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What’s Going On: August 19, 2015 issue

August 27, 2015 by

Friday and Saturday nights in August
Free flicks outside
Let’s face it: it’s really hard to say no to checking out free classic movies like The Secret of Nimh (!) being screened for free at various locations outside (Beacon Hill Park, Broadmead Village, and the Legislature). What do you have to do that is possibly better than this? Nothing. Check out for the schedule and locations.

Friday, August 21 and Saturday, August 22
Art of the Trio
Join pianist George Colligan, bassist John Lee, and drummer Kelby MacNayr for two special nights of jazz from the aptly named George Colligan Trio. The Friday show is $15 for students and $20 for others with an 8 pm start time at Hermann’s Jazz Club (753 View Street). The Saturday show takes place at Northern Quarter (1724 Douglas Street), also starting at 8 pm.

Saturday, August 22 and Sunday, August 23
The thin line between Beethoven and ABBA
Victoria Summer Choir is celebrating its tenth anniversary by playing a wide range of tunes. Check it out at 7 pm on August 22 at St. Mary’s Anglican Church (1701 Elgin Road) and 3 pm on August 23 at St. Elizabeth Church (10030 Third Street, in Sidney). Email for more information.

Sunday, August 23
Kelby MacNayr and friends
An all-star jazz session, led by Kelby MacNayr and featuring John Lee, Roy Styffe, and more, takes place at Hermann’s Jazz Club at 753 View Street. The door price is $15 for students and $20 for others.

Tuesday, August 25 and Friday, August 28
Pesky plants
The Land Conservancy is looking for volunteers to help remove invasive species on their land covenants in the Highlands region of Victoria. The pulling of pesky weeds and other invasive species will take place from 10 am to 2 pm on both days. For more information, email or contact Torrey at 250–479–8053.

Thursday, August 27 to Sunday, September 6
Probably tacos for me
The Best Meal You Ever Ate is being billed as a “serio-comedy” about Jews and Nazis and one tasty meal that may or may not be kosher. The play is being put on at Emanu-El Synagogue, 1461 Blanshard Street. Email for times and other info.

Thursday, August 27
That’s Anciients with two Is, of course
If you like it loud, Vancouver metal band Anciients are definitely worth checking out. They bring the noise but bring the rockin’ riffs as well. The heaviness goes down at Distrikt; see for more info.

Friday, August 28 to Sunday, August 30
Get integrated
The ninth annual Integrate Arts Festival is a free… what, you’re sold already? Me too; I like free. This one shows off Victoria’s smaller art galleries; see for more info.

Sunday, August 30
Retro swinging organ is go!
Come and check out the retro swinging sounds of the Tony Genge Organ Trio on August 30. The trio consists of Hammond organist Tony Genge, tenor Roy Styffe, and drummer Kelby MacNayr, along with special guest guitarist Andrew Janusson. The show starts at 7:30 pm at Hermann’s Jazz Club (753 View Street) and is $15 for students and $20 for others.

The National Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China present Peking Dreams at the University of Victoria on September 5 (photo provided).

The National Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China present Peking Dreams at the University of Victoria on September 5 (photo provided).

Saturday, September 5
The national acrobat
Peking Dreams is a performance by the National Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China that features ballet, tumbling, plate spinning, contortionism, and much more. Did we say plate spinning? We sure did. It goes down at 2 pm at UVic’s Farquhar Auditorium. $26 for students; see for more info.

Tuesday, September 8
Sing your heart out
Local women’s choir the Crystal Singers are looking for some new voices to join them Tuesday evenings from 7:30 to 9:30 at St. Aidan’s United Church, located at 3703 St. Aidan’s Road. Their fall session starts on September 8; email for information.

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