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  2. For Everyone A Fountain

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    On November 10, Open Space presents For Everyone A Fountain, a new work by Victoria-based artist Robert Youds. Architectural in its initial demeanor, Youds’ latest work offers an experiential, immersive adventure at the intersection of painting, sculpture, light, sound, time, and algorithm. For Everyone A Fountain is the fifth installation in an ongoing series by Youds. A previous iteration of the series, For Everyone A Sunset, was shown at the Vancouver Art Gallery’s Offsite in 2015. Youds explores the division between objects and image associations of objects, with the title referring to architect Moshe Safdie’s utopian urban planning book, For Everyone a Garden. Meet Robert Youds at the opening reception, which will be held on Friday, November 17 at 7:00 p.m. This will be followed by an artist talk on Saturday, November 18 at 2:00 p.m.
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    This non-partisan event is organized by the Victoria, Esquimalt Saanich Sooke and Saanich Gulf Islands Ridings with the support of the Senior Liberals Commission of Canada in BC. Guest speakers: Ken Hardie MP, Isobel Mackenzie Senior's Advocate, Lori McLeod Exec. Director Elder Care“Our goal is to bring together senior citizens and community leaders to share information on serving the needs of seniors within this changing demographic.” says organizer Carole Williams. Please RSVP by Nov 8 to carolwi@telus.net. Event is free, coffee and tea provided.
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    Sara Davis Buechner – Japanese Piano Music and Ibert’s Histoires, with guest artist Yayoi Hirano (Japanese mask dancer). The Wentworth Villa music season ends with an exciting return visit by internationally renowned pianist Sara Davis Buechner, who gave the inaugural recital at Wentworth Villa in May 2016. Now based at Temple University, Philadelphia, Ms Buechner is returning to the West Coast to play in Portland, Oregon, and we have been able to persuade her to include us in her busy itinerary. She will perform an acclaimed program she gave at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, New York in June 2017. The program comprises Japanese Piano Music and French composer Jacques Ibert’s Histoires, choreographed and danced with Japanese masks by Yayoi Hirano.
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    We welcome two esteemed Canadian artists well known to audiences here on the West Coast and far beyond: violinist Joan Blackman and pianist Jane Hayes who will offer a varied program entitled From Mozart to Gershwin. Do not miss this exciting duo! Tickets available at: http://wentworthvilla.com/event/joan-blackman-jane-hayes/
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    Benjamin Butterfield – Tenor, Stephen Ralls & Bruce Ubukata, piano: Masterworks for Voice & Piano. Renowned Canadian tenor Benjamin Butterfield will perform with pianists Stephen Ralls and Bruce Ubukata, who received the Order of Canada for their longtime work running the concert series The Aldeburgh Connection in Toronto. Benjamin Butterfield is particularly acclaimed for his interpretations of the Lieder and English Song repertoire. This recital will include Schumann’s Leiderkreis Op.24 as well as two evocative works for voice and piano by English composers Benjamin Britten and Gerald Finzi. Pianists Stephen Ralls and Bruce Ubukata will also play Schubert’s wonderful Rondo in A, D.951 for four hands. Tickets available at: http://wentworthvilla.com/event/benjamin-butterfield-with-stephen-ralls-and-bruce-ukukata/
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    Acclaimed young classical guitarist Andrei Burdeti will offer a varied program including beautiful works by Villa-Lobos, Albéniz and Dyens. We are especially excited to hear this wonderful instrument in the intimate recital room acoustic at Wentworth Villa, which promises to be a perfect match. Tickets available at: http://wentworthvilla.com/event/andrei-burdeti/
  9. Wentworth Villa Tours

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    Small guided tours of Wentworth Villa focusing on restoration of heritage homes. Learn about the process and procedures that the restoration of the villa went through. Learn about experts and resources that are available here in Victoria to help you properly restore your home. Tours will be held on every Saturday of each month (with some exceptions). There will be two tours offered, one in the morning at 11am and again in the afternoon at 1pm, each running one hour in length. Please pre book your spot for the tours as spaces are limited to 10 per tour. Special exceptions can be made for schools and larger groups with advance booking. You may pre book your spot at wentworthvilla.com/event/wentworth-villa-tours-28-10-2017, emailing us at info@wentworthvilla.com or by calling 250-598-0760. All our tours are by donation. Please consider donating after the tour or online at wentworthvilla.com/generosity.
  10. Wentworth Villa Tours

