Events: March 7–14

Arts 

Thursday, March 6
Tamas Dobozy reading at Open Space
In partnership with UVic’s Department of Writing, Open Space will be hosting Tamas Dobozy to read excerpts from Siege 13, his book of short stories. The reading will begin at 7:30 p.m., located at 510 Fort St. Admission is by donation.

Friday, March 7
Support UVic’s orchestra
Attend UVic’s orchestra performance in the University Centre as part of Ideafest 2014. Tickets for students are complimentary if reserved 48 hours in advance, or $5 at the door.

Wednesday, March 12
Visiting artist series: Carol Wainio
Stop by the UVic Visual Arts building from 8–10 p.m. to learn about Canadian visual artist Carol Wainio, who has exhibited her work widely across Canada.

Community

Friday, March 7
International Women’s Day Luncheon
Experience Victoria’s 4th annual luncheon celebrating International Women’s Day, at a cost of $75. The luncheon, organized by the Bridges for Women Society, includes a silent auction, inspirational speakers, and networking opportunities. The event will take place at the Union Club of B.C., 805 Gordon St. from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Sunday, March 9
Victoria orchid show
Looking to get away from campus and Victoria’s downtown? Take a trip to Our Lady of Fatima Hall, at 4635 Elk Lake Rd. for a rare, blooming orchid show. Entry is $7, any time between 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Monday, March 10
Gentle yoga Monday
Start your week off relaxed with a half hour yoga session at First Metropolitan United Church, 932 Balmoral Rd. The gentle session takes place from 10:30 to 11 a.m., at a cost of $5.

Food & Drink

Wednesday, March 12
Bin 4 half-priced burgers
Take a mid-week burger break after 9 p.m., by getting 50 per cent off with purchase of a drink. Offer applies all week. Bin 4 is located at 180-911 Yates St.

Lectures

Friday, March 7
Oriental rug seminar
Drop by Ten Thousand Villages at 1009 Government St. for a free seminar on the origins of fair trade oriental rugs and the artisans who create them. Between 7 and 8 p.m., learn how to distinguish between Persian, Tribal, and Bokhara rugs.

Saturday, March 8
Chinatown guided tour
Did you know Victoria is home to Canada’s oldest Chinatown? Take a 90 minute guided tour and enrich your knowledge of Victoria’s past, starting at 10:30 a.m. Tickets are $13 for students, paid in cash at the corner of Government and Fisgard (“Big Pearl” statue) before the tour begins.

Music

Tuesday, March 11
Swing music night at Swans Brewpub
Don’t let Tuesdays get you down. Attend a swing music night at Swans Brewpub. Entry is free, and a pint of Swans beer is on special for $4.50. Music begins at 9 p.m., at 506 Pandora Ave.

Thursday, March 13
Lucky Bar’s Sock Hop Thursdays
Playing the best dance hits from the 1950s to the 1970s, get your dance on from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. for only $5 cover. Lucky Bar is located at 517 Yates St.

 

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