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We Carry Our Ancestors:
Cedar, Baskets and Our Relationships with the Land
Legacy Downtown: September 28–December 21
This exhibition weaves together generations of Indigenous women through cedar basketry. For the first time ever, Legacy Art Galleries will exhibit Nuu-chah-nulth and Salish historical baskets from the collection, alongside portraits of theweavers including Alice Paul, Rosie Ross, Mary Jane Jackson, Mathilda Jim, Julianna Williams, Liz Happynook, Lena Jumbo and Ellen Jumbo. The photographic portraits are bydocumentary photographer Ulli Steltzer from Germany, who lived in Vancouver from 1972 until her death in 2018 at age 94. She used an unobtrusive hand-held Rolleiflexcamera while photographing many First Nationsartists at their work inBC.
Contemporary baskets by Salish artists Angela Marston and Brenda Crabtree, among others, will also be exhibited. Through new and intensive community research, this exhibition honours the resilience of women who have carried their cultures forward by passing down the art of cedar basketry to future generations. The exhibit is curated by Lorilee Wastasecoot, BC Arts Council Curatorial Intern.
Opening Celebration:Saturday, September 28, 3-5pm. Legacy Downtown, 630 Yates St, Lekwungen territory, www.legacy.uvic.ca, 250-721-6562.
Show here:  Alice Paul, 1975, photograph by Ulli Steltzer. Image courtesy of University of Victoria Legacy Art Galleries
 

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Wood and Water: Tranquil Moments at Cedar Hill Arts Centre Main Gallery 
October 22 - November 10, 2019.
Wood and Water: Tranquil Moments will include guest artists, students from Joanne’s classes.
Opening Reception: Saturday Nov 2, 1-5pm with demonstrations.
 
Preview with photos and story here:
http://www.artopenings.ca/joanne-thomson.html

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Spot On: Peter Flanagan & Roberta Pyx Sutherland 
October 24–November 17 at Fortune Gallery
The circle is a symbol of completion, perfection and the inclusivity of the universe. Ceramic artist Peter Flanagan and painterRoberta Pyx Sutherland explore these meanings through the joyous repetition of the concentric circular form. Flanagan says, “Early Asian ceramic glaze origins inform my exploration of wild BC clays combined with wood ash.” Sutherland is inspired by the relationships of cosmic patterning and divine intelligence.Openingreception Oct 24, 5-9pm. 537 Fisgard St. RobertaPyxSutherland.com; OkanaganPottery.com; FortuneGallery.ca.
 


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Heather Midori Yamada presents “Found" 
The “art of becoming” is a central theme in the creative outpourings of Heather Midori Yamada. “Nothing is certain in my art practice,” says the artist,
“not knowing and understanding is part of my process and ongoing journey.”
If Yamada is unsure about the artwork’s meaning and direction, she will let it sit. Often for decades. Each segment has a history which stays hidden until called up. The unfolding piece involves a relationship, between her, the maker, and the artwork coming into existence. By recombining and rearranging elements new meanings come forward. They become “found” moments in time. 
Preview with photos and story here
http://www.artopenings.ca/yamada19.html

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Urban Regalia: Contemporary Fashion by Sug-ii-t Lukxs Design
Continuing to December 21
Legacy Gallery Downtown
Urban Regalia is an exhibition that unfolds in two movements. Curated by Carolyn Butler Palmer (Associate Professor, UVic Art History and Visual Studies), the first movement Contemporary Fashion by Sug-ii-t Lukxs Design features Gitxan designer Yolonda Skelton’s work, which mixes the aesthetics of Gitxan button blanket robes with a twist of Audrey Hepburn’s style. The second movement opens in January 2020 and will feature the button blankets of students at Westshore Centre for Learning and Training-Colwood Campus. 630 Yates, 250-721-8298, www.legacy.uvic.ca.
Photo (detail) by Peter Jensen, Sug-ii-t Lukxs Designs, Vancouver Indigenous Fashion Week 2017

 

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Object Biographies: Artists’ Lives through their Archives
Legacy Maltwood Gallery, UVic campus
Continuing to January 12, 2020

A printing block. Glaze samples. Pouches of pigments. Why are these items in UVic’s archives, and what can they tell us about the lives, relationships, artworks and practices of the artists who owned them? Object Biographies is a glimpse into the lives of artists through their archives, including those of Robin Hopper, Glenn Howarth, the Limners, Katharine Maltwood, Aiyyana Maracle, Sandra Meigs, Margaret Peterson,and Vincent Rickard. The gallery is in Mearns Centre for Learning-McPherson Library. Legacy.uvic.ca, 250-721-6562.
Glenn Howarth, Portrait of Sheri, c. 1973-1975, oil on canvas, University of Victoria Acquisition Fund, UVic Legacy Art Galleries
 

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Paintings From La Belle Province Group Exhibition
West End Gallery
November 2-14
Gallery artists create a show based on the endless inspiration provided by colour, light, and landscape. Whether Quebec or France, that allusive je ne sais quoi is magically captured on canvas by such talented painters as Alain Bédard,Claudette Castonguay, Ariane Dubois, Jean-Gabriel Lambert, Raynald Leclerc, Annabelle Marquis, Guy Roy, and Robert Savignac. West End is pleased to welcome Quebec-based artist Josée Lord, whose still lifes are marked by a distinct style with opaque reds and blues shaping the perspective. 1203 Broad St, 250-388-0009, www.westendgalleryltd.com.
“Passion Red” Josée Lord, 24 x 24 inches, Acrylic on Canvas
 

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Kudluajuk Ashoona
November 2–15
Madrona Gallery
Madrona is pleased to announce the first-ever major solo exhibition of works from Kudluajuk Ashoona. Coming from a family of well-known artists, Kudluajuk Ashoona only began to seriously pursue art in 2011, taking inspiration from her daughter, Nicotye Samayualie. Focusing largely on scenes depicting contemporary family life, her works are very narrative and literal. The drawings that Kudluajuk creates provide an intimate snapshot of her life, family, and community. 606 View St, 250-380-4660, www.madronagallery.com.
“Untitled (Girl with Record Player)” Kudluajuk Ashoona,  23 x 30 Inches, Coloured Pencil and Ink

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These 3 amigas started doing some simple colour exercises from a book which snowballed into this fun show. Can you imagine living in a world without colour? Deborah Czernecly, Marcela Strasdas and Sharlene Stushnov-Lee could not!! They think colour brings life, joy, passion and emotion in our lives. Come and see how each of them sees and interprets every stop in the colour wheel!
Meet-The-Artists Reception: Nov 3, 1.30-3.30
Demo: Nov 10, 2 pm
Westridge Collection Gallery - Coast Collective
103-318 Wale Rd.