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    Small guided tours of Wentworth Villa focusing on restoration of heritage homes. Learn about the process and procedures that the restoration of the villa went through. Learn about experts and resources that are available here in Victoria to help you properly restore your home. Tours will be held on every Saturday of each month (with some exceptions). There will be two tours offered, one in the morning at 11am and again in the afternoon at 1pm, each running one hour in length. Please pre book your spot for the tours as spaces are limited to 10 per tour. Special exceptions can be made for schools and larger groups with advance booking. You may pre book your spot at wentworthvilla.com/event/wentworth-villa-tours-25-11-2017, emailing us at info@wentworthvilla.com or by calling 250-598-0760. All our tours are by donation. Please consider donating after the tour or online at wentworthvilla.com/generosity.
  11. Wentworth Villa Tours

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    Small guided tours of Wentworth Villa focusing on restoration of heritage homes. Learn about the process and procedures that the restoration of the villa went through. Learn about experts and resources that are available here in Victoria to help you properly restore your home. Tours will be held on every Saturday of each month (with some exceptions). There will be two tours offered, one in the morning at 11am and again in the afternoon at 1pm, each running one hour in length. Please pre book your spot for the tours as spaces are limited to 10 per tour. Special exceptions can be made for schools and larger groups with advance booking. You may pre book your spot at wentworthvilla.com/event/wentworth-villa-tours-18-11-2017, emailing us at info@wentworthvilla.com or by calling 250-598-0760. All our tours are by donation. Please consider donating after the tour or online at wentworthvilla.com/generosity.
  12. Wentworth Villa Tours

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    Small guided tours of Wentworth Villa focusing on restoration of heritage homes. Learn about the process and procedures that the restoration of the villa went through. Learn about experts and resources that are available here in Victoria to help you properly restore your home. Tours will be held on every Saturday of each month (with some exceptions). There will be two tours offered, one in the morning at 11am and again in the afternoon at 1pm, each running one hour in length. Please pre book your spot for the tours as spaces are limited to 10 per tour. Special exceptions can be made for schools and larger groups with advance booking. You may pre book your spot at wentworthvilla.com/event/wentworth-villa-tours-4-11-2017, emailing us at info@wentworthvilla.com or by calling 250-598-0760. All our tours are by donation. Please consider donating after the tour or online at wentworthvilla.com/generosity.
  13. Wentworth Villa Tours

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    Small guided tours of Wentworth Villa focusing on restoration of heritage homes. Learn about the process and procedures that the restoration of the villa went through. Learn about experts and resources that are available here in Victoria to help you properly restore your home. Tours will be held on every Saturday of each month (with some exceptions). There will be two tours offered, one in the morning at 11am and again in the afternoon at 1pm, each running one hour in length. Please pre book your spot for the tours as spaces are limited to 10 per tour. Special exceptions can be made for schools and larger groups with advance booking. You may pre book your spot at wentworthvilla.com/event/wentworth-villa-tours-21-10-2017, emailing us at info@wentworthvilla.com or by calling 250-598-0760. All our tours are by donation. Please consider donating after the tour or online at wentworthvilla.com/generosity.
  14. Wentworth Villa Tours

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    Small guided tours of Wentworth Villa focusing on restoration of heritage homes. Learn about the process and procedures that the restoration of the villa went through. Learn about experts and resources that are available here in Victoria to help you properly restore your home. Tours will be held on every Saturday of each month (with some exceptions). There will be two tours offered, one in the morning at 11am and again in the afternoon at 1pm, each running one hour in length. Please pre book your spot for the tours as spaces are limited to 10 per tour. Special exceptions can be made for schools and larger groups with advance booking. You may pre book your spot at wentworthvilla.com/event/wentworth-villa-tours-14-10-2017, emailing us at info@wentworthvilla.com or by calling 250-598-0760. All our tours are by donation. Please consider donating after the tour or online at wentworthvilla.com/generosity.
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    After last year’s success, Wentworth Villa is offering a repeat of the Martha B. Ella and Wentworth Villa: the Life of a Victoria Pioneer lecture. Martha Ella lived in Wentworth Villa from 1863-1911. Built in 1863 for Captain Henry Bailey Ella, his wife Martha Beeton Ella (née Cheney), and Ann Blinkhorn (Martha’s aunt), the Villa is a Victoria designated Heritage House and one of the oldest wooden residential buildings in British Columbia. These pioneers were amongst the earliest arrivals at Fort Victoria; Ella in 1847 as 2nd Mate on the Hudson’s Bay Company vessel Mary Dare, Martha Cheney and the Blinkhorns in 1851 aboard the Tory. Mark and Michael Hawkes, great, great grandsons of the Ellas, will present a personal account of this pioneer Victoria family with selected historical information, old and recent images, and family stories.
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    Open Space Arts Society is host to a week of performance art events that will explore the intersection of visual arts-based performance art practice and experimental theatre. Stemming from similar historical roots, these two areas of artistic expression use the human body as an artistic medium. Artists Margaret Dragu (Vancouver) and Jörn J. Burmester (Berlin) will lead a 5-day workshop-like “(Un)Symposium” that will turn traditional conference models on their heads and open up possibilities for how unique human actions can be instruments of cultural, political, and social creation. Margaret Dragu and Jörn J. Burmester Performance Art AktionsThursday, October 12, 2017, 8pmMetro Studio Theatre, 1411 Quadra Street, Victoria, BC$15 tickets at the door. Email curator dougjarvis@gmail.com to reserve. For the full schedule, please visit our website: http://openspace.ca/UnSymposium
  17. Victoria Baroque: Death and Transendence

