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What’s Going On: November 15 to 28, 2017

November 15, 2017 by Adam Boyle, staff writer

Wednesday, November 15 to Sunday, November 19
Doing the deed
The Original Deed is a historical drama about the Congregation Emanu-El synagogue, being performed at—where else?— the Congregation Emanu-El synagogue. The story shows conflict, love, and loss among eight family members and their lawyer as they try to save the synagogue. Tickets go for between $15 and $20; details about the show can be found at

Saturday, November 18 to Tuesday, November 21
Returning to the festival
The third annual Victoria International Jewish Film Festival is coming to the Roxy Theatre. The fest is showing feature films and documentaries from around the globe. Details can be found at

The Road Forward plays at The Vic Theatre on Saturday, November 18 (photo provided).

Saturday, November 18
Walking the road
The Road Forward is being presented at The Vic Theatre this month. This musical documentary explores and explains the civil rights history of Canada’s First Nations. The show uses song to connect past and present. Tickets are $10.48; details at

Tuesday, November 21
American pop-up
The United States Consulate General in Vancouver is hosting a pop-up consulate here in Victoria for any American citizens. Staff at the event will be providing a variety of services ranging from notarial services to passport applications. For questions and appointment bookings, email

Thursday, November 23
A roller-coaster of a career
The Victoria Historical Society is hosting a talk with author Michael Layland about the life of Philip Hankin, a former governor of British Columbia. The talk is at James Bay New Horizons, located at 234 Menzies Street; doors open at 7:15 pm and admission is free. For more info, visit

Tuesday, November 28
Hungary explained
The adult education committee at the Congregation Emanu-El synagogue is hosting a talk with author Endre Farkas. Farkas will be talking about what has and hasn’t changed in Hungary since the Hungarian uprising against communism. Admission is by donation; the talk is at 7 pm at the synagogue. Head over to for info.

Until Tuesday, November 28
Yes, they wood
Wood We is an exhibit at Fortune Gallery with pieces created by two best friends—local artists Richelle Osborne and David Smith—using wood and acrylic. For more information, visit

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