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Greater Victoria Youth Orchestra
Yariv Aloni, Music Director
Expressive, Focused, Adventurous
Meet the Greater Victoria Youth Orchestra – 60 expressive, focused young musicians who bring symphonic music to life!  Respected as one of the finest youth orchestras in the country, the GVYO has shared masterworks with thousands of listeners, young and old, in Victoria and beyond.
Guided by Music Director Yariv Aloni and a distinguished faculty, GVYO players explore centuries of symphonic style as they build ensemble and performance skills - and lasting friendships. 
Now in its 34th year, the orchestra brings music to life as only young people can, with talent and enthusiasm, orchestrating joy for themselves and their audience alike. 
Three concerts at The Farquhar at UVic
November 3, 2019   Sunday 2:30 pm        
BACH   Toccata & Fugue, BWV 565
LISZT   Fesktlänge (Symphonic poem no. 7)
GRIEG   Symphonic Dances, op. 64
 
February 9, 2020   Sunday 2:30 pm
CELEBRATING TOGETHER
GVYO with the Victoria Chamber Orchestra & Sooke Philharmonic Orchestra
SMETANA   Má Vlast (My Homeland)
                                
April 26, 2020   Sunday 2:30 pm    
VERDI   La Forza del Destino: Overture
SIBELIUS   Karelia Overture, op. 10
CONCERTOS  performed by GVYO soloists                  
Season Tickets:  (3 concerts)  Adult $66, Senior $54, Student $15, Special Family Rate $150
                              Available through GVYO Office, 1611 Quadra Street, Victoria, BC V8W 2L5   
                              Phone: 250-360-1121   Email: gvyorchestra@gmail.com
Single Tickets:  Adult $25, Senior $22, Student $10  
                              Available from UVic Ticket Centre   Phone: 250-721-8480   Online: tickets.uvic.ca
Greater Victoria Youth Orchestra
1611 Quadra Street
Victoria, BC  V8W 2L5
250-360-1121
gvyorchestra@gmail.com
www.gvyo.org
https://www.facebook.com/GreaterVictoriaYouthOrchestra
 

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JOHN CLEESE WILL RETURN TO VICTORIA FOR AN ENCORE PERFORMANCE OF HIT SHOW  WHY THERE IS NO HOPE   Don’t Miss John Cleese Live on November 4, 2019  Royal Theatre, 805 Broughton St, Victoria, BC V8W 1E5 Ticket information online at www.uniquelives.com  Legendary comedic actor John Cleese (Monty Python's Flying Circus, Fawlty Towers and A Fish Called Wanda) will return to Victoria, BC. this fall for a second performance of his critically acclaimed show Why There is No Hope. Full of humour and political insight, Why There Is No Hope sees Cleese put his signature keen-minded, humanistic, comedic observational spin on the dysfunctional world we live in. Tickets for John Cleese’s Monday, November 4 appearance at Victoria’s Royal Theatre are on sale now! Please visit www.uniquelives.com for more information.   The most influential and important comedic voice in entertainment history, John Cleese began his current Canadian tour in Halifax on May 5th and will conclude with a sold-out performance in Victoria, BC. on Monday, June 3. The announcement of the additional appearance in Victoria comes on the heels of the 40th anniversary of Monty Python’s iconic film Life of Brian. Cleese was also the subject of a recent CTV W5 feature, making an appearance on Canada's most-watched current affairs and documentary program. Watch the full interview HERE.   John Cleese’s Why There is No Hope is a presentation of Unique Lives & Experiences.   John Cleese first made his mark as a member of the legendary Monty Python troupe in the 1960s and has gone on to write, produce, direct and star in some of the greatest comedic hits of the last forty years, even receiving an OSCAR® nomination for best screenplay for A Fish Called Wanda. But John is far from your garden variety entertainer. From the beginning of his career he has continually parlayed his enormous talents into advancing the political causes he believes in. In 2014, John released his New York Times best-selling memoir, So Anyway... which shares his ascent in the entertainment world, from his humble beginnings in a sleepy English town and his early comedic days at Cambridge University.   For 25 years, Toronto’s Unique Lives & Experiences has specialized in promoting 'live' lecture entertainment, bringing celebrity speakers with diverse opinions, profound insights and fascinating life stories to audiences across North America. From world leaders to political figures and distinguished journalists to Hollywood celebrities, Unique Lives' goal is to showcase inspirational stories with a unique perspective.   Ticket information available online at www.uniquelives.com.     

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“Linden is firing on all cylinders as a songwriter, guitarist, singer and producer of rare talent and integrity.”— Exclaim.ca

Colin Linden is a genuine renaissance man of music, taking influences from blues, country rock and roots. 33 years into his recording career, this multiple award-winning singer-songwriter and slide guitarist has worked with Bruce Cockburn, Lucinda Williams, Robert Plant, Leon Redbone, Diana Krall, Rita Chiarelli, The Band, and Bob Dylan. A founding member of Blackie & The Rodeo Kings, alongside Stephen Fearing and Tom Wilson, he is also a noted producer with eight Juno Awards to his credit. Linden has played on over 300 albums, 70 of which were self-produced. His originals have been covered by The Blind Boys of Alabama, Keb’ Mo’, and Colin James. As well, he has garnered multiple Maple Blues Awards, a Toronto Arts Award, and was nominated for a Grammy Award for his CD A Tribute To Howlin’ Wolf. One of his songs, Hard Time Killing Floor Blues, was featured in the hit Coen Brothers’ movie, O Brother Where Art Thou. Rich In Love, his 2015 album, was nominated for a Juno Award for “Blues Album of the Year.”

Linden has a well-deserved reputation as a slide guitar virtuoso of real originality. His riveting slide work can be heard on albums from such artists as Cassandra Wilson, The Rankin Family and Whitey Johnson, in addition to on his own sizeable catalogue. Don’t miss this prolific guitar master in a solo performance at Hermann’s Upstairs.


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The Hills to Shore Artists are delighted to invite you to their first Fall Show and Sale on Nov 8&9 at the Cadboro Bay United Church. For the first time they will all gather under one roof so you can in just one stop enjoy paintings, photography, jewelry, fabric art, sculptures and more.  This is the perfect opportunity to find something special for yourself or your loved ones!
Friday Nov 8 - 2 to 8pm
Saturday Nov 9 - 10 to 4pm, rain or shine. Free admission.
We look forward to seeing you there!

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Join students from the University of Victoria voice studio as they reflect on war and conflict through the music of Schumann, Schubert, Somers, Prokofiev, Debussy, Poulenc and Britten. This Remembrance Day concert will close with a call to the power of music in Vaughan Williams' Serenade to Music. Directed by voice professor Benjamin Butterfield and repetiteur Kinza Tyrrell. 
 
