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Not your typical tour of Victoria! Join artist David LaRiviere for an anti-tourism walking tour of the city, stopping at sites featured in stories told by participants of his media arts project #everysordiddetail. The tour will begin at Open Space with an artist talk about the project from 2-2:30pm.

An “anti-tourist” project opposing the touristic narratives of the city in favour of fragmentary or messy bits of real life, #everysordiddetail seeks to create an alternative and uncensored map of the city. 

While in residency from June 1st to July 31st, LaRiviere has been connecting with people living in Victoria and recording their stories of the diverse material of daily life in the city. Volunteer participants have responded to the simple question “What happened?”

From these stories, LaRiviere has created an interactive map and audio tour, geo-locating interviews to the site where they occurred, and allowing those who take the audio tour to experience everyday surfaces imbued with a new sense. 

From August 2-25 the public is invited to engage in the anti-tourism tour and listen to the recorded interviews through the #everysordiddetail app. Open Space will also host an opening reception on Thursday, August 2 from 7 to 9pm to celebrate the gallery exhibition and launch of the app.

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Open Space respectfully acknowledges that we are on unceded First Nations territory. The City of Victoria and the surrounding areas lie on the territories of the Coast Salish and Lekwungen-speaking peoples, including the Esquimalt, Songhees, and W̱SÁNEĆ First Nations. 

Open Space is not wheelchair accessible and is accessed by a flight of 23 stairs. There are two gender inclusive washrooms, one multi-stall and one single stall with a urinal. If you have any other questions or concerns, please contact openspace@openspace.ca or 250-383-8833.

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This event repeats every day until 29/08/18


Art Show and Sale
By
Frances James
 
Reception: July 8th
 
 
July 27, 2018 – August 29, 2018
Viewing hours:  Mon. – Fri. 
    9:00am – 4:00pm

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NIGHT WATCH, by Lucille Fletcher
Directed by Neville Owen & Janine Longy

Is Elaine Wheeler really seeing dead people in the window across the way? No one believes her, including her husband, a psychiatrist and her old friend and house guest. Add an inquisitive and rather strange neighbour, and a nosy German maid, and the suspense and mystery deepen towards a riveting and chilling climax.

CHARACTERS:

Elaine Wheeler – 30-50 years old, elegant, fragile in demeanour, central character 
John Wheeler – 30-50 years old, successful stockbroker, self-contained
Blanche Cooke – 30-50 years old, efficient, sophisticated
Helga – 40 +years old, German maid, strong personality 
Curtis Appleby – 50+ years old, effeminate 
Lieutenant Walker – 50-60 male , ambitious, solid old style police officer
Vanelli – 30+ years old , male or female, well educated 
Sam Hoke – 50+ years old, shabby, crusty, arch typical Brooklyn 
Dr. Tracey Lake – 30+ years old, professional, self assured

Auditions are Fri. August 17 at 7pm or Sat. August 18 at 2pm, with callbacks Sun. August 19 at 2pm. 
This play runs October 10-21.

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NIGHT WATCH, by Lucille Fletcher
Directed by Neville Owen & Janine Longy

Is Elaine Wheeler really seeing dead people in the window across the way? No one believes her, including her husband, a psychiatrist and her old friend and house guest. Add an inquisitive and rather strange neighbour, and a nosy German maid, and the suspense and mystery deepen towards a riveting and chilling climax.

CHARACTERS:

Elaine Wheeler – 30-50 years old, elegant, fragile in demeanour, central character 
John Wheeler – 30-50 years old, successful stockbroker, self-contained
Blanche Cooke – 30-50 years old, efficient, sophisticated
Helga – 40 +years old, German maid, strong personality 
Curtis Appleby – 50+ years old, effeminate 
Lieutenant Walker – 50-60 male , ambitious, solid old style police officer
Vanelli – 30+ years old , male or female, well educated 
Sam Hoke – 50+ years old, shabby, crusty, arch typical Brooklyn 
Dr. Tracey Lake – 30+ years old, professional, self assured

Auditions are Fri. August 17 at 7pm or Sat. August 18 at 2pm, with callbacks Sun. August 19 at 2pm. 
This play runs October 10-21.

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This event repeats every week on Wednesday for 4 occurrences


BYOB—Bring your own beads to start a project, finish a project, or just sit in circle and share stories!

Bead by Bead is a 4-session circle hosted at Open Space by Aboriginal Curator Lindsay Delaronde. We will come together to share techniques, ideas, and good laughs. Beading is our way to tell stories, to come back into grounding and focus. As an activity, it is therapeutic and healing and has strong ties to our cultural ways of knowing and understanding who we are as Indigenous peoples.

All welcome! Come to one or all of the sessions. Some materials and snacks will be provided.

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Open Space respectfully acknowledges that we are on unceded First Nations territory. The City of Victoria and the surrounding areas lie on the territories of the Coast Salish and Lekwungen-speaking peoples, including the Esquimalt, Songhees, and W̱SÁNEĆ First Nations. 

Open Space is not wheelchair accessible and is accessed by a flight of 23 stairs. There are two gender inclusive washrooms, one multi-stall and one single stall with a urinal. If you have any other questions or concerns in regards to accessibility, please contact office@openspace.ca or 250-383-8833.

