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What’s Going On: July 13 to August 9, 2016

July 13, 2016 by Greg Pratt, Managing Editor

Until Sunday, July 17
The importance of theatre
Blue Bridge Theatre is putting on Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest at The Roxy, 2657 Quadra Street, until July 17. See for more information on this and other plays that Blue Bridge has planned.

Until Saturday, August 13
Much ado about lame headlines using “much ado”
The Vancouver Island Shakespeare Arts Society is performing two Bard plays (one comedy, one tragedy) at various venues until August 13; this year it’s Much Ado About Nothing and Othello. Check out for more information.

Until Sunday, August 28
Looking back, looking ahead
Modernization in Meiji Japan (1868-1912) has a pretty straightforward name, so if this sounds intriguing, check out this Art Gallery of Greater Victoria exhibit; see for more info.

Until Monday, September 5
Visual transmissions
Trans-Pacific Transmissions: Video Art Across the Pacific is an exhibition of work from various Pacific Rim artists. It’s open at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria until September; see for more info on this and other events at the gallery.

Liz Stringer is playing at Logan’s Pub in Victoria on August 7 (photo by Tajette OHalloran).

Liz Stringer is playing at Logan’s Pub in Victoria on August 7 (photo by Tajette OHalloran).

Until Sunday, October 16
Yes, that kind of kinky
Kinky is a display of ancient Chinese and Japanese erotic images, taking place at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria. See for more information on this and other happenings.

Wednesday, July 13
There’ll be colouring in the books
Who likes adult colouring books? Damn right you do. Join Yvonne Maximchuk as she launches her adult colouring book Colour the British Columbia Coast at the downtown library, 735 Broughton Street, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. See for more information.

Saturday, July 16
There’ll be painting in the streets
The TD Art Gallery Paint-In is nearing 30 years strong, and it’s one of Victoria’s most bustling events. This year, head down to Moss Street between 11 am and 9 pm for all the excitement and action of art taking over the great outdoors. See for more information.

Monday, July 18
Stop and smell the roses
Tripped-out prog rockers will have reason to take in the colours and, uh, vibe of Butchart Gardens when Moulettes play there on July 18. From the press release: “A Moulette is the world each song gives birth to—the collection of songs are Moulettes.” Feel it. For more info, go to

Tuesday, July 19
Oh shit! Another show!
Work off that rose hangover by heading over to Sugar to see Lisa LeBlanc and Oh Pep! on July 19. By “rose hangover” we mean “doing psychedelics and watching prog bands surrounded by flowers,” of course. For more info (on this show, not doing psychedelics surrounded by flowers), go to

Saturday, July 23
From the studio to the gallery
ApotheosisFrom Mortality to the Divine is an exhibit of art from an artist known as RANDOM!, who is exploring the concept of the inner deity. It all goes down at the Little Fernwood Gallery, at 1923 Fernwood. Opening day is July 23 from 1 to 4 pm, and the exhibit is up until August 9. Viewing hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays from noon to 4 pm. See for info on this and other exhibits.

Sunday, July 24
Resolution options
Middle East Peace Vice President Mitchell Plitnick will give the talk “The Future of the Two-State Solution” on July 24. Plitnick will look at the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and discuss whether a peaceful resolution is possible. The talk is at 3:30 pm at Congregation Emanu-El Synagogue, located at 1461 Blanshard Street. See for details.

Tuesday, August 2 to Sunday, August 14
I prefer to put on the Ritz, but fine
Hot off their take on The Importance of Being Earnest, Blue Bridge Theatre is tackling Animal Crackers at The Roxy, 2657 Quadra Street, until August 14. See for more information.

Saturday, August 6
Define “early”
The Early Music Society of the Islands and Christ Church Cathedral are bringing J.S. Bach: Mass in B Minor to the Christ Church Cathedral (911 Quadra). Conductor Alexander Weimann will be leading the way for this concert, which has tickets ranging in price from $26 to $35. The musicians will be performing on period instruments for authenticity. The concert starts at 8 pm; pre-concert talk is at 7:10 pm. See for more info.

Sunday, August 7
Probably not, like, every bridge
Australian Liz Stringer’s “All the Bridges” tour is coming to the Hootenanny at Logan’s on August 7. We have one question: what bridges? See for info.

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