Admission by donation

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Museum To Host Maritime Art Show at Government House
 
  Photograph courtesy of Andrew Tawker [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/)]
The Maritime Museum of BC is pleased to announce the opening of a new temporary art show at Government House. The new art show will feature a cross-section of maritime artwork from the Museum’s extensive art collection of over 500 works. 
David Leverton, Executive Director of the Maritime Museum stated that: 
”We’re honoured that The Honourable Janet Austin, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia is hosting the art show at Government House. The Lieutenant Governor is the Honorary Patron of the Maritime Museum of British Columbia which makes this very special for the museum and our members.”
The art show highlights paintings of life along our coast over the past several hundred years. There are paintings by artist E.M Chadwick that depict early European discovery; artwork about the days of whaling featuring artist Harry Heine; rescues off our west coast such as the freighter Makedonia under-tow byHMCS Sudbury and the rescue of the S.S. Glafkos in Barkley Sound by Edward Goodall; paintings depicting the important role ferries play along our coast by Ivah Bryant and A. Frank; artwork representing the protection of our coastline by the Royal Canadian Navy such as the painting HMCS Provider completed by artist John M. Mulders; and Coast Guard protection of our coastline in a featured work entitled CCGS Ready by artist Hugh Mackenzie.  
The art show also includes special paintings of the three prized ships in the Maritime Museum’s artefact collection including the SV Tilikum depicted in a series of watercolours by artist R.W. Murphy; the SV Trekka under twin sails in  a watercolour painting by Alan Lester; and the SV Dorothy in a watercolour painting by artist Harry Heine.
This art show highlights life along our coast over the past few hundred years. In the future, the Maritime Museum would be honoured to collaborate with West Coast First Nations on a maritime art show that highlights the important relationship between First Nations’ and the coastal environment. The Executive Director stated that, “First Nations have inhabited our coastline for thousands of years and it would be a privilege to work in partnership on the development of a First Nations’ art show that spans the last several thousand years.  
The art show will open on November 8th with a private reception and will be available for public viewing during regular opening hours at Government House until the fall of 2020.

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Free to attend. Doors open at 6:30pm.
Join us as we celebrate new work from the heart of Victoria’s writing community. Marilyn Bowering’s What Is Long Past Occurs in Full Light draws from childhood memory, literary history, and the natural world in its beautiful meditations, while Pauline Holdstock’s new novel, Here I Am!, tells a difficult story through a six-year-old’s eyes. Finally, Michael Kenyon finds inspiration in Darwin and Jung in Travellers May Still Return, an ambitious collection modeled on geographical forms and psychological journeys.

Broaden your horizons at this triple launch featuring three of Victoria's best!

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Checo & the Sweet Soul Choir entertains the audience with a concert of finger snapping, hand clapping, hip swaying Motown & Soul music. All to benefit ArtsReach, a fantastic local non-profit. Additionally, The Poppy Fund will be present taking donations and offering poppies to proudly wear whilst you’re, ‘REMEMBERING SWEET SOUL’ and throughout the Remembrance Day Weekend. It’ll be great to see you there. Visit the website www.sweetsoulchoir.ca for tickets & outlet info. 

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200 Voices, One performance. Join us for a modern tribute to our fragile planet and a journey back in time. Victoria Choral Society performs This Thirsty Land by Leonard Enns and Mass in G by Franz Schubert with Oak Bay High School Choir, under the direction of Brian Wismath and featuring an orchestra of musicians from the Victoria Symphony and soloists: Abby Schuliger (soprano), Casey Edmunds (tenor), and Nathan McDonald (bass). The program also includes instrumental selections from Bits of Beauty by local composer Tobin Stokes.
Purchase tickets ($35 regular and $10 for students and unwaged) in person at University Centre, by phone (250-721-8480) or online at tickets.uvic.ca For more info, go to victoriachoralsociety.ca

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These 3 amigas started doing some simple colour exercises from a book which snowballed into this fun show. Can you imagine living in a world without colour? Deborah Czernecly, Marcela Strasdas and Sharlene Stushnov-Lee could not!! They think colour brings life, joy, passion and emotion in our lives. Come and see how each of them sees and interprets every stop in the colour wheel when they share their process in this informal demo.

Demo: Nov 10, 2 pm
Westridge Collection Gallery - Coast Collective
103-318 Wale Rd.

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Protecting our Coast: The Shifting Role of BC Lighthouses 
Opens at the Maritime Museum of BC
Lighthouses and their keepers’ original role has been to protect vessels travelling along the coast from crashing into dangerous shoreline. As technology and society continues to change, so too has the role of the lighthouse. Over the years, lighthouses have been put to different roles, depending on the needs of society. In the late 1800’s they served to support colonial development on the coast; in WWII they helped establish a defence system; and now, a new trend has started to rise. As we’ve become increasingly concerned with the state of the natural environment, lighthouses in B.C. are shifting into becoming ecological reserves or are gaining an environmentally-related protected status, with their keepers becoming the guardians of their stations’ landscapes and the surrounding wildlife. 
This exhibit explores this cultural shift through a timeline approach, questioning what is has meant, and what it now means to protect our coast.
“Lighthouses on our coast have such fascinating stories,” said Brittany Vis, Associate Director. “When we started research for this exhibit, it became clear that lighthouses have served additional roles in society than simply as navigational aids. We hope visitors will walk away from this exhibit with a better understanding of the evolving role of lighthouses and how they are being used today.”
Exhibit Dates: October 31 – May 14, 2020
 634 Humboldt Street, Victoria BC
10am-4pm, Thursday-Friday 10am-5pm, Saturdays  

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Illumination of love: 5th annual Holiday Group show in support of BC Children’s Hospital
Gallery at Mattick’s Farm
November–December 31
Participating artists include Allison Brodie, Janet Anderson, Jennifer McIntyre, Kim Hollingsworth, Irma Soltonovich, Lisa Hebden, Natasha Miller, Kylee Turunen, Rose Cowles, Vikki Fuller, Brenda Walker, Alanna Sparanese, Sandra Froher, Wendy Oppelt, Bev Robertson, Maureen Ness, Iola Scott, Everest Prokofiev, and more. Artists Meet & Greet, Nov 16, 1-4pm. 109-5325 Cordova Bay Rd, 250-658-8333, www.thegalleryatmatticksfarm.com.
 

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Tickets: $12.50
Available at the Alix Goolden Hall Box Office (900 Johnson St.), online or at Munro's Books

Book & Ticket Package: $37.50
Available only at Munro's Books.

The beloved host of CBC's Quirks and Quarks is ready to tour the galaxy. Won’t you join him? In An Earthling’s Guide to Outer Space, Bob McDonald zips through Martian caves, storm clouds, and distant nebulae with smart but accessible stories, experiments, and illustrations.

Tickets will go fast for this family-friendly event, so don’t miss out!

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Bi yuan cheng: Ethereal Visions
November 14-24
The Avenue Gallery
Bi Yuan Cheng has practiced art from age five and was mentored by one of China’s most prestigious art professors. In 1983, Bi graduated magna cum laude from ZiangXi Art University. Many of his works are on display at the University Art Museum and his sculptures stand in China’s parks and facilities. In 1987, Bi’s distinguished career was recognized with the title of “Chinese Art Master.” Bi immigrated to BC in 1990 where he continues his masterful career in oil and acrylic painting. Artist reception Nov 16, 1-3pm. 2184 Oak Bay Ave, 250-598-2184 www.theavenuegallery.com.
“Western Watch” Bi Yuan Cheng, 60  x  48 inches, acrylic on canvas
 

