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What’s Going On: March 18 to 31, 2015

March 18, 2015 by Erin Blondeau, contributing writer

Tuesday Evenings
Weekly drop-in sports at Interurban
Interurban students are on a mission to spread health and wellness. The idea is to give Camosun students opportunities to participate in free/drop-in activities in a safe, inclusive, and social environment. The drop-in sports take place on Tuesdays from 8:30 to 9:30 pm at the PISE Gym at the Interurban campus and are available only to Camosun students (so be sure to bring your student card to get in).

Until Saturday, March 28
Sound explored through video
Translation is a unique and artistic video exploration of how sound can alter one’s environment and the space surrounding them. Vertical Gallery: Translation will be at Open Space until March 28; the hours are 12–5 pm, Tuesdays to Saturdays. Call 250–383–8833 for more information.

Tuesday, March 17 to Saturday, March 21
Voices from Palestine film festival
A series of films titled Voices from Palestine is being shown at the Fernwood Community Association and BCGEU Hall on Douglas Street. The films depict historical happenings from the mid 1900s to present day. The film festival is sponsored by non-profit and volunteer organizations and all funds go towards ongoing work for social justice. The shows run at various times from 7 pm to 8:30 pm. Visit victoriafriendsofcuba.wordpress.com for more information.

Thursday, March 19 and Friday, March 20
Experimenting with sound art through platforms
Japanese sound poet Tomomi Adachi is taking music and sound to a new dimension with his innovative inventions and artistic improvisations. Join Adachi as he creates musical instruments and poetry with the help of unlikely technological items. There will be a workshop for participants of all skill levels on March 19, and a musical event showcasing his work on March 20. The events start at 7 pm at Open Space on Fort Street. Visit voicefest2015.bpt.me for more information.

Friday, March 20 to Sunday, March 22
Renowned college’s ode to Broadway
The Canadian College of Performing Arts’ singers, dancers, and performers will feature their talents at the Royal Theatre in tribute to the best of Broadway. The show starts at 8 pm each night, with one afternoon show at 2 pm on Sunday. Tickets start at $30; visit rmts.bc.ca for more information.

Friday, March 20
Exploration of artistic traditions
The Victoria Conservatory of Music and Camosun International present the eighth annual Cultural Showcase. The event explores many cultural traditions, including Japanese pop culture, classical music, Indian and Mexican dance, and much more. The show is family-friendly and is organized by Camosun students. Start time is 7:30 pm at the Alix Goolden Performance Hall. Admission is by donation.

Saturday, March 21 and Sunday, March 22
Gore, bacon and zombies
Author and UBC Kelowna campus instructor Adam Lewis Schroeder has written a hilariously dark new novel, All-Day Breakfast. The novel depicts the story of a teacher-turned-zombie who is in disbelief of the clichéd idea of transforming into the undead. Schroeder uses humor, horror, and bacon to draw in his audience. He is launching All-Day Breakfast at two locations on Vancouver Island: Russell Books in Victoria on March 21 at 2 pm, and at The Old Firehouse Wine and Cocktail Bar in Duncan on March 22.

Sunday, March 22
Asperger’s Syndrome explored through art
An exploration of personal identity through the medium of photography is being showcased at Xchanges Gallery. Greg Klassen’s photographic series of artwork has been delicately created as a glimpse into the perspective of Asperger’s Syndrome. The show’s final day runs from 12–4 pm on Sunday. Visit xchangesgallery.org for more information.

Sunday, March 22
Shakespeare presented in HD performance
The Shakespeare masterpiece known as King Lear has been performed and filmed in HD by the Stratford Festival, North America’s premiere classical theatre company. Stratford Festival is beginning an initiative to capture all of Shakespeare’s plays throughout the next 10 years. King Lear will play at SilverCity in Tillicum Centre. The show starts at 12:55 pm. Visit cineplex.com for more information.

Tuesday, March 24
Real rockers take the stage at Lucky
True rock ‘n’ rollers and teen-crush-material duo High Kicks are playing with The Mohrs and Double Fuzz at Lucky Bar. The Mohrs have been 13 years in the making and are ready to bring partiers back to girl-ruling rock performances. Double Fuzz is a Calgary blues-rock band with catchy tunes and heart-pumping drum licks. Tickets can be purchased online at atomiqueproductions.com, Lyle’s Place, or Ditch Records.

Wednesday, March 25
Colin James to rock the Royal Theatre
Rock hero Colin James is coming to the Royal Theatre. James has been on the scene for decades and was mentored by the legendary Stevie Ray Vaughan, becoming a household rock star. Tickets start at $57. Visit rmts.bc.ca for more information.

Friday, March 27
Thrash groove is back!
The Cambie Esquimalt will be the scene of the long-awaited return of “thrash groove,” a genre of heavy metal that unfortunately took a solid hit when thrash fans realized that the mighty Pantera would never play together onstage again. Ladner, BC thrash-groovers Meridius will lead the charge with Disintegrate and Over the Coals also playing. The show starts at 9 pm and is $10 at the door. Thrash groove!

Friday, March 27
Inside Opera for Madama Butterfly
Madama Butterfly is the heroic tale of a geisha who falls in love with an American man. When her love returns to America, Butterfly waits patiently for his return with their child. The show’s music is by Giacomo Puccini. Guests are invited to Inside Opera at the Union Club at 11:45 am and 1:15 pm. Tickets are $25 and include a light lunch. Dress code is business attire. Call 250–382–1641 to reserve a spot.

Saturday, March 28
World’s craziest metal battle in Victoria
Hardcore metal thrashers should be excited: the world’s most intense metal battle is touring around Canada and will be making a stop in Victoria. Wacken Metal Battle Canada’s Victoria competition will take place on March 28 at the Cambie Esquimalt at 8 pm.

Victoria folk band West My Friend will be playing at Camosun’s Gibson Auditorium on March 28 (photo by Christopher Poynter).

Victoria folk band West My Friend will be playing at Camosun’s Gibson Auditorium on March 28 (photo by Christopher Poynter).

Saturday, March 28
Tech startup launches business with folk concert
Startup tech company MobileWRX Productions is a company designed to make campus life more fun and enjoyable by making the concert ticket-buying process flow smoothly. MobileWRX will be hosting its company launch with New School Tickets, Old School Cassettes, a concert taking place at Camosun College in the Gibson Auditorium. Victoria folk band West My Friend will be performing at the concert and will be releasing their newest album on cassette. Visit mobilewrx.com for more information and to purchase tickets.

Sunday, March 29
Three talented musicians to take the stage
Two-time Prairie Music Award winner and Juno nominee Oliver Swain, powerhouse vocalist and jazz musician Emily Braden, and classically trained cellist and composer Ben Sollee will be combining their contrasting talents in a night of powerful musical collaboration. The event takes place at the Fairfield United Church at 7 pm. Tickets are $18 in advance and $22 at the door. Tickets can be purchased at Lyle’s place, Larsen’s Music or at eventbrite.ca.

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