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What’s Going On: November 2 to 15, 2016

November 2, 2016 by Adam Boyle, staff writer

Until November 7
Local B.C. readings
Reading helps to connect families and friends; Read Local BC is a series of events that can just do that through readings of poetry, stories, and more. For more information on authors, dates, and locations, see books.bc.ca.

Until December 10
Without an origin
Altering photos is one of those things that can be used for bad or for good, which is what artists Arnold Koroshegyi and Laura Dutton are exploring in this exhibit at Open Space. The Absence of the Origin of Its Likeness aims to demonstrate the creation and process of altering photos and examine new ways of looking at photographs. Check out openspace.ca for more info; admission is by donation.

Friday, November 4
Returning to the stage
15 years after their last release, Duotang is going back on tour. Formed in 1995, the duo went on a 12-year hiatus starting in 2002. Duotang will be playing their modern rock and post-punk at the Copper Owl; see copperowl.ca for details and ticket prices.

Saturday, November 5
Going through puberty twice
Trying on Your Dead Mom’s Underwear is coming to Intrepid Theatre on November 5; this play is an autobiographical tale of a closeted trans teenager. Tickets are $10; see intrepidtheatre.com for info on this and other events.

Wednesday, November 9
An evening of remembrance
November 9, 1938 was a day of horror and loss for many Jewish families. On the night commonly known as Kristallnacht (Night of Broken Glass), authorities turned a blind eye to the planned attacks on everything and anything Jewish in Germany and Austria. This program, being held at Congregation Emanu-El Synagogue on Blanshard Street, includes readings, musicians, presenters and more. For further information, contact Micha Menczer at victoriashoahproject@gmail.com.

Thursday, November 10 until Saturday, November 26
French politics
Politics and games are interchangeable for 18th-century French aristocrats. Many used sex and seduction as both a sport and a power-control weapon; Les Liaisons Dangereuses is a play about exactly this. It all goes down at UVic’s Phoenix Theatre; student tickets are $15, and more info is at phoenixtheatres.ca.

Rykka will be bringing her alt-pop tunes to town on Saturday, November 12 (photo provided).

Saturday, November 12
Travelling across the pond
BC-born-and-raised singer Rykka is heading on tour across Canada, making her last stop at Lucky Bar. Rykka’s alt-pop tunes just might get you moving; see luckybar.ca for info.

Saturday, November 12
On the road with Sweet Alibi and Jadea Kelly
Winnipeg folk band Sweet Alibi and Ontario singer-songwriter Jadea Kelly are playing a co-headlining show at Upstairs Cabaret on November 12. Check out upstairscabaret.ca for prices and other information.

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