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Citizen Kane is coming to Sooke! 
Intermission Film Series is opening the 2019 program with a film requested by the audience:  Orson Welles’s 1941 classic:
"CITIZEN KANE"
Reviewed and analysed countless times, here are a few examples from over the years since 1941 when it premiered.
“This Orson Welles film is generally considered the greatest American film of the sound period, and it may be more fun than any other great movie.” 
“The cinematography in this film has never been bettered.” 
“Its surface is as much fun as any movie ever made. Its depths surpass understanding. I have analyzed it a shot at a time with more than 30 groups, and together we have seen, I believe, pretty much everything that is there on the screen. The more clearly I can see its physical manifestation, the more I am stirred by its mystery.”
Citizen Kane is a 1941 American drama film by Orson Wells, its producer, co-screenwriter, director and star. The picture was Welles's first feature film. Nominated for Academy Awards in nine categories, it won an Academy Award for Best Writing Screen by Herman J. Mankiewicz and Welles. Considered by many critics, filmmakers, and fans to be the greatest film ever made, Citizen Kane was voted as such in five consecutive British Film Institute, and it topped the American Film Institute’s 100 years …100 Movies list in 1998,
The film examines the life and legacy of Charles Foster Kane, played by Welles.
Kane's career in the publishing world is born of idealistic social service, but gradually evolves into a ruthless pursuit of power. The character was based in part upon the American newspaper magnates William Randolph Hearst and Joseph Pulitzer, Chicago tycoons  Samuel Insull and Harold McCormick, and aspects of the screenwriters' own lives.
Narrated principally through flashbacks, the story is told through the research of a newsreel reporter seeking to solve the mystery of the newspaper magnate's dying word: "Rosebud".
Upon its release, Hearst prohibited mention of the film in any of his newspapers.
Check this: https://youtu.be/qg0j--Kxf0I
See you at the movies!
Wednesday, November 13th at 7 p.m. Admission by donation.
Where: EMCS Community Theatre, 6218 Sooke Rd, Sooke

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Free | Child-friendly event | Nov 14, 2019

ABOUT MUSEUM WITHOUT A HOME

Real objects. Real stories.

Museum without a Home is an award-winning exhibit, featuring real objects given to refugees – in their new countries – as symbols of friendship and solidarity. There will be a focus on the stories of women and girls, since they face unique challenges when they are forced to flee their homes and rebuild their lives in a new country.

Join us for an inspiring evening of art, food and music to celebrate the strength of refugees and the kindness of those who welcome them in their new communities.
RSVP HERE: https://act.oxfam.ca/page/49769/event/1

USEFUL INFORMATION

• Cash bar/square payments also accepted
• Accessibility: We hope to soon host you at the Victoria Event Centre in a safe, positive, and comfortable way!

Accessibility at the VEC is an ongoing project, and we continue to work to make the space more accessible to all kinds of folks. There are also a lot of different barriers to accessibility that have been identified, that we continue to work on. As part of this process, we welcome feedback about access needs, and suggestions on creative ways to increase access.

For more information on accessibility : https://victoriaeventcentre.ca/attendees/accessibility/

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Aspen Santa Fe Ballet
Royal Theatre, November 15 + 16, 2019, 7:30 pm
Single tickets for Dance Victoria’s 2019/20 Dance at the Royal Series are on sale now through the Royal Theatre and McPherson Playhouse Box Offices. Act now to get the best seats at the best prices.

“Aspen Santa Fe Ballet accompanied by Grammy nominated pianist Joyce Yang on stage; Kidd Pivot’s bold physicality in Revisor; Ballet BC’s fresh retelling of Romeo + Juliet; and Tania Pérez-Salas Compañía de Danza’s sensitive aestheticism invite us to experience dance in unexpected and innovative ways,” says Dance Victoria’s Executive Producer Stephen White.

Aspen Santa Fe Ballet’s (ASFB) contemporary ballet mixed program on November 15 and 16, 2019 at the Royal Theatre is an unforgettable mix of live dance and piano virtuosity with classical pianist Joyce Yang performing live on stage to works by renowned choreographers Fernando Melo, Jorma Elo and Nicolo Fonte.

Nicolo Fonte’s Where We Left Off created for nine dancers reflects on the decade-long dance between the company and guest choreographer. The dance is a product of Fonte’s experiences – his anxieties, and ultimately, his trust – with ASFB.

Melo’s Dream Play invites the audience to experience a constantly shifting theatrical experience and to consider contemporary dance from a different angle. Dreamlike scenes emerge as the dancers lie on the floor (their feet never touching the ground) while their movements are filmed from above and projected on a screen in real-time.

Jorma Elo’s Half/Cut/Split to Robert Schumann’s Carnaval is at times joyful, and has notes of humour in it, but it’s reminiscent of Schumann’s struggle with mental illness. The composer suffered from multiple personality disorder and composed as various personalities. The music has been called “unchoreographable,” but Elo captures that duality in the dancers’ movement, aiming to find the tension between joy and madness. 

“This program with Joyce Yang has been one of the most rewarding projects of our company’s history,” said Aspen Santa Fe Ballet’s Artistic Director Tom Mossbrucker. “Joyce explained that although she has been playing these pieces for many years, after working with the company, she sees them in a completely different way, and it’s really changed the way she plays. It was the same for our dancers.”

Joyce Yang is an Avery Fisher Career Grant recipient. Praised by the Los Angeles Times for her “compelling virtuosity and sensitivity,” she came to international attention in 2005 when she won the silver medal at the 12th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. The youngest contestant at 19 years old, she took home two additional awards: the Steven De Groote Memorial Award for Best Performance of Chamber Music (with the Takàcs Quartet) and the Beverley Taylor Smith Award for Best Performance of a New Work. Since her spectacular debut, she has blossomed into an “astonishing artist” (Neue Zürcher Zeitung), who captivates audiences all over the world with her virtuosity, lyricism, and interpretive sensitivity.

Aspen Santa Fe Ballet has fostered a jewel of a dance company in the American West. A deep commitment to curating new ballets while cultivating choreographic talent has resulted in a catalogue of adventurous repertoire. European sensibility glossed with American ebullience forges ASFB’s aesthetic, as the company has come to epitomize the contemporary-classical genre. Dance education is a priority with well-established ballet schools training children and adults in both markets. An outreach program steeped in Mexico's rich folkloric culture fortifies community connections.

Pre-Show Chat: Join us for a free, pre-show chat with a member of the company at 6:45 pm in the West (Blanshard Street) Lobby of the Royal Theatre prior to both performances on November 15 and 16, 2019.

Check the Royal and McPherson Box Offices for ticket availability and visit DanceVictoria.com for complete details on our ticket options. Single tickets are from $29 to $95.

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Vancouver Island’s First International Burlesque Festival!

