. Aidan’s United Church (3703 St. Aidan’s). $20/$18 student/senior. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Faculty Recital – Joanna Hood, viola, Ajtony Csaba, piano. Performing works by Bach, Elliott Carter and Shostakovich. SATURDAY 8pm at Phillip T. Young Recital Hall, MacLaurin Building (UVic). $18/$14. 250-721-7903.
Ian McDougall Trio – Recently awarded the Order of Canada, international trombone legend Ian McDougall does a hometown show with guitarist Oliver Gannon. SATURDAY 8pm, SUNDAY 2pm at The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria (1040 Moss). $30/$25. 250-384-4171.
VICtoria folk music society – Celtic Reflections after open stage. SUNDAY 7:30pm at Norway House (1110 Hillside). $5.
SUZANNE VEGA – This multi-Grammy award winner performs in her only scheduled Canadian date. SUNDAY 8pm at the McPherson Playhouse (3 Centennial Square). $52. 250-386-6121.
Victoria Symphony – Angela Cheng performs Mozart’s exquisite Piano Concerto No. 23 and Mendelssohn’s Italian Symphony, MONDAY 8pm, $32-$74. Brush Up Your Shakespeare, a night of Shakespeare-inspired tunes performed by the Symphony. WEDNESDAY 1:30pm, $31-$73. All shows at the Royal Theatre (805 Broughton). 250-386-6121.
Solo Bach Competition & Concert -Features the solo suites and sonatas by J.S. Bach performed by UVic string students. TUESDAY 6pm at Phillip T. Young Recital Hall, MacLaurin Building (UVic). By donation. 250-721-7903.
Kiran Ahluwalia – Expressing her muse through ghazals and Punjabi folk songs, this JUNO award winner explores the language of the heart with beautiful artistry and smoldering intensity. WEDNESDAY 7:30pm at UVic’s Farquhar Auditorium, the University Centre (UVic). $20. 250-721-8480.
Bard & Banker – Tom Hooper & Matt Johnson THURSDAY-SATURDAY. Shameless Pleasures SUNDAY 7:30pm. Tom Hooper MONDAY-WEDNESDAY. All showtimes 8pm unless otherwise noted.
bartholomew’s -Rainshadow Al THURSDAY. Harris Gilmour and the Mojos FRIDAY & SATURDAY. Randy Tucker Swing Band SUNDAY. The Ramblers MONDAY. The Shorty Parker Band TUESDAY. Paul Wainwright Band WEDNESDAY. All shows 8:30pm.
blethering place – Stephen Brown and the Bastion Band SUNDAY 6pm.
evedar’s bistro – Terry Brennan SATURDAY 6:30pm.
heron rock bistro – Mowbray and Mills with Stephen Ogden Friday 7:30pm.
IRISH TIMES – Paul O’Brien Band THURSDAY-SATURDAY. Quinn & Qristina Bachand SUNDAY 7:30pm. Bobby Smith MONDAY-WEDNESDAY. All shows 8:30pm, unless otherwise noted.
Pagliacci’s -Roessingh Trio SUNDAY. Round Midnight MONDAY. Frye, Maxwell&Smith TUESDAY. Old Soul WEDNESDAY. All performances 8:15pm.
Penny Farthing – Charly Folk THURSDAY. Geoff Lundstrom FRIDAY-SATURDAY. All at 8pm.
Strath’s clubhouse – Country night with DJ Clinton THURSDAY 9pm.The Sutcliffes WEDNESDAY 8:30pm.
Ocean Pointe – Pianist Ivan Elieff FRIDAY and SATURDAY 6pm.
the office – Momentum THURSDAY. Beats Bass & Voice FRIDAY. DJ Naomi Nice SATURDAY 8pm. All shows 9pm unless otherwise noted.
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.
the superior – Oliver Swain with friends THURSDAY. Ken Hall Sunyata world music FRIDAY. Avram and Al Swing Jazz SATURDAY. Vinyl with Michael SUNDAY. Paul Laverick and Friends TUESDAY. Evan Crofton WEDNESDAY. All shows 6:30pm and by donation.
Swan’s – The Gary Preston Band THURSDAY. Soul Shakers FRIDAY. Splinter SATURDAY. The Moonshiners SUNDAY 8:30pm. Flying Saucers MONDAY. Light Sweet Crude TUESDAY. All shows start 9pm unless otherwise noted.
vista 18 – Steve Grebanier Trio FRIDAY-SATURDAY. All shows 8pm.
Whitebird Lounge – Open Mic with Tanya Brooks TUESDAY. DJ Rhythmicon WEDNESDAY All at 8pm.