Art Café @ the VEC
This night marks the beginning of a monthly art-saturated event featuring affordable artwork, a silent auction, raffles, local live music, drink specials, and food. Basically, some rad people have put together an art show that students can afford and be part of. Don’t miss live drawing, comedy, and much more on opening night. To be a part of Art Café, email Angela Hillier at email@example.com.
Victoria Event Centre, 1415 Broad St.
Wednesday, Nov. 25, 7–10 p.m.
$5 admission; tickets available at picatic.com.
Learn to take action for the betterment of the planet at this regional convergence promoting social and environmental change. The assembly is hosted by the UVSS and discusses indigenous rights, sovereignty, culture, and identity. This event invites engagement through skill sharing, planning sessions, workshops, and guest speakers. Also, free food! Be sure to stick around for the after party hosted by SocialCoast taking place at Felicita’s Pub.
UVic Student Union Building
Saturday, Nov. 28, all day
Free admission; register at uvss.ca/assemble/.
All members of the community are invited; reserve a spot on the Community Action Bus by emailing
firstname.lastname@example.org (include your name and contact info).
Oaklands West Coast Winter Market
Support your ever-growing local economy at this progressive and unique market. Over 60 vendors from all over Greater Victoria are showing off their farm-fresh produce, repurposed jewelry, crafts, gourmet food, handmade body products and much more. West My Friend, Evan Cheadle, and Cosy Father will also be providing folk music performances that will take you back to a simpler time. And what would a day market be without a beer garden featuring Hoyne Brewing Company and Merridale Ciderworks? There will also be a surplus of tasty food vendors on-site and activities for kids.
Oaklands Community Centre, 1-2827 Belmont Ave.
Saturday Nov 28, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Admission by donation, minimum $3.
Complete list of vendors at oaklandscommunitycentre.com.
The Once and Vinyl Cafe with Stuart McLean
The Once, an award-winning folk trio all the way from Newfoundland, are opening for CBC’s Vinyl Cafe featuring Stuart McLean. McLean is a radio host, best-selling author, renowned journalist, and not to mention, a very funny man. Don’t miss this diversified show, opening with Canadian musical talent.
Royal Theatre Victoria, 805 Broughton St.
Thursday, Nov. 26, 7:30 p.m. and Friday, Nov. 27, 7:30 p.m.
Tickets starting at $57; available at rmts.bc.ca/events.
Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra, The Party on High Street, and Fox Glove
Victoria Ska Society is hosting a folk and funk filled dance night. Come celebrate the release of Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra’s new album, Love. TMO mixes old-style gypsy folk with an indie psych sound. The Party on High Street has a jazzy funk sound and the all-female Fox Glove trio will introduce you to their “fox pop.” There will be separate bar, but all ages are welcome.
White Eagle Polish Hall, 90 Dock St.
Saturday Nov. 21, 8 p.m.
Tickets $14.50; available in advance at Lyle’s Place, Vinyl Envy, and ticketweb.ca.
Mosqoy Rock Show Fundraiser Featuring The Normons
Mosqoy is a registered Canadian charitable organization, founded by a UVic grad named Ashli Akins in 2006. The organization helps fund education for indigenous Quechua youth in Peru and also helps revitalize the country’s rural textile trade. In January 2016, two students from Peru will come to UVic to study English through the English Language Program for a total of three months. These students will also participate in Mosqoy’s Global Stewardship program by visiting Victoria high schools to engage local youth in issues like human rights, globalization, aboriginal rights, responsible tourism, cultural degradation, and more. Mosqoy is holding a fundraiser for the cost of its students’ experience living in Victoria and traveling from Peru. The Normons band is having a show to support this amazing cause. If this sounds like your jam, check it out!
Norway House, 1110 Hillside Ave.
Friday, Nov. 27, 7 p.m.
$10 students, $12 regular; available at Hernande’z, The Local General Store, and Ivy’s Books. $10 at the door.