EVENTS January 16-22

MUSIC

 

WEST MY FRIEND FUNDRAISER

Local folk band West My Friend sets out on their first world tour to Europe and is asking for your help. This fundraiser will help with plane ticket costs as West My Friend spreads our west coast sound throughout Germany, France, and the Netherlands. With two feature sets, a bake sale, and a silent auction help West My Friend as they set out on their musical ventures.
Jan. 16, 8- 10 p.m. Doors at 7:30
Sons of Norway, 1110 Hillside Ave.
Admission: $15, free for kids under 12
Tickets available at Lyle’s Place, Larsens Music, and online at eventbrite.ca

INTERNATIONAL GUITAR NIGHT

Calling all guitar lovers. Head to the Farquhar Auditorium at Uvic with Andrew York, Brian Gore, Diego Figueiredo, and Maneli Jamal. All will play individuals sets and end the evening with a jam session. Brian Gore founded The International Guitar night in 1995, a forum for fellow guitar enthusiasts. Join some of the finest composers and guitarists as they share original compositions and their musical ideas.
Jan. 18, 7:30 p.m.
University Centre Farquhar Auditorium, 3800 Finnerty Rd.
Admission: $30, $20 students and seniors
Tickets available at the University Ticket Centre

UVIC PRESENTS FROST FEST

The Strathcona Hotel hosts Frost Fest, a one-night festival with seven bands and DJs, free pool, and shuttle buses. Join Mat the Alien, Bear Mountain, The Gay Nineties, Derrival, Winston Wolfe, Floridas, and Alex Davies and be sure to dress your best.
Jan. 22, 9 p.m.
The Strathcona Hotel, 919 Douglas St.
Admission: $25, $20 for students
Tickets available at UVSS Info Booth

MSTRKFRT & KYTAMI

Canadian duo, Jesse F. Keeler (Death From Above 1979) and AL-P, stop in Victoria for one night at Distrikt nightclub. Former Delhi 2 Dublin fiddler, Kytami opens the show, bound to rock the crowd by blending electronic and celtic genres. These eccentric Canadian artists will put on a show that you won’t forget. A great way to spend a typical Tuesday night.
Jan. 20, 9 p.m.
Distrikt nightclub, 919 Douglas St.
Admission: $25
Tickets available at Lyles Place, Ditch Records, The Strathcona Hotel and online at ticketfly.com
 

COMMUNITY

 

DOCUMENT SCREENING: URBANIZATION AND MIGRATION IN CHINA

Filmmaker Adam Smith screens his documentary The Land of Many Palaces presented by the UVic Department of Pacific and Asian Studies and the Centre for Asia-Pacific Initiates. The documentary centres around the relocation of thousand of farmers as an attempt to modernize the region. 250,000,000 farmers are expected to be relocated to cities in the next 20 years. Adam Smith will be available for question and answers after the screening.
Jan. 19, 4- 6 p.m.
Room 162 Elliott Building, University of Victoria, 3800 Finnerty Rd.
Admission is free and anyone is welcome
 

LEGACY ART GALLERY EXHIBIT

Legacy Art Gallery features a collection of photographs taken by the Inaugural I-witness Holocaust Field School, a new course offered by UVic’s department of Germanic and Slavic Studies. The photographs relay urban Vienna geography and a memorialization of the Holocaust today.
Jan. 22, 7:30- 9 p.m. Doors at 7 p.m.
Legacy Art Gallery, 630 Yates St.
Admission is free
 

THEATRE

 

A NORTHERN TAPESTRY- AN EVOCATIVE JOURNEY THROUGH CANADIAN LANDSCAPE

This live 90 minute audio video event features Canada’s landscape and famous photographers, writers, poets, and artists over time. Special guest Arthur Black will attend along with 11 songs performed by Geoff Nobel, complete with dramatic readings. Presenting over 380 projected art works and photographs, come celebrate Canada’s beauty.
Jan. 17, 7:30 p.m.
Mary Winspear Centre, 2243 Beacon Ave.
Admission: $16- 28
Tickets available at tickets.marywinspear.ca

 

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