Events: January 7–20

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ART

Curator’s Tour: Recent Asian Art Acquisitions

Join Barry Till as he leads an informative tour of the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria’s collection of Asian art acquisitions from 2013 to 2015. The tour features a rare 16-foot funeral scroll which is one of two in the entire world! The gallery is excited to wow you with answers to any questions. Don’t miss this awesome chance to experience unique and irreplaceable art.

Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, 1040 Moss St. 

Sunday, Jan. 13, 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Admission: $11 with a valid student I.D.

COMMUNITY

Mayor’s Community Drop-In

Lisa Helps invites the community to come get better acquainted with her while enjoying a cup of tea on her office couch. She invites you to bring general conversation, questions, and concerns. The afternoon is described as a collective conversation rather than a one-on-one meeting, so don’t feel intimidated — there’ll be other plebeians there for support.

Mayor’s Office at City Hall, 1 Centennial Square

Friday, Jan. 8, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

More info at victoria.ca

MUSIC

Gnumadayo Deep Tropical House Dance Party

This should be your first priority as we get back into school. Come out and dance with this LA beat-style DJ and shake off the haze of winter break. He recreates classic hip-hop songs to create sunnier danceable tracks. These remixes and his originals are sure to make a summer festival out of the West Coast winter.

Copper Owl, 1900 Douglas St.

Saturday, Jan. 9, 10 p.m.

Admission: $5 at the door

Records and Cocktails: Shoegaze with Pitchbender

This event is perfect after coming back to Victoria poor from the holidays. The show is free, the beer is cheap, and DJ Pitchbender is sure to kick us out of the January slowdown. Pitchbender plans to play mostly shoegaze, dream pop, and drone pop.

Copper Owl, 1900 Douglas St.

Wednesday, Jan. 13, 9 p.m.

Admission: Free! 

Know How Sugar, Cathedral Bloom, C-Frets and the Icelandic Langspil

This will be a beautifully diverse musical experience featuring three groups with eclectic but complementary styles. Know How Sugar is an upbeat, funky folk band with a sound sometimes reminiscent of The Doors. Cathedral Bloom is a unique mashup of beautiful female vocals, rap, and chill electronic music. C-Frets and the Icelandic Langspil want to introduce you to an old Icelandic folk instrument they’ve modernized in an exciting way. The band writes soundscapes mixed with traditional melody and deep bass.

Copper Owl, 1900 Douglas St.

Friday, Jan. 15, 9 p.m.

Admission: $10 at the door

Freak Heat Waves, Jons, and Sure

Come check out some local bands that remind us why we love living in Victoria. Freak Heat Waves bring an entirely new lineup. And judging from their previous work, it will be amazing, with a history of experimenting in ambient and post-punk, creating an overall intriguing sound. The sweet lo-fi psych-pop band, Jons, will also be showcasing some new material, and their chill sound never disappoints. Adding to the theme of a revamped set list is the punky pop band Sure. You’ll hear it all here first.

Lucky Bar, 517 Yates St. 

Saturday, Jan. 16, 7:30 p.m.

Admission: $8 at the door

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