Events: Feb 4–Feb 14

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MUSIC

Records and Cocktails: Psychedelia and Acid Drenched Nightmares with Mark McIntyre

You’re in for a trippy night of dark overtones and adventurous, colourful music patterns. To accompany this aural dissolution of reality: specialty cocktails and drinks. The night is hosted by CFUV’s own Mark McIntyre. If you like his regular show Everything is Weird, be there.

Copper Owl, 1900 Douglas St.

Wednesday, Feb. 10 at 9 p.m.

Free!

Dodgers, Blessed, Psychosomatic Itch, and Sure

Join Dodgers in a celebration of dystopian disco experimental rock. Yeah, you read it right. Blessed is a math rock, post-punk unit that calls themselves loud pop. Psychosomatic Itch is a local favorite act of rock ambience and obscurity. Sure has a pop punk sound. It’ll be loud, intense, and glorious.

Vic 42, 660 Discover St.

Saturday, Feb. 13 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

$10 at the door; all-ages show (no alcohol in venue)

THEATRE

Victoria Film Festival

The Victoria Film Festival is the “nucleus of the cinematic arts on Vancouver Island,” and showcases independent and creative films both local and international. Over 100 films will be screened in 10 days, and are accompanied by a wide array of events. For a taste of the general variety at the festival, think of the Vic Theatre downtown run by VFF: you’ll see horror, drama, and comedy, all coming from a talented and occasionally avant-garde scene.

Various locations found online

Feb. 5–14

Tickets and schedule at victoriafilmfestival.com

COMMUNITY

Stolen Sisters Memorial March

Spend Valentine’s Day walking for a love bigger than you and yours. Come together to recognize our presence on unceded and traditional territories of the Lekwungen, Songhees, and Esquimalt First Nations as we walk to honour Indigenous women, girls, and 2spirit people.

Sunday, Feb. 14 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; march will begin at 12 p.m.

Our Place Society, 919 Pandora Ave.

Free

February Fox Fair

This is the sixth annual designer craft fair featuring local and handmade goods. Over 35 vendors invite you to explore their unique and ethically produced clothing, pottery, jewelry, and much more!

Saturday, Feb. 13 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Fernwood Community Centre,1240 Gladstone Ave.

Admission is $2

Free Drumming Workshop

Drum Victoria is hosting an exciting drum event that’s absolutely free! Drums are provided and all you need is yourself and an interest in percussion. Feel free to bring your own drum if you have the means. You’ll learn collective rhythms and feel empowered by coming together through music. Refreshments will be provided, and snacks are a potluck-type deal.

Thursday, Feb. 11 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Fairfield United, 1303 Fairfield Rd.

RSVP and grab tickets at drumvictoria.com

Making Meaningful Change Talk

Speaker Mark McCurties, a practitioner of Christian Science healing from Elsah, Illinois, USA,  explains how Christian religion is a positive agent for change.

UVic Elliott Lecture, Theatre 168

Thursday, Feb. 18 at 7 p.m.

Free admission

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