THE PRINCE OF VANCOUVER ART
Nigel Prince, the executive director of Vancouver’s Contemporary Art Gallery, has an eye for innovative projects, emerging talent, and bringing an international perspective to the scene. Join Prince, the latest Visiting Artist in UVic’s Department of Visual Arts series, as he discusses his thoughts on the current art scene. Leave with a different perspective on art and new terms to use at your next cocktail party.
Mar. 4, 8–9:30 p.m.
Room A162, Visual Arts Building, UVic, 3800 Finnerty Rd.
Admission is free and everyone is welcome.
FLATHEAD VALLEY ART EXHIBITION LAUNCH
Join Sierra Club BC, The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society, and the Flathead Wild team as they promote 15 paintings from six world-renown Kootenay-based artists. Artists hiked to the Flathead River Basin to capture the last underdeveloped river system on the 49th parallel. Along with paintings, this exhibit includes a presentation on Flathead River Valley biodiversity, and a campaign for a National Park and Wildlife Management Area in the Southern Rockies by Dr. Peter Wood. Snacks and refreshments included.
Mar. 5, 7–8:30 p.m.
Greater Victoria Public Library, Central Meeting Room, 735 Broughton St.
For more information visit flathead.ca
PREQUEL EVENT AT PLANET EARTH POETRY: TRANSLATION ISSUE READING
Join local writers Patrick Friesen, Goran Marić, and Derk Wynand, who contributed translations of the Malahat Review’s theme issue, “At Home in Translation: Canadians Translate the World”. These three writers translate the works of European poets, Ulrikka S. Gernes, Dragan Jovanovic Danilov, and Dorothea Grünzweig. Head to the Malahat website for exclusive interviews, features and more information.
Feb. 27, 7:30 p.m., doors at 7:00 p.m.
Hillside Coffee and Tea, 1633 Hillside Ave. #103 (across from Hillside Mall)
Admission: $3–5 with proceeds going to Planet Earth Poetry (PEP)
For more information visit malahatreview.ca
KIX N’ RHYTHM DANCE COMPETITION
Karen Clarke Dance Studio features a shake down performance of competition groups at the Farquhar Auditorium. If you enjoy watching expression through movement this is a great event to see. Karen Clarke Dance Studio offers a fast-paced evening with various dancing styles. See talented dancers perform lyrical, tap, jazz, ballet, hip hop, and more.
Feb. 28 at 6:30 p.m.
Farquhar Auditorium, University Centre, UVic, 3800 Finnerty Rd.
Buy tickets online at tickets.uvic.ca
MOON’S SLOW BEER WEEKEND
The Moon Under Water Brewery & Pub hosts Victoria’s first slow beer festival celebrating all things ‘slow.’ Barrel-aged and sour brews are paired with slow-cooked food. Menu items include pulled-pork sliders, smoked mac and cheese, bacon-wrapped mozzarella meatballs, and much more. Enjoy over 20 beers on tap all weekend. Admission is free.
Feb. 28–Mar. 1, 11:30 a.m.–8 p.m.
The Moon Under Water Brewery & Pub, 350 Bay St.
For more information visit facebook.com/moonbrewery
If you want to learn more about the controversial story of Edward Snowden, here’s your chance. Snowden provides first-hand information about the unprecedented global surveillance program used by the U.S. government. The National Security Agency (NSA) whistleblower is visited in Hong Kong by a documentarian and reporter to gain deeper insight into the scandal. A must-see!
Mar. 3–4, 7 p.m. & 9:15 p.m.
Cinecenta Films, UVic, 3800 Finnerty Rd.
Admission: $4.75- $7.75
For more information please visit cinecenta.com
STARS WITH HEY ROSETTA!
Two Canadian bands hit the Royal Theatre for an all-ages show presented by Atomique Productions and The Zone. Spend your Sunday immersed in audio and visual performances at the spectacular setting of the Royal Theatre.
Mar. 1, 7:00 p.m.
Royal Theatre, 805 Broughton Ave.
Tickets available McPherson Box Office, #3 Centennial Square and online at rmts.bc.ca
LEGALLY BLONDE: THE MUSICAL
St. Michael’s University School presents Legally Blonde: The Musical, a Broadway production which first hit the stage in 2007. Based on Amanda Brown’s novel and feature length film, the story follows a blonde bombshell as she tries to find love at Harvard University, but soon discovers her natural tact for law.
Feb. 26–28, 7:30 p.m. Matinee Saturday at 2:00 p.m.
McPherson Playhouse, #3 Centennial Square Victoria
For tickets and more information visit rmts.bc.ca