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What’s Going On: June 15 to July 12, 2016

June 15, 2016 by Pascale Archibald, Student Editor

Until Tuesday, June 21
Have a seat
Camosun College Fine Furniture and Joinery students will be displaying their end-of-year projects at this exhibit, which is open to the public, at the Arts Centre at Cedar Hill Recreation Centre, located at 3220 Cedar Hill Road. See for info.

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 this festival are open until June 23 on Film Freeway; there is no charge to submit. For more information or to submit a film, visit or

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

This story originally appeared in our June 15, 2016 issue.

This story originally appeared in our June 15, 2016 issue.

Friday, June 3 to Saturday, December 31
Holy mammoth!
The Royal BC Museum is hosting the best-preserved woolly mammoth specimen here in Victoria. This 40,000-year-old baby is on loan from northern Siberia, Russia. For more information on hours and ticket prices, go to

Wednesday, June 15
Time to get entomological
For one day only, from 12 pm until 12:30 pm, join this behind-the-scenes entomology tour at the Royal BC Museum. It’s free with admission or a museum membership and is limited to 10 people, so if you’re interested be sure to sign up at 11 am in the museum’s lobby. For more information, visit

Friday, June 17
Flora and fauna
Head over to Sugar Nightclub for an outdoorsy lineup of artists on June 17. Plants and Animals and Royal Canoe will be performing; doors are at 8 pm and tickets are $20. For more information on this and other events, visit

Friday, June 17
Concert for a cause
Check out Daniel Lapp and the Fiddle Orchestra, Cookelidh, Morning Show, Grizzly Timber, Mark Grimshaw and Dwayne Andrucko, and Jon Middleton (of Jon and Roy fame) and know the money is going to a good cause: donations collected at the event will go toward helping the residents of Fort McMurray. It goes down from 4 pm to 10 pm at Centennial Square; see for more info.

Friday, June 17 and Saturday, June 18
FernFest returns
Local bands, performers, artisans, and others will be gathering and celebrating all that is Fernwood on these two days at the 21st annual FernFest. There’s also a BBQ, an area for kids, and more. The festivities run from 5 pm to 10 pm on Friday and 9 am to 10 pm on Saturday; see for more information.

Friday, June 17 to Sunday, June 19
RBCM celebrates aboriginal culture
The Aboriginal Cultural Festival is on again at the Royal BC Museum. The festival is free to attend and will feature music, food, dance, and art from the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations. For more information on this event, visit

Friday, June 17 to Saturday, June 25
Feasting and filming
Dinner and a movie, anyone? Feast, Food and Film brings us Sour Grapes, The Missing Ingredient, The Empire of Scents, and Pulp Fiction. Tickets range from $20 to $29. To find out more about each movie and venue, check out

Friday, June 17 until Saturday, July 30
Science, naturally
The art exhibit Natural Science will be displayed at Open Space from June 17 until July 30. This installation uses scientific techniques and processes to display the creativity that can happen when science and art combine. For more information on this and other upcoming exhibits, visit

Friday, June 24
Relay for Life
The Canadian Cancer Society’s Relay for Life returns to Victoria with a western theme. The event will be held at UVic’s Centennial Stadium from 5 pm to 11 pm and will feature performances by The County Line, a chili cook-off, and games. To participate in the relay or for more information, visit

Saturday, June 25
Love and Lust comes to town
Jadea Kelly and Lydia Hol will be performing at Northern Quarter at 9 pm. Kelly has taken home a country music award at Toronto’s Independent Music Awards; she sounds more indie than country to me, but, either way, the venue is an awesome place to take in a show. More info can be found at

Thursday, June 30
Lab Coast, not Lab Coats
These guys cite the tradition of DIY recorders like Strapping Fieldhands, early Guided By Voices, and R. Stevie Moore as influences but, apparently, have songs that echo the likes of Teenage Fanclub, Tom Petty, and The La’s. If any of this is sounding remotely right or interesting, then head down to the Copper Owl for further investigation. The show is at 9:30 pm; tickets are $16. For more information, go to

Various dates throughout July
Check out our watershed!
The Capital Regional District is hosting the Get to Know Your H2O water tours again. The tours are free, and you can choose from three options: long tour, short tour, and family tours. Each tour provides an up-close-and-personal look at the Greater Victoria watershed system. For a schedule and to register, go to

Sunday, July 3
What the frig?
Toronto’s The Frigs are playing the Copper Owl on July 3; see for more information.

Wednesday, July 27
Catchy little number
Rising Appalachia are playing at Sugar Nightclub on July 27. Oh, and about those weird marshmallow banana candies: they don’t taste like bananas taste now because they were flavoured after a different variety of banana that had slightly pink flesh and were smaller and a bit sweeter. Weird! That has nothing to do with the show, but if you’re interested in the show, here: doors are at 8 pm and tickets cost $22. For more information, visit

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