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What’s Going On: January 20 to February 2, 2016

January 20, 2016 by Pascale Archibald, student editor

Wednesday, January 20 until Saturday, January 30
Tap dancing comedy
The Langham Court Theatre is starting off the new year with Stepping Out. Set in the 1980s in a dingy church hall, the show features a group of wannabe tap dancers stumbling their way through dance classes in a comedic way. Shows start at 8 pm, with 2 pm matinees on January 23 and 30. Student tickets are $19, with $10 “student rush” tickets available in limited quantities 15 minutes before curtain. For more information visit

Wednesday, January 20 until Sunday, January 31
Abstract times four
Visit Dales Gallery and Framing Studio at 537 Fisgard Street for their latest art show. Four amazing abstract artists—Lorraine Betts, Joanna Pettit, Lynda McKewan, and Marjorie Allen—have teamed up to showcase their work. For more information and gallery hours visit

Saturday, January 23 and Sunday, January 24
Melodiousness of the Isles
The Victorian Mendelssohn Choir would like to share their melodious voices with you for the weekend with a performance directed by Maestro Simon Leung called Melodies from the British Isles. They will be performing at the Oak Bay United Church (1355 Mitchell Street) on Saturday at 7 pm, and on Sunday at 3 pm in the St. Elizabeth Church (10030 Third Street in Sidney). Tickets are $20; for more information contact or call 250-590-6335.

Sunday, January 24
Who hoots how?
Take a stroll through Mill Hill Regional Park on a free all-ages guided walk to learn owl calls and the owls that make them. The guided walk will run from 1 until 2:30 pm. Anyone interested in joining in should meet at the kiosk in the parking lot off Atkins Avenue. For more information visit

Corb Lund is bringing a bit of Alberta to town on January 26 (photo provided).

Corb Lund is bringing a bit of Alberta to town on January 26 (photo provided).

Tuesday, January 26
Albertan honky-tonk
Corb Lund brings his Albertan honky-tonk style to Victoria with his Winter Campaign tour. His latest album, Things That Can’t Be Undone, is a collection of songs heavily influenced by ’60s and ’70s rock and country. The show starts at 8 pm at the McPherson Playhouse. Ticket prices start at $41; to find out more or to purchase tickets visit

Thursday, January 28
Ogden Point history
The Victoria Historical Society presents Ogden Point and the history that shaped it. Doug Rhodes will paint its historical picture at James Bay New Horizons, located at 239 Menzies Street. Visit for more information.

Friday, January 29
Quinter wonderland
The Camosun College Women’s Collective and Pride Collective are hosting the third annual Quinterfest from 6 to 9 pm on Friday, January 29. It will be an evening of dancing, socializing, and eating, all taking place in the Richmond House. Those who have dietary restrictions, have no fear: there will be a mix of vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options available. For more information check out the Camosun College Student Society Facebook page or, or email

Saturday, January 30
Iron Mine Bay exploration
Join a merry band of explorers and a trusty CRD guide on an expedition through East Sooke Park. The journey (a guided adult walk) will begin at Pike Road, and those with grit and gumption will end up in Iron Mine Bay. Hopeful explorers should bring their sturdiest hiking shoes, water, and a lunch. Pre-registration for this free hike is required, as there is limited space. Call 250-478-3344 by January 28 to register. More information on this event can be found at

Saturday, February 13
Valentine peep show
The Cheesecake Burlesque Revue is putting on their sixth annual Bump and Grind Valentine at The Roxy Theatre, located at 2657 Quadra St. The doors are at 7:30 and the show is at 8:30. Tickets are $22 in advance and $25 at the door.

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