THURS. may 5
Esquimalt High School Jazz Band – Ain’t no jazz like highschool jazz, 5pm, free. Followed by Boogaloo En Orbit, 8pm, $10. All at Hermann’s.
THursday blend JAM- Any and all strings welcome to play music with us. Hosted by Rick Van Krugel. 7pm at The Well. Free.
OOKPIKK – Electronica and soundscapes from a collection of well known local musicians. With Shark En Ciel and Overcast Sound. 7:30pm at the Fort Cafe. $5.
Ladies Night – Free pole-dancing lessons. Qualify for the Victoria Pole Fitness Championships hosted by Pole Trix Pole Dancing Studio! 9pm at Upper Deck. Free.
Bible Belt Badlands – Victoria garage surf. With Bells & Cannons. 10pm at Logan’s. $8.
Pixies After Party – Relive the glory of the Pixies concert. 9pm at Rehab. Free before 11pm/$5 after.
The Autumn Portrait – Indie rock. With Go For the Eyes and Johnny Tango. 9:15pm at V-lounge. $8.
Theory Thursday – Dance your ass off. With Elis Dye, Mode and Roman C. 10pm at Hush. $5.
Fri. may 6
funky fridays – Open mic/jam hosted by Mitch & the Baroness. 7:30pm at Poolside Bar. Free.
Hugh Fraser – This Canadian jazz muscian brings his funk to town. With William Taylor and Ross Taggart. 8pm at Hermann’s. $15.
Redmond O’Colonies – British humour in song and story following open stage. 8pm at James Bay Coffee and Books. By donation.
Karaoke – With Liz. 8pm at the Upper Deck. Repeats SUNDAY (qualify for the Vancouver Island Country Karoake Championships) and WEDNESDAY. Free.
Kooler – Top 40. 9pm at Waterwheel. Free.
COLD BLANK – Electro-house. With Whoa, Grenade! and Mykee. 9pm at Hush. $15.
Reaver – Death metal. With Rotten Rails and Overproof. 10pm at Lucky. $15/$10.
The Turnpike Bandits – Country rock. 10pm at Logan’s. $10.
Delhi2Dublin – Electro-acoustic Punjabi Celtic fusion. With Micro Bongo Sound System and Josh James. 10pm at Sugar. $18.
OMG FRIDAY – DJ Bellyfish and DJ Speedyshoes spin a fresh mix of top 40, electronic and hip hop. 10pm at Upstairs Cabaret. $6.
SAT. may 7
BLUEGRASS BRUNCH – Hosted by the Stowaways. 1:30pm at Logan’s. Free. Followed by white lung and Juvenile Hall at 10pm. $10.
Carol Sokoloff – Fun swing. 7pm at The Well. Free.
HENRY & THE NIGHTCRAWLERS – Quirky indie rock and pop. With David Newburry. 7:30pm at the Fort Cafe. $7.
Thor And The Thundercats – Classic blues and rock. 7:30pm at Six Mile Pub. Free.
McKinley Wolf Blues Band –
Blues tribute band. 8pm at Upper Deck Lounge. Free.
Rock Of Ages – Classic rock cover band. 8:30pm at My Bar and Grill. Free.
DJ Woody – Technicolour techno. 8pm at Sugar. $10.
Shannon Butcher – Crooner jazz. With Brent Jarvis, Sean Dabitt and Kelby MacNayr. 8pm at Hermann’s. $12.
Savoy Brown – British blues. With Kim Simmonds. 8:30pm at Karma (603 Pandora). $28/$25.
DAVID P. GATRINGER – Funky disco. With RyanSeven. 9pm at Hush. $TBA.
Circuit Saturdays – Featuring Gouda Gabor and the Diva League Disco Dance. The legendary performer will be joined on stage with some very special guests for her always spectacular drag show. 11pm at Paparazzi. $8.
SUN. may 8
Sunday Blues Jam – Hosted by the Deb Rhymer Band. 2pm at the Strath’s Clubhouse. Free.
Dixieland Express – New Orleans swing. 4pm at Hermann’s. $10.
Canus – Hot jazz and smooth harmony, 4:30pm at Hermann’s. $10.
Hootenanny – Join Carolyn Mark for some first-rate hootenannin’. 4:30pm-midnight at Logan’s. Free.
jack’s Open Mic SUNDAYS –
Welcoming atmosphere. 7pm at Serious Coffee (230 Cook). Free.
Bluegrass Sunday – Hosted by The Stowaways Duo. 9pm at Ocean Island Café. Free.
MON. may 9
open mic – Hosted by Steve Barries. 9pm at Logan’s. Free.