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Mile Zero Matters Conversation Cafe, (host of monthly dialogues on topical urban issues in the City of Victoria), invites you to participate in a gathering to explore Victoria's vision, actions taken by Mayor and Council, and results achieved 2014-2018.
Topic: Questions You Want Answered By City Council Candidates.
Key issues? Priorities? Costs vs Benefits? Transparency & Accountability? What really matters to most taxpayers, residents, and businesses?
For information email: milezeromatters@gmail.com
 

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Sleeping Beauty, by Audrey Tyson, Adapted by David and Helena Hitchcock Directed by Heather Lee St. Luke’s Players presents the classic story of Sleeping Beauty - with a celebration of a new darling baby princess, a nasty curse from an uninvited guest and the banishment of pins from the land. Cheer and boo and be in on what happens next - Panto-style, as the day is saved with singing, dancing, lame jokes and silly good fun. A favourite for all ages and always a sell-out! PRINCIPAL CHARACTERS
Freddie Foster – the narrator-male or female. Comfortable speaking with the audience. Scratchiquill — male or female. The king’s secretary. Played as a somewhat doddery, absent-minded senior! King – male. Henpecked by his wife and daughter. Queen – female. Dominant partner Royal Pages/Ladies in Waiting: Lady Purl, Lady Plain, LadyTwist – adult or teenage females Albert the Horse – panto animal. Requiring two persons, male and/or female. No lines, but requires some agility and coordination! Lady Titiana – act and speak as a man, but is dressed as a woman (traditional Dame). Large in personality and movements. Outgoing, eccentric, exaggerated, witty “over the top”. Good physical and comedic sense of timing. Fairy Clean, Fairy Lean, Fairy Green– Adult or teenage females
Fairy Teen – Teenage female
Fairy Mean – male or female. Definitely the evil character of this panto. Likes being bad. Enjoys the audience boing him/her Princess Magnolia – female. Must be believable as a 17 year old. Prince Charming – male or female (principal boy). Age must be compatible with Princess Magnolia.    MINOR ROLES Can easily be played by members of the Chorus. Nursemaid (Nursey) – adult female Messenger – male or female Auntie Biotics – adult female    CHORUS/PARTY GUESTS/ANIMALS Children, teens and adults, male and female.   Auditions are Fri. August 24 at 7pm and Sat. August 25 at 2pm, with callbacks Tue. August 28 at 7pm. Actors may be asked to sing a familiar song. This play runs December 14 - January 1. For any questions, contact heather280@hotmail.com or visit our website at http://www.stlukesplayers.org/auditions.html    

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Calvin Hunt’s solo exhibition exemplifies his cultural knowledge and 45 years of carving experience. From Masks to Totem Poles, to Power Boards, this exhibition truly captures an evolution in fine art along with the diversity, spirituality and transformation of Kwakwaka’wakw culture.


 
As Calvin says”  Fine art constantly evolves; it allows a lens through which the fluidity and creativity of the art of the Northwest Coast is expressed. Working within the elements of traditional Southern Kwakiutl art, my art work crosses the continuum of history and the present.”


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Sleeping Beauty, by Audrey Tyson, Adapted by David and Helena Hitchcock Directed by Heather Lee St. Luke’s Players presents the classic story of Sleeping Beauty - with a celebration of a new darling baby princess, a nasty curse from an uninvited guest and the banishment of pins from the land. Cheer and boo and be in on what happens next - Panto-style, as the day is saved with singing, dancing, lame jokes and silly good fun. A favourite for all ages and always a sell-out! PRINCIPAL CHARACTERS
Freddie Foster – the narrator-male or female. Comfortable speaking with the audience. Scratchiquill — male or female. The king’s secretary. Played as a somewhat doddery, absent-minded senior! King – male. Henpecked by his wife and daughter. Queen – female. Dominant partner Royal Pages/Ladies in Waiting: Lady Purl, Lady Plain, LadyTwist – adult or teenage females Albert the Horse – panto animal. Requiring two persons, male and/or female. No lines, but requires some agility and coordination! Lady Titiana – act and speak as a man, but is dressed as a woman (traditional Dame). Large in personality and movements. Outgoing, eccentric, exaggerated, witty “over the top”. Good physical and comedic sense of timing. Fairy Clean, Fairy Lean, Fairy Green– Adult or teenage females
Fairy Teen – Teenage female
Fairy Mean – male or female. Definitely the evil character of this panto. Likes being bad. Enjoys the audience boing him/her Princess Magnolia – female. Must be believable as a 17 year old. Prince Charming – male or female (principal boy). Age must be compatible with Princess Magnolia.    MINOR ROLES Can easily be played by members of the Chorus. Nursemaid (Nursey) – adult female Messenger – male or female Auntie Biotics – adult female    CHORUS/PARTY GUESTS/ANIMALS Children, teens and adults, male and female.     Auditions are Fri. August 24 at 7pm and Sat. August 25 at 2pm, with callbacks Tue. August 28 at 7pm.  Actors may be asked to sing a familiar song.  This play runs December 14 - January 1. For any questions, contact heather280@hotmail.com or visit our website at http://www.stlukesplayers.org/auditions.html

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This event repeats every 27 days until 27/09/18


Art Show and Sale
by
PORTRAIT PAINTERS
 
 
August 31st  to September 26th
Viewing hours:
Monday to Friday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
 
 
 
hosted by:
THE GOWARD HOUSE SOCIETY
2495 Arbutus Road
Victoria BC  V8N 1V9
(250) 477-4401 gowardhouse@shaw.ca

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