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    Death and Transcendence Sublime cantatas by J.S. Bach for the times of remembrance, and the upcoming season of Advent. Victoria Baroque with St John's Chamber Singers David Stratkauskas, director Programme J.S. Bach: Cantata "Aus der Tiefen" BWV 131 Cantata for Advent "Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland" BWV 61 Motet "Jesu Christ, mein's Lebens Licht" BWV 118 Choral "Jesus bleibet Meine Freude" from BWV 147 Buxtehude: Magnificat Soloists: Anne van der Sloot, soprano Alana Hayes, mezzo soprano Kieran Foss, tenor Nolan Kehler, tenor Nathan McDonald, baritone Played on period instruments Tickets $28 / $25 senior / $5 student & youth from Munro's Books, Ivy's Bookshop, Long & McQuade (Victoria), and at the door. Contact info: victoria-baroque.com, victoria-baroque@shaw.ca, 250 590 9770
  18. Student Composers Concert

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    Featuring original compositions by students in the School of Music Composition program. Admission by donation. Contact name: UVic School of Music Contact email: concert@uvic.ca Phone: 250-721- 8634 Website: http://finearts.uvic.ca/music/events
  19. UVic Orchestra: A Tribute to Maureen Forrester

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    This concert honours the extraordinary Canadian mezzo-soprano Maureen Forrester. An artist who achieved great acclaim, Forrester was a generous teacher whose legacy carries on through her many students. The program features a new work commissioned by the Toronto Symphony Orchestra by Howard Shore, Canada's acclaimed film composer most renowned for his scores for The Lord of the Rings trilogy. Also on the program is one of Forrester’s signature works, Gustav Mahler’s masterpiece, Das Lied von der Erde (The Song of the Earth), as well as Richard Wagner’s Rienzi Overture. Israeli contralto Noa Frenkel and Victoria’s beloved tenor, Benjamin Butterfield will be guest soloists with the orchestra. This concert is presented in partnership with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra in celebration of the 150th Anniversary of the Confederation of Canada and received financial assistance from the Government of Canada. Regular $20 / Seniors $15 / Students & UVic Alumni $10 Contact name: UVic Ticket Centre Contact email: ticket@uvic.ca Phone: 250-721- 8480 Website: http://www.uvic.ca/auditorium/ticket-centre/index.php
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    Vancouver Men’s Chorus IN Concert November 18th in Victoria! The Vancouver Men's Chorus is Canada’s first gay chorus & one of Canada's premier singing ensembles. Now celebrating their 36th concert season, the chorus is returning to Victoria for a full evening of fabulous choral music this November. Vancouver Men’s Chorus IN Concert Under the Direction of Conductor and Artistic Director Willi Zwozdesky Seasonal Songs, Campy Collections and Audience Favorites Saturday, November 18: 7:30pm (doors open at 6:45pm) First Metropolitan United Church 932 Balmoral Road, Victoria V8T 1A8 Tickets: $25 Available On-Line: bit.ly/VMCinVictoria Tickets also available at Ivy's Bookshop and Long & McQuade More Information: Call 250-588-6207 Email: vmcvictorianov18@gmail.com Follow on FB: VancouverMensChorus FB event: https://www.facebook.com/events/347597352347226/ Now celebrating their 36th season, the VMC has carved out a unique place for itself in Vancouver’s diverse gay community, on the national music scene, and internationally as part of the larger lesbian and gay choral movement. This 80+ male voice chorus returns to Victoria after too long away! The Vancouver Men’s Chorus is exciting, dynamic, fun, energetic and musically diverse. They combine the best of serious choral discipline with the high energy fun of a show choir. This is their only complete show on the island this season, so don’t miss out.
  21. Tuesdaymusic

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    Take an afternoon break to enjoy a concert of varied repertoire and instruments featuring UVic School of Music students. October 24, 31 November 7, 21, 28 January 30 February 6, 20, 27 March 6, 13, 20, 27 April 3 Admission by donation. Contact name: UVic School of Music Contact email: concert@uvic.ca Phone: 250-721- 8634 Website: http://finearts.uvic.ca/music/events
  22. Pitching Your Project w/ Trent Peek