Karaoke – You probably sing in the shower, so why not shower Paparazzi with your singing talent? Join hosts Stacey and Thor for a fun night that features some of the best crooners in the city. 10pm at Paparazzi. Free.
Jam Session – Play till you can’t play no more! All ages. 9pm at Ocean Island Café Lounge. Free.
Tues. may 10
Open Mic – Hosted by David and Katherine. 7pm at The Well. Free.
Gunsmoke – Hardcore rock. With Gypsy Hacks & Insomniacs. 9pm at Logan’s. $6.
Open Mic – Bring your friends, grab a drink and listen to music. 8-11:30pm at Whitebird Lounge. Free.
WED. may 11
Brent Mah Trio – Funky jazz. 8pm at Hermann’s. $10.
OPEN STAGE – Acoustic or electric, solo or with your band. Amps, drums, piano provided. Dylan Stone hosts. 8:30pm at the Fort Café. Free.
Henderson & Kaup – Host whirling platters of rock. 9pm at Logan’s. Free.
Open Mic Night – Musical madness! Sign up with our host Jack. 9pm at Ocean Island Café. Free.
NEO1 – Speed garage. With D-Set and Chemikal. 9pm at Hush. $TBA.
Open Jam – With the Front Porch String Pickin’ Band. 9pm at Tudor House. Free.
Goth/Industrial DJ Night –
Give it all you’ve goth. 9pm at Paparazzi. $3.
Thurs. may 5
Pixies – American alterna-rock. 7:30pm at the Save On Foods memorial Centre (1925 Blanshard). 250-220-7777.
Johnny Vallis – “The Man of Many Voices” makes a special appearance during Mental Health Week. 7pm at the Erik Martin Theatre (2328 Trent). By donation. 250-592-5114.
Fri. may 6
Men Without Hats – Everybody’s takin’ the chance. With guests. 7pm at 9one9. $20.
Minds at Work – Featuring songs made famous by female artists, such as Aretha Franklin and Etta James. 7pm at the Erik Martin Theatre (2328 Trent). Free. 250-592-5114.
Spring Fantasia – The Crystal Singers perform with guests, Four Neat Guys. 7:30-9:30pm at the Salvation Army Citadel (4030 Douglas). $15/free for children 10 and under. 250-360-0356.
Sky’s the Limit – Benefit concert for the Canadian Federation of the Blind. 7pm at St. Aidan’s United Church (3703 St. Aidan’s). By donation.
Music-aid – Live musical performances by secondary students. All proceeds go to School District 63 to support music education and performing arts programs. 7:30pm at the Mary Winspear Centre (2243 Beacon). $12/$10 for students. Musicaid.firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Victoria Symphony – Viola Gone Wild. All ages. 8pm at Alix Goolden Performance Hall (907 Pandora). $31-$73. 250-386-5311.
Broadway: Decades in
revue – FRIDAY & SATURDAY 8pm, matinee SUNDAY 2pm. To May 15 at the McPherson Playhouse (3 Centennial Square). $20-$45. 250-386-6121.
PentacausT – Metalacolypse. With Danakil Depression and Nosis. All ages. 8pm at Oaklands Community Center (2827 Belmont). $10.
Victoria ChamberOrchestra – Performing Straughan’s Island Suite and Haydn’s Symphony No. 83. All ages. 8pm at the First Metropolitan United Church (932 Balmoral). $20/$15 students and seniors. 250-388-5188.
Sat. may 7
Momotaro: Peach Boy – Fun, educational and interactive musical presentations for kids. 3pm at the Wood Recital Hall (907 Pandora). $15/$12 children under 12. 250-386-5311.
Alan Gerber – Blues meets boogie-woogie meets gospel. 7:30pm at the Brentwood Bay United Church (7162 West Saanich). $15. 250-652-1758.
Songs of Travel – Performance by Hexaphone. All ages. 8pm at the Lutheran Church of the Cross (3787 Cedar Hill). $18/free for 18 years and under. Tickets 250-477-6222.
Sun. May 8
Victoria Folk Music Society –
Open mic followed by Jay Aymar. SUNDAY 7:30pm at The Norway House (1110 Hillside). $5. 250-413-3213.
Shoko Inoue – Featuring selections from Bach’s English and French dance suites. 7:30pm at St. Mary’s Church (1701 Elgin). $25/$20 students and seniors. 250-598-2212.
mon. May 9
Lyme-Aid 6 Fundraiser – Katie Schaan, Ellisa Hartman, Georgia Murray, Genevieve Rainey. 8pm at the Victoria Event Centre (1415 Broad). $12/$10. 250-380-1280.
james blunt – On tour to promote his latest album, Some Kind of Trouble. With Hannah Georgas. 8pm at the Royal Theatre (805 Broughton). $65-$89. 250-386-6121.