Isle of Tease Burlesque Festival, held on November 15 and 16, is the first festival of its kind on Vancouver Island. It will be a theatrical extravaganza of storytelling, dancing, singing, and comedy centred around the art form of BURLESQUE! 
The festival will host three headliners, Canadian Burlesque Legend, The Lady Divine, Ms. Judith Stein, Seattle’s interdisciplinary cabaret performance artist, The Luminous Pariah, and Ruthe Ordare, founding member of the all-Aboriginal troupe Virago Nation from Vancouver. Performers are coming from across North America to shimmy, shake, bump, and grind on the stage! You’ll see burlesque artists from Puerto Vallarta, Atlanta,  Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Seattle, Tacoma, Yellowknife, Ottawa, Edmonton, Calgary, Cawston, Quesnel, Vancouver, and Victoria!
Conceptualized by local burlesque producers Misty Moss, Champagne Sparkles, and Gala Vega  from Wet Coast Burlesque, The Cheesecake Burlesque Revue, and The Bump ‘n  Grind House, this entirely volunteer run production showcases the finest local and international talent. This community driven festival brings its audience award winning global performers, and local dynamos alike. The festival celebrates indigenous artists, performers of colour, artists of all sizes and body types, LGBTQ+ artists and many more artists from a wide range of backgrounds. 
Join us on November 15 and 16 at the, Victoria Conference Centre in Victoria B.C, for two nights of electrifying burlesque showcases.
  Tickets are available now. Click here for ticket information! 
Single show tickets start at $40 
Weekend passes start at $75
Fabulous VIP packages are also available!
he Victoria Conference Centre is an accessible venue, including lifts, elevators, ramps, automatic doors, accessible parking, and wheel chair seating, for details, please see the interactive accessibility map.   Isle of Tease respectfully acknowledges that these events take place on the stolen and unceded lands of the Lekwungen People of the Esquimalt and Songhees First Nations.
  Isle of Tease Website

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Mass, a multidisciplinary exhibition by Leah McInnis
Friday, November 15 Open Space presents Mass, a multidisciplinary exhibition by locally-based artist Leah McInnis featuring new works that string together the multiple meanings of the word. 
 
Painting, sculpture, and architectural intervention conspire in Mass to provoke a re-evaluation of one’s relationship to constructed space. McInnis writes: “‘Mass’ implies an unknowable amount, just large enough to be vague. It is a gathering of subjects: overwhelming, amorphous, shifting. Or, the weight of an intangible concept (reality?). Mass defines physical space — something that can be discovered through equations. Fulfilling many different roles in the syntax of language, mass is always both a thing and an idea; it is something we are a part of. Something that we can give or receive. We can hold it or watch it slip away or feel it welling up inside us, watch it from the window. A force, an object, or an idea.”
 
In Mass, McInnis offers links to the interior space of thinking, offering form to one’s thoughts, while in turn acting to shape our perceptions of how to experience time within a gallery, in an artist-run centre, in Victoria, on Vancouver Island, in the Pacific Ocean, et cetera…
 
The exhibition will run in the gallery through Dec. 14, 2019. Open Space will hold a reception for the work Friday, Nov. 22 from 7-9p.m. Leah McInnis will present a talk/performance entitled “Economy of Thought” on Saturday, November 23 from 2-4p.m.

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1989-2019 CELEBRATING 30 YEARS OF WEST COAST PRINT CULTURE   

PrintCraft Show & Sale

November 15 &16, 2019
Friday 12pm to 7pm   *   Saturday 1pm to 5pm
 
Art Cards, Bookmarks, Boxes,
Artist Books, Hand-bound Books, Buttons,
Ephemera, Collage, Weavings, Marouflage
Made from original hand-pulled prints

Come make your own button!

Come and visit our Chinatown studio 
3rd Floor, 549 1/2 Fisgard Street
(Corner of Fan Tan Alley and Fisgard Street)
 

      

 
  Please follow our Facebook, Instagram, and visit our website  by clicking the buttons and contact us via email groundzeroprint@gmail.com or phone call 250-382-2186 

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Joanne Hewko: Water Under the bridge
Xchanges Gallery
November 15–December 1
Attracted to the bridge over the reversing falls at Tillicum Narrows, Joanne Hewko spent time making observations and collecting images. As a place for self-reflection, the bridge and the changing flow of water became metaphors for transitions in her life, shifting relationships and the passage of time. A graduate from Vancouver Island School of Art with a degree in Interior Design, Hewko focuses on mark-making and personal expression, emphasizing mood and gesture. Reception, Fri, Nov 15, 7-9pm; Sat, Sun, 11am-4pm. 2333 Government St,  250-382-0442, www.xchangesgallery.org.
 
“Run the Gamut” Joanne Hewko, 22”x 30” inches, charcoal on paper
 

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Straight out of Havana… A blazing ensemble of deeply soulful mambo and “a groove as intense as a runaway train.” – NPR
Havana’s top musicians join forces with some of the most creative and spirited talents of New York’s Latin music scene to create Orquesta Akokán. This big band collective reinvigorates the sound of Cuban’s golden era mambo with a bold new energy reminiscent of Benny Moré, Pérez Prado, and banda gigante of the 1940's and 50's.  In spring 2018, their self-titled first album released with Daptone Records. The album boasts all original songs recorded at the historic state-run Estudios Areito with Cuba's finest players, young and old, led by the inimitable and dynamic singer José "Pepito" Gómez, produced by Chulo Records' Jacob Plasse, with incendiary arrangements by Michael Eckroth. The ferocious and pedigreed wind and rhythm sections consist of musicians from storied groups including Irakere, NG La Banda, and Los Van Van. Robust, time-tested musical architectures of son cubano and mambo are honored and modernized through a synthesis of the rich compositional styles of Havana, New York, and beyond. Orquesta Akokán made their US debut in July 2018, which included a date at Lincoln Center, and continues their tour to Victoria, BC, to showcase the magnitude of their soulful, captivating music and myriad of rhythmic styles.
Thursday, November 14 – 8:00pm ~ $65.00/$53.00 (tax and service charge included)

Orquesta Akokán: https://www.orquestaakokan.com/

Ticket exclusively available through:
Royal & McPherson Box Office (250-386-6121 or online at rmts.bc.ca).

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Vancouver Island’s First International Burlesque Festival!

Isle of Tease Burlesque Festival, held on November 15 and 16, is the first festival of its kind on Vancouver Island. It will be a theatrical extravaganza of storytelling, dancing, singing, and comedy centred around the art form of BURLESQUE! 
The festival will host three headliners, Canadian Burlesque Legend, The Lady Divine, Ms. Judith Stein, Seattle’s interdisciplinary cabaret performance artist, The Luminous Pariah, and Ruthe Ordare, founding member of the all-Aboriginal troupe Virago Nation from Vancouver. Performers are coming from across North America to shimmy, shake, bump, and grind on the stage! You’ll see burlesque artists from Puerto Vallarta, Atlanta,  Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Seattle, Tacoma, Yellowknife, Ottawa, Edmonton, Calgary, Cawston, Quesnel, Vancouver, and Victoria!
Conceptualized by local burlesque producers Misty Moss, Champagne Sparkles, and Gala Vega  from Wet Coast Burlesque, The Cheesecake Burlesque Revue, and The Bump ‘n  Grind House, this entirely volunteer run production showcases the finest local and international talent. This community driven festival brings its audience award winning global performers, and local dynamos alike. The festival celebrates indigenous artists, performers of colour, artists of all sizes and body types, LGBTQ+ artists and many more artists from a wide range of backgrounds. 
Join us on November 15 and 16 at the, Victoria Conference Centre in Victoria B.C, for two nights of electrifying burlesque showcases. Tickets are available now. Click here for ticket information! 
Single show tickets start at $40 
Weekend passes start at $75
The Victoria Conference Centre is an accessible venue, including lifts, elevators, ramps, automatic doors, accessible parking, and wheel chair seating, for details, please see the interactive accessibility map.
Isle of Tease respectfully acknowledges that these events take place on the stolen and unceded lands of the Lekwungen People of the Esquimalt and Songhees First Nations.
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Isle of Tease Burlesque Festival
November 15 + 16 2019
Victoria Conference Centre
720 Douglas Street, Victoria, BC

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The best tasting seasonal family event in Victoria! The Habitat for Humanity Gingerbread Showcase, presented by Revera is the ultimate holiday treat. Come and view the sensational edible creations and donate to vote for your favourite, this year our bakers will be building a diverse community. All proceeds support Habitat’s affordable homeownership program. Open November 16th to January 5th 2020 - 9:00 am to 9:00 pm daily. The Parkside Hotel & Spa, 810 Humboldt St.

