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What’s Going On: November 1 to 14, 2017

November 1, 2017 by Adam Boyle, staff writer

Thursday, November 2
Creating a group synergy
Gorge-ous Coffee is hosting a drumming night on November 2. No experience with drums is necessary; attendees will be drumming to create a sense of community and to have fun drumming with others. Visit for more info; admission is $10 per person, and Gorge-ous Coffee is located at 103-300 Gorge Road West.

Friday, November 3
It’s jazz time
The North will be playing at Hermann’s Jazz Club this month. The band—a quartet with members from Canada and Scandinavia, led by Juno winners David Braid and Mike Murley—are on tour in support of their new self-titled album. Tickets are $15; head over to for more info.

Saturday, November 4
An evening of stories
The Victoria Storytellers’ Guild is holding its sixth annual Canadian Storytelling Night on November 4. All proceeds from the event go to the StorySave Project. Admission is by donation; go to for more info.

Jonathan Roy is bringing his guitar to town on November 8 (photo provided).

Wednesday, November 8
Freezing time at Sugar
Jonathan Roy (hockey fans may know his dad, Patrick) will be performing at Sugar Nightclub on November 8. Roy is touring in support of his new album, Mr. Optimist Blues, and is coming to town with Scott Helman and Ria Mae. Fore more info, head over to; tickets are $15.

Saturday, November 11
Exploring the architect
The story of Victoria’s most notorious architect is coming to the Pacific Opera. Francis Rattenbury, architect of the Empress Hotel and the Parliament buildings, had an interesting life story; join the Pacific Opera as they tell his tale through their voices in Rattenbury. Go to for more info; tickets are $15 to $30 and are sold out, but Pacific Opera is taking a waitlist.

Sunday, November 12
Pseudo Bono
Irish Times Pub is hosting a U2 tribute band, aptly named U2-2, on November 13. The show is for those 19 and over, and admission is free; visit for more info.

Tuesday, November 14
It’s nature time
Join artist Joanne Thomson as she talks about the Yukon’s Ivvavik National Park and some of the surrounding areas at this lecture on November 14. Thomson will be bringing some of her paintings from her solo exhibition at the Martin Bachelor Gallery. For info, go to; admission is free.

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