White Poppy Euro Tour Kick Off with the Backhomes and Slumberland
Lowkey psych act from Vancouver, White Poppy, will be Eurotripping in March. Come support the kickoff of their tour and new album Natural Phenomena. Cassettes are available at the show. The Backhomes are a complimentary psych and shoegaze rock duo, while openers Slumberland are a local band.
Sunday, Feb. 21 at 8:30 p.m.
$10 at the door
Kelby MacNayr hosts an open stage for soul, jazz, latin, samba, and blues. Come and jam with fellow musicians and let your creative synapses fire. Drums, bass, piano, amp, and mic are supplied.
Northern Quarter, 1724 Douglas St.
Tuesday, Feb. 23 at 8 p.m.
Oscar Night at Yates Street Taphouse
If you want to pretend like you’re at the Oscars, then rent a tux or gown and dodge the paparazzi on the way to Yates Street Taphouse. The venue is putting on their third annual showing of the Oscars on the big screen. The night will be accompanied by food and drink specials, and no, you don’t have to dress up.
Yates Street Taphouse Bar & Grill, 759 Yates Street
Sunday, Feb. 28 at 4 p.m.
Local Love: Oaklands Sunset Market Fundraiser
Enjoy local appies from Northern Quarter, Hoyne Brewing Company beer and Sea Cider, and live music from the New Groovement and Chance Lovett & the Broken Hearted. All the proceeds from the event go to support the 2016 Oaklands Sunset Market series, by increasing accessibility to our farmer’s markets and promoting local food security. There will also be a silent auction featuring goods from local shops.
The Atrium, 800 Yates Street
Saturday, Feb. 20 from 7 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
Tickets $20 at evenbrite.ca
Biodiversity, Climate Change and B.C.’s Flathead Valley
Brian Keating is a world-renowned naturalist and explorer featured on CBC’s “Going Wild”, and he’s coming to Victoria to give a presentation on biodiversity and general love for the wild. Richard Hebda of the Royal B.C. Museum will also speak about his personal research on climate change in the Crown of Continent region and in the Ktunaxa First Nations traditional territory of the Flathead River Basin. A video featuring Keating’s exploration of the Flathead River Basin will also be shown.
Royal B.C. Museum, 675 Belleville Street
Wednesday, Feb. 24 at 7 p.m.
Tickets at royalbcmuseum.bc.ca; admission is free (registration required)
The Time is NOW: A Public Forum on Supervised Consumption Services in Victoria, BC
Join the discussion regarding supervised consumption sites in the city and find out what it will take to make the project possible in 2016. This conversation is motivated by recent overdose deaths in Victoria, demanding our community take charge of its needs. Speakers include Leslie McBain, founder of harm reduction advocacy group mumsDU; harm reduction advocate and Medical Health Officer Dr. Perry Kendall; former drug user Donovan Mahoney; and Sheldon Fox and Colin Cayer from the Yes2SCS campaign.
Victoria City Hall, 1 Centennial Square
Wednesday, Feb. 24 from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Vandana Shiva in Victoria
Join Dr. Vandana Shiva in a conversation about food security that goes beyond climate change and loss of biodiversity. Shiva encourages community control over food supply and offers knowledge surrounding which foods to incorporate and foster in local contexts, while remaining responsible to global climate change and poverty. Bring questions and an active interest in connecting with local food initiatives.
University Centre Farquhar Auditorium
Monday, Feb. 29 from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Tickets $20 in advance or $25 at the door; available at tickets.uvic.ca