Events: Dec 17–Jan 1

Culture Events


Ipseity Now: New Painting of Chromatic Exuberance

The Ministry of Casual Living brings you the work of four Victoria painters: Roy Green, Ira Hoffecker, PJ Kelly, and Pete Kohut. This art exhibit features regenerated elements of identity including depictions of historical sites, personal mementos, and media images. Apple Pipe will perform an electronic set during the art show’s opening night.

Opening on Thursday, Dec. 17 at 7 p.m.; exhibit will be featured until Monday, Dec. 28.

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens

If you don’t know why we dedicated an entire issue to Star Wars, then treat yourself to the answer when the newest movie is released in theaters. If you really want to be wowed, check out the IMAX 3D version at Silver City.

Thursday, Dec. 17 at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. at Cineplex Odeon, 780 Yates St.,

(IMAX 3D) Thursday, Dec. 17 at 7 p.m. and 10:15 p.m. at SilverCity, 3130 Tillicum Rd.

Lethal Christmas at Intrepid Theatre

If you’re tired of the boring holiday routine, check out this Christmas improv show inspired by ‘80s action films. Who thought of mixing Die Hard, Lethal Weapon, and Christmas? Paper Street Theatre, that’s who.

Thursday, Dec. 17 at 8 p.m., Friday Dec. 18 at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 19 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Intrepid Theatre, 2-1609 Blanshard St.

Tickets available at


Willie Thrasher and Linda Saddleback, w/ Malcolm Biddle, Cosy Father, Janet Rogers, and Kevin Sipreano Howe

Willie Thrasher is an Inuk singer and songwriter from Aklavik, N.W.T., who played in one of the first Inuit rock bands during the ‘60s. He and Linda Saddleback will share their combined talent that’s kept them featured on CFUV and various music charts across Canada. Malcolm Biddle is frontman to Dada Plan, but he’s trying out a folkish-psychedelia solo venture. Janet Rogers has been Victoria’s poet laureate since 2012, and will be sharing spoken word poetry dealing with cultural and political themes. Cosy Father is an experimental local folk musician with soothingly meditative vocals. Kevin Sipreano Howe will be hosting the event and DJing between sets.

Copper Owl, 1900 Douglas St.

Friday, Dec. 18 at 8 p.m.

$15 at the door, or $10 in advance at

A Very Northern Quarter Kitch-mas

Celebrate the holidays and help fight hunger by attending this diverse music show hosted by Jackie Wilde and Nick Lyons of analogue Magazine. All cash donations from this event go towards the Mustard Seed, a non-profit organization working to combat hunger in the Victoria. There will also be a box for non-perishable food items, adult winter jackets, and toys. The line-up includes Gord Light, Hart and Stone, Fox Glove, Chris Herbst and Mike Brooks, Steph Macpherson, Oliver Swain, and a surprise grand finale.

Northern Quarter, 1724 Douglas St.

Sunday, Dec. 20 at 8 p.m.

Entry by cash or item donation.

Copper Owl’s Second Annual Last Minute Xmas Market and Party

Don’t miss the exciting time of year when we can go to the Copper Owl during daytime! The market features various vendors selling locally made gifts, original art, vinyl records, and artisan food. Of course, there’ll be a Hoyne Brewing Co. beer tasting station on site. The bar will also be serving local brew, snacks, and seasonal drinks, including rum and eggnog and hot toddies. DJ Pitchbender will be spinning vinyl throughout the day, so this event covers all good time bases.

Copper Owl, 1900 Douglas St.

Sunday, Dec. 20 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

$2 at the door, or donation of a non-perishable food item.


NYE with Woolworm, Pinner, Love Cuts, Dummy Pops, and Hurtin’

Say goodbye to 2015 and ring in the new year by melting into a sea of West Coast punk. Visiting from Vancouver are Woolworm, a tough rock and pop band, and the super lo-fi Love Cuts. Also attending the party are local bands Pinner, Dummy Pops and Hurtin’. Pinner is a punk pop group that will surely cause some flailing. Dummy Pops’ punk music features loud guitars and intense vocals. Hurtin’ meshes perfectly with the lineup and adds some powerful femininity.

Logan’s Pub, 1821 Cook St.

Thursday, Dec. 31 at 9 p.m. to Friday, Jan. 1 at 2 a.m.

$10 at the door.