Wall2wall: a fifty fifty show opening & BBQ party
If art and BBQ is your jam, you could probably do a lot worse than this little shindig. The fifty fifty arts collective is hosting a fundraiser that’ll feature art (of course), hot dogs (alright), and “beverages” (wink wink). There’ll be art for sale, too, all under $100.
The fifty fifty arts collective, 2516 Douglas St.
Thursday, July 14, 7 p.m.
Tickets available at thefiftyfifty.net.
More info available at thefiftyfifty.net/about
Esquimalt’s Outdoor Cinema: Monty Python & the Holy Grail
Take it from someone who attended last year: the annual outdoor cinema event is a pretty good time. This year’s feature is the hilarious Monty Python & the Holy Grail, a classic of British humour, and as such will feature medieval performers! Oh my god! You’ll wanna get there faster than an unladen swallow.
Bullen Park, 115 Lyall St.
Wednesday, July 13; show starts at sunset; medieval performers from 8:30–9:30 p.m.
Admission is free and open to all; concession proceeds support the Esquimalt Lions.
Boneyard Beer Canadian Launch Party
Mhmm, now who doesn’t like beer? Well, lots of people, I suppose. But if you’re into it, the Drake Eatery is hosting a tasting of Boneyard Beer, a brewery from Bend, Ore. Come check it out, and try some of the other tasty sips on offer at the Drake.
The Drake Eatery, 517 Pandora Ave.
Saturday, July 30, all day.
Admission is free but beer is not.
Man Made Lake / Hawking / Carter & The Capitals / Zoubi & The Sea
In the words of one Martlet staff writer, this should be a “wicked gig.” Looking at the lineup, I’d say he’s right. We got a mix of punk, funk, and rock, we got drinks, it’s Friday night . . . you know what’s up. Check it out.
Lucky Bar, 517 Yates St.
Friday, July 15, 7 p.m.–2 a.m.; show starts at 8 p.m.
$10 admission at the door; 19+ only.
Vaultry w/ Air Combat, Bodies, and anchorage
This is a good ol’ local show to fulfill all your Friday night needs, with Victoria post-hardcore outfit Vaultry leading the charge. Bodies and Anchorage keep the YYJ representation at a premium, while Air Combat makes the flight from Vancouver.
Victoria Event Center, 1415 Broad St.
Friday, July 29; doors at 8 p.m.
$10 presale; $15 at the door; 19+ only.
Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre presents The Importance of Being Earnest
Oscar Wilde’s most enduring and popular play, considered by some to be the greatest comedy every written, comes to Victoria this month. Directed by Theatre professor and Blue Bridge founding member Fran Gebhard, the cast and crew includes a mix of Phoenix Theatre professors, alumni, and students.
The Roxy Theatre, 2657 Quadra St.
Tuesday, July 5–17; showtimes vary.
Tickets are $24–$46; more info available at bluebridgetheatre.ca/the-importance-of-being-earnest
Greater Victoria Shakespeare Festival
400 years after his passing, we’re still celebrating the works of the Bard himself, William Shakespeare. This year’s festival features two productions: The Winters Tale and Twelfth Night, the latter of which inspired the comedic masterpiece She’s The Man, starring Amanda Bynes. Both productions showcase the talents of numerous UVic Fine Arts grads, so check it out and show your support. Dress for the weather!
Camosun College, outside Dunlop House.
Thursday, July 7–30; showtimes vary.
Tickets are $19–$24; festival passes available for $33–$42.
More info available at vicshakespeare.com.