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Nicholas Bott
Madrona Gallery
November 16–30
This solo exhibition will feature 20 new pieces showcasing Nicholas Bott’s dramatic take on west coast landscape. Bott studied art at UBC and holds a diploma from the Chicago School of Art. Inspired by Vincent Van Gogh and the Canadian Group of Seven, his paintings have evolved continuously into the post-impressionistic style of his current work. Bott distills landscape elements of the west coast and Rocky Mountains into powerful aesthetic compositions to communicate a sense of the sublime. Artist reception Nov 16, 1-4 p.m, 606 View St, 250-380-4660, www.madronagallery.com.
“West Coast Trail Sunset” Nicholas Bott,  60 x 48 Inches, Oil on Canvas
 

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oneTree 2019
Robert Bateman Foundation Gallery
November 16–February 29, 2020
This biennial event by the Bateman Foundation and Live Edge Design celebrates the life and legacy of a single tree–this year, a 200-year-old Bigleaf maple from the Chemainus Valley. More than 70 artists will take part in the biggest exhibition to date, creating original works–from furniture to musical instruments, wooden creatures to performance-based art and poetry–with a unifying theme of honouring the tree’s remarkable heritage. Visit www.theonetreeproject.ca to find out more about the project. 470 Belleville St, 250-940-3630, www.batemancentre.org.
“Chemainus Water System Coffee Table” by Hector Uriostegui and Kayden Dorma, Cobble Hill

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Journalist Robert Fisk
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2019
07:00 PM TO 09:00 PM
UNIVERSITY OF VICTORIA, VICTORIA
DAVID LAM AUDITORIUM MACLAURIN A144
Hosted by CJPME - Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East
 
CJPME and UVIC Social Justice Studies are pleased to invite you to a lecture in by acclaimed international journalist Robert Fisk.
 
Get your tickets here: https://www.cjpme.org/fisk_vic_2019.
➡ 25% discount if you purchase your ticket online in advance ⬅
 
Dr. Fisk will discuss the chaos that Trump has provoked in the Middle East, especially around Israel-Palestine, in his lecture entitled, “Tweets and Deals of the Century: How to join the Arab World's sectarian war under the guise of peace.” Dr. Fisk’s talk will be followed by a Q&A panel.
For more details visit:
https://www.facebook.com/events/953329915002098/

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Aspen Santa Fe Ballet
Where We Left Off  • Dream Play • Half/Cut/Split
Aspen Santa Fe Ballet (ASFB) kicks off the Dance at the Royal Series on November 15 and 16, 2019 with a gorgeous mix of live dance and piano virtuosity with world-renowned pianist Joyce Yang performing live on stage for all the works. 
Performances: Fri. Nov. 15 • 730pm & Sat. Nov. 16 • 730pm
Choreography: Nicolo Fonte, Fernando Melo, Jorma Elo
Music: Philip Glass, Erik Satie, Frédéric Chopin, Robert Schumann Duration: 1h 55 min Venue: Royal Theatre (805 Broughton Street at Blanshard) An unforgettable mix of live dance and piano virtuosity with world-renowned pianist Joyce Yang performing live on stage. ASFB tackles the quirky Half/Cut/Split by noted Finnish choreographer Jorma Elo, who collaborated with Yang to bring Robert Schumann’s Carnaval to life. Also on the program are Fernando Melo’s Dream Play set to the music of Erik Satie and Frédéric Chopin, and Nicolo Fonte’s touching Where We Left Off with music by Philip Glass. Pre-show talks start in the lobby 45 minutes before the show.
“Yang’s attention to detail and clarity is as impressive as her agility, balance, and velocity.” WASHINGTON POST
Season sponsor: Derma Spa
Presenting sponsor: Willow Wealth Management of Raymond James
Presenting sponsor: LUXE Home Interiors
Box Office: 250-386–6121 or https://dancevictoria.com/performances/tickets-1920/

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9-piece funk/soul/hip hop band Galactic Mantis plays covers and originals at Canoe Brewpub on November 15 at 9:30!  No cover charge!

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The Victoria Mendelssohn Choir
Concerts on November 16 and 17
Victoria Mendelssohn Choir directed by Simon Leung presents “A Celebration of Baroque Music – Bach to Vivaldi” with Die Mahler String Quartet.  Tickets are $20 each available from Ivy’s Bookshop, Russell Books in Victoria; Tanner’s Books and S.H.O.A.L Centre in Sidney and at the door.
Two Performances only:
Saturday, November 16 @ 3:00 pm
St. Peter’s Anglican Church, 3939 St. Peter’s Street, Victoria V8P 2J9
Sunday, November 17 @ 3:00 pm
S.H.O.A.L Centre, 10030 Resthaven Drive, Sidney V8L 3G4

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WAMPUM / ᎠᏕᎳ ᏗᏕᎫᏗ PERFORMANCE BY ELISA HARKINS, WITH HANAKO HOSHIMI-CANES AND ZOE POLUCH
Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
NOVEMBER 16 |  7-8:30PM
Image credit: Elisa Harkins, Wampum / ᎠᏕᎳ ᏗᏕᎫᏗ Performance 2019, courtesy of the artist. Photo by Ian Byers-Gamber. Join us for Wampum / ᎠᏕᎳ ᏗᏕᎫᏗ, an ongoing project (2017 – present) where artist Elisa Harkins sings in a combination of Cherokee, English and Muscogee Creek to electronic dance music, some of which is inspired by of sheet music of Indigenous music notated by Daniel Chazanoff during the 20th century.  
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The Vancouver Men's Chorus, conducted by Willi Zwozdesky, returns to Victoria after a two year absence. Canada’s Premier Gay Men’s Chorus will perform music from their 38 year repertoire as well as highlights from Making Spirits Bright 2019.
 
In 1981, the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus (the first gay choir), toured the United States and several men from Vancouver drove the three hours south to Seattle to hear them. On their return, they decided to start a chorus of their own performing their first concert in December of that same year. The Vancouver Men's Chorus officially became the first gay chorus in Canada, a founding member of GALA and the first international gay chorus in that organization.
Under the continuing direction of conductor Willi Zwozdesky, the chorus has achieved national prominence through performances across Canada including visits to Ottawa, Toronto, Calgary, Victoria, Edmonton, St. John's and Montreal, and through radio broadcasts on CBC.
Concert performances in the United States include San Francisco, Minneapolis, Seattle, Portland, Washington D.C., Denver, San Diego, and San Jose.
In addition, broadcasts of its 1995 recording Making Spirits Bright, the 1992 recording Signature and the 2006 release of Encore have increased national exposure.
Tickets online at Eventbrite.ca and in person at Long & McQuade Music Victoria and Ivy's Bookshop Oak Bay.
A portion of the proceeds will support SingYourJoy Young Adult Chorus.

