EVENTS March 20-26

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COMMUNITY

SPEAK OUT FOR OUR FOOD SYSTEMS

Is growing your own food something that is important to you? Head down to City Hall and show support for local food systems at the City of Victoria’s Budget and Strategic Plan Meeting. Hear about proposed plans for community-based food systems that include growing edible plants in green spaces and boulevards around the city, allowing anyone access to locally grown food. Cultivating and creating spaces for food sustainability would have great effects on our city. #ediblevic

March 23, 7 p.m.

Victoria City Hall, 1 Centennial Square

Admission: free

WORDSTHAW: THE MALAHAT REVIEW SYMPOSIUM

Celebrating Canadian literature, The Malahat Review has invited dozens of poets, writers, novelists, and journalists to mark the coming of spring. Held at the University of Victoria, the symposium brings together students, editors, publishers, and all interested in literature. Additionally, a Twitter contest is running until April 24: describe a fleeting moment in your life with 140 characters or less. Tweet to #140memoir for the opportunity to win books from emerging writers across Canada.

March 20–22, recurring daily

Human and Social Development Building, University of Victoria, 3800 Finnerty Rd.

Admission: $10–$50 depending on the event. Student discounts available.

Visit malahatreview.ca to look up event schedules and to purchase tickets online

MUSIC

AMELIA CURRAN & RYAN BOLDT

Juno Award winner Amelia Curran pairs up with Ryan Boldt, lead singer of The Deep Dark Woods, to play Upstairs Cabaret. Curran has been described as a singer who can drink, smoke, and sing simultaneously.  Curran’s raspy, sultry voice is worth a listen.

March 20, 8 p.m.

Upstairs Cabaret, #15 Bastion Square

Admission: $18

Tickets available at Lyle’s Place and online at ticketzone.com

KIZOMBA AND SEMBA DANCE FESTIVAL

Kizomba, is one of the most popular forms of music and dance in Angola, generally sung in Portuguese and blended with African rhythms. Dance teachers, Vasco and Joelle, teach Semba and Kizomba during the day followed by a social dance party in the evenings. 

March 19–22, recurring daily

Vic West Community Centre, 521 Craigflower Rd.

Admission: $20–$60

Tickets available online at eventbrite.ca, through email at vaacsociety@gmail.com, or at the door

STRINGS STARS AND VOICES

UVic Chamber Singers perform with the Lafayette String Quartet playing Glenn Buhr’s Ritchot Mass and Paul Halley’s In Sideribus Domi: At Home in the Stars. The voices of the Chamber Singers will be accompanied by the smooth vibrations of the bass, cello, piano, saxophone, and guitar.

March 25, 8 p.m.

St. Aidan’s United Church, 3703 St. Aidan’s St.

Admission: $10, $15

Tickets available at UVic Ticket Centre 250-721-8480, tickets.uvic.ca, and at the door

THEATRE

THE GOD THAT COMES WITH HAWKSLEY WORKMAN

If you haven’t checked out any of the Belfry SPARK Festival performances, this is a great opportunity. Canadian singer and songwriter Hawksley Workman teams up with Christian Barry to present The God That Comes, a one-man rock `n` roll cabaret performance. This show has all the gusto of a rock concert, complemented by the theatrical intimacy of storytelling.

March 19–21, 8 p.m.

Belfry Theatre, 1291 Gladstone Ave.

Admission: $37 regular, $32 students and seniors.

For more information and to purchase tickets visit belfry.bc.ca

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