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    ***Registration Deadline: Friday, November 3***You've written the screenplay... you've put together a team... But now what? Join us on November the 9th to learn how to perfect your pitch with Trent Peek! The pitch is an executive’s first impression of you. They must decide whether they like your story, like you, and believe that you can make them rich. All within two minutes!Pitching Your Project will cover all the tools needed to improve your short pitch and your chances at success. Other than writing a great script, pitching is the second-most important skill a writer needs to master to have a long-term career. You don't need to be a movie fan to attend this workshop; anyone interested in communicating a thought clearly and concisely will benefit! *** Trent Peek is a screenwriter from Victoria, as well as the President of CineVic's Board of Directors. Trent has been involved in pitch competitions in Los Angeles, California and Austin, Texas. Trent also performs stand-up comedy at many amateur nights throughout Victoria, and is an expert at teaching others to step out of their comfort zones and deliver their best possible pitch! RSVP on Eventbrite to guarantee a spot!
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    ***Registration Deadline: October 27, 2017***This workshop will focus on the most important part of making content - how to actually get it made! In this case study Tyler Funk & Eric Schultz of North of Now Films will examine the process of pitching, producing and distributing a web series. There's a plethora of funding options available to Canadian filmmakers and in this workshop they'll share how to navigate the landscape of the funds available and understand which project is right for which platform.North of Now has had their work featured in the Wall Street Journal, at SxSW and have garnered tens of millions of views online for their various web series (including the Canada-born White Ninja!). Tyler Funk is the founder of North of Now and an award winning filmmaker. Splitting his time between narrative digital storytelling and branded content. Tyler has directed broadcast commercials for Coca-Cola, LEGO, Ford and more, in addition his digital series have garner over 40 million views. Eric Schultz is the lead producer/copywriter for North of Now Films. Over the past three years he has written and produced broadcast and digital advertisements for global brands such as Lego, Band-Aid, Coca Cola and Westin Hotels. In addition to his work with North of Now, Eric works as a producer and social media coordinator for White Ninja a hugely successful web series that, following its launch in Dec 2015, attained close to 30 million views and coverage in outlets such as the Wall Street Journal and at SxSW 2016. ***Only 25 seats are available -- register in advance on Eventbrite to guarantee your spot!*** https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/producing-and-distributing-a-web-series-w-tyler-funk-eric-schultz-tickets-38154093922
  24. Tuesdaymusic

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    Take an afternoon break to enjoy a concert of varied repertoire and instruments featuring UVic School of Music students. October 24, 31 November 7, 21, 28 January 30 February 6, 20, 27 March 6, 13, 20, 27 April 3 Admission by donation. Contact name: UVic School of Music Contact email: concert@uvic.ca Phone: 250-721- 8634 Website: http://finearts.uvic.ca/music/events
  25. Sounding Now: Boyle, McFetridge & Young

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    Patrick Boyle, trumpet George McFetridge, piano James Young, double bass A concert of original compositions and improvisations featuring some of Canada’s most provocative jazz composers. With Patrick Boyle (trumpet), George McFetridge (piano) and James Young (double bass), this is no ordinary trio. While their shared experience in jazz is the starting point for this music, their sound typically ends up in a place not easily classifiable. This group shares both a fondness for melodies that sound simple—even when they aren’t—and the skill of getting a musical message fully across with no more notes than necessary. Fans of fresh sounds won’t want to miss this! Please consider bringing a non-perishable donation for the UVic Campus Food Bank. Pre-concert talk at 7:30 PM. Regular $25 / Seniors $20 / Students & UVic Alumni $10 Contact name: UVic Ticket Centre Contact email: ticket@uvic.ca Phone: 250-721- 8480 Website: http://www.uvic.ca/auditorium/ticket-centre/index.php
  26. Lieder at Lunch: Mom and Pop Songs

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    An exploration of the German Lied (song) repertoire with soprano Sharon Krebs and pianist Harald Krebs. Bring your lunch! Free admission. Contact name: UVic School of Music Contact email: concert@uvic.ca Phone: 250-721- 8634 Website: http://finearts.uvic.ca/music/events
  27. Beat Poet Michael McClure 

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    Beat Poet Michael McClure Reading with Jazz in Canada featuring Carol Sokoloff on piano Michael McClure will be launching his latest book Persian Pony, published by Victoria-based press Ekstasis Editions October 21st, 2017 The Roxy Theatre 2657 Quadra 7:30 pm Tickets: $20 (advance) $25 at door.
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