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Victoria Jazz Orchestra Fundraiser for the Single Parents’ Resource Centre
Get into the giving spirit this November.The Victoria Jazz Orchestraalong with guests Maria Manna and Andrew Homzy will be performing, “ A Christmas Carol,” a special jazz fundraiser for The Single Parents’ Resource Centre, a community non-profit charity in Victoria, BC. The fundraiser takes place Saturday, November 16, 2019, at the Alix Goolden Performance Hall, located at 907 Pandora Ave., Victoria. Doors open at 7 pm with the show starting at 7:30 pm.Tickets are available online:https://moniknordine.ca/victoria-jazz-orchestra/and at the box office:https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/victoria-jazz-orchestra-fundraiser-for-the-single-parents-resource-centre-tickets-73507865003. By phone: (250) 386-5311. The island community is invited to join the orchestra with local jazz celebrity guests for an uplifting evening of swinging jazz entertainment.
A staggering 50% of children living in single-parent homes are living in poverty and child poverty rates in BC currently remain above the national average. The Single Parent Resource Centre provides free clothing, food, counseling and Christmas gifts for families in need and this November The Victoria Jazz Orchestraalong with their guests are inviting the public to join them in supporting this much-needed and busy organization to combat child poverty in the city of Victoria. Helping the folks at the Single Parent Resource Centre will directly and positively impact the lives of children.
The Victoria Jazz Orchestra is Vancouver Island’s only professional jazz big band. Formed in May 2013 by Monik Nordine, The Victoria Jazz Orchestra has been featured at The Victoria International Jazz Festival (2017), and The Nanaimo International Jazz Festival (2018).  The Orchestra has performed with a list of notable guests including composers John Korsrud, Chelsea McBride, Jill Townsend, Bill Coon, Ian McDougall, Andrew Homzy, Greg Bush, and Alan Matheson. Featured in the lineup are top Victoria area improvisation jazz artists: lead trumpet player Bryn Badel; alto saxophonist Monik Nordine; tenor saxophonist Ryan Oliver; guitarist Rob Cheramy; and drummer Dave Emery. Enjoy a track of the orchestra performing live at the Port Theater for the 2018 Nanaimo Jazz Festival with New York pianist Dave Kikoski. Listen here: https://soundcloud.com/user-852863557-797025761/because-of-you. The Victoria Jazz Orchestra will donate 50% of their concert proceeds to the Single Parent’s Resource Centre.
“The Victoria Jazz Orchestra honours (the) heart of (the) music scene.”—Gulf Islands Driftwood
Saxophonist/composer/bandleader Monik Nordine is the director of The Victoria Jazz Orchestra.  She writes and performs with the orchestra, the Jon Miller Quartet, and many other local Victoria bandsand teaches at the Victoria Conservatory of Music.  As a leader Nordine has released four recordings: Not Just to But Over the Moon, Departure, The Old New Town andBarracuda Christmas.Shehas shared the stage with many award-winning musicians including Ian McDougall, Guido Basso, Matt Catingub, David Foster, Campbell Ryga, PJ Perry, Michael Buble, Rob McConnell, Tommy Banks, Brad Turner, and Hugh Fraser and VEJI. Nordine has toured Canada widely performing in the Montreal, Regina, Calgary, Vancouver, Victoria, and Medicine Hat jazz festivals with The Monik Nordine Trio and with Canadian jazz greats Pat Coleman and Mike Allen. She has recorded with The Hard Rubber Orchestra on their JUNOnominated album, Cruel Yet Fairand onjazz guitarist Pat Coleman’s recording, Blue Comedy.
“One of the most compelling voices on the West Coast…” —The Georgia Straight Jazz Society“…Facile in her execution and fluid in the spinning out of her melodic ideas.”—Jazz Improv “Cheerful ambiance.”—DownBeat
The November 16thfundraiser concert features the orchestra’s wintery holiday theme, “A Christmas Carol.” The Orchestra will perform with Maria Manna, one of Victoria’s most celebrated songstresses with selections from the orchestra’s beautiful holiday program.  Conducting the ensemble will be Andrew Homzy, the Artistic Director of the Nanaimo International Jazz Festival. Included in the program will be a new work by Andrew Homzy written just for this event that will be performed by Maria Manna with the festive swinging jazz orchestra.Don't miss the magic. Join us in helping support Victoria’s children over the holiday season and just in time for Christmas!
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For interviews and further information: contact publicist Kerilie McDowall by email at keriliemcdowall@gmail.comor by telephone: 1.250.668.3589.

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“Larnell Lewis stretches from uptime jazz to powerful rock-fusion in a very melodical and musical way. A must-have for every serious jazz-rock and fusion fan. — Jazz Rock TV

As a Toronto-based musician, composer, producer and educator, Larnell Lewis has raised the bar for drummers in the Canadian music scene. Lewis has become one of the most in-demand drummers in Canada and the USA, gaining global recognition with his collaboration alongside the three-time Grammy Award winning ensemble, Snarky Puppy. A part-time music professor at Humber College, this prolific artist appeared on the cover of Modern Drummer in September 2016 and has worked with artists such as Lalah Hathaway, Lisa Fischer, Laila Biali, and Grammy-winning gospel singer Fred Hammond.

Now, Lewis presents his debut 2018 album, In The Moment, which was nominated for a Juno Award for Jazz Album of the Year: Solo. This musical work features some of Toronto's best musicians, and explores Lewis’ deep connection to jazz, fusion, and his Afro-Caribbean roots. Joining Lewis in Victoria at Hermann’s Jazz Club is his band, Elmer Ferrer guitar, Andrew Stewart bass, Rob Christian woodwinds, Jeremy Ledbetter piano, and William Sperandei trumpet.

Larnell Lewis will also host a free-to-attend workshop/clinic at 4:00PM on Saturday, November 16 at Hermann’s Jazz Club before his ticketed evening performance. Register for this workshop by calling 250-388-4423 or e-mailing boxoffice@jazzvictoria.ca.

