EVENTS January 23-29

COMMUNITY

AROUND THE WORLD WITH BATEMAN & FOSTER

Join two best friends in their 80’s as they recount adventures from their 20’s exploring the natural world, documenting that which no longer exists. Wildlife artist Robert Bateman and Dr. Bristol Foster share tales of their adventure and discuss how to exist in an ever-changing world. The event includes access to the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibit and a cocktail bar following the discussion.

Jan. 28, 7–9 p.m.

Royal B.C. Museum, 675 Belleville St.

Admission: $50, $45 for museum members

For tickets and more information visit sales.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca

MUSIC

HOODED FANG, FASCINATION, & DOWNTOWN PLAY LOGANS

Presented by CFUV and Animal Productions. Get out of the house on Friday and hear some new music. Canadian indie-rockers Hooded Fang have been compared to Broken Social Scene and Black Lips with a similar guitar-infused rock sound. See three bands for 10 bucks and have some cheap beer. It’s sure to be a wild night.

Jan. 23, 9 p.m.

Logan’s Pub, 1821 Cook St.

Admission: $10 at the door

HARPOONIST & THE AXE MURDERER

A blues-rock duo with an intimidating name will rock the socks off of anyone brave enough to check the pair out. Armed with punchy, hard-hitting beats and harmonicas, Shawn ‘The Harpoonist’ Hall and Matthew ‘The Axe Murderer’ Rogers bring life back into blues.   

Jan. 24, 7 p.m.

Distrikt Nightclub, 919 Douglas St.

Admission: $18

Tickets available at Lyle’s Place, Ditch Records and online at ticketweb.ca

AN EVENING WITH CHOPIN MAZURKAS

The UVic School of Music piano students play some of the best piano literature of the 19th century, The Mazurkas of Chopin. If you like to stay in on Sunday instead, head to the Fine Arts website for a live broadcast.

Jan. 25, 8–10 p.m.

Phillip T. Young Recital Hall, B-wing MacLaurin Building, UVic, 3800 Finnerty Rd.

Admission: by donation

For more information and to listen to the live broadcast visit finearts.uvic.ca

MEGA SHOW WITH THE AGGROLITES AND MAD CADDIES

With 20 years of music-making under their belt, the Mad Caddies return to Victoria for one night joined by ska legends The Aggrolites. This show is presented by the Victoria B.C. Ska Society and marks the first time both bands will appear on the same stage. Opening the show is The Bunny Gang, Nathan Maxwell of Flogging Molly’s new band. Get your tickets meow for this monumental event!

Jan. 27, 8:30 p.m. Doors at 8 p.m.

Distrikt Nightclub, 919 Douglas St.

Admission: $25

Tickets available at Lyles Place, Ditch Records, Strathcona Hotel, and online at ticketweb.ca

JAM-UARY BLENDER NIGHT AT LUCKY

Blender Night is back at Lucky with a stacked lineup of over 10 bands. From hip hop to acoustic the music ranges as much as the musicians. For only five bucks, it’s a great way to see a bunch of bands playing relatively quick sets. That way they hit you with their best and leave you to the rest. Bring your dancing shoes and a partner or two!

Jan. 28, 8 p.m.–2 a.m.

Lucky Bar, 517 Yates St.

Admission: $5

Tickets available at the door

THEATRE

JACK AND THE BEANSTALK

Take a trip down memory lane in a concert all can enjoy. Jack trades his cow for some magic beans and chaos ensues in a vivacious retelling of a classic fairy tale. Live music is provided by the Victoria Symphony, conducted by Maestro Joey Pietraroia.

Jan. 25, 2:30 p.m.

Royal Theatre, 805 Broughton St.

Admission: $10–$25

Tickets available at the Royal Theatre box office, online at rmts.bc.ca, or call 250-386-6121

Melissa Faye Reid

Culture Editor

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