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What’s Going On: May 11 to June 14, 2016

May 11, 2016 by Pascale Archibald, student editor

Until Monday, May 23
Water, pigment, and paper is all it takes
Well, perhaps a little talent is also required in order to have a collection displayed in the Greater Victoria Art Gallery. Water + Pigment + Paper, co-curated by Michelle Jacques and Nicole Stanbridge, is on display until May 23. Visit for more information.

Until Tuesday, May 24
Alumni art
Camosun alumni Samantha Radons and Kazmear A. Johnston have their art on display at Open Space’s annual Vertical Gallery installations this month. See for more details.

Until Thursday, June 23
Water is neat, ’cause of the way it is
In honour of World Water Day on March 22, the Victoria Film Festival is holding their latest mini-festival. The Wild Water Festival will focus on extreme water sports, travel, and the environment. Submissions for the festival are open until June 23; there is no charge to submit. For more information or to submit a film, visit or

Wednesday, May 11 until Sunday, June 26
Paintings of old Japan
It was only in the 18th century that the literati style of Chinese Southern School painting came to be studied; now you can study it too at the Nanga: Literati Painting in Old Japan exhibit. See for more info.

Wednesday, May 18 until Saturday, May 28
One fest to rule them all
Intrepid Theatre’s Uno Fest is North America’s longest-running festival of solo experimental and contemporary performances. As a bonus, the opening-night performance at every show at Intrepid Theatre and Metro Studio is pay-what-you-can for tickets at the door. To find out about the performances this year, and for information on ticket and pass prices, visit

Toronto’s Young Empires are bringing their rock to town for a show at Sugar on Wednesday, May 18 (photo provided).

Toronto’s Young Empires are bringing their rock to town for a show at Sugar on Wednesday, May 18 (photo provided).

Wednesday, May 18
The empire strikes back
Come spend a Wednesday night at Sugar with Young Empires and Blajk on May 18. Advance tickets are $15; doors are at 8 pm. More information on this event can be found at

Friday, May 20 and Saturday, May 21
If the shoe fits
Ballet Victoria presents the performance that established their artistic voice in Canada. The tale of Cinderella is told through the group’s choreography, designs, costumes, and score. The show is playing at the Royal Theatre on Friday at 7:30 pm and at 2 pm on Saturday. Tickets start at $30. For more information, visit

Friday, May 27
AfriCa Fest Victoria
The Victoria African & Caribbean Cultural Society is celebrating the cultural diversity of Africa through food, music, and dance. The dinner is scheduled from 6:30 pm until 11:30 pm at the Vic West Community Centre. For more information or to purchase tickets to this event, visit

Saturday, June 4
Transmissions from the other side
Stop in to see the season opening of Trans-Pacific Transmission: Video Art Across the Pacific. The exhibit features the work of artists from around the Pacific Rim; it looks at the history of the trans-Pacific exchange. For more information on the display and for gallery hours, head over to

Monday, June 6
Local women get awarded
The third annual Unlimited Woman Awards, held at the Victoria Conference Centre, will celebrate women in the local community. To view a full list of awards, or to nominate someone for an award, head on over to

Thursday, June 9
Drum fun
Head down to Fairfield United Church, at the corner of Moss and Fairfield, for a free drumming workshop. And don’t be intimidated if you’re not exactly Neil Peart on the bongos; beginners are welcome. Drums are provided, but feel free to bring your own. The event runs from 7 pm to 8:30 pm; space is limited, so reserve at

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