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What’s Going On: November 16 to 29, 2016

November 16, 2016 by Adam Boyle, staff writer

Until Tuesday, December 6
Typos maybe acceptable
Camosun students will have their work on display at Typologies, an exhibit in which photography students were assigned to create a 100-photo typology of something. Check it out in the Lansdowne library mezzanine and beside Young 111 at the Lansdowne campus.

Thursday, November 17
Bringing back comedy
Comedy superstar Dane Cook returns to the Just for Laughs Comedy Tour this winter, which is stopping off at the Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre. The show is sure to fill you with laughs; tickets range from $35 to $56. Check out for details.

Thursday, November 17
A current crisis
The refugee crisis in Europe is no joke; Victoria’s Phoebe Ramsay spent around seven months volunteering in Greece to help those who had been pushed out of their homes. Ramsay comes to Congregation Emanu-El Synagogue on November 17 to share her stories. Donations are taken at the door, which is at 7 pm; see for details.

Thursday, November 17
Garment grotesqueries
The True Cost is a documentary looking at how the clothes we wear have a global impact; head down to the BCGEU Hall at 2994 Douglas at 7 pm on November 17, plop those sweatshop-made pants down into a seat, and learn a thing or two about the price beyond the tags. Admission by donation; see for more info.

Friday, November 18
Brace yourselves,
Wintersleep is coming
Nova Scotia dreamy alt-rockers Wintersleep are coming to Sugar Nightclub. Aside from creating top-quality hazy indie rock, the band enlisted Rush’s Geddy Lee to guest on a recent song, which is no small feat. Tickets for this concert, which will not feature Geddy Lee, are $25; find more info at


A Tribe Called Red are coming back to town on November 19 (photo provided).

Saturday, November 19
Code red
A Tribe Called Red are releasing their third album and going on tour this month; they’ll be at Sugar Nightclub on November 19. A big part of A Tribe Called Red’s sound is that they incorporate a ton of cultural identity and heritage into their modern dance music. If you’re interested in checking them out, tickets are $26.50; more info on this and other events can be found over at

Friday, November 25
In good company
Fresh off of releasing their debut album last month, the Tourist Company travels from the mainland to play at The Copper Owl. If you’re interested in this band’s indie-rock tunes, details on this show can be found at; tickets go for $10 at the door.

Friday, November 25
Hitting a high note
Toronto alt-pop group Highs visits Victoria’s Lucky Bar on November 25. For details and ticket prices, visit

Friday, November 25 to Sunday, November 27
Arts, crafts, and food,
oh my!
Out of Hand has come to be a local holiday tradition in Victoria. Held at Crystal Garden, this artisan fair is a place to find fine crafts, foods, and entertainment. Markets are always fun to visit, and during this cold time of year, an indoor market is a great place to stay warm. Tickets are available at the door and go for between $2 and $10. For more info visit or call 250-858-0375.

Saturday, November 26
Showcasing the wreck
Punk rock may not be as mainstream as it once was, but it’s still alive and headbanging. A Fat Wreck—a documentary being classified as a “punk-u-mentary”—outlines the history of California-based record label Fat Wreck Chords. A Q&A will be held after the screening with the film’s writer (and Nexus’ own managing editor), Greg Pratt. The movie comes to the Roxy Theatre on November 26; you gotta be 17 to get in (or bring an adult to vouch for you), doors open at 7 pm, tickets are $12, and beer is available for cash only.

Saturday, November 26
Canvassing her new album
Returning to Victoria, Brandi Disterheft is showcasing her new album, Blue Canvas, at Hermann’s Jazz Club. Known for being unique on stage, Brandi often sings in both English and French during her performances. Tickets are between $35 and $38; details can be found at

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