Friday, February 23, 2018

What’s Going On: July 12 to August 15, 2017

July 11, 2017 by Adam Boyle, staff writer

Until Saturday, August 26
Open your west coast mind
Open Space’s Forestrial Brain exhibit focuses on west coast flora and fauna, as well as the human mind. Impressions, visual documentation, and immersive drawings will all be on display. Admission is by donation; find all the details by heading over to

Every Wednesday in July and August
Walking the past
Congregation Emanu-El Synagogue is holding walking tours of Victoria throughout the summer. On the walks, attendees will learn about Victoria Jews, the Great Jewish Fur Rush, and more. The walks are about 90 minutes in length and happen rain or shine. Tickets are $13 for students; find more details at

Until Thursday, July 13
Satirical dance works in flux
Liminal Visibility is an exhibit by three Canadian artists of video installations merging dance with community interactions in hopes of creating fun, calming, and satirical environments. It goes down at Flux Media Art Gallery; see for more details.

Saturday, July 15
Art on the streets
The TD Art Gallery Paint-In is returning to the Greater Victoria Art Gallery for its 30th year, and the organizers are bringing back the traditional beer garden and live music. As always, artists will have work on display on Moss Street and will be showing audiences their techniques. For more info, visit

The Royal Tenenbaums is screening at the Phillips Backyard on Saturday, July 15 (photo provided).

Saturday, July 15
Under the Tenenbaums
Under the Maltworks is back with another movie at the Phillips Brewing & Malting Co. backyard; this time around it’s The Royal Tenenbaums, about a family of child prodigies getting back together when they learn their father is terminally ill. The event is 19-plus; bring your own chair. Tickets are $20. Visit for more info.

Until Sunday, July 16
Enter the world of dance
Suddenly Dance Theatre’s ROMP! Festival of Dance is returning for its 20th year. David Earle is this year’s guest; he’ll be teaching classes at the festival, which will also include a free outdoor event featuring Ballet Victoria and Suddenly Dance’s David Ferguson alongside three South Korean dancers. Ticket prices vary; find all the details at

Until Saturday, July 22
Unusual art for the public
Unmade Spaces is coming to Deluge Contemporary Art. The exhibit is an installation composed of five pieces that showcase environmental psychology and architecture. The pieces were created by five different artists, each of whom has their own concerns and thoughts that they channel into their work. More info can be found at

Thursday, July 20 until Saturday, July 22
Monkeys at Langham
Nearing the end of their 88th season, Langham Court Theatre is presenting Shirley Valentine, performed by Dragon Monkey Theatre. The play is fresh off of three sold-out shows at Intrepid Theatre. Tickets are $20; more information on this and other performances is available at

Saturday, August 12 and Sunday, August 13
The solo road across Canada
k.d. lang is going on tour across Canada and will be stopping off at the Royal Theatre here in Victoria. This year marks the 25th anniversary of her platinum selling record Ingénue. Tickets start at $49.50 and are available at

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