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What’s Going On: November 18 to December 1, 2015

November 18, 2015 by Pascale Archibald, student editor

Wednesday, November 18 until Saturday, November 21
Three useless coins
Head over to the Phoenix Theatre at UVic for some musical satire in The Threepenny Opera. In an absurd dystopian future and a society where money corrupts, law is fickle, crime pays, and Mack the Knife displays his broken moral compass in song. For ticket prices and show times visit

Wednesday, November 18 until Tuesday, November 24
Why not take some time out of your day to stop and admire some art? Head over to Dales Gallery, located at 537 Fisgard Street, where seven talented local artists have their works displayed in Raincoast Reflections Exhibition; Beyond Persona. More info can be found at

Thursday, November 19
Protecting endangered plants
Victoria’s Native Plant Study Group is presenting Thomas Munson’s talk on Victoria’s endangered plants on November 19. The evening’s presentation looks at the protection and management of the natural areas and parks within the city. The focus will be on the recent project in Beacon Hill Park, where funding has been granted to protect and enhance the populations of five red-listed species. The talk, which is free for students, starts at 7 pm in room D116 of UVic’s MacLaurin building. More info on this event can be found at

Thursday, November 19
Dining for a cause
Join Victoria’s Conservatory of Music and local restaurants in From Breakfast to Beethoven, a day of fundraising aimed at feeding local schoolkids. The option to donate at one of the participating restaurants will be available. According to the organizers of From Breakfast to Beethoven, up to 30 percent of children arrive at school hungry every morning. For a list of participating restaurants and more information on the program visit the Victoria Conservancy of Music website at

Michael Kaeshammer is bringing his music to town on November 27 (photo provided).

Michael Kaeshammer is bringing his music to town on November 27 (photo provided).

Friday, November 27
Boogie woogie blues
Spend an evening grooving out to some amazing blues and jazz performed by Michael Kaeshammer and his band. Kaeshammer is a talented Canadian pianist and singer who has earned international success for his charismatic style and swinging tunes. The show is at the McPherson Playhouse, starts at 7:30 pm, and tickets are $32-$39. For more info check out

Saturday, November 28
Doors fan?
Head over to the Duke Saloon, located at 502 Discovery Street, for The Unknown Soldiers, a tribute to The Doors. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Event starts at 8 pm, but doors (the physical ones with knobs and stuff) are at 7. Check out for more information.

Saturday, November 28
Cook Street crafting
The annual Christmas craft sale and silent auction on Cook Street runs from 9:30 am until 2:30 pm at 380 Cook Street. This free event features 30 craft vendors. The silent auction features prizes from 60 businesses; lunch will be available for $5 and Santa will be there, so bring your kids along! Visit for more information.

Sunday, November 29
Winter birding!
Get out into nature with a birding adventure at Witty’s Lagoon Regional Park in Metchosin. Find out just how many birds call southern Vancouver Island home for the winter with a guided identifying session by a CRD regional parks naturalist. Bring your binoculars and enthusiasm for birding to the nature centre meeting place. This free event runs from 10 am until 12 pm and is recommended for ages 9 and up (all you 8-year-olds are just plain out of luck). Find out more by visiting at

Tuesday, December 1
Book launch
Award-winning Victorian author Mark Zuehlke launches his new book, Through Blood and Sweat: A Remembrance Trek Across Sicily’s World War II Battlegrounds at Munro’s Books at 7:30 pm. More information on this free event can be found at

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