More info: https://jazzvictoria.ca/society/event/larnell-lewis-band
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1238675296304859/

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Pianist Stéphane Lemelin and violinist Axel Strauss are guests at the UVic School of Music for An Afternoon in Paris. The duo will perform Lili Boulanger’s Deux Morceaux and Gabriel Fauré’s Violin Sonata No. 1. They will be joined by the Lafayette String Quartet for Ernest Chausson’s Concerto in D Major, Op. 21.
Pianist Stéphane Lemelin is well-known to audiences throughout Canada and regularly tours in the United States, Europe and Asia as soloist and chamber musician. He is Department Chair of Performance at McGill’s Schulich School of Music. 
German violinist Axel Strauss, equally passionate about teaching and performing, joined the faculty of the Schulich School of Music of McGill University in 2012. Prior to moving to Montreal, he served as Professor of Violin and Chamber Music at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.
Regular $25 / Seniors $20 / Students & UVic Alumni $10

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David Ferguson and Miles Lowry—partners, multidisciplinary artists and founding artistic co-directors of Suddenly Dance Theatre—have for decades been leaders in Victoria’s creative community when it comes to collaborative, cross-disciplinary endeavours. No wonder, then, that Suddenly Dance would have as its recurring fundraiser a gallery show where visual artists provide work for sale that riffs on the theme “Body Language.”
The roster of contributing artists is long and luminous, and promises a show that will offer inspiration, whatever your relationship is to dance-based arts. “It’s always been a mixture…works inspired by the body or movement, largely figurative, sometimes abstract in expression,” Ferguson tells me over coffee at Bean Around The World in Chinatown. All net proceeds go to support the 27-year-old company and the artists. Visual artists are donating half, with some donating their work’s entire selling price to support Suddenly Dance and its wide range of productions.
Those productions include WITS in Motion, a Toolkit for Social Emotional Learning (an arts-based educational program for kids that will soon be released for free public access); “In a Nutshell,” a play written by Ferguson for the Belfry Theatre; and an international exchange with Dab Dance Project from South Korea.
 

"The Girl Show" by Mitchell Villa
 
The art show will be up for two weeks at the recently renovated Fortune Gallery— a gem of a space in Chinatown—and will include works by Melanie Furtado, Irma Soltonovich, Sean Sheppard, Phyllis Serota, Nicole Sleeth, along with Lowry, Ferguson, and several others.
The opening on November 21 is free to the public, and will undoubtedly have some surprises in store, along with complimentary wine and a chance to mingle with Victoria’s most creative citizens.
Accessibility is a theme for Suddenly Dance, and they’re using technology to facilitate all aspects of interaction with and support for their organization’s projects. “What’s great is that we have an online box office where we sell our own tickets, and [we’re selling the artworks] online as well,” Ferguson explains. Donations are also welcome through the website, and monthly donors are especially appreciated, he says. “Some people will give five or 20 dollars a month all year round— it just keeps us going.”
 
Fortune Gallery is at 537 Fisgard St. Opening reception is Thursday, November 21, 7-9pm.
—Mollie Kaye

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Tickets: $100, available now!

Join us for Victoria's second annual Giller Light Bash and celebrate the best in Canadian fiction, support Frontier College (the country's oldest national literacy program), and watch the live Giller Prize Awards broadcast from the exquisite Crystal Ballroom at the Empress.

Please be advised that this is a seated dinner event (tables of 10).
 
  Hosted by Margo Goodhand, former editor-in-chief of the Edmonton Journal and the Winnipeg Free Press, the evening will feature six panelists, each defending one of the shortlisted titles for the Giller Prize: Carol Bellringer, Auditor General of British Columbia 
 
Ian Ferguson, author, director 
 
Jack Knox, author, Victoria Times Colonist columnist
 
Mark Mawhinney, financial advisor, Odlum Brown Limited
 
Maureen Sawa, CEO of Greater Victoria Public Library

Cassandra Togneri, Victoria co-host of Confabulation

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Mollie Kaye
 
MULTI-TALENTED MOLLIE KAYE, who happens to be Focus’ arts editor, is having her solo debut as a songstress, at Hermann’s in November. A former member of the Millies, a fine-tuned, taffeta-clad, a capella trio, which disbanded last spring, Kaye says she “wasn’t sure what sort of singing project I’d do next, but I knew it would involve similar repertoire—golden era jazz standards, Broadway, ’50s pop. And I’ve always had a flair for writing satirical lyrics to classic songs.”
Kaye has a love for all things mid-century and has been spending every Tuesday for the past few months dressed head-to-toe, 1950s-style in hat-gloves-and-handbag vintage outfits. It’s a way to connect to both people and to the aesthetics and vibe of that era. (See her blog at www.theyearofdressup.com.)
Trained as a classical soprano and now coached by local jazz singer Susannah Adams, Kaye decided to do a full show of satirized jazz standards, evoking the Peggy Lee/Rosemary Clooney crooner style. “I smile and sing about topics that range from trade wars and despotic presidents to perimenopause and the indignities of online dating and job searches. The ironic juxtaposition of my character, a perfectly genteel and poised lady singer from the ’50s, with modern subject matter—carefully crafted to evoke the same phonic style as the original lyrics—is going over quite well so far,” says Kaye, who has workshopped a few of the tunes on Hermann’s open stage.
Besides the practices and skills she developed with the Millies, Kaye will bring some of her other performance idioms into her cabaret-style show—comedy, puppetry and theatre—“it’s multi-textural, as I like to say. Wait till you see my hand-held percussion instruments! If Spike Jones and Jo Stafford had a love child, I might be that person.”
For her Disappointment Guaranteed performance, she’s collaborating with Jeff Poynter, a multi-instrumentalist who plays in the local band West My Friend; Alex Campbell, a drummer who has played with Rosie Bitts and The Dirty Boys; and Nick Mintenko on bass, whose album Still I Remain has garnered critical praise.
The name of Kaye’s concert is, she says, “a comment on life in general, especially seen through the lens of my 50-plus years. There’s no way to live a life without disappointments, and surrendering to that truth is a big part of my evolution as a person and performer.” Excited about her new adventure, Kaye says, “This project of going solo as a musical satirist is really bringing it all together for me: writing, humour, convening dialogue around relevant issues, the vintage aesthetic, mid-century music, and singing on stage.”
The performance starts at 8 pm (doors at 7:30 pm). Hermann’s is at 753 View St. Tickets $20 at www.hermannsjazz.com.
—Leslie Campbell

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“Childhood Art from Residential and Day Schools”

In 2008, Andrea Walsh, visual anthropologist and one of UVic’s Engaged Scholars, set out on a journey to repatriate residential school artwork.  This journey extended across Canada and led to the creation of an exhibit now featured at the Museum of Vancouver.  At the luncheon, Dr. Walsh will describe her journey.

Cost: Members: $30   Non-members $35

For luncheon reservations, please phone (250) 370-1837 or visit Eventbrite

 
 
 
Cost: Members: $30   Non-members $35

For luncheon reservations, please phone (250) 370-1837 or visit Eventbrite

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This event repeats every week on Wednesday until 11/12/19


2019 Advent Lunchtime Concert Series
St. Mary’s Church Oak Bay, 1701 Elgin Road, Oak Bay V8R 5L7,
Wednesdays 12:10 to 12:50 pm.  Admission is by donation in support of Victoria Hospice Bereavement Fund.  Bring your lunch; tea and coffee are provided.  See www.stmarysoakbay.ca/concerts
Nov. 20        Denis Hensley and Annette Lampson, Classical Guitar and Piano
Nov. 27        Sharon and Harold Krebs, Lieder Recital
Dec. 4           Christ Church Choristers with Donald Hunt, Director and Mark McDonald, Accompanist
Dec. 11          Josh Layne, Harpist and Composer
St. Mary’s Oak Bay Church

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