ARTS

Tuesday, March 18

Lost Rivers film and panel discussion

In celebration of Canada’s Water Week, several local environmental groups will present the film Lost Rivers, which focuses on the loss of urban rivers around the world. The film screening will be followed by a panel discussion on the current water situation in Victoria. The event will take place at UVic, in the Hickman Building, Room 105, from 6:30–8:30 p.m. For more information, contact communications@polisproject.org.

Wednesday, March 19

Langham Court Theatre’s The Graduate

The classic tale of coming into adulthood and the infamous Mrs. Robinson will be portrayed on stage at Langham Court Theatre, located at 805 Langham Crt. The play is recommended for viewers aged 15 and older. The show begins at 8 p.m. and costs $21 for adults and $19 for students.

Thursday, March 20

Firewall at the SPARK festival

Catch the Firewall opening, a unique new piece from Victoria’s Target Theatre, at the Belfry’s SPARK festival. Firewall is described as a lyrical fusion of technology and nostalgia. The tickets are $20, 25 per cent off for post-secondary students. The show poses questions about technology, isolation, and communication across different generations. It will take place 8 p.m. at the Belfry Theatre, located at 1291 Gladstone Ave.

COMMUNITY

Monday, March 17

Zipline at Uptown

Unleash your inner daredevil at Victoria’s Uptown. If you can’t make it this week, the 90-metre zipline will hang above Uptown Centre until March 23, so you have plenty of time to rack up the courage. The zipline is open from 1–7 p.m. and costs $10. Half of the proceeds will be donated to charity, so the nerve-racking fun will be for a good cause. Zipliners must be five years of age or older, and weigh between 60 and 275 lbs.

Tuesday, March 18

For the adventurer at heart

Thinking about going on a personal or spiritual journey? Find out more about the Camino de Santiago, an ancient pilgrimage in Spain that many people from all over the world bike or walk. The folks at Russell Books, located at 734 Fort St., will give you information on how to plan this trip, plus a Q&A will follow the session, which starts at 7:30 p.m. More info at russellbooks.com.

FOOD & DRINK

Friday, March 14

Cookeilidh: an Irish celebration 

Join this festive St. Patrick’s Day celebration that welcomes all ages. Lively Celtic music and dance by band Cookeilidh and the O’Connor O’Brien Irish Dancers will have you upbeat and on your feet. The event will take place at the Fairfield United Church, 1303 Fairfield Rd., beginning at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available at the Royal and McPherson Box offices or online at rmts.bc.ca for $17.50.

Saturday, March 15

St. Patty’s Club Crawl

Time to don some green and party. These club crawls happen across Canada, providing fun nights out for students. The St. Patrick’s Day crawl starts at V Lounge, 3366 Douglas St., and will hit up four different clubs throughout the night. Tickets are $25, which includes drink specials. For more information and tickets, visit stpatricksdayclubcrawl.com

MUSIC

Thursday, March 13
Wake Owl, Live

Experience the sounds of the West Coast, with Wake Owl at Lucky Bar, for a chilled out Thursday night. Lucky Bar is located at 517 Yates St., and doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets for this show cost $15 per person.

Sunday, March 16
Reenie Album Release

Toronto-based indie Soul-Pop artist and UVic alumni Reenie (Irena Perkovic) will release her most recent album, Parallel Place, at the Copper Owl, 1900 Douglas St., this Sunday. The show will begin at 8 p.m. and Victoria artist Sam Weber will open. Tickets are $10, or $20 with a CD included. Please note that this is a 19+ event.

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