OPEN MIC INVITATION
Victoria Writers’ Society sends an open invitation to writers and listeners for five evenings in March. Musicians and small groups are welcome, as a microphone system is supplied. Bring in poems, stories, novels, or songs to share with others. Feel free to observe, perform, and connect with local writers and artists.
Mar. 5, 6, 12, 13, & 20, 5:30–8 p.m.
The Bay Centre Art Gallery, 1150 Douglas St., down Douglas St. escalator and turn left
To reserve a reading time, email firstname.lastname@example.org
VICTORIA BEER WEEK
Victoria Beer Week highlights B.C. craft breweries and educates about craft beer. Food vendors, seminars, movies, and micro-events are happening at various venues throughout the week.
Mar. 7–15, various times
For tickets and more information visit victoriabeerweek.com
WORDSTHAW PREQUEL EVENT 2015
The Malahat Review presents its final WordsThaw prequel event featuring three B.C. poets. The Poetry Salon features Kayla Czaga, Beth Kope, and Garth Martens reading their latest poetry works in the basement of Russell Books. After the reading, you will have a chance to talk to each poet about whatever strikes your fancy!
Mar. 10, 7:30–9 p.m.
Russell Books (basement), 734 Fort St.
For more information please visit malahatreview.ca/wordsthaw
NAOMI PUNK, PC WORSHIP, & LINE TRAPS
New experiences await you at Logan’s Pub with Naomi Punk, PC Worship, and Line Traps. Naomi Punk kicked off their EU, U.K., and U.S. Tour in Olympia, WA where the group resides. PC Worship (PC being a catalyst for ambiguity) is a band, solo project, and collective fusing a contemporary relationship with punk. This show is sponsored by Animal Production and CFUV 101.9 FM.
Mar. 8, 8 p.m.
Logan’s Pub, Cook St.
Tickets available at the door
CRAIGDARROCH CASTLE IN SONG
Join the UVic School of Music students at Craigdarroch Castle as they perform songs connecting with the castle’s history on two different evenings. The concert takes place in the upstairs ballroom with an original piano from the turn of the century. The program includes music by Noel Coward, Henry Purcell, traditional Chinese and Persian songs, and much more.
Mar. 8 & 15, 7 p.m.
Craigdarroch Castle, 1050 Joan Cres.
Tickets available at Craigdarroch Castle or by phone 250-592-5323
BYE BYE BIRDIE: A MUSICAL
Glenlyon Norfolk Senior School brings a classic back to life complete with bobby socks, poodle skirts, and pompadours. The romantic comedy is set in America during the draft and is loosely inspired by Elvis Presley being drafted into the United States Army.
Mar. 4–7, 7 p.m.
The Hall, Glenlyon Norfolk Senior School, 801 Bank St.
Admission: $8 for preview, $10 students/seniors, $14 adults regular.
Tickets available in person at the school or via phone at 250-370-6800
THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD
This choose-your-own-ending theatre production follows famous writer Charles Dickens’ unfinished final works. The intricate plot follows a brooding but brilliant music teacher who obsesses over a young betrothed Rosa Bud. Rosa’s fiancé Edwin Drood is swallowed up by a colourful cast of characters.
Mar. 5–21, showtimes vary depending on day
Langham Court Theatre, 805 Langham Court
Admission: $26 adults, $24 students/seniors, $21 for groups of 10 or more, $10 pre-ticket student sale
For more information visit langhamtheatre.ca
ONE WORLD: A PEARSON COLLEGE’S COLLABORATIVE SHOWCASE
160 people from 80 different countries bring in songs, stories, and dances from around the world to Victoria’s doorstep. Pearson College UWC is one of 14 United World Colleges open to 160 students across the globe, including each territory and province in Canada. The students work closely together for two years on a campus in Metchosin, and One World is their creative extension of unity. Support a great cause and learn about other cultures and your own.
Mar. 6–7, 2 p.m., 8 p.m.
Royal Theatre, 805 Broughton St.
Admission: $35 adults, $20 seniors/students, $15 children
For tickets and further information visit rmts.bc.ca