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What’s Going On: October 5 to 18, 2016

October 5, 2016 by Adam Boyle, staff writer

Tuesday, September 27 until Saturday, October 15
No silver bullets here
Mating Dance of the Werewolf gets us all into the Halloween spirit with its spookiness, humour, and really weird take on stalking someone. Showing up in a Halloween costume nets you a free cookie and drink. It goes down at Theatre Inconnu; tickets are $14, but students get ’em for $10. Visit for more info.

Next to Normal is a rock musical dealing with heavy subjects (photo by David Lowes).

Next to Normal is a rock musical dealing with heavy subjects (photo by David Lowes).

Until Saturday, October 15
Rocking about touchy issues
Langham Theatre gets its first-ever rock musical with Next to Normal. Tackling issues like drug abuse, grieving, and ethics, the show—which is centred on a suburban family dealing with mental illness—brings rock songs to the table to help address these subjects. Tickets range from $26 to $32; see for the lowdown.

Until Sunday, October 23
History through opera
Pacific Opera Victoria returns to the Royal Theatre with a political thriller. Simon Boccanegra is a story about Boccanegra, a 14th-century Genoa pirate turned duke, and his struggles with the chaos of politics. Written by 19th-century opera composer Giuseppe Verdi, this opera aims to showcase Boccanegra’s more humane side. Tickets are between $25 and $135; visit for more info.

Thursday, October 6
You’re feeling very sleepy
The Camosun College Student Society is bringing comedic hypnotist Scott Ward to Camosun’s Lansdowne campus. The event goes down in Young 216 at 6 pm; tickets are $5 and are available at the Camosun bookstore. See for more info on this and other student society events.

Friday, October 7
Evening on Cook Street
For those of you who don’t—or can’t—spend Thanksgiving with your families, the Cook Street Activity Centre is serving a traditional turkey dinner, with the added bonus of music bingo provided by Ron King. There will also be prizes at the door, games, and more. Tickets are $18; for more info, visit

Friday, October 7 until Saturday, November 5
Playing behind bars
What happens when the entire world stops dreaming? That’s the subject matter of Sleeping Giants, which William Head on Stage is presenting at William Head Prison. Tickets are $20; see for more information, and keep your eyes peeled for our review of this play on

Thursday, October 13
Upbeat breakups
Montréal’s Basia Bulat is on tour across Canada and will be stopping off at Lucky Bar. She brings songs from Good Advice, her fourth studio album, with her; they’re breakup songs that she hopes are upbeat instead of depressing. For info on this and other upcoming concerts, check out

Monday, October 17 until Wednesday, October 19
Ecological open readings
J.B. MacKinnon will be providing ecological insight with this series of readings at UVic and Open Space. The local food movement, which MacKinnon will be speaking about, is something well worth being educated on, as it impacts all of us. If you’re interested in learning about food and ecology, or just want to sit in on something, admission is by donation, and there are three readings at various venues. See for more info.

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